Many scientists believe that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, will become “endemic.” It will seasonally circulate in a similar fashion to the other common respiratory viruses, such as those that cause the common cold or flu. If this bears out, there will not be a true end to the pandemic (with accompanying ticker tape parade down Broad Street), but a gradual transition, to an illness that we will have to live with.
What do COVID-19 Case Numbers Really Mean and What Numbers are Useful?
If you’re frequently trying to make sense of the number of local and national COVID-19 cases and deaths from the CDC’s tracker or other places, but are unsure what it all means, you’re not alone.
Q+A: Take ‘Me’ Out to the Ballgame — How FOX Sports Is Filling Stadiums with Virtual Fans During the Pandemic
Baseball is back, but COVID-19 is keeping fans safely at home. To help television audiences adjust to the new normal during the pandemic-shortened baseball season, some teams are seating cardboard cutouts of their fans, for […]
Q+A: What Is The Pandemic Teaching Us About Confronting Climate Change?
One small bright spot amid the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — the result of stay-at-home orders curtailing car travel. Though many experts expect these gains in […]
Q+A: Why Ventilation is Critical for Offices and Restaurants Reopening During the Pandemic
Over the last few months public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has called on people to wash hands, stifle sneezes, wear masks and keep their distance — measures to contain particles expelled […]
How COVID-19 Disrupted Supply Chains
From its onset, the coronavirus pandemic caused major disruptions to supply chains that led to nationwide shortages for many essential products. Consumers witnessed empty shelves when shopping for items like toilet paper, paper towels and […]
Q+A: Will They or Won’t They Play Ball in 2020?
Joel Maxcy, PhD, of LeBow College of Business, explains the struggle for MLB and its players union to agree on conditions of playing the 2020 season.
Media Watch: Understanding the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Indoors
As businesses begin to reopen cautiously across the country people must weigh the risk of returning to these enclosed spaces amid the pandemic. Research is beginning to indicate that maintaining physical distancing and limiting time […]
Drexel and Tower Health Researchers Study Immune Responses Among COVID-19 Patients in Nationwide NIH Study
Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Tower Health are among 10 leading medical institutions nationwide embarking on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to uncover insights that may help answer these questions and others about the immune responses to COVID-19.
Q&A: Growing Links Between Cardiovascular Health and Risk of Complications from COVID-19
A paper in Journal of the American Heart Association explores the geographic hotspots of racial disparities in cardiovascular health among blacks and whites across the United States.