UC San Diego Health: $2.1 Million Gift Launches Comprehensive Breast Cancer Database

UC San Diego Health: $2.1 Million Gift Launches Comprehensive Breast Cancer Database. “The interactive database will further UC San Diego Health’s efforts to advance the understanding of breast disease and develop new treatments. The BCDS will combine biological, biographical and demographic data in novel ways that will allow researchers to study breast cancers with similar clinical features, as well as rare subtypes.”

America ‘on fire’: Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate (Associated Press)

Associated Press: America ‘on fire’: Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate. “Leaked Facebook documents provide a first-hand look at how Trump’s social media posts ignited more anger in an already deeply divided country that was eventually lit ‘on fire’ with reports of hate speech and violence across the platform. Facebook’s own internal, automated controls, meant to catch posts that violate rules, predicted with almost 90% certainty that Trump’s message broke the tech company’s rules against inciting violence. Yet, the tech giant didn’t take any action on Trump’s message.”

New York Daily News: NYPD top cop urges COVID vaccinations before Friday deadline that could send quarter of force home without pay

New York Daily News: NYPD top cop urges COVID vaccinations before Friday deadline that could send quarter of force home without pay. “The NYPD is doing everything in its power to convince cops to receive life-saving COVID vaccine shots as the city’s mandate deadline looms — a cutoff that could send a quarter of the police force home without pay.”

New York Times: An Unexpected Pandemic Consequence Frustrates Florida’s Biggest City

New York Times: An Unexpected Pandemic Consequence Frustrates Florida’s Biggest City. “The disruption to America’s economy created by the coronavirus pandemic has led to mass cancellations of school buses and ferries, to rental car shortages and a bottleneck of cargo ships waiting at seaports. And, in cities like Jacksonville, it has created a small but growing indignity: garbage left out to rot. In the grand scheme of suffering, there are bigger problems. But it has become yet one more example of a public service that most people take for granted but is no longer working right.”

CNN: Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

CNN: Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest. “In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company’s handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that ‘more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet.’ But internal Facebook (FB) documents suggest a disconnect between what the company has said publicly about its overall response to Covid-19 misinformation and some of its employees’ findings concerning the issue.”

CNN Investigation: Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US (CNN)

CNN: CNN Investigation: Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US. “A months-long CNN investigation has found that tens of millions of counterfeit and second-hand nitrile gloves have reached the United States, according to import records and distributors who bought the gloves — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Criminal investigations are underway by the authorities in the US and Thailand.”

Associated Press: Florida’s top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting

Associated Press: Florida’s top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting. “Florida’s top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at the office of Democratic state Sen. Tina Polsky, asking visitors at the building to be respectful with social interactions.”

CNBC: Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tests positive for Covid a day after Robin Hood charity event featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney

CNBC: Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tests positive for Covid a day after Robin Hood charity event featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney. “Longtime investor Paul Tudor Jones tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a massive dinner benefiting the Robin Hood Foundation that featured numerous celebrities, business executives and political leaders.”

Washington Post: U.S. communities want to share unused vaccines with Mexico, but the White House won’t let them

Washington Post: U.S. communities want to share unused vaccines with Mexico, but the White House won’t let them. “State and local officials across the country have run into the same problem, as the Biden administration has prevented efforts to donate leftover vaccines to India and other countries suffering from acute outbreaks. The reason, White House officials say, is that vaccines in the United States are the property of the federal government, not the cities or states in which they are distributed. That means the federal government is liable for their use, and donation efforts must be run out of Washington. The White House runs its own program to donate vaccines, usually through the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.”

ABC News: Northern states see uptick in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as weather gets colder

ABC News: Northern states see uptick in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as weather gets colder. “In southern states like Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia, which were hit early on by the delta surge, hospitalizations are on the decline. But despite the good news, experts are pleading with Americans to remain alert, as the highly infectious delta variant continues to circulate. Despite vaccination rollouts, several states, particularly those in colder climates, are beginning to see a rise in infections.”

9News: Denver Zoo announces 11 lions test positive for COVID-19

9News: Denver Zoo announces 11 lions test positive for COVID-19. ” The Denver Zoo announced Monday morning that 11 African lions tested positive for COVID-19 after their keepers observed coughing, sneezing, lethargy, and nasal discharge. According to a news release from the zoo, when their keepers saw them presenting symptoms they were taken to Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins. Each of the lions was given a nasal swab sample, which all tested positive.”

Business Insider: ‘I’ve lost my joy’: Anti-vax Republican, who worked for the Trump campaign and embraced QAnon, says she has COVID-19

Business Insider: ‘I’ve lost my joy’: Anti-vax Republican, who worked for the Trump campaign and embraced QAnon, says she has COVID-19. “A Delaware Republican who said coronavirus vaccines were part of a satanic plan to cause ‘mass death’ is recovering from COVID-19, she announced Thursday, saying the illness had caused her to lose ‘all of my senses.’ Lauren Witzke, a self-styled ‘Christian nationalist’ who embraced QAnon and support from white supremacists, was the Delaware GOP’s candidate for Senate in 2020, receiving 186,000 votes in her failed run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Coons.”