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Anticipating electric demand before and during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unwelcome surprise: massive jumps on electric bills.
Experts say the pandemic gives Connecticut an opportunity to make big advances in clean energy -- and reap the profits.
Some $2 million in funding needed to deal with the problem has not been approved by the state Bond Commission.
Sixty nine people died from the virus since yesterday, while hospitalizations continued to decline. Five state parks closed by mid-day,
Connecticut state parks and forests face a summer of social distancing and possibly a less than ideal bathroom situation.
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Ethan Lindenberger’s decision to become up-to-date with his vaccinations when he turned 18 against his mother’s wishes has become a story representative of teenage rebellion in 21st century America. Gone are the days of attending rock-and-roll concerts or creating a MySpace profile without your parents’ consent. In an age of anti-vaccine movements and the World Health Organization naming vaccine hesitancy and refusal one of the “biggest global health threats,” teenage rebellion means taking charge of one’s own immunization decisions.
While two- and four-year degrees have traditionally been touted as a foolproof buffer during recessions, this is no normal recession that we are in. Connecticut’s leaders must scrutinize long-held assumptions about the benefits of degrees versus certificates and sub-baccalaureate programs in job placement, and look toward more creative ways to help workers prepare for Connecticut’s post-COVID economy and our long-term goal of building a happy, stable, and productive workforce.
After a summer of uncertainty, schools across the state will be welcoming students back to campus at the end of August in varying capacities. But something important is missing. The biggest threat to campus safety is one of the primary reasons why students are coming back to school in the first place: they want their social lives back.
On July 17, Dr. Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), published a piece outlining his support for in-person teaching this fall. That day, the CDC reported 72,045 new COVID-19 cases in the United States, bringing the total to 3,630,587. Less than two weeks later, that number rose by 16.3%, crossing the 4 million case mark. Against this backdrop, Vermund's case for in-person teaching is misleading and potentially calamitous.
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