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Comparing COVID Deaths and Political Persuasion in the US

The Pew Research Center writes that “as the relationship between population density and coronavirus death rates has changed over the course of the pandemic, so too has the relationship between counties’ voting patterns and their death rates from COVID-19.”

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‘Misery Index’ Reveals COVID-19 Impact on American Lives

To better understand the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s impact on American lives, Kyla Thomas and her peers worked with colleagues at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to develop an index of “pandemic misery.”

1 year ago
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COVID-19: Blood on Whose Hands?

Lessons will be learned from this pandemic and it is right that there should be inquiries to spell them out. It will not, however, be helpful to see this as a partisan exercise in blaming individuals for acting within the limits of what was possible in systems that others had designed for very different purposes.

1 year ago
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Beyond Illness: COVID-19 is Hurting Women In Academia

Women are facing additional constraints as a result of COVID-19. These range from the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, through to the fact that fewer women scientists are being quoted as experts on COVID-19, all the way to far fewer women being part of the cohort producing new knowledge on the pandemic.

2 years ago
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Zoom – As It (Didn’t) Happen

Academics are not immune to the follies that often accompany their first interfaces with using Zoom.
Here performative social scientist Kip Jones offers a light piece with a serious message that the typical managerial methods will one way or the other find their way into working virtually.

2 years ago
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Bringing Realism to Criminology: Roger Matthews, 1948-2020

Roger Matthews, one a group of influential British criminologists who challenged both the dominant rightist “administrative” conception of law and order and what they viewed an idealistic perspective of crime from the left, has died from the effects of the coronavirus.

2 years ago
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