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Fast Food Ads for Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food – Eminetra via HealthDay News

Read article – Continued coverage of research by James Sargent, the Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, on fast food advertising that appears on children’s television networks. “Fast food companies use free toys and popular movies to appeal to their kids, and their ads are much more focused on promotions, brands and logos than food,” Sargent said.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Receive Grant to Monitor COVID-19 Variants in the Region – The Telegraph

Read article – Cites comments by Michael Whitfield, chair and professor of biomedical data science, about how a Geisel School of Medicine-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center research team has started work on an National Institutes of Health-funded project to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants detected in the Upper Valley. “It’s extremely important for us to be able to identify and monitor variants of concern, such as the recent Delta variant, in our local population to inform public health efforts and to aid in the development of any future vaccines that may be needed,” says Whitfield.

Vermont Is the Most Vaccinated State in America. Is That Enough? – VTDigger

Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, and Anne Sosin ’02, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, in an article that discusses if current vaccination rates in Vermont are enough to protect the state from breakthrough COVID-19 cases. “Vermont children under 12 don’t look different from Louisiana, or Florida children under 12. If we fail to employ adequate mitigation strategies in schools, we can expect the same results that we’re seeing in other states,” Sosin said.