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Of course coronavirus cases are already spiking in areas that reopened

May 29th, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown measures began to ease in some states and counties across the United States, allowing people to return to work, attend gatherings, and visit parks and beaches. Within days to weeks, many areas began to see an increase in coronavirus cases, with more people flooding into healthcare centers than had been in previous weeks. …

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Google’s new AR tool helps visualize social distancing guidelines

May 28th, 2020

Google released a new experimental tool this week called Sodar that lets users visualize social distancing guidelines by placing a 2-meter radius augmented reality ring around themselves. In order to use Sodar, you will need to visit a website on Chrome from an Android device. Once you’ve agreed to all of the permission prompts, Sodar …

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Aquarium fish are starting to miss humans

May 16th, 2020

Fish at Australia’s popular Cairns Aquarium are feeling a bit down after lockdown prevented visitors from coming to see them. We don’t usually think of fish as having emotions, but the scientists who work with them say that’s definitely not the case. Even some wild fish at the Great Barrier Reef are missing the constant …

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Scientists say the US will probably need to shelter-in-place until summer

April 29th, 2020

Social distancing due to coronavirus should continue until summer, researchers now say. Rolling back the containment efforts too quickly will result in a huge rebound of new cases, according to predictive models. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Ever since the novel coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic that forced us to live the vast majority …

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Social distancing may have to get more rigid to prevent an increase in coronavirus cases

April 28th, 2020

Social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home directives have helped prevent the coronavirus from spreading aggressively. More rigid social distancing measures, however, may be necessary to truly see a permanent decline in the number of coronavirus cases. The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States has now passed 1 million. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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Quarantine fatigue: People are losing patience with stay-at-home orders

April 27th, 2020

A phenomenon that you could describe as “quarantine fatigue” may be setting in around the country, according to researchers who’ve found that peoples’ patience with stay-at-home orders is starting to break, the longer the coronavirus pandemic drags on. That’s worrisome, of course, because social distancing remains one of the key tools we have to fight …

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Scientists say social distancing could be part of our lives until 2022

April 14th, 2020

Harvard researchers say we could be dealing with social distancing for years depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. We may be forced to adopt new social distancing mandates from time to time if the virus spread accelerates after this initial outbreak.  These measures may be required up until the point where a vaccine or …

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This is how much damage you can cause by ignoring social distancing

April 9th, 2020

A new CDC case study has revealed the impact just one person can have when they don’t adhere to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. One family member with mild symptoms attended two family gatherings in Chicago and ended up infecting 16 family members with the coronavirus, resulting in three deaths. Visit BGR’s homepage …