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Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed, study finds — ScienceDaily

New research shows transmission of the virus behind COVID-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission. The study, led by Imperial College London researchers and published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to incorporate environmental data into epidemiological models of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the […]

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Will COVID-19 eventually become just a seasonal nuisance? Scientists model possible COVID-19 futures — ScienceDaily

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles. That possible future is predicted by mathematical models that incorporate lessons learned from the current pandemic on how our body’s immunity changes over time. Scientists at the University of […]

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Call for ‘paradigm shift’ to fight airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors — ScienceDaily

QUT air-quality expert Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska is leading an international call for a “paradigm shift” in combating airborne pathogens such as COVID-19, demanding universal recognition that infections can be prevented by improving indoor ventilation systems. Professor Morawska led a group of almost 40 researchers from 14 countries in a call published in Science for […]

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High vaccination rate is key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic, computer modeling shows — ScienceDaily

The Mayo Clinic data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases […]

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Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden — ScienceDaily

As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that many survivors — even those who had mild cases — continue to manage a variety of health problems long after the initial infection should have resolved. In what is believed to be the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date, researchers at Washington […]

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Pandemic eviction bans found to protect entire communities from COVID-19 spread — ScienceDaily

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections. With widespread job loss […]

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New model proves successful in predicting COVID-19 infection rates two to three weeks in advance — ScienceDaily

A new study by Texas A&M University researchers published in PLOS ONE details a new model for making short-term projections of daily COVID-19 cases that is accurate, reliable and easily used by public health officials and other organizations. Led by Hongwei Zhao, professor of biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, researchers used […]