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The H1N1 Crisis Predicted Covid-19’s Toll on Black Americans
In 2009, nonwhite patients got sicker faster, recovered more slowly, and died at higher rates than white patients. Now history is repeating itself.
The Pandemic Creates New Challenges for Crisis Counselors
Therapists and hotline workers who work with abuse victims now must take calls from home, increasing their risk for isolation and emotional burnout.
A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19
It alerts staff when a patient’s condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.
Neuroscience Could Be the Key to Getting People to Wear Masks
In a study, people responded to messages that resonated with them personally—up to a certain extent. The results could help shape responses to future pandemics.