Coronavirus

Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter’s ban of former President Donald Trump if his deal to buy the social media company goes through. Musk, speaking virtually at an auto conference, said Twitter’s Trump ban was a “morally bad decision” and “foolish in the extreme.” He said bans of Twitter accounts should be rare and reserved for accounts that are scams or automated bots. Musk earlier gave his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc’s single market chief.

WHO: Nearly 15M deaths associated with COVID-19

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people have died of COVID-19 or related causes, more than double the official death toll.

COVID again leading cause of WA work-related deaths

Washington state officials say COVID-19 was responsible for about one quarter of the 106 work-related deaths reported in Washington in 2021. The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reported the numbers this week. The numbers show coronavirus was the leading cause of work-related deaths in the state for the second year in a row. In 2021, 26 people died after contracting the coronavirus while in a workplace, while 24 people died in 2020. The number of total workplace deaths declined in 2021 from 119 deaths in 2020.