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How Media Headlines Create a Frenzy Regarding Infectious Diseases

October 7, 2020

Media headlines and stories can exaggerate or underestimate health issues. While they overstated the case of the Ebola outbreak, they had varying reactions towards the flu and vaccination. Here is a timeline of the media coverage of the effectiveness of the flu shots in the 2017-2018 season. […]

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Great Courses Professor Discusses Medicinal Prevention of COVID-19

July 18, 2020

Japan urged silence on roller coasters to prevent coronavirus spread, “The Guardian” reported. In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Japanese authorities are asking roller coaster riders and sports game attendees to refrain from shouting. A Great Courses professor talks medicinal prevention. […]

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Saudi Arabia Restricts Annual Mecca Pilgrimage Due to COVID-19

July 7, 2020

The Saudi Arabian government is limiting this year’s hajj to Saudi residents only, NPR reported. The revered pilgrimage to Mecca is a vital component of practicing Islam, but will be off-limits to Muslims from other countries due to fears of spreading the coronavirus. The hajj is the fifth of The Five Pillars of Islam. […]

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Nations Defeating COVID-19 Echoes Facing Down Diseases of the Past

June 1, 2020

Several countries are bringing their COVID-19 cases down to near zero, NPR reported. New Zealand is the world’s biggest success story, with Taiwan and Vietnam also reporting minimal new cases of the disease. Conquering infectious disease has changed a lot since the 1950s. […]

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The 1918 Spanish Flu—The Search for the Virus

March 29, 2020

Between adding to the miseries of the First World War, and contributing to the rise of the Second World War, the 1918 Flu had a big impact on human history. What if it were to return today? Would we be prepared to fight it? […]

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