Only about 1 in 8 -- or 13% --- all of Covid-19 infections in the country were recognized and reported through the end of September, researchers at the CDC estimate. That means as many as 53 million people in the US could have been infected from February through September -- yet during that time, only about 7 million confirmed cases of symptomatic Covid-19 were reported nationally, the researchers noted. … [Read more...] about Holiday season starts under pall of more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases. And 20 states did not report numbers on Thanksgiving Day
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But I wasn’t surprised because everything is weird now. I can accept weird. What I can’t accept is aging with a disability. At the advice of a fellow senior friend, I tuned into a TED talk by the Irish poet David Whyte, who says we all share the same illusion: that any of us can construct a life in which we are immune to the difficulties, ill health and losses that humanity has been subject to since the beginning of time. … [Read more...] about Wrestling with aging like a hermit in the era of COVID
Because she knew others would also be “dreading” the holidays, she organized a virtual event on Thursday for those mourning the loss of their loved ones due to the virus, the multitudes grappling with grief. … [Read more...] about The holidays offer empty chairs, little solace to the Bay Area’s grieving
Gutmann says he was presenting his case at in London when a conference attendee stood up and announced he had taken part in the practice. According to Dr. Enver Tohti’s account in the film and testimony given to the European Parliament, he was a surgeon in Xinjiang, China, when, in 1994, he was asked by his hospital superiors to assemble a mobile surgical unit. He claims he was taken to an execution site and ordered to remove the organs from a living man with a non-fatal wound. The boss who brought him then told him to “remember nothing happened today,” he says, and he didn’t consider what he did criminal until leaving China and moving to the United Kingdom. “I’m certain this kind of organ experiment started from Xinjiang early,” Tohti says in the film. Other Chinese defectors have claimed they performed similar procedures on dead prisoners. … [Read more...] about Does China Harvest Organs From Living Prisoners?
“It got to the point where I was holding her stuff for thirty minutes. Eventually I had to get past this feeling and give her stuff back. I clearly had a badge that said talent, so it’s not like she could think I was working the event, but there was still that reassurance of hierarchy where she was basically telling me we still aren’t the same. That was a really defining moment for me, and I became committed to never treating anyone else that way because I didn’t want anyone to have that experience with me.” … [Read more...] about Black Beauty Vloggers Want to Be Seen. Equally.