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More than half of Americans say they’re more stressed than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic

Weeks of social distancing at home and concern about the pandemic bringing you down? You’re not alone.  A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School released results from a survey they conducted in the second half of May, and 55% of people said they were more stressed than… Read More »

WHO, global partners launch $18B COVID-19 vaccine initiative

As wealthy countries race to secure supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled (PDF) an ambitious effort with global partners to provide billions of doses worldwide. Under an $ 18 billion program, the WHO—plus global groups Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)—aim to speed the… Read More »

Community Organizations Can Reduce the Privacy Impacts of Surveillance During COVID-19

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Until scientists discover a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, our economy and our privacy will be at the mercy of imperfect technology used to manage the pandemic response. Contact tracing, symptom capture and immunity assessment are essential tools for pandemic response, which can benefit from appropriate technology. However, the effectiveness of… Read More »