There was a poor public understanding of the risks of transmission, in part because local politicians and media didn’t provide helpful explanations regarding this risk. Citizens were engaging in cultural burial practices that perpetuated the virus’s spread, and there was inadequate messaging about the dangers of handling the bodies of those killed by the virus. Due in part to the dearth of intelligible communications about Ebola, some affected communities began hiding infected or deceased people. Not only did this enhance the spread of the disease, it exacerbated the confusion about the number of infections and deaths. … [Read more...] about Ebola created a public health emergency—and we weren’t ready for it
Define health education
“The reason the current system uses exam results to hold schools to account is because it’s so simple. Everyone understands it and you can create a league table very easily with it. The problem is exam results only tell part of the story. It’s a meaningful part, but at Michaela the main thing visitors are impressed by is how kind our students are to each other, how they respect their teachers and the interesting conversations they have at lunch. There’s no metric for measuring that, although Ofsted inspectors have noted our children were polite, well-mannered and articulate. … [Read more...] about Should schools be judged by their exam results?
In a small group of patients, who seem mainly to be the elderly or those with long-term illnesses, it can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the insides of the lungs swell up and fill with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and suffocate people. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus fears grip Britain’s schools as two CLOSE and 12 others tell all students flying home from ski trips in disease-hit northern Italy to stay at home and self-isolate
“My surgery went off without a hitch,” she writes, in the latest edition of Lenny Letter. “When I emerged, cotton-mouthed, Randy told me something I hadn’t expected to hear, maybe ever: there was no endometriosis left. Between my surgeries and hormonal intervention, I was disease-free. That doesn’t mean it can never return, but for now, once my sutures have been removed and my bruises have changed from blue to yellow to green to gone, I will be healthy.” … [Read more...] about Lena Dunham Is Endometriosis-Free After Her Fifth Surgery This Year: ‘I Will Be Healthy’
"The rule reflects a dark vision of the United States -- as an unwelcoming nation that wants to keep out people who seek to join their family, work hard, and climb the economic ladder -- based on the erroneous assumption that they won't contribute to our communities, our economy, and our nation," said Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. … [Read more...] about What to know about the rule that could reshape legal immigration