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Coronavirus live news: France unveils new 'danger zones' map; Dutch daily infections hit new high

Face masks no longer required outside in Belgium and self-isolation period reduced; Netherlands records 2,357 confirmed new cases; Paris to unveil tighter restrictions Global report: Trump calls 200,000 US coronavirus deaths ‘a shame’US reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, highest in worldFollow new restrictions or risk a second lockdown, Johnson warns UKWeekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHO 9.31pm BST New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera has cancelled its entire upcoming seaso...
Tags: New York, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Netherlands, Belgium, Who, Lincoln Center, Johnson, Trump, Haifa, Metropolitan Opera


Stability check on Antarctica reveals high risk for long-term sea-level rise

The warmer it gets, the faster Antarctica loses ice - and much of it will then be gone forever. That's what a team of researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam University and New York's Columbia University has found out in their new study, published in Nature (cover story), on how much warming the Antarctic Ice Sheet can survive.
Tags: New York, Science, Antarctica, Columbia University


New Tallest Skyscrapers Plans

French architectural studio, Rescubika, proposes skyscraper that would be the tallest building in New York. The building design is called Mandragore and it would be a 2400-foot-tall tower. It would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, Future, World, Cities, Innovation, Skyscrapers, Buildings, Rescubika


A Kennedy who worked on Jared Kushner's COVID-19 task force said he was asked to distort a coronavirus prediction to make the outbreak seem less bad

Jared Kusher in the White House Rose Garden in May 2020. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS A member of the Kennedy dynasty who joined Jared Kushner's coronavirus task has spoken out about his time there. Max Kennedy Jr, a grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said he was asked to falsify a model to downplay predicted deaths and cast doubt on other, more dire, forecasts. Kennedy said he joined the team, intended to get PPE for the US, expecting it to be apolitical. He said it was the opposite. He acted as a ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Congress, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Fox News, Smith, Donald Trump, New Yorker, Kennedy, The New Yorker, Trump, Brad Smith, Robert Kennedy


A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.

A laboratory technician works with samples being tested for coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China. Getty A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson it's a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." Yan and her co-authors work for groups co-founded by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Trends, Fox, World Health Organization, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Wuhan


Moderna's CEO told us we should know if the biotech's coronavirus vaccine works in November

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 2, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said it's likely we'll know if Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine works in November.  The timing depends in part on how effective the shot actually is at preventing disease. The more effective the vaccine is, the quicker a board of i...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Moderna, Cabinet Room, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel


Coronavirus live news: Germany records second highest daily cases since April; New Zealand sees record drop in GDP

New York mayor to furlough all staff – including himself – for one week; Trump appointee to take leave after rant likening CDC scientists to ‘resistance’; hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO. Follow the latest updates Germany’s cases second-highest since AprilNew Zealand sees record fall in GDPCDC director says coronavirus vaccine won’t be widely available until late 2021Why Covid may have already peaked in many African countries‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission ...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, AprilNew Zealand, Health Protection Surveillance Centre


Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops

Cornell University systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process.
Tags: New York, Science, Cornell University


CDC: Almost all of the US kids and teens who've died from COVID-19 were Hispanic or Black

A child looks up at his mother during a double funeral service for Lola Simmons-Jones and her daughter Lashaye Antoinette Allen, who both died of coronavirus, at the Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2020. Bryan Smith/AFP via Getty Images According to a new CDC report, roughly 0.03% of coronavirus cases in kids and teens under 21 have been fatal so far — very few deaths.  But overwhelmingly, the deaths have been people of color.   It's another stark indica...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Orange County, Black Lives Matter, Black, Afp, Orlando Florida, Trump Tower, Dallas Texas


Some states have 'unintentionally' pursued a herd-immunity strategy to control the coronavirus, experts say — and it's kind of working

A server at the Hungry Tarpon Restaurant in Islamorada, Florida, gives an entree to a couple on June 1, 2020. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout via REUTERS A population can achieve herd immunity after enough people become immune to a virus, either through vaccination or infection. Arizona, Florida, and Texas — which had huge coronavirus outbreaks following early reopenings — may have reached low levels of herd immunity that have helped slow the virus's spread in the last month. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, Arizona, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bernini, Trump, Gu, PHOENIX Arizona


Coronavirus live news: France records second highest daily case figures as infections rise across Europe

Over 8,500 new cases in France; 1140 new cases in the Netherlands; Portugal reports 646 new cases; Oxford vaccine trial on holdWe have no idea where Covid-19 vaccine will come from, says expertFrance to open 20 new Covid-19 testing centres in Paris regionOxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Silvio Berlusconi says he is fighting ‘hellish’ case of coronavirus 7.16pm BST New York City restaurants will be able to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity with some restrictions on 30 Sept...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, France, New York City, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Netherlands, Oxford, Portugal, Andrew Cuomo, Berlusconi


AstraZeneca's phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial was just put on pause because a participant may have had an adverse reaction

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine receives an injection, May 4, 2020. University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP AstraZeneca's phase 3 trial of its coronavirus vaccine has been put on hold because a participant in the UK may have had a serious adverse reaction. Pauses like this are routine in studies, but this is the first known hold in a phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. This cou...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, News, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, University of Oxford, New York Stock Exchange, Trump, U S Food and Drug Administration


New York will ramp up testing corpses for COVID-19 and the flu to make sure death data is accurate

Omar Rodriguez moves the body of a coronavirus patient into the Gerard Neufeld funeral home in Queens, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Newly introduced New York regulations will ramp up the testing of corpses for COVID-19 and the flu. The new rules require that bodies of those who died with a suspected respiratory illness be tested for both within 48 hours of death.  The regulations, which went into effect on September 1, are an attempt to ensure accurate death data in the coming months. Vis...
Tags: Death, New York, Science, News, Trends, Data, Department Of Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Zucker, Johns Hopkins University, Howard Zucker, Omar Rodriguez, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Funeral Homes, Gerard Neufeld


Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, France, China, India, New York City, Africa, US, America, Trends, Senegal


The Car That Hit Times Square Protesters Used to Be a Police Cruiser

Last night, New York City police were filmed in Times Square, gently ushering Black Lives Matter counter-protesters into the back of a black sedan, which very much resembled a police cruiser, with New York plates. The same car almost immediately plowed through a crowd of protesters. While the driver could easily have…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, NYC, Police, New York City, Nypd, Black Lives Matter, Times Square, Daniel Prude


Pursuing herd immunity is a non-strategy that could cause mass death without boosting the economy. A Trump adviser may be pushing for it.

President Trump talks to staff and guests as he checks out the stage where he would later deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the 2020 Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, August 27, 2020. Scott Atlas, who's serving as a pandemic adviser to President Trump, has pushed for the US to take the Swedish approach, The Washington Post reported.Sweden allowed the coronavirus to spread in a bid for herd immunity — a point...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, Atlas, New Jersey, Finland, Who, World Health Organization, Denmark


23 bus passengers contracted coronavirus from 1 infected person. No one was wearing a mask.

Tibetan Buddhist monks board a bus (long before the coronavirus pandemic) on July 21 ,2017 in Litang County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Wang He/Getty Images A new study shows how one superspreader's coronavirus infection spread to 23 others in less than 2 hours, when they piled on to a bus together, without masks, to get to an outdoor worship event at a Buddhist temple.The study is the latest to demonstrate how six feet of distance isn't always enough to p...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Public Health, Mta, Italy, Manhattan, University Of Maryland, Wuhan, Buddhist


New York and California may have already achieved herd immunity -- Ben-Gurion U. researcher

Prof. Last of the BGU Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, presented these finding virtually at the Artificial Intelligence and the Coronavirus workshop at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) on August 26. He has been analyzing health data for the past 20 years.
Tags: New York, Science, California, Ben Gurion, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AIME


New Jersey and California are starting to reopen indoor dining and movie theaters after months of closure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer/AP Images Starting on Friday, movie theaters, restaurants, and other indoor venues in New Jersey will be allowed to open business to patrons at 25% capacity, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday.California is also cautiously letting counties with low virus transmission reopen indoor dining and other activities, with restrictions.The two states, along with New York, had some of the worst outbreaks in the US, but they've...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Politics, New York, Science, News, California, US, Trends, New Jersey, Johns Hopkins, Cnbc, Gavin Newsom, Reuters, Murphy, Tenet, Garden State


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 25m; India reports record rise in infections

Latest Johns Hopkins figures show 842,702 people have died; India records world’s highest single day rise; Jacinda Ardern thanks AucklandersWorld map: which countries have most cases?See all our coronavirus coverage 9.22am BST Some 300 demonstrators were arrested by German police at a mass rally against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin on Saturday. Around 38,000 people – double the number expected – had gathered in the capital to protest against measures including the wearing of face masks...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Germany, Berlin, India, UK News, Australia news, US news, Un, Johns Hopkins, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


Hurricane categories tell only part of the story — here's the real damage storms like Laura can do

Hurricane Laura is forecast to make landfall on the Texas-Louisiana border late Wednesday night, early Thursday morning as a Category 4 storm. NOAA Hurricane categories are determined by a storm's wind speed, which doesn't take into account the destruction they can leave from rain, storm surge, and flooding.Category 1 hurricanes and tropical storms can still have devastating impacts on the communities they hit, leaving power outages, downed buildings and trees, and long-term damage in their...
Tags: Weather, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Atlantic, New Jersey, New Orleans, Noaa, Miami


2 more people have been reinfected with the coronavirus, European scientists say, a day after the first confirmed reinfection in Hong Kong

A member of medical staff takes coronavirus test samples of a woman during drive-thru coronavirus testing on a converted ice rink, in Alkmaar, Netherlands April 8, 2020. Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters Reports of people catching the novel coronavirus a second time are starting to trickle in, months into the pandemic.A Belgian woman was reported to have a mild second case, three months after her first illness.And an older person in the Netherlands with a weakened immune system caught the coron...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Science, News, France, US, Trends, Spain, Public Health, Netherlands, Belgium, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Antibodies, Business Insider


A mushroom-related brush with mortality: how John Cage fell for fungi

Despite one foraging trip landing him in hospital, the avant garde composer held a lifelong passion for mycology, using his expertise to supply New York restaurants – and surprise Italian quiz show audiencesIn February 1959, while on a visit to fellow composer Luciano Berio in Milan, John Cage appeared five times on a popular Italian television quiz show called Lascia o Raddoppia? (Double or Nothing). Cage performed several new sound pieces at the beginning of each programme, much to the bemusem...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, New York, Science, Milan, Biology, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Classical Music, Fungi, Cage, Foraging, Atkinson, John Cage


Wide variation across hospitals in nurse staffing is threat to public's health

According to a new study published today in BMJ Quality & Safety, many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed right before the first surge of critically ill Covid-19 patients. The study, 'Chronic Hospital Nurse Understaffing Meets COVID-19,' documented staffing ratios that varied from 3 to 10 patients for each nurse on general adult medical and surgical units. ICU nurse staffing was better but also varied significantly across hospitals.
Tags: New York, Science, Illinois


Coronavirus live news: Mexico hails 'good indicator' of recovery in jobs; US FDA approves new cheaper saliva Covid test

Mexico hails a recovery in jobs but will need up to 200m coronavirus vaccine doses; Algeria and South Africa start to relax lockdown restrictions; Malta reports highest-ever one-day rise in cases‘Go hard, go early’ – now New Zealand goes back to the drawing boardCalls for nationwide sickout as Arizona district cancels reopening of schoolsDog gone: Australia’s rescue pet shelters emptied by surge in demand during pandemicFlu and Covid: winter could bring ‘double-barrel’ outbreak to US, experts sa...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, Mexico, US, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Arizona, Microbiology, New Zealand, Fda, Algeria, Andrew Cuomo, Malta


They Want to Break You

A few weeks ago, I received an email threatening to abduct me off the street, cut my balls off, and stuff them into my mouth when I yelled in pain. That night, I locked the door to my apartment, and the next day, I looked over my shoulder when I stepped out into the pregnant heat of New York summer.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fights, Republicans, Despair, Donald Trump


Comparing excess deaths in New York during COVID-19 with 1918 influenza pandemic

Excess deaths in New York during the peak of the 1918 influenza pandemic were compared with those during the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak in this study.
Tags: New York, Science


Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims

In flood-prone areas of the Hudson River valley in New York state, census areas with more white and affluent home owners tend to file a higher percentage of flood insurance claims than lower-income, minority residents, according to a new study.
Tags: New York, Science, Hudson River


New York Comic Con Has Been Canceled, Will Move Online

The stretch of sad (but predictable) convention news continues. New York Comic Con 2020, meant to take place in October in Manhattan, has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, ReedPop will be partnering with YouTube to move the convention online, similar to what San Diego Comic-Con did last…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Youtube, Manhattan, Conventions, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, New York Comic Con 2020


'Most Americans now know someone who has been infected with COVID-19'

“The U.S. has reached a landmark of sorts in its so far not very successful battle with the virus that causes Covid-19 — most Americans now know someone who has been infected,” writes Justin Fox at Bloomberg, about coronavirus social data from Navigator Research, shown above. From Navigator Research: Key takeaways: • Trump’s approval ratings on handling the pandemic remain deeply underwater. • For the first time since the pandemic began, a majority of Americans know someone who has been i...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, China, Bloomberg, US news, Public Health, Italy, Trump, Continental Europe, Justin Fox, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Navigator Research



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