Nurith Aizenman

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How Bad Has The Pandemic Been For Childhood Vaccinations?

Monday, September 21, 2020

The betterment of childhood vaccination rates has been a global success story. A new report on the impact of the pandemic offers reason for concern — and optimism.

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New Global Coronavirus Death Forecast Is Chilling — And Controversial

Friday, September 04, 2020

The forecast comes from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But here's why some other disease specialists are highly skeptical.

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Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The results are in from a Nobel prize winner's landmark study of a deworming program. He finds the impact is immense. But the idea still gets mixed reviews

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Deworming Pill For Kids Linked To Better Wages When They Grow Up

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

An inexpensive way to help kids in poor countries: hand out deworming pills so they're healthy enough to stay in school. A study by a Nobel Prize winner finds 20 years on, they earn higher wages too.

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300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections

Thursday, August 06, 2020

What's driving this death toll? Could anything improve the outlook? How reliable are these predictions anyway? We get into the weeds.

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U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict

Thursday, August 06, 2020

A team at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December.

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As Pandemic Widens, How Did We Get To This Point?

Monday, August 03, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is getting worse in many parts of the country, and the U.S. will likely need to learn to cope with having the virus be a part of life for many more months.

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U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Settles Suit Over Child Deaths At Her Center

Friday, July 31, 2020

Renee Bach ran a treatment center for severely malnourished children in Uganda. Over five years, 105 died. This week, a lawsuit by two mothers who each lost a son was settled with a cash payment.

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Coronavirus Hot Spots: Could The Mid-Atlantic And Northeast See A COVID-19 Rebound?

Friday, July 24, 2020

As modelers look at national trends, they're concerned about case jumps in areas that had previously managed largely to squelch the virus.

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Experts Warn Coronavirus Outbreaks In The South Could Affect The Northeast

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Forecasters say the coronavirus outbreaks across the South have been seeding a resurgence in the Northeast. Consequences could be severe unless the Northeast steps up social distancing immediately.

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Can Masks Save Us From More Lockdowns? Here's What The Science Says

Thursday, July 23, 2020

How can communities stop coronavirus case surges without crushing the economy? Some scientists say widespread mask wearing may be more than a helpful precaution — it may the solution.

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Scientists Study How Much A Difference Wearing A Mask Makes

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How much could coronavirus infections be curbed through mandatory masking, better testing and tracing, and other measures short of a return to full lockdown? Here's what mathematical models tell us.

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Doctors Without Borders Responds To Charges Of 'Racism' From Its Staff

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The concerns range from condescending attitudes toward people of color to inequities of pay between international and local workers. The aid group's leaders have pledged to address the issues.

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Doctors Without Borders Employees Sign Letter Calling For End To Institutional Racism

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

More than 1,000 current and former staffers of Doctors Without Borders have signed a letter calling on the vaunted aid group to root out pervasive institutional racism within the organization.

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Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse

Friday, July 03, 2020

Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

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Coronavirus In The U.S.: Where The Hotspots Are Now And Where To Expect New Ones

Thursday, July 02, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S., NPR discusses the metrics that identify which states, counties and cities are facing the biggest challenges now — and which could be future hotspots.

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Coronavirus 2nd Wave? Nope, The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The 1st One

Friday, June 12, 2020

The nation still sees more than 20,000 new cases on average a day, a number that's barely budged for weeks. Forecasters say we're looking at tens of thousands more deaths this summer.

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Will Nationwide Protests Drive Up The Coronavirus Cases?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The nationwide demonstrations have caused concerns about a possible surge in the coronavirus cases. It would depend on how well everyone sticks to practices that keep the virus in check.

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77 Nobel Laureates Denounce Trump Officials For Pulling Coronavirus Research Grant

Friday, May 22, 2020

In a letter sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, these U.S. scientists said they were "gravely concerned" about the abrupt termination of a federal grant to EcoHealth Alliance.

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U.S. Could Have Saved Thousands Of Lives If Lockdown Started Earlier, Study Finds

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A new analysis from Columbia University finds nearly 36,000 fewer people would have died if social distancing measures had been put in place across the U.S. just one week earlier.

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