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Interpol warns of ‘alarming’ rate of cyberattacks during pandemic

Cybercriminals are adapting their tactics to target more home-based workers
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Hackers, Online Security, Interpol, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cybrecrime

Clorox won't have enough disinfecting wipes on shelves until 2021, says CEO

COVID-19 sure has created some weird shortages. Clorox disinfectant wipes are one such product. American grocery shelves won’t be fully restocked with Clorox’s disinfecting wipes until next year, CEO Benno Dorer told Reuters, “as the world’s biggest cleaning products maker struggles with overwhelming pandemic-led demand for its top product.” Excerpt: Since the start of global lockdowns, makers of hygiene goods have seen a sustained boom in sales. While California-based Clorox typically holds...
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FDA Advisory Committee Member Worries That Admin Might Rush Vaccine For Political Ends

A member of the committee tasked with advising the Food and Drug Administration on COVID-19 vaccine approval expressed worry to TPM about political meddling in the process of vaccine approval. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia and a member of the FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, said in an interview that he was concerned the FDA may not rely on the traditional expert committees used to evaluate vaccine...
Tags: News, Cdc, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Trump, HHS, EUA, Paul Offit, FDA Advisory Committee, Muckraker, Offit, Josh Kovensky, Vaccine Education Center, Stephen Hahn, COVID-19

Mnuchin, Meadows Return To Unemployment Negotiations With A Fractured Caucus Behind Them

As the four lead negotiators enter their seventh meeting Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 relief measures, almost no progress has been made on the negotiation’s central tenet: the unemployment insurance benefit, a $600 a week safety net that officially expired for over 30 million Americans on Friday. Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have insisted that the benefit be extended for the foreseeable duration of the pandemic. Pelosi’s ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Unemployment, Yale, House, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Chuck Schumer

Alabama principal does a great parody of Can't Touch This to promote Covid safety

"Hammer Time" becomes "Sanitize"  when Dr. Quentin J. Lee an Alabama principal, "sings a rap song about Covid to MC Hammer's classic hit of 'Can't Touch This.'"
Tags: Video, News, Alabama, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Quentin J Lee

Experts Fear Trump Admin Will Rush To Promote Vaccine That’s Not Yet Ready

The Trump administration is planning to “overwhelm” the airwaves with vaccine messaging by November, an HHS official told reporters last week. But as the Trump administration gears up for an autumn messaging blitz, the mass, long-term studies of potential vaccines that the campaign will promote have only just begun. Meanwhile, President Trump’s political fortunes continue to lag. Experts expressed concern to TPM that the Trump administration may be frontloading the public information campaign...
Tags: News, Cdc, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johns Hopkins, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Durbin, TPM, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Michael Caputo, Tulane University, Moderna, Anna Durbin

Small town newspaper obituary for COVID-19 victim blames Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and covidiots everywhere

On July 22, Marion County, Texas resident David W. Nagy, 79 died of COVID-19. His wife Stacey Nagy wrote an obituary for her husband that ran in the Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper. The newspaper has no Web site but someone snapped the photo above and it went viral. While some have questioned its authenticity, Snopes confirms that it's all too real. From Snopes: [Stacey] Nagy said she has seen a lot people around her town failing to wear face masks, from drugstore employees to deputies...
Tags: Post, News, Obituaries, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Stacey, Marion County, Nagy, Trump Texas, Stacey Nagy, COVID-19, David W Nagy, Jefferson Jimplecute, Marion County Texas, Marion County Sheriff 's Department

McEnany Touts TV Ratings Of Trump’s Dumpster Fire Press Briefings As COVID Cases Rise

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany portrayed President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 press briefings, which have consisted of him preemptively trying to delegitimize his potential defeat in the November elections and endorsing doctors who believe alien DNA is being used to make medicine, as a success story on Monday night. “I don’t think the President needs the media,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said of Trump, who whines about the media’s coverage of him on the regular. “And I think the m...
Tags: News, White House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Sean Hannity, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip, COVID-19, McEnany Touts TV Ratings Of Trump

Trump Dismisses Daily US COVID-19 Deaths With Eye Roll: ‘It Is What It Is’

In his effort to whitewash his administration’s botched handling of the pandemic, President Donald Trump is now actively shrugging off the daily COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. “I think it’s under control,” Trump told Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan in a pre-taped interview released on Monday night. “How?” Swan asked. “A thousand Americans are dying a day.” Trump rolled his eyes. “They are dying, that’s true, and it is what it is,” the President said. “But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing ...
Tags: News, US, Donald Trump, Trump, John Hopkins University, Swan, Jonathan Swan, Axios, Watch Trump, Cristina Cabrera, South Korea Germany, TV Clip, COVID-19, COVID

How to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine trial

Clinical studies around the U.S are looking for willing participants
Tags: News, Trends, How-to, COVID-19, Coronavirus Vaccine, Coroanvirus, Vaccine Trial

Election Results Could Take Weeks—Just Look At How Long Some Primary Counts Dragged On

Having survived a crushing primary season where election infrastructure quickly had to be adapted for large-scale absentee voting, there’s one thing election officials are hoping for in the general election: that it’s not their jurisdiction that’s preventing the country from finding out who won the White House. In states across the country, reporting the results from the pandemic-rocked elections in the spring and summer took days and even weeks longer than Americans are used to. There are se...
Tags: New York, News, Kentucky, White House, Pennsylvania, Usps, Philadelphia, Michigan, Louisville, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Montgomery County, Jefferson County, Fayetteville, Eac, Jefferson

NYTimes shows video of Trump's Covid lies to people around the world

What do people around the world think of Trump's response to the coronavirus in the United States? The New York Times showed a video of the things Trump has said about how the United States is handling the pandemic to people in other countries and asked them for their opinion. Most of the viewers were aghast, bemused, sad, or angry at Trump's boastful lies about how well he was dealing with the disease.
Tags: Video, News, United States, New York Times, Trump, Nytimes, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Trump Virus

An Unexpected Casualty of COVID-19? The Quality of Sound in Livestream Performances

When the MTV Video Music Awards announced its nominations last week, it added a new category that’s fitting for the times: best quarantine performance. Those competing for a Moonman include Lady Gaga’s performance of “Smile” from Global Citizen’s “One World: Together At Home” concert, CNCO’s “Unplugged At Home” and Post Malone’s Nirvana tribute. Several of […]
Tags: News, Mtv, Lady Gaga, Malone, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Music Livestreams

FDA Officials Worried WH Will Cut Corners With Approving COVID-19 Vaccine Ahead Of Elections

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reportedly concerned that the Trump administration will improperly rush the process of approving a vaccine for COVID-19 as a Hail Mary before the presidential elections this November. The New York Times reported on Sunday that several health experts involved in the government’s efforts to find the vaccine fear how politics may interfere with their operations given how the White House had pushed for an October deadline. Dr. Paul Offit, a...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Times, Trump, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Paul Offit, Judd Deere, Cristina Cabrera, Offit, COVID-19

[PODCAST] iCIMS – The Future of Work is Here. Now What? with Steve Lucas

The Future of Work is Here. Now What?   I am extremely fortunate to be here with Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS to talk about a wonderful topic today. We’re going to be discussing “The future of work is here: now what?”   Introductions Steve joined iCIMS as CEO earlier this year, just before the beginning […]
Tags: Podcast, Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Trends, Future Of Work, Recruiting, Hiring, Staffing, Steve, Branding, Blog Posts, Talent Acquisition, William Tincup, Steve Lucas

Batman nemesis Bane urges mask use in newly-released outtakes

The always delightful Auralnauts have redubbed The Dark Knight Rises for 2020, with Bane urging all those he encounters to join him in wearing a mask. This isn't the first time Auralnauts has done Bane outtakes: Image: YouTube / Aralnauts
Tags: Video, News, Parody, Batman, Mask, The Dark Knight Rises, Bane, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Auralnauts

Microsoft workers won’t return to its offices until at least 2021

The earliest possible date for the return to offices is January 19
Tags: Work From Home, News, Microsoft, Trends, COVID-19

Trump Admin Sidelines CDC To Give Pentagon ‘Unprecedented’ Role In Vaccine Distribution

The Trump Administration is moving to give the Department of Defense control over logistics in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, a move that infectious disease experts describe as “unprecedented.” “The DOD is handling all the logistics of getting the vaccines to the right place at the right time in the right condition,” one Trump administration official told reporters on Thursday, saying that the “great, vast resources of the Department of Defense” would help get the job done.  The move, f...
Tags: News, Obama, Cdc, Politico, Africa, US, Department Of Defense, Walgreens, Pentagon, Cvs, Trump, Dod, HHS, Tulane, Tom Frieden, Trump Administration

The most comprehensive and accessible explanation of how COVID-19 works (so far)

One of the greatest struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the fact that the entire world has to watch the normal scientific process happen in realtime. Scientists don't have the space to hypothesize, experiment, and discover new things before it all goes public. Everyone wants certainty; they want immediate answers. But that's not how science works. This new feature from the UCSF Magazine offers the most comprehensive, detailed, and surprisingly accessible breakdown of the virus so far, in...
Tags: Post, News, United States, Epidemiology, UCSF, Conklin, Katherine Conrad, Coronavirus, COVID-19, UCSF Magazine, Todd McDevitt, Ariel Bleicher

Here are the places you can travel with a US passport

America's colossal mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic means US Passport holders have limited options when it comes to international travel. According to this CNN infographic, countries that remain open without restrictions include: Albania Dominican Republic Kosovo Maldives Mexico North Macedonia Serbia Tunisia Turkey Twenty-three other countries are open with restrictions, such as having a negative COVID-19 test result, going into quarantine once you arrive, or paying a cash deposit. Ima...
Tags: Post, News, US, America, Cnn, International Travel, Coronavirus, COVID-19

CDC Found Out After-The-Fact That Admin Was Switching To Contractor For Hospital Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only found out after-the-fact about a sudden Trump administration decision to use a private contractor to collect COVID-19 data from hospitals. Until this month, the CDC had used its own system for tracking hospital data to keep tabs on COVID-19. The contractor, a Pittsburgh-based company called TeleTracking, is now the federal government’s preferred collection point for hospital data — everything from ventilator use to supplies of Remdesivir, a ...
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A frustrating look inside the White House's utter failure at coronavirus testing, led by Jared Kushner

Over at Vanity Fair, Katherine Eban goes behind the scenes of the Trump administration's abject failure at coordinating mass testing for coronavirus — and perhaps unsurprisingly, in all connects back to Jared Kushner empowering all his trustfund baby friends, and Donald Trump's precious ego crushing every opportunity just to make some political gains: The plan called for the federal government to coordinate distribution of test kits, so they could be surged to heavily affected areas, and oversee...
Tags: Post, News, White House, Donald Trump, Uae, Trump, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Katherine Eban, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Testing, Gage Skidmore Flickr CC, Oh God Oh God We're All Gonna Die, Katherine Eban Vanity Fair

Fauci ‘cautiously optimistic’ we will have a coronavirus vaccine this year

A vaccine could be developed by late fall or early winter
Tags: News, Trends, Outbreak, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Vaccine

Kushner’s COVID-19 Team Ended Plan For Nationwide Testing Because They Didn’t Want To Help Blue States

The COVID-19 task force led by White House Senior Adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly scrapped its plan for nationwide testing for COVID-19 at least partially due to an unwillingness to assist states that did not support Trump. Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that Kushner’s team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore th...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Testing, Donald Trump, Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Vanity Fair Kushner, Trump Vanity Fair

HHS Downplays COVID Testing Bottlenecks

For weeks, COVID-19 testing in the United States has been complicated for many by a single factor: the time it takes to get a result. Though the sample collection aspect of testing is widely available, it can take up to two weeks in some cases for people to learn the results of their test if it’s being processed by the nation’s commercial laboratories. That delay has led some to ask what the purpose of testing is at all, if the results aren’t available in time for patients to make decisions a...
Tags: News, United States, Testing, Anthony Fauci, HHS, Brett Giroir, Josh Kovensky, COVID-19, Giroir

2020 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting Officially Canceled

As of July 27th, the 2020 NASGW Expo (National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesaler Expo) and Annual meeting has been canceled amid fears over COVID-19 in Texas. The expo was slated to have taken place between October 20-23 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. 2020 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting […] Read More … The post 2020 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting Officially Canceled appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Texas, News, Guns, Shows, Daily News, Gaylord Texan Resort, Convention Center, Grapevine Texas, Expos, NASGW, COVID-19, COVID

Herman Cain Dies After Month-Long Battle With COVID-19

Herman Cain – a former Republican presidential candidate, Trump surrogate and businessman — died Thursday morning after a month-long battle with the coronavirus. He was 74.  In a detailed statement about his battle with the virus, Dan Calabrese, an editor of Cain’s website, reported that Cain had struggled “trouble breathing” and had been taken to the hospital by ambulance about a month ago. According to an update on his personal Twitter account on Monday, Cain’s lungs were being treated and ...
Tags: News, Georgia, Gop, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Cain, Herman Cain, Newsmax TV, COVID-19, Zoë Richards, Dan Calabrese, Black Voices for Trump Cain, Ellen Carmichael

Children are major carriers of Coronavirus, say researchers

Kids under the age of 5 who show symptoms of COVID-19 have higher concentrations of the virus than any other age group, according to a study published today in the JAMA Pediatrics journal. From Fortune: "One of the things that’s come up in the whole school reopening discussion, is: since kids are less sick, is it because they have less of the virus?," said Taylor Heald-Sargent, the lead author and a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and assistant p...
Tags: Post, News, Northwestern University, Pandemic, Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Taylor Heald Sargent

Watch the Herman Cain 2012 Smoking Ad — in memoriam

“I am America.” 9. 9. 9. Herman Cain died of COVID-19 today. Killed by a hoax. Sad. Herman Cain dies of Covid
Tags: Video, Politics, News, America, US news, Deaths, Herman Cain, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Hermaincain, Hermancainrip, Riphermancain, Herman Cain Died

The UK's "pilot program" for socially distanced indoor concerts sounds terrible

The last thing I did before the coronavirus lockdown really take off was a single one of my scheduled St. Patrick's Day music gigs. My rock band just released the first single off our upcoming album, and we know that we won't be able to play any shows to promote it for at least another year. Meanwhile, my wife has spent the last twenty years working exclusively in live theatre. Performing arts are a central part of our lives, but we both know that they won't be coming back for a while — at least...
Tags: Post, UK, England, London, News, US, Performing Arts, Musicians, Live Music, Turner, Concerts, Frank Turner, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Social Distance

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