Amy Blais, a telehealth nurse at HomeHealth Visiting Nurses in Saco, Maine.
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The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to ‘see’ their doctors. Could this trend continue?
More and more studies are revealing the cognitive effects of COVID-19.
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Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
The US has taken on grand challenges that required complex coordination before, including Project Apollo.
A systems engineering expert applies the same method NASA’s Project Apollo engineers used to offer a systematic approach to deciding on school reopening at a local level.
President George H.W. Bush signing the American Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990.
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Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
El sueño de Jacob de Salvator Rosa (c. 1665).
Cuando buscamos trabajo, queremos estar en la lista blanca, no en la negra. Los sombreros negros son los hackers malos, mientras una mentira blanca es aceptable. ¿Esas metáforas reflejan racismo?
National governments are using political lobbying and empty symbolic efforts to stave off an “in danger” listing for their World Heritage sites.
Soda contributes to obesity and other diseases.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
A Pennsylvania election worker processes mailed-in ballots for the state’s primary election in May 2020.
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Voting by mail is rarely subject to fraud, does not give an advantage to one political party over another and can in fact inspire public confidence in the voting process.
Policemen in Seattle, Washington, wearing masks made by the Red Cross, during the influenza pandemic, December 1918.
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
George Floyd’s death sparked a movement.
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A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change – and could dramatically alter the work she’s done for five years.
Millennials are less likely to drive than older generations.
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Research shows that millennials don’t drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
The economic impact of coronavirus restrictions can also take a human toll.
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Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665).
We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don’t want to receive a black mark on your record.
Daily deaths from COVID-19 have rarely been below 600 in the U.S. since March.
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There’s no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
A list of rules from the U.S. Public Health Service in 1918 to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading the devastating flu pandemic.
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How politicians and the public in Denver, Colorado handled the 1918 flu epidemic is relevant to today.
With the coronavirus risk, many therapy sessions have moved online to video calls.
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With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020.
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The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
Volunteers helped city workers paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street near the White House.
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Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Watch out, Karen coming through.
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Generic names can take on a linguistic life of their own, becoming powerful forms of social commentary.
Oliger Merko, ‘Season of Love’ detail, oil on canvas, 2014.
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In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.