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VITA moving data center servers as part of transition to cloud, new business model | Govt-and-politics

VITA got high marks from the state agencies for enabling them and their employees to operate remotely after the governor declared the public health emergency on March 12, according to a new report by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, which had been sharply critical of the IT agency a year earlier.

JLARC said last week that VITA had completed the transition to the new multi-vendor system after numerous delays and had provided “critical assistance” to state agencies to operate during the pandemic by expanding remote access by employees to agency computer networks, distributing an additional 2,700 laptop computers and boosting the staffing of its service desk.

“All the chips were down and you need your partners to execute, and we executed very well,” Ozovek said in an interview on Friday.

In a survey of state agencies, JLARC said more than 75 were satisfied with VITA’s help during the

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2 More Elderly Women Die Of Coronavirus In New Hampshire: Data

CONCORD, NH — Two more elderly women have died due to complications from or because of COVID-19 in New Hampshire, according to health officials.

The two women lived in Hillsborough County and were 60 years of age or older with their deaths bringing the fatality count to 448 or 5 percent of all cases.

Another 71 positive test results were reported by the state including 10 children. Wednesday’s positivity rate, after 6,591 specimens were collected Tuesday and 918 tests are pending, was 1.1 percent, the highest rate in a number of weeks. Forty-three positives were tested with polymerase chain reaction tests while 28 were antigen tests. The genders of the cases were split in half.

The state now has 8,800 accumulative cases with 7,845 recovering from the virus.

Twenty-two of the new cases live in Manchester while 13 reside in Rockingham County. Another 12 live in Hillsborough County outside of

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Data shows fewer Afghan women than men get Covid-19. That’s bad news.

In Afghanistan, the numbers of women reported to have tested positive for the virus and to have died of Covid-19 are far below the numbers reported for men. Globally, men account for 53 percent of confirmed cases and 58 percent of deaths, according to the independent research group Global Health 50/50. But in Afghanistan, men account for 70 percent of cases and 74 percent of deaths — a discrepancy that experts say is most likely the result of women being shut out of the health care system and the public sphere.

Afghan women face obstacles within both their own households and the health care facilities themselves, said Suraya Dalil, who was Afghanistan’s public health minister from 2010 to 2014 and now leads special programs in public health at the World Health Organization. “Women have to be accompanied by somebody to go to the hospital,” she said, “so those decisions are

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Online Grocery Shopping Will Continue Post-COVID Says Data From Online Grocer Good Eggs

Yesterday Good Eggs announced the results of a nationwide grocery shopping survey conducted in August, 2020, amongst 2,598 consumers beyond their own customers and operating geography in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Results showed that two-thirds of people have bought groceries online, compared to only 13% of households surveyed one year ago (August 2019, by Brick Meets Click), representing a five-fold increase. The bigger news—and opportunity—is the 81% who say they’ll continue to do so post-COVID.

Seventy percent said the #1 benefit (aside from reducing COVID-19 risk) is time savings.  Fifty-one percent say it helps them reduce impulse purchases, and 42% say it makes it easy for them to reorder the same foods regularly. 

When asked

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Data Shows Fewer Afghan Women Than Men Get Covid. That’s Bad News.

— Sarah Hawkes, co-director of the Global Health 50/50 research group


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In May, in a small village in Herat Province in Afghanistan, Sediqa’s husband came down with symptoms of Covid-19 and was taken to a hospital in Herat City for treatment. When he came home, 10 days later, Sediqa looked after him.

Within a week, she fell ill, too.

“I had the same symptoms and day by day, it got worse,” said Sediqa, whose last name has been omitted for fear of repercussions. “I was feeling so weak, I didn’t feel like eating or drinking.”

But when she asked to go to a hospital, her husband refused. “He said ‘no way.’ He told me to sunbathe

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The Women Behind Privacy at Facebook, Apple, Google, Etc., on How They Use Your Data

Photo credit: Susanna Hayward / Getty Images - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Susanna Hayward / Getty Images – Hearst Owned

From Marie Claire

The companies powering our connected lives know our names and addresses, political preferences, moods, and anxieties and the rabbit holes we fall down late at night. When it comes to data privacy, they’re often considered the bad guys, but they have the power to be the good guys too.

Until a comprehensive law is passed, consumers are left to pore over hundreds of lines of obscure lingo in a company’s privacy policy to figure out what a brand is doing with their data. (Who has time for that?) There’s a lot of confusion—some on purpose—but one thing is clear: Americans want transparency. Yesterday. So, we asked the women at tech behemoths working to keep (or regain) user trust to share—no jargon allowed—how their companies are navigating the complex, confusing, and often controversial world of privacy.

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Auto Parts and Accessories Market 2020: Research Report Covers Updated Data Considering Impact of Covid-19 on Share, Size and Future Demand

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Sep 30, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
Big Market Research is one of the prominent market research firms has announced a novel report on Auto Parts and Accessories Market. The report contains vital insights on the market which will support the clients to make the right business decisions. The report also analyzes current and past market performance with significant key market events that help market players and end users to estimate future developments in the global market.

The Global Auto Parts and Accessories Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being

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Dynacure to Present Disease Progression Model and Natural History Study Data at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25)

STRASBOURG, Pa. and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dynacure, a clinical stage drug development company focused on improving the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders, announced today that the company will present two posters containing data on the natural history of Myotubular and Centronuclear Myopathies (CNM) at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25). The WMS25 meeting is being held in a virtual format.

Dynacure is developing DYN101, an investigational antisense medicine designed to modulate the expression of dynamin 2 (DNM2), for the treatment of CNM. DYN101 is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study, ‘UNITE-CNM’ (DYN101-C101), at multiple clinical sites in Europe.

Details of the poster presentations are listed below:

Poster Abstract: # LSP (late submitted poster) 6
Title: Hierarchical Bayesian model of disease progression in centronuclear myopathy allows to demonstrate treatment efficacy with a small sample size
Date: Thursday, October

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