2021 Research Magazine

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    » Interdisciplinary

    The Pandemic Toolbox: COVID-19's Wrench Remade Research Labs

    When SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, began to spread through the US in spring 2020, Michigan Tech got to work in the Upper Peninsula and across the globe. Just weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, COVID-19 testing in the UP was limited. Not everyone could get a test, and those who could had samples sent to downstate labs. The results were often delayed, whether by travel times or testing backlogs.

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On the cover: From 3D printing to RNA extraction, from wastewater to remote sensing—this is research retooled.


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