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June 8, 2020

Weekly review: Why racism is a health care issue—and how to address it

Daily Briefing

    How many Covid-19 patients have no symptoms? More than you might think. (Monday, June 1)
    Multiple studies indicate that a significant portion of Covid-19 patients are asymptomatic—and that could mean the disease's fatality rate is lower than previously thought.

    What we know (so far) about the long-term health effects of Covid-19 (Tuesday, June 2)
    As researchers continue to uncover the long list of potential Covid-19 symptoms, some physicians are beginning to explore the disease's possible long-term effects on patients with more severe symptoms, Lois Parshley writes for Vox. Here's what the research shows so far.

    'Zoom fatigue,' explained by researchers (Wednesday, June 3)
    More Americans today are using online video conferencing platforms such as Zoom to host work meetings or chat with friends and family. But the constant use has spurred complaints of so-called "Zoom fatigue," and researchers say the condition's causes go beyond just having too many virtual meetings on our schedules, Betsy Morris writes for the Wall Street Journal.

    Why racism is a health care issue—and how to address it (Thursday, June 4)
    On the Radio Advisory podcast, host Rachel Woods spoke with Micha'le Simmons, research lead with Advisory Board's HR Advancement Center and leader of the firm's People of Color Affinity Group, and Darby Sullivan, a consultant with Advisory Board's Health Care Advisory Board who focuses on health equity, about how health care executives can help address systemic racism not only in their communities, but in their own organizations as well.

    Is there a safe way to hug in an epidemic? Here's what experts say. (Friday, June 5) After two months or more of physical distancing, many people are beginning to miss the social connections created by hugging—but is there a safe way to hug during an epidemic? The New York Times spoke to virologists, aerosol scientists, and other experts, who outlined the health risks of hugging and how to mitigate them.

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