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    The economy is a bigger mess than Covid: Kentucky fears new shutdown Roy Jones Jr. should insure his ears in case Mike Tyson bites them in their upcoming exhibition, boxing promoter says Alyssa Milano Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies After 3 Negative Results: I Thought I Was Dying Alyssa Milano has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies after falling ill during the coronavirus outbreak. © Provided by People Ron Sachs/REX/Shutterstock Alyssa Milano The Melrose Place alum, 47, shared her positive results in an Instagram post on Wednesday, revealing that she "basically had every Covid symptom" earlier this year but tested negative for the novel coronavirus when she was sick. Alongside a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a mask...
    Getty The error occurred as a result of many international employees who yearly come to the U.S. for seasonal jobs filed their tax types incorrectly. Hundreds of non-U.S. residents mistakenly obtained $1,200 checks throughout the first spherical of stimulus funds beneath the coronavirus aid CARES Act, in response to NPR. The accident is a results of international employees — who got here to the U.S. on short-term work visas for seasonal jobs — incorrectly submitting their tax types, the outlet added. A lot of which are actually spending their cash of their dwelling international locations. Georgia legal professional Clayton Cartwright instructed NPR that non-residents are purported to file a 1040-NR type, however...
    A new report published Wednesday details months of wilful failures to confront the coronavirus pandemic by the White House and paints President Donald Trump’s authoritarian tactics during that national crisis as an overt assault on the nation’s democratic institutions ahead of elections in November. The report by Common Cause—titled “Intentional Disregard: Trump’s Authoritarianism During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” (pdf)—highlights Trump’s coronavirus response as part of a larger effort by the president to attack U.S. democracy. As evidence to support its thesis, Common Cause points to the president’s repeated claim that mail-in voting—favored by 58% of Americans according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday—will result in a “rigged” election. The report also shows how the administration is actively undermining the U.S. Postal Service by naming a top GOP donor with no...
    A memorial for healthcare workers who have died of COVID-19 in front of the White HouseStefani Reynolds/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. When police discovered the woman, she’d been dead at home for at least 12 hours, alone except for her 4-year-old daughter. The early reports said only that she was 42, a mammogram technician at a hospital southwest of Atlanta and almost certainly a victim of COVID-19. Had her identity been withheld to protect her family’s privacy? Her employer’s reputation?...
    Getty The mistake happened because many foreign workers who annually come to the U.S. for seasonal jobs filed their tax forms incorrectly. Thousands of non-U.S. residents mistakenly received $1,200 checks during the first round of stimulus payments under the coronavirus relief CARES Act, according to NPR. The accident is a result of foreign workers — who came to the U.S. on temporary work visas for seasonal jobs — incorrectly filing their tax forms, the outlet added. Many of which are now spending their money in their home countries. Georgia attorney Clayton Cartwright told NPR that non-residents are supposed to file a 1040-NR form, but that some accidentally file a 1040 — commonly used by U.S. taxpayers. “I would...
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,882 new coronavirus infections and 69 additional deaths on Thursday, data from government's COVID-19 task force showed. Those brought the total number of cases to 118,753 and deaths to 5,521. Indonesia's case tally was surpassed on Thursday by neighbouring Philippines, which with 119,460 coronavirus cases has the most infections in East Asia. (Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin Petty) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio has added a new school safety indicator to its COVID-19 dashboard to help school districts and parents understand the current risk level to reopening schools to in-person learning. The indicator, which was revealed Wednesday during a virtual town hall hosted by the city, shows the current risk level is at high, which is the red zone. The two other zones are low, which is represented by the color green, and moderate, which is represented by the color yellow. Dr. Junda Woo, the Metro Health medical director, says when the risk level is at red or yellow, reopening schools is optional. Schools can reopen to an extremely limited at-risk population, for example, children...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A DePaul University student has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced in campus communications.In an email to students and staff, DePaul says the infected student was last on campus Wednesday in Centennial Hall.The university says they are taking steps to deeply clean the areas the student was know to be at in accordance with CDC guidelines for coronavirus.People who had close contact with that person are all aware of the diagnosis, the university says. DePaul also says people who had brief, casual contact with the student are not considered high risk.The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released new guidelines for communicating positive COVID-19 cases to the DePaul community, university officials say. Under the new guidance,...
    By Roxanne Liu and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products will produce AstraZeneca Plc's potential COVID-19 vaccine in mainland China, the British drugmaker said on Thursday, its first deal to supply one of the world's most populous countries. To meet market demand in China, Shenzhen Kangtai will ensure it has annual production capacity of at least 100 million doses of the experimental shot AZD1222, which AstraZeneca co-developed with researchers at Oxford University, by the end of this year, AstraZeneca said. It must have capacity to produce at least 200 million doses by the end of next year as part of the exclusive framework agreement, its statement on the Chinese social media site WeChat added. The two companies...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Siemens AG, maker of trains, power generation equipment and other heavy industrial goods, said Thursday that net profit fell by half due to higher taxes and losses at its Siemens Gamesa renewable energy arm related to the virus outbreak. Net profit came in at 535 million euros ($634 million) in the April-June quarter, down from 1.14 billion euros in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue fell 5% to 13.5 billion euros, while orders, a key factor in future earnings, fell 7% to 14.4 billion euros. The order book was boosted by a 1.1 billion-euro order for high-speed trains in Germany; the year-earlier figure was boosted by a 1.2 billion euro order for trains in Russia....
    In late April, Southern weekender destination Savannah, Georgia, was bracing for a post-lockdown “flood of tourists”—and with it, a subsequent surge in coronavirus cases. At that point, the county’s percentage of positive test results hovered around 2 percent. By the end of June, as long cooped-up travelers poured into the city from all along the Eastern Seaboard, the city’s percentage-positive rate nearly quadrupled, and in an attempt to re-flatten the curve, Savannah’s Mayor Van Johnson issued an executive mask mandate.  "Savannah is experiencing thousands of visitors on our streets, in our establishments and most of them are not wearing face coverings,” Johnson wrote in a letter to Georgia’s notoriously mask mandate-averse governor Brian Kemp. “Infection numbers have exploded over the...
    Vijay Prashad August 6, 2020 8:49AM (UTC) This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Six months ago, on January 30, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Ten days before this, the Chinese government had said — to great alarm — that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human. The contagiousness of this virus led the WHO to make the declaration, which came a month after the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention told their counterparts in the United States about the virus. On the day that the WHO declared the PHEIC, Trump gave a press conference, where he bewilderingly said, "We think we...
    London (CNN)Coronavirus conspiracy theorists have spread baseless rumors online -- frequently targeting minorities -- since the beginning of the pandemic. In England the latest wave of vitriol criticizes Muslims, blaming them for spreading Covid-19.Muslims were caught off guard last week, when the UK government suddenly announced local lockdowns in a slew of areas in northern England where cases have spiked. The announcement came just hours before Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest festivals in Islam. The affected areas included Greater Manchester, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford and Leicester -- all places with a significant Islamic population according to the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). The restrictions -- published late last Thursday evening -- banned people in the named areas from...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland may see a further increase in coronavirus infections, which could reach up to 700 per day during and after this weekend, the health minister said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Poland registered its highest daily tally of reported cases at 680. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski; editing by John Stonestreet) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his own Health Department are at odds over how many New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus. The governor on Wednesday reported 25,179 COVID-related fatalities in New York State. But the state Health Department said in issuing an emergency directive on Wednesday that more than 32,000 Empire State residents have died from the killer bug. The higher figure would boost the COVID-19 death count in the Empire State by 28 percent. The Health Department cited the higher death count in an official government publication, the New York State Register. “With over 412,000 confirmed cases and over 32,000 deaths, as of July 13, 2020, which accounts for approximately 22 percent of all deaths nationwide, New York...
    (CNN)Major League Baseball has made several strict changes to its health and safety protocols in the wake of recent Covid-19 outbreaks, according to a league memo. The memo, which was sent to clubs Wednesday, cites the Miami Marlins' outbreak."MLB investigators have now conducted a thorough investigation of the factors contributing to the spread of the virus within the Marlins traveling party, and our decision to revise the protocols ... is based on many of the things that we learned," the memo states.The changes include reducing the size of traveling parties, requiring staff members and players to wear face coverings while on the road and prohibiting players and staff to meet in hotel rooms without special permission. MLB teams struggling to...
    Alex Henderson August 6, 2020 7:15AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. TeleTracking Technologies, a Pittsburg-based company known for developing software that hospitals use to track the status of patients, was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from President Donald Trump's administration to collect COVID-19 data from hospitals in the U.S. — and National Public Radio is reporting that it found "irregularities" in the "process" that gave TeleTracking the contract. According to NPR reporters Dina Temple-Raston and Tim Mak, NPR's investigation found that "the Department of Health and Human Services initially characterized the contract with TeleTracking as a no-bid contract. When asked about that, HHS said there was a 'coding error' and that the contract was actually competitively bid. The process by...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) – A Santa Clara County doctor said Wednesday that now is the time to hit the ‘reset’ button, including tougher restrictions and sheltering in place for weeks to get COVID-19 under control. “I would certainly advocate for a reset, many people are advocating for a reset,” said Santa Clara County Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Smith. This comes as the State of California electronic database, CalREDIE, is dealing with a glitch in the system. Smith and Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody believes the glitch has caused the system to underreport the number of coronavirus cases statewide for at least three weeks. Smith said during a news conference Wednesday that it feels like...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has visited parts of the county hardest hit by COVID-19, like the Acorn district in West Oakland."And what people said was they can't isolate, they have to keep going to work, because they don't have money," explains Chan.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSo on Tuesday, the county's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a pilot program that will pay infected people a one-time stipend of $1,250 to stay home. The program is expected to help thousands of people."When you have people who are going out and not being able to quarantine, when they are sick, this is going to spread the disease even more," says Supervisor Chan,...
    San Salvador, Aug 5 (EFE) .- The authorities of the capital of El Salvador installed a drive-in cinema in a waste area as an entertainment alternative for Salvadorans in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which does not give truce in the Central American country. The activity is part of the few initiatives that the mayor’s office of the capital managed to promote within the framework of the patron saint festivities in honor of the Divine Savior of the World, whose main date is this August 5. Authorities, who will screen films for seven consecutive nights, have set a limit of 100 vehicles with a maximum of four occupants. “We are aware of the difficult moments in the country. It...
    Bareilly, Aug 5: Three officers of the vigilance unit of the Uttar Pradesh power department, including the father of Bollywood actress Disha Patani, have tested positive for coronavirus. Jagdish Patani and the two other officers, who came here from Lucknow, have tested positive for COVID-19, Additional CMO Ashok Kumar said on Wednesday. Also Read | Mumbai Rains | Advisory Issued to Locals to Stay at Home as High Winds Continue in City: Live News Breaking And Coronavirus Updates on August 5, 2020. The three officers were investigating a transformer scam, he said. Disha Patani’s father is a deputy SP in the vigilance unit of the state power department here. Actor-Politician Karunas Tests Positive For COVID-19. ...
    ARSENAL have reportedly SACKED the man responsible for disocvering the likes of Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Martinelli and Cesc Fabregas. It was announced on Wednesday that the London club are set to make 55 staff redundant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 4Famed global scout Francis Cagigao has reportedly lost his job at Arsenal And according to Mail Online, one of the casualties of the cost-cutting is famed global scout Francis Cagigao. The 51-year-old has been with the Gunners for over a decade, and helped the club unearth some real gems along the way. Cagagio was responsible for bringing Fabregas in from the Barcelona academy as a 15-year-old in 2003. He also scouted Bellerin from the Catalans before Arsenal made...
    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — From a renowned rugby league coach eating lunch at an Italian restaurant in Sydney to an Aussie rules great playing tennis with Australia’s Fed Cup captain across the country in Perth, high-profile sporting identities have been running afoul of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions Down Under. Add to that tally a prominent club captain’s wife who received a facial treatment at a spa outside the Australian Football League’s so-called bio-secure bubble on the Gold Coast and was caught out when she posted a photo on social media. The results of the infractions are tens of thousands of dollars in fines at a time when many professional sports leagues in Australia are trying to get their seasons back on...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted NeuroRx Inc Investigational New Drug (IND) permission to test RLF-100 (aviptadil) for inhaled use in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 to prevent progression to respiratory failure, it and partner Relief Therapeutics Holdings said on Thursday. The clinical trial of the inhaled formulation of RLF-100 is expected to begin on or before Sept. 1, a joint statement said. They said aviptadil is shown as the first COVID therapeutic to block replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human lung cells and monocytes while also preventing synthesis of cytokines in the lung. It is a patented formulation of aviptadil (synthetic human Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide, VIP), which has been granted FDA fast...
    By Sumit Khanna AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in India's western city of Ahmedabad early on Thursday, officials said as they launched a probe into the incident. Police stopped angry relatives from entering the Shrey Hospital in the Gujarat state capital after the tragedy which, according to emergency services, was caused by a medical staff member's personal protective equipment (PPE) catching alight. "A staffer whose PPE caught fire ran out of the ward to douse it but the fire spread rapidly to the whole ward," said Rajesh Bhatt, additional chief fire officer of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services. "Five men and...
    Tokyo, Aug 6 (EFE) .- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ruled today that it is necessary to re-declare a state of sanitary emergency in his country to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the increase in daily contagion figures. “The number of new infected people is increasing nationwide,” Abe said in statements to journalists in the city of Hiroshima, but ruled out that these data justify the declaration of the health alert. The situation “is very different from what it was” when this exceptional measure was declared last April, Abe added. The state of sanitary emergency was in force in Japan from April 7 to May 25, which allowed local authorities to promote the closure of shops, cancel...
    (CNN)The US government is pouring billions into Covid-19 vaccines, and candidates from three companies are moving along quickly: Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax.Here's what you need to know about them.These are among the dozens of Covid-19 vaccines in trials around the world as researchers rush to find a way to stop the pandemic. To help speed the process, the US government's Operation Warp Speed is providing some funding for those three and five others -- vaccine candidates the US Department of Health and Human Services calls "the most promising."Operation Warp Speed's goal is to have 300 million doses of a vaccine that's safe and effective by January 2021.Read MoreWhile the Phase 1 trial results are promising, the proof will be in...
    Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador appears to be bouncing back after testing positive for COVID-19. On Wednesday, she shared a new pic of herself all glammed up and used hashtags like “#bravocommercial” and “#covidnegative” to indicate the fact she is apparently healthy again and slowly getting back to work. On Tuesday, The Inquisitr reported that Shannon had filmed a video of herself to inform fans she and her twin daughters had tested negative for the virus but still planned to lay low for a while to ensure they were safe. Shannon had to pause filming for Season 15 of RHOC after she contracted COVID-19. It was previously reported she would need to test negative at least twice...
    The High Line Nine, a rectangular building nestled under the High Line in Chelsea that houses nine art galleries, was gearing up for a busy year before the pandemic. “We had a full traditional exhibition schedule for the fall,” said High Line Nine manager Christina Maxwell. “We had a full house with typical art galleries, design and furniture tenants, all of which have been canceled or postponed indefinitely.” Maxwell, who was promoted to her role in mid-March — right as COVID-19 hit — was determined to find a way to keep the artistic heartbeat of the neighborhood alive and show the resilience of New Yorkers in these uncertain times. “I think this is a time when everyone needs a little...
    There are several actors, singers, politician and personalities from other fields who have been tested by the novel coronavirus. Despite taking safety measures, there many who have been affected by this deadly virus. It was just yesterday (August 5) that veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam confirmed that he has been tested positive for coronavirus. And according to latest reports, Kollywood actor and politician Karunas has also tested positive for COVID-19. SP Balasubrahmanyam Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Says ‘Nobody Has to Worry’ As He’s Showing Mild Symptoms. Karunas is known for his work in the Tamil film industry. He particularly famous for doing comedy roles and appeared in numerous films in supporting roles. He is currently serving serve as the Vice-President...
    The Excessive Line 9, an oblong constructing nestled beneath the Excessive Line in Chelsea that homes 9 artwork galleries, was gearing up for a busy 12 months earlier than the pandemic. “We had a full conventional exhibition schedule for the autumn,” mentioned Excessive Line 9 supervisor Christina Maxwell. “We had a full home with typical artwork galleries, design and furnishings tenants, all of which have been canceled or postponed indefinitely.” Maxwell, who was promoted to her function in mid-March — proper as COVID-19 hit — was decided to discover a method to hold the inventive heartbeat of the neighborhood alive and present the resilience of New Yorkers in these unsure occasions. “I believe it is a time when everybody...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio father is dealing with the tragic and unexpected loss of his daughter, a 22-year-old nursing student who died after battling COVID-19 for over a month. “On the way to the hospital, she told me she wanted to get married,” said Glenn Hernandez, father of Osanette Hernandez. Glenn Hernandez won’t be able to see his daughter walk down the aisle. “Took her to the hospital, and that was the last time I was able to be with her physically,” he said. Glenn Hernandez said his daughter began feeling sick on June 20. She developed a sore throat and a fever. She tested positive for COVID-19, and days later, she was taken to the hospital. On...
    The High Line Nine, a rectangular building nestled under the High Line in Chelsea that houses nine art galleries, was gearing up for a busy year before the pandemic. “We had a full traditional exhibition schedule for the fall,” said High Line Nine manager Christina Maxwell. “We had a full house with typical art galleries, design and furniture tenants, all of which have been canceled or postponed indefinitely.” Maxwell, who was promoted to her role in mid-March — right as COVID-19 hit — was determined to find a way to keep the artistic heartbeat of the neighborhood alive and show the resilience of New Yorkers in these uncertain times. “I think this is a time when everyone needs a little...
    TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis on Wednesday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Davis said he has taken his temperature twice daily since the start of the pandemic. He said his temperature was slightly elevated Wednesday and both he and his wife tested for the virus, with his coming back positive. ``My staff, who I’ve worked with in-person this week, have received negative tests as well,” Davis said in the statement. ``Other than a higher-than-normal temperature, I am showing no symptoms at this time and feel fine.” Davis said he is postponing planned public events and will quarantine himself until he tests negative, adding protecting the public health is his highest priority....
    Daily testing for the coronavirus in the United States is falling, even while the death toll rises, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The number of tests has dropped nearly 4 percent over the past two weeks, AP reported. Experts said demand has overburdened laboratories that carry out the highly accurate molecular tests that detect the genetic code of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These tests can give results in as little as two days. The experts are calling for a different test that people can do themselves and get results in just minutes, but the scientists say those tests are not as reliable. They include a do-it-yourself test where a patient would spit on a special piece of paper that...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Rodney Davis said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, making him at least the 15th U.S. lawmaker to be infected or presumed to have the disease. Davis, a Republican of Illinois, said in a statement that he took the test after running a fever Wednesday morning. His office was contacting constituents he had met with within the previous 48 hours, Davis said, and he was postponing public events until he had received a negative test. "If you’re out in public, use social distancing, and when you can’t social distance, please wear a mask. All of us must do our part. That’s what it will take to get through this pandemic," said Davis, 50. At...
    HAYWARD (KPIX) – Alameda County has launched a new program to help patients stay home once they’ve been diagnosed with coronavirus. County officials hope to slow the spread of COVID-19 by helping families that face a sudden financial crisis when a test comes back positive. “So literally every single person that we have spoken to through our contract tracing program, they have all asked for either food, help with rent, or access to be enrolled in healthcare,” says Andrea Schwab-Galindo, CEO of Hayward’s Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center. Schwab-Galindo has watched the pandemic land squarely on her community of working class neighborhoods, primarily people of color. “Most people that test positive are usually the members that are out there working and...
    SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — After weeks of warnings to mask up, as of Wednesday residents in San Mateo County who choose not to heed public health requirements can be forced to pay a fine. “People don’t take it seriously until it costs them money,” said Antonio Scott of Daly City. “It’s about time. We should have done this months ago,” said Daly City’s Cathy Brigaerts. It was Day 1 of enforcement after county supervisors passed the new ordinance making those who don’t comply with health orders subject to fines on Tuesday. It appeared most people were following the rules and most were in agreement with the fines. But for some, those rules are still a bit nebulous. David Fields...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Victor McFadden is playing a crucial role in helping scientist find a solution for Covid-19. The 64-year-old is a volunteer for the phase three trial of merdona, a vaccine study headed by the national institutes of health. “Right now it’s whatever it takes to get this under control. I’m willing to help. I didn’t think i would do it like this but whatever it takes,” McFadden. The Henry Ford Health System kicked-off the human trial in Detroit as the only site in Michigan participating in the double-blind study. “One of the reasons we’re selected for this study is because we have a diverse patient population including a very diverse ethnic and racial groups that we can...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of Florida prison inmates who have died from COVID-19 increased to 59 on Wednesday, while corrections officials said they have taken additional steps to deal with outbreaks at two facilities. The number of inmates who have died was up from 54 in a Tuesday count. Meanwhile, the number of inmates who have tested positive statewide increased to 9,460 on Wednesday, up from 9,180 a day earlier, according to the Florida Department of Correction. The number of infected corrections workers increased to 1,866 on Wednesday, up from 1,810 on Tuesday. The department said Wednesday it has taken additional steps to try to stem the spread of the disease at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, which has had...
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh says most leaders have “no ability to relate to the everyday problems” caused by the coronavirus pandemic and said people who have immunity from the policy shouldn’t be “making the policy.” "We cant sit here and let a bunch of people who will never be negatively impacted by this tell the rest of us what to do," Limbaugh said Tuesday on his show, “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” "With all due respect, the medical community, people, the doctors, [Dr. Anthony] Fauci and [Dr. Deborah] Birx, they may be brilliant at what they do, but they should not be the people telling us whether schools will open or not. Its not their level or area of expertise. "What do they know...
    BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KGO) -- It will still be months before high school sports are likely to resume in California because of COVID-19.However, state health officials have given the green light for resuming preseason practices under certain specific guidelines.RELATED: California high school football players train without knowing if they will have a season this fallDue to coronavirus concerns, December is the earliest high school football can resume.That time frame is also true for high school basketball. And in both sports, many schools have held off on grueling preseason practices as they lack state health department guidelines for keeping those practices safe.The California Department of Public Health finally released those guidelines this week, not only for school sports, but also for club...
    by Melissa Hawkins, American University Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. Melissa Hawkins, professor of public health at American University, explains what this large undercount means and why insufficient data is hampering the U.S.‘s ability to control the pandemic. What are some reasons for the large disparity between the true number of infected cases and the confirmed case count in the U.S.? We just passed 4 million total confirmed cases and over 150,000 deaths. But those confirmed cases really only tell part of the story...
    Twitter has pulled down a tweet from the official “Team Trump” account for posting a video containing coronavirus misinformation. Hide The account tweeted out a video of an interview President Donald Trump gave with Fox News Wednesday morning in which he alleged that COVID-19 posed little danger to children given that they are “almost immune.” Hide While the highly-contagious virus appears to hit the elderly the hardest, children are not “almost immune” and have contracted and died from the disease. The president had also retweeted his campaign’s tweet prior to its removal. Donald J. Trump/Twitter Hide Twitter said in a statement that the Team Trump account would be unable to continue tweeting until the offending tweet is removed, citing the...
    Twitter said it would prevent President Trump’s @TeamTrump campaign account from tweeting until it removed a tweet that violates Twitter’s rules on COVID-19 misinformation, the company confirmed to The News Brig Wednesday evening. However, it appears that @TeamTrump has removed the tweet in violation of the rules, as it has tweeted again several times this evening. The tweet in dispute, according to The Washington Post, was a clip of an interview Trump gave to Fox News where he falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. If you navigate directly to the tweet as of this writing, you’ll see a notice saying that the tweet “is no longer available” because it violated Twitter’s rules. President Trump had also...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that city testing sites have now conducted more than one million coronavirus tests. A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center July 24 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP-Getty) And while most of the city’s initial testing sites served Angelenos with vehicles who could travel to various sites to get tested, Garcetti said that the city was continuing to partner with local companies and agencies to bring increased testing to underserved communities. “If you are unable to drive to a test site, we are coming to you,” Garcetti said. “Our fire department has redesigned trailers...
    More than 500 inmates in an Arizona prison contracted coronavirus, nearly half the population in that prison, while deaths in another prison in California increased this week to 22. The Arizona prison authority (western USA) reported Tuesday that “517 inmates of the ASPC-Tucson Whetstone unit tested positive for covid-19,” according to a statement. “Inmates who tested positive are currently housed in separate areas and receiving appropriate medical care,” the text added. “They will not be allowed to return to the general population until they have received physician approval.” Arizona has more than 180,000 cases, of which 1,429 are in its penal centers. Seven prisoners have died, a much lower number than the 51 reported by California, 22 in their San...
    Twitter briefly blocked President Donald Trumps campaign account, @teamtrump, from posting on its social network for violating the companys policy on coronavirus misinformation. Trumps personal account, @realDonaldTrump, had retweeted a post of a video that included an interview Trump did Wednesday with Fox News where he said children are "virtually immune" from getting COVID-19. "They dont have a problem, they just dont have a problem," Trump added, as part of an argument for why schools should reopen. "It doesnt have an impact on them. Ive watched some doctors say theyre totally immune." Twitter said the @teamtrump account was prohibited from posting until the clip was removed. No action was taken on the presidents own account. The @teamtrump account resumed posting...
    (CNN) — Twitter dijo el miércoles que restringió la capacidad de la campaña del presidente Donald Trump de tuitear después de que su cuenta compartió un video que contenía afirmaciones falsas sobre el coronavirus. El tuit, un video de la entrevista de Trump con Fox News en el que dijo que los niños son «casi inmunes» al virus, «viola las Reglas de Twitter sobre información errónea de covid-19», dijo un portavoz de Twitter en un comunicado. «El propietario de la cuenta deberá eliminar el tuit antes de que pueda volver a tuitear». https://t.co/wxCTuk4GdP — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2020 La cuenta parecía tener la capacidad de tuitear después de la declaración de Twitter, lo que sugiere que la...
    Following reports of large parties that violate health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power services to residents who hold such gatherings. Beginning Friday night, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours. Garcetti said that while all nightclubs and bars have already been closed, “these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the hills” and often happen...
    COLORADO -- Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms.The investigation stems from an article published in the Coloradoan on Tuesday. According to the newspaper report, Colorado State football players and members of the athletic staff say coaches told them not to report coronavirus symptoms and threatened players with reduced playing time should they quarantine.RELATED: 8 UC Berkeley student athletes involved in voluntary workout test positive for COVID-19McConnell promised a swift investigation and full transparency."The story raises concerns about whether the health and well-being of our student athletes is truly the top priority of Colorado State University,"...
    Twitter temporarily banned the Trump 2020 campaign from tweeting on their social media platform until they deleted a video about the coronavirus on Wednesday. Liz Kelley, a spokesperson for Twitter, told the Washington Post that the video was "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation." She added that the "account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again." The Trump Team tweet contained a video of President Donald Trump from an interview with Fox News where he said that children were "almost immune" from the coronavirus. Facebook also took down a post from the president about children contracting coronavirus on Wednesday. "This...
    BALTIMORE (CNN) — As COVID-19 started to spread across the United States earlier this year, dermatology offices began to see suspicious signs on some patients’ skin: Red or purple toes, itchy hives, mottled bumps on fingers, a lacy red rash that spread across legs and arms. But were those truly associated with the novel coronavirus? After all, many other factors could be at play. “Many viral infections can trigger a skin rash, so when you catalog these case reports, you have to have other data. Was the patient on a medication a week before the rash began? Are there other possible causes?” asked Dr. Art Papier, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New...
    (CNN Business)Twitter said on Wednesday it had restricted President Donald Trump's campaign from tweeting after its account shared a video containing false claims about the coronavirus.The tweet, a video of Trump's interview with Fox News in which he said children are "almost immune" to the virus, "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on Covid-19 misinformation," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. "The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again."The account appeared to have the ability to tweet following Twitter's statement, suggesting the campaign had complied with the order and removed the video.Just hours before, Facebook removed a post from Trump's main page featuring the same interview for similar reasons.CNN has reached...
    People wearing face masks have always been prohibited from entering banks.But, now in the coronavirus-era, bank robbers appear to be taking advantage of mask requirements that are needed for COVID-19 safety. Since the nation's first-known armed bank robbery in 1866 by the Jesse James gang, criminals have come up with all sorts of disguises to conceal their identities from employees and security."We've never allowed people into banks with masks, you know, simply because of the security risk of having unidentified people in the bank. The challenge we've got is that the pandemic is the larger risk right now," Paul Benda, senior vice president for Risk and Cybersecurity Policy at the American Bankers Association told the I-Team.Even as banks deal with...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- I thought life was already hectic with a full-time career and three kids but I had no idea it was about to get crazier when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit.We are all being impacted by this crisis and I have been hearing from everyone from family to friends to parents of kids that go to the same schools as mine to complete strangers when I have gone out for essential services.I felt a strong urge to start this blog because it has been therapeutic for me to put my feelings on paper. I wanted to give other people the opportunity to do the same in the hopes that it would help them.I would love to hear...
    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 03: A football with the NFL logo before the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) The NFL is setting up a hotline for players to anonymously report COVID-19 violations, so get ready for a whole lot of snitching. The NBA snitch hotline was such a fun story in the Orlando bubble, with personnel calling a designate phone number where anyone to violate the league’s COVID-19 rules, that the NFL has decided to follow suit. The NFL announced the Players Association sent all of its members a phone number that can be texted in a similar...
    Twitter has banned President Donald Trump from tweeting on Wednesday, as the Washington Post first reported, over his sharing of misinformation about COVID-19. The social media platform said that the president would be blocked from tweeting until he removes the incorrect posts. The Post reported: President Trump’s tweet of a video clip from a Fox News interview — in which he said that children are “almost immune” from covid-19 — violates the site’s rules against misinformation, the company said. Twitter hid the post and said he will not be able to tweet from his account until he deletes it, although he can appeal the decision. While children are less vulnerable to some of the most severe effects of COVID-19,...
    GRETNA, La. (AP) — Since returning to their classrooms to prepare for the opening of in-person instruction next week, a “handful” of Jefferson Parish teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing school officials. The exact number of infections were not released by the Jefferson Parish school district, according to the report in The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. “Since the return to school on August 3, there have been a handful of cases brought to our attention out of approximately 7,000 employees,” the district said Wednesday in a statement, according to the newspaper. “We must all do our part by staying home if we show symptoms of COVID-19.” The district’s administration and most of the School...
    MARION, Ill. (AP) — An inmate at the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in the southern Illinois city of Marion has died of complications from COVID-19, the agency revealed Wednesday. The Bureau of Prisons said Earl James, 65, died Sunday after testing positive for the virus on July 22. Prison officials did not say why James, a Native American, was incarcerated at the prison or give his home town. As of Wednesday, the Marion facility had 84 inmates and four staff members with active cases of COVID-19. The facility houses about 1,262 inmates. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports that to date, 1,807 federal inmates and 531 Bureau of Prison staff nationwide have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. One...
    By Barbara Ortutay | Associated Press Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. According to the Washington Post, Trump tweeted the same clip and Twitter said it will require Trump to remove that post, banning him from tweeting until he does so. Facebook said Wednesday that the “video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.” This is the first time that Facebook...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the Smithsonian Institution to consider how its museums and facilities in the D.C. area can be more effective and nimble in the 21st century when they reopen. Lonnie Bunch, the Secretary of the Smithsonian, told Tom Temin of WTOP’s sister station, Federal News Network, that one realization they have had during the pandemic is that more Americans are comfortable getting their information digitally. This has allowed the Smithsonian to accelerate its digital work. “We’ve created portals that are allowing people to get into our educational materials so they can have the materials about teaching, science, art or history,” Bunch said, with the message being that although the buildings are closed, the Smithsonian is not. There...
    An Emirates plane is seen at Sydney Airport as racehorses exercise during a recovery session at Botany Bay on March 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) As COVID-19 continues to affect the travel industry airlines are looking for creative incentives to get passengers to fill their seats. But one airline is raising eyebrows after it decided to start offering to cover medical expenses – and even funeral costs – for any travelers infected during their flights. READ MORE: Michelle Obama reveals ‘low-grade’ depression on podcast episode According to Forbes, Emirates Airlines’ new policies stipulate that if one of its passengers is diagnosed with COVID-19 during a trip taken with them, the Dubai-based carrier will...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 195,614 confirmed cases, 4,758 deaths Orange County: 38,066 cases, 653 deaths Riverside County: 38,487 confirmed cases, 738 deaths San Bernardino County: 34,017 cases, 477 deaths Ventura County: 7,877 cases, 77 deaths San Diego County: 30,516 cases, 568 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsWEDNESDAY'S UPDATE: August 5, 2020Disturbed by reports of a large party at a mansion in the hills, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new measure designed to crack down on party houses and other venues that violate health orders.If a large...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, who represents a large swath of downstate Illinois, has tested positive for COVID-19. Davis (R-Illinois), whose large district includes all or parts of Bloomington, Carlinville, Champaign, Decatur, Godfrey, Taylorville, and Urbana, announced the positive test on Wednesday/ “Since the beginning of this pandemic, I have taken my temperature twice daily because serving in Congress means I interact with many people, and it’s my duty to protect the health of those I serve. This morning, my temperature clocked in at 99 degrees Fahrenheit, which is higher than normal for me,” Davis wrote. He continued: “Because of the high temperature, my wife and I received a test this morning. While my test came back positive,...
    Facebook took down a video post from Donald Trump’s personal page on Wednesday for making false claims about the coronavirus – the first time the social media giant has removed one of the president’s posts. Trump had uploaded a video of an interview he gave to Fox News earlier Wednesday, in which he falsely claimed that children are ‘almost immune; from the disease. ‘They have much stronger immune system than [adults],’ Trump said in the video, which he also tweeted.
    It's not the first time that Trump has been censored by the social media giant. Donald Trump spoke this morning with Fox News and said that children were “almost immune” from COVID-19. The President then shared the video from that interview on his Facebook page before it was subsequently removed by the platform, NBC News reported. The link to the post now reads “This Content Isn’t Available Right Now.” Facebook policy spokesman Andy Stone said the post was a violation of their policies regarding coronavirus misinformation and added that it included “false claims.” In the interview with “Fox & Friends,” Trump spoke of his desire to reopen schools this fall, saying repeatedly that the virus is going away before claiming...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading faster than public health officials can track it, California could become one of the first states to mandate that businesses notify workers and state officials any time an employee has been exposed to the disease. A bill moving through the state’s Democratic-controlled state Legislature would require companies to notify people no later than 24 hours after they knew or should have known about an employee’s exposure to the virus. Violators could be charged with a crime and fined $10,000. California law already requires companies to report deaths and serious incidents that occur in the workplace, but it’s only recommended that they report infections, according to Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, a Democrat from Grand...
    SAN ANTONIO – A new study that UT Health San Antonio researchers are participating in is providing some new details about the inflammatory condition associated with children who get COVID-19. The National Institutes of Health headed up the study to investigate what is happening to a small percentage of children who survived the novel coronavirus, only to end up weeks later in the emergency room with a serious condition called multisymptom inflammatory syndrome of children (MIS-C). ‘It’s a very scary virus’: Child fearful after he, his family test positive for COVID-19 One of the San Antonio doctors who pored over the case information says the report was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Alvaro Moreira, a...
    Christopher Heisel of Long Island, N.Y., was once able to take 30 steps with help from his gait trainer. The child, who suffers from cerebral palsy, could sit up on his own and feed himself. Due to the closure of in-person therapies amid the coronavirus pandemic, however, Christopher, 10, can no longer bear any weight on his legs. Little to no wrist strength has left him unable to hold a spoon. “This has been a very difficult situation for him, the regression is so devastating and it’s just been so much within such a short amount of time,” his mother, Kristy Heisel, told Fox News. “All the work we have done is gone.” Occupational and physical therapy, as well as...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut, according to new data released on Wednesday. It also marked the sixth day in the past month that no new deaths were reported. As of Wednesday, a total of 4,437 people have died. Meanwhile, the state's infection rate continues to hover just below 1%. Of the 11,839 tests conducted since Tuesday, 115 were positive. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Monday that Connecticut is currently “in a good place” because the state’s baseline rate of COVID-19 infections continues to remain very low,. He predicted the state will have an upper hand with containing, rather than just...
    If you’re a Bay Area sports fan, you know Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro simply as Ricky’s, the family-owned spot where you’ve watched more Raiders, Warriors and A’s games than you can remember. Tina and Ricky Ricardo’s sports bar, which Ricky’s father built 50 years ago and which Sports Illustrated rated as the No. 2 bar in the country, is now at risk of closing due to COVID-19. A longtime patron and friend of the owners has launched a GoFundMe page in an attempt to save the gathering place, home base for Raider Nation and many other groups over the years. So far, $2,985 of $100,00 has been raised. “During the Oakland Raiders’ 13 years of exile...
    Two gym owners fighting state and local authorities to keep their gym open say it’s totally safe to operate and not spread COVID-19. “Any small business can run safely, it’s just a matter of what protocol to put in place,” Atilis Gym owner Ian Smith said Wednesday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports.” “Since mid-June, not even counting our May numbers, we’ve had well over 15,000 individual visits that we track. We have a huge database. Not a single case has been reported so far.” “Can Home Depot open and be safe? Can Costco open and be safe? I’m going say yes to those two and I’m going to say yes to our gym,” added Peter San...
    Week in celebrity photos for August 3-7, 2020 The different types of houses and the pros and cons of each Report: No new positive COVID-19 tests among MLB players The first two weeks of the 2020 MLB season has included multiple teams suffering outbreaks of COVID-19. It has threatened to derail the season before it’s really started. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports MLB might have turned a corner. Most recently, the St. Louis Cardinals had to see multiple series postponed due to an outbreak within the organization. Although, we now have some good leaguewide news on his front, as the latest round of COVID-19 tests around MLB has zero positive results. MLB had no positive tests from yesterday among...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio residents continue to feel the effects of the pandemic as Bexar County added 340 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The additional cases bring the local total to 41,614. Some of the new cases were backlogged due to the county transitioning into the state’s health reporting software, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said 14 more people have died of the virus, bringing the death toll to 394. Many of those deaths were also backlogged, Nirenberg said. Hospital capacity, which has steadily declined in recent weeks, decreased again on Wednesday. COVID-19 hospitalizations stood at 817, down from 838 on Tuesday. Of those patients, 345 are in the intensive care...
    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb, an indicator that the virus is still spreading uncontrolled. Amid the crisis, some health experts are calling for the introduction...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller’s body is buffer, his hair tinted orange on top. The real changes go a whole lot deeper. The Broncos star linebacker on Tuesday revealed four factors that led to his dramatic offseason transformation: his substandard 2019 season, his battle with COVID-19, Kobe Bryant’s death and Michael Jordan’s documentary. These seemingly disparate factors led Miller to reflect on his leadership and his legacy and ultimately helped him reshape his psyche and physique heading into his 10th NFL season. “It’s never too late to change,” said Miller, 31, who kick-started his offseason training program in San Francisco less than a week after the Broncos’ season ended. Despite failing to reach double digit sacks for the first...
    Supreme Court Lifts Order Aimed at Curbing Virus in California Jail 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next 8 UCLA football players test positive for COVID-19 Another day, another team with multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus. This time, it is UCLA football. The LA County Health Director said eight Bruins players have tested positive for COVID-19. © USA TODAY USA TODAY Eight UCLA football players test positive for COVID-19; Divisions II and III cancel fall sports https://t.co/OZeviqfXMz— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) August 5, 2020 LA County Health Director just said eight UCLA football players tested positive for COVID-19.— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) August 5, 2020 Last month, the LA Times reported a number of...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will put $7.5 million toward college grants for people who are out of work or underemployed because of the coronavirus. The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Adults ages 25-64 who are affected by the pandemic may qualify, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday. State officials plan to announce a start date for applying for the funding soon. “These grants will help impacted workers obtain new skills and advance their careers,” Gordon said in a statement. “They will also help Wyoming progress towards its goal of building a highly trained, well-equipped workforce.” Gordon to date has allocated $710 million of $1.25 billion in CARES Act funding allocated to Wyoming. Copyright...
    (CNN) — Facebook dijo el miércoles que había eliminado una publicación de la página del presidente Donald Trump por contener afirmaciones falsas sobre el covid-19. La publicación era un video de una entrevista que el presidente le dio a Fox News el miércoles por la mañana. «Este video incluye afirmaciones falsas de que un grupo de personas es inmune al covid-19, lo que es una violación de nuestras políticas sobre la información errónea de covid», dijo el portavoz de Facebook Andy Stone en un comunicado el miércoles por la noche. Stone agregó que los comentarios específicos que habían entrado en conflicto con las reglas de Facebook fueron las falsas afirmaciones de Trump de que los niños son casi inmunes al...
    Facebook on Wednesday reportedly removed a video posted to President Donald Trump’s personal page. Hide The video included a segment from a Fox News interview that Trump gave via phone on Wednesday morning. During the interview, Trump falsely claimed that children are “almost immune from” COVID-19. Hide “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from Covid-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday evening, per CNN. Trump was discussing why schools should reopen when he touted that children are “virtually immune” to COVID-19. Even though children are less vulnerable to the coronavirus, that is false. Children can contract, transmit, and even die...
    Facebook has removed a post posted by President Donald Trump’s account for violations of its misinformation policy, the company confirmed to The News Brig. The video posted was of a Trump interview with Fox News’ Fox & Friends program, in which the president claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, which is false. The interview also included Trump saying COVID-19 “is going to go away,” and that his view is that “schools should open” because “this it will go away like things go away.” A recent study conduced by infectious disease experts at Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that children younger than five can carry the virus at levels far higher than adults, although there is still debate over whether...
    The Raiders are having another bizarre offseason despite most of their activities taking place virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, coach Jon Gruden had special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia lie to players on a video call by telling them Gruden had been hospitalized with the coronavirus. It was an apparent ploy to get them to take the illness seriously. While Gruden’s intentions might have been OK, his method of getting the message across was questionable. NFL Network correspondent Mike Garafolo’s overwhelmingly positive spin of the incident was odd, too. One more on the #Raiders from Inside Training Camp on @nflnetwork: Jon Gruden’s attempt to “crush” COVID-19 included assistant Rich Bisaccia tricking the players into thinking Gruden had coronavirus. But it wasn’t a mean-spirited prank....
    Raiders head coach Jon Gruden apparently took a unique approach to demonstrating the seriousness of COVID-19 to his players. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports NFL teams are reporting for training camp as teams prepare for the 2020 season. According to Mike Garafolo at NFL Network, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden went to extreme measures to demonstrate to his players the seriousness of COVID-19. During a Zoom call with players, the Raiders coaching staff reportedly briefly pretended Gruden had COVID and was being treated in the hospital. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden took an odd approach in order to convey to his players the seriousness of COVID-19. According to...
    New York (CNN Business)Latino households in the United States are having more trouble making ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic than any other demographic group, according to a new Pew Research study.The think tank released the findings from its latest American Trends Panel survey on Tuesday. The group's researchers surveyed more than 9,600 US adults in April and June to complete its study.The findings revealed Latinos now have a grimmer view of the economy than the general population due in part to how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their employment prospects.About 59% of Latinos polled said they live in households where someone lost their job or had their pay cut due to coronavirus concerns during the month of May. Only...
    MENLO PARK (CNN/CBS SF) — Bay Area-based social media giant Facebook on Wednesday confirmed it had removed a post from President Donald Trump’s page for containing false claims about COVID-19. The post was a video of an interview the President gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning. “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday. Stone added the specific comments that had run afoul of Facebook’s rules were Trump’s false claims about children being almost immune to the virus. The removal marks the latest instance when the social media company owned by Mark Zuckerberg...
    SAN ANTONIO – In mid-July, Corpus Christi made national headlines after a Nueces County health official said 85 babies had tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past two weeks, that number has nearly doubled, City-County Health Director Annette Rodriguez told KIII TV. “Since March until now, it’s close to 167 so from the last time I reported, I don’t remember that exact date, but we had 85 infants, 23 months or younger, and since that date that number has almost doubled and that hasn’t been a very long time period,” Rodriguez said.” Since the pandemic began in March, Nueces County has seen a total of 13,062 COVID-19 cases, according to the city’s dashboard....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We are entering month six of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota. The first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota was announced on March 6. Since then, more than 1,600 Minnesotans have died from the virus. The latest figures released by the Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday showed 305 people are hospitalized, which includes ICU patients, for COVID-19 complications. Three weeks ago, that number was 230. “We’ve seen up and downs, but the case growth over the last month has been pretty significant,” said Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. MDH closely tracks the positivity rate as a key in monitoring the spread of the virus. It measures the number of positive COVID-19 tests against the...
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Teachers, students and the community are mourning Dr. David Freeman, the superintendent of the Flour Bluff ISD in the Corpus Christi area. “It is with profound sadness that we let you know Superintendent Dr. David Freeman passed away this morning,” said FBISD on their website. “We are heartbroken and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of our fearless leader.” The father of three died Wednesday morning after testing positive for COVID-19. “Although he was our superintendent, he was first and foremost a loving and devoted husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cassie, and their three children–Callie, Brock and Jenna,” said FBISD on their website. “Dr. Freeman’s passing is an enormous loss to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search for a drug to treat COVID-19 has taken a surprising new turn. Doctors are testing an approved, age-old drug to see if it stops some of the more deadly symptoms. In his latest Max Minute report, Dr. Max Gomez says it’s a drug for gout. The ancient Egyptians used a precursor of the drug, colchicine, to treat gout, a painful inflammation of the joints, often the big toe. Since then, it has even been used to tamp down inflammation in heart procedures. So, it was kind of a natural to try it in the runaway inflammation of COVID-19. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defended President Donald Trump’s plan to re-open schools for the fall because “the flu is more dangerous based on real statistics than Covid-19,” he said in an interview with CNN Wednesday night. “The president once again said schools should reopen,” Wolf Blitzer said. “Because, in his words, and he said this today, I was surprised to hear it when he said it on Fox & Friends ‘kids are virtually immune to the virus.’ That’s not true as you know … The president seems to be giving a false sense of security.” “No, I don’t think he’s giving a false sense of security at all,” Meadows responded. “Here’s the great news as a...
    Bogota (CNN)Former Colombian President, Álvaro Uribe has tested positive for coronavirus, just one day after the country's Supreme Court issued a house arrest order for him. "President Álvaro Uribe has tested positive for Covid-19. However, his state of health is optimal, he has not presented any major symptoms, or any respiratory difficulties," Gabriel Velasco, senator and spokesman for the Democratic Center party, said Wednesday. The former President, who is currently a senator in Colombia, was ordered to be put under house arrest on Tuesday, in relation to a case investigating alleged witness tampering. The case dates back to 2012, when Uribe alleged that opposition congressman Ivan Cepeda was orchestrating an effort to link him to far-right militant groups, spurring an...
    (CNN Business)Facebook on Wednesday said it had removed a post from President Donald Trump's page for containing false claims about Covid-19. The post was a video of an interview the President gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning."This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from Covid-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation," Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday evening.Stone added the specific comments that had run afoul of Facebook's rules were Trump's false claims about children being almost immune to the virus.This is a developing story and will be updated...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — State prison officials say as many as 17,600 California inmates may be released early due to the coronavirus, 70% more than previously estimated and a total that victims and police say includes dangerous criminals who should stay locked up. The releases also are causing consternation as probation officers and community organizations scramble to provide housing, transportation and other services for inmates who may pose a public health risk because several hundred have been paroled while still contagious. “It has just been a total madhouse, quite frankly, and we’re doing this in the midst of a pandemic,” said Karen McDaniel, the statewide transportation and services liaison between community groups and corrections officials. Among those released was...
    One day later: 135 dead, 200,000 homeless 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Gregg Popovich touts NBA bubble vs. U.S. leadership as league reports zero COVID-19 cases The NBA announced on Wednesday that COVID-19 testing has produced zero coronavirus cases inside the bubble six days after the resumption of its season. It’s the second straight report of no COVID-19 cases in the bubble after an initial round of testing found two cases among players who were quarantined as they arrived at the Disney World campus. Wednesday’s results arrived after 343 players were tested. The result is obviously good news for the NBA, which is setting the standard for sports amid the pandemic as MLB struggles...
    Photo via White Hous/FlickrThe persistent perception is that Gov. Ron DeSantis is simply Donald Trump‘s man in Tallahassee, but the Governor says that’s a “phony narrative.” DeSantis, in a one-on-one interview with CBS 4’s Jim DeFede, rejected Monday the proposition that he was “tethered” to the President. “First of all, that’s just a phony narrative,” DeSantis said. The Governor continued to express angst in the interview about news coverage, saying “everything that’s presented typically is presented negative.” Whether that coverage has affected polling is an open question. Though public surveys say DeSantis is down, with people soured on the Governor’s virus response, he says he hasn’t conducted any internal polling to find out. “I’ve not taken a poll since I’ve been Governor, believe it...
    Maryland recorded its lowest rate of COVID-19 positivity since the pandemic began, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday. Across the state, the seven-day positivity rate for the virus has fallen to 4.05%, which is the lowest level recorded since the World Health Organization first declared the novel coronavirus to be a pandemic. The daily positivity rate in Maryland also reached a record low at 3.08%. In Maryland’s largest counties, positivity percentages have been trending downward since the peak of the virus in late April. Montgomery County reached a new low of 2.52%, which is a decrease of more than 92% since April 20, which was the peak in the county. Prince George’s County currently has a positivity rate of 6.05%....