WLRN: Inmate Coronavirus Cases In Miami-Dade Have Exploded, Contrary To Official Claims

WLRN: Inmate Coronavirus Cases In Miami-Dade Have Exploded, Contrary To Official Claims. “In the document filed on Saturday, Miami-Dade County reported that 159 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Metro-West Detention Center alone. The number reflected the number of positive inmates in the facility as of April 19….However, the Department of Corrections has in recent days been relaying information indicating there were far fewer inmates that had tested positive. On Friday, Department of Corrections spokesperson Juan Diasgranados wrote to WLRN in an email that there were 59 inmates who had tested positive across the entire jail system.”

EurekAlert: Expansion of world’s cities creating ‘new ecological niches’ for infectious diseases

EurekAlert: Expansion of world’s cities creating ‘new ecological niches’ for infectious diseases. “An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, and York University, Canada, investigated how the global trend towards urbanisation has contributed to the rise in the total number of disease outbreaks per decade since the 1980s. Their study, a major literature review published in the academic journal Urban Studies, shows that urban expansion at the periphery of cities – sometimes called ‘extended urbanisation’- is fundamentally altering the spatial relationships which shape how millions of people live and interact with each other and with nature. In doing so, it is creating ‘new ecological niches’ for the spread of infectious diseases, the researchers warn.”

City Leaders To Trump: Help Us Fight The Coronavirus By Paying Your Bills (Center for Public Integrity)

Center for Public Integrity: City Leaders To Trump: Help Us Fight The Coronavirus By Paying Your Bills. “Fourteen municipal governments — from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Wildwood, New Jersey — want Trump’s campaign committee to clear a combined $1.82 million worth of public safety-related debt connected to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rallies, according to interviews with local officials and municipal records obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. The Trump campaign’s tab is now more than double what Public Integrity first reported in June.”

Rensselaer: Data Visualization Tool Examines Community Factors Underlying COVID-19 Outcomes

Rensselaer: Data Visualization Tool Examines Community Factors Underlying COVID-19 Outcomes. “A new data visualization tool examines how and why COVID-19 impacts regions differently. Using daily updated data, COVIDMinder compares community risks, mediation tools, and outcomes related to COVID-19 by state across the United States, and by county within New York state.”

StateScoop: A new website matches cities with pandemic help, but many aren’t ready for partnerships

StateScoop: A new website matches cities with pandemic help, but many aren’t ready for partnerships. “Jay Nath, co-CEO of the San Francisco-based civic technology nonprofit CityInnovate, was one of many last week to lend his services to local governments dealing with the spread of the novel coronavirus. But as Nath and his team quickly found out, some cities are spread too thin to even consider third-party solutions to resource shortages or technical assistance during the pandemic, which has so far killed more than 4,600 people in the U.S.”

Hyperallergic: Explore Ancient Athens Online Through 3D Models, Created by One Animator Over 12 Years

Hyperallergic: Explore Ancient Athens Online Through 3D Models, Created by One Animator Over 12 Years. “Visitors to the site can browse reconstructions that date back as early as 1200 BCE, the Mycenaean period — or Bronze Age — through Classical Athens, featuring the rebuilds made necessary by the Greco-Persian War, and ages of occupation by Romans and Ottomans. Tsalkanis traces the evolution of sites like the Acropolis throughout the ages, the rise and fall of the city walls, the Agora, which served as center of city life, and various temples, libraries, and other fortifications.”

American Association for the Advancement of Science: ‘How We Respond’ Shows What U.S. Communities Are Doing to Address Climate Change

American Association for the Advancement of Science: ‘How We Respond’ Shows What U.S. Communities Are Doing to Address Climate Change. “Communities across the United States are working with scientists and using scientific information to respond to climate change, according to the ‘How We Respond’ report released Sept. 16 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This new resource shares perspectives, multimedia and project details that 18 communities have developed to address local impacts of climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”