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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
The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. Read more
Stacking Protections against Disease: What Do Driving a Car and Occupational Health Have to Do with the Coronavirus?
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
How Do You Stay Safe Now That States Are Reopening? An Expert Explains How to Assess Risk When Reconnecting With Friends and Family
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
For years we have known that the US does not have a sufficient health care workforce to provide adequate health care for older adults. The current pandemic makes the situation all the more pressing. Now is the time to revisit and revise our policies and practices to reduce the burden of suffering for older Americans and their caregivers. Read more
Two months after a rapid rise in coronavirus cases spread throughout Europe, many European governments are planning to reopen their economies. What lessons will we learn from Europe's example? Two professors and a PhD student from Michigan Public Health take a look into the possibilities. Read more
On any given night, half a million people in the US face homelessness. Many people experiencing homelessness face a range of challenges with finding stable jobs. Providing resources to overcome common obstacles to stable employment is a good first step in combating this pervasive problem. Read more
Time and again, the public health field adapts to evolving health environments. Similarly, navigating the public health job market amid the COVID-19 pandemic can enhance an individual’s adaptability as a candidate and professional. 2020 Michigan Public Health graduate Umaima Abbasi shares tips and support for recent public health graduates and professionals searching for employment. Read more
Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time. Read more
Checking Blood for Coronavirus Antibodies--3 Questions Answered About Serological Tests and Immunity
Coronavirus testing in the United States is moving into a new phase as scientists begin looking into people’s blood for signs they’ve been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Michigan Public Health Epidemiologist Aubree Gordon explains how this testing works, Read more