Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
March 25, 2020 • ~10 min
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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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