Browsing Tag:Pandemic

the-pandemic-has-changed-their-shower-habits-how-about-yours
Robin Harper, an administrative assistant at a Martha's Vineyard preschool, grew up taking a shower every day."It's what you did," she said. But when the coronavirus pandemic kept her indoors and out of the public eye, she started showering once a week.The new practice felt environmentally virtuous, practical, and liberating. And it stayed."Don't get me wrong," said...
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covid-pandemic-forces-families-to-rethink-nursing-home-care
Even before the pandemic began 14 months ago, nursing homes had become the source of rampant, antibiotic-resistant infections. The facilities also faced systemic problems, such as the high turnover of nursing home staff and the game of the federal government's rating system, which made it difficult for families to judge the quality of the homes.For years, federal health...
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Mike Schenk, chief economist for the Credit Union National Association, said he didn't have extensive data on what the credit unions were doing. However, when he called several credit unions, he found that "most of them no longer charge these fees". The association has long advocated lifting the transaction cap as being best for depositors, he said,...
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Outdoor dining tents under construction in Arlington, Virginia on February 5, 2021.Liu Jie / Xinhua via GettyMore than 300,000 Americans lost unemployment benefits prematurely during the Covid pandemic, according to a study published Tuesday by the California Policy Lab.This is because many states consider unemployed workers, which underestimated the severity of the recession, the analysis says.State unemployment systems have...
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could-the-pandemic-prompt-an-epidemic-of-loss-of-women-in-the-sciences
Like many women during the pandemic, Alisa Stephens found working from home to be a series of tired challenges.Dr. Stephens is a biostatistician at the University of Pennsylvania, and the technical and detail-oriented nature of her work requires long, uninterrupted deliberation. Finding the time and mental space to do this work at home with two young children...
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Paramedics from Bochnia Hospital wear protective equipment when transporting a patient suffering from COVID-19 to a local hospital in Bochnia, Poland on March 17, 2021.Omar Marques | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesThe World Health Organization said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is now "growing exponentially." More than 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases were reported in the...
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