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Why David Duke Is Allowed on Twitter, Polynesia and iOS 14: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well folks, as I’m sure all of you are aware, life is a bit rough right now. Although many of you probably do this already, I’m going to share what I do to cope with the news that the world is burning every time I wake up (or at least that what it feels like.) I scroll through TikTok, and then I am reminded that there…Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Joe Biden, Sony, Nightmares, Donald Trump, David Duke, Polynesia, Game Boy Advance, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus, Ios 14

Bill Gates, a Billionaire, Says Covid-19 Drugs and Vaccines Should Not Go to ‘Highest Bidder’

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, a billionaire, said a good and right thing on Saturday. Gates called on leaders to make sure that future covid-19 drugs and vaccines to the people and countries that need them most, and not just to the highest bidders.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Unpacking the myths and misunderstandings in the Covid-19 vacuum

The basics of epidemiology will help explain why some of the believable but incorrect propositions about the pandemic are wrong. The post Unpacking the myths and misunderstandings in the Covid-19 vacuum appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Germany, United States, Myths, New Zealand, The Bronx, Openaccess, RT, Infections, Top Six, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Flatten The Curve, Covid-19 modelling

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in coronavirus cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, set on Wednesday. N...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, News, California, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, University of Florida, Walt Disney World, Donald Trump, Jacksonville, Orlando, Animal Kingdom, South Florida, Miami Dade County

Florida Records 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases in a Day, the Most for Any State During the Pandemic

Florida broke the nation’s covid-19 single-day case record on Sunday, reporting 15,299 new infections, the most new cases ever reported by a state during the pandemic. The news underscores the raging state of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., proving once again that the virus will not simply “sort of just disappear…Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Florida Records

No mask? Not taking coronavirus seriously? Talk to this medical professional on the front lines – he’ll change your mind

“I wish the non-believers could walk half a day in my shoes. They’d become the most cautious people out there.” – Ervin Inocenio It’s 6 a.m. last Wednesday, and Ervin Inocenio is reporting for work in the emergency room at Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, where he’s been employed the past 23 years as a respiratory therapist. The hospital has two COVID-19 units – one for critical patients, one non-critical. Inocenio doesn’t know until he arrives in the morning which one he wil...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Soccer, Charles, Local News, Burbank, Dennis McCarthy, Top Stories LADN, Providence Saint Joseph s Medical Center, Coronavirus, Ervin Inocenio, Inocenio

"Mom went back to the gym, to aqua aerobics. Dad went out to pick up the recycling around town. So there you go, we expended 11 weeks of our lives, and now our parents are wading around in a cesspool of germs."

Said a woman whose parents are in their 80s, quoted in "As the pandemic surges, old people alarm their adult kids by playing bridge and getting haircuts" (WaPo).Here's a quote from that woman's father: "Let’s face it, I’m 80 years old and I don’t have a whole lot to lose in the end anyway. It’s just at what level you’re willing to take your edge. I’m a Marine. I was in Vietnam, people shot at me, so this isn’t that much more dangerous than that, I don’t think."It’s just at what level you’re will...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Death, Law, Aging, Vietnam, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Stanford Center, Laura Carstensen, Coronavirus

One-Third of All Coronavirus Tests Came Back Positive in Miami-Dade County on Thursday

One-third of coronavirus tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Thursday, with a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be considered very high.Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Miami, Miami Dade County, Miami Dade, Pandemic, Miami Dade County Florida, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening, CBS News Even

Recovered from coronavirus? Sick patients need your blood, and hospitals say supplies are low

As coronavirus cases surge and hospital beds fill throughout Southern California, one of the few tools that doctors have to treat the disease — plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients — is in alarmingly short supply. Hospitals and blood banks in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino beseech recovered patients to donate blood so their antibodies can help treat the sick. “Hoag Hospital is putting out an urgent request for plasma donors.” spokeswoman ​Chelsea Kottke said. “As the...
Tags: Health, News, California, Los Angeles, Research, Sport, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Disney World, Brook

Coronavirus unlikely to be spread by children, research suggests

As schools contemplate reopening amid rising COVID-19 cases, an awkward truth is emerging: We’re the problem, not our kids. For months, we’ve kept children carefully isolated, pleading with them to behave, wear masks, wipe their boogers and not hug Gram and Grandpa. We’ve assumed this new virus acts just like the flu and common cold — so classrooms full of kids would create one giant cootie colony. But a growing body of research suggests young children aren’t responsible for most viral transmiss...
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Cooped up, going crazy: Can I see my friends or family?

By Bernard J. Wolfson | California Healthline Cooped up too long, yearning for a day at the beach or a night on the town — and enticed by the easing of restrictions just as the warm weather arrived — many people have bolted from the confines of home. And who can blame them? But Houston — and San Antonio and Phoenix and Miami and Los Angeles — we have a problem. COVID-19 is spiking in Texas, Arizona, Florida, California and other states, forcing officials once again to shut down bars, gyms and th...
Tags: Health, News, California, Stanford, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Miami, Houston, UC Berkeley, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio, Phoenix

CDC Says It Won't Revise School Opening Guidelines to Placate Trump, Just Release 'Additional Information'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t revise its guidelines for schools during the coronavirus pandemic despite the president’s depraved threats of retribution if they don’t fully return to in-person classes, the agency’s director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday. But he did say additional…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Education, Cdc, Schools, Donald Trump, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Betsy DeVos, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Robert Redfield, Everyone Is Not On The Same Page

COVID-19 brain study to explore long-term effects of the virus

The new study seeks to track the health of 50,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.The study aims to explore whether the disease causes cognitive impairment and other conditions.Recent research suggests that COVID-19 can, directly or indirectly, cause brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage and other neurological problems. As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fifth month, many questions remain unanswered over how the virus damages the body. Now, a group of researchers are plannin...
Tags: Health, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, University College London, Owen, Schulich School of Medicine Dentistry, Adrian Owen, Cognitive Science, Ross Paterson, Coronavirus, COVID, Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, Western University of Health Sciences News We

Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give tips on how to foster long-term business partnerships and sustain creativity, and how he maintains a clear, rational mind i...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette

LIVE TOMORROW| Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

Add event to your calendar The year 2020 will go down in history as one that shook our inner and outer worlds. In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette

Study: ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Has Increased During The Coronavirus Pandemic

(CNN) — A study published Thursday found a significant increase in “broken heart syndrome” at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don’t have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome — which is often called “broken heart syndrome” — occurs when the heart muscles weaken, leading to chest pain and shortness of breath. It presents like a heart attack, but is trigge...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, California News, Cnn, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic, HOROWITZ, University of Adelaide, Kalra, JAMA Network Open, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Ankur Kalra, John Horowitz

Trump's Plague Rally 'More Than Likely' Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says

That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa’s BOK Center on June 20 has now resulted in precisely what the president and his re-election campaign were repeatedly warned about, according to Tulsa County’s top health official: a coronavirus spike in the city.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Medicine, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Tulsa, BOK Center, Tulsa County, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Plague Rallies

Is mask-shaming effective?

NYU associate professor Jennifer Jacquet writes that effective shaming can be a powerful tool for social change. Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, law and psychology professor at the University of Penn, believes shame is useless in the case of the pandemic. The politicization of the coronavirus takes our attention away from the failure of the administration. I can expect anywhere between two and five Karen tweets to come across my social media feed every day. Recently, there was the $40,000 Rolex-wearing C...
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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

By COLLIN BINKLEY President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if America’s schools don’t reopen in the fall despite the coronavirus, and he lashed out at federal health officials over reopening guidelines that he complained are impractical and expensive. As Trump increased his pressure on state and local officials, New York City announced that most of its students would return to classrooms only two or three days a week and would learn online in between. “Most scho...
Tags: Health, Twitter, New York, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, White House, Virginia, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer

Even mild coronavirus cases can lead to brain damage, say doctors

Yahoo News reports that a team of doctors in Britain is warning that people with mild cases of COVID-19 could suffer from "potentially fatal complications in the brain including delirium, nerve damage, and stroke." The doctors examined 43 hospitalized patients and found that 10 suffered from temporary brain dysfunction, 12 had brain inflammation, 8 experienced strokes, and 8 had nerve damage. "Given that the disease has only been around for a matter of months, we might not yet know what long-ter...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Britain, Yahoo News, Ross Paterson, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, UCL s Queen Square Institute of Neurology Doctors

Even Mild Covid-19 Can Sometimes Cause Hallucinations and Other Brain Problems

Doctors are starting to see the sort of serious brain problems that scientists had previously warned would become more common because of the covid-19 pandemic. A new study published Wednesday details patients who caught the coronavirus and went on to develop neurological complications, including cognitive impairment,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Brains, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Neurological

Lake Elsinore man killed by coronavirus after party warned others in final Facebook post

Tommy Macias, a 51-year-old Lake Elsinore truck driver, knew he was vulnerable to the coronavirus because he had diabetes. He faithfully followed health orders to avoid gatherings as COVID-19 cases and deaths multiplied across Southern California. “He was really good about staying away from people,” said brother-in-law Gustavo Lopez, who is moving to Wildomar from Mission Viejo. But the avid boater with many friends began to feel lonely, Lopez said. Tommy Macias, a 51-year-old Lake Elsinore ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Ford, Chevy, Local News, Riverside County, Southern California, Don, Riverside, Campos, Lopez, Tommy, Veronica

DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

By COLLIN BINKLEY Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anything less, she says, would fail students and taxpayers. DeVos made the comments during a call with governors as the Trump administration launched an all-out effort to get schools and colleges to reopen. Audio of the call was obtained by The Associated Press. “U...
Tags: Health, Twitter, News, Education, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Brazil, Associated Press, Disneyland, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence

Risk Isn't Just About You

In the great American spirit of independence, some people have come up with an extremely shitty take on pandemic safety precautions. It goes something like: “I feel safe doing this. If you don’t, you should stay home.”Read more...
Tags: Health, Safety, Risk, Lifehacks, Coronavirus

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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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds,...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, La, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Brazil, Donald Trump, Embassy, BRASILIA, LA County, North Hollywood, Jair Bolsonaro, LA County Sheriff s Department

Should Refusing To Wear A Face Mask Be As Taboo As Drunk Driving?

(CNN) — Refusing to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic should be as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving, or driving without using a seat belt, the president of the UK’s Royal Society said Tuesday. Venki Ramakrishnan called for everyone to wear a face covering in public — particularly in enclosed public spaces — pointing to new evidence suggesting that coverings may protect both the wearer and those around them. Ramakrishnan said that people in the UK were “skeptical” about the bene...
Tags: Health, UK, England, California News, Spain, Cnn, United States, Italy, World Health Organization, Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ramakrishnan, Face Masks, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company

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 ...
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ICE Threatens International Students With 'Immigration Consequences' if Schools Go Online-Only

International students in the U.S. will be forced to attend at least some of their fall semester classes in person during the coronavirus pandemic, or their visas to enter the country will be revoked, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Science, Education, College, Immigration, Ice, CBP, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Well, at Least We Aren't Facing a Bubonic Plague Pandemic

Yes, it’s 2020, and bad things are happening. But the diagnoses of a few cases of plague in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia do not portend a rerun of the Black Death. Like the so-called murder hornets, this scare is another dud. Read more...
Tags: Health, Lifehacks, Mongolia, Plague, Inner Mongolia, Coronavirus

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