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It’s the US’ deadliest avalanche season in years. Experts say Covid is partially to blame

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US economy, health care system and schools. Some experts say it's also to blame for a recent spike in avalanche deaths. Seriously. So far this winter season, 32 peop...

Yes, pandemic paranoia is real, experts say

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It was like I had asked her to fork over her Social Security number and firstborn child. "What do you need it for? What are you going to do with it?" my colleague asked me, Zoom eyes wide with fear. "Whoa there," I ...

Food and food packaging highly unlikely to spread Covid-19, experts say

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Food and food packaging are highly unlikely to spread Covid-19, the US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a reminder Thursday. "Cons...

Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for cancer patients? Here is what cancer experts say

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Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for cancer patients? It's a question that has been on the minds of researchers and oncologists long before the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine rollouts began. Although there is a consensus tha...

New malaria mosquito emerges in African cities, and experts are worried

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A new malaria mosquito is emerging in African cities, with potentially devastating consequences for those living there, according to a new study. The larvae of Anopheles stephensi -- India's main mosquito vector of ...

Here’s why experts and lawmakers say you can’t compare Black Lives Matter protesters to the US Capitol mob

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Hours before President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday for his role in inciting last week's deadly attack, lawmakers described the rioters as White supremacists. "Let us be clear, this was a domestic terror ...

AstraZeneca hopes the world can focus on its positive vaccine news. But experts fear a lack of transparency has clouded that

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When the British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca announced on Monday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average, the world exhaled a collective sigh of relief and stocks rallied. Another vac...

Philadelphia is the latest city to reckon with past atrocities against Black people but experts say such gestures don’t break ground on actual reform

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Decades after 11 people were killed and dozens of homes were destroyed in Philadelphia when police deployed a bomb, the city has issued its first official apology. Tensions between police and MOVE, a Black liberatio...

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, experts warn that coronavirus cases could rise

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India will celebrate its biggest festival, Diwali, this weekend, as it battles the world's second-largest coronavirus pandemic and enters its annual air pollution season. Experts fear those factors combined could le...

The Americas are at risk of polio outbreak due to disruptions by the pandemic, experts say

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Health experts fear an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a delay in vaccinations and surveillance. Countries in the region must maintain polio vaccinations and surveilla...

Experts project increase in migrants at US-Mexico border as pandemic devastates Latin America

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Immigration experts are expecting an increase in the number of migrants journeying to the US-Mexico border in the coming months following the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Latin America. As coun...

There is no getting ‘back to normal,’ experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better

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As 2020 slides into and probably infects 2021, try to take heart in one discomfiting fact: Things are most likely never going "back to normal." It has become a well-worn phrase our politicians, officials, experts, e...

Puberty in a pandemic? It’s not all bad news, experts say

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For many, the pandemic has scrambled any sense of passing time. Parents and pediatricians know better: Babies turn into toddlers, who turn into elementary school students, who eventually hit puberty. Kids grow up no...

Education Department’s child abuse outreach during Covid doesn’t go far enough, experts say

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Washington The US Department of Education's muted response to concerns about unreported child abuse in the age of virtual learning is fueling new distress among family welfare experts and advocates. The Education De...

Retired top general who advised Trump is among nearly 500 national security experts endorsing Biden

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Washington A former senior military adviser to President Donald Trump has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Retired Gen. Paul Selva, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is one of nearly 500 national...

California failed to pass a major police reform bill. Here’s what experts say that could mean for the rest of the nation

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Last week, California State Sen. Steven Bradford said he was confident that "the votes were there" for his proposed bill. SB 731, introduced in July, would have made it possible to strip badges of officers convicte...

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