Public restrooms aren’t known for cleanliness to begin with.
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Public restrooms can be scary when it comes to coronavirus, and they get scarier when you look at how the virus spreads. A doctor explains how to stay safe when you're traveling and really gotta go.
A few people in the crowd will be responsible for the bulk of a disease’s spread.
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Epidemiological data suggests that 80% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to just 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.
The virus that caused the original Sars no longer haunts us, but the characteristics of today’s coronavirus mean it’s unlikely to disappear in the same way.
Theseus fighting against the minotaur, a hybrid of man and bull.
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Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
A pandemic from a century ago doesn’t necessarily chart the course of the pandemic happening now.
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Differences in the viruses' biology and societal contexts mean there's no guarantee today's pandemic will mirror the 'waves' of infection a century ago.
The death of George Floyd when a police officer kneeled on his neck sparked days of protests in cities across the U.S.
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It's nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
A health worker carries out an olfactory test to monitor smell loss to a resident 65 km from Buenos Aires city, on May 24, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
Australia has suffered far less death and disease from COVID-19 than other similar countries. But given the hesitant start and the Ruby Princess debacle, we could have done even better.
It takes a tremendous amount of computing power to simulate all the components and behaviors of viruses and cells.
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Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
California was one of the first states to enact shelter-in-place orders.
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Four researchers studied California's shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here's what they found.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
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A medieval historian and business studies expert discuss how pandemics past and present impact on big business.
Finding a cure for the coronavirus requires more than anecdotal evidence.
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Drugs and vaccines to fight the coronavirus are already in clinical trials. It is important to understand the difference between each step in this process as efforts to fight COVID-19 continue.
As states open up, more coronavirus spread is expected, and models can show whether public health measures are working.
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There are different types of epidemiological models. Those that rely on understanding of how disease spread are most useful now that most states have passed their peak case numbers.
A mural painted on a boarded up business in Austin, Tex., reminds people to check on a neighbour during COVID-19 restrictions, April 27, 2020.
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The uncertainty, stress and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic are the ingredients for a perfect "anxiety stew." Here are some steps you can take to manage your mental health.
Johnnie Henry, president of the Navajo Nation’s Church Rock chapter house community center, hauls drinking water to neighbors in Gallup, N.M., May 7, 2020.
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Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.
Antibodies (pink) attacking a virus particle (blue).
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Antibodies that recognize and block SARS-CoV-2 infection have the potential to be powerful weapons. An infectious disease expert explains what antibodies are and how they could be used as a therapy.
A funeral director calls relatives of a COVID-19 victim for a virtual viewing before cremation on May 22, 2020 in New York City.
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Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
Many university teaching labs are empty as students have been moved off campus during the pandemic. There are other ways to put theory into practice, at home and online.