'Flying pigs' and 'smart cookies': what do popular American idioms mean?

When learning English, non-native speakers often find it difficult to translate fixed expressions. The Voice of America on its Instagram page examines the most interesting and fun phraseological units. Under the weather Americans, like the vast majority of other earthlings, have bad weather ...

COVID-19 vaccine: how to become a volunteer and take part in trials

You don't need a M.D. or Ph.D. to take part in the global quest for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Writes about this USA Today. Scientific companies and institutions are looking for tens of thousands of people to participate in vaccine trials. Than…

Cheap and effective: steroids can be a lifesaver in COVID-19

New research confirms that several types of steroids are improving the survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients, making cheap drugs the standard of care. ABC News writes about it. An analysis of the pooled results of seven studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in the Journal of the American ...

'Real blow': US will not participate in global COVID-19 vaccine initiative

Washington explained this by the fact that the efforts are led by a "corrupt" WHO, writes Voice of America. The United States has said it will not participate in the global initiative to create, produce and equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, as WHO plays a leading role in this effort. More…

The intrigue is growing: Trump has sharply reduced the gap with Biden in the election ratings

The political conventions have ended and both candidates have been declared official candidates for the US presidential elections. According to a new USA Today / Suffolk University Poll, Joe Biden is ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the White House by 7% - 50% versus 43%. This is an advantage ...

Coronavirus took 7 relatives from him: the story of the first American to test the COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers at Oxford University have begun the latest round of testing of their COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, an important step in the fight to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Writes about it CBS News. Oxford researchers in partnership with AstraZeneca on Friday, August 28, began introducing ...

Elections 2020: why it is better to vote in advance and how to do it

Less than 70 days are left before the presidential elections. America is experiencing several crises at once: a raging pandemic, a crisis in the US Postal Service, the threat of foreign interference and a lot of misinformation. All of this raises a serious question: how to make sure that your vote is counted on ...

CDC statistics: from what people infected with coronavirus actually die

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that 94% of people who died from COVID-19 in the United States had other health problems, writes Axios. Despite this claim, Australian epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz noted in his blog that, according to the CDC, it is ...

Whether face masks protect others or those who wear them: a study

Studies of coronavirus and other infections show that wearing a mask prevents people from getting infected and the spread of disease among the population. Evidence suggests that masks provide some degree of protection to those who wear them. Writes about this Fox News. The virus is spreading ...

Scientists discover insect repellent can kill coronavirus

According to British researchers, citriodiol, an ingredient in insect repellent, may kill the coronavirus. An ingredient extrapolated from the citriodora eucalyptus tree has been studied for use as a protective layer against SARS-CoV-2 by the UK military, according to the Department of Defense. About…

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