Complaints will go to one place – Kommersant newspaper No. 112 (6833) from 06/29/2020

The Ministry of Communications proposed to make the public services portal a single window for complaints and appeals of citizens to authorities. Artificial intelligence (AI) will be used to process requests. The technology should also be used to verify the relevance of the responses to the initial requests, experts say. In their opinion, the public services audience can limit the possibility of criticism of government agencies, where only a little more than half of the country’s population have verified accounts.

It is proposed to make the public services portal a single electronic window for citizens’ appeals and complaints to the authorities, it follows from the bill (available to Kommersant), developed by the Ministry of Communications. Only a citizen registered in the unified system of identification and authentication (ESIA) of public services will be able to file a complaint or appeal.

144 million

visits to public services website recorded, according to SimilarWeb, in May

The portal will create a rubric of situations for referring requests, introducing automatic referral to an authorized body, receiving notifications about the progress of consideration, as well as structuring calls and using AI to process typical requests, follows from the explanatory note.

It will also be possible to file written appeals and complaints in multifunctional centers or by mail. The bill should come into force 180 days after publication, this time will be needed to adopt by-laws and finalize the public services portal.

According to the Ministry of Communications, every year citizens send at least 10 million letters, including complaints, statements and suggestions on various issues, to 250 thousand authorities at all levels.

About 65% of requests are already sent through forms on official websites or by e-mail, said Oleg Pak, the first deputy head of the Ministry of Communications. “This is often inconvenient – each time they are different sites, addresses, ways of filling in information – all this works extremely inefficiently. A citizen sends an appeal and does not know whether it was received or not, but to find out the fate of the appeal, you need to call the information phones, which are often busy or do not answer, ”he explains. The bill, according to the official, is aimed, inter alia, at solving these problems, as well as at increasing the efficiency of interaction between government agencies themselves when considering appeals.

This is not the only initiative of the Ministry of Communications to expand the functionality of the public services portal. As Kommersant reported on June 2, the ministry suggested that online aggregators of goods and services connect to ESIA on public services to identify users. The experiment should begin on July 1.

The current regulation, on the one hand, does not contain the necessary incentives to consider citizens’ appeals on the merits, and on the other hand, it allows using the mechanism for abuse, said Boris Edidin, member of the digital economy legal support committee of the Moscow branch of the Russian Bar Association. “There are frequent cases when high-level officials are forced to fend off planned provocations under the guise of mass and repeated appeals of citizens,” he says. Thanks to localization on a single platform and reliable identification of applicants, there will be more opportunities for evaluating and analyzing appeals, monitoring compliance with the review deadlines, and identifying mass problems, the expert believes.

But the problem of assessing the effectiveness of considering citizens ’appeals – how satisfied the applicant is with the results of interaction with the state agency, and the official is interested in resolving the issue on the merits – has not been resolved in the bill, Boris Edidin emphasizes.

Potentially, AI could analyze the relevance of the rules of law given in the responses of departments to the initial appeal of citizens, believes Nikolai Legkodimov, head of technological practice at KPMG in Russia and the CIS.

Another potential weak point of the single window system is reassignment routes, adds Mr. Legkodimov. “They should not violate the basic principle, when the complaint cannot be directed to the agency to which they complain. Control should be provided, which is also relevant for the manual process – the adjustable length of the chain and the transparency of the settlement process, ”he says, assuming that automated analytics should identify the problem areas.

In addition, the registration itself on the public services portal may become an administrative barrier in creating a “one-stop shop”, which will limit the possibility of criticism of state and municipal authorities, Mr. Yedidin warns. As of June, the number of citizens registered in ESIA was about 119 million people, and the number of verified accounts was 69.5 million (data from the Ministry of Economy) with a population of the Russian Federation in 2020 of 146.8 million people.

Julia Tishina

.

Coronavirus in the USA – Doctors told how COVID-19 harms all organs – latest news – UNIAN

American doctors have noticed that COVID-19 can cause inflammation in the blood vessels and thereby harm virtually all organs in the body.

REUTERS

A patient who felt relatively normal during the first 10 days suddenly “fell ill” with COVID-19. The 38-year-old man did not fit into the definition of people who are most at risk when infected with a new coronavirus.

“He had mild respiratory symptoms with which he sat at home,” Dr. Sean Wengerter, a vascular surgeon from New York, told CNN.

“He was diagnosed in the emergency room, after which he was able to return home normally. The patient only coughed a little,” the doctor added.

And so it was, until one of the unexpected effects of COVID-19 began to manifest itself.

Read alsoScientists have found changes in the body of seriously ill patients COVID-19

“Then he woke up somehow, and both of his legs were numb, cold and so weak that he couldn’t even walk,” said Wengerter, who heads the vascular surgery department at Westchester Medical Center Health’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

CNN writes that a fairly young patient with COVID-19 started aortic occlusion. A large blood clot appeared in the main artery. It is located in a place where the artery is divided into two branches that lead to each leg. Thus, blood did not enter the iliac arteries, and therefore to the lower limbs. CNN explains that this is an extremely dangerous phenomenon. According to Wengerter, it kills 20-50% of patients.

“But this usually doesn’t happen with 38-year-olds,” the doctor told the publication.

A quick diagnosis and an operation during which an artery was cut and a clot was removed with a catheter saved the patient.

“Two surgeons worked simultaneously in this case,” Wengerter said.

CNN writes that doctors treating patients with coronavirus observe a number of terrible and strange syndromes including blood clots throughout the body, kidney failure, inflammation in the heart, and immune complications.

Read alsoIn the US, found the cause of high mortality here is COVID-19

“The most interesting and at the same time the worst thing is that this disease manifests itself in so many ways,” said Dr. Scott Breckenridge, assistant professor of emergency surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

“In some cases, it greatly affects the patient’s ability to breathe, and in others it is associated with organ failure in many systems at the same time. And now it is associated with immune effects in children,” he added.

Although SARS-CoV-2 is primarily a respiratory virus, it is obvious that it affects the entire body of people. The most obvious symptoms of infection are fever, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. But the virus seems to directly attack some other organs. One of the most disturbing phenomena was his ability to attack the inner surface of blood vessels. This is the reason for the appearance of blood clots.

“It seems that the virus provokes a local inflammatory reaction, which leads to the appearance of these blood clots. This occurs through the direct effect of the virus on the arteries,” Wengerter explained.

Other medical teams reported unusual heart attacks in young patients, as well as cases of pulmonary embolism. Pathologists find tiny blood clots in even the smallest vessels. This was told to CNN by Dr. Oren Friedman, who cares for patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“This is not even discussed. The virus causes thrombosis and seems to directly affect human blood vessels,” he said.

“Each organ in the body is fed by these blood vessels. Therefore, if the virus affects them, then it can damage the organs,” the doctor added.

“The picture is very disturbing. And I need time to understand it,” Breckenridge commented.

Read alsoScientists have described how coronavirus infects a human organs consultant

Among other terrible syndromes that may be associated with COVID-19 is the so-called “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.” New York Mayor Bill de Blassio said on Tuesday that there were 52 cases of the disease in the city. And the New York State Department of Health is checking 100 more potential cases. In this syndrome, the high temperature does not subside, inflammation appears, and the work of one or more organs begins to deteriorate. Other symptoms may include those that occur during shock.

“In some cases, children have a shock, and in some they show the features of Kawasaki syndrome. Others show signs of a cytokine storm. In some regions, there is an outbreak of Kawasaki syndrome in children who do not have shock,” said Dr. Mary Beth Son of the Boston Children’s Clinic .

CNN explains that with Kawasaki syndrome, medium-sized arterial wall inflammation occurs. A disease can harm the heart. It can occur with an excessive immune response called the cytokine storm.

If you notice an error, select it with the mouse and press Ctrl + Enter

.

Authority – NBC Los Angeles

A man who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country confessed to strangling two women in Indiana on the same night in October 1980, authorities said Friday.

Samuel Little, 79, confessed to killing Valeria Boyd, 18, and Mary Ann Porter, 31, both of Fort Wayne, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators interviewed Little at the Wise County Confinement Facility in Decatur, Texas, after the FBI had advised the department of what it had said to a Texas Ranger in 2018.

Little said he collected both women in the same Fort Wayne area at different times on the same night in late October 1980. Little said he strangled both women while in his vehicle, then disposed of their bodies in areas. separate Allen rural county, said the department.

Boyd and Porter were dispersed by family members in late October 1980. Boyd’s body was found on November 4, 1980, in a field. Porter’s body was found on December 13, 1980, on a road.

Little is imprisoned in California, serving a life sentence.

Both investigations have been forwarded to Allen County Procuratorate.

.

Atomic Veterans of America – NBC Connecticut

The enemy Hank Bolden
faced did not come from a distant front line.

It came from the skies.

It’s a battle that’s still going on 65 years later. Bolden, who is now 82 years old, is an atomic veteran – one of hundreds of thousands of American service members used in human testing by the United States government during post-WWII nuclear tests and sworn to a secret life.

“They wanted to see how the living soldiers would resist the exposure
to radiation, ”recalls Bolden. “Before using live soldiers they were using
mannequins. But you don’t get real results using mannequins as you would
live bodies. “


A DIFFERENT TIME

While accompanying a friend to a New Haven recruiting station in 1953, Bolden was invited to join the army. At just 16 years old then and already out of high school, he admits that he “pulled down” his birth certificate to move to the age of 18, joining the approximately 200,000 underage soldiers who would have served during the Second World War and the eras of the Korean War.

After basic training in
Fort Dix was assigned to work as a tank mechanic in Texas before moving to Texas
California and becoming a surface-to-air missile mechanic.

Despite an executive order issued in July
26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the armed forces, the last one
the all black units of the army were not abolished until 1954. And in 1955, Bolden
he says, racist attitudes persist even after the units have been racially integrated.

“The residual thoughts of people were firm
linger, “he says.” My outfit was 800 people strong. Thirteen of us were
black. Ten were from the South, who were more tolerant of treatment
they got racially. But the three of us from the North couldn’t tolerate it,
so I have had many fights over this. So I was the guy they wanted
get rid of.”

It would not be the only race
discrimination Bolden would witness as a soldier.


SECRET
ASSIGNMENT

In 1955, the seventeen year old
he was suddenly ordered to the Nevada desert without explanation.

“They don’t tell you what you’re going to face,” he said. “Nobody
they knew what they were going to face. ”

What he would eventually face was a classified operation known as Operation Teapot at the Nevada Test Site. In a series of 14 bomb throws, or “hits”, military officials tried to test the effects of nuclear bombs on structures and strategies, animals and people.

All races of military personnel
participated in the Teapot operation. But upon arrival in Nevada, Bolden was
astounded to accomplish all the other soldiers in his new specially selected unit
for a mysterious assignment they were also black.

“There was this myth about black people
be able to resist, tolerate certain things more than any other race “, he
He says. “So it was a test on that too.”


AN ATOMIC NIGHT

One morning in February, Bolden
the unit was ordered in a desert trench. Unbeknownst to them, it was excavated
the expected route of the fallout, only 2.8 miles away from what it would have become
ground zero for the launch of an atomic bomb.

Even though a countdown sounded on the speakers, Bolden says, the soldiers still had no idea what they were about to face. Without protective gear in addition to the normal fabrics and helmets, they waited and looked.

“They tell you to cover your eyes”
he says.

On February 18, 1955, Shot Wasp, the first nuclear test of Operation Teapot, detonated a Mark 6 nuclear bomb dropped by a B-36 exactly at noon. A monstrous cloud of mushrooms filled the sky, reaching 21,500 feet in height.

“With radiation, when you put your arms over your eyes or hands, you actually see the bones, you see the bones in your body from the exposure. You can see your skeleton. “

After the relapse the warning came.

“You swore not to speak
“said Bolden. The soldiers were threatened with imprisonment and fines for violation
The oath.

For 60 years, Bolden didn’t tell anyone. No this
family, not his wife, not his children. Not even her doctors when she spies on her
tumors have started to show. He developed bladder and posterior subcapsular cancer
cataract and in 1990 multiple myeloma was diagnosed.

“They actually gave me three and a half years
four years to live, ”recalls Bolden.
So in 1995 I should have been a statistic. “

But in 1995, Bolden was in remission. He is a citizen
the secret was coming to light.


HIDDEN STORY

Government figures estimate between 400,000 and 550,000 US military personnel who participated in a series of nuclear tests between 1946 and 1992. According to the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency, this includes post occupation forces -Second World War of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, prisoners of war in Japan at the end of the Second World War, participants in the atmospheric nuclear tests in Nevada and the Pacific from 1945 to 1962 and participants in the underground nuclear tests in Nevada from 1951 to 1992.

Many of these “atomic veterans” have succumbed before their own
the stories have become public, their bodies are full of tumors. In
1990, the veil of secrecy began to lift.

After setting up the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments to investigate 10-year experiments, President Clinton made a formal apology to American atomic veterans on October 3, 1995. By order of the president, Congress would repeal the nuclear radiation agreement law. and secrecy, allowing atomic veterans to talk about their experiences without fear of fines or treason charges. And financial compensation has been opened to all qualified atomic veterans.

“Those who led the government when these decisions were made are no longer here to take responsibility for what they have done. They are not here to apologize to survivors, family members or their communities whose lives have been overshadowed by shadow of these choices So today, on behalf of another generation of American leaders and another generation of American citizens, the United States of America offers sincere apologies to those of our citizens who have undergone these experiments. the government is wrong, we have a moral responsibility to admit it, “said President Bill Clinton on October 3, 1995

But the television address has been obscured. The same happened
day when OJ Simpson’s verdict was issued in a live classroom feed, taking
on televisions and news cycles across America.

As a result, many skilled veterans had no idea of ​​the ban
the secrecy had been lifted, nor that they could claim benefits. Bolden no
find out until he researched the Internet, he says, in 2015.

“I was once so angry and so aggravating with the government that I thought I would be murdered to keep me from talking,” he says.

When Bolden attempted to apply for subsidies, he found that the burden of proof was placed on his fellow atomic veterans. The government would give compensation from the date a complaint was filed, but not retroactively, and only if the veteran could prove that he had participated in the tests – which proved to be an almost impossible task after millions of military documents were destroyed in a 1973 fire against the National Staff Registration Center. As many as 18 million documents were burned, including 80% of all army personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960.

“They hoped for it
would have died sooner or would have been one of those guys who surrendered ”
says Anthony Bolden, Hank’s son. “No thanks. Hank doesn’t have it.”

After paying her
own pocket for a polygraph lie detector pouch, Hank eventually claimed
approved, setting a precedent for other atomic veterans whose records were
destroyed.

Photo: Hidden story: the atomic veterans of America

Hit a high note

“The love of music has
I’ve always been there. “

After his honorable discharge
from the army, Bolden went to work as an engineer before deciding to pursue a
career as a jazz musician who works while his family grows. Tell the story
while cradling the tenor saxophone that has been at his side since 1967. The “Rolls
Royce “of tools, he says.

The brand is Selmer. IS
in a strange coincidence, the model is a 6 sign. It is the same name as the shot
Wasp atomic bomb design.

But this is where the
the similarities end. The bomb was his nightmare. Music, his dream and his
outlet to work through the trauma of what lived in Nevada
desert.

“It’s like the blood inside
my veins. It takes away all my other thoughts, “he says

Bolden is finally
he receives compensation from the government and is now using it to help make his dream come true.
He returned to school, studying jazz performances at Hartt University of Hartford
School.

“They are like the relic
here with all these kids, you know, “he chuckles.

Professor Javon Jackson
says that the 82-year-old is leaving a unique mark on the prestigious program.

“He has a lot of emotion,” says Jackson. “He is a very bluesy, very full of feeling, a natural player. His life, wisdom and the things he has acquired allow him to play the way it sounds.”

LIVING HISTORY

The vast majority of
Today, the American atomic veterans of the atmospheric test era are gone. About
400,000 veterans were present during these tests, according to the veterans
Administration. Survivors’ numbers vary, from around 10,000 to 80,000
still alive.

Bolden believes he is one of only two surviving African American atomic veterans who are recognized and receive compensation from the government. He is on a mission to reach as many survivors as possible and help them request the long-awaited recognition and compensation.

And he’s sharing his story, he says, to make sure the plight of American atomic veterans is no longer ignored.

“When people like me pass by, this won’t be part of the story unless someone makes sure it’s kept alive.”

.