Disability, Depression, and Dogs During Covid-19: Is There a Relationship?

Molina L. Disability, depression, and dogs during Covid-19: is there a relationship? Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27.  Introduction Human-dog interaction has long been recognized for its therapeutic value. Studies have consistently demonstrated that physical interaction with dogs is associated with a decrease in mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, and fear (Barcelos et al., […]

Globalization, Urbanization and COVID-19: Implications for a World All Too Connected

Johnson S. Globalization, urbanization and COVID-19: implications for a world all too connected. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. It takes approximately forty hours to circumnavigate the Earth via airplane. The fastest-moving car travels over 300 miles per hour (MPH) and NASA’s latest spacecraft is set to hit a record speed of 430,000 MPH. Since […]

A Small Allocation of the COVID-19 Vaccine Yields Critical Benefits to One-third of Americans: Prioritize School Staff and Childcare Workers

Kirwin M. A small allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine yields critical benefits to one-third of Americans: prioritize school staff and childcare workers. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. Abstract The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is anticipated to issue two Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for two COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2020, along with […]

The Impact of Political Affiliation on Compliance with Shelter-in-place Orders: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis with County and Time Fixed Effects

Chopra C. The impact of political affiliation on compliance with shelter-in-place orders: A difference-in-difference analysis with county and time fixed effects. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. Abstract Background In late March 2020, state and local governments across the country issued shelter-in-place directives to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, divergent messages from political parties […]

Clinical Environmental Stewardship Amidst the COVID-19 Era: Ethical Considerations and Reformative Solutions

Vasdev R, Schoephorster J, Nath C, Gathman T. Clinical environmental stewardship amidst the COVID-19 era: ethical considerations and reformative solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. The unprecedented strain that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put on our hospital system has led to irreversible environmental consequences related to municipal waste management (Kulkarni and Anantharama, 2020). […]

Using Internet Search Queries on the Public Health Perception of Risk Towards COVID-19 to Predict Domestic Air-Travel Volume in South Korea

Lim C, Hswen Y. Using Internet search queries on the public health perception of risk towards COVID-19 to predict domestic air-travel volume in South Korea. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. Abstract Background Estimation of future domestic air-travel volume is important for public health officials to identify potential areas of risk of COVID-19. However, information […]

Purdue Pharma and OxyContin – A Commercial Success But Public Health Disaster

Correspondence:  Ronald Chow, rcchow@mgh.harvard.edu Chow R. Purdue Pharma and OxyContin –  A Commercial Success But Public Health Disaster. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 28.   Introduction Over the past two decades, nearly half a million Americans have died from opioid overdoses1,2. This ongoing opioid crisis in the United States began in 1999, with the increased […]

Malaria in 1988: My Mother’s Fevered Baby

Tawney R. Malaria in 1988: My Mother’s Fevered Baby. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 30.   Covid-19’s continuing global spread has reminded humankind of its own vulnerability toward diseases, no matter their origin. Until recently, viruses were deemed a minimal threat to Americans and mostly harmful to people of impoverished nations. In fact, diseases are […]