Maria Godoy appears in the following:
Thursday, April 08, 2021
The CDC today issued a declaration on its website that racism is a threat to public health. The assertion is a shift for the agency and one which detractors both in and out of the CDC have called for.
Monday, March 29, 2021
The three currently authorized vaccines are all safe for people with suppressed immune systems, scientists say. How effective they will be may depend on your treatment plan and when you get the shot.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
A report that gathered data from 161 countries and areas paints a "horrifying picture," said WHO's director-general. And there's concern that the pandemic has made matters worse.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
In Jennifer Ryan's new novel, set in England in 1942, four women from different backgrounds compete in a cooking contest with a possibly life-changing prize: The chance to cohost a BBC cooking show.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Readers are asking about vaccine protocols, the safest way to take off a mask, whether it's risky to engage in therapeutic cuddling sessions with goats.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research finds wearing a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask — a concept known as double masking — can vastly improve the protection for the wearer.
Monday, February 08, 2021
A study raised concerns about its effectiveness against the coronavirus variant sweeping through the country — although the data is too preliminary for definitive conclusions.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
From double-masking to getting a tighter seal, these suggestions and simple at-home hacks can make your mask a better barrier against the coronavirus — and help fend off more infectious strains.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
As more contagious coronavirus variants spread in the U.S., some public health experts say it's time to wear two masks. A cloth mask with a surgical mask on top should give more protection, they say.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Research suggests the vaccine prevents disease only 50% of the time. But it could still have a big impact. And many countries are betting on it.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Many nations are betting on a vaccine made in China to immunize their populations. Clinical trial data from Brazil shows it is only 50% effective — less than the 78% previously reported.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Kenya's president pledged to stamp out the practice by 2022. But since the pandemic began, activists say more girls are being cut — and married off afterward.
Monday, December 28, 2020
A movement sparked by medical students is pushing to eliminate the use of race to estimate kidney function, saying it reinforces racist thinking. Some argue the change could cause unintended harm.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Researchers analyzed the lingering harms of of decades-old racist lending policies known as redlining. Their project lets you explore the current impacts on maps of 142 cities.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, one of the co-chairs of the Biden coronavirus advisory board, detailed plans for reaching minority communities with a vaccine and for messaging around pandemic safety.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
Monday, November 09, 2020
With official withdrawal looming, collaboration on global health issues was more difficult. Biden faces a challenging road to re-establish ties — and a U.S. leadership role.
Monday, October 19, 2020
The implications for a child's health are not yet known. The study's authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.
Friday, October 09, 2020
The conventional wisdom is that it takes 15 minutes of close contact to a contagious person to put you at risk. But even a short exposure could prove problematic.