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    When will music festivals restart in the age of COVID-19?

    When it comes to social outings during the coronavirus pandemic, health experts say the larger the function, the more dangerous. Because social distancing is nearly impossible at mass events, it won’t be until 2021—and possibly even 2022—until music festivals return.  The cancellation of the South By Southwest conference in March 2020 was the first significant […] More

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    Are Alabama and Mississippi about to become the nation’s coronavirus hotspots?

    Although the United States has seen a plateau in the number of daily COVID-19 cases, some states are seeing a troubling increase in positive tests. Experts believe two southern states, Alabama and Mississippi, could be the next major coronavirus hotspots if their daily increase of positive COVID-19 tests continues on its current trajectory. The Alabama […] More

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    Will the coronavirus vaccine be free for Americans?

    The COVID-19 vaccine will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to produce, but will the coronavirus vaccine be free for Americans to take?   For those in the U.S., it looks likely that patients with insurance might not have to pay when they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Jason Schwartz, an assistant professor of health policy at […] More

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    Is North Korea really working on a coronavirus vaccine?

    North Korea says it has begun working on its own COVID-19 vaccine, but many experts are skeptical about the claim. The North Korea coronavirus response, after all, has been tough to parse since the pandemic began.  On July 18, the Korea Herald reported that the State Commission of Science and Technology said scientists are in […] More

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    Will the coronavirus kill off shopping malls?

    In the era of Amazon and the rise of online shopping, malls were already fighting to stay relevant. Thanks to the pandemic, their relevance is in question more than ever. So, what exactly is the future of malls? According to CoStar Group, in the second quarter of 2020, mall occupancy rates hit 94.4%—the lowest in […] More

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    The Trump administration keeps pushing hydroxychloroquine—more studies shows it’s unhelpful for COVID-19 (updated)

    Two more studies have come out against the use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus patients, but Donald Trump supporters continue to promote the drug.  Hydroxychloroquine is an immunosuppressive drug used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. In March, scientists were hopeful that it could be used to treat COVID-19 patients, but several studies have since […] More

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    The RNC got knocked out by coronavirus—what now for the GOP?

    After months of planning ways to go forward with an in-person Republican National Convention, President Trump announced on July 23 that he was canceling the Jacksonville component of the RNC event.  As COVID-19 cases in Florida continue to surge while surpassing 400,000—the third-most in the country at the time of his decision—Trump cited the pandemic […] More

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