How to prevent overwhelming hospitals and build immunity

Social distancing could allow a level of infection that can be handled by the health care system, but would build enough immunity to strangle the epidemic.

Alvin Powell
March 27, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell ashish-jha coronavirus covid-19 epidemic harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health sarah-fortune social-distancing yonatan-grad

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 history laws us-presidents united-states

Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals rural-communities

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 economy global-economy

How culture affects the spread of pandemics like COVID-19

Culture is key in the spread of COVID-19. It also explains why choosing to head to the beach right now isn't a simple decision, a health scientist says.

Eric Stann-Missouri
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 pandemics social-lives

Tuberculosis molecule has a big weird pocket

A big pocket in a tuberculosis molecule is a mystery. "We've never seen anything like this before. It doesn't really make sense."

Nathan Collins-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria imaging-technology proteins tuberculosis

Screen time that supports new parents and young kids can enhance family health

Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.

Ashwini Lakshmanan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: families mobile-health parents mobile-apps screen-time health-apps new-mothers chatbots newborn-health new-parents new-fathers cellphones maternal-newborn-child-health health-technology

Society's dependence on the internet: 5 cyber issues the coronavirus lays bare

Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.

Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Technology, Law & Security Program, American University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: internet public-health censorship cybersecurity pandemic internet-of-things cyber-law coronavirus ransomware supply-chains internet-policy misinformation disinformation new-coronavirus covid-19

Chan School session breaks down ways to ease stress

Chan School online forum aims to teach how to deal with pandemic stress.

Clea Simon
March 26, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine christy-denckla coronavirus covid-19 harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health karmel-choi mental-health resilience stress

Some veterans skip VA health care services

Veterans "who screened positive for a mental health problem were significantly less likely to use a health care program of any kind," researchers say.

Kristie Auman-Bauer-Penn State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol anxiety depression post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd veterans

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