Changes to policy, scientific discovery, and expert recommendations and opinions all have the power to rapidly influence the landscape of a sector. Whether you’re a leader at a non-profit, a member of a university’s marketing department, or a stakeholder for a public health agency, being informed about the latest industry happenings can be the difference between exceeding and falling short of organizational goals. At Hager Sharp, our experts vigorously scan media coverage to identify areas of opportunity. And now, with the introduction of the Sharp Round-Up, you too can review what we consider some of the top news of the week.
Below you will find a compilation of news spanning the health, education, labor, and economy sectors. This list includes mainstream, DC-focused, and trade publication coverage from Saturday, November 5 to Friday, November 11. Let these clips serve as a resource when developing thoughtful strategies and use them to further foster organizational innovation and adaptability.
Here’s what you need to know.
- Student groups rallied together this week to encourage their peers to vote in midterm elections.
- Daylight-Saving Time ended on Sunday, bringing legislation on enforcing year-long DST to the surface yet again. Here’s why implementing it could be harmful.
- A Boston study found that masking in schools significantly cut COVID-19 infections. The study compared infection rates from school districts in the greater Boston area, only two of which maintained mask mandates for students. The results: no matter what kind of mask students wore; masking was linked with “significantly reduced” cases of COVID-19.
- The CDC reported a deadly listeria outbreak linked to deli meat and cheese that currently spans six states. As of November 11, 16 people have been infected, and 13 have been hospitalized.
- A recent study found that hospitalizations due to eating disorders in young adults nearly doubled during the pandemic. The numbers have decreased since their 2021 peak, but have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.
- School districts across the country bear the responsibility of implementing evidence-based strategies to counter the challenge of recent National Assessment of Educational Progress results.
Advancements in Health:
The days of counting your COVID-19 vaccines may be over. Keeping with the idea of a yearly COVID-19 shot, many people can keep track of their vaccination status by making sure they get their shot yearly – much like a flu shot.