How do Americans view the virus? Anthropology professor examines attitudes of COVID

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How Americans' attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19

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UCSF study shows reassuring initial findings for infant health

COVID-19 screening of asymptomatic people could decrease infections, deaths

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Low-cost, recurring screening of asymptomatic people could decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths and be cost-effective

Belief in conspiracy theories is a barrier to controlling spread of COVID-19

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Conspiracy beliefs predict resistance to COVID-19 vaccination and preventive behaviors, study finds

COVID-19 and the decolonization of Indigenous public health

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Indigenous communities in Canada have experienced lower rates of infection and lower death rates from COVID-19 than the general population

As pandemic progressed, people's perceived risks went up

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Individual's personal risk assessments were found to be linked to behavioral changes

Pandemics and epidemics could exacerbate racism xenophobia

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Instincts developed to protect us from illnesses can generalize into avoidance of healthy individuals who look, speak or live differently

Which are the countires where there is not coronavirus?

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Despite the fact that we are experiencing a pandemic, there are some nations that, so far, have not reported infections

Study shows a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19

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First proof that Ultraviolet C light with a 222 nm wavelength -- safer to use around humans -- effectively kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus

When do people retweet health agencies' COVID-19 messages?

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New insights could help guide future communication strategies during the pandemic and in similar crises

How important are Latinos in US elections?

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Latino voters play a crucial role in tipping the scales one way or the other

Scientists predict COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus, but not yet

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COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

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People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19
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