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    White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE told reporters on Friday that it was important for schools to reopen in the fall despite risks from the novel coronavirus, saying safely bringing students back is not that hard. The President has been very vocal about going back to school. And I would add to that, as I said all these fancy colleges and universities, of which I went to one, Kudlow told reporters. They should get with the drill, you...
    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 JILL COLVIN and MIKE STOBBE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting efforts, was relegated to secondary seating in the back with...
    Washington (CNN)In the debate over whether schools across the US should open in the fall, questions continue to be raised about how the coronavirus affects children. Proponents of reopening schools have argued that children have largely been spared the worst effects of the virus and have pointed to guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in late June that advocated for all policy considerations for the coming school year [start] with a goal of having students physically present in...
    Savannah Rychcik July 10, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is taking aim at schools and universities accusing them of not focusing on education. Trump took to Twitter on Friday to accuse schools and universities of failing to properly educate students and threatened to revoke their tax-exempt status. “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…” Trump said. He added, “… and/or Funding,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting efforts, was relegated to secondary seating in the back with the children of parents who had...
    By JILL COLVIN and MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting efforts, was relegated to secondary seating in the...
    Washington (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to reopen schools in the fall against the advice of some of the nations top health officials, and said if Walmart and Home Depot are open, schools should be, too. We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential -- that included fast food restaurants, it included Walmart, it included Home Depot. If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot -- and look, I do all that, so Im not...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting efforts, was relegated to secondary seating in the back with the children of parents who had...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting efforts, was relegated to secondary seating in the back with the children of parents who had...
    CHESWICK, Pa. (KDKA) – In-person commencement for Deer Lakes High School has been canceled due to restrictions in Allegheny County. A new two-week order from the county went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, restricting gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 people outside. Right now, there are no plans to reschedule the event, which was set to take place July 16. A letter from the principals say they take “great comfort” in knowing they were...
    New symptoms are now being reported among young people who are testing positive for the novel strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, some of them, mainly in their 20s and 30s, have not had a fever -- perhaps the telltale COVID symptom. There have been multiple reports of young patients experiencing abdominal pain, according to doctors in states experiencing spikes in cases. Abdominal pain had not been named as a symptom prior to the start of the increase in...
    3D illustration of Trophozoite, the infectious form of the parasite Naegleria fowleri. Getty The brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri can be found in warm, freshwater lakes around the world. Human infections have historically been rare, but cases may increase as climate change warms waters. If this single-celled organism enters someones nose, it travels up to the brain to feed on brain tissue.  Only four of the 145 Americans infected by N. fowleri have survived. Visit Insiders homepage for more...
    The U.S. can expect a coronavirus death toll of more than 147,000 by Aug. 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]With a current death toll that stands at more than 133,000, that projection would mean the nation can expect about 14,000 additional deaths in the next roughly three weeks. While 147,000 is the most likely number, the CDC puts its range at between roughly 141,000 and 157,000 fatalities. Cartoons...
    Meaghan Ellis July 10, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is revealing why he thinks he has not “been on television” while also pushing back against President Donald Trump’s claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are considered “totally harmless.” During an interview with The Financial Times, Fauci noted that his refusal to sugar-coat things may be the reason why he no longer appears on television with the White House...
    One of the most enduring Trump-era internet memes is “I hope you find someone who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump.” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” has had a lot of fun with it: Whos ready to watch Mike Pence watch Donald Trump? #SOTU pic.twitter.com/QqHUeAaXAq — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 5, 2019 And it’s not just the adoring gaze. When Pence speaks, it is invariably in the most servile tones, always suggesting...
    A teenage girl holds a pregnancy test. Getty The total teen birth rate declined by 7% in 2018, according to new research.  For Black teens, the birth rate fell 4% overall, compared to an 8% drop for both white teens and Hispanic teens. The only significant increase in teen birth rates was for Black teenagers in South Carolina. Visit Insiders homepage for more stories. The teen birth rate has officially declined, according to a new study from...
    Heather Digby Parton July 10, 2020 1:26PM (UTC) One of the most enduring Trump-era internet memes is I hope you find someone who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump. Trevor Noahs Daily Show has had a lot of fun with it: And its not just the adoring gaze. When Pence speaks, it is invariably in the most servile tones, always suggesting that he has never had a thought in his head that this president didnt...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has once again threatened to cut funding to schools if they dont open in the fall and slammed remote learning as terrible. Trump railed against virtual learning early Friday morning on Twitter, claiming that Americans have seen firsthand that the process doesnt compare to classroom learning. 7 President Donald Trump again threatened to withhold funding for schools that dont reopen for classroom learning this fallCredit: AFP or licensors 7 Trump also bashed virtual learning as terrible Friday...
    Donald Trump’s aggressive push to fully reopen schools this fall is being driven by a belief inside the president’s orbit that the policy will be a political winner for him this November. Their confidence, they say, is backed up by the campaign’s private polling data. According to two sources familiar with the surveys, the Trump re-election team has conducted polling in recent days on the topic of reopening schools by September, and saw data that they found broadly favorable to...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won’t revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from President Donald Trump, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. What they will do, he said, is provide additional information to help states, communities and parents decide what to do and when. “Our guidelines are our guidelines,” Dr. Robert Redfield declared. In draft CDC documents obtained by The Associated Press, the agency says there are steps that schools...
    Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va. asked the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to testify on school safety in response to President Trump’s push to reopen classrooms across the U.S. “This is an opportunity for Subcommittee Members to engage directly with you concerning the CDC’s guidance to schools on how to safely reopen as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Scott wrote in a letter Thursday. In a tweet Wednesday,...
    BENTLEYVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – A parishioner at the St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Washington County has tested positive for coronavirus, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says. The diocese says the parishioner received the positive test result Thursday. The Bentleyville church will stay open and no Masses are impacted. Everyone who attended Mass on July 4 will be notified. Social distancing was practiced and masks were worn, the diocese says. “We offer our prayers and support of our parishioner and continue...
    An Oklahoma woman threw shoe boxes at a shoe store employee after the worker told her to wear a mask before entering the store. The video obtained from KFOR showed the outburst at a Sketchers store in Oklahoma City, where the enraged woman chucked two shoe boxes at the worker before leaving the store out of frustration. The unidentified woman, however, left her wallet behind. Sketchers employees say that they have turned the wallet over to the police and pressed...
    By Jeff Amy and CArole Feldman | Associated Press ATLANTA — Federal health officials won’t revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from President Donald Trump, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. What they will do, he said, is provide additional information to help states, communities and parents decide what to do and when. “Our guidelines are our guidelines,” Dr. Robert Redfield declared. In draft CDC documents obtained by The Associated...