Public Health

The End of Open-Plan Everything

Personal space is finally back in style, but re-creating it after two decades of its destruction is hardly a straightforward task.

NIH Commits $58 Million to Advance Data Science in Africa

The ultimate hope is to help advance quantitative and qualitative research and health on the continent.

DOD, HHS Preparing for Large-Scale Manufacturing of COVID-19 Treatments

The agencies set up a phased OTA contract to test manufacturing capabilities at scale to ensure the industry is ready to meet demand as new treatments are approved.

Is Telehealth as Good as In-Person Care? A Telehealth Researcher Explains How to Get the Most Out of Remote Health Care

The question of when to use telehealth must also take into account the risk and burden of getting care.

'Pandemic Fatigue' Marks a Mental Health Crisis

The coronavirus has brought with it a number of stressors that tax the mental health of millions of people worldwide.

America’s Inescapable Offices

Workers who have already returned to their cubicle report days full of anxiety, masks, and sanitation shaming.

Coronavirus Numbers Confusing You? Here’s How to Make Sense of Them.

Different stories are told depending on the dashboard.

Research on Voting by Mail Says It's Safe – from Fraud and Disease

It can inspire public confidence in the voting process, if done properly.

U.S., U.K. Officials Call for Russia to Stop Hacking COVID-19 Researchers

“It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” a British official said.

Your Coping and Resilience Strategies Might Need to Shift as the COVID-19 Crisis Continues

As the coronavirus pandemic situation and stresses change, so do our recommendations for what coping strategies might be most helpful.

The Fed's Independence Helped It Save the US Economy in 2008 – the CDC Needs the Same Authority Today

There is a paradox inherent in the relationship between political leaders and technical experts in government.

Airlines Got Travelers Comfortable about Flying Again Once Before – but 9/11 and a Virus Are a Lot Different

Today, fares are at rock bottom, but Americans’ fear of flying may be the highest it’s ever been.

Walter Reed Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Screen Drugs to Potentially Treat COVID-19

The Experimental Therapeutics Branch accelerated its research by turning to machine learning, AI and high-performance computing.

The Pandemic Experts Are Not Okay

Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back.

If Health Equals Happiness, Will Coronavirus Make the World an Unhappier Place?

The pandemic is likely to have a significant effect on happiness around the world.