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    (CNN)Not only are Michigan health officials dealing with the coronavirus, but they're also trying to contain the spread of a rare mosquito-borne disease.Authorities are urging people to stay indoors after dark and protect themselves from mosquito bites after a resident in Barry County was suspected of having Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a potentially deadly illness caused by the EEE virus. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the suspected EEE case on Tuesday. Heres how to protect yourself (and your pets) from EEE, the deadly mosquito-borne virus"This suspected EEE case in a Michigan resident shows this is an ongoing threat to the health and safety of Michiganders and calls for continued actions to prevent exposure, including...
    The global climate crisis – rising temperatures and sea levels, worsening natural disasters, and more frequent extreme weather patterns – is making some environments completely inhabitable by humans.  Over the next 50 years, over a billion people could be displaced due to climate migration. One report, the Ecological Threat Register (ETR), conducted by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), projected that as many as 1.2 billion people around the world could be displaced by 2050. Drawing on data from the United Nations, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the IEP’s prior research, the IEP calculated relative threats of population growth, water stress, food insecurity, droughts, floods, cyclones, and rising temperature and sea...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000 but still remains at historically high levels amid the coronavirus pandemic.  New claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 860,000 in the week ending September 12, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.  Those figures are a decrease of 33,000 from the week prior.  While claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, they are still more than four times their level at the beginning of the year.  Before the pandemic ravaged the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week - even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.  New claims for state unemployment...
    SAN ANTONIO – According to Pew Research, Latinos are expected for the first time to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority in a U.S. presidential election, with a record 32 million projected to be eligible to vote. Despite that statistic, the number of Latinos registered to vote is still far below the 60 million Latinos who live in the country. That is why the Latina Vote initiative was launched last year by Amanda Reyna to help Latinos figure out if they were registered to vote or help them register. “A lot of people might be under the impression that they are registered and may not be, so we want to make sure that they are in time for...
    I see via the Washington Post that the Census Bureau has released its latest estimate of the uninsured population in the United States through 2019. Here it is: The number of uninsured dropped steadily through 2016 but has risen slowly ever since Donald Trump took office. Let’s compare this to the CDC’s survey, which has always been my go-to source for the most accurate numbers. I haven’t checked in with them for a while, so here’s the latest, including the first quarter of 2020: This tells roughly the same story. The data is a little bit noisier since the CDC reports quarterly, and it shows that the increase started around 2018. Either way, it appears that Trump’s effort...
    Percy Alban/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The number of uninsured Americans rose by one million in 2019, according to a Census Bureau report released Tuesday, reversing a trend of lowering uninsured rates ushered in by the Affordable Care Act. The number of people without insurance in the United States rose from 28.6 million, or 8.9 percent of the population, in 2018 to 29.6 million, or 9.2 percent of people, in 2019, according to the report. The uninsured rate among the non-elderly population started falling in 2010 after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, but it started to tick back up in...
    An ‘unprecedented’ number of birds have been dropping dead out of the sky at an alarming rate in New Mexico – and some experts suspect the wildfires raging across the West Coast might be to blame. The mystery first started on August 20 when hundreds of dead birds were discovered at the US Army White Sands Missile Range and White Sands National Monument, New Mexico State University Professor Martha Desmond told CNN. But what at first was believed to be an isolated incident has turned out to be a widespread problem. In the weeks that followed, a countless number of birds – believed to be in the ‘hundreds of thousands, if not millions’ range – have been found dead all...
    Good morning, we welcome our information on the global economy, financial markets, the eurozone and trade. We start with the tough news from the UK job market. The number of layoffs has progressed rapidly since the financial crisis as Govt-19 continues to hit the UK economy badly. Figures now released show that 156,000 people were laid off in the May-July quarter – an increase of 58,000 compared to the same period in 2019. This is an increase of 48,000 compared to February-April, when the Govt-19 crisis began. This is the largest improvement in more than a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics: The number of layoffs rose to 58,000 a year, 48,000 a quarter and...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from September 14: 84,949 confirmed cases; 1,922 deaths College case update Staying home when sick important for keeping schools open Article continues after advertisement 84,949 confirmed cases; 1,922 deaths Three more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for a...
    The summer’s rise in coronavirus infections did not dampen the likelihood of Americans to engage in consumer behavior that involves visiting public places. Almost six in 10 Americans say they are someone in their household have visisted a grocery store in the past two days, according to the Franklin Templeton-Gallup Economics of Recovery Study. Two in 10 say the same about restaurants and pharmacies. Those figures have remained little changed between June and August despite a summer surge in infections. When consumer activity began to rise in May and June, many analysts believed that a rise in infections would stymie the recovery. Fifty-two percent of Americans say they are someone in their household have visited a grocery store in the...
    WHEN it rains it pours. Manchester United are continuing to reshape their academy with the addition of Europe's hottest talents and are set to add Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho to their ranks. 7Manchester United are set to sign Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico MadridCredit: Instagram / @garnacho7 7Garnacho, who has been with Atletico since 2015, is said to be the 'jewel' of the club's academyCredit: La Liga promises The fleet-footed forward will be the third La Liga starlet join the club this summer, after the arrivals of Marc Jurado from Barcelona and Alvaro Fernandez from Real Madrid. And Garnacho, 16, called the 'jewel' of Atletico's academy, will be hoping to emulate his hero at Old Trafford. He is obsessed by Cristiano...
    In the six months since the Bay Area locked down in response to the coronavirus, we have been overwhelmed by a ticker tape of numbers that illustrate how COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our world. The bench for statistics is deep, but here are 10 that we think sum up the stunning scope of the pandemic. Illustrations by Jeff Durham  912,242 The sobering number of people killed by COVID-19 worldwide six months after the World Health Organization declared the pandemic. If we had to pick one number to represent the tragedy on a global scale, this is it. So far. It’s more than the population of San Francisco. More than 14,000 Californians are included in that tally, among the 192,000 deaths...
    WHETHER it’s busy work schedules, or the exhaustion of parenting, keeping the fire alive in a relationship can be challenging. And now scientists have revealed the real passion killers - and cheating is not the top of the list. 1Scientists say that a "lack of enthusiasm" is the number one passion killer in a relationshipCredit: Getty - Contributor Psychologists delved into the sex lives of hundreds of volunteers to discover why their sex-lives are dwindling. At the top of the list was a “lack of enthusiasm”, according to the Mail on Sunday. This was followed by a lack of time and space, with couples reporting feeling “oppressed” by their other halves, the journal of Evolutionary Psychology states. The third biggest...
    Bikers ride down Main Street on the first day of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.Andrew Cullen | Getty Images Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic. The argument over masks raged this week in Brookings, South Dakota, as the city council considered requiring face coverings in businesses. The city was forced to move its meeting to a local arena to accommodate intense interest, with many citizens speaking against it, before the mask requirement ultimately passed. Amid the brute force of the pandemic, health experts warn that the infections...
    The Backstory: Covering the record-setting wildfires that have wracked Western states Orioles-Yankees Preview Carole Baskin Reveals Her First DWTS Number Will Be Eye of the Tiger: Im Very Excited Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is revealing her first tiger-themed ballroom dance tune! © Provided by People Frank Ockenfels Carole Baskin The Tiger King star, who is set to make her Dancing with the Stars debut on Monday, has revealed that she will be making her grand entrance on the popular ABC dancing series to Survivor’s classic song, "Eye of the Tiger" — a clear nod to the famed Netflix series she starred in. PEOPLE previously predicted that Baskin might choose the 1982 hit as her...
    New research suggests that the US already had 6.4 million cases of coronavirus by mid-April - more than were officially reported as of Thursday. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that the real number of infections by April 18 was nine-times higher than the 712,000 reported by the CDC, which they believe was a massive undercount due to insufficient or inaccurate testing.  According to Johns Hopkins University's tally, 6.38 million US cases were confirmed by September 10.   Testing in the US has ramped up considerably - but if as many people might have had coronavirus by spring as are confirmed now, the real case number remains a mystery, and is likely much higher.  It is a grim perspective...
    Nick Kristof brings our attention to the latest release of the Social Progress Index, which measures just what you think it measures. The index includes things like health care, access to education, personal safety, sanitation, human rights, and so forth, and combines them all into a single number. This number doesn’t change a lot from year to year, and from 2011 to 2016 it went up by 0.34 in the United States. Since then, however, it’s fallen by an astonishing 1.06 in just four years. We now rank 28th in the world, just behind Greece. Note that this isn’t an economic index. The US is still one of the richest countries in the world. We just aren’t using those riches...
    Megan Thee Stallion in the "WAP" music video. Cardi B/YouTube Cardi B's "WAP," which features Megan Thee Stallion, has become a cultural phenomenon. The song has exploded in popularity on TikTok, with people remixing Megan Thee Stallion's first verse with songs like "Let It Go" or "The Phantom of the Opera." The trend plays both into TikTok's history of making mashups with popular audio and its reliance on Black culture. Insider asked an expert about why Megan Thee Stallion's "steady as a metronome" flow stands out. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Cardi B's most recent viral track "WAP," rapper Megan Thee Stallion has perhaps the most memorable verse — at least, it seems that way...
    New York (CNN Business)Citigroup just hired Jane Fraser as its next CEO, the first woman to lead a major US bank and the 39th female chief executive on the Fortune 500 list.The history-making announcement Thursday from Citigroup elevates Fraser from her current role leading Citi's consumer bank. Fraser joins just 38 other women on the largely white and male Fortune 500 CEO list. Last month, Linda Rendle became the 38th when Clorox announced her as the new chief executive. She takes the helm on Monday. The figure is inching up, but women still represent only 7.8% of the Fortune 500 CEO list, highlighting the slow pace of change at the highest levels of business. Read MoreWomen have been on the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) – The United States Department of Justice Office is warning the public of a phone scam that is preying on elderly citizens. According to the DOJ, they have received multiple of a scammer calling people posing as an investigator at the Department of Justice, attempting to get personal information during the calls. They believe the calls have appeared to target the elderly. Reports to the National Elder Fraud Hotline show that the scammer claims to be a DOJ investigator or employee, attempts to obtain personal information, or leaves a voicemail with a return phone number. The number the caller leaves in the voicemail redirects users to a recorded message that...
    Washington, DC (CNN)In a campaign speech in Michigan focused on manufacturing and union support, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden closed out his remarks Wednesday by reading from a list of US troop fatalities. Biden told the audience that he carries an updated list with him of the number of troops lost and wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq on the back of his schedule. After reading several figures of soldiers who had died or been wounded, the former vice president said there had been 6,114 "military Covid deaths" and 118,984 "military Covid [infections]." Facts First: This is wrong -- and not just by a little. Biden overstated the number of military Covid deaths by 6,107 and infections by nearly 79,000. There...
    THE news that restrictions on socialising are being re-imposed and infection rates are going up is bound to make the nation nervous. People will be fearful that they won’t be able to socialise, that they might lose their jobs, and that they won’t be able to enjoy a big family Christmas. 2Dr Hilary has explained the new rules and how we can all work together against the virusCredit: Rex Features But it is good news that the government is reacting swiftly to a rise in positive Covid-19 test results. There are about 3,000 new cases a day in Britain and the average number of cases per 100,000 has gone up from 12.5 to 19.7 over the past week. This rise in...
    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia, which was the first European state to declare an end to the coronavirus pandemic in May, on Wednesday reported its the highest daily count of new infections since registering its first case in March. The government on Wednesday reported 79 new coronavirus cases, referring to Tuesday testing, versus 43 a day before, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 3,312. Analysts said the surge could be due to the government conducting more coronavirus tests on Tuesday than before, at 2,560 compared to 1,581 on Monday. They said the start of the school year on September 1 also contributed to the spread of the virus. So far Slovenia, which has 2 million citizens, recorded a total...
    For three days, extracts from Barbara Amiel’s new autobiography Friends And Enemies have rampaged across the pages of this newspaper. Jaws dropped and eyeballs popped as Lady Black unpacked her life; pegging out her dirty laundry with a boiling honesty one could only admire, especially given the ferocity of her critics over the years. Indeed, when her fourth husband Conrad Black was jailed on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007, you could have floated many a boat on the universal gloat. ‘The fall of Conrad Black,’ said the Wall Street Journal, ‘is being received in Britain with almost as much glee as the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.’ So alongside her startling confessions of sexual buccaneering and...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 646,431 on Sunday after 2,564 new positives and 38 additional deaths of residents in the state, reported the Department of Health. The total of deaths since the pandemic began reached 12,001 in Florida with 11,849 residents reported dead from COVID-19 and 152 non-residents. In total, the results of 56,786 tests were released with a positivity rate of 5.06 percent, staying below 10 percent for 25 consecutive days. In the last week, 24,845 new cases have been reported: 2,564 this Sunday, 3,656 on Saturday, 3,198 on Friday, 3,571 on Thursday, 2,402 on Wednesday, 7,569 on Tuesday and 1,885 on Monday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last...
    India now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases behind the US after a recent surge in infections.   With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by the U.S. figure of 6.2 million, India is adding more cases each day than any other country this year since the outbreak of the pandemic.  Another 90,082 cases were recorded on Monday, with 1,016 new fatalities, and the rising number of infections is attributed to the disease spreading to rural areas and increased testing. India has fared remarkably well with a death toll of 71,642, compared with nearly 193,000 in the US and 126,000 in Brazil (which has the third highest cases: 4.1m).  * The UK is shown for reference,...
    The director of the institute that did the analysis warns that “we are not collectively doing everything we can to” prevent the spread The death toll is now approaching 189,000. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN / . / . The number of deaths from coronavirus worldwide could triple by the end of the year to reach 1.9 million deaths, while in the United States they could reach 410,000, according to a calculation by the Institute for Health Measurement and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington. The estimate gives force to the warnings of many experts that point out that a colder, drier weather and increased time spent indoors could drive the spread...
    The number of people with pre-diabetes who go on to develop the full disease has halved over the past two decades, a major study has found. The dramatic decline comes after a drive to encourage patients to eat a healthier diet and take more exercise. It also occurred despite increasing numbers having pre-diabetes – raised blood sugars which have not reached diabetic levels. The number of people with pre-diabetes who go on to develop the full disease has halved over the past two decades, a major study has found [File photo] Researchers found the percentage who went on to suffer type 2 diabetes dropped from 8 per cent to 4 per cent between 2000 and 2014. It is estimated...
    If you’re looking for a quick getaway, this Texas city may be the perfect destination for you! Online travel website, Hotwire.com, released its annual “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie” Index, which determines which best U.S. cities are the best for quick getaways. Out of the top 40 U.S. cities, Austin, Texas secured a spot on this year’s list. Austin, Texas was ranked as number 8 in the major metropolises category, the index shows. At the top of that list is Las Vegas, Nevada, and at number 10 is Portland, Oregon.The Hotwire 2020 "Best Cities for a Quickie" Index accounts for today's most pressing travel factors (Hotwire )The index was based on several factors, which includes the following, according to...
    By The Associated Press HAVANA — A small outbreak of COVID-19 cases has prompted authorities to reclose schools in a central Cuban province only a week after they opened. Ciego de Avila schools director Bárbara Rodríguez said 75 of the province’s 90 schools would return to televised teaching on Monday. Students had returned to classrooms only on Sept.1 after a six-month break. The province has reported 30 new infections with the new coronavirus over the past 15 days. Cuba as a whole has reported 4,309 infections and 100 deaths from the disease since March. The largest outbreak has been in the capital, Havana, which remains under a nighttime curfew. Cuba’s baseball season is scheduled to start on Saturday before stadiums...
    A boat is engulfed in waves from the large wakes of a flotilla of supporters of US President Donald Trump, during a boat parade on Lake Travis near Lakeway, Texas, U.S. September 5, 2020. Bob Daemmrich via Reuters Several boats sank in a Texas lake on Saturday during a "Trump Boat Parade" event that was organized via Facebook. Four boats reportedly sank and rescuers pulled "numerous" people out of the water. It's unclear what caused the boats to sink, but authorities said the number of boats on the water caused large waves. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   At least several boats sank during Saturday's Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis in Texas, the Travis County...
    The number of young adults living with their parents in the United States has reached 52 percent, at or near the highest point it has ever been, according to a new report.  The figures are now at the highest point they have been since the Great Depression, as the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating impact on the economy. As of July, the study from Pew Research Center found that more than half of US young adults are living with one or both of their parents.    It notes that the change is also narrowing the racial divide as more white young adults are living with their parents than in previous decades.   As of July, the study from Pew Research Center...
    (CNN) — The number of American young adults living with their parents is at or near an all-time high, and the coronavirus pandemic is likely the reason, according to a new analysis. A new report by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of young adults — 52% — lived with one or both of their parents in July. Pew’s analysis of monthly Census Bureau data notes that this is higher than any previous measurement. “Before 2020, the highest measured value was in the 1940 census at the end of the Great Depression, when 48% of young adults lived with their parents,” says the report, published Friday. “The peak may have been higher during the worst of the Great Depression in...
    SAN ANTONIO – If you’re an adult and you still live with your parents, you’re not alone. According to a study by MagnifyMoney, it’s actually more common than you may think, especially in the Alamo City. San Antonio was named third among the top U.S. cities with adults living with their parents, whether it’s due to the economic downturn, high rent costs or a number of other factors. A total of 24.7% of non-students, between the ages of 25 and 40, are living with their parents in San Antonio, according to the study. This number includes both married and single people. The study also revealed that adult men were more likely to live with their parents than adult women, particularly...
    (CNN)The number of American young adults living with their parents is at or near an all-time high, and the coronavirus pandemic is likely the reason, according to a new analysis.A new report by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of young adults -- 52% -- lived with one or both of their parents in July. Pew's analysis of monthly Census Bureau data notes that this is higher than any previous measurement."Before 2020, the highest measured value was in the 1940 census at the end of the Great Depression, when 48% of young adults lived with their parents," says the report, published Friday. "The peak may have been higher during the worst of the Great Depression in the 1930s,...
    US OPEN 2020 The current round will have the presence of Zverec, Goffin and Tsitsipas Alejandro Davidovich celebrates the achievement of a point Cameron Norrie – Alejandro Davidovich 5:00 p.m. / Track 5 Pablo Carreo Busta – Ricardas Berankis 8:00 p.m. / Track 17 Elise Mertens – Sara Sorribes (6-3, 1-0) Interrupted / Track 14 I got it. The man from Malaga overcame the English in the tie break with a fantastic 7-2 that ended the first set. The Spaniard thus achieves the first set of the afternoon for ‘La Armada’, becoming increasingly clear not only the future of the 21-year-old, but the great present and moment he lives. The game follows the rhythm...
    (CNN)"Raised by Wolves" might be the year's most original series, an audaciously cerebral science-fiction concept that covers so much ground in the premiere it's hard to imagine where the show can ultimately go. Produced by "Blade Runner" and "Alien's" Ridley Scott -- who also directed the first two episodes -- it's uneven in places, but by virtue of its risk-taking joins the alpha tier of the streaming pack.Created by Aaron Guzikowski ("The Red Road"), the premise defies a simple description. But it's hard to escape the sobering real-world echoes of humans being forced to establish colonies beyond Earth, having ruined the planet not because of climate change as much as unfettered tribalism, and war between believers and atheists.In this case,...
    US OPEN 2020 Up to five Spaniards face the afternoon session Muguruza and Bautista lead the men’s and women’s teams Roberto Bautista Agut – Miomir Kecmanovic 5:00 p.m. / Track 12Tsvetana Pironkova – Garbie Muguruza 5:00 p.m. / Track 17 Jeffrey John Wolf – Roberto Carballs Baena 8:00 p.m. / Track 4Keys Madison – Aliona Bolsava Zadoinov 10:30 p.m. / Track 17 Elise Mertens – Sara Sorribes Tormo 10:30 p.m. / Track 11 The man from Castellón continues to play the second set of the match, with 1-1 on the scoreboard against the Serbian. However, bad news from the women’s team, where Mugu lets himself go back from a set that seemed done and loses...
    A few years ago, the death toll of the Civil War was revised upward. The traditionally accepted number was 618,222 men dead: 360,222 from the North and 258,000 from the South. But one historian, J. David Hacker, used demographic data to estimate that the real total was closer to 750,000 — three quarters of a million Americans dead in the war that ended slavery. I think about that every time one of our new racialists — Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times, say, or National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi, or Ta-Nehisi Coates — insists that white Americans must pay reparations for slavery. If there were any doubt that the demands made by our radicalized Left will never...
    SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation grew a little larger Thursday morning, as the firm added 60 more devices to the network. The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 8:46am ET from Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center carrying the new batch of broadband satellites. The mission was originally set for Sunday, but was unable to get off the ground due to poor weather plaguing the Florida coast. Filled with one million pounds of kerosene, Falcon 9 took over the launch countdown with just 60 seconds on the clock and at 30 seconds, all systems were go for launch. The rocket successfully soared into space, marking its 12th Starlink mission that brings the mega constellation to 713 internet-beaming devices. Scroll down...
    Although the CDC is looking to halt evictions for American citizens who qualified for the coronavirus stimulus bill and whose ability to pay rent is directly impacted by the pandemic, CNN reporter Kyung Lah exposed that many people in Houston are still facing economic hardship, leading to the loss of their homes. Lah noted that roughly 40 million Americans are facing eviction as the U.S. economy continues to struggle amid the coronavirus outbreak, including Israel Rodriguez, who admitted he has not been paying rent and is behind thousands of dollars. “It’s my fault in the eviction. It was a lot going on. When it hit, I lost my job,” Rodriguez told Lah. “It took me like a month to get another...
    As many Americans plan trips to lakes and river this Labor Day Weekend, experts are sending out a warning to watch out for toxic algae blooms. Researchers identified 318 bodies away in the US that have been infected by the microscopic organism called cyanobacteria. Approximately 86 percent of the outbreaks were in recreational areas, but other reports note a number of dogs and cows were killed. Data shows that there are less blooms than last year, but wildlife officials due to the coronavirus pandemic they were unable to test for toxins in many bodies of water. Scroll down for video  Researchers identified 318 bodies  away in the US that have been infected by the microscopic organism called cyanobacteria. Algae...
    The number of Americans with depression symptoms exponentially rose during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the percentage of US adults reporting mild, moderate or severe symptoms tripled over the last eight months. Having a lower income, less than $5,000 in savings or stressors such as losing a job increased the odds of depression symptoms during COVID-19 by up to 2.5-fold. The team, from Boston University School of Public Health, says a higher emphasis needs to be placed on mental health services and preventive services to mitigate feeling of anxiety or sadness before they begin.  A new study found that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, 8.5% of participants reported depression symptoms compared to 27.8% during the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The Garment District Alliance is gearing up to make some changes after an influx of resettled homeless people took up residence in Midtown hotels. According to Barbara Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance, out of the 13,000 displaced homeless people in New York City the Midtown West area (Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen and 34th Street Partnership) had 4,300 of those people resettled in hotels. The area also has a methadone clinic, a needle exchange facility and previous homeless shelters and drop-in shelters, as well as two major transit hubs in the Port Authority bus terminal and Penn Station. Blair says...
    US OPEN 2020 The Spaniard won by three sets to zero against the American Roberto Bautista Agut during the . meeting The Spanish is still in a state of grace. Despite his elimination in the semifinals of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati – where he starred in a spectacular tournament – the performance of Roberto Bautista it is very notorious. The Castellón eliminated in the previous tournament figures such as Gasquet, Khachanov and Medvedev, leaving a very good taste in the mouth for fans who watch their tennis. himself, despite the elimination, he knows of the good moment that he lives and how you should approach the US Open. Many positive things thank you all...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Speed limits are being reduced by five miles per hour on nine of the most dangerous streets across New York City, officials announced Tuesday, as part of the city's ongoing Vision Zero efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths.The reason, officials say, is a spike in the number of fatalities involving cars and motorcycles, already more than all of last year.Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Torttenberg says it appears drivers have gotten used to driving faster on open roads during the coronavirus pandemic, when traffic has been reduced due to the lockdown."We know the reasons," she said. "It's not complicated. We see it in the crash reports. It's speeding."Related: Hit and run driver injures bicyclist in Jamaica,...
    People crowded on the streets during the first regulated day of sports practice and walks due to the contagion of Covid-19. (Photo by Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Paco Freire |SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Europe has recorded a sharp rise in the number of new Covid-19 infections in recent weeks, reflecting an alarming trend as the World Health Organization warns "no country can just pretend the pandemic is over." The number of new coronavirus cases reported across the region increased by 5.6% to just over 4 million cases in the week ending August 23, according to data compiled by the WHO. Those new cases marked a 6% jump compared to the previous week and an increase...
    Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever — but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? 'A face covering should help minimise the spread of micro-organisms (including the Covid-19 virus) by the wearer,' says Val Edwards-Jones, an emeritus professor of medical microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. 'During coughing, talking or sneezing, tiny droplets that may contain the virus are expelled from the mouth and will be absorbed into the mask fabric, rather than being transmitted to others.' Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever — but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? Professor Val Edwards-Jones is pictured above testing a mask But which is...
    Tennis resumed after a prolonged break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the US Open 2020 commencing on August 31, tennis returns to its greatest theatre. With Wimbledon being called off and the French Open being scheduled later this year, the US Open would be an interesting watch. World Number one Novak Djokovic would be looking to clinching his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows. Leading the race for the most Grand Slams, Roger Federer sits comfortably with 20 Major titles to his name. Out of which Federer holds 8 Wimbledon titles. Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal sits second with 19 titles to his name. he owns staggering tally of 11 French Open crowns, and the King of Clay is...
    Madrid, Aug 30 . .- The continuous rise in covid-19 infections in August will condition the last week of preparations for the start of the school and university year, which will be reported tomorrow at the Congress and the General Conference on University Policy by the Ministers of Education and Universities, Isabel Celaá and Manuel Castells, respectively. Government, communities and the university system will have to finalize the details of the return to academic activity in a scenario of rebound in cases like the one that will close August. As an example, the 1,527 daily contagions notified this Sunday in Catalonia are equivalent to the 1,500 on July 31 in the autonomous regions as a whole....
    Roger Stone described the impending 2020 presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as a struggle between ‘good and evil’ and the ‘godly and the godless’ during a speech a Tennessee church on Sunday. The polarizing political figure also stated that he believed ‘God spared my life for a purpose’ after he was granted clemency by the president in July following his conviction for lying and witness tampering in the Special Counsel investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in 2016. The comments came as part of an appearance at the Mt. Juliet church, alongside controversial Global Vision Bible Church Pastor Greg Locke, in which the political spin-doctor spoke about re-discovering his faith. 'We are in the...
    The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 already exceeds 25 million worldwide. The United States registers the highest number of infections, with more than 6 million cases. In third place is India, which reports 3.5 million and shows a marked increase in the number of infections. The United States is the country with the most cases of covid-19. More Greater than the flu The nearly 844,000 deaths also already surpassed the number of annual flu-related deaths, which is between 290,000 and 650,000. Testing limitations may mean that the official numbers of contagion are less than the actual number of cases. More Click here to see the BBC interactiveClick here to see the BBC...
    FC Barcelona Whoever succeeds him is condemned to comparisons Some players who have worn the 10 in Barcelona. Think about number 10 of the Barcelona is to think about Leo Messi. The captain who has chained 12 seasons wearing that great number in his clothing. Before I wore the 30, in the 04-05 and 05-06 campaigns, and the 19, in the 06-07 and 07-08. But since 08-09, the attacker who jumps onto the pitch with a mythical figure that other Barça legends have also carried. Now, if his goodbye is confirmed, he leaves a number that has a very difficult weight to bear. https://app.ex.co/stories/MARCA/-cree-usted-que-el-bar-a-deber-a-retirar-el-dorsal-10- Messi, which also shows the 10 with Argentina, has...
    My wife and I have been warned that we may need to evacuate because of fires ravaging the Bay Area. The climate crisis is to blame for these fires, which are growing in number and intensity every year. It’s also to blame for the increasing number and virulence of hurricanes now hitting the Gulf and Southeast, flash floods along the Eastern seaboard, and fierce winds across middle America. Two hurricanes are now threatening the Gulf coast. The Gulf has never before had two hurricanes at the same time. In early August, Illinois and Iowa were hit with winds of up to 110 miles per hour. Homes were leveled. At least 10 million acres of crops were destroyed. Many people are...
    Robert Reich August 30, 2020 1:29PM (UTC) This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog. My wife and I have been warned that we may need to evacuate because of fires ravaging the Bay Area. The climate crisis is to blame for these fires, which are growing in number and intensity every year. It's also to blame for the increasing number and virulence of hurricanes now hitting the Gulf and Southeast, flash floods along the Eastern seaboard, and fierce winds across middle America.  : Two hurricanes are now threatening the Gulf coast. The Gulf has never before had two hurricanes at the same time.   In early August, Illinois and Iowa were hit with winds of up to 110 miles...
    President Donald Trump is expected to cut U.S. troop deployment in Iraq to 3,500, roughly a week after hosting the Iraqi prime minister at the White House, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The move comes amid a series of successes for the Trump administration in the Middle East, including a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in early August and a peace agreement with the Taliban in February. There were roughly 5,200 U.S. troops deployed to Iraq as of late August, according to the WSJ. The withdrawal would reportedly take up to three months and would put U.S. presence in Iraq at its lowest level since the beginning of the campaign against ISIS. (RELATED: President Trump...
    (CNN)Every once in a while you come across a poll number that is so shocking that you do a double-take. Or a triple-take. Or even more takes.That's exactly what happened to me this week when I was paging through a new poll of likely Democratic primary voters in Massachusetts that was conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Ostensibly, the big news in the poll was that Sen. Ed Markey has opened up a 12-point edge over Rep. Joe Kennedy III in advance of Tuesday's high-profile (and expensive) Democratic primary. And that is a big deal! A Kennedy scion potentially losing a primary in Massachusetts is very newsworthy!But if you dig through the poll's other questions, you come across one about...
    Josep María Aguiló FOLLOW Palma de Mallorca Updated: 08/25/2020 11:24 PM Save The Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government has reported this Tuesday that in the last twenty-four hours they have been notified 908 new positive cases of coronavirus in the Archipelago compared to yesterday. In the last two weeks, the infections had remained, on average, somewhat above 200 new cases per day, which a priori seemed to mean that this Tuesday there would have been an exponential growth of Covid-19 infections in the Islands. However, official sources from the Ministry of Health have clarified that the high total figure provided this Tuesday includes cases that had not yet been accounted for in previous days, so the real...
    Mérida, Aug 26 . .- The Governing Council of the Junta de Extremadura has adopted this Wednesday the political decision to decree the closure of brothels in the autonomous community and the social isolation of the Caceres town of Alía due to the increase in positives in this municipality. This was pointed out this afternoon by the Executive chaired by Guillermo Fernández Vara, although it did not appear in the review provided to the media with the agreements of the ordinary meeting held this afternoon. As for the brothels, it will not be until the meeting of the Governing Council on September 2 when the legal framework is approved. In addition, the Executive has decreed the social isolation of Alía,...
    A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex Fire spread in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of Napa County, California, on August 21, 2020. Noah Berger/AP Two of California's three largest fires in history are burning right now — part of a group known as the August Lightning Siege of 2020. Climate change is linked to larger, more frequent fires because it increases the likelihood of lightning and heatwaves and causes vegetation to dry out. Nine of the state's 10 largest fires have happened since 2000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Once again, California is on fire.  Firefighters are battling hundreds of blazes at once, most of which sparked after nearly 11,000 lightning bolts hit the state over...
    A majority of Republicans believe the coronavirus death toll surpassing 177,000 in the US is 'acceptable' and the nation’s handling of the pandemic is 'going well', according to a new poll. A new poll by CBS News-YouGov conducted between August 19 through 21 revealed that 57 percent of Republican respondents believe the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 'acceptable', and 43 percent deemed it 'unacceptable'. Republicans were the only partisan group in which a majority of voters believed the number of virus deaths was acceptable. In contrast, 90 percent of Democrats said the number of coronavirus fatalities was unacceptable and 10 percent said it was acceptable. A majority of Republicans believe the number of coronavirus deaths surpassing 177,000...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 24: 70,298 confirmed cases; 1,771 deaths School start delayed in Minneota and Ivanhoe due to COVID-19 case Twenty-seven Sturgis cases NFL false positives believed to be isolated incident Article continues after advertisement 70,298 confirmed cases; 1,771 deaths Four more Minnesotans have died of...
    Nazanin Mandi took to Instagram to update fans with a number of revealing snapshots of herself. The model is no stranger to showing off her outfits via the social media platform but didn’t appear to be wearing any clothing for her most recent upload. Mandi, who is married to R&B singer Miguel, bared all didn’t opt for any visible clothing. She accessorized with a necklace featuring her initial and what is likely her wedding ring. Mandi kept her nails short and styled her dark curly shoulder-length hair down for the occasion. She displayed a couple of her tattoos, which were located on the side of her body and her arm. The 33-year-old treated her followers to five images within one...
    Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we could obtain compensation for some hyperlinks to services. Jeggings have an iffy status. The idea? Fabulous, ingenious, life-changing. The execution? Most frequently disappointing, to the purpose the place we simply don’t even trouble attempting them on. The faker they appear, the much less we’re . What’s the purpose? We might simply put on common leggings as an alternative. No less than then our outfit would look intentional as an alternative of like a failed try at deception! You’ll have reached some extent the place you’ve all however utterly given up on jeggings, and we don’t blame you for feeling discouraged. We don’t need you to completely lose hope although. We’re right here...
    Today, Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK turns 51 today. He has been entertaining the audience with his versatile voice – that can fit like a glove to songs across romantic, sad, dance genres – for decades now. Everyone has at least one KK song on their favourite music playlist. For the die-hard fans, KK’s discography is a playlist. KK shot to nationwide fame when he sang the powerfully melancholic song, “Tadap Tadap” for the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. There was no looking back ever. With “Sach Keh Raha Hai” for Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein, he became the voice of the hearts of all the people hurt in love. Neha Kakkar Birthday: These Energetic Songs By The...
    Bradley Cortright August 23, 2020 0 Comments White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows believes that are some officials in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who do not have a sense of urgency when it comes to developing a coronavirus vaccine. “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics,” President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday morning. “Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!” he added. The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in...
    In the recent report, 644 deaths from COVID-19 were reported, which increased the figure to 60,254 deaths MEXICO – Almost six months after the first case of coronavirus in Mexico, the death toll amounts to 60,254, while contagions add 550,000, reported the Health Secretary. Ana Lucía de la Garza Barroso, director of Operative Epidemiological Investigation of the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday amounting to 60,254 deaths from coronavirus and 556,216 cases confirmed due to the infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with 5,928 of this day. Thus, with that figure, the 60,000 dead, Mexico has exceeded “the catastrophic scenario”, which the health and epidemiological authorities in the country predicted last June. At that time, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health...
    Nearly one-third of American high school students said they used e-cigarettes in 2019, a new report finds.  Last year, 32.7 percent said they vaped, which is more than double the 13.2 percent who reported vaping two years ago in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  revealed on Friday.  Additionally, overall use was up with 36.5 percent of students reporting being current users of any tobacco product. This is a 20 percent rise from 2017, which health experts say is a 'dramatic increase' and increasing teenagers' risk of health problems in the future A new CDC report found that 32.7% of high schoolers reported vaping in 2019, which is more than the double the 13.2% who said they used e-cigarettes in...
    Quito, Aug 20 . .- COVID-19 infections rose to 105,508 this Thursday in Ecuador, while official deaths are estimated at 6,200 and probable deaths at 3,609, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health. The figures represent 1,033 new positives and 54 official deaths in the last 24 hours, in a trend that is repeated in recent weeks of around a thousand and 1,500 new infections daily. Since the first case was detected in the country, on February 29, according to the official report, a total of 297,376 tests have been carried out, between PCR and rapid. Of the 24 provinces of the country, the incidence of the coronavirus is higher in that of Pichincha, whose capital is Quito,...
    The percentage of daily deaths attributed to coronavirus has decreased since the beginning of August, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of deaths attributed to #COVID19 increased for 4 weeks in July after being on the decline since mid-April,” the CDC said Monday on Twitter. “This percentage has decreased for the past 2 weeks but remains above the epidemic threshold.”  The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of deaths attributed to #COVID19 increased for 4 weeks in July after being on the decline since mid-April. This percentage has decreased for the past 2 weeks but remains above the epidemic threshold: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb. pic.twitter.com/KFNGebIq15 — CDC (@CDCgov) August 17,...
    Germany, France, Italy and Spain have seen their highest number of coronavirus infections in months, raising concerns that a second wave could be hitting the continent.   Germany recorded 1,707 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily toll since April, while authorities in France say 'the transmission of the virus is accentuating'. Meanwhile Spain has recorded a new single-day record for Covid-19 cases since the country emerged from a three-month lockdown in mid-June.  Germany has fared better than many European neighbours in suppressing the virus so far but like elsewhere, the number of cases has jumped significantly over the summer holidays. Much of the rise has been blamed on returning holidaymakers as well...
    Lockdown-free Sweden has recorded its highest death toll in a six-month period for 150 years - with 4,500 of its 51,405 fatalities being Covid-19 related.  Its the highest tally from January to the end of June since 1869 when 55,431 people died, largely because of a famine. The population of Sweden then was just 4.1million, compared to 10.3million today. It should also be noted that Sweden remained neutral during the two world wars, whereas most European countries were experiencing the equivalent of a six-month coronavirus death toll in the course of a single battle 75 years ago.  Nevertheless, coronavirus means Sweden's deaths are around 10 percent higher than the average over the last five years, the country's statistics office said...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has recorded another record number of new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours as it ramps up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases reported Thursday push India’s total reported cases past 2.8 million, of which 2 million have recovered. The Health Ministry says another 977 coronavirus fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, raising total deaths to 53,866. India has conducted 3 million tests for the virus, but experts have urged increasing its testing capacity greatly, given India has the world’s second-highest population of 1.4 billion people. It has the third-most reported cases in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, and has the...
    NEW DELHI — India has recorded another record number of new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours as it ramps up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases reported Thursday push India’s total reported cases past 2.8 million, of which 2 million have recovered. The Health Ministry says another 977 coronavirus fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, raising total deaths to 53,866. India has conducted 3 million tests for the virus, but experts have urged increasing its testing capacity greatly, given India has the world’s second-highest population of 1.4 billion people. It has the third-most reported cases in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, and has the fourth highest number of...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The dean of Pitt says students are holding parties without wearing masks or social distancing, and it’s putting the fall semester at risk. Dean Kenyon Bonner said in a letter that students, parents and community members have alerted him about “a large number of students” throwing and going to parties. “Let me be clear: Your behavior is threatening a successful fall term for all of us,” Dean Bonner writes. He points to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which went online-only after a week of classes, and Notre Dame, where classes were canceled after 80 new COVID-19 cases were linked to off-campus parties. “Early reports indicate that off-campus house parties and parties hosted...
    ABCValladolid Updated: 08/16/2020 17: 13h Save Related news He number of admitted by Covid in the hospitals of Castilla y León. The Community adds in the last 24 hours 17 new hospitalized up to 125, of which eight are in intensive care units (ICU), and the rest in the plant, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health. Despite this increase, there was no regret for any deaths in the last day from coronavirus in hospitals. Specifically, in intensive care units the number of admissions has increased by two, while the number of patients in the ward reaches 117, nine more than those recorded on Saturday. Most of it in Valladolid By provinces, the worst part is Valladolid...
    Washington, Aug 19 . .- The number of infections by COVID-19 already exceeds 22 million in the world, according to the latest data from the US Johns Hopkins University, which collects figures from the World Health Organization (WHO ) and those offered by different countries and scientific sources. The deaths from the virus in the world are close to 800,000, since a total of 780,908 deaths have been registered until the last hours. The country most affected by the pandemic, according to these data, continues to be the United States, with 5.4 million infected and 171,821 deaths. Brazil follows with 3.4 million infected and 109,888 deaths. Although the main focus of the disease continues to be in America, India has...
    (CNN)Throughout the second night of their national convention, Democrats wisely highlighted Joe Biden's encounters with personal tragedy. At a time when Americans are reeling from the raw horror of an average of 1,000 deaths a day from the coronavirus -- and with a president, Donald Trump, who has dismissed the death toll with a stoic "it is what it is" -- Democrats are showing that Biden would be a president capable of genuine empathy for families shaken and sorrowful in a time of catastrophe. Errol Louis A biographical video noted that Biden, while still in his twenties, was sworn in as a US senator inside a hospital while still mourning the loss of his first wife and infant daughter in...
    ABC Updated: 08/13/2020 17: 31h Save Related news The head of the Administrative Litigation Court number 1 of Burgos has suspended the extension for one more week of the confinement of Aranda de Duero (Burgos) and asks the Junta de Castilla y León for more information on specific aspects of the situation of Covid-19 in the town. In an order issued this morning, to which the Efe agency has had access, the judge considers that the information sent by the Board to extend the isolation of Aranda de Duero for one more week – which will be one week tomorrow and the regional government wants to extend until August 21- It is insufficient”. So, asks the regional administration for...
    UEFA Champions League semifinals: Paris Saint-Germain vs. RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich vs. Lyon offer intrigue 9 Things You Shouldn’t Post Online When You’re Not Home One chart shows how the number of houses for sale in San Francisco has rocketed past other cities during the pandemic © Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times/Getty Images Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times/Getty Images A report from online real-estate marketplace Zillow suggests that there hasn't been a big outflow of urban residents moving to the suburbs during the pandemic in most of America, although there have been widely publicized reports of a short-term flight to rural areas during the pandemic. However, San Francisco is an outlier, as it has had a...
    A TRICKY new brain teaser is challenging people to guess the name of the famous home office using a few clues. During lockdown several celebrities have had to swap red carpet events for Zoom chats - giving fans a sneak peek inside their extravagant mansions.  7This office belongs to a woman who ceetainly deserves to 'take a bow'Credit: Hammonds Furniture UK-based Hammonds Furniture have created images of the home offices of seven A-listers, but will you guess who they are.  Clues include awards, decorations, trophies and clothing, but the puzzle is certainly sure to leave your mind boggled.  According to the company, it takes the average person 67 seconds to guess all seven correctly. How well will you do? 2....
    TIGER Woods is the finest golfer who ever picked up a club – as long as you don’t take the number of Major victories as the only way to judge a player’s greatness. Ignoring victories in events outside the Majors is a flawed way of assessing the GOAT - Greatest of All Time - and one seized upon by Jack Nicklaus’ supporters to dismiss Tiger’s claims to the title. 6Using the 50/20 method, Tiger Woods is the best golfer to pick up a clubCredit: Getty Images - Getty Sure, Woods may still trail Nicklaus by here when it comes to racking up the game’s biggest prizes, 18 to 15, despite his incredible win in last year’s Masters. But at his...
    By The Associated Press BEIRUT — Lebanon, still grappling with the aftermath of the Aug. 4 blast that killed 180 people and wounded thousands, has registered a record daily number of coronavirus infections, with 439 people contracting the virus and six fatalities. The new infections bring to 8,881 the total number of people reported infected in the small country of just over 5 million. Some 103 have died because of COVID-19. The explosion at Beirut’s port was set off when thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate ignited, injuring about 6,000 people and causing widespread damage across the city. Daily coronavirus cases had already been on the rise, and the explosion made social distancing more difficult for many. Lebanon’s health sector...
    By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY — Trump’s top coronavirus adviser used a visit to Kansas to urge people to wear masks regardless of where they live. “What’s really important for every Kansan to understand is that this epidemic that we have been seeing this summer is both urban and rural,” Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force said Saturday. “So we are really asking all communities, whether you are urban or rural communities, to really wear a mask inside, outside, every day.” She also stressed that people should socially distance and not have gatherings while in Kansas City, Kansas, for a meeting with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, as well as community and state health officials...
    The number of children infected with the coronavirus is on the rise, according to alarming new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids now comprise more than 7% of all COVID-19 cases in the country and those statistics have been “steadily increasing” from March to July, CNN reported Saturday. “Recent evidence suggests that children likely have the same or higher viral loads in their nasopharynx compared with adults and that children can spread the virus effectively in households and camp settings,” the CDC said. The number of children being hospitalized is also increasing, officials said. Among those hospitalized, one in three children are admitted to intensive care, the same rate as adults. With schools and...
    The number of children infected with the coronavirus is on the rise, according to alarming new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids now comprise more than 7% of all COVID-19 cases in the country and those statistics have been “steadily increasing” from March to July, CNN reported Saturday. “Recent evidence suggests that children likely have the same or higher viral loads in their nasopharynx compared with adults and that children can spread the virus effectively in households and camp settings,” the CDC said. The number of children being hospitalized is also increasing, officials said. Among those hospitalized, one in three children are admitted to intensive care, the same rate as adults. With schools and colleges...
    Beijing, Aug 15 . .- The National Health Commission of China reported today 22 new cases of COVID-19 detected on Friday, 14 of them from abroad and eight locally, which is eight positives less than the yesterday. Seven of the eight local cases were recorded in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, where an outbreak was detected almost a month ago, and the remainder in the southern province of Guangzhou. In contrast, imported positives were diagnosed in travelers from abroad in the city of Shanghai (east, 4) and in the provinces of Sichuan (center, 4), Jiangsu (east, 2), Shaanxi (center, 2), Inner Mongolia (north, 1) and Canton (south, 1). Likewise, the health authorities detailed that, until last local midnight (4:00 p.m....
    (KPIX 5) — One of the nation’s largest state agencies says it is finally removing Social Security numbers from a document mailed every two weeks to millions of Californians—years after it told KPIX 5 and lawmakers it had already removed the numbers. However, a spokeswoman for the state Employment Development Department (EDD) says the agency will continue to print SSNs on other mailed documents and the EDD admits it doesn’t know how many people have been compromised by the mailings so far. Meanwhile, a viewer recently contacted KPIX to say she believes a missing EDD document compromised her identity. Following KPIX 5’s reporting in 2015, and subsequent demands by lawmakers, the EDD agreed to stop printing full Social Security numbers on clearly-marked, biweekly-mailed documents. EDD...
    Source: YouTube The app makers are revolting, and Apple is their target. On Thursday, Epic Games, the video game giant behind Fortnite, challenged Apple by adding a new payment option to the game that circumvents Apple's 30% cut of sales it takes from developers through the App Store. But there was a twist: Epic apparently knew it would get kicked out of the App Store for blatantly violating Apple's rules. Hours after it made the change to its app, Apple pulled Fortnite. And shortly after that, Epic filed a prepared lawsuit against Apple, claiming it holds an unfair advantage by setting the rules for the only distribution channel for apps on the iPhone. It also launched an in-game event inside Fortnite, mocking...
    Social media star Yovanna Ventura dropped the jaws of her 5.3 million Instagram followers after posting a video where she went swimming with sharks — all while wearing the tiniest of bikinis. The bikini set was a light pink color, which highlighted the Miami-based beauty’s bronzed skin. The top was mostly hidden as Ventura’s long brunette locks obscured full view. However, the hint of a thin strap was visible around her shoulder. While the top may have been difficult to see, the bottom of the set was a different story. The garment was a thong style that left little of Ventura’s enviable figure to the imagination. Strings tied at the side around her hips, ensuring that as much skin was...
    Tennis : Present in the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Prague, the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard gave in three sets against Elise Mertens, seeded number 3. The Czech Republic had rather smiled at Eugenie Bouchard. Since the start of her week in Prague, the Canadian, who had fallen back to the bottom of the WTA ranking (330th), had nevertheless distinguished herself by leaving Veronika Kudermetova (40th world) in straight sets, before resisting the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (7 -6[2], 6-7[2], 6-2). Coached by the Australian Rennae Stubbs, Bouchard however lost this Friday in the quarter-finals of the Czech tournament against the number 3 seed, the Belgian Elise Mertens (6-4, 1-6, 6-4). This defeat and this course are in any...
    Wiegman to leave Dutch in 2021, coach Englands womens team 13 Steps to Painting a Room Like a Pro A Shockingly Small Number of Americans Receive All the Traditional Sources of Retirement Income For a long time, the retirement system in America was built around a simple concept: Those who had left the workforce would be supported by a "three-legged stool." These three legs included Social Security, pension income that was provided by an employer and guaranteed to last for life, and savings that people amassed during their working lives. © Provided by The Motley Fool A Shockingly Small Number of Americans Receive All the Traditional Sources of Retirement Income Now, sadly, the stool has become quite wobbly because...
    Fox has been calling Texas a "success story" but they're reporting more deaths, higher positive results, and fewer tests. On Wednesday, more than five states reported over 100 deaths due to COVID-19 and the nation as a whole hit the highest death totals since the initial flood of cases that overwhelmed the Northeast. Texas topped the chart with 225 deaths. Florida—whose case counts and death reports have been questionable, at best, since April, and even less reliable with the start of hurricane season, was close behind with 212. California, also undergoing a series of reporting errors, topped 100. So did Arizona. And so did Georgia, where kids are already being forced back to school in demonstrably unsafe conditions.  Overall, the number of new...
    Six weeks after California began re-closing swaths of the economy, there is cautious optimism that coronavirus transmission is heading downward, officials say. If it stays that way, the state may be on the cusp of curbing its second surge of the pandemic. The potential crest comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s speedy economic reopening in May and early June led to a near doubling of the weekly death toll over the spring tally. The state’s cumulative pandemic death toll is now more than 10,800, one of the worst disasters in the state’s modern history. But there are now several signs that Newsom’s second shutdown, which began in late June and broadened in early July, is finally having its...
    For the first time since early March — or nearly 5 months — the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits last week dropped to under 1 million, according to Department of Labor statistics. What are the details?The Labor Department news release, posted Thursday morning, recorded 963,000 weekly initial jobless claims, a figure that beat economists' predictions of 1.1 million. CNBC reported the figure as "a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic." "In the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 963,000, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week's revised level," the news release said, adding: "The 4-week moving average was 1,252,750, a decrease of...
    With anxious parents around the state of Florida debating whether or not to send their children back to school in the next few weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) shared a metaphor which is unlikely to provide much reassurance. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, the Florida governor relayed comments made to him by Martin County Superintendent Laurie Gaylord. “She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation,” DeSantis said. “Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning.” The remark drew heavy criticism and...
    Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods told his deputies that they and visitors to the office would be barred from wearing face masks. Marion County Sheriff's Office Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods told his deputies Tuesday that said they were prohibited from wearing face masks while on the job, the Ocala Star-Banner reported. "We can debate and argue all day of why and why not," he wrote in an email, claiming there was conflicting evidence on whether masks are effective in preventing COVID-19 spread. In fact, health experts overwhelmingly agree that face masks are critical in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Visitors to the Sherriff's office are likewise prohibited from wearing masks because of "current events...
    Akshay Kumar’s next horror-comedy, Laxmmi Bomb is gearing up for an OTT release and its trailer is expected to come our way very soon. If new reports are to believe, the makers have already finalised a date for its trailer release and it’s expected to drop in the next couple of days (today being Aug 12, 2020). While we earlier read stories of the film releasing on Kumar’s birthday, September 9, the trailer, in fact, will arrive weeks early on August 18 and this is no random number. Laxmmi Bomb Sold Digitally For Rs 125 Crore? Akshay Kumar Fans Demand Film’s Theatrical Release (Read Tweets). For the ones who don’t know, Akshay has a penchant for number 9 and he’s...
    FLU has killed more people in the UK than coronavirus for the past SEVEN WEEKS, new stats reveal. More than twice as many people are now dying of influenza than Covid-19, officials at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) say. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates More people have died of summer flu than coronavirus for the past seven weeks in a row 4Coronavirus deaths are at the lowest level since the beginning of March, figures have revealedCredit: REUTERS It comes as figures show coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are at the lowest level since before lockdown began in late March. The number of people dying from the deadly bug has dropped drastically,...
    The number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years, according to a new study that warns of an 'information catastrophe'.   By 2170, the world will be 'mostly computer simulated and dominated by digital bits and computer code' to power humanity's reliance on technology, the study warns.  There will be 133 quindecillion (133 followed by 48 zeroes) bits in existence - the same as the estimated number of atoms on the planet.  However, the power needed to support information transfer will equal all the power currently produced on Earth, leading to ethical and environmental concerns'. Digital content is also on track to equal half Earth's mass – approximately 6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 10 to...