A Few Smart Reads
Stories from around Medium about Covid-19 and its impact
There was plenty of hand-wringing around what would happen when rising Covid-19 cases collided with a bad flu season. Turns out that around the world, the flu did not spread. This may be due to distancing and mask measures in place to avoid Covid-19 infection, M.G. Sunde writes. Read his piece below.
The Unexpected Case of the Disappearing Flu
Some endemic respiratory viruses on hiatus during the 2020–21 season
As Rainier Harris reports in Momentum, the pandemic and protests are harming mental health, and Black students are feeling it acutely. Harris speaks to three Black students about their experiences.
Why Black Students’ Mental Health Is Suffering
The pandemic and protests are hurting mental health like never before. And Black students feel the brunt of it.
Philadelphia is a city with four major healthcare systems, so, as James Woods writes, why did it allow an inexperienced startup to administer and run Covid-19 vaccination sites throughout the city? Read his piece below.