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Pandemic job losses slow down

The pace of job losses is slowing but still extreme, setting the expectation that job loss will still be at a historic high next week. Last week, 2.1 million workers applied for first-time unemployment benefits, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Since mid-March, about 41 million people have applied for unemployment insurance. The number of workers… Read More »

How to keep love alive in the midst of a pandemic

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Couples who are cooped up by COVID-19 are getting the rare opportunity to spend more time together, but also discovering the… Read More »

Is it safe to see an audiologist or hearing care provider during the pandemic? A checklist

If you’ve been putting off seeing an audiologist or hearing care specialist while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s understandable. Many Americans have chosen to delay non-emergency medical care while waiting for things to improve. At the same time, keep in mind that untreated hearing loss is not benign, and the longer you put off… Read More »

Asian wet markets still ‘filthy’ despite coronavirus pandemic, PETA video shows

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  A shocking graphic video posted on Twitter this week shows conditions in Asian “wet markets” haven’t changed despite a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 307,000 people worldwide. The images, posted by PETA Asia, show pigs, frogs, eels,… Read More »