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A poll from @NPR , @RWJF  and Harvard Chan School finds that #rural  households have difficulty accessing medical care during the #pandemic , particularly those households that include people who have chronic illnesses.

Harvard Chan's @michaelmina_lab  says "superspreading" #COVID19  events are on the rise as people try to return to "normalcy" in their lives.

In @PostOpinions , @j_g_allen  and @linseymarr  reaffirm: Airborne transmission is a key method of #COVID19  spread; ventilation and filtration are "crucial to limiting the spread of the disease."

“What a pediatrician needs to know about climate risk is not the same as what a surgeon needs to know, or what a radiologist needs to know." - @CHGEHarvard  s @DrAriBernsteinys  doctors need more training on how climate impacts their patients' health.

Harvard Chan's @BillHanage  warns that it is not feasible to separate elderly and young people to pursue a so-called "natural" herd immunity strategy.

“If we really wanted to get things under control, frequent testing of almost everybody would be one way to do it and we’re, of course, nowhere near that. We’re doing infrequent testing of almost no one.” - @mlipsitch  on severe lags in #COVIDTesting .

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Today, @WHO  classified #COVID19  a #pandemic . Remember, the term pandemic refers to the scope of cases of the disease, not the severity of those cases. Thanks to Harvard Chan School epidemiologist @mlipsitch  for helping us to develop these infographics.

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Something is very wrong in the United States and the United Kingdom, says @MichaelMarmot . While the rich continue to enjoy good health and longer lives, he said, the poor are getting sicker and dying younger.

A 2016 survey found that 72% of Americans rated coconut oil as “healthy,” though only 37% of nutrition experts agreed. examines the science behind this popular food

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By 2025, predicts that there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 90,000 physicians, many driven away from medicine or out of practice because of the effects of burnout.

We love this holiday message from : "There is something better than science and that is science with a moral compass, science in the service of humanity, science that makes current needs responsive to future needs." - William Foege, MPH '65

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On average, medical schools devote only 19 hours to nutrition education over four years.

March is #NationalNutritionMonth , and it's a great time to learn about the components of a healthy diet. You can get started by checking out our Healthy Eating Plate via

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A large, long-term study of U.S. men and women shows a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and early death.

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