Category: Health

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College and Covid

My undergrad alma mater sent out an e-mail blast announcing their plan to reopen in the fall with “mostly” in person classes.

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Silent But Deadly: Malaria in WWII

With microbes on our minds, it’s time to talk about one of the gravest threats soldiers in WWII faced – the threat of disease. Military leaders have long known that disease poses an even...

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Why Was The 1918 Flu Pandemic Forgotten?

The current COVID-19 pandemic is, in many ways, unprecedented. Joshua Keating at Slate argued that it is the first truly global event, affecting practically the entire world’s population at the same time and in similar ways. Commentators and...

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COVID Clue

Too soon? Insensitive? Maybe. But imagining what COVID Clue might be like has got to better than watching another one of Trump’s insane press conferences from between my fingers.

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A Letter From COVID-19 Exile

We know full well that we’re asking our fellow citizens to take on a huge burden, but the answer isn’t to shrug it off and let millions of us die.

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Unbreakable Bonds

The last time the U.S. faced a global threat, Batman and Superman did their part—by becoming national pitchmen.