News & Spotlights

The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts (Nature)
January 18, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Demographers have been part of the problem, because we have helped to put band-aids on this for 60 years. We’ve developed all sorts of techniques to estimate demographic rates in the absence of hard data,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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PUBLICATION NEWS: Public health study presents strategies for increasing diversity of clinical trial
January 18, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

In a paper published online in cell.com/Neuron, Bernadette Boden-Albala, highlights three key areas for increasing the participation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in clinical trials.


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Should You Swab Your Throat When COVID Testing At-Home? We Asked Experts To Weigh In. (Well+Good)
January 17, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Self-collection via throat swab is more complicated and when done incorrectly, can cause harm," (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)


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Omicron Variant Encourages Some to Drop Covid-19 Precautions, Despite Risks (Wall Street Journal)
January 17, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“If we had a variant that caused severe disease like Delta and was as transmissible as Omicron, we wouldn’t want to see that,” (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)


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California throws more money at COVID-19 contact tracing, but is it too late? (OC Register)
January 17, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“It is widely understood by now that omicron is the most contagious COVID variant yet,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Omicron Symptoms: How They Compare with Other Coronavirus Variants (Healthline)
January 14, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“In our [patient] interviews recently we have been hearing less reports of loss of taste or smell, and more reports of sore throat, runny nose, headaches, sneezing, and fatigue,” (Featuring: Souleles, David)


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Why Covid disruptions at California colleges and universities differ from March 2020 (EdSource)
January 13, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"The sharp increase in cases that California is currently experiencing will likely be followed by a “very steep decline” in cases similar to what happened in South Africa," (Featuring: Souleles, David)


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The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. How will we know when it is? (PolitiFact)
January 13, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"The startpoint of a pandemic is easier to pinpoint than the endpoint," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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