Majority of kids who die of coronavirus are Hispanic, Black, or Native American, CDC finds

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From USA Today: N'dea Yancey-Bragg  As students across the country return to classrooms, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the majority of children, teens and young adults who die from COVID-19 are Hispanic, Black or Native American.Researchers found there was a staggering racial disparity in the ...
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Covid-19 death rate among African Americans and Latinos rising sharply

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Revealed: new figures show that both total number of deaths and per-capita death rates have increased dramatically From The Guardian -  Ed Pilkington, Tue 8 Sep 2020The death rate in the US from Covid-19 among African Americans and Latinos is rising sharply, exacerbating the already staggering racial divide in the impact of the ...
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More Than Half of COVID-19 Survivors in Study Reported Psychiatric Disorders

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From Eco Watch: by Olivia Rosane Aug. 04, 2020 07:59 AM EST A study from a hospital in Milan, Italy has uncovered another complication to the process of recovering from the new coronavirus. More than half of patients surveyed one month after their treatment had developed a psychiatric disorder.The study, published in Brain, Behavior,...
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City Praises Contact-Tracing Workers Call Rollout a ‘Disaster.’

merlin_173678676_31c5c9f4-9a1b-43ab-9eab-589152e9a2b2-superJumbo New York officials hired 3,000 people to help track Covid-19 contacts, part of the effort to speed the city’s recovery from the deadly outbreak.Credit...
From the NY Times - By Sharon Otterman - July 29, 2020 Updated 10:17 a.m. ETIt was only a few weeks into the rollout of New York City's much-heralded contact-tracing program, a vital initiative in the effort to contain the coronavirus and to reopen the local economy. But in private messaging channels, the newly hired contact tracers were ...
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The Unraveling of America

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Anthropologist Wade Davis on how COVID-19 signals the end of the American eraEnter heading here...From Rolling Stone: By WADE DAVIS Never in our lives have we experienced such a global phenomenon. For the first time in the history of the world, all of humanity, informed by the unprecedented reach of digital technology, has come together, ...
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How Face Masks Work and Which Types Offer the Best Covid-19 Protection

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Breaking down different types of coverings, the proper way to take them on and off and how to tell if a mask is professional grade From the Wall Street Journal - By Austen Hufford and Andrew Williams - July 28, 2020 10:22 am ET Face masks are a simple way to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus through talking, coughin...
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NYC’s COVID-19 contact tracing will ask about outdoor dining, not protests

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From NY Post - By Julia Marsh and Nolan Hicks - July 19, 2020 | 11:44amThe city's coronavirus tracing program will start asking people if they've been at outdoor bars and restaurants to help understand the spike in cases among those between the ages of 20 and 29 — even though health officials never asked if people attended the George...
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Uber launches COVID-19 contact tracing service

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From VentureBeat - July 21, 2020 12:40 AM(Reuters) — Uber has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19, company officials told Reuters.The service, offered free of charge, could help burnish the image of the ride-haili...
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Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

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Pittsburgh, a sister city to Wuhan, China, saw only modest cases for months. In the last two weeks, cases are suddenly soaring. From the New York Times - By Campbell Robertson and Sarah Mervosh - July 12, 2020PITTSBURGH — A little more than three weeks ago, officials in Pittsburgh announced a milestone enviable for almost any ma...
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3 factors for implementing contact tracing in the workplace

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As businesses plan to return to the office, CIOs need to develop a contact tracing strategy for a safe working environment. From CIO - By Zeus Kerravala, |JUL 24, 2020 3:00 AM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic has raged on now for several months with the majority of employees having shifted to working from home. Even with cases rising in som...
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Contact Tracing, a Key Way to Slow COVID-19, Is Badly Underused by the U.S.

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Despite tracing's success in other countries, the U.S. government has failed to adequately fund or apply the toolFrom Scientific American - By Christie Aschwanden on July 21, 2020There is no coronavirus vaccine. Medications for COVID-19 are still being tested. Across the U.S., states that once acted as if the pandemic was going away are settin...
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Contact tracing is essential to preventing another spike in coronavirus infections

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Stay-at-home orders can be prevented if ‌states become‌ ‌more‌ ‌successful‌ ‌at‌ ‌preventing‌ ‌COVID-19 infected‌ ‌people‌ ‌from‌ ‌infecting‌ ‌others.‌ ‌  From The Boston Globe: By Christine‌ ‌K.‌ ‌Cassel‌ ‌and‌ ‌Susan‌ ‌L.‌ ‌Graham‌ ‌ Updated July 13, 2020, 3:00 a.mThe corona virus has‌ ‌been‌ ‌devastating‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌health‌ ‌of‌ ...
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Immigration And Privacy Advocates Seek New Law Shielding COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data From Law Enforcement

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From the Gothamist - BY SOPHIA CHANG JULY 12, 2020While public health experts say contact tracing remains a vital part of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, some advocates for privacy and immigration rights are raising concerns about what might happen to the data gathered on people's movements and contacts.State Senator Gustavo Rivera and...
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Equality can’t wait—especially in a pandemic

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From LinkedIn - by Melinda Gates - Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Founder of Pivotal Ventures. Author of The Moment of Lift. Today in Foreign Affairs, I made the case that an effective response to COVID-19 must consider the needs of women and girls. Equality can't wait—especially when it will help us end th...
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Consistent trust gap in contact-tracing apps in US, Europe

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Survey of more than 16,000 users in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain about mobile applications for Covid-19 tracking reveals global consensus that user trust needs to be rebuilt by giving citizens choice and control From Computer Weekly By Joe O'Halloran,  - Published: 13 Jul 2020 If there has been one cons...
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