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Two Years Into Covid-19, Where Do We Go From Here?

As the world moves forward with cautious optimism, it is critical to evaluate how we can be better equipped to face a new variant in the future, or a new pandemic entirely.

by Irwin Redlener and Sean Hansen |March 15, 2022
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Disaster Expert Testifies in Congress Regarding Future Pandemics

Columbia Climate School’s Jeffrey Schlegelmilch spoke to members of Congress about how better preparedness before disasters strike can save money and lives.

by |January 20, 2022

Where COVID-19’s Death Grip Slipped (Briefly)

In 2020, mortality rates climbed in most of the world, but dropped in the Bangladeshi countryside, for reasons that are still unknown.

by |November 15, 2021

Pod of the Planet Episode 17: Mapping Out a Vaccination Strategy in Nigeria

In this episode, we talk to two experts from the GRID3 program, which is providing geospatial data to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination planning.

by |November 3, 2021

Vaccination, Freedom and Responsibility

We need to exercise our freedoms with a sense of responsibility, mindful of our obligations to our neighbors, our nation, and the world.

by |November 1, 2021

COVID, Climate, and Collective Global Social Responsibility

President Biden’s actions last week represented an implicit understanding of this nation’s global social responsibility.

by |September 13, 2021

One in Three Americans Contracted COVID-19 in 2020, Says Study

An estimated 103 million Americans caught the virus during the first year of the pandemic, and most cases went unrecorded.

by |August 26, 2021

Globalization Persists Through the Pandemic

We will find ourselves in a post-pandemic world where COVID will be gone but far from forgotten.

by |August 2, 2021

Investing for Tomorrow Can Prevent Tragedy Today

If the Surfside Florida tragedy leads to actions that prevent future catastrophes, these deaths will not have been in vain.

by |July 6, 2021
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Cher and National Center for Disaster Preparedness Team Up to Donate Mobile Vaccine Clinic

The bus will bring testing and vaccinations to young people and families in neighborhoods with the greatest need.

by |June 24, 2021