Here's how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.

Melissa Liu, Ph.D. Student in Psychology, IUPUI
April 9, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: stress anxiety surveys psychology-research worry coping-strategies coping stressed coronavirus-2020 covid-19 coronavirus-in-us coronavirus-anxiety covid-19-pandemic

Digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control – but also threatens privacy

Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.

Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Technology, Law & Security Program, American University
April 9, 2020 | conversation

~9 mins

Tags: privacy public-health population surveillance pandemic coronavirus viruses quarantine privacy-invasion outbreak fourth-amendment cell-phone new-coronavirus covid-19 contact-tracing

Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle the coronavirus dead

An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.

Ahmad Samarji, Associate Professor of Forensic Science Education & STEM Education and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Phoenicia University
April 8, 2020 | conversation

~10 mins

Tags: infectious-diseases death pandemic forensic-science coroner q-and-a coronavirus ebola autopsy human-remains covid-19 covid-19-front-lines

A coronavirus vaccine that wouldn't require a shot

University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing a vaccine patch for COVID-19 that is as easy to apply as a Band-Aid.

Louis Falo, Professor of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh
April 8, 2020 | conversation

~5 mins

Tags: vaccines immune-system pandemic coronavirus immune-response middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars covid-19 sars-cov-2

Coronavirus: BMJ study suggests 78% don't show symptoms – here's what that could mean

Study raises hopes that we may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought.

Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling, UCL
April 7, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: china pandemic modelling coronavirus covid-19

Coronavirus case counts are going to go up – but that doesn't mean social distancing is a bust

COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.

Abram Wagner, Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins

Tags: public-health economy us-economy pandemic epidemiology h1n1 public-perception coronavirus self-efficacy outbreak new-coronavirus h1n1-pandemic covid-19 social-distancing

A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

The president promoted the combination of hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic for treating COVID-19. But a new study suggests it provides no benefits.

Katherine Seley-Radtke, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and President-Elect of the International Society for Antiviral Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~5 mins

Tags: fda antibiotics pandemic cdc coronavirus hydroxychloroquine anti-malarials covid-19 sars-cov-2 chloroquine

In Depth Out Loud podcast: how to model a pandemic

An audio version of an in depth article on why mathematical modelling is crucial to understanding pandemics like the new coronavirus.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~2 mins

Tags: pandemic coronavirus epidemics in-depth-out-loud-podcast mathematical-modelling covid-19

Six unknown factors in coronavirus models and how they could affect predictions

The questions researchers around the world are working on day and night.

Imran Mahmood Qureshi Hashmi, Research Fellow in Agent-based Modelling, Brunel University London
April 2, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: pandemic epidemiology coronavirus computer-simulations epidemiological-modelling covid-19 disease-spread

There are many COVID-19 tests in the US – how are they being regulated?

There are now dozens of test for COVID-19 with hundreds more awaiting the FDA's authorization. So which test is best? Does anyone know?

David Pride, Associate Director of Microbiology, University of California San Diego
April 2, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins

Tags: vaccines pandemic coronavirus covid-19 sars-cov-2 coronavirus2020

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