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August 16, 2020
‘It’s More Difficult for the Global Community to Address COVID If We Keep Secrets’
Veronika Wirtz on Russia’s announcement of a coronavirus vaccine, what is and isn’t known about it, and the danger of political pressure here in the US.
School News
‘Now Is the Time to Take a Stand’
Moderated by Yvette Cozier, the first of four Black Boston panels featured alum Vivien Morris of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition, and examined food and healthcare access in Boston.
Medicaid-Covered Mothers Have Less Say in Birthing Experience
Even when demographics and health conditions are comparable, women on public insurance report less respect, choice, and autonomy in their maternity care than women on private insurance.
Experiencing Racism May Damage Memory, Cognition
Data from the Black Women’s Health Study quantifies the association between experiences of racism and subjective cognitive function.
Public Health Post
More Than the Sticker Price
The physiologic definition of infertility carries an underlying cis-heteronormative bias that excludes individuals who experience social infertility.
Activist Lab
‘One Less Thing for Them to Worry About’
MPH student Lauren Fletcher on her Activist Bucks project: providing coats to BMC patients navigating homelessness, HIV, and the pandemic.
Atrial Fibrillation Less Deadly Than It Used to Be, But Still Cause for Concern
The increasingly common condition still takes an average of two years off of a person’s life, compared to three years back in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Gun Ownership and Suicide in California
Free Associations podcast hosts examine a study on the association between handgun ownership and suicide.
Quarter of Arthritis Cases Linked to Weight
Weight loss from young adulthood to midlife was associated with substantially reduced risk of developing arthritis.
In the Media
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wearing a Mask Protects Others—and Might Protect You, Too — interview with Patricia Fabian, associate professor of environmental health.
Interview with Dr. Michael Siegel–2019 National Lawful Use of Guns Survey — interview with Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Bloomberg Radio
Merck’s Progress Toward a Coronavirus Vaccine — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Effective Altruism After Disasters: 10 Strategies to Maximize Responsible Giving — opinion by alum Paola Peynetti.
Huffington Post
Will America Let COVID-19 Become the Next HIV? — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Health Affairs
Broadening the Focus During Pregnancy to Total Women’s Health, Not Just Healthy Babies — opinion by Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
New Hampshire Public Radio
The Search for a COVID Vaccine — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Life Is Now a Game of Risk. Here’s How Your Brain Is Processing It. — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
Racial Justice Talking Circle
Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, online.
SAFER Town Hall
Wednesday, August 19, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, online.
LfA Teaching Series: Student Cohort App
Wednesday, August 19, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, online.
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