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As America’s youth faces mental health ‘crisis,’ Biden admin sets focus on pandemic’s impact on children

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The first volume of the handbook, released in February, issued guidance on how to safely reopen U.S. public schools during the pandemic while the second volume makes clear that months of school closures may have nega...

Black Americans are battling ‘three pandemics,’ new report finds

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Higher unemployment rates, lower household incomes and lack of access to health care left Black Americans more vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic and there is an urgency to address these structural inequities, acco...

How climate change affects pandemics

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Numerous scientists have studied how the 1918 flu spread to become the deadliest pandemic in history and which interventions worked, research that is becoming increasingly relevant during the current coronavirus cri...

How to guard against seasonal affective disorder in the pandemic’s winter months

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With winter on the horizon, it's getting darker earlier each day, and temperatures are slipping. Seasonal affective disorder could hit particularly hard this year, especially after months of social distancing and ...

Meet the artist who painted over 150 portraits of the pandemic’s first responders

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For Jayashree Krishnan, who has painted more than 150 portraits of first responders across the globe since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the eyes tell the story. "Each person's set of eyes that I have painted...

MIT professor buying a grad student and new mother a crib to keep in the lab highlights pandemic’s toll on working moms

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Karen Cunningham thought she had picked a good, stable time to start a family as a graduate student at MIT. But when she gave birth to her daughter, Katie, in July 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was surging. She and...

Pandemic’s hidden toll: Almost one in 10 in U.K. await treatment, but not for Covid-19

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"Maybe at this point I would be further ahead in my treatment," Ms. Hetherington said. "I felt like I was being let down. When you have stage four cancer that is aggressive and incurable, you don’t want to hear that....

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

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In a report released Wednesday, the panel faulted countries worldwide for their sluggish response to COVID-19, saying most waited to see how the virus was spreading until it was too late to contain it, leading to cat...

Plague history shows how a pandemic’s course can be shaped

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Plague outbreaks in London spread four times faster in the 17th century than they did in the 14th century, researchers have estimated after studying troves of wills and death records. Researchers from Canada's McMa...

Power takes the helm at USAID touting its role in fighting pandemics

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Samantha Power was sworn in as the new head of the US Agency for International Development on Monday, taking the helm as the Biden administration is faced with humanitarian crises around the globe and the ongoing th...

Ram launching new (RED) pickup to help Bono’s organization fight pandemics

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The brand is launching a new (RAM)RED 1500 pickup to help support the Global Fund along with a limited edition Ignition 0range version of the high performance TRX. 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition badge

STDs increased during COVID-19 pandemic’s first year, CDC report finds

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The number of reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and congenital syphilis surpassed 2019 levels, while chlamydia declined, according to a news release about the health report. The federal health agency said the num...

Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic’s impact on labor market

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President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lap...

What the pandemic’s new normal looks like around the world, according to readers

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This was excerpted from the April 16 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. Across the globe, the coronavirus pan...

White House releases new plan to better respond to future pandemics or other biological threats

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Washington, DC The White House on Friday released a new multibillion-dollar plan for improving preparedness for pandemics or other biological threats, comparing it to the ambitious Apollo moon shot program of the 196...