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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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How to make a virtual River Campus, one Minecraft cube at a time

How to make a virtual River Campus, one Minecraft cube at a time

March 26, 2020

A team of Rochester undergraduates is creating a virtual version of campus to go along with the virtual learning that’s under way through online courses.

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Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

March 25, 2020

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are evaluating whether an antiviral drug is effective and safe as a treatment for hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19.

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‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

March 25, 2020

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.

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‘Enjoy quality time’: Tips for parents to support kids during coronavirus closings

‘Enjoy quality time’: Tips for parents to support kids during coronavirus closings

March 17, 2020

As K-12 students and their families face time away from school because of coronavirus closings, University of Rochester school counseling expert Bonnie Rubenstein says that it’s important to develop and maintain a culture of caring—not only at school, but also at home.

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How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

March 12, 2020

A University health policy expert says the United States is “lagging miserably” behind other countries in its response to the coronavirus. “The major concern is that we will see a large number of critically ill people at the same time, overwhelming our medical system response,” she says.

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