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COMMENTARY Having survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gay communities in the US were well equipped to get residents health and social services early in the pandemic, when the government’s COVID-19 response lagged. 968 words. By Daniel Baldwin Hess, University at Buffalo and Alex Bitterman, Alfred State College of Technology, The State University of New York
COMMENTARY Many coastal US cities are contending with increasingly frequent and severe tidal flooding as sea levels rise. Some are considering building seawalls, but this strategy is not simple or cheap. 962 words. By Gary Griggs, University of California, Santa Cruz
COMMENTARY You’re probably wrong about how much time you spend on your devices, and that has big implications for the link between device use and mental health. 1082 words. By Craig J.R. Sewall, University of Pittsburgh
COMMENTARY COVID-19 has exacerbated a backlog of domestic and foreign drug manufacturing inspections that the FDA is still too short-staffed to adequately deal with. 1028 words. By Adrian V. Hernandez, University of Connecticut and C. Michael White, University of Connecticut
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY Across the US, politicians, activists and transgender people are fighting over the right to access transgender medical care. Rarely is the care itself actually discussed. This is that discussion. 1229 words. By
COMMENTARY Starting in July 2021, most US families will get either $250 or $300 from the IRS per child under 18. 1147 words. By Leslie Lenkowsky, IUPUI
COMMENTARY Nord Stream 2 is a pipeline that will deliver Russian gas to Western Europe – and, by extension, increase Putin’s influence across the continent. That makes Ukraine and some other countries nervous. 928 words. By Lena Surzhko Harned, Penn State
COMMENTARY A hands-on approach to learning about bugs can help students from urban communities take an interest in science. 692 words. By Katherine Richardson Bruna, Iowa State University
COMMENTARY The high costs of the world’s colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates. 989 words. By Maria De Jesus, American University School of International Service
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