Tag: COVID-19

NFL to Get Rid of Live National Anthem Performances This Season. Could That Affect Protests Too?

Photo: ANGELA WEISS (Getty Images) Whether or not we’ll see fans in attendance this season at NFL games has yet to be determined. But one thing we won’t see this season is live performances of the national anthem. Advertisement The NFL we all know and love will undoubtedly look drastically different this year. And in […]

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‘Billie Holiday Is Probably One of Our First Civil Rights Leaders’: Lee Daniels Discusses His Upcoming Biopic at The Root Institute

It’s been nearly 50 years since the debut of Lady Sings the Blues, which was a huge inspiration for writer-director-producer Lee Daniels—so much so, that he is now directing his own biographical drama about the iconic Billie Holiday, The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Through her art—especially her stirring song, “Strange Fruit”—Holiday became pivotal in […]

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Sorry, Donald Trump, But It’s Looking Like College Football Is a Wrap

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) As I’m sure you’re all familiar with by now…Donald Trump lives to lie. His latest flirtation with brazen dishonesty involves college football since apparently he’s feeling some type of way that it’s increasingly unlikely that student-athletes will be taking the field this fall. Advertisement On Monday, he tweeted, “Play College […]

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New York’s MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

When Apple introduced its flagship iPhone X three years ago, it replaced fingerprints with facial recognition, pitching “Face ID” as even more secure than “Touch ID.” Within a year, the face-mapping tech came to additional iPhones and iPads, helping Apple ditch its finger-scanning Home buttons while following the industry-wide trend of shrinking phone and tablet bezels. […]

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Mid-American Conference Postpones Fall Sports; NFL Could Take Over Saturdays If College Football Is Gone

Quarterback Greg Windham #14 of the Ohio Bobcats slips past Dorance Armstrong Jr. #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks as he runs for a touchdown.Photo: Ed Zurga (Getty Images) Mere days after UConn became the first major college football program to graciously bow out of playing this season due to the coronavirus, the Mid-American Conference—yes, an […]

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This City Is Now Handing Out Mask Exemption Cards During Coronavirus

One of the mask exemption card being handed out in Edmonton. Photo supplied by Mack Male. After introducing a bylaw that forces citizens to wear masks indoors in public spaces, the City of Edmonton is now offering “mask exemption cards.” The orange cards, which have been handed out at several locations across the city since last […]

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6-Step Guide to Survive Pandemic-Related Distress

I’ve written this step-by-step survival guide. First and foremost, you must understand yourself well. Which leads us into Step 1: 1. Increase your self-knowledge & self-awareness. Log your traits, strengths and struggles, interests, and values. Write the emotions hardest for you to regulate (common ones: anger, anxiety, helplessness), and then triggers for each of those […]

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The Unequal Future of Consumption

Then there are the doomsayers. To them, the world was already on a cliff edge in 2019. Globalization had been in retreat, productivity stagnant, and spending squeezed. The lessons of the 2008 financial crisis had not been learned. The coronavirus, in this view, is now pushing us over the edge, into a downward spiral of […]

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Simple Strategies for Handling COVID Togetherness Issues with Your Spouse

But when it comes to decisions that directly risk the safety and life of our partner, as with COVID-19, one spouse’s greater risk tolerance forces the other to assume that same level of risk, requiring consciousness of personal responsibility when making decisions. Though the health stakes are higher with COVID-19, a comparable situation is when […]

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6-Year-Old Donates Over 5,000 Books To Children Amid Pandemic

A 6-year-old from Long Island is sharing her love for reading books with other children amid the pandemic. According to Black News, Kelly Boston-Hill collected over 5,000 books to donate to underserved youth. Following the shelter-in-place orders, the youngster launched a project dubbed Kelly’s Doll House to share book reviews and do virtual read-alongs for […]

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This HoloLens 2 app is helping doctors learn how to ID coronavirus

A new HoloLens 2 app uses volumetric capture of a COVID-19 patient, that this is helping doctors and nurses in the U.K. safely identify symptoms. HoloPatient: COVID-19 is a free extension of GIGXR’s HoloPatient platform, produced in partnership with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and the new Resilient XR consortium. The app presents users […]

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The Death of a Mississippi Teacher From COVID-19 Increases Fears of an Outbreak as Schools Reopen

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) Despite most medical professionals saying “Hey, don’t do that,” schools across the country are steadily beginning to reopen. In Mississippi, the death of a beloved teacher while self-quarantining has increased fears of a COVID-19 outbreak during the first week of school. Advertisement Mississippi Today reports that 42-year-old Nacoma James, a Black man, […]

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The Tenant Uprising Is Here, and It’s Fierce

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. In recent days, tenant activists have stormed courthouses in Kansas City and New Orleans. They’ve crowded, chanting, into real estate law firms in New York City. They’ve protested outside a mayor’s home in Los Angeles and marched with signs through another mayor’s […]

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That Georgia Teen Who Outed Her Mask-Less Classmates Just Got Her Suspension Revoked

One of two Georgia high schoolers who were punished for posting photos and video of a crowded school corridor with little to no regard for social distancing or masks will not face suspension after all. Hannah Watters, 15, was initially suspended from North Paulding High earlier this week for posting the now-viral photo on Twitter. […]

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That Georgia Teen Who Outed Her Mask-Less Classmates Just Got Her Suspension Reversed

One of two Georgia teens punished for posting a photo and a video of their crowded school corridor with hardly any social distancing or masks will not face suspension after all. Hannah Watters, 15, was initially suspended from North Paulding High earlier this week for posting the now-viral photo on Twitter. The picture, which shows […]

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The Deadly Coronavirus Vaccine Gold Rush

Combine these realities with an administration hell bent on getting a coronavirus vaccine approved before the election, and with the legal authority to bypass usual clinical trial requirements, and you have a recipe for disaster. It would be a nightmare scenario for a vaccine that was actively dangerous to be rushed to market; tens of […]

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Ferrari’s First PHEV Delayed

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Just Like Us, Our Forever First Lady Has Been Experiencing ‘Low-Grade Depression’ Lately

Michelle Obama on stage as part of her “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama” tour on April 14, 2019, in London, England.Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe (Getty Images) Michelle Obama just keeps giving us more reasons to love her—mostly because of her innate empathy (you should try it, it’s delicious) and her increasing transparency since […]

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COVID benchmarks on ARR, churn, and more from 2020 Key Banc SaaS survey (VB Live)

Presented by Sage Intacct In a post-COVID world data-backed business planning is more important than ever. This year’s Key Banc Capital Markets SaaS company Survey has the benchmarks CFOs, RevOps, and finance leaders need. Join this VB Live event to see where you stand. Register here for free. In light of today’s volatile business market, […]

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Infermedica raises $10.25 million for chatbots and voice assistants that triage health care

Digital health startup Infermedica today nabbed $10.25 million to further develop its platform for symptom diagnosis. The company, which claims to have performed more than 6 million health checks to date, says it will put the proceeds toward R&D and international expansion in the U.S. and Germany. The demand for triaging solutions has risen substantially […]

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Sight Diagnostics raises $71 million for blood-testing computer vision

Sight Diagnostics, which is developing an AI-powered blood analysis machine, this week nabbed $71 million in funding. This more than doubles the startup’s total raised, and a spokesperson says it will be used to accelerate Sight’s operations globally — with a focus on the U.S. — as it advances R&D for the detection of conditions […]

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Brainworks launches Medio Smart Health heartbeat-monitoring app with COVID-19 questionnaire

Brainworks has launched Medio Smart Health web application that tracks your heart rate using a camera and can screen you for COVID-19 symptoms. The free web application uses AI-enhanced, non-contact measurement of your vital signs to help automate digital healthcare, said Phillip Alvelda, CEO of Emeryville, California-based Brainworks, in an interview with VentureBeat. “Our goal […]

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As the Federal Moratorium Ends, 23 Million Americans Are at Risk of Being Evicted in Coming Months

Photo: J.J. Gouin (Shutterstock) The enormousness of the crisis brought on by COVID-19 cannot be overstated. Cases and deaths are steadily rising in multiple states, as are unemployment numbers. Despite the continued severity of the crisis, Congress has stalled on passing a new relief bill and as the federal moratorium on evictions ends, millions of […]

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Pregnancy Empowerment in the Time of Covid Isolation

It’s important to find moments of unity in this process, so that even though the mother may be physically separated, she can remain intimately connected with her partner and not be emotionally alone. Pregnancy can be an intangible time for nonpregnant partners. Going to medical appointments are usually a way to connect through this process. […]

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Teachers Are Making Their Own Gravestones and Coffins to Protest Going Back to School

Teachers being pushed to go back to their schools are demonstrating their resistance in graphic and grim ways, including mock gravestones, makeshift coffins, and writing their own early obituaries. As districts prepare to start the new school year with remote or in-person learning (or a mix of both), school staff and faculty fear the reopening […]

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Learning to Pivot in 2020

For once, I don’t feel I’m being dramatic when I say it’s been a lot. And since I have a history of General Anxiety Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Depression, I fully expected to be cracking under the strain by now. But somehow… I’m not. And I think that might have at least a little […]

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Republican State Senator and Hater of Pandemic Emergency Measures Tests Positive for COVID-19

Photo: Facebook On Sunday, Michigan Republican State Senator Tom Barrett learned that life comes at you fast. Advertisement See, Barrett is a bit of a COVID-19 denier. He even sponsored a bill to limit Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers, which included making masks mandatory. And then Sunday evening, Barrett learned that he had tested […]

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Google and Harvard release COVID-19 prediction models

In partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Google today released the COVID-19 Public Forecasts, a set of models that provide projections of COVID-19 cases, deaths, ICU utilization, ventilator availability, and other metrics over the next 14 days for U.S. counties and states. The models are trained on public data such as those from Johns […]

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University mandates wearable COVID-19 tracker, sparking student protest

Despite the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, schools have developed reopening plans for the fall semester — some with fully remote classes, others in traditional classrooms. Having opted to open both classrooms and residence halls, Michigan’s Oakland University will require residents and staff to wear COVID-19 trackers, a move that has led to […]

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