The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Thursday that children ages 5 to 11 get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to boost their immunity as cases and hospitalizations tick upward in many pockets of the United States. Beth Bell, clinical professor at the School of Public Health, was mentioned.
The United States hit the tragic milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, according to the White House, but researchers say the actual pandemic death toll -- including people who died from the pandemic's collateral damage -- is actually much higher.
Controversy over abortion reached a fever pitch on May 2, 2022, when the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion was published by Politico. If the draft’s key points are reflected in the final ruling, this would strike down Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that nearly 50 years ago established the right to choose an abortion.
Some 60% of virus spread starts with those who have no symptoms. A cough or sneeze in the checkout line at the grocery store may elicit fear of COVID-19, but that maskless person quietly sitting next to you on the subway could pose just as much of a threat, public health experts say. Dr. Helen Chu, infectious disease physician at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was featured.
Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. Kristie Ebi, professor of global health, was mentioned.
Scientists turn their attention to finding the rare individuals who have not yet contracted the virus. Christopher Murray, professor of global health and Director of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation was mentioned.
A big mystery of the COVID-19 pandemic that researchers are baffled by is that some people are exposed to the virus but never get sick even as others are diagnosed with it multiple times, despite being vaccinated. Researchers say figuring out why that happens is an important question, and they're working to find the answer. Dr. Michael Gale, professor of global health, was quoted.
Epidemiologists have focused a huge amount of attention on hunting down the moment those viruses made the interspecies leap. Which bats? When? But there’s another, broader question to be asked: Why do certain mammals bump into each other at all? And are there forces that make it more likely that a diseased bat ends up in a place where it can infect people? Kristie Ebi, professor of global health, is quoted.