Why males may have a worse response to COVID-19

A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.

Meghan E. Rebuli, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  medicine  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  immunology  flu  sars-cov-2  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars  immune-response  sex  middle-east-respiratory-syndrome

How to talk to vaccine skeptics so they might actually hear you

Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.

Porismita Borah, Associate Professor, Washington State University • conversation
Aug. 20, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  fake-news  pandemic  vaccines  flu  vaccination  anti-vaxxers  news-media  covid-19-vaccine  flu-vaccine

Here's how to talk to vaccine skeptics so they might actually hear you

Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.

Porismita Borah, Associate Professor, Washington State University • conversation
Aug. 20, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  fake-news  pandemic  vaccines  flu  vaccination  anti-vaxxers  news-media  covid-19-vaccine  flu-vaccine

How deadly is COVID-19? A biostatistician explores the question

The COVID-19 death toll in the US is now over 130,000. What do 130,000 fatalities look like? A biostatistician provides some perspective.

Ron Fricker, Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Administration, Virginia Tech • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus death statistics flu video deaths biostatistics

5 ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic now than in 1918

A century ago, the influenza pandemic killed about 50 million people. Today we are battling the coronavirus pandemic. Are we any better off? Two social scientists share five reasons we have to be optimistic.

Eva Kassens-Noor, Associate Professor, Urban & Regional Planning Program and Global Urban Studies Program, Michigan State University • conversation
June 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: influenza covid-19 coronavirus history pandemic vaccines flu quarantine sars-cov-2 1918-flu-pandemic h1n1-influenza us-history swine-flu-pandemic

Coronavirus: distancing and handwashing could also lower flu rates

Early evidence from Japan suggests protective measures against COVID-19 may also be protecting us against influenza.

Harmony Otete Omeife, Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  influenza  covid-19  coronavirus  flu  social-distancing

Coronavirus: distancing and handwashing could lower flu rates – but it's still too early to tell

Early evidence from Japan suggests protective measures against COVID-19 may also be protecting us against influenza.

Harmony Otete Omeife, Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  influenza  covid-19  coronavirus  flu  social-distancing

Coronavirus drifts through the air in microscopic droplets – here's the science of infectious aerosols

Aerosols are the tiny particles of liquid and material that float around in our environment. When they come from an infected person, they may be a significant source of coronavirus transmission.

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic transmission flu viruses sick outbreaks aerosols talking coughing

Coronavirus: distancing and handwashing could lower flu rates – but it's still to early to tell

Early evidence from Japan suggests protective measures against COVID-19 may also be protecting us against influenza.

Harmony Otete Omeife, Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  influenza  covid-19  coronavirus  flu  social-distancing

Keto diet: here's why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

The adverse symptoms some people experience after adopting the ketogenic diet is known as the "keto flu".

Andrew Scott, Senior Lecturer in Applied Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  diet  flu  fatigue  nausea  ketones  keto-diet

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