China has rolled out anal swab test for Covid-19 gettyKey FactsState-run channel CCTV reported that the tests are reserved for high-risk cases, although there does not appear to be a coordinated policy for them, with reports of surprise tests for some individuals.. Anal swab tests could be more accurate than nose or throat tests, said Li Tongzeng, deputy director of the respiratory and infectious diseases department at Beijing You An Hospital, in an interview with state media. Forbes has reached out to China’s health agency for more details on the new test’s rollout and approached the U.S. CDC and FDA to see whether they have plans to introduce anal swab tests. Chief CriticNot all experts agree with the use of anal swabs to test for a respiratory illness. Further ReadingChina deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19 (AFP)China rolls out anal swab coronavirus tests, saying it’s more accurate than throat method (Washington Post)China’s Zero-Tolerance Covid Approach Now Includes Anal Swabs (Bloomberg)Full coverage and live updates on the Coronavirus
January 27, 2021 13:07 UTC
Poor Maria Bartiromo. The Fox Business and Fox News personality complained Tuesday about losing followers on Twitter after her guest, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo. Bartiromo ― who had several tweets flagged by Twitter for “misleading” content about the election, Newsweek noted ― commiserated with Hawley in a segment on Fox News titled “The Left’s Censorship Obsession.”“Yeah, I had ― right around the election ― 1 million followers on Twitter,” Bartiromo said. Trump, who Bartiromo enthusiastically boosted on her shows, was banned from Twitter this month for promoting violence. 🤔 — Cheryl 🇨🇦 (@CherylSnow3) January 27, 2021100,000 seditionist's lost their twitter privilege's would be my best guess!
January 27, 2021 13:07 UTC
The new vice president went on to swear in Los Angeles’ Alex Padilla to fill her former seat, making him the first Latino U.S. senator from California. AdvertisementJennifer Lopez turns to Vice President Kamala Harris after her performance at the presidential inauguration as President Biden looks on. President Biden called it the “first thing I’ll do.”It was all reassuring. On the day Biden took his oath and signed those first executive orders, 4,579 days had passed since Obama’s promise. Biden-Harris administration, Day 7.
Anybody, it seems, but Jared Goff. Think Super Bowl. AdvertisementWhen asked to decipher his comments about Goff, Snead said, “I think the inference would be, we want to get better.”Rodgers would be better. The Rams think Goff is regressing, and he is. Tweak, thy name is Jared Goff.
Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors that her agency was “particularly concerned” about the low vaccination rate among healthcare workers living in South L.A. But even with the incomplete snapshot, Supervisor Hilda Solis said it was clear there was a disparity among Black healthcare workers who’ve been vaccinated compared with other racial groups. Dr. Christina Ghaly, the agency’s director, said it’s a trend seen not just among the county’s healthcare staff but also at private hospitals and clinics in L.A. County. Healthcare workers and those older than 65 would also remain a priority. “They mentioned race and marginalized populations, but didn’t mention people with disabilities.”AdvertisementSolis said some L.A. County residents have traveled far to get their vaccines.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry—who hosts one of the adult-focused book clubs on Literati—also participated in the round. The children’s book service, which costs $9.95 a month plus the cost of the books, works similarly to Stitch Fix, sending a curated box of books to subscribers once a month. The kids side of the Literati business sends subscribers a curated collection of books, a la Stitch Fix, every month. Some 750 million units of books were sold in 2020, up 8% from 2019, and, according to BookScan, the largest increase since 2010. Meanwhile, competition is circling: Earlier this month, Padmarsee Warrior, Motorola’s former CTO, unveiled Fable, a subscription-based book recommendation service and private social network.
January 27, 2021 13:02 UTC
(Such investors have lost $5 billion on GameStop alone.) While much of that was because of the overall rise in stocks, shares in other heavily shorted companies, like the headphone maker Koss, are up big. “I believe there is a systemic targeting of highly shorted stocks,” said Steve Sosnick of Interactive Brokers. Still, “it suggests that there is something systemically wrong with the options trading on this stock,” William Galvin, Massachusetts’ securities regulator, told Barron’s, referring to the GameStop craze. threatened to restrict the export of Belgian-made shots to Britain, prompting British lawmakers to accuse their European counterparts of blackmail.
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January 27, 2021 13:01 UTC
The company's loss from operations climbed to $12.8 billion, up from nearly $2 billion a year ago, which was Boeing's previous record loss. The company's net loss soared to $11.9 billion, also an increase from the previous year's record of $636 million. Boeing is also struggling to resume deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner at the end of the first quarter. But the real blow to Boeing results came from the huge losses in the airline industry caused by the pandemic. And with the continued problems in the airline industry it will take sometime for Boeing to get deliveries and revenue back on track.
January 27, 2021 12:58 UTC
Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic Holocaust survivors are commemorating their lost loved ones as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-BirkenauWARSAW, Poland -- Tova Friedman hid among corpses at Auschwitz amid the chaos of the extermination camp's final days. So instead, Friedman will be alone at home in Highland Park, New Jersey, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many Holocaust survivors in the United States, Israel and elsewhere find themselves in a state of previously unimaginable isolation due to the pandemic. In 2005, the United Nations designated Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an acknowledgement of Auschwitz's iconic status. Israel, which today counts 197,000 Holocaust survivors, officially marks its Holocaust remembrance day in the spring.
January 27, 2021 12:56 UTC
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. You can sign up right hereLondon (CNN Business) Earnings from some of the biggest US technology companies could push the market to new highs as talk of a stock bubble continues to ripple through Wall Street. Big picture: Greed has returned to markets, according to the Fear & Greed Index from CNN Business . Two of the metrics for determining market sentiment — stock price strength and market momentum — indicate "extreme greed." "We don't think that we are yet in the late stage of a bubble in the overall stock market," John Higgins, the chief market economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients Tuesday.
January 27, 2021 12:48 UTC
I argued that the president should deploy federal troops, if necessary, to restore and maintain order. DC NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT IN NATION'S CAPITAL EXTENDED THROUGH END OF MARCHThe National Guard soldiers who deployed to protect the Capitol this month certainly deserve such gratitude. Despite threats of violence on social media, the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms rejected a request for National Guard backup in the days before the riot. Washington’s left-wing mayor, Muriel Bowser, insisted that the small detachment of National Guard soldiers who deployed to assist with traffic control come unarmed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe National Guard answered the call at a critical time but its mission is now complete.
January 27, 2021 12:45 UTC
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks it’s time to move on from the deadly insurrection in the U.S. Capitol that was carried out by supporters of then-President Donald Trump just three weeks ago. The violent attack, egged on by Trump himself, was part of an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 election and ultimately overturn the results so Trump could stay in power despite losing to President Joe Biden. Although the House impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” over the attack, Cruz called the impeachment petty and said it was time to move on:
January 27, 2021 12:42 UTC
Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden's nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations pledged to hold China to account in the international body and expressed deep regret for a 2019 speech at a university event backed by a Chinese government-funded organization. "In particular: We know China is working across the UN system to drive an authoritarian agenda that stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution -- American values. Confucius Institutes operate on US college campuses and are funded by the Chinese government to provide language and cultural programming. Thomas-Greenfield said she would continue to call out China if confirmed to lead the US Mission to the UN. "I see what they're doing at the United Nations as undermining our values, undermining what we believe in.
January 27, 2021 12:35 UTC
In this article, we look at the top art galleries in South Africa as well as the top online shops. Pretoria Kunskamer Art Gallery and Gift ShopA special boutique art gallery that specializes in the Old Masters of SA and modern art. Top online art shops and art gallery online South AfricaThe art galleries and online art shops in South Africa have grown immensely and continue to do so. There are many different online art galleries looking for artists in South Africa. Photo: N Marais (modified by author)Source: OriginalOur list of art galleries in South Africa features some of the very best.
January 27, 2021 12:33 UTC
(CNN) A letter from a descendent of Italy's wartime King, apologizing for his ancestor's role in enabling Mussolini's fascist policies during World War II, has been criticized by historians and Jewish groups after several decades of silence from members of the disbanded royal family. He said he and his relatives "dissociate ourselves firmly" from the King, who approved Mussolini's rise to power and gave the laws royal assent, and asked for forgiveness for his ancestor's actions. Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy at an event in Los Angeles in 2018. But the gesture, made ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday, has been dismissed by historians as "too little too late," and has drawn the ire of Jewish groups who condemned the family's lengthy reluctance to confront its role in laying the groundwork for the Holocaust in Europe. Mussolini's race laws tore away at the civil rights of Jewish Italians between 1938 and 1943, during which time the dictator allied himself to Hitler to form the Axis powers.
January 27, 2021 12:22 UTC