42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

New data show just how bad the job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown may be for workers.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

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If fees for COVID-19 care can vanish, why not others?

"If we could decide as a nation to change everything" to remove out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 care, why not things like diabetes and pregnancy, too?

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

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Coronavirus video for kids explains the basics

A new coronavirus video for children explains the basics of the pandemic, including the changes they've observed in their daily lives.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Textile coating could make PPE last and last

A textile coating that repels blood and saliva can also prevent viruses from sticking to surfaces. The advance could one day lead to reusable PPE.

Maggie Pavlick-Pittsburgh • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 patient antibodies may clarify immunity

Nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop antibodies against the virus within six days of testing positive, new research indicates.

Jill Wu-Emory • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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CO2 emissions have dropped 17% during pandemic

The drop in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic shows we can change our energy-hungry behavior—and how much further we have to go.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Don’t forget dental health during the pandemic

The pandemic may put regular trips to the dentist on hold, but there are ways to protect your family's dental health.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

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How long do viruses survive in dead bodies?

How long do viruses like the one that causes COVID-19 last in dead bodies? An expert explains what we know and what we don't.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~21 min

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Antibody from SARS patient blocks coronavirus in lab

The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Leila Gray-UW • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Why you’re having freaky dreams during COVID-19

Having odd dreams lately? You're not alone. A neurologist explains why the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our dreams—and what you can do about it.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

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