Coronavirus

Google Shows Huge Panic Attack Rise During COVID

Researchers found a major jump in searches related to anxiety, panic attacks, and treatments for panic attacks, especially remote and self-care techniques.

The Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.

Teens Want COVID-19 Advice that Gives Them Safe Ways to Socialize – Not Just Rules for What They Can’t Do

As the pandemic continues, public health messaging will have to help young people find ways to socialize safely and speak to them in their language and on their platforms.

Good Nutrition Can Contribute to Keeping COVID-19 and Other Diseases Away

Many Americans don’t consume nearly enough of the essential nutrients our bodies need to function properly.

Survey: Most Teleworking Federal Employees Expect to Remain Home for At Least Six More Months

Many more feds say COVID-19 is having little impact on operations than at pandemic outset.

Survey: More than Half the Tech Workforce Say Pandemic Hurting Career Progression

Networking opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic have been at a minimum, and it’s negatively impacting the private-sector workforce.

Employers in D.C. Region Expect Some Remote Work Into Mid-2021, Survey Finds

About 60% of respondents anticipated less than a third of workers would return to the office by early September because of coronavirus risks. Some are planning for a portion of staff to still be working remotely even next summer.

Calls for Investigations, Resignations Ramp Up Over Allegations of Political Interference at Federal Agencies

Democrats are probing potential improper political influence at several different agencies across government.

Strict Distancing Keeps Your COVID Risk Much Lower

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive, the researchers report.

To Connect with Other, Call Instead of Texting

Many people embrace texting to avoid awkwardness.

Wanted: Poll Workers Able to Brave the Pandemic

Election officials in many states are anticipating severe shortages of people to run the polls on Nov. 3.

DeVos Vows to Require Standardized Tests Again: 4 Questions Answered

States may face a financial hit if they do not heed DeVos’ warning about testing.

House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings

Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review. 

'Perfect Storm' Threatens 'Major Institutional Defeat' for the Census, Top Watchdog Says

The decennial count is ahead of schedule overall, but a condensed schedule and hiring shortfalls are creating significant risks.

What a Smoky Bar Can Teach Us about the '6-Foot Rule' During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s important to understand the rule's limitations.