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Some 500 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Intentionally Destroyed, Hospital Says

A now former employee at a Wisconsin medical center "intentionally removed" 57 vials of a coronavirus vaccine from refrigeration, forcing officials to throw out nearly 500 doses, according to an internal investigation.

Aurora Medical Center officials had initially suspected the Moderna vaccines, which must be kept between 36° to 46°F, had inadvertently been left out at the Grafton hospital on Dec. 26. But an investigation found the individual "acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration," officials said Wednesday.

The medical center, which is part of Advocate Aurora Health Care, has notified "appropriate authorities for further investigation" and added that the individual is no longer employed by Aurora.

"We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic. We are more than disappointed that this individual's actions will result in a delay of more than 500 people receiving their vaccine. This was a violation of our core values."

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/30/951736164/some-500-coronavirus-vaccine-doses-intentionally-destroyed-hospital-says?utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR0m2QySrMkpBqjp3677XlUjqpy2ZcEakgINtr6c26IAE2RbLzqK1RDd_WQ

US airport traffic rising despite holiday travel warnings

Source: Associated Press

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — More than 1 million people have passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints in each of the past two days in a sign that public health pleas to avoid holiday travel are being ignored, despite an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases.

It marks the first time U.S. airports have screened more than 1 million passengers since Nov. 29. That came at the end of a Thanksgiving weekend that saw far more travel around the country than had been hoped as the weather turned colder and COVID-19 cases were already spiking again.

If that early trend continues, U.S. public health officials fear it will lead to more superspreader events as people unwittingly transmit the virus to family and friends while gathering indoors for holiday celebrations. Health officials note the upcoming holiday period from Christmas to New Year’s Day covers a longer timespan than the Thanksgiving break.

Even more travel is expected as Christmas draws closer. AAA projects about 85 million people will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, most of them by car. That would be a drop of nearly one-third from a year ago, but still a massive movement of people in the middle of a pandemic.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/travel-public-health-health-airport-security-thanksgiving-dcac8b444c64360e1f8c283257487e98

No wrongdoing by city employees in Daniel Prude's death, Rochester Public Integrity Office says

Source: WROC Rochester NY

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The City of Rochester’s Office of Public Integrity has cleared all city employees of any potential wrongdoing in connection to the death of Daniel Prude.

In a 48-page report released Tuesday (full document below), the city’s Office of Public Integrity found no employee “violated city or departmental policies or ethical standards.”

Prude, a 41-year-old Black man from Chicago, died after an encounter with Rochester police back in March, but news of the incident just came to light on September 2.

The autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of Prude a homicide. The report says Prude’s cause of death includes “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”


Read more: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/daniel-prude/no-wrongdoing-by-city-employees-in-daniel-prudes-death-rochester-public-integrity-office-says/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1Lt4ss4tZixC6B-vbs6nmfJozcR2NqXGjb9fI2a2g_u99pNFW5SCeaL0I

What if we just put the vaccine in the McRib sandwich?

https://twitter.com/heartotxheartmd/status/1337848421680631808

Aurora Borealis?

"Exceptional" Meteor Creates Sonic Boom Over Upstate New York

A thundering boom that rocked parts of upstate New York on Wednesday afternoon is now believed to have been caused by an unusually large meteor hurtling through Earth's atmosphere.

The far-reaching noise reportedly shook homes across Onondaga County, leaving some residents mystified, and prompting fears of a gas explosion. According to Robert Lunsford, a "fireball report coordinator" with the American Meteor Society, the boom was produced by an impressively large and durable meteor blowing up over Syracuse.

"Normally meteors completely disintegrate while they're high in the atmosphere," Lunsford explained to Gothamist. "If they can survive down far enough where atmosphere can carry sound waves, you can hear a sonic boom."

Overcast skies in Syracuse blocked most sightings there, but the American Meteor Society has recorded 64 reports, from Buffalo to Maryland, of people witnessing the meteor shortly after noon on Wednesday.

https://gothamist.com/news/exceptional-meteor-creates-sonic-boom-over-upstate-new-york

Uhhh...

https://twitter.com/terridrawsstuff/status/1331362372179554304


@TerriDrawsStuff

There are angry ladies all over Yankee Candle’s site reporting that none of the candles they just got had any smell at all. I wonder if they’re feeling a little hot and nothing has much taste for the last couple days too.

5:21 PM · Nov 24, 2020

Hospitals Know What's Coming

Perhaps no hospital in the United States was better prepared for a pandemic than the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/11/americas-best-prepared-hospital-nearly-overwhelmed/617156/?_gl=1*33cnup*_ga*YW1wLXlyVWdCSHV4cTRHTWs1VHBUOTBMQ09LMURFbUdWM3VDUzR1VThGNl8xRnZTbW1MX1FHLWdpREtXMTYtNUlSMXg.

“We are on an absolutely catastrophic path.”

Groundhog Day...

Starting early...

Me thinks good things are ahead today...

#bewell

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