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.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
June 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
June 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Coronavirus is spreading through rural South’s high-risk population – reopening economies will make it worse
Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
April 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.
April 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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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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