In a rapidly digitizing world, telemedicine promises to revolutionize healthcare delivery by offering remote medical services. It can lower costs, and it can expand access to underserved populations and geographically far-flung regions, not least in situations of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, a natural disaster, or war. However, despite its clear benefits, … [Read more...] about Bringing the Doctor’s Office to Your Living Room: Unlocking the Full Potential of Telemedicine
With nearly 49,000 gun-related deaths in 2021, including homicides, suicides, and accidents, the United States has long been thought to be the gun capital of the world, with a staggering 120.5 firearms per 100 inhabitants. But its numbers pale in comparison to Latin America and the Caribbean when it comes to homicides. In 2021, nine of the 10 countries with the highest homicide … [Read more...] about How Overconfidence Can Affect Gun Preferences and Undermine Safety
Rosa, a 44-year-old woman who lives in Bogotá, has a problem when it comes to getting her 9-year-old girl, Alicia, vaccinated with the hugely effective Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. She's heard of the vaccine, but she hasn't gotten it for Alicia because her pediatrician has not yet mentioned it in any of the girl’s check-ups and she's not sure what the government’s … [Read more...] about Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Latin America: A Guide for Policymakers
European nations, stunned by Russia's aggression, have mostly rallied in support of Ukraine, sending weapons and welcoming millions of refugees. But European citizens are paying dearly for it. Apart from the costs in direct assistance, the energy conflict with Russia had sent prices of gas soaring to eight times their 10-year average by the end of September and helped push … [Read more...] about Behavioral Economics and the Energy Crisis in Europe
Basic forms of digital media use, or virtuality, like videoconferencing have provided flexibility for workers, especially during the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. Some people have found that virtuality brings structure to their workplace and allows them to focus more intensely without the distractions of the office. Some experts suggest that it improves the sharing of unique … [Read more...] about Is the Metaverse Better than Zoom for Brainstorming?