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    1. Why Germany Has Fewer COVID Deaths Than Neighbors

      Why Germany Has Fewer COVID Deaths Than Neighbors

      Early, widespread testing could be the reason why Germany has much lower rates of coronavirus deaths than neighboring countries, experts say.

      As of Wednesday, Germany had more than 71,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 775 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data, the Associated Press reported.

      In contrast, Italy has reported almost 106,000 infections and more than 12,400 deaths, Spain has more than 102,000 cases with over 9,000 deaths, France has four times as many deaths as Germany and Britain has twice as many, even though both countries have fewer reported infections.

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    1. Loneliness endangers the body as well: how to stay connected with elderly loved ones | Society

      Loneliness endangers the body as well: how to stay connected with elderly loved ones | Society

      While isolation may protect older people in the coronavirus pandemic, it is exposing them to another, less understood challenge: loneliness. “L oneliness is not only a grave threat to individual welfare and public health but one of the most underappreciated risk factors for premature mortality,” says bioethicist and physician Jacob Appel. Along with smoking and obesity, loneliness ranks among what Appel calls the “triad of potentially preventable causes of early death”.

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    1. Coronavirus Student Loan Relief: 7 Things You Need to Know

      Coronavirus Student Loan Relief: 7 Things You Need to Know

      The $2 trillion stimulus bill -- formally known as the CARES Act -- was recently signed into law. Among its many provisions designed to help the economy weather the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, there are some big implications for student loan borrowers.

      The two biggest student loan relief measures include a forbearance on all federal student loans through September and a 0% interest rate for the duration of the pandemic. However, many borrowers understandably have some unanswered questions, so let's see if we can clear some things up.

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    1. Expert tips on coping with stress and anxiety during a pandemic

      Expert tips on coping with stress and anxiety during a pandemic

      “Physical distancing and isolation measures, [and] the closure of schools and workplaces, are particularly [challenging for] us, as they affect what we love to do, where we want to be, and who we want to be with,” said Dr. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, in his opening remarks.

      “It is absolutely natural for each of us to feel stress, anxiety, fear, and loneliness during this time. At [the] WHO, we consider [effects on] our mental health [and] psychological well-being as being very important consequences of COVID-19,” he added.

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    1. Pope Francis prays to empty Vatican, St. Peter's Square

      Pope Francis prays to empty Vatican, St. Peter's Square

      As Easter approaches , images from an empty St. Peter's Square during a prayer Friday paint a stark portrait of the Vatican, which, along with surrounding Italy, has been afflicted by coronavirus. During the Urbi and Orbi prayer, Pope Francis stood underneath a canopy as he spoke to an empty St. Peter's Square. The Pope likened the coronavirus pandemic to an "unexpected, turbulent storm" that brings us on "the same boat."

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