Month: April 2020

NFL’s chief medical officer softens the league’s prior message regarding 2020 planning

The NFL is backtracking on the full-speed-ahead message that it sent earlier this week. On Tuesday, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash said in plain, blunt terms the the league plans to play a full season with full stadiums. On Thursday, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills painted a more pragmatic picture. Speaking to Judy […]

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in first peer-reviewed research

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus. The paper appeared today in EBioMedicine, which is […]

American Airlines slashes flights but has no plans to halt U.S. service

American Airlines Co (AAL.O) said on Thursday it is cutting additional flights this summer as travel demand has drastically shrunk amid the coronavirus pandemic. Vasu Raja, American Airlines’ senior vice president of Network Strategy, said that the airline is cutting between 70% and 75% of flights in April and about 80% of flights in May. […]

Grimes posted the music stems and video files for her single so anyone can remix it

Grimes recently released a new music video for “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around,” and it came with a surprise: a content dump containing assets from her new album Miss Anthropocene and an invitation for anyone to remix the song or video. The music video features Grimes in front of a green screen and […]

Indian medics stoned by mob as they search for coronavirus patients

Health workers stoned by locals as they look for infected patients in India This is the moment angry locals pelted doctors with rocks and metal poles as they searched for people infected with Covid-19. Health workers wearing protective equipment were filmed being chased down a narrow lane in the Tattpatti Bakhal district of Indore, India. […]

Boston’s Robert Kraft explains why he went out of his way to help New York

So much for that Boston-New York rivalry. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, appearing Thursday night on CNN, explained why he wanted to purchase and send to New York City 300,000 of the 1.2 million N95 masks the team’s plane retrieved from China. “I’ve been watching Governor [Andrew] Cuomo over the last few weeks, and I just […]

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The findings, published today in Cell, hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early infection of the novel coronavirus that, as of April 2, […]

Chipotle under pressure in New York over coronavirus sick leave

Less than two months after settling with New York City regulators over paid sick leave, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is under pressure for its policies amid the coronavirus pandemic. During a press call on Thursday, the chair of the city council’s health committee joined Chipotle employees and the union organizing them, SEIU 32BJ, to voice […]

Zoom has disabled a feature that was exposing users’ LinkedIn profiles

As COVID-19 forces schools, offices, and social groups to move their daily operations online, video calling service Zoom has become the new centerpiece of many people’s daily life. But the increased use has brought heightened scrutiny to the company’s data practices. Every day, it seems, new vulnerabilities in the platform are coming to light. Today […]

10-man fight breaks out diverting emergency crews from coronavirus front line

Emergency services were diverted from the front line of the battle against coronavirus to deal with a huge fight in Lancashire. Police said much-needed emergency resources were used to deal with the brawl, which happened yesterday. Officers were called when a group of 10 men were spotted fighting in Brierfield at about 12.10am. Two men […]