Americans Embrace Existing COVID Precautions, as Well as New Vaccines

As we step into a new year our country faces two competing realities tied to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—first and foremost, the nascent campaigns to distribute the two approved vaccines across the country, which has successfully reached over 4M Americans and counting thus far. This positive point of hope is counterbalanced by the steadily surging

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Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts

Thirty-two states and Washington, DC, implemented statewide mask mandates between April and August. During the same period, an increasing number of Americans began to wear masks regularly, according to a weekly survey started in mid-April by the data intelligence company Premise. Read the full article here.

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COVID Precautions Broadly Used, Despite Rising Cases

As the country continues its struggle with the coronavirus, recently passing the grim milestones of 7M cases nationwide and over 200,000 deaths, two preventive measures loom in importance as we near the annual flu season—face masks and social distancing. The CDC, WHO and other major health organizations are now unequivocal in their guidance that employing these

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Surprising Impacts and Perceptions of COVID-19 in Brazil

The impact of COVID-19 on Brazil is immense, second only to the United States in terms of number of cases and deaths. It is the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America with a recorded 3.9 million cases and 122,596 deaths at the beginning of September. In Brazil, half the population lives on less than

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Is Your Organization Complying with COVID-19 Regulations?

COVID-19 has caused widespread changes to the retail and restaurant industry. For businesses that are dealing with new guidelines and recommendations to keep customers and employees safe, it can be hard to ensure that every business location is taking the same precautions.  Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot happening around mask

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Yemen’s Other War: How COVID-19 is Impacting Life in Yemen

Since 2015, the Yemen Civil War has led to the displacement of over 3.6 million people, resulted in 24 million people (or 80 percent of the population) needing some form of humanitarian assistance, and led to the fracturing of the healthcare system, leaving it less equipped to deal with large-scale outbreaks of cholera, and more

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More Americans Embrace Mask Use, Distancing as U.S. Cases Continue Rising

While many countries have successfully “flattened the curve” in the fight against COVID-19, allowing them to slowly reopen businesses and resume limited tourism, the situation in America is far worse. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has continued to skyrocket, setting single-day records multiple times in the past few weeks, including back-to-back days

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What We Can Learn from Zika in the Midst of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recently declared South America the new center of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise dramatically in Brazil and other countries in the region. Several of these countries were also affected by the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, and we were curious to see how contributors were handling the current health crisis,

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