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    Natalie C. Tronson, University of Michigan Of all frightening ways that the SARS-COV-2 virus affects the body, one of the more insidious is the effect of COVID-19 on the brain. It is now clear that many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell, to delirium, to an increased risk of stroke. There are also longer-lasting consequences for the brain, including myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue syndrome and Guillain-Barre syndrome. These effects may be caused by direct viral infection of brain tissue. But growing evidence suggests additional indirect actions triggered via the virus’s infection of epithelial cells and the cardiovascular system, or through the immune system and inflammation, contribute to lasting neurological changes after COVID-19. I am a...
    As the new dean of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Anthony Niedwiecki is taking the reins of a 120-year-old law school at an unusual time. Even as concerns over COVID-19 have steered a move toward complete remote learning in the fall, he’s seen growing interest in the school’s blended online/on-campus learning program and in the practice of law in general. In July 2020, legal educator and LGBTQ rights activist Anthony S. Niedwiecki took over as president and dean at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. (Courtesy of Mitchell Hamline School of Law) Niedwiecki, a native of Michigan and the first in his family to attend college, began his career as a high school and community college math...
            by Daniel J. Mitchell  The coronavirus has been horrible news, most obviously because of death and suffering. But the disease has also wreaked havoc with the economy and given politicians an excuse to push counterproductive policies. But if you want to find a silver lining to that dark cloud, the virus may be putting pressure on America’s government school monopoly. For instance, John Stossel explains that it may lead to more homeschooling. Given the large amount of evidence showing superior outcomes for home-schooled students, this is definitely a much-needed bit of good news. Matthew Hennessey, in a column for the Wall Street Journal, also opined about how the coronavirus may produce a permanent expansion of homeschooling: Most students will return to traditional classrooms when...
    VIDEO4:0204:02Most college students don't plan to take a gap year due to Covid-19, survey findsSquawk Box For college students heading back to campus this month, life will be decidedly different. For example, at Middlebury College in Vermont, the school's 2,500 undergraduates are required to quarantine for two weeks before returning to school and get tested immediately upon arrival. After their Covid-19 test, they can move into their dorm room but must remain there until the test results are in. Meals are delivered and students are only allowed to leave their room to use the bathroom. Once they're cleared, they can move around campus but must remain at school at all times. Hikes through the Champlain Valley, trips to town and visits...
    Dr Anthony Fauci says the 'numbers don't lie' when it comes to coronavirus in the United States as he acknowledged that the country has the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world and some states, in a sense, were 'on fire'. Fauci, who is a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, said that the US has 'quantitatively' suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic as the country averages nearly 60,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths per day.  His comments came during an interview on Wednesday with CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta at a virtual Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health forum. When asked if the US had suffered the worst globally given the country represents a quarter of total COVID-19 infections but only holds...
    Virginia Department of Health If an app user tests positive for COVID-19, a VDH official will give them a personal identification number that will be used to report the positive result to the app. Each day, phones with the app download a list of all the anonymous beacons associated with positive COVID-19 cases, and checks them against the list of beacons it has encountered in the previous two weeks. If there is a match, the user is notified and given steps to keep themselves and those around them safe. Participation in the app is voluntary. The more that people download the app, the more effective it will be, Virginia health official Dr. Danny Avila told VPM. While the app could...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Wednesday morning providing updates on the state’s response to COVID-19. It’s been nearly five months since the first cases of COVID-19 hit Michigan. Here’s Whitmer’s Aug. 5 updates: The governor says it’s time for President Donald Trump and congress to work together to pass a recovery package to support state governments, families, frontline workers and small business owners. Whitmer took action to elevate Black voices in state government signing an executive order which creates the Black Leadership Advisory Council. To apply to the Black Leadership Advisory Council visit Michigan.gov/appointments and click “Black Leaders Advisory Council” from the drop menu of the application. Applications are due by Wednesday, August...
    Airlines around the world are facing a difficult juggling act: how do you reduce the risks posed by COVID-19 while keeping costs down in a notoriously low-margin industry? As flight schedules begin to increase once more, Southwest Airlines is taking the decision to reduce its pandemic cleaning routines to minimize turnaround times and financial losses. The news comes from an internal memo sent to Southwest staff and obtained by USA Today, which says that armrests and seat belts will no longer be cleaned between each flights, and that attendants are to instead focus on high-touch areas like toilets and tray tables. “These are the most important areas to clean between each flight as they are prone to contamination from...
    The coronavirus led to some ruff times for dog groomer Brian Taylor. But Taylor, who calls himself “Dogfather of Harlem,” found a way to reinvent his business amid the pandemic: He’s taken his show on the road, transitioning from his uptown brick-and mortar-shop to a mobile van that wheels around to pamper pups. The 37-year-old owner of the beloved Harlem Doggie Day Spa at 734 St. Nicholas Ave. — which offers daycare, boarding and walking in addition to grooming services — was initially hit hard by New York City’s shutdown. A Sierra Leone native, Taylor started his career as a JP Morgan Chase banker, but pivoted 10 years ago to start his pooch parlor. He attracted a coterie of devoted...
    COVID-19 is no match for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew. Minshew missed the first day of on-field workouts after being placed on the reserve/ COVID-19 list after being around teammate Michael Walker, who did test positive, ESPN reported. JETS RELEASE QUINCY ENUNWA AS YOUNG ROSTER READIES FOR SEASON “I did not contract the virus. It took one look at me and ran the other way. Probably in its best interest.” The second-year quarterback was eager to get back into the swing of things and said it was “brutal” having to miss out on Monday’s practice. "Like, yesterday would have been like the first day of school, you know. Had my outfit picked out and everything, had to stay at home....
    (CNN)As the Trump administration's coronavirus testing czar, Admiral Brett Giroir has repeatedly said the federal government is doing everything possible to address the country's unmet demand for tests and timelier results. "If there is a stone that needs to be turned that is left unturned," Giroir said on CNN's "State of the Union" on July 26, "you tell me what it is." Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on resultsCNN asked more than 20 public health and lab industry sources whether Giroir and the administration were doing all they could to fix the country's testing problems and there was an overwhelming consensus: No. What's most needed, they said, was for the federal government to seize a larger leadership...
    The pharmaceutical company Moderna started the last, longest step in the process of testing its COVID-19 vaccine candidate at the end of July — a Phase 3 clinical trial. It’s an enormous undertaking: their goal is to recruit 30,000 people, inject some of them with an experimental vaccine and then follow each and every one of them to see how many contract the coronavirus and how many do not. This will take months, even with the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed compressing the timeline whenever possible. Those months may seem endless when over a thousand people are dying from COVID-19 each day in the United States. The process is long and intensive for a reason, though. Just because a...
    Meaghan Ellis August 4, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning of a possible “really bad situation” if daily coronavirus case numbers do not drop to 10,000 by September. During a Q&A session with the JAMA Network on Monday, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), was asked about what could be expected in the fall. “I do not know how and nor could anyone know what the fall is going to bring,” Fauci said. The nation’s top infectious disease expert noted previous discussions about a possible resurgence of the coronavirus in the fall and winter months. However, he insists the United States is still “right in the middle of the first wave”...
    An Indiana junior high school learned a student tested positive for coronavirus midway through the first day back to in-person learning, after a child's parents sent the kid into school that day despite waiting for their test results to come in.  Greenfield-Central Junior High School in Greenfield, Indiana, was among the first schools to reopen on July 30, after having been shut down in March during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.  But, midway through the school's first day back, the health department informed school officials that one of their students - who has not been named - tested positive for coronavirus.   Officials at Indiana's Greenfield-Central Junior High School (pictured) learned a student tested positive for coronavirus midway...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With coronavirus cases on the rise in suburban Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health has issued more restrictive guidelines when it comes to certain settings. Those settings include bars, fitness clubs, and personal care businesses, among others. The department noted that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in suburban Cook County – particularly among young adults in their 20s. The overall daily case count is now back where it was in March, and COVID-19 cases among those in their 20s are now about 2.5 times higher than they were at the end of March. The age group now has the highest rates of COVID-19 in suburban Cook. As of this past Friday, there was...
    SAN ANTONIO – **Editor’s note - “Unheard: Stories from the Alamo City” is a KSAT feature that gives our viewers the chance to tell their unique stories. The idea is to give a voice to the voiceless. Find more stories like this or share your powerful story on our Unheard page. The numbers continue to increase and hospital staff across the city are beginning to fear the worse. University Hospital hospitalist Dr. Kamyar Haghayeghi tells KSAT 12 that they are currently managing many more critically ill patients than they had four to five weeks ago. UTHealth hiring COVID-19 contract tracers in San Antonio with pay starting at $15 an hour “I’m taking care of the sickest patients I’ve ever seen,” Haghayeghi said....
    Hundreds of maskless people showed up for the annual White Trash Bash in East Peoria over the weekend despite coronavirus cases on the rise in the state of Illinois,  At least 200 boats were packing the Illinois River, about 150 miles southwest of Chicago, as part of an all-day party that essentially revolves around people drinking and socializing in large groups.  None of the 500 partygoers were seen wearing face masks or observing social distancing measures despite authorities warning that cases of the disease in the area had been on the rise. The organizers noted online they were 'not experts' about the coronavirus and all but admitted that those concerned about catching the virus should stay home.  200 boats...
    NEW on-the-spot tests that take just an hour to confirm Covid-19 will help the return to school and air travel. Scientists say the ground-breaking, Brit-made checks are the best in the world. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1A medical worker takes a swab at a drive-in coronavirus testing facility Credit: PA:Press Association Millions will be rolled out to help NHS bosses halt local outbreaks. Experts say the kits can be used anywhere — allowing rapid screening of care homes, offices and airports. The new on-the-spot tests analyse nose swabs and can magnify any active virus particle. There is no need for a fixed lab or medics, and they can return results in...
    Teen found in woods 8 days after going missing Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Joey Votto placed on the injured list after reporting COVID-19 symptoms Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was placed on the injury list without a designation before Sunday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, which signals it's related to COVID-19 symptoms.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Brewers, Cards home-opening series postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases Another day, another postponed game at Miller Park. Saturday, Major League Baseball announced the Milwaukee Brewers’ weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals will be postponed. WTMJ Milwaukee, WI Eduardo Rodriguez To Miss Remainder Of...
    Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that the COVID-19 outbreak is not under control in the U.S. because Americans "are on the move.”  When asked about why the U.S. has not been able to stop the coronavirus spread, Birx said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that she’s learned through studying epidemics that health officials need to spread a "tailored" message “on the ground.” The White House coronavirus task force coordinator said she’s seen through recent travel to 14 states that Americans “on the move.” “I can tell you across America right now people are on the move,” she said. “And so all of our discussions about social distancing and decreasing gatherings to under 10 – as I traveled around the country, I saw all...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Rising numbers in the immediate area could lead to some stricter measures as early as next week. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the possibility of new COVID guidelines is putting some business owners on edge. Suburban Cook County is expected to announce some stricter guidance for businesses come early next week as some key COVID-19 Indicators are on the rise. But with no specifics ready just yet, business owners are confused. La Grange’s The Elm is a success story in the age of COVID-19. The brand new restaurant opened for takeout in late May and by mid June, rules eased up to allow for socially distanced dining on its massive 2,700 square-foot rooftop deck. Owners know they’ve...
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) got into a heated exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday while discussing the impact the nationwide protests have had on the spread of COVID-19. During the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing, Jordan grilled Fauci on whether the last two months of protests have spread the coronavirus. "Crowding together, particularly when you're not wearing a mask, contributes to spreading the virus," Fauci said when asked about protests spreading COVID-19. Jordan then asked Fauci, "Should the government limit the protesting?" The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases replied, "I don't think that's relevant. I'm not in a position to determine what the government can...
    As Nevada’s COVID-19 deaths set new records daily throughout July, rumors raged that Gov. Steve Sisolak would soon re-close Las Vegas casinos. But that would be too late for 22  dead employees. Donald Trump ignored medical advice and pressed states to “liberate” their economies. The mega-casinos of the famed “strip” responded by ending their 78-day shutdown as fast as a craps shooter can throw dice. There were no rules requiring safe practices. Porter Adolfo Fernandez went back to work June 4 as eager gamblers flooded into Caesars Palace, most following Trump’s example by refusing [...] This Raw Story article is free to Alternet ad-free members. Want to read the full piece? Click to join the movementto restore true progressive journalism....
    I spy the most effective eye safety from the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci recommended that eye safety, like goggles or face shields, may assist defend from COVID-19 together with sporting face masks. “If in case you have goggles or a watch protect, you must use it,” he instructed ABC, “should you actually need good safety of the mucosal surfaces.” Whereas his phrase isn’t a mandate, retaining your eyes protected can’t damage. “It is smart that utilizing any precaution that shields your face, together with your eyes, can be helpful,” Dr. Jake Deutsch, a Manhattan doctor and the scientific director and co-founder of Specialty Infusion, instructed The Put up in early March of eye safety serving to defend in opposition...
    The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held online this year owing to the Covid pandemic. The news comes a day after nominations of the award gala were announced. The event is scheduled to take place on September 20. Emmy executive producers, including host Jimmy Kimmel, sent a letter to key acting nominees informing them that this year’s ceremony would be virtual, and asking them to prepare to participate from home, a report in variety.com said. Emmy Awards 2020: Paul Mescal Expresses Excitement for Being Nominated with Idol Hugh Jackman, Says I’m Pinching Myself That I Made It in the Same Category “As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown...
    The parent company of Dunkin' coffee stores will close 800 locations in the US permanently after suffering a 20 per cent loss in second quarter revenue, showing the economic impacts of the coronavirus on the storied brand.   The losses come as fewer customers have frequented Dunkin' stores on their way to work  during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.   The Canton, Massachusetts,-based company said the closings will impact 'low-volume sales' Dunkin's that only represented about 2 per cent of US sales in 2019.  The parent company of Dunkin' coffee stores will close 800 locations in the US permanently after suffering a 20 per cent loss in second quarter revenue. Pictured is one of the chain's store locations in New York City earlier this month...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Two new studies published in JAMA Cardiology are giving new insight into the effects of COVID-19 on the human heart. One study identified coronavirus in the heart tissue of COVID patients who died — the other found that among 100 adults who recently recovered from the virus, 78-percent showed some kind of cardiac involvement on MRI scans and 60-percent had ongoing inflammation. “COVID affects all organs,” said Dr. Tu Le, a cardiologist with Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Texas Health Physicians Group. “So the heart is no different than the kidneys that we see involvement, lungs, liver all of the organs, and that’s the really unfortunate thing.” Dr. Le said since the pandemic began, he’s seen an...
    Fb/Dr. Stella Immanuel Dr. Stella Immanuel pictured on her Fb web page. Dr. Stella Immanuel, the controversial Houston physician advocating for the usage of hydroxychloroquine to deal with coronavirus, was confronted by a masked white man on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court docket throughout a press summit. The video of the confrontation was shared on Twitter by Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer.“‘You’re not black on the within, I’m extra black than you on the within’ a #BLM Activist says to first gen African-American immigrant Physician @stella_immanuel as he makes an attempt to disrupt the White Coat Convention about HCQ in DC. Reveals you simply how insane the resistance has change into,”...
    Facebook/Dr. Stella Immanuel Dr. Stella Immanuel pictured on her Facebook page. Dr. Stella Immanuel, the controversial Houston doctor advocating for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus, was confronted by a masked white man on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court during a press summit. The video of the confrontation was shared on Twitter by Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer. “‘You’re not black on the inside, I’m more black than you on the inside’ a #BLM Activist says to first gen African-American immigrant Doctor @stella_immanuel as he attempts to disrupt the White Coat Conference about HCQ in DC. Shows you just how insane the resistance has become,” Schaffer wrote. “You’re not black on the inside, I’m more black...
    This puts their health and their lives in danger, warns the human rights organization, which points to “government inaction”. Abortion is legal in Italy during the first 90 days of pregnancy, for health, economic, social or personal reasons. However, excessively cumbersome formalities have to be completed, HRW accuses, and the use of “conscientious objection” by medical staff to refuse to provide this kind of care is widespread, adds the organization. “Women in Italy have faced sometimes insurmountable obstacles in getting the sexual and reproductive health care they need during a time of crisis,” said Hillary Margolis, researcher with the Women’s Rights division at HRW. “The Covid-19 pandemic only highlights the labyrinthine system of access to abortion that exists in Italy...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Thursday at 3 p.m. the Bronx Times Reporter will be hosting a webinar discussing strategies and guidelines for small businesses reopening in the wake of COVID-19 with city council small business committee chair Mark Gjonaj along with Bronx Chamber of Commerce President, Lisa Sorin. Moderated by amNewYork Metro and Bronx Times reporter Alex Mitchell, the webinar will delve into need-to-know information about what policies are being enacted, avenues for funding and recovery means, along with programs and resources for the city’s massive, small business community that’s eager to safely welcome its customers back. The Schneps Media webinar will also discuss recent...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Testing Officer, will also discuss the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Latinx community. Related Articles Coronavirus: California breaks single-day death record, with fatalities all over the state Coronavirus: These 8 killers died on San Quentin’s Death Row 2 Bay Area artists offer starkly different takes COVID-19 pandemic Cloverleaf Family Bowl knocked down by coronavirus Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged
    A 'hidden gem' New Jersey lake that was made famous on TikTok is now at the center of a race row after it was shut down following complaints from some locals about over-crowding from Spanish speaking out-of-towners. Lake Solitude in High Bridge was shut down by local officials last week following complaints about recent weekend crowds.   The area gained popularity after a viral TikTok video showing the lake and its waterfall dubbed it a 'hidden gem'.    Nearly 200 residents of the town, of which the population is about 93 percent white, attended a virtual town hall meeting earlier this month to demand that Mayor Michele Lee shut it down. While some complained about the risk of out-of-towners from New York...
                            Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the daily co-creators, so find us @asimendinger and @alweaver22 on Twitter and recommend the Morning Report to your friends. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 146,935. Tuesday, 148,056. Wednesday, 149,258. Republican and Democratic lawmakers remain far apart on a potential COVID-19 relief deal as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden hits Trump's 'law and order' message: He's trying to 'scare 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...
    (CNN)Since the coronavirus pandemic first began, evidence has emerged showing that Covid-19 can damage more than the lungs.The disease caused by the novel coronavirus can harm other organs in the body -- including the heart -- and now two separate studies, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology on Monday, provide more insight into how Covid-19 may have a prolonged impact on heart health in those who have recovered from illness and may have caused cardiac infection in those who died.JUST WATCHEDDoctors baffled as virus triggers mysterious health issuesReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHDoctors baffled as virus triggers mysterious health issues 02:47"We've understood for a few months now that Covid-19 is not only a respiratory infection but a multi-system infection," said cardiologist Dr....
    The Miami Marlins played against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday while knowing four players had tested positive for COVID-19. By Tuesday, the team was up to 17 cases within the clubhouse. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The Miami Marlins have postponed their scheduled games through Sunday after an outbreak of 17 positive COVID-19 cases. The Marlins had four known cases when they played the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and saw that number quickly jump as more tests were administered and returned through Tuesday morning. While the MLB's plan is to have the Marlins resume their schedule next week, that may be overly optimistic. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez of Miami-Dade country recommended a two-week quarantine for the team. Visit Insider's homepage...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY > GOP rolls out $1 trillion coronavirus relief package, but Democrats have leverage > Arizona, Florida, Texas show signs of controlling epidemics, but concerns remain about a surge in cases throughout the Midwest  > Fauci responds to Trump: 'I have not been misleading the American public'  > World Health Organization: Coronavirus pandemic is 'one big wave,’ not seasonal  > Federal Reserve extends its lending programs until the end of the year > Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic > Gates: Benefits almost always outweigh costs for younger students to return to school > INOVIO Pharmaceuticals R&D Chief Kate Broderick ‘completely confident’ world will develop a safe and effective COVID-19...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Wednesday afternoon providing updates on the state’s response to COVID-19. Here’s Whitmer’s update: She said Michigan’s case numbers have continued to increase since June. Whitmer says the vast majority of Michiganders have been doing their part to fight this virus. As a state, Whitmer says tremendous work has been done. The governor is urging President Donald Trump to issue a federal mask mandate like Michigan’s. Whitmer says there needs to be a strong recovery plan from the federal government to help Michigan’s small business owners, first responders and state governments recover. The governor says at a time when the country needs strong federal leadership, the Trump...
    The coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlin's main roster warranted a pause in the baseball team's season, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat said on Tuesday. “The Marlins already started at a disadvantage because of Miami. They are out of Miami, which is a hotspot,” Nesheiwat told “Fox & Friends First.” Nesheiwat said Miami has the second-highest number of cases in the country. “[The Marlins] are starting two steps behind,” Nesheiwat said. MIAMI MARLINS POSTPONE TRIP HOME AMID FEAR OF VIRUS OUTBREAK The Miami Marlins’ game against the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak within the team’s main roster, Major League Baseball confirmed. The game Monday night was set to be played in Miami but the latest revelation of more positive tests...
    United Nations (CNN)Nothing says diplomacy more than a hearty handshake. Touching, embraces, and cheek-to-cheek kisses represented daily life in the corridors and at receptions in the world arena of diplomacy: the United Nations in New York. Now, Covid-19 is striking at the heart of the United Nations itself. And many diplomats, some speaking to CNN on condition of anonymity, believe that the old ways of doing business may be changed forever by the pandemic.It's been a struggle on the world's highest diplomatic stage. How do you practice the fine arts of diplomacy when the conference rooms sit empty, meetings are via Zoom, and the entire staff is working from home?"Obviously diplomacy needs contact. it needs presence," said Secretary General António...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Berghoff restaurant in Chicago is shutting down for now, saying there is no one eating out in the Loop amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The family owned restaurant says this is just a temporary closure. The decision made Monday based on very little foot traffic in the Loop.The Berghoff restaurant is a Chicago landmark, home of the city's first liquor license and one of the oldest family-run establishments in the nation.The Loop location is closing Tuesday until further notice."When you look in your dining room and you're doing 12 people, I mean it's a long, slow agonizing day and we just couldn't afford to keep doing it," said owner Pete Berghoff.The Adams Street Brewery will also be affected...
    (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...
    Covid vaccine trial: News anchor receives first shot in US Phase 3 How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020 The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: © APARC Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio watches before an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) --- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. has been placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether...
    CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Arrion Springs #39 of the Los Angeles Chargers lines up agaisnt Malik Turner #17 of the Seattle Seahawks while playing a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Steelers placed defensive back Arrion Springs on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Arrion Springs was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, meaning that he has either tested positive for the virus or is in quarantine after having close contact with it. Springs, a former XFL player who has spent time with five other NFL teams, will likely have to miss the start of training camp as a result. The...
    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...
    We’re all aware of the news regarding the Coronavirus. I thought I might add my two cents. First of all, all viruses and all things that are alive, which viruses are only alive when they’re infecting a cell. Otherwise, they’re metabolically inert. They’re metabolically dead unless they’re in an infective state where they’re utilizing the metabolic machinery of the host cell.  When I’m trying to say is that just like with any living cell, the lifecycle of the virus cannot occur in the absence of energy, and it so happens that just like us viruses use the combination of fat burning and sugar burning and they manipulate them in a way that allows them to survive.  When...
    The Miami Marlins have 14 cases of COVID-19. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Miami Marlins have MLB's first COVID-19 outbreak with 14 cases. The team played a game on Sunday despite already having four positive cases. The Marlins' game on Monday has been canceled, as has a game between the Phillies and Yankees due to the Marlins' presence in Philadelphia. There is speculation that the MLB season is now in jeopardy, as MLB attempts to play its season with regular travel as opposed to a bubble. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 MLB season is in jeopardy after the Miami Marlins experienced baseball's first major outbreak of COVID-19. The Marlins played against the Philadelphia Phillies...
    A McDonald’s drive-through on the New York State Thruway. Carina Finn I grew up eating fast food on a regular basis, but once I moved to New York City, I quit my drive-thru habit.  While staying with my in-laws during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-thrus became the only viable option for a dinner date with my husband. The nostalgia of drive-thru food has provided a sense of comfort during the pandemic.  Even though my husband didn't eat fast food growing up, he's also now learning to love it as an adult. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Growing up, I practically lived on fast food. Some of my earliest food memories are of insisting...
    ABCVALENCIA Updated: 07/24/2020 19: 21h Save The residences and day centers for the elderly in the Valencian Community will remain in phase 3 of the de-escalation until there is a coronavirus vaccineIn addition, next week the measures that will apply to them in that phase will be tightened. This was announced this Friday by the vice president of the Consell, Monica Oltra, in the press conference after the plenary session, in which he specified that the evolution of the pandemic changes every day and it is possible that it will entail the introduction of “many more changes, more restrictive”, in different areas. Image of Vice President Oltra taken this Friday – EFE As an example, he explained that the...
    SAN ANTONIO – As coronavirus cases are still reaching daily high numbers in San Antonio and Bexar County, the pandemic is continuing to leave an impact on the local economy. Major General Juan Ayala, interim president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss the current economic state of San Antonio and the future for economic stability during this public health crisis. “The San Antonio economy took a major hit because of COVID-19, and right now, there’s a lot of businesses that are struggling, even though the PPP loans and the government has helped. However, they’re trying to pivot our small businesses. We have about 1,300 small businesses in the San...
    by Zoë McLaren, University of Maryland, Baltimore County For many people in the U.S., getting tested for COVID-19 is a struggle. In Arizona, testing sites have seen lines of hundreds of cars stretching over a mile. In Texas and Florida, some people were waiting for five hours for free testing. The inconvenience of these long waits alone discourages many people from getting tested. With the surge in cases, many public testing sites have been reaching maximum capacity within hours of opening, leaving many people unable to get tested for days. Those that do get tested often face a week-long wait to get their test results. Every person who isn’t tested could be spreading COVID-19 unknowingly. These overstretched testing programs are...
    A group of medical experts believes state and national leaders should take the country back into lockdown and start from square one in trying to contain COVID-19, CNN reported. Some states are just now starting to return to some level of normal activity, but as the total number of cases increase, some experts believe that's a sign that more lockdowns are needed, including the widespread closure of businesses that decimated the economy from March through May. "Non-essential businesses should be closed. Restaurant service should be limited to take-out. People should stay home, going out only to get food and medicine or to exercise and get fresh air," the letter states. "Masks should be mandatory in all situations, indoors and...
    Michelle Obama has announced the all-star lineup for her upcoming podcast, 'The Michelle Obama Podcast' — and it won't come as a surprise to many that her first guest is her husband, former President Barack Obama. The 56-year-old former first lady's new venture debuts on Spotify on July 29 and will feature a series of interviews with her 'posse' — which includes family, friends, and colleagues.  And on Friday, she announced that her 58-year-old husband is first up in the premiere episode, sharing a preview clip in which she praises him as the 'eternal "Yes, we can" man.' Coming soon! Michelle Obama has announced the all-star lineup for her upcoming podcast, 'The Michelle Obama Podcast' A chat with hubby: First first...
    Meaghan Ellis July 24, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Deborah Birx — infectious disease expert for the White House Coronavirus Task Force — is offering a glimpse of what the United States’ surge in COVID-19 cases now equates to. During an appearance on “The Today Show” Friday, Birx noted her concerns about the coronavirus surges in multiple states across the Southern region of the United States — namely Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida. When asked about President Donald Trump’s claim that the virus would “get worse before it’s going to get better,” host Samantha Guthrie asked, “how much worse” could the virus get. According to Birx, that determination is contingent on a number of different factors. “Well, it really depends...
    If the crisis continues at its current clip, coronavirus is on track to become the second leading cause of death in Los Angeles County for 2020, public health officials said Wednesday.  So far, 4,213 Angelinos have died of the infection in only about six months.  That makes it likely second only to heart disease for the leading cause of death in the county where about 6,000 people died of cardiac problems in the first six months of 2019, according to County Public Health Director Dr Barbara Ferrer.  The seven-day average for daily coronavirus fatalities in LA county has turned downward since the first week of July, but Ferrer urged residents to stay vigilant and not interpret that pattern with too...
    President Donald Trump’s painfully inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic has been crushing him in recent election polls: one poll after another has shown him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee — some of them by double digits. But Politico reporter Adam Cancryn, in an article published on July 22, wonders if perhaps there will be enough progress on a COVID-19 vaccine for Trump to enjoy an “October surprise” that saves his reelection campaign and helps him win a second term. The World Health Organization’s Mike Ryan has said that although “good progress” is being made, it will probably be early 2021 before COVID-19 vaccines start to become available. And Cancryn notes that “Trump’s bet that...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY  > US negotiates 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer that will be free to Americans > US reports 1,000+ daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in July  > In first coronavirus briefing in nearly three months, Trump says pandemic will ‘get worse before it gets better,’ urges Americans to wear face masks when necessary  > Pelosi calls coronavirus the ‘Trump virus’  > New CDC study finds most people in US still highly susceptible to virus; US infections could be up to 13 times higher than reported  > WHO says virus is ‘beginning to accelerate in Africa’; ‘worrying trends’ in southern Europe and the Balkans   > United Airlines requires customers to wear masks...
    (CNN)Brussels began the week in celebratory mood, as member states of the European Union finally agreed how they would distribute around $2 trillion of funds across the bloc over the next seven years.The package, agreed in the early hours of Tuesday morning after four days of talks, comprises the $1.3 trillion seven-year EU budget plus a special $858 billion emergency package. It's designed to help the bloc recover from the Covid-19 pandemic as one, rather than abandoning poorer countries to their fate as wealthier nations surged back. Getting all 27 EU states onside for a controversial package over four days of hard negotiating was undoubtedly a huge success. But as the bubbles from the champagne breakfasts evaporate, it will become...
    Meaghan Ellis July 21, 2020 0 Comments White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is expressing support of President Donald Trump delivering public health updates on the coronavirus pandemic. During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, one reporter expressed concern about Trump’s reason for the resuming with briefings She noted how he previously touted good ratings received when the briefings aired at the beginning of the pandemic as she raised questions about whether or not viewership contributed to his decision to resume. The reporter also expressed concern about the president delivering health updates, without the presence of an infectious disease expert, based on previous remarks he has made. From touting unproven drugs to suggesting disinfectant injections, the reporter noted...
    There are over 300,000 viruses that infect mammals, but there are only seven coronaviruses that infect humans. Four of these, known by the less-than-alternative labels 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1 produce generally mild illnesses and are responsible for about 15% of what people refer to as the “common cold.” Exposure to these viruses generates a mild and rapidly falling immune response, meaning that people can be infected again by the same coronavirus in a matter of a few months. Of the remaining human coronaviruses, two are SARS-CoV and MERS-COV, which generate extremely serious illness with a high rate of fatalities. And then there is SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the disease COVID-19. From the beginning, there have been worries that this virus might combine the worst of...
    Facebook is taking a stance on anti-mask rhetoric by removing one of the largest groups dedicated to the topic for spreading misinformation.  As reported by The Verge, the group, called 'Unmasking America!' had about 9,600 members and had a self-proclaimed mission to 'spread the TRUTH about masks!'  Facebook is removing some groups like the one pictured above for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, while others have remained on the platform The group reportedly made several claims which have been widely debunked, including suggestions that masks obstruct oxygen flow and that wearing them has a psychological toll. 'It is a psychological anchor for suppression, enslavement and cognitive obedience. When you wear a mask you are complicit in declaring all humans as...
    As Daily Kos previously covered, Disney World reopened its Orlando, Florida, location on July 11. The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks reopened that Saturday, with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios a few days behind on July 15. Mind you, Florida’s coronavirus cases have been surging. Just today, the state reported more than 10,000 new cases. Even still, Disney’s Florida location reopened with additional safety measures: limiting how many people can enter the park at once, for example; using apps to order food and drinks; and canceling crowd-heavy events, like parades and fireworks. What else? All guests over 2 years old and employees are instructed to wear masks while in the park, with some exceptions. And it seems that those exceptions had to be tightened up...
    A mother who nearly died of COVID-19 has opened up about meeting her newborn son nearly one-month after he was born via emergency C-section while she was on a ventilator.  Jessica Rowlett, 35, feared for her life when she welcomed her second child, a baby boy named Rowdy, on May 31 in a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. The mother of two didn't get to meet her son until weeks later.  'Honestly I was kind of numb,' the mother of two told Good Morning America of the first time she saw Rowdy in person. 'I just looked at him from across the room and he didn’t feel like he was mine.'   Reunited: Jessica Rowlett, 35, was battling COVID-19 when she welcomed...
    the disease does not usually carry out such a long incubation period.“data-reactid =” 24 “>” We are working hard on the investigation of this outbreak, “Secretary of Health Access, Carla Vizzotti, stressed last week in a daily morning health report in Buenos Aires, to the unknown for the appearance of these cases so many days after leaving the mainland since the disease does not usually carry out such a long incubation period. 35 days without touching ports some of its crew showed symptoms of the covid-19, which activated the sanitary protocol and the ship had to return to the port of Ushuaia, from where it had left 35 days earlier. “data-reactid =” 27 “> The fishing boat” Echicen Maru...
    The Chicks are remaining politically outspoken as their career resurgence continues with the release of their first album in several years. The trio, made up of Natalie Maines and sisters Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire, released their first album since 2006, “Gaslighter,” earlier this month. The release marks an improbable comeback for the band following backlash for comments they made about former President George W. Bush in 2003 that got them pulled from the radio and earned them the rebuke of the country music scene. In a recent interview with The Guardian, they proved that they’re over the Bush incident and are now joining the chorus of celebrities engaging in political activism and speaking out against the Trump administration. They...
    President Donald Trump claimed in a newly aired Fox News interview Sunday that the United States is the “envy of the world” when it comes to Covid-19 testing capacity, a boast that came as state and local leaders continue to raise alarm about widespread test shortages and delays as coronavirus infections surge nationwide. Pressed by Fox News’ Chris Wallace on rising Covid-19 infections, shortages of testing kits and personal protective equipment for frontline workers, and rapidly dwindling hospital capacity, Trump—who is attempting to block billions of dollars in new funds for testing and contact tracing—said he takes responsibility for how the U.S. has handled the pandemic but added that “some governors have done poorly.” “They’re supposed to have supplies… I supplied everybody,” the president said. “Now we have...
    One of the week’s big must-reads was How Trump is helping tycoons exploit the pandemic, by The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. Specifically, Ronald Cameron, the owner of the massive poultry processing company Mountaire. Cameron is a major Trump donor, and he’s on a White House advisory board about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, there’s a campaign to bust the union of the workers at a Mountaire plant and the Trump administration is gutting regulations that protect these workers, whose job was already both dangerous and low-paid before COVID-19. Now, workers are getting sick and the company is keeping its numbers secret—and continuing to get favorable treatment from the Trump administration. A worker at the plant told Mayer that a fellow...
    While Disney has already announced new release dates for their upcoming superhero projects, starting with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, the studio is also planning to delay its upcoming series. Disney had earlier announced its promising list of superhero series that included WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. While they were supposed to premiere this year, the studio has now apparently decided to push them till 2021. An official confirmation on the same is still awaited but certain Hollywood media outlets insist the decision to delay their release has already been taken. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Actor Anthony Mackie Reveals Why His Superhero Series Will Feel Like a Six-Hour Long Marvel Movie. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul...
    La Frontera (El Hierro), Jul 18 (EFE) .- Soccer has given this Saturday an important advance towards its particular “new normal” with the presence of the public in the first game of the ‘play-off’ promotion to the Second Division B that has faced Marino (Tenerife) and Tamaraceite (Gran Canaria) on the Canary Island of El Hierro. Around 300 people have had the privilege of accessing the modest field of the municipality of La Frontera, with free invitations, to witness live soccer again, although under strict security and hygiene measures, thus following an obligatory protocol due to the pandemic of coronavirus. Since eleven o’clock in the morning, and under strong heat, the Canary Islands have resumed this new football with fans...
    SAN ANTONIO – Sarah Green was surprised when she learned she was pregnant with her fourth child, but she was not expecting she would also test positive for COVID-19. “We actually found out we had corona and a baby coming in the same day,” said Green. Green said she and her husband had tested positive after they began to experience symptoms. The family of five went into self-isolation, but Green said the first few days were difficult. “Is my body tender from pregnancy or am I having body aches from COVID?” Green said. The couple’s three young children were not tested but Green believed they had the virus. The family has recovered and they are preparing for the newest addition...
    For the first time in his life, George Pataki is worried about New York City. In an exclusive interview with The Post at his Peekskill, New York, office, the former three-term governor said crime, COVID-19 and poor leadership across city and state government has brought the Big Apple to the brink. “For the first time ever I fear for the future of New York City. The de Blasio administration has been a disaster and New York has been hit by just decision after decision that really jeopardize its future. It’s not just City Hall but Albany too,” said the 6-foot-5 Pataki, glowering over his desk. “This cannot be allowed to continue or New York City is going to die.” Pataki,...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany points to a reporter to take a question at a White House press briefing Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.Joyce N. Boghosian On Thursday morning, the Trump administration killed Wesley Ira Purkey, a 68-year-old with dementia, two days after fatally poisoning Daniel Lewis Lee, who proclaimed his innocence to the last. These first federal executions since 2003 come despite the death penalty falling out of favor across the country. Including Lee and Purkey, only nine men have been executed this year. In 2014, President Obama placed a moratorium on federal executions, ostensibly to review issues related to lethal injection drugs. Last July, soon after becoming attorney general, William...
    THE Hills: New Beginnings cast has been left "perplexed" and "angry" over MTV's decision to place production on "indefinite hold". The show had begun filming a second season in early March but was forced to halt filming due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 7 The Hills cast are perplexed by the news However, as TV productions begin to start back up again, and companies work with outside consultants to ensure health and safety measures are being adhered to, sources close to the show have claimed that the cast, including Mischa Barton, Brody Jenner, and Heidi Pratt, are not impressed with their treatment by MTV. "The network has not told the cast why they were put on hold,” the insider told...
    Getty The CDC needs you to put on a masks. The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has issued new pointers suggesting that Individuals put on masks within the combat towards COVID-19. In a press launch issued July 14, 2020, the CDC wrote, “CDC calls on Individuals to put on masks to stop COVID-19 unfold.” “Individuals are more and more adopting using material face masks to gradual the unfold of COVID-19, and the newest science might persuade much more to take action,” the CDC wrote, as COVID-19 instances are spiking in lots of states all through the US. “In an editorial revealed in the present day within the Journal of the...
    Healthcare workers move a patient in the COVID-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Until this week, hospitals across the nation sent their data each day to the National Healthcare Safety Network. There had been some complaints about this network—mostly that it was unforgiving when it came to the data format and didn’t provide flexibility for capturing additional information. But that information fed dashboards at the CDC, which provided information not just on the number of confirmed cases and deaths, but on the rates of hospitalization and number of available beds. On Thursday morning, that site temporarily vanished. Then it returned, featuring data from … last week. The change in where and how hospitals report data, backed up by Donald...
    New data released by local service providers indicates that homelessness numbers were up in metro Denver even before the coronavirus pandemic devastated the economy and destabilized living situations. "It’s an important thing for everyone to keep in mind that homelessness was a crisis before the COVID crisis," says Matt Meyer, executive director of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative. "The COVID crisis has put it into starker relief and made it even more urgent. And we’re not yet sure how much worse it’s going to be as a result." The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative just released its 2020 Point in Time Count, an annual survey that attempts to document the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the metro area. This year's...
    Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN)Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's ambassador to Denmark and daughter of anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, tested positive for Covid-19 on the day she died, her son Zondwa Mandela told South Africa's public broadcaster, SABC, Wednesday."This doesn't mean that she died from Covid complications, but simply that she tested positive for it," Mandela said during the broadcast. "There were several other tests done and those tests will give us further information as to what could have led to her untimely death." He went on to say the family is awaiting full autopsy results. Zindzi Mandela, Nelson and Winnie Mandela's youngest daughter died early Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 59. Her funeral, according...
    Mother Jones illustration; courtesy of Sylvia Baldenegro For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Carlos Martinez was one of the first people in Arizona to get DACA back in 2012. He was literally a poster child for the program: In 2012 and again in 2015, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) brought a large poster board portrait of Martinez to the Senate floor to help illustrate the need to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals from Republican efforts to kill it. Durbin argued that Martinez was the kind of Dreamer whose overachieving personality and talents contributed to this country and its economy. He told his fellow senators that though Martinez couldn’t afford a computer when he...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned local mask mandates in the state Twitter reacts to Calvin Kattars victory over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 13 Chris Redd on Dating During COVID-19: "Im a Ninja With the Quarantine" © Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Saturday Night Live castmember Chris Redd dropped into Conan on Wednesday night, where he was quizzed by late night host Conan O'Brien about what it would take for him to date during the coronavirus pandemic. "You are a singly, eligible bachelor," said O'Brien to the comedian, "what would it take for you to date during COVID?" Redd said that test results would be necessary for any prospective partner, adding that he's really good at picking out who's actually been...
    To revive the global economy after the coronavirus crisis, a group of 83 millionaires called on countries to tax the wealthiest in the world more. Tax the wealthy In an open letter this Monday July 13, a group of 83 millionaires called on the states of the world to increase “immediately” and “permanently” the tax of the richest people on the planet. In fact, they want to contribute to the recovery of world economies following this health crisis, linked to the pandemic of Covid-19. “As Covid-19 hits the world, millionaires like us have an essential role to play in healing the world,” they asked. Among the signatories of the letter are British director Richard Curtis and the co-founder of the...
    Trump bristles at question about police killing Blacks Alex Rodriguez and Steve Cohen reportedly advance to second round of Mets bidding Designer Misha Nonoo on New Motherhood amid COVID-19 and the Special Addition to Her ‘Husband Shirt’ Designer Misha Nonoo is opening up about adjusting to life as a new mom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. © Dave Benett/Getty Misha Nonoo “He’s a wonderful and a happy little boy — we are really blessed,” the New York-based fashion designer tells PEOPLE of her 4-month-old son Leo, whom she welcomed with husband Michael Hess in early March. “It’s very stressful not having your normal life to return to — I knew having a baby would change my life, but I never...
    Mexico City (CNN)For the past ten years, Mirian López Aceves, 30, received money from her mother, who lives in the United States. But as the pandemic crept its way into the Western Hemisphere earlier this year, the monthly financial provisions that she depends on all but vanished. The funds don't only support López Aceves, a graphic designer in Mexico's southern Chiapas state -- they also go to support her five-year-old daughter and her grandmother. Never before have they found themselves without the extra help of remittances, like millions of other Mexican families.When the money dried up, it came at the worst possible time -- López Aceves' clients were also dwindling amid the pandemic and economic shutdown. "I don't have a...
    SAN ANTONIO – Scammers won’t let a pandemic stand in their way of making a quick buck, so the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers about some online shopping scams and sharing tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim. In April and May of this year, more people reported problems with online shopping to the FTC than another month on record, with more than half of those buyers never getting what they bought. Tips for avoiding charity scams during coronavirus pandemic The FTC says shady sellers put up websites offering scarce products during the early months of the pandemic. People ordered personal protective equipment, household essentials and other products that were hard to find at stores...
    Getty Russell Westbrook, Rockets We’ve had some huge names and All-Star caliber gamers COVID-19 has largely spared NBA superstars. Till now. Houston’s Russell Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and the league’s MVP in 2016-17, introduced that he has examined optimistic for the virus and isn’t displaying any signs. He mentioned he’s in quarantine and can be a part of his teammates as soon as he’s ready to take action. Westbrook posted on Twitter that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier than his Rockets had been slated to reach within the NBA’s “bubble” surroundings on the Huge World of Sports activities Advanced at Disney World. He additionally inspired others to take precautions in the...
    A year-long study funded by the National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID-19 supplies via darknet markets. The researchers will monitor these markets and use the information to alert and educate darknet users to the hazards they present. “Rising COVID-19 cases and the on-and-off scarcity of commodities like surgical masks, hand sanitizers and prescription drugs continue to send many people to the darknet in search of these products,” said Yubao Wu, the study’s principal investigator. “However, the quality, reliability and efficacy of products purchased through this underground marketplace may be a life-or-death decision.” Wu’s team includes Georgia State faculty members Robert Harrison and EBCS director David Maimon, along...
    Khayelitsha, South Africa (CNN)The shack sits just down a narrow dirt alleyway, visible from a main road in Khayelitsha, near Cape Town. This is where the suspected killer is alleged to have hidden the body of his girlfriend, packed in between a corrugated iron siding and a concrete wall, just feet away from where he lived.Prosecutors say he put 36-year-old Sibongiseni Gabada's corpse in a bag and covered it with garbage. Gabada was missing for two weeks before her body was found. Every day people would walk past, until finally the smell of decomposing remains became stronger than the stench of the trash piled on top. "When the people asked what is going on there. He said, 'No, it is...
    San Antonio – The pandemic has led to improved air quality in San Antonio, according to data and evidence analyzed by local experts. University of Texas at San Antonio professor Afamia Elnakat, with the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, looked at the data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from two different locations in San Antonio from the start of the year to now. Elnakat looked at ozone, particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide pollutants as part of her assessment. The first two did not have a significant change, she said. “In the nitrogen dioxide block, you can see January, February, March and here we go, a sudden drop in mid-March. That continues through out until today, and that...
    A new study from the U.K. finds that immunity against COVID-19 fades within weeks, putting a "nail in the coffin" of the idea of herd immunity, according to the study's authors. What are the details? The research, carried out by scientists at King's College London, determined that a COVID-19 patient's level of antibodies peaked three weeks after symptoms appeared and then in some cases faded away altogether. Research notes that in some cases, a patient's level of antibodies was entirely "undetectable" after three months. The study, conducted on antibody response of 90 patients and health care workers at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, found that 60 percent of those tested had "potent" levels of antibodies...
    A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then the therapy will be fast-tracked into large-scale trials on thousands of people in the autumn and winter, when Covid-19 cases are expected to rise. The treatment, described by Government scientists as 'very exciting', works by recreating the body's natural disease-fighting substances in a lab and injecting them into vulnerable patients. It is designed for people with immune systems so weak that conventional vaccines do not fully...
    A man gets tested for coronavirus at a COVID19 testing center on July 7, 2020 in Austin, Texas.Sergio Flores | Getty Images By now everyone expects that Congress will pass another stimulus package. The calculus is simple: we are in a recession in an election year. Lawmakers will pass something so that they have something to talk about when they head home to campaign in the Fall. A reasoned consideration of the matter would include acknowledging that roughly half of the roughly $2 trillion in CARES Act stimulus they passed in March has not yet left government coffers. And of the money that has flowed out – including the additional trillions provided by the Federal Reserve – much of it...
                               Presented by Argentum     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the daily co-creators, so find us @asimendinger and @alweaver22 on Twitter and recommend the Morning Report to your friends. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this morning: 135,205. If the new normal in the United States requires figuring out how to live with the coronavirus, it also means puzzling through some of science’s most complex questions and absorbing a few grim...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an investigation into the origins of the new coronavirus in China. Two experts from the organization are expected to arrive in Beijing. “A necessary step” While the United States withdrew from itWHO, this initiative was welcomed by Washington. The American Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Andrew Bremberg, said in remarks reported by the French press: “We welcome the investigation of theWHO on the origins of the new coronavirus in China “. He continued: “We regard this scientific investigation as a necessary step to have a complete and transparent understanding of how this virus has spread around the world.” The USA have launched a procedure to withdraw theWHO Tuesday July 7. Since...
    For those on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus, the pandemic has provided many unexpected hurdles and that was no exception for those caring for the sick in hospitals. Dr. Peter Olivieri, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, said responding to the unknown was a struggle at the beginning of the pandemic. “That creates a lot of challenges both psychologically for the patients and families, as well as the health care providers and also just medically since we really didn’t have any treatments for the condition,” Olivieri said. For health teams, it overcame initial fears about their own safety as they helped patients fight an unknown disease. “A...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce has enlisted the help of a well-known celebrity DJ to send a message to the younger demographic on the deadly coronavirus. President and CEO of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Libbin refers to COVID-19’s impact on the economy when he says, “The impact has been stunning.” Medical professionals, scientists say the way to slow COVID-19 is to wear a mask and by social distancing. But young people are not necessarily getting the message. “We were fortunate to get D.J. Khaled to create a video,” says Libbin. “D.J. Khaled and I want to talk to the young people and I want to talk to everybody no matter what age...
    The family of an Arizona man who succumbed to the coronavirus late last month after a three-week battle with the illness has published a searing obituary that blamed his death on the 'carelessness' of local politicians and their 'lack of leadership.'  Mark Urquiza, a 65-year-old husband and father from Maryvale, known to his loved ones as 'Black Jack,' lost his life to COVID-19 on June 30.  His wife, Brenda, and daughter, Kristin, could not be by his side in the hospital because of the contagious nature of the illness and were forced to say goodbye to his over FaceTime as he breathed his last, with only an ICU nurse in the room with him.  In a matter of...
    A couple of months ago, I remember arguing that it would be fairly easy to restart the economy once we had defeated COVID-19. My reasoning was pretty simple: unlike a normal recession, which breeds a tremendous amount of uncertainty, an artificial recession can be brought to a clean end. Once COVID-19 is gone, businesses can be certain that the economy will recover immediately, especially since government aid programs ensured that consumers had plenty of money saved up to begin buying stuff again. Now, I’ll fess up to being a little too cavalier about this. It was probably always going to be harder than I thought. But one thing I never took into consideration—because it seemed ridiculous—was the notion that we...