Hamilton E. Holmes


Thousands of young children lost parents to Covid. Where's help for them?

Five months after her husband died of Covid-19, Valerie Villegas can see how grief has wounded her children. Nicholas, the baby, who was 1 and almost weaned when his father died, now wants to nurse at all hours and calls every tall, dark-haired man “Dada,” the only word he knows. Robert, 3, regularly collapses into furious tantrums, stopped using the big-boy potty and frets about sick people giving him germs. Ayden, 5, recently announced it’s his job to “be strong” and protect his mom and brothers.

Three-Quarters of SMBs Can't Repel Cyber-Attacks

Millions of the UK’s small businesses aren’t confident they can withstand a cyber-attack, with resources frequently diverted to other areas, according to new research from Arctic Wolf. The security operations vendor polled over 500 decision-makers in the UK working at firms with fewer than 250 employees to better understand their...
ShoppingBusiness Insider

The best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals happening right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. This story was last updated at 3:52 ET on June 22. Amazon Prime Day 2021 is finally underway. We've been on the clock, gathering and evaluating the latest deals available during Amazon's Prime-member exclusive event. Here, we've...
Mental Healthkhn.org

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In the eyes of the tech industry, mental health treatment is an area ripe for disruption. In any given year, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a form of mental illness, according to federal estimates. And research indicates only about half of them receive treatment in a system that is understaffed and ill distributed to meet demand.

Coronaviruses identified in two species of Sri Lankan bats

Researchers sampled different species of bats roosting in the Wavul Galge cave in Sri Lanka and found two species harboring alpha- and beta-coronaviruses. Bats are an important reservoir of viruses. They can fly long distances and have sociable roosting habits, increasing the chances of virus transmission to other species. There have been several recent outbreaks of viruses in humans, such as Ebola, Marburg, Nipah, and the most recent coronavirus outbreak causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Understanding how bats and viruses have co-evolved may help develop strategies for containing or mitigating such outbreaks.

CEX.IO Partners with Jacob & Co. to Enable Crypto Payments for Luxury Products

International cryptocurrency exchange CEX.IO, announces a new partnership with the prominent luxury jewelry and watch manufacturer Jacob & Co. As part of the two companies’ cooperation, Jacob & Co. will onboard digital asset payments for its products. Cryptocurrency transactions will be powered by CEX.IO’s digital asset payment gateway solution –...
EconomyPosted by
The Hollywood Reporter

Media, Telecom Deals Reached High of $83B Even Before Hollywood Merger Flurry

The 410 deals recorded for the six months ended May 15 marked a slight increase from the second half of 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers finds. Media and telecom industry deal activity has been on the rise over the six months ended in mid-May as corporate America emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and companies look to strengthen their core businesses, a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers finds.
Congress & Courtskhn.org

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a Twitter thread asserting that people who have survived a covid-19 infection were unlikely to be reinfected and have better immunity against variants than those who have been vaccinated against — but not infected by — SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid. The...