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Vaccine Hesitancy Poses Threat to Efforts to End Pandemic – George Washington University commentary

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021—Although demand for COVID-19 vaccines currently seems high, vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health efforts to end the pandemic, according to an editorial published today in the journal Science. The authors, including David A. Broniatowski, associate director of the George Washington University Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, point out […]

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209 US counties face a crisis in staffing ICUs that care for COVID-19 patients

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2021 – Over the next month, 209 U.S. counties in the United States will need to implement crisis workforce strategies to deal with potentially dangerous shortfalls of intensive care unit doctors, according to a new analysis published today. The analysis draws on data from a just launched county-level hospital workforce estimator, one that takes into […]

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New Report by GW Program on Extremism Offers Detailed Analysis of Capitol Hill Siege

WASHINGTON, Mar. 2, 2021 —A report released today by the George Washington University Program on Extremism reveals new information about the 257 people charged in federal court for playing a role in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. The report, “This is Our House!” A Preliminary Assessment of the Capitol Hill Siege Participants,” also […]

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Work requirements will disproportionately affect Black working-age adults and harm people with disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2020 – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled people will lose these crucial food assistance benefits. The authors point out that the […]

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Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2020 — As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Through reviewing overall trends in food, George Washington University (GW) researcher Leigh A. Frame, PhD, MHS, concluded that detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing […]

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Trump administration’s public charge rule presents threat to health, conclude scholars

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 10, 2019 – The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which would subject legal immigrants to a public charge determination if they use public health, nutrition and housing benefits for which they are eligible, represents a major threat to health, according to a “friend of the court” brief filed Sept. 10. The brief […]

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Poor, elderly Puerto Ricans faced a persistent risk of dying after Hurricane Maria

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 11, 2018 – A paper published today by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) provides the data and methodology underlying an independent report that estimated there were 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico during the six-month period after Hurricane Maria. The new […]

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Report: 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria from Sept. 2017 through end of Feb. 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 29, 2018 – In an independent report published today, researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) estimated there were 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The researchers also identified gaps […]