Biden’s new COVID-19 task force gives the U.S. a new chance to fight public health disaster

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The task force’s priorities read like a public health expert’s wish list. A change in administration in January will bring a new pandemic strategy for the United States. President-elect Joe Biden has announced his transition COVID-19 advisory council , and there are high expectations that its recommendations to combat the pandemic will be backed by science and reflect public health best practices. Read Full Story

Read Full Article on Fast Company

Biden’s vaccine plan: Are we hitting the goal? This map and real-time tracker will tell you

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Can we reach 100 million doses in 100 days? The Brown University School of Public Health and Microsoft AI for Health let you follow along at home. President Joe Biden has promised to distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office. To call this the race of a lifetime would hardly be an understatement. With cases spreading, new variants emerging, thousands of Americans dying every day, and the economy in the tank, much depends on whether we can successfully vaccinate enough of the public as quickly as possible. Read Full Story

More

Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Economic inequalities aren’t new in Chicago, but 2020’s challenges may have provided a unique opportunity to fix them. In April, the city of Chicago announced it had pulled together an economic recovery task force , divided into areas from policy to mental health to business, and composed of labor leaders, academics, advocacy organizations, city council members, and regional representatives from surrounding counties, to help the city overcome the coronavirus crisis. Now, they’re releasing a report that details guidelines for an inclusive economic revival that not only focuses on the immediate issues sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic but fixes wealth disparities and addresses racial inequities that have long existed. Read Full Story

More

Biden-Sanders task force proposals could actually move the needle on climate action

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The Biden-Sanders task force recently released its policy recommendations for Joe Biden. Its ambitious climate goals would get the U.S. to 100% clean energy sooner than Biden’s current plan, and create hundreds of thousands of good paying, possibly union jobs. Under a Biden administration, the U.S. may set out to reach 100% clean energy by 2035, and net-zero carbon emissions in new buildings by 2030. Read Full Story

More

Exclusive: 16% of parents haven’t vaccinated their kids due to COVID-19

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Sixteen percent of parents say their kids haven’t had all their vaccinations due to pandemic-related scheduling problems, a new exclusive Harris Poll finds. In a hidden consequence of the coronavirus pandemic that public health experts find alarming, 16% of parents say their children haven’t received all the vaccinations recommended by their pediatricians, because COVID-19 has made scheduling inconvenient or impossible. Read Full Story

More

Pandemic whack-a-mole begins as cases spike in China, Germany, and South Korea

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The loosening of lockdown restrictions is going exactly as public health experts said it would. After weeks of dire warnings from public health experts that reopening economies will cause spikes in COVID-19 cases and spur a high-stakes game of pandemic whack-a-mole , the reopening of economies is causing spikes in COVID-19 cases and spurring a high-stakes game of pandemic whack-a-mole in China, Germany, and South Korea. Read Full Story

More

COVID-19 has spawned a mental health crisis. Can branding help break the taboo?

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Pentagram’s Paula Scher designs the visual identity for Kenneth Cole’s new relaunched Mental Health Coalition. COVID-19 is taking a huge toll on mental health . The pandemic has had a devastating effect on all parts of life—filling hospitals, emptying public spaces, shuttering businesses, and closing social circles to the confines of our homes (save the occasional Zoom call). If someone is feeling alone, the self-isolation that quarantine requires might make that person feel the most alone they’ve ever felt. Read Full Story

More

How safe are children from COVID-19? Many kids get critically ill, say researchers

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Media reports have underemphasized the risks posed to children during the coronavirus pandemic. Children are not safe from COVID-19, according to a new study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice . Both media and medical reports have focused on child death rates, which are low, but not rates of seriously ill children, which have been underemphasized in the media. Read Full Story

More

5 things we can do now to prepare for the next pandemic

{ object.primary_image.title }}

We may not be able to stop new diseases, but we can certainly be ready when they appear. Here’s how. While the world is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and emergency management experts are already preparing for the next one. After all, biologists are certain another dangerous new pathogen will emerge sooner or later. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=11433, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='4')