As if pregnant women don't have enough to worry about already, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting them with even more challenges. Unsettling new research published by the CDC found that women who develop symptoms related to COVID-19 while hospitalized often become critically ill. According to Gizmodo, the study from the CDC also found women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth or possibly even miscarriage. About 12% of women with COVID-19 had a premature delivery.
A new Senate report finds an estimated 85 million are late in one week. According to Gizmodo the report finds there had been nearly a 20 percent drop in on-time deliveries. The report was prepared by Democratic staff on the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. It describes a significant decline in the percentage of mail delivered on time in each of the postal service’s 67 districts. The reports blame controversial changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for the delays.
Deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in America skyrocketed over the course of 2020. However, the US Department of Health and Human Services routinely tried to muzzle what information health officials released to the public. Gizmodo reports HHS staffers made repeated attempts to water down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports.
QAnon supporters are far-right extremists who believe President Donald Trump is battling a covert, widespread cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles. The conspiracy theory later blew up on Facebook and other social media platforms, and has been promoted even by Trump and members of his inner circle. But according to Gizmodo, one of the internet’s largest hub of Qanon conspiracy theorists, QMap, abruptly went dark this week. An investigation by Logically.
A trio of new studies seem to push back the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. Two of the studies suggest that COVID-19 was spreading locally in Washington State in late January. Another suggests it was sickening people in Los Angeles last December. Gizmodo reports these estimates are at least weeks before it was clearly documented in the U.S. As the authors acknowledge, there’s simply no way to tell how many cases were here earlier than we thought.
Usage for Uber and Lyft has been ravaged due to the pandemic. Business Insider estimates that the number of Uber users will drop by 28.3% (15.2 million fewer people this year than in 2019). Lyft users will drop by 32.3% (10.3 million fewer). Business Insider reports that sales will rebound strongly in 2021. Growth of 70.2% for Uber and 44.1% for Lyft.
The ride-hailing company said Tuesday 100 percent of its vehicles globally will be battery-powered in 20 years. It's committing $800 million to help drivers switch over their vehicles. Caroline Malone reports.
Joseph Sullivan, the former chief of Uber’s security, was charged this week in connection with an alleged cover-up of a massive 2016 hack. The hack exposed the personal information of some 57 million Uber users. The federal government said Sullivan tried his hardest to sweep the breech under the rug. The criminal complaint filed this week in the Northern California’s District Court. Sullivan told his security staff to keep details about the hack “tightly controlled.
Uber is reportedly in talks to acquire Postmates in a potential multibillion dollar deal. The news comes as the company also considers going public as food delivery services rise in popularity amid the..