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Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024

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For severe Covid patients, cheap steroids can be a lifesaver

While researchers scramble to find a cure for Covid-19, it’s also important we have ways to treat patients that are already severely ill from the virus. Recently, new studies have found that cheap steroids can actually be life-saving for Covid patients in intensive care. The new Read More...

New studies are showing signs

New studies are showing signs of lasting immunity to Covid-19

With all that’s happened in the past few months regarding the coronavirus, we could use a bit of good news. And that’s exactly what we have after a recent batch of studies showed that humans have a "robust" immune response to Covid-19 that may protect them from further infection, even if they Read More...

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How to stop Covid-19 from spreading through the air indoors

Shelly Miller is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Much of her work is focused on how to control the transmission of airborne infectious diseases indoors, making her just the person to ask for advice when it comes to stopping the spread of Covid-19 Read More...

Community fridges are thriving

Community fridges are thriving in the age of Covid

In June, we published a story about the emergence of community fridges around New York City. The premise is simple: community members store food in a publicly-accessible fridge, and anyone can come and take what they want and leave what they don’t. The people who came up with this grassroots Read More...

If 50% of people take these 3

If 50% of people take these 3 steps, we could stop the spread of Covid-19

While a vaccine may be crucial to fully stopping the coronavirus, a new study finds that three simple steps may drastically reduce the spread of Covid-19: handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask. However, for these steps to actually stop the virus, at least 50 percent of the Read More...

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This NFL champion will skip 2020 season to fight Covid-19 in his hometown

In February, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif won America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl, with the Kansas City Chiefs. But rather than spend the offseason getting ready to defend the Super Bowl title, the football player has been on the front lines of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Read More...

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Country Time will write $100 checks to kids with struggling lemonade stands

The pandemic and a crumbling economy have taken a toll even on the smallest businesses out there. Social distancing guidelines have hindered the typical foot traffic that lemonade stands usually receive, leaving many aspiring entrepreneurs disenchanted. Luckily, not all is lost. The beloved Read More...

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South Korea will invest $61b as part of its path towards a green recovery

As countries around the world are increasingly considering a green recovery from the pandemic, South Korea is looking to lead the way. Part of the South Korean New Deal, this "green" policy is the Asian country's response to the rising tide of climate change, while also boosting its economy — Read More...

A green recovery could create

A green recovery could create as many as 400m jobs by 2030

As scientists and business leaders from different industries, as well as religious and medical institutions, have recently stressed, driving a post-pandemic economic recovery that focuses on the environment is paramount in our efforts to solve the climate crisis. Now, a report brings in new data on Read More...

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Free testing and robot caregivers: The COVID-19 success story in Rwanda

Despite its limited resources, Rwanda has done everything in its power to quell the spread of the coronavirus. Whereas it can be hard to get tested for COVID-19 in many places, in Rwanda, you might just get tested randomly as you're going down the street. "So whenever someone is driving a Read More...