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People try to do right by each other, no matter the motivation, study finds

People want to help each other, even when it costs them something, and even when the motivations to help don’t always align, a new study suggests.

In research published today in the journal Science Advances, sociologists found that people overwhelmingly chose to be generous to others – even to strangers, and even when it seems one motivation to help might crowd out another.

Loss of Smell Associated with Milder Clinical Course in COVID-19

Following an earlier study that validated the loss of smell and taste as indicators of SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers at UC San Diego Health report in newly published findings that olfactory impairment suggests the resulting COVID-19 disease is more likely to be mild to moderate, a potential early indicator that could help health care providers determine which patients may require hospitalization.