Category: COVID-19


Kate Padgett Walsh, Iowa State University [Admin: Good Read – Fair and Balanced] President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling US$10,000 per borrower as part of COVID-19 Read more…


By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) questioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over coronavirus funds on Wednesday. It did not go well for him. Secretary Mnuchin is trying to return hundreds of billions of Read more…


Social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent in terms of effectiveness Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to Read more…


Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to Read more…


King’s College London researchers used self-reported data from Covid app users They found fewer Covid cases among women taking vitamin D or Omega-3 Men taking supplements had the same rate of infection as men who weren’t And experts said vitamin Read more…


More people killed themselves in October than died from Covid over entire year – with women worst affected Japan has recorded 2,153 suicides for the month of October   The figure is higher than the overall deaths caused by Covid-19 in Read more…


EU’s drug regulator issues warning about chloroquine and a related compound, hydroxychloroquine. BY CARLO MARTUSCELLI The two medicines were some of the first drugs put forward as possible treatments for the coronavirus, and were famously promoted by controversial French doctor Didier Raoult and U.S. Read more…


Working out strengthens more than just your muscles – it strengthens your immune system, too. SelectStock/E+ via Getty Images Mark A. Gluck, Rutgers University – Newark ; Bernadette A. Fausto, Rutgers University – Newark , and Lisa Charles, Rutgers University Read more…


National Geographic Magazine (Published November 24, 2020) BY NINA STROCHLIC With the holidays nearing, miles-long food lines are a hint at how hunger in America could soon surpass the peak of the 2007 recession. Early one morning in mid-November, Trisha Cunningham, Read more…


Doctor’s dire warning as 95% of country sees ‘uncontrollable COVID-19 spread’ and 50 MILLION travel for Thanksgiving – with 17% spike hitting California in just 24hrs The daily death toll across the country spiked to 2,297 yesterday, which is the Read more…