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    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A 6-year-old Castro Valley girl who is raising money to help save the Oakland Zoo by selling bracelets is celebrating a big milestone -- she just raised more than $100,000!Andy Soulards mom, Kelly, shared a video on Facebook of Andy making the big announcement. Thank you for the donations. We raised $100,000 so far, said Andy excitedly in the video.Of course, since Andy is such zoo lover, she had to also include a fun fact...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Friday, more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed. On Thursday, the state topped the 1,000 mark for the first time in a month. Each of those numbers represents a real human being. And on Friday, there was good news for a person sick with the coronavirus. A long fought battle with COVID-19 ends with a victory. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more on the happy homecoming, 85 days in the making. He needed a walker to...
    Video shows Houston man helping officer with arrest: Dont get on his neck now Bucs Shaq Barrett signs franchise tender but files grievance against NFLPA Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Throw Virtual Wedding for Essential Worker Couple amid COVID-19 Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest just helped one couple say I do after their dream wedding was called off due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. © David M. Russell, ABC Entertainment Rasheda Patton and Anthony Presleys nuptials in St. Martin...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Friday, more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed. On Thursday, the state topped the 1,000 mark for the first time in a month. Each of those numbers represents a real human being. And on Friday, there was good news for a person sick with the coronavirus. A long fought battle with COVID-19 ends with a victory. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more on the happy homecoming, 85 days in the making. He needed a walker to...
    Autopsies found blood clots in “almost every organ” of coronavirus victims, according to a top New York City pathologist, who called the results “dramatic.” Early on, doctors found blood clots “in lines and various large vessels” of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz told CNN on Thursday. But then autopsies showed the damage was far worse. “The clotting was not only in the large vessels but also in the smaller vessels,” said Rapkiewicz, chairman of the department of pathology at NYU...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two Philadelphia restaurants were ordered to close for violating the city’s COVID-19 guidelines, the Philadelphia Health Department confirmed Friday. Officials say the Black Taxi, in Fairmount, and Golf & Social, in Fishtown, were ordered to close after failing an inspection last Friday. Officials say the restaurants were inspected on July 3, and both were found to have foodborne illness violations in addition to COVID-19-related infractions. According to the health department, Black Taxi, on Fairmount Avenue, was cited...
    By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Coronavirus deaths among Americans ages 65 and younger are more common among nonwhites than among whites, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a publication released on Friday. Overall, 34.9% of Hispanic patients who died were younger than 65, while 29.5% of nonwhites who died were under 65, compared to only 13.2% of white, non-Hispanic decedents. Researchers analysed 10,647 COVID-19 deaths between Feb. 12 and April 24 from 16 public health...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus cases among residents and staffers in the last 28 days can allow limited visits, state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Friday. The department said the...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A state judge on Friday blocked a northwest Louisiana city from enforcing a masking requirement recently issued by the mayor in hopes of fighting the spread of the new coronavirus. The restraining order was issued by state District Judge Craig Marcotte in a lawsuit filed by five Shreveport businesses, The Shreveport Times reported. The businesses owners said in their lawsuit that they could lose customers because of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ order. “Compounding the disruption caused by...
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: The nasal swab test commonly used for to diagnose COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier, which can result in inflammation of the brain. THE FACTS: The swab...
    WHY is a sport, so united behind rooting out racism, still too homophobic for a gay Premier League star to come out? At a time when players are increasingly and commendably socially aware, why is it he cannot bring himself to trust them with the secret of his sexuality? 2Football chiefs must root out homophobia and have zero tolerance for abuseCredit: Getty - Contributor The anonymous star’s open letter is powerful, thought­provoking and profoundly sad. Especially because the fear of...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio along with local health experts have repeatedly called contact tracing a key element in preventing another spike of coronavirus in the city.The program, now in its second month, is gaining traction, according to Dr. Ted Long, vice president of Ambulatory Care at NYC Health + Hospitals.Dr. Long is leading the citys contact tracing efforts.Related: 7 On Your Side Investigates contact tracing and how it worksInitially, when the program...
    NBC News spent weeks documenting its science contributor’s battle with COVID-19, but now he admits that he never tested positive for it. Dr. Joseph Fair, a virologist, believed he had the virus and appeared on air numerous times to discuss his struggle with illness in May and June. On Tuesday, Fair admitted that he tested negative for the virus multiple times but had originally believed he had it regardless. Fair also tested negative upon taking an antibody test. “My undiagnosed/suspected...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus cases among residents and staffers in the last 28 days can allow limited visits, state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Friday. The department said the state’s policy follows federal guidance...
    One Etsy shop is offering five mesh masks at the time of writing. ProcraftinatingCassy/Etsy Breathable masks made from mesh and other porous materials are being sold on websites like Etsy. Many of the designs were created as anti-masks, or face coverings that technically comply with public health guidelines, despite not actually protecting the wearer or those around them from COVID-19.  Other designs say they were created for events like raves, but appear to have been purchased by those...
    Most people are restricted to their homes these days — and for the Irwin family, that’s a giant zoo. A special episode of their Animal Planet series, “Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Life in Lockdown” (Saturday at 9 p.m.) takes viewers inside their unique experience trying to keep Australia Zoo running during the pandemic. “Every business has had to deal with this same storm-like event of COVID-19,” Terri Irwin, 55, tells The Post. “But we’re all in different boats … for...
    (CNN)The surge of Covid-19 cases in the South and Southwest has demonstrated the tragic consequences of a deliberately uninformed, poorly coordinated response to the pandemic.When President Donald Trump and state and local leaders cast aside well-established, science-based protocols for protecting public health, they put thousands at risk of sickness and death.Dr. Kent SepkowitzFor those discouraged by the recklessness of policymakers, some solace can be found in the work of a group of healthy young American millionaires who are using science...
    PORTSMOUTH, NH (CBS) – President Trump says the threat of tropical storm Fay is forcing him to postpone Saturday’s rally in Portsmouth, NH. It had the potential to bring a lot of visitors to the area, which is just what concerns some local business owners. “I think it’s postponing the inevitable,” said Evan Mallett owner of the Black Trumpet restaurant. He admits he’s not too disappointed President Trump won’t be coming this weekend. “I think there’s a risk of people...
    SAN ANTONIO – The father of the first inmate from the Dominguez State Jail to die of COVID-19 said his son’s death has had “a horrible impact” on his family. He said 51-year-old Paul Alexander Casiano was transferred June 23 from the Dominguez State Jail to a Galveston hospital after he was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Casiano’s father, who spoke anonymously to KSAT 12 News, said he and other family members tried to call his son at the hospital...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    California is set to provide early release to nearly 8,000 prisoners by the end of August due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prisons across the state have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 and need to make room. At San Quentin State Prison alone, more than 200 staff and 1,300 inmates have active cases, according to NBC Bay Area. Systemwide, there are more than 700 cases among staff and close to 2,300 cases among inmates. Around 108,000 inmates in California will be...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Staff at an east San Antonio nursing home designated earlier this year to house COVID-19 positive patients say elevated room temperatures over the weekend caused medical distress for a number of patients, at least two of whom later died. A Metropolitan Health Department spokeswoman confirmed Friday five residents of the River City Care Center, located in the 900 block of Nolan Street, have died from COVID-19 complications since March. The spokeswoman said Friday the health department did...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While the San Francisco Zoo is preparing to reopen its gates for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, many businesses awaiting reduced health order restrictions remain in limbo as the city’s pause in reopening continues. On Friday, Mayor London Breed and city health officials confirmed that the planned reopening of the businesses that started on June 29 would remain paused “until the COVID-19 Key Health Indicators improve and the spread of...
    One room at a temporary hospital is viewed at the Georgia World Congress Center, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia.Ron Harris | Pool | AP Georgia is planning to reopen a field hospital at Atlantas Georgia World Congress Center as the state struggles with increasing hospitalizations and record-breaking new Covid-19 cases, according to Gov. Brian Kemps office. The convention center first turned one of its exhibit halls into a 200-bed makeshift alternative care facility in April, but officials closed...