Each week, KHN finds longer stories for you to sit back and enjoy. This week’s selections include stories on covid, pregnancy and the ethical problems related to Nazi anatomical drawings. Also, renowned sleep researcher Rosalind D. Cartwright, 98, has died.
The New York Times:
Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Is A Personal Health Wake-Up Call
The pandemic has shed a blinding light on too many Americans’ failure to follow the well-established scientific principles of personal health and well-being. There are several reasons this country, one of the world’s richest and most highly developed, has suffered much higher rates of Covid-19 infections and deaths than many poorer and less well-equipped populations. Older Americans have been particularly hard hit by this novel coronavirus. When cases surged at the end of last year, Covid-19 became the nation’s leading cause of death, deadlier than heart disease and cancer. (Brody, 3/15)
The Washington Post:
17 Students — From Kindergartner To High School Senior — On What They Learned About School And Life During The Pandemic
Recently, we interviewed students from across the country about their educational experiences, and their lives, during the pandemic. Some of our questions were about school, but others were about what students have learned more broadly — about themselves, their families, their teachers…