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Banging pots, flying jets, howling: striving for connection during isolation

The pandemic has been undeniably isolating, causing people across the world to realize the power of congregating in large groups for a cause. Since this is now too risky, traditions across the globe have emerged as people seek to connect, to honor healthcare workers, and to just feel part of the human race again. Doctors and nurses have been working long and dangerous shifts, only to be met with political opposition and protest, but some initiatives and movements have sought to publicly express

How experts will decide if the reopening is working, or if it’s time for a second lockdown

So, your governor has said you can go out now, and restrictions are easing up. Good for you! ...Or is it?  How will we know if lifting restrictions is a good decision or not, especially with such distrust in the official numbers and conflicting reports from various models on total cases and deaths? Which resources can we trust? Our economy and attention spans may be begging to reopen, but will doing so send us into another lockdown? We’ve drawn on advice from doctors, pro

How to shop for groceries during COVID-19

So you've self-quarantined: you aren't going to work, the playground, neighborhood cookouts, or anywhere, really. The problem is, we all still have to eat, and the whole town is showing up at the same grocery store for that exact reason. The supermarket can feel like the most germ-filled place to be during a quarantine. Here are some safety tips for grocery shopping while avoiding COVID-19. Here's what you need to know:  Keep your distance from other people, as they're a bigger risk tha

Can you catch COVID-19 through your plumbing system?

Stay six feet apart. Practice excellent hygiene. Stay home. We're all aware of the basic measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But are there means of transmission we haven't considered yet, like through the water or sewage pipes in a house or apartment building? According to the Center for Disease Control, analysis of prior coronavirus outbreaks, including SARS and MERS, revealed that coronaviruses can be transmitted through the sewage system, impacting plumbers and


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