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Robots, Remote Work, and Regional Inequality

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise research found that increasing automation and the swift move to remote work due to COVID-19 are contributing to growing economic inequalities in the U.S. and Europe.

Gearing Up: Manufacturing During COVID-19

Researchers from the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies assessed how our federally-funded manufacturing extension system is delivering support to manufacturers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic using institutional supports and re-purposing of existing resources.

Nurses Will Lead Health Care Teams Out of Pandemic

Nurses are leading the nation out of the pandemic with their communication skills and critical insight as members of both health care teams and the larger community. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Laura Hoemeke discusses the need for greater valuation of nursing in this Think Global Health article.

Inequities in the Triangle’s Housing Market

UNC city and regional planning professor Roberto Quercia shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the inequities in the Triangle’s housing market, noting job loss and overall negative impacts on the region’s economy, increased housing instability, and negative impacts on child development.

Off-Label Drug Misinformation in COVID-19

UNC epidemiologist Nabarun Dasgupta has been researching the safety consequences of off-label drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how empathetic communication strategies can counter misinformation about drugs like hydroxychloroquine.

Can You Spread COVID-19 if You’re Vaccinated?

New COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to keep people from getting sick. But no one knows yet whether they will keep vaccinated people from spreading the coronavirus to others. In a new clinical trial, Carolina experts will test whether vaccinated people can spread coronavirus to others.

COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

As seasonal allergy season starts to pick up, doctors warn that some people may confuse overlapping symptoms with COVID-19. UNC School of Medicine researcher Onyi Iweala, an expert in rheumatology, allergy, and immunology, shares tips to help distinguish between the two.