Category Archives: News

‘Vaccines alone won’t get out us out of lockdown cycle – we need border control’

I hear people saying over and over again in interviews their greatest fear is that when restrictions are eased we’ll get another spike of ­infections and a further lockdown. So how do we dodge them? We’re pinning our hopes on our exemplary vaccination rollout and it is undoubtedly bringing hospital admissions and deaths down. But… Read More »

Social Distancing in Airplane Seat Assignments Can Reduce COVID-19 Spread: Research

Maryland, March 28: A new research conducted to minimise the risk of secondary infections aboard has used two models to help solve the airplane seating assignment problem because COVID-19 has been shown to spread on airplanes by infected passengers. The models can lower the transmission risk of COVID-19 more so than the strategy of blocking… Read More »

Face masks, hearing loss and hearing aids

Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) help protect us from the coronavirus, but they add communication challenges for everyone, especially people with hearing impairments. That’s because: Face masks lower the volume of a person’s speech and slightly garble it. Face shields, social distancing and plastic barriers further muffle or reduce sound. Face mask ear loops may tug on your hearing… Read More »

Journalists Dish on Vaccination Loopholes and Alliances

Reporter Fred Mogul discussed how college students are using loopholes to get vaccinated for travel with Newsy on Thursday. California politics correspondent Samantha Young discussed the relationship between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Blue Shield of California with KPCC’s “Take Two” on Monday. Chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed how the Biden administration’s covid relief law strengthens… Read More »