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First human trial of potential antibody treatment for Covid-19 begins

  • Scientists at AbCellera and the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases selected those they thought would be most potent and Lilly scientists engineered the treatment, known as a monoclonal antibody therapy.
  • The second phase of the trial will involve a larger number of patients, including patients who are not hospitalized, and will test whether the therapy is effective.
  • Eli Lilly has already begun manufacturing the antibody therapy in large quantities so it could be tested and potentially for use in patients beyond the trial.
  • If it works though, it could also be useful if, for example, a patient in a nursing home tested positive for Covid-19, and such a treatment could be given to others at the facility; for a first responder that had just been exposed to a patient with Covid-19; or for health care workers, Hotez said.

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New York police officers kneel with protesters

  • Aleeia Abraham shot a video of the officers taking a knee during a march in Queens calling for justice for George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, and in protest of the senseless killings of other black people.
  • In the video, the protesters are kneeling and you can hear the crowd's surprise when some of the officers take a knee as well.
  • As they knelt, one protester reeled off the names of other black people who had died, including Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery.
  • Abraham, who runs an organization called The BlaQue Resource Network in Queens, said she'd never seen police do that in all her years of activism, or even on television at other protests.
  • A pastor invited the officers to come into the circle of protesters to kneel with them, which was greeted with cheers from the crowd.

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There's a Housing Market Crisis Brewing - And Here's Where It Will Strike First

  • That’s why a crisis is likely to unfold that could prove devastating in dense urban markets such as New York, Miami, and the Bay Area.
  • While many of these arrangements have been temporary, several companies have already decided to permanently shift their workforce towards some level of remote work.
  • While some companies like Facebook have announced pay cuts for those leaving high-cost areas, the savings and quality of life changes could be well worth it.
  • The Bay Area in particular is notorious for its high prices, resulting in a housing crisis there.
  • There’s strong demand from Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as local authorities reluctant to create more housing units.
  • The supply and demand imbalance could be corrected with thousands of tech workers telecommuting from remote areas.

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Videos show NYPD cruisers ramming into protesters behind a barricade and sending bodies flying - Insider

  • New York Police Department cruisers were seen on videos ramming down protesters behind a barricade, sending bodies flying.
  • The disturbing videos showed a crowd of protesters surrounding an NYPD cruiser and propping up a barrier in front of it, while throwing what appeared to be water bottles, garbage, and pylons at the car.
  • A second police cruiser can then be seen driving up along the first car.
  • Suddenly, both cars begin slowly driving into the crowd, before abruptly speeding up and sending protesters scattering.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the incident as "troubling" in an interview with NY1, but added that the protesters had been "surrounding" the cruiser and suggested they were to blame.
  • Clashes between protesters and police broke out across New York City, with cruisers set ablaze and protesters vandalizing vehicles.

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Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York's punk scene

  • Green’s early photographs from 1976/77 evoke the ad-hoc atmosphere of what was then a small, evolving downtown scene, just as his later ones reflect the shift towards a more self-consciously stylish milieu as punk mutated into post-punk, the music becoming more arty and angular.
  • In one photo, taken in what looks like someone’s kitchen, a young Green, looking smart in a crisp white shirt, stands next to Sylvain Sylvain and two members of his post-New York Dolls group, the Criminals.
  • For a short time in the early 80s, Green worked as a jobbing music photographer, shooting album covers for Robert Gordon and Link Wray as well as editorials for Rolling Stone, Downbeat and SoHo Weekly News.

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A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old in the 1990s

  • A woman identified as Jane Doe II, now 43, alleges she met Harvey Weinstein in a hotel room in 1994 for what she thought was a business meeting when she was approximately 17 years old.
  • Jane Doe 1 alleges Weinstein lured her back to a suite at the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic during the Cannes Film Festival in France in 1984, when she was about 34, according to the lawsuit.
  • A few days later under the guise of a business meeting at his SoHo apartment, Weinstein raped the woman and threatened to "come after her" if she told anyone about the assault, the lawsuit alleges.
  • Weinstein trapped Jane Doe 4 in a hotel suite in 2013, the lawsuit alleges, when she was about 28 and attending the Venice Film Festival.

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How the Minnesota Freedom Fund became a Twitter trend

  • If you’ve been following the protests in Minneapolis on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen more than a few tweets, some from very prominent tweeters promoting a nonprofit called the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
  • It’s grown from there, with thousands of tweets promoting the fund and its cause as a way of assisting the people protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.
  • The fund and its mission to reform the cash bail system aren’t just important for these protests; it’s a way to help reform an aspect of the American criminal justice system that is fundamentally unfair to lower-income people, and goes against its very principles to do so.
  • Proponents say it’s too soon to tell if the rise in crime can be attributed to bail reform, and only a small percentage of people released under the bail reform law were accused of committing those crimes.

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New York Gov. Cuomo: NYC will begin reopening week of June 8 - Business Insider

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City will begin reopening the week of June 8.
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also joined Cuomo's briefing after the governor announced plans to reopen the city.
  • Cuomo said Friday that New York City still needs to meet three criteria to join the rest of the state in reopening, according to NBC New York.
  • But the governor said the city is on track to meet those criteria by the end of the week.
  • Cuomo also said Friday that five regions in the state that began reopening on May 15 — Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, and Finger Lakes — are clear to enter Phase II of the process.
  • The state of New York is one of the biggest hotspots for the novel coronavirus outbreak within the US.

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New York Gov. Cuomo: NYC will begin reopening week of June 8 - Business Insider

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City will begin reopening the week of June 8.
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also joined Cuomo's briefing after the governor announced plans to reopen the city.
  • Cuomo said Friday that New York City still needs to meet three criteria to join the rest of the state in reopening, according to NBC New York.
  • But the governor said the city is on track to meet those criteria by the end of the week.
  • Cuomo also said Friday that five regions in the state that began reopening on May 15 — Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, and Finger Lakes — are clear to enter Phase II of the process.
  • The state of New York is one of the biggest hotspots for the novel coronavirus outbreak within the US.

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Grey hairs sometimes regain their colour when we feel less stressed

  • People’s grey hairs sometimes naturally regain their original colour, typically when individuals feel less stressed.
  • The finding hints that it may be possible to develop drugs to reverse grey hair.
  • Lab mice go grey when stressed and the same thing anecdotally occurs in people.
  • It has long been assumed that once hairs turn grey, they stay grey for good.
  • But Martin Picard at Columbia University in New York and his colleagues discovered by chance that hair greying sometimes naturally reverses.
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