Unionized hospitality workers wait in line to apply for unemployment benefits.
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Mass unemployment will make it a lot harder for tens of millions of Americans already struggling to pay for housing to keep their roof over their heads.
People still need baked goods even during a lockdown.
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State and local authorities are expected to get $150 billion in an attempt to alleviate economic fallout from the coronavirus. But the money will be thinly spread and could run out quickly.
In scary and uncertain times, having a stockpile can feel soothing.
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Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
The pipeline of pharmaceuticals is easily disrupted.
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Drug shortages occur regularly in the US, even in the best of times. The pharmaceutical supply chain embodies 'just in time' shipping and has little built-in redundancy.
Virtual medical care can be effective and eliminate unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus.
Physicians and patients are grappling with rapid-fire changes and a shift to virtual medicine.
Una escuela cerrada en la ciduad de New Rochelle, Nueva York, 11 de marzo, 2020.
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Los niños no parecen enfermar de manera severa con el coronavirus. ¿Entonces por qué se cierran tantas escuelas?
A mylar balloon at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do.
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The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
It’s hard not to be scared of an invisible and spreading threat.
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It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.
The front gate of New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, N.Y. The school was closed March 11, 2020 as part of efforts to contain spread of coronavirus.
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So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
LiDAR helps an autonomous vehicle ‘visualize’ what’s around it.
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Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They're vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into 'seeing' things that aren't there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.
Alex Azar, el secretario de salud pública en Estados Unidos, presenta en el Senado sobre el coronavirus, 25 de febrero, 2020.
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Las autoridades de salud pública en los EEUU advierten que el coronavirus, que se ha propagado en distintas partes del país, se avecina y el país necesita estar preparado.
Alex Azar, secretary for US Health and Human Services, spoke with senators about the coronavirus on Feb. 25.
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With the coronavirus spreading to more countries, public health officials in the US are warning Americans that coronavirus will become a problem in the US, too. What does this mean for you?
42% of media coverage of the 2016 election focused on the horserace.
Polls have become an essential component of the news coverage of presidential campaigns. That may affect who voters decide to back on an election day.
A colored electron microscope image of MRSA.
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Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
Minority patients often have better rapport with a same-race or same-ethnicity doctor.
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Minority patients do better when treated by doctors who share the same race or ethnicity But there's a problem. Most doctors are white, and only 6% of doctors are black.
Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden and Warren stand on the debate stage on Feb. 7.
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Seven candidates met on the debate stage in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. We asked three scholars to pick out some of the night's biggest moments.
Researchers Tian Xia and Zijie Lin test a plasma prototype for preventing airborne transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus at a Michigan pig farm.
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Viruses are small enough to pass through filters, including face masks. Disabling viruses with electrically charged gases could be a better way to curb airborne transmission.
To how many others will one infected person spread the infection?
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Epidemiologists want to quickly identify any emerging disease's potential to spread far and wide. Dependent on a number of factors, this R0 number helps them figure that out and plan accordingly.
Seorang penjaga keamanan memakai masker saat dia mengawasi penumpang yang tiba di bandara internasional Manila di Filipina pada 23 Januari 2020, sebagai bagian dari upaya untuk menahan wahab coronavirus.
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Pengembangan vaksin ini akan mendapatkan bantuan dari penelitian yang telah dilakukan sebelumnya mengenai virus yang masih berhubungan dengan 2019-nCov, yakni SARS dan MERS.