epidemiology

Cough Into Your Elbow With Sleeves, Please

While N95 masks are the most effective at reducing droplet transmission, even simple cloth masks could go a long way in preventing the spread of respiratory diseases.

Silent COVID-19 Infections Responsible For Early Spread: Study

Silent infections may have contributed to the rapid spread of COVID-19 at the dawn of the pandemic, a modeling study in China shows.

Tracking COVID-19 Through Wastewater

Researchers have suggested tracking the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

How To Lift The Lockdown: A Chat With Pandemic Expert Dr. Gabriel Leung (VIDEO)

Check out our next Wildtype Expert Opinion webinar with leading epidemiologist Dr. Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong.

Predicting The March Of COVID-19 From Mobile Phone Data

Using anonymized mobile phone data from nearly 11.5 million people, researchers could predict the spread of COVID-19 infections from Wuhan, China, up to two weeks in advance.

Nearly Half Of COVID-19 Infections Occurred Before Symptoms: Study

A modeling study estimates that 44 percent of COVID-19 infections were transmitted during the pre-symptomatic stage.

Wuhan Travel Ban Prevented 700,000 COVID-19 Cases: Report

Tough control measures taken by China in the first 50 days of the epidemic may have prevented more than 700,000 infections, a study finds.

Keeping Healthcare Workers Safe From COVID-19

Good practices like handwashing and the consistent use of personal protective equipment can protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, a study in Hong Kong shows.

7 Best Practices From Singapore’s Pandemic Preparedness Playbook

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore has won praise for its ‘gold standard’ response. Still, Singaporean medical leaders caution that several critical issues must first be addressed to quell the ongoing epidemic.