Flight attendants' and teachers' unions whose members are on the front lines of disputed COVID safety protocols are ardent enforcers of mask mandates for the public but do not require their members to get vaccinated. Such inoculation is widely acknowledged as the most effective measure in stopping the spread of the highly infectious new Delta variant, while masking is viewed as of secondary importance and many are highly skeptical of its effectiveness and critical of its inconvenience.

For the first time four nutritional compounds found in different flowers have been directly proven to enhance gut health of honey bees, boosting their immune systems and increasing lifespan, based on a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service scientists.