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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another local business was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dick’s Last Resort in the Inner Harbor has shut down for good. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines It comes almost a month after the Barnes and Noble, and Joseph A. Bank closed. The Charm’tastic Mile of Baltimore said the closure of this local favorite is just another sign the once-thriving economy is slowly dying with no end in sight. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.
    A health worker wearing a protective mask works in a lab during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S.Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Health workers treating patients with the coronavirus may be at the top of the line to get a vaccine once one is approved. But that's not necessarily the obvious move.  The National Vaccine Advisory Committee met Wednesday for the first of a two-day public meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine developments and a distribution plan whenever one is ready.  "The question is, how at risk are healthcare workers, especially in the United States, especially in the era of adequate PPE," Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the...
    REAL Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss flaunted her curves in a navy-and-white bikini after admitting to gaining 20 pounds amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 44-year-old reality star revealed she got “too comfortable” and is ready to work hard and get back in “shape.” 9Kandi Burruss posed in a bikini after revealing she's gained 20 pounds amid the pandemicCredit: Instagram After a week of working out, Kandi hit up the beach to show off her changing figure in a Louis Vuitton two-piece swimsuit, topping off the look with giant, silver star earrings. In one shot, she posed while sitting on the sand and smiling for the camera next to the words “I love u Todd” written on the ground for...
    TANZANIA – World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.” “Our world has been turned upside down,” said Ghana's president, Nana Akufo-Addo. “We all fell together and looked into the abyss together.” The coronavirus pandemic and its consequences topped the list of concerns on the second day of prerecorded speeches by world leaders at the General Assembly’s first virtual high-level meeting. Countries large and small spoke about struggling to deal with its impact without international coordination. Pleas for the world to work...
    Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert, took aim at Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday for his suggestion that coronavirus cases might have curbed in New York due to herd immunity, CNBC reported. The exchange began when Paul attacked the state’s pandemic response and suggested that current evidence suggested that herd community — not lockdowns — is responsible for the flattening of the curve in The Empire State and New Jersey. Fauci responded by accusing Paul of misrepresenting the facts in both Wednesday’s Senate hearing and in the past. “They got hit very badly, they made some mistakes,” the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said of New York’s COVID-19 response. “Right now...
    EMMA Stone has secretly married Saturday Night Live director Dave McNary. Days after the pair were pictured wearing matching gold bands, a source told Page Six "they have definitely tied the knot. " 2Credit: Getty - Contributor The couple had wedding plans for March but due to coronavirus their plans were halted. Photos of them wearing wedding bands have emerged, which made fans speculate about their relationship status.  David, 35, proposed to Emma in December of 2019.  2Credit: Refer to Caption The pair reportedly began dating in July of 2017 and had met the year prior after she hosted Saturday Night Live. David shared a picture of the giant diamond ring on Emma’s finger on his Instagram .   Most read in Entertainment'CHILDREN...
    DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Starting Tuesday, San Mateo County restaurants, gyms, houses of worship, movie theaters, and other businesses are allowed to reopen for indoor services.Depending on who you ask, it seems like everyone has a story about how they heard the good news."I got the news from a friend of mine who told me to check the internet," said Mario Santacruz, co-owner of Lisa's Mexican restaurant."Actually, right before you called this evening, we got the news," said Father George Jweinat from the St. George Orthodox Church.See the map below to find out where your county stands and keep reading to learn what can and can't open in each color-coded category.App users: For a better experience, click here to...
    Hand washing is an expert-recommended way to stave off a COVID-19 infection, but it can lead to dry, cracked skin. Even more, winter is on the way, bringing with it cold, dry weather that is notoriously hard on the skin.  Fox News spoke to Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a Society for Pediatric Dermatology executive committee member, to learn why winter is so harsh on the skin and what you can do about it. Read on for a look at what she had to say. Hand washing is an expert-recommended way to stave off a COVID-19 infection, but it can lead to dry, cracked skin. Even more, winter is on the way, bringing with it cold, dry weather that is notoriously...
    JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images During the pandemic, many couples and singles have had to find safe ways to date and see each other.  As it gets colder, it is now time to have another honest conversation about the coronavirus, your boundaries, your priorities, and your safety with your partner.  That can be challenging if you've only been seeing someone for a few weeks, or you're in the early stages of a relationship.  Insider spoke to an epidemiologist and relationship therapist about how to approach the hard conversation.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   As cuffing season weather sets in, and people look to couple up for the cold months, it is now time to have a hard...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Metropolitan Opera announced Wednesday that is is canceling the entire 2020-21 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Officials said the decision was based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center."Because of the many hundreds of performers who are required to rehearse and perform in close quarters and because of the company's large audience, it was determined that it would not be safe for the Met to resume until a vaccine is widely in use, herd immunity is established, and the wearing of masks and social distancing is no longer a medical requirement," a statement read. "Health officials have said this will likely take at least five to...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDA could soon announce extra precautions that would delay the approval of a coronavirus vaccine.Sources say the FDA won't authorize a vaccine until two months after study participants receive a second dose.In another scenario, companies would have to wait 60 days after giving half their participants a second dose.An FDA spokesperson says the agency will issue more guidance shortly.This news as Johnson & Johnson announced they were entering the final phase on their single-dose vaccine.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State areaHere are more of today's headlines:Met Opera cancels 2020-21 seasonThe Metropolitan Opera announced on Twitter Wednesday that...
    Pennsylvania has “successfully reopened” its economy six months after the first COVID-19 cases reached the Keystone State, Gov. Tom Wolf said. However, some state lawmakers continue to take the governor to task over his decision to veto a bill empowering local school districts to decide how spectators can watch high school sports. “We’re far more prepared to fight COVID-19 now than we were just six months ago,” Wolf said during a Monday news conference. Pennsylvania reported its first two presumptive cases on March 6. On Tuesday, the state reported 151,646 total COVID-19 cases and 8,023 deaths from the virus during the course of the pandemic, which originated in China. the vast majority of those who have been...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Twenty more inmates and accomplices have been charged in connection with the alleged statewide scheme to illegally obtain thousands of dollars in coronavirus unemployment benefits. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrests of 20 inmates and their accomplices on Wednesday, saying the charges are linked to at least two existing organized groups of inmates and outside accomplices in three central and eastern Pennsylvania prisons. “After announcing our first round of arrests in these COVID unemployment scams, I promised that there were more to come. Today, 20 more individuals have been charged with illegally taking benefits away from hard-working Pennsylvanians who are struggling during this crisis,” said Attorney General Shapiro in a statement....
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is releasing a slew of advertisements slamming President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The ads will target voters in the key battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The brief video clips feature statements from small business owners who have been impacted by the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In one of the spots, Dina, a salon co-owner in Phoenix, accused Trump of shunning small businesses and distributing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds to corporations. “It’s so frustrating that big corporations got millions in PPP before small businesses like ours. The president we have is not caring about the little people, but that’s what Donald Trump...
    It's been 131 days since the House passed the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act, which Mitch McConnell has refused to take up. The election is in 41 days. But there appears to be an agreement on government funding that provides minimal coronavirus relief and puts us in a potential government shutdown fight in December, while we could also be fighting Donald Trump's efforts to throw out the election results. This could have gone much better. The House passed a continuing resolution that lasts until December 11. It's not as if anyone was going to be having a holiday anyway, between coronavirus, the onset of an economic depression, and Trump's efforts to start a civil war. Sure, give him the tool of...
    NEW YORK -- Mental health experts have called the pandemic a kind of "perfect storm" for negatively impacting mental health.In addition to the fear, grief and anxiety around the virus itself, the pandemic has brought on for many people financial instability, job loss, isolation, uncertainty around school and work and related political disagreements.Making the pandemic even more distressing from a mental health perspective, experts have said, is both its all-encompassing nature and the uncertainty that lies ahead.As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning that mental health is becoming increasingly poor.More than half of U.S. adults -- about 53% -- reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and...
    BOSTON (CBS) – An angry Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker slammed Congress, including fellow members of the Republican party, for putting more of their focus on confirming a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court than the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor said states have received “uneven, inconsistent response” from the federal government. “And they’re now going to wrap themselves up in a conversation about the Supreme Court – which is important – but nobody looks good with respect to how they’ve chosen to position themselves over the course of the last four years on this issue – at a point in time what I would really like to see them focus on is the pandemic – which has...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin took the opportunity of addressing the 2020 United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to urge the world to embrace a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate he approved, despite it not yet passing scientific testing. Putin generally told the Assembly that his country believes the U.N. Security Council should be “more inclusive of the interests of all countries, as well as the diversity of their positions.” However, he said it was necessary for the permanent members of the Security Council, including Russia, to “retain their veto power” to maintain “global governance.” Putin insisted this special veto for the five powers that won the Second World War “remains indicative of the actual military and political balance to this day.” Putin touted Russia’s...
    This story is part of “Parenting in a Pandemic,” WTOP’s continuing coverage of how parents are dealing with child care, schooling and more through the coronavirus pandemic. When coronavirus lockdown orders were imposed in D.C. last March, some child care providers forced to close still qualified to receive their subsidy payments based on pre-pandemic attendance. But that will change starting in November, and a children’s advocacy group is urging the current payment be extended to give more time for child care providers serving low-income families to stay afloat until business picks up again. The upcoming change will cut payments for providers participating in the Child Care Subsidy Program, essentially basing the amount on the number of children currently attending a...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE is rolling out a slate of ads in swing states featuring small business owners in the hopes of hitting President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE on one of his strongest issues – the economy. The former vice president’s campaign announced Wednesday morning it is launching TV and...
    HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. Retail businesses will be allowed to open at 50% of capacity. Restaurants would be allowed to seat up to five diners at a table as long as the patrons provide their names and contact information so tracers can reach them later if necessary. Diners will have to wear masks when they are not eating. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK...
    China announced on Wednesday that it is relaxing visa policies for some foreigners in a sign of confidence in the country's containment of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese Foreign Ministry and National Immigration Administration said in a statement that, effective Sept. 28, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence work permits are allowed to enter the country without needing to apply for a new visa. Additionally, those entering for personal matters and family reunions are also allowed to enter without applying for new visas. Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 385 Images"The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control," the statement said. "Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 will continue...
    (CNN)The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 200,000 -- the most fatalities of any country in the world.The staggering scale of that loss is hard to fathom. It's equivalent to suffering the effects of 109 Hurricane Katrinas. Or enduring the 9/11 attacks every day for 66 days. Behind those numbers are people: A beloved radio host, a navy veteran, a progressive pastor, 20-year-old siblings. But survivors and victims' families say that those tragedies have been obscured by rampant misinformation, and President Donald Trump's minimizing of the pandemic. Their message: This is not a hoax. What did Trump have to say about the desperate milestone? "It's a shame."Read MoreYOU ASKED. WE ANSWEREDQ: Who does the...
    Vice President Mike Pence called the death of more than 200,000 Americans from the coronavirus a “heartbreaking milestone” Tuesday but said President Trump’s early actions saved “hundreds of thousands of lives.” “In the midst of this pandemic we’ve come to a heartbreaking moment. It’s a heartbreaking milestone,” Pence said without mentioning the number while at a campaign event in Gilford, N.H. “There’s not a day gone by that I haven’t thought of families that have lost loved ones in the midst of this pandemic. Know that you’ve always been in our hearts and you’ll remain in our prayers.” He praised the president as well as first responders and health care workers for their efforts. “I truly do believe because of what...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- With indoor dining set to reopen soon in limited capacity in New York City, struggling restaurants are wondering how long they can last.Unless you've been living in a bubble, you've noticed it feels more like winter than fall.Then again, if you're on the Upper West Side, maybe you haven't noticed because you've been eating in a bubble."People love it. When it rains it's protected. When it's cold it's windy, so it's like a greenhouse effect. It's pretty cool," Cafe du Soleil manager Maxim Rousselot said.TRENDING | 6 NYC neighborhoods see uptick in COVID cases, city to ramp up testingEMBED More News Videos New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is targeting...
    It's no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has completely upended American life - both at home and at work.   Specific changes weathered over the course of this year were examined in detail by the 2020 American Family Survey released on Tuesday by researchers from The Deseret News and Brigham Young University.   Among the most compelling findings were that couples in the US are having less sex, talking more and feel that the pandemic has brought their families closer - even as more than a quarter of households have experienced economic hardships as a result.   In addition to coronavirus-related factors, the survey also looked at how America's turbulent summer of protests against racial inequality and the upcoming presidential election have affected...
    (CNN) — As states across the country rush to curb the surge in coronavirus cases, once again the safest place for anyone to be is home. But for victims of domestic violence, home is far from a safe haven. The coronavirus has led to a surge in domestic violence, leaving victims and their children struggling to find access to food, safe housing, and transportation, according to a new study by Rutgers University. “The national rhetoric often when we hear about issues of domestic violence is this question of why don’t victims leave,” Rutgers University lead investigator Amanda M. Stylianou told CNN. “The pandemic has led to an incredibly challenging time for all of us but we need to remind ourselves what this means for...
    As the United States passes the grim milestone of 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, Fox News continues to mostly ignore the ever-mounting death toll in favor of complaining about health measures meant to mitigate the pandemic’s worst-case scenario. So says a new report by the journalistic watchdog group Media Matters for America published on Tuesday which details how Fox News has complained about pandemic health measures nearly five times as often as it has reported the growing national death toll since September 1. “Fox News personalities or guests have reported or mentioned the coronavirus national death toll or daily death rate in just 55 segments that were about the pandemic,” said Rob Savillo, the report’s author. “By contrast, they largely spent their time complaining about coronavirus health measures, attacking...
    The United States has surpassed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University, just eight months after the first positive case was identified in a Washington traveler on January 21. Since the pandemic reached global attention in early March, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the nation, sickening millions and leaving countless patients hospitalized with life-threatening complications. The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus deaths and still has the most cases in the world, with over 6.8 million people sickened by the virus since January. There are more than 31 million cases worldwide and over 966,000 deaths. The lives lost were not affected at random. Because pre-existing conditions factor so heavily into virus outcomes, data continues to show...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Statistics show a growing awareness to homelessness in the city amid the coronavirus pandemic.As the coronavirus pandemic turned parts of New York City into a ghost town, some of the city's most vulnerable residents and the challenges they face became increasingly apparent.New Yorkers began contacting 311 regarding homeless encampments and individuals spending long periods of time on the city's sidewalks and park benches with increasing regularity.So to did questions over what services the city was providing to those in need of shelter.Through early August 2020, reports to 311 regarding homelessness were up roughly 72% compared to the same time last year.RELATED | NY teacher retirements jump 121% in August amid COVID pandemicEMBED More News Videos...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston city councilors say the pandemic has made a disturbing rodent problem go from bad to worse. “This is worse than ever ever in the history of Allston and Brighton,” said Bob Dunn, who hired a pest control company to help with a rat infestation outside his home. The problem in his neighborhood first began during a construction boom. But this year, city leaders say restaurants shut down, sending rodents scavenging for food. To make matters worse, more people are at home generating more garbage. “There’s been an increase in residential trash during the pandemic,” said City Councilor Kenzie Bok, D-Back Bay. Trash outside a home in Dorchester (WBZ-TV) The Boston City Council held a...
    Cases of COVID-19 are beginning to rise again, and that spells trouble for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE, who would prefer to fight for reelection on almost any other issue. The number of coronavirus cases confirmed on a daily basis in the United States “has jumped more than 15 percent in the past 10 days,” The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times noted that this was the biggest increase since late spring and warned that a “surge appears to have begun.” Public health officials have been predicting...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- If you had tickets to a canceled concert or were invited to a wedding or party postponed because of the pandemic, you know COVID-19 has hit the live entertainment industry hard. In fact, 85% of the industry's employees - everyone from DJ's to bartenders - have been furloughed.In Trenton Tuesday, they made their voices heard - asking for assistance - and 7 On Your Side was there.A host of professionals like stylists, stagehands, dancers and DJs were all in attendance. They couldn't have planned a worse outcome from the pandemic when the plug got pulled on the entire live event industry.Evan Karfinkels has been building his business for 35 years. He started spinning vinyl at Canarsie...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When a local group of entrepreneurs in Hampden saw business dwindling during the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to band together and create some very special face masks. Every stitch in these face masks have a little bit of Charm City love sewn right in. “At the beginning of the COVID crisis, we decided that three small local companies were going to pivot and we were gonna start making masks,” Jill Andrews, Owner of Jill Andrews Gowns, said. They’re created in Hampden by Andrews — who is a wedding gown designer — Words with Boards and shaving company owners — all who had a lot more time on their hands when the pandemic began. “All of our business...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom surprised everyone with the announcement of a new, four-tier reopening plan for California amid the coronavirus pandemic.RELATED: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rulesNow, some Bay Area counties are modifying their reopening timelines in response, allowing for more businesses to open up. Others are still deciding how they may change reopening rules locally.From hair salons to social bubbles to gyms to movie theaters, find out what's open where you live using the map below:App users: For a better experience, click here to view the story in a new windowTraveling down to Southern California? Check what's open using the map below.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the story...
    Fashion company Ralph Lauren will scale back its workforce following a downturn in physical shopping that the luxury retailer is blaming on the coronavirus pandemic. Ralph Lauren CEO Patrice Louvet said the pandemic has "accelerated" plans to streamline the organization as it attempts to survive the worldwide economic shake-up resulting from the highly contagious disease. "The changes happening in the world around us have accelerated the shifts we saw pre-COVID, and we are fast-tracking some of our plans to match them," Louvet wrote in a statement. The 15% reduction in workforce will amount to nearly 4,000 of Ralph Lauren's more than 24,000 employees. The retailer owns more than 530 storefronts globally, and Louvet said that online sales have surged...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As Americans get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic and managing life around it, health experts stress the importance of annual screenings and preventative care as restrictions lift. The coronavirus pandemic has put non-urgent medical procedures on the back burner for many people across the country, meaning some people haven’t been getting routine health care procedures like cancer screenings. With September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, doctors are using the event to remind people not to skip important medical care. Even with steps like temperature checks, masks and empty waiting rooms, some people are still reluctant to visit the doctor. “I think we always fear the unknown, so just because of the magnitude, the scale of this...
    There is no "perfect option" that would guarantee the safe return of schoolchildren to K-12 classrooms in the era of COVID-19, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told "The Daily Briefing" Tuesday. CORONAVIRUS PRESENTS RISK FOR NEARLY HALF OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES: STUDY "I know that parents across the country want their kids to be back in school and continuing to learn," DeVos told host Dana Perino, "and we know, more than ever, parents want and need to have choices and options for how that works and how that looks, depending on their children. "We know there's no perfect option but there are lots of good options," she added, "and I've had the chance to visit a number of schools in districts where they've been leaning into this and really addressing the problems and the issues and providing choices and options for families." VideoDEVOS TALKS FUNDING STUDENTS,...
    The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, but the grim milestone passed without too much of a comment from a White House more focused on the battle over the Supreme Court. Trump used a recorded speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to condemn China for unleashing “the plague onto the world,” but did not mention the fact that the U.S. was nearing 200,000 deaths. The U.S. passed that marker a couple hours later, according to John Hopkins University. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany opened her briefing about 90 minutes later with an attack on Democrats about the battle to nominate a successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgGraham: GOP will...
    By Mimi Dwyer (Reuters) - A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with repeatedly violating state coronavirus orders was denied entry to his court hearing Tuesday morning after refusing to wear a face mask. Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, was charged in late March with violating stay-at-home orders implemented by Governor John Bel Edwards. His lawyer pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning while Spell remained outside. Spell has made national headlines since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic for defying public health safety rules. He continued to hold church services despite restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people, including a Palm Sunday gathering he has claimed exceeded 1,000 congregants. Since then, his standoffs with authorities have grown...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Salvation Army is launching its annual holiday donation campaign earlier than ever before in its 130-year history because of the increasing request for assistance. With everything else in the pandemic, that too will look different.The red kettle campaign started in San Francisco in 1891, will rely heavily on digital donations this year with only half as many of the iconic red kettles expected to be out at malls and storefronts.The Army is hoping the Bay Area will help lead the trend once again this time with digital donations.RELATED: Coronavirus employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area, new report predicts"Unfortunately, we have less locations to work from this year so we're hoping the digital...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Salvation Army is launching its annual holiday donation campaign earlier than ever before in its 130-year history because of the increasing request for assistance. With everything else in the pandemic, that too will look different.The red kettle campaign started in San Francisco in 1891, will rely heavily on digital donations this year with only half as many of the iconic red kettles expected to be out at malls and storefronts.The Army is hoping the Bay Area will help lead the trend once again this time with digital donations.RELATED: Coronavirus employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area, new report predicts"Unfortunately, we have less locations to work from this year so we're hoping the digital...
    President Trump was speaking at a rally in Ohio on Monday evening when he said the coronavirus "affects virtually nobody." On Tuesday, the U.S. reached the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. The United States has for many months had the highest number of infections and deaths in the world, with more than 6.8 million confirmed cases as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.  When he made the false claim about coronavirus, Mr. Trump was addressing a crowd at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio — one of two campaign stops that day in the battleground state. The president criticized how he thinks Joe Biden would handle the pandemic and impending vaccine if he were to be elected president, claiming Biden would...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping shrugged off responsibility for his country’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus, while insisting that a globalized future is inevitable during remarks Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. “No case should be missed, and no patient should be left untreated,” Xi said. “The spread of the virus must be contained. “Any attempt at politicizing the issue or stigmatization must be rejected.” Xi focused on moving forward, without a thought for how China handled the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan. In a Monday report first revealed by The Post, Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee detailed how Xi’s China tried to cover up the coronavirus by destroying evidence, silencing whistleblowers and dragging its...
    WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to “hold China accountable for their actions” in a speech to the world body’s General Assembly Tuesday. In a pre-recorded speech from the White House, Trump blamed the Chinese government for the global spread of COVID-19, which has now infected 31 million people worldwide and killed more than 965,000.  “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump said in his address. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization — which is virtually controlled by China — falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission.”   Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to...
    VIDEO7:0007:00Pres. Trump calls on world to 'hold China accountable' for Covid-19 pandemic during U.N. addressNews Videos NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on world leaders at the United Nations to "hold China accountable" for the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, a frequent critic of the U.N., slammed the Chinese government and the World Health Organization for the deadly virus and the social and economic fallout from the health crisis. "The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease," Trump said in a recorded speech from the White House. The WHO is a...
    Amanda Marcotte September 22, 2020 5:05PM (UTC) September has featured one scandal after another stemming from Donald Trump's belief that the best way to handle the coronavirus pandemic is to let a bunch of people get sick and die, and then deny that it's happening. First, journalist Bob Woodward started to releasing recordings in which Trump said he "wanted to always play it down" and admitted he had deliberately lied to the public about how serious this virus really is. Then, in a town hall for ABC News, Trump confessed that his real strategy was to let the virus run loose to create herd immunity — or rather "herd mentality" which would be "herd developed," to quote the president accurately — even though that would literally kill millions...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Since Gov. Gavin Newsom moved California away from the county watch list and onto the new color-coded tier system, many counties have been stuck in the "purple."MAP: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rulesHow a county is categorized depends on two numbers: the new daily coronavirus cases and the testing positivity rate (or the proportion of those tested who turn back a positive result). Here's how it breaks down: Widespread (purple): Counties with more than 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or higher than 8% positivity rate Substantial (red): 4 to 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or 5-8% positivity Moderate (orange): 1 to 3.9 daily new cases per 100,000 or 2-4.9%...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging Americans from participating in traditional trick-or-treating and indoor costume parties this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, if trick-or-treaters end up hitting the streets, they should not wear a costume mask as a replacement for their virus-related mask or in addition to one, the CDC said. Costume masks should only be worn if they have two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the person's face, the CDC said, adding that trick-or-treaters should consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask instead. IS HALLOWEEN STILL HAPPENING? NEARLY 25% PLAN TO TRICK OR TREAT DESPITE CITIES CLAMPING DOWN The federal agency issued its Halloween guidelines...
    By Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump used the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to attack China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the world body “must hold China accountable” for its actions related to the outbreak. By contrast, China’s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone in his pre-recorded virtual address to the General Assembly, calling for enhanced cooperation over the pandemic and stressing that China had no intention of fighting “either a Cold War or a hot one” with any other country. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies laid out their competing visions as relations have plunged to their worst level in decades against the backdrop of the...
    Senate Democrats have proposed a new coronavirus task force charged with investigating whether the Trump administration meddled with government health agencies responsible for handling the pandemic. “America will not defeat this virus if people do not have confidence that treatments, vaccines, and guidance are approved with only public health goals in mind,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. "That confidence has been shaken, but this bill is a first step to restoring it.” Schumer and 33 Senate Democrats have introduced the Science and Transparency Over Politics Act, which would create a task force to investigate instances in which they say politics interfered with government public health decisions. The group’s findings would be released to relevant congressional committees...
    Sweden has beaten coronavirus by refusing to shut the country down and achieving herd immunity, according to an expert.  The Scandinavian nation was the only country in Europe not to introduce strict lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic. But scientists believe that this may have helped it avoid a second wave of Covid-19 as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March - with just 28 infections per 100,000 people. This figure is less than half of the UK's own infection rate of 69 per 100,000 people. Sweden may have avoided second wave of coronavirus as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March - with just 28 infections per 100,000...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Distance learning is getting disappointing marks from some educators and from the Center for Education Reform, which found that many students are not getting the feedback and engagement they need.Having too many students at once on Google Meet or Zooming is robbing children of the opportunity to engage or get the proper feedback from teachers. That's what Karen Aronian an education expert found when analyzing remote classes at some public schools."We're seeing children who whether they are elevated in their learning or below in their learning and even midline, coming in way below with this type of offering." Aronian said.She says students are competing for the teacher's attention when school districts could have hired more staff...
    The novel coronavirus was apparently no match for a 102-year-old woman in New Hampshire. Mildred "Gerri" Schappals, who lives at The Huntington at Nashua, an assisted living facility, contracted COVID-19 in May but quickly recovered. "I was surprised," her daughter, Julia Schappals, told local news station WMUR. "But then again, I was not surprised that she survived. That's how she's been her entire life, and when we asked her about it she kind of poo-pooed it. 'Yeah, I was sick for a couple of days. It wasn't bad.'" This isn’t the first time Schappals has survived a pandemic. Born in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 18, 1918, Schappals contracted the Spanish flu at 11 months old, as did her mother and brother....
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday informed Congress that the economic recovery for people severely hurt by the pandemic would gain strength with another relief package. “It will go faster for those people if we have all of government working together,” he told the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. Powell would not weigh in on what should be included in that package. “The details of that are between Congress and the administration, not for the Fed to say,” he said. Powell appeared before the House committee with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said that the next package should be targeted at helping families and small businesses. ...
    Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. - ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images At least 200,000 Americans have been killed by the coronavirus, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The latest figures come amid intensifying pressure for the United States to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The number of Americans killed by the coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The figure marks yet another grim milestone in the months-long pandemic. The coronavirus continues to spread nationwide, with more than 6.8...
    The U.S. COVID-19 death toll hit 200,000 Tuesday, a grim measure of the pandemic that has held the country in its grip for half a year and profoundly altered its day-to-day life. The current coronavirus mortality rate in the U.S. is nowhere near what it was in April at the pandemic’s peak, when daily deaths would often surpass 2,000. By early July, the death toll had declined to a low of about 400. But as people resumed normal pre-pandemic activities throughout the summer, new cases and deaths rose, especially in Sun Belt states. By August, about 1,000 people were dying on average each day. The first reported U.S. death associated with COVID-19 took place on Feb. 6. By...
    The United States has surpassed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University, just six months after the first positive case was identified in a Washington traveler on January 21. Since the pandemic reached global attention in early March, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the nation, sickening millions and leaving countless patients hospitalized with life-threatening complications. The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus deaths and still has the most cases in the world, with over 6.8 million people sickened by the virus since January. There are more than 30.4 million cases worldwide and over 965,000 deaths. The lives lost were not affected at random. Because pre-existing conditions factor so heavily into virus outcomes, data continues to show...
    In a speech delivered remotely due to the pandemic, Trump warned the world to punish China for failing to contain the pandemic, which has killed about 200,000 Americans and nearly 1 million around the world. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump told the General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech from the White House. Trump claimed without evidence that the U.S. has succeeded in the fight against COVID-19 and predicted that 2021 would be the “best year ever.”
    Olivia Troye, a former White House aide who worked for Vice President Mike Pence’s office, is sounding off with more details about the Trump administration’s early knowledge about the severity of the coronavirus. Troye appeared on “The Today Show” on Tuesday where she discussed the weeks leading up to the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a global pandemic. Although Pence and President Donald Trump have repeatedly claimed they had no way of knowing how bad the pandemic could be, Troye suggests otherwise, reports The Hill. Troye —who was privy to many of the critical, pre-pandemic decisions that were made— confirmed that during a “late January” briefing, the Trump administration was told that the coronavirus was “going to be big.” “We...
    Jake Johnson September 22, 2020 6:29AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll was all but certain to hit 200,000 on Monday with the virus still taking the lives of nearly 1,000 Americans each day, President Donald Trump told Fox News that he would give himself a perfect grade for his handling of a pandemic that has infected more than 6.8 million people across the country, permanentlyeliminated millions of jobs, and destroyed countless livelihoods. "We're rounding the corner, with or without a vaccine," Trump claimed Monday morning, even as the virus continues to spread nationwide. "We've done a phenomenal job,...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE on Tuesday adopted a strong stance against China in recorded remarks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, blaming Beijing for the coronavirus that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans and almost 1 million globally. “As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China,” Trump said in a statement to the U.N. meeting that was filmed Monday from Washington.  “The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled...
    President Trump on Tuesday told the United Nations that it must hold China accountable for its failure to contain the coronavirus in the early days of the pandemic -- and declared the World Health Organization "controlled" by Beijing. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, separately calling the virus "The China Virus." The administration has long blamed Beijing for its botched handling of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, and has called on the international community to join in its own efforts to investigate China’s actions. “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump...
    [The stream is slated to start at 10:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are testifying Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee. Each will discuss his agency's response to the coronavirus pandemic and answer questions from the committee's lawmakers. Since March, the Fed and Treasury have introduced a litany of programs aimed at lending money to businesses struggling for liquidity as Americans stay at home. Their efforts include the Main Street Lending Program aimed at companies with fewer than 15,000 employees, the Paycheck Protection Program and direct stimulus checks to U.S. workers. In prepared remarks he will deliver in person to the...
    President Trump promised to hold China accountable for its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, setting off a chain of events that created a pandemic, in a confrontational speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Like other world leaders he did not appear in person, but recorded his address a day earlier at the White House. Even without an audience, he struck a belligerent tone as he lay out an America First vision all underwritten by Washington’s military might. His speech contained a list of accusations against Beijing, from allowing travelers to spread what he called the “China virus” around the world to polluting the oceans. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization – which is virtually controlled by...
    Former Vice President Pence aide Olivia Troye said Tuesday that White House officials knew the coronavirus pandemic “was going to be big” as early as January. “We certainly had a task force meeting and discussion where we had this conversation, that this was going to be big,” Troye told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “Late January we knew.” Asked by Mitchell how she reacted to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE’s repeated claims that the virus would “disappear,” Troye responded “It was frightening. When you're the president, words matter.” Troye also...
    Pictured in this video screen grab is a volunteer receiving a Russian-made polyvalent vector vaccine for COVID-19 as part of clinical trials at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.Sechenov Medical University Press Office | TASS | Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, a lot of hope is being placed on finding an effective and safe vaccine against Covid-19. That might be a mistake, according to Dale Fisher, professor of infectious diseases at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He told CNBC Tuesday that we should manage our expectations when it comes to finding a vaccine. "I would see the vaccine as only helping (the situation)," Fisher told CNBC's...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first guidance for celebrating holidays this year during the coronavirus pandemic. As the U.S. nears 200,000 deaths from the virus, the health agency said in a new post on its website that holidays "will likely need to be different this fall to prevent the spread" of COVID-19. "Avoid activities that are higher risk for spread," the CDC continued. "Consider fun alternatives that pose lower risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19." The CDC warned that many Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading the coronavirus and offered several safer ways to celebrate the holiday. The CDC discouraged traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume parties. Instead, opt for a virtual...
    Madrid residents were told to limit their movements 'to the maximum' today as police checkpoints returned and the army prepared to fight the coronavirus outbreak at the epicentre of Europe's second wave.   Health minister Salvador Illa urged people to avoid non-essential contact across the city - not just in the poorer areas where new restrictions took effect on Monday.  Madrid recorded nearly 12,000 new cases over the weekend and 144 people have died in the capital in the last week, a third of Spain's total.  Excess mortality in the city - seen by epidemiologists as the best way of comparing death statistics - reached 29 per cent in the first two weeks of September, compared to nine per cent in...
    London (CNN Business)The meteoric rise of Tesla's stock has been one of the market's top stories of 2020, highlighting a voracious appetite for high-growth companies that could benefit from a shift away from fossil fuels.But for Tesla (TSLA) to maintain its edge in the increasingly competitive world of electric vehicle production, it will need to keep innovating. Enter Battery Day.What's happening: CEO Elon Musk has teased major announcements that could be unveiled the company's flashy battery summit on Tuesday.Any changes to battery efficiency, the cost of production or Tesla's supply chain could be hugely significant for the company, given the importance of batteries in electric vehicle manufacturing and performance. "Batteries are the hearts and lungs of the Tesla story," Wedbush...
    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly dropped new guidance from its website about airborne transmission of the coronavirus yesterday, just days after publishing it.The agency said a draft version was posted in error, before it had gone through the normal review process, and reverted to its previous guidance, which does not mention airborne transmission. The back and forth by America's top health authority is confusing and worrying. Scientists have been calling for the risk of airborne transmission to be recognized by health authorities. Evidence shows the virus is primarily spread through droplets that come out of people's mouths and noses. Large droplets fall onto surfaces rapidly and can be picked up on fingers and carried to the...
    As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll was all but certain to hit 200,000 on Monday with the virus still taking the lives of nearly 1,000 Americans each day, President Donald Trump told Fox News that he would give himself a perfect grade for his handling of a pandemic that has infected more than 6.8 million people across the country, permanently eliminated millions of jobs, and destroyed countless livelihoods. “We’re rounding the corner, with or without a vaccine,” Trump claimed Monday morning, even as the virus continues to spread nationwide. “We’ve done a phenomenal job, not just a good job, a phenomenal job, other than public relations, but that’s because I have fake news.” “On public relations I give myself a ‘D.’ On the job itself, we take an...
    (CNN)Nearly 11 million people are under flash flood watches across the Texas and Louisiana coasts after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. CoronavirusJust days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance that the coronavirus could commonly spread through lingering droplets in the air and travel further than 6 feet. The agency abruptly removed that guidance yesterday, reverting to its previous statement that the virus spreads mainly from person to person. The CDC said the recent updates were posted in error and that it's...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours. With more than 5.5 million cases, India is behind only the United States in total number of confirmed infections. India's death toll from the virus is nearly 89,000. So far, nearly 76% of the new virus cases are concentrated in 10 states, with Maharashtra in central India accounting for almost a quarter of new infections on Monday. Daily new infections in India have been hovering around 90,000 for the past few days, but experts point out that testing still varies from state to state. And new surges have been detected in states that had...
    NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours. With more than 5.5 million cases, India is behind only the United States in total number of confirmed infections. India's death toll from the virus is nearly 89,000. So far, nearly 76% of the new virus cases are concentrated in 10 states, with Maharashtra in central India accounting for almost a quarter of new infections on Monday. Daily new infections in India have been hovering around 90,000 for the past few days, but experts point out that testing still varies from state to state. And new surges have been detected in states that had so far been left...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We could see a new standard to help determine when counties in California can reopen. It's called the "equity metric."Counties in California are placed in one of four colored-coded "community disease transmission" risk tiers.RELATED: Coronavirus employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area, new report predictsRight now, in order to determine how and when a county can reopen, California uses two primary indicators to determine how and when a county can reopen:1. Average number of COVID-19 cases per day2. Average percentage of positive test resultsCalifornia's Department of Public Health is still finalizing details, but a third metric, called the "equity metric," is in the works.VIDEO: Statistics show COVID-19's stunning impact on Bay Area after 6...
    11 Dividend-Paying Stocks You Should Think Twice About The Eight Best Trunk Organizers on Sale Right Now Hemingway bar, abandoned dog, blueberry trouble: News from around our 50 states Alabama Montgomery: By Sept. 14, six months and a day after the state confirmed its first case, 15,527 Alabamians had been hospitalized at one point with COVID-19, with 126,299 total cases confirmed, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The pandemic is nowhere near over, but after summer surges that stretched the capacity of both local and statewide health care facilities – and prompted additional statewide action to stanch case spread racing out of control – the state is seeing some relief. Hospitalization numbers in Montgomery County are at...
    As the national death toll from the coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000 people, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden cautioned that Americans must avoid “becoming numb to the toll that is taken.” The former vice president, speaking Monday at an aluminum manufacturing foundry in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin, once against blasted President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, saying “Trump panicked. The virus was too big for him.” TRYING TO EXPAND MAP, BIDEN LAUNCHES AD BLITZ IN TWO NEW BATTLEGROUNDS Biden also made a personal plea to voters who supported President Obama in 2012 but voted for Trump in 2016, saying he understands why they fled the Democratic Party and vowed if he’s elected, “you will be seen, heard and respected by...
    Most Catholics are concerned by anti-Catholic sentiments at protests and vandalism, a Monday poll found. The poll, conducted by RealClear Opinion Research and the Eternal Word Television Network, found that more than 80% of Catholics are worried about the acts of church vandalism that followed summer protests over racial issues. About 75% of Catholics are also worried by attacks on statues of Christopher Columbus and Father Junipero Serra, as well as calls for the removal of depictions of Jesus as a white man. The poll, which was chiefly intended to survey what has become one of the most coveted demographics for both the Biden and Trump campaigns, also found that the majority of Catholics rated President Trump's handling of...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) — A team of scientists at Colorado State University has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to continue development of a coronavirus vaccine candidate known as SolaVAX™. The money will support research at CSU’s Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) facility. Scientists there are working to produce strains of the coronavirus to be used in the vaccine. “The strategy uses UV light and riboflavin to create an inactivated virus, which stimulates a person’s immune system to fight the virus,” university officials stated. “The research team aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the SolaVAX process to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, to be used in a vaccine against the disease.” Alan Rudolph, CSU’s vice president for...
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    Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic's economic pain, though the S&P 500 had pared its losses by the end of the day.   The drops began in Asia as soon as trading opened for the week, and they accelerated in Europe on worries about the possibility of tougher restrictions there to stem rising coronavirus counts. In the U.S., stocks and Treasury yields weakened, while prices sank for oil and other commodities that a healthy economy would demand.   The S&P 500 fell 38.41 points, or 1.2%, to 3,281.06. It extends the index's losing streak to four days, its longest since stocks were selling off in February on recession worries. But a last-hour recovery...
    ABC7 brings you coverage of live events from public officials updating residents on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.Watch the live events above, and click here to watch Eyewitness News during regularly scheduled programming, listed below.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here.MONDAY'S LIVE SCHEDULE4 a.m.-7 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News11 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News12 p.m.: Gov. Gavin Newsom provides update on COVID-19, fires across the state1 p.m.: Los Angeles County officials give update on local COVID-19 impact, response3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News7 p.m.: Eyewitness News on KDOC - CLICK HERE TO WATCH11 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness NewsRELATED STORIES What SoCal tenants need to know about rent payments amid COVID-19 outbreak EMBED More News VideosCalifornia...
    First-year counselors at Yale University, older students that advise freshmen on campus, claim that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered their job responsibilities. Some even claim that the current situation on campus has made them feel unsafe. According to a report by the Yale Daily News, residential assistants at Yale University are complaining this week about the additional responsibilities imposed on them as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The university has also discussed reducing the pay of counselors that choose to leave campus by 12 percent. One first-year counselor graduating in 2021 said the ongoing pandemic has drastically changed the responsibilities of her job.  “I personally don’t feel safe on campus,” first-year counselor Grace Kang said. Administrators have acknowledged...
    Six of the US Women's National Team's 23 players — including Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle — have taken their talents overseas in the past two months. Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images / Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images Six of the US Women's National Team's 23 players have taken their talents overseas in the past two months. The mass exodus to European clubs signifies the importance of safe, competitive opportunities to play in the lead-up to next summer's Olympic games in Tokyo. While it is still unsafe for the USWNT to convene stateside, other countries' national teams have been practicing — and even competing in front of sell-out...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 reopened Monday after being closed for 27 weeks, the longest closure in the aquarium's 25-year history."It was quite difficult," President and CEO George Jacob said Monday morning. "As you know, we don't get any funding from the state or the city. And we have running overheads because of the live animals. And for a small aquarium to be shut for nearly seven months, it's very difficult to survive that. But we were fortunate to get some emergency funding. We also got some SBA loan. So combination of some of those factors allowed us to survive. And I hope that the worst is behind us."RELATED: South Bay 7-year-old...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office is walking back a comment she made on camera appearing to admit she violated San Francisco's months-long ban on indoor masses."Well, I have been to church in San Francisco recently and I did receive communion," said Pelosi on Friday."The church maybe holds 250 people. There were probably 12 people there. Here, there, there... very, very, very spaced. But that was it."The Catholic News Agency reports that Speaker Pelosi's office released a statement saying she "misspoke.""The Speaker misspoke. She has not been in San Francisco since September 5 due to ongoing talks around COVID-19 relief and appropriations," Pelosi's spokesperson Drew Hammill told CNA in a statement.RELATED: South Bay church moves services outdoors...
    Despite the devastation the pandemic has inflicted domestically and across the globe, so-called “coronavirus truthers” continue to insist that the COVID-19 is exaggerated and isn’t nearly as severe as the media says. And according to the Daily Beast, a popular pseudonymous truther known as “streiff” is actually William Crews — a staffer for Dr. Anthony Fauci and a public relations official at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Crews, according to the Beast’s Lachlan Markey, has been promoting coronavirus conspiracy theories on the right-wing website Red State. In June, streiff wrote, “I think we’re at the point where it is safe to say that the entire Wuhan virus scare was nothing more or less than a massive fraud...
    A forthcoming report from Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee claims it is likely the coronavirus pandemic “could have been prevented,” if China and the World Health Organization had been more forthcoming with information.  According to the New York Post, which obtained a copy of the committee’s audit ahead of its release, the report claims China wasn’t transparent enough about the virus. The Post reports that the 96-page document also calls for the resignation WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom over his “detrimental impact on the COVID-19 response.” “It is beyond doubt that the Chinese Communist Party actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York State recorded only one death Sunday to COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday, making it the lowest one-day death toll from the virus in the state since the start of the pandemic.Nationwide, ABC News reports there were increases in cases in 29 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico. There were also increases in the daily rate of positivity in 15 states and DC; increases in hospitalizations in 17 states, DC and Puerto Rico; and increases in daily deaths in 16 states and Puerto Rico.New cases in the U.S. peaked in late July and had been declining steadily ever since. However, after weeks of decline, new cases appear on the rise again across the...
    SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Nearly two-thirds of childcare operations in San Mateo County have temporarily closed or permanently shut down since March.It's the backbone of our economy: child care. Many parents unable to work from home, can't physically go back to work without it.Karen Haas Foletta is the Executive Director of Footsteps Child Care, a nonprofit providing childcare in nine locations across the Peninsula."We have a deficit and we're going to lose at least $500,000 for this year if things continue," said Foletta. "That was money that we've been saving for a long time."Foletta built Footsteps from the ground up 26 years ago. Now, she's fighting to keep it open.RELATED: Child care crisis: Hundreds of Bay Area centers...
    The coronavirus pandemic likely “could have been prevented” if the Chinese government acted more transparently and the World Health Organization wasn’t “complicit in the spread and normalization” of their propaganda during the outbreak’s early days, an audit from the House Foreign Affairs Committee reportedly says. The 96-page document authored by Republicans in the committee -- which the New York Post says it exclusively obtained Monday before its planned release -- also reportedly calls for the resignation of WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom over his “detrimental impact on the COVID-19 response.” “It is beyond doubt that the Chinese Communist Party actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world,” it said, according to the New York Post. Tucker: China lied to the world about CoronavirusTucker Carlson slams the partisans who...