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FSU expert available to comment on psychological effects of social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of Americans are staying home to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases. Among those avoiding other people are many older Americans, whose age puts them at a greater risk of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection. That isolation — for seniors and for everyone else — can bring loneliness and frustration. A Florida State […]

FSU expert available to discuss moral decision-making and social distancing

In the fight against this new coronavirus, some of the most effective tools are a couch and a television in your own home. Public health officials are asking people to avoid socializing with others to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. That means people often have to make tough decisions about how to respond. It’s this […]

FSU professor available to comment on the Black Death and its lessons for COVID-19

The Black Death looms large in the history of infectious disease. The pandemic — an outbreak of bubonic plague which was probably spread predominantly by rats and fleas — struck Italy in 1347. Recent evidence on mortality suggests that in just a few years, the disease killed around 60 percent of the population in Europe, […]

FSU professors available to comment on economic impact of coronavirus

As the coronavirus disease 2019 —or COVID-19— continues to spread, it disrupts world markets, supply chains and entire economies. As of March 5, nearly 100,000 people were confirmed infected and more than 3,000 deaths attributed to the disease. The spread of coronavirus continues to create instability on a global scale. Given this changing landscape and […]

FSU expert available to comment on effectiveness of flu vaccine

As an outbreak of a new coronavirus makes headlines across the world, another more common infectious disease is spreading across the United States and beyond — the flu. About 8 percent of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu each season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although anyone can get […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 3,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of a stroke, according to the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The […]

FSU professors available to comment for Black History Month

The daring raids of Harriet Tubman, the activism of Martin Luther King Jr., the presidency of Barack Obama and more are all essential parts of the history of the United States. Every February, Black History Month celebrates the many accomplishments of black Americans. It’s also a time to consider how race affects the issues the […]

FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive public health effort to contain the pathogen and treat patients. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on coronavirus and the public health challenges it presents. Alan Rowan, teaching professor, Public Health Program (850) 645-8741; arowan@fsu.edu Rowan […]

FSU experts available to comment on the upcoming electoral season

On Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses will formally kick off the 2020 electoral season. In addition to gubernatorial and state houses, seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the presidency are up for grabs this year. The shifting political and media landscape coupled with the growing influence of social media, means clarity and […]

FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences

On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and the European Union will begin negotiating a new trading agreement. Sean Ehrlich, […]

FSU researchers offer ideas for New Year’s resolutions

Setting New Year’s resolutions can be a frustrating proposition. It’s disheartening to look back at old resolutions to see they’ve failed to take hold yet again or to struggle creating a new, exciting idea for self-improvement. Let science give you some help. FSU faculty members gave their suggestions for changes that will improve your life […]

FSU expert available to comment on Black Friday and holiday shopping

‘Tis the season for consumer electronics, toys and just about any other consumer product to start flying off shelves and out of digital marketplaces. With that in mind, an expert from the Florida State University College of Business can provide context and perspective on yet another Black Friday and the subsequent holiday buying binge. Maura […]