“Folks who live in those neighborhoods who are poor and of color usually go to safety-net hospitals, and resources need to be directed to those safety-net hospitals,” says John Balmes, a professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco and a spokesperson for the American Lung Association. “They should have enough personal protective equipment, enough ventilators, enough ICU beds to deal with COVID-19 patients. You could make that case even without air pollution. But air pollution adds to it.” Poorer neighborhoods are more likely to be exposed to pollution from highways, power plants, and other sources. … [Read more...] about The most polluted parts of the U.S. are more at risk for coronavirus deaths
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The companies presented today a racing game demo, named “Uniter,” demonstrating the technology. “This is our vision of the gaming industry in the future, independent of the platforms. Just imagine your friends are sitting around in the office or the university, and you turn on your iPhone and race against them–everything in realtime and 3-D,” said Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz. The software supports up to 16 players. It also allows a single user to start a game on one platform and continue it on another–similar to what Microsoft demoed for Windows Phone 7. … [Read more...] about iPhone Players: Prepare to Frag PC and Console Gamers
If widespread testing had happened much earlier in the U.S., it’s likely that we wouldn’t be facing the same economic devastation now. South Korea and the U.S. both reported their first cases in late January, but while South Korea quickly tested large numbers of people and was able to successfully limit the spread of the virus, the U.S. floundered. The CDC moved slowly and then sent out faulty tests in limited numbers. The FDA was slow to approve new tests. Even when Trump claimed that widespread testing was available, it wasn’t. Testing was so limited initially that the first community-spread cases were detected only when researchers went ahead without government approval. … [Read more...] about Utah is running mass COVID-19 tests: Why aren’t other states?
In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, while most have huddled in homes safe from the raging pathogens swarming the streets, first responders and essential workers have put themselves in harm’s way to offer life-sustaining services for the rest of us. … [Read more...] about Cities are turning their buildings blue at 8.pm. tonight for COVID-19 frontline workers
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