As climate change brings longer periods of hot weather, the associated heat-related health risks also increase. While being in air conditioning is the simplest way to prevent heat illness and death, access to cool air isn't equitable.
Though roughly two dozen cities have appointed food policy directors at the local level, an estimated 53.6 million people still live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service supermarket.
In addition to a national shortage of vaccines, a promising new antiviral medication requires hours of paperwork before prescription, significantly delaying the treatment of the quickly spreading monkeypox virus.
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[Combating misinformation is crucial] "to protect the civic conversation on Twitter, and to make it easier to find reliable information about elections."Twitter spokesperson Elizabeth Busby on the social media company’s plans to roll out safeguards early in the election season, with protections for "real-time election information from state election officials, plus local news outlets and journalists." There is mounting concern about how misinformation could impact the upcoming elections. (CNET — August 11,2022)