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Six Bay Area regions — San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda counties, and Berkeley — to enact stay-at-home order starting Sunday

• It's official: The SF Bay Area locks down on Sunday, December 6• Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday issued new stay-at-home order as hospitals and ICU beds reach capacity • "The dark winter we feared has arrived," Dr. &#8... ...

Fauci said ‘yes right on the spot’ to Biden

On Thursday, we reported that President-elect Joe Biden said he asked infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to stay on in the new administration, and lead the government's fight against COVID-19. Today, we learn that Fauci immediately accepted th... ...

A clear and powerful story about the racial disparity of COVID-19, presented in comic form

Over at Journalist's Resource, comic artist Josh Neufeld has a great piece of visual journalism called A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities. It's available under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Deriva... ...

Biden on jobs report and $900 billion relief package: ‘Congress and President Trump must get a deal done for the American people’

President-Elect Joe Biden, in a statement on the November jobs report released Friday, says he is "encouraged by the bipartisan efforts in the Senate around a $900 billion relief package." He adds: "Congress and President Trump must get a deal done ... ...

Online testing is a biased mess, and senators are demanding answers

12.04.2020 · Posted in Other Articles, Technology Articles

We finally know who watches the (exam) watchers.  On Thursday, six Democratic senators sent an open letter to the CEO of the online test-administering company ExamSoft. At issue are claims online proctoring and remote-testing software is biased ... ...

Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

12.03.2020 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

For most of the pandemic, I saw masks as a necessary evil when going out for my daily 5K run. I'd stick it on if someone was coming the other way down the street, of course, and cross over to the other side or run in the road where possible. That's j... ...

How you’ll know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe

12.02.2020 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

There's an excellent reason why you've never seen someone suffering the ills of smallpox, with hard, scabbing pustules forming on their body "like peas under the skin." It's the same reason polio, a crippling disease, no longer exists in the U.S.&#16... ...

CDC to shorten guidance for quarantine after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, or 7 with a negative test

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to shorten its guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, or seven with a negative virus test, a senior administration official said Tuesday. That's down from the 14 days ... ...