Pandemic
Report: Deforestation, linked to pandemics, increased in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 8 minutes
Deforestation of tropical old-growth forests increased last year, according to new satellite data unveiled Tuesday, wiping out acreage roughly the size of Switzerland in a period when experts are raising alarms about... more
Will orcas thrive in the coronavirus pandemic's quieter waters? Scientists aim to find out  PHYS.ORG · 8 minutes
The coronavirus pandemic has upended and refocused orca field research in Northwest waters this season. more
New survey reveals divide in vital uses of internet in southeast Ohio  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
A new Ohio University study brings needed attention to the digital divide issues in Appalachian southeast Ohio, a region lagging behind the rest of... more
The lack of affordable housing is getting worse in the U.S.  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
America is facing an affordable housing crunch—and it was getting worse even before the pandemic struck and eviscerated jobs and incomes. more
Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Sweden's chief epidemiologist has shown some contrition as criticism has grown over the country’s hotly debated approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic more
Work on JWST ramps up again  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
NASA and Northrop Grumman are increasing work on the James Webb Space Telescope that slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the agency has yet... more
Why does crowd noise matter?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Sporting codes are restarting as part of easing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Australia, the NRL season has just restarted, the AFL will resume on June 11, and Super Netball will return on August 1. more
Cyclone lashes India's business capital, 100,000 evacuated (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. more
Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11 bn: lobby group  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the foreign students who keep the sector afloat, the industry said Wednesday. more
Survey shows 80% of U.S. adults will be more mindful of practicing self-care post-pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic... more
Does smoking increase COVID-19 risk?  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to smolder and smoke in many parts of the world, with over 100,000 cases, and more than 3,000 deaths reported every day. Many factors are responsible for the higher risk of infection in certain... more
The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling for urgent action to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk... more
A vectored vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
The current pandemic of COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a betacoronavirus similar to that which caused the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV earlier. Scientists are pursuing therapeutic drugs and vaccines to counter... more
Rapid patient identification could help combat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and The Pew Charitable Trusts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental... more
NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a... more
Finding food security underwater  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A key to solving global hunger—which is predicted to intensify during the COVID-19 pandemic—may lie in the ocean. In fact, the ocean could produce up to 75 percent more seafood than it does today, and drive sustainable economic growth, according... more
Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
As the world tries to cope with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dr. Michael Herschel Greger has claimed that worse... more
Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on eating habits  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants... more
Alternative model addresses the shortcomings of neutrophil-depletion model  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
s the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, researchers are turning their attention to the virus' biology, mechanism of action, and possible treatments. One of the targets are a group of immune cells... more
For world's poorest, coronavirus loss of income threatens ability to eat  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The world's poorest—who have lost their incomes from illness or because of lockdowns—are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and, unless they receive enough support, hunger... more
How we're turning local environmental problems into global issues by engineering nature  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The current coronavirus pandemic is a poignant example of our hyperconnected planet. A small, localized infection in Wuhan, China, rapidly spread around the world... more
Towards effective protection of water resources and human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The covid-19 pandemic has shown us that public health can be endangered by "hidden enemies" like viruses that cannot be detected by our senses. more
The Latest: Putin orders quick repairs for Russian economy  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his government to take quick steps to repair economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic more
Pandemics rapidly reshape the evolutionary and ecological landscape and have cascading social, economic effects  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Like human pandemics, plant pandemics are also associated with the coming of the Anthropocene and first started appearing with the... more
Pandemic presents new hurdles, and hope, for people struggling with addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Before Philadelphia shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ed had a routine: most mornings he would head to a nearby McDonald’s to brush... more
UK lawmakers balk at order to return and end virtual voting  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Like many other Britons, U.K. lawmakers have largely been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic more
South America's reopening and US protests could spread virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which nations waited for... more
Lancet issues correction on paper than prompted WHO to suspend Hydroxychloroquine trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the hydroxychloroquine trial amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes after the study findings published in The Lancet... more
COVID-19 has become less deadly in Italy, health expert says  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Italy was one of the hardest-hit countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, health experts say that the novel coronavirus is losing its potency and has become less deadly. more
The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The first group of 200 U.S. Marines have arrived in tropical northern Australia for their annual rotation despite the coronavirus pandemic border closures more
SARS-CoV-2 emergence could be due to genetic selection and recombination  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have found that genetic selection and recombination could be behind the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that leads to acute respiratory distress... more
Dire warning of a pandemic 100 times worse than COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the world tries to cope the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a scientist has claimed that worse is yet to... more
COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With over 6.26 million cases and 375,000 deaths in just five months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great fear and devastation in many parts of the world. Many studies show that, generally,... more
How Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the first snapshot of the immediate... more
'Is this smart?' Cuomo concerned protests will spread virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot more
The Latest: Nicaraguan medical bodies urge quarantine action  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Nearly three dozen medical associations in Nicaragua have called on people to observe a “national quarantine” of at least three or four weeks in an attempt to slow the pandemic, a step... more
Tropical storm kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Rains from Tropical Storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala that pushed thousands of people into shelters amid... more
Democratic super PAC uses familiar political play to hit Trump on Medicare  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC, announced a new digital and TV ad series criticizing President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Black businesses hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disproportionately impacted African Americans, infecting and killing them at higher rates across the nation, but black Americans are also experiencing the economic... more
Telescope instrument is poised to begin its search for answers about dark energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Even as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, lies dormant within a telescope dome on a mountaintop in Arizona, due to... more
Up to 81% of COVID-19-Positive Patients are Asymptomatic: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In a paper published in the journal Thorax, a team of Australia researchers described the first instance of... more
Video: The real risks of a pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reflection on our society and shows us just how vulnerable we are, despite all the advanced mathematical models that are supposed to make policy- and decision-makers aware of the... more
Coronavirus surprise: IRS allows midyear insurance and FSA changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions many people made last fall about which insurance plan to sign up for, or how... more
Astronomers find cosmic golden needle buried for two decades  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers made innovative use of their time while sheltering at home due to the pandemic by combing through W. M. Keck Observatory and NASA archive data. They rediscovered the first... more
Structural changes: How the pandemic could influence architecture  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Disease has often driven change in architecture and design. Cities cleared slums and opened up public spaces in response to the bubonic plague, and widened boulevards and added indoor plumbing due to... more
Nudging out the coronavirus with behavioral economics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human behavior is key in any pandemic. So how can a little nudge in the right direction change our behavior for the better? Researcher Nurit Nobel explains the science behind encouraging good behaviors—and how... more
The Latest: WHO: Pandemic disrupted some treatments  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The World Health Organization says that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic disrupted treatment services for people with high blood pressure and diabetes in about half of the countries it surveyed last month more
Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
When no ambulance would pick up the body of the first victim of the coronavirus in Nepal, a small group of volunteers transported the remains for cremation more
Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the world, new symptoms and clinical presentations appeared, often confusing the picture. A case report from Italy, published in the journal JAMA Neurology in... more
AP PHOTOS: Thailand's reopening is 'same-same but different'  ABC NEWS · 2 days
As Thailand’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to single digits most days over the past two weeks, authorities continue to ease restrictions put in place to combat the pandemic.... more
COVID-19 mortality is significantly higher in hospitalized patients with diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new meta-analysis published on the preprint server medRxiv by the researchers from the United States and Greece reveals that the likelihood of death is 65% higher in... more
The Latest: Italy records 355 new virus cases, 75 deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Italy has registered 355 new coronavirus cases and 75 deaths, some of the lowest such numbers since the nation’s lockdown against the pandemic began in early March more
Parents balance risks, needs as child care centers reopen  ABC NEWS · 3 days
It’s the day care dilemma central to rebooting American life amid the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Officials to keep watch as Australia eases rules  ABC NEWS · 3 days
COVID-19 restrictions are easing in most of Australia, but authorities say they’ll be watching carefully to ensure the country’s success in containing the pandemic remains on track more
When flu season converges with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? more
Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study outlines a solution to the SIR... more
The Latest: Pope leads more than 100 in prayer at Vatican  ABC NEWS · 4 days
 Pope Francis has recited a special prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic while surrounded by a representative sampling of people on the front lines more
EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The European Union is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization as spiking coronavirus case numbers in India and... more
Trump WHO funding cut prompts criticism as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 4 days
President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization has prompted criticism, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder... more
UK’s ethnic minority groups face higher risk of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Previous pandemics have often disproportionately impacted ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations more
Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Grim employment and spending numbers have darkened the prospects for a speedy recovery in the U.S. as the economic devastation from the global coronavirus pandemic continues to spread more
Study examines COVID-19-related stress and coping strategies in people with chronic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Active coping, denial, emotional support, humor and religion are among the coping strategies that help people with chronic conditions and disabilities deal with stress... more
Introductions and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the New York City area  Science Magazine · 5 days
New York City (NYC) has emerged as one of the epicenters of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. To identify the early transmission events underlying the... more
A new method to efficiently predict the spread of COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Canada’s transport minister says large cruises will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens  ABC NEWS · 5 days
With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both... more
Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study, published in... more
Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A team of scientists studying the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, found that it was especially well-suited to jump from animals to... more
Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens  ABC NEWS · 5 days
With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both... more
When COVID-19 meets flu season  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? more
Paid sick leave mandates hold promise in containing COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Mandates like those found in the federal government's Families First Coronavirus Response Act may be helping to slow the pandemic. more
New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths -- and predicts forthcoming peaks. more
U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Plummeting U.S. consumer spending and rising coronavirus cases in some areas that are reopening businesses are highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for economic rebound during the coronavirus pandemic more
As Trump deadline approaches, N.C. wants more on convention  ABC NEWS · 5 days
North Carolina’s top health official has asked for more details on how GOP leaders will protect attendees of a Republican National Convention this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic more
Can government stimulus programs boost consumer spending?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The world has been experiencing an unprecedented economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant number of economic activities have shut down, causing contractions in global output, as well as the loss of... more
Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits... more
CERN collaborations present new results on particles with charm quarks  CERN · 5 days
CERN collaborations present new results on particles with charm quarks cagrigor Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:39 The... more
New study reveals long-term impact of disaster-related school closures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Interrupting schooling has deep and long-lasting effects on children, shows a study from Oxford, which is based on research, into the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, that has relevance for other disasters,... more
SpaceX's historic astronaut launch attempt draws huge crowds despite NASA warnings  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Despite warnings from NASA officials and the risks implied by the current pandemic, approximately 150,000 people gathered on Florida's space coast to watch the Crew Dragon... more
In wake of global shutdowns, researchers expect water quality to improve  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers have mapped declines in air pollution after lockdowns were imposed around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but those are not the only... more
To reopen cities during pandemic, focus on neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With unemployment rising to its highest rate since the Great Depression and labor participation plummeting, many local government leaders in the United States have taken steps to reopen their cities—worrying not only... more
Media literacy lessons a must for schools  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of teaching students the difference between real and fake or misleading news say the authors of a new report into news media literacy education. more
Live discussion on education during the COVID-19 pandemic  ESA · 5 days
Join us on Wednesday 3 June for a live streamed conversation  with European experts on how space can help with... more
Live discussion on post-millennials’ education during the COVID-19 pandemic  ESA · 5 days
Join us on Wednesday 3 June for a live streamed conversation  with European experts on how space can... more
Researchers investigate possible causes of high COVID-19 mortality in Italy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
On March 11th, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. more
Veterans help UK children keep calm, cope with virus stress  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren’t typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic more
Study examines changes in prescription patterns during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines changes in prescription patterns in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Almost from the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that individuals suffering from other medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease are far more likely to contract the infection and... more
Research finds delayed treatment for ischemic stroke patients during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes... more
Genomic variation and descent of SARS-CoV-2 strains in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The pandemic of COVID-19 that is still affecting over 188 countries and territories the world over has taken over 359,000 lives in just under five months, while affecting at least... more
Study finds increase in pediatric fractures sustained at home during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
COVID-19 social distancing measures, including the closure of schools and parks and the indefinite cancellation of team sports, have led to a nearly 60%... more
Research provides important insights into genetic adaptation of SARS-CoV-2 to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In their groundbreaking paper available on the preprint server medRxiv, University of Pittsburgh researchers were appraising signals of SARS-CoV-2 genome evolution and found that purifying selection... more
The Latest: Hurricane season to be challenging amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Emergency management officials are saying the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above average more
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