A third resident at a north Edmonton seniors’ care facility, which has been dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19, has died of the disease.
Shepherd’s Care Foundation–Kensington confirmed the death on the company’s website Friday afternoon.
Alberta Health said it was a woman in her 70s.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said Friday Shepherd’s Care-Kensington has recorded 29 cases and three deaths.
“Absolutely, that’s a concern for us,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.
“Because the incubation period can be up to two weeks, we can continue to see new cases in some of these facilities even after all control measures have been put in place.
“That facility is certainly one that the medical officers of health and public health team in Edmonton zone are working very closely with.”
On April 10, the facility confirmed its first death due to the novel coronavirus — a man in his 80s with pre-existing health conditions, who lived in the rental apartments at the site.
In its latest update on April 24, Shepherd’s Care said two residents in the seniors’ rental apartments/condos died after testing positive for COVID-19 and one resident in long-term care with COVID-19 passed away.
The Kensington site is broken up into different areas — the long-term and supportive living areas as well as an independent living area.
Shepherd’s Care said 19 residents in the Kensington apartments have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as one resident in supportive living at Kensington Village.
It said five staff and three Alberta Health Services case workers at Kensington Village also tested positive.
Until April 24, the long-term care area had no confirmed cases.
Resident at Edmonton’s Kensington Village seniors’ facility dies of COVID-19
On April 10, Hinshaw said outbreak protocols were put in place and movement between the different areas of the Kensington facility were restricted.
She said on Friday she wasn’t sure if COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic residents and staff had been requested or done at the Shepherd’s Care facility, but that Alberta Health would look into that.
Hinshaw previously announced expanded testing, including for those who are asymptomatic, at continuing care locations with outbreaks, based on the local health teams’ clinical judgment.
“I did advise my colleagues… for outbreaks that were currently underway that they could use their clinical judgement based on whether or not they felt that particular outbreak would benefit from that testing of all current residents and staff,” she explained Friday.
“And that’s because if there was an outbreak where there was really no spread happening, if it had been say, three weeks with no new cases, then there may be more risk than benefit.”
According to Alberta Health, a confirmed outbreak is declared at a continuing care facility as soon as one staff member or resident tests positive for COVID-19.
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SpaceX Sent NASA Astronauts Into Orbit Using Linux – Futurism
This past weekend, Elon Musk-led private space company SpaceX made history by launching a pair of NASA astronauts into orbit, an accomplishment that could upset the balance of the international space industry.
According to a terrific breakdown by ZDNet, the historic launch also contributed to a shift in power from proprietary software to open source — by running the Falcon 9 rocket on a version of the open source operating system Linux.
Kernel Space Program
The unspecified version of Linux, according to ZDNet, runs on three dual-core x86 processors — a redundancy system that keeps the astronauts safe by making sure all three units agree before executing each command.
ZDNet also pointed to a 2013 Reddit post in which SpaceX employees confirmed that Dragon and Falcon 9 both on Linux.
SpaceX isn’t the first group to bring open source software into orbit.
The International Space Station itself, where the NASA astronauts launched by SpaceX are now residing, reportedly switched to Linux from Microsoft’s proprietary Windows operating system in 2013.
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Get ready to look to the night sky on Friday. A full “strawberry moon” is on the calendar, and it will come with an understated partial eclipse for some parts of the world. While the moon will be at its absolute fullest on Friday around noon PT, you’ll have several opportunities to enjoy the view. The moon will still look full from early Thursday morning through early Sunday morning, NASA said Monday.
North America will miss the eclipse, but the Virtual Telescope Project will livestream the lunar event from Italy above a view of the Rome skyline. Mark your calendar for noon PT on Friday, June 5, and visit the project’s web TV page to join in.
A penumbral eclipse is much more subtle than a total eclipse. The moon slips through the Earth’s outer (penumbral) shadow, which can trigger a slight darkening of the moon. If you didn’t know it was happening, you might miss it. A partial penumbral eclipse like the one on Friday makes it even harder to spot a difference.
Denizens of the moon, however, would notice the effects. “For spacecraft at the Moon such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the reduction in solar power is noticeable,” NASA said.
Unfortunately, the “strawberry” nickname for the June full moon doesn’t refer to a color, but seems to be an old reference to the strawberry harvest season. NASA’s Gordon Johnston rounded up a list of alternative names for this month’s moon, including mead moon, honey moon, hot moon and planting moon.
Even if the eclipse is too faint to detect, you can still take a moment to bask in the light of a lovely full moon this week.
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