Two key assumptions underlie shielding use in the UK. First, that if 15% of the population, say, were vulnerable to severe infection from coronavirus, this group could reasonably be isolated from the remaining 85%, who were likely to contract only a mild illness. And second, that those who have contracted coronavirus would develop protective immunity. Yet we still don’t know if people develop immunity once they have become infected with coronavirus. … [Read more...] about The problem with ‘shielding’ people from coronavirus? It’s almost impossible
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For those who had already made it to university, there is a different set of challenges. Stripped of their social networks and plunged back into a childhood holding pattern, many are struggling. “My mental health was a lot better at uni,” says Claudia, 20, from Leeds. She is in the second year of a computer science degree but is currently self-isolating with her mother and sister at home. Lately, things have been strained. Having grown used to her freedom at university, Claudia finds it hard being told what to do. “We’ll be watching TV for a bit and Mum will say, ‘Right, you need to deep clean the kitchen,’” Claudia says. “You have to tiptoe round her. I think she’s getting obsessive about cleaning because she’s not sure what else to do. It makes me feel panicky when she gets like this. I don’t know what she’s going to be like, day to day.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?
Third, the order directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider taking action . . . to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” that “may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.” For Twitter in particular, the FTC is supposed to create and make “publicly available” a report describing any consumer complaints that “allege violations of law.” … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
“Twitter should be an open door forum where anyone is able to exercise their First Amendment right as long as you're not cursing or, you know, foul language or, you know, if you're not actively trying to hurt somebody or threaten someone's life [sic]”, Burns said. “The basic common sense that we understand today in America. But yet Twitter has targeted President Trump. Twitter has targeted conservatives. Twitter has targeted Republicans. And it's got to stop”. The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik. … [Read more...] about Does Trump’s Executive Order Constitute a ‘Win’ Against Social Media ‘Censorship’?
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