America Needs Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors Now

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Tatiana Prowell knew it was a long shot, but she didn’t know what else to do. Her brother-in-law’s father, the man she knew affectionately as “Papa Doc,” was in the ICU with COVID-19, and things were not looking good. “HELP!,” she tweeted late on Wednesday night: She needed to find someone who had recovered from COVID-19, and then ask for their blood. The day before Prowell tweeted her plea, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing doctors to use plasma, the yellow fluid in which blood cells are suspended, as a… Read More

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Review: elegiac Star Trek: Picard brings all the feels in bittersweet finale

Just a retired admiral and his trusty Number One. [credit: YouTube/CBS All Access ] Nobody can deliver lines with Shakespearean gravitas and comforting emotional resonance like Patrick Stewart, which is why the actor—and his famous Star Trek character, Jean-Luc Picard—remain so beloved in the franchise. He gives yet another sublime performance in the …read more Source:: Ars Technica       

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How to Move Buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Once your island gets rolling in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you might discover that everything isn’t laid out as well as you’d want it to be. You do pick where all of the buildings go when you initially build them, but plans can change in a hurry and luckily, you won’t be stuck with the buildings in the same spot forever. However, you will have to progress about a week into the game to get this option, but never late than never. The moment you’ll be waiting for is for your Resident Services tent to be upgraded into the building, which will also bring Isabelle into the mix. Once this… Read More

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Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech

TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the future First up this week, we surveyed top direct-to-consumer investors, and they seemed pretty optimistic despite the struggles of some sector leaders. Here’s Lightspeed Venture Partners Nicole Quinn, for example, on investor activity versus current opportunity: I would argue it is too weak as investors look at the unit economics of some of the recent IPOs and think that is true for all of D2C. In reality, there are sectors such as beauty where many… Read More

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Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Rent the Runway Rent the Runway, a popular clothing rental brand, laid off its entire retail staff via Zoom yesterday. The company, which primarily operates online, has brick and mortar locations in California, New York, Chicago, and Washington DC. All stores are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the company is not sure when or if they will be able to reopen. During a Zoom meeting with retail staff, a company executive said the business has been forced to “dramatically reassess” its current operations in order to sustain the business. “All teams at RTR are being impacted in some way today,” she… Read More

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