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Hesitancy rates are falling but they’re still sizable, especially among certain groups. Easy access and trusted community messengers are keys to moving the needle.
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Mary Chesnut studied her family’s slaves while Fort Sumter burned a few miles away in Charleston Harbor. In the predawn hours of April 12, 1861—150 years ago—Confederate batteries thundered down ...
Within a few decades, transplant patients might opt for live, lab-grown kidneys and other organs rather than risk languishing for years on donor-organ queues.
Will a COVID Vaccine Be Accepted? Social, behavioral scientists needed to advance effective public health messaging.
November 2020. A vaccine will not be effective if a significant portion of the population hesitates to get it.
Rice plantations shaped and reshaped the lowcountry geography and economy, making Charleston one of the richest cities in the world, but it was a wealth built primarily on slave labor.
Should Individuals Share Their Genomic Profiles? Researchers and patient advocates wrestle with privacy and ethical concerns.
Someday—not too far in the future—clinicians will routinely check our genomic profiles to diagnose illness, warn us about disease risks, or test how a condition is responding to treatment.
May 2020 feature.
Researchers Continue Quest to Contain Spread of COVID-19: Digital technologies aim to accelerate contact tracing.
August 2020 feature. As researchers and public-health experts struggle to contain a global pandemic, some are harnessing the latest digital technologies for epidemiological detective work.