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September 28, 2020

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Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections before they spread, according to a new study. Combining virus genomics with epidemiologic ...

People Are Behind Costly, Increasing Risk of Wildfire to Millions of Homes

People are starting almost all the wildfires that threaten US homes, according to an innovative new analysis combining housing and wildfire data. Through activities like debris burning, equipment use ...
Nineteen global health experts from around the world have proposed a new, three-phase plan for vaccine distribution -- called the Fair Priority Model -- which aims to reduce ...

Natural Disasters Must Be Unusual or Deadly to Prompt Local Climate Policy Change

Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study has found. ...
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During Pandemic, Racism Puts Additional Stress on Asian Americans

People of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the COVID-19 ...

How Do Americans View the Virus? Anthropology Professor Examines Attitudes, Perceptions of COVID-19

A new study looks at how Americans' attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic and how to many people, the virus is not a biological agent but instead a malicious ...

Researchers Examine COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing

A new study finds that manufacturing response to COVID-19 has been largely reactive and uncoordinated, and many firms' crisis communication plans do not include managing an infectious-disease ...

Job Security, Finances Strongly Related to Increased Anxiety During Pandemic

For people still employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, job insecurity and financial concern are associated with greater symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a new ...

Climate Pledges 'Like Tackling COVID-19 Without Social Distancing'

Current global pledges to tackle climate change are the equivalent of declaring a pandemic without a plan for social distancing, researchers ...

Flood Risks: More Accurate Data Due to COVID-19

Emerging use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) makes it possible to continuously measure shallow changes in elevation of Earth surface. A study now shows that the quality of these ...

COVID-19 'Prediction Model' Uses Data That Can Help Determine If Patients' Conditions Are Likely to Worsen

Using a combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care early in the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have published a 'prediction model' ...

Richmond Emergency Room Experienced a Surge in Opioid Overdoses During Pandemic

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonfatal opioid overdose visits to the VCU Medical ...

Extent of India's COVID-19 Nudge Campaign Revealed

The Government of India's use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study ...

As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up

A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are ...

COVID-19 Deaths Among Black Essential Workers Linked to Racial Disparities

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers. They found that Blacks ...

The Potential of Green Infrastructure in Mitigating Flood Impacts: Focused on the Mobility of Low Income and Minority Comunities

This research advances national U.S. methods for assessing flood vulnerability and prioritizing transportation improvement investments, to ensure that no community is left stranded when the next ...

Innovative Biocontainment Unit Shows Promise to Protect Healthcare Workers

The U.S. Army partnered with the University of Pittsburg Medical Center to create a biocontainment unit that could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 ...

For Vulnerable Families, the Pandemic's Effect on Mental Health Is Swift and Harsh

In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially worsened mental health among US hourly service workers and their children -- especially those experiencing multiple hardships, ...

Pandemic Accelerated Remote Work, a Trend Likely to Remain

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly changed workplaces and the nature of work itself, according to a new article published by an international panel of management ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Moving Fast, but Will Americans Agree to Get Them?

Only one in three U.S. adults received the flu vaccine in 2018, a number that has critical implications for the impending flu season, which threatens to overwhelm medical resources and lead to tens ...

COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Everyday Lives, Research Suggests

Research shows that COVID-19 has severely affected people's daily emotional lives and mental ...

Online Searches for 'Chest Pain' Rise, Emergency Visits for Heart Attack Drop Amid COVID-19

A study of search engine queries addressed the question of whether online searches for chest pain symptoms correlated to reports of fewer people going to the emergency department with acute heart ...

Food Safety Model May Help Pandemic Management

No precedent exists for managing the COVID-19 pandemic, although a plan for working through major public food scares may point to the best ways of alerting and communicating with the ...

Wide Variation Across Hospitals in Nurse Staffing Is Threat to Public's Health

According to a new study, many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed right before the first surge of critically ill Covid-19 patients. The study documented staffing ratios that varied ...

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