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Pandemic, war, climate change fuel food fears

Distribution of the number of people in the world in “crisis” (phase 3 on the international food security scale) or “worse” (phases 4 and 5) The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according…

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The way the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care

By Cara Murez HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, breast cancer experts realized space in operating rooms and hospitals could become scarce. That meant rethinking standard care, to provide the best way to treat patients under these suddenly restricted conditions.One of the new ideas: Reverse the order of…

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Pandemic Responses Make Room for More Data Opportunities

The move to accelerate digital transformation and engage with customers online in 2020 increased the opportunities for gathering data. monticellllo via Adobe Stock Last year when so many people wanted to avoid unnecessary trips outside during the pandemic, it seemed like it could be a risk just to go to the store for a six-pack…

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Your pandemic nightmares may never stop. Here’s why.

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Pandemic leaves Kosovo without printed daily newspapers

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Ibrahim Gashi sold daily newspapers in downtown Pristina for 35 years, until they didn’t come anymore.Azem Qerkini, an accountant and newspaper collector, misses the time when he went to Skopje, the capital of neighboring North Macedonia, in search of a copy he needed.Imer Mushkolaj, a journalist, dreams of once more drinking…

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Pandemic inspector general blasts DOJ memo, urges Congress to clarify mandate

A watchdog seeking to provide oversight of trillions of dollars in coronavirus spending and other relief has blasted a new Justice Department memo while calling on Congress to clarify his oversight mandate.Brian Miller, the Treasury Department’s special inspector general for pandemic recovery, said Friday that a decision this week by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal…

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Biden’s Pandemic Report Card in 100 Days

Our vaccination achievements deserve celebration, but Biden’s role in them has been pretty small. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden will probably spend the rest of his days bragging about how his administration ended the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the more than 200 million doses administered represent a major accomplishment, and a big reason why the…

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Pandemic Takes Heavy Toll on Youth Mental Health

Psychiatrist Tami Benton, MD, had a 5-year-old patient threaten to run into traffic to end her life. When Benton asked the girl what she thought would happen after she died, the girl replied, “‘I will come back tomorrow, and I’ll be a good girl, and my parents will be happy again.'” The child’s parents lost…

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Pandemic food lesson: Match struggling farms with hungry people

Across the United States, large food banks were distributing 80% more food in spring 2020 than they had been a year before, as pandemic lockdowns pushed many people out of work. Yet many farms found themselves with unsold food as restaurants or cafeterias closed. Around the nation, some nonprofits and governments saw opportunities to match unsold…

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Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning sign: language. Patients who didn’t speak much, or…