Surgeon General: Whether schools reopen or stay closed is up to you

first_img Surgeon General: Whether schools reopen or stay closed is up to you WhatsApp Google+ Twitter By Network Indiana – July 21, 2020 0 371 Pinterest Twitter Facebook (Photo/Public Domain) Whether schools reopen or stay closed in favor of e-learning is entirely up to you, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.Dr. Jerome Adams was the state health commissioner of Indiana before taking his current position in the White House. Talking on Good Morning America, Adams stressed that the process of school districts deciding to stay closed or to reopen is about more than the districts making the final call.“The biggest determinant of whether or not we can go back to school has little to do with the actual schools. It’s your background transmission rate,” Adams said. “It’s why we have told people constantly that if we want to get back to school, to worship, to regular life, folks need to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.”He said it’s by doing these things that we make the process of flattening the curve function. Meanwhile, there are many that are criticizing the Trump Administration for not doing enough to get more Americans tested for coronavirus.Adams said the rub is not a matter of testing, but funding.“There was ten billion, with a B, dollars allocated for testing, and only about 36 million, with an M, has been drawn down from that fund,” he explained. “So, some of the debate is not about whether we need more testing, but it’s really about whether we’ve spent the money that already allocated.”According to the Centers for Disease Control over 48.6 million Americans have been tested, roughly 14-percent of the U.S. population. Nine-percent of those tests has come back positive. Previous articleMedical care in rural hospitals challenged during pandemicNext articleIndiana Democratic lawmakers want a special session to talk pandemic, police reform issues Network Indiana WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebooklast_img read more

Electric Forest Expands Lineup With Acoustic STS9 & More Great Additions

first_imgWith Electric Forest right around the corner, the festival organizers have made some exciting additions to their 2016 lineup. Already featuring sets from The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and Major Lazer, the fest continues to push the envelope with their new artist rollouts.Among the 25 new additions, the Axe The Cables set from STS9 truly stands out, as the band rarely performs acoustically. This comes months before the band’s previously-announced Axe The Cables set, which will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA this summer. More info here.The full additions include Futuristic, Getter, Liquid Stranger, Prof, Styles&Complete, The White Buffalo, and many others. There are also some newly-announced curated events, including All Good Records, Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK, Night Bass, BASSRUSH, and Anjunadeep. Those are highlighted here.You can see the event’s lineup below, and find more information is available via the festival’s website.last_img read more