Canadians Support COVID-19 Travel Quarantine Change: Poll

A majority of Canadians support reducing the current 14-day quarantine period for international travelers entering Canada, according to a new poll.

Conducted by EKOS Research and commissioned by Unifor Local 7378 and CUPE Local 4055 — two unions representing approximately 1,500 airline workers — the poll is part of a campaign to encourage the federal government to reduce or eliminate border quarantine requirements prior to the Christmas travel season. The poll is now available on the newly launched website, www.betterborders.ca.

Using a sample size of 1,244 respondents, the national poll asked Canadians if they would support a change to COVID-19 rapid testing at the borders. It found 57 per cent support a reduction or elimination of the 14-day quarantine period with proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. Seven per cent of respondents favour eliminating restrictions entirely.

Support is highest in Alberta with 66 per cent of respondents supporting

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A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period

A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period
Holotype specimen of the newly described species of parasitic Darwin wasp Stethantyx covida. Credit: Andrey I. Khalaim

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) in Mexico recently discovered five new species of parasitoid wasps in Mexico, but the name of one of them sounds a bit weird: covida. Why this name?


In fact, the reason is quite simple. The thing is that the team of Andrey Khalaim (also a researcher at the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Enrique Ruíz Cancino discovered the new to science species during the 2020 global quarantine period, imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings are described in a newly published research article, in the peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal ZooKeys.

“We thought that it was a good idea to remember this extraordinary year through the name of one remarkable species of Darwin wasp found in seven

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President Donald Trump’s Twitter could be especially active during his quarantine for coronavirus

The tweet quickly appeared to become his most shared ever, racking up more than 887,000 retweets and 1.6 million likes by late Friday afternoon, according to social media analytics company Tweet Binder and researchers.

“The fact that Donald Trump broke the info on Twitter indicates that this is his mode of choice for communicating with the American people about the most serious things,” said Samuel Woolley, a professor and director of a propaganda research team at the University of Texas at Austin.

Trump has one of the most popular Twitter accounts in the world, with 86.6 million followers. He uses the site to broadcast his thoughts on issues, promote his campaign for presidency and attack his critics. Even as Twitter invoked Trump’s rage earlier this year by slapping fact checks and labels on his tweets, Trump kept tweeting multiple times each day.

That’s unlikely to stop during his quarantine, especially

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Agari Fall ’20 Release Liberates Business-Critical Emails Trapped in Quarantine

CISO organizations critical in fostering legitimate commerce; reduce business partners’ anxiety over blocked emails

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Agari, the market share leader in phishing defense solutions for the enterprise, announced today new features rolling out in its Fall ’20 Release. Features shipping with this season solve twin challenges CISO organizations continue to struggle with: understanding the risks associated with their own domains and the ability to customize risk-scoring in real time.

CISO organizations gain more customization options and deeper visibility into data
CISO organizations gain more customization options and deeper visibility into data

“This important release empowers the CISO to be an even better business partner to their internal stakeholders by ensuring those not-to-be missed emails get delivered to the inbox,” said Ramon Peypoch, Chief Product Officer, Agari. “No CISO wants to spend time dealing with the uncomfortable scenario of false-positive messages that are mischaracterized as malicious. The new capabilities we’re delivering help solve

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