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One chart shows how well vaccines and boosters protect against severe Omicron compared to Delta

Jolanta Gawlik, left, gives Juliana Cepeda the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in New York.Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Booster shots appear to be at least 90% effective against hospitalization for Delta and Omicron. But Omicron poses a greater challenge to vaccine protection, according to two new CDC studies. Omicron increased the odds that vaccinated or boosted people would get infected relative to Delta. COVID-19 booster shots were effective at preventing hospitalization and death before Omicron started...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Oakland California, New York Mark Lennihan, Juan Perez, Carlos Ramirez, Omicron, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Hospitalizations

More than 1,200 Oakland students pledge to stay home unless schools improve Covid safety

Students join wave of protests across the country calling for better masking and testing or a return to virtual learningMore than 1,200 students in Oakland, California, have signed a petition saying they would stay home this week unless school administrators provide additional Covid protections, including more N95 masks, weekly testing and better social distancing – or a shift to virtual learning.On Tuesday, three district campuses were closed because students and teachers, in solidarity, stayed...
Tags: Education, US news, Schools, Oakland, US education, Oakland California, Coronavirus, Omicron Variant

2 charts show how Omicron symptoms differ from Delta and past coronavirus variants

Girl takes test after getting COVID-19 symptoms on January 4.Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Sore throats and runny noses are increasingly common in vaccinated people with Omicron. But Omicron patients report fewer instances of fever, cough, and loss of taste or smell. The charts below show which Omicron symptoms are most common, and how they compare to prior variants. Almost as soon as Omicron started spreading, doctors noticed slight differences in the...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, News, San Francisco, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Symptoms, Oakland California, Moreno, Yale School of Medicine, Juan Perez, Brandenburg Germany, Jorge Moreno, Carlos Ramirez

Facebook hit with lawsuit for allegedly 'promoting extremist content' within far-right 'boogaloo' groups tied to the murder of a federal officer

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Angela Underwood Jacobs sued Facebook for allegedly "knowingly promoting extremist content." Her brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, was murdered in a drive-by-shooting in May 2020.  The suspect gunman had ties to "boogaloo," a far-right extremist movement cited in several Facebook groups.  Facebook is once again being accused of inciting violent behavior and hate crimes. Angela Underwood Jacobs, the sister of a federal officer who was murdered during the racial justice ...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Minneapolis, Trends, Meta, Hate Crime, Black Lives Matter, Oakland California, Underwood, McAlister, Boogaloo, Tech Insider, Angela Underwood Jacobs, Underwood Jacobs, Bethany Biron

Omicron infections often start with a scratchy throat, doctors say — evidence of the changing nature of COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Carlos Ramirez conducts an examination on Juan Perez, 50, in Oakland, California, on May 12, 2020.Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images Sore throat appears to be a common, early symptom of an Omicron infection. Patients in South Africa, the UK, and the US reported scratchy throats prior to other symptoms. Omicron could infect the throat before the nose, unlike other variants, some experts say. At the end of December, Dr. Jorge Moreno and his colleagues were monitoring...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, South Africa, Connecticut, Delta, Norway, Symptoms, University College London, Oakland California, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Moreno

Amy Schneider becomes the first woman to win more than $1 million on 'Jeopardy!'

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, became the first woman and the fourth person on "Jeopardy!" to earn more than $1 million in winnings on Friday's episode.
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Meta Sued For Alleged Role In Extremist-Linked Murder of Federal Guard

The surviving sister of Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal security guard who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2020, has filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent organization of Facebook. The suit seeks to hold the company accountable for connecting the two men charged in the murder plot and giving them a space online to plan the attack. Engadget reports: Underwood was shot outside a federal building in Oakland, California in May of 2020. The two men charged inn the case were later linked to ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, New York Times, Meta, Engadget, Oakland California, Underwood, Federal Guard, Dave Patrick Underwood

Black Girls Code's founder says she was unaware of an investigation at the nonprofit and her removal was 'unconscionable'

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Glamour Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, told Insider her suspension came out of the blue. She accused a board member of 'unconscionable' behavior over the situation. A former employee said that Bryant's leadership style was impeding growth. Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, told Insider that her suspension as leader of the respected non-profit came out of the blue.On Monday, ...
Tags: America, Trends, Tech, Black Girls Code, Nonprofits, Black, Anderson, Joyner, Kimberly Bryant, Oakland California, Bryant, Kimberly, Bryant Bryant, BGC, Charles Anderson, Tech Insider

The founder of Black Girls Code has been ousted as head of the nonprofit after allegations of 'workplace impropriety'

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.Screenshot Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant has been removed from leading the nonprofit. In a statement, the nonprofit's board said it's investigating allegations of "workplace impropriety," but Bryant remains on staff. Black Girls Code teaches girls tech skills, and has partnered with Google, Facebook, and Nike. Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, has been removed as head of the nonprofit by its board."Press release: ...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Nike, Black Girls Code, Nonprofits, Black, Taskrabbit, Joyner, Kimberly Bryant, Oakland California, Bryant, Google Facebook, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Tech Insider, Stacy Brown Philpot, Karla Monterroso

Police Sued Over April Custody Death of Oakland Man

The family of an Oakland, California, man who died after police held him down has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, contending officers asphyxiated him during a confrontation that drew protests and comparisons to the death of George Floyd.
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The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the American Mall

Lili Loofbourow on that great symbol of capitalism, now hollowed out by (mostly) private equity and (partly) changing consumer habits: They aren’t easy to physically dispense with, malls. It’s no surprise, then, that people are desperately trying to find new uses for them. The afterlife of a dead mall is interesting. Schools are moving into malls; some students are completing high school in a converted Macy’s in Vermont. A Dillard’s in Texas is now a radio station. Malls are becoming home to...
Tags: Texas, Social Security, Vermont, Macy, Oakland California, Marty, Doc, Tim Carmody, Dillard, Eastmont Town Center, Lili Loofbourow, Center for Elders Independence Social Security

Spirit Airlines is expanding its network with 7 new routes from Philadelphia to the Caribbean and across the US

Spirit Airlines A319 aircraft.Marcus Mainka/Shutterstock Spirit Airlines is targeting Philadelphia with seven new routes in its latest network expansion. The carrier will focus on vacation destinations in the Caribbean and across the US, including two all-new routes. American Airlines will be Spirit's biggest competitor as it already operates five of the seven new routes. Philadelphia residents will have more options come 2022 as Miramar-based Spirit Airlines brings new routes and frequen...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Shutterstock, New York, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Spirit, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Airlines, Houston

Fresh From the Fridge Meals

Today, the world is on a quest for convenience. The demand for fresh food and meals in less time has led to a rise in meal kits that are currently being consumed by millennials who have grown up with them into their prime-time years. Farmer’s Fridge is a company that delivers fresh from the fridge meals to your home. You can choose from options such as steak, chicken, and fish. It’s the era of “straight from the fridge” meals for your feline companion. These “fridge meals” may be found in refri...
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Launches New Production Company, Partners With Netflix

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, star of "Candyman" and "Watchmen," has launched a new production company, and he's partnered up with the biggest streaming service on the planet for this new venture. Indeed, Netflix has signed a creative partnership deal with the filmmaker's company, called House Eleven10. The title takes its inspiration from Abdul-Mateen II's childhood home in Oakland, California.Per Variety, the actor will star in and produce movies for Netflix through House Eleven10. The company will s...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Michael Bay, Chicago, Netflix, House, Oakland California, Tom Burke, Yahya, Yahya Abdul Mateen, Tendo Nagenda, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Black Manta, Abdul Mateen II

'Imitation is certainly a large part' of what's going on with the wild spree of smash-and-grab robberies, crime expert says

A security guard patrols the front entrance of Nordstrom on Tuesday after an organized group of thieves attempted a smash-and-grab robbery late Monday night at The Grove location November 23, 20201 in Los Angeles, California.Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images California retailers have seen a spate of smash-and-grab burglaries instigated by mobs of dozens of people. High-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, and Nordstrom have been targeted.  An expert on robbe...
Tags: Nordstrom, California, Trends, Walgreens, Chicago, Arizona State University, Walgreen, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, Hayward, Oakland California, Decker, Union Square, Tyler Texas, NBC Bay Area, Walnut Creek California

Timeline shows the spree of smash-and-grab robberies — mostly in California — stripping stores and terrifying staff

Security footage from Iceberg Diamonds jewelers in Sun Valley Mall, Concord on November 15.Concord Police Department California is experiencing a spate of mass smash-and-grab thefts in the holiday period. 80 people robbed a Nordstrom outside San Francisco on Saturday, one of the most extreme. Insider put together a timeline of the key events in the retail crime spree. A spate of mass smash-and-grab raids have crashed over retail outlets over the past 1o days, particularly in California, unner...
Tags: Nordstrom, Crime, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, News UK, Retail, Los Angeles Times, Robbery, San Francisco California, Concord, Oakland California, Union Square, Walnut Creek California

Psaki says Kamala Harris 'absolutely' faces more criticism because she's the first woman and first woman of color to be vice president

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on August 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. The bulk of the questions she fielded from reporters were related to the ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jen Psaki said Kamala Harris faces more criticism because she's the first woman and first woman of color to serve as VP. The comments come as Harris has faced low public approval ratings and bad press coverage. Harris ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Politico, Women, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Canada, Fox News, Women Of Color, Biden, George Stephanopoulos, Kamala Harris

Tucker Carlson claims Kamala Harris is 'not from this country' because she went to school in Canada

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."Screenshot via Fox News Tucker Carlson suggested that Kamala Harris is "not from this country" because she went to school in Canada.  Harris was born in Oakland, California. She moved to Canada for her middle- and high-school years. Carlson has said he briefly attended a boarding school in Switzerland. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday used a portion of his primetime show to criticize Vice President Kamala Harris, claiming that she...
Tags: Politics, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, United States, High School, Switzerland, Fox News, Montreal, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area

A basic-income pilot in Florida will give formerly incarcerated people $600 per month for a year, no strings attached

People gather for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Bolivar County Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Mississippi, on April 28, 2021. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A basic-income pilot program in Florida will give monthly stipends to 115 formerly incarcerated people. Participants will receive $1,000 in January 2022, then $600 every month for a year. The program hopes to lift recipients out of poverty and prevent reincarceration. The letters are already in the mail: Hundreds of formally incarcera...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Prison, Incarceration, US, Trends, Poverty, Homelessness, Richmond California, Stockton, University of Pennsylvania, Inmates, Jack Dorsey, Orlando, Recidivism

Fresh From the Fridge Meals

One of the largest challenges with pet ownership is finding time to feed them. While many pets are content eating what you leave on the counter, there’s no guarantee that it will be safe for your dog or cat. That’s why we put together this guide to make fresh meals ahead of time and avoid any nasty accidents during mealtime! The “farmer’s fridge home delivery” is a service that delivers fresh, healthy meals from the farmer’s fridge to your home. The meals are made from ingredients that have been...
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Area Attractions: The NASA Experience at Chabot Space & Science Center

A new partnership between NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley and Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California, is now underway. Anchoring the partnership, a new visitor center for Ames will provide an immersive, dynamic STEAM environment called “ The NASA Experience ," opening at Chabot in November 2021.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Mama Lisa Felder and the Long Road of Life and Ultrarunning

The post Mama Lisa Felder and the Long Road of Life and Ultrarunning appeared first on iRunFar. Lisa Felder, also known as Mama Lisa, is an icon in the trail running and ultrarunning communities for her longstanding commitment to the sport and for helping others in their run journey. She has completed more than 300 marathons and 111 ultramarathons. Lisa has been a coach for close to 30 years, both independently and through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After she won her battle with breast can...
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Chicago just approved one of the US's largest basic-income pilots: $500 monthly payments for 5,000 people

Marquisha Byrd makes face shields for frontline responders at Dimo's Pizza in Chicago, April 16, 2020. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images Chicago's city council voted Wednesday to approve one of the US's largest basic-income pilots. The city will give 5,000 low-income households $500 per month for one year. A similar program in Stockton, California, reduced participants' unemployment and improved their emotional wellbeing. Chicago just became the latest city to offer resid...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, Walmart, Poverty, Chicago, Alaska, Stockton, Finland, Biden, The Washington Post, Universal Basic Income, Oakland California

Debut of Huey Newton Bust Spotlights an Influential Figure

A bust of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Percy Newton is scheduled to be unveiled in Oakland, California, on Sunday, the first permanent public art piece honoring the party in the city of its founding.
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10 Things in Politics: Bernieworld plots its political future

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] your calendar: The coronavirus pandemic created a caregiving crisis, and working parents have paid a steep price. Join Insider on October 14 for a live event that explores how organizations can support caregivers.Here's what we're talking about:The Bernieworld diaspora: We'...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Court, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Democrats, United States, New York Times

Twitter will pay $809 million to settle a class-action securities lawsuit it misled investors about user engagement

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Twitter said Monday it has agreed to settle a consolidated class-action lawsuit for $809.5 million. The lawsuit alleged Twitter misled investors about the level of engagement by users on the social media site. Twitter plans to take a third-quarter charge for the settlement that still needs court approval. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter has agreed to pay more than $800 million to settle a ...
Tags: Twitter, Dick Costolo, China, US, Trends, Markets, San Diego, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Oakland California, Northern District of California, United States District Court, Evergrande, Jon Tigar, Getty Images Twitter, Carla Mozee

New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched society, arts, culture and science in the United States.As a proud Latina, I have seen first hand how our diversity is our strength. We use various terms to define ourselves (Hispanic, Latinx, Latino, Black, Mexican, Salvadoran, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, and more), yet we still can come together as one resilient community.This year Chrome partnered with Latino...
Tags: Chrome, Design, Mexico, United States, Chile, New York Times, Chromebooks, Oakland California, Brooklyn New York, Dallas Texas, MichoacAn, Limon, Monica Gonzalez, Arts & Culture, Liz Hernandez, National Hispanic Heritage Month

What’s Mew at Catster: September 2021 Cat Events

Are you looking for a way to celebrate cats this month? This month, we’ve discovered a few interesting September cat activities to check out. Many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. However, there are certain virtual events that you may attend. *** Throughout the month: Happy National Cat Month! This month is National Pet Insurance Month. Pet Sitter Education Month is a month dedicated to educating pet sitters. Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week is Septem...
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Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely

Mynd , a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million in funding from QED Investors. The financing values the Oakland, California-based company at $807 million, and brings the company’s total raised to $174.9 million since its 2016 inception. Invesco Real Estate led its previous round, a $40 million raise, and committed $5 billion to purchase and rent 20,000 single-family homes through Mynd over ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, QED Investors, Zendesk, Oakland California, Brien, Indianapolis Indiana, Reddy, Invesco Real Estate, Mynd, Doug Brien

New Battery Technologies Are Making Progress

The New York Times looks at "a wave of new battery technologies that could lead to novel designs in consumer electronics and help accelerate the electrification of cars and airplanes. They may even help store electricity on the power grid, lending a hand to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels..." And a longer-life battery from Sila finally made it into a consumer product — the Whoop fitness tracker, which straps around your wrist, but which can also take the form of a "sliver of electr...
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