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Class of 2024 reflects on tumultuous journey from 2020 to graduation
The class of 2024 may be one of the most unique college classes. They faced both a pandemic and a racial reckoning — many just as they were beginning college and leaving home for the first time. Now, with diploma in hand, they reflect on the tumultuous journey they made to walk across the stage on graduation day.
Anxiety and depression rates remain double pre-COVID levels
A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau highlights the ongoing mental health crisis, revealing that anxiety and depression rates are still twice as high as before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Water safety and air quality awareness as we near the start of summer
Drowning death rates increased nationally during the course of the pandemic, according to a new study. Another seasonal risk as we head into summer: bad air quality. On Monday, air pollution in the Twin Cities was the worst it’s been since last June.
Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous
The Chinese government froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite publicly declaring that it supported an open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Cannabis, sneezes and a welcome decline in respiratory diseases
Pre-legalization cannabis use in Minnesota was on par with the national average according to a study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Hospitalizations from infectious respiratory diseases continue to wane in Minnesota.
New Minnesota hospitalizations steady for flu, down for COVID and RSV
There were no newly reported cases of measles in the state. And, despite goats testing positive for bird flu here last month, no human cases have been identified in Minnesota — and experts say that risk is low.
Only 1 percent of Minnesotans ages 65 or older are up to date on COVID vaccine
The latest Minnesota Department of Health data suggests people ages 65 or older and immunocompromised people of any age should get a second dose of the latest formulation of COVID-19 vaccine.