Pandemics have sparked anti-Asian hate crimes before

The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history immigration bias united-states racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity pandemics

Pandemic fight costs 500X more than preventing one

The cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is around 500 times greater than what it would take to prevent pandemics by protecting tropical forests.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation covid-19 forests viruses money featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine pandemics

Team pinpoints the origin story of SARS-CoV-2

A reconstruction of the evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shows its lineage could hold other nasty viruses.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution covid-19 genomes viruses bats featured health-and-medicine pandemics

1 in 100 blood donations in Canada have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Fewer than 1% of the 10,000 samples from Canadian blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, initial results show.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 canada viruses blood health-and-medicine pandemics

Governments could stop future pandemics via conservation

By curtailing deforestation and wildlife trafficking across the globe, governments could help prevent the rise of the next worldwide pandemic.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation covid-19 forests money deforestation government earth-and-environment health-and-medicine pandemics

‘Pandemic fatigue’ marks a mental health crisis

Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress sleep social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

COVID death rate is triple among incarcerated people

COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people increased by 8.3% per day, compared to 3.4% in the general population, report researchers.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 prison featured health-and-medicine pandemics

Scientists warn of airborne transmission of COVID-19

"It's time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19," declared 230 scientists in a recent letter. One of them explains what that means in practical terms.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses research featured health-and-medicine pandemics

5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety trauma health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd pandemics

Page 1 of 4