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States Unfairly Burdening Incarcerated People with ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Fees
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States Unfairly Burdening Incarcerated People with ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Fees

Pay-to-stay, the practice of charging people to pay for their own jail or prison confinement, is being enforced unfairly by using criminal, civil and administrative law, according to a new Rutgers University-New Brunswick led study. The study, published in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, finds that charging pay-to-stay fees is triggered by criminal justice contact...

U.S. Seafood Industry Flounders Due to COVID-19
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U.S. Seafood Industry Flounders Due to COVID-19

The pandemic is putting a hurt on the seafood industry, finds the largest study of COVID on U.S. fisheries, which suggests that American fishmongers may flounder – or go belly up – without more government aid. Monthly fresh seafood exports declined up to 43 percent compared to last year, while monthly imports fell up to...

COVID-19 Second Wave in Myanmar Causes Dramatic Increases in Poverty
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COVID-19 Second Wave in Myanmar Causes Dramatic Increases in Poverty

In September 2020, 59 percent of 1000 households surveyed in urban Yangon and 66 percent of 1000 households surveyed in the rural Dry Zone earned less than $1.90/day (a common measure of extreme poverty), according to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The study provides new insight into...

Black, Hispanic Adolescents Significantly More Likely to Die by Police Intervention Than Whites
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Black, Hispanic Adolescents Significantly More Likely to Die by Police Intervention Than Whites

A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and ethnic disparities in adults...

New Therapy for Flu May Help in Fight Against COVID-19
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New Therapy for Flu May Help in Fight Against COVID-19

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed by Purdue University scientists. In an average year, more than 2 million people in the United States are hospitalized with the flu, and 30,000 to 80,000 of them die from...

Why For-Profit College Enrollment Has Increased During COVID-19
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Why For-Profit College Enrollment Has Increased During COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up to 20%. So far, those initial forecasts were worse than what has actually taken place. One month into the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, overall enrollment was only 3%...

Climate Change, Migration and Urbanisation: Patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Climate Change, Migration and Urbanisation: Patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years. Many studies have found that environmental hazards affect migration. But the links are nuanced and depend on the economic and sociopolitical conditions in the respective regions of origin. So what causes people to move and where do they...

Millions of People Are on Treatment for HIV: Why Are So Many Still Dying?
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Millions of People Are on Treatment for HIV: Why Are So Many Still Dying?

Twenty years ago treatment for HIV was a rare luxury in South Africa. Exorbitant costs and President Thabo Mbeki’s government’s fierce opposition to providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) kept it out of the public sector. They were terrible days. Many lives were lost. The environment has changed remarkably since then. The turning point came in 2004...