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Nyle Dimarco Developing Comedy About Deaf Man At Spectrum – Deadline

Nyle Dimarco, the deaf model and actor who won America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, has sold a comedy about being a deaf man in America to Spectrum. Deadline understands that the Charter Communications-backed platform is developing the half-hour project with Daniel Dae Kim’s production company 3AD and Melrose Placed. Source: Nyle Dimarco Developing Comedy About Deaf Man At Spectrum – Deadline

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Why Texas coronavirus death toll may be higher than officially reported

Coronavirus cases are spiking in Texas, but the death toll may be higher than state health officials have reported because the Lone Star State only records confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and omits likely cases, according to the Houston Chronicle. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows Texas is one of 24 states that publicly reports only […]

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The Coming Age of Telehealth – Science-Based Medicine

Telehealth is finally here. We should keep it. Steven Novella on July 1, 2020 I am working from home this morning. As a physician I thought it would be a long time before that was possible, if ever during my career. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and literally overnight telehealth was suddenly not only possible but happening. […]

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COVID-19 parties: Urban legend or real thing? – Science-Based Medicine

You’ve probably seen breathlessly scolding stories in the media about young people holding “COVID parties”, in which attendees intentionally try to become infected with COVID-19. Are these parties really a thing, or are they an urban legend? The answer is not entirely clear yet, but current evidence (more specifically, the lack of evidence) for them […]

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in US, more young people at risk of being infected | WHP

There are more than 13 million confirmed coronavirus cases world-wide, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than a quarter of that total is found in the United States, and that percentage is likely to keep rising. A surge in COVID-19 cases has some states taking action. Restrictions on indoor activities are reinstated in New Mexico, […]

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How anti-vax groups are using Facebook to spread coronavirus disinformation – Big Think

Despite fact check campaigns, anti-vax influence is growing. Despite announcing plans to combat disinformation, anti-vax groups continue to gain influence on Facebook. An analysis of over 1,300 Facebook pages with 100 million followers shows that anti-vax agendas are having a profound impact. Only 50 percent of Americans are certain they’ll receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine. […]

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Balkan states struggle with second wave amid anti-vaxx sentiment

Serbia has seen violent clashes between police and protesters as South-East Europe grapples with new surges in coronavirus cases ByStephen Mcgrath TRANSYLVANIA and John Mullin13 July 2020 • 11:00pm Source: Balkan states struggle with second wave amid anti-vaxx sentiment