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  • How to safely vote in person covid-19
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    Here’s the safest way to vote in person

    Voters are expecting record-long lines at polling stations when they cast their ballots for the 2020 presidential race. The window for voters to get ballots delivered via the U.S. Postal Service is rapidly closing in many states, as is the window for early in-person voting. Those planning to vote in person on Election Day are […] More

  • missing school coronavirus pandemic
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    How many kids have not gone back to school since the pandemic began?

    The coronavirus has disproportionately affected low-income communities that were already struggling before the pandemic, and it is having a detrimental impact on education. A recently published study has found that 3 million of the “most educationally marginalized students in the country” have not experienced any formal education since schools closed their doors in mid-March—up to […] More

  • giving out candy on halloween
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    Here’s the safest way to give out candy on Halloween

    With Oct. 31 approaching and COVID-19 cases on the rise again, families are wrestling with ways to safely celebrate the holiday—whether that means going door to door trick-or-treating or giving out candy on Halloween themselves.  The CDC considers “participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door” as a […] More

  • Covid-19 - endemic
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    Is COVID-19 set to become endemic?

    As we enter the seventh month of the coronavirus pandemic, we still have much to learn about the virus. Even though we may be on the precipice of a vaccine, it might be time to come to terms with the fact that COVID-19 will be endemic, which means we will likely face it for years. […] More

  • will coronavirus get worse during winter
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    One of the nation’s top coronavirus experts says the next 3 months will be the ‘darkest’ of the pandemic

    Dr. Michael Osterholm has presented an ominous timeline that the United States is about to enter its darkest weeks of the coronavirus pandemic yet. If people are wondering whether the coronavirus will get worse, Osterholm, the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, has a troubling answer.   The leading […] More

  • Is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade still happening
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    Will there be a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade during the pandemic?

    The coronavirus has impacted a number of annual events and institutions since being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Countless festivals, races, conventions, concerts, and other holiday celebrations have been put on hold or canceled indefinitely. People who are wondering if the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is still happening […] More

  • Where to find n95 masks
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    Where are all the N95 masks Donald Trump promised?

    With flu season rapidly approaching, the United States planned to be prepared with 300 million N95 respirator masks for front line healthcare workers. As of Sept. 25, however, the government had only stockpiled 87.6 million N95 masks, according to a briefing document sent to the Department of Health and Human Services obtained by Yahoo News. […] More

  • coronavirus airborne CDC recommendations
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    The CDC flip-flops again, says COVID-19 is airborne and can infect you from more than 6 feet away

    Airborne particles are smaller than respiratory droplets Unlike respiratory droplets, airborne particles can stay in the air for hours Airborne particles also can be spread from more than six feet away The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has once again reversed its stance regarding the spread of the coronavirus by airborne transmission. The public […] More

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