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Underlying health conditions in the United States, especially among minorities, have augmented the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Azar said that the U.S. population has “significant unhealthy co-morbidities that do make many individuals in our …

The first 25 teams awarded seed funding for technology projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis, including three projects led by UCSC researchers, were announced by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a multicampus research institute of the University of California, headquartered at UC Berkeley. The interdisciplinary projects cover many aspects of the pandemic’s impact, from …

Background by Pixabay/Photo by Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As companies and governments around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google are making changes to the contact tracing technology they’ve developed to help inform people when they may have been exposed …

The lists, whose origins are unclear, appear to have first been posted to 4chan, a message board notorious for its hateful and extreme political commentary, and later to Pastebin, a text storage site, to Twitter and to far-right extremist channels on Telegram, a messaging app. “Neo-Nazis and white supremacists capitalized on the lists and published …

The steps toward the next stimulus package have begun in earnest, with signals from the White House and Congress that infrastructure deserves a high priority in this new round of spending. This bipartisan support will need other voices to enact legislation to expand and improve our energy grid, water systems, and broadband networks. Few will …

Italy orders businesses to close, tightening its lockdown. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy on Wednesday ordered almost all businesses nationwide to close as infections and deaths from the new coronavirus continued to soar, two days after he announced stringent travel restrictions. Pharmacies, grocery stores, banks and public transit will be allowed to operate, but …

California’s governor is expected to call for better mental health care to help the state’s huge homeless population when he addresses one of the state’s most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom offered what he called “a little preview” of his Wednesday speech. “We’re committed to …

Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends military in rare address  BBC News Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance  Fox News Iran’s Supreme Leader Rebukes U.S. in Rare Friday Sermon  The New York Times Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown’ who will betray Iranians with a ‘poisonous dagger’  CNBC Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers …

This is Part 7 of an eight-part series featuring thought-provoking insights from the Leadership in the Age of Personalization Summit. Here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Glenn Llopis Group, LLC (GLLG) “We have never rewarded our employees for doing more, we …

Published: 12/27/2019 11:39:12 PM Modified: 12/27/2019 11:39:00 PM As 2019 comes to an end, Sen. Jo Comerford, Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, continues to focus on health equity and women’s health. Nineteen of her committee’s bills were recently approved, including legislation she introduced. “These bills address a number of important health …