COVID-19 Experts in the News

IU responses to COVID-19 in the news

IU experts are engaged with many issues related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Explore the archive below to learn more.

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"Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to afford it in the COVID-19 recession", by Sanya Carley and David Konisky, The Conversation, July 30, 2020

"Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected", by Nir Menachemi, The Conversation, July 21, 2020

"How racism in US health system hinders care and costs lives of African Americans", by Tamika C.B. Zapolski and Ukamaka M. Oruche, The Conversation, June 29, 2020

"A massive public health effort eradicated smallpox but scientists are still studying the deadly virus", by Patricia Foster, The Conversation, June 24, 2020

"US giving reached a near-record $450 billion in 2019 as the role of foundations kept up gradual growth", by Anna Pruitt, The Conversation, June 16, 2020

"States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over the coronavirus, and that’s a bad idea," The Conversation June 9, 2020

When it comes to reopening churches in the pandemic, Supreme Court says grace ain’t groceries", by Ross Silverman, The Conversation, June 3, 2020

"India’s coronavirus pandemic shines a light on the curse of caste", by Sumit Ganguly, The Conversation, June 2, 2020

"Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest", by Danielle Kilgo, The Conversation, May 29, 2020

"Why COVID-19 immunity passports may violate US law", by Seema Mohapatra, The Conversation, May 27, 2020

"Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis – without the government ordering them to", by Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft, The Conversation, May 22, 2020

"People with substance use disorders face greater challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic", by Melissa Cyders, Kevin Ladd, Melissa Fry, The Conversation, May 19, 2020

"Bankruptcy courts ill-prepared for tsunami of people going broke from coronavirus shutdown", by Paige Skiba, Dalié Jiménez, Michelle Miller, Pamela Foohey, Sara Greene, The Conversation, May 13, 2020

"The tooth fairy as an essential worker in a child’s world of wonder", by Brandon Barker, The Conversation, May 11, 2020

"Drive-thru iftars and coronavirus task forces: How Muslims are observing obligations to the poor this Ramadan", by Shariq Siddiqui, The Conversation, May 8, 2020

"Parental leave laws don’t do enough for single moms – but there’s a way to fix that", by Deborah Widiss, The Conversation, May 6, 2020

"The ‘first scientist’s’ 800-year-old tonic for what ails us: The truth" by Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, May 1, 2020

"Empty pews take a financial toll on many US congregations" by David King, Brad Fulton, and Chris Munn, The Conversation, April 29, 2020

"Coronavirus impact: Meat processing plants weigh risks of prosecution if they’re blamed for spreading infection" by Todd Haugh, The Conversation, April 27, 2020

"5 ways that colleges and universities are pitching in to deal with the coronavirus pandemic" by Genevieve Shaker and William Plater, The Conversation, April 21, 2020

"Here’s how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic" by Melissa Cyders, Christiana Prestigiacomo, Melissa Liu, The Conversation April 9, 2020

"Social distancing increased over the course of human history – but so did empathy and new ways to connect" by Fritz Breithaupt, The Conversation, April 8, 2020

"What does ‘recovered from coronavirus’ mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next" by Tom Duszynski, The Conversation, April 7, 2020

"Shipwrecked! How social isolation can enrich our spiritual lives – like Robinson Crusoe" by Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, April 6, 2020

"China’s big donors are pitching in to deal with the new coronavirus – and not just in their own country" by Charles Sellen and Fabrice Jaumont, The Conversation, April 3, 2020

"‘We don’t talk in terms of supply numbers, we talk in terms of days’" by W. Graham Carlos, The Conversation, April 1, 2020

"The Federal Reserve is promising to do everything it can to save the economy – but what is that, actually?" by Ryan Matthew Brewer, The Conversation, March 26, 2020

"Just as in coronavirus, young people are key to stopping tuberculosis", by Leslie A. Enane, The Conversation, March 24, 2020

"What happens to charitable giving when the economy falters?" by Patrick Rooney, John Bergdoll, The Conversation, March 23, 2020

"When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal" by Rebecca Spang, The Conversation, March 20, 2020

"The battle against disinformation is global" by Scott Shackelford, The Conversation, March 20, 2020

"10 misconceptions about the 1918 flu, the ‘greatest pandemic in history’" by Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, March 17, 2020

"Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close – and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them" by Jessica Calarco, The Conversation, March 13, 2020

"This isn’t the first time sports teams have played in eerily empty arenas" by Chris Lamb, The Conversation, March 12, 2020

"The new coronavirus is hitting colleges and universities hard, but donors can help" by William Plater, Gene Tempel, Genevieve Shaker, The Conversation, March 11, 2020

Does screening travelers for disease and infection really work?, Tom Duszynski, The Conversation, March 10, 2020

Why public health officials sound more worried about the coronavirus than the seasonal flu, Tom Duszynski, The Conversation, March 3, 2020