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Should Kids Go Back to School during the Coronavirus

Should kids go back to school and the Coronavirus, with Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson

Whether or not kids should go back to school during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a hot topic with strong opinions on both sides of the issue.  This includes expert public health opinions on both sides of the issue, so it’s not as if all the public health professionals support one side over the other. […]

Ban Live Meat Markets and Aggressively Address the Driving Factors of Emerging Infectious Diseases

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It’s time. There has to be a much stronger international effort to ban live meat markets and come down harder on the illegal wildlife trade. It didn’t happen after SARS, but it needs to happen now. Turning a blind eye to them is the equivalent of playing an international game of Russian Roulette. Both are […]

COVID-19: Why We Can’t Only Shut Down Cities Like NYC

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  By Erin Stair MD, MPH Most of America has been ordered to shut down as we brace for the uphill battle against COVID-19. Yet, despite overwhelming consensus from the medical and public health community, there has been shouts to open up America, restart our economy and allow people to work. There has been a lot […]

Dr. Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec on Predicting and Preventing Mosquito-Borne EIDs like Dengue Fever

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From nuclear war to mass shootings, we worry about a lot of things that could kill a lot of people. I mostly worry about emerging infectious diseases or EIDs. It could be a vector-borne disease, like ones transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is an example. It could be a zoonotic disease, or one that jumps […]

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