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covid-19

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Vitamin D gelcaps.
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Vitamin D and COVID-19: Is It Data or Noise?

Random data shows geographic clusters. Thus some locations will inevitably have higher COVID-19 rates than others. As my example shows, associating these clusters with personal characteristics after the fact is not convincing scientific evidence. That’s where randomized, controlled trials are needed. Read More ›
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Syringe with cotton and pill bottles. drug abuse.
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Wuhan’s Other Epidemic

Most know that the Chinese city is the source of the coronavirus — but not that it also fuels America’s deadly fentanyl epidemic. Read More ›
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Schoolboy stands in front of the school door. Back to school.
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Children Need Education — Re-Open Now

Just last month the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that 21 percent of students enrolled in Clark County schools had no contact with the district after schools were shutdown. We cannot expect students to come back with the knowledge required to be successfully in today’s world. Read More ›
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Distant view of the gold dome capital building in Olympia, Washington, USA

State Legislature Should Have Stronger Oversight Role During Emergencies

In recent weeks, many citizens have written to me requesting that the Legislature take action to address the COVID-19 crisis. The reality is that the Legislature’s formal power to act in this crisis is limited; it is the governor who has broad authority during times of emergency. As we look to the future, the Legislature must have a much stronger role during emergencies. Read More ›
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Top Consumer Trends COVID-19 Will Change Long Term

According to analysts, robotic devices are becoming more popular for a reason few would have guessed earlier; they reduce the need for physical human contact. Recycling, however, has taken a hit and weaning consumers from disposables post-COVID may prove a challenge. Huge firms are riding the storm, however, and Gen Z is spending the lockdown improving its career chances. Meanwhile, consumers surveyed around the globe say they plan to travel less. Read More ›