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Guess what? The world may be burning, but I'm still here. Happy New Year. After ten months of home detention, I get my first dose of the vaccine on Monday morning!!! What bad habits will I resume? Starbucks? ($150/month saved). Hillstone? ($3000 a year)
A facial recognition company says a viral Washington Times story claiming it identified Antifa members among the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday is completely false. XRVision told Buzzfeed News it has asked the conservative outlet for a…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸Nobody cares what is true anymore. People only care if opinions agree with theirs. It makes it almost impossible to produce a newsletter.
Ashli Babbitt, a rioter shot and killed Wednesday in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, apparently by Capitol Police, was an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump who followed and promoted many well-known radical conservative activists as well as…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸I try very hard to understand. The only thing I can think is that she must have had PTSD. Why would an adult storm the Capitol?
The New York Times
– Jan 4, 1:43 PM
A joint venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to explore new ways to deliver health care to their employees is disbanding, according to a short statement on its website. The company, called Haven, will cease operations at…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸Yes, it's a complicated problem. Now they know. Their solutions wouldn't even work for each other's businesses.
The Staffs of KHN and The Guardian
– Dec 31, 2020, 9:55 PM
Yolanda Coar was 40 when she died of Covid-19 in August 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. She was also a nurse manager, and one of nearly 3,000 front-line workers who have died in the U.S. fighting this virus, according to an exclusive investigation by The…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸New newsletter on health care put out for California.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine are still spreading on Facebook and Instagram, more than a month after Facebook pledged it would take them down. Under pressure to contain an avalanche of falsehoods, Facebook…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸What is the point in spreading misinformation about the vaccine? Don't you want to go out to eat again?
According to the World Health Organization, 23.1% of the global burden of disease (measured in disability-adjusted life years, or DALYs) can be attributed to illness in persons aged 60 years and older (World Health Organization 2008). Throughout…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸This increasing medicalization of old age was associated with increasingly negative age stereotypes, leading the authors to conclude that this increasing negativity toward older adults is systemic and pervasive throughout the culture.
The New York Times
Elizabeth A. Harris
– Dec 29, 2020, 2:00 AM
Like everybody else, book publishers will be happy to see the end of 2020. But for many of them, the year has brought some positive news, which has been as welcome as it was surprising: Business has been good. With so many people stuck at home and…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸Books. The safe antidote to the pandemic. Happy to hear that people have time to read again.
Immunization is a cornerstone of public health policy and is demonstrably highly cost-effective when used to protect child health. Although it could be argued that immunology has not thus far contributed much to vaccine development, in that most of…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸I know I have a scientific audience, so here's some good information. Now whether this vaccine will work after the virus mutates is not known.