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Time to combat coronavirus disinformation in ethnic communities

Time to combat coronavirus disinformation in ethnic communities

June 5, 2020

In a New York Times op-ed, Adnan Hirad ’20M (MD/PhD) writes that the deliberate spreading of misleading information about COVID-19 “has metastasized among Somalis in the United States and abroad.”

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Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

June 5, 2020

When the World Health Organization was founded, the United States saw it as an extension of US foreign policy, says a University of Rochester historian.

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COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

May 11, 2020

A health care system that prioritizes volume over routine care is “structurally incapable” of responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19, writes Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Cleaner air a ‘short-term’ silver lining of COVID-19

Cleaner air a ‘short-term’ silver lining of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

Environmental scientist Lee Murray tells City Newspaper that the area’s nitrogen dioxide concentrations in March were 30 percent lower than in March 2019. But the benefit won’t last, he says.

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Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

April 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic “has exposed the limits of such an individualistic approach” to health care, writes University health policy historian Mical Raz in the Washington Post.

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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

February 10, 2020

In an analysis for the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina finds that, in whiter media markets, people seek out personal information about actors of color less.

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Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

January 27, 2020

At the committee’s first meeting of 2020, Rochester professor Narayana Kocherlakota expects the Federal Open Market Committee to hold the course on interest rates, as issues from trade wars to impeachment loom.

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Online trolls keep largely mum for latest <em>Star Wars</em> movie

Online trolls keep largely mum for latest Star Wars movie

January 21, 2020

With a fast-paced plot and more conservative themes, The Rise of Skywalker avoided the online trolling that greeted its predecessor, argues associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina in the Washington Post.

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The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

November 12, 2019

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

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