The Morning After – Engadget

Your wearable, whether it’s an Apple Watch, Fitbit or another fitness tracker, might offer an early detection system for COVID-19, based on your heart rate variability (HRV). In a Mount Sinai study, researchers followed a group of 297 healthcare workers for roughly half a year and noted heartbeat changes that may indicate someone has the coronavirus, a full week before they feel sick. This would be particularly useful for asymptomatic

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Biden health appointee Rachel Levine would be first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped to lead Pennsylvania through an opioid crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic, was picked Tuesday by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people

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Free meals from Jackson restaurants being passed out through new Consumers Energy program

JACKSON, MI — Jackson community leaders have a new plan to address the coronavirus pandemic-related challenges of a sluggish restaurant industry and the rising risks of food insecurity – buy meals from local restaurants and pass them out for free.

Consumers Energy and the city of Jackson are partnering in the new meal distribution program through Consumers’ “Our Town” initiative that distributes meals made by Jackson restaurants to Jackson families.

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Billboard Campaign to Protect Geese Culling Takes Off in Denver

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Activists want Denver to straighten up and fly right, and two billboards erected on January 18 by In Defense of Animals and Canada Geese Protection Colorado are designed to remind residents to protect the city’s geese.

The billboard campaign, which runs through January 21, is the latest action that animal-rights

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Biden Cabinet pick Dr. Levine on track to be first transgender fed official confirmed by Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped to lead Pennsylvania through an opioid crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic, was picked Tuesday by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people

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Boating access fee, marijuana opposition

The Coalition of Virginia Health and Safety Groups will talk about why they are opposed to legalizing marijuana. Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his desire to legalize it during the State of the Commonwealth Address. The groups are made up of medical professionals and law enforcement officials from across the Commonwealth.

The Appomattox County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing tonight about transportation. The board will receive comments about

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Why Cleveland has only given out half of its COVID-19 vaccines on hand

As of Jan. 15, city distributed 3,117 does; says it’s holding back to ensure second shot for those eligible for Phase1A

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is blaming federal and state officials for over-promising vaccines – and leaving distribution details — to others.

“There’s criticism because it’s failed from the top, down,” Jackson said during a press conference on Facebook last Tuesday.

As of Friday, the city had only

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Missing live concerts? Catch Louisiana’s Laine Hardy, Justin Garner in virtual shows | Music

Missing those live concerts?

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy and Justin Garner both have scheduled online performances during the next two weeks.

Country artist Hardy, of Livingston, will present virtual tour shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and on Jan. 28.

Expect 2019 “American Idol” winner Hardy to sing his newest cover single, “Swingin’,” John Anderson’s hit song from 1983.

“Harmonica fills and double solos punctuate a performance that illustrates not only Laine

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events go virtual this year due to the pandemic

Due to COVID -19, this year’s celebration looks a little different, as several community events were hosted online.

MINNEAPOLIS — A day to remember and a day to reflect.

Today’s holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, is known as  “a day on, not a day off.” A day of service for all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration looks

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