COVID-19 News and Information

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Last updated May 16, 2022

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COVID-19 put hand sanitizer—and Purell lead formulator Kayla Ivey—in the spotlight

Gojo Industries chemist says the pandemic made her a better bench chemist and gave her a Twitter platform

The next generation of COVID-19 antivirals

Several firms are developing follow-ups to the Pfizer and Merck pills

Quat disinfectants that swap nitrogen for phosphorus might stem antimicrobial resistance

Extensive use of quaternary ammonium antiseptics during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the spread of resistance. Researchers propose new chemicals to combat the problem

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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.

Doing Undergrad Research in the Time of COVID

COVID restrictions might have delayed or canceled your plans for pursuing research opportunities, but you can still develop research skills during the pandemic. 

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.