Ruling BJD MLA Prasant Behera has tested positive for COVID-19, the second legislator in Odisha to have contracted the disease, an official said on Wednesday. The lawmaker from Salipur in Cuttack district was admitted to a COVID-19 hospital, he said. … [Read more...] about BJD MLA Prasant Behera becomes second legislator in Odisha to test positive for COVID-19
The US government has announced it will not allow foreign students to remain in the country, if all of their classes are moved online due to novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the fall season. These are students of non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 visas pursuing an education in the US. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | US student visa restriction: How will this move impact Indian students?
If you haven’t been tested for COVID-19 yet, there’s a good chance you will be at some point this year. As cases continue to grow, the U.S. is testing around 500,000 people a day. Luckily, the experience now may more pleasant—and safer for healthcare workers—than the first tests, which used giant swabs that are pushed through the nose to the back of the throat, twisted around to collect a sample, and pulled out, in a process than some people have described as feeling like being poked in the brain. … [Read more...] about How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable—and safer for nurses
But this isn’t just about the coronavirus. As I write this, people in cities around the nation are protesting another health concern that disproportionally affects blacks: police brutality. To be clear, racism plays a role in both these topics. With police violence, we see an overt racism that can be readily observed and even filmed. COVID-19 arrives more subtly, borne by the invisible racism of poverty, employment opportunities (blacks are more likely to work jobs deemed “essential” or that cannot be performed remotely), inadequate or nonexistent healthcare, and the very real issue of weathering—the fact blacks in the U.S. age faster than whites due to no attributable factor other than societal stressors associated with race. … [Read more...] about Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back
Artist and designer Phillip Stearns has released a new collection of “glitch” textiles—digitally designed textiles with a pattern that appears to have glitched—in support of organizations against domestic violence. The blankets are $249 with a 53″ x 71″dimension. … [Read more...] about These striking blankets visualize the COVID-19 genome