Controversial Forecast Of COVID-19 Death Toll Worldwide

New estimates released this week suggest the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic will reach even greater levels of awfulfulness before 2020 is over: A prominent forecasting team projects that between now and Jan. 1, the virus will kill an additional 1.9 million people worldwide, pushing the total death toll by year’s end to aboveContinue reading “Controversial Forecast Of COVID-19 Death Toll Worldwide”

Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ effort to boost the amount of emergency pandemic relief that flows to private school students is illegal and struck down the policy. Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools – POLITICO Leave the kids alone, wealthy students should notContinue reading “Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools”

Coronavirus Update: Maps PUERTO RICO Cases And Deaths for September 1, 2020

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With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own health care system

“Want to hear the joke about insulin?” goes the bleak gag about America’s drug prices. “You have to go to Canada to get it.” With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own health care system – CNN

Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

“Orthostatic hypotension…” “… a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up after lying down or sitting, and sometimes even after standing, for a prolonged period.” “…middle-aged and older adults are most frequently affected.” Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures – The New York TimesContinue reading “Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures”

Puerto Rico travel, US Virgin Islands travel pits economy vs. health

In nearby Puerto Rico, the friction has spilled into real life. Media reports have detailed multiple episodes in which tourists, having escaped pandemic restrictions back home, became violent and destroyed store merchandise after being asked to wear a mask. Puerto Rico travel, US Virgin Islands travel pits economy vs. health