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.

We're all about the solutions. Together, we can do this.

 

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What Georgia Tech Thinks

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.”


Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, a distinguished professor at Georgia Tech with joint appointments at the Nunn School of International Affairs and the Strategic Energy Institute, explains why "the world needs the United States to provide leadership now to create and deploy a global biosecurity initiative."


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Georgia Tech in the News

NatureAs the world hopes for swift roll-outs of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021, researchers’ ambitions are likely to still be constrained by the continuing pandemic and its effects. Amid shifting career priorities, Nature asked scientists for their advice to colleagues and what they plan to start, limit or keep doing.

CNBCDuring the coronavirus pandemic, the worst public health crisis in a century, some people pointed to what appears to be a tiny silver lining for the planet: Global lockdown measures reduced climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions.

WABE RadioJoshua Weitz, who studies how viruses transform human health at Georgia Tech, has created a tool to help people calculate the likelihood of being exposed to the coronavirus at events of different sizes. He shares how it works and discusses the current state of the pandemic.

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


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Welcome Back From President Cabrera

President Ángel Cabrera offers a welcome back message as students, faculty, and staff prepare for the start of the Spring 2021 semester.

For Marlon Ellis, research and continuing education are part of the daily routine that allows him to successfully execute his job responsibilities. The same quest for knowledge helped Ellis understand the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine.


Nine month after courses first moved to a virtual format, chemistry faculty and students reflect on the unexpected teaching and education discoveries from virtual learning. 


As the winter continues and the temperatures remain cool, students are trying to find new ways to socialize safely. While virtual gatherings are still the safest way to spend time with friends, those wanting to do so in person still have options with lower risk of transmitting the virus.