Genomic surveillance: What it is and why we need more of it to track coronavirus variants and help end the COVID-19 pandemic

“You can’t fix what you don’t measure” is a maxim in the business world. And it holds true in the world of public health as well. Early in the pandemic, the United States struggled to meet the demand to test people for SARS-CoV-2. That failure meant officials didn’t know the true number of people who… Continue reading Genomic surveillance: What it is and why we need more of it to track coronavirus variants and help end the COVID-19 pandemic

Germany’s strange nostalgia for the antebellum American South

Swastikas may be banned in Berlin, but Confederate flags still fly. Alongside MAGA hats and Trump 2020 banners, Reich flags and Brandenburg eagles, the American South’s battle flag has been raised high during Germany’s anti-lockdown demonstrations – the most recent of which took place in Dresden in early March. It’s appeared in the window of… Continue reading Germany’s strange nostalgia for the antebellum American South

4 reasons why migrant children arriving alone to the US create a ‘border crisis’

Children arriving at the southern border without their parents have presented a political and humanitarian challenge for the past three presidents. Their numbers began rising considerably after 2009, when 19,418 children were taken into custody at the border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Unaccompanied minors peaked in 2014, with 68,000 apprehensions. Analysts say… Continue reading 4 reasons why migrant children arriving alone to the US create a ‘border crisis’

Seth Rogen expanding his weed company and house goods line to US

Seth Rogen, known mostly for loving weed and sometimes acting in movies, has announced that his cannabis and house goods line, Houseplant, is launching in the US. The Vancouverite took to Instagram Monday to reveal his “life’s work,” saying he’s been working on the company, which launched in 2019, for the last 10 years and is finally… Continue reading Seth Rogen expanding his weed company and house goods line to US

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New book offers 50 cannabis-infused cocktail recipes

From skincare to gummies, cannabis is the buzz-ingredient everyone can’t stop talking about. Next up? Cannabis cocktails. CanEmpire just released a a recipe book dedicated to the topic: CanDrinks: Cocktails & Cannabis. With a mix of adult bevvies and even a few tasty mocktails, the book includes 50 recipes created by Quebec mixologist Alex Vallieres. The Savage Kiwi… Continue reading New book offers 50 cannabis-infused cocktail recipes

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Initiative wants cannabis industry to donate warm clothes to people in need

With the cooler weather upon us, many are in need of warm clothing and basic necessities this holiday season. Organization Cannabis For Harm Reduction has announced they’re joining forces for their first-ever collaboration with the Dr. Peter Centre, which is renowned as one the world’s most recognized care facilities for HIV/AIDS, to help make a difference… Continue reading Initiative wants cannabis industry to donate warm clothes to people in need

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