Category Archives: health

COVID-19 and labor markets – Brookings Institution

The U.S. jobs market started recovering relatively soon after tanking in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, but only modestly, according to two papers to be discussed at the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) conference on June 25. Some businesses shuttered in March and April are resuming operations, but often with fewer employees […]

On The COVID-19 Campaign Trail, Montana’s Gov. Steve Bullock May Be Getting A Boost – NPR

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), left, gets an update on coronavirus testing from councilman Martin Charlo of Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption toggle caption Kirk Siegler/NPR Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), left, gets an update on coronavirus testing from councilman Martin Charlo of Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Kirk Siegler/NPR At a free, […]

Camps Challenge Cities In COVID Times With Competing Health Risks : Shots – Health News – NPR

Melody Lewis moved to Denver’s streets about six years ago. Last month, Lewis and hundreds of others who are homeless were displaced from sprawling, blocks-long encampments. She moved her tent, but refused to enter a shelter, partly because of the increased threat there of contracting COVID-19. Jakob Rodgers/Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Jakob […]

Why Amazon’s Covid-19 response has been criticized more than Chinese rivals Alibaba and JD.com – CNBC

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, pictured on September 13, 2018. Bloomberg | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has put a huge burden on e-commerce giants around the world but some appear to have dealt with it better than others. Amazon has had Covid-19 related deaths, protests, and law suits. Its closest equivalents in […]

Five ways to tackle PhD research anxieties triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns – Nature.com

CAREER COLUMN 25 June 2020 By accepting that projects will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, students and supervisors can find a healthy way forward, say Paul Ashton and Linamaria Pintor-Escobar. Paul Ashton & Paul Ashton is the head of biology and professor of botany at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, UK. Search for this […]

Live updates: State officials, companies delay reopening measures after record high in new infections – The Washington Post

June 25, 2020 at 12:25 AM EDT Coronavirus deaths lag behind surging infections but may catch up soon With novel coronavirus infections setting a single-day national record Wednesday, health experts are taking little solace from one of the few bright spots in the current resurgence: Deaths are not rising in lockstep with caseloads. But that […]

Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think – Minneapolis Star Tribune

JOHANNESBURG — A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nations workers every day that they are unaware of COVID-19. Monitors for the International Organization for Migration, the U.N. migration agency, interview […]

Wealthier colleges can offer more protection from COVID-19 than cash-strapped peers – Inside Higher Ed

When classes resume at Purdue University’s campus in late August, many professors will wear masks and give lectures to students from behind part of the mile of Plexiglas the institution has bought. And on the other side, the students will be wearing masks. It’s unclear how much more protection the Plexiglas will really provide. But […]

NYC Could See 22000 Public Employee Layoffs Because Of COVID-19 – NPR

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has already lost roughly $9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19 and predicts the toll could rise much higher. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Franklin II/AP New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has already lost roughly $9 billion […]

Valley’s COVID-19 cases explode by 570 – Monitor

EDINBURG — The Rio Grande Valley saw a record increase in COVID-19 cases Wednesday as new positives across four counties raised the tally to 570. Hidalgo County confirmed Wednesday afternoon that four more residents died from complications of COVID-19 and 373 more cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 and cases […]