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Lottery-Based Incentives Do Not Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Would you be more willing to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus if you could participate in a lottery for cash and prizes? The answer was surprisingly no, according to BUSM researchers who found that Ohio’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery-based incentive system, intended to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, was not associated with an increase in COVD-19 vaccinations. […]

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COVID has likely tripled depression rate: BU study

September 3, 2020 –  A first-of-its-kind study from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) finds 27.8% of U.S. adults had depression symptoms as of mid-April, compared to 8.5% before the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study also found that income and savings are the most dramatic predictors of depression symptoms […]

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Research suggests combating a pandemic is 500 times more expensive than preventing one

July 28, 2020 – According to new research, the failure to protect tropical rain forests has cost trillions of dollars stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked economic havoc and caused historic levels of unemployment in the United States and around the world. For decades, scientists and environmental activists have been trying to draw […]

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More teens coming out as LGBQ, but suicide attempts still high: BU study

February 10, 2020 – A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that the proportion of high school students identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) doubled from 2009 to 2017, while the LGBQ teen rate of attempted suicide went from five times the rate for their straight peers to nearly […]

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