CDC notes ‘distressing trend’ of rising COVID cases | CIDRAP

Increases seen across the country

The United States reported 60,315 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 933 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard. The country now has at least 8,312,109 confirmed infections, and 221,694 deaths.

As Butler noted, unlike the previous surges in the spring and the summer, which were driven by hot spots in the Northeast and the South, the “third wave” of infections are occurring in nearly every region of the country. The COVID Exit Strategy website lists 32 states as having uncontrolled spread, and 11 as trending poorly.

The Midwest continues to be one of the hardest-hit areas. In Wisconsin, which yesterday reported 4,591 new COVID-19 cases after working through a backlog of data caused by a weekend outage, Gov. Tony Evers pleaded with residents to start changing their behavior.

“If we continue to make excuses for not doing this, we will have more deaths, we will have more people with COVID-19, and, frankly, we will have a lot less economic activity in the state of Wisconsin,” Evers said at a press conference, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “This is a critical time, folks.”

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The Trump Administration Can’t Find the Parents of 545 Migrant Children

Because the Trump administration was created to show us exactly what the devil looks like, in 2018 they issued a “zero-tolerance” border-crossing policy that separated migrant children at the southern U.S. border from their parents and enslaved them in cages. Then it turned out that the administration had been separating migrant children from their families since 2017 using a pilot program.

The Trump administration did so with no filing system, no logs, no Microsoft spreadsheet, no notes taken on the back of an envelope like Spades scores. Nothing. And now they have no idea where or even how to track down the parents of 545 children, according to a filing Tuesday from the American Civil Liberties Union, NBC News reports.

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The Importance of Forests and Trees.

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The world is full of splendid beauty if we consider it and take a closer look at it; we discover and know the importance of forests and trees.

Forest and trees considered as a livelihood for humans and play a decisive contribution to society.

They are commonly known for their crucial roles in food security, drinking water, inexhaustible energy, rural and urban economies. They produce income for rural households in all countries in the world – noticeably more in large areas – and used as fuel for cooking and heating for one in every three people worldwide.
Forests are demanding to livelihoods, and are indispensable to sustaining agriculture. And it is also used as a shelter. Some other ways to figure it out; wood and paper from trees, fruits, etc. not forgetting, such as by-products, cosmetics, detergents, and medicines.

Lastly, trees fight erosion, keep and protect the ground below their…

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Poland records a new daily record of cases. — What Now News 24

Image Credit: Czarek Sokolowski/AP Polish health authority reported 10,040 cases and 130 deaths on Wednesday. The rate of infection has doubled in less than 3 weeks, and has soared above the 10,000 cases, which is the maximum number the Polish health system can deal with. The new daily record of 10,040 cases has prompted government […]

Poland records a new daily record of cases. — What Now News 24

How to photograph chaos

Photoblog Gerie Hermans

HOE FOTOGRAFEER JE CHAOS

They say that it is hard to make good photos of a forest because of the chaos in it. In this field of daisies I had a similar problem. Chaos. Here a few of my solutions. / Ze zeggen dat het moeilijk is om goeie foto’s te maken van een bos omdat het chaotisch is. Een soortgelijk probleem had ik in dit veld margrieten. Hier enkele van mijn oplossingen.

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