Study tests whether the political climate in each US state and Washington, DC determined the nature of the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths in 2020

Study: United States’ political climates and the spread of SARS-2-COVID-19 during 2020. Image Credit: Gargantiopa/Shutterstock

In a recent study published on medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the association of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the political climate in the United States in 2020. Study: United States Political Climates and the Spread of SARS-2-COVID-19 in 2020. Image Credit: Gargantiopa/Shutterstock Despite having the most extensive health care system in … Read more

Reynolds endorses ousting of fellow Republican from Iowa House | Government and politics

Reynolds endorses ousting of fellow Republican from Iowa House |  Government and politics

ERIN MURPHY Courier Des Moines Office DES MOINES — In a move rarely seen in Iowa politics, Gov. Kim Reynorlds on Wednesday endorsed the opponent of a sitting state lawmaker and fellow Republican. On the first day Iowans can vote in the June 7 primary, Reynolds endorsed Barb Kniff McCulla, a Republican running for Iowa … Read more

In The Caribbean, Severe Food Insecurity Has Increased By 72% In The Past Two Years

In The Caribbean, Severe Food Insecurity Has Increased By 72% In The Past Two Years

A series of surveys administered by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) have revealed that, in the English-speaking Caribbean, the estimated prevalence of severe food insecurity has increased by 72% since the onset of the pandemic and by 44% as compared to one year ago. In April … Read more

Pandemic bringing lasting impacts to Santa Barbara County government | Government and Politics

Pandemic bringing lasting impacts to Santa Barbara County government |  Government and Politics

The COVID-19 pandemic forced sweeping changes throughout Santa Barbara County government, some that improved services for the public and eased the jobs of county staff, while others increased pressure and workloads for employees, according to comments from department heads in recent budget workshops. Its impact on human resources is one of the most far-reaching because … Read more