Tag Archives: COVID19

Forecasting the next COVID-19

Credit: John Opet Princeton disease ecologist C. Jessica Metcalf and Harvard physician and epidemiologist Michael Mina say that predicting disease could become as commonplace as predicting the weather. The Global Immunological Observatory, like a weather center forecasting a tornado or hurricane, would alert the world, earlier than ever before, to …

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Barcelona concert tests use of same-day COVID-19 screening

Volunteers dace during a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events. After …

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‘Route out’ of pandemic: UK gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

Care home worker Pillay Jagambrun, 61, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in The Vaccination Hub at Croydon University Hospital, south London, on the first day of the largest immunization program in the UK’s history, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. (Dan Charity/Pool via AP) A retired British shop clerk received the first …

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Dealing with COVID-19 and emerging stronger from it

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The psychology professor and director of the SMU Behavioural Sciences Institute is well placed to explain why and how this matters—he has contributed significantly to public discourse on COVID-19 throughout this year and he is the author of the book, Combating a crisis: The psychology of …

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Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Release Delayed Due To COVID-19

The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot was first announced back in 2018. At first, there was trepidation from fans, but with the casting revealed last year a lot of those worries seemed to dissipate.  The producer for the reboot, Todd Garner, recently revealed that the movie’s release has been postponed …

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Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte adjusts his face mask as he announces new rules to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters …

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Q&A: A COVID-19 vaccine is coming—will it be safe?

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a consensus among health care providers and public health officials that a vaccine that provided complete immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, would effectively end the pandemic. At the time, experts suggested that …

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As New Yorkers prepare to vote, COVID-19 stays top-of-mind

More than one New Yorker in seven (15%) believes the economy will recover fully by next March, while about a third (32%) say that recovery will take a year, and some (6%) believe the economy will never fully recover. Nearly half of respondents (46%) believe that New York City’s economic …

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The 12 best COVID-19 prevention strategies

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain It’s been many months since COVID-19 upended our lives. We’ve adjusted to wearing masks, social distancing, constantly our washing hands, and working and learning remotely. But what do we really know about how to prevent COVID-19 infection? Scientists, doctors, and public health officials are still trying …

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Framework for equitable allocation of a COVID-19 vaccine released

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released the final report of a consensus study recommending a four-phased equitable allocation framework that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) authorities should adopt in the development …

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