Electronic System – Radio Tube Supply http://radiotubesupply.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:21:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://radiotubesupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-6-150x150.png Electronic System – Radio Tube Supply http://radiotubesupply.com/ 32 32 H-1B Electronic Record: Employer Questions and Answers with Corporate Immigration Partners (Video) – Work Visas https://radiotubesupply.com/h-1b-electronic-record-employer-questions-and-answers-with-corporate-immigration-partners-video-work-visas/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:03:16 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/h-1b-electronic-record-employer-questions-and-answers-with-corporate-immigration-partners-video-work-visas/ A few years ago, employers saw one of the most significant changes to the H-1B capping process in recent memory: a new electronic registration system. To help sponsoring employers navigate this new system, Envoy spoke with its affiliate law firm, Corporate Immigration Partners, to get more information about e-registration and the best way for employers […]]]>

A few years ago, employers saw one of the most significant changes to the H-1B capping process in recent memory: a new electronic registration system.

To help sponsoring employers navigate this new system, Envoy spoke with its affiliate law firm, Corporate Immigration Partners, to get more information about e-registration and the best way for employers to prepare for the H-1B cap season.

Here are six H-1B e-registration questions asked by employers and their answers.

EG: What is the Electronic Registry System and how is the H-1B petition process different?

PIC: Electronic registration changes the H-1B cap process from a one-step process to a two-step process. Previously, employers and their immigration attorneys began preparing the petition before the first business day of April, when (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepted petitions during next five business days. Once this period is over, they would conduct the random lottery to select 85,000 H-1B recipients and notify sponsoring employers via paper receipt notices. USCIS would return unselected petitions.

Now, employers no longer need to prepare and file a full petition before the lottery – instead, they will electronically register the foreign nationals they wish to sponsor by submitting basic information about their organization and the employee after created an online account through myUSCISportal. For each employee or candidate registered by an employer, there is a mandatory, non-refundable USCIS fee of $10. USCIS will use this information to organize the lottery and notify employers and their selected employees, who must then submit a complete H-1B visa application to USCIS.

EG: What are the important H-1B dates to remember?

CIP: The H-1B lottery process now begins in March. Employers are required to register each employee they wish to sponsor during
a period of 14 calendar days in March of each fiscal year (USCIS will publish specific dates each year).

After that time, USCIS will run the lottery to select the 85,000 recipients by March 31, and sponsoring employers will be notified electronically. Starting April 1, employers will have 90 days to prepare and submit a complete H-1B visa application for their employees.

EG: What information do employers need to provide when submitting an electronic registration on behalf of their employees?

CIP: To register electronically, USCIS requires information about the sponsoring employer and the alien. For the employer, this includes company name, mailing address, federal identification number and authorized employer representative, name, job title and contact information.

Employers must provide the following information about each beneficiary:

  • Full legal name.

  • Genre.

  • Date of Birth.

  • Native country.

  • Country of Citizenship.

  • Passport number.

  • Whether the recipient is eligible for the U.S. higher degree cap at the time an H-1B cap petition is filed.

If there is an attorney assisting with the registration, USCIS must also receive their information.

EG: How will USCIS notify employers that their employees have been selected in the lottery?

CIP: For this year’s cap, USCIS likely intends to notify employers and their representatives of selected records through their USCIS online accounts by the end of March 2023 (exact dates are yet to be determined).

Additionally, USCIS will notify employers if an employee was ineligible to file a petition due to registration, if registration was denied, or if a registration was submitted but the method of payment was declined. , unreconciled or otherwise invalid.

EG: How can employers prepare for electronic H-1B registration?

CIP: Although electronic registration may seem simpler than the old process, the H-1B visa application itself remains the same. Additionally, USCIS has indicated that it can investigate and sanction companies that submit registrations for unqualified employees. Therefore, it is always essential to ensure that all H-1B cases are properly checked and analyzed well before registration. Responsible employers should ensure that each foreign national they are considering sponsoring is qualified and that there are no better visa options available to them.

Under the electronic registration system, selected petitions will be judged on a first-come, first-served basis.

Employers should work with their attorney to thoroughly review each sponsorship and develop a strategy to best submit applications in a timely manner, to minimize the risk of a start date delay or disruption to work authorizations that could have a impact on business and foreign nationals.

EG: Are there any other risks that employers should be aware of?

CIP: In addition to potential delays, penalties and
Requests for evidence (RFE)USCIS has indicated that if multiple records were submitted by or on behalf of the same filer for the same payee, it will deny all records submitted for the payee in question for the current fiscal year.

For a more in-depth look at electronic registration, as well as H-1B eligibility requirements and how-to tips for petitions, download The Employer’s Guide to the H-1B Cap Season.

Streamline and simplify the electronic H-1B process during this upcoming capping season. Envoy’s industry-leading technology and independent US law firms are seamlessly integrated and will provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to your company’s H-1B sponsorship plans.

Find out how Envoy can streamline the work authorization process for your sponsored talent.

Originally published November 15, 2022

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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Video of electronic poll book sparks false allegations of voter fraud https://radiotubesupply.com/video-of-electronic-poll-book-sparks-false-allegations-of-voter-fraud/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:59:37 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/video-of-electronic-poll-book-sparks-false-allegations-of-voter-fraud/ Social media posts claim video shows hundreds of voters fraudulently added after polls closed in Dallas County, Texas in the 2022 US midterm elections. This is untrue ; the clip depicts the normal updating of an electronic poll book, not a voting machine, according to county officials and the election technology company. “TEXAS. Footage reveals […]]]>

Social media posts claim video shows hundreds of voters fraudulently added after polls closed in Dallas County, Texas in the 2022 US midterm elections. This is untrue ; the clip depicts the normal updating of an electronic poll book, not a voting machine, according to county officials and the election technology company.

“TEXAS. Footage reveals polling blocks in Dallas were caught adding hundreds of voters in real time as the polls closed,” said one Instagram post sharing a video of a police station said November 13, 2022.

“It happened in every state, in every county,” the message adds.

Screenshot of an Instagram post taken on November 17, 2022

The same video gained traction on Instagram – here and hereFacebook and To scolda video platform popular with curators.

Texas was among the US states that chose a governor in the Nov. 8 election.

Republican Greg Abbott, the incumbent, to beat challenger Beto O’Rourke, but Dallas County favored the Democrat who won 63% of the vote there – according to preliminary results to November 18. This corresponds to previous elections, including in 2018 where 66% of voters favored O’Rourke in his failed U.S. Senate bid against Republican Ted Cruz.

Local officials told AFP that the video shared online shows a electronic poll book (electronic poll book) operate normally on polling day.

The use of electronic poll book technology is becoming more widespread in US states. Traditionally, election administrators had paper poll books containing a list of eligible voters in a district or constituency. Electronic voting books, usually in the form of a laptop or tablet, have greater functionality and allow real-time updates of voter history, including if someone has already voted in an election, and other useful checks.

In Texas, the poll books are connected to the Internet, but they are never connected to any device that records or counts votes.

The county addressed the complaint on its website, saying“Dallas County’s ExpressPoll electronic ballot books performed accurately, but slowly, and correctly recorded the number of voters who registered and cast ballots on Election Day.”

Delayed downloads

The statement said more than 200,000 voters were processed on the electronic ballot registers, with transactions sent to a central server. “Dallas County noticed that there seemed to be some delay in uploading these transactions to the other electronic voting books.”

The video was taken at the close of polls on November 8. “Poll workers in many locations noticed the increased speed and continued downloads to their e-voting books after polls closed and reported these transactions to Dallas County and other entities,” the county said.

Sam Taylor, assistant secretary of state for communications in the office of the Texas secretary of state, described fluctuations in voter numbers as “a normal part of the process.”

He told AFP that the electronic ballot books “are needed to communicate with each other and update in real time across the county”.

Election Systems and Software (EE&S), the company behind the poll booksconfirmed that the video showed their machines and said the allegations of fraud were unfounded.

Katina Granger, public relations manager at ES&S, told AFP: “Updating voter register numbers, even after polls close, is normal behavior for an electronic voter register.”

She said, “In locations with slow connectivity or where there is a large amount of volume shared by the secure network, these transactions may see upload, download, and sync delays.”

Moreover, there is no evidence of widespread malfeasance affecting voting machines midway through 2022.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a November 9 statement statement“We have seen no evidence that any voting system has removed or lost votes, changed votes, or been compromised in any way in any race in the country.”

AFP verified other false and misleading claims about midterm elections here.

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Abu Dhabi’s Malaffi Health Platform enables electronic registration and exchange of patient scans https://radiotubesupply.com/abu-dhabis-malaffi-health-platform-enables-electronic-registration-and-exchange-of-patient-scans/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:24:51 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/abu-dhabis-malaffi-health-platform-enables-electronic-registration-and-exchange-of-patient-scans/ The availability of radiology images at Malaffi will ensure that providers have a holistic view of a patient’s records and are able to review and compare images from different visits and different time periods. Image sharing between healthcare providers is a critical part of clinical workflow, and the time and effort spent retrieving radiology and […]]]>

The availability of radiology images at Malaffi will ensure that providers have a holistic view of a patient’s records and are able to review and compare images from different visits and different time periods. Image sharing between healthcare providers is a critical part of clinical workflow, and the time and effort spent retrieving radiology and diagnostic images from disparate systems places a significant burden on patients. and health care providers. A recent survey of Malaffi users found that 90% of clinicians agreed that having access to the full archive of radiology images is very important to them.

Secure access to radiology images is essential for clinicians to make better decisions to improve the delivery of high quality, informed and effective patient care. It also reduces the need for duplicate expensive and invasive radiological exams, which protects patients from unnecessary radiation and reduces time and costs. Once all sites are connected, patients will no longer need to bring paper scans and CDs to every appointment. Access to images is especially important for surgeons, gynecologists and obstetricians, internal medicine specialists, and oncology care teams to get a holistic view of a patient’s medical history from multiple facility appointments. .

Reem Hospital and nine hospitals that are part of NMC Healthcare are already connected and sharing X-ray images. These will be transparently accessible to all doctors authorized to use Malaffi, in addition to the written radiology reports already available on the platform.

“As we focus our efforts to ensure the availability of seamless operations across the industry, we are proud to witness the addition of another ingenious solution to Malaffi. images on Malaffi’s Vendor Portal will greatly contribute to the continued development of a robust and fully digitized healthcare sector in the emirate.The availability of a unified viewing environment has enormous benefits for all stakeholders and resources of our ecosystem. This milestone reflects Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for innovation and healthcare and everything in between,” said Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi , Under Secretary of the DoH.

“Ensuring that radiology images are part of the information exchanged is the latest string to Malaffi’s bow and part of our ongoing efforts to improve the reach and clinical value of Malaffi and provide a holistic view of patient records. As the first regional HIE, this innovative concept has further strengthened Malaffi’s position on the global map of the most advanced HIEs. It was essential that we meet these requirements to add more value to Malaffi users, as this will significantly improve efficiency and smart use of expensive resources, improving quality of care and patient outcomes and experiences,” said said Robert Denson, acting chief executive of Malaffi. .

“NMC Healthcare was one of the first groups to come into contact with Malaffi three years ago. Clinicians at over 20 NMC facilities in Abu Dhabi have witnessed its value and benefits, aiding in more accurate diagnosis and easier access to patient information. Medical imaging forms the foundation of diagnosis, and with the addition of the Image Exchange solution, Malaffi has taken further steps towards offering a complete and holistic digital health ecosystem. When doctors share medical images, they can build better and deeper referral networks and more accurate diagnosis, increase efficiency, save clinical time, and track patient progress throughout their treatment journey. Fortunately, this is now available through Malaffi in Abu Dhabi,” added Mark Adams, Acting Managing Director of NMC Healthcare.

“We are delighted to be among the first healthcare institutions to contribute to the image exchange solution provided by Malaffi. Implementing world-class clinical care pathways is essential as we strive to become a leading and trusted hospital in the UAE. Our rehabilitation and multi-specialty hospital is dedicated to establishing cutting-edge medical practices that rely on advanced and state-of-the-art technologies such as an image exchange solution. In doing so, we are also responding to the government’s agenda to gain patient trust and loyalty, as well as contribute to better patient outcomes,” said Naushad Mohammed, Chief Information Officer at the Reem Hospital.

According to Persistence Market Research, medical image exchange systems are expected to be adopted globally at a significant rate in the coming years due to the growing adoption of IoT in the healthcare sector. The DoH is now an early adopter of this technology.

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AZ Big Media 3 Risks of Electronic Signatures https://radiotubesupply.com/az-big-media-3-risks-of-electronic-signatures/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:05:02 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/az-big-media-3-risks-of-electronic-signatures/ Much has changed in our professional and personal lives over the past two years and many of the new protocols and behaviors are here to stay. With the popularity of remote working, processes that could have been done in person or required an actual handwritten signature are now turning to electronic solutions. What was once […]]]>

Much has changed in our professional and personal lives over the past two years and many of the new protocols and behaviors are here to stay. With the popularity of remote working, processes that could have been done in person or required an actual handwritten signature are now turning to electronic solutions. What was once a distinctive way of identifying oneself or making a personal statement, an actual handwritten ink signature, is quickly becoming obsolete.

The use of electronic signatures is growing rapidly. According to MSB Docs, global e-signature transactions have grown from 89 million to 754 million in just five years, and are expected to reach $9.1 million by next year. While e-signatures are certainly convenient, can be more cost effective, and increase workflow and data security, there are legal risks to consider when using e-signatures.


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Compliance

Electronic signatures are regulated by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act. Electronic signatures are permitted in place of pen and ink on paper documents and no specific technology is required for an electronic signature to be legally binding, but electronic signatures must have the following: an intent to sign, a consent to do business electronically and the authenticity must be verifiable.

More businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of electronic signatures, but you should always confirm that your particular industry has no regulations or restrictions on the use of electronic signatures.

Victoria (Tori) Kelly is a litigation partner at Cavanagh Law Firm.

Authenticity

Verifying an individual’s identity is actually easier with an electronic signature as opposed to a handwritten signature which can easily be forged or forged. Unlike wet signatures, electronic signatures have more layers of security to ensure authenticity. Document management systems can verify a person’s identity and ensure that the signature has not been tampered with through public key infrastructure (PKI). A PKI uses technology that generates a code called “keys” – a private key and a public key. By using this two-key encryption system, PKI secures electronic signatures when transmitted between two parties.

In addition, information that can prove your identity is embedded in the electronic signature itself. Using these keys, your name, email address, IP address, and a timestamp of the transaction can all be confirmed.

Security

Although digital signatures are much more common, they are not without security vulnerabilities. For example, cybercriminals can steal trusted private keys and execute your signature on documents you did not intend to sign or even use the keys and your signature for identity theft. Additionally, malware can also be hidden or invisible on a document you e-sign. In the case of phishing scams, an attacker may send you a document to sign that asks you to enter personal information or may be linked to a malicious document that could install malware on your computer. This malware can then be used to gain access to your personal information.

It’s important to make sure that everything you sign goes through a trusted document management source that uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), an industry-standard technology, and that you know who sent you the document to be signed electronically.

Electronic signatures have changed the way we do business. Virtually any business agreement that can be signed with pen and paper can be signed electronically. As this technology becomes the new normal, it is important to not only understand how it works, but also to understand the risks associated with the convenience of electronic signatures.

Author: Victoria (Tori) Kelly is a litigation partner at The Cavanagh Law Firm focusing on insurance defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, first party insurance disputes, product liability, premises liability and special insurance investigations.

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Venturing to Rockdale for Electronic Fest Camp Capsul: Destination Unknown: Regional Support Shines Amid Lavish International Lineup – Music https://radiotubesupply.com/venturing-to-rockdale-for-electronic-fest-camp-capsul-destination-unknown-regional-support-shines-amid-lavish-international-lineup-music/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:03:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/venturing-to-rockdale-for-electronic-fest-camp-capsul-destination-unknown-regional-support-shines-amid-lavish-international-lineup-music/ Camp Capsul: destination unknown (Photo by Christina Garcia) The Dallas promoters known as the Capsul know how to throw a rave. Just ask their close-knit family of dancers and DJs. Dedicated and addicted to music, they roam far and wide for inner-circle weekend haters seeking the heights of booming house music. Dark techno also satisfies, […]]]>

Camp Capsul: destination unknown (Photo by Christina Garcia)

The Dallas promoters known as the Capsul know how to throw a rave.

Just ask their close-knit family of dancers and DJs. Dedicated and addicted to music, they roam far and wide for inner-circle weekend haters seeking the heights of booming house music. Dark techno also satisfies, all the better if mixed with twisted electro, industrial swooping, punishing or complex minimal breaks in an off-the-beaten-track setting.

Happening at least once a year since 2014, last weekend’s Capsul parties landed in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, with hiking and rafting nearby. “These parties weren’t really public,” said a longtime reveler aligned with Capsul’s team. Born out of the void left by the SoundsLike promotion team after the tragic death of chef Jason Lovel in 2016, Capsul’s inner circle parties have grown too big there, with around 40 people.

Other archived events open to outsiders have taken place at places like the quirky Casa Rio de Colores bed and breakfast, 30 minutes from Austin, in 2014 and 2019. About 100 people gathered there to dance in a daytime hallucination of an interior designer’s wildest imagination, with rooms arranged on themes like outer space or psychedelia. (The no-frills no-surface approach makes sense, as the now-closed event venue shared ownership with Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, the recently closed Southern Congress costume shop.)

But the neighbors complained, apparently threatening to call in the SWAT team to quiet the endless beating of the bass carried by the wind. So last weekend, Capsul celebrated its fifth anniversary at Apache Pass, a working pecan farm and event space in Rockdale, Texas. The three-day music festival, Camp Capsul: Destination Unknown, hosted DJs nearly around the clock on a monster DAS Audio setup (by longtime collaborator Josh Cavanaugh of DJ Sound & Lighting). Vibrant video projections and lasers danced under a canopy of Celtic-inspired swirls — unlike Capsul’s usual triangle-chic aesthetic in homage, perhaps, to Burning Man-aligned style.

The shadow of the Nevada monolith hangs over any camping-mandated electronic festival. In a nod to Burning Man royalty, Playa tech queen Tara Brooks thanked Capsul on social media for the “thoughtful programming” after performing at the weekend festival. Mexican Rebolledo, ultra-hip synth wave producer and half of the Pachanga Boys, further accentuated the burn in his signature style: endlessly looping but ripe with a tense, spiraling industrial noise, slowly wound and unwound like a cable.

A 2022 lineup filled with praised talent has bolstered Capsul’s recognition. Richie Hawtin, protege and queen of global techno, Magda disappeared from the list, but Florida’s Christopher Milo – aka DJ Three – was still on the list. With a humbly understated ensemble, Milo settled for California’s Doc Martin, who thrilled a dance floor of ravers wrapped in fur coats, shiny pants and plastic jumpsuits. Other standouts came from Halo Varga, a Chicago-born, West Coast-based techno house producer known as the H-Foundation, and Fur Coat, a Venezuela-born, Barcelona-based melodic techno band.

Austin’s Daniel Allen (Photo by Addison Staples)

Solar & Mozghan delivered the most thrilling, adrenaline-pumping and invigorating set of any headliner. While the scrumptious international lineup only provided a three-hour break from DJ sets for the entire weekend, stretching from 5 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday, minor issues emerged.

On Saturday after midnight, Philadelphia jock Josh Wink – of “Higher State of Consciousness” fame – pushed tracks ranging from jazzy versions of Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” to Honey Dijon’s “La Femme Fantastique” all the way to what his bass convulses the booth and the dance floor. with a metal rattle. A group, which Wink referred to as “the authorities”, then materialized, much to the DJ’s apparent chagrin. He jumped on the mic to let off steam, almost improvising until his set ended at 2am.

At 25 hours from Camp Capsul, after a wildly diverse set from Denied Music boss and longtime Austin scene Daniel Allen, Lizette Roman proved the state capitol to be a largely overlooked gem for pointy ears. Then the sound died down and the rumors flowed. How many people would it take to fix a generator running a massive sound system and lighting in Rockdale?

Promoters and friends scrambled to the motorhomes, phoning for reinforcements. An hour later the sound returned and lighting adjustments dimmed the laser’s glow, until a replacement generator came online. Lizette Roman’s bandmates and Ubiyu label ambassadors Robert Roman and Varela shared their final hour and played some of the best sets of the festival, featuring standout tracks from Jay Tripwire and other unreleased tracks from Ubiyu.

Overall, local and regional support stole the show, with other festival favorite sets coming from Dallas local Shams Mujadded and decades-built after-hours finesse from DJ Redeye. . Educated punters called out with smiles the many DJ Icey tracks played on the festival sets. Although Capsul recruited regional talent from Austin and Houston, Dallas stalwarts and lifers — many of whom have already been linked for more than a decade of club nights — fueled the dancefloor.

A second festival is already in the works, according to many during the first edition of Camp Capsul: Destination Unknown last weekend. Leave it to the locals to leave it all on the dance floor and come back for more. Now it’s tradition.

Morgan Moore and Zeb Eggers of Zorgan (Photo by Addison Staples)

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Long Covid: Paxlovid reduces risk of long Covid, Veterans Affairs study finds https://radiotubesupply.com/long-covid-paxlovid-reduces-risk-of-long-covid-veterans-affairs-study-finds/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 21:10:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/long-covid-paxlovid-reduces-risk-of-long-covid-veterans-affairs-study-finds/ CNN — Paxlovid, the antiviral pill that reduces the risk of hospitalization and death from Covid-19, also reduces the risk of long Covid, according to a new study by researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The study, published online as a preprint on Saturday, analyzed the electronic records of more than 56,000 veterans […]]]>



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Paxlovid, the antiviral pill that reduces the risk of hospitalization and death from Covid-19, also reduces the risk of long Covid, according to a new study by researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

The study, published online as a preprint on Saturday, analyzed the electronic records of more than 56,000 veterans with Covid-19, including more than 9,000 who were treated with Paxlovid within the first five days of their infection. .

The analysis showed that people treated with Paxlovid had a 26% reduced risk of developing several long-lasting Covid conditions, including heart disease, blood disorders, fatigue, liver disease, kidney disease, muscle pain , neurocognitive disorders and shortness of breath. This corresponded to 2.3 fewer cases of long Covid illnesses per 100 people three months after their diagnosis. Paxlovid also reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from acute Covid-19.

In the analysis, there was no statistically significant link between taking Paxlovid and the risk of two long-lasting Covid conditions: cough and new diagnosis of diabetes.

The study was posted on the medRxiv preprint server and has not been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal.

The patients included in the study had an average age of 65 and were diagnosed positive for Covid-19 between March 1 and June 30, 2022. They all had at least one risk factor for progression to Covid-19 severe, such as advanced age, diabetes, or being a current smoker. Paxlovid reduced the risk of long Covid in unvaccinated, vaccinated and boosted people, and in people experiencing their first Covid-19 infection or reinfection, according to the study.

“Paxlovid reduces the risk of severe COVID-19 in the acute phase, and now we have evidence that it can help reduce the risk of long COVID,” said Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, Chief Research Officer and of development at the VA St. Louis Health Care System and lead on the study, said in a press release. “This treatment could be an important asset in solving the serious problem of long COVID.”

The study has several limitations, including the fact that the majority of those included were white and male, which may limit its relevance more generally. The analysis captured Paxlovid use only through the VA system and only considered 12 long Covid conditions, although many people with long Covid describe a wide variety of symptoms.

Millions of people who have had Covid-19 face a range of long-lasting symptoms from their initial illness, but there is no specific treatment for long Covid. Paxlovid is an antiviral treatment for Covid-19 that combines a new antiviral, nirmatrelvir, with an older drug, ritonavir. It is available for people from the age of 12 and has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in people at risk of severe Covid-19.

The drug is made by Pfizer and comes in pills taken over five days. It works best if started within five days of the onset of symptoms; the researchers noted that it is unclear whether a longer duration or higher dose or both might further reduce the risk of prolonged Covid conditions, or whether starting Paxlovid after an acute Covid- 19 would reduce the risk of long Covid. The National Institutes of Health announced last month that it would launch a study of Paxlovid as a treatment for patients who have already been suffering from Covid for a long time.

“The totality of evidence suggests the need for improved absorption and use of nirmatrelvir in the acute phase as a means not only to prevent progression to severe acute illness, but also to reduce the risk of post-treatment adverse effects. acute on health,” study authors of the VA study wrote.

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Trump Fans Have a Plan to Fool Nonexistent Voting Hackers: Vote Late https://radiotubesupply.com/trump-fans-have-a-plan-to-fool-nonexistent-voting-hackers-vote-late/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:50:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/trump-fans-have-a-plan-to-fool-nonexistent-voting-hackers-vote-late/ Comment this story Comment President Donald Trump’s lawyers’ press conference held at the Republican Party’s national headquarters shortly after the 2020 election we especially remember the strange tonal drool of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But it should also be remembered as one of the earliest iterations of the clumsy effort to tie […]]]>

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President Donald Trump’s lawyers’ press conference held at the Republican Party’s national headquarters shortly after the 2020 election we especially remember the strange tonal drool of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But it should also be remembered as one of the earliest iterations of the clumsy effort to tie together seemingly contradictory strains of voter fraud theory: that the election was stolen on election night by voting machines. electronic manipulations – but also later by illegal or false mail – in the ballot papers.

Trump’s attorney, Sidney Powell tent to square this circle.

Voting machines were ‘probably’ used across the country to reverse Trump’s votes in favor of Joe Biden, something ‘we might never have found out if the votes for President Trump hadn’t been so overwhelming in so many of those states that it broke the algorithm that had been plugged into the system, and that’s what caused them to stop in the states where they stopped. It was only after the flood of votes “shattered the algorithm” – you can perhaps hear the sound of computer engineers slapping each other – that the fraudsters came “through the back door with all the ballots of vote by mail”.

Obviously, this all makes no sense, every part of it, as months and years of analysis have repeatedly proven. But there’s something about Powell’s formulation that seems to linger in 2022. halfway approach. Republicans who say they fear the upcoming election will be stolen have found a way to beat the system: only vote at the very last minute to potentially thwart these sneaky hackers/fraudsters/Democrats.

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An iteration of this idea has arisen in Washington state, where every voter votes by mail. There, a far-right GOP candidate for the US House, Joe Kent, encouraged his supporters to wait to submit their ballots until the last day of the campaign.

At an event at Town Hall, Kent advised that people learn “why keeping your ballot until the last day is one of the surest ways to ensure that if there were to be a fun deal…they would have the least amount of time to make said deal amusing”.

State officials quickly rejected the idea. One, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, accurately attributed it to the “lie that’s happening all over the country” – that there is rampant fraud that needs to be tackled.

The same theory has also surfaced in states that have more traditional voting systems. The Philadelphia Investigator reported recently that an ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano compiled a five-part “Plan for Victory” that made similar recommendations aimed at disrupting the alleged theft of an election.

“Build [the election hacker] thinks he’s got the cheat in the bag and no one will notice,” Toni Shuppe wrote, “then overwhelm him for the past hour with a turnout he can’t keep up with.

Then it popped up in Maryland.

“Vote on November 8 as late as possible in the day”, said Macky Stafford, campaign staffer for Michael Peroutka, the Republican candidate for state attorney general. “If everyone could stand in really long queues at 6 o’clock, that would really help us.” In an email sent earlier this week, Stafford repeated the same plan: “Let us all pray that we wait in historically long lines and while we wait in line let other voters know not to vote on paper. only once in the polls: no touch screens!”

These are irrational concerns handled with an irrational strategy, so no rational deconstruction of them is likely to have any effect. But let’s engage in one anyway.

The idea here is that the “hackers,” the people who somehow control what electronic voting machines will output, will be confused by a belated increase in votes for Republican candidates. This presupposes that the hackers are as limited in their time as the voters themselves, that once the polls are closed, the hackers can’t adjust anything – that they track voter turnout, set the number of stolen votes needed to secure victory, then spend their evenings . Then, all of a sudden, a rush of late votes and their plan is turned upside down!

This, like so many other unsubstantiated conspiracy theories in modern America, was largely born out of ignorance of technology. This so-called algorithm, for example, doesn’t have to do anything more complex than set total democrat votes to total republican votes plus one. Of course, the hackers might want to be a little more sophisticated than that, distributing the votes proportionally according to who votes where. But it’s something that 1) could be built into the program right from the start and 2) is not time dependent! Wasn’t the whole thing about 2020 that the vote was slowly being “stolen” over hours and days? The “hackers” would have much more time to influence things than the voters themselves.

Again and this is important: there is no evidence that this is happening, and there are, in fact, various reasons (technological, statistical, logical) to assume that it is not. This all makes no sense, but nonsense that various people seem to take seriously.

It’s not just born out of ignorance of technology, of course. It is also a response to the very human impulse to want to do something to solve a problem that seems urgent to you. People do things like this all the time, taking actions that don’t necessarily solve a problem, but seem to be aiming in that direction. Some people are expected to grab hold of a way to fight the fraud they think is rampant, to empower themselves and their allies against their imagined oppressors.

What this reveals isn’t really anything about the process. It’s the election equivalent of recommending that people wear tinfoil hats to block mind control. Rather, it reveals how deeply these false claims about the election have sunk into the consciousness of some American voters and how irrational these claims have become.

Vote whenever you want. It does not matter. You don’t fool hackers by voting late. You don’t “break the algorithm” by doing this. All you do is make you wait in line.

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Ransomware attack disrupts services at Osaka hospital https://radiotubesupply.com/ransomware-attack-disrupts-services-at-osaka-hospital/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 08:44:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/ransomware-attack-disrupts-services-at-osaka-hospital/ OSAKA — A major hospital here suspended routine medical services after a cyber ransomware attack shut down the facility’s electronic medical records system, officials said Oct. 31. Osaka General Medical Center in the city’s Sumiyoshi district is still performing emergency surgeries, but it has stopped providing outpatient services and postponed further surgeries, hospital officials said. […]]]>

OSAKA — A major hospital here suspended routine medical services after a cyber ransomware attack shut down the facility’s electronic medical records system, officials said Oct. 31.

Osaka General Medical Center in the city’s Sumiyoshi district is still performing emergency surgeries, but it has stopped providing outpatient services and postponed further surgeries, hospital officials said. during a press conference.

Staff members noticed a network server failure at 6:40 a.m. on October 31, along with messages sent in English stating that “all files have been encrypted.”

The hackers demanded a ransom paid in bitcoin cryptocurrency.

The hospital reported the attack to the prefectural police. Hospital officials said they would not negotiate with the hackers.

Disabling the electronic medical record system made it nearly impossible to calculate medical treatment costs or verify patients’ medical history details, officials said.

“The quality (of surgeries) could be lowered,” said Kazuhiro Iwase, director of the hospital.

Hospital staff began using paper medical records on November 1.

Up to 1,000 patients were affected on Oct. 31, but the attack did not cause any health concerns for the patients, the hospital said.

The hospital said it had no problems with computer server management systems.

The general hospital, operated by the Osaka Prefectural Hospital Organization, has 865 beds and 36 departments as the region’s medical center.

It is also designated as an advanced emergency medical services center and cancer hospital in the region.

Hospitals have recently been the target of ransomware attacks.

In October 2021, the electronic medical records system of Handa Hospital in Tsurugi, Tokushima Prefecture was attacked. The hospital could not provide normal medical services for about two months.

In January 2022, Nippon Dental University Hospital in Tokyo’s Chiyoda district had to stop accepting patients and partially suspend medical treatment for four days after its internal server was infected with a computer virus.

(This article was written by Amane Sugawara, Tomomi Terasawa, and Akihiro Tanaka.)

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Foster Farms recalls Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Patties Due to Possible Foreign Object Contamination https://radiotubesupply.com/foster-farms-recalls-frozen-fully-cooked-chicken-patties-due-to-possible-foreign-object-contamination/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 20:08:12 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/foster-farms-recalls-frozen-fully-cooked-chicken-patties-due-to-possible-foreign-object-contamination/ WASHINGTON, October 29, 2022 – Foster Farms, a Farmerville, Louisiana facility, is recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the Department of Food Safety and Inspection Agency (FSIS) announced today. Fully Cooked, Frozen, Breaded Chicken Breast Patties […]]]>

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2022 – Foster Farms, a Farmerville, Louisiana facility, is recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the Department of Food Safety and Inspection Agency (FSIS) announced today.

Fully Cooked, Frozen, Breaded Chicken Breast Patties were produced on August 11, 2022. The following products are being recalled [view labels]:

  • 80 oz. plastic bags containing 20 pieces of “CHICKEN PATTIES BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIBS MEAT” with best before date “11/08/23”, establishment number “P-33901” and batch code “3*2223**” in inkjet print on the back edge of the package as well as “7527899724” under the barcode.

These items were shipped to Costco distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington, and may have subsequently been distributed to Costco retail locations.

The issue was discovered when the company informed FSIS that it had received consumer complaints of clear hard plastic embedded in fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patties with an August 11 best before date. 2023.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury associated with the consumption of this product, but FSIS believes the hard plastic pieces could be sharp and possibly cause injury. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products are in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and retailers are urged not to sell them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that recalling companies are notifying their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Consumer Helpline at 1-800-338-8051 or info@fosterfarms.com. Members of the media with questions about the recall may contact Ira Brill, vice president of communications, Foster Farms, at 209-394-6891.

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA’s toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask the USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask the USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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Elizabeth Warren hones attack on Zelle’s payment system https://radiotubesupply.com/elizabeth-warren-hones-attack-on-zelles-payment-system/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/elizabeth-warren-hones-attack-on-zelles-payment-system/ (Bloomberg) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is stepping up her campaign against popular peer-to-peer payment system Zelle. Bloomberg’s Most Read Warren sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Wednesday, calling for expanded regulation after collecting private data on rising Zelle fraud rates from some of the nation’s largest banks. . […]]]>

(Bloomberg) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is stepping up her campaign against popular peer-to-peer payment system Zelle.

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Warren sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Wednesday, calling for expanded regulation after collecting private data on rising Zelle fraud rates from some of the nation’s largest banks. . Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, offered to share the data with Chopra, according to the letter obtained by Bloomberg.

“As the CFPB considers whether to act on this matter, my investigation findings reveal that the agency needs to strengthen consumer protections on peer-to-peer platforms like Zelle,” Warren said.

Earlier this month, Warren released a report based on data from Bank of America Corp., Truist Financial Corp., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and US Bancorp that showed the value of scam and fraud claims had more than doubled to $236 million in 2021. These banks and three other lenders – JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. – jointly own Early Warning Services LLC, which operates Zelle.

Under Regulation E, which governs how banks handle electronic funds transfers, if a hacker logs into a customer’s bank account and sends money, lenders are obligated to repay. But fraudsters have increasingly sought to use the Zelle network to persuade consumers to send them money. In these cases, with the real customer sending the money, the banks are not required to return the consumers whole.

Warren and other lawmakers have previously encouraged Chopra to expand the definition of an “in error” payment to include when a consumer is tricked into paying. They also suggested that the CFPB could issue guidelines that such a transaction count as an “unauthorized electronic funds transfer,” meaning banks should reimburse consumers.

The banks said they were working to provide better security barriers on the network by closing the accounts of customers who receive the fraudulent funds. The network also cut off several lenders who failed to properly monitor customers accused of defrauding customers of other banks in the network.

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