Numbers alone cannot possibly measure the impact of the coronavirus on America, whether it is the number of patients treated, jobs interrupted or lives cut short. As the country nears a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths attributed to the virus, The New York Times scoured obituaries and death notices honoring those who died. The 1,000 names listed here reflect just 1% of the toll. None were mere numbers. … [Read more...] about U.S. deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss
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Anyone worried about the possibility of abuse or neglect can contact the national child abuse hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or visit childhelphotline.org. Crisis counselors answer calls 24/7 and provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals. Any online child abuse should be reported to the CyberTipline . … [Read more...] about The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say
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