A study out of Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health found that remote work does not negatively impact productivity.
The finding comes as many companies are debating whether — and how — to bring employees back into the office full time.
The study doesn’t examine pandemic-induced work from home — it was conducted before remote labor became more commonplace in the spring of 2020, a period when over one-third of the American workforce was telecommuting. A Texas A&M research team examined the productivity at a large oil and gas company in Houston where workers were displaced from the office for seven months by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that hit Texas in August of 2017.Read the full article at Boston Globe
Air quality is certainly top of mind for many people in a way it was not only two years ago. As the public’s awareness of how viral particles can easily circulate throughout indoor environments, getting some insight into the cleanliness of the air inside has become ever more important.
A new study from Texas A&M University School of Public Health, published this February, showed that prolonged exposure to poorly-ventilated indoor air is associated with a variety of poor health outcomes, including mundane ones like headaches and dry eyes as well as more severe ones, like lung cancer.Read the full article at GQ
Since vaccines became widely available for Texans older than 12 last May, about 82% of Texas’ COVID-19 deaths were among the unvaccinated.Read the full article at The Texas Tribune
The global COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our health care conversations and stretched every aspect of our health care system for nearly two years.
But more quietly, the pandemic has also contributed to a tragic surge in opioid use and deaths across the nation. This surge represents a crisis within a crisis. And because our health care system and providers are reaching the limits of their capabilities—even more so since the Omicron variant began spreading—we must think in new and different ways to address the opioid crisis.Read the full article at Austin American-Statesman