“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Merrick sighs. “This seems like such a mess.” But the problems didn’t just start this summer; the USPS reported an initial sharp drop in mail delivery as the pandemic set in and lockdown orders began. In March, before the site closed, a mail carrier reported to Merrick that there’s “mail all over the floor” in the Beacon Street office because it’s not getting picked up regularly enough. “I’m worried about it,” she says, “because we’ve always been taught that cardinal-rule number one at the post office is: get the mail out of the office and down to the mail processing centers.” … [Read more...] about Meet the dedicated senior citizens behind the only volunteer-run post office in the U.S.
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E Sreekumar, chief scientific officer at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, said there is a possibility that when the COVID-19 vaccine is almost ready, a nationwide seroprevalence study may be conducted to understand the spread of the infection amongst the population. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Vaccine: Who will get shots in India first? Govt working on priority list
Bank finance to start-ups up to Rs50 crore, loans to farmers for installation of solar power plants for solarisation of grid connected agriculture pumps and loans for setting up Compressed Bio Gas plants have been included as fresh categories eligible for finance under priority sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Friday. … [Read more...] about RBI Revises Priority Sector Lending Guidelines: Bank loans to start-ups to get priority sector tag
There are bound to be snags, holdups, and errors in the collection and counting of mail-in ballots by the more than 3,000 counties in the United States. So a final word of advice: Be patient. We may not get the dramatic election-night conclusion that we’re used to. It may take a week or more to tabulate both the mail-ins and the in-person ballots correctly. With so much on the line in this election, officials should be given time to get it right. We can do our part by resisting the urge to share speculation on the winners before the counting’s done. … [Read more...] about Here’s how to make sure your mail-in ballot actually counts
But if you’re one of five Americans with a disability—ranging from color blindness to severe mobility limitations—it’s not necessarily that easy, even online. Because a recent analysis that tested the accessibility of all 50 states’ mail-in voting sites discovered something terrible: The average accessibility score was 77%, or what you might think of as a C+. Some outright failed, such as Alaska and Georgia, which each scored 20%. In fact, 20 states scored somewhere between a C and an F. … [Read more...] about Mail-in voting is widely accessible. State voting websites are not