Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event

Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.

Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.

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Battling COVID-19 with Genomics
Battling COVID-19 with Genomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 24, 2020
Download this eBook to discover how genomic sequencing is uncovering new information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and aiding public health decision making in the fight against a global pandemic!
Influenza Aboard Dust Particles Infects Guinea Pigs
Influenza Aboard Dust Particles Infects Guinea Pigs
Amanda Heidt | Aug 19, 2020
A new study demonstrates that some viruses can be transmitted on airborne particles other than those produced by talking, coughing, or sneezing.
Coronavirus Found on Food Packaging, but Likely of Little Concern
Coronavirus Found on Food Packaging, but Likely of Little Concern
Amanda Heidt | Aug 13, 2020
China recently reported the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the outside of frozen food items imported from other countries, but experts stress the risk of transmission is extremely low.
Simple Tool Evaluates Mask Performance at Blocking Droplets
Simple Tool Evaluates Mask Performance at Blocking Droplets
Amanda Heidt | Aug 12, 2020
A proof-of-concept study finds some commonly used facial coverings may perform worse than no mask at all.
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
Lydia Bourouiba, an expert in fluid dynamics and disease transmission at MIT, explains how the physics of sneezes and coughs leads to the spread of respiratory pathogens such as COVID-19.  
Masks Lower Wearers’ Exposure to Viruses, Experts Propose
Masks Lower Wearers’ Exposure to Viruses, Experts Propose
Ashley Yeager | Jul 28, 2020
Face coverings prevent wearers from spreading pathogens, and might also limit the number of viral particles that enter the body, staving off severe infection, including COVID-19, research indicates.
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Lisa Winter | Jul 24, 2020
None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2020
While concern over SARS-CoV-2 in dogs and cats has captured attention, scientists have also been investigating whether pets can transmit multidrug-resistant bacteria to us.