You can’t threaten or humiliate a virus.
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The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
Eye contact gets warped in the virtual world.
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An educational technology scholar illuminates some of odd feelings people experience when they communicate through cameras on the web.
Rates of depression are expected to rise in the wake of coronavirus, as isolation and financial woes multiply.
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Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
Paper bags hold N95 masks that staff in the Eskenazi Hospital COVID-19 ICU need to save for reuse.
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A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.
Francis William Edmonds’ ‘Taking the Census,’ from 1854.
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Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
Government officers seize civets in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, China to prevent the spread of SARS in 2004.
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Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
Voters in line for Illinois primary election ballots keep their distance on March 17.
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Most states have rules that could preserve the integrity of an election while also allowing social distancing.
Shutdown in Seattle to slow the spread of coronavirus empties the streets, March 26, 2020. Less economic activity means less revenue for utilities.
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The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.
Jobs could be hard to keep or find for quite a while.
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The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
Working from home requires the right balance.
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Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
The NBA suspended its season on March 11, citing the coronavirus risk. A force majeure clause in the NBA contract means players could lose money with each canceled game.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
The nonprofit International Community Health Services medical clinic in Seattle provides care for uninsured people.
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Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Displaced Syrians learn about the danger of the coronavirus to them in their camps.
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Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.
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Enfrentado con incertidumbre y ansiedad, el cerebro da el orden de comenzar el acaparamiento, si seas persona en tiempos de pandemia o una ardilla preparándose para el invierno.
Spending more time in bed and letting your body’s natural rhythms take over could be good for your health.
The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.
On March 29 in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is almost deserted due to restrictions on public life.
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Germans are struggling like the rest of the world with the coronavirus. And while Germans have a strong safety net and medical system, one thing may fall victim to the virus: relations with the US.
Apostle Paul and his followers collected aid, likely for early Christians.
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In the late second century, some Christian groups in Rome began directing financial aid toward people living in another city, who were going through a crisis. That act of giving has lessons for today.
For immigrants like Juana, from El Salvador, migration – not coronavirus – is the main cause of separation from family. Norwalk, Connecticut, March 25, 2020.
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What international families can teach the rest of us about sustaining long-distance relationships.
Members of the New York Army National Guard are setting up a 1,000-bed hospital at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
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The National Guard may be the least understood branch of the US military. A National Guard attorney and military law professor explains how it works.
Counting Americans is a complicated process.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
Members of Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition (1907–1909) gather round a gramophone player in Antarctica.
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A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.
President Donald Trump, flanked by administration and public health officials, during a briefing on the coronavirus on March 25.
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Journalism's ethics code says the press must 'seek truth and report it,' and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump's inaccuracies and lies?