The court noted that tests for COVID-19 should be carried out in laboratories accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) or any agencies approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).Time to show-off your poker skills and win Rs.25 lakhs with no investment. Register Now! … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Make COVID-19 testing free in govt, private labs: Supreme Court to Centre
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“A lot of states are looking at testing per capita, which is the wrong measure,” says Kris Cox, the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. “The goal really is to find—I call it detecting the undetected. Think of an iceberg. You see the tip of the iceberg, and 90% of the iceberg is underwater, and that’s what’s gonna wreck your ship. With this virus, for about every one person who’s got the virus, estimates are there are another four people out there who have it, but they’re not known to the system. They may not even know they’re infected.” (As of April 8, Utah had 1,738 cases and 13 deaths.) … [Read more...] about Utah is running mass COVID-19 tests: Why aren’t other states?
Just as a reminder, Louis CK didn’t crater his career by telling it too much like it is; he did it by masturbating in front of women comics and other colleagues he had power over, and then lying about it for years whenever rumors leaked out, damaging those women’s careers and reputations. This is something it is impossible not to think about during his new special. When he talks about how much trouble he got in at the top of the show, he jokes, “Wait until they see all those pictures of me in blackface.” It’s not worth reiterating how this playful exaggeration is nullified by the fact that there is indeed copious footage of Louis gleefully saying the N-word, so let’s instead look at his tag to the joke. Speaking of his supposed blackface compulsion, he says, “I can’t stop doing it, I like the way that it feels.” … [Read more...] about Louis CK has nothing to lose in his new comedy special, but you do
After the matter had come to light, the Centre and the state governments swung into action to trace people who attended the congregation. Authorities have launched a nationwide search for participants of the huge religious gathering amid fears that thousands present there could have carried the infection to the length and breadth of the country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus spread at Nizamuddin: Here is what central, state govts have done so far
It’s unclear how the Census Bureau might untangle this mess in a way that yields both reliable statistics and reasonable privacy protection. The first deadline to publish small area statistics is March 31, 2021, when the congressional redistricting data are released. … [Read more...] about New privacy protections could make some 2020 census data ‘unacceptably wrong’