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The low public cost of helping families move out of areas of concentrated, multi-generational poverty

The low public cost of helping families move out of areas of concentrated, multi-generational poverty

“There is this idea that we need ten times the Marshall Plan for everything, but these interventions are quite cheap.” Stefanie DeLuca quoted in The Economist.

Harford schools wants unvaccinated band members to wear masks to march in parades. A delegate says that’s discriminatory.

Harford schools wants unvaccinated band members to wear masks to march in parades. A delegate says that’s discriminatory.

Harford County Public Schools’ ruling that marching band members who are not fully vaccinated must mask up during Independence Day parades is drawing opposition from a state delegate.David Bishai is […]

The U.S. Birthrate Is Dropping. Experts Weigh In on Why and What That Means for America’s Future.

The U.S. Birthrate Is Dropping. Experts Weigh In on Why and What That Means for America’s Future.

The United States birthrate has continued to decline, according to new 2020 census data. The government revealed earlier this month that the national population is growing at the slowest rate […]

‘We’re Not Vaccinated Enough’ In Harford County For Herd Immunity

‘We’re Not Vaccinated Enough’ In Harford County For Herd Immunity

Outbreaks of the coronavirus are still going to happen in Harford County, due to a plateau in vaccination rates, according to the county’s health officer.Amber D’Souza and David Bishai are […]

How harm reduction models can save US lives in the pandemic

How harm reduction models can save US lives in the pandemic

While harm reduction has largely been used to combat drug abuse and HIV/Aids, it could inform the coming months and how the US tackles future health crises, experts saySusan Sherman is […]

Having anxiety about returning to normal? Expert explains what you can do to cope

Having anxiety about returning to normal? Expert explains what you can do to cope

Things are slowly returning to normal in Maryland and across the country after more than a year of living with pandemic safety precautions. But many report feelings of anxiety at […]

The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.

The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.

Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been […]

Can Baltimore end the War on Drugs? As Marilyn Mosby takes lead on decriminalization, few public health alternatives are in place

Can Baltimore end the War on Drugs? As Marilyn Mosby takes lead on decriminalization, few public health alternatives are in place

Mosby and public health advocates say research is clear: While the problems may be frustrating, arresting people for those offenses does not solve them. Law enforcement must focus resources on […]

‘Did you get your vaccine?’ Amid pockets of resistance, Harford County battles high COVID rate

‘Did you get your vaccine?’ Amid pockets of resistance, Harford County battles high COVID rate

In a county where the COVID rate hovers near the highest in the state, word that parents at several Harford high schools were planning private proms raised some eyebrows if […]

Online calculator estimates your risk of dying from COVID-19

Online calculator estimates your risk of dying from COVID-19

Many people have been willing to take their chances during the coronavirus pandemic, but a new online tool could help you make a more informed decision about risks.Nilanjan Chatterjee is quoted […]