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Children’s Birthdays May Have Spread COVID Infections

Children’s Birthdays May Have Spread COVID Infections Rachel Nuwer Lockdowns enacted during the early days of the pandemic saved millions of lives and prevented tens of millions of infections. But in most places, quarantine measures were never perfectly implemented. While governments have the power to close businesses and other places where people publicly gather, mandates…

A Better Way to Pay for Health Care

A Better Way to Pay for Health Care

A Better Way to Pay for Health Care James Breiding Living standards during the past generation have improved massively across the broad spectrum of our lives thanks to technological innovation and productivity. A new pair of shoes, a gallon of milk, a flight to visit our parents, a coast-to-coast call or a new television require…

Religion Both Helped and Hurt during the Pandemic

Religion Both Helped and Hurt during the Pandemic

Religion Both Helped and Hurt during the Pandemic Landon Schnabel People turn to religion for comfort and hope in times of crisis and uncertainty, and March 2020 was one of those times. Americans experienced a spike in distress during this tumultuous period, but is it possible that religion could have spared some Americans from that…

Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic

Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic Katie Peek Since the novel coronavirus began its global spread, influenza cases reported to the World Health Organization have dropped to minuscule levels. The reason, epidemiologists think, is that the public health measures taken to keep the coronavirus from spreading also stop the flu. Influenza viruses are…