New York opens traffic-clogged streets to people during pandemic, the city’s latest redesign in times of dramatic change

On some normally congested New York City streets, cars are gone, replaced by diners tentatively returning to restaurants—though only outside—after months of lockdown. On June 22, the city entered phase two of reopening after its severe coronavirus outbreak, allowing many businesses to resume operations with restrictions. Permitting restaurants to spread into streets is one of several pandemic-induced initiatives designed to […]

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Researcher on the rise of ageism during the pandemic

When COVID-19 first emerged and began to spread, there was a rush to identify common characteristics shared by those infected. Geographic location, lifestyle and pre-existing health conditions were all early candidates for a distinguishing factor that would help predict who would be most susceptible. It soon emerged that advanced age was likely a contributing factor in being vulnerable to the […]

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Anesthesiologists shift practice from OR to ICU during pandemic

(HealthDay)—During the current new coronavirus pandemic, a large number of physician anesthesiologists pivoted from working in the operating room to treating COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, according to the results of an informal survey released by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The survey captured information on financial issues, staffing concerns, and economic relief options from practices representing more […]

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How to minimise risk and protest safely during a pandemic

Covid-19 is still incredibly dangerous, and social distancing needs to be taken very seriously – but for many, racism is also a matter of life and death. We are at a point where it has become vital to speak out – loudly and persistently – against police brutality and racial injustice. And attending protests can be an effective way to […]

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You Aren't Imagining It: Moms Are Doing More Childcare During Lockdown

We’re not imagining it: However lopsided our “work-life-balance” was before the coronavirus, it’s almost certainly a mess with kids at home from school and camp. A recent study of parents in England found that women are bearing the brunt of this new situation. Not only have more women become unemployed than men, but those who are working are still doing […]

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