Coronavirus pandemic puts Alaska’s epidemiologists front and center

Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Before COVID-19 arrived in the U.S., you might not have thought much about the role of epidemiology in your life. But behind the scenes, Alaska’s collaborative community of epidemiologists is constantly at work, studying the diseases and trends that impact everyone’s health. “Epidemiology is an everyday science,” said…

VICE – Amid a Pandemic and Social Unrest, Chinese Students (and Their Parents) are Eyeing US Schools with Caution

Over the past few weeks, universities and colleges across the United States have begun announcing plans for reopening this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, offering students much-needed certainty after months of unprecedented upheaval. However, for many of the thousands of Chinese nationals with plans to begin graduate or undergraduate studies in the U.S. this September,…

In a pandemic summer, picnicking ‘nurtures the soul’

The Outermost Inn – one of the most exquisite properties on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard – has an elegant, special-occasion restaurant. But this summer, it’s trying something different: no-fuss picnics packed in traditional baskets that customers can tote to a beach, carry onto a boat, or just take back home.“It’s a massive pivot…