Elizabeth McGraw is a professor and Huck Scholar in entomology and the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. McGraw’s research investigates how genetic diversity and coevolutionary forces of vector, pathogen, and symbiont interactions affect the transmission of arboviruses. She recently wrote about super spreaders in light of the coronavirus outbreak for The Conversation and was featured in timely news articles from top-tier news outlets such as the BBC, TIME, NPR, and NBC News.
from TIME February 28, 2020
“The droplets that carry viruses do not stay suspended in humid air as long, and the warmer temperatures lead to more rapid virus degradation,” says Elizabeth McGraw, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University.
from NPR February 12, 2020
"Coronaviruses tend to be associated with winter because of how they're spread," explains Elizabeth McGraw, who directs the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University.
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Dr. Beth McGraw of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State explains what washing your hands actually does to the virus and the effects that widespread adoption of thorough personal hygiene practices can have on public health.
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