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CDC School Guidelines: What You Need to Know


The eagerly awaited guidelines, which are recommendations and not requirements, quickly drew criticism. Some educators were disappointed that there were not more details about ventilation in schools and that educator vaccination was not a requirement for reopening. Others argue the guidance is too conservative when it comes to in-person learning. The Centers for Disease Control […]

What Scientists Wish They Knew a Year Ago About the Covid-19 Pandemic


On January 20, 2020, the first known case of covid-19 in the U.S. was reported—a man in his 30s who had traveled back to Washington State from Wuhan, China, where the first cases of the novel viral disease had been discovered in December 2019. Nearly everyone failed to predict the full scale of the devastation […]

The Guardian, December 13, 2020: How the pandemic may change the previous status quo


“We can use this pandemic as a galvanising force for change. [I would like to see a universal healthcare act in the U.S.] to prevent a lot of the worst healthcare outcomes that come from inequality but also to minimise the economic, social and health inequality in the first place. The conditions of possibility are […]

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

Roland Thorpe

ProPublica How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men?“They were pillars of their communities and families, and they are not replaceable. To understand why COVID-19 killed so many young Black men, you need to know the legend of John Henry.”Roland Thorpe is quoted.