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    Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield speaks at a hearing on COVID-19 response held by the House subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020.Al Drago | Pool via Reuters A majority of the U.S. remains susceptible to a coronavirus infection, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers Wednesday. Covid-19 has spread across America at varying rates since it crossed U.S. shores in January, infecting as much as 15% to 20% of the population in some states and less than 1% in others, he said. One state said almost a quarter of its residents have had the...
    TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A quirk in the formula for distributing federal COVID-19 aid has netted one town on Long Island with a windfall, but the much larger county it’s in, Nassau, got far less money.  CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff tells us how this happened. The Town of Hempstead is the largest in America with a population of 770,000. It’s in Nassau County. A demographics lesson is apparently needed in Washington, where the smaller town within the county got more COVID relief funds. “It’s an anomaly in the federal bill. You could interpret that the county was short changed,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Curran pointed out that it’s the county that pays for most of the first responder...
    Joe Biden made another gaffe on Sunday when he declared an estimated 200 million Americans had died from COVID-19 - but the death toll is actually just under 200,000. The Democratic presidential nominee made the remark during a campaign event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With just 44 days until the embattled election, both Biden and President Trump have revved up their campaigning to secure votes before Americans go to the polls. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Senate should not vote on SCOTUS pick before election |... Donald Trump accuses governor of being for 'executing babies' amid big Virginia... Share this article Share While discussing the devastation...
    Flight attendants and other airline workers have lower rates of infection from the coronavirus than the general population, according to new data. Although research shows the virus spreads more readily in close quarters, statistics reveal that in-flight workers actually have a lower number of COVID-19 cases. According to Business Insider, the safety protocols instituted by airlines to lure back passengers to fly the friendly skies must be doing the trick. "The actions we have taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our team and customers are working," said Robert Isom, president of American Airlines, according to Business Insider. Figures from The New York Times show the general U.S. population has about a 2% incidence of infection from the virus....
    Roman Tatriot (C) with the help of family and friends round up cattle, on a pasture next to the Gulf of Mexico, to take them to safe ground before the possible arrival of Hurricane Laura on August 25, 2020 in Cameron, Louisiana. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The mosquito population is exploding in southwest Louisiana in aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Livestock owners have reported numerous cattle, horse, and deer deaths from mosquito attacks, according to a Louisiana State University AgCenter press release. The swarms of mosquitoes have sucked the blood out of the animals until "they can't get enough oxygen" and ultimately succumb to death, the LSU AgCenter said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Swarms of mosquitoes in...
    Sweden has just 13 patients in intensive care and has suffered an average of a single death per day for the last 10 despite avoiding lockdown. Stockholm's strategy of 'herd immunity' - once backed by Downing Street - to allow the disease to spread through the population, was criticised as reckless but the data increasingly vindicates the decision. Sweden (population 10 million) has 13 patients in intensive care, by comparison the United Kingdom (population 66 million) has 843 patients in hospital, 80 of them on ventilators. Furthermore, Sweden has had an average of just one death per day for the last 10, compared to 9.3 fatalities each day in the UK over the same period.  ...
    BALTIMORE (CNN) — The COVID-19 infection and mortality rates are significantly higher in prisons than in the general population, though the severity differs widely among states, a new study found. In addition, fewer people are being held in jails since the pandemic began because of excess releases and a sharp drop in new admissions, according to a separate study, and those released have been rebooked back into jails at about the same rate as before the pandemic. Combined, the studies illustrate the risks inmates and employees inside the prison system face and may suggest that more people behind bars could be released. Those are the main conclusions of two separate data-heavy reports released Wednesday by the National Commission on COVID-19 and...
    (CNN) — The Covid-19 infection and mortality rates are significantly higher in prisons than in the general population, though the severity differs widely among states, a new study found. In addition, fewer people are being held in jails since the pandemic began because of excess releases and a sharp drop in new admissions, according to a separate study, and those released have been rebooked back into jails at about the same rate as before the pandemic. Combined, the studies illustrate the risks inmates and employees inside the prison system face and may suggest that more people behind bars could be released. Those are the main conclusions of two separate data-heavy reports released Wednesday by the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal...
    The United States of America is a huge country with a population of 330 million people and a land mass of 3.8 million square miles. Only China and India have a larger population, and only Russia and Canada have larger land masses. To provide some perspective, the United States alone has a larger population than the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain combined. In the same way that certain news stories in Spain are relatively unimportant in the United Kingdom, the same should be true of some news stories in the United States. While there are certainly stories which are relevant on a national level, there clearly exists a scale of importance which shrinks as the scope of the...
    California has lost critical manpower in its fight against the wildfires after more than 800 inmates in a controversial firefighting program were released from state prisons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The state relies on the prison population to make up a staggering 43 percent of its fire crews, meaning it has been left with a shortage of much-needed resources at a time when they are needed most.     The current crisis facing the state has brought the debate over using prisoners for the essential public service to the fore, given they earn just $1 an hour for the dangerous work and many liken the scheme to slave labor. Around one million acres of the Golden State have been destroyed over...
    A coronavirus vaccine could be widely available to much of the American public as early as April of next year, Operation Warp Speed chief Dr Moncef Slaoui told Business Insider in an exclusive interview.  His program aims to have a shot anytime between then and June, which Dr Slaoui believes will make it possible to life to return to some semblance of normality by the second half of next year.  Data on whether or not the six leading vaccine candidates appear to work should be available by the end of the year, he said.  Of course, Dr Slaoui has skin in the game. A former executive at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is making working on one of the vaccines, Dr Slaoui...
    SAN ANTONIO – The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody did not only spark a national conversation about police brutality, but it also breathed new life into the discussion on longstanding racial inequities in the United States. Some of these gaps were further inflamed by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected some parts of San Antonio harder than others. From access to internet to incarceration rates, here are some glaring racial inequities that exist in the United States and San Antonio. Experts attribute such gaps to “historical discrimination and exclusion from education, housing, capital, and loanable funds markets.” Median household income In 2018, a median Hispanic household earned 73 cents for every dollar a median...
    Sark is known for its stunning coastal views. Brett Charlton/Getty Images The car-free island of Sark, part of England's Channel Islands, has just under 500 residents.  The island's declining population led local Swen Lorenz to create the Sark Society, which is encouraging new people to move to the island. Residents only have to pay a small tax each year to live on the island, which has sandy beaches and coastal hiking paths. People get around the quaint village by walking, biking, or using a horse and carriage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The tiny and picturesque island of Sark, which is located off the coast of England, has a dwindling population. Now, it's hoping to entice...
    Minority Americans with coronavirus are being hospitalized at far greater rates compared to their share of states' populations.  Researchers found that, in 12 states, there were sizeable disparities in the prevalence of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, among blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans.  In Ohio, for example, about one-third of all people hospitalized with the virus were African-American, despite them making up less one-fifth of the state's population.   The team, from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, says there are several reasons for these inequalities including higher rates of pre-existing conditions like obesity and less access to healthcare compared to white residents.  A new study from the University of Minnesota found...
    Marshall Auerback August 17, 2020 10:21AM (UTC) This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. It is understandably tempting to drop all the blame for America's catastrophic response to COVID-19 on the big desk in the Oval Office. But there's more to the story than epic incompetence, grift and delusion at the highest levels of government. The stark divide in the level of health care from testing to treatment is divided by wealth and the legacy of systemic racism. In the words of Ed Yong of the Atlantic: "Chronic underfunding of public health neutered the nation's ability to prevent the pathogen's spread. A bloated, inefficient health-care system left hospitals ill-prepared for the ensuing wave...
    (CNN)An inmate at a Connecticut prison was confirmed dead this week after he was found with a cloth mask intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19 tied around his neck, according to the state Department of Correction. The inmate's death has been ruled a suicide, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told CNN. Resources for helpNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255) Trevor Lifeline1-866-488-7386 Trans LifelineUS: 1-877-565-8860Canada: 1-877-330-6366 Crisis Text LineText "741741" Daniel Ocasio, 32, was found just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, Connecticut, with a ligature tied around his neck, DOC spokesman Andrius Banevicius said in a statement sent to CNN."The ligature was made from the cloth mask issued to the offender population to...
    As residents have slowly retreated to Scotland's mainland, the local government is hoping to entice new residents. MarkGillow/Getty Images The Isle of Rum, an island off the coast of Scotland, is searching for new residents to fill its nearly deserted community. The isle is home to about 30 people, and to entice new islanders, leaders are building four eco-friendly homes with affordable rent. The call for residents is aimed at young families with children, which the community hopes will help fill the island's practically empty schools.  The island has extended its application deadline through August 28. More information can be found on the Isle of Rum Community Trust's website.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. To get...
    Madrid, Aug 11 (EFE) .- The Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (Fedea) estimates that the effective unemployment rate in July stood at 22% of the active population, nine points below that of June and far from the unemployment rate estimated by the Labor Force Survey (EPA), of 15.33% in the second quarter. The calculations of “effective unemployment” of Fedea include, in addition to the unemployed registered in the employment offices, the workers affected by temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) and the self-employed benefiting from the benefit for cessation of activity, which do not count at the EPA. Fedea explains that the decline in effective unemployment in July is mainly due to the return to work of 700,000 employees affected by...
    A dead elephant is seen in this undated handout image in Okavango Delta Reuters Almost 400 elephants have dropped dead in Botswana since early May. Nobody knows why.  Tests ordered by Botswana's government in laboratories in South Africa and Zimbabwe have proved inconclusive. Pesticides, agrochemicals, and pathogens as possible reasons for the unexplained deaths of the world's biggest land animals have been ruled out, a government statement said. Botswana is home to Africa's largest elephant population of 130,000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The question of what killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana remains answered after long-awaited test results proved inconclusive. Between May and July of this year, the remains of hundreds of elephants were discovered...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Shark Week kicks off at the Shedd Aquarium Sunday.In celebration of the apex predator, animal-enthusiasts of all ages can take a virtual dive underwater and come face-to-face with sharks from the comfort of your own home through the aquarium's "Stay Home With Shedd" series.The footage was collected in the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas during a research expedition. Shedd scientists are studying the population in the Bahamas, which are protected by law within the waters of the island nation after the establishment of the Bahamas Shark Sanctuary in 2011.Although Shedd's 2020 shark research expedition was postponed due to COVID-19 safety concerns, these videos provide a way for Shedd to continue to learn about sharks from Chicago,...
    More than 500 inmates at an Arizona state prison tested positive with coronavirus on Tuesday, according to local health officials.  The 517 inmates who tested positive at the Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson Whetstone Unit make up nearly half up the unit's 1,066 population.    They've been housed together in separate areas and are receiving medical care, according to a statement released by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, AZ Central reports.  517 inmates tested positive at the Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson Whetstone Unit RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Yale University student demands tuition reimbursement for... Alaskan cruise line cancels all future trips after a... Share this article Share The...
    Cody Fenwick August 5, 2020 9:06AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. A new interview of President Donald Trump with Axios' Jonathan Swan garnered much attention and acclaim for the reporter on Tuesday, with many stunned at the level of ignorance, incompetence, and callousness on display in the White House. But to be frank, while Swan put up some resistance to Trump and fact-checked him at key moments, he actually let the president get away with a lot of lying and dishonest spinning. Of course, this is what the president does — he spews disinformation and tries to bulldoze anyone who challenges him — which makes him difficult to interview. Much of it made Trump look ridiculous and...
    (CNN)It's official: millennials and those in the younger generations now make up more than half of the US population.The data, which was released by the Census Bureau last month and analyzed by the Brookings Institution, reveals the 166 million Americans under the age of 40 -- millennials, Gen Z and younger generations -- make up 50.7% of the population, as of July 2019. There are 162 million Americans in the combined Gen X, baby boomer, and older cohorts.Another stark difference comes in the diversity of the group. Over half of millennials and younger generations classify themselves as a racial or ethnic minority, compared to less than 30% of Baby Boomers.It's no secret that the divide between the older and younger...
    A new interview of President Donald Trump with Axios’ Jonathan Swan garnered much attention and acclaim for the reporter on Tuesday, with many stunned at the level of ignorance, incompetence, and callousness on display in the White House. But to be frank, while Swan put up some resistance to Trump and fact-checked him at key moments, he actually let the president get away with a lot of lying and dishonest spinning. Of course, this is what the president does — he spews disinformation and tries to bulldoze anyone who challenges him — which makes him difficult to interview. Much of it made Trump look ridiculous and incompetent, but that was often more Trump’s doing than Swan’s. There was one particular...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population. Don’t miss:Census Bureau set to close 2020 data-collection window a month early A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The Brookings analysis of population estimates released this summer by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the combined millennial, Generation Z and younger generations numbered 166 million people. The combined Generation X, baby boomer, and older cohorts represented 162 million U.S. residents. “To many Americans — especially baby boomers themselves — this news may come as a shock. For them, the term “millennial” has been...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Texas’ southernmost county, Cameron, is home to just 1.5% of the state’s population, but it accounts for nearly 5% of its known COVID-19 fatalities. Cameron County — where 89% of residents are Hispanic and nearly a third live below the poverty line — stands out as just one stark example of widespread disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. Across Texas and the nation, the novel coronavirus is deadlier for communities of color and low-income communities. These disparities, and a wealth of other demographic information, became more apparent this week when new tallying methods at the state...
    The number migrants or people with at least one foreign parent has hit an all-time high in Germany, now representing over a quarter of the population, according to statistics released on Tuesday. A report released by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office showed that 21.2 million residents in Germany have a ‘migrant background’, per census data collected in 2019. The migrant background population rose by 2.1 per cent over 2018 to 26 per cent. People of Turkish descent or who originally came from Turkey were the largest non-German group, making up 13 per cent of the migrant population, with Poles and Russians making up the next largest populations. The report found that almost two thirds (65 per cent) of people with a migration...
    BY ROSS RAMSEY JULY 27, 2020 About 6% of the people in Texas are undocumented immigrants. They work and live in the state, and they pay taxes. They’re not citizens, and they can’t vote. Their presence in Texas increases the population of the state, and the number of people Texas sends to Congress is directly tied to the number of humans in the state. Not just voters, not just citizens. Humans. The Trump administration wants to keep noncitizens out of the count used to determine how many people Texas sends to Congress. Undocumented immigrants may not be voters, but excluding people who live in and contribute to society is both undemocratic and unrepresentative. And it’s not about participation. We count kids, after all, because...
    Nir Menachemi July 26, 2020 4:05PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. Since day one of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has not had enough tests. Faced with this shortage, medical professionals used what tests they had on people with the worst symptoms or whose occupations put them at high risk for infection. People who were less sick or asymptomatic did not get tested. Because of this, many infected people in the U.S. have not been tested, and much of the information public health officials have about the spread and deadliness of the virus does not provide a complete picture. Short of testing every person in the U.S., the best way to get accurate data on...
    Nearly a quarter of Delhi's population has been infected with coronavirus, according to antibody tests which suggest that millions of cases have gone undetected.  India's capital territory has officially recorded 126,000 cases, making it one of the world's worst-hit capitals - with a higher infection rate than London or Rome despite Britain and Italy being harder-hit overall.  However, the true figure could be as high as 6.5million after Indian disease experts tested more than 20,000 people across Delhi - a region of 29million people - and found that 23.4 per cent of them had developed antibodies against Covid-19.     Experts say the proportion of people infected could be even higher in slum areas where social distancing is near-impossible.   Delhi, in...
    The world’s population is expected to shrink in the second half of the 21st century, according to researchers. The research, which is published in The Lancet medical journal, forecasts mortality, fertility and migration for 195 countries worldwide. The global population will peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, according to researchers at the University of Washington, falling to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. The current world population is around 7.8 billion. The study runs counter to the U.N.’s prediction that the world’s population will reach its peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100. The study published in the Lancet projects U.S. population growth until just after mid-century, reaching a peak of 364 million in 2062. The current U.S....
    The world’s population is expected to shrink in the second half of the 21st century, according to researchers. The research, which is published in The Lancet medical journal, forecasts mortality, fertility and migration for 195 countries worldwide. The global population will peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, according to researchers at the University of Washington, falling to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. The current world population is around 7.8 billion. The study runs counter to the U.N.'s prediction that the world's population will reach its peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100. CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY SHOWS 'ROBUST' IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONSE The study published in the Lancet projects U.S. population growth until just after mid-century, reaching a...
    New York — Sometime around 1200, and somewhere between America and the Polynesian islands, the inhabitants of these two territories found themselves It is not known how long it lasted, nor what was its dynamics. It could have been an accident, a boat that drifted from the north of South America, pushed by the trade winds and the current from the south of Ecuador that ended up meeting with the Polynesians. It could also have been a raft that, sailing against the current, made land somewhere between Colombia and Ecuador, and then departed back to the northern and southern Marquesas islands, the remote Palliser or Mangareva, between Tahiti and Rapa Nui. They may have taken some Native Americans or...
    WEDDINGS are falling out of fashion as fewer people get married, official statistics show. And those who do tie the knot wait longer. 2Official figures reveal the proportion of people getting married is dropping, and those who tie the knot are waiting longerCredit: Alamy Just over half of adults aged 16 and over in England (50.6 per cent) were married or in a civil partnership last year. That is down from 52.2 per cent in 2009, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday. Being wed is “steadily declining” in all ages except the over-70s, which rose by 3.8 percentage points to 54.8 per cent. Nine in ten aged 16 to 29 were single “as people choose to postpone entering a...
    Germany is vulnerable to a second Covid-19 wave because only 1.3 per cent of the country has developed antibodies, experts fear.  The Robert Koch Institute, the nation's infectious diseases agency, warned almost everyone in the country may still be at risk of getting infected.   Even the minority with antibodies — thought to be around 1million people — are not necessarily protected because immunity may wane over time.  It comes as a huge blow to the nation because it means it is nowhere near the level for 'herd immunity', when so many people have had been exposed that any outbreak naturally fizzles out.  The RKI analysis, of blood from 12,000 donors, showed that 1.8 per cent of men had antibodies and...
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- The Shower of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides mobile showers to homeless individuals throughout Los Angeles County is stepping up their efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic. The non-profit organization has expanded their free shower service to 24 locations throughout the county."Now that we are dealing with COVID, the places that a lot of these people used to just take a bird bath, like gas station bathrooms, etc, are all closed," said Mel Tillekeratne, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Shower of Hope. "Right now, this is a matter of life and death because this is not just a way to be clean, it's a way to stay healthy.""When I was in the streets, I...
    Herd immunity against Covid-19 could develop if just 10 per cent of the population catches the disease, a study has claimed. Scientists say if a vaccine was developed it would need 60-70 per cent coverage to work — but this threshold could be significantly lower for natural immunity.  The concept of herd immunity hinges on people only being affected once, so that when a certain number of people have been infected with the virus already it can't spread any more. It remains a mystery as to whether this is the case for Covid-19 but, if it is, then herd immunity could offer some protection during a second wave of the disease, which top medics fear will strike this winter.  Researchers...
    On January 1, 2020, the population of the European Union with 27 Member States (EU) was estimated at nearly 447.7 million, a logical drop of 12.8% compared to the 513.5 million recorded a year earlier , when the United Kingdom was still taken into account, said Eurostat, the European statistics office, on Friday. The total change in the population of the EU, of which Belgium represents 2.6%, was positive with 0.9 million more inhabitants in 2019, due to the migratory balance. The natural change in the EU population has been negative since 2012, with more deaths (4.7 million) than births (4.2 million) recorded in 2019. Among the Member States, Germany remains the most populous country with 83.2 million residents,...
    Employees leave JBS SA's poultry factory after the company was hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Passo Fundo, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara/File Photo The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the country's main data agency, released a report last week which found 7.8 million people in Brazil lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. It found that the majority of people who lost their jobs — 5.8 million — were working in the informal sector, or the gig economy. The losses meant that only 49.5% of Brazil's working population was working. It's the lowest amount since the measurement began in 2012. However, Mackenzie University finance...
    Coronavirus — Only 5 percent of the population in Spain has developed antibodies against the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study published this Monday in The Lancet. This would imply that the country is far from achieving group or herd immunity. The results of the study, called ENE-COVID, showed that the rest of the population, that is, 95 percent of Spaniards are exposed to the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease. And that geographically, the highest prevalence of antibodies was found in Madrid. Research that had a sample of more than 61,000 citizens indicates that at least “a third” of the people who developed antibodies were asymptomatic, that is, they did not present the symptoms of the disease....
    Breaking News — San José, Jul 5 . .- Costa Rica closed this Sunday which is so far its week with the most new cases of COVID-19 with 1,866 and the most deaths with 4, in the 4 months the country has been immersed in the pandemic, according to official data . This Sunday the country broke the record of daily cases for the second consecutive day with 375, as well as registering the largest number of people hospitalized simultaneously with 77, of which 10 are in intensive care units. On Saturday night, the nineteenth death occurred by COVID-19 so far in the pandemic in the country, bringing the death toll this week to 4. The victim is a...
    Coronavirus — Francisco Alabi, Minister of Health of The Savior He affirmed on Friday that the country has not reached the optimal conditions to advance to phase II of the economic reopening. According to the official, at this time the population is more exposed to COVID-19 community infections, which can lead to a collapse in the health system. “Carrying out an activity that has more exposure -such as the second phase of the economic reopening- would lead to an increase in more confirmed cases and, therefore, more complications for the Health sector,” were the president’s statements quoted in a press report. of the presidency, which was released on Friday. Read also: United States allocates to El Salvador 58.2 million...
    As the daily coronavirus case count rises with no vaccine yet available, a possible answer to the pandemic could be herd immunity, according to Mayo Clinic. The herd immunity threshold is when the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than the proportion still vulnerable to the disease. Some health experts estimate that 70% of Americans, over 200 million people, would have to recover from Covid-19 to achieve herd immunity, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, there are other estimates that place the herd immunity threshold as low as 43%, according to U.S.News. A model of SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS Vaccines and natural infection are the two routes available...
    China’s campaign to restrict the Uighur population reportedly started as far back as 2013 using malware technologies, a U.S.-based mobile intelligence company revealed Wednesday. The Lookout Threat Intelligence Team found evidence that four Android surveillance malware tools were used to track Uighurs in China and in as many 14 other countries, through their smartphones. The malware tracked and recorded detailed information about Uighur’s primarily living in the Xinjiang province, but records tracking Tibetans and other Muslims groups were found as well. Smartphone tracking appears to have been just the first step in a much broader campaign to collect blood samples, voice and facial recognition, along with other personal data that would target the oppressed minority group, according to a report by...
    Coronavirus — Covid-19: the worst week for the US 0:30 . – The United States has long prided itself as the world’s brilliant beacon. But its current state is much darker: it is the world leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from covid-19 in the United States, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected. The lives of Americans have been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. And as the country struggles to reopen, covid-19 cases have re-emerged, this time in young people and in states that had previously avoided the worst part of the virus. Look here, in dollars, percentages and, most tragically, lives, how the devastating number of...
    Coronavirus — Antonio Figueras, a scientist at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), has warned on Twitter of the increase in sprouts in our country. It has also stated that “the population is not aware of the wave that is forming”, in addition to regretting that Spain is going “bad no, the following”. We are going bad no, the following. The worst thing is that the population is not aware that the wave is forming. https://t.co/1vZc2BJMNu – Antonio Figueras (@antoniofigueras) June 27, 2020 He also wanted to remember that the number of infections in the world continues to rise, reason why it has alerted on the need of take “the precautionary measures, use the uncomfortable masks and do...
    Nearly half of the U.S. adult population is still without a job as the number of Americans filing for unemployment remains high and reopening in several states is slowed because of high levels of new coronavirus cases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment-population ratio for May 2020 shows that just 52.8 percent of the adult population was employed last month. This means that 47.2 percent of Americans are jobless despite a surprising surge in jobs in May. The employment-population ratio highlights the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population, creating a broader picture of the rate of employment across the country. Almost half of all adult Americans have been jobless in...
    By Scottie Andrew | CNN The United States has long prided itself as the world’s shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe’s leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected. American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. And as the country struggles to reopen, cases of Covid-19 have surged again — this time in young people and in states that had previously avoided the brunt of the virus. Here, in dollars, percentages and — most tragically — lives, is the pandemic’s devastating toll on the US. The US leads the world in...
    (CNN)The United States has long prided itself as the world's shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe's leader in coronavirus cases.More than 125,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected. American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. And as the country struggles to reopen, cases of Covid-19 have surged again -- this time in young people and in states that had previously avoided the brunt of the virus. Here, in dollars, percentages and — most tragically — lives, is the pandemic's devastating toll on the US.The US leads the world in cases and deaths Covid-19 reported deaths Read...
    TV shows that are canceled or ending in 2020 Benny Mardones, Into the Night singer-songwriter, dead at 73 Nearly half of American adults are now unemployed © Gary Cameron / Reuters   Nearly half of the adult population is still out of a job, showing just how far the U.S. labor market has to heal in the wake of the coronavirus.  The employment-population ratio — the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population — plunged to 52.8% in May, meaning 47.2% of Americans are jobless, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the coronavirus-induced shutdowns tore through the labor market, the share of population employed dropped sharply from a recent high of 61.2% in January, farther away...
    China is forcing ethnic minority women in its Xinjiang province to take birth control, get IUDs, and abort the unborn on a scale that has sent birthrates plummeting by over 80% in three years in some regions. Xinjiang is home to much of China’s ethnic-minority, Muslim populations such as the Uighurs and Kazakhs. According to a new report from The Jamestown Foundation, Chinese government documents and data show what one expert called a “creeping genocide” taking place across the province as Beijing enforces strict population control. The research was first reported by the Associated Press. “Natural population growth in Xinjiang has declined dramatically; growth rates fell by 84 percent in the two largest Uyghur prefectures between 2015 and 2018, and...
    The federal government on Friday issued an official estimate of the number of people in the U.S. who hold the controversial H-1B work visa, intended for jobs requiring specialized skills but attacked by critics over reported abuses. At the end of September, there were “approximately” 583,420 people on the H-1B living in the U.S, according to a U.S. Customs and Immigration report. The agency provided estimates going back the previous three years, but gave total numbers of people whose H-1B applications were approved, rather than the total it believes have been living in the country. The larger numbers don’t factor in withdrawals of approval or changes in visa status. The estimates start at the end of September 2016, when the...
    NONWHITES and Hispanics now make up a majority of people under age 16, and white people have highest average age. US Census data released Thursday revealed the changing demographics. 2 People are seen walking through Times Square in New York City on August 22, 2019. US Census Data shows that the nonwhite and Hispanic population under the age of 16 is a majorityCredit: AP:Associated Press Data from the Census Bureau revealed that for the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics comprise a majority of people in the US under the age of 16, the Associated Press reported. The number of non-Hispanic white has dropped over 16,600 in the last decade, as the number of deaths surpassed the number of births, Census...
    New York — Some military analysts questioned whether it could have been an accident or sabotage The sky turned orange Photo:@nytimesworld / Courtesy A large explosion in the area of ​​a major Iranian military and weapons development base east of the capital, Tehran, turned the horizon bright orange for several seconds early Friday morning, official news agencies reported. A Defense Ministry spokesman, General Davoud Abdi, told state television that there had been a gas explosion in the general area of ​​the Parchin Military Complex, a military and weapons development base, but said that there were no victims and that fire was under control. “Our colleagues are on the ground and carefully investigate the incident,” said...
    ORLANDO, Florida – For the generation of Americans who are not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, African-Americans and Hispanics were the majority among the population under the age of 16 in 2019, an expected demographic change that will increase in the coming decades, according to figures published Thursday by the United States Census Bureau. “This is going to be a diversified century for the United States, and it’s starting with this younger generation,” said William Frey of The Brookings Institution. At the same time, the number of non-Hispanic whites has declined in the past decade as deaths outnumbered births in this demographic aging, according to population estimates from the Census...
    Racism has been declared a public health crisis in San Bernardino, resulting in disparities in 'family stability, health and mental wellness, education, employment, economic development, public safety, criminal justice and housing.' The Board of Supervisors approved the decision in a 5-0 vote during a Tuesday meeting, detailing the mass inequalities faced by the black community in the county.  Following weeks of demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 25, the resolution notes that the 'U.S. Census Bureau has documented a significant increase in anxiety and depression among black people nationally.'  Specifically in San Bernardino, officials noted that the infant mortality rate for the black population was double the rate of the rest the county.  The Board of...
    The collapse of the Rapa Nui society on Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean may have been triggered by changes in the Earth's climate 500 years ago. The Rapa Nui people inhabited the remote island, about 2,300 miles from the coast of Chile, from the middle of the first millennium AD.  The arrival of European explorers in 1722 led to a rapid decline of the population, brought on by murder, bloody conflict and the brutal slave trade.  However, Chilean scientists say there is evidence that the collapse of the indigenous population was already underway prior to the arrival of Dutch and Spanish settlers.    Climate change including droughts and resulting falls in the island's carrying capacity and food supply led...
    California has reached a record-high of more than 5,000 positive coronavirus tests in a single day, as cases surge among the San Quentin prison population and officials say a 'superspreader' infected at least 12 people at a large family gathering.  The state recorded its highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases throughout the entire pandemic Monday, with 5,019 infections in just 24 hours.  The concerning tally soared past the previous record of 4,515 new cases recorded on Saturday and has taken the US's second hardest-hit state up to 183,073 total infections.    Fears are mounting that the state could be on track for a 'second wave' of the killer virus as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations steadily climbs while lockdown rules continue...
    Beware of bears. Researchers at Yellowstone National Park will begin field captures on June 27 of grizzly bears in the park as part of its population monitoring efforts. PLANNING TO VISIT A NATIONAL PARK? HERE'S WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING The National Park Service, in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, is informing guests of the pre-baiting and capture process for the grizzlies. Yellowstone is currently reopened to the public after closing for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some attractions and trails remain closed as part of the multi-phase reopening plan. (iStock) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER The operation is required under the Endangered Species Act and will be conducted by biologists with the Interagency Grizzly...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California Catholic Conference of Bishops issued its first statement on the vandalism of a Father Junipero Serra statue in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, saying that Serra “made great sacrifices to defend and serve the indigenous population.” The statue of the Spanish leader who brought the first Catholic missionaries to California about 250 years ago was torn down on Saturday at Placita Olvera. Protesters who support getting rid of Serra’s statue say he forced California Native Americans to convert to Catholicism and stay at his missions while destroying their tribes and their culture. The California Catholic Conference of Bishops said in response that Serra actually treated Native Americans with respect. “The historical truth is that...
    A new study reveals global efforts to improve air quality have fallen short. Researchers found half of the world’s population is exposed to increasing air pollution, with some areas reaching an amount five times above safety levels. The team, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, notes it is low- and middle-income areas with the highest concentrations. The contributing culprits include the inefficient use of energy by households, industry, the agriculture and transport sectors and coal-fired power plants. Scroll down for video  The study analyzed trends in global air quality between 2010 and 2016, against the efforts made by countries around the world to reduce pollution, including both short and long term policies Professor Shaddick, Chair of Data Science...
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    While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities. Some of the most dangerous big cities are: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia. The most common characteristic of these cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by liberal Democrats. Some cities — such as Detroit, Buffalo, Newark and Philadelphia — haven’t elected a Republican mayor for more than a half-century. On top of this, in many...