Google Blog: New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists

Google Blog: New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists. “This year Chrome partnered with Latino artists to create a collection of themes that celebrate our heritage. You can use them to customize your Chrome browser and Chromebook wallpapers. The work reflects a variety of meaningful subjects, from family to the subtle ways we all stay connected. This collection continues our work commissioning contemporary artists to visually show how people use Chrome and Chromebooks to get things done, explore, find and connect.”

Lexington Herald-Leader: KY National Guard deploying at UK HealthCare as unvaccinated COVID patients mount

Lexington Herald-Leader: KY National Guard deploying at UK HealthCare as unvaccinated COVID patients mount. “The Kentucky Army National Guard has been deployed to the University of Kentucky’s inundated hospital system to assist staff as they continue to treat an influx of COVID-19 patients. In the Monday morning announcement to news outlets, UK said the National Guard was ‘providing non-clinical logistical and administrative support to hospital staff.’”

WATCH: Children Tell CNN They Blame Tucker Carlson For Their Father’s Covid Death (Mediaite)

Mediaite: WATCH: Children Tell CNN They Blame Tucker Carlson For Their Father’s Covid Death. “Katie and Evan Lane recently lost their 45-year-old father to Covid, and have made a public plea for others to get vaccinated. Their efforts took them to CNN New Day Monday morning, an appearance in which they blamed their father’s death on vaccine misinformation he learned from Fox News prime time host Tucker Carlson.”

Washington Post: D.C. mandates coronavirus vaccines for public and private school staff and child-care workers with no testing option

Washington Post: D.C. mandates coronavirus vaccines for public and private school staff and child-care workers with no testing option. “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Monday that all teachers and school staff and early child-care workers in the District must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Nov. 1, eliminating a testing option for these professionals who regularly interact with children who are often too young to be vaccinated.”

New York Times: A New Covid Testing Model Aims to Spare Students From Quarantine

New York Times: A New Covid Testing Model Aims to Spare Students From Quarantine. “When the schools in Marietta, Ga., opened their doors on Aug. 3, the highly contagious Delta variant was sweeping across the South, and children were not being spared. By Aug. 20, 51 students in the city’s small school district had tested positive for the coronavirus. Nearly 1,000 others had been flagged as close contacts and had to quarantine at home for seven to 10 days.”

eMissourian: Missourian launches online photo archive, Lens of Time

eMissourian: Missourian launches online photo archive, Lens of Time. “The Missourian has chronicled Franklin County’s rich history since the late 1800s. It has an unmatched collection of the region’s stories, as well as the photographs that ran with those stories. Now, the paper’s deep photo archive is becoming available to the public. This weekend, The Missourian’s ‘Lens of Time,’ an online archive of photographs that appeared in the pages of the newspaper since the late 1930s, will make its debut.”

Professional speaker secrets: How to give world-class virtual presentations (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Professional speaker secrets: How to give world-class virtual presentations. “As the saying goes, the internet changes everything. And so has the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the two of them, we now face a future where virtual events will play a much larger part in how we do business. On-site events will return eventually, but everyone from meeting planners to attendees has discovered that while online events aren’t perfect, they can offer a lot of advantages over the traditional hotel ballroom or convention center gatherings.”

Washington Post: Taking Indigenous culture viral

Washington Post: Taking Indigenous culture viral. “In the middle of the Amazon forest, along the banks of the Rio Negro, a young woman in face paint was bored. The coronavirus pandemic had cut off the flow of visitors, further isolating this Indigenous village, accessible only by boat. So Cunhaporanga Tatuyo, 22, was passing her days, phone in hand, trying to learn the ways of TikTok. She danced to songs, dubbed videos, wildly distorted her appearance — the full TikTok experience. None of it found much of an audience. Then she held up a wriggly, thick beetle larva to the camera.”

New York Daily News: COVID-19’s US death toll on verge of surpassing that of 1918-19 Spanish Flu pandemic

New York Daily News: COVID-19’s US death toll on verge of surpassing that of 1918-19 Spanish Flu pandemic. “The United States’ known death toll from COVID-19 will surpass the number of dead from the Spanish Flu within the next day or two, according to the side-by-side numbers — though a direct comparison between the raw numbers doesn’t give the whole story, medical experts and statisticians say. What is clear is that the sheer numbers, given the modern-day tools that combat such illnesses, are a heavy burden. COVID-related U.S. deaths as of Sunday night are at 673,763, according to Johns Hopkins University data.”

CNN: San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

CNN: San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate. “San Francisco Mayor London Breed is defending herself after flouting the city’s indoor mask mandate, criticizing ‘fun police’ for raising questions about her recent appearance at a live concert where she was seen dancing and posing for photos without a mask on.”