Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Going into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it also probably means you’re in for a lot of boredom, a lot of Netflix, andContinue reading “Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch”

Do's and Don'ts of Social Distancing

Experts weigh in on whether you should cancel your dates, dinner parties, and gym sessions. Kaitlyn TiffanyMarch 12, 2020 So I took my personal questions to a series of public-health experts. “I think it’s a hard time because many of the recommendations we’re making are about increasing the distance between people, but of course, beingContinue reading “Do's and Don'ts of Social Distancing”

Coronavirus: If It Goes Well

New cases in China are now declining thanks to the government’s dramatic measures to contain the virus — mainly case finding, contact tracing, and suspension of public gatherings — as WHO epidemiologist Bruce Aylward, who led a recent mission there, told my colleague Julia Belluz. In the US, there’s still time to put those effortsContinue reading “Coronavirus: If It Goes Well”

Coronavirus is mysteriously sparing kids and killing the elderly. Understanding why may help defeat the virus.

One of the few mercies of the spreading coronavirus is that it leaves young children virtually untouched — a mystery virologists say may hold vital clues as to how the virus works. In China, only 2.4 percent of reported cases were children and only 0.2 percent of reported cases were children who got critically ill,Continue reading “Coronavirus is mysteriously sparing kids and killing the elderly. Understanding why may help defeat the virus.”

Endless Snacks and the Temptation of Naps: What it's Really Like to Work From Home

Most people are jealous when I tell them I work from home. And I’ll admit, in the seven years I’ve been a freelance writer, the words “I miss working in an office” have never once left my lips. Of course, I’m not the only person with this privilege. A 2019 survey by Owl Labs foundContinue reading “Endless Snacks and the Temptation of Naps: What it's Really Like to Work From Home”

Coronavirus: If It Goes Bad

The worst-case scenario for the outbreak in the United States is if there are sudden spikes in infections among many communities across the country. A spike could overwhelm our health care system. “That’s one of the most dangerous things about this,” Ron Klain, who led the response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic under the ObamaContinue reading “Coronavirus: If It Goes Bad”

Abortion Is a Demographic Disaster

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has warned against a culture of “abortion on demand” as he called the latest abortion figures for England and Wales a “demographic disaster”.Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics show that just under a quarter (24%) of pregnancies in England and Wales resulted in abortion in 2018. There wasContinue reading “Abortion Is a Demographic Disaster”

Coronavirus: How We Pray It Ends

To end this outbreak, for good, we’ll need antiviral treatments or a vaccine. Those are currently being produced, and at record speeds. Researchers are working on new vaccine technologies — like mRNA vaccines that don’t use viruses at all in their production process — as well as cutting-edge therapeutic antibodies. That said, it still couldContinue reading “Coronavirus: How We Pray It Ends”

What Doesn’t Kill You

You may not have considered this approach but crises reveal character. It does not make it. Let’s see what we are made of. If the growing novel coronavirus outbreak becomes a lasting pandemic, it could accelerate fundamental changes in the economy, politics and the workplace.The big picture: A truly global infectious disease event like COVID-19Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”