Beyoncé Launches Black-Owned Business Directory By Chris Olsen 7/3/20
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Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19th and commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. Currently there are 47 states plus the District of Columbia that recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday or observance. This year, a growing number of elected officials are lobbying to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
Beyoncé didn’t wait for a national holiday to honor Juneteenth and Black Americans. She released a new song, “Black Parade,” on Juneteenth weekend, which she says “celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses.” Along with the song, Beyoncé launched a Black-owned business directory, which she’s calling Black Parade Route.
A leading infectious disease expert explains how to be as safe as possible on this very different Fourth by William Schaffner for the Conversation 7/3/20
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Editor’s Note: Dr. William Schaffner, one of the nation’s leading infectious disease experts and a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been helping to keep people healthy for decades. In an interview which has been edited for clarity, he answered several questions about how you can stay safe as the nation heads into the holiday weekend with daily coronavirus cases exceeding 40,000, their highest.
On CNN last night, I heard you mention that not wearing a mask is like failing to stop at a red light. Can you elaborate on that?
In certain circumstances, when we live together as a society, we curtail our individual rights and inclinations because we all live together. There’s the old saying, you’re not permitted to shout fire in a crowded theater. That’s an abuse of free speech.
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What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery? 6/28/20
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Mauritius and Hawaii show that a green option is not only possible, but actually a better deal than a fossil–fuel based recovery plan, especially when the true costs, including air pollution, climate change effects and traffic congestion, are factored in.
A new book from the World Bank, Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low–carbon Development, shows that most of the emissions reductions needed to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, can be achieved if existing, commercially proven low–carbon technology is adopted on a massive scale.
As Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) explains, “ renewables are now more cost-effective than ever, providing an opportunity to prioritize clean economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the Paris Agreement Goals. Renewables are a key pillar of a healthy, safe and green COVID– 19 recovery that leaves no one behind.”
Armenian in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
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The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic by Louis J. Ignarro for the Conversation, 6/21/20
Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It’s not just something you do in yoga class – breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections.
The reason is that your nasal cavities produce the molecule nitric oxide, which chemists abbreviate NO, that increases blood flow through the lungs and boosts oxygen levels in the blood. Breathing in through the nose delivers NO directly into the lungs, where it helps fight coronavirus infection by blocking the replication of the coronavirus in the lungs. But many people who exercise or engage in yoga also receive the benefits of inhaling through the nose instead of the mouth. The higher oxygen saturation of the blood can make one feel more refreshed and provides greater endurance.