How did Florida fail to respond to a coral disease epizootic and what’s to follow?

IMAGE: A colony of the large grooved brain coral, Colpophyllia natans, infected by Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. The photo shows the progressive, rapid advance of disease, left-to-right, across the colony…. view more  Credit: William Precht By 2020, massive losses of large populations of corals have been observed throughout Florida and into the greater Caribbean basin. […]

Analyzing web searches can help experts predict, respond to COVID-19 hot spots

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Web-based analytics have demonstrated their value in predicting the spread of infectious disease, and a new study from Mayo Clinic indicates the value of analyzing Google web searches for keywords related to COVID-19. Strong correlations were found between keyword searches on the internet search engine Google Trends and COVID-19 outbreaks in parts […]