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Daily Archives: January 5, 2021

More Than 15 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker

Bloomberg: The U.S. has administered 5.05 million doses; Europe’s rollout begins. Updated: January 5, 2021, 6:31 PM EST Vaccine Tracker Vaccine Contracts Global Cases U.S. Cases U.S. Hospitalizations U.S. Regions The biggest vaccination campaign in history has begun. More than 15 million doses in 35 countries have been administered, according to data collected by Bloomberg. Delivering billions… Continue Reading

EveryLibrary Calls on State and Local Health Officials to Prioritize Librarians and Library Workers in Vaccination Plans

EveryLibrary: “Librarians and library workers in public libraries and academic libraries are essential and should be included in state and local Phase 1b or Phase 1c vaccine distribution plans to protect staff and minimize risk to patrons and users. School librarians are included in plans for the education community and should continue to be prioritized.  EveryLibrary… Continue Reading

CDC COVID Data Tracker – Maps, charts, and data provided by the CDC

CDC – “As a result of a data processing issue, some duplicate doses administered were reported for the state of Virginia up through January 5. The corrected number of People Initiating Vaccination for Virginia will appear beginning January 6, 2020. Doses distributed and people initiating vaccination (1st dose received) are for both Moderna and Pfizer… Continue Reading

2020 was the year activists mastered hashtag flooding

Mashable: “…There are a number of reasons why hashtag flooding can be impactful, but Volsky feels a hashtag’s ability to help people reclaim a narrative is one of the strongest.  “I think the way social media is structured is to reward the loudest most obnoxious, most controversial voices out there, and that’s part of the… Continue Reading

Sci-Hub: Scientists, Academics, Teachers & Students Protest Blocking Lawsuit

TorrentFreak: “Following in the footsteps of the entertainment industries, publishers are increasingly trying to have pirate sites shut down or blocked to prevent the unlicensed spread of academic and scientific papers. Their main targets are Sci-Hub (‘The Pirate Bay of Science’) and Libgen (Library Genesis), platforms with a key aim of distributing such papers freely… Continue Reading

Millions of Americans now have access to free, anonymous coronavirus exposure notifications

Washington Post – “Here’s a phone alert you wouldn’t want to miss: “You have likely been exposed.” The coronavirus surge is upon us, and your phone might be able to help. More than 150 million Americans, now including California residents, have the ability to get pop-up notifications from local health authorities when they’ve personally spent… Continue Reading

We’re botching the vaccine rollout. Here’s how to get it back on track

Fast Company – “…To fix the problem, several things need to change. The Biden administration can help by giving clear guidance to states about how many vaccines they’re getting and how long they can be stored, providing training materials for staff, and setting targets for vaccinating a certain number of people by a certain date,… Continue Reading

The Year Ahead: 3 Predictions From the ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf

NextGov – Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google: “In 2011, the movie “Contagion“ eerily predicted what a future world fighting a deadly pandemic would look like. In 2020, I, along with hundreds of thousands of people around the world, saw this Hollywood prediction play out by being diagnosed with COVID-19. It… Continue Reading

How Full Are Hospital ICUs Near You?

The New York Times: “Just over one-fifth of U.S. hospitals with intensive care units, or 638 total hospitals, reported that at least 95 percent of their I.C.U. beds were full in the week ending Dec. 31. Nationwide, 77 percent of intensive care hospital beds were occupied. These numbers, which come from a dataset released weekly… Continue Reading