Tag: Social Distancing

In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX5SiGU1k4Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the…

/ January 9, 2021
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Panic-Buying Erupts at Coles And Woolworths In Brisbane: Here’s The Psychology Behind It And How To Avoid It

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to local supermarkets on Friday morning after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane would be plunged into a three-day lockdown after the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19 was linked to hotel quarantine. The stay-at-home order…

/ January 8, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

/ December 21, 2020
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Coronavirus Australia: Sydney Told ‘Brace Yourselves’ As Cluster Expected To Grow

Pool via Getty ImagesPremier Gladys Berejiklian will provide another update at 11am Friday. Sydney was told on Friday to expect considerably more COVID-19 cases as NSW Health scrambled to trace how an “international strain” of the virus entered the community, throwing…

/ December 17, 2020
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Why people fail to quarantine during Christmas | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4kU0Ri-4TcThe holiday season is a time to celebrate and to be around loved ones. But this year, everything - from Christmas markets to family gatherings - is having to be scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and…

/ December 11, 2020
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Fox News’ Chris Wallace Schools Health Boss Azar On Joe Biden’s Correct Title

’Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointedly corrected Secretary Alex Azar — three times — on Joe Biden’s correct title. It’s “president-elect, sir,” Wallace told the health and human services secretary when Azar referred to Biden as a “vice president.” Azar’s title…

/ December 7, 2020
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Latest research: How to prevent coronavirus infections | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY2bnLqKpCMHow do we get infected with the coronavirus? Japanese researchers have used a supercomputer to simulate how viral particles move. The simulation makes the invisible threat visible and could help people evaluate risk of infection. Their findings show how far…

/ December 2, 2020
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A Group of Brooklyn Artists Is Opening a Neighborhood Dive Bar and Art Gallery to Revive Community in the Isolation Era

In February, artist Brian Whiteley signed a lease on a former tax office in Brooklyn with the plan to realize a long-held dream of opening a permanent art space that would be part bar, part gallery, part performance venue. The…

/ November 27, 2020
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A Handsomely Illustrated New Book Uncovers New York City’s Lost and Hidden Gems of Public Art—See Images Here

It’s been a tough year for New York museums. But even without cultural institutions, there is free world-class art to see all over the city, as writer and curator Lori Zimmer shows in her new book, Art Hiding in New York:…

/ November 27, 2020