With COVID-19 cases rising in more than half of the states, the next two weeks are critical for stopping a spike in cases. An epidemiologist reminds us to get back to the basics now.
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 social-distancing hand-washing coronavirus-2020 mask-wearing
A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.
April 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: history-of-medicine maternal-mortality handwashing history-of-science hand-washing disease-control contagion cleanliness handwashing-and-coronavirus
Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning and good habits can help protect you
The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
March 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many homeless people already have compromised immune systems. They are targets -- and conduits -- for COVID-19.
March 13, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: infectious-diseases public-health covid-19 coronavirus hand-washing homeless homeless-shelter
Most commercial hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol, but forget about hitting the liquor store and mixing your own.
March 13, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 coronavirus microbes microbiology hand-washing viruses hand-sanitizer quick-reads questions-answered
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