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Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

  • Insufficient testing, a lack of national mask mandates or guidance, a delayed overall response and outright mocking of basic public health practices by the administration has put the United States at the top of the global coronavirus death toll, the report from Columbia University Earth Institute's National Center for Disaster Preparedness finds.
  • When measured by deaths per 100,000 population, the report calculates that the US mortality rate is 50 times higher than Japan's, and more than twice as high as Canada's.
  • "Although both the U.S. and South Korea confirmed their first case of coronavirus on January 20th, South Korea was able to institute an aggressive diagnostic testing strategy and isolate infected patients, leading to a proportional mortality rate today that is 78 times smaller than that of the United States," the report reads.
  • Following Japan's policies would have led to as few as 4,315 deaths in the US, the Columbia team calculated.

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Cindy McCain, widow of GOP senator, on why she rejects Trump reelection - Business Insider

  • Cindy McCain, philanthropist and wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, explained the moment President Donald Trump crossed the line and spurred her decision to endorse his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Throughout his candidacy, presidency, and even after the senator's death, Trump often derided John's public service, which included being captured and tortured for over five years during the Vietnam War. McCain went on to explain the moment where Trump crossed the line, referencing the numerous reports in which the president allegedly referred to death US service members as "suckers" and "losers." According to the initial report published in The Atlantic, Trump made critical remarks about service members and Republicans who served in the military.
  • During a trip to Paris in 2018, Trump reportedly resisted the idea of visiting a military cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, saying that the revered site was "filled with losers" and "suckers" who died.

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Cindy McCain, widow of GOP senator, on why she rejects Trump reelection - Business Insider

  • Cindy McCain, philanthropist and wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, explained the moment President Donald Trump crossed the line and spurred her decision to endorse his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Throughout his candidacy, presidency, and even after the senator's death, Trump often derided John's public service, which included being captured and tortured for over five years during the Vietnam War. McCain went on to explain the moment where Trump crossed the line, referencing the numerous reports in which the president allegedly referred to death US service members as "suckers" and "losers." According to the initial report published in The Atlantic, Trump made critical remarks about service members and Republicans who served in the military.
  • During a trip to Paris in 2018, Trump reportedly resisted the idea of visiting a military cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, saying that the revered site was "filled with losers" and "suckers" who died.

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Amazon faces a more costly workers’ comp classification in Washington state

  • Just last month, a stunning report showed how Amazon fulfillment centers across the country saw rising injury rates between 2016 and 2019, sourced from internal company data.
  • And now, proposed legislation in Washington state would mean Amazon could pay a higher workers’ compensation premium than other warehouse-owning companies next year.
  • Ratko, the deputy assistant director of the Washington Department of Labor & Industries Insurance Services Division, told The Seattle Times.
  • The department found in 2019 that Amazon’s fulfillment centers had a growing share of injury claims and insurance costs compared to other warehouse operators, according to The Seattle Times.
  • And although warehousing insurance premiums went up 18 percent in 2020, non-Amazon warehouse operators have been seeing their workers’ compensation claim rates move downward.
  • Amazon’s new rate would be higher than those for mechanized logging operations, law enforcement agencies, and more than 260 other industries, according to The Seattle Times.

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Pytest-austin: performance regression testing with no instrumentation

  • Once installed, the plugin will try to attach Austin to the pytest process in order to sample it every time you run pytest.
  • The plugin looks for the total_time marker on collected test items, which takes a mandatory argument time and three optional ones: function, module and line.
  • If you simply want to check that the duration of a test item doesn't take longer than time, you can mark it with @pytest.mark.total_time(time).
  • In this case, a negative number, such as -16.0 ms, indicates that the total time spent on test_lines:19 (test_austin_time_checks.py) was 16.0 ms less than the total allowed time specified with the total_time marker, which in this example is 20.5 ms.
  • If your tests spawn other Python processes, you can ask pytest-austin to profile them too with the --minime option.

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The Big Tech antitrust report has one big conclusion: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive

  • A long-awaited report from top Democratic congressional lawmakers about the dominance of the four biggest tech giants had a clear message on Tuesday: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google engage in a range of anti-competitive behavior, and US antitrust laws need an overhaul to allow for more competition in the US internet economy.
  • With Amazon accounting for nearly 40 percent of all e-commerce sales in the US — making it more than seven times larger in this arena than No. 2 Walmart — the Democrats’ report argues that the tech giant has used its powerful position in anti-competitive ways.
  • The Democrats’ report argues that Google has a monopoly in the online search and marketing industry, creating an “ecosystem of interlocking monopolies” — which it has maintained through anti-competitive practices in two key ways.

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Hacker says he correctly guessed Trump’s Twitter password—it was “maga2020!”

  • A security researcher reportedly logged in to President Trump's Twitter account last week by guessing the password—it was "maga2020!"—and then alerted the US government that Trump needed to upgrade his Twitter security practices.
  • Security researcher Victor Gevers reportedly guessed Trump's password on the fifth attempt and was dismayed that the president had not enabled two-step authentication.
  • Both reports had quotes from Gevers, while Vrij Nederland also published a screenshot that Gevers says he took when he had access to the @realdonaldtrump account.
  • Gevers reportedly gained access to Trump's Twitter account on Friday last week.
  • The Dutchman alerted Trump and American government services to the security leak.
  • This agency is also responsible for the security of the American President and took the report seriously, as evidenced by correspondence seen by de Volkskrant.

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Censoring the Biden story: How social media becomes state media

  • Xi’s coughs came to mind as Twitter and Facebook prevented Americans from being able to read the New York Post’s explosive allegations of influence-peddling by Hunter Biden.
  • The media spent years publishing every wacky theory of alleged Trump-Russia collusion; thousands of articles detailed allegations from the Steele dossier, which has been not only discredited but also shown to be based on material from a known Russian agent.
  • Today, in contrast, the media is not only dismissing the need to investigate the Biden emails, but ABC News’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Pelosi: White House made 'unacceptable changes' to testing language during negotiations on coronavirus stimulus Infectious disease expert calls White House advisers herd immunity claims 'pseudoscience' MORE didn’t ask Biden about the allegations during a two-hour town hall event on Thursday.

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US jobless figures drop to 787,000

  • Initial jobless claims in regular state programs declined to 787,000 in the week ended October 17, according to Labour Department data Thursday.
  • Continuing claims -- the total pool of Americans on ongoing state unemployment benefits -- fell to 8.37 million in the week ended Oct. 10.
  • Economists expected 870,000 initial state claims and 9.63 million continuing claims, according to the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey.
  • State and federal leaders are being told to come up with a plan to reopen Australia as a new report indicates coronavirus-induced border closures are costing the economy $319 million a day.
  • Queensland's plan to reopen its border with NSW on November 1 could be in doubt as mystery coronavirus cases in Australia's most populous state continue to be found.
  • Initial jobless claims in the US declined to 787,000 but the economy continues to suffer.

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Tesla is knocking on the door of the S&P 500

  • What's happening: Tesla reported its best quarterly profit to date on Wednesday, and said it still hopes to hit its target of selling half a million cars this year.
  • Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, told me that he thinks Tesla was overlooked by the S&P 500 committee partly because of the large amount of money the company makes by selling regulatory credits.
  • But Ives said that the results posted Wednesday indicate that the company's core business is only getting stronger, with vehicle deliveries hitting an all-time high despite the difficult environment created by the pandemic.
  • It's now cleared all regulatory hurdles for a dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai that's expected to rake in billions, my CNN Business colleague Sherisse Pham reports.

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