Effect of washing Halloween candy handled by COVID-19 patients

“Handwashing and Detergent Treatment Greatly Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load on Halloween Candy Handled by COVID-19 Patients” [by Rodolfo A. Salido, Sydney C. Morgan, Maria I. Rojas, Celestine G. Magallanes, Clarisse Marotz, Peter DeHoff, Pedro Belda-Ferre, et al., Msystems, vol. 5, no. 6, 2020, e01074-20] is a featured study in “Pandemic Dining: Gelato, Candy, Lettuce, Frozen […]

Vegetable-eating and COVID-19 Mortality in Europe

“Association Between Consumption of Vegetables and COVID-19 Mortality at a Country Level in Europe” [by Susana C. Fonseca, Ioar Rivas, Dora Romaguera (pictured here), Marcos Quijal-Zamorano, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Alain Vidal, Joao A. Fonseca, Joan Ballester, Josep M. Anto, Xavier Basagana, Luis M. Cunha, and Jean Bousquet, MedRxiv, 2020] is a featured study in “Pandemic Dining: […]

Ig Nobel Prize winner Berdimuhamedow replaced as Turkmenistan President by Berdimuhamedow

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, co-winner of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education, has stepped down as President of Turkmenistan, replaced by his son, according to an official government announcement and news reports. Caspian News reports: Serdar Berdimuhamedow Wins Turkmenistan’s Presidential Election The son of incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has won snap presidential elections in Turkmenistan. […]

Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Consumption of Ice-Cream

“The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Behavioral Consumption of Ice-Cream” [by Caterina Boaro, thesis for Master’s Degree Programme in Management, Università Ca’Foscari Venezia, 2021] is a featured study in “Pandemic Dining: Gelato, Candy, Lettuce, Frozen Meat“, which is a featured article in the special Viruses and Pandemics issue of the magazine—Annals of Improbable […]