Washington Post: Trump White House donated 8,700 ventilators to other nations. Officials now don’t know where many of them are, watchdog finds.

Washington Post: Trump White House donated 8,700 ventilators to other nations. Officials now don’t know where many of them are, watchdog finds.. “The Trump administration spent $200 million to send more than 8,700 ventilators to countries around the world last year, with no clear criteria for determining who should get them and no way to keep track of where many ended up, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.”

FTC: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

FTC: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards. “Some of you are celebrating your second COVID-19 vaccination with the giddy enthusiasm that’s usually reserved for weddings, new babies, and other life events. You’re posting a photo of your vaccination card on social media. Please — don’t do that! You could be inviting identity theft.”

NJ Arts: The Kennedys respond to pandemic with steady stream of livestreams

NJ Arts: The Kennedys respond to pandemic with steady stream of livestreams. “Throughout the quiet of the pandemic, when the doors of venues remain locked and outdoors events are few, spouses Maura and Pete Kennedy, who perform together as the captivating duo The Kennedys, have raised their voices in performances of more than 500 songs for a global audience through weekly live-streaming concerts.”

New York Times: How the Search for Covid-19 Treatments Faltered While Vaccines Sped Ahead

New York Times: How the Search for Covid-19 Treatments Faltered While Vaccines Sped Ahead. “The government poured $18.5 billion into vaccines, a strategy that resulted in at least five effective products at record-shattering speed. But its investment in drugs was far smaller, about $8.2 billion, most of which went to just a few candidates, such as monoclonal antibodies. Studies of other drugs were poorly organized. The result was that many promising drugs that could stop the disease early, called antivirals, were neglected. Their trials have stalled, either because researchers couldn’t find enough funding or enough patients to participate.”

National Law Review: State of California Releases New Employer Portal to Assist With COVID-19 Compliance

National Law Review: State of California Releases New Employer Portal to Assist With COVID-19 Compliance. “As the state of California approaches one year of being under various shelter-in-place orders, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new website. The site provides information on how to ensure a safer and healthier workplace. It also has information on handling employees who may be sick or exposed to COVID-19 in the form of an FAQ.”

The Journal (Ireland): Misleading videos of ’empty’ hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

The Journal (Ireland): Misleading videos of ’empty’ hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals. “STAFF AT A number of hospitals around the country have criticised videos on anti-Covid 19 social media pages which suggest that hospitals are secretly ‘empty’, describing them as wrong and misleading.”

Washington Post: The youngest victims of a national calamity, and the people they left behind

Washington Post: The youngest victims of a national calamity, and the people they left behind. “In this new national graveyard of virus victims, the section set aside for the young held 271 children as of early February, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each death represents a shattered family and a trauma deepened, parents say, by the rampant belief that kids can’t get covid, or that it doesn’t much harm them when they do.” This article is a lot. If you want to skip it because you’re afraid you’ll cry yourself into a raisin, I don’t blame you. I have cried myself into a raisin.