In the Media: News Roundup (April 23, 2021)

April 23, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), and Laura Vandenberg and Raphael Arku (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Public Health Sciences alumna Ellen Noble '18, comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; health impacts of chemical exposures; environmental justice; and a breast cancer fundraiser.

Updated April 23, 2021:

Herd Immunity Is Humanity’s Great Hope, and It’s Proving Elusive - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Bloomberg, 4/22/21)

Covid Shows Polarized U.S. Politics Kills, Delays Pandemic Exit - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Bloomberg, 4/20/21)

Exposure to commonly found chemical may reduce a woman’s protection against breast cancer - Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Sciences (WWLP-TV's Mass Appeal, 4/14/21)

Westfield State University hosts cross-cultural talk about Environmental Justice - Raphael Arku, Environmental Health Sciences (WWLP-TV, 4/8/21)

A Lush Lawn Without Pesticides - Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Sciences (Consumer Reports, 4/6/21)

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition to host 1st annual Bike For Prevention Bike-a-thon - Ellen Noble '18, Public Health Sciences alumna (MetroWest Daily News, 4/5/21)

A 4th COVID-19 Surge May Be Starting. How Bad Could It Get? - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (NPR, 4/2/21)

Problem Gambling Is Not Boosted by New Casinos, Says Study - Rachel Volberg, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Gambling News, 4/1/21)

MGC Recognizes March 2021 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month - Rachel Volberg, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Chelsea Record, 4/1/21)

WAMC Selected Shorts - Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Sciences (WAMC Radio, 3/31/21)

U.S. Covid Deaths Expected to Rise Soon With New Wave Emerging - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Bloomberg, 3/30/21)

'We're skating on a knife's edge right now': Scientists worry US could be headed for yet another COVID-19 surge - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (USA Today, 3/30/21)

New England’s Covid Restrictions Are Easing Up … but the Virus Isn’t - Andrew Lover, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Courthouse News Service, 3/29/21)