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Remdesivir gets full FDA approval as an official treatment for COVID-19

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Oct 22, 2020 … SILVER SPRING, Md. — Seven months after the World Health Organization first declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the world now has an official treatment for the virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the drug remdesivir full approval to be used as a treatment for coronavirus patients. “The FDA is committed to expediting the…

Social media becomes filled with hate speech when users search for info on terrorism

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Oct 21, 2020 … YORK, United Kingdom — Terrorism can be a very sensitive subject. A study finds even talking about this violent topic can bring out the worst in social media users. Researchers say users of Community Question Answering sites (CQAs) use more hate speech when searching for information about terrorism or terrorist attacks. CQAs are social media…

Another coronavirus infecting pigs may be even more dangerous to humans

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Oct 14, 2020 … Researchers warn that swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) could cripple the pork industry and be just as problematic for people as COVID-19. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As scientists continue working on a vaccine for COVID-19, another coronavirus strain has some very worried. Researchers from the University of North Carolina say an illness currently infecting swine…

Democracy in America plunges to new low amid chaos of 2020, watchdog poll shows

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Sep 12, 2020 … Political science experts warn the “health” of the country’s democratic principles have been eroding since March. MONROE COUNTRY, N.Y. — As millions struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey claims American democracy isn’t faring much better. According to the political watchdog group Bright Line Watch, the “health” of several democratic principles…

2020 Election and Politics

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Sep 06, 2020 … Studies of the 2020 Election and Politics – Latest News Latest Updates 9/6/2020 at 9:00am PT August 26, 2020 Fake news is usually spread by extreme wings of the political spectrum, study finds August 14, 2020 Survey: President Trump Treated Most Unfairly By Media Compared To Obama, Bush, Clinton July 29, 2020 Campaign finance reforms…

Deepfakes Are Greatest AI-Based Crime Threat Across Globe, Study Says

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Aug 05, 2020 … LONDON — “Deepfakes,” or doctored video or audio clips that appear to be real despite being altered or manipulated, are the biggest artificial intelligence-based crime threat in the world. That’s according to a study by researchers at University College London that ranks 20 different ways AI can be used for criminal purposes over the next 15…

‘Perfect storm of uncertainty’: Men more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories

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Jul 28, 2020 … NEWARK, Del. — Surprisingly, a new study finds gender is a more accurate predictor of COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs than political affiliation. Researchers from the University of Delaware say that men are more likely than women to endorse and spread COVID-19 conspiracy theories. Unfounded claims regarding the coronavirus are everywhere these days. Moreover, just like everything else…

Mask mutiny: 60% of UK adults refuse to use face covering at bar, restaurant; 10% wouldn’t wear even if law

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Jul 16, 2020 … LONDON —  They’re uncomfortable, they’re hot, and they can make talking a tad more difficult. There are plenty of reasons people give for disliking their face mask. Yet most still wisely wear them as none of the reasons trump having protection against COVID-19. Despite the health benefits, a new poll out of the United Kingdom…

Hydroxychloroquine No Better Than Placebo At Preventing COVID-19, Trial Shows

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Jun 05, 2020 … MINNEAPOLIS — Hydroxychloroquine has been under heavy scrutiny ever since President Trump proclaimed the drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19, and admitted he’d been taking it himself. Now, the University of Minnesota Medical School has released their findings from the first ever randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine’s effect on individuals with coronavirus. Researchers conclude that…

Study: Russian Trolls Supremely Effective At Exploiting American Fear, Anger Online

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Apr 20, 2020 … BOULDER, Colo. — Divisive and toxic social media posts created by Russian trolls have become all too common over the past five years or so. You know the kind: they’re poorly worded, sloppily constructed, and serve to spread a message of hate and controversy. But, are these thinly veiled attempts at manipulation actually effective at influencing Americans?…

Americans Remaining Remarkably Positive During Coronavirus Outbreak, Twitter Study Shows

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Apr 13, 2020 … AUSTIN — There’s plenty to be worried about as the coronavirus outbreak lingers on, and there’s no question that millions of Americans are mired in a range of mentally-draining emotions from fear to anger to sadness. Yet, the atmosphere on Twitter paints a different picture for the most part, showing that optimism can be just as…

Coronavirus Prevention: Masks Can Indeed Slow The Spread Of COVID-19, Study Finds

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Apr 06, 2020 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s been a whole lot of conflicting information in recent weeks about just how advisable wearing a mask in public is during this pandemic. Now, in the wake of President Trump’s recent recommendation that Americans cover their faces when stepping outside, a joint international study is offering a scientific take on the…

Study: Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Victory Improved Mental Health Among Black Men

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Mar 26, 2020 … HOUSTON — It may feel like an eternity ago at this point, but Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election victory over John McCain was a historic moment for all of America, and especially for African-Americans. Now, 12 years later, researchers from Rice University have found that the ascent of the first black man to the nation’s highest…

Rose-Colored Politics: Voters Find Polls That Favor Their Candidates More Credible, Study Finds

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Dec 07, 2019 … Calling the findings “depressing,” the study’s author says voters “are willing to cherry pick which polls to trust” in order to “support the narrative they want to hear.” ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The 2020 presidential election is less than a year away, and pollsters are already out in full force attempting to gauge voters’ preferences heading…

Bad For Business: Dictators Rarely Associated With Strong Economies, Study Finds

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Oct 07, 2019 … MELBOURNE, Australia — A number of images and attributes likely come to mind when one imagines a dictator-led nation, but a thriving economy probably isn’t one of them. Still, many autocratic rulers, such as the late Lee Kuan-Yew of Singapore, are credited by their own people for their country’s prosperity. Now, a new study analyzing dictators…

Stumped: Just 2 In 5 Americans Could Name One Of Their Local Congress Members

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Sep 16, 2019 … Nationwide survey also reveals only 45% of adults would recognize their governor if they saw them in person. BALTIMORE – Election season is in full swing as Donald Trump’s first term as president draws closer to an end. November 3, 2020 may bring perhaps a record turnout for voters at the polls, but let’s not forget…

Pick A Side: Political Moderates Losing Their Voice On Twitter, Study Finds

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Sep 03, 2019 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — Political polarization in the United States is far from news, but a study by researchers at the University of Missouri finds that the social media platform Twitter may be artificially exaggerating the widening political divide, with moderates suffering as a result. Users are free to customize their news feeds with only accounts…

Could Red Wine Be The Key To Humans Walking On Mars?

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Jul 18, 2019 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One of the biggest problems humans face as we consider deep space exploration, particularly the long-sought trip to Mars, is the effect it will have on our bodies. Without gravity, human muscles and bones quickly deteriorate and loss strength. However, a new study performed at Harvard University has discovered a possible solution to…

Study: Immigrants Use Healthcare Services Sparingly, May Be Subsidizing Care For Americans

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May 28, 2019 … BOSTON — Immigrants in the United States pay more money into private and public health insurance programs than they get out of it in medical care, despite claims suggesting otherwise by President Trump and some lawmakers, according to a study by researches at Harvard University Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Researchers say that because…