Protesters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 20 call for the governor to lift restrictions meant to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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A scholar of social participation finds shared themes across protests in many states, not all of which fit common popular or media narratives about the events.
Campus shutdowns mean researchers must be classified as essential personnel to tend collections, like these fungus-colonized plants.
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Nary a mask in sight at a market area in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya, Ukhia, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many people using social media in more positive ways, including video conferencing platforms like Zoom.
Social media has become a virtual lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis. How people in isolation are using Zoom and other platforms goes against the notion that social media makes us more anti-social.
The federal government wants Australians to sign up to the TraceTogether app, which logs your social interactions via bluetooth. But how much privacy will we sacrifice to combat COVID-19?
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I’m here to say: make sure you read beyond the headlines.
The COVID-19 lockdown will affect people differently depending on their personality.
Self-isolation can be boring and lonely.
Online pornography is one business that’s booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.
At St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., technician Joseph Stoute, left, prepares for a livestream broadcast with Rev. Janet Cox, a deacon, below right, March 22, 2020.
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Because of COVID-19, observing religious feasts online, such as Easter, is mainstream this year. A theologian and a sociologist offer six considerations for digital religion.
The change in CDC guidance comes in response to new research on how the new coronavirus can spread.
The CDC now recommends that everyone wear a face covering when they go into a public place. But there’s confusion about why and if this protects the wearer, people around them or both.
Take a note from older couples who know how to do it right.
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Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing… or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.
The guidance on masks appears to be shifting, but social distancing is still the key step people can take.
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The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public’s use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it’s appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.
What’s got four legs, a wet nose and can help us laugh through the crisis?
It isn’t wrong to laugh at coronavirus comedy. Rather a chortle here and there will help us through the crisis, and it may even help spread vital information and give comfort to those in need.
A nurse looks out of the isolation room for patients infected with COVID-19 at Undata Hospital, Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia March 3, 2020.
Massive COVID-19 rapid testing is starting this week in the several cities and regencies of coronavirus hot spot of Jakarta, West Java and Banten focusing on vulnerable groups.
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Social distancing is vital to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But it doesn’t have to be purely physical - we can separate ourselves in time too, by staggering our daily routines.
Many people have failed to understand the importance of social distancing in slowing the spread of the virus.
As the prime minister’s move to lockdown has shown, people could not be trusted to act responsibly for the greater good.
With social activities shut down across the country, many are wondering: how long will people stick to the rules, before they get complacent?
Don’t want to shake hands, but don’t want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.
It’s critical to help the older adults in your life forgo their routines and embrace social distancing.
Some older adults are struggling to practise social distancing during the global pandemic, even though they’re at high risk. Here’s how to help them.
Why 1.5 metres? Is it our best estimate or is there solid evidence behind it?