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Author: Greg Richter
Winter ‘Tripledemic’ Highlights the Need to Stay at Home When Sick—and the Need For Paid Sick Leave To Make it Possible
As the United States approaches nearly 100 million COVID-19 cases and the convergence of a widely reported “tripledemic” of COVID-19, the flu, and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), this holiday season, policymakers should support paid sick leave policies to prevent the spread of infectious disease, say researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health in a recently published paper in the journal Health Affairs.
Are Researchers Closer to Understanding Who is at Risk of Hospitalization From COVID-19?
What lessons have researchers learned about what makes someone more vulnerable to more severe COVID-19 if they become infected, and how can this improve care for patients with the disease? Some answers may be found in a study published in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine that offers some important insights into characteristics that are linked with more severe COVID cases, as well as those suffering from post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, commonly termed “long COVID.”
Q+A: Why Do Vaccines Work More In Some People Than in Others?
Thanks to a new study in Nature Immunology, researchers have gained insights into why some people develop immunity to a disease following vaccination, while others do not.
Could Reducing Screen Time Among Young Autism Patients Reduce Symptoms?
One of the lesser-known downstream consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in screen time among Americans in every age category. Although lots of television watching, social media scrolling, and playing video games may […]
Q+A: Can addressing childhood trauma help prevent PTSD among violence victims?
As many communities across the country struggle with rising violence, a team of researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health took a unique approach to better understand the experiences of victims of urban violence […]
Closed-Loop Brain Imaging May Improve Pilot Training
The results, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroergonomics, suggest that fNIRS-informed training can improve the way we evaluate individual performance for mission-critical essential workers.
Q+A: What Factors are Associated with Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health have researched disparities in testing, vaccination, health care access and other markers of the pandemic response. The latest study, this month in […]
A Not So Sobering Look at Pennsylvania’s Liquor Laws
Although the commonwealth’s laws may be inconvenient for some, the idea of adding inconvenience may help the public’s health, according to new data from researchers at the Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.
NOW THAT TAX DAY HAS PASSED, LET’S PLAN HOW TO BEST USE PUBLIC DOLLARS TO INVEST IN HEALTH
We’ve passed the annual tax-filing deadline, and households across the country have gathered financial papers documenting tax payments — with the ostensible goal of paying our share so the government can provide for the public good. But as the pandemic continues into its third year, it’s reasonable to wonder how those tax dollars are being used to build healthier, more equitable communities — and how we are to know if those programs are working.