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Universal mask wearing could save almost 130,000 lives from coronavirus, epidemiologist says

Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad is advising people across the U.S. “to be very careful” and “to change our behaviors” as the nation heads toward winter, the worst season for viral transmission. Mokdad’s research estimates America could see more than 500,000 total deaths from Covid-19 by the end of February, more than double the current toll,… Read More »

Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice, saying only that it had been “posted in error” on the agency’s website. The rapid reversal prompted consternation among scientists and again called into question the credibility of the world’s… Read More »

What Parents Can Learn From The Netflix Film ‘Cuties,’ And How To Help Pre-Teens Navigate Developing Sexuality In A Healthy Way

“Cuties” promotional Netflix photo Netflix The French film Cuties from writer-director Maïmouna Doucouré has received quite the reception in the United States. Conservative commentators have likened it to child pornography, Senator Ted Cruz has called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the film, and over 700,000 people have signed a petition to remove… Read More »

The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens. Two new reports from Accenture update our understanding of the changed health consumer in the context of both “home: and the health care ecosystem. These reports are Accenture’s annual Digital Health… Read More »