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Barack Obama Takes On a New Role: Fighting Disinformation

Former President Barack Obama has embarked on a campaign to fight disinformation and warn that the scourge of online falsehoods has eroded the foundations of democracy.

How Coronavirus is Getting Closer to Flu

SARS-CoV-2 remains a long way from being ordinary. But there are signs that the virus — and our relationship to it — is shifting in subtle ways. This Stat News article breaks down how COVID-19 may become more like seasonal flu than it was at the start of the pandemic.

The CDC Finds Mental Health Among Teens Has Declined

It's hard to overstate the disruptive impact the pandemic has had on people. Its effect on mental health is a big one, and for teenagers, that hit particularly hard. This NPR article shows how the CDC finds mental health among teens has declined

Government and Media Fuel a Cycle of Distrust

‍The Edelman Trust Barometer has studied trust for more than 20 years. They say trust is "the ultimate currency in the relationship that all institutions—business, governments, NGOs and media—build with their stakeholders." In their recently released 2022 report, results showed a vicious cycle of distrust, fueled by a growing lack of faith in media and government. Nearly 1 out of 2 respondents viewed government and media as divisive forces in society. Read more about the insights found in this report to restore the cycle of trust. 

America’s Flu-Shot Problem Is Also Its Next COVID-Shot Problem

What lessons can public health learn from the successes and failures of annual flu-shot campaigns for the future of COVID-19 vaccines? If the future of COVID-19 shots mirrors the past and present of flu vaccines, we’ll have our work cut out for us. This OpEd details the parallels we can glean from flu vaccination campaigns. 

‘We’re all vulnerable’: Responding to workplace PTSD

Research from the Mental Health Index suggests mental health is improving among workers as a bit of normalcy returns to the world. However, the report also reveals an emerging trend: After two years of pandemic, civil unrest, and isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder is on the rise among U.S. workers. This article offers advice for organizational leaders to support mental health efforts in the workplace.

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