Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 2,820 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began. Key points:
- Sweden’s death rate per capita is several times higher than its Nordic neighbours
- It has reported record numbers of new cases three times in a matter of days
- Tighter recommendations are now being introduced in some regions
- The October 28 figure eclipsed a record set only the previous day, when more than 2,400 cases were announced, Health Agency statistics show.
Source: Sweden hits highest daily COVID-19 spread as chief epidemiologist says herd immunity not ‘ethically justifiable’ – ABC News
Gautam Buddha quotes:
What is the difference between ” I like you ” & ” I love you ” ?
Beautiful answered by Buddha. When you like a flower , you just pluck it. But when you love a flower ,you water it daily. You take care of it.
Source: Thought of the Day – Just my thoughts
Together with Forensic Architecture, Bellingcat has identified, verified, and archived over 1,000 incidents of police violence against protestors across the United States since May 2020. The data can be accessed here, and is available for use and visualization.
Bellingcat and Forensic Architecture have engaged in active outreach with organizations, activists, and journalists to ground our work in the context of the protests and assist ongoing cases with our data. Similarly, we have reflected on the ethical impact of publishing and locating these incidents alongside the historical and analytical importance of archiving them. In order to avoid amplifying imagery that has not been widely seen, we have limited our published dataset to media that already has at least 5,000 views. For more details, please view our mission statement.
The data has been visualized using TimeMap, a platform developed by Forensic Architecture that maps the incidents in space and time. We have categorized the data into different kinds of violence and misconduct: Physical (Assault, Arrest/Detention, “Less-lethal” rounds), Chemical (Tear gas, Pepper spray), Destruction/confiscation of property, Permissiveness to the far-right, Hiding identity, Attacks on legal observers, and Attacks on medics.
Source: A New Platform Maps US Police Violence Against Protesters – bellingcat
In August, Indira Rajan was at home in Croton-on-Hudson, watching Senator Kamala Harris deliver a speech accepting the nomination to be Joe Biden’s running mate, when one word jumped out.
“Family,” said Harris, “is my uncles, my aunts, and my Chitthis.”
‘Chitthis’—literally one’s mother’s younger sister—is a term of endearment used by Tamil speakers to describe any woman who qualifies as an auntie, whether they’re related or not.
Rajan, 56, was already a fan of Harris, whose late mother was raised in Chennai, in South India. (She had excitedly tracked Harris’ and Mindy Kaling’s experiment in dosa-making.) But she was so taken by the speech that she called her friend, Yorktown Heights resident Shoba Viswanathan, 52, the next morning.
“I said, ‘Hey, let’s start something,'” Rajan recalled. “And Chitthi Brigade was born.”
Source: With One Word, Kamala Harris Sparked The ‘Chitthi Brigade’ – Gothamist
Rural hospitals say they’re in a bind as larger facilities in places like Lubbock, Amarillo and El Paso fill with coronavirus patients and often cannot accept gravely ill patients who need more advanced care than small hospitals can offer. Source: Rural Texas hospitals say some patients stranded amid new COVID-19 surge | The Texas Tribune