Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
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The context: BP unveiled a major strategic overhaul last month to deliver on its promise of net zero emissions by 2050. The company plans a 10-fold increase in annual low carbon investments to $5 billion by 2030, when it expects its oil and gas production to have fallen by 40% on 2019 levels. … [Read more...] about The pressure is off stocks … for now
The last space program that came close to Musk's interplanetary travel ambitions was NASA's Apollo program, the mid-20th Century effort that landed six spacecraft and 12 astronauts on the moon. Apollo cost well over $280 billion in today's dollars, and, in some years, NASA was taking up more than 4% of the entire national budget. The space agency, which in more recent years has received less than half of one percent of the federal budget, is mapping its own plans to return humans to the moon and, eventually, a path to Mars. … [Read more...] about Colonizing Mars could be dangerous and ridiculously expensive. Elon Musk wants to do it anyway
Militia groups with similar names to Shaffer's preppers are: Three Percenters, American Patriots Three Percent, Three Percent Liberty Defenders and the III% United Patriots. The names derive from the "false belief," according to the Anti-Defamation League, that only 3 percent of the American population fought the British during the Revolutionary War. They believe that it takes only a small group of citizens to resist the United States Army. … [Read more...] about Militias say they protect rights, critics call it a sham.
That’s when I muted my microphone and shut off my camera during a Zoom class to look at the “Fall Return” email that graced my screen around 7:30 p.m. The email announced an immediate all-student lockdown. At the completion of surveillance testing for an outbreak traced back to specific social events, the college had identified 60+ cases in a matter of days, and reported to us that in-person classes were to switch to remote, and we were to be quarantined until “at least the end of the week.” … [Read more...] about My College Did Almost Everything Right, and It Was Still a COVID-19 Fiasco