In 1956, Elvis Presley was given the polio vaccine by a public health official before an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Asking a hugely influential public figure like Elvis to take the vaccine publicly was certainly marketing genius. But polio was construed as mainly a disease of children, and […]
People reluctant to follow CDC suggestions to celebrate Thanksgiving safely?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The majority of Americans do plan to take extra precautions at holiday gatherings such as social distancing and asking those with symptoms to not attend, according to a new survey from Ohio State University. But a third of people said they won’t ask guests to wear masks […]
Pottawatomie Co. gives mental health suggestions
POTTAWATOMIE CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Mental health is a stressor in many lives which can be made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pottawatomie County Public Information Officer Crystal Malchose says many residents may not understand the effect of the stressors of everyday life and how they can make people feel […]
More of you are helping us reimagine California after the pandemic. Keep the suggestions coming
Southbound lanes of the 110 Freeway heading into downtown Los Angeles are empty in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) Last week, we published an update of the Opinion section’s “Reimagine California” project — in which we are asking readers to help guide […]