COVID-19 News and Information

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Last updated July 11, 2022

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How long the coronavirus survives in air depends on relative humidity

In exhaled aerosols, SARS-CoV-2’s infectivity can drop by 90% in 20 minutes depending on environmental conditions

Chemists rethink work travel

Has the pandemic changed what people are willing to leave home for?

Peptide from SARS-CoV-2 spike protein forms amyloids

In lab tests, immune cell enzyme cleaves spike protein to yield fibril-forming peptide

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Business Not As Usual for University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Campus

How COVID-19 Transformed Chapter Activities and Individual Development

Undergrads Hit Hard by Pandemic Navigate Disruption

Despite the hurdles, students are still determined to be scientists as they adapt to redesigned learning.

How I Started an ACS Student Chapter in Quarantine

Bombay College of Pharmacy student and her peers put in the work to start an international ACS student chapter during the pandemic. See how it has paid off.

Pandemic Stress: The Toll It Is Taking on Students

Students describe the challenges of online classes, lost opportunities, and more.

COVID-19 Research in ACS Journals

Check out this free collection of COVID-19 research published in the Virtual Issue of ACS Publications. The Virtual Issue provides a brief overview of important contributions of chemistry to understanding and controlling the spread of coronaviruses and includes articles from ACS Publications and the preprint server ChemRxiv. Chemistry plays a key role in understanding everything from viral structure to pathogenesis, isolation of vaccines and therapies, as well as in the development of materials and techniques used by basic researchers, virologists and clinicians. We hope the research contained in the Virtual Issue gives you important insight into challenges and approaches in virus research.