With so many COVID-19 models, which is best?

Policymakers need to use data to guide their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new process brings together many models to give them the best info.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

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How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~2 min

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America’s ‘lagging miserably’ in response to coronavirus

Health policy expert, physician, and historian Mical Raz shares her perspective on the United States' less robust response to coronavirus.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~1 min

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COVID-19 symptoms pop up 5 days after exposure

How soon do symptoms show up after COVID-19 exposure? About five days, new research shows.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Interactive map tracks the coronavirus outbreak

A new interactive map for the novel coronavirus outbreak shows the numbers of cases, recoveries, and deaths, as well as trends over time.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~2 min

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Expert: Coronavirus exposes ‘cracks’ in Chinese government

The Chinese government's response to the coronavirus outbreak has exposed flaws in its approach to crises and requires more openness, an expert argues.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~1 min

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Map shows opioid crisis isn’t a single epidemic

The US is not facing a single opioid overdose epidemic. It's facing several different epidemics, researchers say.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~3 min

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Is the Ebola emergency declaration in Congo too late?

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the year-long Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency. Did they wait too long?

Boston University • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~1 min

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Epidemic forecasts can miss the human reaction

Neglecting human behavior when forecasting epidemics can lead to government overspending.

Texas A&M University • futurity
July 3, 2019 ~3 min

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Delays can limit how well Ebola vaccines work

A delay of just one week can drastically reduce the efficacy of Ebola vaccines in highly populated areas, research in the Democratic Republic of Congo finds.

Gigi Marino-Florida • futurity
May 8, 2019 ~4 min

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