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Suicide Rates May Rise After Natural Disasters to a recent U.S.-based study, rates of suicide increase somewhat during the first 3 years postdisaster. “These are, in a sense, preventable deaths, because there should be opportunities for people to get assistance with these mental health problems after disasters,” said lead author Jennifer A. Horney, an epidemiologist at the University of Delaware in Newark. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=162
Delaware officials on lookout as variant invades U.S.,38131?2021-01-25T05:00:00ZBay to Bay NewsVirus mutations are nothing new, says University of Delaware Professor Dr. Jennifer Horney, founding director of UD’s epidemiology program. “Viruses constantly mutate, which are typically just minor changes in their genetics that happen due to errors in copying,” Dr. Horney said. “Over time, these small changes can result in changes to viral proteins or antigens. I think it is important to emphasize that these variations are not unexpected,” Dr. Horney added. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=163
Advocacy groups call for including Type 1 diabetes among prioritized vaccine recipients HillJennifer Horney, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Delaware, said a reason why Type 1 diabetes may not have been initially considered as an underlying condition is because of the other health effects of Type 2 that have garnered more attention from the medical community. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=164
Local response to chaos at the capitol 6 Action NewsMatt O' Donnell spoke with Tricia Wachtendorf University of Delaware's Director of Disaster Research and Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice. They discuss how major catastrophes (COVID, weather events, insurgence,) expose other major issues & can spur tremendous change in society. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=157
Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake: An Update New York Times: The DailyIn response to Jon Mooallem's question about how the sociological study of disasters relates to COVID-19, Dr. Tricia Wachtendorf explains that "Covid-19 might be unique in some ways, but we’ve seen some of the same things play out as we’ve seen in other disasters. So, for example, we know that warning messages and directions on protective actions must be clear, specific and consistent to be effective. They must come from trusted sources. That’s true when one talks about hurricane warnings, it’s true when one gives information in the aftermath of an earthquake. And it was a huge challenge at the start of the pandemic that information was anything but clear, specific and consistent." in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=152
Eliminate Billion-Dollar Disasters: Equitable Science-Based Disaster Policy for a Resilient Future A.R. Siders's has been working with two faculty at the University of Maryland to write up a short policy brief on how the Biden Administration could overhaul disaster policy in the US to make it more equitable and transparent. Their recommendations are being released online and are in the short document available for download on the website. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=151
Disasters Leave a Rise in Suicides in Their Wake: Study NewsResearchers found that the severe emotional distress and anxiety for those who have lived through major disasters can also lead to suicide. "That finding is important, I think, because those could be preventable deaths with better disaster preparedness and response," said study author Jennifer Horney, founding director of the epidemiology program in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware. in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=150
College students are coming home for the holidays. Will they inadvertently bring COVID-19 with them? in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=149
College students are coming home for the holidays. Will they inadvertently bring COVID-19 with them? March, there was concern that those traveling students would inadvertently be taking COVID-19 to their home communities. But now eight months later, it’s likely that COVID-19 is already there. “Community spread is so high everywhere right now that it may be ironically less of a concern,” said Jennifer Horney, founding director of UD's epidemiology program. “We’ve moved from this idea at the beginning of COVID where we were mostly having clusters in institutions like nursing homes and prisons. Now, most communities have very high spread.” in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=167
COVID-19's impact on this key Delaware industry has been murky. New info reveals plenty of early infections in the Media/DispForm.aspx?ID=148

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