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The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Horwitz and Keach Hagey
– Nov 14, 11:33 AM
As Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have taken a harder line against claims of a stolen presidential election, prominent conservatives on both platforms have responded with rage and a frequent retort: Follow me on Parler. Launched in 2018, the…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesThis is behind a pay wall, but you get the point. THe conservatives have gone to Parler, where I was waiting for them. Some real nuts and some smart people, just like on every platform.
The New York Times
– Nov 19, 1:58 AM
With coronavirus cases on the rise in all but one state and a newly reached American death toll of 250,000, this would not seem the moment for the United States to take a patchwork response to the pandemic. But that is what it has done, and that…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesThank goodness Trump doesn't care enough to silence the CDC anymore.
Bill Gates fears a “dysfunctional” approach to distributing Covid-19 vaccines, he said Tuesday, despite an inspiring effort by biopharmaceutical companies to produce promising candidates with high measures of protection. Developing…
JAMA. Published online November 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.21913 SARS-CoV-2 Rates in BCG-Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Young Adults Uri Hamiel, MD; Eran Kozer, MD; Ilan Youngster, MD, MMSc Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesAs more younger adults become infected, increasing numbers of them could experience a debilitating illness with potential long-term health effects. Public health experts and physicians have...said that younger groups need to take the virus more seriously
The New York Times
– Nov 4, 2:00 AM
To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. When I first spoke with Joseph Tainter in early May, he and I and nearly everyone else had reason to be worried. A few days earlier, the…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesYou can guess. About now. Good article.
Though all ballots have now been counted in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey wouldn't acknowledge that Joe Biden won Arizona's 11 electoral votes and he refused to reject the evidence-free claims of fraud being made about the outcome of the election…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesDucey is between a rock and a hard place, as are other state Republicans. But I heard that press conference and I think he's doing a good job of not being a fanatic.
We are living through an inarguably challenging time. The U.S. has been facing its highest daily COVID-19 case counts yet. Uncertainty and division continue to dog the aftermath of the presidential election. And we are heading into a long, cold…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesAt least there's something we can actually DO to control our stress. All together now: double inhale, long exhale.And again.
– Nov 14, 8:44 AM
Last week, after the election, Twitter's efforts to deal with misinformation and disinformation led hordes of conservatives to depart for Parler, where they found waiting for them more people who shared their beliefs. They also found me. I joined…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesThe election and its aftermath are very frightening. I've worked alongside people of both parties on behalf of Arizona for 50 years, and I would like to de-politicize things a bit so we can still cooperate. So I wrote this article.
Two global issues will help shape people's memories of this time in history – Covid-19 and the increased use of the internet by malign actors to disrupt society. It's disturbing that these challenges have now merged as cyberattacks are being…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesSo fascinating. Microsoft has turned back so many of these threats. What would we do without them? Hospitals and research facilities are pushed to the max, and cyber threats are something they don’t have time for.
In normal times organizations face numerous uncertainties of varying consequence. Managers deal with challenges by relying on established structures and processes. These are designed to reduce uncertainty and support calculated bets to manage the…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStatesThe IMF’s GDP contraction forecast for 2020 is more than double the estimated contraction that took place in 2009, the worst year of the earlier global financial crisis. And that's only one determinant.