Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

Yale University to open campus without sophomores in fall and without freshmen in spring – CNN

By Eric Levenson, CNN

Updated 8:24 PM ET, Wed July 1, 2020

What will school reopenings look like in New York 02:41

(CNN)Yale University will reopen in the fall without sophomores living on campus and then will be open in the spring without freshmen living on campus in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, Yale’s president and provost announced in a letter to the community Wednesday.

Juniors and seniors can choose to live in on-campus housing both semesters. The decision will allow the university to lower its student population living in the campus colleges to about 60% of normal, President Peter Salovey and Provost Scott Strobel said.

In addition, most undergraduate courses will be taught remotely so all students, whether living on or off campus, can attend. A small number of classes, such as labs or studio work, will take place in person in socially distanced settings, the university said.

Undergraduate students living on or off campus will be required to be tested weekly. As per rules in Connecticut, where Yale is located, all students arriving from abroad or from states with high Covid-19 transmission rates will be required to quarantine for 14 days. And overall, all students will be asked to wear face masks and social distance.

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Mask Off: Billionaires Seek Profit Even If It Cost Them YOUR Life!

Thom Hartmann Program

Jun 30, 2020

Where did the reopen proitest come from, why are Americans protesting wearing masks? This isn’t Scooby Doo but yet again it was rich people scaring people to make money…
Why are billionaires funding the movement to get rid of masks, masks that work? same reason they fought seatbelt laws in the 1970s, they want to make money, even if it cost them, your life!

Swine flu discovery: New strain found in China has pandemic potential

CGTN

Jul 1, 2020

Beijing says it’s closely following the developments after Chinese researchers found a new type of swine flu that can trigger a pandemic. The study was published in the peer-reviewed U.S. science journal PNAS. CGTN talked with Chen Xi, an associate professor of health policy and economics at the Yale School of Public Health and president of the China Health Policy and Management Society.

Economic Update: The Pandemic’s Lesson About Capitalism


Democracy At Work

Published on Jun 29, 2020

[S10 E25] The Pandemic’s Lesson About Capitalism

**Economic Update is a @Democracy At Work production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads. Please consider supporting our work. Donate one time or become a monthly donor by visiting us at democracyatwork.info/donate or become a patron Economic Update on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate. Your contributions help keep this content free and accessible to all. Now more than ever, sharing Prof. Wolff’s message is critical.

On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff argues that preparing and coping with the Corona pandemic was inadequate: medical supplies were seriously deficient. It simply was not profitable for firms to produce or stockpile the supplies. Neo-liberal governments were complicit with private profit capitalists rather than compensating for their inadequacies. The lesson: many basic social needs are needed, like public health. We cannot, need not, and should not rely on capitalists to meet them. Alternatives are available.
Prof. Wolff’s latest book “Understanding Socialism”

An Archaeology Of Catastrophe: Troy And The Collapse Of The Bronze Age

Fed OK’s Wall Street Wolves to Resume Risky Trading


RT America



Published on Jul 1, 2020

President Trump is just one judge shy of 200 confirmations, which could cement his legacy in federal courts for the foreseeable future. Also, a reported ‘shortage’ of fresh meat in the U.S. has since been debunked as an effort to lure meat workers back to their jobs while remaining competitive with Chinese farmers. Plus, a Supreme Court ruling makes it almost impossible to sue big banks for making investments using pension funds.

RT Correspondent Brigida Santos explains how amendments to the Volcker Rule will allow big banks to resume the kind of risky investments which led to the 2008 financial crash.

Legal journalist Mollye Barrows breaks down the state of foster care programs in America, including Trump’s latest executive order demanding more resources be available for child welfare programs.

Climate One TV: Real Talk: Racism and Climate – YouTube

Climate One

Published on Jul 1, 2020

The national uprising ignited by the murder of George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the country’s embedded, institutional racism, including the fraught relationship between environmentalism and communities of color. Air pollution, severe weather and the economic upheaval brought on by climate change impacts black and minority communities first and worst, yet their voices are often left out of policy responses and market solutions. How can we amplify and advocate for leaders of color in the fight against climate change? What can allies do to create a green movement that is inclusive and actively anti-racist?

A conversation with Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation, Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and winner of the 2019 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, and Glynda Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights for America. #letstalkclimate

https://www.climateone.org/

Climate One TV: Real Talk: Racism and Climate

What to expect when you’re not expecting a pandemic


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Published on Jul 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the wellbeing of pregnant and recently pregnant people. As a part of the COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series hosted by Dr. Karestan Koenen, this panel combines expertise from epidemiology, maternal fetal medicine, and psychiatry to discuss the effects of the pandemic on mental and physical health during pregnancy. Experts discuss recent findings from studies around the world and approaches for how to respond to the challenges of pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum also includes a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Archana Basu.

This forum features: Karestan Koenen, PhD Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Archana Basu, PhD Research Associate, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Instructor, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, DrPH Professor of Epidemiology Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Diego Wyszynski, MD, MHS, PhD Executive Director, International Registry of Coronavirus Exposure in Pregnancy CEO, Pregistry Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FACLP Medical Director, MCPAP for Moms Executive Director, Lifeline4Moms Director, Women’s Mental Health Division, Department of Psychiatry Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences

Lost Worlds: Viking Warriors (S2, E9) | Full Episode | History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6lfhiN3exo

HISTORY



Published on Jul 1, 2020

The Vikings were fearsome warriors from Denmark and Norway who burst upon Western Europe, raiding and plundering at the end of the 8th century. They targeted coastal monasteries, but later constructed ships, in Season 2, Episode 9, “The Vikings”.