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COVID-19

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Jan 12, 2021

Study Finds Risk Factors Linked to COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts for College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (tan) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange).

Jan 10, 2021

When It Comes to COVID-19 Vaccines, We Know a Lot

Expert at NC State answer common questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and the challenges of global distribution. 

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Jan 7, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Do I Need One Dose or Two?

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has been slower than many people were hoping for. And that has led to various suggestions on ways that governments should modify the plan for getting people vaccinated. The variety of suggestions being put forward can be pretty confusing. Some are calling for everyone to get just one dose… 

drawing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dec 30, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Returning to Normal and Planning for the Future

How do we prevent this from happening again? 

An elderly Black man receiving an injection in his arm

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Safety, Skepticism and How Long Protection Will Last

We also explain the difference between preventing infection and preventing sickness. 

bottles of vaccine

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccines 101, mRNA and Adenoviruses

Here’s how vaccines work and what mRNA and adenovirus vaccines are. 

Photo of muscadine grapes on the vine.

Nov 30, 2020

Chemical Compounds in Foods Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme

Green tea, muscadine grape and dark chocolate chemical compounds inhibit an important SARS-CoV-2 enzyme. 

Nov 30, 2020

Experts You Can Count On

NC State's extension food safety experts provided training to help North Carolina restaurants reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they're leading a national team. 

An illustration by the CDC shows ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

While COVID-19 has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. University faculty and staff have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. 

A restaurant server making three tacos

Oct 26, 2020

USDA to Fund NC State-Led Group on COVID-19 Food Safety

NC State experts are leading a national team that will study and share recommendations on preventing transmission of the novel coronavirus at every stage of food production.