to your health

Pandemic loneliness is better than expected

When the pandemic-induced quarantines began earlier this year, many worried that loneliness would increase. Well, good news! “Surprisingly, it seems that levels of loneliness around the world have remained generally stable. How have we avoided a social fallout?” | learn more

teaching the kids

What are microschools?

“Microschools, also known as pandemic pods due to their rise in popularity as a result of COVID-19, are small groups of families or friends, usually no more than 10, who meet in person to be taught daily by a single […]

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Frequent, fast and cheap is better than sensitive

Regarding Covid-19 tests: “A number of firms have developed cheap, paper-strip tests for coronavirus that report results at-home in about 15 minutes but they have yet to be approved for use by the FDA because the FDA appears to be […]

under the microscope

Some scientists are taking a DIY coronavirus vaccine

Harvard Biologist Preston Estep had none of the typical trappings of vaccine development: funding, a company, animal data, nor ethics approval. “What he did have: ingredients for a vaccine. And one willing volunteer. Estep swirled together the mixture and spritzed […]

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A $175 Covid-19 test, $2,479 in charges

“A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to […]