Half of Indians could be infected with coronavirus by February


Reuters/Mumbai At least half of India’s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday. India has so far reported 7.55 million cases of the coronavirus andContinue reading “Half of Indians could be infected with coronavirus by February”

55% of Israelis think recent lockdown was politically motivated


The survey also highlighted the lack of trust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to manage the coronavirus crisis. By: Maayan Jaffee-Hoffman/Jerusalem Post More than half of Israelis believe politics and not health was the motivation behind the current national lockdown, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI). When broken downContinue reading “55% of Israelis think recent lockdown was politically motivated”

Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.


  By: Michelle Colin and Christopher Walljasper/Reuters On Sept. 1, U.S. health officials announced they would suspend evictions across the United States to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus. That was three days too late for Latrise Bean. About 72 hours before the declaration by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionContinue reading “Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.”

Contagious for the Win


Coming to a battleground state near you.  A President without a mask.  An event filled with hundreds possibly thousands of supporters standing shoulder to shoulder without masks in support of the President in what could be considered a Superspreader event. Superspreader Event in Iowa NEW ROCHELLE – Iona College was locked down Monday. Its classes switchedContinue reading “Contagious for the Win”

When will Americans be allowed to travel to Italy again?


Tourists take photos at the Portico d’Ottavia ruins in Rome’s Jewish Quarter on September 15th. Photo: AFPSome travel from the US to Italy is allowed, but only in certain circumstances. Here’s what you need to know. With many people in the US still anxious to get back to Italy as soon as they can, here’sContinue reading “When will Americans be allowed to travel to Italy again?”

How Eating Disorders Are Impacted By Quarantine Stress & What You Can Do To Cope


By: Lesley Goth, Psy.D. Quarantine life, as we all know, contributes to higher levels of stress, isolation, depression, and anxiety, to name a just a few of the many negative consequences of COVID-19. In addition, these aftereffects also exacerbate symptoms related to eating disorders and tend to make recovery or managing an eating disorder exponentiallyContinue reading “How Eating Disorders Are Impacted By Quarantine Stress & What You Can Do To Cope”

How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen


Young pupils gather at the courtyard of their Vikåsen school in Trondheim, Norway, after the school reopened on April 27th, 2020. Photo: AFPIt’s been 21 weeks since Covid-19 caused a shutdown of the Norwegian borders and the country went into lockdown. After nine weeks of closure, schools began to reopen as a part of theContinue reading “How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

American Blood on his hands


His need for attention and praise is part of his narcissism. This narcissism allowed himself to taped by famed journalist Bob Woodward who taped him on 18 separate occasions from Dec. 5, 2019 to July 21, 2020. Bob Woodward, is best known for his work with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Post on the WatergateContinue reading “American Blood on his hands”

What Happens When a Wildfire Meets a Pandemic


A home in flames in Vacaville, California.Paul Kitagaki Jr./Zuma The potential dangers of smoke mingling with the coronavirus in people’s lungs have doctors worried. By: Lydia O’Connor/HuffingtonPost Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a dreaded question has hung heavy over Californians: What happens if a bad wildfire season hits and we’re still in the throes of COVID-19? With about twoContinue reading “What Happens When a Wildfire Meets a Pandemic”