Without action, WVU professor expects greater ‘slow burn’ effect of repeat mass shootings on feelings of safety among young people

A West Virginia University professor who has investigated behavior change as a critical component in mitigating gun violence in U.S. schools is warning about potential far-reaching, long-term impacts on kids if, what he sees as a “persistent public health crisis,” remains unaddressed.…

COVID-19 transmission rare in schools with masking, distancing, contact tracing

Wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand-washing have kept in-school COVID-19 transmission low, according to results of a pilot study in Missouri aimed at identifying ways to keep elementary and secondary schools open and safe during the pandemic. The study is part of a larger, ongoing collaboration involving Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other groups.