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    (CNN)Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district announced Wednesday.The decision could avoid a possible strike from the Chicago Teachers Union. The district will implement remote learning through the first quarter, which ends November 9, and then will evaluate if it is safe to open in a hybrid learning model."As a district, we value parent feedback and we cannot overlook that a large percentage of parents have indicated they do not feel comfortable sending their students to school under a hybrid model for the start of the school year," said CPS CEO Janice K. Jackson in a statement. Schools find...
    UConn has reportedly canceled their football season. According to Brett McMurphy, the Huskies canceled the season Wednesday morning. They’re the first FBS program to pull the plug during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) UConn cancels football this season — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 5, 2020 This is obviously a very bad development. I think we all knew some FBS teams would sit out the season, and now we have our first one. Hopefully, this doesn’t set off a domino effect. It probably won’t touch the Power Five teams, but you never know when it comes to smaller programs.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by UConn...
    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew had an epic quote after being cleared of coronavirus. Minshew was placed on the NFL’s coronavirus list this past weekend, but he’s since returned to the active roster after testing negative. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gardner Minshew (@gardnerminshew5) on Oct 20, 2019 at 2:25pm PDT Why does the young rookie sensation think he didn’t end up having the virus? Probably because the coronavirus wanted no part of Minshew Mania. “It took one look at me and ran the other way. That’s probably in its best interest,” Minshew told reporters Tuesday, according to NFL.com. Gardner Minshew kept...
    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As coronavirus aid negotiations between top White House officials and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress bogged down over the past week, the question reverberating through near-empty Capitol hallways has been "Where's Mitch?" That's Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader with the reputation of being a legislative mastermind and a tough, wily deal-maker. McConnell, a Republican like President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he is deliberately hanging back as Congress's top Democrats and White House negotiators work out a deal to help American families stay afloat during severe economic times caused by the coronavirus pandemic. If they reach a deal, he said, it would be "something I'm prepared to support even if I have...
    Opinion: Carmelo Anthony and Portland Trail Blazers have brought out the best in each other Teen forsaken as a baby helps senior dogs find home Coronavirus pandemic is closing Black-owned businesses at an outsized rate — but the next stimulus bill could help Though all small businesses have been battered during the coronavirus pandemic — between government shutdown orders, suddenly high unemployment rates and consumer spending worries — Black-owned businesses have felt it especially hard. The number of active Black-owned businesses declined by an estimated 41% from February to April, according to one economist. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) These businesses have been hit with a vicious one-two punch, according to new findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio VIA Metropolitan Transit bus operator is stressing the importance of wearing a mask while, at the same time, sharing his growing concern as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “At the start of the pandemic, it was kind of scary,” the bus operator, who asked not to be identified, said. “It is still scary to this day. So many operators have contracted the virus.” VIA changes essential services bus schedule Every day, VIA releases the number of employees who have contracted COVID-19. As of Tuesday, 56 out of 1,200 bus operators have tested positive for the virus. “The main thing that goes through my mind when I see a notification that another driver has tested positive...
    LAWYERS representing over 1,400 families who have lost loved-ones to Covid-19 will today unveil plans to take legal action against the Government over its handling of the pandemic. The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaign will lay out the legal case they are planning to take against the Government. 1Jo Goodman, founder of the campaign group, is pictured with her father Stuart who she lost to Covid Four men and women who lost their dads to coronavirus will give evidence to a cross-party group of MPs and peers investigating the Government’s handling of the pandemic. They have sent the Government a formal notice of their plans to pursue legal action that will secure a statutory public inquiry into the pandemic....
    Science Photo Library | Getty Images Covid-19 patients might have been flooding into emergency departments in the spring, particularly in states like New York. But for everything else -- heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of emergencies -- the numbers were down for many hospitals across the country.  A new study collating data from five health systems in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachussetts, North Carolina and New York reported decreases in emergency department visits between 40 and 60 percent in the first four months of 2020, with the most rapid decreases in March. Prior research from the CDC found that in the 10 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, emergency room visits "declined 23% for heart attack, 20% for stroke,...
    US coronavirus: Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands Beyond Meats U.S. grocery sales nearly triple, offsetting restaurant losses Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Instagram (2); Courtesy Protective face masks have become a necessity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s important to wear one for health and safety reasons, these protective coverings also provide an opportunity to amp...
    Virgin Atlantic has become billionaire Richard Branson's second airline to file for bankruptcy this year as industry continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. The Virgin Group airline filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York on Tuesday, marking the latest business casualty for the airline industry.    This comes after Virgin Australia filed for voluntary administration in Australia back in April.   Virgin Atlantic has become billionaire Richard Branson's second airline to file for bankruptcy this year as industry continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic
    New York City's health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot has resigned in protest over Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.   The city's top doctor announced the news Tuesday morning - two months after it was revealed she disparaged an NYPD official who asked for her help with providing officers with face masks.  A copy of her resignation latter, obtained by the New York Times, reveals Barbot was incensed by the fact that the city's disease control experts were not given center stage amid the pandemic.  'I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it...
    New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to confront the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday. “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been,” Barbot wrote in her resignation email, a copy of which was shared to TheNYT. Her resignation comes more than two months after the Democratic mayor gave responsibility for the city’s virus contact tracing program to the public hospital system rather than the Health Department. Health officials argued at the time that the public hospital system...
    Radio City Music Hall has canceled the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular for the first time in 87 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.  MSG Entertainment, which owns the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, announced Tuesday its decision to close the curtain on the 2020 festive show as infections of the deadly virus continue to surge across America.  The annual Spectacular, famous for its sparkling performances by the legendary Radio City Rockettes dance troupe, had been scheduled to run from November 6 to January 3 this year.  Its cancellation comes as the events giant also announced plans to lay off around one-third of its corporate workforce marking the latest business casualty to come from measures put in place to slow the...
    Vice President Mike Pence has hit back at Andrew Cuomo's criticism by claiming the New York Governor made 'poor decisions' in his response to the coronavirus crisis in the state. New York has been the worst-hit state in the pandemic with upwards of 32,000 deaths and 422,000 confirmed cases. Pence said: 'Our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were lost in the State of New York and some of that was because of poor decisions by the state and by Governor Cuomo.' Vice President Mike Pence (left) said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) made 'poor decisions' in his response to the coronavirus crisis in New YorkHis...
    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...
    Kellyanne Conway's teenage daughter Claudia branded Donald Trump a 'f****** idiot' on Twitter for stating that schools should be opened amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The 15-year-old yesterday retweeted a post from Trump which read: 'Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!'  She added the caption: 'You're a f****** idiot'.  Trump has frequently blamed America's high number of coronavirus cases - upwards of 4.7 million making it the worst-hit country in the world - on increased testing figures.  Just hours later she told the President to 'please shut up' after he tweeted: 'OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!' Kellyanne Conway's teenage daughter Claudia branded Donald Trump a 'f****** idiot' in another Twitter rant...
    Christopher Heisel of Long Island, N.Y., was once able to take 30 steps with help from his gait trainer. The child, who suffers from cerebral palsy, could sit up on his own and feed himself. Due to the closure of in-person therapies amid the coronavirus pandemic, however, Christopher, 10, can no longer bear any weight on his legs. Little to no wrist strength has left him unable to hold a spoon. “This has been a very difficult situation for him, the regression is so devastating and it’s just been so much within such a short amount of time,” his mother, Kristy Heisel, told Fox News. “All the work we have done is gone.” HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH CORONAVIRUS GRAPPLE WITH EMOTIONAL TOLL...
    Sabrina Lira Garcia is proud to work as a clinical assistant in the COVID-19 ward of a Los Angeles hospital, but sometimes she wishes she could just stay home with her infant son until the pandemic is over. But pulling her child from day care was not an option for Lira Garcia. She can’t put her career on hold. Her husband was born in Mexico and is undocumented, and the family pays monthly legal fees to help him get residency papers. If he were ever deported, she’d have to support 9-month-old Jeremiah by herself. “I couldn’t afford to just stay home,” she said. Lira Garcia and thousands of other essential workers have had no choice but to put their...
    Business hasn’t been bad at all for Sony during the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony reported Tuesday that theatrical revenue was down to only $6 million the past quarter. It was at $164 million at this point in 2019. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, home entertainment revenue shot up 60% to $319 million. It was at $200 million at the same time in 2019. TV revenue was up to $597 million from $422 million. Overall, Sony is only down 4% to $1.63 billion from $1.70 billion  in 2019. Who would have guessed that Sony would weather this storm so damn well? A total dip of 4% is literally nothing in...
    Football games in Ohio won’t have fans until further notice. According to ProFootballTalk, the Ohio Department of Health has banned fans from football games until further notice during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on Jul 31, 2020 at 2:04pm PDT The order applies to NFL, college and high school football games. ProFootballTalk did note that the order could be lifted at some point during the season. It’s just not known when or if that’ll happen.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on Jul 30, 2020 at...
    The man who sounded an alarm that the U.S. was facing a pandemic, and was grossly unprepared to deal with it, has some harsh words for the government’s efforts thus far. “Despite ample warning, the U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus. And despite its considerable advantages — immense resources, biomedical might, scientific expertise — it floundered,” Ed Yong, who warned in 2018 of another pandemic, writes in September issue of The Atlantic. “While countries as different as South Korea, Thailand, Iceland, Slovakia, and Australia acted decisively to bend the curve of infections downward, the U.S. achieved merely a plateau in the spring, which changed to an appalling upward slope in the summer.” Yong said he has spoken...
    (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Military helps enforce Australian state's isolation rules A group of 500 military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders in Australia's Victoria state, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines as high as A$20,000 ($14,250.00). The only exemption will be for urgent medical care. Nearly a third of those who contracted COVID-19 were not home isolating when checked on by officials, requiring tough new penalties, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday. Trump vows to sue Nevada over voting by mail President Donald Trump vowed on Monday he would sue Nevada after the state's Democratic lawmakers passed a bill to...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the coronavirus is "not to be underestimated" and that the pandemic is far from over in an interview with U.S. News Monday. Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has been at the helm of the country's response to a novel virus that has infected nearly 4.7 million people and killed more than 155,000 in little over six months in the U.S. In an interview with Brian Kelly, editorial director and executive vice president at U.S. News, Fauci addressed school reopenings, the development of treatments for COVID-19 patients and the progress toward a vaccine. "It will end, guaranteed," Fauci...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday fuming over the federal response to the pandemic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday slammed the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the 'worst government blunder in modern history' and said states like Florida and Texas were foolish to follow the advice coming from the Trump administration.  At a press conference where he called on New Yorkers to continue social distancing and wearing masks, he pointed to how the numbers had turned around in his state while others are growing elsewhere.  Experts predict there will be another 30,000 deaths in the US by the end of August. To date, more than 150,000 have died and there have been more than 4million...
    PHOTO VIA PUBLIX/ FACEBOOKIn a second-quarter update, Publix Supermarkets stated on Monday that the company made $2.5 billion more in sales so far this year, due to COVID-19. Publix's sales for the six months ending in June were $22.6 billion, an 18.9 percent increase from $19 billion in 2019, while comparable store sales for the six months increased 17.1% — or approximately $2.5 billion — "due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic," says the company's statement. As of Saturday, Publix's stock price increased from $50.10 per share to $54.35, or $4.25 per share.Along with other grocery stores, Publix was classified as an essential business when a national emergency was declared on March 13, and its 1,252 stores have mostly remained open ever since,...
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't think the NFL should go through with the 2020 season. The superstar wide receiver told the Wall Street Journal, "it doesn't make sense why we're trying to do this" and that the United States is "not ready for football season." Beckham also suggested that team owners are willing to forsake players' health for profits because "they don't see us as human." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NFL players have already reported to training camp in the lead-up to the 2020 season, but one of the biggest names in the game is still skeptical that it's worth the risk. Superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told the Wall...
    AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. Diving World Series in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled. Men’s Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed. Women’s Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed. Women’s Olympic water polo qualifying tournament in Trieste, Italy from March 8-15 postponed to May 17-24. Italy Olympic trials in Riccione from March 17-21 canceled. Diving World Series in Kazan, Russia on March 20-22 postponed. Men’s Olympic water polo qualifying tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands from March 22-29 postponed to May 31–June 7 postponed. South America championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 25-29 canceled. Artistic World Series in Hurghada, Egypt...
    By Renata Brito and Joseph Wilson | Associated Press SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA, Spain — 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”...
    Despite the global coronavirus pandemic and multiple advisories from state and government officials, people are still wondering if they can travel to certain countries from the U.S. The answer, in most cases, is - it’s complicated. Guidelines for allowing U.S. travelers vary by country and are subject to change at any time depending on the country. Almost all 27 countries that comprise the European Union are currently not allowing U.S. travelers, with the exception of Croatia. European citizens and family members, long-term EU residents and family members as well as travelers with an “essential function or need,” are exempt from the travel ban for European countries, according to the European Council. Each country has specifics about what is deemed essential...
    You know the coronavirus pandemic has hit the performing arts world hard when a cherished annual nugget like American Conservatory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” is impacted. But fear not — ACT’s recently announced 2020-22 season does offer stage fans a version of the Dickens holiday classic this December. But like most productions we are used to seeing live in a theater full of people, this “Christmas Carol” will serve up Ebenezer Scrooge and his three intrusive ghosts in a virtual format, as a radio play. (The show is scheduled to return as a live play in 2021.) American Conservatory Theater’s annual holiday show “A Christmas Carol,” with James Carpenter as Scrooge, will be presented as a radio play for 2020....
    Under normal circumstances, a three-city road trip with stops at Coors Field in Denver, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and MinuteMaidPark in Houston would represent a daunting challenge for the San Francisco Giants. Four games in Colorado will stress the depth of the Giants’ pitching staff. Three games against the Dodgers will require the Giants to play their best baseball to have a chance against the National League’s hottest team. Three more games against the Astros will test the Giants’ fortitude, as they’ll wrap up a stretch of playing 16 games without an off day. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Giants realize that even if they exceed expectations on the field, their season could quickly unravel off of it if...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I booked a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, earlier this year through Otel.com. I prepaid $919 for a refundable hotel room at the Three Sisters Hotel. I couldn’t make the trip because of the coronavirus pandemic. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  Otel agreed to contact the hotel for me and let me know their response. After a few weeks, I contacted the Three Sisters Hotel to ask about my refund. A representative said they had not received any payment from Otel.com. They fully supported my request for a refund. I contacted Otel.com and asked for a refund again. I mentioned that the hotel hadn’t received any money and that it supported my request for a refund. I received...
    COVID-19 : Source: France 24 For six years, the “Piano du Lac” troupe has crisscrossed France every summer to offer an unexpected show. Here, there is no question of being locked between 4 walls: the usual concert halls have been exchanged for an open-air stage, with only the sumptuous landscapes of lakes, rivers and beaches as the backdrop. And this year, the pandemic will not prevent musicians from continuing to make their audiences dream. Discovery. Here, we don’t play the piano standing up, but with our feet in the water. This is what makes the magic of these floating concerts. Photo: Jo Illera Photography – Via Le piano du lac This poetic image, which seems straight out of a surrealist...
    Is buying a RV worth it? Families share their stories Breakfast sales at fast-food giants like Starbucks and McDonalds dried up during the pandemic College Football amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: On this day in CFT history, including the family of Joe Paterno filing an appeal of the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State The sports world, including college football, had essentially screeched to a halt in the spring as countries around the world battled the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there was a dearth of college football news as the sport went into a COVID-induced hibernation.  Slowly, though, the game is coming back to life.  Hopefully. © Getty Images That being said, we thought it might be fun to go back through...
    Lions claim Daylon Mack, sign seventh-rounder Jashon Cornell 20 Cooking Hazards That Could Have Disastrous Results 5 things to know before the stock market opens on Monday 1. Stock futures rise to start the week U.S. stock futures rose on Monday as traders looked for signs of progress on coronavirus stimulus negotiations and potential coronavirus treatments. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 91 points, or 0.4%. S&P 500 futures gained 0.5% and Nasdaq 100 futures traded 0.9% higher. Eli Lilly said its coronavirus prevention treatment was entering phase 3 trials, sending the stock up more than 1%. Clorox rose on better-than-expected earnings. © Provided by CNBC 2. White House and Democrats deadlocked on unemployment benefitsThe White House and Democrats are...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on businesses has resulted in fewer people in the workplace and an explosion of available space. KDKA’s John Shumway looked into this situation for more. It can almost be depressing driving through some sections of town right now — but there is hope. The fact is that the pandemic is changing the landscape of business. According to a study by McKenzie and CBRE, companies say that 70% of their workforce can work remotely for the foreseeable future. CBRE’s Executive Vice President of Retailer Services Herky Pollock says ‘This Space For Rent Or Lease’ signs are popping up everywhere. “We’re going through, obviously, a correction due to COVID,...
    Lord & Taylor in New York.Richard Levine | Corbis | Getty Images Venerable U.S. retailer Lord & Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, becoming the latest in a growing list of storied names to do so amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the retail sector.  The company estimated both assets and liabilities in the range of $100 million to $500 million, its filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia showed.  A storied department store chain founded in 1826, billed as the oldest in the U.S., Lord & Taylor had been exploring other options as well as filing for bankruptcy. Big names that already filed for Chapter 11 include J Crew Group, JC Penney and Neiman Marcus in May,...
    Luke Fernandez - Susan J. Matt August 2, 2020 11:30PM (UTC) Disaster movies like "Contagion" and "Outbreak" depicted pandemics as dramatic, even action-packed. It turns out the opposite is true: a nascent real-life pandemic problem, it seems, is that Americans are experiencing an uptick in boredom. In June, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard released "The US National Pandemic Emotional Impact Report," which found that 53% of Americans surveyed reported being more bored than before the advent of COVID-19. Perhaps that's why many are disregarding rules about quarantines and crowds as they go off in search of fun; indeed, a July study just published suggested boredom might be undermining health precautions such as social distancing and self-isolating....
    The Vamps’ lead guitarist James McVey has postponed his wedding with fiancee Kirstie Brittain due to the coronavirus pandemic. The British pop star and his girlfriend of over three years were supposed to tie the knot in November, but have now pushed the ceremony to October 2021. “I think we’re going to postpone it. The Vamps Unveil Brand New Single ‘Married in Vegas’ (Watch Video) It is meant for November, but the problem is that the government haven’t really set out any plans for how weddings can go back to normal. Thirty people can be at a reception, but have to be socially distanced,” McVey told Metro. Ananya Panday and The Vamps Guitarist James McVey to Create Awareness on Social Media...
    Savannah Rychcik August 2, 2020 0 Comments According to Dr. Deborah Birx — infectious disease expert for the White House Coronavirus Task Force — no one is immune from the coronavirus as the number of cases continue to rise across the nation. CNN’s Dana Bash noted Birx warned of a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the midwest. She asked Birx if the United States is entering a new phase of the outbreak and what is she going to do to slow the spread. “We are in a new phase,” Birx said. She added, “What we’re seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. And to everybody who lives in...
    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...
    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...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MOORESVILLE, N.C. (KDKA) — Lowe’s announced earlier this week that it will provide $100 million in bonuses to its employees disadvantaged during the Coronavirus pandemic. Lowe’s says full-time workers will receive $300 and seasonal employees will receive $150 on August 21. “No one could have anticipated how long we would be navigating this pandemic together. As we approach the start of another school year, our commitment to support our hard-working associates will continue into August,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “We are incredibly proud of how our stores, supply chain and corporate associates have faced this pandemic head-on to solve challenges in our communities and care for our customers. We are...
    States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some have imposed curfews and group size limits for bars and restaurants. The economic worry tied to rising coronavirus cases has impacted the health of certain areas of the economy. These five charts illustrate trends in important industries that help track reopening progress in the U.S.Direction requestsStill hovering around 40% above Jan. 13 pre-pandemic data, requests for walking and driving directions from Apple's navigation tool, Maps, shows little change from last week. Requests for both are also still well above pre-pandemic levels, as they have been...
    U.S. Womens Am Preview: Rachel Kuehn comes in on a hot streak; Marissa Wenzler debuts The Best Thanksgiving Movies on Netflix That Will Help Cure Your Food Coma Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Beat The Heat With This $89 Mini AC Unit Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/18 SLIDES © f11photo/Shutterstock The 17 best US cities for millennials to live...
    Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic. The world number 40 penned a heartfelt letter to the tennis world on Sunday, announcing he would not take part in the grand slam in New York later this month. 'It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing at one of the sports' greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium,' Kyrgios' letter reads. 'But I'm sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans who have lost their lives. For all of you.' Nick Kyrgios (pictured with girlfriend Chiara Passari) has pulled out of the US Open tennis tournament Dear Tennis, I will not be...
    Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack thinks athletes need to exercise discipline during the coronavirus pandemic. As colleges prepare for football in the fall and for students to return to campus, there are a lot of questions and potential problems. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Wildhack thinks discipline is needed more than ever during the pandemic. He said the following, according to Syracuse.com: One of the keys for all of us … is discipline. We’re going to have to have tremendous discipline when we have a full campus of students because we’re going to have to avoid large gatherings … I don’t know if you can say no parties, but to me it’s education, education,...
    In the age of coronavirus and violent protests throughout the United States, more and more people are retreating to personal bunkers to live, according to the New York Post. A February YouGov survey reported that 19% of Americans thought a global pandemic or climate change would bring about the end of the world, compared to 17% who believed humanity will be wiped out by nuclear war. To accommodate people who are fearful of a number of calamities that may end the world, bunker-leasing and selling companies — like Hardened Structures in Virginia Beach, Va., Northeast Bunkers in Pittsfield, Maine, and Atlas Survival Shelters in Sulphur Springs, Texas — have sprung up around the country. Tom Soulsby, 69, and his wife, Mary,...
    Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF 'PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS' OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used bullhorns to ask participants to adhere to safety precautions, including social distancing and wearing masks. Thousands march along the 'Friedrichstrasse' during the demonstration against corona measures in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The initiative "Querdenken 711" has called for this. The motto of the demonstration is "The end of the pandemic - Freedom Day". (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP) “We’re here and...
    The COVID pandemic has killed nearly 23,000 New Yorkers, sickened 229,000 more, destroyed businesses and put millions out of work. But the new metropolis that will rise on the ruins promises to be — is it permissible to say? — a happier place than the overcrowded, overheated mosh pit of a town that it had become. I’d gladly take back the old city with all its in-your-face congestion if it would bring back a single life lost. But since that isn’t possible, I take comfort in the already apparent hints of a gentler, more humane future. There will be a new taste for breathing room once the bug is beaten. I love crowds. They’re part of the city’s DNA. They...
    I was planning to be in Colombia in April, hiking new birding trails in the Andes mountains. We were all supposed to be traveling somewhere, of course, but the pandemic saw fit to end that. Now I quarantine at home. I can’t go to the birds, but the birds—over two-dozen species—still see fit to visit me. This month, I watched Carolina wrens dutifully feed and fully fledge—the stage between hatching and flying—a nest of five in my window box. (Wrens are adorably small, feisty, and noisy birds that usually mate for life. The males make several nests and the female chooses which one she wants. When their brood is hatched, the couple takes turns, finding food and carrying away the...
    COVID-19 | August 1 News with data, cases, deaths and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic Coronavirus in Spain and the world | New normality and outbreaks, breaking news They are more than 17.5 million people infected by coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll exceeds 678,000. On the other hand, Spain count already 288,522 cases among which are 28,445 fatalities confirmed after updating the Ministry of Health the figures. Update of # COVID19 data in Spain https://t.co/Qw88JsBXft Information materials on the #coronavirushttps: //t.co/3JRZJojRhC#NoLoTiresPorLaBordapic.twitter.com/kYkMRHi5nL ? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) July 31, 2020 The World Health Organization has registered a new world record for coronavirus cases on Friday, with 290,000 positives in...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India recorded the steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 764 additional deaths for a total of 36,511. India’s Civil Aviation Ministry delayed resumption of international flights by another month until Aug. 31. But it will continue to allow several international carriers from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to operate special flights to evacuate stranded nationals. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday that India achieved more than 1 million recoveries with active cases only one-third of the total. India is now conducting...
    Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that the current pandemic is an event that happens “once every century” “The pandemic is a health crisis that occurs once in a century and whose effects will be felt in the coming decades.” This is how the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the covid-19 pandemic this Friday. As of July 31, 670,000 deaths and some 17 million confirmed cases had been recorded. The United States, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and Mexico are the countries with the most diagnosed cases. Tedros spoke at a meeting of the WHO emergency committee to assess the state of the pandemic six months after the...
    NEW DELHI — India recorded the steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 764 additional deaths for a total of 36,511. India’s Civil Aviation Ministry delayed resumption of international flights by another month until Aug. 31. But it will continue to allow several international carriers from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to operate special flights to evacuate stranded nationals. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday that India achieved more than 1 million recoveries with active cases only one-third of the total. India is now conducting more than 640,000 tests...
    American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp decried what he described Friday as attempts by Democrats to politicize the coronavirus pandemic in a way that reflects negatively on President Trump. Schlapp joined House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on "Hannity" to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci's testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. "Thank God for Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan and several others of the Republicans who are on that committee. A hearing is a place where we actually can listen and learn and I think it's critical," Schlapp said. "When Nancy Pelosi said, 'This is the Trump Virus', that was when she said publicly what you're supposed to say privately. What they are trying to do with this whole Chinese corona and I'm...
    Jake Paul is one of several influencers who have been widely criticized for hosting and attending parties as LA's COVID-19 cases continue to spike. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images, Screenshot YouTube/Jake Paul In an interview with Insider, YouTuber Jake Paul said he didn't know if he would host any more Calabasas parties during the coronavirus. Paul, whose July 14 party was condemned by Mayor Alicia Weintraub, said he isn't the type of person who's going to "sit around" and not live his life during the pandemic.  He also said "our leadership is failing us" and that "no one has answers" concerning the rising numbers of cumulative COVID-19 cases and deaths in Los Angeles County. Paul...
    Harvard Global Health Institute Director Dr. Ashish Jha told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday that he believes the U.S. has "more days ahead of us than behind us" in the fight against coronavirus, comparing it to "the top of the fourth" inning of a nine-inning baseball game. "If we think of this pandemic as having begun in January of this year and coming to an end when a large proportion of the American population has been vaccinated, I'm guessing [it ends] sometime around June or July of next year," Jha told host Bill Hemmer. "That's about 18 months ... " he added before deploying the baseball analogy. "I'm really hoping we don't get into extra innings." FAUCI SUGGESTS GOGGLES, EYE SHIELD FOR...
    Happy Friday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: The $600 unemployment benefit is officially going to expire, but one state is considering reinstating it Democratic and Republican lawmakers have clashed over extending the extra $600 unemployment benefit Americans have been receiving, causing it to expire entirely. RIP Buddy: The first dog to test positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. has died The German shepherd’s death shows just how much we still don’t know about COVID-19 in pets Mortgage applications for suburban homes are surging as buyers try to escape the coronavirus pandemic These 3 COVID-19 related trends are changing the U.S. housing market, writes mortgage firm CEO Sanjiv Das. Trump looks to extend the suspension on student-loan payments...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY VIEW BREAKING NEWS ON CORONAVIRUS   > Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks > Top White House coronavirus advisers Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTrump says he can't assure school safety amid pandemic: 'Can you assure anybody of anything?' Overnight Health Care: Race for vaccine faces daunting distribution challenges | Hotspots ease, but officials say normal a long way off | Birx recommends face shields with masks The Hill's Coronavirus Report: iBIO Chairman and CEO Thomas Isett says developing a safe vaccine is paramount; US surpasses 150,000 coronavirus deaths with roughy one death per minute MORE, Dr. Robert Redfield and Adm. Brett Giroir testify before House panel on coronavirus response > Fauci cautiously optimistic...
    This week, President Donald Trump has drawn widespread criticism for his outrageous suggestion that the United States should postpone its presidential election in order to avoid rampant voter fraud, which is a crisis only in Trump’s mind. Liberal economist Paul Krugman weighs in on the controversy in his New York Times column, equating Trump with the type of “horrible boss” and “every worker’s nightmare” who “refuses to step aside” despite the fact that “everything they handle turns to crud.” “So, of course, he’s now talking about delaying the election,” Krugman writes. “This was predictable; indeed, Joe Biden predicted it months ago, amid much mockery from pundits — none of whom, I predict, will apologize.” The good news, Krugman notes, is that...
    A controversial Catholic priest in San Francisco criticized his parishioners for putting 'safety' over 'sanctity', skipping Mass to 'avoid the remote possibility of dying from Covid' and claimed the news reports about the global virus as 'largely unreal.' Father Joseph Illo also claimed that the media had exaggerated the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic to upset President Trump's chances at winning at the November election. Father Illo, of the Stars of the Sea Parish, made the remarks on July 26 in a now-deleted post on the church's online bulletin board. It come after San Francisco city officials sent a cease-and-desist order to Stars of the Sea Parish after religious leaders, including Illo,  continued to hold several large indoor gatherings in...
    The only city in America where unemployment dropped in June has been revealed as Owensboro, Kentucky, a picturesque town of 60,000 on the Ohio River.  Owensboro was the only city among the 200 municipalities tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that had a lower unemployment rate last month than it did in June of last year. Owensboro's unemployment rate was just 4.2 percent last month, compared to 11.1 percent nationwide. Kentucky overall was among the states with the lowest unemployment rates, at 4.8 percent. Leaders in Owensboro cite the city's healthy base of industry in sectors that have done well despite the coronavirus pandemic, including healthcare, bourbon distilling, tobacco products and personal protective equipment.  Owensboro, Kentucky, a city of...
    With one day left to go, July has already amounted to California’s worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of cases and deaths. But, as it comes to a close, there were signs that the spread of the virus had begun to slow. The average number of new cases was at its lowest level in 11 days, about 8,852 per day over the past week, while the rolling seven-day average positivity rate had fallen to 7% for the first time since July 1. There was a drop off in new cases Thursday, 7,357 according to data compiled by this news organization, from the day before and also the past three Thursdays (average: 9,803). But there were also 107 new...
    Ray Borg out of UFC on ESPN+ 31; Nathan Maness expected to fight Johnny Munoz My Day Started and Ended With This Beauty Bakerie Lipstick - Heres How It Held Up The coronavirus pandemic helped boost Apples iPad and Mac sales Apple reported blockbuster earnings and growth despite the coronavirus pandemic. Morgan Stanley raised its price target on Apple to $430 per share from $419. Analysts at Piper Sandler also noted that Apple is withstanding the coronavirus pandemic, saying that its Mac and iPad units are "actually benefiting nicely" due to remote work and learning trends.  © Provided by CNBC Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino,...
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, March 25, 2019.Stephen Lam | Reuters Analysts expect the coronavirus pandemic to keep boosting Apple's Mac and iPad units, following the company's blockbuster fiscal third quarter report on Thursday, where it revealed revenue was up 11% year over year.  "Despite COVID-19 headwinds, Apple grew revenue in every segment and geography, beating consensus revenue by 14% as ecosystem engagement rises," Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in a research note Friday.  The analysts remain bullish on the "increased importance of consumer computing devices to support work, play and learn from home benefiting iPad/Mac sales." Morgan Stanley also raised the price target on Apple to $430 per share...
    Why your team won’t (and will) win the Stanley Cup this season My Day Started and Ended With This Beauty Bakerie Lipstick - Heres How It Held Up How to file for unemployment benefits if you lose your job during the coronavirus pandemic © REUTERS/Andrew Kelly A person walks by the entrance of the New York State Department of Labor offices in Brooklyn, which is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The US has seen a historic spike in people applying for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy. This week's jobless report brought total filings over a 19-week period to more than 54 million, according to the US Bureau of...
    It’s day 140 of coronavirus isolation, and the chaos doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Last week, I argued that it felt like momentum was swinging back towards the good guys during this war, and I’m not sure much has really changed. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Honestly, at this point, it feels like we’re just going in circles. Around and around we go with the news dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Some football teams handle the situation like pros and others allow their teams to get decimated. There’s no consistency, there’s no continuity and it’s just never ending swings of momentum and chaos. At least we now know what the Big 10,...
    “ ‘Sell city, buy country.’ ” The spreading coronavirus pandemic is having a considerable impact on the U.S. housing market by shaping consumer sentiment and behavior. The public health crisis has made many consumers reassess their priorities regarding what they’re looking for when buying a home. Home buyers increasingly are looking to less densely populated areas like the suburbs, according to loan consultants at Caliber Home Loans, the mortgage-lending firm I lead. Here are three reasons why: 1. Health concerns: Home buyers are asking whether their communities have access to testing sites, hospitals, grocery stories, and other amenities that make life easier. Urban areas such as New York City have a high density of people, which can result in...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In neighborhoods all over the Pittsburgh-area, restaurants are struggling or just plain giving up. However, in the midst of all of that – some are actually opening up for the first time. That makes you scratch your head, right? How could that possibly be? But, there it is, right in Robinson Township: Pizzeria Davide. Even though DiAnoia’s Eatery’s flagship location in the Strip District is hurting, they’re hanging in there. Then, Aimee and Dave Anoia made the adjustments needed for the pandemic and opened a new place. “We had the lease before COVID and it was a pretty turnkey establishment when we took it over and figured we had to move forward...
    (CNN)Without a national effort to adhere to preventative measures, the nation's top infectious disease doctor said, it will be impossible to predict how much longer the Covid-19 pandemic will last in the United States.The US is seeing a resurgence of coronavirus infections after states began reopening their economies, with the number of cases now at more than 4.4 million and the death toll at 152,070, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation increased its forecast to 219,864 total deaths by November, in part because the nation continues to debate measures like wearing masks and social distancing."The thing we need to do is we need to pull out all the stops to get it...
              U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said in a statement that a bill she is sponsoring that would allow Americans to sue China over its role in COVID-19 has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, called the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act, would allow suits to be brought in federal court over China’s role in spreading the Chinese coronavirus. Senate bill tracking information did not provide the next step at press time. “China’s Communist Party must face consequences for concealing and now profiting off the COVID-19 pandemic they enabled,” Blackburn said. “The costs are devastating: trillions of dollars in economic damage, millions of American jobs lost, and over a half million...
    The aviation industry is focused on reviving flights, but is it safe for passengers? The focus of the pandemic is now focused on the revival of activities, both social and commercial. Many are the industries that have been affected, but few have suffered such devastating effects as the aerial. The International Civil Aviation Organization is working to achieve the reactivation and stability of aeronautical activity worldwide. For this, it has generated documents such as the CART-Take Off, which serve as a guide. This establishes, among others, disinfection measures and a higher cleaning frequency. At first glance, social distancing does not seem to be compatible with commercial passenger air traffic. However, regulatory bodies are already working against the clock to devise...
    COVID-19 is pushing Bay Area residents out of their homes and onto the streets — even in some of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest neighborhoods. With a median income of $116,178 and a poverty rate five and a half points lower than California’s 12.8 percent, one might not think to look in wealthier neighborhoods like Cupertino for signs of extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic. But West Valley Community Services, the sole social services provider serving low-income communities in Cupertino, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga, said at a news conference Thursday that it has been struggling to meet a 500 percent increase in demand for food and financial support for housing since the pandemic hit. “Emotionally,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Francisco 49ers have a new public service announcement for Bay Area sports fans, and it involves Jimmy Garoppolo and masks.The team tweeted two photos Thursday afternoon of the San Francisco quarterback, one of Garoppolo wearing a mask and another of him playing in his Niners uniform.The caption with the photos implied if fans can't love Garoppolo with his mask, they don't deserve him during the regular season.RELATED: We're all making this mask-wearing mistake, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom's officeThe tweet was followed with the message "#WearAMask." if you then you don’tdon’t love deserveme at my me at my pic.twitter.com/xukzpwBSkH— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 30, 2020This PSA from the team comes as state leaders...
    FREMONT — The annual Fremont Festival of the Arts, which would have been marking its 37th consecutive year of bringing hundreds of thousands of people together to eat, drink, and shop in the summer sun, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fremont Chamber of Commerce, which runs the event billed as the largest street festival west of the Mississippi, announced the cancellation Wednesday on its Facebook page. Cindy Bonior, the president and CEO of the chamber, said Thursday the decision was based on prioritizing the safety and health of the community. “After looking at it from many different angles, we just felt like there wasn’t a workable or acceptable model that would provide the level of safety...
    Conscience of the Congress: Lewis funeral held Why did a tiny Long Island pizzeria get Trumps stamp of approval? Thank roiling local Facebook drama and a well-timed Fox Business segment Ford reports earnings after the bell, and analysts expect billions in losses from the coronavirus pandemic Ford CFO Tim Stone warned investors in April that the company expected to lose more than $5 billion, on an adjusted pretax basis, during the second quarter. U.S. auto sales turned out to be more resilient than anticipated, and the company resumed normal shift operations at domestic plants a month ahead of schedule. Wall Street is watching how much cash Ford burned in the quarter as well as any guidance on debt and...
    More than 110,000 Americans visited New Zealand's immigration website last month to learn if they qualify to move there amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tens of thousands of foreigners from other countries have also inquired about living in New Zealand and applied for residency as the country emerged as the gold standard for dealing with the health crisis.  New Zealand on Thursday had just 24 active cases, all placed into isolation, and reported only 22 deaths in total. The country had 1,560 cases total and 1,514 recoveries.  On the other hand, the United States continued to lead the world in coronavirus cases and deaths, with more than four million confirmed infections and 150,717 fatalities.   A New Zealand demographics expert told the New...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY SUSAN HEAVEY U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election, though the Constitution bestows that power on Congress, not the president. The move drew immediate objections from Democrats and it was not clear whether Trump was serious. Trump also said he would not trust the results of an election that included widespread mail voting – a measure that many election observers see as critical given the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, without evidence, repeated his claims of mail-in voter fraud and raised the question of a delay, tweeting: “delay the election until people...
    COVID-19 : Photo: . – Adek Berry The health crisis has affected the whole world. But it didn’t just affect humans. In Indonesia, thousands of dogs were sold or abandoned in the capital during the pandemic. While they are often intended for butchering, an Indonesian doctor has decided to help them. Due to the economic problems caused by the epidemic, many dog ​​owners have been forced to abandon their animals or sell them for their meat (consumed by part of the Indonesian population). Thanks to Susana Somali, a doctor by profession, some of them escaped this sad fate. In the shelter she created 11 years ago in Jakarta, 1,400 dogs have already been taken in. Her fight began after seeing...
    Nuggets talk to Michael Porter Jr. about his coronavirus population control comments My Day Started and Ended With This Beauty Bakerie Lipstick - Heres How It Held Up Saving for college during the coronavirus pandemic: What you need to know about 529 plans Americans have close to $400 billion in 529 college savings plans, but Covid-19 has caused parents to hit the pause on contributions; some are withdrawing funds. Experts say financial anxiety and distress are disrupting the two keys in saving for college: starting early and staying invested. Families should be saving $250 a month for in-state public college, $450 a month for an out-of-state public college and $550 a month for a private college. © Provided...
    Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it’s possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social distancing measures are not strictly enforced. Experts say the lack of ventilation in these situations is thought to have contributed to spread, and might have allowed the virus to linger in the air longer than normal. In a report published in May, researchers found that talking produced respiratory droplets that could remain in the air in a...
    Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it's possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social distancing measures are not strictly enforced. Experts say the lack of ventilation in these situations is thought to have contributed to spread, and might have allowed the virus to linger in the air longer than normal. In a report published in May, researchers found that talking produced respiratory droplets that could remain in the air in a closed environment for...
    Washington (CNN)During Tuesday's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump was asked about his retweets (which have since been deleted by Twitter) charging that Dr. Anthony Fauci misled the country about hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug Trump has repeatedly promoted as an effective treatment for coronavirus.Trump dismissed any notion of friction between himself and the nation's top infectious disease expert, saying he has "a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci" and that he agrees "with a lot of what he's said."Trump then suggested that his administration has largely followed Fauci's recommendations on fighting the pandemic. "And, for the most part, we've done pretty much what he and others -- Dr. (Deborah) Birx and others, who are terrific -- recommended." Facts First: This is...
    Vast swaths of California are being enveloped in smoke as wildfire season starts anew. In northern California, evacuation orders took effect on Monday in northeastern Siskiyou County as the Caldwell Fire spread. On Tuesday, winds pushed smoke from a massive structure fire in San Francisco to the East Bay. These are but two of many fires burning across the state — the presence of which has heightened fears that the intersection of two crises, wildfire season and COVID-19, will worsen both. Indeed, as the Golden State experiences record increases in coronavirus cases, pulmonologists are concerned about how the next few months will play out. “The pandemic is new for all of us,” Panagis Galiatsatos, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who is a pulmonary physician and media spokesperson for the...
    LSU football coach Ed Orgeron dropped an epic line Wednesday about playing football in the fall. There have been a ton of questions about the fate of the season during the coronavirus pandemic, but Ed Orgeron isn’t letting anyone get his spirit down. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to Brody Miller, Coach O said, “You call us at midnight, we’ll play in a pasture.” Ed Orgeron on playing football this fall and being flexible: “You call us at midnight, we’ll play in a pasture.” #LSU — Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) July 29, 2020 Orgeron is truly a national treasure and needs to be protected at all costs. While many in the media...
    JetBlue will be testing new ultraviolet technology that can clean an aircraft's cabin in less than 10 minutes as carriers look for more ways to keep planes cleans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UV Cabin System was designed by Honeywell and marks the first time a US airline has implemented Honeywell technology on their planes as the two companies launch a 90-day pilot program.  According to a statement from Honeywell, the UV technology, which is normally used in hospitals, is about the size of an aircraft beverage cart and has UV-C light arms that extend over the top of seats and sweep the cabin to treat aircraft surfaces.  Clinical studies have found that when properly applied, UV-C lights can deliver...
    A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing a graffiti asking for rent forgiveness on La Brea Ave on National May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic, May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. The United States is on the verge of a potentially devastating eviction crisis right in the middle of a deadly pandemic. Federal, state and local eviction moratoriums had put most of the pending cases on hold. But as the moratoriums expire and eviction hearings resume, millions of people are at risk of losing their homes. That’s because the court process is heavily skewed towards the needs of landlords and offers few protections for tenants – a problem that has been going...
     Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Trevor Noah roasted President Donald Trump for recently spreading coronavirus conspiracy theories on Twitter and for trusting misinformation pushed by the very questionable Dr. Stella Immanuel, or as Noah called her, “Dr. Demon Sperm.” The president and his son Don Jr. Trump both shared a video of Immanuel, during which she makes false claims about the coronavirus and pushes the idea that masks do not work. As reported by The Daily Beast, Immanuel is also known for her belief that certain ailments are caused by demon sperm– explaining Noah’s nickname. Don Jr.’s praise of Immanuel led to a 12-hour suspension, as he was accused of pushing misinformation. Despite the penalty, Immanuel’s video, which both he and the...
    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...
    A SECOND wave of coronavirus could be "very different" to the first - and younger people could be at most risk, a top expert has warned. Prof Roger Kirby, president elect of the Royal Society of Medicine, said that another surge in Covid-19 is "almost certainly coming this winter". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3A second coronavirus wave could affect young people, a top expert has warnedCredit: Alamy Live News It comes as Boris Johnson is said to be concerned a second Covid wave could hit the UK within two weeks. His fears appear to have been sparked as signs of another surge in cases sweeps Europe. Prof Kirby, who yesterday hosted a...
    Yes, that is a Taylor Swift cap. Insider/Will Martin Professional sport has returned after a long hiatus around the world because of the coronavirus pandemic. For the most part, sports are still being played in empty stadiums, with fans absent to help slow the spread of the virus. In the UK, however, the government is trialing small scale crowds at a limited number of professional events in the next few weeks. Insider was able to attend the first such event, a two-day friendly cricket match in London, last weekend. We found clearly signposted instructions, hand sanitizer aplenty, and a generally safe, comfortable environment. It all felt very encouraging for when sport does eventually return with crowds. Read on...