Rutgers experts offer insight and advice on a range of topics related to COVID-19. This story will be updated periodically in order to share news as the pandemic evolves.
Government scientists predict 40 places in the United States will experience higher-than-normal rates of “sunny-day flooding” this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Niño weather system, according to the Associated Press. Rutgers climate scientist and core faculty member Robert Kopp offers commentary about the “repetitive flooding that disrupts people’s lives on a daily basis.”
Healio.com’s Infectious Disease News spoke with institute director Richard Marlink, MD, who treated some of the first HIV/AIDS patients at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York and helped establish the first HIV/AIDS clinic in Boston. In this interview marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Marlink discusses the likelihood of a cure and vaccine, federal funding, testing among high-risk populations, PrEP, stigma, and medical treatment.
Thomas Sokolowski, director of Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum, reflects on his work during the 1980s as a pioneer in activism through art. Challenging the world to fight the deadly epidemic that was just becoming known as AIDS, he and a small group of friends founded Visual AIDS, organized the first Day Without Art, and made the red ribbon an icon of awareness.
In this episode of Rutgers Around the World, a podcast produced by Rutgers Global, institute director Richard Marlink shines a light on the field of global health by reflecting on his own career path and his work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the United States and abroad.