As cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ballooned last month, people in Europe and North America scrambled to get their hands on surgical masks to protect themselves. Health officials jumped in to discourage them, worried about the limited supply of masks for health care personnel. “Seriously people-STOP BUYING MASKS!” began a 29 February tweet from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have both said that only people with COVID-19 symptoms and those caring for them should wear masks. … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
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In a bid to step up its fight against coronavirus pandemic, government of India has launched a new platform encouraging citizens to do their part. Organisations and citizens can now volunteer in their capacity by donating essentials, creating awareness among other things. According to a tweet by Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, the platform is for citizens and organisations that want to volunteer in fight against COVID-19. Singh tweeted, “MyGov has launched a platform for citizens and organizations to volunteer in the fight against #COVID19 and also donate medical equipment and other commodities as #IndiaFightsCorona. This is in partnership with @ndmaindia and @MoHFW_INDIA MyGov has launched a platform for citizens and organizations to volunteer in the fight against #COVID19 and also do… https://t.co/HUF70CuP82 … [Read more...] about Here’s how government wants you to help in coronavirus fight
There’s more. Some immigrants are afraid to seek care because they are worried that they will endanger their own immigration status by doing so. Under a new rule, a person who uses public benefits like Medicaid can be denied a green card. This doesn’t apply to permanent residents renewing their green cards, but misinformation is already stopping people from getting care. After pushback from Democrats, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said it wouldn’t penalize green card applicants for getting treatment or testing for COVID-19. ICE announced on the 18th that it won’t “carry out enforcement operations at or near” health care facilities; advocates and doctors worried that the fear of getting swept up by ICE might keep people from getting care. But that might not matter if people are too afraid to see a doctor. … [Read more...] about Migrants aren’t to blame for COVID-19
we have an email address, [email protected], where people can request permission to use the name and logo we actively monitor, mostly using standard services, use of the name and logo we aim to ensure that every use of the name and logo is supported by a “license” or grant of permission The EFF accepts "that Shuttleworth meant well," but he is wrong about the requirement to enforce trademarks in every instance, EFF attorney Daniel Nazer wrote in a blog post yesterday. Shuttleworth seems to be operating on the common myth "that if you don’t police every unauthorized use of a trademark, you are in danger of losing it," Nazer wrote. "We hope that some clarity on this point might help companies step back from wasteful and censorious trademark enforcement." … [Read more...] about Ubuntu’s trademark folly fueled by confusion over law, EFF says
For now, it’s a great moment to catch up on some old movies you haven’t watched in a while or check out a show you never got around to. My wife and I are now nearly a season into The Sopranos, something we newly have the time to spend watching through. Other than the occasionally strange ’90s music choices, it’s pretty good. … [Read more...] about New trailers: Killing Eve, Upload, Murder House Flip, and more