READING! “My Paper.li” and Pandemic Note and Photo O’ Day 168

2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates the U.S. Gulf Coast; the subsequent disaster response is criticized for mistreating many severely impacted black citizens.

August 29th.

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https://howmanydaystill.com/its/presidential-election-2021

https://days.to/until/us-presidential-inauguration

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And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My Paper.li”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Friday August 28th

https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/ You can bookmark this link!

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Here’s the cover story from this evening’s “My Paper.li”: A New Era of Coronavirus Testing Is About to Begin and a key quote from the article:

Yesterday morning, all of the tests for COVID-19—traditional or rapid—that had received emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration required an expensive machine and cost around $40 or more.

In the afternoon, the healthcare company Abbott announced that it had received FDA authorization to distribute a new type of test.

This test requires only a coated-paper card and a small swab, and the scale of its production is stunning: Abbott says it will begin manufacturing 50 million of these tests a month in October.

The tests will cost just $5 apiece.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/08/abbott-covid-19-rapid-tests-trump/615826/

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To end this week, my first at the Catholic high school where I’m now teaching, here’s a few photos of a gorgeous, three-story high stained glass window found in a stairwell!

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This “note” section of this feature is my sharing a quote from an article, or in this case a video, which has stayed with me throughout this day.

Today’s is inspired by this sad news which was announced just a few hours ago: Chadwick Boseman, Marvel’s Black Panther, dies after cancer battle

Here’s two trailers of films where this too young to die (43 years old) was the star in an iconic role:

Ironically (or perhaps fittingly) Boseman lost his year’s long battle with cancer on the annual (but later than usual) Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball.

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