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    Pandemic Worsens Depression, Anxiety Among First-Year College Students

    After surveying 419 first-year college students about their mental health before and after the pandemic began, UNC researchers discovered that the prevalence of moderate to severe anxiety among this group increased by 40 percent, and moderate to severe depression increased by 48 percent.

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    Different Regulations, Similar COVID-19 Rates

    Despite different regulations around mask mandates and social distancing, California and Florida have similar COVID-19 Infection rates, but determining why that is isn’t simple. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Whitney Robinson discusses with Healthline.

  • Meeting COVID-19 Vaccine Demand

    A new set of dashboards from North Carolina Institute for Public Health, housed in Gillings School of Global Public Health, will give local health officials estimates on demand for the vaccine in each phase to help improve local planning for … Continued

  • Coping with “Coronaphobia”

    In this Washington Post article, UNC psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz suggests coping methods to help individuals experiencing anxiety that causes them to constantly check for COVID-19-related symptoms.

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    Can You Rinse Away COVID-19?

    Researchers from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry are investigating how well mouthwash works to reduce the amount of coronavirus in the mouths of those with COVID-19 and if it can lessen the chance of spreading the virus to others.

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Jessica Lin

Addressing Pandemic Problems

From infectious disease studies to social interventions, UNC researchers are engaged in an array of projects, making Carolina the most cited university in the U.S. for coronavirus research.

UNC phlebotomist Myra Salazar inspects a bag of plasma donated by a volunteer at the UNC Blood Donation Center.

In Our Blood

UNC experts from multiple fields are leading projects to understand how plasma and antibodies from people who contracted COVID-19 might be used to prevent and slow the spread of the virus.

The Most Effective Masks

UNC’s Phillip Clapp and the team at the UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology are measuring the effectiveness of different masks in filtering air particles.