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Putting COVID-19 in perspective

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In an effort to put mortality rates from the pandemic into perspective, demography experts there recently calculated the impact of lives lost due to COVID-19 in different scenarios.

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Singles face a changed dating scene due to COVID-19

The dating app OKCupid has seen a 700% increase in the number of its users going on “virtual” dates. And Tinder reported in April that it saw more than 3 billion users “swiping” to connect with potential dates on March 29, a new high for that popular app.

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Healthy home cooking during lockdown

Because the majority of Americans in their 50s and older were already capable cooks when COVID-19 closed down the nation, preparing nutritious meals at home seven days a week was most likely easy during the first phase of the pandemic, according to the most recent National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Contact tracing apps a tough sell so far in the U.S.

While a few states have begun to release mobile apps to help contain the spread of COVID-19 among their residents, these apps have also created concerns about users’ personal privacy. As a result, very few people in those states have downloaded them so far – the highest utilization rate is just 2%, according to data gathered in late May.

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