Tag Archives: Pandemic

Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »

Marvin Sapp on new album, moving to Texas and dealing with pandemic at church

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Marvin Sapp finished recording his new album before the coronavirus rocked the world, the gospel singer believes his prophetic message of enduring transition and change still resonates during the pandemic. Sapp says his songs about being fearless of the unknown was heavenly sent for his 12th album, Chosen Vessel,… Read More »

Amid pandemic, specialty telehealth outpaces urgent care, Amwell poll says

Dive Brief: Doctors and consumers expect to use virtual care more often after COVID-19 than they did before, according to a new survey from telehealth vendor Amwell, hinting at the long-term potential of the virtual care model in healthcare. Prior to the pandemic, the majority of virtual visits were for on-demand urgent care. But this… Read More »

How Joey, the baby sea otter became a viral sensation amid the coronavirus pandemic

Joey is an almost 3-month-old male Canadian-born sea otter. As of this week, he weighs about 20 pounds. And as of this moment, he is playing around in a tub of ice cubes, aka otter catnip. Joey is an orphan. In July, he was discovered alone and crying off the coast of Kyuquot. His mother was found floating, dead, a day… Read More »