Americans Are Sharing How They’re Celebrating The Holidays Differently This Year

Nifty·Posted 2 minutes agoWe’re talking virtualized traditions, distanced food swaps, and, of course, some good ol’ binge-watching. As you may have heard, Thanksgiving’s canceled. As #COVID19 cases increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the #Thanksgiving holiday is at home with people who live with you. Avoid gatherings with family and…Continue Reading

The vast majority of Americans did not have COVID antibodies as of September

As of September, the vast majority of Americans did not have coronavirus antibodies, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Why it matters: As the coronavirus spreads rapidly throughout most of the country, most people remain vulnerable to it.By the numbers: Across the U.S., the portion of states’ populations with detectable antibodies…Continue Reading

Americans Shouldn’t Listen To Trump Covid Advisor Scott Atlas, Warns Johns Hopkins Public Health Expert

Topline After continually landing himself in hot water for discouraging Americans from following Covid-19 restrictions, public health expert Tom Inglesby urged the public not to listen to President Trump’s coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas.  Scott Atlas, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, speaks as U.S. President … [+] Donald Trump listens during a news conference…Continue Reading

Millions of Americans set to ignore warnings against Thanksgiving travel

Experts urged Americans against traveling for family gatherings at Thanksgiving this week even though millions were set to defy the advice, as the US crossed the threshold of more than 12m cases of coronavirus. Ominous warnings came as Donald Trump appeared to admit that coronavirus is “running wild” across the US, in contrast with his…Continue Reading

CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving…

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as the White House coronavirus…Continue Reading

CDC suggests Americans ditch singing, loud music, alcohol for holidays due to pandemic

If you’re going to a holiday gathering and want to limit your chance of contracting the novel coronavirus, you might have to give up caroling, loud music and alcohol, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In a holiday-focused health and safety guideline published by the agency on Wednesday, the CDC offered detailed…Continue Reading

Americans Became More Divided By Class In 2020

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew explores the demographic and geographic trends that divided America in 2020. They also discuss how President Trump’s refusal to concede the election will affect the nation. Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of…Continue Reading

Asian Americans are growing fastest in Nevada. Here’s how they voted.

“TikTok Titas” in the Silver State may have helped Joe Biden win gold in this year’s dramatic presidential election.Older Filipina American women — known as “titas” — made a splash in Nevada in get-out-the-vote moments during the campaign, from vibrant car parades to popular TikTok clips. They’re just one of a variety of Asian American…Continue Reading

Americans vote down racist symbols in five states

Birmingham, Ala. Alabama voters reversed themselves from a few years ago and removed racist vestiges of segregation from the state constitution that courts long ago ruled unconstitutional. Rhode Island did a similar a U-turn to eradicate the word “plantations” from the state’s official name.In a year when discussions of racial justice have dominated United States…Continue Reading