Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
July 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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A century ago, the influenza pandemic killed about 50 million people. Today we are battling the coronavirus pandemic. Are we any better off? Two social scientists share five reasons we have to be optimistic.
June 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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There is a sad precedent of pandemic disease threatening the residents of care institutions – and of authorities not heeding the dangers.
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The Baltic crusades had a long term impact on the local environment – 700 years later, the details of this are clear.
May 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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Why we should wash our hands of this unhealthy phrase.
April 1, 2020 • ~23 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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Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?
March 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
March 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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