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By JANET | August 24, 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/news/black-parents-children-being-suspended-121820256.html   When “Mike,” the father of a ninth grade student, got a call from his daughter’s school, the first thing he asked was: “How important is this?” “They said, ‘Well, it’s important,’” Mike told me during an interview for my research. When Mike went to his daughter’s school to see what was the problem, […]

Large insurers have stopped waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, an analysis found. Hospitalization could cost you thousands.

By JANET | August 22, 2021

    Aria Bendix Sat, August 21, 2021, 9:14 AM Many large insurers no longer waive COVID-19 treatment costs, a new analysis found. Insurers started charging again once vaccines became widely available. But hospitalizations are rising in the US. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 may pay $1,300, on average. See more stories on Insider’s business page. A year […]

NJ Will Mandate Teacher Vaccinations, Report Says

By JANET | August 19, 2021

  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will require all teachers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report in NJ.com.  It’s not yet clear whether teachers will be given the option to undergo weekly testing if they opt out of the vaccine. Murphy has already mandated workers at hospitals, nursing homes, health-care facilities, and correctional […]

The Stigma of a Scarlet E

By JANET | August 9, 2021

The Stigma of a Scarlet E   Matthew Goldstein Mon, August 9, 2021, 8:19 AM The Stigma of a Scarlet E   Sarah Forbes stands for a portrait outside the Residence Inn where she is living in Henderson, Nev., on Aug. 5, 2021. (Joe Buglewicz/The New York Times) The apartment was just what Chanque Jones […]

Education Department Announces ‘Final Extension’ Of Student Loan Payment Freeze

By JANET | August 8, 2021

August 6, 20215:44 PM ET CLARE LOMBARDO Twitter On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that federal student loan payments will remain on pause through the end of January. Loan payments, interest accruals and collections of defaulted federal student loans have all been on hold since the start of the pandemic — first thanks […]

Employees are feeling burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture ‘BS’ as employers try to bring them back to the office

By JANET | August 8, 2021

Kimberly Merriman, Professor of Management, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Tamara Montag-Smit, Assistant Professor of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and David Greenway, Doctoral Candidate in Leadership/Organization Studies, University of Massachusetts LowellSee more Sun, August 8, 2021, 9:13 AM       As vaccinations and relaxed health guidelines make returning to the office a reality for […]

NJ Updates Mask Guidance After CDC Announcement

By JANET | July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ — Masks are making a comeback in New Jersey as Governor Phil Murphy and state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced today they “strongly recommend” masking in indoor settings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents due to increased risk. This recommendation follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s own mask announcement […]

Why Asthma Attacks Declined During The Pandemic

By JANET | July 24, 2021

Why Asthma Attacks Declined During The Pandemic   A team of doctors tracking asthma patients has made a surprising discovery about what causes asthma attacks — and it’s largely thanks to the pandemic. Scientists started surveying Black and Latino people with the respiratory condition in 2018, hoping to learn more about why those groups have disproportionate […]

Three Guidelines To Understanding The Delta Variant

By JANET | July 15, 2021

Three Guidelines To Understanding The Delta Variant Delta is quickly becoming the dominant coronavirus variant in multiple countries. The variant has spread so fast because it is more contagious than the variants that came before it. At the same time, the U.S. is equipped with highly effective vaccines. Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, talks with Maddie […]

Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention

By JANET | June 13, 2021