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With COVID-19 Variants Emerging, History of 1918 Flu Repeats Itself

January 26, 2021

New variants of COVID-19 could be more infectious than the original strain, “The Wall Street Journal” reported. These mutations and variations to the original virus help it avoid detection by the immune system or make it better at infecting us. Again, the 1918 flu offers historical precedent for the novel coronavirus. […]

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Neurosurgeon Says to Keep Learning in Order to Stay Sharp during Pandemic

January 17, 2021

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said trying simple new things can keep our brains cobweb-free, NPR reported. The coronavirus pandemic has stunted our ability to engage in social activities like parties, group sports, and concerts, but small brain teasers can help us stay sharp. Studying learning began in the 19th century. […]

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Slow Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine Fails Expectations Amid Virus Surge

January 12, 2021

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations falls short of what was promised, “The New York Times” reported. The slow rollout is causing tension between state governments and the federal government, while the issue of convincing Americans to take the vaccine continues. The vaccine development resembles how antibiotics were developed. […]

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Staying Home from Cafés and Bars Takes Toll on Creativity

January 8, 2021

Having to avoid restaurants, cafés, and bars is draining our creativity, “The Conversation” reported. Spontaneous social encounters often help spark inspiration, and with closures of dining establishments during the pandemic, creativity suffers. There are ways to regain it. […]

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Rural Students’ Enrollment in College Drops Dramatically

December 29, 2020

Rural states face a sharp drop in student enrollment in higher education, NPR reported. States like West Virginia have seen a drop in students filling out federal forms for student aid by as much as 32%. Our thoughts on education may help drive the change. […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Be Ideal for Our 2020 Woes

November 29, 2020

Cognitive behavioral therapy suggests changes to thinking and behavior patterns. Treatments include learning to relax the body and calm the mind, learning problem-solving skills for psychological situations, and more. It could greatly remedy COVID-based, mental health issues. […]

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Two Coronavirus Vaccines, Each More Than 90% Effective

November 23, 2020

Two vaccines for the coronavirus have each proven over 90% effective, BuzzFeed reported. Although no timeline can be promised, health experts believe mass vaccinations could begin in April 2021. How good is 95% when it comes to vaccines? […]

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