No, COVID-19 hasn’t ‘skipped’ Africa

The study in Zambia's capital city challenges the common belief that Africa somehow "dodged" the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~7 min

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Awareness vs. fatigue battle affects COVID’s spread

The battle between awareness of COVID-19's severity and fatigue with months of pandemic precautions can shape the spread of the virus, researchers say.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Don’t blame the weather for fall COVID-19 spikes

Blame travel, not weather, for worsening spikes of COVID-19 infections, according to a conceptual model showing the "inflationary effect."

U. Florida • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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5 ways to improve emergency preparedness for next time

The US response to COVID-19 highlighted myriad problems with its emergency preparedness approach. Here's what experts recommend instead.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Pandemic hasn’t reshaped good or bad relationships

The pandemic hasn't really worsened or improved most relationships, a study finds, though the happiest couples may gotten a boost.

Esther Robards-Forbes - UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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What counts as a ‘superspreader’ event?

Face-to-face gatherings up the chance for COVID-19's spread, but which events are "superspreaders" and how can we prevent them? An expert explains.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Pandemics can spread xenophobia and bigotry

New research digs into how epidemics and pandemics can lead to more xenophobia and bigotry. "It's interesting and really disappointing."

Deborah Todd - U. Pitsburgh • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Team maps how the coronavirus went global

New research reconstructs the spread of coronavirus across the world in unprecedented detail. The analysis also shows early containment works.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~12 min

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Seating is #1 COVID risk for fans in stadiums

"The single most important risk factor in a fan experience is seating; and, with mitigation, the risk in everything else is relatively small."

Leslie McCarthy-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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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

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