COVID-19 Response and Treatment

New, At-Home Antibody Test For Detecting, Tracking COVID-19

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New, At-Home Antibody Test For Detecting, Tracking COVID-19 1254 836 IEEE Pulse

The test will be part of a large U.S. study to understand prevalence, post-infection immunity and potential lingering health impacts. An at-home test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be…

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AI-Driven COVID-19 Tools to Interpret, Quantify Lung Images

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
AI-Driven COVID-19 Tools to Interpret, Quantify Lung Images 2560 1440 IEEE Pulse
Qualitative interpretation is a good thing when it comes to reading lung images in the fight against coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19), but quantitative analysis makes radiology reporting much more comprehensive. To that end, several research groups have begun looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for reading and analyzing X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, and helping to diagnose and monitor COVID-19. read more

Tracking COVID-19: There’s an App for That

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Tracking COVID-19: There’s an App for That 2121 1414 IEEE Pulse
In march 2020, before COVID-19 laid claim to the United States, Vice President Mike Pence briefed the press about the coronavirus outbreak, which at the time was a threat to passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship moored off the coast of California [1]. At the time, cases had spiked in Iran, Italy, and Spain, but the disease was still an abstraction to most Americans. read more

COVID-19 Is Straining Mental Health—Could Technology Be the Answer?

Author(s): Summer Allen
COVID-19 Is Straining Mental Health—Could Technology Be the Answer? 2127 1409 IEEE Pulse
One of the most pernicious side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a steep rise in stress and mental health problems. According to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half of American adults say that worry and stress about the pandemic is hurting their mental health. There are plenty of factors feeding into this phenomenon. read more

COVID-19 Testing: What New Mexico Did Right

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
COVID-19 Testing: What New Mexico Did Right 1000 667 IEEE Pulse

Unlike many other states across America that struggled to get enough diagnostic tests for coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) this past spring, New Mexico was able to not only meet the…

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Unmasked Behavior

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
Unmasked Behavior 2560 1249 IEEE Pulse

Faced with the evidence, scientists ponder why everyone doesn’t wear a mask After initial assertions that the wearing of face masks was an unnecessary public health tool in the prevention…

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Quick-Thinking Turns Out Low-Cost Ventilators

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Quick-Thinking Turns Out Low-Cost Ventilators 150 150 IEEE Pulse

As the number of coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID–19) cases in the United States began mounting in the early weeks of March, healthcare workers raised the alarm about a looming shortage…

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Testing PPE: Are DIY masks a viable alternative to address shortages?

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Testing PPE: Are DIY masks a viable alternative to address shortages? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

As the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, researchers from across the world are harnessing their skills and opening their labs to contribute to solutions for…

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