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Zeynep Tufekci

Getting the Big Things Right

UNC School of Information and Library Science researcher Zeynep Tufekci began addressing the pandemic in her writing because of her frustration with the silence she saw surrounding the virus. Now, news outlets continue to turn to her for insights on everything from mask wearing to how the virus is spread.

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New Web App Helps Students Avoid Crowds

UNC researchers have developed SaferWays, a web application that relies on anonymous reporting to help students avoid locations that aren’t following social distancing and mask guidelines.


A Promising Treatment, Preventative for COVID-19

School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers have found that an orally administered experimental drug — called EIDD-2801 — could serve as an alternative treatment and preventive method for COVID-19 and its virus variants.

A Perfect Storm for Women in the Workforce

Women lost 156,000 jobs in December while men gained 16,000, for a net loss of 140,000 jobs, all represented by women workers — a startling impact of COVID-19 on the service economy. Two Carolina experts shed light on the dire situation.


Masks Still Needed Even with Vaccine

The number of COVID-19 cases could spike to pre-vaccine levels if people do not continue to follow mask and social distancing guidelines, according to Mehul Patel of the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine in this WRAL interview.

The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines

Cynthia Gay, who leads the Moderna clinical trial at Carolina, gives five clear reasons why vaccines are a safe and critical step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economic Recovery and the COVID-19 Vaccine

In this opinion article featured on CNN, Sachiko Ozawa, a health economist researcher at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers five vaccine deployment considerations that could help optimize the nation’s economic recovery.

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Building Smarter So We Can Breathe Easier

UNC biomedical engineer Devin Hubbard has a knack for entrepreneurial resourcefulness — a skill that helped him jumpstart the development of an innovative face mask device and create a new startup company.

How Cancer Research Helped Develop COVID-19 Treatment

Researchers at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gillings School of Public Health, and Eschelman School of Pharmacy have been studying immunology drugs to fight viruses and viral cancer for years. Now, their work is helping COVID-19 research.

Gillings’ Experts Play Role in NBA’s COVID-19 “Bubble”

When the NBA restarted its 2019-2020 season with playoffs in a “bubble,” UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumni and a current graduate student helped the league protect its players and close out its season successfully with zero cases of COVID-19.