The battle against Covid-19 is a worldwide challenge unlike any in living memory. And the Georgia Tech community has joined the fight, contributing our expertise, innovation, and indomitable spirit to the effort. 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. In fact, our work has been deepening the understanding of Covid-19’s trajectory, the risks associated with gatherings, Covid-19's impact on the economy, and helping to save lives and improve outcomes locally and across the nation.
We have enabled more than 1.8 million pieces of personal protective equipment and 7,000 gallons of redesigned hand sanitizer to be delivered to healthcare workers. And we have provided free designs and instructions for make-at-home face shields and face masks, helped design low-cost emergency ventilators, and partnered to design barrier protection devices for medical staff.
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Covid-19 Alters Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, New Study Finds
Covid-19 patients who receive oxygen therapy or experience fever show reduced gray matter volume in the frontal-temporal network of the brain, according to a new study led by researchers at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
County-Level Calculator Estimates Covid-19 Exposure
An interactive dashboard that estimates Covid-19 incidence at gatherings in the U.S. has added a new feature: the ability to calculate county-level risk of attending an event with someone actively infected with Coronavirus (Covid-19). The Georgia Tech-developed dashboard accounts for widespread gaps in U.S. testing for the Coronavirus, which can silently spread through individuals who display mild or no symptoms of illness.
A study by Georgia Tech researchers finds that wearing a face mask can provide protection from Covid-19, but the type of material and how many fabric layers used can significantly affect exposure risk.
Mathematicians and engineers from Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon discuss how network and game theories provide a different way to control the spread of infectious disease.
Genetic sequencing of portions of the coronavirus await some undergraduates in the School of Biological Sciences, who will use the samples to learn how serology tests are made, as well as other aspects of viral…
Emory University and Georgia Tech students competed to develop products that help schools and businesses safely reopen. Top prize went to Rotations, a digital platform to allow schools and businesses to quickly…
Predicting Covid-19’s spread has been one of the pandemic’s biggest challenges. A team of Georgia Tech undergraduates, however, has created a forecasting dashboard that aggregates and compares prediction data to…
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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.
Pinar Keskinocak, director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech, discusses disease spread modeling for Covid-19 and what she sees coming in the “second wave.”
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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
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.
School of Public Policy Associate Professor Julia Melkers and her colleague, Eric Welch of Arizona State University, are embarking on a two-year study of how scientific teams — particularly those collaborating internationally — adapted and innovated during the pandemic.