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  • 'A disaster': How San Francisco's office mask mandate is impacting restaurants, bars(

    09/24/2021 10:48:45 AM PDT · by Vendome · 20 replies
    MSN San Francisco Gate ^ | 9-24-2021 | Eric Ting
    At Schroeder's, the hofbrau and beer hall in San Francisco's Financial District, the typical lunch crowd mostly consists of office workers on lunch breaks, and the evening crowd usually consists of the same workers in search of post-work drinks. "We finally reopened in June when the [COVID] numbers looked good and when we looked at return-to-office plans for Salesforce and other companies," Chun said. "In July, things picked up, but then delta hit, plans got delayed and August was just a disaster." "We reopened at the end of July, and it's cost us $30,000 just to be open in that...
  • Virtually all emperor penguins doomed for extinction by 2100 as climate change looms, study finds

    08/04/2021 8:27:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 4, 2021 | Rachel Pannett
    Nearly all of the world’s emperor penguin colonies may be pushed to the brink of extinction by 2100, a new study has found, as the United States moves to list them as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.If climate change continues at its current rate, more than 98 percent of emperor penguin colonies are expected to become quasi-extinct by the turn of the century, a group of global researchers wrote in the journal Global Change Biology on Tuesday. The scientists’ near-term predictions were equally grim: They estimated at least two-thirds of colonies would be quasi-extinct by 2050.
  • Lambda vs. Delta COVID Variant: What We Know So Far About the Different Strains

    08/05/2021 3:36:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 8-4-21 | JON JACKSON
    The Delta variant of the coronavirus overwhelmingly remains the dominant strain in the United States, but the Lambda variant has started getting attention in recent days. Like the Delta variant, Lambda is highly infectious and thought to be more resistant to vaccines than the original version of the virus. Though much remains unknown about the strain, there have been some alarming characteristics detected by researchers. At the moment, the Lambda variant has been mainly spreading through South America after first being identified in Peru in August 2020, but cases have been seen in Texas and South Carolina. Fewer than 700...
  • Texas hospital reports its 1st case of lambda COVID-19 variant

    07/20/2021 5:31:38 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/20/21
    A major Texas hospital system has reported its first case of the lambda COVID-19 variant, as the state reels from the rampant delta variant. Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, said the first lambda case was confirmed Monday.
  • People unvaccinated against Covid-19 risk the most serious virus of their lives, expert says

    07/19/2021 9:40:13 AM PDT · by MNDude · 108 replies
    With vaccination rates still not at the threshold needed to stop the spread of Covid-19, most Americans who are unprotected will likely contract the rapidly spreading Delta variant, one expert said. "And for most people who get this Delta variant, it's going to be the most serious virus that they get in their lifetime in terms of the risk of putting them in the hospital," Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration during the Trump administration, told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday.
  • Forget toilet paper: This summer’s suitcase shortage could leave travelers in a lurch

    07/15/2021 12:58:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    ThePointsGuy ^ | 7-13-21 | Ashley Kosciolek
    Just as store shelves are consistently stocked with toilet paper again, U.S. consumers could be facing another shortage this summer: suitcases. With pent-up travel demand manifesting in the form of surging bookings, vacationers in the market for new luggage could find themselves up against product scarcity and high prices as they prepare to pack for their next round of adventures. But it’s not just an increase in demand that has left shelves at many major retailers nearly bare. A combination of factors has led to a breakdown in the supply chain that keeps stores stocked with suitcases.
  • Scary: Texas Electric Companies Raised Residents Smart Thermostats Without their Consent

    06/22/2021 1:21:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 55 replies
    welovetrump ^ | 6/20/21 | Anthony T
    Residents in Texas who have smart home thermostats were deeply disturbed during the state’s latest heat wave. Texans who have smart thermostats reported that their temperatures to their homes were raised without their knowledge. Reports revealed that electric companies in the state raised the temperatures of homes remotely to almost 78 degrees to conserve energy consumption. The actions by the companies were part of a sweepstakes that residents unknowingly signed up for which gave the electric companies the right to change their customers thermostats.
  • NOT OVER YET Covid ‘super mutation’ may cause ‘devastating’ new outbreak & beat vaccines if we leave lockdown too soon, experts warn

    04/02/2021 10:54:12 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 106 replies ^ | Apr 2 2021 | Jamie Micklethwaite
    OVID could mutate into a new super variant which could beat vaccines, make people sicker and reinfect victims in a devastating new outbreak, leading experts have warned. Scientists told The Sun Online about the need to vaccinate as many people as possible and stick to the lockdown rules as it is feared the rapidly changing virus could overwhelm our current arsenal of vaccines. The experts hammered home the need to rob Covid of the rapid person-to-person transmission which helps it develop mutations. And they warned possible new variants in the future could make people sicker and re-infect people who had...
  • ‘Scared’ CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warns of ‘impending doom’ for America

    03/30/2021 12:19:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/29/2021 | Jackie Salo
    CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky became emotional at a White House coronavirus press briefing on Monday — her voice breaking as she warned that the US is facing “impending doom” as COVID-19 cases rise again. “I’m gonna lose the script and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” Walensky told reporters at the briefing. “We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope. But right now I’m scared.” “I know what it’s like as a physician to stand in that...
  • CDC director Rochelle Walensky warns of "impending doom" amid COVID-19 spikes

    03/29/2021 11:16:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 03/29/2021 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a dire warning of a sense of "impending doom" as coronavirus infections and hospitalizations tick up and pleaded with Americans to not let up on mitigation measures. During a briefing from the White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials, Walensky said there are "continuing concerning trends" in the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, with the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths all rising. The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has surpassed 30.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • Bill Maher says Fauci is 'always a downer'

    02/27/2021 11:06:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/27/21 | Zachary Halaschak
    Talk show host Bill Maher said he wishes there was more optimism going around now that COVID-19 is on the decline and vaccinations are rolling out. Maher, who hosts the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, targeted Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, saying he is “always a downer.” “Can we be a little happy?” Maher said on his show. “Can we be a little happy about where we are COVID-wise as opposed to ... it’s just like they really don't want you. I think it's counterproductive. I really do. The...
  • A sign of doom? Six asteroids make ‘close approach’ to Earth on Biden’s inauguration day

    01/20/2021 12:58:54 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    ss ^ | 1/20/21 | SS
    Joe Biden’s reign as US president is due to get off to a rocky start – a barrage of asteroids are set to make “close approaches” to our planet as the Democrat takes the oath of office on Wednesday. NASA has identified six asteroids that will blaze past Earth on inauguration day. The space agency labelled the plethora of space rocks as Near Earth Objects (NEOs), meaning they warrant close scrutiny. “NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighbourhood,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
  • China War Talk Escalates As U.S. Helps Taiwan Build Homemade Submarines

    11/24/2020 8:44:08 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies
    Newsweek via msn ^ | 11/24/2020 | John Feng
    China issued sharp warnings to the U.S. and Taiwan on Monday, reminding both governments not to take its threats lightly in the latest round of escalating war talk from Beijing. Comments by the Chinese foreign ministry and a Communist Party newspaper came amid a Reuters report of an unannounced visit to Taipei on Sunday by Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, an intelligence director with Indo-Pacific Command. The trip, which was confirmed by President Tsai Ing-wen's government in a vague statement, is the third known visit to democratic Taiwan by a high-ranking U.S. official since August.
  • Where will the next epidemic start?

    10/02/2020 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    SS ^ | 9/30/20 | ss
    Viruses jumping from animals to humans have been the starting point of numerous outbreaks, from Ebola to Zika. Given the similarity of SARS-CoV-2 to coronaviruses found in bats, this probably marked the beginning of COVID-19 too. We know that viruses have passed from animals to humans throughout history, and will continue to do so. But the factors that influence the geographical origin of these events is less clear, despite being highly important. Knowing where they occur can help us understand the factors behind a virus crossing species, in particular, by looking at the traits of viruses circulating in the ecosystem...
  • Someone figured out how to play Doom on a pregnancy test

    09/15/2020 12:02:41 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 10 replies
    GameZone ^ | September 9, 2020 | Cade Onder
    Doom is known as the game that can be played on just about anything. Watches, phones, calculators, and other weird stuff. It can pretty much work on anything that has a screen and even things that don’t really have “screens”. Twitter user Foone got noticed on Twitter after getting a video of Doom to display on a pregnancy test… but it wasn’t playable. After enough curiosity, they now have Doom playable on a pregnancy test stick. Yes, the little thing you pee on to see if you have to sacrifice the next 18+ years of your life can now be...
  • Florida couple jailed for breaking mandatory coronavirus quarantine

    07/30/2020 2:40:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/30/2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A Florida couple was jailed for allegedly breaking a mandatory quarantine order after they tested positive for the coronavirus, local officials said Thursday. Jose Antonio Freire Interian, 24, and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez, 27, were arrested Wednesday evening at their Key West apartment and taken to the Stock Island Detention Center, authorities said. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County had issued an isolation order on July 21 to the pair, instructing them to stay at home for 14 days and wear masks around others, The Miami Herald reported. But neighbors complained that the carefree couple had been breaking the...
  • Oh crap, I just touched my face.

    04/29/2020 9:25:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 65 replies
    Am I in trouble? Does Google keep track of those things? Will I still receive my free money?
  • Virus Divided Into two Different Groups: Scientists

    04/06/2020 1:21:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Vietnam News ^ | April, 06/2020
    The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has evolved and divided into two different groups, according to the latest study of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Professor Lê Thị Quỳnh Mai, deputy director of the institute said the scientists had conducted the study after it cultivated and isolated the virus since Việt Nam recorded the first people positive with the virus. Mai said at first, patients mostly returned from Asian countries but now the patients mostly had been in European countries. The virus Việt Nam isolated in COVID-19 patients coming from Europe was found to be...
  • Coronavirus: France reports record 499 deaths in a day, total death toll of 3,523

    03/31/2020 2:22:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    France24 ^ | 03 31 2020 | Staff
    French health authorities reported a record 499 new deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total to 3,523, an increase of 17 percent in the past 24 hours. It was the third consecutive day that the rate of deaths accelerated in France, which is now in its third week of lockdown to try to slow the spread of the virus. The daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital but authorities say they will very soon be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities....
  • COVID-19 spread is fueled by 'stealth transmission

    03/17/2020 7:51:09 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 39 replies
    reuteurs ^ | 3/17/2020 | Rachael Rettner
    ases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that fly under the radar — without being detected or diagnosed — may have fueled the rapid spread of the disease, according to a new study.