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5 things you need to know from the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — Watching backstage as more than 800 Lutherans sang hymns on the floor of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton mused, “We haven’t been singing like this for a long time together. “It’s really powerful.” The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gathered this week…
bubmag
August 13, 2022
Pandemic

Peloton’s stock spikes on reports of new layoffs

Peloton's stock shot up more than 13% Friday, after the company said it would lay off more people and begin "aggressive" cost cutting measures that will include store closures. Why it matters: Peloton shot to prominence during the pandemic lockdowns, quickly becoming a poster child of the stay-at-home rally among…
bubmag
August 12, 2022
Pandemic

New COVID-19 Guidelines From CDC Divide Medical Community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is easing its COVID-19 guidance around testing and quarantine, a move considered dubious by some medical experts and praised as a realistic response by others. The CDC announced the update on Thursday to reflect the availability of medical interventions that have diminished…
bubmag
August 12, 2022
Pandemic

Steven Thrasher on “The Viral Underclass”

The Nation spoke with Thrasher about who makes up the viral underclass—the subject of his new book—and what we should do to confront the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. August 11, 2022 Viruses do not discriminate. As Covid-19 has made abundantly clear, no one is safe from infection, not even Queen Elizabeth…
bubmag
August 11, 2022
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Realty developers offer to reduce homebuyers’ loan burden

Real estate developers have started to undertake mitigating measures to soften the impact of the rising interest rate regime on prospective homebuyers’ affordability levels and to support the continuation of robust sales momentum. Record low interest rates in the last two years have helped housing sales reach pre-pandemic levels and…
bubmag
August 8, 2022
Pandemic

Zero New COVID Cases, Flight Suspension Rules Updated

Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 0 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 0 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Monday, August 8. That makes zero cases reported for the fourth day in a row, and the seventh time in eight days. Flight suspension rules updated...The Civil Aviation Administration of China has…
bubmag
August 8, 2022