Death rate for people with COVID-19 symptoms is ‘staggering’

COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, a new study in the United States shows. "We can put that debate to rest," says Anirban Basu.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

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Will social distancing extend until mid-2021?

Without a COVID-19 vaccine, the UK may need to keep some social distancing measures in effect until mid-2021, experts say.

Tom Frew-Warwick • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Can COVID-19 spread through feces?

Can COVID-19 spread through poop? A new study digs into what we know and what we don't.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Can COVID-19 spread through feces?

Can the coronavirus spread through poop? A new study digs into what we know and what we don't.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Guide suggests which elective surgeries can resume

A free guide uses a "treasure trove" of data to indicate which elective surgeries can resume. It considers hospital beds, PPE, rehab, and other factors.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~10 min

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Why restarting the economy will be really hard

"With a natural disaster you can kind of predict that if we put in some effort, within a few months we can get back to normal. But here there is a lot of uncertainty."

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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