MASKS ARE MOBILE!!!! WEAR A MASK and here’s why!
A Growing Body Of Research Highlights The Importance Of Wearing Face Masks. Wearing a face mask is no fun for many people. However, the latest research shows that, especially as states open up, masks are an important tool in helping to control the spread of the virus. (read or listen the full article on NPR)
The Understanding America Study (UAS) is a panel of households at the University of Southern California (USC) of approximately 8,500 respondents representing the entire United States. The study is an ‘Internet Panel,’ which means that respondents answer our surveys on a computer, tablet, or smart phone, wherever they are and whenever they wish to participate.
Surveys are designed by research teams around the world; programmed and tested by our team at the Center for Economic and Social Research, translated into Spanish and then fielded.
A majority of the UAS data is publicly available. An excellent start is the UAS Comprehensive File, which merges the data from a number core surveys in the UAS that are repeated every two years. To explore the UAS data in an interactive manner check out the UAS Visualization Toolkit (opens in a new window).
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COVIDbase is a work-in-progress curated list of projects, news, and data related to COVID-19.
The goal of COVIDbase is to link people who have skills to relevant projects and to inspire new ideas. We created COVIDbase after seeing a lot of various efforts happening in different places and wanted to see all the projects in one spot. While many projects are not open to join, such as pharma or government efforts, we believe they're important to stay abreast of and inspired by.
We hope that this helps you get involved. COVID-19 is a historic event. We want to be on the right side of history.
NEXT STEPS: Got a project idea? Suggest it here or, better yet, tweet to @thecovidbase. Follow @thecovidbase on Twitter to get live updates and stories that don't quite fit here.
if you have any feedback about the site. If you're working on a project or want to spin one up, I encourage you to join the COVID Accelerator, where ideas are incubating and launching rapidly. Let's move faster than this virus together! (read more)
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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers.
Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. A computer-generated 'human' interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms. (Read More)