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Information about COVID-19 from a public health, policy, and cultural approach in a way that is translatable to the public. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/covid19ppc/support

COVID-19: Public Health, Policy, and Culture Dr. April Moreno

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Information about COVID-19 from a public health, policy, and cultural approach in a way that is translatable to the public. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/covid19ppc/support

    Episode 39: Disinformation in Latin America - Interview with Leah Varjacques of VICE News

    Episode 39: Disinformation in Latin America - Interview with Leah Varjacques of VICE News

    In this interview, we learn about the types of disinformation and created pseudoscience being heard and followed by some populations in Latin America. In particular we speak to Leah Varjacques of VICE News about her documentary work in Argentina and Bolivia and the rumors that are heard and believed about COVID vaccines. We also discuss the importance of advocacy and policy to address more accurate information for health and safety during the pandemic.

    Follow VICE on Twitter: @VICENews and @VICEWorldNews

    Learn more about the VICE News documentaries about the pandemic and disinformation in Latin America
    COVID Misinformation is Running Rampant Online and it's Worse in Spanish:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHDny7byfKs
    COVID Misinformation Has People Injecting Bleach:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q955KCnHWBk

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    Episode 38: Becoming a Public Health Leader to Address Misinformation - Interview with Dr. Meena Bewtra

    Episode 38: Becoming a Public Health Leader to Address Misinformation - Interview with Dr. Meena Bewtra

    Who is a public health leader, and how can public health leaders advocate for correct health information? 

    In this very important episode, we speak to Dr. Meena Bewtra MD, PhD, MPH, who is a specialist in IBD and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bewtra shares important information on how everyone has the ability to be a public health leader, and that community voices are the most trusted and important of all during this pandemic as we work to address misinformation. Your voice can help to control the pandemic and save your loved ones from serious COVID-related illness.

    Dr. Bewtra is on Twitter at @drsmeena . Learn more about our podcast at anchor.fm/covid19ppc and on Instagram @covid19ppc

    Are you interested in learning how to build your podcast to get your resume noticed, build your health message, and connect with others in public health? Join the Public Health Podcast Network: https://publichealthpodcasters.com


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    Episode 37: The Landscape of K-12 Pandemic Policy for Children and their Families with Dr. Bess Williamson

    Episode 37: The Landscape of K-12 Pandemic Policy for Children and their Families with Dr. Bess Williamson

    As schools reopen for the fall, off and on after 18 months in some cases, there is still much uncertainty about how schools are responding to the pandemic. There are changing quarantine and vaccine guidelines, and the current lack of vaccine access at this time for children. Dr. Bess Williamson shares information on the school landscape for children at school in Chicago and the continuing policy needs, concerns and messaging available to children, parents, and families.

    Dr. Bess Williamson is an Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design.  Bess is on Twitter at @besswww

    References:

    K-12 Schools and Child Care Guidance
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

    Supporting Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maximizing In-Person Learning and Implementing Effective Practices for Students in Quarantine and Isolation
    https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus/supporting-students-during-covid-19-pandemic

    Will COVID cases in Chicago schools force your child to quarantine? Here’s a handy flowchart
    https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/7/21303445/chicago-public-schools-quarantine-flow-chart-students-covid-19-data


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    Episode 36: The Policy Patchwork of COVID Prevention and its Impacts

    Episode 36: The Policy Patchwork of COVID Prevention and its Impacts

    In this episode, we discuss the various guidelines and patchwork of policies in various public-facing sectors such as schools, hotels, and restaurants and their inconsistencies.

    We discuss:
    -The difference between guidelines (such as CDC quarantine guidance)
    -The differing policies for schools and their return to campus for testing and vaccine verification
    -The unclear herd immunity percentage goal for COVID
    -Hotel policies and surface cleaning but hardly a mention of air filtration of this airborne pandemic
    -How bartenders, waitresses, etc. in the service industry have had to become public health policy enforcers for the businesses

    Difference Between Guideline and Policy:
    http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-guideline-and-policy/

    CDC Guidelines for Quarantine:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

    University Guidelines for Vaccine Verification:
    University of California system:
    https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/July-2021-student-FAQ-UC-covid-19-vaccination-policy

    SDCCD 7 day testing requirement:
    https://www.sdccd.edu/students/covid19/

    Why Herd Immunity for COVID May Not Be Possible:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00728-2

    Caesars Resorts COVID Policies:
    https://www.caesars.com/health-and-safety

    Hilton Clean Stay:
    https://www.hilton.com/en/corporate/cleanstay/?cid=OH%2CWW%2CCOVIDhub%2CMULTIPR%2CDropdown%2CAboutUs%2CSingleLink%2Ci80835&adobe_mc=58535966794692775455685936553697175193

    I Loved Being a Bartender but COVID Turned My Job into a Nightmare I Couldn't Bear:
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/service-industry-bartending-covid-19_n_6131149fe4b05f53eda50759

    Learn more about the Public Health Podcast Network, a community of professionals and academics in the public health space leveraging podcasting for health communication.  https://publichealthpodcasters.com


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    Episode 35: The Limitations of Public Health

    Episode 35: The Limitations of Public Health

    Public health agencies are doing their work to the best of their abilities but is this enough? In this episode we discuss the abilities and the limitations of public health agencies. We discuss the new CDC guidance, breakthrough cases and children hospitalized and unprotected from COVID. We also discuss the culture of reactive vs. proactive public health work, and the potential for researchers and grassroots organizations to take action where government cannot.

    News References:
    Newest CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html
    Breakthrough Cases and the Delta Variant: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210726/breakthrough-cases-rising-with-delta-heres-what-that-means
    South Florida Children's Hospitals Report Uptick in COVID Cases: https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/07/30/south-florida-childrens-hospitals-report-uptick-in-covid-19-cases-among-children/
    Proactive Leadership vs. Reactive Leadership: https://sites.psu.edu/academy/2018/03/04/proactive-leadership-v-s-reactive-leadership/#:~:text=A%20lot%20of%20people%20prefer,a%20vision%20of%20the%20future.&text=Reactive%20leadership%20means%20that%20leaders,happening%20before%20making%20any%20decision

    Learn more about the Public Health Podcast Network and get connected to your public health career development with podcasting as your tool for outreach: www.publichealthpodcasters.com



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    Episode 34 Parenting and Schooling in Canada During the Pandemic

    Episode 34 Parenting and Schooling in Canada During the Pandemic

    In this episode we speak to our friend Christie Lazo of the Vida With Christie Podcast, north of our border in Toronto, Canada about the current environment of dealing with the pandemic and navigating schooling for her daughter. We discuss the political, legislative, and educational climate during the 3rd wave of the pandemic. We also discuss the waiting period of hoping to get the COVID vaccine and what that process has been like.
    Learn more about Christie at vidawithchristie.com and on the various social media platforms @vidawithchristie

    Introductory References:
    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): https://www.cdc.gov/mis/index.html
    Breakthrough Case Reports Summary in the United States:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html

    Interested in having us speak at your organization about the pandemic? Contact us for information on how we can speak to your university or other organization: april@aprilmorenoconsulting.com

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