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Beth Redbird

Beth Redbird is a sociologist who has conducted studies in how people were applying social distancing measures.[1]Redbird, of Northwestern University, has been conducting a study on the behavior of Americans during the pandemic since the beginning of March.[2]Redbird cited increased distrust of Asian people as another measurable effect of the pandemic.[3]

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How Trump and privatised health care left US exposed

Trump isn’t solely responsible, but his failure to act is central to the high death rates and widespread misery. And it’s hardly surprising that he’s ruled over the coronavirus crisis in this way. In 2018 Trump disbanded the national pandemic response office. Health care workers in the US are gearing up for the winter flu season that could see an additional 500,000 people hospitalised. As many as 58 percent of health workers who were surveyed said they didn’t have enough PPE.[1]

09/27/2020

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Wearing a mask, a bone of contention even on planes in the United States

Wearing a mask has become a sensitive and political issue in the United States, to the point that airlines are struggling to impose it on stubborn passengers in the confined space of their planes. The instructions are clear, we underline at American Airlines and United Airlines: if a customer arrives for boarding without a mask, he cannot board the plane. “We do not expect our employees to control the behavior of our customers,” a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines told hooly News.[2]

05/17/2020

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Not Afraid of the Virus and Reporting for (Jury) Duty

Studies show that women, older people and people of color are more affected by the pandemic, making them far more likely to apply for a hardship exemption from jury service. It’s less clear what the effect of a skewed jury pool will be in civil cases. In addition to skewed juries, holding trials with masks and social distancing is also likely to affect the results, experts warned. “A mask makes us far less likely to understand someone,” Redbird said.[3]

07/10/2020

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