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Crocheting through a Pandemic

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Madi­son Smith Newswrit­ing II May 2021 Cro­chet­ing dur­ing a pan­dem­ic Dur­ing this pan­dem­ic and lock­downs peo­ple have become bored with their every­day rou­tines and are turn­ing to a 17th cen­tu­ry cure: Cro­chet­ing. Most peo­ple know more about…

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COVID-19 Safety: Which School Takes the Most Precautions, University of Connecticut or Embry Riddle Aeronautical University?

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By Madi­son Smith / Embry Rid­dle Aero­nau­ti­cal Uni­ver­si­ty, in Day­tona Beach, Flori­da and Prescott Ari­zona, are han­dling the pan­dem­ic dif­fer­ent­ly than the Uni­ver­si­ty of Connecticut.Nathan Hawk, a res­i­den­tial fresh­man at the Day­tona Beach cam­pus, said about the test­ing on cam­pus, “Every now and then they’ll do tests but most of the time it is at your own discretion.” 

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Statistics Show Racial Disparity Among Vaccinated Americans, Fostering a Push For a New System of Rollout

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Julia Gintof / Indi­vid­u­als from diverse posi­tions believe the cur­rent method of COVID-19 vac­cine roll­out is ineffective.
The num­ber of infec­tions, hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, and deaths in peo­ple of col­or due to the coro­n­avirus is high­er than white Amer­i­cans on aver­age, while these pop­u­la­tions have received less vac­ci­na­tions thus far. This dis­par­i­ty is draw­ing sig­nif­i­cant con­cern from experts in var­i­ous fields.
Cheryl Cato Blake­more, Senior Direc­tor of Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Pub­lic Rela­tions at Race For­ward, has worked close­ly with mar­gin­al­ized minor­i­ty communities.

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Relief efforts underway for CT restaurants, but still a long way to go

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By Car­son Swick / STORRS — Though there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tun­nel, the fate of many Con­necti­cut restau­rants hangs in the balance.
Since Gov. Ned Lam­ont first imposed capac­i­ty restric­tions more than a year ago, restau­rants across the state have had to cope with mas­sive rev­enue loss­es. By Novem­ber, such loss­es had proven to be the end of the road for over 600 restau­rants, accord­ing to The Hart­ford Courant.
As that num­ber con­tin­ues to climb, the demand for relief is greater than ever. On Thurs­day, March 11, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden signed the Restau­rant Revi­tal­iza­tion Fund, free­ing up $28.6 bil­lion in fed­er­al grants for restau­rant oper­a­tors across the country.

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COVID cases in the capital’s school district have steadily decreased week to week as staff receive second dose of the vaccine

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By Hec­tor Cruz-Rodriguez / HARTFORD — After a spike in expo­sures and cas­es dur­ing the month of Decem­ber, con­firmed cas­es have been see­ing a steady decline in recent weeks, with staff expect­ed to get their sec­ond dose of the vac­cine on March 25.
This spike in cas­es could be attrib­uted to many fam­i­lies choos­ing to have gath­er­ings and par­ties over the holidays.
Even with the num­ber of trav­el­ers scanned by TSA on Christ­mas Day being 23% of the total num­ber screened one year before, many dis­tricts around the coun­try saw spikes in cas­es and hospitalizations.

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