A Virginia Tech professor who specializes in statistical modeling and disease surveillance says the United States has to do a better job of testing for the novel coronavirus if the country is to be successful in mitigating the virus’ spread.
With the spread of COVID-19, countless people are working from home and adjusting their eating habits and activity accordingly. It is important to try to retain your normal eating habits and stay active, even if the options look different.
As Congress hustles to wrap up work on a massive $2 trillion relief bill – the largest stimulus package in U.S. history – Virginia Tech financial expert Derek Klock evaluates whether it will be enough.
The resources that families can draw on during these challenging times varies greatly, and a one-size-fits-all model is not going to work, according to Virginia Tech’s Cindy Smith. Smith is an associate professor and the director of graduate studies for the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech. She also runs the Children's Emotions Lab.
“As the nation stares down a new emergency of global proportions, World War II can serve as a model of how we might address this new challenge,” Virginia Tech historian Ed Gitre wrote. “Leaders then did not rely on good will alone. The challenge was too great and onerous, and human nature, left to its own devices, too fickle.”
Because the 2019 novel coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, Virginia Tech epidemiologist Charlotte Baker says everyone needs to be especially careful about minimizing the risk of exposure to yourself and others.
A Virginia Tech expert in gerontology encourages families to stay connected with their older loved ones while practicing social distancing, even as new challenges increase the complexity of staying in touch.
Virginia Tech transportation expert Ralph Buehler says that people who need to travel should consider alternate modes of transportation to not only practice social distancing, but foster healthy lifestyles and mental well-being.
The spread of the coronavirus throughout the world has many people feeling anxious, which is normal in this time of uncertainty, explains Dr. Robert Trestman, head of psychiatry at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Virginia Tech economists Shaowen Luo and Kwok Ping ‘Byron’ Tsang have completed a study showing the cost of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, on the GDP (gross domestic product) on the Chinese and worldwide economies.
Many travelers are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus, staying safe and protecting their vacation investment. Virginia Tech travel and tourism expert Nancy McGehee is available for media interviews discussing dos and don’ts when it comes to planning summer vacations