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COVID-19 Changed Science Forever – The Atlantic

[ad_1] This article was published online on December 14, 2020. 1. In fall of 2019, exactly zero scientists were studying COVID‑19, because no one knew the disease existed. The coronavirus that causes it, SARS‑CoV‑2, had only recently jumped into humans and had been neither identified nor named. But by the …

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Photos: The Reality of the Current Coronavirus Surge

[ad_1] As the number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide nears 65 million, and the number of deaths attributed to the disease approaches 1.5 million, many countries are enduring a crushing surge in numbers. The toll on health-care workers, families, and the victims of the disease has been enormous. Gathered below …

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NFL COVID-19 outbreak – The latest on the NFL’s coronavirus problem, from extra byes to bubbles to the Titans’ troubles

[ad_1] Already the most exhausting one in history, the 2020 NFL season now peeks its head around the corner into Week 5 amid cacophonous calamity. Every morning brings fresh news of positive COVID-19 tests, schedule delays, amended protocols, questions that spawn more questions. Two games were postponed last week, two …

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The NFL is taking the coronavirus seriously. Are the teams? Why the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak was a wake-up call

[ad_1] The Tennessee Titans‘ COVID-19 outbreak is not the end of the NFL’s 2020 season. It is the beginning of the most important part of it. This week’s developments are shocking only to those who’d settled comfortably into the familiar rhythms of football season and forgotten the potentially impossible circumstances …

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Messenger: Amid coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism in St. Louis finds a new metaphor: football | Tony Messenger

[ad_1] Buried in the back of the Post-Dispatch sports section on Wednesday were a couple of paragraphs that should give all the context you need to gain a new understanding of historic racial divides in St. Louis, for example. “MSHSAA released its complete list of schools opting to participate in …

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Dane County and UW need a united front against the coronavirus | Editorial

[ad_1] Until then, trying to work together to promote public health with a unified front should be the goal. Parisi and other local officials wanted UW-Madison to offer online classes only. Instead, UW went with some limited in-person classes, and it opened dorms. That decision hasn’t worked well, given a …

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Stop bickering, work together to fight the coronavirus on campus and Downtown | Editorial

[ad_1] Until then, trying to work together to promote public health with a unified front should be the goal. Parisi and other local officials wanted UW-Madison to offer online classes only. Instead, UW went with some limited in-person classes, and it opened dorms. That decision hasn’t worked well, given a …

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A Coronavirus Winter: How the U.S. Can Survive the Pandemic

[ad_1] On April 13, Robert Redfield, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appeared on the Today show and assured viewers that the worst was nearly behind us. It had been a month since the last gathering of fans in an NBA arena; a month since …

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Halloween in the time of the coronavirus — families are going bigger and starting earlier

[ad_1] A grassroots social-media and merchandising trend emerged in recent weeks, with posts and T-shirts saying: “Save Halloween, wear a mask.” The point was clear: The coronavirus pandemic has robbed us of so much fun stuff — from parties, to sports, to music concerts and much more — you might …

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How the East Asian mind-set succeeded with the coronavirus when Western individualism failed

[ad_1] HONG KONG ( Project Syndicate) – In 1960, the Nobel laureate economist Ronald H. Coase introduced the “problem of social cost”: human activities often have negative externalities, so individual rights cannot be absolute. Institutions must intervene. There is no better example of this dynamic than the COVID-19 crisis. While virtually every …

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