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Thursday, March 13, 2014
By Alex Goldman
In 2008, Google launched Google Flu Trends, a service that would track the spread of the flu in the US based on Google searches for symptoms like "cough" or "fever." At the time, journalists heralded it as delivering on the promise of all the data generated on the internet. Well, it turns out that Google Flu Trends is wrong. A lot.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and everything you need to know about Grindr.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The influenza epidemic has been keeping many New Yorkers home sick. Council Member Gale Brewer (D-6) explains the state of proposed sick leave legislation. Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance joins to talk about what kind of gun policy he supports; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Sandy recovery aid package in Congress; Kevin Drum of Mother Jones on his reporting on the link between lead and violent crime rates; and a new Center for an Urban Future report examines the role of libraries in the digital age.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News
While staying home MAY be the best course of action when it comes to the flu, it's not a viable option for all New Yorkers.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Flu season is back, and this year's strain of the virus is especially brutal. But why is the 2013 influenza strain so bad? Dr. Joseph Bresee, chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the CDC's Influenza Division, explains.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz explains the science behind the current flu outbreak and how to avoid catching what's going around. Plus: Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales on his 25-year career; and the little-known history of South Asian immigrants in late 19th-Century America.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Friday, December 04, 2009
By Jenny Lawton
It’s official: Studio 360 has a cold. But I'm inspired by an odd and intriguing ad campaign for HALLS cough drops. It features snifflers proudly bearing their red noses and eyes, bravely trudging through the season.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
China will be the first country in the world to start a mass vaccination program to inoculate their citizens against the threat of H1N1, commonly known as "swine flu." Shirong Chen, the BBC's China editor, explains that China learned valuable lessons from their experience with the SARS virus. He also offers an explanation for why China has opted to first inoculate the politicians and the participants in the National Day Parade.