Tag Archives: Social

CDC says U.S. could control coronavirus in 12 weeks if most Americans wear masks, social distance

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | Pool | Reuters The U.S. could get the coronavirus pandemic under control if most Americans wear masks, embrace social distancing and practice good… Read More »

Google may help UK officials track coronavirus social distancing

By Adam Vaughan The UK government is looking at ways of tracking people’s movementsChris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Google is discussing sharing aggregated and anonymised location data from its apps with the UK government, to show whether people are practising social distancing to combat the coronavirus. The technology giant told New Scientist it was at… Read More »

Stopping COVID-19 could require eight months of ‘aggressive social distancing,’ outbreak modelling shows

It was an email to a few dozen colleagues that has now spread to doctors nationwide. “This event is unlike anything we have lived through before,” Dr. Brent Wolfrom’s message began. “It is likely that at some point we will transition from an acute to chronic crisis mentality.” Wolfrom is a family doctor and former… Read More »

Vaccine misinformation and social media

People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to a study of vaccine knowledge and media use by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The study, based on nationally representative surveys of nearly… Read More »

In 2019, social determinants of health got the attention they deserve

In a March 2019 interview with Healthcare IT News, Dr. Jacob Reider – CEO of the Alliance for Better Health and former deputy national coordinator for health IT – described the conversations he’d been having about social determinants of health with an array of different healthcare stakeholders. “There’s a lot of interest in this in… Read More »