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Study: Pandemic rumors may have killed hundreds of people

Pandemic rumors and information overload make separating fact from fancy difficult, putting people's health and lives at risk.

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  • An "infodemic" describes a dangerous time when an overload of information makes evaluating that information difficult.
  • A new study found that pandemic rumors and conspiracies lead to people mistrusting governments and health agencies, leading to hundreds of avoidable deaths.
  • Experts recommend that health agencies track misinformation, while individuals take steps to protect themselves from the infodemic.
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    Take your career to the next level by raising your EQ

    Emotional intelligence is a skill sought by many employers. Here's how to raise yours.

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    • Daniel Goleman's 1995 book Emotional Intelligence catapulted the term into widespread use in the business world.
    • One study found that EQ (emotional intelligence) is the top predictor of performance and accounts for 58% of success across all job types.
    • EQ has been found to increase annual pay by around $29,000 and be present in 90% of top performers.
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    Face mask study reveals worst material for blocking COVID-19

    A study published Friday tested how well 14 commonly available face masks blocked the emission of respiratory droplets as people were speaking.

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    • The study tested the efficacy of popular types of face masks, including N95 respirators, bandanas, cotton-polypropylene masks, gaiters and others.
    • The results showed that N95 respirators were most effective, while wearing a neck fleece (aka gaiter) actually produced more respiratory droplets than wearing no mask at all.
    • Certain types of homemade masks seem to be effective at blocking the spread of COVID-19.
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    COVID-19 survivors share their harrowing tales

    The virus is unlike anything many people have ever experienced.

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    • The public Facebook group, Survivor Corps, is a place where long haulers and survivors congregate.
    • Months after recovering from COVID-19, some are suffering from joint pain, hair loss, and cognitive issues.
    • These cautionary tales are important in a county where many remain skeptical over the dangers of this virus.
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    Russia claims world's first COVID-19 vaccine but skepticism abounds

    President Vladimir Putin announces approval of Russia's coronavirus vaccine but scientists warn it may be unsafe.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced coronavirus vaccine at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

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  • Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in Russia.
  • Scientists around the world are worried that the vaccine is unsafe and that Russia fast-tracked the vaccine without performing the necessary phase 3 trials.
  • To date, Russia has had nearly 900,000 registered cases of coronavirus.
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    Learn how to take control of your finances for under $40

    Be your own accountant and handle your assets with this personal finance class bundle.

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    • As we navigate the global pandemic, staying on top of your finances is essential.
    • Financial freedom is possible by focusing on budgeting and investing wisely.
    • Accumulating long-term wealth is a skill that can be learned, and this Personal Finance Master Class Bundle can help.
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    How COVID-19 will change the way we design our homes

    Pandemic-inspired housing innovation will collide with techno-acceleration.

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    COVID-19 is confounding planning for basic human needs, including shelter.
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