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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

Researchers Across Tufts Pivot to Fight COVID-19

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Scientists collaborate to understand the coronavirus, from how it is transmitted to the disparity of its harm.   https://now.tufts.edu/articles/researchers-across-tufts-pivot-fight-covid-19

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

Can Pets Get or Spread COVID-19?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Cummings School scientists launch a study to better understand the novel coronavirus and how it may infect pets and other domestic animals

How Does COVID-19 Compare with the Flu?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe