Study Suggests Moral Values Predict Regional Differences in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

The data showed moral concerns about fairness, loyalty, and purity influenced county-level vaccination rates, but care and authority did not. A new study suggests that moral values and beliefs have…

Flint residents reported high rates of depression, PTSD years after water crisis

CNN  —  In a new study, researchers say the experiences of residents of Flint, Michigan, show that environmental disasters like the water crisis can have long-term consequences for mental health.…

COVID vaccination rates low for very young children

Just over 7% of Utah children under 5 years old have gotten at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services.…

Study finds key differences in COVID-19 vaccination rates by race, ethnicity and borough at NYC schools

For the more than 1 million children attending New York City public schools, the likelihood of receiving COVID-19 vaccines depended on their race and ethnicity, and the borough in which…

Moral values explain differences in COVID-19 vaccination rates across US counties — ScienceDaily

Even though COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and widely available in the United States, many Americans are still hesitant to get vaccinated. Indeed, there are stark disparities in COVID-19 vaccination…

Hundreds of Area Schools Post Low Vaccination Rates — Or None at All – NBC Chicago

NBC5 Investigates discovered it’s no easy task for parents to find out whether their children’s classrooms have sufficient numbers of students immunized from serious contagious diseases – despite state law…

Marijuana, hallucinogen use among young adults jump to record-high rates in 2021

People ages 19 to 30 were surveyed as part of the Monitoring the Future study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institutes of…

COVID-19 rates trend downward | News, Sports, Jobs

Area counties’ new COVID-19 case rates declined, as did the state’s, according to the latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. Morgan County remained near the bottom of the…

Historical rates of enslavement predict modern rates of American gun ownership, study shows — ScienceDaily

The higher percentage of enslaved people that a U.S. county counted among its residents in 1860, the more guns its residents have in the present, according to a new analysis…

Is universal healthcare progress related to changes in childhood vaccination rates? Study analyzed how childhood immunization coverage differed during the COVID-19 pandemic between countries with varying universal health coverage — ScienceDaily

Countries with greater progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) had smaller declines in childhood vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study publishing August 16 in open-access…