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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in a Pandemic

The UNC GIllings School of Global Public Health unpacks how balancing the need for personal health and safety with environmental impact can be difficult during a pandemic and the small steps individuals can take to reduce their ecological footprints while still prioritizing their health.

Tracking a Virus Villain

Federal COVID-19 funding allocated by the N.C. General Assembly is supporting vital research by Carolina scientists, who are keeping tabs on the deadly coronavirus using wastewater and nasal test swabs.

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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.