4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~10 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Hoarding during stressful times isn’t all that strange

During times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, hoarding isn't all that unusual. But you have to be sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture anxiety covid-19 stress

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 history laws us-presidents united-states

Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals rural-communities

Requests at food pantries skyrocket in U.S.

"...requests for food pantries were much higher in the last week, often 2-4 times higher than the same week last year," says Matthew Kreuter.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 food hunger public-assistance

Don’t count on sports coming back anytime soon

COVID-19 has shut down professional and college sports. An expert explains why teams aren't playing and how that helps fight the pandemic's spread.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture covid-19 sports

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 economy global-economy

How culture affects the spread of pandemics like COVID-19

Culture is key in the spread of COVID-19. It also explains why choosing to head to the beach right now isn't a simple decision, a health scientist says.

Eric Stann-Missouri
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 pandemics social-lives

How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 epidemics history united-states viruses yellow-fever

Try these tips to keep your cool at home

Here are a range of expert tips and resources to reduce stress as we adjust to a new normal. For example, how on earth do we parent through a pandemic?

NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 emotions families parents stress

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