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Public Health Through the Lens of Justice

The new issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health looks at public health through the lens of justice, illuminating efforts to break down fundamental barriers to health. Plus: the health risks of beauty salons, a practical guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant parents, and the age of antivirals.

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Public Health On Call

An award-winning podcast covering the latest on COVID as well as other urgent public health issues including racism, gun violence, mental health, climate change, and overdose.

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The Vulnerability of Health Care in Conflict: Ukraine and Beyond

Public health leaders are providing context and calling for action in response to the violence against hospitals, medical personnel, and other health care workers in ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Myanmar, Tigray, and elsewhere.

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How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here's What You Should Know

Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19.

Here's how they work and what you should know about them.

What is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Does it Happen? What Can You Do to Take Preventive Measures?

Affecting about 44 million people globally, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It could begin progressing 20 years or more before symptoms become apparent. 

Though we're still learning about this disease, experts believe there are things you can do to be proactive about your brain health—and potentially prevent Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

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The Washington Post

Inside America’s monkeypox crisis — and the mistakes that made it worse

The behind-the-scenes clash with Bavarian Nordic, which has not previously been reported, was just the latest episode in a monkeypox response beset by turf wars, ongoing surprises and muddled messaging, with key partners frequently finding themselves out of sync as they race to catch up to a rapidly unfolding crisis.

The Washington Post

CDC, under fire, lays out plan to become more nimble and accountable

The nation’s top public health official acknowledged Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had failed to respond effectively to the coronavirus pandemic, and announced plans for extensive changes, including faster release of scientific findings and easier-to-understand guidance.

The Atlantic

The Pandemic’s Soft Closing

The CDC’s latest COVID guidelines are the closest the nation’s leaders have come to saying the coronavirus crisis is done.