WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Daughters Being Harassed, Got Private Security After Death Threats
On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta that his daughters face harassment due to his public COVID-19 statements. He also opened up about death threats that he has received.Fauci, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, has offered advice, recommendations, statistics and expert opinions, throughout the pandemic –– including his latest tip that Americans wear goggles to help contain the virus’ spread.As a result of the maltreatment, Fauci said that he employed security to help protect his family.“Ge...
Georgia Student Hannah Watters, Suspended For Taking Photo Of Packed School, Allowed Back To Classes
The Georgia student who was suspended after snapping viral photos of a packed hallway at her school has had her suspension cancelled, according to statements made by her mother to various news outlets.The photo shows a hallway at North Paulding High School where students are crowded while moving between classes. In the photo, students are standing shoulder to shoulder next to each other and very few are wearing masks. Two students were reportedly suspended for taking photos, one being Hannah Watters, a sophomore at the school. The school argued that Watters broke several rules including using ...
Bill Gates calls most coronavirus tests “garbage”
Bill Gates has been speaking out against the way medical facilities in the U.S. have been performing coronavirus tests. Specifically, he said it takes too long to get results in many cases. He even went so far as to call most coronavirus tests in the U.S. “completely garbage” in a recent interview.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreCDC has been "muzzled"Bill Gates spoke to Wired about coronavirus tests in the U.S., among other topics. He talked again about his disappointment with the U.S. response to COVID-19. He said he has been disappointed with the time period between 2015 and ...
For The First Time, Facebook Removes Trump Post, Citing Coronavirus Disinformation
Facebook took down a post from President Donald Trump citing coronavirus disinformation. In the video, Trump claimed children were immune to coronavirus.Trump posted a video of his Fox News interview on Wednesday in which he pushed for schools opening and falsely claimed that children were “almost immune” to coronavirus.“They’ve got much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this,” Trump said. “They don’t have a problem. They just don’t have a problem.”Researchers, however, do not support the theory. While many children might be asymptomatic or show mild symptoms, an assumption that c...
COVID-19 and China's information control policy
COVID-19 outbreak world map. Image from Wikimedia (CC: AT-SA)The following post is written by Dr. Fu Kingwah, associate professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the Hong Kong University and convener of censorship monitoring projects, Weibosocope and Wechatscope. The post was originally published on Meedan’s Misinfodemic Report on July 28, 2020. An edited version is republished on Global Voices with the permission of Dr. Fu and Meedan's Misinfodemic team.China’s strategy to control COVID-19 narratives has become a global concern as the coronavirus has claimed more than 700,000 li...
Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. How Do You Know It’s OK to Go In?
Just because many businesses are open again doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. The coronavirus is still on the loose — actually surging in many locations — which means people have to make serious choices about their health all day, every day.Nothing in life is without risk, and decisions ultimately hinge on individual calculations. But, according to the public health experts we consulted, there are steps you can take — and signs to look for — to make you feel comfortable and help you decide whether to open the door and walk in. Sometimes, you may want to opt out.First and foremost, assess your...
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In Rural Missouri, Latinos Learn to Contain and Cope With the Coronavirus
Francisco Bonilla is a pastor in Carthage, Missouri, tending to the spiritual needs of the town’s growing Latino community. He’s also a media personality, broadcasting his voice far beyond the walls of Casa de Sanidad. Bonilla runs a low-power, Spanish-language radio station from the church.He mainly uses the station to broadcast sermons and religious music. But these days he is also focused on COVID-19: explaining the illness and its symptoms, updating his listeners with the newest case counts and bringing on guests. He has broadcast interviews with a local nurse and with investigators from t...
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Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine
Dr. Ira Weintraub, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who now works at a medical billing consultancy, saw a hip replacement bill for over $400,000 earlier this year.“The patient stayed in the hospital 17 days, which is only 17 times normal. The bill got paid,” mused Weintraub, chief medical officer of Portland, Oregon-based WellRithms, which helps self-funded employers and workers’ compensation insurers make sense of large, complex medical bills and ensure they pay the fair amount.Charges like that go a long way toward explaining why hospitals are eager to restore joint replacements to pre-...
Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Dr. Eric Coe jumped at the chance to help test a COVID-19 vaccine.At his urging, so did his girlfriend, his son and his daughter-in-law. All received shots last week at a clinical research site in central Florida.“My main purpose in doing this was so I could spend more time with my family and grandchildren,” Coe said, noting that he’s seen them only outside and from a distance since March.“There’s a lot less risk to getting the vaccine than contracting the virus,” said Coe, 74, a retired cardiologist. “The worst thing that can happen is if I get the placebo.”The Coes’ eagerness to offer up the...