Paul Farmer receives prize for work in public health and human rights

Paul Farmer awarded Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Fauci and Paul Farmer see slow process ahead in COVID battle

Medical experts say a vaccine will be a key development in the fight against the coronavirus, but warned against thinking its deployment will mean the fight is over.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Strong government response needed in COVID battle

The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.

Yuki Kato, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here's why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene

After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: why farmers are among our best guides for making sense of topsy-turvy weather

Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.

Paul Merchant, Oral Historian and Researcher, British Library • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Rethinking what research means during a global pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, researchers can become trusted figures of authority who can re-appropriate their networks, skills and knowledge to better the lives of vulnerable populations.

Ann M. Cheney, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health, University of California, Riverside • conversation
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

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5 ways eating in a pandemic is improving your relationship with food – and why you should stick with them

A nutritionist shares five habits becoming more common during the pandemic that she hopes will continue. Eating family meals together is just the start.

Stephanie Meyers, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Instructor in Nutrition, Boston University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

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A global mask shortage may leave farmers and farm workers exposed to toxic pesticides

One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.

Melanie Bateman, Lecturer in Integrated Crop Management, University of Neuchâtel • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

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COVID-19 could put long-lasting strain on farmers

Farmers are facing challenges related to demand, workforce, and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert warns the impact could be long-lasting.

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

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