Dissertation (Un)interrupted

Aidan Milliff, an MIT PhD student in international relations and security studies, had his work in India cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to return home to the United States. Here he discusses the challenges to finishing a dissertation in the midst of a pandemic, and the many people who helped get him home so his work could continue.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • UK’s Johnson urges Britons to ‘work from home’ amid surge in Covid-19 cases
  • COVID-19 crisis threatens children’s mental health
  • Sen. Baldwin on SCOTUS Fight: ‘Our strongest hope is to engage the American public’
  • Cruises making a comeback during COVID-19
  • Coronavirus: A dire warning from Canada’s top doctor
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