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5 Dangers of Social Media

Entrepreneur – “Social media can provide incredible opportunities, but it can be dangerous if abused. Social media can be an extremely valuable platform for a wide variety of uses, but it can also be very dangerous if used incorrectly. I know this first-hand as someone who’s been deeply involved in the social media industry for many… Continue Reading

This Calculator Estimates Your Risk of Getting Covid-19

Smithsonian – “The online tool draws on recent data to approximate your chances of contracting the virus in different scenarios. As the Covid-19 Delta variant shifts what we consider to be “safe” and “unsafe” activities, a new online tool called the microCOVID Project is attempting to quantify those evolving risks. The model assesses a given… Continue Reading

Annotated Bibliography of COVID-19 Legal Literature

AustLII Communities – “The annotated bibliography below is arranged into A) Literature B) Organisations and C) Blogs, journals and websites. Part A includes scholarship and selected professional literature. It begins with books and then other literature, which is divided into broad topics – general legal literature followed by more specific topics. Where appropriate, we have… Continue Reading

Supreme Court to Continue Live Audio Streaming of Arguments Through Fall

EPIC: “The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will continue streaming live audio of its oral arguments at least through December of this year. The justices will also resume holding arguments in person, though the Court building will remain closed to the public. The Court’s announcement came the same day that EPIC and a… Continue Reading

Johns Hopkins Launches Comprehensive Global COVID Behavior Dashboard

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: “In a global survey fielded last month, more than half of those who are unvaccinated in more than 50 countries indicated they definitely or probably won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. A new dashboard launched today by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) unpacks the survey findings and… Continue Reading

Coadministration of COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines

CDC – “Although data are not available for COVID-19 vaccines administered simultaneously with other vaccines, extensive experience with non-COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated that immunogenicity and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone. COVID-19 vaccines were previously recommended to be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or… Continue Reading

COVID-19 boosted open access but preprints are only a fraction of pandemic papers

Science – “Critics of scientific publishing had hoped for a bigger shake-up from the global crisis: “…But nearly 2 years later, hopes for a wholesale revolution are fading. Preprints by medical researchers surged, but they remain a small fraction of the literature on COVID-19. Much of that literature is available for free, but access to… Continue Reading

Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of COVID

CDC: “What is already known about this topic? The incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalization, and death is higher in unvaccinated than vaccinated persons, and the incidence rate ratios are related to vaccine effectiveness. What is added by this report? Across 13 U.S. jurisdictions, incidence rate ratios for hospitalization and death changed relatively little after the… Continue Reading

Extreme Heat -The Economic and Social Consequences for the US

Report via The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center – The United States has historically faced periods of extreme heat, but climate change over the next 30 years could make these events more frequent, widespread, and severe. Under prevailing late-twentieth-century climate conditions, around 5 percent of the current population—roughly 16.5 million people—could expect to  experience 100+… Continue Reading

Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease Vaccination for Federal Employees

Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees: “…The health and safety of the Federal workforce, and the health and safety of members of the public with whom they interact, are foundational to the efficiency of the civil service. I have determined that ensuring the health and safety of the Federal workforce and… Continue Reading

Lowlights from the 2021 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession

RIPS Law Librarians – “The American Bar Association (ABA) recently published the 2021 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession which describes itself as a July 2021 “snapshot of the legal profession.” It contains 11 chapters on topics such as how the pandemic affected lawyers, legal education, lawyer well-being, legal technology and more. The report draws… Continue Reading