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    Despite the pandemic, millions of people are still cutting the cable cord

    Americans might be stuck at home and have more time to watch TV than ever thanks to the pandemic, but it hasn’t persuaded them to return to cable. In fact, new data shows that the pandemic has actually accelerated cord-cutting in 2020. More people than ever are getting rid of their cable subscriptions. TechCrunch reports that […] More

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    Stillbirth rates have risen dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began

    Studies worldwide identify a troubling new trend during the pandemic: stillbirth statistics in hospitals have skyrocketed in 2020.  According to Nature, stillbirth statistics have significantly risen in some countries, including the United Kingdom, Nepal, and India. In the most extensive study on 2020 stillbirths, researchers found a 50% increase in stillbirths in nine hospitals across […] More

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    No, face masks don’t cause staph infections

    As calls to wear masks to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 grow, so do online conspiracy theories making false claims that masks cause other health risks.  The latest conspiracy claims that face masks cause staph infections.  According to the Mayo Clinic, staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on […] More

  • Brett Giroir coronavirus czar
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    Who is Brett Giroir, the coronavirus czar?

    When COVID-19 first began to spread throughout the U.S., the federal government was quickly criticized for lack of access to testing. Since then, the U.S. has dramatically ramped up testing, with hundreds of thousands done daily. Some experts give credit to the man who they’ve dubbed the “Coronavirus Czar,” Admiral Brett Giroir.  Brett Giroir is […] More

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    European coronavirus rates are rising again; will the U.S. soon follow?

    As predicted by multiple health experts, the fall season is ushering in a second wave of COVID-19 surges throughout Europe. As a result, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, and several other countries have started to impose new restrictions that could last through the winter. Now that rates of the coronavirus in Europe have begun increasing […] More

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    Kids are testing positive for coronavirus, and their parents are sending them to school anyway

    As school districts nationwide continue to return to in-person learning, health officials have begun to see cases where parents intentionally send their sick children to school after they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Kids are testing positive for coronavirus, and yet, their parents are still putting them out in society. In Wisconsin, the Washington Ozaukee Public […] More

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    Domestic violence statistics are surging during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Since lockdowns first began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates for domestic abuse victims have sounded the alarm that calls to stay home could increase cases of intimate partner violence.  Now, those fears may be coming to fruition. Reports of domestic violence have spiked in many countries around the world.  The Washington Post […] More

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    Fine art prices have dropped tremendously during the pandemic

    Industries across the board have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fine art industry, much like the champagne industry, has not been spared. With the economy still unstable, acquiring expensive pieces is not at the top of many collectors’ priorities, and as a result, fine art sales have tumbled. According to ArtNet, the […] More

  • driving 100 mph coronavirus pandemic
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    Why are so many people driving so darn fast during the pandemic?

    In April, police across the country reported an increase in reckless driving due to the pandemic. More than four months later, police are still saying that cars are speeding faster than ever, and communities are experiencing their deadliest traffic months. Driving 100 mph or faster apparently has become more of the norm during the COVID-19 […] More

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