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There’s obviously more going on regarding COVID-19 then just the clinical trials that are working to defeat it. Maybe you’re looking for quarantine activities, home exercise tips, a moment of levity or simply some good news. This page covers all of that and everything in-between so you can stay informed, focused and positive throughout this ordeal.

Fake COVID Testing, Treatments, and Cures

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that crisis feeds fraud. During times of emergency, people are more prone to manipulation and scams than normal, and …

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COVID-19 Testing Updates Announced by the White House

At the end of September, the White House announced significant expansion in the country’s ability to perform diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.  “We are now …

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Europe Approves 15-Minute COVID-19 Test

While the rapid BinaxNOW coronavirus test is making waves in the United States, another company is accomplishing the same feat in Europe.  Becton, Dickinson and …

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Even After COVID Is Gone, Recovery Isn’t Easy

In hospital wings and doctor’s offices, they’re known as “long-haulers”– the COVID-19 patients who experience symptoms long after “recovering” with a negative test.   Unlike most …

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COVID Numbers Start to Spike as End of Year Nears

In early October, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a startling statistic: About 1 in 10 people around the world may have been infected with …

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Facing the Threat of COVID-19 Spikes, NYC Plans to Close Some Schools and Businesses

After becoming a national symbol of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring, New York City has prided itself on achieving a consistently low infection rate …

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Who Will Get a COVID-19 Vaccine First?

In a year of twists and turns, one question is being asked with increasing urgency: Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first?  As pharmaceutical companies dive …

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What Will Happen to Black Friday This Year?

This year has been impossible to predict, but one thing is for sure: Black Friday won’t look the same in 2020.   Black Friday, the iconic …

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Teachers Face Unique Challenges as the School Year Begins

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the 2020-2021 school year, teachers face unique and unprecedented challenges. Widely hailed as heroes at the beginning of the …

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Important Considerations For Back to School Safety

The back to school season for the 2020-2021 school year has been an experience unlike anything most of us can remember. Rather than worrying about …

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COVID-19 Doesn’t Have to Stop Fall Fun

Just like everything else in 2020, the autumn season will look and feel different this year. The good news, at least, is that many quintessential …

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Which Face Mask is Right For You?

Face masks have become the newest personal accessory, and they could be here to stay for a while. Now you can shop in-store or online …

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Vaccinating Seven Billion People: How Will We Do It?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom adequately described the unprecedented race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine as “the most urgent shared endeavor of …

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Tips to Protect Yourself When Coronavirus Lingers

Even with so many new COVID-19 regulations, precautions, and habits, it’s difficult to avoid all traces of the virus. Somebody shopping an aisle over sneezes, …

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States Prep for Potential Vaccine Distribution in October

It’s the accomplishment the entire world has been anxiously anticipating: the approval of a vaccine proven to safely protect against the coronavirus. In early September, …

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Can Affordable Steroids Treat Severe COVID-19?

Since U.K researchers first released a study in June 2020 suggesting the usefulness of affordable steroids in the treatment of COVID-19, multiple studies have sought …

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The CDC’s Sudden COVID-19 Guidelines Change Sparks Confusion

Adjustments to recommendations put forth by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aren’t unexpected. In fact, they’re essential to help the public …

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New York Gyms Have Finally Reopened- With These Rules

Since the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage New York in mid-March, gyms and fitness centers have remained strictly closed for business. Some gyms adapted by …

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Ward Boys Step Up to Support India’s COVID-19 Response

As the United States has grappled with the impacts of the coronavirus and debated over the best plans moving forward, every other country around the …

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Why Does COVID Spread So Easily?

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned about the coronavirus since March, it’s this: the virus spreads quickly and all too easily.  Just consider this …

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Spreading Coronavirus at a Concert: German Researchers Experiment

On August 22 in Leipzig, Germany, 1,500 participants crammed together in a concert stadium for the sake of science.   The pop-up concert study, titled “Restart-19”, …

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How to Spot a Contact Tracing Scam

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that scammers thrive on panic and fear. The coronavirus pandemic, of course, isn’t just a national emergency, it’s an …

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Doctors Look For Answers to Another COVID-19 Mystery

Nothing about COVID-19 medical treatment has been easy. Time and time again, the disease has confounded medical experts with its unprecedented behavior and patterns.   Leslie Cutitta knows …

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When Can You Expect a Second Stimulus Check?

Back in June and July, Americans struggling to pay their bills were anxiously asking, when can we expect a second stimulus check? But now July has turned …

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The Unexpected Side Effects of Coronavirus

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland want to know more about one of the strangest side effects of the coronavirus: …

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The Lingering Effects

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus back in January, scientists, doctors, and researchers have closely …

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Syringe Shortage Looms As Vaccines Seek Approval

For more than six months, the collective attention of our country has been laser-focused on one topic: the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Now dozens …

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Months Into Pandemic, Crew Members Still Stranded on Cruise Ships

When COVID-19 was officially declared an international pandemic in March 2020, thousands of cruise ships were caught in the middle of an unprecedented situation. They …

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Is a Bankruptcy Tsunami Coming This Winter?

Summer will soon give way to autumn, which means we’re inching closer and closer to the winter season. As temperatures drop and chilly, inclement weather …

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Economic Fallout From Loss of $600 Extra Unemployment

On July 31, 2020, 28 million jobless Americans lost the $600 per week bonus that the CARES Act provided in March. Despite the looming deadline, …

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Do Children Spread COVID-19 More Than We Think?

During the initial surge of COVID-19, Americans generally accepted the fact that children pose a low infection risk to others. However, as time has gone …

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American Airlines Cuts Routes and Staff Due to COVID-19

American Airlines is making major announcements as it plans to address the October 7 expiration date of federal assistance through the CARES Act.   On August …

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Updates on COVID-19 Testing in the U.S

Saliva Testing Offers Alternative to Nose Swab  Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) announced at the end of August that it now offers saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic …

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What Should You Know About the Safety of Public Transportation?

The public transit system wasn’t designed for social distancing. Crowded cars of jostling strangers makes six feet of distance between others impossible. Yet millions of …

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What We Know About Kids and the Coronavirus As Schools Reopen

As schools around the country return for the 2020-2021 academic year, discussions surrounding COVID-19 safety have reached a fever pitch.  Do children spread the coronavirus? …

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Will COVID-19 Ever Go Away, Even With a Vaccine?

It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves: will the coronavirus ever really go away? Or will it remain a regular annual concern, just like the flu?   Experts …

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Updates on COVID-19 Testing in the U.S

Saliva Testing Offers Alternative to Nose Swab  Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) announced at the end of August that it now offers saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic …

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New Zealand Responds to New Cases of COVID-19

New Zealand managed to achieve what few other areas of the world have: a full 101 days without any community transmission of the coronavirus. The …

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New York Plans for Students to Return to School

Only a few months ago, New York was considered the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. But now, as a new academic school year looms around …

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How Will We Handle COVID-19 This Winter?

Will the winter be worse?  Many health experts fear that winter will bring a new layer of difficulty and danger to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Though …

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Farm Workers At Risk Without Federal Protections

The potential dangers of COVID-19 in restaurants, bars, schools, and gyms have been highly publicized and debated, but there’s one place where coronavirus vulnerability has …

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Extended Families Living Together in the Midst of Pandemic

Many parents have chronicled the challenges of navigating their new COVID-19 era realities. From working from home with kids and juggling the demands of remote …

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COVID Testing Around the U.S

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, mastering the art and science of COVID-19 testing has been one the greatest trial-and-error experiments in recent history.   …

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Cruise Line Suspends Sailing After COVID-19 Outbreak

Cruise ships around the world were forced to postpone all travel when the coronavirus pandemic emerged in early 2020. However, desperate to recover what revenue …

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COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Healthcare System

With eight months of data available, doctors are working to unravel the mystery of the coronavirus pandemic. One thing is especially clear: the disease doesn’t …

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Why Are COVID-19 Deaths Still Spiking, Even With Decline in New Cases?

As July gave way to August, reports of stabilizing COVID-19 case numbers brought a flash of hope that the pandemic might finally be under control.  …

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How Much Would a COVID-19 Vaccine Cost?

With so much attention placed on the rapid development of a coronavirus vaccine, there’s one that hasn’t quite been finalized yet: the price of the …

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Gyms: The Unexpected Battle Ground of COVID-19

We are already familiar with many of the common battlegrounds for COVID-19. Should schools reopen? Should masks be required in grocery stores? Should college and …

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Americans Show Support for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Small businesses weren’t just hit by the coronavirus; they were pummeled.  In a research article published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the authors used a …

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Big Ten Football Players Request Improved COVID-19 Protocols

On Wednesday, August 5, a letter representing more than 1,000 Big Ten college football players was published on The Players’ Tribune. The letter represents 23 …

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The Six “Types” of COVID-19

You might know your blood type, but now you could have a coronavirus “type” as well.   According to a new study from researchers at King’s …

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What Happens When a Restaurant or Bar Violates COVID Requirements?

In the COVID-19 era, bars and restaurants must walk a fine line between enforcing infection control measures and helping customers feel welcome. It’s difficult, to …

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Why Is the U.S Coronavirus Testing Falling Short?

Overwhelmed laboratories. Week-long delays for results. Despite the nation’s high testing capacity, that’s the reality of COVID-19 testing for many Americans.  Why is the United …

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How Has COVID-19 Changed Our Financial Reality?

The Companies That Benefited From the Pandemic  The United States economy – and the global economy as a whole – needed CPR after the coronavirus …

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How Is the Rental Car Industry Doing?

Though it hasn’t garnered as much attention as other COVID-19 crises, the rental car industry is suffering. Rental car companies like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise …

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How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Actually Last?

As the entire world anxiously awaits the development of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, scientists are working to answer a closely related question: how …

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The Ultimate Guide to Hand Sanitizer

The coronavirus pandemic has spelled doom for countless businesses and industries, but hand sanitizer has never been in higher demand.  In the midst of the …

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Global Updates: COVID in Spain, China, and More

Coming into the final week of July, the novel coronavirus has infected over 16 million people across the globe and killed more than 646,000 people. …

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The Lasting Effects of Coronavirus, Even If You Recover

For more than four months, the coronavirus has dominated every aspect of our lives, from finances and education to entertainment and shopping. The majority of …

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The Science Behind Using a Mask

One year ago, face masks didn’t hold a place in the consciousness of the American public. Aside from standard use by healthcare workers, masks simply …

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These States Are Going Back to Lockdowns

California Returns to Lockdown Measures After enduring shutdown and lockdown measures for months, most Americans gladly accepted the terms of reopening: wear a mask, don’t …

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Negotiations For Next Round of Pandemic Stimulus Funding Begin

After two weeks away, Congress has finally returned to Washington for what is sure to become a lengthy, contentious debate over pandemic stimulus funding.   Adding …

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Americans Can’t Visit These Countries Due to COVID-19

Before COVID-19 arrived to dominate every facet of our lives, Americans enjoyed freedom of travel without a second thought. U.S citizens could hop on a …

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Is the Coronavirus Airborne? Here’s What We Know

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths isn’t the only thing changing on a daily basis; so is our understanding of the behavior of the …

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New COVID-19 Patients Are Younger Than Ever Before

In the four months since the coronavirus pandemic began surging across the United States, doctors and experts have continuously sought to understand how the SARS-CoV-2 …

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Why Does NYC Phase 4 Exclude Gyms, Theaters, and Malls?

Monday, July 20 marks a major milestone for New Yorkers: NYC has finally entered Phase 4 of its reopening. It is the last region of …

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NYC Celebrates First Day With Zero COVID-19 Deaths

On July 11, New York City reported its first 24-hour period without a COVID-19 death since the pandemic began in March. Though it’s possible for …

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MLB, NFL, and Other Major Sports Make Their Return

Back in March, professional sports added itself to the endless list of normal American activities forced to grind to a halt in the face of …

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The WHO Confirms Potential Airborne Spread of COVID-19

The number of global and national coronavirus cases isn’t the only thing changing on a daily basis; so is our understanding of the behavior of …

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What Are University Plans for Education During COVID-19

Just as a path forward seemed to be emerging, the coronavirus pandemic spiked in cities across America, forcing colleges and universities to reconsider their plans …

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Is Coronavirus Herd Immunity Possible?

Herd immunity is phenomenon that’s essential for lasting human health, but its role in the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown.   Herd immunity occurs when a …

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Many Florida Hospitals Out of Available ICU Beds

Reports from the Florida Department of Health indicate that the coronavirus pandemic is surging in the Sunshine State.   Over the July 4th weekend, Florida surpassed …

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Dr. Fauci Warns COVID Cases Will Continue to Rise

Americans hoped they were finally out of the woods when coronavirus lockdowns ended and local economies started to slowly but surely reopen. However, as June …

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California Faces Milestone in COVID-19 Surge

As the end of July approaches, California continues to hit a grim and unwelcome milestone: its deadliest two weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.  On July …

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Are the Russians Really Trying to Hack COVID-19 Vaccine Research?

A headline like Government Accuses Russian Hackers of Stealing Pharmaceutical Secrets sounds like it belongs in a novel, but in the year 2020, it’s actually hitting our …

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All About New York’s Phase 4 Reopening

Even as other cities around the country are being forced to backtrack on reopening measures and reinstitute quarantine measures, New York City is pushing ahead …

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Stem Cells Used to Treat Severe Complications from COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 have been observed to experience a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from a mild cough to acute respiratory failure. So, what causes the most …

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How Does Blood Type Relate to Coronavirus?

Could blood type play a role in the severity of coronavirus infection certain patients experience? According to European researchers, the answer may be yes.  Research …

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Digital Biomarkers Help Track and Contain COVID-19

Your temperature, your blood pressure, and your heartbeat are just a few of the many biological markers or “biomarkers,” that define your physical health. Scientists …

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$600 Unemployment Stimulus Benefit: Will It End?

The CARES Act passed in March provided unemployed Americans with an incredible safety net: $600 extra a week in unemployment benefits. But that additional weekly …

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What is the Future of Daycare in COVID-19 Era?

Just like airplane travel, workplace operations, and restaurant dining, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the future of daycare as well.   When the COVID-19 crisis …

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Retail Sales Are Trending Upward

Though the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will last for months or years to come, retailers are finally seeing a dim light at the end …

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Will Florida Become the Next COVID-19 Epicenter?

As states across the U.S grapple with the realities of the spread of the coronavirus amid reopening efforts, Florida is facing its own COVID-19 challenges.  …

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Why Some States Are Extending Their Lockdowns

Americans are growing weary of coronavirus restrictions, but according to recent numbers, the coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon. More than two dozen states have …

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What Happens If We Don’t Get Another Stimulus Package?

On May 15, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package designed as a follow up to the CARES …

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Top Drugs in Development to Fight COVID-19

The development of a coronavirus vaccine is one of the most highly discussed and anticipated medical events across the globe. Hundreds of pharmaceutical and biotech …

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What Should You Know About the HEROES Act?

On May 15, 2020, the U.S House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. This $3 trillion bill is designed …

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Traveling This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know

Traveling is a summer staple for most Americans, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the travel industry on its head. The biggest fears of forgetting …

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IRS Faces Massive Backlog As Tax Deadline Looms

In the unpredictable economic environment created by COVID-19, Americans are anxiously awaiting their tax returns for a bit of financial relief. However, with enormous backlogs …

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Many Furloughs Are Turning Into Layoffs

Job loss can occur in a few different forms. Unlike a layoff, which is usually permanent, a furlough is a “temporary layoff” or unpaid leave …

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New Zealand PM Redefined Leadership In the Fight Against Coronavirus

Leaders around the world have faced the challenge of a lifetime with the coronavirus pandemic. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has received …

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Blood Banks Face Critical Shortages

When the coronavirus emerged in the United States, it wasn’t just restaurants and retailers that suffered from lost business; blood banks experienced a devastating drop …

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Economy Gets a Boost as Unemployment Rate Declines to From April to May

Are Americans finally returning to work after months of unemployment amid coronavirus lockdowns?  Confusion and controversy now mire the positive announcement made by the U.S Bureau …

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Have Protests Around the Country Caused COVID-19 Outbreaks?

Doctors, researchers, and other experts are all asking the same question: Will recent mass protests over police brutality and racism cause a spike in COVID-19 …

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How Are Airlines Changing in the Age of Coronavirus?

Before the coronavirus pandemic emerged, the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provided service to more than 44,000 flights with 2.7 million airline passengers. Those numbers took …

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How Did China Test an Entire City for Coronavirus?

Since becoming the “ground zero” infection site of the coronavirus pandemic, Wuhan, China has been taking extreme measures to prevent additional cases of infection.   The …

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How Are Protesters Staying Safe?

Recent protests against systemic racism and police brutality have presented a unique threat in the battle against the coronavirus.   Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of …

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How Does Being Overweight Affect COVID-19 Infection?

Obesity is a serious health issue in America because it increases the risk of other complications, including heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Now …

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The CDC Just Released New Coronavirus Risk Reduction Guidelines

As states around the country continue the slow but steady process of lifting restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control has issued updated tips to help …

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The Dental Industry: Impacts of COVID-19

Unlike hospitals and other essential medical practices, which have remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic to treat patients, dental practices were instructed to immediately shut …

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What Small Businesses Should Know About PPP Forgiveness

On June 5, President Trump signed the PPP Flexibility Act. Since then, new regulations and application forms have been released to small businesses seeking financial …

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An Update on Global Coronavirus Numbers

Six months into the worst global pandemic in recent history, what do the numbers show?   Though the virus is still continuing its spread across the …

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Can You Really Get COVID-19 A Second Time?

As of June 8, more than 7.11 million people worldwide have contracted COVID-19. Nearly half of them have recovered, but now they are looking to the future …

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NYC, Once the Coronavirus Epicenter, Begins Reopening

Of the 381,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of New York through June 10, 209,000 occurred in New York City. The Big Apple …

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How Did Iceland Eliminate Coronavirus Without a Lockdown?

While other countries around the globe implemented strict lockdowns in response to the coronavirus, Iceland, home to about 364,000 people, took a different approach.  Iceland …

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How and When Cruise Ships Plan to Get Back on the Water

Cruise lines around the world have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. When travel bans were issued in February and March, most cruise lines had …

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Experts Predict COVID-19 Will Impact Economy for Next Decade

The United States economy officially entered a recession in February, a group of economists recently declared. As a result, the World Bank has predicted that the …

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Dentists Start Charging Patients “Infection Control Fees”

Infection control is hardly a new concept in the dental industry. More than 20 year ago, it was reported that the dental industry spent nearly $5 …

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3 Reasons the FDA Shouldn’t Rush the Coronavirus Vaccine

Politicians, economists, scientists, and health experts alike all view the development of a coronavirus vaccine as the best solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a …

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Walt Disney World Submits Reopening Plan to Florida Government

Disney World officially received approval from the Orange County Economic Recovery Task for its proposed July reopening. Loyal Disney guests and new visitors alike should …

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When and How Will Las Vegas Reopen?

The coronavirus state-mandated shutdown devastated Las Vegas and led to some of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Now good news is finally on …

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What Will a Quarantine Summer Look Like for New Yorkers?

The relatively cool spring weather through March, April, and May made it easier for Americans to stay inside during our countrywide COVID-19 quarantine. Now that …

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What Happens When COVID Unemployment Pays More Than a Job?

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the historic CARES Act to provide relief to Americans reeling from job and income loss caused by COVID-19. …

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Sports Simulations Fill the Void During COVID Shutdowns

For many Americans, the coronavirus didn’t feel like a real threat until the NBA initiated the domino effect of professional sports cancelling and postponing their …

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Planning for a Summer at Home with the Kids

For most Americans, the coronavirus has turned normal summer plans upside down. Exciting international trips, cruises, and even overnight summer camps for the kids are …

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New Graduates Face Rough Reality Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Only a few months ago, the class of 2020 looked forward to a world of opportunities after graduation. But the coronavirus quickly squandered those opportunities, …

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Health During the Pandemic: How to Stay on Track

So much of the conversation regarding the coronavirus pandemic has focused on COVID-19 itself: its symptoms, treatments, future vaccines, and more. But we can’t forget …

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How Global Information Comes Together to Create a Cohesive Clinical Trial

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic created the urgent need for hundreds of new clinical trials for treatments and vaccines, the number of clinical trials performed …

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CDC Adjusts Guidelines For How Long COVID 19 Lives on Surfaces

Understanding the behavior of the coronavirus has remained a core focus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the COVID-19 outbreak began.  Until …

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Why Some Companies Are Reopening

After more than 8 weeks of economic shutdown, America’s largest companies are eager to reopen and make up for the dramatic losses they endured as …

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How Will COVID-19 Change Office Real Estate?

Back in February and March, large corporations quickly responded to the threat of COVID-19 by adopting work from home arrangements. As time goes on, it …

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How Coronavirus Led to Global Food Insecurity

Food insecurity has always existed, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the issue and put a spotlight on it, especially as more Americans struggle to put food …

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COVID’S Impact on Media Consumption

As much as the battle against COVID-19 has been a physical fight, it’s also been a mental and emotional challenge for many Americans. Stuck inside, …

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The Recession is Here: 4 Things You Need to Know

In the two months since the U.S government instituted sweeping lockdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the economy has taken a gut punch …

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Online Shopping Dominated the Month of April

As brick-and-mortar stores were forced to close during America’s months-long economic shutdown, online retailers experienced an unprecedented boom in activity.   Throughout the entire month of …

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Harvard and MIT Researchers Develop Virus-Detecting Face Mask

Years before the coronavirus emerged, a small team of scientists from MIT and Harvard were already focused on pandemics. Their journey began in 2014, when …

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Children in NY Show Signs of a Rare Illness

Over the past month, children in nearly half of all U.S states, including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Louisiana, have fallen sick with …

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Some California State Colleges are Going Virtual This Fall

As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to an end, colleges and universities across the country are already grappling with an unprecedented question for the next …

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As Countries Reopen, Where Are Second Outbreaks Occurring?

Weeks and months before the United States faced an imminent threat from the novel coronavirus, countries like China, South Korea, and Germany grappled with the …

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Economic Report Indicates Surging Unemployment

The COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment have become inexorably linked. Private employers have been forced to pay off millions of employers in response to the …

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States Are Running Out of Unemployment Funds

After ravaging nearly every country in the world since January, the coronavirus pandemic has become inexorably linked to unemployment.   In just two months, the economic …

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When Will Gas and Grocery Prices Return to Normal?

 Consumers are currently facing a unique juxtaposition: prices are lower than ever at the gas pump, but rising steadily at the grocery store. It’s no …

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How People Are Celebrating Major Moments During the Pandemic

The coronavirus has dramatically changed the way we celebrate moments and milestones. Before the pandemic sent Americans into lockdown, occasions like weddings, proms, graduations, and …

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Cuomo’s 12-Step Plan to Reopen New York and Surrounding Areas

On Monday, May 5, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a preliminary blueprint to gradually reopen the state’s economy. Once a region of New York …

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Coronavirus in Kids: Everything You Need to Know

During the height of the coronavirus outbreak, our collective focus remained on the adults, many older than 40, who became infected with COVID-19. America’s entire …

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New York City’s New Grading System Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As of April 26, New York City’s 1.1 million students will start to receive grades under a new grading system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced …

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How Do Americans Really Feel About Working From Home?

Before COVID-19, the idea of rolling out of bed, skipping the commute, and joining a virtual meeting in pajama bottoms was the ultimate dream for …

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Public Health Labs Suffered Budget Cuts Prior to Coronavirus Pandemic

Even before the coronavirus pandemic placed an unprecedented strain on medical resources, public health laboratories were facing signs of trouble. Budget cuts and inconsistent funding …

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Everything to Know About the Phased Reopening of New York

On Monday, May 5, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a preliminary blueprint to gradually reopen the state’s economy. Cuomo’s stay-at-home order expires May 15, …

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The Truth About Coronavirus Behind Bars

In discussions about the spread of coronavirus, grocery stores, nursing homes, and restaurants have received plenty of attention. But the aggressive spread of COVID-19 in …

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These States are Planning to Reopen in May

Since the beginning of March, the United States has shared a single bond: the panic, danger, and difficulty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   However, state …

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Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Honor Frontline Workers in New York

On Tuesday, April 28, the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flew in formation over New York City to honor New Yorkers serving on the front lines …

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Will We See a Second Wave of COVID-19 This Fall?

Even as the United States begins to slowly recover from the onslaught of the novel coronavirus, experts are already warning of a second wave in …

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Behind the Coronavirus Shutdown Protests

In nearly two dozen states across the country, American citizens have protested against coronavirus shutdown measures implemented by the government. These groups, ranging in size …

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Coronavirus Around the World: How Are Other Countries Doing?

Four months after the coronavirus emerged in China and spread like wildfire around the globe, many hard-hit countries are finally starting to recover. Here’s a …

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Nursing Homes Across the Country

COVID-19 has put nursing homes across the country in the spotlight. The novel coronavirus is spreading like wildfire through nursing homes and long-term care facilities, …

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Seeking Medical Care as a Non-Coronavirus Patient

Since the beginning of March, nearly every headline has revolved around the coronavirus. From lockdowns and ventilators to economic impacts and protests, the pandemic has …

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Companies Benefiting From the Pandemic

Aside from its obvious physical health implications, the coronavirus has also devastated the longevity of many small businesses forced to shut down for two months …

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Applying for Unemployment? Here’s What You Need to Know

Our country is heading into uncharted territory as the unemployment rate continues to climb to record highs. By the end of April 2020, the U.S …

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“Interim” Stimulus Bill Aims to Help Struggling Small Businesses

In a vote that passed 388-5 in the House of Representatives and unanimously in the Senate, the US Congress approved a new COVID-19 stimulus package …

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Everything You Missed From the Home Together Benefit Concert

On Saturday, April 18, many of the music industry’s biggest names joined forces to raise money for frontline healthcare workers battling the coronavirus epidemic.   Unlike …

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What’s the Meaning of Plummeting Oil Prices Amid COVID-19 Pandemic?

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New York Extends Stay-at-Home Measures Until May 15

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The most populated state in the United States, California, would be one of the first to report cases of COVID-19. As time went on, the novel virus continued to …

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COVID-19 has completely re-evaluated the way we clean. New and enhanced policies and procedures are being implemented across the globe, especially within the hospital and hotel industry. A high tech, revolutionary, virus-killing robot is here …

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With the news headlines screaming every doomsday scenario possible, Americans are looking for hope anywhere they can find it. As it turns out, the behavior …

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Tips For Parents with Children Now Getting Home Education

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There are over one million people living with HIV in the United States today. Approximately one in every seven people do not know they have the disease. …

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a bipartisan $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the uncertainty and financial panic caused by the …

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Both big and small, healthcare related and not, companies are stepping up to do their part during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether it be donating masks …

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As the threat of the coronavirus extends into April and the entire nation continues to enforce closures and social distancing, America’s public servants stand on …

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FEMA Now Coordinating COVID-19 Emergency Response

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