In the era of COVID, fewer people are frequenting brick and mortar stores, with many flocking to online destinations to conduct their shopping. What many people don’t know, though, is that live chicks may be purchased within hours of hatching and mailed.
This year’s political conventions – starting with the Democrats in Milwaukee – will be unlike any we’ve seen previously, and more challenging for the parties to create any sort of traction, according to Virginia Tech political expert Karen Hult.
U.S. agriculture officials are urging residents who have received unsolicited seeds in the mail from international origins to take warning. Virginia Tech expert says that invasive species are one of the leading threats to native biodiversity globally.
“Do your homework and look for places where smart protocols are in place and you can get away safely. There are many places where folks are diligently observing best practices,” said Nancy McGehee, a professor and department head of the Howard Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Virginia Tech.
Unless Congress acts quickly, as many as 28 million people could be evicted from their homes in the coming months. Eviction protection and enhanced unemployment benefits have either run out – or will run out shortly – for those on the edge of housing instability.
Recent reports by multiple Western intelligence agencies indicate that Russia, and now China, are engaged in sustained espionage operations against universities and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. surrounding COVID-19 vaccine research.
Americans have become too familiar with the concepts of isolation, quarantining and physical distancing over the past few months. However, when it comes to older adults, continued isolation cannot be the new normal, according to Virginia Tech experts in gerontology, Ila Schepisi and Pamela Teaster.
“This, ultimately is the battle for St. Louis: nostalgia versus history. Nostalgia wants a simple story; it wants to sell you something. History is messy. History brings up stories we might not otherwise want to discuss but should, in truth, know," according to Virginia Tech's Matt Gabriele.
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