THI Responds to COVID-19 Threat
As part of THI’s work to provide you with accurate information around health issues, THI president David L. Katz, MD, MPH, and our Council members with expertise in this area, are providing links to trusted articles and resources on COVID-19. THI is working tirelessly to bring truth about the Coronavirus to the media, our partners, and the public realm. Please consider making a donation to support our work so we can continue to strategize, mobilize, and analyze information to optimize both public and personal health.
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Epidemiology is the study of impacts on human populations. There is nothing in the etymology (the study of word origins) that requires exclusive application of the term to health impacts, but that is the custom in practice. That seemingly reflects our tacit consensus: those are the only impacts, encompassing both body and mind, that truly matter.
Ordinarily, diet dominates the news this time of year, and arguably with good reason. There is the turn of the calendar as reliable portent for a bounty of diet and weight-related resolutions. There is the eagerly awaited “best diets” rankings from US News & World Report- where, I note in passing, I have been privileged to serve as one among the judges for roughly the past decade. Quinquennially, we get the addition of new Dietary Guidelines for Americans into the bargain. This year, we had the trifecta.
Interviews / Videos / Podcasts
Dr. Katz explains why there is a 10-fold increase in Covid cases in the US than we had documented before, on Main Street Vegan Podcast with Victoria Moran. Interview begins 28:00 minutes into the podcast, 7/22/20
Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman of At a Distance podcast interview Dr. Katz on Understanding Covid-19 in a Big-Picture Context, 5/21/20. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher
The Choreography of Contagion Interdiction, Rich Roll Podcast, 5/07/20
Roundtable – COVID-19: How New Information Should Drive Policy. U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 5/05/20
Illinois coronavirus: Possible permanent changes to work, school and travel after the COVID-19 lockdown, ABC 7 Eyewitness News, 5/4/20
Guidance from THI Partners & Council Members
Portal for Innovation
CALL TO ACTION
Do you have an idea for a new ventilator? A pattern for a cloth mask? A research paper on clinical results for treating COVID patients in your hospital? Visit these sites to read more and submit your own innovations and ideas:
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