The COVID-19 curve has unflattened. Fast. Now what?

COVID curve goes up

Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry, and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available.

  1. U-M researcher's idea may soon simplify financial aid process

    Parents of students considering college are now struggling with a federal form that is longer and more grueling than the IRS Form 1040. But that could soon change, thanks to the work of a U-M researcher. Susan Dynarski’s plan was embraced by both the Obama and McCain campaigns and could become reality as officials work to simplify the financial aid process.

  2. Students help to bring the Internet to rural Africa

    Residents of rural Kenya now have e-mail accounts and Internet access thanks in part to the work of U-M engineering students.

  3. Biography of a heroine

    The U-M Museum of Art opens its gorgeous new wing on March 28, and you can tour it in the slideshow above. Here we remember the sculpture that started it all. Acquired in 1861, and still one of UMMA’s most beloved artworks, ‘Nydia’ was the product of a hometown boy who made it big in the art world.

  4. Number of fast-food restaurants associated with stroke risk

    U-M physicians have discovered a connection between the number of fast-food joints in a neighborhood and the rate of stroke. It’s not known yet whether the restaurants are a cause of stroke, or just a marker of an unhealthy area.

  5. Cell phones as classroom computers

    Educational software for cell phones, a suite of tools developed at the University of Michigan, is being used to turn smart phones into personal computers for students in two Texas classrooms. (watch) En Espanol

  6. 'USA Learns' helps immigrants learn English

    A new Web site that teaches English to Spanish-speaking immigrants has attracted more than 500,000 visitors in its first three months of operation. (watch)