But some health experts, including the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, think that’s a mistake. Health authorities in parts of Asia have encouraged all citizens to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the virus, regardless of whether they have symptoms. And the Czech Republic took the uncommon step last week of making nose and mouth coverings mandatory in public spaces, prompting a grassroots drive to hand make masks. … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
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The rumor gained enough traction, however, that GlaxoSmithKline issued a statement refuting the claims. The statement now pops up if you go to the website for Advil. “We understand the use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms has come into question,” the statement reads. “As a leader in the OTC pain category, GSK Consumer Healthcare is not aware of any scientific evidence that directly links worse outcomes in patients suffering from COVID-19 infection with the use of ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories.” … [Read more...] about A viral text warns taking Advil could make COVID-19 symptoms worse, but experts say it’s unfounded
Trackpad support on the iPad may seem like overkill at first, but once I started to use it, he entire experience just made sense. Moving from keyboard to trackpad and back feels natural, and gives the iPad a laptoplike feel. On the iPhone, features like the new dark mode have saved my eyes and battery life, while the revamped Messages search has made it easier to find information from past conversations with my wife. … [Read more...] about iPad trackpad support is just the start of iOS 13.4’s great features
In the video, he advises people to spend as little time in the grocery store as possible, to wipe down shopping carts with disinfectant, and to go shopping for those older than 60 years old, as they might have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC). … [Read more...] about Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Four factors The court then goes into considering the four fair use factors. Google's use is indeed transformative, the court held, citing caselaw involving other "full-text searchable database[s]" as a "quintessentially transformative use." The court points to Google's "ngrams" tool that allows searches for frequency of usage of selected words—something that couldn't be done in a lifetime of manual searching, even given access to the millions of books in the libraries working with Google. The "snippet view" that Google provides is also transformative, "identifying books of interest to the searcher" without replacing them. … [Read more...] about Appeals court rules that Google book scanning is fair use