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6 Questions to ask yourself when reading research articles in public health

Students and professionals in global and public health spend a large amount of time gathering online evidence-based information to support ...
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Alanda’s 3 E’s Framework: Evidence-based, Evidence-generating and Evidence sharing

The word “evidence” gets tossed around a lot these days. What do we mean by it exactly? Imagine that you ...
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Antimicrobial Resistance

What is Antimicrobial Resistance and why should I care?

By Dorien Lijnzaad and Candela Iglesias ChiesaFor years, we’ve been used to the fact that the biggest infectious killers are ...
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The delta variant is causing a new wave: are our vaccines still working?

We’re so tired… of the never ending waves of COVID-19, of the public health restrictions. We want our old lives ...
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Why Some Countries Have Refused the COVID19 Vaccine

By Tinnie Louie & Candela Iglesias Chiesa  While some individuals have refused vaccines, at the country level, most governments have ...
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Why is it taking so long to develop a vaccine against COVID19?

Why is it taking so long to develop a vaccine against COVID19? What are all these phases and clinical trials? ...
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What are vaccine passports? Pros and Cons

Covid-19 vaccine passports have recently made headlines and some countries are already planning their implementation. So what exactly are vaccine ...
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What does “95% vaccination efficacy”​ really mean?

Before COVID19, vaccine production and testing wasn’t something families discussed over the dinner table. But now, we have daily news ...
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The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine candidate news

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine candidate news – what does it all mean? By Candela Iglesias Chiesa, MPH, PhD  … The ...
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How common are asymptomatic COVID19 infections?

How common are asymptomatic COVID19 infections and why is this so important? By Candela Iglesias and Joanne Fielding Since the ...
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Why do disinfectants clean the virus, but can’t be injected?

Why do disinfectants clean the virus from surfaces and our hands, but can’t be used inside the body? By Candela Iglesias and Joanne ...
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The difference between correlation and causation

Understanding the difference between correlation and causation – of shark attacks and ice cream sales By Candela Iglesias and Joanne Fielding The graph ...
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