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SPOTLIGHT

Why Are Ethical Concerns Blocking the Progress of COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts?

Akpabio Akpabio and Utibe Effiong

Ultimately, vaccines are beneficial, and human trials are essential in determining the safety of any vaccine. But how do we select candidates for vaccine tests? Fallout from unethical experiments is persistent, and we must insist on the most ethical and medically accurate appraisals of the vaccine landscape. Read more

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Increasing Screen Time During COVID-19 Could Be Harmful to Kids' Eyesight

Shu-Fang Shih and Olivia Killeen

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. Read more

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Stacking Protections against Disease: What Do Driving a Car and Occupational Health Have to Do with the Coronavirus?

Aurora Le

Preventing the spread of disease is essential for our health. So is having a steady income. To get us back to work safely, occupational health experts are helping us “stack” protective measures—use multiple layers of safeguards—to truly protect workers, clients, patients, and visitors from the potential harms of environmental exposures on the job and in other spaces we frequent. Read more

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How Do You Stay Safe Now That States Are Reopening? An Expert Explains How to Assess Risk When Reconnecting With Friends and Family

Ryan Malosh

Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, people desperately want to see friends and family, go to a restaurant and let our kids have playdates. Even grocery shopping sounds fun. But how can you do that and still stay safe? Ryan Malosh, who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision-making. Read more