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Tag: pandemic

Rising alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic projected to cause more liver disease, deaths

Increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023, according to a team of researchers led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).   “The COVID-19 pandemic has had...

Pandemic baby boom causes diaper and baby item shortages

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby (eventually) in the baby carriage, thanks to COVID-19. Pregnant women who are looking forward to their dream nursery may be waiting a while, according...

U.S. Covid cases rise to pandemic high as delta and omicron circulate

U.S. Covid cases have hit their highest level of the pandemic as two highly infectious variants circulate throughout the country and health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated and boosted against the virus. Nationwide...

Millennials lead shift away from organized religion as pandemic tests faith

It’s not uncommon for people to seek God during times of hardship. However, the opposite appears to have happened in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. A Pew Research Center survey, released earlier this...

Covid-induced poverty: Nearly 100 million people may stay poor this year from the pandemic

The World Bank estimates that 97 million people across the globe fell into poverty due to the pandemic in 2020, living on less than $2 a day. There has been little improvement since. “Globally,...

The Pope reflects on relationships in pandemic times in his traditional Christmas address

Speaking from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, the Pontiff called the pandemic a “complex crisis” that has tested social relationships and increased tendencies of withdrawal. “Our capacity for social relationships...

US population growth dips to lowest rate during first year of COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents,...

Kim Jong Un: The pandemic forced the North Korean leader into retreat. The world should brace for his resurgence

Kim’s long black coat and hairstyle, reminiscent of his late grandfather Kim Il Sung, were viewed as a superficial effort to emulate the authority of his forebears. It’s a marked change from the early...

Pandemic travel news: The latest on Omicron restrictions

(CNN) — Well. It was good while it lasted, eh? This week, we all got a little more familiar with the Greek alphabet as the Omicron variant wreaked havoc with travel plans everywhere. Here...

Travel surges over Thanksgiving to new pandemic highs but omicron poses new challenge

Travelers walk through the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images U.S. airlines over Thanksgiving week had some of their busiest days since before...