Pandemic Depression Remains Everywhere, Even After Quarantines Ease

With Catherine Ettman, Boston University and Sandro Galea, Boston University this Research Summary is a short excerpt about interesting academic work. big idea We found that one year after the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1 in 5 US adults reported probable depression. both in the spring of 2020 and in the spring of 2021. We’ve …

The Pandemic Has Made the Life of One in Three Americans Even More Difficult

By Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University and Douglas Buhler, Michigan State University Speech, CC BY-ND COVID-19 has made food access more difficult for many communities. Michigan State University’s Fall 2021 Food Literacy and Participation Survey, 31% of people we spoke to said the pandemic had impacted their household’s ability to obtain food. This included 28% …

Pandemic Exposes Increasing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News This story is a collaboration between KHN and “Science Friday.” Hear a conversation between KHN national correspondent Aneri Pattani and Science Friday’s director of news and radio projects, John Dankosky. Rafiah Maxie has been a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area for ten years. During this time, he …

Female Scientists Left Behind by the Pandemic Can Never Make Up for Wasted Time

By Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California During the COVID-19 quarantines, scientists, like most professionals, took their work home. However, female researchers disproportionately burden of care responsibilities, coercion a drop in their productivity. While this decline is temporary, my research shows that: a blow to women’s dignity and scientific influence can coalesce over time and …