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How to Keep the Gas Fresh, Protect Your Car During Coronavirus Pandemic

Consumer Reports – Experts give some simple tips to protect your engine from stale gas if your car is sitting idle – There are a lot fewer cars out on the road right now, because many drivers are isolating in their homes to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Overall road travel in the… Continue Reading

The AFI Movie Club

“What is AFI Movie Club? – In this time when we are reminded “There’s no place like home,” AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those who love the movies. Each day’s film – announced by a special guest – is accompanied by fun facts, family-friendly discussion points and material from the AFI Archive… Continue Reading

ABA joins RingCentral for national hotline for pandemic, disaster-related legal needs

“To help meet the growing legal needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,  the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) with those seeking civil legal services. As with other national disasters, the COVID-19 public health emergency has… Continue Reading

HHS OIG Report – Hospital Experiences Responding to COVID-19

Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23-27, 2020 04-03-2020 | OEI-06-20-00300 | Complete Report “…WHAT WE FOUND – Hospitals reported that their most significant challenges centered on testing and caring for patients with COVID-19 and keeping staff safe. Hospitals said that severe shortages of testing supplies and extended… Continue Reading

Thousands of zoom video calls left exposed on Open Web

Washington Post – “Thousands of personal Zoom videos have been left viewable on the open Web, highlighting the privacy risks to millions of Americans as they shift many of their personal interactions to video calls in an age of social distancing. Videos viewed by The Washington Post included one-on-one therapy sessions; a training orientation for… Continue Reading

Coronavirus lockdown – Gallery pieces become online jigsaw puzzles

BBC News: “The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley runs a daily internet puzzle challenge using artworks from its collection. People from around the world – including Brazil – have competed to solve them in the quickest time during the lockdown across many countries. Barnsley Council said the town’s other museums would be posting similar challenges online.… Continue Reading

Soothe Yourself With These Zoo and Pasta Making Livestreams

The Cut: “It’s all very upsetting. Just, all of it. With wave after wave of acutely unsettling coronavirus information assaulting your eyeballs every time you look at a screen — which I bet you’re doing more often than usual, given that self-isolation is limiting in terms of available activities — it is good, I think,… Continue Reading

A Comprehensive Guide to Masks

Slate – Who needs them, what kind you should wear, when to wear them, and why. “…As of Friday (April 3, 2020) afternoon, the recommendation in the CDC’s guide on how to protect yourself still has its old advice: no need to wear a mask unless you are sick. Trump indicated in the press briefing that… Continue Reading

ACUS Launches Webpage to Help Agency Adjudication Offices Navigate Coronavirus

“The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new webpage to help federal agency adjudication offices navigate challenges posed by the ongoing national emergency surrounding COVID-19. The new webpage compiles relevant orders, policies, news releases, and other statements related to federal agencies’ responses to the ongoing situation. It includes… Continue Reading

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu

Correia, Sergio and Luck, Stephan and Verner, Emil, Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu (March 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3561560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3561560 “What are the economic consequences of an influenza pandemic? And given the pandemic, what are the economic costs and benefits of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI)?… Continue Reading

U.S. Government: Update Chrome 80 Now, Multiple Security Concerns Confirmed

Forbes: “…Here’s what you need to know. CISA, a standalone federal agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversight, is responsible for protecting “the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats.” In an April 1 posting, CISA confirmed that Google Chrome Version 80.0.3987.162 “addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take… Continue Reading

Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks

The New York Times – They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.”…To see the potential information lying in plain sight in Google data, consider searches for “I can’t smell.” There is now strong evidence that anosmia, or loss of smell, is a symptom of Covid-19,… Continue Reading