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COVID-19 and Native Communities in U.S.

COVID-19 and Native Communities in U.S.

Throughout the Covid19 crisis, we have been reminded of the Spanish flu that happened a century ago. History has sadly repeated itself for Native Americans in the US;  the 1918 flu was 4 times more deadly within the tribes, and the current pandemic has been...

Study: COVID-19 misinformation

Study: COVID-19 misinformation

According to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, there is an alarming amount of misleading and harmful information being shared on Twitter with regards to the SARS-CoV-2 virus: "Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus...

Know COVID-19 risks so you can avoid them

Know COVID-19 risks so you can avoid them

This article was written by Erin Bromage, a comparative immunologist and biology professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It is in response to a post written in late April, 2020 on Quillette.com by Jonathan Kay. Bromage reviews modes of SARS-CoV-2...

Racial disparities in COVID-19

Racial disparities in COVID-19

Early data has shown stark racial disparities in rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths. These racial disparities are not only seen in COVID-19, but in many chronic health conditions that are implicated as risk factors for serious complications of this novel coronavirus....

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