“As expected, as the community started to open up, we are seeing new cases, which has trailed that policy change by about two and a half weeks,” Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said while speaking to the Austin City Council on Tuesday, according to the newspaper. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases in Austin, Texas have significantly increased since reopening, hospitalizations remain low
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Following a visit to a winery in Missouri, the whiskey maker decided to push this idea even further. He wondered how the different wood treatments used by wineries would affect the bourbon. So he decided to test this out by finishing four-year-old bourbon in 13 different types of barrels for 32 months. He released the five best of these trials as a collection of mini-bottles called the Wood Experiments. … [Read more...] about The Art of Selecting the Perfect Bourbon Barrel
Getting a flu shot is a safe, inexpensive way to stay healthy. But in a typical year, less than half of Americans get the vaccination (just 45% last year). Rates in the United Kingdom are comparable, where just 44.9% of registered patients ages 6 months to 64 years old got a flu vaccination from 2018 to 2019. In the European Union, which committed in 2009 to vaccinate at least 75% of residents ages 65 and older, only 45% of people in that group received vaccines in 2018. … [Read more...] about This might be your most important flu shot ever
To John Ridley's credit, his op-ed didn't ask for permanent removal of "Gone With the Wind" from HBO Max, but rather for it to be pulled back until it could be framed with appropriate statements and framing. The question is whether a simple "trigger warning," readily skipped or ignored, does much to "contextualize" the film -- not to mention why such words weren't already available and in place, given that HBO and CNN sister channel TCM (also owned by WarnerMedia) had addressed the film's problematic aspects last year, during its 80th anniversary. … [Read more...] about It turns out your favorite movie is racist. What now?
On top of that, Xiao also put in about 28 hours a week driving for Uber, which brought in an extra $1,000 a month after expenses. He stopped driving because of fear of contagion and doesn’t think he will resume. “I believe the risk is too high with coming into contact with unknown passengers,” he said. Early in the pandemic Xiao switched to delivering food through Uber Eats, but there wasn’t much work, so he stopped after a couple of weeks. … [Read more...] about California continues to report high share of jobless as 884,000 file in U.S. for unemployment