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The number of deaths reported by the Virginia Department of Health due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rise in the commonwealth and the Lord Fairfax Health district. The state reported a combined 345 deaths over the weekend, including 185 on Saturday. The Lord Fairfax Health District reported a combined 16 deaths. There were seven …

Jo Best, freelance writer London, UK jo.best{at}journalist.com Interest is growing in the use of wearable devices to monitor patients with covid-19 and chronic illness, writes Jo Best In the age of covid-19, digital devices worn by patients are increasingly being piloted to monitor those who might need hospital admission or who have recently been discharged. …

The COVID-19 pandemic already led to an increased danger for domestic violence victims, forcing them to remain isolated at home with abusive partners. The pandemic has also further empowered abusers through their use of technology to harm their victims. While technology has long been used as a tool in abuse, sheltering in place has created …

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas. — More than 300 enlisted personnel, officers, civilians and contractors from the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) received the COVID-19 vaccine administered at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in support of a Department of Defense-wide effort to vaccinate the workforce Jan 15, 2021. U.S. Air Force Lt. …

Task order protests continue steady rise The use of task order contracts have grown steadily over the last decade and if you doubt that just look at the growth of bid protests involving task orders. In its annual bid protest report, the Government Accountability Office said that they closed 417 protests involving task orders during …

Shanghai—Asia is a technological force to be reckoned with. Over the last decade, the region has accounted for 52 percent of global growth in tech-company revenues, 43 percent of startup funding, 51 percent of spending on research and development, and 87 percent of patents filed, according to new research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). …

A recent CDC report found that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase in children and teens needing mental health care. SEATTLE — Emergency mental health visits for children and teens are on the rise across the country and here in western Washington. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – School district leaders in Eastern Carolina are worried about a spike in coronavirus cases among students and staff following the upcoming winter break, especially after the recent surge they saw following Thanksgiving. Schools concerned about post holiday COVID surge(witn) The Craven County Board of Education is holding a special meeting …

The pace of weekly jobless claims jumped last week after filings caught up with a decline due in part to the Thanksgiving holiday. First-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 853,000, an increase from the upwardly revised 716,000 total a week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 730,000. …

MISSOULA — With blue sky and sunshine above Western Montana today, you guessed it, high pressure is still around. Strengthening inversion layers are keeping air quality lower in valleys. Temperatures under these inversion layers also remain cooler. Various valleys were listed as good to unhealthy early Thursday morning. Air quality improved slightly Thursday afternoon where …