A staggering 58,000 more people would have died during the first coronavirus wave in England and Wales alone if white people faced the same infection risk as their black counterparts, a report has suggested.
Early in the outbreak, statistics revealed people of black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds were more likely to become seriously ill with the infection than their white peers.
Traces of the novel coronavirus were found in water samples taken from Lake Superior beaches in Duluth, Minn., according to researchers with the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus.
Since July, researchers have collected water samples from eight different beaches in Duluth in an effort to better understand how the novel virus “acts in the water and whether it can spread there,” the Star Tribune reported. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is “no evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people through water” at oceans, lakes and other natural bodies of water, as well as pools, water playgrounds and hot tubs.)
In September, the researchers found traces of SARS-Cov-2 for the first time in water samples from Park Point, the beach at E. 42nd Avenue, and Brighton Beach.
“The research team describes the detection level at 100 to 1,000 copies per liter or 10,000 times lower than levels observed in wastewater,” the researchers said, according to the Star Tribune.
Like many other businesses, most film and TV production came to a grinding halt with the pandemic. But specific guidelines are coming soon to get the cameras rolling again.
NOS4A2, that SciFi Thriller TV series shot in Rhode Island that airs on AMC, wrapped Season 2 just before the pandemic swept in. Post production got it on the air this past weekend.
“Film being a collaborative medium, people work together, that’s how a lot of things are done,” said Steven Feinberg, head of the Rhode Island Film & TV Production Office. “But now they’re talking about remote, remote, remote, checking and making sure that people are healthy. There’s a lot of social distancing, quarantining.”
If a third year is given the green light, the $40 million per season series may be delayed, depending on the COVID protocols, that are “collaborated on by all the various unions, for the safety of all the crew, the cast, and all the support teams,” said Feinberg, who attending the Zoom meetings, working on the details.
Vicky Osterweil’s new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action, is a social justice justification for property damage and theft. This book promoting riots is a number one new release on Amazon, a mega-corporation that benefits every time a local shop gets torched.
Osterweil’s book is a celebration of looting in the name of anti-racist action directed at dismantling whiteness and property ownership.
Speaking to NPR’s Natalie Escobar, Osterweil made the point that looting during the course of riots is a redistribution of wealth, not theft, and that property damage, too, is simply a way to reapportion assets which she deems necessary in an unequal society.
Law enforcement officers have to consider if looters “needed” the stolen merchandise before charging them, according to new guidance issued by leftist lunatic Diana Becton, the first-term Costa County District Attorney supported by George Soros, the far-left, anti American billionaire.
Just to show how whacked out she is, when a couple painted over the Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) message on the street in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse, the office of the District Attorney in Contra Costa County, Becton, charged them with a “hate crime.” Stealing is fine so long as the thief needed what he stole, but painting over a Marxist group’s propaganda message is a hate crime. Only in the minds of Democrats.
Here’s the statement where the Contra County DA’ office charged the couple with a “hate crime.” A hate crime!
Footage out of Long Beach, California, shows a woman being physically assaulted and dragged out of a grocery store by a mob of customers for not wearing a mask.
The video shows a mob of mask-wearing fanatics surrounding the woman before pushing and shoving her towards the door, with one customer outright dragging the woman out of the building as other customers looked on.
Incidents like these are becoming more and more common as the media continues to fear-monger despite the scientific data showing that the elderly individuals with pre-existing conditions are overwhelmingly the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.
For example, a California couple had hot coffee poured on them for not wearing masks while eating food outside earlier this month.
Elected officials have the option of taking their Oath of Office with one hand on a variety of books. At the inaugural ceremony on Monday, Kathy Hoffman swore her oath of office to become Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on the children’s book “Too Many Moose,” a book she enjoyed using in her classroom to help children with speech impediments.
Local radio station, KJZZ, reached the author of the book, Lisa Bakos, about Superintendent Hoffman’s decision.
“It brought tears to my eyes,” Bakos said when she heard about the importance of the book to Hoffman and her students. “I can’t think of any better honor than that to hear about my words that I put out into the world.”
As a substitute teacher herself, seeing a teacher elected into the highest education position in the state held great significance. “I feel very honored and grateful to be part of that historic event yesterday,” Bakos said.
Major U.S. airlines are banning their customers from using face masks that have vents or exhaust valves.
The policy shift comes after the CDC released guidance claiming the extra feature defeats the point of wearing masks in the fist place.
“The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control,” said the agency’s guidance. “However, masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others.”
“This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others.”
American Airlines is the latest to update their mask policy, joining Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United airlines.
Health experts won’t ask Americans to take off their masks anytime soon.
That’s the take of Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. He has been preparing for an outbreak like the novel coronavirus as part of his work for years.
Johns Hopkins practices virus simulations as part of its preparedness protocol, with the goal of offering public health experts and policymakers a blueprint for what to do in a pandemic. One of those simulations took place in October 2019, when Toner and a team of researchers launched a coronavirus pandemic simulation in New York, running through various scenarios on how residents, governments and private businesses would hypothetically react to the threat.
One thing that stood out to him: Face coverings are a vital defense to stop the spread of the virus. He believes COVID-19 won’t slow down in the US even as states start to slowly reopen.