Are two phases of quarantine better than one?

New research into this question shows that the second wave of an epidemic is very different if a population has a homogenous distribution of contacts, compared to the scenario of subpopulations with diverse number of contacts. The research, by American authors from Oakland University, Novi High School, and California Polytechnic State University, used a simulation […]

Are two phases of quarantine better than one?

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research into this question shows that the second wave of an epidemic is very different if a population has a homogenous distribution of contacts, compared to the scenario of subpopulations with diverse number of contacts. The research, by American authors from Oakland University, Novi High School, and California Polytechnic State […]

COVID-19 quarantine now 10 days, 7 with test, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shortened the quarantine period for close contacts of people with COVID-19. That period is now 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms — or seven days, if the person has no symptoms and gets a negative test at the right point in time. Previously, the […]

Gifts for people with terrible quarantine hair

It’s ok. Hair grows back. (Lewis Parsons / Unsplash/) One thing we can all agree on is that this year has been strange. And in trying to cope while riding the emotional rollercoaster of the COVID-19 pandemic (not to mention the 2020 election), some of us have made some mistakes. Many of those mistakes have […]