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Romanian Families Protest Mandatory Use of Masks in School

BUCHAREST, Romania—Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, protested Saturday in the country’s capital against measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. Like other countries in Europe, the number of new virus…

The Slow-Fingered President

President Donald Trump has warned his Twitter followers three times as often about the threat from mail-in ballots as he has urged them to protect themselves from the threat of COVID-19. Since March, when the stay-at-home orders started, he has written a little over a…

Ontario Covid-19 Hits Over 300, Second Wave ‘Coming’ Warns Ford

Ontario is amid an upswing in COVID-19 cases that signals the second wave is coming, warned Premier Doug Ford in a press conference today with senior members of his cabinet. The Ontario Ministry of Health confirmed 313 new COVID-19 cases Monday, making it the fourth…

College Leaders Should Have Seen This Coming

On August 16, dozens upon dozens of students wrap around the barrier in front of Gallettes, a local haunt in Tuscaloosa. It’s the end of formal sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama. One student smirks; his eyes are covered by sunglasses, but no mask…

England tightens socializing rules after spike

The UK government on Wednesday set out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who…

Mask Up and Shut Up

COVID-19 researchers have rightly extolled the virtues of masks, hailed the necessity of ventilation, and praised the salutary nature of outdoor activities. But another behavioral tactic hasn’t received enough attention, in part because it makes itself known by its absence. That tactic is silence. Yes,…

Hillary Clinton: Trump Held ‘Law-Breaking Convention’

Hillary Clinton described the Republican National Convention as a “law-breaking convention,” making her accusation via her verified profiles on Instagram and Twitter. She did not identify any laws that were allegedly broken by the RNC’s operations. 0…

The Exponential Threat of Pandemic Wildfires

Eleven thousand lightning strikes, 370 wildfires, a pandemic, a heat wave, and rolling blackouts—California has endured a lot this week. Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned, and tens of thousands of people have had to evacuate. The largest of the blazes—the LNU Lightning Complex…

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