Coronavirus: as a health economist, I'm not convinced the case for mass testing stacks up

The hard truth is that this ship has probably sailed.

Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair and Pro Vice Chancellor Research, Glasgow Caledonian University • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~7 min

Coronavirus: what might more hand washing mean in countries with water shortages?

More than two billion people live without reliable access to clean water.

Raya A. Al-Masri, PhD Researcher in Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

Calling COVID-19 a 'Chinese virus' is wrong and dangerous – the pandemic is global

Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.

Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~10 min

What's the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?

From the neighborhood to the newsroom to the White House, nobody stays silent during a health emergency. These terms are often mixed up, and it matters who is using them and when.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~5 min

Naming the new coronavirus – why taking Wuhan out of the picture matters

While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.

Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Feb. 18, 2020 ~9 min

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