Doctors & Water Scarcity On The Front Lines: Combating Coronavirus Without Clean Water

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 01:47:31 +0000

Note: Republishing this story below from the World Resources Institute on water and efforts to contain and diminish the coronavirus death toll, I draw on a film that is unrelated to this particular viral infection. I add a suggestion — if you have time to watch not only the trailer, enjoy the whole film

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New Harvard Study Links COVID Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 13:10:01 +0000

A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes

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Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:30:26 +0000

Thawing permafrost on various peatlands in Alaska.For decades, the Inuit woman, a victim of the 1918 Spanish flu, lay buried in a mass grave under six feet of Alaskan permafrost. But when the frozen ground began to thaw in the 1990s, the Inuit town of Brevig Mission gave scientists permission to dig her up. Her ample body fat kept her lungs insulated against warmer temperatures, helping to preserve the fragments of the virus that lay within

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Stanford Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology’s COVID-19 “Fiasco” Article, + Some Critiques

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:34:16 +0000

There’s a giant, constant, global ping-pong match right now regarding society’s response to COVID-19. Some see it as a potentially population-crushing, catastrophic wipeout if drastic measures aren’t taken (or aren’t taken for a long enough period of time). Some see it as really nothing more to fuss about than the common flu

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Why Coronavirus Is Shutting Everything Down & You Need To Stay Home (If You Can)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 03:57:05 +0000

There’s been a lot of confusion about coronavirus COVID-19 since it started infecting Americans, Europeans, and cyborgs. Many people even thought initially that Corona beer could give you coronavirus

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