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.
This is an unprecedented global crisis of truly historic proportions, and it is not hyperbolic to say that the decisions that must be taken in the next weeks literally hold millions of lives in the balance. If the rich countries thought they only needed to worry about themselves, they should think again.
As the research shows, masks aren’t shields. It’s still important to help prevent transmission by practicing social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others in public, staying home as much as possible, and washing hands frequently and properly.
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.
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?
During this pandemic, Asian American families—like all American families—are concerned about their physical and mental health, job security, and their children’s education.
Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.
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.
Social isolation can also exacerbate the risk factors for suicide, including feelings of anxiety, despair, and helplessness. Adding guns into that equation heightens the risk of fatal self-harm.
Many of the proposals now under study come from research groups that have spent years working to combat similar coronaviruses, particularly SARS and MERS.