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Fedor Kossakovski is a producer with Miles O’Brien Productions and a freelance science writer.
The new infrastructure law contains $10 billion for cleaning up drinking water that has been contaminated by a specific group of man-made chemicals. But problems with "forever chemicals" go back decades, and are located in many places around the U.S.
At-home testing aims to solve some of the hurdles that have hindered efforts in the U.S., but not all tests are equal nor are they all useful for the same situations.
Researchers are working within the limitations and developing innovative solutions -- and some say they have new perspectives on how human health is connected to the health of the planet.
COVID superspreading events happen almost exclusively indoors – meatpacking plants and prisons, bars and overnight camps – so environment is definitely important. But why most people do not transmit the coronavirus and some transmit a lot is still a mystery.
“The worst forecaster nightmare is having a storm bearing down on a populated coastline. You go to bed and it's a tropical storm and you wake up with a Cat[egory] 4.”…
Even as COVID-19 cases are surging to new heights across the U.S., it makes sense that people are likely to be more lax in their precautions than during the early days of the crisis, experts in risk perception say.
Samples can’t be traced back to an individual, but researchers can start narrowing in on a geographical area where individuals are shedding the virus.
These aren’t as much about detecting whether you have COVID-19, but instead whether you’ve ever been exposed to it -- which would deepen our understanding of who is getting sick, particularly people who are asymptomatic.
It's estimated that almost 1 million COVID-19 patients in the country will require a ventilator.
The key message is to act, and act fast.
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