UO researchers share expertise on COVID-19, April 19-23

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From the New York Times to the Washington Post, University of Oregon researchers have been at the forefront of media coverage around COVID-19 as journalists seek out experts on the national and world response, reaction and preparation for the virus.

Here are some of the stories featuring UO faculty members from the week of April 19-23:

From April 23:

Can We Learn to Live With Germs Again?
New York Times: Brendan Bohannan, a professor of environmental studies and biology at the UO, is quoted. 

New device can detect airborne virus particles that cause COVID-19, says maker
Physics World: The company now reports two real-world tests: one at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the other at the University of Oregon.

From April 22:

Policymakers Urged To Create A ‘Bold Baby Agenda’
Forbes: The story mentions research led by UO psychologist Phil Fisher. The research is also in the HuffPost and Good Word News

From April 21:

A year without play: Parents and experts worry about loss of social skills during pandemic
WHYY: UO psychologist Phil Fisher is featured. 

Vaccine mandates aren’t the only – or easiest – way for employers to compel workers to get their shots
The Conversation: UO law professor Liz Tippett writes for The Conversation. The story was picked up by the following outlets: Connecticut Post, Houston Chronicle, NewsBreak, Flipboard, Associated Press, Yahoo.

From April 19:

From haute cuisine to hot dogs: How dining out has evolved over 200 years – and is innovating further in the pandemic
The Conversation: UO history lecturer Hannah Cutting-Jones writes for The Conversation. The story was picked up by the following outlets: Yahoo, Houston Chronicle, Associated Press, Lee Enterprises newspaper chain, Idaho Press-Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Smiths Detection’s BioFlash Detects Airborne COVID-19 in University of Oregon Test
Homeland Security Today: The University of Oregon tests were performed in quarantine and isolation spaces known to have individuals who had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.