For instance, only about 1 to 2 percent of people who get a flu shot develop a fever, Live Science previously reported. That type of side effect will appear in clinical trials, but rare side effects may not crop up until after a vaccine is approved. For example, the rotavirus vaccine, which protects against a severe diarrheal disease, was approved and only later linked to an intestinal disorder called intussusception, where one part of the intestines slides over the adjacent part like a telescope, Live Science previously reported. A 2014 study linked the vaccine to 15 extra cases of intussusception per 1 million vaccinated infants — but experts note that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh this small risk. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccines are on the fast-track to approval. How will we know they’re safe?
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What you need to know The Live View beta in Google Maps is expanding to Android and iOS devices running ARCore and ARKit. The updated Timeline will allow you to relive your travels and export them to share with friends and family. Google Maps will also let you view "all of your flight and hotel reservations in one place" under Reservations in the app. … [Read more...] about AR directions in Google Maps now widely available for Android and iOS
And this is actually a point back to this free speech thing. So the “looters and shooters” post comes up, if anybody else posts that, that comes down. So Mark calls Donald Trump to have a conversation with him about the post and says like, “Hey, you’re putting me in a bad place here” and doesn’t take down the post. I know how this works. I’ve been Black my whole life. I know how this works because this is what happens when the police chief’s son breaks the law and the police chief tells his son, “You know, you’re putting me in a bad situation here.” It’s privilege, right? It’s because Facebook, at the incentive level, has an incentive problem. The same way the police chief has an incentive problem when his son is breaking the law and he doesn’t do anything to him the same way he would do something to the Black kid down the street. … [Read more...] about How far will Facebook go to address their civil rights audit?
Facebook Inc said that it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organised hate. The ads showed a red inverted triangle, a symbol the Nazis used to identify political prisoners, with text asking Facebook users to sign a petition against antifa, a loosely organised anti-fascist movement. Trump and Attorney General William Barr have repeatedly singled out antifa as a major instigator of recent unrest during nationwide anti-racism protests, with little evidence. "Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group's symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol," said a Facebook company spokesperson. The symbol was in Facebook ads run on pages belonging to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as on ads and organic posts on the "Team Trump" page. "Whether aware of the history or meaning, for the Trump campaign to use a symbol - one which is … [Read more...] about Facebook takes down Trump ads over ‘organised hate’ policy
Egyptian mummification It was in ancient Egypt, however, that mummification reached its greatest elaboration. The first Egyptian mummies appear in the archaeological record at approximately 3500 B.C. By the time of the Old Kingdom, or Age of the Pyramids (ca. 2686 – 2181 B.C.), mummification was well entrenched in Egyptian society. It became a mainstay during subsequent periods, reaching particular heights of sophistication during the New Kingdom (ca. 1550 – 1069 B.C.). Unlike in Chinchorro society, mummification in ancient Egypt was typically reserved for the elite of society such as royalty, noble families, government officials and the wealthy. Common people were rarely mummified because the practice was expensive. … [Read more...] about Mummification: The lost art of embalming the dead