Coronavirus

The best science guidance lost the battle early during the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recently published study Science AdvancesResearchers used a mathematical model to show how the general public drifted away from the best science guidance early during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Losing the battle for the best science guidance early in a crisis: COVID-19 and beyond. Image Credit: View Apart/Shutterstock They empirically mapped …

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Health experts call for masking to slow the next wave

New York City is entering its third pandemic winter, with the least amount of public health rules enforced since COVID-19 led to a citywide shutdown in March 2020. Mayor Eric Adams has canceled vaccination requirements for private employers and public school students participating in extracurricular activities. Governor Kathy Hochul ended the mask requirement for public …

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Participation in NC high school sports declined in all but 5 sports after the pandemic

Nick Stevens, executive editor of HighSchoolOT State-level attendance data for specific sports has been released, and the numbers continue to show the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina. Compared to the 2018-2019 school year, the last attendance data released before the pandemic, participation in all high school sports decreased in North Carolina …

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What are the 2-year health outcomes of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations has prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more contagious and lethal than …

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“Business As Usual” Might Actually Make The Economy Worse

A mask on the ground at John F. Kennedy Airport. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) EDITOR’S NOTE:In the fall of 2021, a group of students at Wake Forest University attended a class on data-driven advocacy. Their goal was to come up with a question about inequality broadly, to answer it using data science fundamental tools, …

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Americans signal healthcare system fail: AP-NORC survey

WASHINGTON — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about renting out his New York City apartment, he sometimes delays filling up on blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather be homeless by skipping medicine,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. According to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, U.S. …

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How have physical activity trends around the world changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recently published study LancetResearchers evaluated worldwide physical activity trends since the onset of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Worldwide physical activity trends since the onset of COVID-19. Image Credit: lzf/Shutterstock Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread death and morbidity worldwide. Public health interventions that limit transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus …

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IRS continues to delay business tax returns due to pandemic

According to a new report, the Internal Revenue Service has been slow in processing employer tax credits and tax returns that businesses must receive to deal with the pandemic. The report, released Tuesday by the Treasury Tax Administration’s Inspector General, followed an audit from July 2021 and found that some of the same issues persist …

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