Alan Jern

cognitive scientist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana

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Statistics show that more than 180,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.

Why some people are now doubting the official COVID-19 death count

Statistics show that more than 180,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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In California, events are being rescheduled, restaurants are filling up, and vaccinated residents will soon be able to stop wearing masks.

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"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

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For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Rather than selecting a health care provider based on ability and training, people often rely on demographic data and look for someone they think is like them.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about Rudy Giuliani’s tangles with now-citizen Trump and more.

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The worst days of the pandemic appear to be over in the U.S., and a lot of us are trying to return to some semblance of normalcy.

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Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.

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