Archive for January, 2020

Publishers Providing Free Access To Their Content on the Coronavirus

From journals to books, opinion pieces to graphs, Elsevier is granting access to a continuously updated stream of data/information that has been made freely available to the public;  The Lancet, which is owned by Elsevier, has its own separate page dealing with this disease.

The journal Nature is offering free access to its coronavirus literature.

This is mirrored by the New England Journal of Medicine‘s coronavirus site that includes clinical reports and commentaries.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is also allowing access to many of its articles on this topic; the writings can go back decades indicating that this virus has been around us for quite some time.

Hundreds of articles are available from the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

And we would be remiss in not mentioning the vast repository that is PubMed Central, home to six million free, high-quality journal articles; almost 18,000 concern the coronavirus.

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Compilation of Primary Sources on the Impeachment of President Trump

This handy collection –The Impeachment Papers A Compendium of Documents Related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump– contains many of the major sources widely quoted in the press with regards to the impeachment process. Here are dozens of CRS reports on this most historic, constitutionally-mandated procedure.

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What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

The CDC has established a page containing valuable information on this new threat; the World Health Organization has also issued guidance and news on this novel disease.

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Watch the Senate Impeachment Trial Live

It is on C-Span where it will be permanently archived along with a searchable transcript of the proceedings. Unfortunately, what C-SPAN is allowed to show is limited due to press restrictions put in place by the Senate.

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Under What Rules Does the Senate Operate Impeachment Trials?

There are a set of rules – 26 in total -under which the Senate carries out its mandate for an impeachment trial. A more understandable explanation for the process is found here; you can also find an informative primer at this site.


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Fire Statistics in the United States

Fire in the United States 2008-2017 is a compilation of various statistics, graphs, and data points highlighting the trends of fires over the above decade. While the number of fire related injuries have decreased, the number of fire deaths and dollar loss have increased. On average over this decade, there have been 3,190 deaths, 16,225 civilian injuries, and $14.7B resulting from 1.34 million fires annually. Needless to say, the California wildfires, as well as others, have had an impact of the overall trends examined in this report.

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National Security Reports – December 2019 Update

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