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Study: Europe’s Old-Growth Forests at Risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe—and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of...
16-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Without Right Messaging, Masks Could Lead to More COVID-19 Spread

A novel study showed that people who wear face coverings tend to have more contacts with others, putting them at risk of contracting COVID-19. Masking directives should accompanied by forceful messaging stressing the importance of social distancing.
9-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Despite Training, Vermont Police Departments Still Show Widespread Racial Bias

New research conducted in Vermont shows that, while anti-bias police trainings resulted in small improvements in some police departments in the state, they did not by and large alter police behavior.
25-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Commentary in Pediatrics: Children Don’t Transmit Covid-19, Schools Should Reopen in Fall

Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among themselves or to adults. The authors recommend that schools reopen in the fall, since staying home...
7-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey: In Vermont, Pandemic’s Impact Falling Disproportionately on Lower Income Groups

High percentages of Vermonters agree with the state's pandemic-inspired social distancing measures and have complied with them. But their actions have come at a significant economic cost, especially for low income Vermonters, one of several ways...
15-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Survey: Food Insecurity in Vermont Has Risen 33% During Pandemic

Food insecurity in Vermont has increased by one-third during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey. The increase was strongly correlated with employment status. Among food insecure Vermonters, two-thirds had experienced job losses or...
20-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Vermont Among First to Offer Early Graduation to Nursing Students to Help During Pandemic

The University of Vermont has given nursing students the option of early graduation so they can enter the nursing workforce and provide support to overstressed healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
9-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that...
2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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