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Why we need to expand the public health ecosystem, and other lessons from the prominent columnist and physician.
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“We are still trying to understand how it manifests and how it happens,” said Dr. Emnet Gammada, a clinical geriatric neuro-psychology fellow at the UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. “What surprises me is how much we know and how much we don’t know.”
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Criminal justice scholars Frank Edwards and Andrea Headley join ProPublica's Topher Sanders for a look at the latest efforts to advance police accountability, and how reporters can stay ahead of the story.
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Dr. Cheryl Woods Giscombe discusses how Black women experience stress, and how it may be impacting their health during the pandemic.
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NYT's Pam Belluck joined Dr. David Putrino of the Mt. Sinai Health System to discuss what we're learning about "long COVID."
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“There’s so many aspects of services that failed people that shouldn’t have,” said Marselles Coe of San Antonio, who depends on dialysis treatments.
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COVID-19 "created this enormous uncertainty vacuum,” said misinformation researcher Carl Bergstrom, and into the void flowed a sea of specious claims.
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Amy Goldstein of The Washington Post and Dr. Leana Wen of George Washington University share advice for journalists covering Biden's first 100 days.
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It’s one thing to report about disparities in health outcomes. It’s another to hear DonnaMarie Woodson’s story.
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Lucas shares tips on where to find useful data, and three key steps to follow once you do.

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