In the UK, where a national shielding strategy was temporarily adopted, care homes also became hotbeds for infection. Care home deaths were found to be higher than 22,000 by academics at the London School of Economics. Inefficacies aside, shielding itself is harmful to the mental health of those who are vulnerable. Older adults are already at heightened risk of depression and suicidal thoughts; according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, social isolation from shielding can exacerbate these mental health challenges. It’s unlikely that this group’s mental health will improve from being asked to shield indefinitely. … [Read more...] about The problem with ‘shielding’ people from coronavirus? It’s almost impossible
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Young people who haven’t had exams cancelled are also concerned. Noor Hashmi, 17, from Manchester, takes her A-levels next year. She feels that her cohort has been “overlooked”, because they’re having to teach themselves the syllabus at home, using online learning. “If I was in college I would be properly absorbing the information,” Hashmi says. “But there are only so many emails you can send to your teacher without feeling you’re being annoying.” Hashmi’s classes have all moved online, but she worries she’s not understanding the material fully. “I feel the teachers are going through the content too quickly,” she says. “It’s stressful knowing that everything we’ve covered so far won’t be revisited in depth before our exams.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?
Third, the order directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider taking action . . . to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” that “may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.” For Twitter in particular, the FTC is supposed to create and make “publicly available” a report describing any consumer complaints that “allege violations of law.” … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
“They are really good at blocking, syncing and, you know, offering strong censorship towards conservative people like myself and getting on message, especially a black conservative”, says Burns, who supported Donald Trump during his 2016 election campaign. Burns also questioned the “political” nature of Twitter’s decision to put a “fact-checking” disclaimer on Donald Trump’s tweets about the upcoming election, while ignoring many other topics that were circulating on the platform. … [Read more...] about Does Trump’s Executive Order Constitute a ‘Win’ Against Social Media ‘Censorship’?
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Jeremy Christian, who shouted Islamophobic insults before stabbing two people to death on a train in Portland, Oregon, in 2017, was found to have posted on Facebook a month earlier: “May all the Gods Bless Timothy McVeigh - a TRUE PATRIOT!!!” … [Read more...] about Why Hatred That Drove Timothy McVeigh to Kill 168 People Lives on 25 Years After Oklahoma City Bomb