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‘Concerned’ scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook to tamp down on incendiary speech

Scientists who receive funding from Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), have urged the Facebook CEO to do more to stem the spread of misinformation and incendiary speech on the social network.  The letter, which is addressed to Zuckerberg from scientists who are currently or were previously backed by CZI, was published… Read More »

Over 150 Health Experts Urge Cuomo to Release Prisoners at Risk for COVID-19

“In the wake of COVID-19, we write you as public and corrections health experts, physicians, and medical professionals, to ask you to grant emergency clemencies to New Yorkers in prison who are older, sick, pregnant, have serious respiratory conditions, or who have otherwise compromised immune systems.” Thus begins a letter signed by more than 150… Read More »

‘Nothing to do with discrimination’: Chinese-Canadian MDs urge everyone returning from China to self-quarantine

A group of 23 Chinese-Canadian doctors have signed an open letter urging that everyone returning from China enter a voluntary, 14-day quarantine, a surprising counterpoint to the softer approach espoused by public-health officials. Dr. Stanley Zheng, the Toronto family physician who drafted the missive, went further in an interview Wednesday. He said he believes “unequivocally”… Read More »

Senators urge health orgs to combat racial bias in AI algorithms

United States Senators Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, are urging the Trump administration and some of the nation’s biggest health insurers – Humana and Blue Cross among them – to be aware of potential racial bias in healthcare data algorithms. The letters were sent to leaders at the Centers for Medicare and… Read More »