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Wheeling and dealing for a Covid-19 vaccine

A Covid-19 jab could cost hundreds of rands. Or not. It’s anyone’s guess. Could another pandemic almost a century ago hold clues for handling the coronavirus today? The post Wheeling and dealing for a Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city The post Johannesburg cannot police its future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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San Francisco and Oakland Drop Covid-19 Testing Program Run by Google Sister Company Verily

San Francisco and Alameda counties have stopped using Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, to test for the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, San Francisco, Data, Kaiser Health News, Verily, Alameda, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Oakland Drop Covid

Fauci calls October's COVID-19 case numbers in the US the 'worst that we've ever had'

Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The US hit new daily peaks for COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.  "Now we're at the highest baseline we've ever been, which is really precarious," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, in an interview Monday. Fauci warned earlier that Americans need to "hunker down"...
Tags: Science, News, Yahoo, Cdc, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Fauci, Gilead, COVID-19, COVID, Business News Desk, Covid-19 Cases, Isabella Jibilian, Washington DC Al Drago Getty Images The US

Biden Offers Timeline For COVID Response As Country Reels From Fall Wave

Vice President Joe Biden offered up a timeline for how he would respond the COVID-19 pandemic if elected, providing milestones for his proposals to offer a national agenda aimed at halting the virus. The remarks — made in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday — come as the country grapples with a devastating third wave of the virus. States from Wisconsin to Utah to Texas are seeing record numbers of cases with hospitals overflowing with COVID-19 patients, a repeat of a sequence that has become predi...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Biden, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, 2020 Elections, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

Biden Takes Aim At WH’s ‘Deadly Admission’ That It Won’t Be Able To Control COVID

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday excoriated White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ off-handed admission that the Trump administration is “not going to control” the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 225,000 Americans. While visiting a voter activation center in Chester, Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon, Biden began his remarks outside of the building by taking aim at Meadows’ admission that the Trump administration “wasn’t even trying anymore to deal with the pand...
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Fauci says the US's record-high COVID-19 cases put it in a precarious position: 'No matter how you look at it, it's not good news'

Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The US hit new daily peaks for COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.  "Now we're at the highest baseline we've ever been, which is really precarious," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, in an interview Monday. Fauci warned earlier that Americans need to "hunker down"...
Tags: Science, News, Yahoo, Cdc, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Fauci, Gilead, COVID-19, COVID, Business News Desk, Covid-19 Cases, Isabella Jibilian, Washington DC Al Drago Getty Images The US

Right-Wing Activist Who Declared Herself Guv Of Ohio Denies She Planned To ‘Arrest’ DeWine

It’s been a rough few days for the self-declared governor of Ohio. Renea Turner, a write-in candidate for the office in 2018 and a right-wing activist against COVID-19 public health restrictions, declared herself  the state’s new executive in a ceremony Thursday only to discover the next morning that she was the subject of a state highway patrol investigation.  The probe appears to be the result of a police report submitted by an as yet-unidentified Miami County resident who claim...
Tags: News, Ohio, Turner, Becker, Ohio State Highway Patrol, John Becker, Mike DeWine, OSHP, DeWine, Capital Journal, Miami County, Matt Shuham, Piqua Ohio, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus, COVID-19

If You Haven’t Already Gotten A Biglaw Fall Bonus, You Probably Won’t

You'll probably get the money, just not now.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bonuses, Biglaw, Gibson Dunn, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020

How Last Year's Pandemic Simulation Foreshadowed Covid-19

One year ago, at the last minute, I decided to attend a presentation held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at a Manhattan hotel facing Central Park. Epidemiologists, economists, and other public health experts ran a simulation of what a realistic pandemic would look in the modern world. The basic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Manhattan, Vaccines, Pandemic, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Event 201

COVID Air Travel Update – Costa Rica: Entry Requirements & Life on the Ground

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down travel to much of the world. Some nations are wide open to foreign travelers, some are partially reopening for direct travel, and other accessible via travel corridors. This series focused on destinations that business aviation operators can currently access and what they’ll experience during their visit. Accessing Costa Rica during COVID Over the past few months, Costa Rica has been incrementally lightening restrictions in a phased re-opening. The country annou...
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Trump Threatens ‘Fake News Cartel’ For Reporting ‘COVID, COVID, COVID’

It's a 'conspiracy!' (It's not a conspiracy.)
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, First Amendment, COVID-19, Trump Threatens ` Fake News Cartel

NRA Forced to Cancel Great American Outdoor Show 2021

Another one falls to the ‘Rona. 2020 has been rife with event cancellations due to the imposition of gathering restrictions over health concerns, and we all hoped it would be long done by now, but unfortunately there doesn’t yet appear to be much light at the end of the tunnel. Already this year we’ve lost […] Read More … The post NRA Forced to Cancel Great American Outdoor Show 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Shows, Cancelled, Daily News, Nra, Great American Outdoor Show, COVID-19, GAOS 2021

Pence Hijacks ‘Essential Worker’ Title To Excuse Himself From Quarantining

COVID-19 is ripping through the White House again, as at least five aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive.  They include his chief of staff Marc Short, top outside advisor Marty Obst and three more unnamed staffers, per the New York Times.  Despite the wildfire spread and very real possibility that he could be infectious himself, Pence has refused to stop campaigning. The White House and Trump-Pence campaign have decided that their way around losing one of their princip...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Cdc, White House, Cnn, United States, New York Times, North Carolina, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Mike Pence, George Washington University, Illinois Department of Public Health, Pence, Georgetown University

107-Year-Old Biglaw Attorney Dies Of Coronavirus Complications

He loved the time he spent at his firm -- more than 83 years of it.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Biglaw, Paul Weiss, Partner Issues, Mordecai Rochlin, Mordie Rochlin, COVID-19

Here’s How Pence’s Top Aide Kept Minimizing And Downplaying COVID Before He Got Infected

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Though he was among several of Pence’s aides who contracted the virus, Short’s diagnosis was particularly startling given all the ways he had openly dismissed the severity of COVID-19. Complaining About “Mask-Shaming” After Pence delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in front of a mostly mask-free crowd in August, Short accused MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson and the rest o...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Short, Kamala Harris, Trump, Mike Pence, Task Force, Wolf Blitzer

Chris Christie says he's 'surprised' Mike Pence continued to campaign after several aides tested positive for COVID-19

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Joshua Roberts Vice President Mike Pence continued to campaign on Sunday after at least four of his top aides tested positive for COVID-19.  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was "surprised" by Pence's actions.  Christie spent seven days in the hospital after contracting COV...
Tags: Health, Politics, Chris Christie, News, Supreme Court, Abc, Cdc, Senate, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Christie, Democratic

With the election 8 days away, Trump lies about why coronavirus rates are hitting record highs and calls the media 'losers' for covering the surging pandemic

President Donald Trump. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the severity of the coronavirus on Twitter as new cases reached record highs across the US last week. "Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST," Trump wrote. "A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast." On October 23, daily coronavirus infections in the US were above 85,000 cases for the first time since the pandemic began, according to The New York Times. Visi...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, US, Trends, New York Times, Health Care, Donald Trump, Conspiracy Theory, Trump, Donald J Trump, Fake News, 2020 Election, Fake News Media, New York Times Visit Business Insider, Coronavirus

Layoffs Come To Kirkland & Ellis, The World’s Wealthiest Law Firm

The firm is serious about keeping its COVID staff cuts on the down low.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Ellis, Kirkland, Kirkland & Ellis, Staff Layoffs, Stealth Layoffs, COVID-19

First Judgment Entered for Policyholders in COVID-19 Claim

    The insureds' motion for summary judgment seeking coverage for business interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic was granted by the North Carolina Superior Court. N orth State Deli, LLC, et al. v. The Cincinnati Ins. Co. , No. 20-CVS02569, Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Super. Ct. N.C., entered Oct. 9, 2020). This was the first ruling in the country finding in favor of policyholders for coverage for business income loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Tags: Insurance, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Plaintiffs, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, All-Risk Policy, COVID-19, The Cincinnati Ins Co

Can Trump Be Charged With Criminal Negligence for His Coronavirus 'Response'?

There is technically no law against doing nothing while millions suffer and hundreds of thousands die from a disease it is in your power to curtail. No one’s going to arrest you for ensuring scores of needless deaths through demented, inflammatory rhetoric. Downplaying a plague for political gain: legal as a stroll…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Law, Jury, Disease, Courts, Donald Trump, Criminal Charges, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Nursing home workers say they were kept in the dark as COVID-19 engulfed their facilities. Now uncertainty looms as the pandemic drags on.

Jim Siteman talks to his 98-year-old mother, Anna Siteman through an opening in a window at the Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home in Norton, MA on May 9, 2020. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Nursing homes have been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Workers in these facilities have encountered myriad challenges, including limited PPE, inconsistent testing, and fear of potential exposure.  Many have avoided seeing their families and quit side gigs to keep themselves, their re...
Tags: Science, News, Minnesota, Maryland, US, Trends, Washington Dc, New York Times, Fema, Healthcare, Michigan, Associated Press, University Of Chicago, Nursing Homes, Trump, Boston Globe

Trump Wants COVID-19 Media Coverage To Be Illegal: ‘Should Be An Election Law Violation’

President Donald Trump argued on Monday morning that it ought to be against the law for the news media to cover the pandemic ahead of the elections as the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpasses 225,000. “We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election,” he tweeted. “COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law viola...
Tags: News, White House, China, Cnn, Arizona, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Jake Tapper, Mark Meadows, Trump Tweets, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19

Trump's chief of staff argued that COVID-19 cases on Mike Pence's team should be concealed, continuing a trend of secrecy in the White House

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, under the umbrella, leaves the White House on October 25, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was opposed to publicly revealing that two aides to Mike Pence had tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times reported. Two White House sources told the publication that the Meadows hesitated to come forward with the diagnoses so close to the election. The White House was also evasive about previous infections, i...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Short, Trump, Mike Pence, Hope Hicks, Pence

The UK's largest pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private COVID-19 tests for $155, but warns they're unsuitable 'for anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19'

Boots Walgreens-owned UK pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private in-store COVID-19 tests for £120 ($157) each. But Boots warned the test isn't suitable for people who think they may have the virus — this is to keep symptomatic people out of stores. The tests are available in 10 high-street Boots stores in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Boots will roll the tests out to 50 stores during November. It also plans to launch a testing service that will give results i...
Tags: Boots, UK, Trends, Customers, Walgreens, Healthcare, Retail, Glasgow, Pcr, Pharmacy, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Testing, Coronavirus Test

5 reasons buyers should pull the trigger this fall

The time for buyers to act is now, while interest rates are low and the economy is gaining strength. If your buyers are on the fence, here are a few reasons that might convince them to go for it.
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TravelPerk launches an API for COVID-19 restrictions

About a month after outting an open API platform for its customers to augment their apps, business trip SaaS startup TravelPerk has launched a standalone API product aimed at helping the wider travel industry provide up-to-date information on travel restrictions and risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The TravelSafe API is a monthly subscription product that lets travel providers integrate pandemic-related information on point to point restrictions between destinations during the booking ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, SaaS, Api, Travel Industry, Meir, TravelPerk, Avi Meir, Coronavirus, COVID-19, TravelSafe API

WSU suspends classes and exams to avoid the spread of Covid-19

The university says it has to take the precautionary measures because 26 students have tested positive on its East London campus The post WSU suspends classes and exams to avoid the spread of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Researchers Create 30-Second Phlegm Test to Detect Covid-19

Science is moving at a rapid pace to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, researchers have developed tests to detect covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, using different substances such as saliva. Now, there’s apparently another substance that can tell us whether someone has covid-19,…Read more...
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Trumpworld Boosts Pence’s ‘Essential Worker’ Excuse Amid Aides Contracting COVID

Trumpworld echoed Vice President Mike Pence’s “essential worker” rationale on Sunday as justification for the VP staying on the campaign trail, despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides within weeks of figures in Trump’s orbit contracting the novel coronavirus. In a statement issued on Saturday, Devin O’Malley, press secretary for Pence, confirmed that Pence chief of staff Marc Short recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to the New York Times, a person briefed on the diagnosis sai...
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