‘An awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now’ in the Upper Midwest

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has finally given in and required masks under some circumstances, even as both Noem and Burgum refuse. Burgum encourages mask-wearing, saying “You don’t have to believe in covid, you don’t have to believe in a certain political party or not, you don’t have to believe whether masks work or not. You can just do it because you know that one thing is very real. And that’s that 100 percent of our capacity is now being used.” But require the thing he knows is one of the most important measures available to fight the coronavirus? Nope.”There’s an awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now,” the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Andrew Pavia told reporters on Wednesday. At this rate, they’re not only going to keep happening, they’re going to get worse. Meanwhile, over in Minnesota, beds are a limiting factor—just 22 ICU beds are left in the Twin Cities, and the state as a whole is over 90% ICU capacity. That’s with coronavirus rates rising quickly, hospitalizations following along, and a rise in deaths presumably following those—especially if hospitals get overwhelmed.The Upper Midwest, in other words, is a disaster area, and the disaster is the natural one of the pandemic and the one created by Donald Trump and the Republican governors and legislatures of so many of these states barring meaningful public health responses to the pandemic. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Graduate school remodels to increase efficiency

first_imgThe USC Graduate School moved into its new offices Aug. 11 after two months of renovations during the summer.The renovation aimed to manipulate office space to better accommodate graduate school staff and provide better services for students,Vice Provost for Planning and Budget, Robert Cooper, said.Office space · The USC Graduate School moved into its newly renovated office in Grace Ford Salvatori Hall 315 on Aug. 11. During the summer, the office was temporarily located in The Lot. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe creation of more alcoves and the relocation of the office’s entrance will contribute to a quieter atmosphere in the office, Cooper said.“[It will] provide a quiet workspace for staff and graduate students who work in the office,” Cooper said.Joe Back, associate senior vice president for campus development and facilities management, also said that the office’s new layout provides for a more efficient work environment.“The office layout was revised to create more offices and a conference room was added,” Back said. “The entry location was changed to be more convenient. The remodeled area also got new carpet and paint.”Funding for the project, which began in June, came from the general fund, Cooper said.Because of the renovations, the Graduate School moved to The Lot — a temporary structure built as a food court during construction of the campus center in 2008 — during the week of June 13.During the office’s temporary move, there was no reduction in services for graduate students, Cooper said. The graduate school office re-opened at its permanent location, Grace Ford Salvatori Hall 315, on Aug. 11.The Lot will now be used as “surge space” until summer 2012, Back said.“Surge space is space that is generally not assigned on a permanent basis and is available for temporary assignment in order to perform renovation or maintenance work in [a] permanent location,” Back said.Cooper said the university plans to remove The Lot next summer.“Next summer, at the same time that the new addition to Seeley G. Mudd is done, [The Lot] will be taken down,” Cooper said.The addition will house the new Brain and Creativity Institute, which is already under construction.last_img read more

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Recap: Ghanaians playing abroad: Amankwaa scores

first_imgIn the English Premier League, Jeffrey Schlupp played 79 minutes in the 2-1 away defeat to Aston Villa after starting the game for his Leicester City side.Jose Leonardo Ulloa scored the first goal of the game for Leicester but goals from Ciaran Clark and Alan Hutton saw Aston Villa come back to claim all three points.Schlupp received a yellow card booing in the defeat for Leicester City.Richmond Boakye Yiadom, after scoring a brace to qualify Atalanta to the next round of the Coppa Italia in midweek did not play a part in the league game against Cesena on Sunday.Atalanta who were playing at home came back from two goals down to win 3-2 against Cesena in the Italian Serie A.Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari all missed AC Milan’s 1-0 defeat away at Genoa in the Italian Serie A. Luca Antonelli scored the only goal of the game that denied AC Milan of taking anything from their away fixture. Afriyie Acquah came on as a 69 minute substitute for Parma in the Italian Serie A as his side lost at home 2-1 to Lazio.The Ghanaian player who replaced Daniele Galloppa got a yellow card booking two minutes to the end of regular time.In the French Ligue 1, Jonathan Mensah was not involved for his Evian Thonon Gaillard side as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Lyon.Danny Amankwaa was on the scoresheet for FC Koebenhavn in the Denmark League as his home side won convincingly by three goals to nil against FC Midtjylland.The Ghanaian who scored the second goal of the fixture played in the entire duration of the game for Koebenhavn.last_img read more

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