A COVID-19 test in Utah. The country’s pandemic response has been politicized, making comprehensive changes to public health more difficult.
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Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military.
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People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they're concerned.
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California.
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When the federal government doesn't intervene during downturns, the states often cut school spending. In turn, teachers may earn less or lose their jobs. And three in four teachers are female.
Many essential workers believe joining a union could provide more protections.
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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
Laboratories around the world are working round the clock to find treatments or a vaccine for COVID-19.
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The FDA has sped up its approval process for coronavirus treatments, creating a new division to expedite the regulatory process. But is safety being sidelined for speed?
A Unicorn Riot videographer films an interview on the streets of Minneapolis on May 29, 2020.
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Livestreamed video coverage of protests across the country is the modern heir to decades of grassroots documentary filmmaking.
Emergency medical technicians bring a patient into Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn on April 6, 2020 in New York.
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While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
Disasters, such as flooding in Michigan, can cause people to move, but not everyone has the means.
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Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
Sports have been out of action during the coronavirus lockdown, but the recovery period is a chance to redefine sporting success beyond winning and profit margins.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a vaccine could be available as early as January 2021.
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As most of the world early awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, a smaller group of people scoffs. They could spell real trouble in the effort to build widespread immunity.
Homemade masks will not filter the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but may prevent transmission of droplets and spray between individuals.
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At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
Progress has been slow in Ghana in expanding access to water.
Governments must take note of specific geographic contexts and local attributes that drive water insecurity.
Men make more money in women-dominated fields, such as teaching.
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Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
A demonstrator protesting new austerity measures in Ecuador confronts armed police officers during clashes in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 11, 2019.
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All those democracy protests in South America may be having some unintended consequences.
Bad customer service is increasingly good for companies who use it.
Bad customer service is actually good for companies' bottom lines.
Spotting tigers in the wild is a difficult task.
An exhaustive search involving 44,000 field staff, 318,000 habitat surveys and nearly 35 million photos has revealed India's tiger population is on the rise.
Studies on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa haven’t focused on the effects of climate change.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Farm land near Holly Bluff, Miss., covered with backwater flooding, May 23, 2019.
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As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.
What nutrients will help the microbes in your gut thrive?
You want to encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut to improve health. But which foods should you eat to do that? It turns out that nutritional labels aren't much help figuring that out.
Former Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph looks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in February 2019.
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Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?