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    (Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 fell 16% to about 7,200 people last week, the first decline in deaths after four weeks of increases, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports. The country posted more than 376,000 new COVID-19 cases for the week ended August 9, or an average of roughly 53,000 per day. New cases have now fallen for three straight weeks, though the United States still accounts for a quarter of the global total of 20 million cases. Last week's decline in new cases came largely from recent hot spots. For instance, new cases in Arizona fell by more than 48% in the last week, and on Aug. 9 the state reported fewer...
    Gilead Sciences on Monday applied for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir. The biotech company also said the antiviral drug will go by the brand name of Veklury in the U.S. "Today's filing is an important milestone as we continue to partner with the U.S. government and health care authorities around the globe to address the treatment needs of patients with COVID-19," said Merdad Parsey, Gilead's chief medical officer, in a statement.  Remdesivir is available in the U.S. on an emergency basis for hospitalized patients with severe cases of COVID-19, but FDA approval of Gilead's new drug application would clear the way for wider use of the treatment. Remdesivir has already been approved...
    Guam’s governor, Lou Leon Guerrero (D), said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will be isolating at home.  “Earlier this evening, I received a positive test result for COVID-19.  I have been in home quarantine since this weekend and will be isolated pending my recovery. I remain in good health despite exhibiting moderate symptoms of the virus,” the governor tweeted.  Earlier this evening, I received a positive test result for COVID-19. I have been in home quarantine since this weekend and will be isolated pending my recovery. I remain in good health despite exhibiting moderate symptoms of the virus.— Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (@louleonguerrero) August 10, 2020 I implore everyone to use my experience as a reminder of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Free one-on-one tutoring will be provided as part of Los Angeles Unified's plan this fall to bridge the gap for students who need some extra help as the district continues online learning, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday."We've learned a good deal about online education since March, and it's clear there is a need for more one-on-one support for students,'' Beutner said.The coronavirus has forced schools to close campuses and move to virtual classes, with distance learning continuing when fall classes begin next week.RELATED: Coronavirus: SoCal teacher gives kids peek of what outdoor learning could look likeEMBED More News Videos The opening of many Los Angeles County schools is just two weeks away. For most students, the...
    Business education teacher Malikah Armbrister stands in protest along with her colleagues in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images A report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association said that at least 97,078 tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks of July.  Since the pandemic began, 338,982 children have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the report.  The last two weeks of July showed a 40% increase in pediatric cases from prior weeks, according to the report. President Donald Trump has urged schools to reopen in the fall.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At least 97,078 tested positive...
    Last week, two high schoolers said they were suspended over viral photos of their high school’s packed hallways that were posted to social media. One high schooler remains unidentified, but Hannah Watters, a sophomore at North Paulding High School, gave an interview to CNN on Sunday night in which she shared she’s received threatening messages since her photos went viral. First, she explained her original motive in sharing the photos and video to Twitter, where they immediately got national attention.  "They kind of sent us to school and used us as guinea pigs to see what would happen later on,” she told CNN, explaining that she shared the photos because she believed it was the right thing to do, and that she...
    With the academic year fast approaching, some New York school districts still have not submitted their reopening plans for in-person learning during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Before reopening, all 749 school districts in New York had to submit their reopening plan that includes guidance on how they plan to handle potential remote learning, testing, and contact tracing for teachers and students. However, as of Monday, Aug. 10, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that 107 schools have not submitted plans for the state to review, and if they fail to, they will not be permitted to reopen next month. The new deadline has been set for Friday, Aug. 14 for districts to submit and amend plans for...
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland will introduce mandatory coronavirus tests and quarantines for travellers arriving from certain high-risk countries, the minister in charge said on Monday. The announcement came after 24 of 157 passengers who arrived on a flight from Skopje in North Macedonia to Turku in Finland on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 following voluntary tests. (Reporting by Anne Kauranen; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Antonio Banderas joins the likes of Tom Hanks and Idris Elba as the latest celebrity to test positive for coronavirus, using his 60th birthday to inform his fans of his diagnosis via Twitter. Hide Antonio Banderas Hide Banderas wrote about his diagnosis in Spanish. Below is an English translation of his tweet. Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, August 10, I am obligated to celebrate my 60th birthday quarantining after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus. I would like to add that I find myself relatively well, just a little more tired than usual, and trusting that I’ll recover as soon as possible by following the medical directions that...
    Harvey Weinstein will fight extradition from New York to Los Angeles for an upcoming sexual assault trial amid fears he may contract COVID-19 for a second time, his attorney has revealed.  The shamed former Hollywood mogul is currently serving a 23-year sentence in the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York after being convicted of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in third degree back in March. However, the LA District Attorney’s Office has requested Weinstein be extradited to City of Angels as he’s set to go on trial for a second time for five other felony sex crime charges. Weinstein’s lawyer, Norman Effman, told TMZ that his client will be fighting the move because...
    President Trump on Monday slammed Republican Sen. Ben Sasse for calling Trump’s new executive orders “unconstitutional slop.” “RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and endorsement in order to get the Republican nomination for Senate from the GREAT State of Nebraska, has, now that he’s got it (Thank you President T), gone rogue, again,” Trump tweeted. “This foolishness plays right into the hands of the Radical Left Dems!” Trump on Saturday signed four executive orders after Congress gridlocked in coronavirus relief talks. The orders revive a federal evictions moratorium, extend student loan deferment, create a $400 weekly unemployment supplement and suspend payroll taxes on incomes under $104,000. Sasse (R-Neb.), who won the Republican nomination in May to serve a second...
    A COVID-19 addendum can help a buyer, if a seller agrees. (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) If you buy a house and then lose your job, then you are just an unemployed homeowner with no way to reverse the purchase. But if the pandemic costs you your job between the time you sign a contract to buy a home and the sale closes, you could have an out. It is called a COVID-19 addendum. “In the residential sales contract, it protects the buyer from any layoff, any furlough due to COVID. Therefore, the buyer can successfully void the contract,” said Chris Channell, regional vice president at Draper & Kramer Mortgage in McLean, Virginia. It is an extremely rare...
    Antonio Banderas has tested positive for COVID-19, the “Mask of Zorro” star revealed in a tweet on Monday. The actor, who is celebrating his 60th birthday Monday, captioned a lengthy note to his fans, “Quiero contaros lo siguiente…,” which translates in English to, “I want to tell you all something …” In the note written in Spanish, he shared that he is in quarantine because he tested positive for coronavirus. The “Desperado” star also said, “I would like to add that I find myself relatively well, only a bit more tired than usual and confident that I will recuperate as soon as possible by following the medical instructions that I hope will help me overcome the infectious process that I...
    The Maharashtra Government’s announcement to resume film and television shoots was a huge sigh of relief for filmmakers and production houses, that remained shut during the lockdown and lost a lot of money. However, now that the shoots have resumed with some government-approved guidelines and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) in place, actors are back on sets filming for their shows. And on their part, the production houses too, have ensured that their workers and crew remain safe during their time on sets. Coronavirus Lockdown: Mohsin Khan and Shaheer Sheikh Shoot Episodes for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke From Home. Opening up on staying safe at home during the lockdown and resuming work with great...
    The COVID-19 trends in Colorado have been improving this month, and they look even better today than they did a week ago. Even as the total number of infections in the state surpassed 50,000, the daily caseload continues to ease down and hospitalizations remain generally stable. There hasn't been a death officially attributed to the novel coronavirus since August 6, four days ago; the total for August so far is five, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Public Environment. Here is the major-category COVID-19 data for Colorado, updated at 3 p.m. on August 9:Related Stories COVID-19: Social Hell for Colorado Woman Who Can't Wear a Mask COVID-19: Repeat Outbreaks at Pasta Jay's and More COVID-19: Another Colorado Town That Gives...
    Getty Senator Kamala Harris has advocated for $2,000 monthly in stimulus cash for Individuals in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Some Individuals might develop into eligible for $10,000 a month within the type of stimulus aid, if a selected stimulus plan makes it via Congress. The Month-to-month Financial Disaster Assist Act was launched in Might by Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey. It goals to supply month-to-month recurring funds to Individuals till the pandemic is over — and for households of 5 or extra, this might imply a month-to-month cost of $10,000. This stimulus proposal didn’t obtain a lot assist when it was launched, for a easy purpose: Republicans...
    Getty Senator Kamala Harris has advocated for $2,000 per month in stimulus money for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Some Americans could become eligible for $10,000 a month in the form of stimulus relief, if a particular stimulus plan makes it through Congress. The Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act was introduced in May by Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey. It aims to offer monthly recurring payments to Americans until the pandemic is over — and for families of five or more, this could mean a monthly payment of $10,000. This stimulus proposal did not receive much support when it was introduced, for a simple reason: Republicans and Democrats alike have posed concerns about the cost...
    Las Vegas officials have stormed into a hotel to shut down the Mrs Nevada beauty pageant for violating social distancing rules.  The City of Las Vegas Business Licensing shut down the event on Sunday evening after the crowd size was found to be in violation of Nevada's crowd size mandate.  Contestants vying to be the next Mrs. Nevada America were left competing in an empty room at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas after attendees of the event were ordered to leave.  Currently in the state of Nevada, public and private gatherings are limited to 50 or fewer people and everyone must be wearing face masks.  Las Vegas officials stormed into a hotel to shut down the Mrs Nevada beauty...
    A photo showing a packed hallway at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, on August 3, 2020. @ihateiceman/Twitter The Dallas, Georgia high school that punished students for posting pictures of a packed hallway says it will close for two days after nine people got COVID-19. Six students and three staff members tested positive for the virus since the school reopened on August 3, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. North Paulding High School superintendent Brian Otott told parents Sunday that the classes will be conducted online until Wednesday, WSB-TV reported. Photos of a crowded hallway at the school, with many not wearing masks, spread widely across social media on August 4, stoking concerns that schools could be...
    Getty A brand new coronavirus stimulus bundle is predicted to be launched this week. Will fewer folks be eligible for a verify? President Donald Trump signed 4 government orders over the weekend to offer Individuals’ numerous types of stimulus reduction because of the pandemic. Nonetheless, a second spherical of COVID-19 stimulus checks was not amongst them, in all probability as a result of funding authority is the area of Congress, not presidential powers. It’s nonetheless potential Individuals may get one other stimulus verify. Nonetheless, it seems it should take Congress coming again to the desk to finish the deal that broke down final week and now President Trump’s government order pen. Will...
    Getty A new coronavirus stimulus package is expected to be released this week. Will fewer people be eligible for a check? President Donald Trump signed four executive orders over the weekend to give Americans’ various forms of stimulus relief due to the pandemic. However, a second round of COVID-19 stimulus checks was not among them, probably because funding authority is the domain of Congress, not presidential powers. It’s still possible Americans could get another stimulus check. However, it appears it will take Congress coming back to the table to complete the deal that broke down last week and now President Trump’s executive order pen. Will that happen? Will Republicans and Democrats continue negotiating? If they do reach a...
    Veteran actor Satish Shah on Sunday revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 last month and thanked the medical staff for “restoring” his health back to normal. The 69-year-old actor, best known for his work on shows like “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai” and “Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi”, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on July 20 after he contracted the novel coronavirus. He was discharged on July 28. “I am absolutely well now. As per protocol, I have to quarantine myself till August 11. Natasha Suri, Former Miss India World and Actress, Tests Positive for COVID-19 I had developed fever which I suppressed by taking medicines. But then I was asked to get myself tested and the result turned out to...
    (CNN)More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report says. The report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, said in those two weeks, there was a 40% increase in child cases across the states and cities that were studied. The age range for children differed by state, with some defining children as only those up to age 14 and one state -- Alabama -- pushing the limit to 24. As new academic year looms, public school nurses call for more funding to battle the coronavirusThe compiled data comes during back-to-school season as health officials are trying to understand the effects of the...
    Major League Baseball has postponed scheduled games between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates after additional members of the Cardinals’ team and staff tested positive for Covid-19. The Cardinals organization told CNN Sunday that John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, confirmed one additional Cardinals player has tested positive. A total of 17 members of the organization — 10 players and seven staff — have tested positive for the virus, resulting in the postponement of the three-game series between the teams scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals have now had 13 games postponed. The team has not played a game since July 29. “In light of the most recent positive...
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    These data come at a time when the reopening of schools is still being discussed Most children are not seriously ill from COVID-19. Photo: Ketut Subiyanto / Pexels At least 97,000 children in the United States tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July aloneaccording to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatricians and the Children’s Hospital Association. The report adds that around 338,000 minors have been infected since the pandemic began. These figures reveal that in just two weeks a quarter of the total were infected. The data comes out at a time when families and educational leaders are trying to find a way to get around the challenges involved...
    Police are monitoring Black Lives Matter protests with ring doorbell data and drones Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Indians SP Zach Plesac sent home for violating COVID-19 protocols Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac was suspended by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols, just days after MLB implemented strict guidelines after its second coronavirus outbreak. © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Zach Plesac's decision to break MLB rules will be costly for him. Plesac’s suspension comes at a time when the St. Louis Cardinals are sidelined indefinitely due to COVID-19 spreading across their clubhouse, highlighting the risks of MLB playing outside a bubble. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal...
    A total of 60 restaurants and bars in downstate New York were issued violations for non-compliance with COVID-19 guidelines over the weekend. On Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 2,294 establishments to conduct the checks. Those issued violations were all in New York City and Long Island. Here is a breakdown: Bronx - 2 Brooklyn - 2 Manhattan - 22 Queens - 26 Staten Island - 4 Nassau - 3 Suffolk - 1 On Saturday, Aug. 8, New York State conducted 65,812 COVID tests and had the lowest one-day positive rate since starting COVID testing at 0.78 percent. The statewide daily rate normally about 1.0, a little below...
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith announced on social media Saturday that he will miss the 2020 football season due to open heart surgery.Smith, who has been on the Viking's COVID-19 list since July 27, wrote a post on Instagram sharing that while he tested positive for COVID-19, doctors detected he had a heart issue."I found this out after I tested positive for COVID and had to have further testing done as protocol," he wrote. "The Lord works in mysterious ways but I could really feel him on this one!"He added that the surgery will not end his football career. He expects to return to the Vikings in 2021."Earlier this week, I found out I need open-heart surgery...
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith announced on social media Saturday that he will miss the 2020 football season due to open heart surgery.Smith, who has been on the Viking's COVID-19 list since July 27, wrote a post on Instagram sharing that while he tested positive for COVID-19, doctors detected he had a heart issue."I found this out after I tested positive for COVID and had to have further testing done as protocol," he wrote. "The Lord works in mysterious ways but I could really feel him on this one!"He added that the surgery will not end his football career. He expects to return to the Vikings in 2021."Earlier this week, I found out I need open-heart surgery...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana public health officials on Sunday reported a fourth consecutive day of 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new death. The Indiana State Department said state has had 74,328 cases and 2,835 deaths since the start of the pandemic. More than 841,000 tests have been administered in Indiana. Students at Indiana University began moving in Sunday, which will be spread out over 12 days. Before moving in, students have to undergo a COVID-19 test. Tents will be set up in Memorial Stadium, according to The Herald-Times. Those who test positive will have to return home and isolate themselves for 10 days before coming back to campus. If they can't return home, they'll be assigned to isolation...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois has surpassed 2,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row. The state has also expanded the areas that are now considered at "warning level" for COVID-19 in the state.Thirteen counties now fall under the category due to the rising number of positive coronavirus cases and outbreaks linked to businesses, long-term care facilities, large gatherings, and out-of-state travel.The majority of the counties on that list are downstate, with the closest to the Chicago-area being Winnebago and Grundy counties. State health officials announced 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, including 18 additional confirmed deaths Saturday.Latest COVID-19 deaths:Bureau County: 1 female 80s Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s...
    Who could’ve seen this coming? While storefronts are going bust across the Big Apple due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York’s psychics and fortune-tellers say they are seeing more clients — and making more money — than ever before. Unlike most businesses, they thrive in times of uncertainty and despair. “When there’s a big change in the world, or more uncertainty in the world, that is when people look for more certainty,” psychic Betsy LeFae told The Post. “Everyone now wants more certainty, and yes – that is when people tend to turn to psychics. LeFae moved upstate during the pandemic but still performs her services virtually for clientele based largely in the city. Her prices are steeper than most...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County is seeing a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, compared to the surge in June and July. Currently in Bexar County, COVID-19 cases total 42,531 and the death toll is currently 432, as of Saturday. Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined Leading SA on Sunday and said the last two months have been deadly for San Antonio with the sudden uptick in COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations. “You saw hospital numbers were in great shape back in April and May, and just how quickly our cases started to accelerate in June and July. And, it became a very deadly two months for us,” Mayor Nirenberg said. The COVID-19 transmission is still high in...
    The Milford Sports Pub and Grille has re-opened after being shut down by the local Health Department due to a COVID-19 rule violation. A “CLOSED” sign by order of the City of Milford Department of Health was stuck to the front door of the pub on Old Gate Lane on Monday, Aug. 3. The notice cites Connecticut state laws and an executive order signed by Governor Ned Lamont outlining the state’s COVD-19 response. Milford Sports Pub and Grille broke the pandemic capacity rule by having too many people at the establishment. The pub reopened a few days later featuring “safe space dining.” The pub’s website emphasizes its commitment to strict sanitation, staff safety protocols, safe service, and customer guidelines....
    As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, including getting booted from school. Critics question whether it’s realistic to demand that college students not act like typical college students. But the push illustrates the high stakes for universities planning to welcome at least some students back. Wide-scale COVID-19 testing, quarantines and plexiglass barriers in classrooms won’t work if too many students misbehave. “I think that the majority of students...
    By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, including getting booted from school. Critics question whether it's realistic to demand that college students not act like typical college students. But the push illustrates the high stakes for universities planning to welcome at least some students back. Wide-scale COVID-19 testing, quarantines and plexiglass barriers in classrooms won’t work if too many students misbehave. “I think...
    As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, including getting booted from school. Critics question whether it’s realistic to demand that college students not act like typical college students. But the push illustrates the high stakes for universities planning to welcome at least some students back. Wide-scale COVID-19 testing, quarantines and plexiglass barriers in classrooms won’t work if too many students misbehave. “I think that the majority of students...
    9 folks have turn out to be contaminated with coronavirus on the Georgia faculty the place a teen was suspended for recording footage of a crowded hallway wherein many college students had been seen with out masks, in response to a report. North Paulding Excessive College in Dallas, Ga., knowledgeable mother and father in a letter Saturday that six college students and three school members have examined constructive for the virus, ABC Information reported. “Now we have anticipated that COVID-19 would affect us because it has practically each group, and the district has labored in partnership with the Division of Public Well being (DPH) to proactively implement security precautions and response plans,” they wrote within the letter. The outbreak...
    Nine people have become infected with coronavirus at the Georgia school where a teen was suspended for recording footage of a crowded hallway in which many students were seen without masks, according to a report. North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., informed parents in a letter Saturday that six students and three faculty members have tested positive for the virus, ABC News reported. “We have anticipated that COVID-19 would impact us as it has nearly every community, and the district has worked in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to proactively implement safety precautions and response plans,” they wrote in the letter. The outbreak comes after Hannah Watters, 15, was suspended last week for posting to Twitter...
    There are several celebs from the entertainment industry and personalities from other fields who have been tested positive for coronavirus. Despite taking maximum safety measures, many have been affected by this deadly virus. Natasha Suri, former Miss India World and actress, has also been tested positive for COVID-19. The 31-year-old diva confirmed about the same to a leading daily. Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam Tests Positive for Coronavirus. Natasha Suri, in an interview with Bombay Times, confirmed that she has been tested positive for coronavirus. Natasha, who is currently under home quarantine, stated about the symptoms that she faced. She was quoted as saying, “Around six days ago, I had gone to Pune for some urgent work. After I came back,...
    (CNN)The US is nearing five million cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic -- and as experts have highlighted in the past, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The staggering number means the country holds about a fourth of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. More than,162,000 Americans have died. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing and health officials from coast to coast have urged the use of face masks in public places and pleaded with residents to avoid all kinds of social gatherings until the spread of the virus is under control. As of this week, five states together hold...
    SAN ANTONIO – Lactation specialists note that after a brief period of uncertainty about whether COVID-19 could be passed from mother to child while breastfeeding, new research is coming to light, proving it is safer than once thought. A study in The Lancet medical publication looked at 120 babies born to women who tested positive and were breastfed and handled with surgical masks and other virus containment procedures. None of the infants tested at 5-7 days, and then again at 14 days, contracted COVID-19. University Hospital in San Antonio is one of the hospitals taking note and allowing newborn babies to have full contact with their moms so that they can enjoy skin-to-skin contact and breastfeed. The change came after...
    The White House has reportedly mandated random coronavirus testing for its staffers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Staffers at the EEOB, which is situated next to the West Wing and houses the majority of White House offices, will be tested over the following weeks, the Daily Beast reported Saturday. Politico reported earlier in the week that all staffers in the White House complex will be subjected to mandatory random COVID-19 testing, with a few exceptions. The policy shift marks an expansion for who is required to be tested for the virus. Previously just staffers working in the White House would be required to submit to mandatory testing. The building includes offices for the National Security Council; the new testing...
    A medical staff member takes the blood pressure and heart rate of a baby girl positive for COVID-19 while her mother holds her in her arms at the door of her hotel room turned into a hospital for people who do not need hospitalization during the week in Venezuela. (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/Getty Images) In Corpus Christi, a coastal city in South Texas, nearly 100 babies tested positive for COVID-19. In mid-July, Nueces County, where Corpus Christi is located, announced that nearly 85 newborns were positive for COVID-19. One 6-week-old infant even died after contracting it. Corpus Christi, TX: 187 INFANTS have tested positive for COVID-19 and sadly one has died. Georgia: 260 students in quarantine due...
    Sharon Hurt, an at-large member of the Nashville Metro Council, suggested this week that people who do not wear a face mask, but spread coronavirus, should be hit with attempted murder or murder charges. During an August 5 meeting between the city's Public Safety, Beer & Regulated Beverages and Health, Hospitals, & Social Services committees, Hurt asked whether the council could enact legislation criminally charging people who don't wear face coverings in a similar fashion HIV-positive people who knowingly spread HIV without informing partners. She said:My question goes back to legislation. I don't know if Mike Jameson could be the one to answer the question, but my concern is — you know I work for an organization, that if...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium continued its important work throughout Philadelphia’s communities on Saturday afternoon. The group held its 37th free testing site for people with coronavirus symptoms at the Mander Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The mission of the consortium is to provide advocacy for the Black community amid the pandemic, which has affected African American and Hispanic people disproportionately in the number of infections and severe outcomes. “Today, we are testing in a place where I was born and raised, which I love, North Philadelphia,” Dr. Ala Stanford, a pediatric surgeon and Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium founder, said. “This zip code [19121], and specifically in North Philadelphia, is one of our hardest-hit zip codes, and...
    Los Gatos, Calif. (KGO) -- Testing delays could hamper efforts across the region to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In one case, a Los Gatos man with cystic fibrosis says he's had to put his life on hold as he awaits his COVID-19 test results."I've been waiting 13 days for a result," said Los Gatos resident Ricky Whicker. "Trouble breathing, I've been sleeping 16 hours a day, and I've had achy joints."Whicker, who is immunocompromised, has been isolating at home since taking a COVID-19 diagnostic test through his medical provider. His mother, Rebekah Davis-Matthews, who is a contact tracer for Santa Clara County, is puzzled by the delay.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: CA counties where COVID-19 is getting worse"There's this...
    Los Gatos, Calif. (KGO) -- Testing delays could hamper efforts across the region to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In one case, a Los Gatos man with cystic fibrosis says he's had to put his life on hold as he awaits his COVID-19 test results."I've been waiting 13 days for a result," said Los Gatos resident Ricky Whicker. "Trouble breathing, I've been sleeping 16 hours a day, and I've had achy joints."Whicker, who is immunocompromised, has been isolating at home since taking a COVID-19 diagnostic test through his medical provider. His mother, Rebekah Davis-Matthews, who is a contact tracer for Santa Clara County, is puzzled by the delay.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: CA counties where COVID-19 is getting worse"There's this...
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    It’s encouraging that so many biotech and pharmaceutical companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers will need a lot of volunteers to run human trials. Maybe you should participate. Arlene Weintraub profiles the type of person vaccine developers want for trials, along with what to expect if you participate, the chance of getting a placebo and possible side effects. Record-low mortgage rates Jacob Passy describes what should be a borrower’s paradise, but is turning out to be a difficult market for home buyers. A mural outside Andy's Bar, one of dozens of murals painted on buildings in Denton, Texas. Victoria DeCuir/ Courtesy Denton Public Library Retirement destinations Silvia Ascarelli helps a woman who wants to retire and move from...
    (CNN) — When James Giannetta first called his brother Russ in late June to tell him that the coronavirus was beginning to spread in his Texas federal prison, Russ could hear the fear in his voice. “This place is exploding,” James warned. Russ soon got another call: James, a 65-year-old inmate with diabetes and HIV, had tested positive for the virus himself. Within days, he was rushed to a hospital as his oxygen levels plummeted. A few weeks later, after his condition deteriorated and he was placed on a ventilator, he was dead. As coronavirus has spread rapidly through prisons and jails around the country in recent months, the Texas lockup where Giannetta spent his last days has emerged as...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative again for COVID-19, after previous conflicting results before Trump meeting. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SAN ANTONIO – Governor Greg Abbott announced an extension of the State Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties for COVID-19. The declaration was originally issued on March 13 and provides the state a variety of resources to aid Texas in mitigating the spread of the virus. Abbott said the extension was made to aid communities responding to COVID-19 case surges. “Renewing this Disaster Declaration will provide communities with the resources they need to respond to COVID-19,” Abbott said in a statement. “I urge Texans to remain vigilant in our fight against this virus. Everyone must do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly. We will...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday extended the state’s disaster declaration for all counties in response to the COVID-19 threat. According to the governor, the declaration, which was originally issued on March 13, allows the state to be provided with resources to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “A proclamation renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas,” a state document said. The spread of the novel coronavirus continues to affect the state and the nation. The extension of the disaster declaration also comes as school districts in Texas get ready to start their 2020-2021 school years. Many districts will either be starting the school...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 28: A detail shot of the shoes of Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Minnesota Twins on July 28, 2020 at the Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) The Cardinals are just trying to make it back onto the diamond. The St. Louis Cardinals are in the midst of an unprecedented situation. The team has not played a game since July 29 and has only played a total of five games this season. The club is now facing a reality of cramming 55 games into about seven weeks. However, there will be zero games played until the team can get a day without any positive COVID-19 test...
    NEW YORK -- Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government's $659 billion relief program draws to a close.Companies still struggling with sharply reduced revenue are wondering if Congress will give them a second chance at the Paycheck Protection Program, which ends Saturday after giving out 5.1 million loans worth $523 billion. While the program that began April 3 has gotten mixed reviews, business owners still need help as the virus continues to spread and hamstring the economy."They've exhausted their funds and are looking for a Round Two," says Molly Day, a spokeswoman for the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group.Congress is debating further help for small business as part of a broader...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young said Thursday restaurants in the city could resume indoor dining at 25 percent capacity starting 5 p.m. Friday. Several restaurants in Fells Point, however, said they will not resume indoor dining, citing concerns over COVID-19. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The restaurants said in a statement: “After a review of available public health data and discussions among our respective staffs, we have determined that it is neither in the best interest of our employees nor our customers to partially open our indoor dining areas. We have concerns that opening indoors at this time could further contribute to the spread of...
    HAYWARD (CBS SF) — Applications are being accepted for two rental assistance grant programs that are open to Hayward tenants facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alameda County started accepting applications Aug. 4 for the Emergency Rent Assistance Program and applications can be submitted until 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Eligibility will be determined by a lottery. ERAP money is for low and very low income tenants who need temporary help with delinquent rent. The money is paid directly to the landlord. The program provides for up to two months of rent or $3,500, according to city officials. If the tenant has previously received rental assistance from another program, the ERAP will provide up to one month’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here’s a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours. Oakland Teachers, District Wrangle With School Year Set to Start Monday OAKLAND — The first day of school is three days away and the Oakland Unified School District and teachers’ union are still at odds over how classes will be conducted on Monday. That has a lot of parents and students nervous about what to expect. The good news is: both sides were still at the negotiating table Friday night. The bad news:...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found. The second report examined cases of a rare virus-associated syndrome in kids. It found that nearly three-quarters of the children with the syndrome were either Hispanic or Black, well above their representation in the general population. The coronavirus has exposed racial fractures in the U.S. health care system, as Black, Hispanic and Native Americans...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Clinical trials involving synthetic antibodies are underway in North Texas, and they could lead to a potentially life-saving treatment for COVID-19 patients. “I have been involved in multiple clinical trials since the onset of the outbreak in the united states, and I’ve never been excited this much,” said Dr. Mezgebe Berhe. Berhe is the principal investigator for two clinical trials sponsored by Regeneron at Baylor Scott and White Research Institute looking into monoclonal antibodies. One trial involves in-patients, but the other is an outpatient treatment. “What these antibodies do is they attach to the spike protein of the virus and prevent it from adhering into the cell, or getting into the cell,” he said. The treatment is...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois surpassed more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the first time the state has reached that mark in more than two months, as the state’s positive test rate continues to inch upward. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 2,084 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including 21 additional deaths. The last time the state reported more than 2,000 new cases was May 24, when IDPH reported 2,508 infections. The state’s daily case counts have been rising steadily since late June, though not as quickly as the original surge of cases in April and May. (Credit: CBS) The new cases announced Friday came as IDPH reported 46,869 virus tests in the...
    (CBS DETROIT) – 53 employees at one Oakland County business tested positive for Covid-19 according to the Oakland County Health Department. “The big number got our attention and we haven’t seen numbers like this at a company until now,” Oakland County Health Department Spokesperson Bill Mullan. Between the end of June and beginning of August, Oakland County Health Officials say 53 employees of the United Shore Mortgage Headquarters in Pontiac, tested positive for Covid-19. “That big number was coupled with numerous complaints from employees about either relaxed or lack of enforcement for face masks, social distancing, among other complaints,” Mullan. Those complaints prompted the Oakland County Health Officer, to issue an emergency order to the company. The order...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two free COVID-19 testing sites will open for weekend days in August, Ramsey County Public Health officials say. Officials are working with community partners to offer the sites starting on Aug. 8 and through the end of the month. The drive-thru and walk-up testing is open to anyone, with or without symptoms. The tests are free, no insurance is required, and no ID is needed to take the test. The locations for the tests are:  Saturdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Aldrich Arena at 1850 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109 Sundays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Washington Technology Magnet School at 1495 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117 Though preregistration is recommended, it...
    It was a boast heard around this Central Valley town of 30,000, courtesy of Mayor Paul Creighton. Atwater had not just flattened the COVID-19 case curve. “We’ve smashed the curve,” he declared. With just 12 confirmed cases, the City Council in mid-May declared Atwater a “sanctuary city” for business, allowing all businesses to reopen in defiance of California’s shutdown orders. How times have changed. Cases have surged past 800 in Atwater. Merced County is on the state’s coronavirus watch list. And federal officials have declared the rural, agricultural Central Valley one of the nation’s most worrisome hot spots for the spread of the virus. What has not changed is Atwater’s defiance. City leaders refuse to rescind...
    Positive test results for COVID-19 in the Hudson Valley remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, Aug. 8. Of the 74,857 test results reported to New York State Friday, Aug. 7, 703, or 0.93 percent, were positive.  In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, Aug. 3: 1.0 percent Tuesday, Aug. 4: 0.8 percent Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.7 percent Friday, Aug. 7: 0.7 percent A total of 703 new COVID cases brought the statewide total to 420,345 confirmed cases during the pandemic. Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 44 (up 15 from...
    Positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, Aug. 8. Of the 74,857 test results reported to New York State Friday, Aug. 7, 703, or 0.93 percent, were positive.  On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, Aug. 3: 1.3 percent Tuesday, Aug. 4: 1.2 percent Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.9 percent Friday, Aug. 7: 0.9 percent A total of 703 new COVID cases brought the statewide total to 420,345 confirmed cases during the pandemic. There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up two from a day earlier) with another 68 positive...
    Call her Gloria — a pseudonym we're using in lieu of her real name, which she asked that we omit. After all, she's self-conscious enough about her situation as it is, and doesn't want to invite online ostracism. Why does she fear being criticized? Because, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she can't wear a mask. If she could, Gloria would definitely wear a facial covering in public, since she has a number of serious health conditions that make her extremely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, including, by her account via email, "COPD [Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], asthma and AFib" — atrial fibrillation, defined as a heart rhythm disorder causing an often rapid and irregular beat.Related Stories COVID-19: Another...
    It was love in the time of COVID-19 for a 90-year-old Florida man who died Saturday after he insisted on visiting his beloved wife who had caught the virus. Sam Reck died of coronavirus-related complications three weeks after his deathbed reunion with his wife of nearly 30 years, USA Today reported. JoAnn Reck 86, died July 12. The couple was likened to Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Florida Presbyterian Homes, where a pandemic lockdown prevented them from having close contact. Reck’s daughter, Holly Reck, thinks her father probably became infected while visiting his wife in the hospital. “Most likely, and he knew the risks,” she said. “There wasn’t anything any of us could have done to have talked him...
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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined a coalition of 28 attorneys general urging the U.S. Senate to provide relief for all federal student loan borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Alyssa Milano revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after receiving multiple COVID-19 negative test results.The actress said she had fallen ill in March and experienced basically "every COVID symptom." Milano posted a picture of herself using a breathing apparatus, along with her antibody results, on Instagram."I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't keep food in me," Milano captioned the picture.After experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for nearly two weeks, Milano said she tested negative for the virus twice. The actress also took the finger prick test for COVID-19 antibodies after her symptoms started to subside, but the results also...
    Getty Nancy Pelosi In an interview on CNBC Thursday morning, Hosue Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Republican leadership, claiming the GOP doesn’t give “a damn” about finding measures that both sides can agree to when it comes to the second COVID-19 stimulus package.Pelosi Said the GOP Doesn’t Give ‘a Damn’ About GovernancePolitical leadership is still negotiating the COVID-19 relief bill, which could include a second round of stimulus checks. The House has introduced the HEROES act and the Senate has introduced the HEALS act. Although there are overlaps between the two, there are also significant differences. For example, The HEALS act includes the Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act, which would add another $190 billion into...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A funeral service was held Thursday morning for the veteran LAPD officer who passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19.The funeral for 45-year-old Valentin Martinez was held at Forest Lawn Memorial park in the Hollywood Hills, where his body was escorted last week in a flag-draped casket. Mayor Eric Garcetti was among those in attendance.Officer Martinez was a 13-year veteran of the force. He worked patrol with the Mission division in the San Fernando Valley.EMBED More News Videos The flag-draped coffin carrying the body of a veteran LAPD officer who died last week from COVID-19 was escorted Tuesday to his final resting place at Forest Lawn cemetery. He was the Los Angeles Police Department's...
    Some employees of the “City Colleges of Chicago” who have been ordered to return to work in different colleges in the city, are concerned about the coronavirus situation and do not rule out going on strike if protections are not guaranteed to avoid contagion . In a virtual meeting this Thursday, employees of the system who belong to various unions express that they do not consider that the necessary protocols to prevent the spread of the virus are not currently being followed in educational facilities. “We are seeing that they are not doing what they were going to do, they are not even throwing away the garbage, they are not cleaning the bathrooms, they are not cleaning...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Funeral services will be held Thursday morning for the veteran LAPD officer who passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19.The funeral for 45-year-old Valentin Martinez will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial park in the Hollywood Hills, where his body was escorted last week in a flag-draped casket.Officer Martinez was a 13-year veteran of the force. He worked patrol with the Mission division in the San Fernando Valley.EMBED More News Videos The flag-draped coffin carrying the body of a veteran LAPD officer who died last week from COVID-19 was escorted Tuesday to his final resting place at Forest Lawn cemetery. He was the Los Angeles Police Department's LAPD's first sworn officer and second employee...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota announced an expansion of a clinical investigation to determine if “natural killer” cells can be an effective treatment for COVID-19. On Thursday, the university said the first patient is receiving the novel cell therapy, which is currently also under clinical investigation as a treatment option for acute myeloid leukemia and lymphoma. According to the university, first-of-its-kind, engineered natural killer (NK) cells may play a role in diminishing viral replication of the novel coronavirus. University medical experts say natural killer cells have known to play a role in protecting the body against viral infection, but it’s not yet known if they can safely control COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel...
    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for Covid-19 hours before a meeting with President Donald Trump, who is visiting the Midwest state. Gov DeWine is not experiencing symptoms and will remain at home for the next 14 days, his office said on Thursday His statement adds that he was tested "as part of the standard protocol" to meet Mr Trump at the airport, as is customary for governors. Ohio has seen over 90,000 cases and 3,500 deaths. Mr DeWine was praised in the beginning days of the outbreak in the US for taking early action to stem the tide of infections. Ohio was the first state in the US to close schools due to the pandemic. The...
    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.   The test was done as a matter of standard protocol because DeWine was on his way to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.  According the governor’s official Twitter account, DeWine currently shows no symptoms. After he received his positive test results, both he and his wife returned to Columbus, where they will both be tested again. Governor DeWine has tested positive for #COVID19. He has no symptoms at this time. Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/WnkmoGxR2m— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 6, 2020 DeWine plans to quarantine for a minimum of two weeks.    Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was also tested for COVID-19 but...
    Ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from his office. DeWine had been slated to greet Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland on Thursday. Per a post on the official Twitter account of DeWine’s office, the governor had taken the test as part of the standard protocol for meeting with the president. DeWine has yet to exhibit any symptoms of the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, according to the statement. DeWine will now head to Columbus where he and his wife — First Lady Fran DeWine — will both be tested for COVID-19. The governor’s office further stated that DeWine...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday he has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of a safety protocol to greet U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives in Cleveland to visit a Whirlpool washing machine factory. A statement issued on DeWine's twitter feed said the governor, a Republican, has no symptoms at the present time and will return to the Ohio capital of Columbus to quarantine at home for the next 14 days. Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted also took the coronavirus test and tested negative, DeWine's statement said. (Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.