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How Immune Are We? Why Answering This Question Is Essential for Post-Pandemic Life – Los Angeles Times

Read article – Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics and medicine, is featured in an article about the extent of Americans’ immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. “This virus is like the wind—you can’t stop the wind,” Meissner said. “It’s going to continue to mutate and become more infectious. But as long as we can protect against severe disease at this stage of the pandemic, I can live with that.”

Current Smoking Strong Predictor of Suicide, Overdose Among Those With Smoking History – Healio

Read article – A study by Natalie Riblet, an assistant professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute, and Bradley V. Watts, an associate professor of psychiatry, is featured in an article about smoking as a predictor of suicide and overdose. “The results reiterate the critical need to promote smoking cessation as a strategy to reduce morbidity and death in the population,” Riblet and Watts said.

What Does PFAS Do to the Body? – WBUR

Read article – Megan Romano, an assistant professor of epidemiology, is quoted in an article about the effects of forever chemicals on the body. “You have the heat and the oil that’s going from the packaging into the popcorn,” Romano said of microwave popcorn in a bag. (Romano’s comments appear in the expandable question blocks.)