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Covid-19 Response

plastic model of human lungs

Feb 10, 2023

Inhalable ‘SHIELD’ protects lungs against COVID-19, flu viruses

Researchers develop an inhalable powder that could protect lungs and airways from viral invasion. 

Masked and gloved researcher conducts tests in environmental lab.

Dec 7, 2022

Tracking COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are taking a look at our waste — specifically regional wastewater — to get a better view of outbreaks and trends to help ensure local communities have the information they need when making public health decisions. 

Nov 14, 2022

Wastewater, syndromic COVID-19 surveillance are important pieces of COVID-monitoring toolkit

Wastewater and syndromic surveillance monitoring are useful complements to lab-confirmed case surveillance during a pandemic. 

Healthcare professional dressed in blue scrubs administers vaccination to seated patient.

May 20, 2022

NSF RAPID grants support engineering research on pandemic for better future solutions

Faculty members in the College of Engineering are principal investigators (PIs) or co-PIs on three Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants awarded in 2020 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on hospital surges, vaccine distribution and the well-being of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

rows of vials containing covid-19 vaccine

Apr 1, 2022

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

The researchers hope others can use the data to improve vaccination efforts in the future. 

Close-up photo of a group of vaccine vials.

Sep 14, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA vaccines going to replace other vaccines?

Gary Gilleskie, executive director of BTEC, joins other experts at NC State explaining why there are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

Blue latex glove hand holding a vaccine vial.

Sep 3, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 vaccine boosters ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

May 27, 2021

How COVID-19 will affect North Carolina in the months ahead

New variants and changes in mask use may have a significant impact. 

Apr 28, 2021

Questions for Julie Swann

Julie Swann, head of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is an expert on supply chains and pandemics and has provided guidance on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.