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Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

Technology
Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having had COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infectionsBy MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterDecember 24, 2020, 1:30 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTwo new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer.The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated.Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk ... on the order of the same kind of
U.N. report says humans must release grip on nature to protect environment, humanity

U.N. report says humans must release grip on nature to protect environment, humanity

Science
Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The United Nations Development Program said in a new report released Tuesday the world must "release their grip on nature" and challenges like the coronavirus pandemic may become more common. The report said humans need to work harder to reduce damage to the environment to protect humanity overall. Advertisement "Humans wield more power over the planet than ever before," Achim Steiner, the program's administrator, said in a statement. "In the wake of COVID-19, record-breaking temperatures and spiraling inequality, it is time to use that power to redefine what we mean by progress, where our carbon and consumption footprints are no longer hidden." The report said humans have the power to address such issues as the climate crisis, the challenge to biodiversity and ocean acid...

Majority of seniors have been targeted by a Social Security scam in the past three months. Here’s how to protect yourself

Finance
Getty ImagesIf you receive a text, email or phone call purporting to be from the Social Security Administration, think twice before responding.The people on the other end are likely fraudsters. And they're looking to catch individuals off guard and take advantage of their fears.The November Retirement Confidence Index from SimplyWise, a technology company that helps people make Social Security claiming decisions, found 47% of Americans have been targeted by a Social Security scam in the past three months.More from Personal Finance:12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits by year's endMoney may be tight during the holidays. How to prepare your kidsFor families of color, the pandemic brings an outsized financial hitThe rate was even higher for seniors, 53% of whom were the targ...
Social media: How can we protect its youngest users?

Social media: How can we protect its youngest users?

Technology
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5 ways to pick yourself up and protect your finances after a job loss

Finance
silvana magnaghi | Moment | Getty ImagesTens of thousands of job cuts have been announced this week as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With 28,000 employees expected to be laid off at Disney and 7,000 to 9,000 jobs cut at Royal Dutch Shell by the end of 2022, job losses are mounting among energy, entertainment, hospitality companies and many other sectors. The airline industry has also been among the hardest hit, and big job cut announcements could come as soon as Thursday. Barring additional federal aid, U.S. airlines are on the verge of shedding more than 30,000 jobs.Many of those jobs may not come back.More from Invest in You Looking to start investing? Don't wait until after the electionVulnerable familiesface financial crisis if government relief fades, Fed say...