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LA County coronavirus deaths surge to 65; demand for testing challenges supply

A total of 65 new coronavirus deaths were reported by Los Angeles County public health authorities on Wednesdya, July 8 — a further reflection of a surge across the region that is once again taxing the ability to test for the virus and again forcing hospitals to scale up to meet demand. The county’s latest toll, coupled with 2,496 new cases of COVID-19, helped drive the daily 7-day average positivity rate up to 10.4%, a level that the county hasn’t seen since late-April. Public Health chief Barb...
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Century-old vaccine may lower coronavirus deaths, finds new study

A new study finds a country's tuberculosis BCG vaccination is linked to its COVID-19 mortality rate.More BCG vaccinations is connected to fewer severe coronavirus cases in a country.The study is preliminary and more research is needed to support the findings. Preliminary findings from a new study show that the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine given to kids in countries where tuberculosis is prevalent, might be able to reduce COVID-19 mortality rates.Analyzing globally-collected coronavi...
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Online learning can’t replace classrooms. Microsoft Teams wants to change that

It's all about making meetings more natural and listening to the feedback of scientists and educators.
Tags: Education, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Schools, Teams, Microsoft Teams, Coronavirus, E Learning

More than 1 in 5 Americans moved or know someone who moved during the pandemic

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the pandemic is driving a huge amount of migration.
Tags: Real Estate, Analysis, Radio, Pew Research Center, Industry News, Relocation, Markets & Economy, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

City of Los Angeles will pay $2,000 toward your rent — here’s how to apply

LOS ANGELES — A relief program to help Los Angeles residential tenants and landlords struggling with the economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic will begin taking applications on Monday, July 13, officials announced Wednesday. The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, starting at 8 a.m. on July 13, and closing at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, which is cha...
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A third of all Americans missed housing payments in July

Of the 32 percent of Americans who didn't make a full housing payment, 19 percent made no payment at all while 13 percent paid a portion.
Tags: Personal Finance, Economy, Radio, Unemployment, Evictions, Homeowners, Markets & Economy, Select, Foreclosures, Renters, Mortgage Payments, Apartment List, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Beginning of COVID-19

Harvard biomedical engineering professor to launch nasal spray that could reduce COVID-19 transmission risk

A new product developed by Harvard professor of the Pracice of Biomedical Engineering David A. Edwards is set to launch this fall, and claims to be able to provide a nearly 100 percent reduction in the particles present in exhaled air – thus reducing the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 both into, and out of, the lungs while breathing. That could mean a significantly reduced risk of contracting COVID-19, particularly for frontline healthcare workers when used in combination with other PPE li...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Harvard, Biotech, Edwards, Biomedical, Disease Prevention, Coronavirus, COVID-19, David A Edwards, Sensory Cloud

You’ll be ordering food with QR code menus long after the pandemic ends

Your dining experience may never be the same
Tags: News, Restaurants, Trends, Qr Codes, Qr Code, Coronavirus

How the Coronavirus Changed Gen Z’s Views About Money

Slapped by layoffs and furloughs, the youngest American workers will squeeze every nickel harder but they'll still spend. The post How the Coronavirus Changed Gen Z’s Views About Money appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Gen Z, Segmentation Strategies, Featured Content, Coronavirus

LA County aims to put teeth in enforcement of coronavirus orders

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 7, moved toward putting teeth into enforcing the county’s public health orders amid growing concern that lax enforcement is fueling the spread of the coronavirus. The board approved a motion by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl that could lead to fines on businesses upon a public health inspectors’s first finding of “non-compliance” of a health order. The Board also sought a plan that would establish a fine amount, based on the ...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Board, Disney World, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Newsom, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, DPH, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB

#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic

Listen to “#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There is no doubt that this pandemic will stress every small business in many ways. How can you figure out if your company will be one that survives and thrives? Here to share the stress test for your business is long-time entrepreneur Jay Goltz. SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:15: To say that these are turbul...
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Scores of real estate companies took home large PPP loans

Luxury brokerages, franchises for brands such as Realogy and Keller Williams, MLSs and local Realtor organizations all received money from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Beverly Hills, PPP, Industry News, Keller, Keller Williams, SBA, Shake Shack, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Mauricio Umansky, Pandemic

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ offices are closed because they cannot get masks and other supplies. And Democratic members of Congress are pushing ...
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Seriously, masks are your friend

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hello from the lockdown trenches, Since Tristan’s taking a much-needed break — and seriously, who doesn’t need a break after everything this year has thrown at us? — I’m here to take over his weekly epistle. It still seems like the biggest bugbear for everyone is the need to wear a mask, which is… stupid. Trust me, I ...
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Good News: The Fiat 500L Is Back in Production

Fiat Chrysler’s Serbian assembly plant was the first European auto factory to shut down as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic — a grim harbinger of things to come, and not just for Europe. That temporary February shutdown stemmed from a parts shortage arising from the hard-hit Chinese manufacturing sector. A far more prolonged […] The post Good News: The Fiat 500L Is Back in Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Production, Autos, Fiat, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, fiat 500L, Coronavirus, 500L

Contact-tracing apps have been a disaster, but could they still save us?

Despite the hype, most of the apps have been an embarrassment
Tags: Trends, Features, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Contact Tracing Apps

Samsung’s new UV smartphone sterilizer doubles as a wireless charger

The accessory is now up for sale in several regions such as Germany
Tags: Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, Coronavirus

How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.Over a two-decade span from January 2000 to January 2020, private-sector vaccine-development efforts succeeded in bringing a drug to market 39.6 percent of the time, the researchers found. By contrast, programs to develop anti-infective therapeutics — medicines that lessen ...
Tags: Health, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Vaccines, Epidemiology, Zika, Lo, National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, MIT Sloan School of Management, Charles E, Pandemic, Andrew Lo, Susan T Harris, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Coronavirus

8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers heightened awareness about racial justice, the experiences of Black people in tech — and the industry’s lack of racial diversity — are getting new attention. In the tech ecosystem at large, the industry is still predominantly white and male, and venture capital is no different. Just 3% of investment partners are Black, according to a 2018 survey from by the National Venture Capital Association and Deloitte. Meanwhile, more th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Diversity, Harvard, Racism, Venture Capital, Deloitte, Black, National Venture Capital Association, Burns, Brian Brackeen, Charles Hudson, Techcrunch Include, Arlan Hamilton, Sarah Kunst, Kimberly White Getty

Leadership, diversity and personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Add event to calendar What should you be doing with your money during the coronavirus financial crisis? In this Big Think Live session, Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a financial advisory and investment platform for women, will discuss personal finance and wealth-building career strategies with Bob Kulhan, founder and CEO of Business Improv. What steps can we take to guard ourselves from an uncertain financial future? Find out on Tuesday at 1 pm ET. Ask your questions for...
Tags: Business, Money, Finance, Future, Women, Success, Economics, Innovation, Sallie Krawcheck, Women At Work, Bob Kulhan, Ellevest, Coronavirus

Dazzling drone display targets coronavirus in South Korea

The display thanked people for helping to tackle the pandemic
Tags: South Korea, News, Trends, Drones, Korea, Drone Display, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Samsung is making billions in profit during pandemic, here’s how

Demand for its devices has fallen recently, but it's been strong in one key area
Tags: Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Profits, Coronavirus, COVID-19

North Hollywood ‘bridge’ beds help turn the tide on sheltering LA’s homeless, officials say

Hope of the Valley’s NoHo Shelter, an 85-bed Bridge Housing shelter inside a North Hollywood warehouse, seen on Monday, July 6, 2020, is set to open this week, (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Men from Hope of the Valley’s recovery home hang sponsors signs on Monday, July 6, 2020 in the community room of Hope of the Valley’s NoHo Shelter, an 85-bed Bridge Housing shelter set to open this week inside a North Hollywood warehouse. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Alex Trebek, San Pedro, Valley, LA County, San Fernando Valley, San Pedro Wilmington, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News

Logistics are key as NYC startup prepares to reopen office

The future of offices will require “hot desks,” contact tracing and a volunteer task force run by employees to make sure their colleagues are washing their damn hands. SquareFoot CEO Jonathan Wasserstrum says he’s bullish on the future of office spaces because his startup helps growing companies find office space. Since COVID-19 hit, his firm has spent the past four months talking to tenants and landlords to figure out what’s next. But as the country reopens, Wasserstrum says offices will return...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Transportation, Advertising Tech, New York City, Future Of Work, Tech, Remote Work, Talent, Market Analysis, Jonathan Wasserstrum, Wasserstrum, Squarefoot, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Will tenants, landlords, taxpayers split the bill for unpaid rent?

Mounting debts for unpaid rent during the pandemic could upend the state’s apartment industry — throwing tenants out on the street and choking small landlords unable to make mortgage payments. But an unprecedented state Senate plan is moving forward to give tax breaks to landlords for forgiving rents and halting evictions, and allow tenants 10 years to repay back debt to the state. And the estimated cost to taxpayers? Up to $10 billion over the life of the program. “We’re trying to stabilize the...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Salinas, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Assembly, David Chiu

The Biglaw Firms That Cashed In On Government PPP Loans

This is a different kind of PPP than what Biglaw firms are used to...
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPP loans

Differentiate or Die: Financial Institutions Must Rethink Brand Mission

Banking brands must differentiate themselves from others or face stagnation in a 'sea of sameness.' And it's not all about digital. The post Differentiate or Die: Financial Institutions Must Rethink Brand Mission appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Branding, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content, Coronavirus

Bubonic plague case reported in China

The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus. A man in China's inner Mongolia region was infected with bubonic plague, according to health officials.The infection occurred in the city of Bayannur, located northwest ...
Tags: Health, Colorado, China, Innovation, Disease, China Daily, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mongolia, National Academy of Sciences, New Mexico Arizona, Stanford Health Care, Beijing city, Coronavirus, Bayannur, Shanthi Kappagoda

Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.Crisis times tend to increase self-centered acts. Why do so many people seem so selfish these days, putting their needs first? The coronavirus has not only decimated our population and placed lives on anxious hold, it has also been a test of character. A test that, by and large, we appear to be failing. People are at each...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Society, Brain, Yale, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Paul Krugman, Ucla, Self, Social Psychology, Yale University, Nature Communications, Peter Singer, University of Zurich

What Comes Next: How tech is helping offices and workplaces reopen

A look ahead to see what businesses will need to do as we move forward into the next phase of reopening.
Tags: Internet Of Things, Business, Safety, Trends, Features, What Comes Next, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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