COVID-19 Research News and Events

Princeton researchers are applying their skills and abilities to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. See some of the many ways that the campus has responded.

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

In the face of a global pandemic, with more than 200 million global infections and 4 million deaths, and despite unprecedented efforts by public health officials, celebrities and influencers to convince everyone to wear masks and get vaccinated as soon possible, the results are mixed.

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021
by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

The allocation of COVID-19 vaccine between countries has thus far tended toward vaccine nationalism, wherein countries stockpile vaccines to prioritize access for their citizenry over equitable vaccine sharing.

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A new survey of Princeton researchers has found strong compliance with the University’s guidelines designed to protect health and safety during the pandemic.

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021
by Rachel Nuwer for the Office of Engineering Communications

A new technology being developed by Princeton University researchers and alumni could offer a more effective and robust delivery method for COVID-19 vaccines.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021
by Liana Wait, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

COVID-19 can be thought of as a game of chicken, except instead of driving head-on towards each other and betting the other person will swerve at the last minute, we’re going out when we should be staying home and foregoing social distancing, masks and hygiene measures.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021
by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

One early feature of reporting on the coronavirus pandemic was the perception that sub-Saharan Africa was largely being spared the skyrocketing infection and death rates that were disrupting nations around the world.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021
by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

Wintertime outbreaks of COVID-19 have been largely driven by whether people adhere to control measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published Feb. 8 in Nature Communications by Princeton University researchers.

Friday, Jan 29, 2021
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications; Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

On April 1, 2020, as the pandemic threatened to overwhelm area hospitals, Andrew Leifer was looking for a way to help. The Princeton University physicist connected with doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia who were working to prevent a looming shortage in machines used to keep patients...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

Spurred by the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at Princeton and Google are applying mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence to increase the availability and effectiveness of ventilation treatments worldwide.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Within days of shutting down their laboratories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Princeton researchers were asking how they could help.

Friday, Jan 15, 2021
by Jenesse Miller, University of Southern California; Edited by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

The Covid-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, University of Southern California (USC) and Princeton University ...