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Wall Street lobby groups urged U.S. policy makers and regulators to revamp rules to encourage more initial public offerings and to reduce the regulatory cost of staying public, in a white paper issued on Thursday.
Last year’s flu season was especially awful for vulnerable populations, including children. According to the CDC, some 183 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported for 2017-2018, almost double the number of deaths during the same period two years earlier. The agency said activity began to increase in November, peaked in January and February, and remained high even in March.
Sadly, this season is already off to a tragic start, as the CDC reported today that the flu has already claimed its first pediatric death. The death was reported as part of the agency’s weekly surveillance report, which resumed its tracking of flu activity last week after its usual summer break.
To help people keep track of outbreaks in their area, the CDC publishes new information—and a number of interactive maps—on its weekly surveillance reports.
Tragically, the first pediatric death in the U.S. this #fluseason has been reported in the latest #FluView. Even 1 death is too many. We encourage everyone 6 months and older to get a #flu vaccine today as the first and most important step to #fightflu. https://t.co/d7ZpbN4Iaw pic.twitter.com/4UafPiItGz
— CDC Flu (@CDCFlu) October 19, 2018
The good news, at the moment, is that flu activity remains low throughout the country—with local activity reported in North Dakota and Massachusetts, and only sporadic activity elsewhere. But the CDC warns that the flu season is upon us. Vaccinations remain the best way to prevent the flu, and the CDC is recommending that you do that before the end of this month.
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Picture-in-picture has been available in Android for a while now, allowing you to watch a YouTube or Netflix video while doing other stuff. Now that same feature is coming to Chrome on the desktop. The feature has technically been available for a couple of months in the Chrome 69 beta, but Chrome 70 makes PiP public. It works like this: Open a video, right click on it, and select picture-in-pitcure. Your video will be transferred to a floating window.. You can resize or move it to your liking, and it will remain on top of all your other apps and… This story continues at The Next Web