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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Summertime has turned up the heat in Chicago, and the next several days are forecasted be sweltering.Factor in face masks, and it could feel downright stifling.Health experts advise that despite any discomfort, resist the urge to remove your masks when out in public.Its really important that people remain vigilant and realize that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. The coronavirus is in our community and we have to be extra careful, said Dr. Steven...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Summertime has turned up the heat in Chicago, and the next several days are forecasted be sweltering.Factor in face masks, and it could feel downright stifling.Health experts advise that despite any discomfort, resist the urge to remove your masks when out in public.Its really important that people remain vigilant and realize that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. The coronavirus is in our community and we have to be extra careful, said Dr. Steven...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We’ll likely be wearing masks in public for a while. When asked how long he plans on keeping the statewide mask mandate in place — whether it’s until there’s a vaccine or case numbers get lower — Gov. Tom Wolf says he thinks masks will be mandatory until there’s a vaccine. “Models out there suggest that states, areas, where people where masks, the infection rate is actually lower,” said Gov. Wolf Monday. The governor updated the mask...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,584 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Monday and 48 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 116,570 cases and 3,534 deaths. Officials also reported 1,921 people were hospitalized Monday, the highest number of hospitalizations in many weeks. Of those hospitalized, 28% of these people in the ICU and 18% on ventilators. “Cases are surging, hospitalizations are increasing and mostly, this is all a reflection of a lot more...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY > Is coronavirus airborne? 239 scientists argue it is, push WHO to give more weight to airborne spread of virus > Seven-day case averages in 12 states hit new highs Sunday; Texas mayors warn of overwhelmed health care system; Florida surpasses 200,000 cases > White House rejects national mask mandate, Meadows says Trump sees issue as ‘state-to-state’ matter > FDA chief refuses to defend Trump’s rally claim, says surge in cases is ‘serious problem’...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Officials at Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Monday that there have been two additional patients who have died from symptoms related to COVID-19. The deceased include a woman in her 70s from Arlington and a man in his 80s from Fort Worth. Both had underlying health conditions. The latest victims bring the number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in Tarrant County to 238. Nearly 6,200 people have contracted the virus but recovered. Latest Coronavirus News ...
    A week after Pennsylvania environmental officials came under fire for failing to protect the public from the alleged health impacts of natural gas drilling, the industry wants to set the record straight. The Marcellus Shale Coalition said this week that the grand jury report, released by Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office June 25, ignores more than a decade of escalating regulations on the state’s oil and gas industry and “exhibits a jarring lack of reality as to how shale...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis. Related Articles 7 myths are fueling new Covid-19 surges. Avoiding these will help save the economy and save lives Pac-12 trims expenses, cuts salaries and accesses reserves to help campuses offset losses related to coronavirus Marin indoor restaurant dining ban reinstated over virus risk Coronavirus: Testing data, but not necessarily new...
    By J. Alexander Navarro Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise, with the number of new cases climbing in dozens of states and the U.S. reporting record numbers of cases on individual days. Hospitalization across the U.S. has dramatically jumped; some cities are seeing surges that threaten to overwhelm their health care systems.[ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]Meanwhile, the demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd brought tens of thousands into the streets, congregating shoulder-to-shoulder. Many are the...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Citing a surge in new cases, Marin County health officials Monday shutdown indoor dining at local restaurants as they paused the pace of business reopenings during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As of Friday, Marin has had 1,311 confirmed coronavirus cases since mid-March. Seventy patients were hospitalized and 19 have died. The order — which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday — means indoor dining will not be allowed for a minimum of three...
    Beginning this week, communities in Colorado will be able to apply for Protect Our Neighbors, the third phase of the states response to COVID-19 — following the stay-at-home order and variations on the Safer at Home program. But while Governor Jared Polis has discussed Protect Our Neighbors in broad terms at recent press conferences, its specifics arent understood particularly well because they vary widely from community to community. And thats unfortunate, since this phase is expected to remain in place far longer...
    (CBS4) — New Mexico is now enforcing mandatory self-quarantine for most out-of-state travelers coming to the state, whether by air or vehicle. The mandatory self-quarantine is to last 14 days or the length of stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. The public health order includes the following exemptions to the 14-day self-quarantine requirement: airline employees on travel for work individuals performing public safety or public health functions emergency first responders health care workers military personnel individuals employed by...
    Elected and public health officials in D.C. and suburban Maryland are concerned that Northern Virginia’s entry into phase three of reopening before the rest of Greater Washington could have a negative effect on the region as a whole. The Washington Post spoke with officials in the District and Montgomery County who said that they were concerned about Northern Virginia moving into phase three, which includes indoor dining in restaurants without capacity restrictions, provided tables can be properly distanced. ...
    The Fourth of July weekend is an annual celebration of America and Americana. But this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was accompanied by concerning developments on a number of fronts. Both confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and hospitalizations caused by it are way up in Colorado over recent weeks, with the latter hitting its highest mark in nearly a month on Sunday, July 5. Meanwhile, legal actions are being pursued against the owners of Bandimere Speedway over an...
    Los Angeles County had a record 3,187 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic, according to health officials on Sunday. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported an increase of 7,232 new cases for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after the department took a few days off, which officials said was for improving the data processing systems. At least 30 new deaths were also announced, which could be an undercount as reported COVID-19 fatalities are...
    Mother Jones illustration; Courtesy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions....
    Michelle R. Smith - Lauren Weber - Laura Ungar July 6, 2020 8:59AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue money, state...
    (CNN)The gulf between reality and President Donald Trumps delusional vision of a waning coronavirus threat was on full display this weekend, as cases soared in key hotspots while he delivered speeches at Mount Rushmore and at the White House, with little physical distancing and few masks, directly contradicting the advice from his public health experts.Playing with fire at a time when public health experts say the spread of the virus appears to be spiraling out of control, Trump continued gaslighting...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County health officials resumed reporting coronavirus cases on Sunday after three days of “data processing improvements.” A more detailed analysis of the reported cases are expected to be provided on Monday. The county’s Public Health Department is reporting an increase of 7,232 coronavirus cases for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Friday alone, there were 3,187 new cases of coronavirus, which is the highest report of new cases to date. Thursday saw 2,643 new cases...
    DETROIT (AP) — At least a dozen COVID-19 cases have been tied to a strip club near the Detroit airport, public health officials said Sunday as they encouraged anyone recently at the venue to contact them. The announcement came as state public health officials reported no new deaths from the virus for the first time since the pandemic began, the Detroit Free Press reported. The state on Sunday did report 343 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed...
    Donald Trump’s administration has been blocking Dr. Anthony Fauci from appearing on television interviews with CBS News for the last three months, a network anchor said on Sunday. Margaret Brennan, moderator of Face the Nation, said on Sunday that the administration has been preventing Fauci and other experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from appearing on the network’s shows. The message, which was also shared on the show’s Twitter account, said that the administration has not approved...
    More than two dozen members of Congress in states along the US-Canadian border are seeking to expand travel between the two countries and develop a coordinated plan to reopen the northern border. New York Reps. Brian Higgins, a Democrat, and Elise Stefanik, a Republican, were among those who sent a letter Friday to acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair to ask them to develop guidance...
    On July 1, California governor Gavin Newsom, speaking at a coronavirus briefing, discouraged public gatherings celebrating July 4 with fireworks as he stated, “We have worked with those counties, the 19 counties that are on our mandatory closure list, and we have made it clear privately and now we are making it more abundantly clear publicly that we believe that they should consider canceling some their fireworks shows and presentations. By the way, a number of cities have done just...
    Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, on Sunday attributed a spike in coronavirus cases in much of the nation to a combination of premature reopenings, lack of testing infrastructure and unclear messaging on precautionary measures. “We got here because…. I think we opened up a little too early in some places, a lot of states didn’t meet the White House’s own guidelines for when to open up safely,” he said on “Fox News Sunday. “We didn’t...
    The death toll in Los Angeles County had just topped 2,000 and public health officials were painting a grim scenario. “This is a very sad milestone for us,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a news conference on May 21. But around the same time, some county supervisors were pushing to reopen the economy. Supervisor Janice Hahn asked Gov. Gavin Newsom that same week to allow retailers to reopen at limited capacity. And Supervisor Kathryn Barger,...