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Coronavirus FAQs

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Professor Jonathan Runstadler contributed his expertise to NPR’s Goats and Soda for a coronavirus FAQ on a range of topics.

hand wearing a blue surgical glove holding covid-19 vaccine glass bottle

The COVID Mink Crisis, Explained

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

NBCNews.com Professor Jonathan Runstadler spoke with NBCNews.com about the COVID-19 outbreaks at Dutch mink farms. Read full story here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/here-s-why-denmark-culled-17-million-minks-now-plans-n1249610

white mink in a box

A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

USAID personnel work on Ebola recovery in Liberia in 2015. Tufts will head a program that will work with 10 countries in Africa and Asia to halt the spread of emerging viruses that cause diseases like Ebola and COVID-19.

How Many People Have Been Infected?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Associate professor Abhineet Sheoran explains why widespread antibody testing is so critical to moving forward in a COVID-19 world.

Dr. Abhineet Sheoran working with two students in the lab who are enrolled in the MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health Program

What Is Behind COVID-19 Spillover Events?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Professor Jonathan Runstadler discusses his lab’s work to investigate genetic mutations and other factors that enable the SARS-CoV-2 virus to jump species.

Black dog being swabbed in nasal cavity for COVID-19 testing

The Spillover Effect

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tracking the origins of influenza and other infectious diseases in the animals around us In the early twentieth century, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. Epidemics erupted with little warning, seemingly out of… Read More