Latest Developments: Diabetes and COVID-19

Latest Developments: Diabetes and COVID-19

People with chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease) are more likely to experience complications from COVID-19. These underlying conditions,...

Latest Developments: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19

Latest Developments: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19

Research has noted that smoking itself may increase the risk of severe COVID-19 infection, especially because the virus mainly targets...

Quick Question: How long does it take for someone who has been infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms?

Quick Question: How long does it take for someone who has been infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms?

This is an important question, but it does not have a straightforward answer. On average, someone who becomes infected with...

Information You Need: Vaccines are entering phase 3 of clinical trials

Information You Need: Vaccines are entering phase 3 of clinical trials

Of the 37 vaccines that are currently undergoing human trials for the prevention of COVID-19, 9 of these vaccines have...

Quick Questions: Can you get COVID-19 twice?

Quick Questions: Can you get COVID-19 twice?

Much more research is needed before reaching any scientific conclusions regarding immunity for COVID-19. It appears that it is unlikely...

Latest Developments: Airborne transmission

Latest Developments: Airborne transmission

COVID-19 has the potential to spread a few different ways: use the table below to understand these types of transmission:...

Information You Need: What is Herd Immunity, would it work for COVID-19, and what is the cost?

Information You Need: What is Herd Immunity, would it work for COVID-19, and what is the cost?

You may have heard about herd immunity in the news recently. Herd immunity is an important public health concept. It...

Information You Need: Duration x Viral Shedding Level x Contact Distance = Infection

Information You Need: Duration x Viral Shedding Level x Contact Distance = Infection

What do the terms duration and “distance” and “viral shedding level” mean? Viral shedding level – means the level of...

Information You Need: COVID-19 and Common Illness Symptom Comparison

Information You Need: COVID-19 and Common Illness Symptom Comparison

It can be difficult to understand the differences between COVID-19, allergies, cold, and flu symptoms. The chart below highlights the...

Pandemic Preparedness: What to expect if you are contacted by a contact tracer?

Pandemic Preparedness: What to expect if you are contacted by a contact tracer?

Universities, health departments, and health services are partnering with communities and counties to assist with contact tracing. Contact tracing efforts...