Posts Tagged ‘epidemics’

How COVID-19 Swept Across America

October 12, 2020

See in one minute how Covid-19 has torn across the U.S. since March in this one-minute video developed by Microsoft AI for Health, Brown School of Public Health, and Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

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How South Korea Slowed Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

South Korea slowed the spread of COVID-19 through testing and tracing. A Vox video by Christina Thornell, Danush Parvaneh, Ranjani Chakraborty and Mac Schneider.

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Spanish Flu Wasn’t Spanish

April 17, 2020

The 1918 influenza pandemic did not start in Spain. Europe’s WWI censors forbade discussion of the widespread disease, but neutral Spain’s press reported freely, so the illness became known as the Spanish Flu. A 2018 Cambridge University video

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Social Distancing Works

April 15, 2020

Courtesy of the Ohio Department of Health. No ping pong balls were hurt in making this video.

Don’t get it? Read this.

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New Diseases Come In From the Wild

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 was bound to happen. A Vox video.

Related:

“From Bats to Human Lungs, the Evolution of a Coronavirus,” Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker

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Prevent Coronavirus: Wash Your Hands. With Soap.

March 26, 2020

Wash your hands. Use soap.

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Larry Kudlow Leads Trump Administration Coronavirus Fight

February 26, 2020

Larry Kudlow Leads Trump Administration Coronavirus Fight

The Trump Administration’s rapid response to the Coronavirus threat was led by National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, who announced on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemic has been “contained” in the United States. “We have contained this, I won’t say airtight but pretty close to airtight,” he diagnosed on CNBC. Mr. Kudlow’s concern, like that of his master, Donald Trump, was with one major disease symptom, a severe decline in the Dow Jones Index.

Larry Kudlow, while not a physician, is as qualified to advise on the disease epidemic as he is to be National Economic Council Director. He isn’t an economist either, and his financial prognoses are consistently wrong. In the case of the COVID-19 epidemic, epidemiologists at the CDC warn that its spread in the US is imminent. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness,”said National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Director Dr. Nancy Messonnier.

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What a Pair

February 24, 2012

What a Pair

Foot fetishes flourish during epidemics of sexually-transmitted diseases, according to a 1998 study. The paper, published in the PubMed database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), was unearthed by the Discovery Magazine Discoblog:

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