COVID-19: NYU in the News
As COVID-19 takes hold of more communities in the US and across the globe, so, too, have the effects been felt deeply throughout society. Here are some examples of the many ways our scholars have weighed in across disciplines, from medicine and public health to the arts and technology.
- Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Offers Insights Into Historic Economic Decline
NPR, July 31, 2020
Paul Romer discusses recent GDP numbers and compares 2020 to the 2008 recession.
- Could this COVID-19 "tricorder" help mitigate the spread of pandemic?
TechRepublic, July 30, 2020
Physicist David Grier and colleagues are developing a diagnostic 'tricorder'-like procedure to test for COVID-19.
- NYU Launches Safety Training for Uber, Lyft Drivers as Many Return to Work
Reuters, July 30, 2020
Global Public Health’s Jack Caravanos is designing a safety training program for the members of the Independent Drivers Guild.
- NYU researcher who led 9/11 study to look into COVID outbreak at MTA
New York Daily News, July 23, 2020
Global Public Health's Robyn Gershon is leading a study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the city's transit workers.
- This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.
The Washington Post, July 2, 2020
Research by Biology's Neville Sanjana may help explain how a genetic mutation in the virus may make it more infectious.
- Covid-19 has exposed the weakness of America's federal government
CNN.com, July 1, 2020
Political scientist David Stasavage outlines how COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the federal government.
- Needed: More nursing in nursing homes
New York Daily News, June 30, 2020
NYU Meyers' Tara Cortes writes about the need for more registered nurses in nursing homes, given the complexity of care required during COVID-19.
- Struggling Medical Offices See Some Light At End Of Tunnel As NYC Reopens
Gothamist, June 28, 2020
Global Public Health’s Donna Shelley is conducting surveys of primary care practices in New York City to understand the impact of COVID-19 on these small businesses.
- The nation's great divide over face masks
CBS This Morning, June 18, 2020
Global Public Health’s David Abrams discusses why people may or may not wear masks, and how the practice has been politicized.
- Eyes on the prize: Testing to end the coronavirus lockdown
The Hill, June 15, 2020
In this op-ed, economist Paul Romer and two members of Congress propose a prize for the creation of "point-of-care" coronavirus tests.
- The Deathcare Industry Was Never Ready for a Pandemic
Vice, June 12, 2020
Global Public Health’s Robyn Gershon describes how funeral homes and morgues are often left out of emergency planning and were underprepared for a pandemic.
- Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know.
The New York Times, June 8, 2020
Global Public Health's Robyn Gershon provides tips for staying safe on public transportation.
- Coronavirus Expected to Transform New York City’s Summer Power Usage
The Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2020
Tandon's Yury Dvorkin comments on the expected extra load on the city's power usage in residential areas due to people working at home.
- Coronavirus accelerates a new age of diagnostics
Axios, June 6, 2020
An app developed by NYU Dentistry's John McDevitt uses artificial intelligence to help predict the severity of COVID-19 based on several biomarkers.
- How to vacation safely amid the coronavirus pandemic
ABC News, May 23, 2020
Global Public Health's Jack Caravanos describes how to stay safe when traveling, including in rest stops and rental cars.
- The Coronavirus Quieted City Noise. Listen to What’s Left.
The New York Times, May 22, 2020
The pandemic has resulted in a reduction in noise pollution across the world. The work of NYU Tandon’s Juan Pablo Bello, who leads the SONYC program to study sounds in New York City, notes that the city’s quietest days in several years have been observed during this time.
- Considering a Vacation Rental? Here’s What to Know Before You Travel
Bloomberg News, May 21, 2020
Global Public Health's David Abramson weighs the benefits and risks of traveling this summer.
- Lost your job? Consider becoming a "contact tracer"
CBS News, May 18, 2020
Global Public Health's Christiana Coyle explains how contact tracing works and who can do it.
- The Richest Neighborhoods Emptied Out Most as Coronavirus Hit New York City
The New York Times, May 15, 2020
Expertise by Gallatin’s Kim Phillips-Fein and Stern’s Arpit Gupta and Joshua Coven is cited in this piece examining the exodus by New Yorkers from the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, according to smartphone location data analysis.
- How Wastewater Could Help Track the Spread of the New Coronavirus
Smithsonian Magazine, May 14, 2020
Civil and urban engineering professor Andrea Silverman comments on how sampling wastewater could help scientists better understand the prevalence of COVID-19.
- What Is A Contact Tracer & How Can You Become One?
Refinery 29, May 7, 2020
Global Public Health’s Mari Armstrong-Hough explains what contact tracing is and how it can be used to track COVID-19.
- We Cheer for Nurses and Other Health Workers. Would We Forgive Their Debt?
NBC New York, May 6, 2020
NYU Meyers’ Dean Eileen Sullivan-Marx says that much like military service members, police officers, and firefighters, nurses are going into dangerous situations to save lives.
- The Medical Students Who Joined the Battle Against the Coronavirus
The New Yorker, May 6, 2020
52 NYU Grossman School of Medicine students graduated early to join the coronavirus front lines.
- Pfizer Begins Human Trials of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine
The New York Times, May 5, 2020
NYU Grossman School of Medicine is enrolling patients in a clinical trial for a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, which recently launched a similar, first-in-human trial in Germany.
- Paul Romer’s Case for Nationwide Coronavirus Testing
The New Yorker, May 3, 2020
Economist Paul Romer discusses why Americans may be resistant to digital contact tracing, the need for states to administer tests, and what lessons economists have learned from the crisis.
- The pandemic offers a chance to transform the US' cruel policies toward poor people
CNN, April 30, 2020
NYU Law’s Philip Alston argues that the US government needs to transform policies that exacerbated the wealth gap amid the COVID-19 crisis
- Opinion: Mitch McConnell has no idea what bankruptcy actually means
The New York Times, April 27, 2020
Jodie Adams Kirshner of the Marron Institute of Urban Management contends that bankruptcy is no answer for financially struggling cities or their residents.
- The PPP isn’t working. Here’s an idea — get paychecks to people, directly
CNBC, April 26, 2020
Stern’s Luis Cabral and Deepak Hegde co-authored an op-ed asserting that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is not effectively stopping job losses and instead recommend that the US government guarantee paychecks to all employees to preserve a generation of promising ideas and innovation.
- Could a ‘controlled avalanche’ stop the coronavirus faster, and with fewer deaths?
The Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2020
Matthew Liao of NYU’s Center for Bioethics discusses the ethical concerns related to encouraging herd immunity.
- How to help seniors now: Coronavirus social distancing only exacerbates some of their pressing needs
New York Daily News, April 21, 2020
NYU Meyers’ Tina Sadarangani writes about vulnerable seniors who usually receive meals and health care at adult day centers, which are now closed.
- Going Up And Down The Curve
WNYC, April 17, 2020
Global Public Health’s Joshua Epstein explains how different types of disease modeling work.
- Fears of Ventilator Shortage Unleash a Wave of Innovations
The New York Times, April 17, 2020
NYU Langone Health’s Anthony Lubinsky describes the need for a range of treatments for patients with respiratory distress, and NYU Tandon technology is cited among possible solutions.
- The dangerous fallout from cutting U.S. funding for the WHO
The Washington Post, April 15, 2020
Global Public Health’s Michael Merson explains the critical role of the World Health Organization in a global pandemic.
- The Coronavirus Reveals The ‘Invisible Inequalities’ In Our Food System
HuffPost, April 13, 2020
Food expert and Steinhardt professor emerita Marion Nestle discusses weaknesses in the U.S. food system exposed by the coronavirus
- How Testing Will Help Get Us Back to Regular Life
WNYC, April 10, 2020
Nobel Laureate Paul Romer discusses how widespread testing could revive the economy.
- In NYC, 'stark contrast' in COVID-19 infection rates based on education and race
ABC News.com, April 10, 2020
A Furman Center analysis shows COVID-19's correlation with education level and race, says center director Ingrid Gould Elllen.
- Most NYC Covid-19 Cases Came From Europe, Genome Researchers Say
Bloomberg, April 8, 2020
According to studies by Adriana Heguy, director of the Genome Technology Center at NYU Langone Health, the coronavirus appears to have come to New York City mainly from European countries.
- Racial Disparities No Surprise, So Now What?
NY1, April 8, 2020
NYU Meyers’ Maya Clark Cutaia discusses how to support communities of color who are more at risk for coronavirus deaths.
- Now’s Not the Time for Isolationism
Politico Magazine, April 8, 2020
NYU Law’s Lisa Monaco co-authored an op-ed on the need for the US to lead collaborative efforts among countries to fight COVID-19.
- Ventilators for coronavirus patients are in short supply. How scientists might pivot
Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2020
Courant’s Anasse Bari and NYU Langone Health’s Megan Coffee have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can accurately predict which newly infected patients with COVID-19 go on to develop severe lung disease.
- How to put millions of Americans back to work safely
The Washington Post, April 7, 2020
Global Public Health’s Joshua Epstein writes that immunity testing is key to restarting the economy.
- One Final Step for 52 Medical Students, Eager to Join the Fight
The New York Times, April 6, 2020
NYU Grossman School of Medicine students graduated in a virtual ceremony two months ahead of schedule to join the coronavirus frontlines.