In Brazil, a look at why health care declines around elections

Guillermo Toral PhD '20 finds health care quality drops in months leading up to mayoral elections, and if the incumbent loses, the quality continues to fall.

MIT Governance Lab • mit
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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The simple reason West Virginia leads the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents

West Virginia turned to its local pharmacies for help. Its program's success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the vaccine rollout.

Tinglong Dai, Associate Professor of Operations Management & Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~6 min

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Can mammogram screening be more effective?

Study: Healthier women are more likely to follow age-based guidelines, leaving room for better-targeted testing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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Homeless patients with COVID-19 often go back to life on the streets after hospital care, but there's a better way

What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?

J. Robin Moon, Adjunct Associate Professor, City University of New York • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~8 min

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Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection

Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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