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Thursday March 5th, 2020 day edition

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Results There were 115 340 excess pneumonia and influenza deaths (EDR, 500/100 000 population) in the 43 cities during the 24 weeks analyzed.

There was a statistically significant association between increased duration of nonpharmaceutical interventions and a reduced total mortality burden (Spearman r = −0.39, P = .005).

Optimally, appropriate implementation of nonpharmaceutical interventions would decrease the burden on health care services and critical infrastructure.

Of the 66 most populous cities, the remaining 23 had incomplete archival and mortality records.

The Weekly Health Index is the most complete extant compilation of weekly pneumonia and influenza mortality data in US urban areas during the 1918-1919 pandemic.

In 1920, these 43 cities had a combined population of approximately 23 million (22% of the total US population).

In the ANOVA model, each possible combination of nonpharmaceutical interventions was treated as an independent variable to test for layering effects. »

Sanders condemns his supporters' 'ugly, personal attacks' against Warren

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie SandersRepublicans, rooting for Sanders, see Biden wins as setback Sanders says Biden winning African American support by 'running with his ties to Obama' Sanders condemns his supporters' 'ugly, personal attacks' against Warren MORE (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that he is “disgusted” by any personal attacks his supporters or anyone else has lobbed at his presidential primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Ann Warren Sanders condemns his supporters' 'ugly, personal attacks' against Warren The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden riding wave of momentum after stunning Super Tuesday Delegate battle ahead likely favors Biden MORE (D-Mass.).

Sanders told Maddow he was “actually disgusted” and “aghast” by online vitriol directed at Warren.

“[We] don't need ugly, personal attacks against Sen. Warren, or anyone else for that measure,” he added. »

Man gets up to 775 years in prison for filming sex abuse of infant

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A West Virginia man convicted of filming an infant being sexually abused will likely spend life in prison.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Tera Salango sentenced Richard Smith II, 41, on Wednesday to serve between 205 and 775 years behind bars.

Smith was convicted last month of 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust. »

Samsung can't justify $1,400 prices w/ few major OS updates

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But like many Samsung devices, it will suffer due to a lack of major OS updates.

However, the iPhone X, some six months its junior, has the very latest version of iOS — its core OS.

The reasoning to essentially abandon keeping the latest OS updates on the most expensive mainline Samsung Galaxy phone to date is outright disgusting. »

Secret mob history of Ray’s Pizza

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His picture ran in the papers, blood streaming down his face, a patrolman tauntingly pointing a gun at his head.

The chef’s supply chain for narcotics came via a notorious family that lived around the corner on Elizabeth Street.

But the pizza parlor and its adjoining clubhouse soon became headquarters for “the Prince Street crew,” a prime gathering spot for local mobsters. »