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Published Thu, Jul 16 2020 9:31 AM EDT Since the pandemic began, the CDC has regularly published data on availability of hospital beds and intensive care units across the country. But when Ryan Panchadsaram, who runs a data-tracking site called…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThank goodness we will still have Johns Hopkins to get the data from. This is too authoritarian for me. I live by data.
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterApple already has a setting on recent iPhones that allows you to send people who are not in your contacts directly to voicemail, and AT&T can label calls 'Spam Risk' or 'Telemarketer.' So of course everything has switched to text.
Quarantine is dismantling acquaintanceship and it's honestly making me pretty sad. We have Zoom and phone calls to maintain close friendships and social networks for broadcasting to followers with overlapping interests. But there's a big hole in…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterVery sad byproduct of sheltering in place. It’s what I miss too!
The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy. Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is the bad part: the fact that there are lingering after effects.
The New York Times
– Jul 12, 5:41 PM
The day the debt-ridden Texas oil producer MDC Energy filed for bankruptcy eight months ago, a tank at one of its wells was furiously leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. As of last week, dangerous, invisible gases were…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterWe were right to distrust the energy companies.
– Jul 13, 8:53 AM
How to Live Happily in Covid-19 Times For a while, when I first became aware of covid-19 I tried to ignore it. I'm basically a Pollyanna anyway. And I'm a Pollyanna who eats clean and is a lifelong exerciser. I felt optimized for immortality. I've…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is my personal story of how I have come to terms with my 'new' life, which bears only a slight resemblance to my life before Covid.
Today's intro is by Valerie Villarreal, a product manager at Instagram. There's so much folklore and hype built around Silicon Valley as “the land of immigrants,” the meritocracy where anyone is welcome. But for me, it seems we only…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterChairman Mom is a working women's newsletter started by my friend Sarah Lacy.Today it takes on the subject of whether Silicon Valley is really a meritocracy. My conclusion: no place is a meritocracy for people of color. But shouldn't it be?
Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new vaccine was developed by a Mater Research team based at The Translational Research Institute in collaboration with…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterGood news, folks. There might be a cancer vaccine.
The Daily Beast
– Jul 8, 9:21 AM
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Israel has lost control of the contagion, the economy is cratering, unemployment's at 23 percent, and the new government is crumbling. JERUSALEM—Like beachgoers informed there is no danger just…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterNo one can take anything for granted. This story says in Israel it was opening the schools that spiked the infection rate again.
For developer Scott Gillen, the coronavirus pandemic is redefining what he sentimentally describes as “home is home.” A residence is no longer a place to simply “eat, shower and sleep” before venturing into a bustling…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterDevelopers are already on it. More space, more storage, for a home we spend more time in. No big buildings, no more public elevators.