The Problem with ‘Patient Zero’ in Coronavirus News
Helen Jenkins on why journalists should not use “patient zero” or “party zero” to describe a person or social event believed to have caused a local COVID-19 outbreak.
Students Create COVID-19 Guidance for Town
MPH Students Emily Hammel and Caredwen Foley developed fact sheets and safety tips for the Board of Health in Lexington, Mass. to share with its community on social media.
Professor Wins Climate Change and Health Award
Gregory Wellenius received a grant from the Wellcome Trust Foundation to analyze how local health departments across the US are preparing for days of extreme heat.
‘Public Health Needs Help on Capitol Hill’
At the third event of the Coronavirus Seminar Series, legal and policy experts discussed the role of politics in the nation’s understanding of, and response to, the pandemic.
Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity
Over a quarter of long-term opioid prescriptions in the US are attributable to higher BMI, mainly through joint and back disorders.
Tracking COVID-19 Policies
Julia Raifman and students are creating a tool to help researchers and governments find out what policies work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.