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Body temperature scans are one tool to interrupt the spread of disease by travelers. Tatan Syuflana/APImages.com

Does screening travelers for disease and infection really work?

Travelers may undergo screenings at airports to control the spread of coronavirus. Research shows that these efforts have little to no effect on slowing the spread of disease.
A security guard wears gloves while holding a basketball during halftime of an NBA game in Houston on March 5, 2020. The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and to avoid taking any item for autographs. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

How big will the coronavirus epidemic be? An epidemiologist updates his concerns

Initial data from the outbreak in China did not reveal as much information as scientists needed to assess the epidemic. Now, more accurate data suggest an epidemic worse than some previously thought.
A woman works at a textile factory in Hangzhou in February 2020. The disruption of Chinese manufacturing in the midst of the coronavirus is causing global supply chain issues. (Chinatopix via AP)

Coronavirus, rail blockades: Crisis management plans protect companies

Crisis management and business continuity plans are powerful tools for companies to remain resilient and operational when unforeseen circumstances disrupt the availability of critical infrastructure.
Dr. Aimee Sisson, a public health officer in Placer County, Calif., answers a question about the death of an elderly patient in Auburn, Calif., March 4, 2020. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Crisis communication researcher shares 5 key principles that officials should use in coronavirus

Communication from public health and government officials during a health threat is a critical component of preventing and treating a disease. An expert who worked on the anthrax scare explains.

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