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First-year students make the best of a Zoom-filled year

In some ways, the Class of 2024 is managing better than many people might have expected, but in others, the pandemic has made learning a lot more difficult.

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Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.

Higher-income people take more COVID-19 safety precautions

While people from all groups reduced their social interactions, those with higher incomes made greater changes to their behavior, according to a new study co-authored by a Cornell researcher.

Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today.


Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Cornell researchers have helped develop a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

ILR report released on inequalities during pandemic

Results of the 3,100-respondent survey speak to enormous challenges experienced in health care institutions, voting system and the world of work, authors say

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Cornell, WWF to co-host event on preventing pandemics

Cornell and WWF will host a virtual conference Feb. 23 focused on the link between humans and wildlife, and the subsequent prevention of future pandemics.

COVID-19 cluster identified on Ithaca campus

University officials announced Feb. 5 that there is a cluster of at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the student body and that campus is moving to alert status Yellow: Low to Moderate Risk.

COVID-19 spread extremely low at North Carolina day camps

Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of North Carolina YMCA day camps that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, researchers have found.