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The Washington Post

How to seek care for non-COVID health issues during the pandemic, and why you shouldn’t delay

Keith Hemmert of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on how to dramatically lower your risk of contracting COVID when visiting the emergency room.

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Vox.com

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

The School of Arts & Sciences’Courtney Boen shares how the pandemic has affected sleep patterns.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Guess which states are best at requiring vaccines? Not the ones you might think

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing says the success of vaccine policies can vary widely depending on how they are implemented.

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The Guardian

Cold war echoes as Aukus alliance focuses on China deterrence

Neysun Mahboubi of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the United States’ actions to counter perceived Chinese ambition in the region and to contain China.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

People who got the Moderna shot had the lowest rate of COVID-19 breakthrough cases in Delaware

Jeffrey D. Morris of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the highly detailed data on cases among vaccinated people that links cases to the specific vaccine the person received.

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ARS Technica

How ‘13 Reasons Why’ sparked years of suicide-contagion research

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted on why Hollywood needs to steer a middle course in the fictional portrayal of suicide.

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The New York Times

Why $46 billion couldn’t prevent an eviction crisis

Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the challenges faced by officials, landlords, and tenants in distributing and accessing federal housing aid amid the pandemic. “We asked state and local governments to do something they’d never done before,” said Reina. “They had to design large programs with complex systems in real time, then modify them in real time—and at the same time, we’re expecting these programs to resolve longstanding problems in the housing market.”

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NBC News

‘A heavy price’: Two decades of war, wariness and the post-9/11 security state

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School spoke about the legal aftermath of 9/11. “The expansive view we've taken of war powers, which we view as necessary in the aftermath of 9/11, has crept into the non-war powers,” she said. “The same trends have been passed from one administration to another, and it almost doesn't matter which one you look at. It's all the same.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

How to cope with the anxiety Ida left behind with all that damage

Lily Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about how people can cope with catastrophic events like storms and floods. “I think an important first step is to give yourself space to feel what you need to feel. Because often, in the aftermath of a tragedy, we put our heads down and sort of, you know, grit our teeth, and do whatever we can to survive. And that’s appropriate in the immediate aftermath of a stressor or a trauma like this,” she said.

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NBC News

Covid long-haulers face new challenges as they head to college. Universities are listening

Jasmine Harris of the Law School said college students with lingering effects from COVID-19 may need disability accommodations. “If we do not address reasonable modifications and disability in higher ed, we risk students dropping out of programs, voluntarily or involuntarily, which means we lose the talent and skills of a growing population of young long-haulers,” she said.

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