Alex Norcia

Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalised Less Often From Coronavirus?

A Greek cardiologist and French neuroscientist are trying to find out.
Alex Norcia
4.28.20
COVID-19

'We're Making Death Dollars': I Drive a Packed Bus 13 Hours a Day

"Nobody is regulating anything if the buses are super crowded. I'm regulating it myself."
Anonymous
4.21.20
COVID-19

I Was Quarantined in China, Then in the US. Here's How Things Differed

After watching coronavirus unfold in China and then the US right afterward, I'm struggling with the right way to monitor this disease.
Charles Harris
4.15.20
Work

Coronavirus Is Forcing Some to Choose Between Loved Ones' Safety and Work

Essential workers worry they might bring the disease home to their immunocompromised family members. Some are quitting out of fear.
Alex Norcia
4.13.20
Food

Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Already Going Hungry

Nearly half of drivers in the Tri-state area have requested help getting food since the coronavirus outbreak. "I have three days' worth of food left," one said.
Alex Norcia
4.7.20
The Stupid Issue

The Real-Life Bill and Ted Are Trying to Make You Political

‘Chad Kroeger’ and JT Parr have made their name rolling into city council meetings with ridiculous demands – like a 2nd Fourth of July –but they’re not just trying to make people laugh.
Alex Norcia
3.24.20
Money

How Coronavirus Could Tank the Economy, According to a Top Health Expert

The president of the American Society of Health Economics explains the ins and outs of COVID-19's potential effect on the US economy.
Alex Norcia
3.10.20
vaping

The UK Government Says What the US Won't: Vaping Is Safer Than Cigarettes

A new report from England's leading health agency wants to stop the vape panic coming from the US.
Alex Norcia
3.5.20
Drugs

Your Vape Could Soon Have a Tracking Chip in It

A former vape manufacturer has created vape-tracking software that he promises won't be a privacy issue.
Alex Norcia
2.21.20
vaping

A Major Study That Fuelled the US Vape Panic Has Been Retracted

The paper, published by the American Heart Association's scientific journal, claimed that vaping could lead to a heart attack.
Alex Norcia
2.20.20
magic mushroom

This California City Is Decriminalising Magic Mushrooms

It's the latest victory for psychedelic-reform advocates in the US.
Alex Norcia
1.30.20
Tobacco

Vape Panic Is Accidentally Killing Shisha Too

If states continue to ban flavoured tobacco and vaping products, shisha could be collateral damage in the US.
Alex Norcia
1.15.20
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