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Coronavirus: What Pregnant Women Should Know

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women are concerned about their health and the health of their children. University of Michigan maternal and child health expert Miatta Buxton, an assistant research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, discusses the issue.

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The Swiss Cheese Metaphor: Protecting Ourselves and Others from Coronavirus

When it comes to COVID-19, no single protection — like wearing masks, washing your hands, or social distancing — is 100% effective at preventing infection. The ‘Swiss cheese’ metaphor helps explain how stacking these practices together can help us protect ourselves and others, and reduce the spread of the virus, as states reopen and we return to public spaces, family, and friends.

"I want to make effective changes in the health of communities who need it most."


Marcus McKay Jr.

Master’s Student in Epidemiology & Admissions Ambassador

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