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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Case for a Rent Moratorium — The New York Times, April 1, 2020
Gallatin's Gianpaolo Baiocchi co-penned an op-ed about the necessity of freezing rent during the pandemic.
- Pausing the World to Fight Coronavirus Has Carbon Emissions Down—But True Climate Success Looks Like More Action, Not Less — Time, April 1, 2020
Environmental studies professor Gernot Wagner outlines the lessons of climate change in addressing COVID-19.
- Hive Mind of Makers Rises to Meet Pandemic — The New York Times, March 30, 2020
An NYU collaboration is producing face shields funded by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
- Rumor, Disparity and Distrust: Why Black Americans Face an Uphill Battle Against COVID-19 — U.S. News and World Report, March 25, 2020
Biostatistics professor Melody Goodman explains why Black Americans may suffer disproportionately from the socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19.
- Travel and the Coronavirus: Answers to Your Top Questions — The New York Times, March 23, 2020
Social and Behavioral Sciences professor David Abramson shares tips on best practices for safe travel during the pandemic.
- Here's everything you need to know about social distancing — CNN, March 21, 2020
Epidemiologist Danielle Ompad provides tips on staying connected while staying at home.
- Masks don’t help, but tossing salt over the shoulder? Why people want to believe. — The Washington Post, March 17, 2020 [Subscription required]
Psychology professor Emily Balcetis discusses the tendency to turn to “magical thinking” or superstitious behavior in extreme times.
- Coronavirus Pandemic — MSNBC, March 15, 2020
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Dean Eileen Sullivan-Marx discusses the effects of and preparation for COVID-19.
- We Need Social Solidarity, Not Just Social Distancing — The New York Times, March 14, 2020
Sociology professor Eric Klinenberg makes the argument that interdependence between individuals and across groups is a critical tool in surviving a crisis such as a pandemic.
- The Moral Dilemma of Coronavirus Quarantines — Time, March 13, 2020
Professor of Ethical Leadership Jonathan Haidt weighs in on the moral questions coronavirus quarantines raise.
- Tracing The Origin Of The Coronavirus — NBC News, March 11, 2020
Biology and public health professor Elodie Ghedin discusses how scientists can trace COVID-19’s ancestry to bats, the significance of understanding its origins, and other questions about the novel coronavirus.
- Broadway Shuts Its Doors Over Ongoing Coronavirus Concerns — The New York Times, March 12, 2020
Arts Professor and Graduate Acting Associate Chair Larry Maslon offers insight on the historic impact of a Broadway closure.
- What coronavirus fears are doing to people with anxiety disorders — The Washington Post, March 11, 2020 [Subscription required]
Psychiatry chair Charles Marmar talks about how COVID-19 is exacerbating those with anxiety, and ways to cope.
- How Vulnerable Are Children to the New Coronavirus? — The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2020 [Subscription required]
Infectious disease specialist Vanessa Raabe and assistant professor of medicine and of pediatrics, discusses the impact of coronavirus on children.
- As coronavirus spreads, how safe is a trip to the supermarket? — The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2020
Marion Nestle, professor emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health, on the risks of transmission through food.
- Are US systems ready to handle massive work-at-home traffic? — CNBC, March 10, 2020
Justin Cappos, computer science and engineering professor, talks about whether U.S. networks can handle the millions of people suddenly working from home.
- The Problem With Telling Sick Workers to Stay Home — The Atlantic, February 28, 2020
Occupational and environmental health researcher Robyn Gershon describes the conflict sick workers face when they don’t have paid leave.
- How Doctors Stay Safe Battling Coronavirus — The Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2020 [Subscription required]
Global Public Health professor Jack Caravanos speaks about the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.