The Financial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities

By Olusegun Akinfenwa The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into the worst precarious health and economic crisis in recent memory and widened the global inequality gap. Unfortunately, both health-wise and financially, the impacts are more telling on persons with disabilities. While it is no longer news

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How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

By JP Kalb As we are approaching the end of December, we normally would be in the frenzy of the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and Kwanzaa, among the big names. However, with this year being unusual due to the corona virus, the usual frenzy has

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Express gratitude- not because you will benefit from it, but others might

Express gratitude- not because you will benefit from it, but others might

By Jennifer Cheavens, The Ohio State University and David Cregg, The Ohio State University The world is currently in the midst of a pandemic where the most useful thing many of us can do is stay at home and keep away from others. Schools, restaurants, office buildings

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The secrets to cold weather entertaining

The secrets to cold weather entertaining

Upon the arrival of cold weather, people tend to move indoors and limit their time spent in the elements. For those who live in places where there are restrictions placed on indoor entertaining and gatherings, it may be challenging to find ways to spend time safely together

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Removing the Mask in Lockdown

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

By Sarah Bristol Like many people during this terrifying pandemic, I am in lockdown at home, in awe of the bravery and sacrifice of health care professionals caring for their patients in incredibly difficult circumstances. Frontline to Sideline I work in healthcare myself, but am unable to

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Social distancing and Halloween

Social distancing and Halloween

Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet

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The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The validity of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” continues to be on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning in March, people quickly had to learn to adapt to a new way of life, including an educational system that was transformed dramatically by social

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Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

By Lisa Schur (Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University) and Douglas L. Kruse (Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University) Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may

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As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

By Claudia Finkelstein (Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University), Jennifer E. Johnson (Professor of Public Health, Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry, Michigan State University, and Julia Felton (Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, Michigan State University) As millions across the U.S. prepare to return to

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