COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~8 min
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Researchers say around 70% of the US needs to get the coronavirus vaccine to stop the pandemic. But questions around the vaccines and regional differences add some uncertainty to that estimate.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
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COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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In places where everyone wears a mask, cases of COVID-19 seem to be less severe. Evidence from labs and outbreaks suggests that masks protect not only others, but the person wearing the mask, too.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. An environmental engineer explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what do to if ventilation is bad.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~10 min
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Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
July 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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The recent spike in new coronavirus cases in the US is not due to a second wave, but simply the virus moving into new populations or surging in places that opened up too soon.
June 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Can people spread the coronavirus if they don't have symptoms? 5 questions answered about asymptomatic COVID-19
There is a lot of confusion and concern around asymptomatic spread of SARS-C0V-2. An infectious disease expert explains how many people are asymptomatic and how they can spread the virus.
June 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Pathogens typically face a trade-off between virulence and transmission. But that's not the case with SARS-CoV-2.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
June 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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