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Madison MacKinnon

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 15:16

Great post, Sophia! I wanted to note there is a lot of room for improvement for the discussion of head lice in our society. There is a lot of stigma associated with head lice, particularly the embarrassment kids can feel when they have it. As well, some prevention policies put in schools could be considered out-of-date. For example, the "no-nit" policy, which prevents students from returning to school if they still have nits (the empty eggs of the louse) in their hair, despite the fact that just having nits in one's hair is not a good predictor of one actually having a lice infection.

I would be curious if anyone has any suggestions on how this stigma could be reduced? Or how to better inform the public?

Name
Madison MacKinnon

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