COVID-19: Stories, Insights, Expertise

Whether you're a community member, one of our alumni, or a University of Minnesota student, here you’ll find stories, insights, and expertise to support you during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19: Stories, Insights, Expertise

Whether you're a community member, one of our alumni, or a University of Minnesota student, here you’ll find stories, insights, and expertise to support you during the COVID-19 crisis.

News

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Research Brief

People use Facebook as an emergency communication system during pandemic

The webpages of Facebook are a seemingly endless source of news, connection, and entertainment for billions of people. A new study from the School of Public Health (SPH) also finds that the social networking platform functioned as a kind of informal emergency broadcast system for people seeking critical information and support during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Podcasts

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Feature

Health in All Matters

Listen to episodes from the School of Public Health's weekly podcast series "COVID-19: When a pandemic sweeps the modern world."

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CIDRAP COVID-19 Podcast

From "How We Got Here" to "Smart Testing," listen to all of the timely podcasts from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

In the News

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Osterholm provides overview on COVID-19

Internationally recognized infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm appears on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and provides and overview of the looming COVID-19 pandemic.

Experts

U of M experts offer insights, expertise, and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are just some of the faculty and staff involved in these efforts.

Melissa Kenney

Associate Director of Knowledge Initiatives, Institute on the Environment, Twin Cities

Craig Hedberg

Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

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