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Wired.com

Earth’s unicorn population is exploding

David Hsu of the Wharton School comments on how huge returns for investors have amplified the venture capital cycle.

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MSNBC

The Beat with Ari Melber

Thea Gallagher of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed the pandemic’s toll on mental health. Rather than forcing a confident, upbeat exterior to appease others, Gallagher recommends “being real and authentic, and talking about the struggles that you are having.”

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Politico.com

The Hopkins doc vs. the vaccine consensus

The School of Nursing’s Melanie Kornides says that it is hard to determine how much impact a professional basketball player’s anti-vaccine stance will have on vaccination rates.

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NBC News

$450 million for Philly mass transit is running out. Where will that money come from?

Gilles Duranton of the Wharton School comments on how politics has often hampered more widespread taxing of commuters who drive into crowded downtowns.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Why are incarcerated people, the only Americans with guaranteed health care, dying of COVID-19 faster than the general public?

Daniel Teixeira da Silva and SUMR scholar Kayla McLymont of the Leonard Davis Institute wrote an opinion piece about the lack of regulation of health care in U.S. correctional facilities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how these shortcomings in how health care is overseen in prisons and jails can have fatal consequences,” they said.

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Fortune

Same vaccines, but different fatality rates: Why are some COVID outbreaks worse than others?

John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine said, “We’ve learned more in the last year and a half about human immunology and human vaccine responses than we probably learned in the previous several decades.”

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The New York Times

Data from federal scientists raise questions about J.&J. booster shots

Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on which vaccines should offer an mRNA booster and how much data the F.D.A. needs before making that recommendation.

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The Washington Post

White House launches climate initiatives to arm communities against floods, extreme weather

Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton School weighed in on proposed updates to the National Flood Insurance Program’s flood plain management standards. “It is critical that our building standards consider future increases in risk instead of being backward looking,” she said.

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Bloomberg

Can China’s prosperity promise fix real problems?

Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about China’s pension system, saying that because the plans are managed by local governments, the system is vulnerable to regional wage disparities.

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AARP.org

7 superfoods for your teeth

Dean Mark Wolff of the School of Dental Medicine said low-sugar, high-fiber diets can help protect teeth and gums. “You’re not just feeding yourself—you’re feeding all the good and bad bacteria that live in your mouth,” he said.

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