Epidemic

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Why You Shouldn't Eat Out for Valentine's Day: An Epidemiologist Explains

Q&A with Ryan Malosh

With another holiday approaching, it’s tempting to want a taste of freedom from COVID-19 social distancing. The risk of catching COVID-19 is still extremely high in most parts of the country. Epidemiologist Ryan Malosh answers some questions about eating out and socializing. Read more

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Strict Public Health Measures During Holidays Likely Saved Lives in Michigan

New research from Marisa Eisenberg

Increased social distance measures over Thanksgiving and Christmas following the Pause to Save Lives might have prevented more than 100,000 coronavirus cases in Michigan—potentially avoiding thousands of deaths during the holiday season, according to preliminary findings by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Read more

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Remote Global Health Internship Is Not an Oxymoron

Q&A with Elizabeth Brines

Global internships this summer were rather different from what students might have envisioned. With a creative spirit, adaptable skills, and a passion for moving public health forward, Michigan students spent their summer months connecting with and learning from a variety of global health partners. Read more

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Five Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

This week, the University of Michigan School of Public Health hosted a virtual discussion with epidemiologists Arnold Monto and Emily Martin on what we currently know about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are five key takeaways from the event. Read more

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Learning Public Health Practice in a Virtual World

Q&A with Elizabeth Zaebst

A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy. Read more