Public Health

Why Is Testing So Important? Answers from an Infectious Disease Expert

As many states in the U.S. approach lifting stay-at-home orders and social distancing restrictions, some governors and health officials have doubled down on calls...
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The Future of Medicine After COVID-19—Pt.2

From the Midstory Studio, our team chats with Katherine Chen, a medical student at the University of Toledo, about her future and the future of medicine, including how medical schools are responding to the pandemic, what medical education may look like in the future and her family’s experience of the outbreak in Taiwan.
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The Future of Medicine After COVID-19—Pt.1

From the Midstory Studio, our team chats with Angela Williams, a medical student at the University of Toledo, about her future and the future of medicine, including how medical schools are responding to the pandemic, what medical education may look like in the future and what she hopes changes in the medical field for the next generation of doctors.
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COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations

The Midstory Team sits down Jamie Luster, MPH, a public health professional and former student of Dr. Amy Acton, to talk about the U.S. health care system, COVID-19's effect on vulnerable populations and the need for more investment in preventative care.
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For each other.

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Quarantined in South Korea

From the Midstory Studio, our team chats with policy analyst Heiwon Shin, currently in government-mandated self-quarantine in South Korea after returning home from her current residence in France. Get perspective on Europe's and South Korea's responses to the pandemic, including the specific and detailed measures South Korea has put in place for citizens to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Update: “No economy should override a human life”

From the Midstory Studio, our team chats with health care professional Lauren Uhrman to get an update on the most recent national and local information and discussions on COVID-19, including infection rates and new symptoms, current local and national policy and preventative measures, what the current PPE situation is like in hospitals, whether someone can actually be "re-infected," how the American public is doing with "social distancing" and what we all can be doing better to help fight the spread. Special thanks to Lauren Uhrman for being featured in this update.

At a Standstill: A Midwestern Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Ten years ago in Toledo, Ohio, it was an everyday sight to see downtown streets devoid of human life, the lone fast-food paper bag...
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Issue COVID-19: Battling the Infodemic

While we in the Midwest may feel distant from the humanitarian crisis happening across the globe, the implications of this virus carry consequences for more than just our personal safety. This age of globalization, information and technology has ensured that no sector remains untouched: politics, the economy, trade, ethics & morality, social unrest, news & reporting and more. Read more below for an op-ed reflection from the team.

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