Tag Archives: covid 19

How are Americans practicing religion during the pandemic?

Divinity School/AP-NORC poll: 9% think in-person services should continue without restrictions

An overwhelming majority of people in the United States support restricting or suspending in-person religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. (more…)

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A Taste of the Wild: On The Nature Trail in Yosemite National Park

April 2020. In Yosemite National Park, this is usually the most exciting time of year, as winter fades into a distant memory, and the park’s rich wildlife begins to wake up to the promise of spring. However, as we all know, 2020 was a little different. (more…)

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Novel Initiatives Taken by International Airline to Control the Covid-19

After the resumption of international flights declared by the Civil Aviation Ministry, all the international airways have issued their SOP’s to control COVID-19 and the safe traveling of passengers. It is reported by the CVA, not allowing any person to get entered into the airports without the confirmation on web check-in. whereas, no physical registration is permitted at any counters of the airports. Before pandemic, it was quite easy to get cheap flights, but it’s currently hard to get them economically. By maintaining the distance between seats and high precautionary measures, the COVID-19 has wholly changed the rate of demand-supply and the overall expenses of air flights. (more…)

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Arzneimittelfälscher nutzen Angst vor Corona-Epidemie

Gefälschte Chloroquin-Tabletten in Afrika identifiziert ‒ Universität Tübingen unterstützt lokale Pharmazeuten bei der Analyse

Arzneimittelfälscher nutzen die Corona-Pandemie offensichtlich, um in Afrika mit völlig wirkungslosen oder sogar schädlichen Tabletten Geschäfte zu machen: In Kamerun und im Kongo sind in den vergangenen Wochen fünf verschiedene Arten gefälschter Chloroquin-Tabletten aufgetaucht, die viel zu wenig Wirkstoff enthielten, oder gar völlig andere. Nachgewiesen wurden die Fälschungen von der Arbeitsgruppe von Professor Lutz Heide am Pharmazeutischen Institut der Universität Tübingen in Zusammenarbeit mit afrikanischen Pharmazeuten und dem Deutschen Institut für Ärztliche Mission (Difäm). Die Ergebnisse wurden im American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene veröffentlicht. (more…)

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Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help patients breathe. (more…)

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Coronavirus is hitting larger cities harder. How should they respond?

Data from over 200 U.S. urban areas highlight need for more aggressive countermeasures

Cities are vibrant centers of modern life, tied together by dense and diverse networks of socioeconomic interactions. But the sorts of connections that foster creativity and innovation in cities now threaten to spread the novel coronavirus. (more…)

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