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25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis. Peru 28,000 monthly deaths Jan.

25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis

Dec. Deaths in 2020 Expected deaths in 2020 Bolivia 17,000 monthly deaths Mexico No data 20,000 weekly deaths Mumbai, India 13,000 monthly deaths Chile 3,000 weekly deaths. We Argue in All the Wrong Ways. Here’s a very small thing I’m thankful for on this Thanksgiving eve—unless my eyes deceive me, I’ve seen fewer examples of a genre of article that used to be popular some years back.

We Argue in All the Wrong Ways

You might recall the type: They’d have titles like “A Guide to Surviving Obamacare Debates at Thanksgiving” or (less subtly) “The 5 Most Insane Obamacare Talking Points You Can Expect to Hear From Your Crazy Uncle This Week,” and they’d prep you for family gatherings like you were a politician prepping for a debate. Why did these stories start to fade? An Airing of Grievances Against Diversity Training - by David French - The French Press. An2018. The Problem with Implicit Bias Training. While the nation roils with ongoing protests against police violence and persistent societal racism, many organizations have released statements promising to do better.

The Problem with Implicit Bias Training

These promises often include improvements to hiring practices; a priority on retaining and promoting people of color; and pledges to better serve those people as customers and clients. As these organizations work to make good on their declarations, implicit bias training is often at the top of the list. As the thinking goes, these nonconscious prejudices and stereotypes are spontaneously and automatically activated and may inadvertently affect how white Americans see and treat Black people and other people of color. The hope is that, with proper training, people can learn to recognize and correct this damaging form of bias. There’s just one problem. To be sure, finding ways to counter unfair treatment is critical. From Port-au-Prince to West Point: Maryland Guard's First Graduate.


Race. Trump. The 'Warrior Culture' is more than a Badge - Wavell Room. View preferences We use cookies to optimize our website our service and manage security.

The 'Warrior Culture' is more than a Badge - Wavell Room

Some features won't work without cookies. Cookie Policy (US)undefined. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Texas hospitals are running out of drugs, beds, ventilators and even staff. A coronavirus patient in Anahuac was flown by helicopter to a hospital in El Campo — 120 miles away — because closer facilities could not take him.

Texas hospitals are running out of drugs, beds, ventilators and even staff

Ambulances are waiting up to 10 hours to deliver patients to packed Hidalgo County emergency rooms. And short-staffed hospitals in Midland and Odessa have had to turn away ailing COVID-19 patients from rural West Texas facilities that can’t offer the care they need. As the tally of coronavirus infections climbs higher each day, Texas hospitals are taking extraordinary steps to make space for a surge of patients. Some facilities in South Texas say they are dangerously close to filling up, while hospitals elsewhere are taking precautionary measures to keep their numbers manageable. Doctors warn of shortages of an antiviral drug that shows promise for treating COVID-19 patients. Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds. Still, experts said the approach was reasonable.

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

“It is also from a place with great contact tracing, done at the point interventions were being put in place,” said Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Children under 10 were roughly half as likely as adults to spread the virus to others, consistent with other studies. How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood. Now, many of the students she works with are immigrants or first-generation college students. “As I read about the scandal, I feel for those parents, I do,” she said. But “first-generation students coming through here are figuring out how to navigate an educational system that hasn’t always been built for them,” she said. Mass Shootings: Citizen Heroes Save Lives. As governments try to solve a crisis, heroes take matters into their own hands Between April 27 and May 7, there were three prominent attempted massacres in the United States.

Mass Shootings: Citizen Heroes Save Lives

Students don't know what's best for their own learning. Universities and governments around the world rely on student evaluations to assess university teachers and degrees.

Students don't know what's best for their own learning

Likewise, potential students check online ratings when deciding where to study. These evaluations are based on the logic that students must know best what helps them learn. So it’s surprising to discover that students may be the worst people to ask about the quality of education. Two recent studies of student evaluations clearly demonstrated this point. Both studies looked at student evaluations and learning. The first study involved students at the United States Air Force Academy, among the top few American engineering colleges, while the second was conducted at Bocconi University in Italy, one of Europe’s top ten business schools. Both studies looked at later student performance because if students have learnt well they should do better in later courses.

Stop Calling Us Warriors – The Angry Staff Officer. Julia Stephenson on being too beautiful to be faithful. The Conservative Obsession With Law and Order. Put an American citizen to work in one of the many federal alphabet soup agencies — EPA, FDA, and so on — and he will be heaped with scorn by conservatives.

The Conservative Obsession With Law and Order

They will see him as representative of the intrusive nanny state, a trampler of rights with unchecked power, subject to no accountability. Now give that same citizen a police badge and a firearm, give him the legal right and sometimes duty to forcibly enter homes, destroy property, and use physical and even lethal force to do his job, and suddenly you will hear nothing but loud applause from the right.

Go deep into the heart of Red America and you’ll find that the response to any incident arising between a citizen and an officer will inexorably be #BackTheBlue — the only time they ever show enthusiasm about going from one color to the other. Where are the calls for police accountability? What happened to all the suspicion of government power? George Will: Colleges become the victims of progressivism.

The “Tax the Rich” Delusion of the Democratic Left. Justinryanhawkins. American Evangelicals Need Leaders Like Russell Moore - Christ and Pop Culture. Anti-Vaxxers Accidentally Fund a Study Showing No Link Between Autism and Vaccines. Despite the science, organizations involved in the anti-vaccine movement still hope to find some evidence that vaccines threaten children’s health.

Anti-Vaxxers Accidentally Fund a Study Showing No Link Between Autism and Vaccines

For example, the autism advocacy organization SafeMinds recently funded research it hoped would prove vaccines cause autism in children. But this effort appears to have backfired for the organization—whose mission is to raise awareness about how certain environmental exposures may be linked to autism—since the study SafeMinds supported showed a link between autism and vaccines does not exist. Related: Andrew Wakefield, Father of the Anti-Vaccine Movement, Responds to the Current Measles Outbreak for the First Time The PNAS paper reports findings of the full-size study, conducted between 2008 and 2014 at the Washington National Primate Research Center, that occurred after the completion of an initial pilot program on 17 infant macaques. The full study involved 79 infant male macaques, aged 12 to 18 months, broken into six groups. Dr. Postmodernism Relativism Breeds Bullies & Conflict. 5 Signs You’re In The Midst Of A Moral Panic. Moral panics, or instances of mass hysteria, have occurred throughout history.

Bleeding Heart Tightwads. Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them. The Liberalism of the Religious Right. America Soured on My Multiracial Family. Home-ownership-nimby-bipartisan. The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis - Bloomberg View. With the rise of Donald Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment has reached levels not seen in decades in the U.S. Anger against illegal immigration and fear of refugees, previously confined to the fringes of the Republican base, are now at the center of public dialogue.

In case people forgot how peacefully people accepted Obama's election in ’08:  Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting. Gay community, I am your daughter. Apocalypse Whatever — Real Life. Apocalypse Whatever. The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. How We Broke Democracy (But Not in the Way You Think) – Medium. Ruth, Meet Gracie. I wish Ruth Marcus had come to the birthday party Wednesday night. Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth. The Real War on Science. Science Isn’t Broken. Martin Freeman: Sherlock and Watson have NEVER been lovers – star hits back at 'Johnlock' fan phenomenon - Radio Times.