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A guide to getting the most out of virtual learning

January 14, 2021

Online learning is not always easy for students. Concentration, workload management, and studying habits are all struggles students may be facing. Here’s a list of tips to get the most out of online...

LG announces new products with virtual influencer

January 14, 2021

Reah Keem sounds like a normal influencer going through the pandemic. However, she is not a real person. According to The Verge, she is known as a “virtual influencer” and was introduced by the...

Rise in Covid-19 Cases Leads CDC to Recommend Small Holiday Gatherings and Limited Travel

January 9, 2021

According to the CDC, over 1 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last week. With the holidays approaching, officials have recommended gathering with family members only in your household. People...

Masks must continue to be worn after Covid-19 vaccination

January 2, 2021

The FDA authorized the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 11, 2020, meaning vaccine doses will be shipped immediately around the U.S. Following CDC approval, millions of people may be vaccinated this...

Hurricanes are becoming more destructive scientists find

January 2, 2021

In a recent study of climate change’s impact on hurricanes, scientists found that hurricanes are becoming destructive for a longer time as they travel inland. Scientists Lin Li and Pinaki Chakraborty...

TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia

January 2, 2021

TikTok has opened an investigation after The Guardian found pro-anorexia/starvation content despite the company’s efforts to ban the advertising of weight-loss products and disordered eating. With...

TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia

December 11, 2020

TikTok has opened an investigation after The Guardian found pro-anorexia/starvation content despite the company’s efforts to ban the advertising of weight-loss products and disordered eating. With...

Study finds neck gaiters ineffective as COVID-19 face masks

Neck gaiters or buffs like those pictured on Geoff Livingston and his wife were found to be largely ineffective according to a Duke University study published on September 2, 2020.  Gaiters were rated as worse than wearing no mask.  (Geoff Livingston/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
September 11, 2020
A Duke University study found neck gaiters to be ineffective at blocking the spread of COVID-19

Meeting outdoors safer than indoors during pandemic say experts

Women in masks take a walk with their dogs. If in the same household, being near each other is okay, but stay away from others. (Gustavo Fring)
May 30, 2020

The risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 is lower than indoor, according to experts. When meeting outside, even if someone is infected, dilution will occur. Dilution happens when the wind scatters...

Will There Be A Second Wave of COVID-19?

May 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of a second wave hitting the US has been a heavily discussed topic even as we “bend the curve.” But is a second wave actually a possibility? In...

Anti-Mask Protesters Cause Backlash Over Anti-Science Stance

Lt. Cmdr. Nevin Yazici demonstrates how to properly fit an N95 respiratory protective device aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort in New York harbor on March 31, 2020.  The N95 mask or any mask must fit tightly against the face to offer protection.  (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman/CC BY 2.0)
May 11, 2020

While health experts from all around the world are encouraging people to wear a mask in public settings, many people are pushing back to express their individual rights and beliefs. It is important...

World Health Organization Unsure if Infected Patients Have Immunity to Virus

A Combat Medic Specialist from Queens, N.Y., assigned to the New York Army National Guard, secures a swab used to test for COVID-19 infection in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 20, 2020. COVID-19 testing is becoming more advanced in hopes to aid in reopening society. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Sean Madden)
May 7, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) claims they have no evidence if COVID-19 patients build up enough immunity to stop them from getting sick again in the future, a top doctor there has admitted.  This...

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