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Coronavirus Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t target anti-vaccination posts like COVID misinformation Coronavirus Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t target anti-vaccination posts like COVID misinformation

Coronavirus Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t target anti-vaccination posts like COVID misinformation

By 2 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg told “Axios on HBO” that Facebook currently doesn’t plan to take the same kind of strong action against anti-vaccination misinformation that it has for the coronavirus pandemic.Why it matters: “Anti-vaxx” movements could disrupt efforts to build public immunity against the coronavirus when a vaccine is developed.What he’s saying: “We work with the CDC…

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West Coast Wildfires Burn Millions of Acres and Kill at Least 15 – The Wall Street Journal West Coast Wildfires Burn Millions of Acres and Kill at Least 15 – The Wall Street Journal

West Coast Wildfires Burn Millions of Acres and Kill at Least 15 – The Wall Street Journal

By 2 months ago

Wildfires across the American West burned millions of acres and killed a total of at least 15 people by Thursday, as firefighters continued working to contain some of the fastest-growing blazes ever seen. Fueled by high winds and dry conditions, fires in Oregon, California and Washington state have destroyed homes and forced last-minute evacuations, displacing…

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Coronavirus Zoom outage halts classes, meetings Coronavirus Zoom outage halts classes, meetings

Coronavirus Zoom outage halts classes, meetings

By 2 months ago

Videoconferencing software Zoom experienced a widespread outage Monday, morning with many users unable to join or launch video meetings.Why it matters: During the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has become the go-to solution for many businesses and schools trying to function remotely.What they’re saying: “We have identified the issue causing users to be unable to start and…

Coronavirus Where college football stands around the country Coronavirus Where college football stands around the country

Coronavirus Where college football stands around the country

By 2 months ago

The splintering of big-time college football has set the stage for even more drama as the fall inches closer and campuses start to re-open.The state of play: The Big Ten and Pac-12 are planning for a possible spring season (a logistical nightmare) amid backlash from players and coaches. The SEC, Big 12 and ACC are…

Coronavirus Notre Dame cancels in-person classes after surge of COVID-19 cases Coronavirus Notre Dame cancels in-person classes after surge of COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus Notre Dame cancels in-person classes after surge of COVID-19 cases

By 2 months ago

The University of Notre Dame announced Tuesday that it is canceling in-person classes for at least two weeks following a spike in coronavirus cases.Why it matters: Notre Dame is the second prominent university to announce this week that it would revert back to remote learning, following the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…

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In Worst-Hit Covid State, New York’s Cuomo Called All the Shots – The Wall Street Journal In Worst-Hit Covid State, New York’s Cuomo Called All the Shots – The Wall Street Journal

In Worst-Hit Covid State, New York’s Cuomo Called All the Shots – The Wall Street Journal

By 2 months ago

New York City was locking down. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted to say when and how it would happen. After Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents in a March 17 news conference to prepare to “shelter in place,” Mr. Cuomo dismissed the mayor’s plan in a television interview while his aides blitzed City Hall with calls.…

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Resume in UK – msnNOW AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Resume in UK – msnNOW

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Resume in UK – msnNOW

By 2 months ago

AstraZeneca PLC said Saturday clinical trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine have resumed in the U.K. after regulators concluded it was safe to do so, following a pause in studies globally after a person who received the vaccine had an unexplained illness. Trials in other countries, including the U.S., remain paused while AstraZeneca works with…

Nancy Pelosi pictured without mask in hair salon Nancy Pelosi pictured without mask in hair salon

Nancy Pelosi pictured without mask in hair salon

By 2 months ago

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her salon visit was a “setup” and they her an apology.The most powerful elected US Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, has visited a hair salon in San Francisco, breaking rules that only allow service outdoors, in order to control the spread…

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England: Conor Coady & Ainsley Maitland-Niles called up by Gareth Southgate England: Conor Coady & Ainsley Maitland-Niles called up by Gareth Southgate

England: Conor Coady & Ainsley Maitland-Niles called up by Gareth Southgate

By 2 months ago

Conor Coady, left, and Ainsley Maitland-NilesWolves captain Conor Coady and Arsenal full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been added to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.Wolves centre-back Coady, 27, has played every Premier League game for his side for the past two seasons.Maitland-Niles was man of the match on Saturday…

Coronavirus Unlikey Vancouver coronavirus conference draws attention of police, anti-fraud officials Coronavirus Unlikey Vancouver coronavirus conference draws attention of police, anti-fraud officials

Coronavirus Unlikey Vancouver coronavirus conference draws attention of police, anti-fraud officials

By 2 months ago

A website for a coronavirus conference charging attendees $700 US  looked legitimate enough. Problem is, some high profile guest speakers had no idea about the event and neither did the Vancouver Convention Centre where the five day conference was to be held.A website advertised the Vancouver Conference Centre as the location for an International Conference…

Coronavirus Russia approves coronavirus vaccine before final clinical trials are completed Coronavirus Russia approves coronavirus vaccine before final clinical trials are completed

Coronavirus Russia approves coronavirus vaccine before final clinical trials are completed

By 2 months ago

Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine, after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. But the vaccine has yet to complete final trials, raising serious concerns among some experts.Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members…

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Coronavirus S&P 500 closes at record high for first time since pandemic began Coronavirus S&P 500 closes at record high for first time since pandemic began

Coronavirus S&P 500 closes at record high for first time since pandemic began

By 2 months ago

The S&P 500 closed at a new high on Tuesday for the first time since February, before the coronavirus pandemic was declared.Why it matters: It’s among the fastest-ever recoveries on record and comes as millions of Americans remain out of work during one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history.Further coronavirus spread is expected…

Coronavirus The newest C-suite job is chief medical officer Coronavirus The newest C-suite job is chief medical officer

Coronavirus The newest C-suite job is chief medical officer

By 2 months ago

There’s a hot new executive position at big companies: chief medical officer.Why it matters: The coronavirus exposed a slew of vulnerabilities within our society, and one of them was the inability of large corporations to protect workers. Now, many firms are putting physicians in their C-suites to address some of those problems.”In the past, there…

Coronavirus The FDA’s convalescent plasma fallout continues Coronavirus The FDA’s convalescent plasma fallout continues

Coronavirus The FDA’s convalescent plasma fallout continues

By 2 months ago

The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday released a statement undercutting the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency authorization of convalescent plasma as a coronavirus treatment — an escalation of an extraordinary public disagreement between federal agencies.Why it matters: Thankfully, the main question surrounding the treatment is whether it works, not whether it’s safe. But this…

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Coronavirus House will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless deal is reached on coronavirus stimulus Coronavirus House will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless deal is reached on coronavirus stimulus

Coronavirus House will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless deal is reached on coronavirus stimulus

By 3 months ago

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that the House will not hold any floor votes until Sept. 14, though members will remain on 24-hour notice to return to Washington in case a deal on coronavirus stimulus is reached.Why it matters: Democrats and the Trump administration remain deadlocked and have not met since negotiations…

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