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Kids who lose WIC lose nutrition

July 25, 2023 – A one-year gap in access to WIC can have a significantly negative effect on the quality of some 5-year-olds’ diets. A new study from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences found that when children age out of WIC after their fifth birthday, many families are left without food assistance support for […]

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Contact tracing is key to suppressing COVID-19

August 17, 2021 – The emergence of the delta variant and continued vaccine hesitancy have caused many health and government officials to revisit the need for non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like social distancing policies, mask wearing, contact tracing and isolating infected individuals to manage new COVID-19 surges. The one thing everyone wants to avoid is another lockdown, […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

September 23, 2020 –  Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Controlling COVID-19 has presented public health policymakers with a conundrum:  How to prevent overwhelming their health care infrastructure, […]

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