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How the New Antiviral Pills Help Thwart COVID

How the New Antiviral Pills Help Thwart COVID

How the New Antiviral Pills Help Thwart COVID Stephani Sutherland Vaccines are key to ending the pandemic, experts say, but vaccinations alone will not be sufficient. Pharmaceutical companies have been racing to find new life-saving therapies to treat COVID, which could also help break the chain of viral transmission in the population. Now two powerful…

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors Starre Vartan Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have grown more acutely aware of the air we breathe. And along with airborne virus transmission, we have had to worry about smoke plumes from increasingly severe wildfires. Some weather forecasts now routinely include outdoor air quality…

How Pandemic Life Mimicked Pioneer Times

How Pandemic Life Mimicked Pioneer Times

How Pandemic Life Mimicked Pioneer Times Lydia Denworth In the spring of 2020, faced with a deadly pandemic and instructions to stay at home, a remarkable number of Americans began baking bread. They planted vegetable gardens. They took up DIY home repair. They sat down for dinner with the same few family members—every single night.…

How the Pandemic Is Changing Mental Health

How the Pandemic Is Changing Mental Health

How the Pandemic Is Changing Mental Health P. Murali Doraiswamy, Cameron Fox, Joshua Gordon Necessity is the mother of invention, and 2020 pushed the world like never before to find creative solutions to a litany of challenges, first and foremost in the medical field. From drug discovery to vaccine manufacturing to care delivery, COVID has…

Microsoft is giving employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus

Microsoft is giving employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus

Microsoft is giving employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus Tom Warren Microsoft is gifting its employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus. In an internal memo seen by The Verge, the software giant says this one-time bonus “is in recognition of the unique and challenging fiscal year that Microsoft just completed.” Microsoft’s chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan, announced…

How the Pandemic Roiled the Foster Care System

How the Pandemic Roiled the Foster Care System

How the Pandemic Roiled the Foster Care System Carolyn Barber For the first four years of her childhood, Vanessa Brunetta’s family was homeless. Later, her family was rocked by domestic violence to the point that “my older brother and I would spend most nights at a neighbor’s house or locking ourselves in our room,” she…