Tag: health

New York City Lost Two-Thirds of Its Arts and Entertainment Jobs in 2020, a New Report Finds

New data is shedding a harsh light on how hard New York City’s arts and culture has been hit by the pandemic. Between December 2019 and December 2020, employment in the city’s arts, entertainment, and recreation sector plummeted 66 percent—the…

/ February 25, 2021
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“Momentous occasion”: First COVID-19 vaccines distributed by COVAX arrive in Ghana, West Africa

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed by the World Health Organization’s global sharing scheme COVAX arrived in Ghana, West Africa, on Wednesday.Why it matters: The shipments represent the "beginning of what should be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation…

/ February 24, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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Donald Trump Jr Rips Teachers Unions In Front Of A Gun Wall; Critics Go Ballistic

Donald Trump Jr rocketed even further off the rails in a Twitter video aimed at teachers unions Saturday — in front of a wall of guns.Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented that the rant from the former president’s son, in his typical…

/ February 22, 2021
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Meow Wolf Has Opened an Interactive Surrealist Supermarket in Las Vegas With Projects From Hundreds of Artist Collaborators

Today marks the opening of Omega Mart, Meow Wolf’s long-awaited Las Vegas follow-up to its wildly popular Santa Fe immersive art installation the House of Eternal Return, which helped kickstart the art world’s experience economy. “It’s really up to you to…

/ February 18, 2021
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‘Stick It In Your Neck’: Karl Stefanovic Blasts Facebook After It Bans News Content In Australia

Channel 9Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon on the 'Today' show Thursday morningTelevision presenter Karl Stefanovic blasted Facebook after it banned news publishers’ content from being shared on its platform in response to a proposed law in which social media giants would…

/ February 18, 2021
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In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021
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America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021
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U.K. to test mixing COVID-19 vaccines in world-first trial

The United Kingdom on Thursday launched a new clinical study to test the effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines.Why it matters: Per a statement from Oxford University virologist Matthew Snape, chief investigator of the world-first study: "If we do show that…

/ February 4, 2021
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If You Hold Your Breath When You Walk Past Others, Read This

This week, HuffPost reader Janet asked: “If I hold my breath when I walk past people, would that help stop me getting coronavirus if they have it?” Many of us have been there: walking along the path, staring at your…

/ February 1, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021