Covid-19 has exposed the weak spots of the US public health system — and that presents an opportunity, says an epidemiologist, for the nation to recognize the problems and act to fix them
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~14 min
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TIMELINE: From colonial efforts to control smallpox outbreaks to antimalarial campaigns targeting mosquitoes, the American effort grew for centuries. But cutbacks have weakened it in the past decades.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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As immunologists struggle to understand the immune response, psychologists want to know how infected people will think and behave after they recover
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~14 min
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Researchers around the globe are working with unprecedented speed to find the vaccines we need to find our way through the pandemic. What’s the bar for safety and effectiveness?
July 30, 2020 • ~17 min
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Public health messages should be loud and clear, so that everyone listens and stays safe. But that’s easier said than done — especially with a case as complex as Covid-19.
July 9, 2020 • ~12 min
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The body’s defenses lose flexibility and diversity over time, and protective responses to vaccines weaken as well. Scientists are working on ways to boost seniors’ protections against influenza, the novel coronavirus and other pathogens.
April 1, 2020 • ~12 min
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