Twitter, Facebook Flag Trump Post on Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots as ‘Misleading’

first_imgTwitter and Facebook on Monday labelled as “misleading” an election eve post by US President Donald Trump claiming mail-in ballots in the key state of Pennsylvania would lead to “rampant” fraud and street violence.The US Supreme Court dealt Trump’s reelection campaign a blow last week when it ruled to allow mail-in ballots in the swing state to be counted up to three days after the actual election night on November 3.- Advertisement – The Republican leader has been vocal about his opposition to mail-in ballots, often claiming without evidence that the process will be rigged against him.“The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire system of laws,” Trump said in a post on both Twitter and Facebook.“It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Twitter in recent months has marked a number of Trump tweets as “misleading” or “glorifying violence,” including a post on anti-racism unrest in Minneapolis in May.Twitter has also appended fact-checks to two of the president’s previous tweets on mail-in voting, sparking a furious reaction from Trump and his right-wing surrogates who accuse social media firms of bias against conservatives.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020- Advertisement – Twitter marked the post with a content warning that said: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”Users were required to click through the warning message to see the tweet. Twitter had also added a link to the bottom of Trump’s post where people could “learn how voting by mail is safe and secure.”Facebook also added a label to Trump’s post, which said, “Both voting by mail and voting in person have a long history of trustworthiness in the US. Voter fraud is extremely rare across voting methods.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Trump leads Biden, race too early to call

first_imgPresident Donald Trump is leading Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden in Texas, but the contest in the Lone Star State still remained too close to call on Tuesday evening, NBC News reported.Texas has 38 Electoral College votes, second only to California’s 55. Polling averages going into Tuesday had indicated a close race with a slight Trump advantage. As of 9:45 p.m. ET, 74 percent of the expected vote in Texas had been tallied, and Trump was leading the former vice president by less than 1 percentage point.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Trump supporters face off Biden supporters outside of a polling site, on Election Day in Houston, Texas, U.S. November 3, 2020.Go Nakamura | Reuters In 2016, the president won the state by 9 points. Texas is considered a must-win for Trump in 2020.A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976. A growing population and shifting demographics have inched the state further left from its historical Republican stronghold status. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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The Trade Desk soars 27% after Q3 earnings

first_img“As advertisers come under pressure to prove the ROI of their campaigns, to take advantage of the mass consumer shift to streaming TV, and to consider alternatives to user-generated content, our investments in these areas are paying off,” co-founder and CEO Jeff Green said in a statement. Stifel said Friday The Trade Desk appears to be one of the larger winners in the digital media space when it comes to the accelerated move to digital advertising during Covid “given its exposure to CTV advertising, which has meaningfully benefited from cord-cutting/streaming video adoption trends.” Analysts were also positive about The Trade Desk’s work on an initiative called “Unified ID 2.0,” a new approach to online identity to replace third-party cookies. LiveRamp, Criteo and Nielsen have said in recent weeks they’re working with the company on the effort, and the Trade Desk said it will also be announcing publishers and advertisers signing on “shortly.”- Advertisement – The Trade Desk stock hit a new 52-week high Friday afternoon, surging more than 25% after reporting third-quarter earnings Thursday that showed evidence of a rebound of advertising spend on its platform and growth in its connected TV business. The company sells technology that helps brands and agencies reach targeted audiences across media formats and devices, and has a particularly strong presence in the connected TV (CTV) market. It reported revenue of $216 million in the third quarter, up 32%, and said its CTV growth was up more than 100% in the quarter year-over-year. The company had seen a 13% revenue decline in the second quarter as the pandemic had impacted advertising spending. The pandemic-fueled boom in TV streaming has been paying off in a big way for The Trade Desk, which says it’s seen advertisers becoming more deliberate and data-driven with their spending. With more people in their living rooms streaming shows and movies during the pandemic, The Trade Desk saw more opportunities to show them ads on platforms like Disney’s Hulu and ESPN, Sling, Tubi, and Comcast‘s NBCUniversal, as well as third-party content on Amazon Fire TV.- Advertisement – “TTD continues to be the driving force behind UID 2.0, which we expect to replace/improve the targeting/tracking technology that is coming out of the digital ad ecosystem, and we view the likely success of this federated effort as a catalyst for the ad tech group as a whole,” Stephens analysts wrote Friday. “Instead of lording its own proprietary identity tech over publishers, TTD is taking up the mantle in the fight between the open internet and the walled gardens. The Company, and Jeff Green in particular, are standing at the center of a federated effort that we believe will turn out to be a win/win/win/win for advertisers/open-internet tech/ publishers/consumers,” they added. — CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC. Jeff Green, CEO of The Trade DeskScott Mlyn | CNBCcenter_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Just waiting … and waiting … and waiting for the call

first_imgPennsylvania: Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania has grown to 28,833, placing him just short of the 0.5% edge that would take the state out of recount range. Biden’s lead survived, and even grew, on Friday despite votes arriving from areas that Trump supporters had hoped would reverse the trends in the state. There are still as many as 83,000 votes to be counted in Pennsylvania, including provisional votes. But those votes are almost all in Biden-leaning areas.The fastest route to seeing Joe Biden take the stage again is probably seeing the edge in Pennsylvania continue to grow. If it extends above 30,000, and especially above 40,000, it will take the race out of the point where the state would cover the cost of a recount. That might finally give the networks what they need to stop milking this thing for all it’s worth. Alaska: Nothing changed on Friday. Nothing changed on Thursday, either. There are still about half the votes in the state waiting out there, and no clear date when they’ll arrive.Arizona: Biden’s edge in Arizona fell from 38,455 on Friday morning, to 29,861 on Saturday. That may not seem like a good thing. However, that change came as a large mass of votes were counted that Trump’s team had been hoping would push him, if not into the lead, at least very close to Biden. But those votes did not lean toward Trump has much as he needed to change the outcome in Arizona. In fact, with each passing day, the votes being counted in Arizona have leaned less toward Trump. There are still thought to be around 170,000 votes to be counted in the state, including provisional ballots. But at this point, it doesn’t seem like AP or Fox, who  called the state for Biden early, are going to need to update that decision.- Advertisement – Georgia: An early morning set of votes extended Biden’s lead in the state to 7,248. There are still some outstanding provisional ballots, but more of them are from Biden-leaning areas than anywhere else, and it’s unclear how many of those ballots will actually end up going in. Georgia is still in recount range, and the “official” numbers are unlikely to come before (brace yourself) early December. But Biden’s edge is well beyond the type of margin likely to be affected by any sort of recount, and there’s no reason that media organizations can’t go ahead and make this call. None.Nevada: Biden’s edge has grown to 22,657. With 90% of remaining votes in Democratic-leaning Clark County, this state may be the lock among locks for Biden. Why don’t the networks call it? Because if either AP or Fox called Nevada, that would put Biden at 270. Also, we might all stop watching for a few minutes and turn on a movie.North Carolina: No real change. Tiny updates came in on Friday. Trump is still likely to hold onto the state.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Nokia 8 V 5G UW With Snapdragon 765G SoC, Quad Rear Cameras Launched for Verizon: Price, Specifications

first_imgNokia 8 V 5G UW has been launched by Finland’s HMD Global. The new smartphone is the company’s second 5G phone after the Nokia 8.3 5G but the first model in the Nokia portfolio to support mmWave 5G network alongside sub-6GHz. HMD has brought the Nokia 8 V 5G UW specifically for US carrier Verizon. Apart from carrying support for Verizon’s Ultra-Wideband network, the new Nokia phone is basically a tweaked version of the Nokia 8.3 5G that debuted in March.Nokia 8 V 5G UW priceNokia 8 V 5G UW price has been set at $699.99 (roughly Rs. 52,000). The phone comes in Meteor Grey colour and will go on sale starting November 12. It will be available for purchase in the US through Verizon’s website, app, local retailers, and Best Buy. Given the Verizon exclusivity, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW won’t be available in global markets.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – HMD has provided a 4,500mAh battery on the Nokia 8 V 5G UW that supports up to 18W fast charging. There is also OZO audio for a spatial sound experience. Besides, the phone measures 171.9×78.5×8.9mm and weighs 226 grams.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img Having said that, the Nokia 8.3 5G was launched globally with a price tag starting at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 52,500) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.Nokia 8 V 5G UW specificationsAvailable in single and dual-SIM (Nano) variants, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW runs on Android 10 and is promised to receive an update to Android 11. The phone features a 6.81-inch full-HD+ PureDisplay with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a hole-punch design. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM options. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW comes with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video chats, there is a 24-megapixel camera sensor available at the front. Both front and rear cameras of the smartphone are powered by Zeiss optics.The Nokia 8 V 5G UW comes in 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage versions. Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, the phone comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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See WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar’s memo on impending layoffs

first_imgAT&T‘s WarnerMedia is beginning thousands of layoffs Tuesday as the company formerly known as Time Warner restructures around streaming video.The job cuts are part of AT&T’s plan to eliminate redundant positions within WarnerMedia and refocus the company around growing HBO Max, the company’s flagship streaming video service. Many of the top executives at Time Warner’s HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. production studio have already departed before Tuesday’s announcement, including ex-HBO chief Richard Plepler, ex-Turner president David Levy and ex-Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara.- Advertisement – WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, who took the job earlier this year after running Hulu from 2007 to 2013, has been evaluating the company and working to break down old Time Warner silos, along with AT&T CEO John Stankey. Stankey was WarnerMedia’s CEO before elevating to AT&T’s top job and passing on his role to Kilar.A WarnerMedia spokesman declined to comment on the exact number of layoffs, though a person familiar with the matter said it was in the thousands. AT&T’s stock jumped 1.4% on the news but is trading near a five-year low. The wireless carrier spent $67 billion on DirecTV five years ago and is now entertaining final bids for a minority stake sale in the company’s broader pay-TV business at a valuation near $15 billion. AT&T paid more than $100 billion for Time Warner in a deal that closed in 2018.- Advertisement – I’ve previously shared how critical it is for us to evolve how we operate in the context of best serving customers. As I mentioned a few months ago, this entails simplifying how we are organized, partnering with the very best storytellers, and leaning into world class product and technology as we share our stories directly with audiences across the globe. Our journey entails continuing to excel in our large, core businesses while at the same time investing in emerging businesses where we have the opportunity to meaningfully delight customers.Today, we have arrived at a number of difficult decisions that are resulting in a smaller WarnerMedia team. This is a function of removing layers and the impact of consolidating previously separate organizations. Starting today in North America, we will be sharing which jobs are being eliminated and which roles have changed. We are continuing to review proposed changes in other countries across our non-US businesses, the timing of which will vary according to local regulatory requirements. Nothing about this is easy. But please know, these reductions are not in any way a reflection of the quality of the team members impacted, nor their work. It is simply a function of the changes I believe we must make in order to best serve customers. For those impacted, we will be offering severance and healthcare packages, in addition to professional services and team member assistance programs.While I anticipate that organizationally, things will settle down materially in the weeks and months to come (we’ve worked hard to make this a process with a beginning, middle and an end), I don’t want to suggest that our future is static. Rather, our future is about inventing ever better ways to move the world through story … which entails embracing change. I have every confidence in this world class team to do just that.To our colleagues who are leaving, I wish there were words to lessen today’s pain. Your contributions are a permanent part of this great company and today’s news does not change that. I am extremely thankful for all that you have done for this team and this mission. I hope that at some point you will look back on all of it with immense pride.Until then, please stay well and safe.JasonDisclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC.- Advertisement –center_img The WarnerMedia moves follow similar restructurings at large traditional media companies including Disney and NBCUniversal.This is a very painful email to write. And for a number of you reading this, I realize it will be even more painful to receive. For this, I am sorry.In August, I first shared news about how we were going to meaningfully change the organizational structure of WarnerMedia (which entailed, among other items, simplifying how we organize our entertainment studios, elevating HBO Max, and consolidating our commercial activities into one organization). Many of you have patiently waited to hear how the reorganization would affect you personally, which is both uncomfortable and stressful. Reducing this period of uncertainty was one of the many reasons we pushed so hard to get through this work as quickly and as thoughtfully as possible, although it probably didn’t feel fast enough. I want to thank you all for continuing to contribute your best, despite this challenging period and the additional pressure of everything else that has been going on in the world.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Plague Inc: The Cure Game Expansion Lets You Save the World from Global Pandemic, Free Till COVID-19 Is Under Control

first_imgThe developers have said that the game will be free for all players till the COVID-19 pandemic is under control for both Android and iOS users.“Games like Plague Inc: The Cure represent an incredibly important medium for education and public awareness that can be used to show the world the steps needed to address similar global health threats and their associated complexities,” added Hatchett.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Plague Inc., a strategy mobile game about infecting the world, has got a new mode called ‘The Cure’ and it is free to play till COVID-19 is under control. This game mode is completely opposite of what the base game offers as it involves saving the world from a global pandemic, instead of infecting it. The developers have worked with global experts for this expansion, which is the biggest one yet according to the team. Plague Inc. is available for free on the Google Play store and the App Store.The Cure is an expansion for Plague Inc. that was released back in 2012 and developed by Ndemic Creations. The game was originally based on the concept of ending human life by spreading a pathogen globally. It uses realistic simulations to make the experience more interesting and challenging. The Cure, on the other hand, is completely opposite to the original idea as it involves saving the world by stopping a deadly global pandemic. You will have to allocate resources, make facemasks compulsory, implement lockdowns, and try to develop a vaccine.- Advertisement –center_img Players will have to dispatch research teams around the world to find patient zero, monitor the speed at which the virus is spreading, and manage testing accordingly. They will have to use different means such as contact tracing, lockdowns, and border closures to limit the spread. Players will also have to make people comply with quarantine and lockdown rules, and implement policies to drive community support.The Cure has been developed with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).“From contact tracing to vaccine development and manufacturing, Plague Inc: The Cure encapsulates the complexities of a global pandemic response and highlights how crucial international collaboration is needed to address such a threat,” said Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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FIFA requests improved visuals for VAR offside decisions | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – The lines used to demonstrate marginal offside calls currently often leave viewers and even pundits confused as to what the correct decision should be, and FIFA clearly hopes a new system can provide greater clarity.In a separate but related development, three firms are interested in working on the next phase of developing semi-automated technology to assist referees and VARs with the review process on offside decisions. – Advertisement – Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher gives his verdict on Patrick Bamford’s offside goal by VAR at Crystal Palace Technology companies have been asked to come up with better visuals around marginal offside calls by world governing body FIFA.Firms will be sent datasets of different offside incidents and asked to present solutions to FIFA’s Working Group for Innovation Excellence.- Advertisement – 4:53 FIFA said the next phase should take place “as early as possible next year” after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The group also continues to work on “VAR light”, the aim of which is to create more affordable VAR systems for use at lower levels of the sport.Offline testing of more cost-efficient technology was conducted by European football’s governing body UEFA, the Asian Football Confederation and the French football federation, FIFA said.“Based on the discussions and the results of research and testing, a recommendation on the next steps to implement the VAR “light” concept in the world of football will now be presented within FIFA and the IFAB,” a FIFA statement read. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Few children under 2 received flu shots in 2002-03

first_imgSep 23, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Few children between the ages of 6 and 23 months received influenza shots in the 2002-03 flu season, which marked the first time federal health officials formally encouraged shots for that age-group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because children younger than 2 are more likely to end up in a hospital if they contract the flu than older children are, the CDC this year upgraded the vaccination advice from “encouragement” to a full recommendation. In the 2002-03 season, only 7.4% of children in the 6- to 23-month age-group received at least one flu shot and only 4.4% were fully vaccinated, the CDC reports. The findings, based on the 2003 National Immunization Survey, are reported in the Sep 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Because children younger than 2 face an increased risk of flu-related complications, vaccination is also recommended for their family members, others living or working in their household, and childcare providers, the CDC said. Vaccination is especially important for people in contact with babies younger than 6 months, because vaccination is not approved for that age-group. In today’s news release, the CDC noted that 152 children died of flu-related causes in the 2003-04 flu season. Most of the children had not been fully vaccinated against flu. “Almost half of the children had an underlying medical condition, but 40% were previously healthy,” the agency said. CDC. Childhood influenza-vaccination coverage—United States, 2002-03 influenza season. MMWR 2004;53(37):863-6 [Full text] Vaccination coverage varied widely by state and urban area, the article says. The proportion of children receiving one or more shots ranged from 2.2% in El Paso County, Texas, to 26.6% in Rhode Island.center_img “Too few young children are protected against influenza, which for this age group, can be a very serious illness,” CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said in a news release today. “This season, CDC not only encourages flu shots for young children, we recommend them. We’re urging more parents to get their children vaccinated against influenza because annual flu shots will reduce cases of influenza and its complications, decrease hospitalizations, and save lives.” The CDC counted children as vaccinated if they received one or more flu shots between September and December 2002. Children were counted as fully vaccinated if they received two doses by December 2002 or January 2003, depending on the date of their first dose. Only children who were aged 6 to 23 months for the whole period of September through December 2002 were included. In the 2002-03 season, flu vaccination for healthy children aged 6 to 23 months was not yet covered by the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), which provides free flu vaccine for vulnerable children such as Medicaid recipients and uninsured children, the report notes. The lack of VFC coverage and the absence of an official recommendation for vaccination probably contributed to the low vaccination coverage, the CDC says. The agency says vaccine supply problems probably were not a factor. See also: Sep 23 CDC news releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r040923.htmlast_img read more

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Congress voices frustration as Salmonella toll rises

first_img During testimony, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented an 18-page report that the committee had requested to gauge the FDA’s progress on implementing its food safety plan. The GAO said in the report that the FDA has not articulated the resources it needs or the timeline for implementing the plan. Aside from the infusion of financial resources, Leavitt said that some of the food safety plan’s components would require new authorities from Congress, such as the ability to mandate food recalls if companies don’t initiate them voluntarily. For example, the GAO said the FDA reported it planned to spend about $90 million over fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to enact key parts of the plan. However, the price tag for the FDA to inspect each of the 65,500 domestic food firms it regulates would total about $524 million. On the other hand, the report said the FDA’s plan to inspect firms based on vulnerability and risk was “efficient and effective.” Jun 10 CIDRAP News story “President seeks more food safety funding for FDA” Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said nine of the 10 companies declined to voluntarily submit their records to the committee for fear of breaching confidentiality agreements with food import companies, the AP report said. “Consumers should be aware that raw tomatoes are often used in the preparation of fresh salsa, guacamole, and pico de gallo, and are part of fillings for tortillas and are used in many other dishes,” the CDC cautioned. Jun 12 GAO report FDA efforts questionedMeanwhile, frustration over another foodborne illness outbreak linked to produce bubbled over yesterday in Washington at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. See also: The GAO said that since 2004 it has made 34 food safety recommendations to the FDA, but the agency has implemented only seven of them, though in some instances it has taken partial steps. For example, the GAO has recommended that the FDA establish equivalence agreements with foreign countries to shift some of its oversight burden. It said the FDA still has not forged any such agreements, an authority that would require approval from Congress. Committee subpoenas food-testing recordsDuring the hearing, committee members voted unanimously to subpoena nine companies that analyze high-risk food imports, according to an AP report today. The committee has been investigating claims that some of the laboratories are skirting FDA rules by repeatedly testing food until acceptable results are obtained. Jun 4 CIDRAP News story “Tomatoes suspected in multistate Salmonella outbreak”center_img Based on interviews with 161 people, illness onset dates ranged from Apr 10 to Jun 1. At least 25 people were hospitalized. Though no deaths have officially been linked to the outbreak, a Texas man in his sixties who died of cancer was infected with the outbreak strain, which may have contributed to his death, the CDC reported. David Acheson, the FDA’s associate commissioner for foods, said yesterday that officials couldn’t guarantee that they would be able to trace the contamination to the farm level, though that’s the goal, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The story said the FDA has focused on growing regions in central Florida and Mexico. Jun 13, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that the number of people sickened in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to raw tomatoes has climbed to 228 in 23 states, while federal lawmakers voiced frustration over what they saw as slow progress toward improving produce safety. In November 2007—in the wake of several high-profile food contamination incidents—the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a food safety plan consisting of 14 broad recommendations and 50 action steps. But some lawmakers said the FDA bears part of the blame for ongoing outbreaks, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Rep Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said, “You’ve had time. We’re still waiting.” The illnesses are linked to a relatively rare strain, Salmonella enterica serotype Saintpaul. In early June the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to eat raw red plum, red Roma, or red round tomatoes, or products that contain any of those varieties, unless the growing areas are on a list posted on the agency’s Web site. Investigators have not yet found contaminated products in consumers’ homes or food service institutions; the link to raw tomatoes was made through epidemiologic studies. Jun 12 CDC press release The uniqueness of the strain and wide distribution of cases suggest that the contaminated tomatoes were marketed throughout the United States, the CDC said in a press release yesterday. On Jun 9, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said the Bush administration had increased its fiscal year 2008 budget request by $275 million to support the FDA’s new food and medical product safety initiatives, including the food safety plan. The request raised the total proposed increase in the FDA’s’ 2009 budget request to $404.7 million, a 17.8% increase from the 2008 budget. Because of reporting delays and lack of stool specimens from many people who have Salmonella infections, the CDC said its case total probably underestimates the number of people sickened in the outbreak. “Some of these unreported illnesses may be in states that aren’t on today’s map,” the agency said.last_img read more

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