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    Dustin Johnson settles for second straight runner-up at PGA Championship The fast food meals celebrities cant resist Fed’s Kashkari warns of a ‘greater catastrophe’ that could make the last few months feel like ‘just a warm-up’ KEY WORDS © Getty Images More restrictions on the way? ‘To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible. If we aren’t willing to take this action, millions more cases with many more deaths are likely before a vaccine might be available. In addition, the economic recovery will be much slower, with far more business failures and high unemployment for the next year or two.’ — That’s Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, sharing...
    As the US surpasses a grim milestone of more than five million coronavirus cases and 162,430 deaths, it's clear that the nation's handling of the virus has been far from ideal.  Five former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now come forward to give their takes on where the government went wrong with its response to the pandemic in an interview with ABC News.   The directors - Drs Richard Besser, Julie Gerberding, Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher - were largely in agreement about the missteps, which centered around one key theme: leadership.  They emphasized how damaging it was to have political and public health leaders delivering mixed messages about the size of the threat...
    (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...
    A doting husband has died from COVID-19 less than three weeks after he visited his wife of 30 years in the hospital one last time before she succumbed to the virus.  Sam Reck, 90, passed away on August 1 at Florida's Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center - in the same room where his wife JoAnn died aged 86 on July 12.  Sam's loved ones have said they are sure he contracted the virus from his wife, but that he knew the risk he was taking when he visited JoAnn on her death bed.  'There wasn't anything any of us could have done to have talked him out of that,' Sam's daughter Holly Reck told USA Today. 'He would have gotten...
    Local lockdowns, new travel restrictions and outbreaks across the country; in France, almost 2,000 new cases in 24 hours; in northern Spain, coronavirus hospitalisations double in ten days. So what’s next here – are we in the clear, or heading for disaster? We asked the experts for answers... Cases of Covid-19 are rising across Britain but death rates continue to fall. What’s going on? Cases are on the rise – on Thursday, 950 new cases were reported, compared to 846 on the same day the week before. It’s the highest number since June 26 but it’s important to put this into perspective. At the peak of the pandemic in April, the UK recorded 6,200 new cases daily, and the rises...
    The two British scientists at the forefront of the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine have clashed over a controversial plan to deliberately infect people with the virus. Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, is in the advanced stages of setting up a human trial for one of the most promising drugs. As part of it, he wants to give the vaccine to young, healthy volunteers before exposing them to the virus that causes Covid-19. Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, is in the advanced stages of setting up a human trial for one of the most promising drugs Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at the institute, disagrees with...
    VIDEO1:4801:48Watch a timeline of White House advisor Larry Kudlow predicting a 'V-shaped recovery'News Videos As the White House has continued to push a narrative of a sharp recovery following a history-making recession, the economic data in large part has not been cooperating. Jobs numbers of late are showing progress but pointing to at best a gradual recovery. The sharp uptick in coronavirus cases appears to be have ebbed but not by enough to generate enough confidence to get activities anywhere close to normal again. And perhaps most importantly, a persistent inability of Congress and the White House to agree on more rescue funding threatens to push those still reeling from virus-related impacts farther down the ladder. "Dreams of a V-shaped...
    (CBS Local) — The spread of COVID-19 around the world has become the biggest story of 2020. Each month, doctors and medical professionals are learning more about the virus’s impact on short-term and long-term health.  Dr. Jennifer Haythe is a cardiologist at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center in New York and is one of the many doctors who was on the frontlines when COVID-19 first started spreading through the country. Dr. Haythe spends her days researching the heart and explains how this virus is impacting the heart in several different ways. “Early on, we started to see manifestations including acute heart failure syndromes, which we often see with the flu and other viruses,” said Dr. Haythe in an interview with CBS...
    Southeast Los Angeles County has become the epicenter for the resurgence of the coronavirus, according to a Times analysis of county health data that found infections skyrocketing in its mostly working-class Latino communities. The sharp increase since the economy reopened around Memorial Day shows the virus is spreading rapidly through factories, stores and other workplaces and into communities with higher rates of poverty, more crowding and many essential workers who make the economy tick. Hit hard by job losses during the shutdown, they are increasingly suffering from the virus itself. The region reported more than 27,000 new COVID-19 cases over the last two months, the most in the county. The area now accounts for 19% of new infections, although it...
    TEXAS – The City of Duncanville announced that they will spray in various communities following the recommendation of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS). This is because tests performed on mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus. Fumigation will take place in zip codes 75116 and 75137 between 9 pm and 5 am on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. You can go to the end of this note for a map of the areas that will be spraying. If weather conditions do not allow fumigation to take place, then authorities indicate that it will take place on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information on fumigation you can call Angelica Garcia with the...
    Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for several weeks, results published on Wednesday reveals. Researchers found when the rodents were given two doses of the immunization, they were protected for at least 13 weeks. Findings also show that, if given insufficient doses, the jab did not 'enhance' COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in the mice.  It comes as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called the recent coronavirus inoculation developments over the last two weeks 'the most historic advances in the development of vaccines' in an interview with Fox News. Moderna's vaccine (above) tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice...
    U.S. Cases Rise 1.1%; California Second-Worst Day: Virus Update 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Cardinals change COVID-19 policy after outbreak of the virus The St. Louis Cardinals officially placed six players on the COVID-19 injured list earlier this week after a major outbreak of the virus within the organization. © Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports It’s not yet known what led to the outbreak, but we’re getting some more information from the team. The Cardinals are also changing their in-game COVID-19 policies. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has informed players who are not in the lineup that they can’t be in the dugout during games. The manager also...
    SAN ANTONIO – A group of medical experts from hospitals across our region are part of a pediatric committee at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council or STRAC. The co-chair of the committee, Dr. Lillian Liao, said they are creating a pediatric crisis response guideline that will be activated in the region in the event that we have a surge in pediatric COVID-19 cases or any other illness that could overwhelm the health care system. “We’re trying to get responses from the various hospital systems within San Antonio to create this guideline and what this is, is a framework that assists hospitals in training when there is limited resources and that limited resource will be bed capacity, ventalitator capacity, if we...
    Air transmission of Covid-19 is being underestimated - which could impact guidelines on social distancing, ventilation systems and shared spaces, warns new research. Researchers at Heriot-Wyatt University and University of Edinburgh found evidence that both small and large droplets can travel relatively long distances through the air - and not always in predictable directions with airflow.   The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned aerosol transmission of Covid-19 is being underestimated as a study reveals droplet spread from humans does not always follow airflow. Researchers say the new findings on droplet migration may have important implications for understanding the spread of airborne diseases such as COVID-19.  It comes after top US infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci admitted during a Monday JAMA interview...
    Unborn babies as young as two weeks old possess genes which could put them at risk of contracting Covid-19 from their mother. Early data shows these genes likely make proteins which the virus can use to infect human cells, including ACE2 which has been dubbed the 'gateway to the body'.  Researchers from the University of Cambridge created a new way to look at genes in the early human embryo to determine their function.  It involved scrutinising chunks of genetic material called RNA and has not been validated at the protein level, in cells or in animal models.  The researchers say this discovery could be used to further investigate the risk to unborn babies but critics have slammed the study.  ...
    The Florida Department of Health reported two more people who have contracted the so-called Nile virus. The two new cases of locally transmitted West Nile virus infection were identified in Miami-Dade residents and brought the total number of infections to 26 in 2020, health officials said Tuesday. West Nile Virus (WNV) is commonly transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile infections in people. Most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick, and about one in five people infected develops a fever and other symptoms such as headaches, body aches, and fatigue. People with mild illness generally recover in about a week with symptomatic...
    6 Smart Ways to Spend Your Next Check From Uncle Sam Dodge Durango vs. Chevy Suburban: Roadkill’s Cheap 4x4 Challenge Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Are the 6 Main Strains of Coronavirus You Need to Know About The mutation of the COVID-19 virus continues to be a source of apprehension, with many people concerned about how the virus will evolve. Much of the fear surrounding COVID-19's mutation is a fear of the unknown. Will the virus become more infectious? Will it present completely different symptoms? As...
    The beautiful space that housed recently deceased Octo Fishbar will have a temporary new tenant in busy celebrity chef Justin Sutherland. Sutherland’s crew from Pearl and the Thief, the former Stillwater restaurant that was supposed to re-open in Minneapolis, but has now been shelved due to the pandemic, will run a two-month pop-up out of the restaurant. “It’s a concept I and a lot of us love, so we’re trying to nurture it along and open it eventually in the right space.” The seafood-forward restaurant will serve ticketed 7-course meals that are meant to be “elevated versions of the greatest hits from Pearl and the Thief.” Those include crawfish bisque, snow crab risotto, oysters and more. The pop-up, which will...
    Doug Mills/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.If the current numbers hold, sometime in mid- to late-September, the United States will likely reach the horrific marker of 200,000 people dead due to the coronavirus crisis. No doubt, the media will widely report on this artificial but significant milepost. If, tragically, the trend ticks up slightly after some schools reopen in late summer and after flu season begins in October, this grim headline could appear shortly before Election Day: “COVID-19 Death Count in the US Tops a Quarter of a Million.” One puzzle is why President Donald Trump does not seem to realize that these nightmarish statistics—and the news stories they...
    One of the most dangerous mosquito-borne viruses in the nation has infected a Massachusetts resident for the first time this year. A male under the age of 18 was infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus in Plymouth County, officials with the state’s Department of Public Health said in a news release on Monday.  RHODE ISLAND GIRL, 6, NEARLY DIES AFTER CONTRACTING RARE MOSQUITO-BORNE EEE VIRUS: 'WE COULD HAVE LOST HER' No other details on the youth’s condition were provided. “EEE is rare, but it is a serious disease and public health concern, and we remind residents of the need to protect themselves from mosquito bites as EEE activity increases,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, in a statement. “The...
    ROME (AP) — Antibody testing in Italy indicates that nearly 1.5 million people, or about 2.5% of the population, have had the coronavirus. But officials said Monday that huge geographic variations in the results confirmed a nationwide lockdown was “absolutely crucial” to preventing the country’s south from getting slammed as badly as its north. The Health Ministry and the national statistics agency based their assessment on tests performed May 25-July 15 on a sample of nearly 65,000 Italians selected for their location, age and type of work. The government carried out the testing to understand how widely the virus circulated in the first country in the West to be overwhelmed by COVID-19, given that the bulk of confirmed cases...
    Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing,“ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has killed more than 667,000 people globally, scientists are searching for clues into why infected people like Wright feel just fine. Understanding the mystery of their protection may help suggest targets for vaccines and treatment. These cases also underscore...
    By RENATA BRITO and JOSEPH WILSON SANT SADURNÍ D'ANOIA, Spain (AP) — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a three-month lockdown after an COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union nation. To kickstart its stalled economy, Spaniards were encouraged to cautiously resume their lives under a “new normality” based on wearing face masks, washing hands and social distancing. The respite didn’t last long. Outbreaks among farm workers and young people desperate to resume socializing after being cooped up have spread across northern Spain, spawning what some health officials fear could be the start of a dreaded “second wave" of infections. “It pains me...
    SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA, Spain (AP) — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a three-month lockdown after an COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union nation. To kickstart its stalled economy, Spaniards were encouraged to cautiously resume their lives under a “new normality” based on wearing face masks, washing hands and social distancing. The respite didn’t last long. Outbreaks among farm workers and young people desperate to resume socializing after being cooped up have spread across northern Spain, spawning what some health officials fear could be the start of a dreaded “second wave” of infections. “It pains me to think that we could be...
    Donald Trump has weighed in on Melbourne's strict new lockdown measures and boasted about his own handling of the pandemic in America. The US President retweeted a story about Victoria declaring a State of Disaster in response to its worsening coronavirus outbreak on Sunday. 'Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought to have done a great job,' he wrote. 'The Fake News doesn't report this. USA will be stronger than ever before, and soon!' Victoria's escalated State of Emergency was introduced at 6pm on Sunday after the state recorded another 671 new cases and seven more deaths.  Donald Trump has weighed in on Melbourne's strict new lockdown measures by boasting about his own handling of the...
    White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx holds up a mask as she speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that the US was in a new, "more widespread" phase of the coronavirus pandemic. "What we are seeing today is different from March and April," the White House coronavirus response coordinator said on CNN. "It is extraordinarily widespread." Birx emphasized the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing. She also warned that Americans in rural areas "are not immune or protected from this virus." According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 150,000 Americans have died as the result...
    The day was fading fast in Laguna Beach, where people often gather at the water’s edge to celebrate gauzy, pink-toned sunsets. At Heisler Park, my wife and I found a nice perch to take it all in, and watched as a nearby gathering of people grew in numbers, with lawn chairs neatly arranged and a food buffet table set up. “This is my sister,” one man said, introducing a late arrival to the others in the group. There were elbow bumps and cordial greetings, and the sister took a seat inches from another person. Soon, about 10 or 12 people had gathered. It was a lovely scene, friends and family enjoying each other’s company on a pleasant eve to take...
    A legal scholar tested Jesus and asked simply, “Who is my neighbor?” In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil...
    Getty Are you able to get COVID-19 by means of the eyes? Dr. Anthony Fauci sparked concern not too long ago about COVID-19 infecting folks by means of their eyes when he instructed ABC Information, “When you have goggles or an eye fixed defend, you need to use it. It’s not universally really useful, however in the event you actually need to be full, you need to in all probability use it in the event you can.” Nevertheless, can you actually get the COVID-19 virus by means of the eyes? Another consultants and the Facilities for Illness Management & Prevention say sure. Dr. Anthony Fauci to @DrJAshton: “When you have goggles or...
    Public health officials in Los Angeles have announced the county’s first two cases of human West Nile virus this season. Both cases were among residents of the San Fernando Valley region, officials said. The first case involves an older adult in recovery after being hospitalized with a neuroinvasive disease in early July. This person had no underlying illness, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The second case was detected in late July in a healthy blood donor, officials said. The positive blood units were discarded. START CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING AT AGE 25, NOT 21, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS IN UPDATE “West Nile virus continues to be a serious health threat to residents in Los Angeles County,”...
    "Let us all keep a cool head about Asian influenza as the statistics on the spread and the virulence of the disease begin to accumulate." ~New York Times editorial, Sept. 17, 1957 "So, what was it like to live through the Asian flu of 1957?" I recently asked my father. "What's the Asian flu?" replied my father, who was in second grade at the time. "Well, do you remember the Hong Kong flu of 1968?" I followed up, thinking that surely he'd remember something that killed around 100,000 people (the equivalent of 160,000 today) when he was in college and very news-savvy. "I remember the riots in '68 and the oil crisis in the '70s, but don't recall anything...
    "The View" co-host Meghan McCain tweeted on Friday that Dr. Anthony Fauci's recent comments before Congress showed why Republicans were angry amid shutdowns and restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. She was responding to a video clip in which Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Fauci whether the U.S. government should block protests in the wake of George Floyd's death. "Should government limit the protesting?" Jordan asked. Fauci, who said protesting without masks could spread the virus, said he wasn't sure how Jordan's question was "relevant." "Come on man!!!" McCain tweeted in response. "This is part of the reason republicans are so pissed - Fauchi [sic] will comment on everything from what kind of tinder sex people can have to baseball but...
    ENGLAND'S chief medical officer says ministers have pushed the easing of lockdown "to the limit" - just a fortnight after Boris Johnson said he hoped we could be back to normal by Christmas. Less than two weeks after the Prime Minister said we could be gathering around the Christmas table with family and friends, cases have soared. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Professor Chris Whitty appeared alongside Boris Johnson today as lockdown easing was tightened Credit: Crown Copyright 8And 4.5million people awoke to new lockdown measures in the north todayCredit: Reuters It comes amid a rise in new positive test in the UK, with cases doubling in just a fortnight Mr Johnson has...
    Twenty percent of Major League Baseball teams has been forced to postpone games Friday night because of positive coronavirus tests. The sport has been back for a little over a week and on Friday games between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were postponed because of the coronavirus. CUBS' ANTHONY RIZZO PEEVED OVER MLB'S SAFETY PROTOCOLS BEFORE GAME GETS POSTPONED OVER WEATHER MLB Network, and others, reported that the latest postponement was the game between the Brewers and Cardinals. It would have been the Brewers’ home-opener at Miller Park. According to the report, the Cardinals were the team with positive tests and elected to quarantine in their team...
    The size of the drops varies depending on how and where they are produced within the airways. While cough generates the most drops, research has shown that just two to three minutes of talking can produce as many drops as a cough. Droplets that are smaller than 5 microns can remain suspended in the air for many minutes to hours because the effect of air drag relative to gravity is great. In addition, the water content of the virus-carrying droplets evaporates while in the air, decreasing their size. Even if most of the liquid evaporates from a virus-laden droplet, the droplet does not disappear; it just gets smaller, and the smaller the drop, the longer it will remain suspended in...
    Heather Digby Parton July 31, 2020 1:41PM (UTC) There have been a lot of changes in Donald Trump's campaign in the last couple of weeks, but they haven't been able to change the candidate. He's more Trumpy than ever. When the last round of terrible polls were released, showing Trump badly trailing Joe Biden both nationwide and in the key battleground states, Kellyanne Conway and others inexplicably suggested that the president should reignite the dumpster fire formerly known as the coronavirus briefings. That's not going well. Have they been as bad as the White House coronavirus rallies in the spring, where Trump spent what seemed like hours every day insulting the press corps and generally making a fool of himself? Not yet. But that's...
    Alex Bernard dedicated his life to ministering to people who were suffering. As a pastor at Desert Reign Church in Downey, he organized food delivery programs, mentored young people and worked as a substance abuse counselor. He also volunteered as a chaplain at the same hospital where he would eventually die of COVID-19. “His whole life was serving other people,” said his wife, Blanca. Bernard is one of more than 9,000 people who have died of COVID-19 in California. In documenting their stories for “The Pandemic’s Toll,” an ongoing tribute to California’s coronavirus victims, The Times has spoken with hundreds of people about their loved ones’ lives. Through those difficult conversations, a pattern of human kindness has emerged: Story...
    New York, Jul 30 (EFE) .- Texas intermediate oil (WTI) closed this Thursday with a drop of 3.3%, down to $ 39.92 a barrel, motivated by the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. States and the collapse of US GDP by 32.9% in the second quarter. At the end of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), WTI futures contracts for September delivery detracted 1.35 cents from the previous session on Wednesday. The price of the US reference barrel fell more than 5% during the day, something that some analysts also blame on political uncertainty after US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the election date. contrary to the provisions of the Constitution. The number of COVID-19...
    COVID-19 : Photo: Renaud The Coronavirus continues to inspire artists. Example with the singer Renaud who, as usual, does not have the tongue in his pocket. With “Corona Song”, he shares with his fans a new committed song. This Wednesday, July 8, the 68-year-old singer took the floor to express his feelings about the epidemic and more particularly to talk about his daily life during confinement: “I can no longer be planted at home, I want to breathe very pure air, I want to find nature again. “ In a clip released the same day, Renaud appears with a red bandana over his mouth as a mask, surrounded by his four musicians. With black eyes, he sings: “Coronavirus, virus...
    The first dog to be diagnosed with Covid-19 in the US has died.  Buddy the German Shepherd was first confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in May and sadly died on July 11.  It is thought he caught the virus from his owner Robert Mahoney who lives in Staten Island, New York.  The canine began showing symptoms in April, when his breathing became laboured and his nose was filled with thick mucus.  Prior to Buddy's death, he received a second coronavirus test which was confirmed to be negative, however his worsening health continued to decline.  Veterinarians treating Buddy struggled to identify the cause of his health woes and it was not until the day of his death that it...
    New jobless claims have risen for the second week in a row, after dropping for 15 straight weeks, as spiking coronavirus cases delay plans to reopen or cause some states to backpedal. The Department of Labor said on Thursday that 1.416 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week ended on July 25, an increase of 12,000 from the prior week.  It marked the 19th straight week that more than 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits.  Before the coronavirus hit hard in March, the number of Americans seeking unemployment checks had never exceeded 700,000 in any one week, even during the Great Recession. A man walks past a retail store that is going out of business due...
    One person in the United States died about every minute from COVID-19 on Wednesday as the national death toll surpassed 150,000 and California, Florida and Texas all set single-day highs for fatalities. The United States recorded 1,461 new deaths, which is the highest one-day spike since the 1,484 recorded on May 27. Coronavirus deaths across the country are rising at their fastest rate in two months and have increased by 10,000 in the past 11 days.  Nationally, COVID-19 deaths have risen for three weeks in a row while the number of new cases week-over-week has fallen for the first time since June.  California, Florida and Texas, the three largest US states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on...
    “The family first, then the money.” Messages like this happen in American sport to explain the resignation of its professionals to participate in the return of the major leagues by Covid-19. The domain was launched for several weeks and does not stop. A similar phenomenon has not occurred in Spain. Fali, Cdiz’s defense, threatened not to play again, but his intention was diluted with the passage of days. In the ACB there were players who did not return to Spain, as happened to Bara with Delaney. Baseball, with its MLB League, seemed the manager to give confidence to the United States by being the first to return. It has been the other way around. Four days after restarting the games,...
    In Washington and on Wall Street, hopes for full social and economic recovery from the pandemic now hinge on the development of a coronavirus vaccine. With several large ongoing clinical trials and more than 165 vaccine candidates in development, chances are good that one will eventually prove to be effective. Getting to a successful Phase 3 trial — which would show a vaccine’s safety and efficacy — would be a scientific triumph, but that would not be the end of the road. A vaccine is ultimately only as effective as its distribution and use by the population to establish the herd immunity needed for society to move on from this pandemic. The United States’ largely uncoordinated and haphazard response to...
    (CNN)Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert has an outsized reputation for flouting coronavirus mask-wearing guidance.While at the US Capitol, he has spent ample time on the House floor not wearing a mask, often talking with aides and lawmakers at length while not maintaining an appropriate social distance, as CNN's Manu Raju and Clare Foran wrote last month.At the time he explained that he didn't wear a mask because he had been tested and didn't have the virus: "But if I get it, you'll never see me without a mask," Gohmert said.Now, he has tested positive for coronavirus.  THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper...
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gave an absurd explanation for his Covid-19 diagnosis on Wednesday, blaming masks for the reason he tested positive. “It’s really ironic, you know, because a lot of people have made a big deal of my not wearing a mask a whole lot,” Gohmert said. “But in the last week or two, I have worn a mask more than I have in the whole last four months. I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some germs, some of the virus onto the mask and breathed it in. I don’t know.” “I can’t help but think if I hadn’t been wearing a mask...
    ABCALICANTE Updated: 07/29/2020 18: 00h Save Related news An Alicante judge has ratified the hospital isolation of 17 of the 79 irregular immigrants who reached the coast of the province last Saturday, suspicious that they might have the Covid-19. According to the Valencian Superior Court of Justice (TSJCV), the head of the contentious-administrative court number 3 of the city has confirmed the isolation agreed by the Ministry of Health. The Health Administration made this decision last Sunday, July 26, before the close contact maintained by those affected with other immigrants who have tested positive for coronavirus and the fact that all the intercepted boats came from the same mother ship, so their free movement could pose a risk to...
    Visitors walk past face mask signs along Decatur Street in the French Quarter on July 14, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Sean Gardner | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm hospitals and kill a lot of people. Herd immunity is necessary to really contain a virus, according to epidemiologists. That is generally achieved once enough people either get vaccinated or survive the virus so they have the antibodies to fight off new infections and the virus doesn't have enough new hosts to spread.  Most scientists think 60% to 80% of the population needs...
    CNN host John Berman shut down White House economic adviser Peter Navarro for saying “China virus” multiple times during an interview on Wednesday morning — noting that Asian Americans have told the network they have become “the source of crimes” amid the pandemic. After the two locked horns over hydroxychloroquine and Navarro’s op-ed on Dr. Anthony Fauci, Berman asked the White House adviser about President Donald Trump’s tweets praising Dr. Stella Immanuel — a Houston doctor who doesn’t believe in the use of masks and who claims alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments. “This is a circus,” Navarro responded, unsatisfied with the direction the interview was taking. “The three-ring circus with you. What I can simply do, John, is just talk about what...
    Trump administration in talks with Oregon governor on protests: Pence How two traders are betting on consumer staples in an uncertain Covid environment The Latest: Colombian riders sent home because of virus The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: © Provided by Associated Press Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn...
    Wearing gloves may not protect people from Covid-19 because they give a false sense of security, an expert has warned. Dr Allison Bartlett, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago, said they offer 'nothing in the way of safety'. World Health Organization chiefs says that regular handwashing is the best way to stop the virus spreading. But many people anxious about the virus use gloves in a similar way as masks, which studies have shown can cut the risk of transmission. This is pointless, according to Dr Bartlett, because the virus can survive on gloves if they touch contaminated surfaces.  She added wearing gloves can give people a 'false sense of security' their hands are protected when 'that's...
    (CNN)Students returning to school in the fall will likely teach the nation even more about the unknowns of Covid-19, the United States' top infectious disease doctor said.With schools closed since March and April -- as coronavirus cases soared to more than 4.3 million and deaths climbed to 149,256, according to data from Johns Hopkins University -- a knowledge gap has persisted around how young children experience and spread the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Tuesday.Coronavirus means many school bus riders could be left with no seat"We don't know the full impact," Fauci said during a discussion with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "We don't have the...
    Even when people survive COVID-19, their health can be seriously damaged, and their lives changed. We don’t know yet how many people will suffer long-lasting effects, but we can find one sign of how widespread the physical devastation is in federal workers’ claims for disability compensation after they contracted the virus on the job. About 4,000 federal workers have filed for disability compensation, The Washington Post reports, while 60 families are seeking survivors’ benefits. The number is expected to grow to 6,000 by August 4. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program administered by the Labor Department announced in March that, for workers at high risk of being infected on the job, such as first responders, public health and medical workers, or law enforcement, it...
    Donald Trump wants at all costs to reopen schools, while the situation is worsening in twenty states. With a total of more than 3 million cases and some 135,000 deaths, America is sinking into crisis. It suffers the consequences of a prevention policy that has varied considerably from one state to another: while some have opted for strict confinement, others have applied it more loosely or have lifted it prematurely, in the name of rapid economic recovery encouraged by the White House.
    By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials say the number of newly confirmed coronavirus case slipped after several days of large case counts. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 480 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 52,281 since the pandemic began. Minnesota reported its largest one-day case count on Sunday with more than 860 cases. That continued a four-day stretch where cases exceeded 700. The drop in newly confirmed cases could be the result of a decrease in tests processed, the Star Tribune reported. About 9,000 diagnostic tests were reported Tuesday, down from nearly 13,600 reported on Monday. New case reports on Mondays and Tuesday are usually...
    The chief doctor of a Baltimore hospital's critical care unit has died after contracting the coronavirus. Joseph Costa, who headed the intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center, died Saturday in the arms of his husband who 'begged him not to go to work' before he fell ill in late June. He was 56. Costa's husband of 28 years, David R. Hart, told The Washington Post: 'I begged him not to go to work. When you see people without masks, you think, 'Are you out of your mind?'. This disease will take you out in a heartbeat.' Hart said he met his husband, who had a rare underlying autoimmune disorder, three decades ago, adding: 'That was it. We were never apart after...
    Tall people could face a greater risk of getting Covid-19, according to research that adds weight to the theory the disease is airborne.  Data from 2,000 people in the UK and US showed men above 6ft were twice as likely to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.  Women also had higher odds if they were over 6ft tall. But there were so few in the study, the results are not reliable.  The researchers said the findings do not necessarily mean tall people are somehow genetically more vulnerable to the infection.  Instead, the team believe the results indicate Covid-19 spreads through tiny particles called aerosols that linger in the air after being exhaled. Scientists said taller people would be at no more...
    To one public health expert, the Miami Marlins outbreak — in which at least 14 members of the team, including 12 players, have contracted the coronavirus — is a frightening harbinger of things to come. Appearing on CNN’s New Day Tuesday, Professor William Haseltine issued a dire warning — stating that what’s happening in baseball could happen on a dramatically larger scale if schools reopen in the fall. “I think what you’re seeing is what’s about to happen in our high schools,” Haseltine said. “There’s very little difference between the way the virus spreads in young baseball players — many who are just barely into their 20s — and how it’s going to spread in high schools with anybody...
    Scientists claim to have finally discovered how the coronavirus can cause patients to lose their sense of smell. Until now, researchers were baffled as to why some infected patients were robbed of their senses.   Harvard Medical School researchers investigated the 'devastating' symptom — and say it's 'good news' because the loss of smell doesn't appear to be permanent. They found sensory neurons, those that detect smell and send it to the brain, are not vulnerable to Covid-19. Instead, it is cells that provide key structural support to those sensory neurons which are infiltrated by the virus, explaining the loss of smell.  But the experts say it means sensory neurons do not need to be 'built from scratch' — which could...
    Throughout the Asia-Pacific area, where by nations had been amongst the 1st hit by the virus and the initially to have it, there have been new and in some instances seemingly unexplained boosts in the variety of bacterial infections. Governments that had previously been lauded for their response to the pandemic now appear to be struggling.All this is about information for these wherever the 1st wave of the virus has nevertheless to appear totally below management, permit by itself in the disaster zones of the United States and Brazil. It’s especially scary as there are only a handful of more weeks of summer season remaining in elements of the northern hemisphere, and a lot of epidemiologists anticipate the virus to...
    (CNN)Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov says he's unsure of competing at the US Open as he detailed the debilitating side-effects of catching Covid-19.World No. 19 Dimitrov recorded a positive test in late June shortly after playing at an Adria Tour tournament in Croatia, an event organized by Novak Djokovic that was widely criticized after several players -- including the world No. 1 -- tested positive for coronavirus.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresThe Bulgarian has since returned to the court, competing at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) in France last weekend where he lost to Feliciano Lopez and Richard Gasquet."The virus was hard on me," Dimitrov told the Tennis Majors website. Read MoreGrigor Dimitrov competes at the Adria Tour in...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The coronavirus is "easily the most severe" public health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has ever faced, its director-general said Monday, as countries that previously appeared to have the pandemic under control recorded an uptick in cases. Across the Asia-Pacific region, where countries were among the first hit by the virus and the first to contain it, there have been new and in some cases seemingly unexplained increases in the number of infections. Governments that had previously been lauded for their response to the pandemic now seem to be struggling. All this is concerning news for those where the first wave of the virus has yet to come fully under control, let alone in the disaster zones...
    DALLAS and FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A coronavirus outbreak on baseball’s Miami Marlins has people involved in pro and high school sports in North Texas, wondering about COVID-19’s impact on other sports seasons this year. Every sports organization is paying close attention to what happens next since it could have an impact on the NFL, college football and high school athletics. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Jim Reeves, who retired after 40 years as a sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It was an unusual opening weekend for the Texas Rangers, with no fans in the stands, but there was still excitement for the return of America’s pastime. “I think it’s looking for some sense of normalcy,...
    ARMY officers surround Kim Jong-un with guns drawn. But the North Korean dictator doesn’t seem bothered. 4Kim Jong-un is surrounded by army officers with guns drawn to mark the 67th anniversary of the Korean War’s endCredit: AFP or licensors AFP OR LICENSORS 4The dictator presented commemorative weapons to army officers who pledged their lives to the leader and state on the anniversary of war's endCredit: Reuters The 36-year-old gave out the commemorative weapons at a national cemetery to mark the 67th anniversary of the Korean War’s end. The participants held high the pistols and made firm pledges to fight for Kim Jong Un at the cost of their lives. The leader was also reported to have laid a single rose...
    Coronavirus may leave the heart with lasting, dangerous damage, two new studies suggest.  It's become clear that the respiratory virus also attacks the cardiovascular system, as well as numerous other organs, including the kidneys and brain, but the new studies shed light on worrying damage to the heart itself.  One German study found that 78 percent of patients who recovered from COVID-19 were left with structural changes to their heart, and 76 of the 100 survivors showed signs of the kind of damage a heart attack leaves.  A second study, also conducted in Germany, found that more than half of people who died after contracting COVID-19 had high levels of the virus in their hearts.  It's not yet clear how...
    Presley Ann/Getty Images CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Monday questioned whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is providing inaccurate data about the coronavirus, just as his state posted its lowest number of new daily infections in nearly three weeks. “Can we trust the data from Florida’s governor?” Cuomo wrote on Twitter, citing news that Florida reported 8,892 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday. That figure is the state’s lowest since July 7. Florida experienced a surge in coronavirus cases in July, rising from just over 150,000 on June 30 to more than 423,000 as of July 27 — a nearly three-fold increase. A total of 5,931 Florida residents have died as a result of complications stemming from the virus,...
    A San Francisco couple who insisted on holding the 'wedding of their dreams' with 100 guests in the middle of lockdown have now been diagnosed with COVID-19.  The unnamed newlyweds continued with their nuptials earlier this month - despite a ban on indoor events  - and even held a rehearsal dinner with 40 friends and family the night before the big day. A handful of the attendees have now also tested positive for the virus after The San Francisco Chronicle reports potentially exposed guests flew back to Nashville, San Diego and Arizona - areas which have since emerged as hotspots.  California has been struggling with a rise in virus cases, reporting another 8,259 confirmed cases on Sunday to bring the state’s total to...
    The 5 Most Shorted Dow Stocks 2022 Genesis G70 Spied in Wagon (or Shooting Brake) Form Another cat has tested positive for the coronavirus, but experts say there is no evidence of pets infecting humans © Provided by INSIDER FILE - In this Friday, May 8, 2020 file photo, the owner of a cat cafe checks the temperature of one of her cats in Bangkok, Thailand. According to a study published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, cats can spread the new coronavirus to each other without any of them ever having any symptoms. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) Associated Press A pet cat in the UK has tested positive for COVID-19, the first such case in the UK, according to...
    It was a little startling to hear President Trump announce that he would throw out the first ball at a New York Yankees game next month — now that the delayed and shortened Major League Baseball season is underway — since has refused to do this since he became president. But since Dr. Anthony Fauci was getting so much good press in anticipation of his season-opening foray to the mound in Washington, Trump was clearly jealous, and no doubt pleased to learn there would be no crowd in Yankee Stadium to boo him. But then Fauci got ribbed mercilessly in the press for his wild pitch, and Trump was perhaps reminded that he might not be able to do much better. So over the weekend he...
    (CNN)The US has a fourth of global coronavirus cases and as officials work to slow its rampant spread, face coverings remain a point of contention as some local authorities are declining to enforce mandates.Police in Miami, Florida -- what experts call the country's coronavirus epicenter -- issued more than 300 citations in 10 days to individuals and businesses that aren't abiding by the local mask order. "The growth rate (of cases) has shown flattening since we implemented the masks in public rule and we're following the advice of our health care professionals and our hospital administrators who are telling us that what we have to do now is focus on enforcement," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told CNN Sunday. "We created...
    President Donald Trump axed his plans to throw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15, claiming he was too busy focusing on the coronavirus crisis ravaging the country. 'Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th,' Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, refusing to give up his offensive nickname for the disease. But he promised to make an appearance at the baseball field adding, 'We will make it later in the season!' Despite Trump’s dedication to meetings on the virus – which has infected more than 4.1million and...
    Former Barack Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee, who chaired the president’s Council of Economic Advisors that was formed in the wake of the Great Recession, warned that the coronavirus pandemic could create another financial crisis, CNN reported. “Whoever is coming in there in January 2021 might be facing worse conditions than in 2009, as hard as that is to believe,” he said. According to Goolsbee, the current American economy, which is in recovery, could decline once again if the country’ leadership doesn’t get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic. He claims that this possibility would spur the collapse of companies and small businesses, which would cause banks to take more losses. “It could cause a financial crisis. We could be back...
    President Donald Trump recently announced that he was invited to toss out the first pitch at the Yankees game on August 15, but the big event is now off. The reason? Trump revealed that he is so focused on the “China Virus” that he doesn’t have time to head to New York. “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season!” he wrote. He didn’t say whether these meetings were slated to happen before, during, or after the pitch. Critics were...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump recently said he was invited to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15th. Now it appears he’s not doing it after all. The president announced on Twitter Sunday he “won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch” on the 15th “because of my strong focus on the China Virus.” Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26,...
    After speaking to one Trump administration official on the efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with another, Larry Kudlow, about the administration’s efforts on the economy and trying to get people back to work. Tapper opened by saying it’s clearly “can’t reopen the economy without the virus contained’ and asked Kudlow bluntly, “Isn’t it clear that the country reopened too quickly wiping away the progress made, prolonging harm to the economy?” Kudlow insisted the economy is actually going north, saying, “You’re in a housing boom right now. You’re in a retail sales boom right now. You’re in an auto, car boom right now. Manufacturing.” He acknowledged that in places with “spiking hotspots” you’re...
    Nir Menachemi July 26, 2020 4:05PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. Since day one of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has not had enough tests. Faced with this shortage, medical professionals used what tests they had on people with the worst symptoms or whose occupations put them at high risk for infection. People who were less sick or asymptomatic did not get tested. Because of this, many infected people in the U.S. have not been tested, and much of the information public health officials have about the spread and deadliness of the virus does not provide a complete picture. Short of testing every person in the U.S., the best way to get accurate data on...
    Every day there is more data to prove the dangers of the coronavirus. Yet, bizarrely, the more proof we have of the damage of the pandemic; the more vicious and hysterical its deniers. It is hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of uninformed, deluded ideas covidiots spew on a daily basis. We mourn not just the lives lost and the bodies damaged, but the collective intelligence of our nation. With international news consistently depicting the United States as the dumbest nation in the developed world, it is as if news of the covidiocy is almost as depressing as news of the virus’s spread itself. The trend to what is described as America’s move from freedom to “freedumb” has sadly been a...
    By The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has reported a record number of daily cases of the new coronavirus. Health authorities said Sunday that 467 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the outbreak. They said eight people have died. Epidemiologist Darija Kisic Tepavcevic said, however, that there is reason to be optimistic because there have been fewer people in need of hospitalization. Serbia has confirmed 23,730 cases of the virus while 534 people have died of COVID-19 in the country of some 7 million people. Numbers of new infections spiked after the Balkan country fully relaxed lockdown measures in May that critics say was a maneuver...
    New York (CNN Business)Joe Biden could inherit an even more disastrous economy than Barack Obama did when he won the White House during the 2008 financial meltdown."Whoever is coming in there in January 2021 might be facing worse conditions than in 2009, as hard as that is to believe," Austan Goolsbee, who helped guide Obama through the Great Recession, told CNN Business. Goolsbee, who chaired the president's Council of Economic Advisors in the aftermath of that crisis, is worried that the fragile economic recovery will stall if the worsening pandemic isn't quickly brought under control. This is really playing with fire. They must get the spread of the virus under control. Thats what almost every other country has done."...
    Former coronavirus patients say they are still suffering from horrific symptoms months after beating the deadly disease.  Samantha Demmler tested positive to COVID-19 after returning to Melbourne from the U.S. with a 'little tickle in her throat' on March 20. 'It didn't seem I had this thing that was causing the whole world to stop,' she previously told Daily Mail Australia.  'I'm a pretty optimistic person but I started to panic. It definitely catches up to you. Your mind starts thinking and playing scenarios on what could happen.'  Samantha Demmler (pictured) tested positive to COVID-19 in March and still has symptoms four months later The 27-year-old musician was cleared by authorities on March 29, but four months later she is...
    US coronavirus deaths have topped 1,000 for the fourth day in a row Friday as 18 states set single day records of infections. A staggering 1,019 Americans were killed by the virus in the last day, topping off a dismal week with 1,140 deaths Thursday, 1,135 Wednesday and 1,141 Tuesday. Infections rose by at least 68,800 Friday, driven by escalating outbreaks across the south and west with Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and California especially hard-hit.     More than 4.1 million people have been infected with the virus and 145,565 people have been killed.   A total of 18 states surpassed their own records for new daily infections this week, as the US looks set to break its national record of...
    A North Carolina family has voiced concern over the dangerous impact loneliness and isolation is having on their elderly mother as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.  The family of 88-year-old Peggy Wall shared two shocking pictures of the nursing home resident that showed her dramatic deterioration since lockdown began.  Wall, who has Alzheimer's, did not get infected with coronavirus but has instead suffered from the loneliness of not being able to see her family.  Her son Tim told WFMY-TV that he believed 'isolation really is worse than the virus' when it came to his mother's health in the Kernersville nursing home.    Peggy Wall, 88, has not seen her family in four months because of the strict ban on visitors...
    Kansas City Chiefs player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the first NFL player to opt out of the coming season due to coronavirus fears. The offensive lineman is also a doctor and has been working in his native Canada during the off-season and says he will continue to do so when the season starts again. Duvernay-Tardif will earn $150,000 from the opt-out deal agreed between the NFL and the players' association - much less than his usual salary. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the first NFL player to opt out of the season due to coronavirus fears RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The face of boxing, PSG's world-record superstar and SEVEN... 'I don't believe it's going to...
    On January 8th, I asked The News Brig’s science team to keep an eye on early reports of a new virus that had recently emerged in China. When I dropped an article about that new virus from The Washington Post in Slack, someone joked that 2020 was off to a strong start, clearly jinxing the entire year for the rest of humanity. Whoops. Jokes aside, this past decade, year, six and a half months has featured a disturbing flood of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news. More than half a year in and not only do we still not know when this will all end, we’re also seeing a tsunami of new cases in the US and record-high...
    (CNN)Ninety-one thousand.Ninety-one thousand lives snatched by an unrelenting pandemic since the first state in the US reopened on April 24. Ninety-one thousand whose dreams were cut short, plans ended prematurely.Each one a son or daughter. Someone's uncle. A best friend. A person who left others to grieve, cry and try to carry on.Here are some of their stories:Read MoreThree siblings reunited in March. It was the last time they saw their father aliveNoe Martinez Domingues passed away July 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.Noe Martinez Domingues loved knowing how things worked. His family moved to Dallas, Texas, from Mexico in 1990. To make ends meet, his daughter, Bethzabet Martinez Amador, says her father worked in several kitchens throughout the city, washing dishes...