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    LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (WLS) -- More than 50 fifth graders at Lake Bluff Elementary School taking part in in-person instruction have been sent home after at least two cases of COVID-19 were reported.Lake Bluff School District is suspending in-person instruction for all fifth graders at the school just weeks into the school year due to the cases. Students will learn remotely."We have been planning for this and preparing for this all summer. We have a solid plan and we are implementing our plan," said Dr. Lisa Leali, Lake Bluff School District 65 superintendent.Only some of the students were exposed to COVID-19, and will need to isolate at home and monitor for symptoms. District officials said the cases could be connected...
    A staff member at one of Long Island’s most highly acclaimed high schools was exposed to COVID-19 and forced the building to be temporarily closed. Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School was closed on Thursday, Sept. 24 to allow the school to contact trace and disinfect the building after a staffer tested positive. Related story - Three Long Island High Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Status Schools Superintendent Mary O’Meara said that the district was informed of the positive test late on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and contact tracing has begun.  The infected staffer will not be permitted back in the building for 10 days following a negative COVID-19 test. The late notification of the positive case forced students to transition...
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area's record-breaking streak of poor air quality could cost thousands of lives, according to a new calculation by Stanford researchers.Marshall Burke, an associate professor of earth system science at the university, looked at extensive research on the effects of wildfire pollutants in the air in connection to increase deaths in the elderly population. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10, he predicts at least 1,200 additional deaths and 4,800 ER visits in California due to the wildfire smoke."So, we're not measuring fatality rates in real-time, we're saying we know how much worse the air quality got, we know based on 20 years of Medicare data if you change the air quality that much, how...
    A new study of healthcare workers in Scotland suggests that adults who are around schoolchildren are less likely to contract the coronavirus. “Background Children are relatively protected from novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19),” the study’s abstract reads. “The reasons for this protection are not well understood but differences in the immune response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been implicated. If such differences are due to differential exposure to non-SARS-CoV-2 infectious agents, adults who are close contacts of children may partly share in this protection.” The study, published Tuesday on the pre-peer-review website medRxiv, observed 300,000 Scottish healthcare workers and determined that those living with young children ages 0-11 were significantly less likely to contract coronavirus and...
    A new study of healthcare workers in Scotland suggests that adults who are around schoolchildren are less likely to contract the coronavirus. “Background Children are relatively protected from novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19),” the study’s abstract reads. “The reasons for this protection are not well understood but differences in the immune response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been implicated. If such differences are due to differential exposure to non-SARS-CoV-2 infectious agents, adults who are close contacts of children may partly share in this protection.” The study, published Tuesday on the pre-peer-review website medRxiv, observed 300,000 Scottish healthcare workers and determined that those living with young children ages 0-11 were significantly less likely to contract coronavirus and...
    As more veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a contentious debate has taken shape over the data surrounding the effects of exposure to burn pits used to dispose of waste on overseas military bases. To date, more than 200,000 veterans have linked their chronic medical issues  -- including cancer and respiratory illnesses --  to the exposure of dangerous toxins released from burn pits. FORMER IRAQ POW JESSICA LYNCH ON WHAT HELPS HER THRIVE AFTER CAPTIVITY Matthew Betley, an author and former Marine who deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 described himself as a "supremely fit 35-year-old Marine captain" who began to develop symptoms of lung damage within a month of redeploying to the U.S. "I started getting sick ..." Betley told Dana Perino on...
    Luis Robayo/Getty Images Reuters is carrying an “exclusive” report on an unverified study that “suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19” which touts the potential that the mosquito-borne infection may be tied to combating the coronavirus. What could go wrong? In an environment in which President Donald Trump has previously hyped premature remedies to the coronavirus as varied as hydroxychloroquine and injections of household disinfectants, Reuters’ headline — Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19 — might be a bit of an oversell given the study’s fine print and the penchant of some to seize on any shred of hope for an easy way out of the pandemic. For example, the study has not been published...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – Hatfields at the Mountainlair on West Virginia University’s campus has temporarily closed due to a notice of COVID-19 exposure at the dining hall. Following the notice of exposure and closure, the university deep cleaned the space and is expecting it to be reopened by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. WVU is working with the Monongalia County Health Department in order to contact trace the exposure. This is the second dining facility on WVU’s campus that has closed this month due to coronavirus exposure. Earlier this month, Starbucks at The Market @ UPlace closed due to coronavirus exposure and reopened on September 18 following deep cleaning.
    The FBI is leading an investigation into a letter sent to the White House that was believed to contain the poison ricin. Initial information indicated the letter originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. "The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility," the FBI said in a statement. "At this time, there is no known threat to public safety." The RCMP, which is working with the FBI on the investigation, said the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope. This report indicated the presence of ricin.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Ricin is naturally...
    As more teachers test positive for COVID-19, city officials are refusing to disclose how many other school staffers have been quarantined because of exposure to those infected. The Department of Education said 61 employees have tested positive since starting work on Sept. 8, including 23 who reported to 21 school buildings and possibly infected others. Two buildings had two cases each. Fourteen other staffers tested positive before reporting to their schools. Officials would not say how many educators have been quarantined, but noted they are expected to work from home while isolated. Spokespersons for City Hall, the DOE and Department of Health would not say if any of the 61 infected teachers have called in sick or been hospitalized...
    As more teachers test positive for COVID-19, city officials are refusing to disclose how many other school staffers have been quarantined because of exposure to those infected. The Department of Education said 61 employees have tested positive since starting work on Sept. 8, including 23 who reported to 21 school buildings and possibly infected others. Two buildings had two cases each. Fourteen other staffers tested positive before reporting to their schools. Officials would not say how many educators have been quarantined, but noted they are expected to work from home while isolated. Spokespersons for City Hall, the DOE and Department of Health would not say if any of the 61 infected teachers have called in sick or been hospitalized with...
    According to a new study from the University of California, Irvine the rising levels of depression, stress and anxiety in the United States are directly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and exposure to media coverage of the virus. Published on September 18 in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, the groundbreaking report was authored by E. Alison Holman, Rebecca R. Thompson, Dana Rose Garfin and Roxane Cohen Silver. Using the NORC AmeriSpeak panel, the researchers surveyed more than 6,500 Americans in March and April 2020, when the novel coronavirus was spreading rapidly across the nation. This allowed the scientists to evaluate the effects of the pandemic in real time. Their findings established that secondary stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic —...
    If you are one of those who makes the most of your iPhone’s camera, you’re in luck. With the release of iOS 14 by Apple this past Tuesday, a good handful of improvements have landed on our devices, the camera being one of the sections that have come out the best. Today we review 10 new features that iOS 14 offers to the iPhone camera, which will surely improve the experience and use of the most popular camera in the world. 10- Improvements in camera agility As quoted by Apple, the new system update for its iPhone increases terminal firing speed by 90%, increasing the burst to 4 photos per second, and allowing the time between...
    A school district in Connecticut has switched to remote learning for Friday, Sept. 18 after possible student exposure to COVID-19. The move affects all classes at Litchfield Public Schools. "It came to our attention that several of our students, across multiple schools, attended a non-school event last weekend and had prolonged exposure with a positive COVID-19 case," Litchfield Superintendent Chris Leone said. "We have worked with Torrington Area Health District (TAHD) and initiated the isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing process. "Due to the complex nature of this case, the ongoing contact tracing, and with an extreme amount of caution, the entire Litchfield Public Schools will be on Remote Learning for Friday, Sept.18.  "The decision to change the learning phase is not...
    Telling the difference between early symptoms of coronavirus and those of smoke inhalation due to exposure during wildfires can be challenging, but it is imperative to recognize signs of both, experts caution. “It can be really difficult to differentiate between symptoms due to wildfire smoke exposure and early or mild COVID-19 infections, which is why if you are even a little concerned that new symptoms could indicate a COVID-19 infection you should definitely talk to a health care provider to help you determine if you should get tested," Dr. Stephanie Christenson, assistant professor division of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and sleep medicine, department of medicine University of California, San Francisco, told Fox News in an email. The overlap of coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak...
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will no longer be traveling with President Donald Trump on Thursday after learning that he was exposed to an individual who tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman for the senator announced. The exposure took place on Monday and Johnson has since tested negative, but will now quarantine until September 29."Sen. Johnson was informed today that he was exposed to someone on Monday who has tested positive for covid-19," Ben Voelkel, a spokesman for the senator, said in a statement on Thursday. "Sen. Johnson is experiencing no symptoms, but was tested late Wednesday because he was scheduled to travel with the President today. Sen. Johnson tested negative, but he has been placed in quarantine...
    Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s office announced Thursday the Senator will be self-quarantining until September 29 after a possible exposure to coronavirus. Johnson was scheduled to travel to Wisconsin with President Donald Trump on Thursday night to a rally but will no longer be accompanying the president, due to the possible exposure of coronavirus on Monday. Johnson’s office said he has been tested and that the results were negative. However, out of caution Johnson will self-quarantine. Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson won’t be traveling with Trump tonight or attending the campaign rally in Mosinee — @RonJohnsonWI learned today he was exposed to someone on Monday who has tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson will be self quarantine until Sept. 29, aide says. —...
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Garland Health Department has received notification of a laboratory confirmed case of rabies in a bat. The animal was captured near the 700 block of Maple Glen Drive on Thursday, Sept. 10. “We believe a human exposure occurred,” the city said in a news release Thursday. All parties have been notified by Texas Department of State Health Services and Garland Animal Services. This is the third laboratory confirmed case of rabies in an animal in Garland this year. Rabid Bat Tests Positive For Rabies After Coming In Contact With Plano Resident The rabies virus is relatively rare in North America and is occasionally found in wild or domesticated animals including, but not limited to dogs,...
    Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senator blocks Schumer resolution aimed at Biden probe as tensions run high The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Big 10 votes to resume football season GOP votes to authorize subpoenas, depositions in Obama-era probe MORE (R-Wis.) will be placed in quarantine after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus, his office announced on Thursday.  Johnson was told Thursday he had been exposed to an individual on Monday who tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson received a coronavirus test on Wednesday night because he had been expected to travel with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about...
    Smoke from the Bobcat and El Dorado fires continues to blanket Southern California, prompting the South Coast Air Quality Management District to issue its 10th straight day of air quality advisories. Some residents of Los Angeles County, growing weary of the thick, hazy air, say they’re at wit’s end. “You can barely see to the end of the block,” Pasadena resident Stewart Pajares said Wednesday. Pajares said he felt burning in his eyes and lungs, and when asked what concerned him most about the region’s poor air quality, he said, “breathing.” Onshore winds will likely begin moving smoke out of the South Coast air basin Wednesday afternoon, the South Coast AQMD said, but “modest smoke impacts” from Northern and...
    LOS ANGELES -- Heat exposure contributed to the deaths of at least three people in Los Angeles County during a record-breaking heat wave over the Labor Day weekend, according to the coroner's office.They each died Sunday, Sept. 6, when LA County hit its highest-ever temperature: 121 degrees (49.4 Celsius), recorded in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.All three people were believed to be homeless, underscoring the dangers unsheltered people face when temperatures spike, the newspaper said.Holland Harmond, a 60-year-old man, died at 3:30 p.m. on a sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles, according to the coroner. Holland died from heart disease, with heat exposure and chronic alcohol abuse as contributing factors, records show.A man in his 70s whose name...
    Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorization of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been criticized for neglecting the issues of some veterans, including those affected by toxic fumes inhaled during deployments. Veterans advocates have launched a campaign to raise both awareness and aid for those millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pit fumes while deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. While the department acknowledges little tracking has been done to provide a true analysis of the poisons in the air, it has insisted that individuals must prove a connection between...
    For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been criticized for neglecting the issues of some veterans, including those affected by toxic fumes inhaled during deployments. Veterans advocates have launched a campaign to raise both awareness and aid for those millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pit fumes while deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. While the department acknowledges little tracking has been done to provide a true analysis of the poisons in the air, it has insisted that individuals must prove a connection between rare diseases and the fumes inhaled, the Military Times reported. Former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joined advocates on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Congress to pass a bill, sponsored by New York Sen. Kirsten...
    The 25 best episodes of Parks and Recreation 3 Tax Facts Every Social Security Retiree Must Know Conor McGregor reacted angrily to an allegation of indecent exposure, saying people are trying to set him up: The truth will always set me free © Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor has reacted angrily to an allegation of indecent exposure. McGregor was reportedly taken into police custody in Corsica after a September 10 complaint accused him of "attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition." Through a legal spokesperson at the time, he denied any wrongdoing. "I will not allow these people to just accuse me and then...
    Conor McGregor. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor has reacted angrily to an allegation of indecent exposure. McGregor was reportedly taken into police custody in Corsica after a September 10 complaint accused him of "attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition." Through a legal spokesperson at the time, he denied any wrongdoing. "I will not allow these people to just accuse me and then disappear into the dark to attempt to ruin someone [sic] else life," McGregor said in a private Facebook post. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Conor McGregor reacted angrily to an allegation of "indecent exposure" last week in France, saying Tuesday that "the truth will always set me free." McGregor...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heat exposure contributed to the deaths of at least three people in Los Angeles County during a record-breaking heat wave over the Labor Day weekend, according to the coroner's office. They each died Sunday, Sept. 6, when LA County hit its highest-ever temperature: 121 degrees (49.4 Celsius), recorded in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. All three people were believed to be homeless, underscoring the dangers unsheltered people face when temperatures spike, the newspaper said. Holland Harmond, a 60-year-old man, died at 3:30 p.m. on a sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles, according to the coroner. Holland died from heart disease, with heat exposure and chronic alcohol abuse as contributing factors, records show. A man...
    Heat exposure contributed to the deaths of at least three people who perished in Los Angeles County as a heat wave broiled the region over the Labor Day weekend, according to the county coroner. All three people were believed to be unsheltered, underscoring the dangers homeless people face when temperatures soar. They died the same day, Sept. 6, when Los Angeles County recorded its highest-ever temperature: 121 degrees Fahrenheit, registered at a weather station in Woodland Hills. Holland Harmond, a 60-year-old man, died at 3:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 600 block of San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles, according to the medical examiner-coroner’s office. Holland died from heart disease, with heat exposure and chronic alcohol abuse as...
    If you’ve sealed yourself inside your house over the past week because of the Bay Area’s unhealthy, smoke-filled air, you’re in for a respite this week. An offshore weather system moved in earlier than expected early Tuesday morning, diluting the smoke from wildfires raging throughout California and bringing in cleaner air for much of the Bay Area. The Air Quality Index showed “good” or “moderate”-quality air had settled in different parts of the Bay Area, though with pockets of “unhealthy for sensitive groups” air showing up in San Jose, Gilroy, Pleasanton and Livermore. Air quality will continue to fluctuate through Friday, but officials are hopeful that a strong weather system “will clean things out” this week and allow the Bay...
    Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg acknowledges failure to take down Kenosha military group despite warnings | Election officials push back against concerns over mail-in voting, drop boxes Bipartisan senators call for investigation of popular fertility app Analysis finds record high number of woman versus woman congressional races MORE (R-W.Va.) said on Tuesday that she will quarantine after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus. “I learned recently that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. While the test result has not come back yet, I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution,” Capito said...
    Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is lobbying Congress on behalf of veterans whose health has been harmed by exposure to burn pits, hoping for similar success to his efforts on behalf of 9/11 first responders. "The parallels are incredible. I'd say the only difference between what happened with the 9/11 community and what's happening with the veteran community is the 9/11 community was injured by toxic exposure from an enemy attack," Stewart told Fox News. In contrast, he said "the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have been injured by the United States." "We did this to ourselves. The smoke, the toxins, those pits were dug by contractors hired by the [Department of Defense]. They knew about it," he said. "Their...
    SAN FRANCISCO  — Five law enforcement and a tow truck driver hospitalized after possible fentanyl exposure on the Golden Gate Bridge have been released from the hospital, an official said Monday. Four California Highway Patrol officers, a Golden Gate Bridge patrol officer and a bridge tow truck driver were exposed to a chemical substance believed to be fentanyl while attempting to aid the driver of a car who stopped Sunday on the San Francisco bridge, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay. All six were transported to Marin General Hospital for exposure to the substance. The first officer that came in contact with the unconscious driver was convulsing and vomiting on the ground. The others were treated for nausea, vomiting, dizziness, vision...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five law enforcement and a tow truck driver hospitalized after possible fentanyl exposure on the Golden Gate Bridge have been released from the hospital, an official said Monday. Four California Highway Patrol officers, a Golden Gate Bridge patrol officer and a bridge tow truck driver were exposed to a chemical substance believed to be fentanyl while attempting to aid the driver of a car who stopped Sunday on the San Francisco bridge, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay. All six were transported to Marin General Hospital for exposure to the substance. The first officer that came in contact with the unconscious driver was convulsing and vomiting on the ground. The others were treated for nausea, vomiting, dizziness,...
    KRUM, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Krum ISD officials have cancelled all football events until Monday, September 28 due to possible COVID-19 exposure to football players and coaches. Krum High School homecoming, which was scheduled for Friday, September 25 has been rescheduled for Friday, October 9. “After very careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all football events until September 28, 2020 due to the possible exposure of our football team and coaching staff to COVID-19,” the school district said in a statement on its website Monday. All Krum Middle School after school events, including athletics, are also canceled during this time. “Please know that this decision was not made lightly, but we feel it is necessary in order...
    Children transmit coronavirus to their family members following exposure at child care facilities, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday. The study looked at data collected from contact tracing during outbreaks of COVID-19 infections in three Salt Lake City, Utah, child care facilities between April and July. “Twelve children acquired COVID-19 in child care facilities," the CDC report stated in its findings. The report followed the cases and found that the 12 children who contracted COVID-19 at the facilities transmitted the virus to at least a dozen of the 46 parents or siblings they came in contact with at home. According to the report, one child was only 8 months old and infected both parents, challenging beliefs that those under 10 years of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Health officials warned San Francisco residents to limit their time outdoors early Monday as a layer of extremely unhealthy air generated by smoke from the wildfires burning across California and the West Coast remained draped overhead. In an alert, officials said the air quality had dipped into the purple level meaning “active youth/adults/people with heart or lung diseases should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion. Everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.” It wasn’t just the fires that were causing the drop in air quality. There also was a high pressure system stalled over the region, calming the high altitude winds that normally clear some the smoke for the area. The Air Quality Index levels were...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two patrol officers along with a tow truck driver and a DUI suspect were taken to the hospital Sunday after being exposed to a chemical believed to be the opioid fentanyl inside a car that crashed exiting the Golden Gate Bridge. The incident began shortly before noon when the CHP received a call about a car swerving in northbound lanes and colliding with the lane barrier. CHP and Golden Gate Bridge patrol officers responded to find the vehicle had crashed on the Alexander Ave. offramp in Marin County. An officer gained access to the vehicle and found the driver unconscious. While attempting to set the parking brake the officer was overcome by chemical fumes...
    Conor McGregor is waiting for the results of ‘key physical tests’ and ‘the examination of film evidence’ before learning whether he will be re-arrested over alleged sexual assault and indecent exposure. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star was taken into police custody on the French holiday island of Corsica last Friday following a complaint from a young woman. She has claimed the 32-year-old Irishman assaulted her and showed off his manhood following a heavy drinking session in the upmarket port town of Calvi on September 6. McGregor was released on Saturday without charge, but the criminal case is still active and he could be summoned before a magistrate later this week. Conor McGregor (pictured left and right in...
    Conor McGregor. Photo by AP Photo/John Locher Conor McGregor arrested in Corsica on suspicion of indecent exposure but the fighter denies any wrongdoing. "Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct," a representative of his said Saturday. Reports in France say McGregor was taken into police custody. A September 10 complaint accused the former champion MMA fighter of "attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition," a Bastia prosecutor told AFP Sport. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Conor McGregor was arrested in Corsica on suspicion of indecent exposure, but he denies any wrongdoing. "Conor Mcgregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct," a representative for the MMA fighter told TMZ Sports. On Saturday, a local court told AFP Sport that the...
    (CNN)Wildfires have broken out across the United States on an unprecedented scale, with 77 large complexes of fires engulfing 3 million acres in a matter of weeks.While the fires themselves only cover a small portion of California, Oregon and Washington, at least 24 people have died as of September 11. And the smoke they are producing is creating a widespread health problem.Satellite images show smoke covering much of the Pacific coastline, with major cities there seeing very high Air Quality Index numbers, indicating unhealthy air. That's a problem for the elderly and young children, as well as those with asthma and Covid-19 or other breathing conditions."The weather and geography in the Bay Area and valleys of California can also trap...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I’m 82 years old and afraid of getting a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available. What should I do? – Janice I know there has been a lot of confusion about when a COVID vaccine will be available to the public and whether one will be released prematurely as a result of political forces at work. I can assure you that those of us who follow the science will not recommend a COVID vaccine...
    Drug store chain CVS is reassuring consumers that the company’s policy does not prohibit local pharmacy employees from notifying customers if their prescription was filled by an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The public statements followed a slew of negative publicity after a CVS district leader in Georgia told employees to not only remove prescriptions from shelves if the script had been filled by someone who tested positive for coronavirus, but also not to notify customers who had already picked up their prescriptions and may be affected. An email from a CVS pharmacy technician in Georgia leaked the internal correspondence and it was first reported by Business Insider...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Some students at Joliet Catholic have tested positive for COVID-19, and parents say they got a voicemail message from the school Friday night saying in-person learning is over for at least a week. The school sent out an email that does not specify where the students contracted the novel coronavirus, but it does tell families they are contact tracing. CBS 2’s Steven Graves spoke with two parents who got a call about potential exposure. Both have children who are football players. They are worried it might be connected to the team. CBS 2 tried reaching out to the school for more information to no avail. In the email there is no mention of exactly how many students were...
    DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Chester County health officials have reported an outbreak of COVID-19 within a Downingtown-based high school cheerleading team. Although the Chester County Health Department has not identified the school, Eyewitness News obtained a letter sent by the principal of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown to all parents and guardians. In the letter, he says five Bishop Shanahan cheerleaders and one field hockey player tested positive for the virus. The health department explains how contact tracing identified even more potential cases. “One of the cheerleaders had also been in a gymnastics organization in which there was potential for exposure of up to another 60 individuals,” Chester County Health Department Director Jeanne Casmer said. “It’s still an active...
    An alert has been issued for COVID-19 exposure for students who attended a ceremony at a church in Westchester. On Friday, Aug. 28 a priest from Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville tested COVID positive. "Unfortunately, that priest distributed communion to several of our students who were present for a First Holy Communion Ceremony," Mount Pleasant Superintendent of Schools Kurtis M. Kotes said in an email to the community. "I have been in contact with the Westchester County Department of Health, Carl Fulgenzi, Supervisor for the Town of Mount Pleasant, and the superintendent of schools for both the Pleasantville and Valhalla School District to discuss the proper steps for this situation." The Westchester County Department of Health is directing that anyone who...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – The Starbucks at the Market @ UPlace on West Virginia University’s campus has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 exposure. The University was notified of the exposure and immediately implemented its safety protocols, including deep cleaning of the store. They are also working with the Monongalia County Health Department for contact tracing. “We know that we’ll identify additional positive cases as we work to perform targeted testing of certain high-risk groups on campus,” said Dr. Carmen Burrell, medical director of Urgent Care and Student Health Services. “However, the rate and spread of infection can be minimized if individuals will quarantine until test results are received, wear a mask and stay physically...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will continue to dodge interviews and avoid press conferences with the assistance of the mainstream media, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told "Outnumbered Overtime" Tuesday. JOE CONCHA: BIDEN LOOKS 'WEAK' BY NOT TALKING TO MEDIA "I think we have to have some understanding for Joe Biden and everything he’s going through," Fleischer said sarcastically. "He is tired, he flew somewhere yesterday and then he gave a speech. It was only about a 20-minute speech, [but] I think you have to cut the guy a break and not think that he should take questions or that he should campaign today. "That’s an exhausting schedule, to fly somewhere for 20 minutes and read a teleprompter." VideoThe former vice president delivered a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Monday, but refused to take questions from...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland is teaming up with Apple and Google on a program that will help let people know if they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus. During a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland will be one of the first states in the country to use  Exposure Notifications Express. Apple describes the program, which is built into iOS 13.7 and later, as app-less functionality that will allow states to let people know by text, email or phone if they test positive for COVID-19. People can then submit their data to a database, which will then allow other devices to detect whether they’ve come into contact who tested positive. The program requires states to opt in, which...
    Apple and Google are launching a new auto-generated software framework to help states deploy their own contact tracing apps. Developed as an extension of the earlier exposure notification framework, the new system allows public health authorities to avoid the broader development work of launching a standalone app, simply configuring the basic framework to their state’s needs. Existing applications won’t be affected by the new framework, and adopting the framework won’t prevent states from launching more involved apps in the future. “As the next step in our work with public health authorities on Exposure Notifications, we are making it easier and faster for them to use the Exposure Notifications System without the need for them to build and maintain an app,”...
    The Duke of Cambridge has been blasted by animal right's activists for exposing his son Prince George to 'causal killing' on a grouse shoot.  Prince William, 38, took his son, seven, along to the hunt while on a family holiday in Scotland last weekend, where he watched his father and other senior royals spend the morning killing birds in Corgarff, a short drive from Balmoral.  It is not the first time that the young prince has watched a shooting party from the sidelines and George, the third in line to the throne, will very much be brought up in the country sports tradition that the royals enjoy.  However, animal rights group PETA have criticised this move, claiming that a child witnessing...
    What does a travel writer do during a pandemic, other than fantasize about the exotic trips he can’t take? If you are fortunate enough to have a friend with a boat, you join him in a COVID-free “bubble” and cruise down the California coast.  My friend Charlie lives in Los Angeles, as do I. His boat — a Tollycraft 44 CP named “Allegro” — was docked in a marina in San Rafael, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay. Since the boat wasn’t doing him any good in Northern California during the pandemic, he decided to move it closer to home, to the Ventura, Calif. marina an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles. Needing a crew to help, he hired Chris,...
    Men should think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night, warn scientists. They found greater exposure to light-emitting devices in the evening and after bedtime is linked with poor sperm quality. Sperm concentration and their ability to 'swim' were all lower in men who used their phones and tablets at night. Men should think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night, warn scientists (file image) Study leader Dr Amit Green, of the Sleep and Fatigue Institute at the Assuta Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, said: 'Smartphone and tablet use in the evening and after bedtime was correlated with decline in sperm quality. 'Furthermore, smartphone use in the evening, tablet use after bedtime and television use in...
    Apple’s next iPhone update could let users receive coronavirus exposure notifications without having to download a third-party app. The beta version of iOS 13.7 was released to developers, showing the ability to turn on the alarms in 'Settings.' Exposure notifications apparently uses a smartphone’s Bluetooth to notify users when they come in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the deadly virus. However, Apple reveals in the update that certain functions may not be rolled out because ‘system availability depends on support from your local public health authority.’ Scroll down for video  Apple’s next iPhone update could let users receive coronavirus exposure notifications without having to download a third-party app. Users will be able to turn the...
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Westminster College says about 100 of their students have been asked to quarantine due to potential exposure to coronavirus. Many of the students have returned home, but others are quarantining on campus. They will be allowed to return to activities and classes on Friday, Sept. 11, unless they development symptoms in the meantime that would require testing. The college says in a statement, “This quarantine measure does not indicate a campus outbreak, but is an intentional effort to mitigate such an occurrence.” Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.
    Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that those who come in close contact with someone with the coronavirus for more than 15 minutes could spread the virus regardless of whether either party wears a mask. “Wondering what @cdcgov really thinks about masks? Their guidance on quarantining after exposure to someone with #covid explicitly states whether the infected OR exposed person wore masks doesn’t matter,” former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson tweeted Sunday. “My mask protects no one. So does yours. Thanks for clearing that up, CDC!” he added, accompanied by screenshots of the CDC’s guidelines. Wondering what @cdcgov really thinks about masks? Their guidance on quarantining after exposure to someone with #covid...
    CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says teachers are 'critical workers' who may need to continue showing up to schools even after possible exposure to COVID-19.  In a telebriefing on Friday, Redfield praised the profession and stressed the importance of educators as classrooms across the country reopen for in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.  'I would just underscore how important our teachers are. I mean, their vocation is extremely important,' the top doctor stated.  He added: 'You know they didn't need to be formally recognized as critical infrastructure workers, because I think we all know they are.' Schools in several states have already been forced to close just days into the 2020-2021 academic year after students and faculty tested positive to...
    What do you do if you really want schools open in person but it’s going to be impossible to keep staffing them if teachers have to quarantine every time they’re exposed to COVID-19? If you’re Donald Trump, you certainly don’t reassess the push to have schools open in person. No, you declare that teachers shouldn't quarantine after COVID-19 exposure. Trump administration guidance classifies teachers as “critical infrastructure workers,” which means they can be kept on the job despite direct coronavirus exposure “provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.” When you consider that a few weeks into the school year Mississippi had 589 teachers in quarantine, this could really get the open-at-all-costs crowd out of a...
    (CNN) — The more children are exposed to pollution, the greater the risk they will develop their first case of asthma, a large study has found. The study, published in the BMJ on Wednesday, adds to the growing evidence that exposure to air pollution influences the development of chronic breathing problems. Pollution linked to first time asthma Doctors have long known that even brief exposure to air pollution can make asthma worse, but less is known about whether pollution raises the risk that children will develop asthma in the first place. Researchers looked at data from nearly 780,000 Danish children born from 1997 to 2014. They followed up with the records to see if any of the children develop persistent wheezing...
    (CNN)The more children are exposed to pollution, the greater the risk they will develop their first case of asthma, a large study has found.The study, published in the BMJ on Wednesday, adds to the growing evidence that exposure to air pollution influences the development of chronic breathing problems. Pollution linked to first time asthmaDoctors have long known that even brief exposure to air pollution can make asthma worse, but less is known about whether pollution raises the risk that children will develop asthma in the first place.Can the AC filter in your home, office or local mall protect you from Covid-19? Researchers looked at data from nearly 780,000 Danish children born from 1997 to 2014. They followed up with the...
    By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of air pollution may increase young children's risk of developing asthma and persistent wheezing, researchers warn. The findings "support emerging evidence that exposure to air pollution might influence the development of asthma," according to a report by Torben Sigsgaard, of Aarhus University in Denmark, and colleagues. For the new study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 797,000 Danish children who were born between 1997 and 2014 and followed from ages 1 year up to 15 years of age. Nearly 123,000 of the children developed asthma or persistent wheezing, just before age 2 on average. The researchers then checked data on air pollution levels at...
    (CNN) — Look into your pantry — have you packed it with canned foods since the start of the pandemic? Or are you a receipt hoarder — who keeps all your paper sales receipts for taxes or refunds? Neither of those habits are probably a great idea, experts say, if you want to avoid toxic chemicals linked to a variety of health disorders in children and adults. Metal food and beverage cans are lined with an epoxy resin coating made from a family of chemicals called bisphenols. That group includes the infamous bisphenol A that was used to create baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula containers until frightened parents boycotted those products a decade ago. The chemical compound BPA is...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A 31-year-old man was charged on Monday with exposing himself to a girl at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Elihu Jonathan Rodriguez was identified as the suspect and already had a felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction and a misdemeanor count of child annoyance. Rodriguez was accused of exposing himself to a girl at about 5:25 p.m. on Thursday as she walking at the park near Euclid Street and Edinger Avenue, according to Fountain Valley police. Rodriguez was previously convicted in March 2017 of five counts of indecent exposure and peeking into an inhabited building. He was sentenced to 198 days in jail March 6, 2017, and placed on three years of...
    (CNN) — As triple-digit heat tests the limits of California’s electrical grid to keep millions of people cool, it is clear the effects of human-caused global warming are already here. But the extreme heat baking the Western US is a mere preview of what could be coming: A new study finds that in the future, the heat risk facing the country’s biggest cities could be far greater than previously thought. Without cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, major US cities could see roughly between 13 and 30 times more population-adjusted exposure to extreme heat by 2100 as compared to the beginning of this century, the study found. The study was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...
    A BOY who was believed to have died from heat exposure in a hot vehicle was actually murdered, police said. Alabama authorities said preliminary autopsy reports showed Kaiden Garner, 3, died from blunt force trauma. 3Alabama police are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy who they initially believed died in a hot carCredit: Facebook/Lesley Garner Kaiden Garner died last Wednesday in Florence, Alabama - a medium-sized city located about 120 miles south of Nashville. Florence Police Department officers responded to the North Alabama Medical Center at around noon on August 12 regarding the death of the 3-year-old boy. "When the child was taken to North Alabama Medical Center, it was falsely reported the boy died from heat exposure",...
    (CNN)As triple-digit heat tests the limits of California's electrical grid to keep millions of people cool, it is clear the effects of human-caused global warming are already here. Dozens of heat records set to be broken this week as Western heat wave continuesBut the extreme heat baking the Western US is a mere preview of what could be coming: A new study finds that in the future, the heat risk facing the country's biggest cities could be far greater than previously thought.Without cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, major US cities could see roughly between 13 and 30 times more population-adjusted exposure to extreme heat by 2100 as compared to the beginning of this century, the study found. The study...
    (CNN) — Look into your pantry — have you packed it with canned foods since the start of the pandemic? Or are you a receipt hoarder — who keeps all your paper sales receipts for taxes or refunds? Neither of those habits are probably a great idea, experts say, if you want to avoid toxic chemicals linked to a variety of health disorders in children and adults. Metal food and beverage cans are lined with an epoxy resin coating made from a family of chemicals called bisphenols. That group includes the infamous bisphenol A that was used to create baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula containers until frightened parents boycotted those products a decade ago. The chemical compound BPA...
    (CNN)Look into your pantry -- have you packed it with canned foods since the start of the pandemic? Or are you a receipt hoarder -- who keeps all your paper sales receipts for taxes or refunds?Toxic chemicals may be in fast food wrappers and take-out containers, report saysNeither of those habits are probably a great idea, experts say, if you want to avoid toxic chemicals linked to a variety of health disorders in children and adults.Metal food and beverage cans are lined with an epoxy resin coating made from a family of chemicals called bisphenols. That group includes the infamous bisphenol A that was used to create baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula containers until frightened parents boycotted those...
    ELIZABETH BOROUGH (KDKA) — Officials said on Friday that they are planning on reopening Elizabeth Police Department on August 21. The department originally shut down after its officers were exposed to the Coronavirus. All the affected officers are reportedly doing well and are recovering. Three officers tested positive and a fourth was showing symptoms on August 11. Out of an abundance of caution, seven officers went into quarantine. RELATED: Elizabeth Borough Police Dept. Shuts Down After 3 Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus “I want to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts during this hard time,” said Chief William H. Sombo. “All the Officers have expressed their eagerness to come back to work to serve...
    STATE COLLEGE, Penn. -- Penn State is facing backlash after asking its nearly 100,000 students to sign what critics are calling a liability agreement as the university prepares for its fall semester during the COVID-19 pandemic."I assume any and all risk of exposure to COVID-19 that may result from attending Penn State, and I acknowledge that exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability or death," the document read, in part.The agreement, titled, "The Penn State COVID-19 Compact," warned that students may face disciplinary action if they do not follow public safety measures, like participating in contact tracing, mask-wearing and social distancing.It follows with a statement that students "must acknowledge that [they] understand what it says," which...
    A family practitioner in Georgia died of COVID-19 after risking exposure to help a sickly cancer patient to their car.       Dr. John D. Marshall Jr. spent 111 days on a ventilator while being treated for the novel coronavirus at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.  But on Wednesday, the 74-year-old became the first practicing Georgia physician to be killed by COVID-19.   'He served up until the time he could not,' Charles 'Yahvo' Marshall, the physician's brother, told Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Marshall, of Americus, had been a devoted and beloved family-physician of three decades when he contracted the virus.  Dr. John D. Marshall Jr (pictured) , of Americus, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday after contracting the virus in March  After completing an...
    SAN ANTONIO – Amid increased health risks, families in which students are under their grandparents' care face a difficult decision as the new school year begins -- sending them back to school and risk possible COVID-19 infection or keeping them at home to learn virtually. Mercedes Bristol has chosen to keep her grandchildren at home during the school year. “At our age, you know, we’re very susceptible to any kind of virus, and so, I don’t know how the schools are going to manage the virus at this point,” Bristol said. Bristol, executive director of the nonprofit Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, has been taking care of her five grandchildren for nine years. After taking custody of her grandkids, she created the...
    Angelina Jolie has called for improved training for teachers as she outlined how children are facing 'increased exposure to life-changing violence' while isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic, placing their lives at risk.  In an op-ed published Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times, the 44-year-old actress and activist noted that there was a drastic decrease in the number of child abuse cases reported during April and May as result of school closures.   She add that a continued lack of action on 'preventable violence' could lead to 'frightening implications' for the safety of American children and their physical and mental health.  The humanitarian claimed that violence against children in the U.S. had been normalized to a scale that it wasn't considered...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail After a pilot test, on the Canary island of La Gomera, which began on June 29 and several weeks of development, it is now available the mobile application «Radar COVID», designed and directed by the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain. This application, promoted by the Government, has the main objective of detect possible infections by coronavirus. In this way, it stores information on the contacts of those who have decided to install and activate it on their mobiles and te indicates the level of exposure to which the user has been exposed, as well as what to do according to this level. At the beginning of the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I have not hugged my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson since February. I am 66 and my husband is 81. When will it be safe to do so?” -Nancy  There is always a risk hugging family members that you don’t live with. But now that testing is more widely available, perhaps you and your family could get tested so that if you really need to spend time together, you can feel more comfortable doing so....
    President Donald Trump has been aggressively calling for public schools to reopen in the fall or late summer, and in Georgia, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been joining him in that position. But the school district in Cherokee County, which is in the northern part of Georgia, has asked hundreds of students to quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposure — and that order, according to Newsweek’s Katherine Fung, came only six days after Cherokee County schools reopened. Fung reports that in addition to ordering 826 students to quarantine, the Cherokee County School District has ordered 42 teachers to do the same. Cherokee County schools reportedly reopened without a mask mandate for students, although staff have been required to wear masks...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The coronavirus is showing no signs of going anywhere but more people are being called back to the workplace. So how do you return safely and responsibly? Experts tell KDKA it’s all about transparency. “A lot of people are really afraid to voice how they feel about it,” said Sandra Mervosh, the program coordinator of human resources at Point Park University. The conversation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may be awkward to have, but according to experts, dialogue about the virus must be open between employers and employees. “If you’re not aware of your company’s policies and procedures, ask,” said Mervosh. As Mervosh explains, in some cases, employers have teams of people or online platforms where workers can...
    Harvey Weinstein is fearing for his life. The convicted sex offender doesn't want to begin his second sex crimes trial in Los Angeles due to the surging numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The district attorney in Los Angeles wants Weinstein brought to LA but his lawyer, Norman Effman, told TMZ the former movie producer is going to fight the demand. HARVEY WEINSTEIN: JUDGE REJECTS $19 MILLION PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT CALLING IT ‘PHONY’ Effman told the outlet that Weinstein believes his health is at risk if he spends time in jail in LA. He's already currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York. While at the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, Weinstein tested positive for coronavirus in March and recovered. Wende has...
    KELLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – New details have emerged after it was learned Friday that there was a possible COVID-19 exposure at Keller ISD’s special board meeting on Monday, Aug. 3. The meeting was to discuss the prevention of the virus in schools, and now, less than a week later, those in attendance are being asked to quarantine themselves after one speaker tested positive. But one North Texas parent is saying it could have been prevented. John Sempeles was one of dozens of speakers at the special board meeting. He said it was his only option if he wanted to be heard. “They had this session to hear people’s concerns, but they did not let them provide them electronically. Which I...
    Virginia is using federal coronavirus relief funding to launch a phone application that allows users to track whether they have interacted with people who have contracted COVID-19, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. The COVIDWISE application cost $229,000 to develop and launch and about $29,000 monthly to operate. The state also will run a marketing campaign to spread awareness of the app by purchasing internet, TV, print and talk radio advertisements. The Northam administration did not immediately respond to a request from The Center Square about how much money would be spent on the advertisements and where that money would come from. A person who downloads the application and enables bluetooth for the app will allow it to keep...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading faster than public health officials can track it, California could become one of the first states to mandate that businesses notify workers and state officials any time an employee has been exposed to the disease. A bill moving through the state’s Democratic-controlled state Legislature would require companies to notify people no later than 24 hours after they knew or should have known about an employee’s exposure to the virus. Violators could be charged with a crime and fined $10,000. California law already requires companies to report deaths and serious incidents that occur in the workplace, but it’s only recommended that they report infections, according to Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, a Democrat from Grand...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- As more people head back to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have questions about coronavirus and the workplace.ABC7 spoke with a labor attorney to see what laws are in place when it comes to virus disclosure."There are no laws that specifically mandate an employer to advise their employee that someone has tested positive or that they've been exposed," said labor attorney Angela Reddock-Wright. "It's not mandated, but it's definitely advisable."Different agencies, like Cal/OSHA, CDC and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, advise that employers notify their employees if someone tests positive in the workplace without disclosing the infected employee's identity."The guidance right now is that employers should let employees know that someone...
    If we go to the Flickr photography website we will see how the iPhone is indisputably the most widely used camera among its users to capture incredible images. For its part, Apple strives that each generation has a good dose of improvements in the photographic system of their iPhone, this being always one of the reasons that justify updating the device year after year by its users. In order to get the most out of your camera though, first you have to learn to control it like a professional. The guide we bring today is a compilation of everything there is to know to get the most out of the iPhone camera. Shall we start? Launch the Camera app Possibly...
    NEW YORK -- As back-to-school season approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking worries of possible teacher shortages for the new school year.Already, most school districts around the country have teacher shortages, and educators in areas with widespread coronavirus transmission may refuse to return to in-person learning due to personal health, age or family concerns.Choir teacher Megan Eyden has two kids of her own, one with asthma, and the other has diabetes. She left her job at a Texas high school this week over fears of bringing the coronavirus to her home."It's hard for me to imagine my life without being in the classroom ... I just felt like...
    NEW YORK -- As back-to-school season approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking worries of possible teacher shortages for the new school year.Already, most school districts around the country have teacher shortages, and educators in areas with widespread coronavirus transmission may refuse to return to in-person learning due to personal health, age or family concerns.Choir teacher Megan Eyden has two kids of her own, one with asthma, and the other has diabetes. She left her job at a Texas high school this week over fears of bringing the coronavirus to her home."It's hard for me to imagine my life without being in the classroom ... I just felt like...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The owners of two San Francisco restaurants closed their establishments temporarily due to a potential exposure to COVID-19. Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, owners of the Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions and its neighbor, The Progress, announced on social media Thursday that they shut down their eateries again. The restaurants had been providing take out orders and limited outdoor service since May. In their announcement, the owners said that “When State Bird Provisions and The Progress first reopened, your safety and the safety of our team was our greatest priority.” “This is truly a sign of our times and we appreciate your understanding and support in advance. We are taking these proactive measures out of an...
    A frontline Florida nurse who died in April after exposure to patients with the novel coronavirus did not have the virus, according to the recently released autopsy report. Danielle DiCenso, 33, who died on April 9, was thought to be one of the youngest casualties of the virus in Palm Beach County, passing away after exhibiting symptoms associated with the illness, including coughing and a fever. “She was on a shift where she had COVID patients, and she didn’t have a mask. She was very scared of going to work,” her husband, David, said. “It’s really sad. I have a 4-year-old, and he doesn’t have a mommy anymore,” he added. “It makes me really angry.” However, an autopsy report released by...
    Rajah Caruth liked the animated autos of “Cars” as a kid, got hooked on the race scene after a trip to the track, and sharpened his driving skills as a teen via online racing. WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 19: NASCAR Drive For Diversity Driver, Rajah Caruth competes in the eTruck Series Night in America Powered by FilterTime, a live-online NASCAR Truck Series race on the iRacing platform, from his bedroom of his parent’s home on March 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. The online race was organized by NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Vargas in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic – benefited multiple charities and included other professional ARCA and NASCAR drivers. Caruth, 17, who is currently racing in the NASCAR Late Model series...
    Rep. Mike JohnsonJames (Mike) Michael JohnsonNadler calls for Republican members to stop 'refusing to wear masks' during Barr hearing Nadler, Barr spar over whether DOJ has been politicized Democrats raise alarm about new US human rights priorities MORE (R-La.) said he is self-quarantining for 14 days out of caution due to exposure to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP's Gohmert introduces resolution that would ban the Democratic Party Gaetz says Cheney should be removed or step down as GOP leader Conservatives clash with Cheney over her support for Fauci, Massie primary challenger MORE (R-Texas) who tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.  Johnson said he is exhibiting no symptoms but is self-quarantining since he had dinner with Gohmert and a...
    Rajah Caruth liked the animated autos of “Cars” as a kid, got hooked on the race scene after a trip to the track and sharpened his driving skills as a teen via online racing. Caruth might one day earn his shot at inspiring the next generation of drivers. The 18-year-old Caruth is a NASCAR prospect, a young Black driver and one of a half-dozen youngsters participating in the Drive for Diversity program tasked with finding and developing drivers for a sport lean on women and minorities behind the wheel. “Ideally, I’d want to be in the Cup Series in the next decade,” Caruth said. “Hopefully, by then.” The program has developed few drivers for the elite Cup Series over nearly...
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – More than two dozen people were overcome by chlorine at the Glacier Hills Association pool in Parsippany Friday morning, police said. A total of 27 people involved in a swim class were exposed. Four had trouble breathing. The others had minor exposure, according to police. Check back soon for more on this developing story.
    Many believe that the falling poll numbers for Donald Trump are a measure of his mishandling the coronavirus pandemic to the point of calamity or his divisiveness in the face of a racial crisis. While these things may be partially true, there is a far more important, overriding factor: his inability to hold ongoing rallies. His loss of continual exposure to the public has meant his supporters would separate enough to see reality for themselves. This is a phenomenon mental health experts have spoken about in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: how his continual exposure through the presidency would make him uncontainable, and we issued a “Prescription for Survival” in March 2020, to highlight how his removal or, if...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail The Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) asked the Ministry of Health, headed by Mr. Salvador Illa, to prepare a draft Comprehensive Asbestos Law, according to a Manifesto prepared by various entities, in order to face what constitutes another global threat to human health: the asbestos pandemic. European institutions had already urged member states and the entire European Union (EU) to eradicate asbestos safely before 2032. The current context of reconstruction that the EU wants to undertake offers a unique opportunity for Spain to tackle one issue: the eradication of asbestos, delayed for years, and become an international benchmark in the fight against this first-order public, environmental and occupational health problem in our...
    Printable stickers and hair dye that react to ultraviolet light can be used to warn people when they've been out in the sun for too long, developers claim. Researchers from the University of Washington worked with Microsoft to find an easy way to alert people with different skin tones to the dangers of lengthy UV exposure.   The team created stickers that can be worn like patches and they change colour from purple to light pink throughout the day to show cumulative UV light exposure.  The hair dye was made from pigments that change colour in the presence of UV light - they go from clear to pink and change in brightness with UV intensity levels. They say the stickers are...
    Bandy X. Lee July 22, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Many believe that the falling poll numbers for Donald Trump are a measure of his mishandling the coronavirus pandemic to the point of calamity or his divisiveness in the face of a racial crisis.  While these things may be partially true, there is a far more important, overriding factor: his inability to hold ongoing rallies. His loss of continual exposure to the public has meant his supporters would separate enough to see reality for themselves.  This is a phenomenon mental health experts have spoken about in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: how his continual exposure through the presidency would make him uncontainable, and we issued a "Prescription for...