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Herald Sun: Police Guarding 3,000 Residents as Public Housing Towers Forced into Lockdown

Three thousand people living in nine public housing towers in Melbourne have been placed under the severest lockdown rules of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia so far and have been banned from leaving their homes for at least five days. The Victorian government decided to lock down all nine towers because of “patterns of movement, […]

MSN: Why Covid Herd Immunity Could Be ‘Twice as High as First Thought’

Two new scientific studies suggesting that immunity to COVID-19 may be much higher than previously thought offer some much-needed hope in the battle against the disease. Although coronavirus antibody testing has found that levels are low even in the cities worst hit by the pandemic, other types of immune response appear to be more widespread. […]

WGN: IDPH Investigating Roseland Community Hospital After Pregnant Woman Dies of COVID-19

Roseland Community Hospital is under investigation by the Illinois Department of Public Health after a pregnant woman died from coronavirus there in May. At the time, Roseland Community Hospital publicly said that they’re underfunded, doing the most with least to save lives, and they’re praying for every life lost to COVID-19. Therea Siaw said the […]

High Court To Review Nestlé, Cargill Child Slavery Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear Nestlé and Cargill’s challenges to a Ninth Circuit ruling leaving the companies on the hook for allegations that they benefited from African child labor. The decision tees up a potential ruling on whether U.S. corporations can be liable for human rights abuses abroad.  The high court granted […]

BREAKING: CNBC: Jeffrey Epstein Friend Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy, Perjury Charges

The FBI on Thursday morning arrested Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time friend and alleged procurer Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of with conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse children, as well as perjury about her conduct, court files reveal. The arrest of the British socialite Maxwell on charged laid out in a six-count indictment comes just days before […]

U of O Scientist Seeking Edible Vaccine for COVID-19 Hopes to Put Them in Veggies that People Would Eat

University of Ottawa professor and plant biologist Allyson MacLean hopes that eating your veggies will one day soon protect you against COVID-19. McClean has been busy during the pandemic designing an edible vaccine for the virus. Her research involves injecting tomato, potato, and lettuce plants with a tiny particle of viral DNA swimming in a […]

NYT: Amazon Will Acquire Self-Driving Start-Up Zoox For Over $1.2BN

Amazon will acquire self-driving start-up Zoox for more than $1.2bn, marking the e-commerce group’s most significant investment into the autonomous vehicle sector. In competition with Alphabet’s Waymo, Amazon plans to work with Zoox to create a fleet of self-driving taxis. Analysts also hinted that Amazon might use Zoox to build self-driving delivery vehicles. Amazon has […]

Newsweek: Contact-Tracing Apps Could Become Permanent Once the Pandemic Is Over

Privacy advocacy groups are concerned that contact tracing measures initiated to combat coronavirus outbreaks could be used to track citizens beyond the pandemic. It comes as apps made to tackle COVID-19 outbreaks become required⁠ and even permanent in some areas. In China, Hangzhou plans to make permanent a mandatory app implemented due to COVID-19 crisis. […]

Artist With Autism Makes Balloon Sculptures to Thank Health Care Workers, Police Officers

The pandemic has spurred an abundance of praise for front line workers. One New Jersey man is using his unique talent to give out balloons filled with joy. Eddie Lin, who goes by the name “Ausome Balloon Creator,” is a twenty-two-year-old balloon artist with autism. To honor essential workers, he creates elaborate balloon sculptures, and […]

The NIH Claims Joint Ownership of Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health may own intellectual property that undergirds a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna, according to documents obtained by Axios and analysis from Public Citizen. By having an actual stake in the vaccine, the federal government could try to make the vaccine a free or low-cost public good with wide distribution, […]