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  • Lollapalooza 2021 COVID

    Is Lollapalooza 2021 set to be a COVID superspreader event?

    Numerous long-awaited events have returned in 2021 after being postponed or outright cancelled during the worst of the pandemic throughout 2020. Lollapalooza, Chicago’s premier music festival, was shifted to a virtual format during the pandemic, but is back in all its in-person glory this year. The impending event is expected to draw tens of thousands […] More

  • Suicides during COVID pandemic

    Did suicide rates rise during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    People from all walks of life have struggled with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they did not personally become sick from the virus. Even before the pandemic, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It stands to reason that suicides would spike during times of crisis, sparking […] More

  • covid delta variant death rate projection

    Delta variant projected to kill 60,000 Americans by October

    The delta variant of COVID-19 is projected to kill an estimated 60,000 Americans in a fourth wave of increased cases peaking in mid-October 2021, tripling the current death rate, according to a new forecast from the COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub. NPR noted that the surge the U.S. is currently experiencing, largely affecting unvaccinated Americans, could […] More

  • different covid variants at the same time

    Can you get two different COVID variants at the same time?

    An unvaccinated woman in Belgium was infected with two different COVID variants at the same time, fueling new concerns over the rapidly spreading variants.  The 90-year-old woman died after being infected with both the alpha and beta variants in March. Several falls landed her in an area hospital, and she was subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19. […] More

  • are vaccinated people safe from the delta variant

    Are vaccinated people safe from the delta variant of COVID?

    The delta variant is now responsible for 83% of COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, as breakthrough infections continue to make news, it’s worth knowing this: Are vaccinated people actually safe from the delta variant? During a July 16 White […] More

  • when can you travel to canada

    When can Americans finally travel to Canada?

    Nonessential travel between the United States and Canada has been closed since March 21, 2020, just 10 days after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since the pandemic, the two countries have reassessed monthly and decided to renew the closure in the interim. But 16 months later, the answer […] More

  • texas democrats covid

    Texas Democrats fled to D.C. to highlight political differences, but then COVID-19 became the story

    A group of Democratic Texas legislators took a trip to Washington, D.C. as the Texas Legislature’s special session commenced in mid-July. The Democratic caucus sought attention for the fight against a Republican-authored bill they argue would curtail voting rights in the state. Instead, COVID-19 has become the story, as six members of the Texas Democrats […] More

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