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Each week gets stranger than the last. Look at the spring, smell the cleaner air, and concentrate on what you can control, not on what you can't. I'm working to get more tests into AZ, and if any other state needs them, I have a contact who imports them.
In a big move to improve its weather app, Apple has purchased the highly popular iOS app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced the news in a blog post today: Today we have some important and exciting news to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple. Our goal has…
Suzanne Hoylaerts, 90, was hospitalised after suffering respiratory issues She selflessly refused a ventilator and died from COVID-19 two days later It comes amid a global shortage of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic Coronavirus…
francine hardawayThis will happen over and over as people who feel they're done refuse scarce ventilators. A 60-year-old man did it yesterday.
The New York Times
– Mar 31, 9:46 AM
Should healthy people be wearing masks when they're outside to protect themselves and others? Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do not need to wear…
francine hardawaySo we should have been wearing masks all along. Our response to this has been chaotic. But it does have to do with something like the amount of virus you are exposed to. Will a passing runner who exhales affect me? That's too zombie-like for me.
Anne Helen Petersen
– Mar 31, 12:30 PM
Alamy Idaho Highway 75 outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter…
francine hardawayWealth is the vector, says Buzzfeed. And they are right. Although they might not be around much longer if the advertising downturn lasts.
Of the many ways in which the novel coronavirus has changed American life, one of the most peculiar has been the traditional trip to the grocery store. For many families, the weekly or biweekly errand has turned into a nightmarish waiting game…
francine hardawayWe've totally changed the way we eat, so things that used to go to restaurants have to go to our homes. It will happen.
Ad Tech Industry News from Undertone
– Apr 2, 10:07 AM
Anyone can publish on Medium per our Policies, but we don't fact-check every story. For more info about the coronavirus, see cdc.gov. Nobody claims to “like” online advertising. But we really need it to keep the media ecosystem alive…
francine hardawayUndertone is taking a licking, not because people aren't looking at online media, but because brands don't understand how to advertise into this. We should assume we are all in this together.
Since our inception, RexPay's mission has been to rescue patients and providers. Now, more than ever, we want to extend assistance to both the healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and the patients they unwaveringly…
francine hardawayFree services from a health care billing startup. For patients and providers.
Intermountain Healthcare is cutting physician pay and reviewing shift assignments as it braces for the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. 'We all know that we're in a dynamic and challenging environment with this pandemic,' Dr. Mark…
francine hardawayYou don’t think about it, but many doctors do elective surgeries that are very lucrative for hospitals and they’re not doing them now. Definitely happening in AZ, where hospitals are taking a bath while they're waiting.
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent
– Mar 14, 12:32 PM
(CNN) New studies in several countries and a large coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts bring into question reassuring assertions by US officials about the way the novel virus spreads. These officials have emphasized that the virus is spread…
francine hardawayWe sure don’t know much about this virus and how it is transmitted.