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    Loading the player... According to The Washington Post, leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said masks may still be necessary in 2022 unless the number of new COVID-19 cases drastically reduces.  During an appearance on CNN, Dr. Fauci told Dana Bash that there is no definitive timeline for when things will go back to how they were pre-pandemic, but the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says he’s waiting for the virus to “keep going down to a baseline that’s so low, there is virtually no threat.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a recent White House press briefing. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) “If you combine getting most of the people in the country vaccinated with getting the level of virus in the community very, very low,” Dr. Fauci continued, “then I believe you’re...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland will toughen its coronavirus controls on international travellers but it also hopes to start relaxing its lockdown restrictions in early March, the head of the country's devolved government, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Tuesday. Everyone arriving directly in Scotland from overseas will be required to quarantine, regardless of where they have come from, Sturgeon said. "I can confirm today that we intend to introduce a managed quarantine requirement for anyone who arrives directly into Scotland, regardless of which country they have come from," she told the Scottish parliament. Scotland will ask Britain's government to adopt a similar approach to minimise the risk of people with COVID-19 entering Scotland over the border with England and other parts of the United Kingdom. Sturgeon also said she hoped there would be a gradual, phased return of children to schools in Scotland from Feb. 22 and a possible gradual lifting of...
    Mobile offshore drilling units stand in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, U.K., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil services firm Baker Hughes sees energy demand recovering in the second half of 2021, chief executive Lorenzo Simonelli said this week. "We are cautiously optimistic," he told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick on Monday. He noted that some countries are still in coronavirus-related lockdowns, which decimated demand in 2020 and can weigh on fuel sales in the first part of the year. However, he expects demand to start recovering in the second half of the year, due to the vaccine rollout and improving economic situation. The chief executive's views were in line with OPEC's January report on the oil market, which said vaccinations provide some "upside optimism," and that its 2021 forecasts "assume a healthy recovery in economic activities." The alliance expects global oil demand to increase...
    Getty Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanagh revealed to Heavy his company was “cautiously optimistic” about the proposed megafight trilogy capper between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. The famed Hollywood producer, who was at the helm of Tyson’s innovative pay-per-view event last year vs. Roy Jones Jr., believes another Tyson superfight could be on its way in 2021. “Yeah. I’d say that’s fair: cautiously optimistic,” Kavanagh said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mike Tyson (@miketyson) Kavanagh revealed part of the way his company looks at putting fights together is by analyzing data on Triller. It’s what helped Triller decide to make Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren its next Fight Club pay-per-view event on April 17, and something likely to continue to pay dividends for the company as it continues to seek new ways to do old business.  Triller is a popular video-making and social-networking...
    Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — Several states are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers. Most are moving cautiously, in part because of the more contagious variant taking hold. While the easing could cause case rates to rise, health experts say it can work if done in a measured way and if the public remains vigilant by wearing masks and taking other precautions. The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has climbed past 425,000, with the number of dead running at close to all-time highs at nearly 3,350 a day on average. But newly confirmed cases have dropped over the past two weeks. — President Joe Biden is dispatching the nation’s top scientists and public health experts to regularly brief the American public about the pandemic, which has claimed...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says the state will release new information on vaccinating Coloradans 65 years and older later this week. He says while the state is seeing progress in administering COVID-19 vaccines, the state needs more. So far, 97% of people at skilled nursing facilities have received their first dose. The state is also 85% through the Phase 1A group. (credit: CBS) Polis anticipates getting more definitive information in the coming days on vaccine quantities an dhow much of it our state will get. In turn, that will determine when we can move onto the next phase of getting more people vaccinated. Polis explained Colorado gets about 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines each week. While there have been concerns about shortages, Polis said he is confident any Coloradan who has already received their first dose will get their second dose. “We’re confident, frankly, that supplies of vaccines, they’re not...
    Jim Chanos still thinks Tesla’s stock is a house of cards, but he’s adjusting his plan to profit from its collapse. The famed short seller told CNBC on Wednesday that he has turned his disastrous, longstanding short bet against Elon Musk’s electric car company into a put position — a safer way to make a bearish bet on the hottest stock in modern history. Chanos, known for profitable short bets against Enron and Wirecard, put on his short against Tesla in 2016 and has been one of Musk’s most public and vocal critics, one referring to Tesla as “a walking insolvency.” But since he started betting against Musk and his cars, Tesla stock has gone up more than 2,000 percent, making it nearly impossible for Chanos and his fellow short-sellers to stay in their positions. Musk has not been overly gracious about Chanos’ defeat, tweeting in November 2019, “So...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Counties in the Greater Sacramento region are moving back into the purple tier after the stay-at-home order was lifted Tuesday.  A four-week ICU availability projection of 19% allowed the 13-county region to exit the state’s regional stay-at-home order. Local restaurants are excited for the opportunity to open outdoor dining but say it’s not that easy to adjust to the ever-changing health orders. “Time to clean everything, make sure all of our staff is on proper protocol about how to do outdoor dining and dealing with guests,” Gabriela Urbina at Broderick Roadhouse in Sacramento said. They’re cautiously optimistic after the roller coaster ride that’s been regional health orders. “We’re doing our best to abide by all of the commands but it is making it difficult for all of our staff,” Urbina said. Some restaurant employees in Sacramento were forced to get second jobs to make up for their...
    Top 25 roundup: Maryland stuns No. 12 Illinois The most expensive celebrity homes of all time Wall Street analysts are cautiously optimistic on J&Js one-dose Covid vaccine Johnson & Johnson is expected to deliver preliminary late-stage trial results for its one-dose Covid vaccine candidate by the end of January. If its jab is proven to be safe and effective, the company aims to deliver at least 1 billion doses by the end of the year.  © Provided by CNBC Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration LONDON — Health care systems around the world are struggling to cope with rising numbers of Covid-19 infections as they race against the clock to vaccinate the vulnerable.  Load Error The three vaccines currently approved for use by major Western economies all require two separate jabs and given supplies are limited, governments are considering contentious tactics like stretching the length of...
    Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustrationDado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — Health care systems around the world are struggling to cope with rising numbers of Covid-19 infections as they race against the clock to vaccinate the vulnerable.  The three vaccines currently approved for use by major Western economies all require two separate jabs and given supplies are limited, governments are considering contentious tactics like stretching the length of time between doses to get at least one dose to as many people as possible.  A one-shot vaccine could significantly improve our ability to fight the virus — and we may have one soon.J&J's late-stage trial Johnson & Johnson is expected to deliver preliminary late-stage trial results for its one-dose Covid vaccine candidate by the end of January. If its jab is proven to be safe and effective, the company aims to deliver at least 1 billion doses by the end of the year. ...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All of us have felt the impact of the pandemic one way or another. Either you got the virus, or likely know someone who did. You may have been laid off or you’re working around the clock to keep your businesses going no matter the restrictions. On Friday night, there is some hope for restaurants in Philadelphia. Some restaurant owners shared their harsh futures with Eyewitness News if indoor dining doesn’t resume next weekend. You first met Mixto Restaurante owner Mercy Mosquera back in September as she prepared for indoor dining to resume in Philadelphia. That was short-lived, and now, at her sister location Tierra Columbiana in North Philadelphia, it’s déjà vu all over again. “The six feet distance, protecting our employees,” Mosquera said. City officials say they will allow limited indoor dining starting on Jan. 16. This comes after the latest ban went into effect last...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The regular season came to an end Sunday, and Steelers fans are looking forward to the playoffs. “I’m excited for the playoffs,” Jay Cosentino of Mt. Lebanon said. After winning an AFC North title, the Steelers are hoping to bring home a Lombardi trophy. Fans are mixed on if that can happen. “I’m a little more skeptical. I think it’s going to be AFC Championship (game). I don’t think there’s any way we can get past the Chiefs,” Thomas Cosentino of Mt. Lebanon said. “I’m a true Pittsburgher. I bleed black and gold. I believe we might take it this year. I really do,” Diane Torbich of Brookline said. A concern over the past month had been the Steele’s offense seeming to hit a wall. Their second half against the Colts has some of Steelers nation feeling their team is trending in the right direction and agree...
    Florida’s projected 2.9% job growth rate, near 5% boost in real gross state product (RGSP) and a “robust” housing market offer “plenty of reasons to be cautiously optimistic” about the state’s 2021 economic outlook, according to public-spending watchdog Florida TaxWatch. The Tallahassee-based research nonprofit, however, cautions that forecasts released Wednesday in its 2021 Economic Preview: An Uncertain Yet Hopeful Year of Growth are predicated by how the COVID-19 pandemic is remedied. The report, largely gleaned from the University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness’ 2020-2023 Florida & Metro Forecast and TD Ameritrade’s State Economic Forecast, projects Floridians' personal income will decline by 3.2% and retail spending by nearly $40 billion – or 6.6% – in 2021. “Overall, Florida’s economy in 2021 will be uncertain, influenced largely by pandemic changes, but there is reason to believe next year will be a hopeful year of growth for a...
    School districts offering in-person instruction do not contribute to community spread of COVID-19 as long as there are relatively low levels of preexisting coronavirus infections in the surrounding areas, according to one of the most comprehensive studies to date that's set to play a major role in the fraught debate over reopening schools.[ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]Nearly 10 months after schools across the country shuttered as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S., researchers are finally amassing enough data to draw more informed conclusions about whether and how the virus spreads in schools, whether schools are significant drivers of infection rates and what conditions may allow for schools to safely and successfully reopen for in-person learning. That data has been difficult to come by due to a lack of federal guidance for how states, counties and school districts track COVID-19 cases, which has led to...
              Athletic programs and sporting events will be starting back up in the spring sports season– baseball, football, track and additional sports – with strict COVID-19 guidelines in place. In mid-March, Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order closing all schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) published a statement, made by Kemp, postponing the State Literary competitions, which includes extracurricular activities like speech, debate, and theatre. In addition to the suspension of in-person learning in schools, athletic programs, and other competitive events, Kemp’s order – originally set to end at the end of March 2020 – was extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Students’ prom, senior nights, and award ceremonies were cancelled as well. The GHSA published a statement on March 12 from comments, made by Executive Director of the GHSA Dr. Robin Hines about...
    European politicians and health chiefs last night criticised Britain's decision to be the first country to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. UK watchdogs took just a fortnight to approve the jab following the announcement of successful final trial results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency insisted its emergency approval procedure did not cut corners.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock boasted that the Europeans were 'moving a little bit more slowly' due to extra red tape, sparking a backlash from the continent. But the European Commission said that its European Medicines Agency regulator 'requires a higher level of evidence to be submitted and checked than a temporary use authorisation'.  Former head of the EMA Guido Rasi said: 'I would have expected a robust review of all available data, which the British Government has not done, to be able to say that, without Europe, you come first.' Peter Liese, who sits on the European Parliament's...
    Actor Richard Schiff says he's "cautiously optimistic" he will be released from the hospital soon as he continues to battle the coronavirus. The "Good Doctor" star announced Monday he was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 earlier this month. Both he and his wife, Sheila Kelley, tested positive. The 65-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday to share an update with fans on his health. "Covid update. I was just taken off Oxygen!! Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon. Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you," he tweeted. 'GOOD DOCTOR' STAR RICHARD SCHIFF, 65, HOSPITALIZED WITH CORONAVIRUS His tweet confirmed that Kelley is also "doing better." "Let's keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling. We got your back!" he concluded. Earlier this month, Schiff revealed he and his wife received positive test results on Election Day, calling it the "most bizarre week of our lives." CLICK HERE TO...
    Peak 2020: Early Christmas cheer hilariously crushed by saddest Rockefeller Center tree Trump officials reach out to Biden Richard Schiff taken off oxygen after hospitalization for COVID-19: Cautiously optimistic The West Wing star Richard Schiff is feeling "cautiously optimistic" after he was hospitalized for COVID-19 earlier this week. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Earl Gibson III/Getty Images "Covid update. I was just taken off Oxygen!! Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon," he tweeted on Thursday. "Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you." Schiff added that his wife Sheila Kelley is "also doing better," and encouraged fans to keep up the well wishes. Covid update. I was just taken off Oxygen!! Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon. Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you. @thesheilakelley also doing better. Let’s keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling....
    “West Wing” actor Richard Schiff is updating fans on his battle with COVID-19. “I was just taken off oxygen!” Schiff, 65, tweeted Wednesday evening. “Markers are down,” he added. “Cautiously optimistic for release soon. Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you.” Schiff’s wife, Sheila Kelley, 59, likewise fighting the coronavirus, is “also doing better,” Schiff wrote. “Let’s keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling,” he finished. “We got your back!” On Tuesday, he wrote that he was being treated with Remdesivir and steroids, but said Kelley had already been discharged. Last week, Schiff announced that he and Kelly had tested positive “on Election Day,” adding, “This has been the most bizarre week of our lives.” “West Wing” co-stars including Tim Matheson, Marlee Matlin and Melissa Fitzgerald quickly offered the couple their well-wishes.
    “West Wing” actor Richard Schiff is updating fans on his battle with COVID-19. “I was just taken off oxygen!” Schiff, 65, tweeted Wednesday evening. “Markers are down,” he added. “Cautiously optimistic for release soon. Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you.” Schiff’s wife, Sheila Kelley, 59, likewise fighting the coronavirus, is “also doing better,” Schiff wrote. “Let’s keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling,” he finished. “We got your back!” On Tuesday, he wrote that he was being treated with Remdesivir and steroids, but said Kelley had already been discharged. Last week, Schiff announced that he and Kelly had tested positive “on Election Day,” adding, “This has been the most bizarre week of our lives.” “West Wing” co-stars including Tim Matheson, Marlee Matlin and Melissa Fitzgerald quickly offered the couple their well-wishes. Filed under Coronavirus ,  the west wing ,  TV ,  11/18/20
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellEducation employment falls 8.8 percent: Pew Puerto Rico's statehood piques Congress's interest post-election Trump supporter Robert Jeffress urges Christians to pray for President-elect Biden MORE (R-Ky.) is walking a fine line with his handling of President TrumpDonald John TrumpState Department won't give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report Arizona's GOP AG says people voted Republican, but not for Trump On The Money: Biden wins America's economic engines | Progressives praise Biden's picks for economic transition team | Restaurants go seasonal with winter shutdowns during pandemic MORE’s refusal to concede the election. The GOP leader is defending Trump’s right to challenge the vote counts in several key battleground states, arguing the courts are meant to handle disputed election results and that “wealthy media corporations” should not project the winner. But McConnell is also keeping his distance from the president’s claims of voter fraud that...
    By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel has allowed most retail shops to repen for the first time in nearly two months, in the latest phase of its exit from a second coronavirus lockdown. Under the new rules, shops can accept up to four customers at a time, and indoor shopping malls remain closed. Israel moved quickly last spring to contain the coronavirus, quickly sealing its borders and shutting down much of the economy. But it mismanaged the reopening of the economy, and the coronavirus quickly returned. A second lockdown was imposed in mid-September. The country has moved more cautiously this time– gradually opening preschools and elementary schools and some offices in recent weeks. The dual lockdowns have hit small businesses especially hard. Rina Shapira, a shopper in a Jerusalem bookshop, said the plight of businesses is heartbreaking. “Without an economy, there is also no health,” she said. ___ HERE’S...
    (CNN)GOP leaders are nervously watching President Donald Trump's erratic handling of an election that's slipping away from him, delicately urging him and his team to clearly make a specific case about voting impropriety or accept the will of the American public.As they watch Trump make one unfounded claim after another, Republicans are worried about the lasting ramifications from the President's meritless barrage of attacks against a cornerstone of US democracy -- especially as they gear up for two months of intense battling over possibly two hugely consequential races in Georgia that will determine the next Senate majority.But top Republicans are also treading cautiously around a mercurial president who holds enormous sway with their party's base, with many unwilling to directly challenge his dubious claims and instead urging him to make his case in greater detail.GOP sources said Friday that the idea is to give Trump and his team a chance...
    The Biden campaign is "cautiously optimistic" heading into election night and believes it will ultimately come out ahead in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, one of its surrogates told Fox News. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said his friend, former Vice President Joe Biden, was calm and thought it was "smart" not to jump ahead and speak without a final call in the race. His comments came as observers focused on Pennsylvania, which carries 20 electoral votes and could be decisive in either candidate's victory. Coons said he was ready for the possibility that the state would lean toward Trump, but argued that Biden would ultimately win by Friday when mail-in ballots are finished being counted. CLICK HERE TO INTERACT WITH FOX NEWS VOTER ANALYSIS The highly contentious race could spill over into the latter part of the week, or longer, depending on a variety of factors. Coons was happy that there had been no major...
    Tokyo — The U.S.'s "no-sail" order expired over the weekend, opening the door to a gradual return of cruise ship tourism. Japan offers a glimpse of what may be in store, as its cruise ships head back to sea for the first time in eight months. Based in an archipelago with as-yet unusually low infection rates, Japan's tiny cruise ship industry is literally testing the waters with a handful of short cruises traversing a few domestic ports, under a plethora of new rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Front of mind is February's Diamond Princess crisis, at the time, the worst outbreak of coronavirus outside China. As the world watched, 712 Japanese and foreign passengers and crew aboard the Yokohama-docked, American-owned cruise ship became infected, 13 fatally. The Japanese government's perceived halting and bureaucratic response — quarantining passengers and crew onboard for weeks — came under withering attack at...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Volunteers have always been an important part of charitable organizations, but it wasn't until the pandemic that it became obvious just how crucial they are to keep non-profits functioning.Like many food kitchens, St. Anthony's in San Francisco was forced to suspend its volunteer programs when social distancing guidelines were announced in March.RELATED: SF-Marin Food Bank seeks volunteers for holiday season amid COVID-19 demandIt also had to close its dining room. Instead, workers package meals in containers every day and hand them out to people who line up along Golden Gate Avenue.The demand for food has gone up. Before the pandemic, St. Anthony's would serve about 2,200 meals a day. It now hands out about 2,800 meals each day.That is putting a financial strain on the organization. Chef Bobby, serving the community. Thank you to our devoted Daily Free Meals team for making sure this #WorldFoodDay and...
    Madison Summers October 29, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not “overly confident” as Election Day nears. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, the Vermont senator — who ran in the 2020 Democratic primary — shared that he is “not one who speculates” on elections but, “I am cautiously optimistic.” After calling it “the most important election,” Sanders added, “I am not overly confident.” He continued, “I am going to work as hard as I can. I think Biden stands a very good chance of winning.” See Sanders’ comments below: Sen. Bernie Sanders says he is "cautiously optimistic" about the outcome of the presidential election next week."I am not overly confident," he adds. "I am going to work as hard as I can. I think Biden stands a very good chance of winning." https://t.co/ti8c6tcQzZ pic.twitter.com/lEqvoBO8gb— CNN (@CNN) October 29, 2020 There are only five...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — After a meeting with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley Wednesday, members of Oscar Grant’s family said that they have been promised a “robust and transparent” investigation into charging former BART police officer Anthony Pirone in Grant’s death. Members of Grant’s family spoke to the media on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland following their meeting with O’Malley. While there has not been an official statement from the District Attorney’s Office Wednesday, the family indicated there were some positive signs during the meeting. “We’re cautiously optimistic about out meeting in the room and investigative aspect of.. the journey we’re about to go on in terms of holding Tony Pirone responsible for the murder of Oscar Grant,” Cephus Johnson, also known as Grant’s Uncle Bobby after the meeting. “We’re clear on some of the naysayers’ statements concerning why this case was reopened.” Grant’s mother...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration waded cautiously Friday into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately in Washington with the foreign ministers of both countries in a bid to promote a cease-fire in hostilities over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The State Department said Pompeo had emphasized to Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov the need “to end the violence and protect civilians.” “Both must implement a ceasefire and return to substantive negotiations,” Pompeo said in a tweet after his talks. Friday’s meetings followed failed Russian-led attempts to broker a truce and lower-profile U.S. intervention to promote an end to the fighting. U.S. officials, including Pompeo’s deputy, Stephen Biegun, have appealed for the countries to return to a dialogue over the territory. Meanwhile,...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration waded cautiously into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately on Friday in Washington with the foreign ministers of both countries in a bid to promote a cease-fire in hostilities over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. There was no immediate comment from any of the sides about the meetings, which followed failed Russian-led attempts to broker a truce and lower-profile U.S. intervention to promote an end to the fighting. U.S. officials, including Pompeo's deputy, Stephen Biegun, have appealed for the countries to return to a dialogue over the territory. Meanwhile, heavy fighting raged over Nagorno-Karabakh even as the discussions in Washington were taking place. The two sides traded accusations involving the shelling of residential areas, and authorities...
    Ally Invest's Lindsey Bell won't give up on the fourth quarter. Despite stimulus gridlock, election uncertainty and the coronavirus' path, the firm's chief investment strategist believes it's possible the S&P 500 will follow the positive historical trend. "There's a lot to worry about," she told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "But I am cautiously optimistic." According to Bell, the S&P 500 typically sees an average gain of 3.9% in the fourth quarter — making it the best three months of the year. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards "We can still have a good fourth quarter once we get past some of these uncertainties that are in the marketplace," she said. "So, while we may not get 3.9%, I'm going to try to remain cautiously optimistic here." However, with just 12 trading days in the books in the fourth quarter, the S&P 500 is already up 3.6%. Bell points out...
    (CNN)Democratic senators recognized early on that there was little they could do to stop Republicans from rushing to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. So this week, they spent her hearings with an eye on Election Day, opting to avoid overly aggressive exchanges that could hurt their candidates, and cautioning over and over again that Barrett could undermine the Affordable Care Act, inserting their most potent political issue -- health care -- into the fight. But in the end, Democrats offered a mixed message over the process, with some top senators praising the handling of the hearings at the same time as characterizing it as a "sham." Four days of hearings culminated with the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, gushing over Chairman Lindsey Graham's "fairness" in the hearings. After the hearings concluded, Feinstein told Graham, who is in a tough race against Democrat Jaime Harrison, "This is...
    Burrell School Vineyards winegrower Dave Moulton’s countenance betrayed a look of gratitude and weariness as he recapped harvest. It was the Friday before the last weekend of September, on the eve of the latest in a series of heatwaves, before the Glass Fire broke out in Napa. “We’ve got everything in from both Pichon (the vineyard Moulton farms above the Lexington reservoir) and the estate vineyard, except for the cabernet franc and the cabernet sauvignon,” he said. “We’re just waiting for the sugars to come up. This heatwave might do it.” He had grafted some of the petit verdot vines in the front of the schoolhouse on Summit Road over to cabernet sauvignon earlier this year, and the grapes were still plodding along toward ripeness. Despite efforts to cut back on chardonnay grape production, Burrell’s vineyards persist in growing the varietal. Moulton’s late wife, Anne, planted the original vines at...
    (CBS NEWS) — President Trump, who remains at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment for COVID-19, is “not out of the woods,” but doctors are “cautiously optimistic,” his physician said in a statement late Saturday. The president said in a four-minute Twitter video on Saturday night that he is feeling “much better” and thinks he’ll “be back soon.” pic.twitter.com/gvIPuYtTZG — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020 Read More From CBS News
    The latest update in President Trump’s battle against the novel coronavirus has claimed that he is doing “well” in his prognosis. Though reports that painted a grim picture of the president’s health circulated earlier today, the team at the Walter Reed Medical Center recently released a statement that claimed they were “cautiously optimistic” about Trump’s recovery. The statement was released from Sean Conley, who is currently serving as the physician to the commander-in-chief. Conley’s letter was published on White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s Twitter account. “President Trump continues to do well, having made substantial progress since diagnosis. This evening he completed his second dose of Remdesivir without complication,” the letter began. “He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96 and 98 percent all day. He spent most of the afternoon conducting business, and has been up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty,”...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for Covid-19. In a memo shared by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley wrote Trump has "made substantial progress."Read the memo here:I release the following information with the permission of President Donald J. Trump.President Trump continues to do well, having made substantial progress since diagnosis. This evening he completed his second dose of Remdesivir without complication. He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96 and 98% all day. He spent most of the afternoon conducting business, and has been up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty. Well not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic. The plan for tomorrow is to continue observation in between doses of Remdesivir, closely monitoring his clinical status while fully supporting his...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor: Trump “not yet out of the woods” but “cautiously optimistic” as he remains off oxygen at hospital. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MANILA – Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including Boracay beach, have partially reopened, drawing only a fraction of their usual huge crowds given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of Boracay, a central island famous for its powdery white sands, azure waters and stunning sunsets. Only local tourists from regions with low-level quarantine designations could go, subject to safeguards, including tests showing a visitor is coronavirus-free. The mountain city of Baguio, regarded as a summer hideaway for its pine trees, cool breeze and picturesque upland views, has been reopened to tourists only from its northern region, she told ABS-CBN News. Despite the urgent need to revive the tourism industry, it’s being done “very slowly, cautiously,” she said, adding mayors and governors would have to approve the reopening of...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including Boracay beach, have partially reopened, drawing only a fraction of their usual huge crowds given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of Boracay, a central island famous for its powdery white sands, azure waters and stunning sunsets. Only local tourists from regions with low-level quarantine designations could go, subject to safeguards, including tests showing a visitor is coronavirus-free. The mountain city of Baguio, regarded as a summer hideaway for its pine trees, cool breeze and picturesque upland views, has been reopened to tourists only from its northern region, she told ABS-CBN News. Despite the urgent need to revive the tourism industry, it’s being done “very slowly, cautiously,” she said, adding mayors and governors would have to approve the...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including Boracay beach, have partially reopened, drawing only a fraction of their usual huge crowds given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of Boracay, a central island famous for its powdery white sands, azure waters and stunning sunsets. Only local tourists from regions with low-level quarantine designations could go, subject to safeguards, including tests showing a visitor is coronavirus-free. The mountain city of Baguio, regarded as a summer hideaway for its pine trees, cool breeze and picturesque upland views, has been reopened to tourists only from its northern region, she told ABS-CBN News. Despite the urgent need to revive the tourism industry, it’s being done “very slowly, cautiously,” she said, adding mayors and governors would have to approve the...
    Major cities across the United States are seeing a 'dramatic and widespread spike in homicides' after police funding cuts, according to one expert.  Paul Cassell, a professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah has dubbed the rise in crime the 'Minneapolis effect'.  The city council in Minneapolis voted to dismantle the police and slash its budget after the May 25 death of black man George Floyd while in custody.  Cassell estimates that 'as a result of de-policing during June and July 2020, approximately 710 additional victims were murdered and more than 2,800 victims were shot'.   In research published this month Cassell wrote: 'Recently, major cities across the country have suffered dramatic spikes in homicides. These spikes are remarkably large, suddenly appearing and widespread.  'At this rate, 2020 will easily be the deadliest year in America for gun-related homicides since at least 1999, while most other...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported another 22 coronavirus-related fatalities on Friday, bumping the death toll up to 1,204. An additional 282 cases were also reported, totaling 52,904 positive cases since the pandemic began. Since Sunday, the county has reported 77 virus-related deaths, which have actually been spread out over the past few weeks according to the O.C. Health Care Agency. The agency said a delay in reporting is common since the data comes from multiple sources. Last week, the OCHCA reported a total of 34 fatalities, which was down from 42 the week prior. Hospitalizations dipped from 168 to 157 on Friday, but ICU patients jumped from 42 to 50. Officials were hoping that trends would improve enough to boost the county into the state’s orange tier by Tuesday, when they post their new rates of positivity and cases per 100,000 people. The county has been fluctuating around...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Wednesday that he and his team are "cautiously optimistic" about developing a coronavirus vaccine and predict it could be approved in November or December. "We predict that sometime by the end of this year, let's say November or December, we will know whether or not these are safe and effective," Fauci said at a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing. "Early studies in animals and in human Phase 1 and Phase 2 indicate that individuals induce a response that is comparable to, if not better, than natural infection," he said. "Right now, doses of this vaccine are being produced so they'll be ready to be distributed." US CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TOPS 200K AS OFFICIALS QUARREL OVER VACCINE TIMELINE Fauci reiterated that he has no qualms about receiving an FDA-approved vaccine. "If a vaccine that is shown to be, and...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam’s holiest sites, has made its official position on the region’s longest-running conflict clear: Full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when peace is reached with the Palestinians. Yet state-backed Saudi media and clerics are signaling change is already underway with Israel — something that can only happen under the directives of the country’s powerful heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The divergent messages on the possibility of Saudi ties with Israel reflect what analysts and insiders say is a schism between how the 35-year-old prince and his 84-year-old father, King Salman, view national interests. “It’s no secret there’s a generational conflict,” said New York-based Rabbi Marc Schneier, who serves as an advisor to Bahrain’s king and has held talks in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to promote stronger ties...
    Maybe David Montgomery will play Week 1 for the Chicago Bears after all?It sounds like David Montgomery feels pretty good about his chances to play Week 1. Montgomery hurt his groin back on Aug. 26. When the injury occurred, Montgomery believed he tore something. Now he’s working his way back into the Chicago Bears‘ running back rotation. He told Stacy Dales of The NFL Network, “I didn’t do much in practice yesterday. Wanna be safe.” Does this indicate the Bears starting running back will return Week 1 vs. the Detroit Lions? Additionally, Montgomery stressed he’s focused on being healthy for the long-haul and doesn’t want to risk coming back too soon and aggravating his ankle injury. Bears RB David Montgomery: "I didn’t do much in practice yesterday, just because I want to be safe and I understand that it’s a long season. I’ve got to be here for the long...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trials will likely “cautiously continue” — despite the company pulling the breaks earlier this week after a participant mysteriously fell ill. The nation’s top infectious disease expert stressed Wednesday that one participant out of the 30,000 experiencing a serious side effect doesn’t indicate that the vaccine might not be successful. “If you see another two or three or four, then I think it’s going be a real problem for the trial but a single episode from a severe adverse event is important enough to cause a pause in a trial,” Fauci told Fox News correspondent John Roberts. “But very likely they will now cautiously continue after they do the appropriate investigation.” Fauci said the hiccup in the trial is unlikely to derail the race among multiple candidates for a cure for COVID-19. “You’re talking about one particular candidate. I don’t think you...
    Lululemon Athletica store logo and sign in Philadelphia.Gilbert Carrasquillo | Getty Images Lululemon on Tuesday reported surprise revenue growth, despite lockdowns during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as stores started reopening in the fiscal second quarter and consumers stocked up on workout apparel and yoga accessories.  Its stock seesawed in after-hours trading and was recently down by about 2%.  CEO Calvin McDonald said the retailer is "cautiously optimistic" about the rest of the year. Lululemon is not offering a 2020 outlook at this time.  Here's how the retailer did for the quarter ended Aug. 2 compared with what analysts were expecting, based on Refinitiv data:  Earnings per share: 74 cents, adjusted, vs. 55 cents expected  Revenue: $902.9 million vs. $842.5 million expected  At the end of June, Lululemon announced its plans to buy the at-home fitness company Mirror, which sells a $1,500 high-tech mirror to stream live workout classes. Lululemon is looking to...
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that by November or December, there could be a “safe and effective vaccine” for coronavirus. Fauci said, “I’m certain that other countries will be successful in developing vaccines, but I’m also fairly optimistic that we also will have at least one or more candidates that will be available for the American people. Mitchell said, “The president said that a vaccine is possible before the election. Vice President Pence has said we are a nation of miracles. Is there a risk of promising too much or even of pushing an emergency use authorization for a vaccine before it has been fully proved safe and effective? I know authorizations have been used in the past for vaccines, but that’s the normal time frame of years of study for a vaccine and testing and randomized testing,...
    SAN ANTONIO – As COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue on a downward trend in San Antonio, one local doctor believes we are going in the right direction as in-person school reopenings and Labor Day nears. Dr. Robert Leverence, of UT Health San Antonio, joined Leading SA on Sunday to break down the COVID-19 numbers and projection models for the area. “So, I’m cautiously optimistic we can open schools, businesses,” Leverence said. The seven-day average of new confirmed cases is below 200 and as of this weekend, there are less than 400 people in the hospital because of COVID-19. “I think probably the clearest indication of the virus activity is the hospitalizations, because it doesn’t depend on things like how much testing we’re doing or small outbreaks in a certain area. And we continue to see a continued decline in the number of hospitalizations. So we continue to be encouraged by that,...
    WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa (AP) — The doors to the AMC Waterfront 22 were locked. They had been for five months, along with most indoor theaters in the U.S. because of COVID-19. But in 20 minutes that was about to change and four people in masks were already gathered outside the theater 8 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in eager anticipation. They were there to see the Vin Diesel movie “Bloodshot” for 15 cents a ticket. After so many months, 20 extra minutes didn’t seem like all that long to wait. The lights started slowing coming back on in theaters nationwide Thursday with AMC Theaters, the country’s largest chain, leading the charge. AMC opened some 113 locations across the U.S., advertising retro pricing and retro screenings to entice audiences back to the movies. Regal, the second largest exhibitor, is following suit Friday. It’s been a long-time coming for the beleaguered businesses, which...
    WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa (AP) — The doors to the AMC Waterfront 22 were locked. They had been for five months, along with most indoor theaters in the U.S. because of COVID-19. But in 20 minutes that was about to change and four people in masks were already gathered outside the theater 8 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in eager anticipation. They were there to see the Vin Diesel movie “Bloodshot” for 15 cents a ticket. After so many months, 20 extra minutes didn’t seem like all that long to wait. The lights started slowing coming back on in theaters nationwide Thursday with AMC Theaters, the country’s largest chain, leading the charge. AMC opened some 113 locations across the U.S., advertising retro pricing and retro screenings to entice audiences back to the movies. Regal, the second largest exhibitor, is following suit Friday. It’s been a long-time coming for the beleaguered businesses,...
    BERLIN (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an agreement between its close ally the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish full ties and exchange embassies. Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the deal, which also halted unilateral annexation by Israel of West Bank territory sought by the Palestinians, “could be viewed as positive.” But he refrained from outright backing the move and stressed Saudi Arabia is open to establishing similar relations on condition that a peace agreement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians. His remarks during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas were the first public comment by Saudi Arabia on Thursday’s surprise announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that his administration helped broker the UAE-Israel agreement. Bahrain, Oman and Egypt issued official statements welcoming the agreement. The kingdom did not issue similar statements and did not respond to requests for comment...
    By FRANK JORDANS and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an agreement between its close ally the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish full ties and exchange embassies. Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the deal, which also halted unilateral annexation by Israel of West Bank territory sought by the Palestinians, “could be viewed as positive.” But he refrained from outright backing the move and stressed Saudi Arabia is open to establishing similar relations on condition that a peace agreement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians. His remarks during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas were the first public comment by Saudi Arabia on Thursday’s surprise announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that his administration helped broker the UAE-Israel agreement. Bahrain, Oman and Egypt issued official statements welcoming the agreement. The kingdom did not issue similar statements...
    BRADLEY, Ill. (CBS) — As many students prepare to log on to get back to school at home, there are still some districts that will be starting the traditional way. But as CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Tuesday night, it is not clear how long those districts will keep their doors open. It is the start of a new year at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. “For first time in my 17 years as a superintendent, I don’t know what the first day’s going to look and feel like,” said Scott Wakeley, superintendent of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community Schools. Wakeley said signs informing students to cover their faces will greet them first. “I never thought the most important thing we have isn’t the technology, it’s these very thin masks that we have to wear that’s going to keep us all safe,” Wakeley said. Then, security guards will check temperatures of everyone entering the...
    ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia's largest nations, are set to ease their second coronavirus lockdowns this weekend, which they had to introduce after botched reopenings in May and June led to a surge in fresh cases. Kazakhstan, which has reported far more cases than its more populous neighbour, said on Friday it would keep in place some strict measures such as weekend lockdowns. "We realise very well that there are more contacts between people on weekends, people move around," chief state sanitary doctor Aizhan Yesmagambetova told a briefing. Kazakhstan, which has confirmed almost 102,000 COVID-19 cases with 1,356 deaths, will also keep its schools closed in September and October and rely on online classes. The extended lockdown, initially due to end on Aug. 2, is likely to push the economy into a deeper-than-expected 3.5% contraction this year, Artem Zaigrin, chief economist at the SOVA Capital brokerage, said in...
    By Aislinn Laing and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile will lift one of the world's longest quarantines on Monday, moving the capital Santiago's central business district and adjoining Central Station to a "transitional" stage under a "Step by Step" reopening. "This is a very important announcement for us and one that gives us great satisfaction," Health Minister Enrique Paris told a press conference in Santiago on Wednesday. Chile has faced one of Latin America's fiercest coronavirus outbreaks, at one stage ranking only behind Qatar globally for cases per head of the population, but case and fatality rates have declined steadily over the last two months. Santiago Mayor Felipe Alessandri said the reopening did not give "carte blanche" to citizens, who should remain indoors whenever possible, wear masks in public and wash their hands. People may leave their homes on weekdays without the previously required police permissions, and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County’s public health director Monday again expressed cautious optimism about efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, but said she’s awaiting an influx of backlogged testing results from the state. According to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county is now representing smaller shares of the state’s total coronavirus cases and deaths. “I have to emphasize the word “cautiously” because although our data is showing signs of stability, everyone knows we do have a delay in getting accurate reporting from our labs,” Ferrer said, referencing a roughly two-week backlog in results from California’s electronic reporting system that stalled results of roughly 300,000 tests across the state. “So we’ll stay in the cautious space until we actually see our numbers for the past two weeks,” Ferrer said. Also Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officer Dr. Mark Ghaly said that dramatic technology improvements were implemented over...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California appears to be getting a grip on a resurgence of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, though he warned the state is a long way from reopening some of the businesses it shuttered for a second time last month because of rising infections and hospitalizations. The average weekly number of positive tests is down by a fifth, to 7,764 from its peak of nearly 9,900 a week ago. The seven-day rate of tests coming back positive statewide had peaked at nearly 8% late last month but has fallen to 6.1%, he said, though the rate remains much higher in some hard-hit counties. “It’s not where it needs to be, it is still too high, but again it is good to see this number trending down, not trending up,” he said. Hospitalizations, which had recently ballooned by 50%, have also fallen over the last 14...
    By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California appears to be getting a grip on a resurgence of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, though he warned the state is a long way from reopening some of the businesses it shuttered for a second time last month because of rising infections and hospitalizations. The average weekly number of positive tests is down by a fifth, to 7,764 from its peak of nearly 9,900 a week ago. The seven-day rate of tests coming back positive statewide had peaked at nearly 8% late last month but has fallen to 6.1%, he said, though the rate remains much higher in some hard-hit counties. "It's not where it needs to be, it is still too high, but again it is good to see this number trending down, not trending up,” he said. Hospitalizations, which had recently ballooned by 50%, have also...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – County health officials voiced cautious optimism Monday about the coronavirus emergency, citing a relatively low number of new cases while also warning of possible reporting lags. Los Angeles County reported another 1,634 cases of the coronavirus, raising the countywide total to 193,788, according to public health director Barbara Ferrer. As of Monday, the number of people hospitalized in the county was reported at 1,784 patients. Another 12 deaths were also attributed to COVID-19. Saying she was “cautiously optimistic that we’re getting back on track” in efforts to combat COVID-19, Ferrer added, “I want to emphasize the word ‘cautiously.'” She cited steady declines in hospitalization numbers, which dropped below 2,000 after averaging around 2,200 patients a day in mid-July. Average daily rates of positive tests also leveled off over the course of last month to average between 8% and 8.8% in recent days. While acknowledging the relatively...
    New York (CNN Business)Hedge fund ownership of newspaper groups typically spells doom for the newsrooms. Just ask some of the former employees at the Denver Post who famously revolted against owner Alden Global Capital's order to cut staff. But Chatham Asset Management's takeover of McClatchy — scheduled to be finalized on Tuesday — is actually inspiring some cautious optimism among its journalists. That's because Chatham has agreed to allow all employees to keep their jobs while honoring existing union contracts under the hedge fund's plan to pay $312 million for the newspaper conglomerate. It's a stark contrast to hedge funds' habit of job cutting when they take ownership of newspapers. Indeed, a bid for McClatchy by Alden Global Capital — owner of more than 50 papers in addition to the Denver Post — "contemplated" the elimination of about 1,000 jobs and the rejection of union contracts, according to a court...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci and other White House Coronavirus Task Force members testified before Congress on July 31 to discuss the administration’s coronavirus response and their thoughts on testing, a vaccine and schools reopening. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services each testified. Fauci said that the coronavirus vaccine will be made available to Americans in phases and encouraged all Americans to take the vaccine, he also said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the vaccine being developed right now by Moderna and his agency and expects it in early 2021. He said of the vaccine, “I believe ultimately over a period of time in 2021, if we have — and I think we will have — a safe...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Indiana’s nonprofit groups that provide services to those in need have cut back on programs or reduced their capacity in recent months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found. Between revenue declines and fundraiser cancellations, about 60% of not-for-profit groups have suspended or ended programs such as summer camps, after-school programs, mentorships and volunteer programs, according to the report from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and Indiana United Ways. When schools closed in March, Nine13sports Chief Executive Tom Hanley wasn’t sure what to do. His organization’s programs that teach kids how to ride and build bikes are directly tied to partnerships with schools and community centers. “In March, our world changed just like everybody else’s,” Hanley told the Indianapolis Business Journal. He started thinking of ways he could re-purpose his...
    The nation’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told lawmakers Friday on Capitol Hill that he was “cautiously optimistic” a coronavirus vaccine would be available in the coming months, as infections continue to rise at an alarming rate in the U.S. “We hope at the time we get into the late fall and early winter, we will have in fact a vaccine that we can say will be safe and effective,” Fauci told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. “One can never guarantee the safety and effectiveness unless you do the trial, but we are cautiously optimistic.” Fauci said a Phase 3 trial, the last phase of the vaccine approval process, recently got underway. At the hearing’s opening, panel Chairman James Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, and the subcommittee’s ranking Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, clashed over whether the Trump administration has a national strategy to contain the...
    MADRID, Jul 31 – The main Spanish index opened on Friday with a slight advance after the strong bump of the day before, before signs of recovery of the manufacturing industry in China that were driving the technical rebound, despite a scenario of general prudence after the publication of terrible economic data around the world due to the coronavirus crisis. Also contributing to the rebound was the warm welcome to the quarterly figures released by US tech giants like Apple and Facebook. On the other hand, worries about the catastrophic GDP data of the US and Germany on the eve, which was added to that of Spain on Friday, along with the poor reception of the results of some banks and securities exposed to tourism published, limited earnings. this week. Thus, the Ibex-35 rose 0.45% in the first operations, to 7,028.0 points, after having closed the previous day yielding 3%....
    Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday expressed his optimism for a COVID-19 vaccine that could be ready as early as late fall. Fauci told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that as a Moderna study is underway, he is “cautiously optimistic” in having a vaccine ready heading into “late fall and early winter.” “[W]hen I say I’m cautiously optimistic, I mean that,” Fauci advised. “The reason I say that is that the phase 3 trial, as you know, started yesterday. The early data on Phase 1 which was fundamentally safety but enough for us to see the kind of response that this vaccine induces in individuals, and it induced a level of antibodies which are the proteins that fight the virus at a level that was quite high in the sense of it was comparable, if not better, than what we see...
    The NBA’s restarted season in the Disney World bubble is about to begin. Commissioner Adam Silver told The New York Times in an interview published Monday that he was “cautiously optimistic” the rest of the season will stay on track despite the persistence of the coronavirus outbreak. NBA RESTART LIKELY TO PROVIDE TV AUDIENCE NEW SIGHTS, SOUNDS “From my standpoint, it's going very well, and I'm cautiously optimistic that we're on the right track,” Silver told the newspaper. “But I also recognize what we're doing has not been done before, and the competition is just beginning. The real test will come when players are commingling, playing basketball without masks and without physical distancing.” Silver also acknowledged the challenges players face being wrapped up in Orlando, Fla., away from their families and the constant threat of possibly contracting the virus for months at a time. Several players have already had to...
    NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – There’s concern over a new coronavirus cluster in New Jersey, where at least three dozen lifeguards tested positive. Meanwhile, the nation’s largest trial for a COVID-19 vaccine took another big step Monday, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported. Moderna began its final phase of testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine with 30,000 volunteers Monday. A news anchor in Savannah, GA got the very first dose. “I got tired of sitting here worried that I can’t do anymore than wear a mask and try to stay away from people,” Dawn Baker. Neither she nor medical staff know if she’s among the 15,000 getting the vaccine, or the other half getting the placebo. There’s a lot of hope riding on the vaccine. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation CBS2’s Dr. Max...
    DOCTOR Anthony Fauci said he's "cautiously optimistic" about the Moderna coronavirus vaccine as it entered the Phase 3 trial. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases expert spoke with CNN about briefing the president on the 30,000-person vaccine trial that began on Monday. 6Fauci said he's 'cautiously optimistic' about Phase 3 trials that began Monday 6President Trump looks at Dr. Anthony Fauci during a press conference on April 17, 2020Credit: AP:Associated Press Fauci said he briefed President Trump earlier Monday morning in the Oval Office at the White House. The coronavirus expert said he spoke with the president about the 89 sites across the country that are giving the coronavirus vaccines as part of the trial. He said he's "cautiously optimistic" about the trials. Fauci added that there's "never a guarantee" on the success of the vaccine – but that early data show promise. "If you look at the...
    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn is “cautiously optimistic” about a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine after promising results on a potential vaccine were published, he told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday. The early results of Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial showed “robust” immune system responses, according to the pharmaceutical firm. In the research, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222, produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. Dr. Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, said neutralizing antibodies were produced by the vaccine candidate. In addition, the vaccine also causes a reaction in the body's T-cells, which help to fight off the coronavirus. “We are seeing good immune response in almost everybody,” said Hill. “What this vaccine does particularly well is trigger both arms of the immune system.” VideoHahn pointed out on Monday that the results were from an “early stage clinical trial of the...
    By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) - New York state reported the fewest hospitalizations from the coronavirus in four months on Monday just as New York City entered a new phase of reopening, but the progress was eclipsed by the rapid spread of COVID-19 elsewhere in the United States. The state, at one time the epicenter of the pandemic, recorded eight deaths on Sunday while the total number of people hospitalized for the disease fell to 716, the fewest since March 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Cuomo called the figures "good news," although a Reuters analysis of data from the COVID Tracking Project showed cases rose in the past week for the first time since April, to more than 5,000, breaking a 13-week streak of declines. Elsewhere, nearly every metric for the country as a whole was growing worse including a rising number of cases, deaths, hospitalizations and rates of positive test...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday that progress had been made in difficult talks over a coronavirus stimulus plan at an EU summit and he was now cautiously optimistic a deal would be reached. Negotiations have dragged into a fourth day at one of the European Union's longest ever meetings, with a small group of so-called "frugal" states fighting to limit the grants to be made available in the recovery plan. "Last night I would say there was an improvement," Conte, who is pushing for the scheme to be as generous as possible for struggling countries like his own, told reporters in Brussels. "We still have to be cautious but I would say I am cautiously optimistic," he said. (Reporting by Stefano Bernabei, writing by Gavin Jones; editing by Angelo Amante) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    With the MLB shortened regular season less than a week away, players and coaches have shown cautious optimism for a season that will look like no other following an extended layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. The stands will be empty because of the U.S. outbreak, with multiple clubs experimenting with piping in artificial crowd noise to simulate cheers or even boos. The National League will use the designated hitter, and a runner will be placed at second base during extra innings to speed up play. “Obviously, it’s going to feel a little different the way things are going with no fans and what-not," Brewers infielder Eric Sogard said, “but we’re all excited to get going and get back out there.” AFTER BEATING CANCER, KC'S HILL WON'T LET COVID-19 STOP HIM Tim Healey, Newsday's beat writer for the New York Mets, shared an example of the fake crowd noise the team is experimenting with...
    HYANNIS (CBS) – This coming Saturday will mark two weeks since the Fourth of July, enough time for local lawmakers to see if a busy holiday weekend caused a spike in COVID-19 cases on Cape Cod. “I’m not going to breathe a sigh of relief until Wednesday July 22 because that will give us a full two week plus window,” State Senator Julian Cyr told WBZ. The Cape and Islands Reopening Committee met virtually Thursday morning to discuss summer tourism and its potential impact on virus spread. Cape Cod (WBZ-TV) As seaside towns in Rhode Island see the fastest growing COVID-19 cases in months following crowded beaches on July 4, virus numbers on Cape Cod are still relatively low. “I think we are where we are because the public is largely complying with public health guidelines,” Cyr told WBZ. Restaurants and shops are taking every precaution to guarantee safety, but...
    ATLANTA — A month ago, colleges were cautiously optimistic that football would be played this fall. The adjective — “optimistic” — and the adverb — “cautiously” — were assigned almost equal weight. During a pandemic, nobody can be sure of anything; that said, college administrators were encouraged by what they were seeing.Then the virus spiked. Perhaps this was the inevitable consequence of states re-opening. Or maybe it would have happened anyway. And maybe this is how we’ll have to live now, with an increase in cases being the necessary price of going on with life. These are medical/politica… Read More
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is some worry, but a lot of excitement surrounding the return of professional sports. The leagues have spent many months working on health and safety protocols to keep people safe. Starting with the Pirates, even though there won’t be any fans at PNC Park, the team is hopeful they’ll be able to get a 60-game season in. Here’s a look at the first two weeks of action: (Photo Credit: KDKA) This is all contingent on the health and safety of the players, coaches, and everyone involved in game day operations. Major League Baseball has a comprehensive health and safety protocol for every team to follow. There could be bumps in the road, as on Monday, three teams had to shut down their training camps until they received more test results. Late on Monday evening, the NHL released more information on their ‘Return To Play Plan’ They...
    HYANNIS (WBZ-TV) – The July 4th weekend is here, and that’s great news for many people on Cape Cod. Main Street in Hyannis was bustling Friday night. The crowds were a welcome sight for businesses on what is traditionally one of the biggest weekends of the entire season. Cape visitors included one woman seeking summer fun but also using common sense. Crowds were a welcome sight on Cape Cod for the Fourth of July weekend. (WBZ-TV) “It’s definitely on my mind, especially if we’re close to people. We should all have masks on. But as soon as you’re in your own space with your friends and family, I think its okay to maybe take it off and breathe and chat maybe and have a drink. Other than that, we should all be wearing masks for not only ourselves but for others.” It was a tough spring for everybody. Many are...
    There is so much to worry about between now and then. This is when a month can feel like years. When everyday is a dangerous obstacle course with the potential to derail an entire endeavor. But the first time you hear that Opening Day could include the Yankees in the nation’s capital to take on the defending champions, when you realize that threading the needle will mean Gerrit Cole vs. Max Scherzer, when you remember why you hoped MLB and the union could work this out and there was a way to navigate a major league season amid a pandemic. If you are a baseball fan, it is OK to dream a bit today, to want to see this. Never have provisos meant more. First, the schedule has been agreed to by the union, but is not finalized yet. Coronavirus cases are going up, not down in this country. It...
    There may be a lot to fret about between every now and then. That is when a month can really feel like years. When on a regular basis is a harmful impediment course with the potential to derail a whole endeavor. However the first time you hear that Opening Day might embody the Yankees within the nation’s capital to tackle the defending champions, once you notice that threading the needle will imply Gerrit Cole vs. Max Scherzer, once you keep in mind why you hoped MLB and the union might work this out and there was a solution to navigate a significant league season amid a pandemic. If you’re a baseball fan, it’s OK to dream a bit in the present day, to wish to see this. By no means have provisos meant extra. First, the schedule has been agreed to by the union, however is just not finalized...
    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County is among the local areas that are just hours away from changing from the yellow to the green phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening. Workers at Trek Glass Tinting are counting down the minutes until Delaware County goes green Friday, meaning most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. “I’m really excited to see everything starting to come back,” Joe Sindoni, owner of Trek Glass Tinting, said. Sindoni’s window-tinting business avoided going under during the pandemic because it received $7,500 from Delaware County through its Delco Strong program. “What came through Delco Strong was, that was a heaven-sent for us,” Sindoni said. “We really needed it.” Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The money helped him pay rent and other expenses while his shop was forced to stay closed during the pandemic. In all, Delaware County invested about $6 million of local and federal tax dollars...
    TOKYO – The roller coasters are back running in Tokyo but with requests to not scream. Restaurants are offering more take-out and outdoor seating. Major retailer Uniqlo’s new “cool and dry” mask, three for 990 yen ($9), sold out Friday shortly after it was put on the shelves. Japan’s economy is opening cautiously, with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The delicate “new normal” balancing act playing out around the world is precarious but imperative for Japan, whose long stagnant economy sorely needs tourism, exports and thriving small businesses to avoid sliding deeper into recession. Yoshimasa Maruyama, chief market economist at SMBC Nikko Securities, said although Japan's coronavirus restrictions were never as strict as the lockdowns in the U.S., Europe and some other parts of Asia, the damage was still considerable. Japan’s economy was already hurting from a tax increase last year. Then auto exports to the...
    TOKYO (AP) — The roller coasters are back running in Tokyo but with requests to not scream. Restaurants are offering more take-out and outdoor seating. Major retailer Uniqlo’s new “cool and dry” mask, three for 990 yen ($9), sold out Friday shortly after it was put on the shelves. Japan’s economy is opening cautiously, with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The delicate “new normal” balancing act playing out around the world is precarious but imperative for Japan, whose long stagnant economy sorely needs tourism, exports and thriving small businesses to avoid sliding deeper into recession. Yoshimasa Maruyama, chief market economist at SMBC Nikko Securities, said although Japan’s coronavirus restrictions were never as strict as the lockdowns in the U.S., Europe and some other parts of Asia, the damage was still considerable. Japan’s economy was already hurting from a tax increase last year. Then auto exports to...
    VIDEO6:0606:06GM CEO Mary Barra on Covid-19 impact on carmakers, vehicle demand and moreSquawk Box General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary Barra told CNBC on Wednesday she is "cautiously optimistic" about consumer demand returning as well as a global economic recovery as businesses continue to reopen following shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "We've been pleasantly surprised how demand has come back," she said in a "Squawk Box" interview. Barra said the company is "hopeful that we'll have a strong recovery" overall but is planning for multiple scenarios "to make sure the company is strong from a business perspective and can weather any outcome."  GM, according to Barra, remains committed to ride-sharing, specifically when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Some have speculated consumers won't want to utilize ride-sharing such as Uber and Lyft, which the company has a stake in, in the future due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "Right now you're seeing people, for...
    CHICAGO — City-operated farmers markets will return in June and July as Chicago continues reopening select industries during Phase 3. Considered essential businesses, the Chicago City Markets — managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events — are opening to “increase neighborhood access to fresh and healthy food,” according to the city’s website. Chicago City Markets will reopen in Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Printers Row, Pullman, Roseland West Humboldt Park, La Follette Park and on Division Street. You can see a schedule for all open markets online. Markets at Daley Plaza and Federal Plaza remain tentative for the 2020 season. Because the city canceled all permitted special events through Labor Day, Maxwell Street Market will remain closed. These city-run markets serve communities with limited access to fresh produce and areas designated as low-income or low-access by the U.S Department of Agriculture. All markets accept LINK through a...
    New York is making “really great progress’’ in its fight against the coronavirus, registering the lowest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started — but that doesn’t mean it’s out of the woods, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “Those numbers can change in a week … and once they change, you can’t change them back that quickly,’’ the governor said, noting other states’ struggles with rising figures. There were 23 coronavirus deaths reported in New York on Saturday and an increase of 1.1 percent in new positive cases of the contagion, the governor said. Seventeen of the deaths were in hospitals and six in nursing homes. At the height of the pandemic, New York was registering around 800 deaths a day, and nearly 50 percent of those tested were positive for the virus. New York City’s daily infection rate was down to 1.4 percent, although the figure for the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- At an Oakland city council meeting on Tuesday, council member Noel Gallo said the rising number of coronavirus cases in Alameda County is a topic of concern and conversation.He has been doing community outreach on the topic.RELATED: World Health Organization clarifies remarks on coronavirus transmission by people with no symptoms"Our goal is going door to door to some of the markets that we have here, businesses and other activities to make sure that their employees attend the testing sites to get tested," he said.Gallo said he's reached out to public health officials to make sure neighborhoods that are vulnerable are not neglected.There are now nearly 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alameda, surpassing Santa Clara as the county with the highest number of cases in the Bay Area, even though their death count is lower at 102.Workers at the Tesla factory in Fremont tested positive just days...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Caribbean coast resorts of Cancun and the Riviera Maya have welcomed their first tourists, after more than two months when almost all the hotels were shut. But the few dozen tourists who showed up Monday at the 41 hotels that have partly reopened are a mere symbolic trickle compared to the 23 milllion that crowded the coast last year, bringing about $15 billion to the local economy. It’s a slow start; hotels will only be allowed to reach 30% of their capacity to avoid crowding. More capacity will be allowed later with some hotels hoping to reach 50% of capacity in July. Before the pandemic, occupancy rates of 85 percent were not uncommon. Gibran Chapur, the vicepresident of the Palace resort chain, said his company welcomed about 300 tourists on the first day, 70% of them from the United States. Hundreds of employees...
    LAKEVIEW — As Chicago entered Phase 3 of its coronavirus response this week, allowing more businesses to resume operations, Lakeview business owners began a steady reopening after months of being closed and a week of protests and unrest. Restaurants, like Wilde at 3130 N. Broadway, are now allowed to reopen, but only for outdoor dining and with strict capacity limits. With its front windows boarded up after several local businesses were looted during the weekend, the bar and restaurant was still only serving to-go customers on Wednesday. “We’re cautiously reopening,” said Maurice Fox, who manages the restaurant with Debbie Smith. “There were a lot of people together over the last few days, and we don’t know if there will be a spike [in COVID-19 cases].” Although restaurants could reopen for outdoor dining on Wednesday, Wilde remained boarded up after a weekend of protests and neighborhood lootings.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago Smith...
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