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

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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   

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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

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How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

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COVID-19 threatens endangered great apes, too

Endangered apes also face the threat of COVID-19. And they'll need our help to stay safe and avoid extinction, experts warn.

Carol Clark-Emory
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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‘Do I have COVID-19?’ Free online tool does triage

If you find yourself asking "Do I have COVID-19?" consider this free online tool that sorts people into high, intermediate, and low risk.

Jill Wu-Emory
March 24, 2020 | futurity

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Get a peek inside the search for COVID-19 drugs

Researchers are working to find drugs that can fight the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Find out what they're doing and why they're optimistic.

Boston University
March 23, 2020 | futurity

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How soap works to keep you healthy

You know that washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent infections with bacteria and viruses. But how does soap work?

Carol Clark-Emory
March 19, 2020 | futurity

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How we know the new coronavirus comes from nature

"We determined that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes by comparing the genetic sequences and protein structures of other coronaviruses to those of new virus..."

Keith Brannon-Tulane
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

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14.4 million Americans face COVID-19 exposure weekly at work

Millions of Americans face risk of COVID-19 exposure at work, either weekly or monthly, new research indicates. It's not just health care workers, either.

U. Washington
March 19, 2020 | futurity

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