It’s Time to Get Back to Normal? Not According to Science.

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The science says ‘open the schools, stop wearing masks outside, and everyone at low risk should start living normal lives.’

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‘Here’s what the science tells anyone who is being honest about it: open the schools, stop wearing masks outside, and everyone at low risk should start living normal lives. Not next fall, or next year ‘ now,’ reads the blog post, posted to Facebook on Feb. 8.

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about PolitiFact’s partnership with Facebook.)

Publisher: Kaiser Health News
Date: 2021-02-23T10:00:00+00:00
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Many things are taking place:

WOSTER: It’s almost time to get back to normal

I was indoors around a bunch of other people. Everybody was wearing a mask. But still, I was uneasy. Indoors. Around lots of people. But not for very long.

My stay indoors during the tour of the Monument Health COVID-vaccination clinic in the old Herberger’s store at the Rushmore Mall was shorter than the other reporters’. The full-timers. The ones who had to be there and had to stay long enough to get their stories.

In my semi-retired state of journalism, I didn’t have to be there at all. I didn’t have to stay for the whole tour. Nor did I have to wait around to pose a question to Congressman Dusty Johnson, who took the tour and spoke with reporters. He also offered enthusiastic support to Joan Petersen of Rapid City, as a Monument health-care worker lined up her COVID shot.

Publisher: Rapid City Journal Media Group
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Lodi vaccination drive gives hope for a return to normalcy

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SCOTT HOWELL/NEWS-SENTINEL Workers in the ag industry wait to receive their vaccines on Monday at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds. Hundreds of workers showed up to receive vaccines.

SCOTT HOWELL/NEWS-SENTINEL Michael Garliepp, an employee with Prma Frutta Packing in Linden, receives a vaccine shot from Mariah Maldonado with HR Support on Monday at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds.

SCOTT HOWELL/NEWS-SENTINEL Field worker Blanca Jaramillo, right, goes over paper work with co-worker Ariana Alfaro prior to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds.

Author: Wes Bowers News Sentinel Staff Writer
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Kathleen Gallagher: Big Ten schools are falling behind when it comes to academic research. The winner? Wichita State.

Publisher: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Drinking Habits That Cause Liver Damage, According to Science

Below, you’ll see five drinking habits that could be wreaking havoc on your liver. And then, don’t miss 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work for tips on how you can get in shape this year.

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The science of trying to get a vaccine right

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I’ve been following some interesting developments with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and am fascinated with a couple of key points related to it.

Why, you ask? Science, I’m sorry to tell you, doesn’t hold itself infallible. It’s checked and double-checked. And when new technology appears, we find new ways of checking things, and we check again. That’s why we learn new things all the time, and it’s also why Pluto got demoted. Science wants to make sure it’s right, and though there are some things that are ‘settled science,’ that just means that the models work and every time they try to disprove it, they fail to.

Publisher: The Courier Express
Author: Andrew Bundy
Twitter: @CElocal
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