Impact of Physical Distancing on Reducing COVID-19 Spread ModeledNews
A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and workplace distancing, is most effective at reducing the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases compared with other intervention scenarios included in the study.Read more
Progress Made Towards a Simple, Low-cost CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 DiagnosticNews
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have been working to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
STREAM: Six Strategies That Can Help Your Mental Health During Coronavirus IsolationArticle
One in four people on earth are currently in lockdown related to the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In this article, we look at some expert advice at how to cope with the impacts of this isolation on your mental health.Read more
The Rationale Behind Social Distancing and Hand WashingArticle
In the time of COVID-19, the Internet is aflush with expert advice about social distancing. At the same time, raw emotion has driven many to massive trips to the grocery store. In addition to toilet paper, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the favorite on everybody’s panic-shopping list. The sale of hand sanitizers has gone up almost 500%, in contrast to soap, which has gone up a paltry 70%. So why do experts advise social distancing, and are hand sanitizers the answer to all our problems?Read more
COVID-19 Portal Will Provide Scientists Free Access to Completed Clinical Trial DataArticle
Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, recently issued a press release announcing the launch of the COVID-19 portal, designed to enable the sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. Technology Networks spoke with Julie Wood, Vivli’s Director of Strategy and Operations, to learn more about the COVID-19 portal and discover how researchers can access the data within the portal.
These 2 Unknowns Could Predict How Coronavirus Will SpreadArticle
In this article, we review two key questions that remain around the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.Read more