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Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Omicron and Delta variants, and vaccine updates for 11-29-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 5:12


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for November 29th, 2021. A lot of fear is being generated around the new coronavirus variant, now called Omicron. So first some good news or at the very least potential good news. The chair of the South African Medical Association, who was one of the first to notice the new variant, said symptoms appear to mild and treatable at home. Fatigue, body aches and headaches, not even a loss of smell or taste and oxygen levels remain normal. Almost half she treated were unvaccinated, hinting the current vaccines are somewhat effective against it. But even symptoms in the unvaccinated have been mild. And if you think she's alone or lying, Israel's chief of public health services says the potential for infection with omicron is “very high,” but vaccinated people become only slightly ill. Speaking of very fast spread and very high infections, Omicron is quickly making its way around the world, unhindered by travel bans and restrictions, a tactic that went into place and was generally unsuccessful in keeping out the original virus and its variants. Omicron has been spotted in South Africa, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, and Italy. As mentioned earlier, countries are imposing travel bans amidst the new variant in the hopes that maybe, somehow, this time they'll work. The United States has done it. Israel is banning the entry of all foreigners. Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel for two weeks. The World Health Organization is urging no, don't do that because it places a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods, it's not scientifically based, and it just doesn't work. Okay, time to answer the question “Why did the World Health Organization skip a couple of Greek letters when naming the new variant Omicron?” The variant prior to Omicron was Mu, which should be followed by Nu and Xi. Well they didn't like Nu because it sounds just like the word new. And Xi can't be used because it's a common last name in certain countries and the whole point was to not stigmatize any country so…that led to Omicron. If Omicron is your last name, please write your local congressperson. With reporting affected by the Thanksgiving holiday, in the United States cases were up 4%, deaths are down 10%, and hospitalizations are up 12% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Montana, West Virginia, Oregon, Michigan, and Kentucky. There are 9,420,095 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 51%, Indiana and Massachusetts 43%, Michigan 41%, and Illinois 32%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Scurry, TX. Mason, MI. Shiawassee, MI. Nodaway, MO. Houghton, MI. Sullivan, NH. Ionia, MI. Jackson, MI. DeKalb, IN. And Oceana, MI. There have been at least 776,639 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.7%, Rhode Island at 72.2%, and Maine at 72.1%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41.5%, Wyoming at 45.3%, and Alabama at 46%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 59%. Globally, cases were up 12% and deaths were down 4% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are once again over 20 million active cases around the world, at 20,159,495. The five countries with the most new cases: Germany 38,444. The U.K. 37,681. Russia 33,548. France 31,648. And the Netherlands 22,133. There have been at... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

BEYOND THE EASY: NATASHA STEVENS SPEAKS
KIMBERLY S. REED: OPTIMISTS ALWAYS WIN! HOW SHE DID IT

BEYOND THE EASY: NATASHA STEVENS SPEAKS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 86:11


This holiday season, join Host Natasha Stevens as she sits down in a vulnerable, honest, powerful, and thought provoking fireside chats with none other than the CEO of Reed Development Group, Simon and Schuster Best Selling Author, Globally heralded Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist, Multi Award Winning Advocate, Elite Level Corporate Executive Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging Strategist who has one of the most inspirational and powerful voices on the lecture circuit, Kimberly S. Reed: Optimists Always Win: Moving From Defeat to Life's C Suite! All book proceeds are being donated to two cancer charities. Kimberly is a regular speaker and lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's LEAD Program, Howard Universities' Leadership Programs and a top rated speaker at leading global professional conferences. With more than 20 years' of HR, talent acquisition and diversity, equality & inclusion experience, successfully turning around diversity practices by designing, building, leading and shaping high-performing cultures at global organizations with robust strategies and global employee development programs that have increased revenue growth and organizational brand eminence. With an award winning team across company cultures, brand design, and PR related work, the company has a clientele that has ranged from multibillion-dollar company CEOs and executives and fast growth entrepreneurs. Kimberly's entrepreneurial ventures, a senior partner at the Ascendant Group which specializes in executive branding and a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council for PR and Advertising. In December 2020, Kaleidoscope Diversity is the result of a unique strategic alliance between McConnell & Jones LLP and Reed Development Group, which was developed for companies who want to harness the power of an engaged, diverse workforce and diverse supply chain in today's hyper-competitive global marketplace in the capabilities of one solutions provider. They develop a tailored approach to innovative, high impact virtual training and strategic sourcing initiatives, allowing  clients to address internal and external issues that can hinder an organization's full potential with its workforce and suppliers. Kimberly has served on several professional and non-for-profit boards as a member, executive council member and chair. Kimberly is the Vice-Chair, Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society South Jersey/Philadelphia and a board member; Legacy of Hope provides emergency patient support to cancer patients in underserved diverse communities in the Philadelphia region. She is a Founding Advisory Committee Member of the University of Pennsylvania and DiverseForce Board Governance Training Program that provides leadership training for leaders of color who want to achieve greater effectiveness as organizational leaders while making a social impact as board members. She is also a member of The Links, Inc., one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of accomplished, dedicated African American Women who are active in their communities, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated with over 300, 000 members globally. Kimberly has been featured in numerous mass media outlets such as Essence, 6ABC, ShondaLand Digital, Huffington Post, Charisma Magazine, Fox News, Radio One, Journal of American Management Association and more for her leadership in DEI, Women's and Minority's Advocacy, Business, Entrepreneurship & Faith. She was one of the Top 28 Black Leaders in DEI, Color Magazine & Honoree, the 2021 Philly Power Women. Kimberly also received the prestigious 2020 Dr. MLK,Jr. Salute to Greatness Award & so much more! Find Kimberly Here: www.optimistsalwayswin.com (Also on Amazon and Audible) as well as www.thereeddevelopmentgroup.com

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-26-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 5:28


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 26th, 2021. The news we've been dreading, another variant of COVID-19 that is more mutated, more contagious, and more capable of evading the vaccines we have thus far. It's called B.1.1.529 and it's been identified in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Botswana. Senior scientists describe it as the worst variant they'd seen since the start of the pandemic with 32 mutations in the spike protein. That's twice as many as in the Delta variant. Because of the new variant, South Africa has been placed under England's red list travel restrictions. About 500 to 700 people usually go to the UK from South Africa every day. The ban will also cover flights from Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Scotland says all arrivals from the countries must self-isolate and take two PCR tests, then starting 4am tomorrow, stay at a managed quarantine hotel. And Israel is banning citizens from traveling to southern Africa and barring the entry of foreign travelers from the region. If you're still arguing with a friend over which is the better vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna, a large scale study out of Hungary says Moderna beats Pfizer in effectiveness. In fact, so does Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. Moderna was 88.7% effective in protecting against infection vs Pfizer's 83.3%, and Moderna was 93.6% effective against COVID mortality vs Pfizer's 90.6%. As expected, the EU authorized Pfizer's vaccine for use on kids aged 5 to 11 years old. That means shots are coming to millions of elementary school pupils. Of course, at least one country didn't wait for authorization. Vienna, Austria had already started vaccinating 5 to 11-year-olds. So with cases surging, ICU's full, and staff vaccine mandates going into place, surely more healthcare workers are getting fully vaccinated, right? At the moment, as much as 30% of healthcare practitioners remain unvaccinated. HCPs working in children's hospitals had the highest vaccination rates at 77%, followed by short- and long-term care ACHs at 70.1% and 68.8%, respectively. Critical access hospitals had vaccination rates of just 64%. In the United States cases were up 20%, deaths are down 10%, and hospitalizations are up 11% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Oregon, and Michigan. There are 9,401,200 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 54%, Michigan 46%, Massachusetts 42%, Indiana 36%, and Illinois and Maine 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Big Horn, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Scurry, TX. Dodge, MN. Mason, MI. Shiawassee, MI. Bethel Census Area, AK. Crawford, PA. Nodaway, MO. And Goodhue, MN. There have been at least 775,785 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.7%, Rhode Island unchanged at 72.2%, and Maine at 72.1%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.5%, Wyoming unchanged at 45.3%, and Alabama at 46%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 59%. Globally, cases were up 16% and deaths were down 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,855,847 active cases around the world. With U.S. reporting affected by the Thanksgiving holiday, the five countries with the most new cases: Germany 76,132. The U.K. 47,240. Russia 33,796. France 33,464. And Poland 28,128. There have been at least 5,181,949 deaths reported as... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-25-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 4:37


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 25th, 2021. A human subject is testing a new experimental vaccine. And that human subject is Russian President Vladimir Putin. He's already fully vaccinated, and he got his booster shot four days ago. But now he's taken an experimental nasal version of the Sputnik V vaccine. He said so far, he hasn't experienced any unpleasant effects after taking the nasal vaccine. The U.S. President will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, like truck drivers and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated starting January 22. That brings the rules for essential travelers in line with rules for leisure travelers that went into place earlier this month. Looking around the world, Slovakia's government approved a two-week national lockdown for both the unvaccinated and vaccinated. People can leave their homes only for limited, specific reasons. The Italian government decided to exclude unvaccinated people from some leisure activities like movies, sporting events, and dining out. Vaccinations were also made mandatory for law enforcement, military and all school employees. Denmark's government is seeking to reintroduce mask mandates in all public places. And Portugal is introducing new pandemic restrictions seven weeks after scrapping almost all of them because of the high vaccination rate. This isn't going to shock you, but a lot of people don't follow the public health advice they're asked to follow. A new survey shows that in England, one in four adults who test positive for COVID do not follow the rules for 10-day self-isolation. And that number is rising, up from 22% who fessed up to that in September. In the United States cases were up 24%, deaths are down 6%, and hospitalizations are up 9% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Oregon, and Michigan. There are 9,382,501 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 55%, Michigan and Massachusetts 45%, and Illinois and Indiana 32%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Big Horn, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Scurry, TX. Dodge, MN. Mason, MI. Shiawassee, MI. Bethel Census Area, AK. Venango, PA. Nodaway, MO. And Goodhue, MN. There have been at least 773,770 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 72.6%, Rhode Island at 72.2%, and Maine at 72%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.5%, Wyoming at 45.3%, and Alabama unchanged at 45.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 59%. Globally, cases were up 17% and deaths were up 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,654,645 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 103,899. Germany 73,966. The U.K. 43,676. Russia 33,558. And France 32,591. There have been at least 5,165,169 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-24-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:12


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 24th, 2021. The EU's version of the FDA said Merck has put in its request to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19. They expect a decision to be made on molnupiravir within weeks. Earlier this month, Britain became the first country in the world to OK the drug. It is just speculation and guesswork, but the World Health Organization's Europe office says its projections show the continent could see another 700,000 deaths in the pandemic by next spring. That means it would top 2 million total. The WHO Europe says boosters should be given as a priority to vulnerable populations, but its own international headquarters is still calling for a moratorium on boosters. It's mask on, mask off depending on where in America you live. Health officials in Oregon announced they're lifting statewide mask requirements in crowded outdoor settings. It was the first state to reimplement an outdoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents. But in Denver they're renewing a mask mandate for indoor public spaces until January 3, even though 76% of Denver residents have gotten at least one vaccine dose. The Governor of Minnesota has called up the National Guard to help long term care facilities as a huge surge in hospitalizations overwhelms the health care system. About 400 members of the Guard have been training as certified nursing assistants and temporary nursing aides. Only 2% of the state's ICU beds are available. A lot of people are very up front, even proud of the fact they have refused to get vaccinated. But new research shows there are some who are more than happy to lie about it when it's convenient. Of those who aren't vaccinated, 28% would consider lying about their status to eat in a restaurant that has a vaccine mandate. It's a problem for businesses because they're increasingly held accountable for verifying vaccination status. That's added to the fact that 18% of consumers say they're less likely to patronize a business with a mandate. And a New York survey found 67% of restaurants have lost customers due to the city's vaccine mandate. In the United States cases were up 25%, deaths are down 8%, and hospitalizations are up 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Montana, Kentucky, Idaho, North Dakota, and West Virginia. There are 9,329,193 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 56%, Massachusetts 46%, Michigan 44%, Minnesota 32%, and Illinois 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Big Horn, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Scurry, TX. Dodge, MN. Bethel Census Area, AK. Shiawassee, MI. Mason, MI. Pope, MN. Nodaway, MO. And Dickenson, VA. There have been at least 773,770 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.6%, Rhode Island at 72.1%, and Maine unchanged at 71.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.5%, Wyoming unchanged at 45.2%, and Alabama at 45.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 59.2%. Globally, cases were up 16% and deaths were up 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,520,364 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 86,016. Germany 54,268. The U.K. 42,484. Russia 33,996. And France 30,454. There have been at least 5,165,169 deaths reported as Covid-related... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Scaling SaaS Operations
SSO: 057 - A conversation with Mazier Adl, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Gocious.

Scaling SaaS Operations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 14:56


Gocious is a Southern California based startup that helps discrete manufacturers bring products to market by providing product teams and decision-makers the capabilities and environments necessary to define, decide and communicate changes to their product portfolio faster.  Throughout his career, Mazier has become renowned as an expert in improving organizations and teams' long-term performance strategies using better, accessible, and timely information and analytics.   1. Mazier shares his background developing information systems.  He started in manufacturing and became interested in back office information systems development.  After his experience at Experian, he teamed up with his partner and helped introduce SaaS to product portfolio management for manufacturers.  2. Mazier talks about how SaaS helps transform manufacturing processes.   Some companies have made significant investments in on premise systems.  More companies are realizing to start that transition to SaaS models. Globally, there are a lot of challenges for manufacturing, supply chain structures, so manufacturers have to change how they work and it's a good time to consider changing methods of sharing information.  3. Mazier talks about the benefits of SaaS - sales, product management, integrate more seamlessly when we have new supplies, sites -  you can integrate them faster.  As new capabilities get introduced, you can adopt them at a faster pace.  ...and much more! For more information, go to Gocious or on LinkedIn.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-23-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 4:56


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 23rd, 2021. So you're thinking about getting a booster shot. But you're also thinking “how long will this one last?” Well the answer is, I know this is a shock, they don't know. However, a small study out of Northwestern University is claiming neutralizing antibody levels against COVID decreased 25-fold after a booster compared to 10-fold nine months after getting the original doses. So they think the booster might last longer. Germany and Denmark have been added to the list of places the CDC preferred you didn't go. In fact, 13 European countries were added to the “avoid travel” list in the past four weeks, which brings the total of countries at Level 4 on the list to 76. Fun fact: based on the CDC's criteria, America would also be on the list of countries they recommend Americans not travel to. Right alongside the push to get kids vaccinated just happen to be new reports that more kids than ever are getting infected. The American Academy of Pediatrics says Covid-19 cases in children are up 32% from two weeks ago. In fact, they say kids represent more than a fourth of all new cases for the past week. Just ahead of Monday's deadline, a source reports more than 90% of federal workers had gotten at least one dose of vaccine. Again, there is no option offered to get regularly tested instead unless they managed to get a medical or religious exemption. Actually, when you count those exemption requests, more than 95% of federal workers are in compliance. Well we told you about Germany being added to the don't travel list, and someone who probably agrees with that is Germany's health minister. He's saying the rapid rise in cases means it's likely everyone in the country who isn't vaccinated will have caught COVID by the end of winter, and some will be dead. Obviously, many, many health experts say that's not necessarily true. In the United States cases were up 29%, deaths are down 9%, and hospitalizations are up 6% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Kentucky, and West Virginia. There are 9,319,803 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 59%, Michigan 47%, Massachusetts 41%, Minnesota 37%, and Illinois 32%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Big Horn, MT. Scurry, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Dodge, MN. Mason, MI. Shiawassee, MI. San Juan, NM. Roseau, MN. And Jackson, MI. There have been at least 772,381 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.4%, Rhode Island at 72%, and Maine at 71.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41.5%, Wyoming at 45.2%, and Alabama at 45.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 59.1%. Globally, cases were up 20% and deaths were up 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,404,315 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 74,156. The U.K. 44,917. Germany 40,489. Russia 35,681. And Hungary 27,209. There have been at least 5,158,635 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Steady Stater
Shrink Globally, Act Locally (with Helena Norberg-Hodge)

The Steady Stater

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:47


How should the past inform the future? How should the global inform the local? To get an idea, Brian chats with Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder and director of the long-running non-profit Local Futures. They discuss all manner of topics from the Economics of Happiness and the urbanization of India, to Noam Chomsky and the Localization Action Guide.  This conversation on the future of local societies is available globally, right now.

Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon
#307: David Perry, CEO and Co-Founder of E-Commerce Partnership Network Carro, on Overcoming Friction, Thinking Globally, Gamification, and Leveling Up from Entrepreneur to Innovator

Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 41:33


David Perry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network that over 30K Shopify brands have joined, providing over 320M visitors a month. GetCarro.com helps brands gain attention, sales, and new customers by partnering with other brands in the network. Before Carro, Sony PlayStation acquired Perry's last company Gaikai to establish leadership in the future of streaming video games from the cloud. This service is called PlayStation Now. After 39 years in the business (with founding roles at companies such as Acclaim Entertainment and Shiny Entertainment, both of which were acquired by industry giants), Perry remains one of the best-known video game industry veterans, with multiple #1 hits and the Develop - Development Legend award. Topics Covered by David Perry in this Episode What Carro is now and how they're helping companies optimize e-commerce by working together How David and his co-founder Jason Goldberg came up with the idea by leveraging the authentic relationship between influencers and brands and how that idea evolved into Carro How they overcame the challenge of getting brands onto the platform David's insights regarding how to understand investors as a founder The obstacles they've confronted in building Carro Overcoming friction and the “zero click solution” David's past companies and successful exits The importance of proving a pattern The future of merging e-commerce with social media How they've approached fundraising for Carro How Carro pairs brands Why Carro is focused on growing brands, not competing with them What sets Carro apart The community building element of Carro's strategy Leveraging geography and thinking globally for growth in order to get a competitive advantage Going beyond being an entrepreneur to become an innovator How to level up in your industry How David is integrating his 30 years of gaming experience into building Carro Gamification through implementing skill, risk and strategy into your business Listen to all episodes of the Just Go Grind Podcast: https://www.justgogrind.com Follow Justin Gordon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justingordon212

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-22-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:48


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 22nd, 2021. In many of our minds, the year 2020 stands out as the most difficult where COVID-19 is concerned. However, in the United States, the number of 2021 coronavirus deaths have surpassed the total for 2020. And that is with the nation's government and public health leaders having access to vaccines. The number will most definitely rise in the remaining weeks of the year. But the country's answer is, more vaccine. The FDA and CDC did as expected and expanded eligibility for booster shots to all adults Friday, offering additional protection for all those 18 and above who had their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months prior. Boosters had already been approved for J&J's one-dose vaccine, for two months after the primary dose. New and renewed restrictions in several European countries resulted in protests, some of them violent, and some leading to dozens of arrests. These are not small demonstrations, ranging from hundreds of participants in some cities to tens of thousands in Belgium. Few people are wearing masks, political rallies, concerts, and home gatherings have resumed, and people busily shop in crowded marketplaces. This is in Zimbabwe. And the same is happening across much of Africa, which is less than 6% vaccinated. The World Health Organization says infections have been dropping there since July, and Africa makes up just 3% of the global total of COVID-deaths. The Americas account for 46% of them. So seriously, what is going on? Scientists have absolutely no clue. Some say it's the continent's relative youth, some say the populations are more spread out and are outdoors more, some say it's genetics or past infections with parasitic diseases. For those who still think we should find out how all this happened, US government documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act show the Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying coronaviruses found in bats from Laos and Yunnan, China in the months before the outbreak. This means the bat origin and lab escape origin theories might both be true. US-funded researchers were sending viral samples from the bats to the lab according to leaked emails between EcoHealth Alliance and US government funders. Records of both genetic sequences were removed from an online database at the Institute in September of 2019. In the United States cases were up 29%, deaths are down 9%, and hospitalizations are up 5% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Idaho. There are 9,336,118 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 61%, Michigan 45%, Massachusetts 39%, Minnesota 37%, and Illinois 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Big Horn, MT. Scurry, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Dodge, MN. Mason, MI. Shiawassee, MI. San Juan, NM. Roseau, MN. And Jackson, MI. There have been at least 771,118 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.4%, Rhode Island at 72%, and Maine at 71.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.5%, Wyoming at 45.2%, and Alabama at 45.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.9%. Globally, cases were up 18% and deaths were up 1% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,908,663 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

NORTH.CHURCH Podcast with Pastor Rodney Fouts
Beloved | Week 3 | Geekin' Globally With The Greeks

NORTH.CHURCH Podcast with Pastor Rodney Fouts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 33:06


For the third week of this series, we are joined by Stephen Kuert. Stephen is one of the missionaries that we support through Heart for His House. He preaches from John 12, and paints us a beautiful picture of what Heaven us going to be like. Stephen also teaches us how to partner with the vision that Jesus has for His Church in the here and now.Support the show (http://north.church/give)

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-19-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 5:50


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 19th, 2021. It's known for its festive Christmas markets but health officials in Germany say they could be heading for a terrible Christmas. New measures were approved yesterday to rein in record infections and some German states are considering mandatory vaccinations for some professional groups like medical staff. Again, it is good to be Pfizer. The U.S. government will pay the company $5.29 billion for 10 million courses of its potential COVID treatment if regulators authorize it. That's about $529 per course if you're doing the math. The President said in a statement the treatments “will be easily accessible and free,” although the taxpayers just paid $5.29 billion. Still, these treatments have been repeatedly called potential game changers. Unvaccinated Army soldiers are starting to get their marching orders. They will not be allowed to re-enlist or be promoted. This also applies to reservists and National Guardsmen. 28% of the entire U.S. Army is not yet fully vaccinated. New research shows the pandemic has brought on an "emerging public health concern" of people losing their sense of smell. Like, for a long time. The estimate is between 700,000 and 1.6 million people in the US who had COVID have lost or had a change in their sense of smell that has lasted more than 6 months, and that's likely an underestimate. They say some may never regain it. Why is the sense of smell lost? Scientists have no idea. If you don't like needles or humans, have we got a story for you. A Canadian startup has built a vaccine robot that can dose you in the arm without a needle or any human help. You use an app to register with the robot, prove your identity by holding an ID card in front of its camera, the robot arm retrieves the vaccine and uses a sensor to find your arm, then injects the vaccine using a brief, high-pressure jet of fluid with no needle. If it detects you have COVID at the time, it starts yelling Danger Will Robinson. Okay that last part isn't true. In the United States cases were up 23%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 1% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, West Virginia, Idaho, and Kentucky. There are 9,279,227 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 45%, Michigan 37%, Minnesota 36%. Rhode Island 32%. And New Mexico 31%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Big Horn, MT. Dodge, MN. San Juan, NM. Scurry, TX. Grant, NM. Mason, MI. Wadena, MN. Roosevelt, MT. And Shiawassee, MI. There have been at least 768,684 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 72.2%, Rhode Island unchanged at 71.8%, and Maine unchanged at 71.6%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.5%, Wyoming unchanged at 45%, and Alabama at 45.6%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.9%. Globally, cases were up 15% and deaths were flat over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,646,839 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 99,146. Germany 64,164. The U.K. 46,807. Russia 37,374. And Poland 24,882. There have been at least 5,131,160 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2BD - 2 Be Determined
[EP. 36] Connecting to the People (ft. Jeremy of People Globally)

2BD - 2 Be Determined

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 46:16


For this week, I talked with journalist Jeremy (@tnwtlsaintjeremy) of TNWTL Media and People Globally. We talk about how connecting with others around the world can help formulate new perspectives on our own lives. You can also check out Jeremy's interview of me up on pglob.com In loving memory of Brian Palangi and all of those that were lost too soon. https://gofund.me/a1fa448b ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Podland News
Podcast listening is growing globally, Spotify advertising and subscriptions are expanding internationally but why is no one checking the content is factual, not breaking copyright and has a license to use it?

Podland News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 65:51


Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   GUEST: Sean Li - Clever.FM NEWS: Spotify expands Podcast Subscriptions globally and now includes 20 price points from $0.50 to $150 and a way for creators to download subscribers' contact info  —  Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in global markets.There are now more than 1,000 channels in Apple Podcasts. Podnews has discovered 293 paid subscription channels so far.Audiobooks are coming to Spotify - the company is to acquire Findaway, an audiobook distributor. Findaway will “enable Spotify to quickly scale its audiobook catalog”. It's experimented with audiobooks before: adding classic books, and a bespoke category for spoken word. (There are already more than 3,900 audiobooks on Spotify).Medium is getting into audio, acquiring audio-based learning platform Knowable. Warren Shaeffer, co-founder of Knowable, will join Medium as the Vice President of Audio. (Evan Williams, Medium's CEO, was co-founder of Odeo, an early podcast company.) Oprah Winfrey was on Clubhouse, but only 23,000 people listened. Meanwhile apps or logins are no longer required to listen on Spotify Greenroom. And - genuine question - has anyone heard from Mark Cuban's Fireside Chat recently? The New York Times says that 'misleading covid-19 talk goes unchallenged' on podcasts (and on radio). The article criticises iHeart, Spotify and Apple.Sounder has launched an “Audio Data Cloud”, which aims to analyse audio for advertisers to learn more about content of podcasts: including topic analysis, brand safety and automated summaries.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-18-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 5:48


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 18th, 2021. The US administration was counting on making businesses their enforcers for vaccination mandates. But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is suspending said enforcement as ordered by the courts. OSHA had originally given employers with more than 100 employees until January 4 to comply under threat of thousands of dollars in fines. U.S. taxpayers are paying drugmakers billions of dollars to scale up domestic production, but not for the U.S. It's to ship out to other countries that have had poor access to vaccines. The U.S. has been criticized by the World Health Organization for moving ahead with booster shots when many countries have not had enough initial doses. Looks like we might have to re-set our list of which states are most fully vaccinated, because they might change the meaning of fully vaccinated. The U.S. is considering that and several European nations are already moving toward not counting you as fully vaccinated unless you've had a second shot of J&J or a third shot of Pfizer and Moderna. For example, by December 15, anyone over 65 in France needs a booster to revalidate their vaccination pass. And in Austria, full vaccination status expires after nine months from your last dose. How is the child vaccination effort going? The White House says about 10% of eligible kids aged 5 to 11 have gotten a dose of Pfizer since it was approved for them. That was about two weeks ago. It's more than three times faster than the adult vaccination rate when they first became available. Do you ever wonder if other people have been worrying about the same things you've been worrying about during the pandemic? A 19-country study of global helplines has revealed what most people have had anxiety over. Mostly, it's been fear of infection, loneliness, and concerns about overall physical health. Calls about relationship and money problems, as well as suicide-related issues were less prevalent than before the pandemic. The researchers were struck by how the worries were the same across nations. In the United States cases were up 23%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 3% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, West Virginia, Idaho, and Kentucky. There are 9,239,157 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 38%, Michigan 35%, Minnesota 34%. Rhode Island 30%. And Illinois and New Mexico 28%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Big Horn, MT. Dodge, MN. San Juan, NM. Scurry, TX. Grant, NM. Mason, MI. Wadena, MN. Roosevelt, MT. And Shiawassee, MI. There have been at least 767,432 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.2%, Rhode Island at 71.8%, and Maine at 71.6%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41.5%, Wyoming at 45%, and Alabama unchanged at 45.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.9%. Globally, cases were up 15% and deaths were flat over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,470,876 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 104,702. Germany 60,753. The U.K. 38,263. Russia 36,626. And Poland 24,239. There have been at least 5,122,852 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-17-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 5:43


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 17th, 2021. Why is Europe struggling so much? We may have at least a partial answer. A new variant has been detected in several countries there that has some mutations scientists haven't seen before. It's called B.1.X and it's been found in France, the UK, Switzerland, Scotland, and Italy. It's not known yet if the mutation means it's as or any more dangerous than Delta. Yesterday we told you that some states and cities are not waiting on the FDA or CDC and are administering boosters to all adults 18 and over. And here they are. Arkansas, West Virginia, New York City, Colorado, California, and New Mexico. So far, about 15% of those who are fully vaccinated have also gotten a booster shot. Things are not going well in Russia at all, but yesterday it announced it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mongolia starting Dec. 1. Remaining restrictions will also be lifted on flights to Cuba, Mexico, and Qatar. In all, Russia's resumed flights with over 60 countries. Cases and deaths there are at record highs with a full vaccination rate at less than 40%. A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the administration's vaccine mandate for health care workers in the US. This one is on behalf of 12 states, added to a previous suit involving 10 states. The new ones are Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. If standing outside in the freezing cold for hours packed in with a throng of people is your thing, good news for you. Times Square will be open for celebrations this New Year's Eve, though only the vaccinated will be allowed access to the area. In 2021 there was a virtual ball-dropping celebration only. In the United States cases were up 18%, deaths are down 15%, and hospitalizations are down 4% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Idaho. There are 9,235,181 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 32%, Minnesota and Michigan 31%, New Mexico 29%, and Rhode Island 28%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Scotts Bluff, NE. Nome Census Area, AK. Dodge, MN. Big Horn, MT. San Juan, NM. Bethel Census Area, AK. Scurry, TX. Wadena, MN. Goodhue, MN. And Grant, NM. There have been at least 765,762 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.1%, Rhode Island unchanged at 71.7%, and Maine at 71.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.2%, Wyoming unchanged at 44.8%, and Alabama unchanged at 45.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.8%. Globally, cases were up 13% and deaths were down 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,364,712 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 87,133. Germany 39,985. The U.K. 37,243. Russia 36,818. And Turkey 25,101. There have been at least 5,114,140 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-16-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 5:25


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 16th, 2021.A couple of openings to tell you travelers about. India started letting fully vaccinated foreign tourists enter the country on regular commercial flights. Infections are falling and vaccinations rising there. Visitors haven't been allowed in since March 2020. Or maybe Cambodia's more to your liking. It reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers two weeks earlier than planned and has one of the world's highest rates of immunization. But here's where not to go, especially if you're using the CDC as your travel agent. The agency has advised against travel to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Iceland because of rising cases there. However, they moved some countries to the level one low risk category, including Japan, India, Pakistan, Liberia, Gambia, and Mozambique. Without waiting for authorization from the FDA or a recommendation from the CDC, all adults in New York City are now allowed to get booster shots. Three states, California, Colorado and New Mexico, are also shoving the federal government aside and taking matters into their own hands. COVID sure hurt the melting pot on U.S. college campuses. International student enrollment fell by 15% or 1.1 million students during the 2020-2021 academic year. That's the biggest drop since the late 1940s. Travel restrictions and delayed visa processing were largely to blame. Amazon agreed to pay $500,000 and be monitored by California officials to make sure that from now on, it notifies workers within a day about new coronavirus cases. It will also notify local health agencies within 48 hours. The half-million will go to enforce the state's consumer protection laws. All of this is because of California's “right-to-know” law that took effect last year. In the United States cases were up 14%, deaths are down 14%, and hospitalizations are down 7% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Montana, Kentucky, Alaska, and Ohio. There are 9,237,610 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Rhode Island 34%, Michigan 22%, Minnesota 20%, and New Mexico and South Dakota 15%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Scotts Bluff, NE. San Juan, NM. Grant, NM. Scurry, TX. Big Horn, MT. Wadena, MN. Bethel Census Area, AK. Otsego, MI. And Washburn, WI. There have been at least 764,363 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 72%, Rhode Island at 71.7%, and Connecticut and Maine at 71.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41.2%, Wyoming unchanged at 44.8%, and Alabama at 45.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.8%. Globally, cases were up 12% and deaths were down 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 19,303,850 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 70,823. The U.K. 39,705. Russia 38,420. Germany 30,483. And Turkey 23,852. There have been at least 5,106,593 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

SMac Attack
Ep 128 Guy Swann and the Inevitable Collapse of Fiat...Globally

SMac Attack

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 80:50


https://twitter.com/TheGuySwann is the host of https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible where you can have all the best new articles on Bitcoin read to you for free. Today we discussed how the death of fiat globally might play out and the inevitability of that conclusion. This was a fascinating conversation you are not going to want to miss. If you want to support the show please sign up to be a member of my locals page for monthly AMA's and exclusive content: https://libertylockdown.locals.com/ Support our sponsors! Looking to change career paths, start a business, free yourself from the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle? Start here by signing up for The Daily Job Hunt, it's free!: http://crash.co/daily If you are a seller on Shopify I have the FREE solution to irritating charge-backs. Head to the Shopify App Store and search for "Bad Customer" or visit https://badcustomer.org/ to learn more Make sure to sign up over at Odysee so you can watch the video version of this show and not worry about censorship! It's free too! https://odysee.com/$/invite/@LibertyLockdown:8 Please follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/libertylockdown/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/LibertyLockPod Merch Store for killer shirts, leggings, onesies, stickers, sweatshirts etc, get on it!: https://my-store-aea419.creator-spring.com/listing/liberty-lockdown-podcast Podcast subscriptions are the best way to never miss an episode: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/liberty-lockdown/id1138657182 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/47zBxoqrvRr8Fxn87DlIUh VIDEO VERSION, sub the YT bruh! t.co/s4MO6TtOzu?amp=1 All links: https://www.libertylockdownpodcast.com/ As always, if you leave a five star review on iTunes with your social media handle I'll read it on next week's show (audio version only)! Love you long time

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-15-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 5:38


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 15th, 2021. Austria has locked down…at least for the unvaccinated. We've seen it all before, new infections are surging, and ICUs are strained. In fact, Austria has one of Europe's highest infection rates and is the first to reinstate restrictions on daily movements. Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe at 65%, but that's well above the United States' 58-59%. More vaccines are destined for the arms of children. Israel approved giving it to kids 5 to 11. That's expected to start next week. Australia will likely start administering the shots for kids under 12 in January. They've already vaccinated 57.7% of children between 12 and 15. And of course the U.S. approved the vaccine for kids 5 to 11 earlier this month. A company in England, Emergex, will soon start clinical trials of a second-generation vaccine that's a skin patch that uses T-cells to kill infected cells. The hope is it can offer longer-lasting immunity than current vaccines. The antibodies in current vaccines stick to the virus and stop it from infecting cells, but T-cells find and destroy infected cells. A massive real-world study compared how fast three vaccines lose their effectiveness over eight months. The good news is, they found while protection from infection may decline, protection against death seems to hold up. Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine apparently showed the greatest decline in protection. Moderna performed the best, with Pfizer in the middle. Can you unvaccinate yourself? Well, the short answer is no. But vaccine “detoxes” are making the rounds on the internet. The pitch is you can get vaccinated to meet mandates, then cleanse yourself of the vaccine by bathing in a mixture of baking soda, Epsom salts, and the cleaning agent borax. Experts say all you're going to do is irritate your skin and eyes. In the United States cases were up 11%, deaths are down 16%, and hospitalizations are down 8% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Alaska, Wyoming, Kentucky, Montana, and Idaho. There are 9,214,324 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Rhode Island 31%, Michigan 23%, Minnesota 20%, New Mexico 17%, and South Dakota 16%. The highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Scotts Bluff, NE. Wadena, MN. Humboldt, NV. Grant, NM. San Juan, NM. Scurry, TX. Dodge, MN. Mille Lacs, MN, and Goodhue, MN. There have been at least 763,092 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72%, Rhode Island at 71.6%, and Maine at 71.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.1%, Wyoming at 44.8%, and Alabama at 45.3%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.5%. Globally, cases were up 12% and deaths were down 2% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are once again over 19 million active cases around the world, at 19,231,229. The five countries with the most new cases: Russia 38,823. The U.K. 36,517. Germany 29,048. The United States 24,193. And Turkey 21,624. There have been at least 5,100,195 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Fit in Faith Podcast
FIT Biz Tips - 5 Business Lessons from My Childhood Home

The Fit in Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 11:21


Transform: In this episode, I am walking through my childhood home for the last time. My intent in sharing is to truly help you understand from a business level how the home is, and where the heart actually applies to your business as well. I could get emotional or sentimental, but I'm going to try and do this as best I can and try and teach you how this home - the heartbeat is actually the same heartbeat as your business has. No matter where you go, we know ultimately our home is our heart, and therefore, whether it's the bones of a childhood home or it's the bones of your business, there's actually so much to be learned in this concept.   Testimonial: This week I talked about a business in my coworking space, Ardent Candle. It is a product-based business, but it doesn't just focus on the product. The founder, Koby Lomax, just went viral on Tik-Tok simply by being himself! You know the company because he is not afraid to be funny and show his face. He is the host in the process of you finding a great candle! You have got to check out their breakfast cereal candles and his posts on Instagram!   Truth: Jesus is home. If home is where the heart is, He is the heart. His it the host of all hosts. He is the hostess with the mostest. He is the living host.    Travel: This week I shared from my childhood home. I spent over 25 years in this house, which was full of fun and joy. My mom was she hostess with the mostest and her entrepreneurial spirit is what sparked my own journey. The home was where I could be myself and you need to be sure you are being yourself in your business as well. Be the hostess with the mostest, and lead your clients and customers! 

Mission Shunya
68: Chef crafted plant-based meat alternatives ft. Todd Boyman,Hungry Planet

Mission Shunya

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 41:24


Globally one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. It includes everything like farming, dairy and meat industries. In fact dairy and meat account for nearly 15% of the emissions. So how can a brand contribute to less land, less water and fewer emissions while selling plant-based meat alternatives? On this episode Todd Boyman, Co-Founder & CEO of Hungry Planet joins Girish Shivakumar for an insightful conversation. 3 reasons why you should try hungry planet's plant based meat alternatives Less water - Hungry Planet meats consume 62 to 91% less blue and grey water than conventional meats. Less land - Hungry Planet meats require 52 to 79% less agricultural land than conventional meats. Fewer emissions - Hungry Planet meats generate 42 to 89% lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional meats. To find out more about Todd - https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddboyman | https://www.hungryplanetfoods.com   Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3  Web: www.missionshunya.com                                                                              Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Feedstuffs in Focus
Diversifying strategy so US pork remains competitive globally

Feedstuffs in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 24:18


Global exports have become an important part of the U.S. pork industry's growth in recent decades, and the emergence of African Swine Fever – particularly in China – has had profound impacts on the flow of pork products around the world. Recent research funded by the National Pork Board looks at the ways the industry can and should diversify its global marketing strategy to adjust and adapt to those changes, and to ensure growth into the future.Earlier this week as part of a Feedstuffs 365 live panel discussion, we talked with four experts from the pork industry, including a producer, the National Pork Board's director of global marketing strategy, one of the industry's top agricultural economists, and one of the researchers who developed the report.Joining us to discuss the report and related topics are Rupert Claxton of Gira; Missouri pork producer David Newman; Dr. Dermot Hayes of Iowa State University and Dr. Clay Eastwood of the National Pork Board.  This episode of Feedstuffs In Focus is sponsored by Topigs Norsvin, the second largest swine genetics company in the world. Topigs Norsvin's unique breeding program is designed to accelerate genetic progress at the customer level by creating innovative products and solutions that benefit the entire pork production chain. To get more information, visit TopigsNorsvin.us.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-12-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:47


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 12th, 2021. It is just not looking good in Europe. Germany had a record-high number of daily cases yesterday as new measures are being considered. One of the country's top virologists warns another 100,000 could die in the next few months if the vaccination rate doesn't quickly accelerate. To the south, in Austria, that country's chancellor is stepping up threats of lockdowns for the unvaccinated as new cases soar. At least one province is definitely taking that step next week. Their rate of new cases is three times that of Germany's. Russia's preparing new restrictions that will only allow vaccinated people with QR codes to access most public places, shops, transportation, and restaurants. Fewer than 40% of Russians are fully vaccinated, which combines with lax public attitudes and government's reluctance to toughen restrictions in making the situation there worse. Denmark, also headed for at least a limited lockdown. The Dutch public health institute announced the highest daily tally of new cases since the pandemic began, and this is in a country where more than 84% of the adult population is fully vaccinated. A common question being asked now is why, in places like Denmark, and in states like Vermont where vaccination rates are over 70%, are cases and breakouts so bad? It's a fair question. Most experts claim it's the start of a seasonal spike in places with cooler weather. Or that vaccines given early in 2020 are waning. Or maybe people are gathering indoors without masks now. You starting to get the idea nobody knows? Either way, the hope is that because of high vaccination rates, these case surges won't lead to out of control hospitalizations and deaths. In the United States cases were up 7%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 12% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Alaska, Wyoming, Oregon, Kentucky, and Idaho. There are 9,183,252 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Utah 29%, New Mexico 20%, Arizona and Michigan 15%, and Colorado and Minnesota 14%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Lincoln, WV. Nome Census Area, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Humboldt, NV. Scotts Bluff, NE. Grant, NM. San Juan, NM. Fayette, AL. Carbon, UT. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 759,636 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 71.8%, Rhode Island at 71.5%, and Connecticut and Maine at 71.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.1%, Wyoming at 44.6%, and Alabama unchanged at 45.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.5%. Globally, cases were up 8% and deaths were down 1% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,982,709 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: Germany 50,377. The United States 43,596. The U.K. 42,408. Russia 40,759. And Turkey 24,898. There have been at least 5,079,013 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

New Books in American Studies
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West" (U Washington Press, 2017)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:21


From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (U Washington Press, 2017), the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. Troy A. Hallsell is the 341st Missile Wing historian at Malmstrom AFB, MT. The ideas expressed in this podcast do not represent the 341st Missile Wing, United States Air Force, or Department of Defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West" (U Washington Press, 2017)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:21


From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (U Washington Press, 2017), the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. Troy A. Hallsell is the 341st Missile Wing historian at Malmstrom AFB, MT. The ideas expressed in this podcast do not represent the 341st Missile Wing, United States Air Force, or Department of Defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Environmental Studies
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West" (U Washington Press, 2017)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:21


From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (U Washington Press, 2017), the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. Troy A. Hallsell is the 341st Missile Wing historian at Malmstrom AFB, MT. The ideas expressed in this podcast do not represent the 341st Missile Wing, United States Air Force, or Department of Defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

New Books in Sports
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West" (U Washington Press, 2017)

New Books in Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:21


From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (U Washington Press, 2017), the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. Troy A. Hallsell is the 341st Missile Wing historian at Malmstrom AFB, MT. The ideas expressed in this podcast do not represent the 341st Missile Wing, United States Air Force, or Department of Defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sports

New Books in the American West
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West" (U Washington Press, 2017)

New Books in the American West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:21


From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West (U Washington Press, 2017), the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. Troy A. Hallsell is the 341st Missile Wing historian at Malmstrom AFB, MT. The ideas expressed in this podcast do not represent the 341st Missile Wing, United States Air Force, or Department of Defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-west

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-11-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 5:10


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 11th, 2021. So far, the White House is very happy with the whole get kids vaccinated thing. They say it's off to a strong start, but they worry that so was the adult vaccination effort, then it peaked and lost momentum. About 900,000 kids aged 5 to 11 will have gotten their first dose in their first week of eligibility. The World Health Organization gave us some bad news, coronavirus deaths rose by 10% in Europe in the past week. But they also gave us some good news, Europe is the only region in the world where cases and deaths are steadily increasing. WHO's Europe director warned if more actions aren't taken, the continent could see another 500,000 deaths by February. A coalition of 10 states sued the federal government to try to block a vaccine requirement for health care workers. The suit contends the requirement threatens the jobs of millions of health care workers and could “exacerbate an alarming shortage” in health care fields, particularly in rural areas. Some states are also suing over the mandate that federal contractors' workers be vaccinated, as well as businesses with more than 100 employees being mandated to make their workers get vaccinated or wear masks and get tested weekly. It's amazing what a difference one little gene can make. In 2020, studies showed there were genetic differences that resulted in higher risk of severe COVID. Now researchers at Oxford have pinpointed one gene, LZTFL1, that's mostly involved. It's a gene more common in the ethnic communities that have been hardest hit, and it's very active in the layer of cells lining the airways and lungs. This unlucky gene reduces lung cells' ability to repair damaged tissue, and it causes more copies of the two proteins that allow the virus to infect cells to be made. It might be a second blue Christmas in Germany, with its famous Christmas markets potentially being closed for a second holiday season in a row. Soaring cases in Germany are a very real threat to those markets, which would be opening in about a week. 67% of Germans are fully vaccinated, far more than the United States. In the United States cases were up 7%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 12% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending up since November 3. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Alaska, Wyoming, Oregon, Kentucky, and Idaho. There are 9,165,878 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Utah 29%, New Mexico 20%, Arizona and Michigan 15%, and Colorado and Minnesota 14%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Lincoln, WV. Nome Census Area, AK. Bethel Census Area, AK. Humboldt, NV. Scotts Bluff, NE. Grant, NM. San Juan, NM. Fayette, AL. Carbon, UT. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 758,877 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.8%, Rhode Island unchanged at 71.4%, and Maine at 71.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.1%, Wyoming at 44.5%, and Alabama at 45.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.5%. Globally, cases were up 10% and deaths were up 1% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,837,281 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 94,376. Germany 45,416. The U.K. 39,329. Russia 38,058. And Turkey 27,259. There have been at least 5,072,046 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pressing Beyond
A Purpose to Publish - Reading Globally

Pressing Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 22:12


John Stanko on a mission with PurposeQuest and Urban Press.

The Daily Article
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

The Daily Article

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:35


Globally, people are experiencing the most prosperous times in history just as America's religious attendance is the lowest it's ever been in our history. In The Daily Article for November 10, 2021, Dr. Jim Denison explores the parallels between God's word to the nation of Israel in Hosea 4 and the rise of secularism and immorality in America's culture today. The Daily Article is written by Dr. Jim Denison and narrated by Chris Nichter. Subscribe to the newsletter at denisonforum.org/subscribe.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-10-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 4:53


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 10th, 2021. Pfizer's ready for booster shots for all adults, but are U.S. regulators? The request is in to allow anyone 18 and older to get boosters of the Pfizer vaccine. Up to now just older Americans and groups especially vulnerable to the virus have had access to dose number three. The FDA says it will move quickly on the expansion if warranted. A big change in Britain. All health care staff who work with the public will now have to be vaccinated starting in April, even if that means thousands of desperately needed healthcare workers might quit their jobs. More than 100,000 health workers are currently unvaccinated there. Quick, do you know how many different COVID vaccines there are now? Well, if you're just counting the ones approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization, there's now eight. The latest one is called COVAXIN, and it's been assessed for quality, safety, and efficacy. It sure is good to be the pharmaceutical company Merck. The U.S. government is going to buy another $1 billion worth of its COVID-19 pill. That's after a $1.2 billion purchase agreed to in June. The drug, called molnupiravir, has been shown to halve the chances of dying or being hospitalized for those most at risk of severe COVID if given early in the illness. Every desperate incentive to get people vaccinated has been offered so this will come as no surprise. A brothel in Austria is offering a free, uh, “fling” with the prostitute of your choice if you get the shot right there at the bordello. The only drawback is you have to be in the mood on Mondays from 4 to 10pm. One happy customer said, “I would have gotten vaccinated anyway.” Uh huh. In the United States cases were up 5%, deaths are down 15%, and hospitalizations are down 13% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and West Virginia. There are 9,153,680 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Utah 40%, New Mexico 21%, Arizona 13%, and Colorado and Nebraska 12%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Lincoln, WV. Nome Census Area, AK. Humboldt, NV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Grant, NM. Wadena, MN. San Juan, NM. Carbon, UT. Roosevelt, MT. And Holt, NE. There have been at least 757,230 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.7%, Rhode Island at 71.4%, and Connecticut at 71.1%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.1%, Wyoming unchanged at 44.4%, and Alabama at 45.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.4%. Globally, cases were up 10% and deaths were up 1% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,721,788 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 72,358. Russia 39,160. The U.K. 33,117. Germany 28,986. And Turkey 28,662. There have been at least 5,063,295 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley Addresses COP26

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 8:06


Today on Sojourner Truth: We are in an emergency. Our planet is experiencing an urgent state of crisis. The environmental devastation of our planet, accelerated by climate change, is getting worse by the day. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century, surpassing even the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Land temperatures have increased about twice as fast as the global average. Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA. The warmest years in our planets history have all occurred since 2005. Every year, approximately 75 billion tons of fertile soil is lost to land degradation, according to the United Nations. The livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in about 100 countries are threatened by desertification. Heat waves and wildfires are becoming more frequent, intensive, and extensive. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people exposed to heat waves increased by around 125 million. During this time, more than 166,000 people died because of heat waves. In 2020, the number of wildfires around the world were up 13 percent from 2019, which was already a record year. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 75 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Increased warming in the Arctic and Antarctica has also contributed to melting permafrost, glacial retreat and sea ice loss. On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. The conference is the 26th COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Climate Accords. Today, a special on COP26 and the urgent state of the environment. Our guests are Tina Gerhardt and Winnie Overbeek. Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist and academic. Her work has been published by Grist, The Progressive, The Nation and Sierra Magazine. She is currently the Barron Professor of the Environment at Princeton University. Tina is the author of the forthcoming book, Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean. She is covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra Magazine. Her most recent article for The Nation is At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions. Winnie Overbeek has been the coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) since 2011, a global network supporting forest-dependent communities in their struggles to defend their territories in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Winnie is based in the Brazilian town of Vitoria in the Espirito Santo state. Before engaging with WRM, Winnie has worked for many years with networks and organizations in Brazil supporting communities affected by large scale tree plantations and other large-scale (agro) industrial projects.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: November 10, 2021 - COP26 Environment Special

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 58:03


Today on Sojourner Truth: We are in an emergency. Our planet is experiencing an urgent state of crisis. The environmental devastation of our planet, accelerated by climate change, is getting worse by the day. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century, surpassing even the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Land temperatures have increased about twice as fast as the global average. Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA. The warmest years in our planets history have all occurred since 2005. Every year, approximately 75 billion tons of fertile soil is lost to land degradation, according to the United Nations. The livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in about 100 countries are threatened by desertification. Heat waves and wildfires are becoming more frequent, intensive, and extensive. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people exposed to heat waves increased by around 125 million. During this time, more than 166,000 people died because of heat waves. In 2020, the number of wildfires around the world were up 13 percent from 2019, which was already a record year. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 75 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Increased warming in the Arctic and Antarctica has also contributed to melting permafrost, glacial retreat and sea ice loss. On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. The conference is the 26th COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Climate Accords. Today, a special on COP26 and the urgent state of the environment. Our guests are Tina Gerhardt and Winnie Overbeek. Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist and academic. Her work has been published by Grist, The Progressive, The Nation and Sierra Magazine. She is currently the Barron Professor of the Environment at Princeton University. Tina is the author of the forthcoming book, Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean. She is covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra Magazine. Her most recent article for The Nation is At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions. Winnie Overbeek has been the coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) since 2011, a global network supporting forest-dependent communities in their struggles to defend their territories in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Winnie is based in the Brazilian town of Vitoria in the Espirito Santo state. Before engaging with WRM, Winnie has worked for many years with networks and organizations in Brazil supporting communities affected by large scale tree plantations and other large-scale (agro) industrial projects.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: November 10, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 5:23


Today on Sojourner Truth: We are in an emergency. Our planet is experiencing an urgent state of crisis. The environmental devastation of our planet, accelerated by climate change, is getting worse by the day. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century, surpassing even the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Land temperatures have increased about twice as fast as the global average. Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA. The warmest years in our planets history have all occurred since 2005. Every year, approximately 75 billion tons of fertile soil is lost to land degradation, according to the United Nations. The livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in about 100 countries are threatened by desertification. Heat waves and wildfires are becoming more frequent, intensive, and extensive. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people exposed to heat waves increased by around 125 million. During this time, more than 166,000 people died because of heat waves. In 2020, the number of wildfires around the world were up 13 percent from 2019, which was already a record year. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 75 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Increased warming in the Arctic and Antarctica has also contributed to melting permafrost, glacial retreat and sea ice loss. On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. The conference is the 26th COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Climate Accords. Today, a special on COP26 and the urgent state of the environment. Our guests are Tina Gerhardt and Winnie Overbeek. Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist and academic. Her work has been published by Grist, The Progressive, The Nation and Sierra Magazine. She is currently the Barron Professor of the Environment at Princeton University. Tina is the author of the forthcoming book, Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean. She is covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra Magazine. Her most recent article for The Nation is At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions. Winnie Overbeek has been the coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) since 2011, a global network supporting forest-dependent communities in their struggles to defend their territories in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Winnie is based in the Brazilian town of Vitoria in the Espirito Santo state. Before engaging with WRM, Winnie has worked for many years with networks and organizations in Brazil supporting communities affected by large scale tree plantations and other large-scale (agro) industrial projects.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Winnie Overbeek On COP26 & Environmental Devastation

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 12:48


Today on Sojourner Truth: We are in an emergency. Our planet is experiencing an urgent state of crisis. The environmental devastation of our planet, accelerated by climate change, is getting worse by the day. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century, surpassing even the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Land temperatures have increased about twice as fast as the global average. Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA. The warmest years in our planets history have all occurred since 2005. Every year, approximately 75 billion tons of fertile soil is lost to land degradation, according to the United Nations. The livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in about 100 countries are threatened by desertification. Heat waves and wildfires are becoming more frequent, intensive, and extensive. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people exposed to heat waves increased by around 125 million. During this time, more than 166,000 people died because of heat waves. In 2020, the number of wildfires around the world were up 13 percent from 2019, which was already a record year. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 75 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Increased warming in the Arctic and Antarctica has also contributed to melting permafrost, glacial retreat and sea ice loss. On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. The conference is the 26th COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Climate Accords. Today, a special on COP26 and the urgent state of the environment. Our guests are Tina Gerhardt and Winnie Overbeek. Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist and academic. Her work has been published by Grist, The Progressive, The Nation and Sierra Magazine. She is currently the Barron Professor of the Environment at Princeton University. Tina is the author of the forthcoming book, Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean. She is covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra Magazine. Her most recent article for The Nation is At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions. Winnie Overbeek has been the coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) since 2011, a global network supporting forest-dependent communities in their struggles to defend their territories in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Winnie is based in the Brazilian town of Vitoria in the Espirito Santo state. Before engaging with WRM, Winnie has worked for many years with networks and organizations in Brazil supporting communities affected by large scale tree plantations and other large-scale (agro) industrial projects.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Tina Gerthardt On COP26 & Environmental Devastation

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 12:34


Today on Sojourner Truth: We are in an emergency. Our planet is experiencing an urgent state of crisis. The environmental devastation of our planet, accelerated by climate change, is getting worse by the day. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century, surpassing even the ongoing and deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Land temperatures have increased about twice as fast as the global average. Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA. The warmest years in our planets history have all occurred since 2005. Every year, approximately 75 billion tons of fertile soil is lost to land degradation, according to the United Nations. The livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in about 100 countries are threatened by desertification. Heat waves and wildfires are becoming more frequent, intensive, and extensive. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people exposed to heat waves increased by around 125 million. During this time, more than 166,000 people died because of heat waves. In 2020, the number of wildfires around the world were up 13 percent from 2019, which was already a record year. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 75 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Increased warming in the Arctic and Antarctica has also contributed to melting permafrost, glacial retreat and sea ice loss. On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. The conference is the 26th COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Climate Accords. Today, a special on COP26 and the urgent state of the environment. Our guests are Tina Gerhardt and Winnie Overbeek. Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist and academic. Her work has been published by Grist, The Progressive, The Nation and Sierra Magazine. She is currently the Barron Professor of the Environment at Princeton University. Tina is the author of the forthcoming book, Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean. She is covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra Magazine. Her most recent article for The Nation is At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions. Winnie Overbeek has been the coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) since 2011, a global network supporting forest-dependent communities in their struggles to defend their territories in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Winnie is based in the Brazilian town of Vitoria in the Espirito Santo state. Before engaging with WRM, Winnie has worked for many years with networks and organizations in Brazil supporting communities affected by large scale tree plantations and other large-scale (agro) industrial projects.

Essential Ingredients Podcast
008: Creating a Future-Proof 100% Cocoa-Free Chocolate Alternative with Max and Sara Marquart

Essential Ingredients Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 20:59


"It's necessary that we create a future-proof chocolate brand to de-risk the core supply chain."  -Max Marquart     “A lot of people are aware that meat is bad for the planet, that cheese is bad for the planet. But most people don't know about the devastating effects of our enormous production of global cocoa harvesting. It's important for consumers to get educated about the problems.” -Sara Marquart Episode Description:  Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, ruby chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate -- How much do we love chocolates!    Globally, the number of chocolates consumed each year is estimated to be at least 7.2 metric tons. Therefore, it's not surprising that the chocolate industry is now a billion-dollar empire.    Yet, this sweet treat has a bitter, darker secret. The cacao plant, the main component used in chocolate making, is a very controversial ingredient. It is strongly linked with deforestation and loss of biodiversity. With the high production demand, farmers are forced to clear forest lands and over use chemical fertilizers. These practices pollute the environment, affect human health, contribute to climate change, and displace animals that naturally inhabit the land. Moreover, history reveals that cacao farming is directly associated with increased poverty and child labor. In Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the world's top producers of cocoa, there are 2.1 million children who still work in cacao fields. Sadly, even big chocolate companies have no way of telling whether there is no child labor involved in the cacaos they use in manufacturing.    Fortunately, startups and innovators are making noble attempts to create more sustainable chocolate alternatives. Max and Sara Marquart are one with this endeavor. This sibling duo has recently launched QOA, the world's first 100% cocoa-free, gluten-free, allergen-free, lactose-free chocolate. As their chocolate is made from by-products, the whole process does not come with significant human and environmental consequences.    Join us this week as Max and Sara share the processes that go with turning by-products into a future-proof chocolate brand, removing the risks in our supply chain, educating consumers to make more informed choices, and satisfying the world's needs without sacrificing sustainability. Tune in and learn how you can be part of the QOA mission! Connect with Max and Sara Marquart:  Max and Sara are both scientists who love food, science, and sustainability. And in their quest to weave together their passions, QOA was born. QOA manufactures the world's first-ever 100% cocoa-free chocolate alternative. With Sara's expertise in food chemistry and Max's ability to build and grow a business, this venture is now getting recognition in many parts of the world for its contribution especially in promoting sustainable practices and creating healthy food alternatives.    Max Twitter LinkedIn   Sara  Twitter LinkedIn   Connect with QOA:  Website LinkedIn Connect with Justine:  Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn   Connect with NextGenChef: Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube NextGenChef App (Apple) NextGenChef App (Android)  Episode Highlights: 01:43 Cocoa vs Cacao 05:09 Sibling Entrepreneurs 07:05 A Much Bigger Problem 11:16 Cocoa and Its Global Effect 13:56 A Chocolate for You and the Planet 18:49 Join the QOA Mission

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-09-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 4:49


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 9th, 2021. Citizens in Russia went back to work yesterday after a mandated, nine-day break to help cope with the surge of cases there. But they're doing so as the record-breaking surge of infections and deaths continue. In fact, statistics show the work stoppage had no effect on easing cases. Meanwhile Japan reported no daily deaths from COVID Sunday for the first time in 15 months, and infections are rapidly declining there. Japan was hit by several waves, including delta last summer. Cases started falling in September. Experts attribute it to vaccinations, widespread mask wearing, and disinfectant use. Also, Britain had a decline in cases reported between November 2nd and 8th of 16.6% compared with the previous seven days. 57 more people died, meaning that seven-day total was up 8.2%. But declines in the number of deaths usually lag behind declines in cases. Get ready for schools to teach reading, writing, and vaccination. The White House wants local school districts to host clinics that teach parents the benefits of vaccination, then vaccinate the kids. Federal officials are reminding school districts they can tap into billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money to stand up these efforts. Yesterday we told you about the great Big Bird controversy. Today another story in the utter silliness column as Northern Ireland's health minister is suing Van Morrison for singing songs critical of the handling of the pandemic there. The “Brown Eyed Girl” singer's lawyer says “the words used by him related to a matter of public interest and constituted fair comment.” In the United States cases were flat, deaths are down 19%, and hospitalizations are down 13% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. The five states that have the most deaths per million are Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, Louisiana, and New York. There are 9,166,601 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Utah 38%, New Mexico 20%, Colorado 15%, Nebraska 14%, and Arizona 12%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Lincoln, WV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Wadena, MN. Grant, NM. Carbon, UT. San Juan, NM. Rolette, ND. And Coos, NH. There have been at least 755,624 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.7%, Rhode Island unchanged at 71.3%, and Connecticut at 71.1%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41.1%, Wyoming unchanged at 44.4%, and Alabama at 45.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.4%. Globally, cases were up 7% and deaths were flat over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,652,346 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 50,809. Russia 39,400. The U.K. 32,322. Turkey 27,824. And Germany 20,580. There have been at least 5,055,359 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Comedy Wham Presents
Jacob Erdman: Keep Swimming, Globally

Comedy Wham Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 52:30


Read the article at:  www.comedywham.com This week, Jacob Erdman sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about life since his last episode (2018 Altercation Festival), a change in career allowing him to perform across the country, and cultural and comedy perspectives on his pre-Covid travels around the world. Follow Jacob Twitter - @970Comedy  Instagram - @970comedy  Facebook - Facebook.com/jacob.erdman  Jacob can be seen and heard: Promoting comedy in Fort Collins, Colorado Performing and supporting The Comedy Fort in downtown Fort Collins If you'd like to support our independent podcast, check out our Patreon page at: Patreon.com/comedywham  .  You can also support us on Venmo or Paypal - just search for ComedyWham.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-08-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 5:26


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 8th, 2021. Things have gotten stricter in Los Angeles. One of the strictest vaccine mandates has gone into effect today. Proof of vaccination is required for entry into a wide variety of businesses. Restaurants, malls, theaters – both live and movie, nail places, hair places, gyms, yoga studios, museums, convention centers, and the list goes on. First offense gets a business a warning, but fines could later run from $1,000 to $5,000. The US is pushing forward with a new air travel policy that will make many foreign would-be visitors ineligible to enter the country. Today, fully vaccinated foreign travelers can enter. But here's the problem. The vaccines have to have been among those authorized by the FDA or that got an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization. Anyone who got, for example, Russia's Sputnik vaccine, used in 70 countries worldwide, are out of luck. More support for the old trope that you're likely to get sick while in a hospital. Federal and state records show that more than 10,000 patients were diagnosed with COVID in a U.S. hospital last year after they were admitted for something else. Plus, about 21% of the patients who got COVID in the hospital from April to September last year died, compared to only 8% of other Medicare patients who died in the hospital during that time of non-COVID issues. Amazingly, Tonga has recorded its first COVID case. In late October, a fully vaccinated passenger from a Christchurch repatriation flight tested positive while in hotel quarantine. Tonga's enforced quarantine for anyone entering the country since early 2020. All of Tonga is now in lockdown for at least seven days with a curfew. The vaccine debate has officially reached peak silliness. A purely fictional costumed kids' character, Big Bird, was vaccinated, which of course cannot be true. He tweeted, "My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy." That was met by criticism from some politicians aimed at the fictional bird costume. So we have people who aren't real arguing about things that aren't real. Welcome to COVID in America. In the United States cases were flat, deaths are down 19%, and hospitalizations are down 13% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. The five states that have the most deaths per million are Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, Louisiana, and New York. There are 9,228,410 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Utah 39%, New Mexico 20%, Nebraska 15%, Colorado 14%, and Arizona 12%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Lincoln, WV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Wadena, MN. Grant, NM. Carbon, UT. San Juan, NM. Rolette, ND. And Coos, NH. There have been at least 754,429 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.6%, Rhode Island at 71.3%, and Connecticut and Maine at 71%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41.1%, Wyoming at 44.4%, and Alabama at 45%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.2%. Globally, cases were up 6% and deaths were down 1% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,704,978 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: Russia 39,165. The U.K. 30,305. Turkey 25,304. The United States 23,165. And Germany 20,701. There have been at least... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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ReportN Live Frm Da Trap

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 26:13


The Ange Discusses a few sensitive Topics that speak morally right and wrong actions that are happening across the The states Globally as well #WeReportnLiveFrmDaTrap --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reportnlivefrmdatrap/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reportnlivefrmdatrap/support

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-05-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 4:58


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 5th, 2021. As we reported yesterday, over 750,000 American lives have been lost to COVID. No other even in the country's history, including the four-year-long Civil War, has generated more death and loss. 750,000 is also more than the populations of Vermont, Wyoming, or Alaska, which means we've lost the equivalent of an entire state. The World Health Organization is getting increasingly concerned about Europe. The continent has seen a more than 50% jump in cases in the last month. It's become the epicenter of the pandemic even though there's plenty of vaccine. Inexplicably, poorer countries with less than 1% of the world's vaccines like Africa and Southeast Asia saw cases fall 9% last week. Britain is first to grant conditional authorization to the first pill shown to successfully treat COVID, manufactured by Merck. It's for adults 18 and older who've tested positive and have at least one risk factor for severe disease like obesity or heart disease. The regime is four pills twice a day for five days. We're heading into flu season and flu shot season, so you might be wondering, is it safe to get the COVID vaccine and a flu shot at the same time. Well, the World Health Organization says yes, and that when you do, it doesn't compromise the effectiveness of either. It's still a major and deadly health issue, but a new poll suggests Americans are just about done with COVID as a political issue. The Reuters poll shows only 12% of U.S. adults rated public health issues as a top national priority. That's down from 20% in February. What do they care about now? Inflation, economic growth, and supply chain issues that are leaving some shelves noticeably bare. In the United States cases were down 6%, deaths are down 18%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. The five states that have the most deaths per million are Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, Louisiana, and New York. There are 9,220,830 active cases in the United States. The five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Mexico 19%, Vermont 15%, Colorado 14%, Nebraska 11%, and Arizona and New Hampshire 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Grant, NM. Goshen, WY. Wadena, MN. Inyo, CA. Roosevelt, MT. Rolette, ND. San Juan, NM. And Carbon, UT. There have been at least 751,554 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 71.4%, Rhode Island at 71.1%, and Connecticut at 70.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41%, Wyoming at 44.2%, and Alabama at 44.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 58.1%. Globally, cases were up 6% and deaths were up 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,459,078 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 81,033. Russia 40,217. The U.K. 37,269. Germany 35,662. And Turkey 29,482. There have been at least 5,029,033 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-04-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 5:01


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 4th, 2021. A new policy for the U.S. puts the burden of vaccination on employers. A temporary emergency rule mandates that businesses that employ 100 or more people make their employees get vaccinated or test them regularly. It's the first time a federal standard deemed a respiratory virus an occupational hazard outside of health care. Some unknowns remain, such as how employers are supposed to enforce the mandate. There's concern from England's deputy chief medical officer that too many people think the pandemic is over. He says there are hard months to come in the winter. He pointed out the current increasing numbers of deaths showed infections are penetrating into older age groups. Colorado is experiencing its worst COVID surge in a year, so its hospitals have been given permission to turn patients away. Many of those hospitals report being at over 90% capacity. From October 3 to yesterday, the state has seen an almost 50% increase in virus hospitalizations. So many reasons you don't want to be in charge of a COVID response. In the Philippines, the President said local government officials will be punished if they fall behind their targets for vaccinations. He didn't say exactly what that punishment would be but did say there's no reason with supplies in hand vaccinations can't be ramped up. The Philippines has fully immunized only a little over a third of its population. A COVID related scandal in the NFL. Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive and will miss one, maybe two games. The scandal part is he had said he'd been immunized, but apparently that didn't mean he'd been vaccinated. Rodgers pursued homeopathic treatment to raise his antibody levels and sought an exemption from COVID-19 protocols, which was denied. Critics are saying he's been less than transparent about his vaccination status. In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are down 18%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,218,010 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Vermont and New Mexico 18%, Colorado 15%, New Hampshire 14%, and Maine 8%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Grant, NM. Goshen, WY. Inyo, CA. Carbon, UT. Montrose, CO. Emery, UT. Rolette, ND. And Humboldt, NV. There have been at least 750,410 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.4%, Rhode Island at 71%, and Connecticut at 70.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Wyoming at 44.1%, and Alabama at 44.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58.1%. The top five countries that had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Taiwan up 3%, Jamaica 2%, and The Philippines, Pakistan, and Ukraine 1%. Globally, cases were up 6% and deaths were up 6% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,338,443 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 76,526. Russia 39,008. The U.K. 33,699. Turkey 29,796. And Ukraine 19,455. There have been at least 5,021,129 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing
Tali Vogelstein (Avid Ventures) - Are Valuations High, How to invest globally, and What Verticalized Fintech means

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 49:40


Presented by Ferret: Ferret is the first relationship intelligence tool for all business savvy investors to know, for the first time, who they can trust Click Here to jump to the top of the waitlist. Presented by Gorgias: Gorgias is the #1 helpdesk for Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce stores, and can turn your customer support into a profit center.If you're looking to increase your retention for your business, mention Consumer VC and get 2 months of Gorgias for free. Click Here to get started. Our guest today is Tali Vogelstein, who is one of the founding investors at Avid Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in NYC that invests in visionary founders building transformative businesses across consumer internet, fintech, and software in North America, Europe, and Israel. On this episode, we focus on how to invest at a global scale and the opportunities, breaking down different verticals for fintech, as well as their fund strategy. Here's some the questions I ask Tali: What was your attraction to finance and venture capital? How did Avid Ventures come together? What's the structure of how you deploy capital? How do you think about risk? Why do you choose not to lead rounds? How do you stay price disciplined? How do you think about market size? How do you make sure you don't underestimate markets? What do you think about copying business models, x for y market that work well in one market and a founder is trying to replicate that business in a new market? How do you think about the current environment where you have soaring evaluations? What's the biggest misconception when it comes to fintech? How do you think about distribution innovation vs. product distribution? Since you invest globally, how do you think about markets and consumer or prosumer pain points?How do you analyze that pain point?How do you analyze if this is a good market to invest in? What makes a market nice to invest in? How do you break down future of work? What type of businesses are you bullish on? What's one thing you would change about venture capital? What's one thing book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally? What's the best piece of advice that you've received? What's one piece of advice for founders?

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-03-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 5:17


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 3rd, 2021. And now parents have a big decision to make. The Pfizer vaccine was given final clearance by U.S. regulators for children ages 5 to 11. Distribution can begin immediately. And those shots might be administered at doctor's offices, pharmacies, or even schools. The formula is one-third the dose of the adult shot. Eastern Europe is still the area to watch. Russia's reported record daily infections or deaths almost every day for the last month. A nationwide non-working period runs until at least November 7. Around 35% of that nation is fully vaccinated. Romania reported a record daily number of deaths yesterday with 37% vaccinated. And Bulgaria, where 25% are vaccinated, also had its highest daily pandemic death toll yesterday, as did Croatia. Novavax has a customer for its two-dose vaccine. Indonesia has given the world's first emergency use authorization for it. The Novavax vaccine uses a different technology than the mRNA method other shots use and doesn't require extremely cold storage. The hope is it will be a big player for poorer, developing nations. They said they'd do it, and they did. 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave after refusing to comply with the city's vaccine mandate. There is no option for weekly testing. The unvaccinated represent about 9% of the city's total municipal workers. But 12,000 more unvaccinated workers are waiting on a ruling on their requests for medical or religious exemptions. So the total placed on leave could reach up to 21,000. Another study of white-tailed deer suggests they harbor widespread coronavirus infections. Up to 80% of the Iowa deer population may carry the disease, with a rate of infection effectively 50 times worse than in humans. The good news is, they got it from us, but there's no evidence to show we can get it from them. Plus, they're really good at social distancing. In the United States cases were down 8%, deaths are down 18%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,220,239 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Mexico 19%, New Hampshire and Colorado 14%, Vermont 13%, and South Dakota and Arizona 5%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Park, MT. Grant, NM. Goshen, WY. Inyo, CA. Carbon, UT. Montrose, CO. Emery, UT. Rolette, ND. And Humboldt, NV. There have been at least 748,173 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.2%, Rhode Island at 70.9%, and Connecticut at 70.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 43.9%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated remains 58%. There were only four countries that had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Taiwan up 3%, Bangladesh and Oceana 2%, and Indonesia 1%. Globally, cases were up 2% and deaths were up 3% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,269,994 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 59,288. Russia 39,008. The U.K. 33,865. Turkey 29,796. And Ukraine 19,455. There have been at least 5,011,786 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Press Play with Madeleine Brand
How to cut methane emissions globally and at your own home

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 49:43


President Biden was at the United Nations climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow today, announcing that more than 90 countries will try to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by the end of the decade. “This is low-hanging fruit in the emissions battle. … It's a very clear way to reduce future warming, just looking at methane,” says Paasha Mahdavi, UC Santa Barbara professor who studies energy and environmental politics.  KCRW looks at how human industrial activities produce methane, and how we can change behaviors to reduce those emissions.  Also, when it comes to the airline industry, the number of people traveling is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, but fewer flights are happening, and fewer pilots and flight attendants are working. That means higher prices, crowded planes, and more angry passengers, including those who don't want to wear masks.  “Good Timing with Jo Firestone,” a documentary streaming on Peacock, looks at how a former writer for “The Tonight Show” started teaching a free online comedy class for seniors ages 66-88 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-02-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 5:20


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 2nd, 2021. Another horrific milestone has been crossed. The global death toll from COVID-19 has now topped 5 million people. This has happened in less than two years, and claimed victims from every corner of the globe, every color, every nationality, in both poor and wealthy nations. In fact the US, EU, Britain and Brazil — all upper-middle- or high-income countries — account for one-eighth of the world's population but nearly half of all reported deaths. The FDA is delaying their decision on Moderna's vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds as they study the rare risk of heart inflammation. The company has been told the review could last until January. Moderna argues more than 1.5 million adolescents around the world have gotten its vaccine and the number of heart inflammation reports “does not suggest an increased risk.” We're hearing more and more about breakthrough infections but what about severe cases and even deaths from those breakthroughs? Figures in England show 4,500 fully vaccinated people died between January and September, most since the start of August. 10,000 additional fatalities were seen among people who'd gotten one jab. Canada's chief medical officers say the general population doesn't need booster shots yet. They say they'll keep watching the situation but right now, there's no evidence of widespread waning of protection in those who've been vaccinated. Despite the advice, some provinces and territories are already administering boosters or plan to. Even though many people are still scared of it, experts have been impressed with the performance of mRNA vaccines and are now contemplating additional future applications of it. For instance, a universal vaccine that would work across all four strains of flu that are always mutating, a vaccine against cancer that teaches the immune system to recognize mutations before they occur, a better vaccine against malaria, which still kills a half a million people annually – mostly babies and children, and a vaccine for HIV that induces antibodies to extinguish HIV before it takes hold. In the United States cases were down 13%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 17% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,273,656 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 28%, Vermont 26%, New Mexico 20%, Colorado 17%, and Maine 14%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Grant, NM. Carbon, UT. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Emery, UT. Rolette, ND. Wabasha, MN. And Montezuma, CO. There have been at least 746,977 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.2%, Rhode Island at 70.9%, and Connecticut at 70.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Wyoming at 43.9%, and Alabama at 44.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58%. Only one country had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Thailand up 1%. Globally, cases were up 7% and deaths were up 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,277,445 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 45,373. Russia 40,993. The U.K. 37,877. Turkey 23,948. And Ukraine 17,430. There have been at least 5,005,401 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Short Wave
A new step toward ending 'the wrath of malaria'

Short Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 10:56


Scientists have been trying to figure out how to eradicate malaria for decades. Globally, a child under the age of five dies from the disease every two minutes, and even for kids who do survive there can be long term complications. A big breakthrough finally came in October when the World Health Organization endorsed MoSQUIRIX, the first malaria vaccine. It has relatively low efficacy, just about 30%, but malaria researcher Winter Okoth explains how the new vaccine could still make a big difference.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 11-01-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 4:59


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 1st, 2021. If you think it's important, for science and public health and safety reasons, to actually know how this COVID-19 pandemic started, you may as well forget it. U.S. intelligence officials said they can't conclude the origin. They don't know if it was from an animal, they don't know if it was from a lab leak, they don't know if the virus was genetically engineered…nothing. And that's where they'll leave it. The Mayor there says about 91% of New York City's municipal workers are vaccinated as today's mandatory deadline hits, a leap up from 83% Friday. The 9% who haven't will go on unpaid leave starting today, which will create a corresponding shortage of police, fire, and EMS workers. Dramatic reunions at Sydney airport as fully vaccinated Australians were allowed to fly home and stay home for the first time in 583 days. There was a lot to catch up on as countless weddings, funerals, and births had been missed. Wider lockdown restrictions are expected to be lifted for all residents December 1. A health official there says China's latest COVID-19 outbreak is developing rapidly. Authorities are being extra vigilant at ports of entry as infections boom in a northeastern border city. That was caused by the virus arriving from abroad. While the rest of the world figures out how to co-exist with COVID, China is maintaining its zero tolerance policy toward it. Congratulations to the word “Vax,” the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year. Last year, the company said it was impossible to sum up 2020 in one word. But this year, they say the shorthand for vaccine “injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language. It's clear the language of vaccines is changing how we talk – and think – about public health, community and ourselves.” In the United States cases were down 13%, deaths are down 12%, and hospitalizations are down 17% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending flat since October 25. There are 9,342,326 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 34%, Vermont 26%, New Mexico and Maine 20%, and Colorado 17%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Nome Census Area, AK. Grant, NM. Carbon, UT. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Emery, UT. Wabasha, MN. Montezuma, CO. And Inyo, CA. There have been at least 745,805 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.2%, Rhode Island at 70.9%, and Connecticut at 70.7%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 41%, Wyoming at 43.9%, and Alabama at 44.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 58%. There were only four countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; Ethiopia up 3%, Indonesia 2%, and India and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were up 8% and deaths were up 8% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 15. There are 18,320,240 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: Russia 40,993. The U.K. 38,009. Turkey 23,948. The United States 19,975. And Ukraine 17,430. There have been at least 4,999,456 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.