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Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic, NPR reports. It’s the latest unorthodox emergency measure U.S. health workers, who are pleading for equipment, have been increasingly forced…Read more...
Tags: Science, 3d Printer, Npr, 3d Printers, Cornell, 3dprinting, 3D printed, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Alex Jones, Infowars, Playstore, Take That Infowars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Lawmakers Demand Amazon Get Serious About Worker Safety Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Following several alarming reports about Amazon’s meager response to the covid-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers regarding how the richest corporation in the world plans to keep its employees safe.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency clearance for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and will begin production next week, with output of 50,000 per day possible starting next week. The new Abbott ID ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biotech, Viruses, Infection, Abbott, Veterinary Medicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus


Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also …Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Spectrum, Charter Communications, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


The FDA just okayed multiple 15-minute blood tests to screen for coronavirus, but there are caveats

On Thursday, the FDA amended their emergency policy around diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Following on a change made March 16, the agency opened the door for a number of specific private entities and labs to develop and distribute tests that can provide results on the spot in as little as 15 minutes – but there are some pretty big caveats to keep in mind as you hear about more of these coming to market. The tests, which are ‘serological,’ meaning t...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, China, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, United States, Fda, Viruses, Infection, China Taiwan, EUA, Fox Rothschild, Coronavirus


Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company’s Disastrous Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

Instacart workers are preparing to strike next week in response to the company’s lack of protections for employees who are risking their health and safety to perform their jobs amid the global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1,200 people in the U.S. alone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Instacart, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company


Some Medical Schools Are Graduating Students Early Because of Covid-19

New York University and others are set to allow medical students to graduate and enter the medical field early—if they want to—all in an effort to shore up hospitals grappling with the covid-19 epidemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York University, Medical School, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Apple Made a Pretty Solid Covid-19 Screening Tool

There’s no shortage of tech companies willing to help fight the current Covid-19 pandemic. Intel recently set aside $6 million for relief efforts. Google is committing $50 million to relief efforts. Telecoms are waiving data overage and late fees. Among them are companies like Apple that have developed Covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Intel, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beating The Drum To Pay Attention


'It’s Like Bringing Smallpox Blankets In': Tribes Fight Keystone XL Amid Covid-19

The threat of an unfamiliar virus devastating Native American communities is as old as colonialism itself. When European empires sailed to North American shores in the 15th century, settlers arrived with death as a companion. Diseases such as smallpox and influenza decimated tribal numbers, pushing some to the brink…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Indigenous Rights, Keystone Xl, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Amazon 'Bug' Was Hiding Products That Would Have Shipped Faster Amid Covid-19 Delays

Amazon is now delaying the shipment of nonessential items through Prime by up to a month as the company struggles to meet the heavy demand of orders it’s experiencing amid shelter-at-home and self-isolation orders put in place to mitigate the spread of covid-19 in the United States. But following this change, Amazon…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, United States, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Ten Things That Are More Expensive Than Tar Sands Oil Right Now

There really couldn’t be a better time to wean ourselves off oil. Even before the spread of covid-19, the oil industry was doing badly. Now that the pandemic is lowering worldwide demand, it’s utterly fucked. Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Fuck Fossil Fuels, Sands Oil Right Now


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


Dyson Says It'll Ship 15,000 Custom Ventilators to Aid In Covid-19 Pandemic

In dealing with the drastic supply shortage being wreaked amid the current coronavirus crisis, seemingly every manufacturer is chipping in to do their part. Rum factories are producing hand sanitizer. Companies better known for building sex furniture are pivoting to medical-grade face masks. And some of the biggest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dyson, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Seismometers Worldwide Detect Decrease in Human Activity Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

Seismometers around the world are recording the decreased seismic activity resulting from people staying home amid covid-19 social distancing orders.Read more...
Tags: Science, Belgium, Seismology, Seismometers, Coronavirus, Covid 19


To Fight Covid-19, Trump's EPA Will Bravely Allow Companies to Pollute with Impunity

As covid-19 continues to ravage all corners of the world, the Trump administration has a plan to protect the real victims: polluting companies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Epa, Trump, Shock Doctrine, Coronavirus, Covid 19


11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind. For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing, there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, Showtime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Sling TV, Cbs All Access, Amazon Studios, Samurai Jack, Shudder, Quibi, Star Trek Picard


Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources

There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these are relatively simple, including around three or four questions that basically cover the top reported symptoms experienced by anyone who has confirmed to have had the disease. Chatbot-based symptom checking software startup Clearstep has created its own COVID-19 screener, which goes more...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Florida, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Articles, Tech, Heart Attack, United States, Disease, Infection, Mobile Device, Johns Hopkins University, Chatbot


Toilet Paper Thieves and Heavy Crowds at National Parks Put Rangers on the Frontlines of a Disaster

Last Wednesday, the National Park Service (NPS) announced it would suspend fees to parks to aid people in their quest for social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S. Then, the weekend came. It didn’t go that well.Read more...
Tags: Science, National Parks, National Park Service NPS, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, National Parks Put Rangers


Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 million Americans—8.5…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Teens, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Health Insurance, Louisiana, Los Angeles County, Lancaster California, Rex Parris, R Rex Parris, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Heath Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 million Americans—8.5…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Teens, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Health Insurance, Louisiana, Los Angeles County, Lancaster California, Rex Parris, R Rex Parris, Coronavirus, Covid 19


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces He Tested Positive For Covid-19 in Twitter Video

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for covid-19, according to a new video tweeted out by Johnson himself. Johnson assured citizens of Britain that he’s fully capable of leading the country from self-isolation, all thanks to modern technology.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Social Media, Britain, NHS, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Court Agrees That Postmates Couriers Are Employees Entitled to Unemployment Benefits

In a pivotal win for gig workers on Thursday, the New York State Court of Appeals supported a previous state ruling that Postmates workers should be considered employees, and thus eligible for unemployment insurance. While the gig economy’s precarious nature has come under fire in recent years, the covid-19 pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Postmates, Gig Economy, New York State Court of Appeals, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Highest in the World

The United States now leads the world in the number of confirmed cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now devastating the globe.
Tags: Science, United States, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Uber Is Now Asking Drivers to Make Delivery Runs Between Rides

In these scary, lonely times, delivery—be it for groceries, made-to-order food, or household essential—is seeing far more demand than usual. Now, in a move ostensibly intended to help its drivers “find new ways to earn,” Uber is asking them to make food deliveries for its courier service Uber Eats.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Does Your State Allow Voting by Mail? Should It?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ripple its way across the Lower 48, the debate over whether to expand voting options has exploded. States such as Georgia and Nevada have already moved to postpone primary contests while others that have come and gone have already faced disruptions. All of this has given rise…Read more...
Tags: Science, Voting, Georgia, Nevada, 2020 Elections, Coronavirus, Covid 19


He's Doing the Dumb Thing

On Thursday, Donald Trump previewed his nightmare plan to encourage state governors and local officials to loosen social distancing guidelines put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus through the nation, saying people need to be allowed to physically return to their workplaces soon.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing


3.3 Million Unemployment Claims Are Likely the 'Tip of the Iceberg'

According to the Department of Labor, 3.3 million Americans—roughly the population of Utah—have filed for unemployment insurance since last week. Huge doesn’t even begin to capture the scale of mass job loss, and yet there’s every reason to believe the reality is even worse.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Labor, Unemployment, Gig Economy, Department of Labor, Coronavirus


How Fossil Fuel Companies Could Profit From the Covid-19 Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a $2 trillion covid-19 stimulus package. It could spell disaster for the climate.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fossil Fuels, Stimulus, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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