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If you want to reopen schools, conquer COVID-19 virus first (UPDATE)

Schools can’t reopen for a “normal” school day until the U.S. has a better handle on the transmission of the novel coronavirus. It’s a broken record by this time, but public health experts have made it clear that the infection rate must be lowered before schools can reopen. The latest message is from U.S. Surgeon […]

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More climate change victims: health and productivity

Despite what climate deniers say, we know the damage that is happening to our planet. But a new, comprehensive ongoing study looks at the devastating health effects of climate change and how global warming will harm people’s livelihoods in the years to come. Of course, the conclusions about health aren’t really new; they are just […]

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#BlackLivesMatter in public health, too

You don’t usually associate racism and the killing of African Americans by police with health disparities, but many in the nation’s health professions, especially those in public health, know that the effect is all too real. This is not a new idea, nor is it new as it applies to the African-American community. For years, […]

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