It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
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Three graphs of mortality data tell the story of the direction the UK and the world are heading in after the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
April 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.
April 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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It is impossible to anticipate if, how or when COVID-19 might take a loved one. But there are ways to prepare.
April 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
March 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
March 25, 2020 • ~10 min
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