How many Floridians really have died from COVID-19?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Are Floridians getting an accurate picture of who is dying from COVID-19 and when?Not likely.Florida in August changed its rules for determining whether someone died of COVID-19, moving that responsibility from public medical examiners to the doctors who treated the patients. The change was meant to relieve medical examiners who were swamped with COVID deaths, but it also created inconsistencies in how COVID deaths are documented and raised new questions about the accuracy and timeliness of the state’s COVID-19 death counts.Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees this wee...
Covering and surviving COVID-19 in India
At least 44 journalists have died from COVID-19 in India as reporters, photojournalists, and videographers race to cover the pandemic’s spread through the country, often without protective equipment. The youngest among them was Jai Deep, a 28-year-old photojournalist from Punjab.By Tariq HashmatWhen BBC Global News’ Director of Sales & Marketing Chris Davies launched the “Live the Story” campaign to highlight journalists’ commitment to the field, he would not have envisioned living COVID-19. For if there’s one story no scribe would ever want to live, it is this pandemic.And yet, when duty call...
Aunque el destino de ACA es incierto, la inscripción ya comienza. Y hay cosas nuevas
Frente a una pandemia, un desempleo sin precedentes y unos costos inciertos para los tratamientos de COVID-19, las aseguradoras que venden planes médicos en los mercados establecidos por la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA) reaccionaron, en general, con sólo aumentos modestos de las primas para 2021.“Lo que resulta fascinante es que las aseguradoras, en general, no proyectan el impacto de la pandemia en sus primas para 2021”, dijo Sabrina Corlette, profesora del Centro de Reformas de Seguros de Salud de la Universidad de Georgetown, en Washington, D.CAunque las tasas finales todavía ...
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz 'postpone wedding due to COVID-19'
Brooklyn Beckham and his fiancee Nicola Peltz have reportedly pushed back their wedding to 2022, due to COVID-19.According to a source, the couple - who are believed to be planning two lavish ceremonies in the Cotswolds and Florida - decided to postpone their big day by a year so there won't be any limits on the number of guests they can have.However, the loved-up pair - who got engaged in July after eight months of dating - are said to be considering a smaller ceremony for next year.The source told The Mirror Online: “They originally told close friends to save a date in September 2021."This w...
India’s two-front war with COVID-19 and air pollution
Studies suggest that areas with higher air pollution levels experience higher rates of coronavirus infection and fatalities. ‘State of Global Air 2020’ report, released recently, finds that long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to around 6.7 million deaths in 2019. By Nabeela KhanAutumn arrives and so do concerns about air pollution in Delhi. The poor air quality this month in the capital city increases the anxiety, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the ‘State of Global Air 2020’ report, released on Oct 21, 2020, long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to around 6.7 m...
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COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for African self-dependence
Early in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, there was great concern over its effects on Africa. Overcrowded and under-resourced health care networks across the continent, coupled with a high prevalence of other infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV, were seen as a potential time bomb. Eight months later, the direst health warnings have proven to be incorrect. For, while things are bad — worse than official numbers imply — they are not as devastating as initially feared, even with all the caveats duly inserted. But, for all that, Africa is clearly reeling from the devastating CO...