COVID-19 ethics: Who gets a ventilator?

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to place hospitals in a unprecedented ethical dilemma: Who gets ventilators and ICU beds? New guidelines can help.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 decisions ethics hospitals

There’s lots of discover about coronavirus transmission

Two environmental engineers describe potential transmission pathways of COVID-19 and their implications, including the need for more quantitative virus research.

Rob Jordan-Stanford
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

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Team creates their own coronavirus test to fill gaps

"If we can [get a] result faster, that also protects our friends and loved ones... who are going into the clinic. My best friends are going to war."

Boston University
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~15 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals medical-tests viruses

How to best protect older adults from COVID-19

Protecting older adults from COVID-19 comes with extra health considerations. Here, two experts weigh in on the best way to keep them healthy.

U. Melbourne
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers covid-19 immune-systems older-adults

How to keep your pets happy while social distancing

Staying home for social distancing may disrupt your pets' routine. But recreating a schedule can keep them (and you) happy.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

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Team builds ventilators from $300 worth of parts

A team has developed an automated bag valve mask ventilator to help patients in treatment for COVID-19. "This is as simple as it can get, with all readily available parts."

Mike Williams-Rice
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 emergency-medicine lungs medical-devices

Introverts aren’t actually better at social distancing

Despite what some say about introverts and social distancing, staying home alone isn't easier for them. In fact, in some ways, extroverts may have the edge.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 emotions introverts personality social-lives

What pregnant people should know about COVID-19

Pregnant in the time of COVID-19? An expert in maternal-fetal medicine weighs in: "Expecting parents should prepare to be home for several months."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies birth covid-19 pregnancy viruses

Why COVID-19 deniers stick to their beliefs

Even as the number of deaths rises, some COVID-19 deniers are sticking to their belief that the pandemic is overblown or even fake. An expert explains why.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

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What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

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