Health

May, 2020

  • 19 May

    How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities – often for the Better

    For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.

April, 2020

  • 21 April

    How COVID-19 Exposed America’s Vulnerabilities

    COVID19 has exposed the inner weaknesses and contradictions of the US like never before; It spends hundred of billions of dollars on lethal armaments but has not enough COVID19 testing kits, ventilators, and hospital beds, says Barnett Rubin.

  • 17 April

    Checking Blood for Coronavirus Antibodies – 3 Key Questions Answered

    After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.

  • 12 April

    Muslim Women Covering Faces Find Greater Acceptance Among Coronavirus Masks

    Many people unused to wearing masks find it difficult to convey emotions or pick up on social cues. But niqab-wearing women know that face coverings don’t prevent effective communication.

  • 2 April

    Coronavirus Cases are Growing Exponentially – Here’s What That Means

    An exponential quantity is characterized by its starting value and its doubling time. By waiting until mid-March to act as a nation, the U.S. lost control over the starting value.

  • 1 April

    COVID-19 Could Lead to an Epidemic of Clinical Depression

    Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?

March, 2020

  • 31 March

    COVID-19 in Nigeria: To Test or Not To Test

    It is quite clear that the world is now dealing with two pandemics instead of one. The first is the virus. The second is fear and, in many cases, outright panic.

  • 28 March

    Is the Loss of Your Sense of Smell and Taste an Early Sign of COVID-19?

    Doctors from around the world are reporting cases of COVID-19 patients who have lost their sense of smell, known as anosmia, or taste, known as ageusia. The director of the University of Florida’s Center for Smell and Taste and the co-director of the UF Health Smell Disorders Program answer questions about this emerging trend.

  • 26 March

    COVID-19 Treatment: Research on 3 Antivirals and 10 Vaccines Being Fast-tracked

    Many of the proposals now under study come from research groups that have spent years working to combat similar coronaviruses, particularly SARS and MERS.

February, 2020

  • 26 February

    How Can We Prepare for the Coronavirus? 3 Questions Answered

    Editor’s note: Public health officials in the U.S. warned that the coronavirus, which has in large part spared the U.S., is coming and that the country needs to be prepared. But just what does this mean for you, as well as for public health officials? Aubree Gordon, public health scholar at the University of Michigan, explains.