Archive for April 9th, 2021

After Data Breach Exposes 530 Million, Facebook Says It Will Not Notify Users

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 11:00 PM

Facebook said that "malicious actors" scraped the data through a vulnerability that it fixed in 2019. But the publicly available data still leaves millions of users vulnerable, security experts say.

Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 7:20 PM

So, you've successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That's amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?

Why There Will Be Fewer Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week

Health | | April 09 2021, 5:40 PM

A dip of 86% in doses to be distributed to states follows a surge that occurred after one of J&J's third party manufacturers was finally able to release a stockpile.

Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 3:20 PM

One of the hottest areas of research right now: studies to determine how well current vaccines work against emerging coronavirus "variants of concern."

'A Sigh Of Relief': Crowdfunded Cab Rides Aim To Get Asian Americans Home Safe

US & World | | April 09 2021, 3:00 PM

In response to attacks against Asian Americans, there are efforts in some major U.S. cities to pool funds for taxi or app-based rides for people who feel unsafe walking or taking public transport.

Expect More Tropical Storms, NOAA Warns

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 2:40 PM

NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7.

Kentucky Law Limits Use Of No-Knock Warrants, A Year After Breonna Taylor's Killing

US & World | | April 09 2021, 2:20 PM

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed the partial ban on no-knock warrants at a ceremony on Friday as members of Taylor's family looked on.

Boeing Warns Of Possible Electrical Issue, And Airlines Ground Some 737 Max Planes

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 1:00 PM

The airplane manufacturer says the issue is not related to the software system that has been blamed in the fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

North Korea's Kim Alludes To 1990s Famine, Warns Of 'Difficulties Ahead Of Us'

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 12:00 PM

Kim Jong Un calls for the country to prepare for another "arduous march" — using a phrase that has come to describe the disastrous and prolonged food shortages of the '90s.

It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 10:20 AM

Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.

Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely

Education | | April 09 2021, 9:20 AM

Multigenerational households and anti-Asian bullying may play a role.

Georgia Secretary Of State Says New Voting Law 'Restores Confidence'

Politics | | April 09 2021, 9:20 AM

Brad Raffensperger defended the security of his state's election against former President Donald Trump's claims of fraud. Now the official backs a new law promising election integrity.

Andrew Pelling: How Can Plants Help Rebuild The Human Body?

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 8:20 AM

An ear made from an apple, a spinal cord rebuilt using asparagus...it sounds like bizarre science fiction. But Andrew Pelling is working on a way to revive human tissue with a trip to the supermarket.

'The Nevers': When Steampunk Gets Foggy

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 8:00 AM

A surfeit of characters, ideas, themes — and familiar writerly tics — obscures the storytelling in the opening episodes of HBO's new series about Victorian women granted special powers.

Is India Running Out Of Vaccine Doses?

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 6:40 AM

India is the world's largest vaccine producer. But hundreds of its clinics have closed after running out of vaccine — just as the country sees a new spike in infections.

What's In Biden's $400 Billion Plan To Support Families' Long-Term Health Needs

Health | | April 09 2021, 4:00 AM

Long-term care options are expensive and often out of reach for elders and people with disabilities. Part of the president's proposed infrastructure plan would help fund home-based health services.

Man Indicted For Attacking Officer With Skateboard During U.S. Capitol Riot

Crime & Justice | | April 09 2021, 1:40 AM

Federal investigators continue to make arrests into the insurrection at the Capitol months after the siege.

Brazil Top Court Orders Probe Of Bolsonaro's Pandemic Steps

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 09 2021, 12:20 AM

Bolsonaro has downplayed the threat of the coronavirus while arguing that the economic and emotional impacts of shutdowns would harm more Brazilians than the pandemic.

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Director Chris Smith On Exposing A System Of Privilege In His Film ‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal’

| April 09 2021, 9:16 AM

The film “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” tackles an issue close to home here in Southern California.

FilmWeek: ‘Thunder Force,’ ‘Voyagers,’ ‘Honeydew’ And More

| April 09 2021, 9:12 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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Remembering Prince Philip, Husband Of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, And His Decades-Long Role In The Monarchy

| April 09 2021, 9:21 AM

Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.

COVID-19: Advisors Don’t Foresee Astraeneca Vaccine Use In US, Study Shows Moderna Vaccine Leads To More Side Effects And More

| April 09 2021, 9:16 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with nurse and UCLA professor Kristen R Choi.

As Live Venues Get Greenlight To Reopen, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association CEO Announces Return Of Live Concerts To Outdoor Venues

| April 09 2021, 9:12 AM

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement earlier this week that California would lift COVID restrictions on industries and end the state’s tier system for regulating operation and capacity of businesses, the L.A. Phil is announcing its return with the news that it will reopen The Hollywood Bowl and The Ford will reopen for live music events this year.

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