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Pandemic sidelines social workers, puts children at risk

Family | The lack of face-to-face visits enables abusers
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/14/20, 03:20 pm

The coronavirus lockdown has made it more difficult for social workers in California to make in-person visits to vulnerable children, in some cases leaving them in abusive environments.

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Science doesn’t need abortion

Science | A federal advisory board meets as the stakes rise due to the pandemic
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/13/20, 01:54 pm

As countries and companies around the world race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, many pro-life advocates have expressed concern about the use of tissue from aborted babies in the process. Despite pressure to capitalize on fetal tissue to bring a swifter end to the pandemic, ongoing research into the coronavirus continues to find other methods that are more ethical and just as effective.

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Russia approves rushed vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/11/20, 02:07 pm

The Gamaleya Research Institute in Moscow reportedly modified the adenovirus, which causes the common cold, to help the human body recognize and fight the novel coronavirus. Russia on Tuesday announced it approved the vaccine after fewer than two months of study, and President Vladimir Putin said one of his adult daughters has received two doses and experienced mild side effects.

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