Many of us feel obligated to perform acts for loved ones, such as calling more frequently or running an errand for an elderly friend, during this time of social distancing. Researchers report low-level obligations and acts of kindness can help strengthen relationships, while more substantive obligations can put a strain on relationships.
Preliminary results from a new model suggest the COVID-19 lockdown should last for more than six weeks. The advice is based on data which shows it takes countries almost three weeks to see a growth rate staying below 10% and doubling time over seven days. It takes a month to keep the growth rate under control and at 1%, and 45 days to achieve containment.
With the peak of COVID-19 cases occurring between 3.5 to four weeks after controlled interventions were put into place in China, US researchers are urging the public to ramp up social distancing efforts and increase testing immediately.
The misconception that young people are more immune to COVID-19 is dangerous, and ignoring social distancing measures means the virus is more likely to spread among the young.
Implementing strong physical distancing measures across Europe to suppress the spread of COVID-19 has averted over 100,000 deaths, a new model finds.
The source of coronavirus public health messaging plays a role in how effective it is. When the president's name was associated with the message, the effectiveness of the message decreased, not just compared to other sources, but even when there was no source at all.
A new model finds that, if left unchecked, the COVID-19 virus could have infected 7 billion people and caused around 40 million deaths this year.
Despite all of the public health warnings, many people are still ignoring instructions to socially distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many influential people are downplaying the severity of the virus, and convincing others that coronavirus is not as serious as health professionals would have us believe. In light of this, researchers discuss why some people stick to their beliefs and act with skepticism, despite overwhelming contradictory evidence.
Droplets from a cough travel at a speed of 1.2 meters per second at peak velocity. Findings reveal that there is no logical reason to suggest 6 foot of physical distance is substantial at reducing coronavirus transmission.
Despite talk of re-opening the country to boost the economy, public health officials are urging the public to remain at home and socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. They warn that if we don't, the spread will get worse, and death rates will rise.
Researchers have analyzed the potential outcomes of public health measures on slowing and suppressing the spread of COVID-19.