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Economist forecasts omicron’s infectiousness

February 17, 2022

Carolina researcher Peter Reinhard Hansen uses econometrics methods to show that the omicron variant is three times more contagious than delta in an analysis of Danish data. His model can be adapted to predict the infectiousness of future viral variants.

Old religions, new rituals

January 10, 2022

The pandemic has changed ways that some Jews and Christians practice their faith, says a Carolina religious studies expert.

The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health

November 8, 2021

Andrea Hussong, professor and associate director of clinical psychology in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been studying the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health. We spoke with Hussong on her research for University Research Week.

Tar Heels meet a pandemic need in UV device

November 5, 2021

Created and developed by Carolina students to fulfill a need during the pandemic, Ultraloop devices use high-frequency ultraviolet light to kill bacteria on small, everyday objects. The machines were recently rolled out on Carolina’s campus.

What can horror teach us?

October 29, 2021

Ghosts, goblins and vampires are frightening, but students in Joe Fletcher’s horror literature class say the ongoing pandemic is far scarier. Thankfully, lessons from literature show how fear can be productive.

How to return to ‘normal’

July 6, 2021

Navigating new social etiquettes and reentering social situations after more than a year of the pandemic isn’t going to be a simple transition. Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz shared advice for easing the transition.