The obesity epidemic may at least partly explain the extensive need for invasive ventilator use among coronavirus patients in the United States, where the rate of obesity is roughly 40 percent, New York City researchers say. They studied 1,687 adults hospitalized with COVID-19, about one in three of whom was obese. After accounting for other health risk factors, obesity alone did not increase their risk of dying in the hospital but it did increase their risk for respiratory failure. The findings "support the need to consider the community-specific prevalence of obesity when planning a community's COVID-19 response," the research team wrote on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tricks the body into attacking brain; common heartburn drugs linked to COVID-19 risk
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India too added its voice to this growing chorus of opposition to Chinese moves as this is about something much bigger. What we are witnessing today is Xi’s China willing to shred all global norms and treaties to pieces in an effort to project its growing might. From its pacts with India to the maritime rules in the South China Sea, from its treaty with the UK on Hong Kong to its insistence on manipulating global organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) — all paint a disturbing picture of a revisionist power intent on casting the world in its own image. … [Read more...] about By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China
The city also vows to reinforce social safety nets for laborers, from those in traditional roles to temporary and gig workers. The task force will institute pilot programs for portable benefits, which protect 1099 workers rather than the companies they contract for. “Chicago is the birthplace of the labor movement,” Mayekar says, “and I do think that we can be the birthplace of these new protections for the evolving workforce.” Effective change such as this needs support from legislators, who can levy the city’s funding; that’s why 17 aldermen, or city council members, are present on the committee. … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
I chose to live where the schools had the most slices in the pie chart for diversity. I understand the value of thought diversity and being exposed to differences at a young age. And I’ve seen the positive impact from this choice as my children navigated college and entered the working world. They were able to have a broader perspective, are more open to diverse ideas and add more value to conversations. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?
Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth—yes, sixth—named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bearing down on the Northeast and expected to bring messy weather from Maryland up into southern New England, the National Hurricane Center said this morning. New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey are all under tropical storm warnings. The storm is expected to cause heavy rainfall and high winds in New York City on Friday. … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Fay: 4 ways to track its path as Hurricane Center warns NYC area to be prepared