Could 13,000 smart thermometers keep Nebraska COVID-19-free?

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As classrooms reopen, cities and towns across the country are leveraging new tools to keep students, teachers, and their families safe from COVID-19 and other illnesses. The vast majority of Nebraska is composed of rural territory: wide swaths of land occupied by pockets of roughly 2,500 people. Despite the state’s diffuse populous, it, like others, has struggled to contain the spread of COVID-19 over the past year. Read Full Story

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Why are there still so many coronavirus skeptics?

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People ignoring COVID-19 precautions are wrong, but they’re not crazy. Understanding their behavior can encourage skeptics to engage in social distancing. There is a high level of compliance with the variety of precautions people are being asked to take in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are staying at home, wearing masks in public, and generally trying to keep their distance from other people. And those precautions are working. The infection curve is starting to flatten in many countries around the world. Read Full Story

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Watch ‘John Wick’ with Jamie Lee Curtis—and other free live-streaming events during quarantine

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Some studios are hosting free live-streaming events to recreate the communal viewing experience and raise money for COVID-19 causes. You can now add movies to the list of live-streaming entertainment that’s helping you keep your wits about you during quarantine. As the coronavirus threatens to keep cinemas shuttered for the foreseeable future, some studios have pushed new films to pay streaming services , while others are hosting free (or low-cost) live-streaming events of older movies in an attempt to re-create the beloved communal viewing experience and raise funds for COVID-19-related causes. Read Full Story

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This is the safest indoor space to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a mechanical engineer

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Let the outdoors in! The vast majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs indoors , most of it from the inhalation of airborne particles that contain the coronavirus. The best way to prevent the virus from spreading in a home or business would be to simply keep infected people away. But this is hard to do when an estimated 40% of cases are asymptomatic and asymptomatic people can still spread the coronavirus to others . Read Full Story

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How to combat racism and prejudice at work during the COVID-19 crisis

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The vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Indeed observes that while society works to ensure the safety and well-being of others, we also need to acknowledge and address the xenophobia that’s accompanied the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the lives of millions globally, leaving many feeling anxious about what the future holds in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. It is an upsetting time, filled with uncertainty and doubt. Routines have been upended, economic structures have been destabilized, and companies have been turned upside down, adjusting to new ways of working and figuring out best practices for keeping their workforce connected and safe. Read Full Story

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