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?
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In June, the results of the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The new methods aren’t yet universally used, but they’re becoming more popular. Some clinics have continued with the older method out of habit, Vojta says, while others may be using up their existing stock of the longer swabs. It also took time for labs to accept the new collection method, although she says that most do now. Already, many drive-through test sites now let people collect samples themselves, and home test providers, like Let’sGetChecked, use the short lower nasal swabs. The longer, more uncomfortable swabs may continue to become less common, which is good news for both healthcare workers and the people being tested. Votja can personally attest to at least one part of that; through her work on the research and development team, she tried a nasopharyngeal test herself. “It was awful,” she says. “It’s torture.” … [Read more...] about How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable—and safer for nurses
“Because people haven’t been paying attention to prosecutors, prosecutors have been operating under the radar,” Robinson says. “Over 70% of prosecutors right now run unopposed for election. These are folks that don’t even feel pressure from the public. They feel pressure from police unions, but not the public. So part of our effort is to ensure that prosecutors know there is a public out there that wants their communities to be safe, they want their communities to be full of justice. But safety and justice mean that we are working to ensure that our justice isn’t simply locking up and punishing people for things they shouldn’t be locked up and punished for, while letting police off for every infraction.” … [Read more...] about Does your local prosecutor hold police accountable? This site will tell you