US COVID cases could reach 20 million by January’s end

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US will likely nearly double to 20 million by the end of January, a new model predicts.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Don’t blame the weather for fall COVID-19 spikes

Blame travel, not weather, for worsening spikes of COVID-19 infections, according to a conceptual model showing the "inflationary effect."

U. Florida • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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More income inequality means fewer items in grocery stores

As income inequality increases, the variety of foods on grocery store shelves declines, researchers report.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Map shows risk of COVID cases at your county’s schools

A new interactive map estimates the risk that students with COVID-19 will show up at school on a given day anywhere in the US.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Mask mandates boost spending while saving lives

A new study considers mask mandates and their effect on the economy. In short, people spend more when they feel safe.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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5 ways to improve emergency preparedness for next time

The US response to COVID-19 highlighted myriad problems with its emergency preparedness approach. Here's what experts recommend instead.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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What’s your state doing about COVID? Check this database

Check out the COVID-19 US State Policy Database to keep yourself up-to-date on what your state is doing to fight the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Rich Barlow-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Law prof: Today’s militias are more Klan, less patriot

Militias today have more in common with white supremacist groups like the KKK than those from the American Revolution, says professor Greg Ablavsky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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