Covid-19 is a worldwide challenge unlike any in living memory. Since the spring of 2020, the Georgia Tech community has contributed both expertise and innovation to the effort to combat it. Even as we remain committed to serving our students, faculty, and staff, we have been accelerating our advancement of technology in response to our world's new reality. Tech researchers developed and implemented a surveillance testing program that has been vital to slowing the spread of the coronavirus on campus. And our work has been deepening the understanding of the risks associated with gatheringsCovid-19's impact on the economy, and the future of vaccine delivery — helping to save lives and improve outcomes locally and across the nation. 

At Georgia Tech, we're all about solutions.  

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What Georgia Tech Thinks

Tibor Besedes, the Mary S. and Richard B. Inman, Jr. Professor of Economics, examines student's perceptions and preferences for instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study has published in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences journal.

Four faculty members in the School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at Georgia Tech are examining Covid-19 conspiracy theories to help craft effective policy responses to the pandemic. 

As we kick off a new year and phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, the College of Sciences will continue to use its social media series, #StraightToTheSource, to share tips and techniques, evidence-based answers, and peer-reviewed data to help sort through news feeds and headlines — straight from our community of faculty and research experts.

Shatakshee Dhongde, associate professor of economics in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, found that significant proportions of U.S. respondents were experiencing economic hardships early in the Covid-19 pandemic, making the need for economic aid to vulnerable populations urgent.

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Georgia Tech in the News

The New York TimesResearchers in Atlanta have helped the federal government evaluate dozens of Covid tests and pioneer a new model for developing novel diagnostics.

11AliveNew requirements for entering the United States highlight the need for international travelers to constantly keep track of rules that can change from day to day.

CBS46Health officials at Georgia Tech opened a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site Wednesday aimed at enhancing on-campus testing capabilities as cases soar because of the omicron variant.

Fox News ChannelIncreased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023, according to a team of researchers led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Explaining the Covid-19 Vaccine

Two researchers in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, who work with the components that make up the Covid-19 vaccine, discuss how the vaccine is made, how it works, and why it is safe.

Coping With Covid-19

The same prevention measures put in place previously can still help slow the spread of this variant — vaccination, masking, physical distancing, and avoiding large indoor gatherings.

More than 200 portable air purifiers will be installed in centrally and departmentally scheduled classrooms ahead of the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 23.

For almost a year and a half, the pandemic has affected how most people work, play, and generally conduct their lives. Now people are emerging from their social bubbles, re-engaging with colleagues, and, very likely, trying to increase their happiness during a period of prolonged stress. Eric Schumacher, professor in the School of Psychology, taught a course this summer on stress and happiness.