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Omicron Right Now

Public health expert Ali H. Mokdad answers our omicron questions this week 

A Sensible Approach to Omicron

New estimates suggest omicron is just 3 percent as deadly as delta

Poverty

Ending Police Violence in America

It is time Americans hold themselves accountable for preventing police violence and invest in Black communities

Governance

Just How Do Deaths Due to COVID-19 Stack Up?

Despite a likely undercount in many places, COVID-19 is the leading killer in most of Latin America and Western Europe

Governance

How to Keep Schools Open in the Face of Delta

Face masks and vaccines are just some of the methods schools can use to stay open

Aging

Putting Vision Loss and Aging into Focus

Addressing high blood sugar can reduce vision loss in older adults

Environment

Hearing Loss, Social Isolation, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Socially distanced environments require inclusive policies for hard-of-hearing people

Environment

Hot, Cold, and Deadly

Extreme temperature is a threat to global health

Governance

Time for a Smart Approach to Boosters

Some privileged Americans are seeking out supplementary COVID-19 vaccines, but the most vulnerable should be prioritized

Governance

Countering COVID-19 Misinformation in Africa

On a continent of 1.3 billion people, WHO and partners are working to cut through the noise on social media and dash hea