Pandemic

An estimated $20M more available for Vt. rental assistance

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — After announcing earlier this month that a pandemic-related emergency rental assistance program is being phased out as federal funding is exhausted, Vermont state officials now say they an estimated $20 million more benefits is available to extend the for some of the lowest income Vermonters. Deputy Administration Secretary Douglas Farnham said …

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The number of people working remotely tripled during COVID

Data: US Census Bureau; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios The number of people primarily working from home tripled between 2019 and 2021, per survey results released Thursday by the US Census Bureau. Why it matters: The new figures provide a fresh look into how the pandemic has changed how Americans work, play and live. By the numbers: …

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Public perception of COVID risk at low point: survey

Americans’ concern about COVID-19 is at a low point as many move on from the pandemic even with the virus continuing to circulate, a new survey finds. The latest Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index released Tuesday found that views about mask wearing and concern about community spread of the virus have both dipped. “The latest results find …

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Restaurants seeing less gratuity for takeout, delivery amid tipping fatigue

DENVER — Tips for restaurant staff have dropped since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by the digital restaurant payment platform Toast found that in the second quarter of this year, in-person dining tips remained consistent while take out and delivery tips dipped. On average, in-person dining has remained at 19.7% on average, …

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Are AI diseases common after covid-19? | Health

It’s been more than two years since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the world. Yet, the extent and ways it might impact a person are still not completely known. Among these lesser known post-Covid-19 complications are autoimmune (AI) diseases, ranging from arthritis to vasculitis. “There is a rise in these diseases after …

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VEC recovers nearly $83.5 million in overpaid pandemic benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The NBC12 On Your Side Investigators have confirmed the Virginia Employment Commission has recovered nearly $83.5 million from Virginians who were overpaid benefits. The VEC started working last month to take back more than $885 million in unemployment payments that were inaccurly sent during the pandemic, whether it was the claimant’s …

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Americans categorized as “suffering” reaches record high

The percentage of Americans classified as “suffering” reached its highest level on record last month, per a Gallup survey released Monday. Driving the news: 5.6% of Americans said they are “suffering” in July, up from the previous high of 4.8% measured in April. July’s result is also higher than all previous estimates during the COVID-19 …

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New York Empire State factory gauge plunges in August deep into contraction territory

The numbers: The New York Fed’s Empire State business conditions index, a gauge of manufacturing activity in the state, plummeted 42.4 points to negative 31.3 in August, the regional Fed bank said Monday. This is the second largest monthly decline on record and among the lowest levels in the survey’s history, the regional Fed bank …

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A novel 3D-printed lab-on-a-chip device concurrently detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid and anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in saliva

In a recent study published in Nature Biomedical Engineeringresearchers described the development and applications of a three-dimensional (3D)-printed lab-on-a-chip (LOC) device that quickly detected the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in patient’s saliva . Study: A lab-on-a-chip for the concurrent electrochemical detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in saliva and …

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