Ideas

COVID-19 Misinformation on Chinese Social Media – Lessons for Countering Conspiracy Theories

The popular conspiracies on Weibo about the origins of COVID-19 differ substantially from those in the U.S.

Ideas

Can Robots and Drones Help to Fight COVID-19?

Using drones to help make our living and working spaces a little safer is not too much of a stretch. 

Policy

Biden Asks OSHA to Consider COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

A national order from OSHA would bring all states under the same rules, since even states with independent agencies must meet or exceed the federal standard.

Ideas

How to Stay Safe with a Fast-Spreading New Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

There is still a lot that scientists and doctors don’t know about the coronavirus and its mutations, but there are some clear strategies people can use to protect themselves.

Ideas

Americans Have Unrealistic Expectations for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Americans are most likely to intend to vaccinate when a vaccine is made in the U.S., administered in a single dose, over 90% effective and carrying a less than 1 in 100 chance of experiencing minor side effects.

Ideas

How to Set Good New Year's Resolutions for 2021

What proves most satisfying are goals that involve giving to others.

Emerging Tech

How Supercomputing and Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight COVID-19

Years of basic research and speedy, strategic coordination helped to catalyze new and needed treatments.

Ideas

How to Outsmart Your COVID-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood in 2021

Releasing negative emotions is the first step in preventing stress overload.

Ideas

The Year That Changed the Internet

In 2020, the need to contain misinformation about COVID-19 pushed Facebook and Twitter into a role they never wanted—arbiters of the truth.

Ideas

Seat Belts and Smoking Rates Show People Eventually Adopt Healthy Behaviors—But It Can Take Time We Don't Have During a Pandemic

It generally takes years of dragging people, kicking and screaming, to finally achieve new and improved societal norms.

Ideas

To Beat the Winter Blues, Think Like a Norwegian

They see it as an opportunity for lots of things they loved: outdoor activities like cross-country skiing but also special, cozy time indoors.

Ideas

How the U.S. Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic During COVID-19

A majority of states—more than 40—have reported increases in opioid-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Ideas

Why It Matters that the Coronavirus Is Changing—and What This Means for Vaccine Effectiveness

The question is therefore not whether the vaccines will be effective, but rather how effective they will be.

Emerging Tech

VA Plans Poop Pilots to Detect COVID-19 Outbreaks at Nursing Homes

The Veterans Affairs Department will test wastewater for early indications of infection among residents, who can then be quarantined to limit the spread to others.

Emerging Tech

The Evolution of Public Health

Driven by a global pandemic, federal agencies stepped up with new strategies and embraced new technical capabilities to combat the coronavirus and meet their missions. 

Data

Wastewater Testing Tracks COVID Infection Trends

It could be a crucial step toward an informed public health response to diseases like COVID-19.

Ideas

Why It's Hard to Get People to Take COVID Seriously

It's difficult for public health agencies to raise the right amount of fear in people, an expert says.

Cybersecurity

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scammers, FTC Warns

The Federal Trade Commission expects some opportunists to attempt to bilk the public when COVID-19 vaccines are made available.

Ideas

How Airflow Inside Your Car Affects COVID-19 Risk

The study showed that different combinations of open windows could increase or decrease exposure to aerosols.

Ideas

As the Pandemic Rages, the U.S. Could Use a Little Bit More 'Samfundssind'

In English, it roughly translates to community spirit, civic engagement or civic-mindedness.

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