Tag: Diagnosis

Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis sparks hostile Twitter reaction against Asians

For example, in one since-deleted tweet to her 394,000 followers, pro-Trump former congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine said that “China must pay for giving Trump COVID,” and swore that “we will have justice.”

Another Twitter user with 114,000 followers blamed Chinese President Xi Jinping for trying to assassinate Trump.

The anti-China rhetoric used by the Trump administration and its supporters throughout the pandemic has left Asian Americans vulnerable to racist attacks, researchers have previously found. Fear, hatred and misinformation online has led to verbal assaults, boycotts of Asian businesses and sometimes violence. A coalition of Asian American groups, along with San Francisco State University, reported this summer that 2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans have taken place since March.

President Trump has been at the forefront of pushing a narrative that responsibility for the virus lies with China. In the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, Trump said the covid-19 crisis

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The Technology 202: Twitter’s response to Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis highlights inconsistencies in company’s handling of abuse

From Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.):

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) also responded to the company’s tweet.

Twitter on Saturday said it would do better:

The episode highlighted the broader issue of social media abuse directed at female politicians particularly from minority backgrounds. 

Female congresswomen are far more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted with abusive posts on Facebook and Twitter, according to a new analysis from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue shared exclusively with The Technology 202. And the research shows that Ocasio-Cortez and Omar received the highest proportion of abusive comments. 

The findings are particularly important in the final weeks of a contentious presidential election, where a Black and Asian American woman is for the first time on the presidential ticket. They’re also a reminder that vice presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) is particularly vulnerable

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Trump’s Covid diagnosis, tech-stock tumble fail to wipe out week’s big gains by Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk



Jeff Bezos wearing a suit and tie: Jeff Bezos' net worth was up by 1.7 billion dollars this past week. Image: Reuters


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Jeff Bezos’ net worth was up by 1.7 billion dollars this past week. Image: Reuters

The early Friday announcement that the US President and Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been tested Covid positive hit many tech companies. For instance, Tesla’s share fell 7 per cent while Amazon was down 3 per cent and Facebook tumbled 2.5 per cent. While this wiped off the net worth of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg by $6.2 billion, $5.2 billion, and $2.4 billion respectively on Friday, but this wasn’t enough to totally completely wipe out earlier gains of tech titans, Forbes reported. In fact, they ended the week richer than the week before.

According to Forbes Real-Time Billionaire list, Zuckerberg’s net worth increased by $1.9 billion, Bezos’ was up by $1.7 billion while Musk added $1.4 billion to his wealth between September 25

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Trump’s diagnosis fuels uncertainty for skittish U.S. stock market

(Reuters) – Investors are gauging how a potential deterioration in President Donald Trump’s health could impact asset prices in coming weeks, as the U.S. leader remains hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from the Marine One helicopter followed by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after the White House announced that he “will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days” after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

So far, markets have been comparatively sanguine: hopes of a breakthrough in talks among U.S. lawmakers on another stimulus package took the edge off a stock market selloff on Friday, with the S&P 500 losing less than 1% and so-called safe-haven assets seeing

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Trump’s diagnosis a reminder US cases on rise

SEATTLE — The news of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis serves as a reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus in the United States.



FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask walks past a mural in South Central Los Angeles. President Donald Trump’s startling COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus in the United States and shows how tenuous of a grip the nation has on the crisis, health experts said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)


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FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask walks past a mural in South Central Los Angeles. President Donald Trump’s startling COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus in the United States and shows how tenuous of a grip the nation has on the crisis, health experts said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

U.S. infections have been rising for several weeks, a worrying sign with colder weather approaching. The response to the crisis rests largely with governors, which has meant a patchwork of approaches. Only a handful of countries rank higher in COVID-19 deaths per capita.



FILE - In this July 3, 2020 file photo, Lebanese interior minister Mohammed Fahmi, right, meets with Sunni clerics representing anti-government protesters gathered outside his office in Beirut, Lebanon.  Authorities  on Friday, Oct. 2,  ordered the lockdown of more than 100 towns and villages across Lebanon after hundreds of people tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days and amid a shortage of hospital beds. Fahmi said in a statement the complete lockdown of 111 towns and villages will go into effect Sunday morning and last until Oct. 12.   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)


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Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

Tweets shared thousands of times claimed Democrats might have somehow intentionally infected the president with the coronavirus during the debates. Others speculated in Facebook posts that maybe the president was faking his illness. And the news also ignited constant conjecture among QAnon followers, who peddle a baseless belief that Trump is a warrior against a secret network of government officials and celebrities that they falsely claim is running a child trafficking ring.

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Republicans Sad and Worried, Democrats Happy and Indifferent Over Donald Trump’s COVID Diagnosis: Poll

A new poll conducted barely 12 hours after Republican President Donald Trump announced his COVID-19 diagnosis has shown that many Republicans feel sad and worried about Trump’s condition while many Democrats feel happy or indifferent about it.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump holds up a COVID-19 testing swab at his April 19 daily coronavirus briefing. A new poll has shown the difference between Republicans and Democrats a day after Trump tested positive for COVID-19.


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US President Donald Trump holds up a COVID-19 testing swab at his April 19 daily coronavirus briefing. A new poll has shown the difference between Republicans and Democrats a day after Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

The poll—conducted by the technology company Morning Consult and the political publication Politico—polled nearly 1,000 Americans on Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.. The pollsters asked several questions about people’s reactions to Trump’s diagnosis.

While 55 percent of Republicans reported feeling “sad” and 51 percent reported feeling “worried” about his diagnosis, 40 percent of Democrats said they felt “happy” and 41 percent said they felt “indifferent” about it.

All respondents said they’re

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The Technology 202: Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis sparks onslaught of online misinformation

“It’s as if a nuclear information bomb exploded on social media,” says Watts, a longtime researcher of influence operations, who is already starting to track and log various conspiracy theories related to the news. 

“Make no mistake — regardless of your politics — the President and first lady contracting covid-19 is a significant national crisis compounding on the pandemic that has taken over 200,000 Americans,” said Graham Brookie, the director and managing editor of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab. “We’re going to see a lot misinformation — and disinformation — about this in the coming days and weeks.” 

Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis could be an ideal target for foreign adversaries seeking to sow discord among the American public. 

“Any time the President of the United States is at risk is an opportunity to foreign adversaries,” Brookie told me. “It’s why the United States has contingency and continuity plans in place

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AI Technology Can Help Speed Up Stroke Diagnosis And Treatment

A type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning can accurately use CT scan images to pick up blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, which cause a large percentage of strokes.

The researchers aim was to reduce the amount of time to diagnosis as much as feasibly possible as it is vital to treat these blockages quickly.

“Minutes matter in this time-sensitive diagnosis,” says study lead Matthew Stib, a radiology resident at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. “Every minute that we reduce the time [to treatment] extends the patient’s disability-free life by a week.”

A type of scan called CT angiography is the standard method to detect these blockages, which takes a few minutes to complete. However, normally a trained radiologist is required to identify them and when hospitals are busy or don’t have resident experts this can take

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New PET Scanner Offers Improved Diagnosis At Emory Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA — Emory Johns Creek Hospital is the first facility in Georgia to offer patients access to the first mobile, advanced digital positron emission tomography (PET) molecular imaging technology.

The uMI 550 is a state-of-the-art digital PET/CT (computed tomography) scanner that delivers faster scan times, reduced radiation doses and enhanced visualization of small lesions with exceptional image quality.

“As a leader in diagnostic imaging, Emory Healthcare is providing patients advanced digital positron emission tomography or PET molecular imaging for individuals in the Northern Arc serviced by Emory Johns Creek Hospital,” says David Schuster, MD, FACR, professor and director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Emory University School of Medicine.

“The technology will facilitate the use of more progressive PET studies, including those for prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.”

The new equipment adds to the ongoing improvements at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory

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