Three graphics tell the story of mass shootings during the pandemic

first_imgmakenoodle/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A mass shooting Monday at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, during which a gunman killed 10 people, became the second such U.S. tragedy in less than a week. Just six days prior, a gunman shot and killed eight people at Atlanta-area spas, six of whom were women of Asian descent.But before the Atlanta spa killings, there hadn’t been such a large-scale mass shooting in roughly a year.“Now we’ve had two in a week,” said Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency medicine physician and director of the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center.ABC NewsThat’s not to suggest gun violence ended when businesses and schools across the country shuttered. Instead, it seemed to turn away from the public sphere.Not including suicides, 19,380 people died by gun violence in 2020, up from 15,440 in 2019, according to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group. In the five years prior, non-suicide gun deaths fluctuated between roughly 12,000 and 15,500 deaths annually.Gun Violence Archive defines mass shootings broadly, as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed, not including the shooter. Using that methodology, mass shootings have risen in recent years, including during the pandemic. There were 611 mass shootings in 2020, up from 419 in 2019 and 337 in 2018, Gun Violence Archive reported.The definition includes many smaller and less-public incidents that might not make the national news, but, according to Wintemute, that shouldn’t diminish the horror of people being shot.“The difference between a fatality and a survivor might be simply a matter of marksmanship,” he said. “There’s no such thing as an insignificant life. We pay extra attention when a bunch of lives are lost all at once in a single event. We’re less aware of all the people who die or are shot or survive one at a time.”ABC NewsDespite rising numbers, mass shootings still make up a tiny sliver of America’s gun violence problem.“Mass shootings are 1%, maybe 2%, of people who die from gun violence in this country,” said Dr. Sandro Galea, an epidemiologist and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. “At the same time, mass shootings are horrific events that bring home the danger of gun violence.”As an emergency room physician, Wintemute is especially cognizant of the fact that most gun deaths don’t fall into the category of mass shootings. On the other hand, both experts pointed out, while killings like in Boulder are less common than routine gun violence or firearm suicide, they tend to have a profound effect on the public and on policymakers.“Events like this shooting are changing the character of American public life,” Wintemute said.According to Galea, part of the mass shooting equation is just the sheer number of firearms in the United States, where Americans own more guns per capita than any other nation in the world.“The widespread availability of guns is what creates as a society the opportunity for these kind of acts to happen,” Galea said.Indeed, although much of public life shut down during the pandemic, Americans kept buying guns. FBI background checks, the best proxy we have for nationwide guns sales, spiked 40% in 2020 from 2019.ABC News“We’ve seen an unprecedented increase in gun purchasing, beginning last year,” Wintemute noted.Gun buying spiked in the spring, summer and fall of 2020, culminating in Americans purchasing a record-breaking 3.9 million guns last December, according to FBI background check data. In total, the 39.7 million guns purchased last year mark the highest sales total in at least two decades.Then in January 2021, American guy buyers broke the monthly record again, purchasing 4.3 million.While it’s impossible to predict what the post-pandemic years will bring, an increase in gun violence tends to follow increases in gun purchases, according to Wintemute.“We are about to live through whatever the aftereffects are,” he said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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PSG and Kiel to fight for EHF CL F4!

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsPSG Handball and THW Kiel didn’t let to be surprised at EHF CL TOP 16. Both teams celebrated victories in front of home fans and secured places in the crucial battles for VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne in June. PSG Handball beat RK Gorenje 34:25 (17:17), after bad first half, Gardient’s boys showed that they are class up over young Slovenian team… (first match 28:30).PSG: Sierra, Annonay, Melić 2 (1), Hallgrimsson 2, Diaw, Garcia Robledo 4, Vori, Gojun, Gunnarsson 7 (1), Abalo 5, Hansen 7, Narcisse, Honrubia 2, Kopljar 2, M’Tima 3, Bojinović.Gorenje Velenje: B. Burić, Taletović, N. Cehte, Medved 5, S. Burić 5, Skube 6 (4), Golčar, Šoštarič, Papež 1, Vrečar, Dobelšek 1, Gams 1, Nosan, Oštir, Dujmović 4, Bećiri 1.THW Kiel had even easier job against Motor Zaporozhye 40:28. Filip Jicha led routinely his team until the new triumph over Ukrainians. In the first match, “Zebras” won in Gyor, where Ukrainians were the host with +3 (31:28). ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 Click to comment THW Kiel with +5 from Szeged UNSTOPPABLE! PSG HANDBALL 21/21 in France! Related Items:PSG Handball, THW Kiellast_img read more

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Altenesol selects AMCS Corporation

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World rail infrastructure market January 2013

first_imgAustralia: Abigroup Contractors, Theiss, a Salini-Bielby-Winslow joint venture and John Holland Queensland with Leighton Contractors have been shortlisted to develop ‘innovative’ proposals for the Moreton Bay Rail Link in Queensland, a planned 12·6 km electrified outer-suburban branch to Kippa-Ring. Completion is planned for late 2016. China: Hong Kong MTR has awarded Siemens a HK$850m contract to upgrade East Rail signalling. Croatia: HZ Infra has awarded Italfer a €0·7m design contract for upgrading the Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac line. Bombardier has won a €8·6m contract for resignalling of the Okucani – Novska route. Denmark: Systra and COWI have been appointed technical consultants for the development of a 14 km light rail line in Odense (RG 8.12 p17). Poland: PKP Energetyka has awarded ABB a 110m złoty contract to supply 138 rectifier units for DC traction substations by 2014. PKP PLK has awarded NDI a 93·8m złoty contract to upgrade the 40 km single-track route between Chema and Grudzidz, co-funded by Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship. A consortium led by FCC Construcción and including Azvi and Decoma has been awarded a €161·3m contract to upgrade the 32·3 km Czempin – Pozna section of route E59, including remodelling of three stations. PKP PLK has awarded a consortium of Torpol, PUT Intercor and Pozbud T&R a 368m złoty contract to modernise the 71 km Kalety – Kluczbork line, laying UIC60E1 rails and concrete sleepers, and replacing signalling and 3 kV DC overhead line to raise speeds from 80 to 120 km/h. South Africa: Gibb has been awarded a four-year contract worth R63m to provide technical advisory services to Prasa for resignalling of the Durban commuter network. This includes design review, development and construction supervision as well as staff training. Spain: ADIF has awarded a joint venture of Dragados and Tecsa a €78·3m contract for civil works on the 7·6 km left-hand bore of the tunnel at Prado on the high speed line between Olmedo and Ourense. Work is due to be completed within 33 months. Under its €25·3m programme covering the Barcelona suburban network, ADIF has brought GSM-R into service on the Sants – Vilanova – Sant Vincenç de Calders and Martorell – Sant Vincenç de Calders routes. GSM-R has also been installed on the 90 km Santander – Reinosa route at a cost of €3·1m. Taiwan: Thsrc has appointed Lloyd’s Register as independent safety assessor for the 4 km underground extension of its high speed line to Nankang in Taipei. Assessments will include track, signalling and the traction power supply, as well as civil works at the three new stations. UK: Network Rail has awarded BAM Nuttall a £220m contract for detailed design and construction on the 56 km Borders Railway reinstatement. Construction is scheduled to get underway in early 2013, for commissioning ‘by the summer of 2015’. Network Rail has awarded Kapsch CarrierCom a contract to maintain its entire GSM-R network. Trackwork Ltd has awarded Amazonas Florestal a US$2·6m contract to supply 4000 m3 of sleeper and bearer timber from Brazil. USA: Balfour Beatty Rail Inc and Blythe Development Co have been awarded a $26·3m contract to build a 2·4 km streetcar line in Charlotte, North Virginia, for opening in 2015. MTA Metro-North has awarded Alstom Signalling Inc a $13·9m contract to supply cases and signal houses for the $67m project to resignal the Port Jervis Line by December 2015. Civil works are being undertaken by Ducci Electrical Contractors under a $22·4m contract. Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $20m to provide on-call construction management services for the BART capital improvement programme, including inspection services, noise and vibration monitoring and claims management.last_img read more

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El Saint Mirren escocés, interesado en Guti y Kluivert para su banquillo

first_img Tal y como desvelaba el periódico británico The Sun hace unos días, la opción principal para el club escocés es el madrileño Guti. Real Madrid’s Guti linked with top job at Scottish side St Mirren El holandés, ya ha tenido cierto paso por los banquillos e instituciones de algunos equipos europeos, y mantiene el perfil de entrenador joven y con poca experiencia que baraja el equipo escocés. Aunque esta opción parece complicada, debido a que actualmente Kluivert ejerce de director deportivo del PSG.  Upd. at 19:04 Àlex Artigas IN SPORT.ES El Saint Mirren escocés, interesado en Guti y Kluivert para su banquillo CEST RELATED STORIES Hoy, el periódico Sport Mail sitúa al ex jugador del Barcelona Patrick Kluivert como plan B para hacerse con el banquillo del Saint Mirren. Guti ya ha expresado su intención de no renovar con el juvenil A del equipo blanco porque quiere “nuevos retos”.  06/06/2018 Dicho medio asegura que será esta la semana clave para conocer cuál es la decisión del club escocés. Según indican, esta semana se producirán varias conversaciones que terminarán con la duda de quién ganará la pelea por el banquillo del Saint Mirren.  El Saint Mirren escocés, equipo recién ascendido a la primera división escocesa, está buscando entrenador para la próxima temporada y el perfil elegido es el de un técnico joven y con experiencia como jugador en el más alto nivel. Pero la carrera de Guti como candidato al banquillo del Saint Mirren parece haberse enfriado tras la repentina marcha de Zinedine Zidane del Real Madrid, ya que suena como uno de los posibles candidatos para suplir al francés.last_img read more

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Shunt’s no knock-back

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT IT’S often said that the mark of a champion is not whether they fall, but whether they…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Britt blasts his way to a ton

first_imgBy Nick Creely WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 11 (ONE DAY) In what has already been a wonderful cricket…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Callum’s relentless pursuit

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Kuvira brings smiles across the ages

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON THE COOPERS have welcomed their fifth generation female to the family. The birth of Vanessa Cooper’s new…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Small town cafe a safe haven

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice A Garfield cafe has gone out of its way to put smiles back on children’s faces while they continue to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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