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Released: 27-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Trump attacks on Twitter betray free speech principles
Washington University in St. Louis

When President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims on Twitter May 26 about mail-in voting, it fact-checked him — inserting beneath his tweets a hyperlink to more information on the subject.President Trump then accused Twitter of “totally silenc[ing] conservatives [sic] voices” and threatened that “[w]e will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.

Released: 22-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 and Connectedness: Finding a Balance in Our Online Lives
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine wears on, there remains one constant: a reliance on the internet, social media, and streaming services for work, school, entertainment, and keeping in touch with friends and family. But is the increased screen time — and the resulting onslaught of emails, memes, and media consumption that come with the removed barrier between work and home — taking a toll on our mental health? For answers, we turned to Simon Gottschalk, a UNLV sociology professor and author of “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” which examines the social and psychological toll of our increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.

Newswise: Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
Released: 20-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Black communities in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. At the same time, white nationalist activities have increased in the last months.Riana Elyse AndersonRiana Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, discusses how these trends are affecting the mental health of African Americans.

Newswise: @umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
Released: 20-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
@umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.


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