Category: Huffington Post

7 Things That Will Happen If 14 Million More People Are Uninsured Next Year

Huffington Post quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “Next year, about 14 million more Americans could be uninsured if the House-passed version of health care becomes law, according to the Congressional Budget Office analysis, a more pressing issue than the estimated 23 million expected to be affected by 2026…” Expert quote: “The revenue cuts […]

Jay Dickey’s Complicated Legacy Is A Lesson For Politicians And Scientists Alike

Huffington Post Sandro Galea, School of Public Health “To a generation of researchers, the name “Jay Dickey” was synonymous with frustration…” Expert quote: “He made a compelling case for why ending research leaves us with open questions and challenges our capacity to have an informed debate.” View full article. 

Fired Surgeon General Leaves Behind A Mixed Record On Gun Violence

Huffington Post Sandro Galea, School of Public Health President Donald Trump’s administration relieved Vivek Murthy of his surgeon general post Friday, cutting his four-year term in half… Expert quote: ““He has been rather mum on the issue, as has everybody in his administration,” Dr. Sandro Galea, an epidemiologist and a dean at the Boston University […]

Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New ‘Medicare For All’ Push

Huffington Post Austin Frakt, School of Public Health “In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms…” Expert quote: “Lowering the Medicare eligibility age from its […]

Ebola Study Shows How ‘Superspreaders’ Can Prolong An Outbreak

Huffington Post Christopher Gill, School of Public Health Disease “superspreaders” may have played a major role in the spread of the Ebola virus during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, according to a new statistical analysis published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… Expert quote: ““[Ebola virus] is an interesting example because it […]

If Trump Really Wants To ‘Do Something’ About Autism, Here Are 3 Suggestions

Huffington Post Helen Tager-Flusberg, College of Arts and Sciences It’s clear that President Donald Trump is interested in the subject of autism spectrum disorder, repeatedly expressing an interest in doing “something” about the condition… Expert quote: ““The most important areas of service needs are for the adult community,” said Helen Tager-Flusberg, director of the Center for […]