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New Tool Seeks to Protect Those Reusing Coronavirus Masks
Coronavirus Masks
Healthcare
New Tool Seeks to Protect Those Reusing Coronavirus Masks
A group of researchers launched a website that teaches healthcare workers everything they need to know about reusing coronavirus masks as safely as possible.
April 6, 2020

A group of researchers launched a website that teaches healthcare workers everything they need to know about reusing coronavirus masks as safely as possible.

Public Health
Genetic Evidence Debunks Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, Scientists Say
Could the coronavirus be man made?
Public Health
Genetic Evidence Debunks Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, Scientists Say
A team of researchers analyzed the COVID-19 coronavirus. Their findings debunk the conspiracy theory that the virus was lab-made.
April 5, 2020

A team of researchers analyzed the COVID-19 coronavirus. Their findings debunk the conspiracy theory that the virus was lab-made.

Catalysts
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Catalysts
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.
April 4, 2020

Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.

Public Health
Big Tobacco Announces "Breakthrough" in Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
Public Health
Big Tobacco Announces "Breakthrough" in Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
A plant-based coronavirus vaccine developed by a subsidiary of British American Tobacco is now undergoing pre-clinical testing.
April 4, 2020

A plant-based coronavirus vaccine developed by a subsidiary of British American Tobacco is now undergoing pre-clinical testing.

Public Health
A Promising Vaccine Candidate, New Mutual-Aid Networks, and More COVID-19 Updates
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Public Health
A Promising Vaccine Candidate, New Mutual-Aid Networks, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
April 4, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

Public Health
New Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Creates Antibodies in Mice
New Coronavirus Vaccine
Public Health
New Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Creates Antibodies in Mice
A new coronavirus vaccine candidate that delivers inoculation via a microneedle patch has shown promise in a peer-reviewed mouse study.
April 3, 2020

A new coronavirus vaccine candidate that delivers inoculation via a microneedle patch has shown promise in a peer-reviewed mouse study.

Public Health
Silicon Valley Fixes Broken Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Public Health
Silicon Valley Fixes Broken Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy has refurbished hundreds of ventilators for coronavirus patients in just a few weeks — and it shows no signs of slowing down.
April 2, 2020

Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy has refurbished hundreds of ventilators for coronavirus patients in just a few weeks — and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Offers Results in Minutes
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Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Offers Results in Minutes
Abbott Laboratories’ new coronavirus test can tell if a person has COVID-19 in just five minutes — far faster than existing testing methods.
April 1, 2020

Abbott Laboratories’ new coronavirus test can tell if a person has COVID-19 in just five minutes — far faster than existing testing methods.

Public Health
New Study Boosts Case for At-Home Coronavirus Tests
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Public Health
New Study Boosts Case for At-Home Coronavirus Tests
A new study eliminates one major argument against at-home coronavirus tests: that patients won’t be able to collect usable samples themselves.
April 1, 2020

A new study eliminates one major argument against at-home coronavirus tests: that patients won’t be able to collect usable samples themselves.

Citizen Science
You Can Help Scientists During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Coronavirus Quarantine
Citizen Science
You Can Help Scientists During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Getting bored during the coronavirus quarantine? Researchers are looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help analyze distant galaxies from home.
March 31, 2020

Getting bored during the coronavirus quarantine? Researchers are looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help analyze distant galaxies from home.

Public Safety
Misinformation is as Contagious as Coronavirus
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Public Safety
Misinformation is as Contagious as Coronavirus
Fighting misinformation is now a crucial aspect of responding to disease, and health information expert Adrienne Holz Ivory explains why.
March 31, 2020

Fighting misinformation is now a crucial aspect of responding to disease, and health information expert Adrienne Holz Ivory explains why.

Public Health
Coronavirus Antibody Testing Project Launches in Colorado
Antibody Testing
Public Health
Coronavirus Antibody Testing Project Launches in Colorado
Colorado’s San Miguel County has launched an antibody testing project to test the blood of all 8,000 residents for signs that they’re immune to COVID-19.
March 30, 2020

Colorado’s San Miguel County has launched an antibody testing project to test the blood of all 8,000 residents for signs that they’re immune to COVID-19.

Public Health
University Students Step up to Expand Coronavirus Testing
Expand Coronavirus Testing
Public Health
University Students Step up to Expand Coronavirus Testing
University students are helping expand coronavirus testing by volunteering their time to help process thousands of test samples per day in school labs.
March 30, 2020

University students are helping expand coronavirus testing by volunteering their time to help process thousands of test samples per day in school labs.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Monday, March 30th
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Monday, March 30th
Solutions to the ventilator shortage, an app that shows what's in stock at local stores, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 30, 2020

Solutions to the ventilator shortage, an app that shows what's in stock at local stores, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Robotics
Spain Will Use Robots to Increase Coronavirus Testing
Coronavirus Testing
Robotics
Spain Will Use Robots to Increase Coronavirus Testing
Spain is buying a fleet of robots to increase coronavirus testing from 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily to 80,000, according to officials.
March 29, 2020

Spain is buying a fleet of robots to increase coronavirus testing from 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily to 80,000, according to officials.

Public Health
Researchers Unveil Low-Cost Coronavirus Ventilator Design
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Public Health
Researchers Unveil Low-Cost Coronavirus Ventilator Design
Researchers have specifically designed a new coronavirus ventilator to address the critical shortage caused by the abundance of COVID-19 patients.
March 28, 2020

Researchers have specifically designed a new coronavirus ventilator to address the critical shortage caused by the abundance of COVID-19 patients.

Volunteerism
Coronavirus Volunteers Are Using Tech to Help Their Communities
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Volunteerism
Coronavirus Volunteers Are Using Tech to Help Their Communities
Groups looking for ways to help during COVID-19 are turning to tech, using websites, spreadsheets, and online forms to mobilize coronavirus volunteers.
March 28, 2020

Groups looking for ways to help during COVID-19 are turning to tech, using websites, spreadsheets, and online forms to mobilize coronavirus volunteers.

Future of Medicine
Will These Lab-Made Viruses Prevent a Pandemic?
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Future of Medicine
Will These Lab-Made Viruses Prevent a Pandemic?
Previously blacklisted gain-of-function mutation experiments are back, and they’re being used to fight the next major pandemic.
March 28, 2020

Previously blacklisted gain-of-function mutation experiments are back, and they’re being used to fight the next major pandemic.

Public Health
Y Combinator Startups Turn Resources Toward Coronavirus
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Public Health
Y Combinator Startups Turn Resources Toward Coronavirus
More than 25 Y Combinator startups have joined the COVID-19 response effort — find out how you can help these businesses fighting the coronavirus.
March 27, 2020

More than 25 Y Combinator startups have joined the COVID-19 response effort — find out how you can help these businesses fighting the coronavirus.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Friday, March 27th
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Friday, March 27th
Slowing infection rates in New York, a robot that's delivering vital supplies, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 27, 2020

Slowing infection rates in New York, a robot that's delivering vital supplies, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Public Health
A List of the Coronavirus Symptoms, and When to See a Doctor
what are the coronavirus symptoms
Public Health
A List of the Coronavirus Symptoms, and When to See a Doctor
Here is the latest information on coronavirus symptoms and how to distinguish COVID-19 from allergies, the flu, or a common cold.
March 26, 2020

Here is the latest information on coronavirus symptoms and how to distinguish COVID-19 from allergies, the flu, or a common cold.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Thursday, March 26th
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Thursday, March 26th
An app that can help trace transmission, a 30-minute diagnostics test, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 26, 2020

An app that can help trace transmission, a 30-minute diagnostics test, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Autonomous Cars
Delivery Robot Distributes Supplies During Coronavirus
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Autonomous Cars
Delivery Robot Distributes Supplies During Coronavirus
Chinese company Neolix’s delivery robot has proven to be an instrumental — and versatile — weapon in China’ fight against the novel coronavirus.
March 25, 2020

Chinese company Neolix’s delivery robot has proven to be an instrumental — and versatile — weapon in China’ fight against the novel coronavirus.

Public Health
A Smart Thermometer Is Helping Fight the Coronavirus
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Public Health
A Smart Thermometer Is Helping Fight the Coronavirus
Kinsa Health is helping fight the coronavirus by sharing data collected by its smart thermometers as quickly as possible.
March 25, 2020

Kinsa Health is helping fight the coronavirus by sharing data collected by its smart thermometers as quickly as possible.

Public Health
New App Uses Location Data to Track the Coronavirus
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Public Health
New App Uses Location Data to Track the Coronavirus
Researchers from MIT and Harvard have created a smartphone app to track the coronavirus, and it puts a premium on user privacy.
March 25, 2020

Researchers from MIT and Harvard have created a smartphone app to track the coronavirus, and it puts a premium on user privacy.

Public Health
The Coronavirus Fatality Rate: Explained
What is the coronavirus fatality rate
Public Health
The Coronavirus Fatality Rate: Explained
Your guide to understanding the confusing and contradictory coronavirus fatality rates.
March 25, 2020

Your guide to understanding the confusing and contradictory coronavirus fatality rates.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Wednesday, March 25th
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Wednesday, March 25th
A new blood test in the Netherlands, declining death rates in Italy, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 25, 2020

A new blood test in the Netherlands, declining death rates in Italy, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Public Health
Doctors: Home-Based Care for Coronavirus Could Save Lives
home-based care for coronavirus
Public Health
Doctors: Home-Based Care for Coronavirus Could Save Lives
A group of doctors in Italy is making the case for more home-based care for coronavirus patients as a way of coping with the overwhelming COVID-19 outbreak.
March 24, 2020

A group of doctors in Italy is making the case for more home-based care for coronavirus patients as a way of coping with the overwhelming COVID-19 outbreak.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Tuesday, March 24th
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Tuesday, March 24th
A hospital ship off the coast of Los Angeles, the potential new coronavirus treatment, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 24, 2020

A hospital ship off the coast of Los Angeles, the potential new coronavirus treatment, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Public Health
South Korea Starts Using “Phone Booths” for Coronavirus Tests
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Public Health
South Korea Starts Using “Phone Booths” for Coronavirus Tests
A South Korean hospital has created “phone booths” where medical staff can complete coronavirus tests on patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 23, 2020

A South Korean hospital has created “phone booths” where medical staff can complete coronavirus tests on patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Public Health
Flu Drug May Be an Effective New Coronavirus Treatment
new coronavirus treatment
Public Health
Flu Drug May Be an Effective New Coronavirus Treatment
The Japanese flu drug favipiravir is an effective and safe new coronavirus treatment, Chinese officials claim after testing it on 340 patients.
March 23, 2020

The Japanese flu drug favipiravir is an effective and safe new coronavirus treatment, Chinese officials claim after testing it on 340 patients.

Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Monday, March 23rd
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Public Health
The Daily Coronavirus News Roundup - Monday, March 23rd
Solutions to the mask shortage, a massive vaccine and treatment list, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.
March 23, 2020

Solutions to the mask shortage, a massive vaccine and treatment list, and other fresh coronavirus news updates.

Artificial Intelligence
Your Voice Could Help Train an AI to Detect Coronavirus
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Artificial Intelligence
Your Voice Could Help Train an AI to Detect Coronavirus
The Corona Voice Detect project is developing an AI-powered system to detect coronavirus infections based on a sample of a person’s voice.
March 22, 2020

The Corona Voice Detect project is developing an AI-powered system to detect coronavirus infections based on a sample of a person’s voice.

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