Social distancing is more likely if you have money

Liquid assets increase the likelihood that a person in the United States can practice social distancing, a survey finds.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Social distancing is more likely if you have money

Liquid assets increase the likelihood that a person in the United States can practice social distancing, a survey finds.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Does the COVID crisis cap 25 years of government blunders?

"What went wrong? The answer is: Almost everything went wrong, and almost everything that did go wrong had been foretold."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

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

Expert: Fraud via voting by mail is very unlikely

"Voter fraud is very rare, and the risk of widespread fraud is probably very minimal, even with all-mail elections," a political scientist argues.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: united-states society-and-culture crimes elections voters

Remdesivir can save more COVID patients where hospitals are maxed out

With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 death intensive-care hospitals united-states south-africa featured health-and-medicine medications emergency-medicine

Uncurbed COVID would cost more lives than economic shutdown

New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 death economics money united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Dashboard displays COVID-19 disparities by county

A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.

Catherine Morrow-Emory • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

What did ‘all men are created equal’ mean in 1776?

We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture

75% of Americans have jobs they can’t do at home

"The most privileged workers will have a job that can be done at home... Unfortunately, only a quarter of the US workforce falls into this category."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states featured health-and-medicine

Fewer 911 calls during COVID but responders saw more deaths

Calls for emergency medical services have dropped 26.1% since March, but EMS-attended deaths have doubled, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 heart-attacks united-states featured health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

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