Public Health

Public trust in CDC, FDA, and Fauci holds steady, survey shows

The top U.S. health agencies retain the trust of the vast majority of the American public, as does Anthony Fauci, the public face of U.S. efforts to combat the virus, according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center



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Axios

Conservative media diets tied to distrust in health officials

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about the politicization of public health information on COVID-19 in the U.S. "When you begin to reduce trust in experts and agencies telling you that vaccines are safe, you're creating all kinds of susceptibilities that can be exploited for partisan gain," she said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The number of Philly high school students who are homeless may be four times higher than what’s been reported

Dan Treglia of the School of Social Policy & Practice co-authored a report about homelessness among high school students. The survey corrects for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s tally of those living in shelters and on the street, which Treglia says misses homeless high schoolers who are staying with friends.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn doctor on his award-winning short film to improve awareness of stroke

Renyu Liu of the Perelman School of Medicine directed a short film to improve awareness of stroke symptoms. “We are trying to improve stroke awareness by removing the barrier of languages across the world,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly gives doctors of color starring role to encourage vaccinations

Rotonya M. Carr of the Perelman School of Medicine participated in a campaign by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. “I love that we’re able to amplify how many in our area have already been vaccinated,” she said.

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The New York Times

This is the wrong way to distribute badly needed vaccines

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and a University of Denver colleague wrote an opinion piece critiquing Covax’s population-based global vaccine distribution formula. “Distributing vaccines purely on the basis of population means some vaccines will fail to reach those whose actual current risk is highest,” they wrote.

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The Washington Post

Biden vowed to ‘follow the science,’ but left many out with sudden mask guidance

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel commented on the CDC’s revised mask and social distancing guidelines. “It wasn’t well done,” he said. “Slowing this down would have been the prudent thing to improve the communication and ensure that all the considerations that were needed on such a momentous decision were in fact taken into account and that the administration had answers for the very, very obvious potential scenarios.”

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