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    CHICAGO — A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of the city’s independent music venues, which have been closed for six months amid coronavirus. Without government intervention, 90 percent of independent clubs don’t believe they can survive another six months of coronavirus shutdown. It could cause a near extinction of small music venues, said Jim DeRogatis, music critic and co-host of the nationally syndicated rock radio show Sound Opinions. “If [government help] doesn’t pass, I think we’re going to see 90 percent of small venues close for good in 2021,” DeRogatis said. The video, set to metal band Varaha’s “Irreparable” and showing the empty stages and bars at 17 Chicago-area venues and many more, is an attempt to...
    Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade urged President Donald Trump in a Monday interview to punish China for the fact that the coronavirus has killed approximately 200,000 Americans. After Trump slammed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for crticizing his coronavirus leadership, Kilmeade moved the conversation along by bringing up the consensus that China lied to the world and could’ve possibly mitigated the pandemic if they were honest about how serious it was. Knowing that President Xi called you right around this time, you had this conversation. You made the comment ‘I think he’s being transparent.’ Clearly, he was lying. How does it feel to be lied to by the president of China, and what kind of costs will he pay...
    A Missouri biker festival that drew in about 125,000 people has sparked fears that the event may become a 'super spreader' for the coronavirus after photos showed many maskless participants. The 14th Annual BikeFest Lake of the Ozarks was scheduled from September 16-20.  According to the event's website, there were more than 300 bars and restaurants involved in the festivities.  Scroll down for video   A Missouri biker festival that drew in about 125,000 people has sparked fears that the event may become a 'super spreader' for the coronavirus after photos showed many maskless participants  The 14th Annual BikeFest Lake of the Ozarks was scheduled from September 16-20 According to the event's website, there were more than...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed Sunday that 200 million people — which accounts for nearly two thirds of the population — have died from coronavirus in the U.S. The official number of people who have lost their lives to coronavirus in America is around 200,000. “If Donald Trump has his way, the complications from COVID-19, which are well beyond what they should be, it’s estimated that 200 million people have died, probably by the time I finish this talk,” Biden said at a rally in Philadelphia. The U.S. has more than 6.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 199,000 deaths, according to The New York Times. (RELATED: Here’s The Excuse The Media Has Used To Excuse...
    Like many cities, counties and school districts in the Bay Area, Union City is in a pickle and hoping against hope taxpayers will vote to bail it out. The city faces a multimillion-dollar budget deficit that’s getting worse by the day because of the coronavirus pandemic and the parcel tax that’s been its lifeblood since 2004 to help fund police and fire services is about to expire because residents voted in March to not renew it. In desperation, the City Council is going back to voters on Nov. 3, this time asking them to pass a new 5% utilities tax. Never mind that a poll this summer showed only 44.5% of informed likely voters would support it — short of...
    CASES of the coronavirus are rising across the country and are no longer confined to local outbreaks, experts have warned. Addressing the nation, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty today revealed new maps which show the transmission of the virus across England. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The map on the left shows coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to September 9, while the map on the right shows how quickly the rate of transmission is changing in the same time frame It comes as cases of the virus continue to rise across the country. Data released yesterday by the government revealed that cases have risen by 3,899 and another...
    Human trials of Oxford's vaccine are still on hold in the US over safety concerns, two weeks after they were first paused. AstraZeneca, the drug giant which owns the rights to the experimental jab, stopped global trials on September 8 because a British volunteer was hospitalised.  Leaked documents claimed the patient, a 37-year-old woman, developed 'transverse myelitis' — inflammation around the spinal cord, typically triggered by viruses but a potential side effect of other vaccines.  Doctors restarted trials in the UK five days later on September 12 after it was deemed safe to do so by an independent safety review committee and the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. They have also continued in Brazil, India and...
    Delaware and West Virginia are among five states added Monday to D.C.’s list of high-risk coronavirus states. Both states are popular weekend getaway destinations for people in the D.C. area. The other three states the health department added to the list are Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming, bringing the total number of states on the self-quarantine list to 31. The addition of the five states comes as the U.S. closes in on 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 and as more than half of states are reporting more cases of the virus. D.C. removed California, Ohio and Hawaii from its last list, posted Sept. 8. Maryland and Virginia remain exempt from Bowser’s order. Anyone coming to D.C. from these states must quarantine for...
    (CNN)The United States is closing in on the somber milestone of 200,000 deaths from Covid-19 as more than half of states are reporting a rise in cases. The climb comes after many states had seen case numbers decline following a summer resurgence of infections. Among the states reporting more new cases in the last seven days are Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas, all of which also are reporting a coronavirus positivity rate above 15%. The positivity rate is the percentage of all the tests given that come back positive for coronavirus.Most of the US is headed in the wrong direction again with Covid-19 cases as deaths near 200,000Track the virus in your state and across the USRead MoreThe...
    BLUNDERING Joe Biden has made yet another gaffe, claiming that 200 MILLION Americans - two-thirds of the population - have died of coronavirus. The embarrassing botch-up came during a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4Whoops, he's done it again: Joe Biden made another Covid-19 gaffeCredit: AP:Associated Press "If Donald Trump has his way, the complications from Covid-19, which are well beyond what they should be - it's estimated that 200 million people have died - probably by the time I finish this talk," the Democratic presidential candidate said during his speech on Sunday. But his maths is way off as, according to Worldometers, the US coronavirus death toll is currently nearly 205,000. Fox News points out that America's "population is...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic's daily count of new coronavirus cases dropped to 985 on Sunday, the third day in a row the number has decreased, data from the Health Ministry showed on Monday. Fewer tests are done on weekends than on weekdays. The overall number of confirmed cases rose to 49,290 in the country of 10.7 million. (Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Kim Coghill) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections slowed in Australia and New Zealand, while Britain said it was at a "tipping point" on COVID-19 as European countries mulled tightening restrictions to curb a sharp resurgence in cases. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a U.S.-focused tracker with a state-by-state and county map, open https://tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T in an external browser. * Eikon users, see MacroVitals cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?navid=1592404098 for a case tracker and summary of news. EUROPE * Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don't follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's first and only cat cafe is in dire financial straits with dozens of cats at risk for becoming homeless and is asking for the public's help.Courtney Hatt launched KitTea Cat Cafe in Hayes Valley back in 2015 with a goal of rescuing kittens from kill shelters and adopting them out. They've provided medical care and placed hundreds of cats with new homes...but it may not be for long.RELATED: Bay Area small businesses face closure, uncertain future amid COVID-19 despite state resourcesEMBED More News Videos Small business owners across the Bay Area are either closing permanently or unsure how long they can last during the pandemic. Courtney says with the cafe closed for much of...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey -- The New York Jets and Giants renamed the photo work room at MetLife Stadium in honor of Anthony Causi, the New York Post photographer who died at 48 in April from the new coronavirus.The exceedingly popular sports photographer covered the city's teams for 25 years. Many of New York's professional sports teams and players paid tribute to Causi, who was married with two young children, in the months since his death.EMBED More News Videos Anthony Causi was 48, and a fixture in the New York sports world. He spent more than 25 years at the New York Post. The Jets and Giants announced the dedication of the Anthony J. Causi Photo Work Room on Sunday,...
    President Trump on Sunday night said his Democratic opponents have been criticizing the speedy timeframe of a potential US coronavirus vaccine as a political move to harm him before the election. “They want to denigrate it,” the president said in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday night explaining the reaction from Democrats and some media outlets over a pending vaccine. “This started about three weeks ago, because they started hearing rumors that we’re going to have this vaccine in super record time,” Trump told host Mark Levin. Trump said the Democrats are claiming the vaccine “is coming out too soon” and are questioning its safety simply because they’re afraid the president will get credit ahead of the election. “What...
    By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the coronavirus restrictions in its biggest city Auckland will be eased, while all restrictions will be lifted in the rest of the country. Auckland will move to alert level 2 from Thursday, Ardern said at a news conference on Monday, which will limit gatherings to 100 people. The rest of the country will move to level 1 from midnight on Monday, she said. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Christian Schmollinger) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The COVID-19 pandemic will change many aspects of student life this fall at University of Chicago, but it's currently affecting the Hyde Park school's move-in process.It's now being staggered over five days this week to allow students to space out and make sure any quarantine orders are followed."I'm really excited; move-in day has been really anticipated for me," freshman Kevin Yal said.He said students are living in singles due to COVID-19."I'm most looking forward to starting classes and starting playing again, soccer, because COVID has kind of canceled all my club stuff. It's been pretty hard," fellow freshman Heath Stanfield said.Students will be moving in through Thursday.Classes for the fall quarter start Sept. 29.The most recent data...
    PARIS (AP) — Two players in the qualifying rounds for the French Open have tested positive for the coronavirus, the French Tennis Federation said late Sunday, while three others have been in close contact with a coach who also tested positive. The FFT said in a statement that all five players will isolate for a period of seven days, and none of them will participate in the qualifiers starting Monday for the Sept. 27-Oct. 11 tournament. Organizers did not name any of the players or the coach concerned, but the website of sports daily L’Équipe named the coach as Petar Popovic and one of the players as 114th-ranked Damir Dzumhur. The FFT added that around 900 coronavirus tests have been...
    A North Carolina couple married for more than 50 years died of the novel coronavirus just minutes apart while holding hands, CNN reports. The family of Johnny Lee Peoples and Cathy "Darlene" Peoples say they hope the story reminds people that the virus is real."Mom and Dad lived hand to hand for 50 years, they died hand to hand, now they're walking in heaven hand to hand," their son, Shane Peoples, told CNN. "The message our family would like to convey is that Covid is real. It's not a hoax or a joke. Our parents took the proper precautions but tragically still contracted the virus." According to CNN, the couple started experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 in early August. On August 10th, Darlene Peoples...
    Bill Gates has said he is 'optimistic the pandemic won't last indefinitely' and predicts the United States will be 'back to normal' by the end of 2021.  The billionaire, a longtime philanthropist on issues of global healthcare and poverty, told Fox News host Chris Wallace in an Interview airing Sunday: 'If a vaccine approval comes by early next year as I expect, then by next summer the U.S. will be starting to go back to normal and by the end of the year our activities can be fairly normal.' America on Sunday neared 200,000 deaths from coronavirus with the University of Washington predicting the number of fatalities will nearly double by January. The virus continues to spread and there is currently no...
    An estimated 125,000 people have come to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the past week to attend an annual biker festival that was held despite concerns the event could turn into a “super spreader” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 14th annual Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks spanned from Wednesday to Sunday in the popular Missouri resort area. Photos circulated online showed many maskless partygoers crowding bars and concert venues during one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Midwest. REVVED UP BY STURGIS RALLY, COVID-19 INFECTIONS MOVE FAST, FAR  More than 300 bars and restaurants were involved in the festival, which also featured more than 50 live music and entertainment shows, according to the event's website. Bikers traveled from...
    Florida coronavirus cases reached 369,834 on Tuesday after reporting 9,440 new positives and another 134 deaths from residents of the state, the Health Department reported. This is the second-highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period, after the 156 reported on Thursday of last week. A record of new hospitalizations was also reported, with 517, beating the previous mark of 491 reported last Thursday. In total, the results of 77,160 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 13.62%, the second highest in the last week and above the 10 percent target. In the last week, 78,205 new cases have been reported: 9,440 on Tuesday, 10,347 on Monday, 12,478 on Sunday; 10,328 on Saturday, 11,466...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has exceeded 80,000. State health officials reported 881 new virus cases as of 10 a.m. Sunday to give Iowa 80,009 cases since the pandemic began. There was also one additional death reported since Saturday at 10 a.m., giving the state 1,265 deaths linked to the coronavirus, according to Iowa's online virus tracker. The state said Iowa had an 8.7% positivity rate over the past 14 days, but ten Iowa counties reported positivity rates over 15% over the past 14 days. The high rate means that public schools in Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, Crawford, Plymouth, Winnebago, Sac, Henry, Ida and Woodbury counties may be able to apply for a state...
    Multiple Missouri football players will reportedly not play against Alabama. According to Peter Baugh, 12 members of the Tigers will not play the September 26 football opener against the Crimson Tide because of “COVID-related situations.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The names of the players haven’t been released. Mizzou has 12 players who will miss the Alabama game for “COVID-related situations.” — Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) September 16, 2020 This is bad news for Missouri, and it’s not really because of coronavirus. The Tigers had no chance against Alabama to begin with. Now, they’re going to be down a dozen players when they take the field September 26 against one of the best...
    An unidentified NFL player is being withheld from one of today’s games “out of caution” after coming down with fever, according to the Washington Post. The player, whose identity is not currently known, tested negative for COVID-19 Saturday but now has a fever and will not compete Sunday for precautionary reasons. The report says another source claims the player “woke up ill” Sunday morning. The Washington Post reported that all NFL players and coaches tested negative for the coronavirus Saturday. The unnamed player’s close contacts are all getting point of care tests, per ESPN. After a week of games, the NFL reported no positive coronavirus cases within the league. The same can’t be said for the select fans who...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the last 24 hours, Minnesota added 1,318 more cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections and two more deaths. The additional cases bring the state’s total positive cases to 90,017, with 81,336 no longer needing isolation. In hospitals, 248 people currently need treatment, with nearly a dozen fewer ICU hospitalizations since Saturday. More than 7,163 have needed hospitalization since the pandemic began. The state’s death toll is now 1,965. Of those who have died, 1,423 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities. MORE: Minnesota Health Dept.’s Situation Report On COVID-19 Testing is now at 1,838,392 overall in the state. More than 22,000 tests were completed in the last 24 hours. Health officials are...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, and reshaped our vocabulary along the way. Here are a few words and phrases you may not have known before the outbreak arrived in Southern California in March, but have become part of daily conversation since: This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. (CDC via AP)  Coronavirus: It’s not just the disease that we first caught wind of in news reports from China’s Yunnan province last year. It’s actually a variety of viruses, which is why we called this one “novel” or “new” early on. Some, clearly, can make people sick. The “corona” is the glow or...
    A Kentucky infectious disease expert who forcefully led local calls to wear masks has died after a four-month battle against COVID-19. Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, 62, had been a vocal advocate for mask-wearing from the very early stages of the coronavirus pandemic reaching the US, posting about it on social media, her family told NBC. She was also a leading member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Coronavirus Workgroup when she fell ill herself in May, believing it came from an infected caregiver treating an elderly relative. Even after she fell sick, Shadowen continued working for the local taskforce — repeatedly pushing for a local mask ordinance, colleagues at her workplace, the Medical Center at Bowling Green, told NBC. “She’d say, ‘Look...
    LONDON (AP) — Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a major air campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the service, which was attended by under 100 guests — a much smaller audience compared to the 2,000 people usually invited to the annual event — to allow for social distancing. In a speech, Air Vice Marshal John Ellis honored public health workers in their fight “against an invisible army” as he compared the Battle of Britain with the country's current battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “Once again, there have been sacrifices made,...
    LONDON (AP) — Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a major air campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the service, which was attended by under 100 guests — a much smaller audience compared to the 2,000 people usually invited to the annual event — to allow for social distancing. In a speech, Air Vice Marshal John Ellis honored public health workers in their fight “against an invisible army” as he compared the Battle of Britain with the country’s current battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “Once again, there have been sacrifices...
    A doctor in Kentucky who repeatedly urged residents to don face masks and follow CDC health guidelines has died of COVID-19. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear paid tribute to Dr. Rebecca Shadowen one day after she died from the virus on September 11. 'I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, a front line hero who worked tirelessly to protect the lives of others,' wrote Beshear. 'Please,' Beshear urged, 'follow Dr. Shadowen’s advice – wear a mask in her honor.'  Even before the New York City was labeled the coronavirus epicenter of the country, Shadowen was doing all she could to keep Kentuckians safe and educated. Dr. Rebecca Shadowen (pictured) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, died of COVID-19...
    The Wynn hotel is seen in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 29, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Nearly 500 employees at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas have tested positive for the coronavirus since re-opening in June, the company said in a press release. Wynn Resorts said it has conducted 15,051 tests and found 548 positive cases, meaning the positivity test rate was 3.6% — "well below the US national average," the company said. Of those, 548 positive tests, 51 results dated back to before the hotels re-opened in June, and 497 were post-reopening. The company said Wynn Las Vegas has hosted more than 500,000 guests since its re-opening, and six guests have tested positive after being offered...
    IT has been six months since Britain went into lockdown. Six months since the Government ordered the closure of all cafes, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres that fateful Friday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2One thing that’s changed a lot is the Labour Party. Keir Starmer became leader in April and we are very much under new leadership Six months since the Chancellor announced that the Government would pay 80 per cent of wages for those employees not working — the “furlough” scheme. So now — as Labour begins its first ever online party conference — seems a good time to look at what has changed and what...
    ACCORDING to the British Medical Association, nearly half of UK doctors are suffering from burnout, depression or anxiety thanks to the pandemic. As fears of a second wave grow, we speak to three NHS workers about the impact their work has had on their mental health. 7We speak to NHS workers, including Dr Meenal Viz, who reveal the impact of working on the coronavirus frontlineCredit: Amit Lennon The Doctor ‘It was like being sent into a war zone with a butter knife’ Dr Meenal Viz, 27, works in A&E and oncology in a London hospital. She lives in Luton with husband Nishant, 32, also a doctor, and their nine-week-old daughter Radhika. "Sitting on the sofa in March, I froze with...
    (CNN) — School districts across the country are navigating how to reopen safely amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the results of a new study could make those decisions more difficult. Between 42% and 51% of all school employees in the US met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s criteria for either having an increased risk or a potentially increased risk for Covid-19 infection, researchers with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found. Underlying health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and older age put people into the highest risk groups, according to the CDC. “Among all adults with CDC risk factors for severe Covid-19, between 33.9 million and 44.2 million had direct or within-household connections to schools,” the researchers...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Montgomery County officials announced this week that venues will be permitted to have live outdoor performance of 50 people or fewer; but they must meet certain guidelines. This new provision further expands entertainment options for residents during Phase 2 of reopening. Venues interested in having outdoor live performances must submit a request for a Letter of Approval and adhere to specific guidelines to protect the health and safety of guests, performers, production crews and staff. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Some of those guidelines include social distancing, advance ticket sales and temperature checks. For a complete list of guidelines, click here. “Our goal throughout the pandemic has been to make the safety and health of...
    Tijuana News There are 14 players and 16 people from the technical body who were infected with Covid-19 Los Xolos de Tijuana confirm 30 positive cases of coronavirus in players and coaching staff. Imago7 The Xolos de Tijuana and Liga MX made it known that the border team registered 14 positive cases of coronavirus in the squad of players and 16 more in the technical body and staff, resulting in 30 infections, prior to their match on Matchday 11 against FC Jurez. Therefore, they decided to modify the dates and times of their next two games, as well as one more of the Braves. -You may be interested | How to participate on Saturday for...
    U.S. Open: Winged Foot, USGA pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The best deals at Costco right now Startups Race to Develop Tech That Can Clear Workplaces of Covid (Bloomberg) -- Smithfield Foods Inc. thought it was doing great. In the first quarter of this year, the pork giant’s earnings were up 190% over the same period in 2019. Then the pandemic hit, and the close quarters of meatpacking plants made them ideal places for the coronavirus to spread. Load Error Employee infection rates spiked, forcing temporary closures and sudden shortages in supermarket meat aisles. After its revenue plummeted in the second quarter, Smithfield and other meat processors started looking around for strategies to make sure the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff STATE COLLEGE (KDKA) – Penn State has reported 320 new cases of coronavirus among the student body on its main campus. Of the 320 new cases, 306 of the new cases came from students requesting a test and 14 came from the school’s random testing program. According to the university, no additional employees have tested positive.
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images A solid majority of Republicans undercount the current U.S. death toll from COVID-19 by tens of thousands of lives, according to a new poll. According to an Economist/YouGov poll released Thursday, the overwhelming majority of Americans — 65 percent — placed the expected U.S. death toll from the coronavirus for the entire year in the same range as the official confirmed death count, or higher. Respondents were asked “How many Americans, in total, do you think will have died this year due to complications from COVID-19?” Despite the fact that the confirmed death toll was at around 195,000 when the poll was taken, 18 percent of respondents placed the eventual death toll for the year at “Fewer than...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 681,233 on Saturday after 3,573 new positives and 62 additional deaths of residents in the state, reported the Department of Health. In total, the results of 86,403 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 4.53 percent, staying below 5% for eight consecutive days. In the last week, 19,662 new cases have been reported: 3,573 on Saturday, 3,204 on Friday, 3,255 on Thursday, 2,355 on Wednesday, 3,116 on Tuesday, 1,736 on Monday, and 2,423 on Sunday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 for the last week is 2,808 per day. Miami-Dade has so far had 166,516 cases and Broward 75,499. The two counties have the highest number of infected...
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for Congress to pass coronavirus relief legislation with funding for school choice, warning that more private schools are on the brink of closing without federal help. "We need to have immediate relief for those schools," DeVos told Fox News in an interview. "Think about the impact of all of these kids who suddenly now are showing up at the traditional public school door because they no longer have this other option. That's a crisis in the making right there." Her comments come as at least 160 private schools have permanently closed so far this year as a result of economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, and a recent court ruling against DeVos has limited relief fund...
    Rome, Sep 19 . .- Italy added 1,638 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 296,569 since February 21 when the emergency began in the country, and 24 deaths, 35,692 in total, reported today the Italian Ministry of Health in a statement. This Saturday, 103,223 tests were carried out, compared to 99,839 on Friday, when 1,907 new infected were reported. With regard to Friday, 909 people have been cured, 217,716 in total since February, and there are currently 43,161 patients with coronavirus in Italy, of which only 215 are in intensive care units. Of the 1,638 new infections, Lombardy has reported 243, Lazio (whose capital is Rome), 197, and in third place was Veneto...
    President Donald Trump accused Democrats and the mainstream media of "denigrating" a potential coronavirus vaccine that could save lives. The president said his political opponents and the media are creating a "terrible situation" instead of being excited about the possibility of getting a COVID-19 vaccine "in record time." Earlier this month, Trump said that a coronavirus vaccine could be ready "during the month of October," right before the Nov. 3 presidential election. "And what's happening is, all of a sudden, you'll have this incredible vaccine, and because of that fake rhetoric — it's a politic rhetoric; that's all it is. Just for politics," Trump said during a Sept. 7 press conference. "Because now they see we've done...
    ROME — Pope Francis has called for universal distribution of vaccines for COVID-19, insisting that the “richest” individuals should not be first in line to receive them. “The recent experience of the pandemic, in addition to a major health emergency in which almost a million people have already died, is turning into a serious economic crisis, still giving rise to poor people and families who do not know how to move forward,” the pope told a gathering of the Pharmaceutical Bank Foundation in the Vatican Saturday. “While charitable assistance is being carried out, it is also a question of combating this pharmaceutical poverty, in particular with a widespread distribution of new vaccines in the world,” he continued. “I repeat that...
    SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Olivia Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, said that President Donald Trump spent 45 minutes criticizing a Fox News host during a critical coronavirus meeting. On the agenda for the meeting was a discussion on evacuation procedures for people on cruise ships, "which was a big issue at the very beginning of this pandemic," Troye said.  The meeting turned into "45 minutes of going off on Tucker Carlson," Troye said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A former White House aide said that President Donald Trump spent 45 minutes railing against Fox News host Tucker Carlson instead of following through on an agenda that included discussions of safety procedures...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Disney plans to reopen one of its water parks in 2021.The company hasn't said which of its two parks would welcome back visitors first, but are predicting that it could happen on March 7.The Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks -- Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.The federal government will first have to approve the reopening plan.On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday indoor pools in New York City would reopen at the end of the month with capacity restrictions.EMBED More News Videos Indoor pools in New York City can reopen at the end of the month with 33% capacity restrictions, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. Indoor pools will be allowed to reopen...
    President Trump said Democrats and the mainstream media should be celebrating getting a coronavirus vaccine "in record time," but instead they're creating a "terrible situation" because of the election. In an interview set to air Sunday on "Life, Liberty, & Levin," Trump said he noticed political opponents and members of the media starting to "denigrate" a potential COVID-19 vaccine several weeks ago, after the president began saying the vaccine could be ready by Election Day. "Instead of saying, 'Wow, that's great. It's going to save a lot of lives and people are going to be protected, and this whole thing will end faster' ... They started denigrating it," Trump told host Mark Levin. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have expressed fears about political pressure by the Trump...
    GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei informed journalists on Friday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus in the sixth test carried out for fear of contagion. Giammattei suffers from multiple sclerosis and had recently had medical checkups on his heart. Speaking to a local radio station, Giammattei reported the result of a test carried out on Thursday. “It is my sixth coronavirus test that was done throughout this pandemic and it was positive and we are going to tell you how even my blood levels are and what are the characteristics of what is happening to me today and how we are going to maintain control “, said. The president announced that...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this story is also appearing in the Reliable Sources newsletter. Click here to sign up for free. If you don't get your news from right-wing media, it is likely that you haven't heard about this story. But for those who do rely on outlets such as Fox News or Breitbart for information, a scandal of towering proportions has been brewing in Nashville, Tennessee.Let me walk you through what happened: On Wednesday, Fox 17 in Nashville, a Sinclair-owned station, published what sounded like an explosive report. The story alleged that the mayor's office covered up data showing low spread of the coronavirus at restaurants and bars. It essentially suggested that city officials did not disclose...
    AP / JLF / AC Updated: 09/18/2020 20: 57h Save Update Almost 200 Valencian municipalities have registered coronavirus infections in the last three days Health has detected 2,137 cases in the three provinces with almost half of the affected localities. [Lea aquí la noticia completa] 20:57 Map and list of coronavirus outbreaks in the Valencian Community in the last 24 hours Carlet suffers seven outbreaks, one of them with 15 cases, in a day with 154 positives in total. [Lea aquí la noticia completa] 20: 57Benigànim leaves the confinement to avoid the spread of the coronavirus The Ministry has decided to lift the containment measure of Covid-19 in the municipality as of next Tuesday. [...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — All of that mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing is not only paying dividends in reducing the spread of COVID-19, but may have another silver lining, in flu season. “If we’re social distancing the way we’ve been ordered to social distance, I suspect the flu won’t be as contagious as it is in past years,” said Shirin Djavaheri of San Francisco. Researchers say that assumption is proving correct. “We think it’s probably making a big difference. One of the things we do when we’re thinking what our influenza season is gonna look like is we actually look at what the influenza season was like in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Dr. Hayden Schwenk, clinical associate...
    As much as half of the world's population may have some immunty to coronavirus, a small but growing body of research suggests.  Tests done on donated blood in the US found that about 50 percent of the samples had immune T cells that reacted to coronavirus, suggesting that the donors' bodies might have the natural ability to fight of the deadly virus.  Similar results have been found in the UK and Sweden.  COVID-19 is thought to be so deadly in part because it's an entirely new virus to  which humans have no natural immunity.  And while that is clearly the case for many people, British Medical Journal associate editor Dr Peter Dosh wrote on Thursday that the evidence is beginning...
    Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, took action against an assistant professor caught on video saying she wished supporters of the president would die before the election. The short video shows College of Science assistant professor Jennifer Mosher talking about her frustrations about people who don't wear masks. She was teaching students about the biology of the coronavirus in a virtual classroom when she made the comments. "I think yesterday he held one inside, no one wore a mask. And I've become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die," she said on the video. "I'm sorry but I am so frustrated and I don't know what...
    Americans are divided on the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine as just 51% say they would get vaccinated for the disease if a vaccine was available today, according to a Pew Research Center poll. That's a 21% drop from May, when 72% of Americans said they would definitely or probably get a vaccine. The percentage who say they would definitely get a vaccine has been cut in half to just 21%. Most of the concern stems from worries that the vaccine may not be safe, as 77% of Americans think it will be approved before the safety and effectiveness are fully understood. TRUMP VOWS ENOUGH CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DOSES FOR 'EVERY AMERICAN' BY APRIL To try to calm those fears, the CEOs of nine...
    President Donald Trump on Friday announced that at least 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine would be ready by the end of 2020. “Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April,” Trump said. The president commented on the development of a vaccine during a press conference on Friday at the White House. Army Gen. Gustave Perna, the leader of the massive vaccine delivery effort through Operation Warp Speed, stood with the president at the podium. He reminded Americans that the effort to produce a vaccine was essential to the defeat of the virus. “From the beginning of the China virus, all nations have understood that our...
    One of Joe Biden's recent favorite campaign lines is to knock President Trump for not warning the public about the coronavirus pandemic earlier in his State of the Union speech this year. Trump, however, did address the coronavirus pandemic in his State of the Union speech in early January of this year. "Imagine if he had, just maybe, on the State of the Union that year, spoke up and said, 'We got a problem, we can handle it. Here’s what we got to do,'" the Democrat said Friday in a speech from Hermantown, Minnesota. On Thursday night, Biden made a similar claim in a CNN town hall. "Imagine if he at the State of the Union stood...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland lab in Baltimore that processes thousands of coronavirus tests is no longer using the tests Gov. Larry Hogan acquired from South Korea in April. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The lab said that’s because they’re switching to a new test from the Centers for Disease Control that tests for the coronavirus, as well as the regular seasonal flu. 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 former aide to Vice President Pence who served on the White House coronavirus task force alleges President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE spent nearly an hour during one meeting talking about Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups | Kudlow: 'No sector worse hurt than energy' during pandemic | Trump pledges 'no politics' in Pebble Mine review Trump pledges 'no politics' in Pebble Mine review Trump ABC town hall pulls in fewer viewers than 'America's Got Talent,' NBA, Fox News MORE instead...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – During coronavirus compliance checks, state police handed a notice of violation to one Pittsburgh-area licensed liquor establishment and a warning to one other. Liquor control enforcement officers visited 549 licensed establishments across the state Wednesday through Thursday to make sure coronavirus orders are being followed. They issued two notices of violation and 11 warnings. The Pittsburgh State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement office issued one notice of violation and one warning between Sept. 16-17 after visiting 95 licensed businesses. The unannounced compliance checks make sure all customers are wearing masks when entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant or bar and that employees wear masks at all times. They’re also checking to...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland State Board of Elections posted online Friday a list of statewide ballot drop box locations for the 2020 general election, as well as the dates each ballot drop box location will be available to voters. Once open, the ballot drop boxes will remain open until Election Day, November 3, at 8 p.m. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Each Maryland jurisdiction will have at least two ballot drop box locations available to voters. The state’s most populous counties and Baltimore City will have additional ballot drop boxes to accommodate the greater number of eligible voters. Voters can submit their completed mail-in...
    CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta raised eyebrows on Friday over his reporting citing a "source" who said that "80 to 90 percent" of the nearly 200,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. could have been saved by the Trump administration if it implemented a newly uncovered mask distribution plan that was apparently scrapped. The Washington Post reported about a document from the U.S. Postal Service saying it had a partnership with the White House to distribute 650 million masks to Americans nationwide back in April, which was ultimately not executed. One administration official reportedly told the Post, "There was concern from some in the White House Domestic Policy Council and the office of the vice president that households receiving masks might...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE on Friday would not say if he plans to keep or remove FBI Director Christopher Wray, expressing displeasure with his testimony to Congress about foreign election interference and domestic terror threats for a second straight day. "We’re looking at a lot of different things," Trump told reporters when asked if he'd like to replace Wray, who was appointed to his role in 2017. "I did not like his answers yesterday, and I’m not sure he liked them either," Trump continued. "I’m...
    GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei informed journalists on Friday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus in the sixth test carried out for fear of contagion. Giammattei suffers from multiple sclerosis and had recently had medical checkups on his heart. Speaking to a local radio station, Giammattei reported the result of a test carried out on Thursday. “It is my sixth coronavirus test that was done throughout this pandemic and it was positive and we are going to tell you how even my blood levels are and what are the characteristics of what is happening to me today and how we are going to maintain control “, said. The president announced that...
    Israelis just want to fly away. The atmosphere was so grim as the nation entered a coronavirus lockdown on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that there appeared to be no escape. One meme making the rounds showed desperate hands reaching out of the sea towards a far-off airplane flying high in a deep blue sky, accompanied only by the traditional greeting of “Shana Tova,” a good year. The greeting felt hollow as Israel entered into the year 5781 as the first country on earth to impose a second national lockdown. Alone in small home-bound pods, unable to gather or to pray in synagogues, and confused by the governments constantly evolving, often contradictory guidelines, Israelis feel alienated,...
    GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei informed journalists on Friday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus in the sixth test carried out for fear of contagion. Giammattei suffers from multiple sclerosis and had recently had medical checkups on his heart. Speaking to a local radio station, Giammattei reported the result of a test carried out on Thursday. “It is my sixth coronavirus test that was done throughout this pandemic and it was positive and we are going to tell you how even my blood levels are and what are the characteristics of what is happening to me today and how we are going to maintain control “, said. The president announced that...
    It’s hardly new or revelatory to say this, but it’s critical to remember the role that “The Apprentice” played in turning Donald Trump, a notoriously bad businessman with a string of bankruptcies, into an American icon of capitalist success. Everything from careful editing to set designers giving the dreary Trump Organization offices a glow-up came together to create the illusion of success where only failure and mediocrity had been before. It was an experience so profound for Trump that he did something highly unusual: He learned something. He absorbed the idea that a well-constructed illusion of competence gets you all the benefits of being accomplished, without having to do the hard work of actually achieving anything. Unfortunately, it was a lesson we are...
    About half of school employees are at risk for contracting coronavirus, according to a study. A group of researchers found that up to 51% of all school employees in the United States met criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) for having increased risk or a potential increased risk for contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Between 42.0% and 51.4% of all school employees met the CDC definition for being at increased risk of severe COVID-19, depending on whether we used the main or broader CDC definition of increased risk," the authors of the preprinted study, which was released ahead of peer review by the journal Health Affairs this week,...
    Residents in nursing homes across the country will now be allowed to welcome visitors for the first time in six months.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a ban on family members visiting nursing facilities back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Exceptions were made only for critical care and end-of-life situations.  But on Friday, the organization lifted that ban, effective immediately,  following widespread complaints that nursing home patients were suffering from anxiety and depression without visits from loved ones.  All nursing homes across the United States must now allow outdoor visits or risk potential sanctions if they refuse to do so.  Residents in nursing homes across the country will now be allowed to welcome visitors for...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Bars and cafes in the most densely populated regions of the Netherlands will have to close their doors earlier from Sunday as the country begins reimposing restrictions to battle sharply rising infection rates, particularly among students and people in their 20s, the government announced Friday. “The coronavirus is making a comeback,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a nationally televised news conference and warned that more measures may be necessary if infection rates don't start falling again soon. As well as the early closing — at 1 a.m. — of hospitality establishments, Rutte said that any gatherings of more than 50 people will now have to apply for a permit from local authorities. The restrictions...
    While data is limited around birth outcomes and COVID-19, two new federal reports found that more than half of pregnant women infected with the virus were asymptomatic, or showed no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday published an early release for two reports relating to pregnancy and COVID-19. One report found that among 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, 55 percent were asymptomatic at admission. “Testing policies based on the presence of symptoms might miss many SARS-CoV-2 infections during pregnancy,” said the CDC report. In the same study, around 16 percent of 272 pregnant women who showed symptoms for the virus needed intensive care, while nearly 9 percent underwent invasive mechanical ventilation and two...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Bars and cafes in the most densely populated regions of the Netherlands will have to close their doors earlier from Sunday as the country begins reimposing restrictions to battle sharply rising infection rates, particularly among students and people in their 20s, the government announced Friday. “The coronavirus is making a comeback,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a nationally televised news conference and warned that more measures may be necessary if infection rates don’t start falling again soon. As well as the early closing — at 1 a.m. — of hospitality establishments, Rutte said that any gatherings of more than 50 people will now have to apply for a permit from local authorities. The restrictions...
    As researchers work to understand both the short and long-term effects of the novel coronavirus, more than half of participants in a recent study who have recovered from COVID-19 are still experiencing “persistent fatigue” related to the disease. The study, conducted by Dr. Liam Townsend, St. James's Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and others, found that fatigue was present in more than half of the patients studied “regardless of the seriousness of their infection,” according to a news release on the findings. As researchers work to understand both the short and long-term effects of the novel coronavirus, more than half of participants in a recent study who have recovered from COVID-19 are still experiencing “persistent...
    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the U.K. is “seeing a second wave” of coronavirus infections -- as he says he wants to keep schools and the economy open as much as possible. “Obviously, we’re looking carefully at the spread of the pandemic as it evolves over the last few days, and there’s no question, as I’ve said for several weeks now, that we could expect, and we are now seeing, a second wave coming in,” he said. US-UK TRADE DEAL FACES POTENTIAL HURDLES FROM BIDEN, CONGRESS OVER BREXIT FIGHT He noted that countries like Spain and France had seen spikes and that was “absolutely inevitable, I'm afraid, that we would see it in this country.” The government implemented...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its coronavirus testing guidelines to say that individuals who do not present with symptoms should still be tested for COVID19 “due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission.” The revised guidelines represent a capstone of sorts to a tumultuous few weeks for the agency, which has come under intense pressure from the White House and its allies to present rosier prognoses on the battle against the pandemic. In late August, the CDC put out revised testing guidelines that said that individuals who were not exhibiting COVID-related symptoms “do not necessarily need a test.” That update stirred tensions among scientists working in the agency and elsewhere in the administration’s health...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The union that represents the more than 3,400 employees at the University of Maryland College Park says workers are concerned for their own safety following what they report is an increase in coronavirus cases on campus. AFSCME Local 1077 said 200 students who in the Denton dorm have been put under a quarantine/stay in place order for 14 days. “As employees of UMCP and as members of the campus community, Local 1072 is once again disappointed by results of the administration’s go-it-alone stance,” said Union President Todd Holden. “The news of this outbreak is just another in a growing list of unilaterally-imposed “solutions” that have fallen short without properly respecting the voices of front line...
    Washington (CNN)As the US continues to combat the coronavirus, wearing a mask has become a politicized issue. A day after Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested masks might be even more important than a vaccine in the fight against the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows argued that masks don't actually make a difference in stopping the spread of the virus. "I will gladly wear my mask each and every day if that's what makes the difference -- and it doesn't --and I think that even a Dr. Redfield, Dr. Fauci or anybody else would suggest that it is a mitigating effort, but it is not something that is designed to, to...
    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August died this week after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials said. Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital when she died Tuesday, said Will Griffin, spokesman for the Department of Defense Education Activity. The school said on social media that the Army veteran had served as a Defense Department educator in the southeast district for several years. “Her kindness, energy, and love for her job, was seen daily as she greeted students, and co-workers, with a smile and an encouraging word. The joy she possessed in her...
    A watchdog group has accused Robert Charrow, the general counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services, of pushing to ease testing rules to help his former clients in the medical device and diagnostic industry. Charrow, who was appointed by President Trump in 2017, led the administration’s push to ease rules ensuring the safety of coronavirus diagnostic tests developed by individual labs before HHS Secretary Alex Azar “overruled” Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials to revoke their ability to regulate the tests, according to Politico. “Top HHS officials led by General Counsel Bob Charrow argued for months that the FDA lacked the legal authority required to regulate this particular slice of the testing market, which includes labs located in larger academic medical...
    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August died this week after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials said. Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital when she died Tuesday, said Will Griffin, spokesman for the Department of Defense Education Activity. The school said on social media that the Army veteran had served as a Defense Department educator in the southeast district for several years. “Her kindness, energy, and love for her job, was seen daily as she greeted students, and co-workers, with a smile and an encouraging word. The joy she possessed in...
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is trying to salvage a dismal tourist season by touting that only five of the roughly 200,000 tourists that have spent their holidays on east Mediterranean island nation this summer have exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms. Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios said those five people received medical treatment free-of-charge and were sent back home symptom-free. That’s in line with Cyprus’ pledge to cover lodging, food, drink and medication for anyone who may have contracted coronavirus while vacationing on the island. The country will also cover costs for patients’ relatives or anyone travelling with them. Perdios credits the low number of COVID-19 cases among holidaymakers to the strict health protocols that have been in force...
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is trying to salvage a dismal tourist season by touting that only five of the roughly 200,000 tourists that have spent their holidays on east Mediterranean island nation this summer have exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms. Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios said those five people received medical treatment free-of-charge and were sent back home symptom-free. That’s in line with Cyprus’ pledge to cover lodging, food, drink and medication for anyone who may have contracted coronavirus while vacationing on the island. The country will also cover costs for patients’ relatives or anyone travelling with them. Perdios credits the low number of COVID-19 cases among holidaymakers to the strict health protocols that have been...
    A patient under respiratory assistance is escorted to the Strasbourg University Hospital by members of the medical staff of the SAMU-SMUR emergency services who wear protective suits and facemasks, in Strasbourg, on March 16, 2020 during a COVID-19 outbreak hitting Europe.Patrick Hertzog | AFP | Getty Images Some European countries, including the U.K. and France, are reporting a rapid rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations, a "worrying trend" ahead of the influenza season approaching the Northern Hemisphere, a top official from the World Health Organization said.  "We haven't even started to hit the flu season yet, so we're worried that these increasing numbers of hospitalization and ICU are really going to overburden and already burdened system," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the...
    Some 13,200 more people than usual have died from dementia since March and health care professionals are placing much of the blame on isolation intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a new report in The Washington Post, analysis of federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more than 134,2000 people have passed away from diseases like Alzheimer’s since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. Social and mental stimulation both play a critical role in slowing dementia and doctors have reported increased backsliding in patients who had been stable for years. The rapid deterioration of dementia made a man in Indianapolis swallow food the wrong way, which led to a lung infection...
    Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming on Friday began casting their ballots for the November presidential election as the early voting periods began in those states. Starting Friday up until Nov. 2, voters in Virginia can submit ballots in-person at precincts across the state, and may send in ballots by mail up until Oct. 23. Those who have requested absentee ballots in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming may now cast their ballots in-person or by mail up until the day before Election Day.  Early voting in Minnesota comes as both President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin...
    DEADLY West Nile fever has claimed its SIXTH fatality in Spain after spreading to yet another region. The latest victim, a 72-year-old man from Cadiz, died in hospital from the deadly fever in the latest place to suffer an outbreak.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has killed six peopleCredit: Cadiz Council 5The regional government of Andalusia is spending nearly £100,000 on preventative measuresCredit: Cadiz Council Two other people have died from the virus spread by mosquitos in the area - an 87-year-old woman, and a man aged 59 - who is the youngest victim so far. It brings the total number of fever...
    Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida.Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Moderna said on Friday it expects to produce 20 million doses of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. The company continues to expect to make 500 million to 1 billion doses of the vaccine in 2021, Moderna said in a filing with the U.S. securities regulators.Related Tags Coronavirus: Prevention Business Coronavirus: Business Coronavirus Health care industry
    A former aide to Mike Pence is the latest to say she is voting for Joe Biden. Olivia Troye, Mike Pence's former lead staffer on the White House coronavirus task force, on Thursday became the fourth former Trump administration official to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, declaring that Donald Trump is a danger to the United States and that a vote for Biden is putting "country over party." Troye, who served as homeland security adviser to Pence, said in a video that Trump only cares about his reelection, and that his selfishness led to his failed coronavirus response. "Towards the middle of February, we knew it wasn't a matter...
    A memorial dedicated to the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, has been unveiled in Washington D.C. The ceremony was held virtually after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  US Republican Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts alongside members of the Eisenhower Commission participated in the ribbon cutting during the dedication ceremony on Thursday evening.  One of the statues of Dwight D Eisenhower on display at the opening of the Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial, honoring the legacy of the World War II Supreme Allied Commander and nation's 34th President US Republican Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, second left, with members of the Eisenhower Commission participate in a ribbon cutting on Thursday evening  A statue...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    ABCVALENCIA Updated: 09/15/2020 09:05 AM Save The Prosecutor maintains the control and supervision of the residences of the Valencian CommunityGiven the rebound in cases due to Covid-19 and, for the moment, it has three investigations open, two of them in centers in the province of Alicante and one more in that of Valencia. The Attorney General’s Office (FGE), contrary to what happened before the summer, no longer asks the prosecutors of the autonomous communities for the data collected in residences. However, as Ana Lanuza, coordinator of the Civil section of Valencia, explained in statements to Europa Press, from her department they will continue working with the centers to protect and help this vulnerable group. And...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is arguing that closing bars and restaurants would help to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Appearing on MSNBC’s All In Thursday night, the infectious disease expert was asked by host Chris Hayes to weigh in on the status of bars and restaurants — particularly in high-risk areas. “It seems to me the evidence from Arizona, and from Texas, and New York City — and Dr. [Deborah] Birx has reportedly been telling governors this — is that would help us a lot if we kept [bars and restaurants] closed,” Hayes said. “Do you agree with that?” “I totally agree, Chris,” Fauci replied. “In fact, the CDC just came out — if you go on their website...
    Tourists look at a placard by the city of Nice of hygienic measures and the activities allowed on the beach at the 'Promenade des Anglais' in the French riviera city of Nice, southern France, on May 16, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, on May 11. - Beaches in France opened on May 16 for the first weekend since the country eased coronavirus lockdowns.VALERY HACHE | AFP via Getty Images "Pandemic fatigue" has set in across parts of Europe where the outbreak, which appeared contained over the summer, is on the rise again in some countries that were hailed early on for stamping out massive outbreaks. France...
    (Reuters) - A senior Iranian health official has declared a coronavirus red alert covering the entire country as daily deaths and cases increase at an alarming rate, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, has been divided up into white, orange/yellow and red regions based on the number of infections and deaths. The death toll rose by 144 to 23,952 on Friday, while the total number of identified cases spiked by 3,049 to 416,198, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on television. "The colour classification doesn't make sense anymore. We no longer have orange and yellow. The entire country is red," deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi said on...