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. May 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    As medical experts race to create solutions for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment, faculty and staff develop strategies to safely reopen the University and Michigan Athletics.

  2. Helping, learning in Kenya

    In the weeks before COVID-19 struck the East African country, 30 U-M students from dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering set out to improve overall well-being in underserved communities. They tackled everything from harvesting organic coffee to providing sex education.

  3. Everyone vs. COVID-19: U-M scientists need public’s help

    Signing up for U-M registry will make it easy for researchers to find sick, recovered, at-risk, and healthy people for dozens of studies. The goal is to understand, prevent, treat, and measure COVID-19’s effects on people and society.

  4. COVID-19 shocks food supply chain; spurs creativity, resiliency

    From shortages to unanticipated waste, the pandemic’s damage to the supply chain is exacerbating the problem of food insecurity for millions. Still, there are signs of hope, and they’re coming from smaller grocers and local suppliers.

  5. Committees to prepare for fall ’20 semester amid COVID-19

    Seven coordinated committees will tackle different aspects of academic and campus planning, from instructional planning to the use of academic spaces and libraries.

  6. Discovery may lead to better anti-obesity treatments

    Researchers have unveiled the precise shape of a key player in human metabolism, which could open the door to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders.