As for making public transit safe for New Yorkers to return to work at full capacity, a few ideas have been mentioned, including a reservation system. But there appears to be no full plan. To get ideas for just what it will take to get New Yorkers comfortable with riding the subways and buses again, the MTA is asking riders to take a survey. Those who do will be entered in a drawing for—what else?—a 30-day unlimited Metrocard. … [Read more...] about Transit plan to send New Yorkers back to work: ‘Improvise’
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If you can remember back that far, a husband presents his wife with the gift of a tech-enabled stationary bike, and she proceeds to document her journey embarking on the interactive fitness platform. The reaction was so sudden and divided that even Ryan Reynolds jumped in and put Peloton Wife in an Aviation Gin response ad. … [Read more...] about Peloton goes from marketing punchline to ESPN programming with new ‘All-Stars Ride’
3. In the third phase, Dates for restarting International air travel except as permitted by MHA, Metro Rail, Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will be decided after assessing the situation. … [Read more...] about Lockdown 5.0: Here are key highlights from the government’s latest order
When our body contracts an infection, it automatically produces antibodies to fight off that infection. Otherwise, vaccines, which often carry the disease-causing microorganism in a dormant or inactive state, help the body produce those antibodies so as to protect an individual from catching the infection, making him/her immune to it. Besides, if an individual is immune to a disease, he/she cannot pass it on to others. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Other platforms may be less proactive. After the 2016 election and a bruising Congressional inquiry into Facebook’s ability to control its social network, the site amassed a team of fact-checkers to flag false information (though not to take it down). Political ads, however, have an exemption when it comes to fact-checking. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees policing political information as fundamentally different from health content. In a conversation with journalists in March, he explained his perspective on this issue: “There are broadly trusted authorities . . . [that] can arbitrate which claims are conspiracy theories or hoaxes and what’s trustworthy and what’s not, which makes this a very different dynamic than trying to be referee of political speech.” He reiterated that sentiment this week when he told Fox News that he didn’t think tech platforms should be “arbiters of truth,” an apparent dig at Twitter’s decision to flag … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice