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Omicron cases could fall as quickly as they rose in the US — new models suggest daily infections may have already hit their max

People take COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing site in New York City on December 7, 2021.Reuters/Brendan McDermid Omicron cases could be peaking roughly a month after they started rising in the US, models suggest. Disease experts predict that cases could fall back down as quickly as they rose. By the end of the wave, Omicron may have infected "a substantial fraction," if not a majority, of the US. Omicron appears to take a swifter, sharper course than its predecessors: Cases of the variant tend...
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Fauci says US Omicron wave could peak by end-January, as it 'turned around very quickly' in South Africa

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US could peak in a couple of weeks.Photo by Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images Omicron has become the most common coronavirus variant in the US. Anthony Fauci said the US Omicron COVID-19 wave is likely to peak by the end of January. He said it's possible the Omicron could accelerate the end of the pandemic, but there's "no guarantee." White House chief medical advis...
Tags: Health, News, White House, US, Trends, South Africa, Delta, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, University of Texas, Chen, Fauci, Omicron, COVID-19 pandemic, Huileng Tan, Getty Images Omicron


Fauci says US Omicron wave could peak by the end of January, as it 'turned around very quickly' in South Africa

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US could peak in a couple of weeks.Photo by Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images Omicron has become the most common coronavirus variant in the US. Anthony Fauci said the US Omicron wave is likely to peak by the end of January. He said it's possible Omicron could accelerate the end of the pandemic, but there's "no guarantee." White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthon...
Tags: Health, News, White House, US, Trends, South Africa, Delta, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, University of Texas, Chen, Fauci, Omicron, COVID-19 pandemic, Huileng Tan, Getty Images Omicron


As Omicron becomes the dominant variant, the US is averaging 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Omicron now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US, new CDC data says. The variant seems more transmissible than other strains, with cases doubling every 2 to 3 days. Disease experts anticipate a swift, punishing wave of infections this winter. The Omicron variant now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US — up from 23% of cases last week, according to new d...
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The Omicron wave looks swift and painful — some scientists expect US cases to peak in January and bottom out in March

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The US Omicron wave could peak sharply in January, then bottom out in March, new models suggest.  Omicron could represent the swiftest outbreak in the US to date, lasting no more than three months. But hospitalizations and deaths are still expected to rise as the variant becomes more widespread. Almost as quickly as the Omicron variant tore through the US, some scie...
Tags: Science, News, Winter, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, United States, South Africa, Delta, Manhattan, Deaths, Good Morning America, Anthony Fauci, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


The Best Leadership Books of 2021

The political environment in the United States as elsewhere is driven by fear-based narratives. And that feeds our approach in society at large. It leads to short-term thinking. That’s not the way to lead. Leadership is about hope. Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi wrote, “the fundamental role of a leader is to look for ways to shape the decades ahead, not just react to the present, and to help others accept the discomfort of disruptions to the status quo.” Leaders are dealers in hope. Many of the...
Tags: Books, Leadership, Ge, Navy, Adidas, United States, Barclays, Michael Dell, Pepsico, Fortune, Indra Nooyi, Tim, University of Texas, Texas Roadhouse, Jeff Immelt, Thomas Sowell


Former ACLU lawyer running for Texas Attorney General on a pro-choice platform says her pregnancy inspired her campaign

Former ACLU lawyer Rochelle Garza is running to be the first Latina attorney general in Texas.Verónica G. Cárdenas for Insider Rochelle Garza tells Insider that her pregnancy helped inspire her bid for Texas attorney general.  If she wins, the former ACLU lawyer could become the first Latina elected to statewide office in Texas.  Republicans have held the office for 30 years.  In early November, former civil liberties attorney Rochelle Garza went from vying for an open congressional seat in a...
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Students Create Slave Memorial Designs for Mississippi Site

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — With only a few signs existing to memorialize the tragic events that took place at Forks of the Road in Natchez, junior and senior-level students of architecture and interior design at the University of Texas at San Antonio helped people realize the site is a far cry from reaching its full potential.
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Evil Dead Taught Joel Coen This Important Camera Technique

When you think about it, it makes prefect sense that Sam Raimi and the Coen Brothers have worked together. Raimi and the Coens share an uncanny ability to merge comedy with violence, as well as an eccentric (and often dark) sense of humor that factors heavily into many of their films. They can also be dead serious when the occasion calls for it, as shown by their efforts behind the camera on such dramatic crime thrillers as "A Simple Plan" and "No Country for Old Men," respectively.Their shared ...
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Latest Firefox 95 Includes RLBox Sandboxing to Protect Browser from Malicious Code

Mozilla is beginning to roll out Firefox 95 with a new sandboxing technology called RLBox that prevents untrusted code and other security vulnerabilities from causing "accidental defects as well as supply-chain attacks." Dubbed "RLBox" and implemented in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Texas, the improved protection mechanism is [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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‘Georgia’s Defense Is Just So Good’: CBS Sports’ Houston Nutt Previews SEC And Conference USA Championships

(CBS DFW) — Week 14 of the college football season brings plenty of conference championship action. Ten championships are on the line. Bowl games and the College Football Playoff will follow in the weeks to come, with bids still possibly riding on this weekend’s results. CBS and CBS Sports Network have a couple of strong matchups on the schedule. Top-ranked and undefeated Georgia meets fourth-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship. Western Kentucky, riding a seven-game winning streak, faces the ...
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Dell computers founder Michael Dell on the 2 things he looks for when hiring and his best career advice

Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. Michael Dell Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies. Dell says he credits his success to his curiosity and willingness to fail and learn from past mistakes. Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. Michael started Dell in his dorm room at the University of Texas and today i...
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An Exam-Grading Hypothetical for Affirmative Action's Supreme Court Test

Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on tomorrow’s Supreme Court oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas: It’s the end of the fall term on university campuses across the country, and so professors are gearing up to grade final exams. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is gearing up for oral arguments this Wednesday in a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student who claims that the University of Texas at Austin’s race-based affirmative action program is unconstitutional. End-of-term exam grad...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Fisher, University of Texas, Abigail Fisher, University of Texas at Austin, Daniel Hemel, UT Austin, Mahzarin Banaji, Anthony Greenwald, Banaji, Jerry Kang, University of Texas The university


New noninvasive technology may aid in real-time blood measurements

Bioengineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington, in collaboration with Austin's Shani Biotechnologies, LLC, have developed a new noninvasive technology that may help real-time monitoring of key blood parameters, such as hemoglobin, especially in Black patients.
Tags: Health, Austin, Arlington, University of Texas, Shani Biotechnologies LLC


Cruise Ships Turning?

From 2015 to 2019 the Wallace Foundation funded a $52 million program involving 25 large budget arts organizations called Building Audiences for Sustainability. It was designed to develop “practical insights into how arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences.” Recently Francie Ostrower of the University of Texas completed an evaluation of the program. A brief on that study “Why Is It Important That We Continue? Some Nonprofit Arts Organizations Rethink Their Value in Chal...
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The biggest Covid conspiracy of them all....

At the end of the day pretty much everyone believes in conspiracies.  In point of fact just about everyone has been involved with a conspiracy in one way or another.  Conspiracy at its core simply means to plot, with the goal being deception. Anyone who has been involved in organizing a surprise party has conspired:  "We need to stop in at your brother's place, I need you to pick up a letter from him".  A simple lie to decieve someone so that they're unsuspecting when they walk in the door and e...
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Second show added: George Strait, Willie Nelson to play Moody Center's opening bash in April

George Strait and Willie Nelson will headline a grand opening bash for the new Moody Center arena on the University of Texas campus in April 2022.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Willie Nelson, University of Texas, George Strait, Moody Center, Austin 360, George Strait Willie Nelson


Increased transmission in open spike conformations of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers from Yale University and the University of Texas have collaborated to investigate mutations in some VOCs.
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10 Things in Politics: Texas amps up vaccine fight

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]'s what we're talking about:Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring private companies in Texas from mandating COVID-19 vaccinesInsider is suing the Biden administration for secret Trump and Pence staffing recordsStephanie Grisham doesn't want forgiveness. She ju...
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George Strait, Willie Nelson to play Moody Center's opening bash in April 2022

George Strait and Willie Nelson will headline a grand opening bash for the new Moody Center arena on the University of Texas campus in April 2022.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Willie Nelson, University of Texas, George Strait, Moody Center, Austin 360, George Strait Willie Nelson


Meet the Ph.D. students changing the face of computing

Every day, computer science researchers are working to solve big problems that impact all of our lives — from expanding accessibility in wearable technology to improving the lives of rural farmers through AI. For CS research to explore issues that impact all communities, it’s crucial that the researchers themselves are representative of those communities. However, in 2020, of computer science Ph.D. degrees in the United States were awarded to researchers from historically marginalized groups i...
Tags: Google, Elsa, Education, Research, CS, United States, Carnegie Mellon University, Matthew, Rodrigo, Natural Language Processing, El Paso, Arlington, University of Texas, Abel, Google Research, University of Texas at El Paso


Senators spar over shadow docket in wake of court’s order allowing Texas abortion law to take effect

Democratic senators argued Wednesday that rulings on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket” are inconsistent and overly politicized. Republicans called the shadow docket ordinary and said the term itself is designed to make the court’s emergency orders seem nefarious. The debate took place at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in light of the court’s decision earlier this month refusing to grant emergency relief to groups challenging Texas’ law that bans nearly all abortions. “If you can upend o...
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UTA researcher studying how TBI affects communication between neural cells

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher is studying how traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect the ability of neural cells and surrounding cells to communicate with each other.
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A physician in Texas has violated the new abortion law and he wants his action to be public knowledge.

Alan Braid explains why in The Washington Post: Newly graduated from the University of Texas medical school, I began my obstetrics and gynecology residency at a San Antonio hospital on July 1, 1972.... At the hospital that year, I saw three teenagers die from illegal abortions. One I will never forget. When she came into the ER, her vaginal cavity was packed with rags. She died a few days later from massive organ failure, caused by a septic infection.... For me, it is 1972 all over again. And...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Abortion, Oklahoma, Standing, San Antonio, Center For Reproductive Rights, University of Texas, Ann Althouse, lawsuits I hope will succeed, Alan Braid


The Problem with Moisture Analysis in Biofuels – a New Solution?

By Dr. Stephany McClements, Vice President of Business Development, Lantha Sensors Special to The Digest We know that the world is adapting to the effects of climate change, and biofuels are reaching a pivotal role in making those changes less impactful for future generations. However, problems in the industry still pose daunting challenges. One in particular is that biofuels have a higher affinity towards moisture and they have a higher water capacity. As such, biodiesel can absorb up to 6.5 ...
Tags: Top Stories, Thought Leadership, Thermo, University of Texas, MOF, Karl Fischer, Moisture Analysis, Stephany McClements, Lanthanides, Lantha


Texas NAACP Files Federal Complaint Over 'The Eyes of Texas'

The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of school song “The Eyes of Texas.”.
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UTSA receives $3.2 million CPRIT grant for developing new approach to fight against cancer

The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a five-year $3.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.
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See everything, meet everyone, and launch your career to new levels as my Chief of Staff

Please do not apply if you are uncomfortable with rocket-powered shopping carts. Work side-by-side with me for two years running all aspects of Capital Factory’s operating businesses and investment funds. See everything I see. Meet everyone I meet. Then I’ll help you start your own company, launch your own fund, or find a leadership role at Capital Factory or one of our portfolio companies. There is no better way to insert yourself into the Austin jetstream, expand your network, and explode y...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, San Antonio, Carnegie Mellon University, Amy, Josh, University of Texas, Aspen Institute, Capital Factory, Joshua Baer, Austin Startups, Apprenticeship, Venture-capital


A new model for inclusive computer science education

The lack of diversity in the computing education pipeline has been a remarkably persistent problem. Something that’s stalled progress in addressing disparities is that there’s largely been a focus on individuals, such as teachers and students, rather than on how equity plays out across multiple levels of the computer science (CS) education ecosystem. This is why our work at the University of Texas since 2014 focuses on understanding the root causes of inequities in the CS education pipeline and ...
Tags: Google, Texas, Education, Washington, Georgia, Research, CS, Ph.d, University of Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Google Research, Equitable, Georgia Department of Education, UT Austin, Code with Google, Carol Fletcher


Texas ‘Permitless Carry’ Effective Sept. 1, Without NRA Meetings

Permitless carry becomes law in Texas Sept. 1, but NRA won’t be in Houston to celebrate. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- When Texans start carrying sidearms in public Sept. 1—thanks to passage of Senate Bill 1927 earlier this year—they won’t be able to celebrate the fact as part of the would-have-been festivities in Houston over the Labor Day weekend when the National Rifle Association was to gather for its landmark 150th-anniversary members’ meetings and exhibits. NRA canceled the ev...
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