Author: Erin Dauphinais-Soos

A white medical gauze mask portrays the text of "misinformation" on a dark gray background with vignette. A syringe with a needle symbolizing a covid-19 vaccine dose is placed on the mask. The image portrays how false information influences people's decisions during the corona virus pandemic and negatively impacts public health efforts.

Surgeon General’s Advisory: Confronting Health Misinformation

The Office of the Surgeon General has released an advisory titled, Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, “urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” The advisory gives guidance on what constitutes misinformation,...

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

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Countering Violent Extremism Interventions

What interventions are being used and how effective are they for countering violent extremism?  The UK-based organization, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, delves into these questions with their May 2021 report, Countering Violent Extremism Interventions: Contemporary Research.  Some key findings from their report are: Former extremists are...

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

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Neuroscience and Peacebuilding

“What can neuroscience contribute to peacebuilding?” NeuroPeace asks and aims to find answers to this question in their collective research on Neuroscience and Peacebuilding.  The inaugural volume is a three-part series, the first of which focuses on Individual Aggression (NeuroPeace no. 1), the second of which focuses on Group Dynamics...

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Antisemetic Incidents in 2020

According to the report, Audit of Antisemitic Incidents: Year in Review 2020, released by ADL (Anti-Defamation League)’s Center on Extremism, the United States has seen a large uptick of reported antisemitism and related hate crime incidents since 2017. In 2020, ADL tabulated 2,024 antisemitic incidents throughout the United States […]...

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The Domestic Extremist Next Door

How have digital media platforms contributed to anti-government rhetoric?  Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition for a Safer Web teamed up to answer this question in their report, “The Domestic Extremist Next Door.”  The report analyzes some of the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok) and...

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World Happiness Report 2021

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network has released the World Happiness Report 2021.  While it is their ninth World Happiness Report, this piece is unlike any other due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.  Using the Gallup World Poll as the foundation, this report examines...