Young people ‘not invincible’ in COVID-19 pandemic: WHO Chief, 8/1/20
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Photo Credit: UN News
Although older people are among those at highest risk of COVID–19, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded younger generations that they are “not invincible” when it comes to the disease. Evidence suggests that the spike in cases in some countries is partly due to younger people “letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer”, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.
“We have said it before and we’ll say it again: young people are not invincible”, he told journalists.
“Young people can be infected; young people can die; and young people can transmit the virus to others.”
He stressed that the world's youth “should be leaders and drivers of change” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Group Seeks Federal Protection for Journalists by John Eggerton, 7/26/20
The News Media for Open Government Coalition is renewing its call for passage of a bill to protect journalists. Calls for passage of legislation to give feds power to prosecute attacks.
The Journalist Protection Act, which was introduced in a previous Congress, would “make it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury or threaten a journalist in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from gathering or reporting the news.” The idea is to give the feds the ability to prosecute assaults on or intimidation of journalists if states or local prosecutors won't.
The protests following the death of George Floyd have put a renewed spotlight on attacks on journalists in the line of duty. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has identified more than 500 attacks this year, including more than 100 in a three-day-period during protests in May.
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NYC Top of the Rock Observation Deck re-opens to public on August 6 by Harry S. Johnson for eTN, 8/1/20
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Tishman Speyer today announced that Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the famed viewing platform that sits atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, will reopen to the public on August 6, 2020, after temporarily closing in March to help limit the spread of Covid-19. The historic observation deck presents incomparable, unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views of New York City, offering visitors multiple outdoor viewing platforms from the 70–story peak of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. With more than 9,500 square feet of outdoor decks, Top of the Rock has more open-air viewing space than any other observation deck in New York City.