A Sky Without Stars: Light Pollution & Human Health

The daylight hours stretch and yawn – extending themselves into the blue edges of the night. I awaken to stars and remind myself that soon they will change – my navigable position on this planet under a glittering sky. This intergenerational knowledge passed into my mind as a child is far older than anyone inContinue reading “A Sky Without Stars: Light Pollution & Human Health”

Public School Pre-Vaccine Public Health Class Circa 1932 – Part 1: Good Citizenship

What did we do to prevent diseases and still carry on with daily life before vaccines existed? Vulnerable populations still existed. Public health measures still existed, even under President Herbert Hoover. So let’s take a gander into the archives of historical texts, starting with my grandmother’s health textbook. It should be noted, as we areContinue reading “Public School Pre-Vaccine Public Health Class Circa 1932 – Part 1: Good Citizenship”

Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference

Why Wear a Mask? An organization called Masks Save Lives is currently calling out a link between “low mask acceptance cultures” and how badly COVID-19 outbreaks are affecting these areas and their failures to flatten the curve once outbreaks began. Research potentially supports this division, a 2009 study in Australia found that the data couldContinue reading “Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference”