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    More information It paints fatal. Spain is the European Union (EU) country with the highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. It is also the country with the highest rate of infections according to the size of its population, since the accumulated incidence in the last 14 days is 256.57. And also, it is the country with the largest number of regions among the most affected in the union. The data for the Community of Madrid are the worst of them all. Nine of the ten regions with the highest infection rate in the European Union are in Spain: Community of Madrid, La Rioja, Basque Country, Navarra, Region of Murcia, Aragón,...
    With 3 1/2 months left in 2020, Chicago has already surpassed 2019's total amount of homicides. The latest crime stats out of Chicago are alarming, with murders and shootings spiking more than 50%. As of Sept. 14, Cook County medical examiner's office recorded its 677th homicide of 2020, eclipsing last year's total of 675, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Cook County, the second-most populated county in the nation with about 5.1 million residents, is on track to have more than 900 homicides this year, an eye-opening figure that hasn't been seen in decades. This extreme level of violence hasn't been experienced in Chicago since the 1990s. In 2016, 762 people were murdered, an increase of 58% from 2015....
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is moving ahead with plans to reopen his state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said on Thursday that 19 of the state's 22 hospital regions will be allowed to permit businesses that have been open to 50% capacity to increase their capacity to 75%. Those reopenings will happen as soon as Monday. Abbott said these businesses will include "all retail stores, all restaurants, all office buildings, all manufacturing, all museums and libraries and all gyms." The 19 regions selected are places where coronavirus hospitalizations make up less than 15% of all of their hospitalizations. Other steps to relax coronavirus restrictions include allowing hospitals in those regions to offer normal...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gathering at the Lake of the Ozarks is bringing tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to Missouri, generating worry that the state’s already fast-growing number of coronavirus cases could spike even higher. Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks drew about 125,000 people last year. The event, which began Wednesday, bills itself as the largest motorcycle rally in the Midwest. It includes five days of rides, vendor fairs, concerts and stops at area bars and restaurants, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Missouri lifted pandemic restrictions on June 16, at a time when the state had a little over 16,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the three months since then, the total has grown to 106,587. As of...
    CORONAVIRUS cases in the UK have hit over 4,000 for the first time since May, but experts claim it won't be as bad as the peak of the pandemic in April. A further 3,991 cases were recorded overnight in the biggest rise since May 8 - as health chiefs battle to curb the surge in infections. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4 Infections have climbed 40 per cent in a week and officials claim this increase is down to more testing. Sites across the country have been flooded with people trying to access tests. Health secretary Matt Hancock revealed earlier this week that tests would be rationed for those who needed it...
    SAN ANTONIO – According to Pew Research, Latinos are expected for the first time to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority in a U.S. presidential election, with a record 32 million projected to be eligible to vote. Despite that statistic, the number of Latinos registered to vote is still far below the 60 million Latinos who live in the country. That is why the Latina Vote initiative was launched last year by Amanda Reyna to help Latinos figure out if they were registered to vote or help them register. “A lot of people might be under the impression that they are registered and may not be, so we want to make sure that they are in time for...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has confirmed another record jump in coronavirus cases, logging 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said Thursday that the new cases raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.1 million since the pandemic began. It said 1,132 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 83,198. At the current rate of infection, India is expected within weeks to surpass the 6.6 million reported cases in the United States, currently the country with the most reported infections. Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK — Trump disputes health officials,...
    NEW DELHI — India has confirmed another record jump in coronavirus cases, logging 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said Thursday that the new cases raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.1 million since the pandemic began. It said 1,132 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 83,198. At the current rate of infection, India is expected within weeks to surpass the 6.6 million reported cases in the United States, currently the country with the most reported infections. Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK — Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations...
    NEW DELHI — India has confirmed another record jump in coronavirus cases, logging 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said Thursday that the new cases raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.1 million since the pandemic began. It said 1,132 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 83,198. At the current rate of infection, India is expected within weeks to surpass the 6.6 million reported cases in the United States, currently the country with the most reported infections. Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK — Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations...
    The anxiety over changes and irregularities with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in August finally spilled over. A functioning postal service undergirds many of our society’s most basic functions, so there was no shortage of reasons to be alarmed. However, one concern—the threat to November’s election—overwhelmingly rose to the top. And the public outcry over that threat pushed a normally lethargic House majority into action, winning some mild but incomplete reversals from USPS. USPS is not, however, the only agency where the potent combination of maladministration and outright sabotage may be disenfranchising people, swaying election results, and imposing other hardships. At U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a complete failure, or perhaps unwillingness, to adapt to changing conditions during the pandemic...
    In addition to the challenges that the pandemic has caused, it has generated an increase in cases of alcoholism among women at the local level, say aid organizations for this type of problem. The first step, they say, is for the person to recognize the problem by the way of drinking that leads to a lack of control in their life and ends in alcoholism or drug addiction. In North Texas there are 66 Alcoholics Anonymous groups working and 34 Fourth and Fifth Step groups where a moral inventory is made and motivated to release what each person with problems has inside. If you want help, contact the following organizations: Alcoholics Anonymous at 214-414-8655 Fourth...
    I see via the Washington Post that the Census Bureau has released its latest estimate of the uninsured population in the United States through 2019. Here it is: The number of uninsured dropped steadily through 2016 but has risen slowly ever since Donald Trump took office. Let’s compare this to the CDC’s survey, which has always been my go-to source for the most accurate numbers. I haven’t checked in with them for a while, so here’s the latest, including the first quarter of 2020: This tells roughly the same story. The data is a little bit noisier since the CDC reports quarterly, and it shows that the increase started around 2018. Either way, it appears that Trump’s effort...
    Influenza outbreaks may enable the spread of the novel coronavirus, a new European study suggests. Researchers from Belgium, Italy, Norway and Spain created a mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during the early days of the pandemic. They found up to a 2.5-fold increase in coronavirus cases among the period in which the flu was co-circulating. The team, led by the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, says the findings suggest the need to increase flu vaccination not just to prevent influenza but also to curb the coronavirus, which has killed more than 900,000 people worldwide.  A new study, led by the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, found between a two-fold and a 2.5-fold increase in...
    A new study predicts Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's tax and spending policies would add almost $2 trillion to the federal deficit in the next decade. The analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a research project at the University of Pennsylvania, estimates Biden will raise almost $3.4 trillion in new revenue and increase spending by over $5 trillion within a 10-year window. Biden's platform is also projected to decrease the federal debt by 6.1% by 2050 and increase the nation's gross domestic product by 0.8%. Almost 80% of the increase in taxes under the former vice president's plan would fall on the top 1% of the country's income distribution, according to the study. Households with adjusted gross incomes of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Before the coronavirus pandemic, Coconut Grove was well-known for its outdoor and shaded dining locations. But when the onsite dining restrictions came down, those restaurants struggled to survive. Many were forced to get creative and with the help of the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) they are now welcoming back their guests. “If you take a drive or a walk through Coconut Grove you will see that our outdoor dining is full,” said Abigael Mahony, with the Coconut Grove BID. That is no coincidence. The Coconut Grove BID worked with the City of Miami and came up with a pilot program to expand outdoor dining. “This allowed us to close the right of way for additional...
    A recent op-ed in The Atlantic from Shadi Hamid argued that the current spate of rioting across America is likely to worsen in the event that Trump wins the November election, boldly claiming that “law-and-order Republicans” have a vested interest in seeing Joe Biden win. According to Hamid, Democrats may not be able to concede this coming election if Trump wins, forever undermining their faith in democracy and the American electoral system. Numerous factors would contribute to that belief, such as Russian interference, winning the popular vote while losing the Electoral College, and other things. In the event of this loss of faith, Hamid feared that unrest in the streets might increase. “I find myself truly worried about only one...
    The CEO of America's largest pharmaceutical company has said he believes vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready for approval as soon as next month, and for distribution by the end of the year.  Albert Bourla, CEO of New York-based Pfizer, told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday morning that he was optimistic.  He said there was a 60 per cent chance that his scientists will know by the end of October whether their vaccine was effective, and that, once the green light was given, doses could be produced quickly.  'We have a good chance that we will know if the product works by the end of October,' he said. 'And then, of course, it is regulator's job to issue a...
    It seems Disney is willing to go to no end to increase profits. First, the company came under fire for ignoring social distancing measures and hosting a grand fireworks celebration prior to closing, then the company reopened amid the pandemic, warning customers to enter at their own risk. Now Disney is in the hot seat for filming its new live-action film Mulan in parts of China where the government has committed serious human rights abuses. To top it all off the final credits of the film thanked the bodies involved in the alleged abuses. That’s right: Producers not only shot Mulan, a movie with the underlying theme of empowerment, in a controversial place, but thanked agencies involved in horrific violence. Both...
    A new study has suggested that vaping 'could increase the risk of breast cancer' Scientists from a group of American universities, including Yale, Johns Hopkins and Princeton have found exposure to e-cigarette vapour creates a "tumour-promoting environment" in the breast and elsewhere in the body. 4A new study has suggested that vaping could increase the risk of breast cancerCredit: Getty Images - Getty A surgeon at the London Breast Institute at the Princess Grace Hospital named Professor Kefah Mokbel warned the findings should be a wake-up call to those who think the devices are harmless, or better than smoking normal cigarettes. "This study provides a good level of evidence that vaping has the potential to induce breast cancer and promote...
    Motorists driving into Austin, Texas are now greeted by series of billboards warning: 'Austin Police Defunded, Enter At Your Own Risk!'  The signs have been placed at the entrances to the city by the Texas Municipal Police Association.  One is placed on the west side of I-35, facing north, and another on the south side of the road. Kevin Lawrence, executive director of the association, said the decision last month to shift money away from policing and into mental health and social services was putting citizens at risk.  Last week Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, said he would consider putting the police department under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety in response to the defunding decision.  Two...
    New York City (CNN Business)Target wants to increase its Black workforce by 20% over the next three years. The retailer publicized its hiring goal Thursday morning in conjunction with the release of its latest diversity report. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission examined the 2019 racial and gender makeup of Target's workers at every level of employment.The data shows Black people make up 15% of all Target workers, but only 12% of the company's managers. Just 5% of Target's officers and 8% of its leadership team identified as Black. The company's board of directors, however, is 15% Black.White people, in comparison, represent 50% of all Target employees, 61% of the company's managers, 71% of its officers and 75% of its leadership...
    (CBS Detroit) – With the flu season just around the corner parents and teachers may have a difficult time determining flu symptoms, from those of COVID-19 in children. Doctors are now advising parents on what to watch out for. Recent reports by the American Academy of Pediatrics says there are over 500 thousand child COVID-19 cases nationwide. Over 70 thousand new cases were reported at the end of august, a 16 percent increase in over 2 weeks. Dr. Scott Grant a pediatrician from a children’s hospital says, “kids across the country have been going back to school, there have been certain parts of the county that have reported increased numbers of cases of COVID-19 in children.” Dr. Scott Grant...
    Athletics: Warholm comes up short again in world record attempt 5 Hacks For The Best Scrambled Eggs Ever Consumers increase borrowing in July for the second month in a row THE FED © Getty Images Consumers are borrowing more for auto loans and college tuition, but they are also using their credit cards more often. The numbers: Consumer borrowing rose again in July largely for big purchases such as new autos or college tuition, but Americans remained cautious about spending in light of the U.S. economy’s slow recovery from the coronavirus. Load Error The use of credit has risen twice in a row after slumping from March through May, according to the latest Federal Reserve report. Outstanding...
    Media reports about the impact of COVID-19 usually focus on  the number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by the virus. But another, less frequently reported — and often deadly — side effect of the global pandemic is a startling increase in the number of drug overdoses in the United States.  John Engebreth, Hazelden-Betty Ford executive director of Minnesota Outpatient Services, has firsthand knowledge of this increase: His organization works closely with many individuals and families directly impacted by drug addiction and overdose.  The numbers are startling, he said: “Overall, drug overdoses, not necessarily deaths — but overdoses in general — have been on the rise during this pandemic. We saw an 18 percent increase nationwide in overdoses in March, a 29 percent...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado’s restaurant scene was bustling over the Labor Day holiday weekend. For the first time since March 8, the rate of people dining at restaurants was up. (credit: CBS) According to Open Table, the online reservation system, there was an 11% increase of diners in Denver on Saturday and an even larger jump statewide, up more than 32%. That’s the first recorded increase of people dining out since March 1.
    Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a trend that continues even as states try to get back to normal. The Iowa State Patrol recorded a 101% increase from January through August over the four-year average in tickets for speeds exceeding 100 mph, along with a 75% increase in tickets for speeds of 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit. California Highway Patrol officers issued more than 15,000 tickets from mid-March through August 19 for speeds exceeding 100 mph, more than a 100% increase over the same time period a year ago. That includes a continuing spike from May on. Get Breaking News Delivered to...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken a toll on the physical well-being of many Americans, but also the mental health, according to a new study. During the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of depression in U.S. adults has more than tripled, a study published in JAMA Network Open found. There was psychological trauma caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns, social isolation, employment worries, financial concerns, and an unpredictable future. A recent study, led by researchers from Boston University, set out to discover the emotional damage that people encountered during the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers examined data from a survey of 1,441 U.S. adults conducted from March 31 to April 13. By mid-April, there were over 600,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the...
    VIDEO1:4201:42Unemployment rate falls to 8.4% as U.S. economy adds 1.37 million jobs in AugustSquawk Box Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million in August and the unemployment rate tumbled to 8.4% as the U.S. economy continued to climb its way out of the pandemic downturn. The unemployment rate was by far the lowest since the coronavirus shutdown in March, according to Labor Department figures released Friday. An alternative measure that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also fell, down to 14.2% from 16.5% in July and 22.8% at the peak in April. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting growth of 1.32 million and the jobless rate to decline to 9.8% from 10.2% in July....
    SERVIMEDIA Updated: 09/01/2020 01: 49h Save Related news The union of technicians of the Ministry of Finance (Gestha) considers that the next Budgets would be the appropriate framework to address increases in personal income tax for higher tranches and Corporation Tax. The president of Gestha, Carlos Cruzado, declared that the Government does not seem to be in for the task of raising these surcharges in the new budget framework, “But we believe that there is scope to take these measures”, which, in his opinion, would be compatible with the priority objective of job recovery and economic activity in general that Vice President Nadia Calviño has adduced in recent days. Finance technicians believe that “a...
    (CNN)Coronavirus cases in Europe are "almost back" to the levels seen in March when infection rates first peaked, scientists have warned as concerns grow over a potential second wave.Countries across the continent have been easing lockdowns and reopening restaurants, retail stores and offices in an effort to kick-start their economies. But the relaxation of restrictions has seen a surge in infections that puts Europe in a vulnerable position."The virus hasn't been sleeping over the summer, so it didn't take vacation and that is something that we see now," Andrea Ammon, the director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said on Wednesday during a debate held by the European Union. A woman wearing a mask opens a...
    Compressed by jpeg-recompress So far AirPods have been one of Apple’s most popular products and are on the list of the most purchased wireless headphones in the world, defeating competitors like Sony or Samsung. Now the AirPods Pro, which are the top-of-the-line earbuds, continue to generate sales and this momentum is expected to continue through the end of the year. AirPods Pro sales increase According to important sources related to the manufacture of Apple headphones, during the second half of 2020 Orders for some materials for AirPods Pro increased dramatically directly affecting sales. One of the insiders mentioned the following for DigiTimes. Apple’s shipments for AirPods Pro have been growing steadily since its launch in October...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The bloodiest summer in New York City in three decades rages on. Monthly statistics from the NYPD show that the number of shootings incidents are continuing to skyrocket throughout the five boroughs. In August 2020, there were 242 total citywide shooting incidents. Compared to 91 shootings in August 2019, last month showed a 166% increase year-over-year. The NYPD states that the number of shootings increased through all boroughs except for Staten Island. Year-to-date, there was an 87% spike in citywide shooting incidents through Aug. 31, with 1,014 compared to last year’s 541. The number of murders in the first eight months...
    The more that medical experts research COVID-19 — a disease that wasn’t reported until December 2019 but has since killed more than 857,800 people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers — the more they realize how dangerous it is. And a German study, according to Scientific American, found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can cause heart damage even if one is asymptomatic. Medical experts have been reporting for months that someone who has been infected with COVID-19 but has no symptoms can easily infect someone else. Those who have no symptoms — no coughing, no sneezing, no fatigue, nothing — are typically described as milder cases. But the German study indicates that COVID-19 isn’t necessarily harmless to someone who is...
    The mayor of Cincinnatti has urged Ohio's governor to keep bars in the city open later, arguing the 10pm alcohol curfew has led to an increase in shootings.  In a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine, Mayor John Cranley wrote: 'We have no doubt that the 10 p.m. closures were imposed to save lives, but as we gather more evidence, we believe we should adjust accordingly. We know that the current shutdown rule is leading to more shootings; therefore, we should try something different.' At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around Cincinnati over the weekend of August 16.  Gov. DeWine said his office are looking into whether Cincinnati may be exempt from the curfew.  Police chief Eliot...
    Getty Images The pace of job gains over the next decade will slow considerably amid a sharp decline in the active labor force and an aging population, according to Labor Department projections released Tuesday. From the period of 2020-29, the economy is expected to add a net 6 million new jobs, an annual growth rate of just 0.4%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates.  That compares to the 1.3% annual rate during the 2009-19 period, which got a boost from the Great Recession recovery that started in mid-2009 and ended up being the longest expansion in U.S. history before it ended in February of this year. The slow growth rate also does not entail the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,...
    Far more Americans have moved to Vermont, Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina than those who have left since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, new data published by Bloomberg shows. However, the opposite can be said for New York and New Jersey, with each seeing a large proportion of residents relocate to from its cities to Florida, Texas and other Sunbelt states since March, because of an increase in fear of living in densely populated areas in a world post-COVID-19. As the month of August came to a close Monday, bringing with it another moving-deadline for tenants all over the country, statistics point towards a sharp uptick in US mobility. While relocations last year reached an all-time low according to...
    New York City residents with cash are fleeing the Big Apple in droves and moving to nearby suburbs as the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled them to work from home while Manhattan office buildings stay largely empty. Real estate brokers in the surrounding areas of the city including the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, New Jersey, and Connecticut are reporting soaring demand for houses in recent months. Compared to 2019, there was a 44 per cent jump in the number of July home sales for suburban counties just outside of New York City, according to figures compiled by Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants. That includes a 112 per cent increase in Westchester County; a 73 per cent increase in home...
    By The Associated Press ROME — The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds in Italy has been rising in the past few weeks. On Sunday, 86 persons infected with the coronavirus occupied ICU beds, compared to 38 in late July, as returning vacationers drive up Italy’s numbers of day-to-day new caseloads as well as hospitalizations. Italy registered 1,365 new infections since Saturday, according to Health Ministry figures. Still, those numbers are low when compared to the daily bulletin early in the pandemic, when thousands of Italians each day were testing positive for COVID-19, and a few thousand were needing intensive care, overwhelming hospital staff. Italy counts 268,218 confirmed infections and 35,477 known deaths, including four in the last...
    Two muggings that took place inside Manhattan apartment buildings have been caught on surveillance footage as the New York Police Department asks the public for help in finding the suspects amid a sharp spike in citywide crime. One video shows a young man wearing a baseball cap wandering inside the lobby of a Manhattan residential building on Wednesday at around 1:45pm. An 86-year-old woman is seen waiting for the elevator in the hallway as the man stands next to her with a cell phone in his hand. When the elevator door opens, the woman begins walking toward it. That’s when the man is seen reaching for her necklace and yanking it off of her neck after a brief struggle. ...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Many people are having a hard time making ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, Aurora City Council member Alison Coombs says people making minimum wage in her city were struggling. Minimum wage in Aurora is currently $12 an hour. Coombs says, with soaring housing costs, it’s impossible to make ends meet working a 40-hour week at that rate. “A lot of folks are working two and three jobs and then what we also know from the data is that 29% of people in Aurora are paying more than 50% of their income for housing,” says Coombs. Alison Coombs (credit: CBS) That’s why Coombs is proposing to raise the...
    Asunción, Aug 26 . .- Indigenous peoples in isolation in the Amazon and the Gran Chaco, in South America, have seen their living conditions worsen in recent years due to the devastating fires that devastate the region’s forests, its main food source and its physical territory. Prospects are not better for 2020 or for future years in those communities of Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay, as the International Working Group on Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact in the Amazon and Greater Paraguay concluded in its report. Chaco (GTI PIACI). The GTI, after studying the situation of 99 indigenous territories in those three countries in which there are records of peoples in isolation, found the impact of the burns on...
    Members of the Islamic State have reportedly attempted to use the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage, increasing propaganda and attacks, a United Nations counter-terrorism official announced Monday. Since ISIS reportedly began to rally in Syria and Iraq this year, there has been an increase in threats made to conflict zones and a decrease in threats to peaceful zones experiencing coronavirus related lock-downs and restrictions, Head of the U.N. Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov said. The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly made it difficult to continue counter-terrorism operations, though Voronkov said he is unsure how ISIS’s recruitment and fundraising endeavors have changed under the group’s new leader, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla. “This pandemic environment raises several strategic and practical challenges for...
    With less than two weeks left in the California 2020 Legislative Session, state legislators have introduced bills to increase personal income tax on the highest earners and create a wealth tax that the bill's sponsor said could still be collected from residents who flee the state. “As a heads-up to my colleagues proposing the Wealth Tax Act, the U.S. Constitution is still in force here," Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, said. "You can’t keep taxing people after they flee the state.” AB 1253, with several cosponsors, would increase the top earners' income tax from 13.3 percent to 16.8 percent and make the tax retroactive to Jan. 1. If passed, high-income earners would pay an additional 1 percent on...
    Fox News anchor Sandra Smith on Tuesday apparently thought she had Austan Goolsbee dead-to-rights on the economic growth claims he made on-air, only for the economist to retort with a fact-check, telling her to “check the numbers.” Goolsbee, a former economic adviser to President Barack Obama, was brought on to discuss Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s latest tax plan, which features the ex-veep proposing tax hikes on wealthy individuals and businesses. The interview soon devolved into a contentious debate about the economic benefits of President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, prompting Goolsbee to note that many of the president’s promises of wage and economic growth never came to fruition, even before the coronavirus pandemic. Asked by Smith to “make the...
    A British doctor said the “every day is Friday” mentality sparked by coronavirus lockdowns has contributed to an increase in the number of alcoholism cases he’s seen. "When listening to the stories, these were people who, a few weeks ago, were actually functioning very well, holding down jobs, living normal, day-to-day lives,” Dr. Rob Hampton, who specializes in addiction, told the BBC. “Within three weeks, they'd become dependent alcoholic drinkers and needing detoxification rehab.” “If you look at what lockdown meant to people's lives — so first of all, having to get up every day to go to work and take the kids to school — all of that just stopped,” he continued. “Somebody described it perfectly to me:...
    The Ombudsman, Jumaane Williams, raised the concerns of residents who fear that there is a relationship between the increase in violence and the behavior of the Uniformed The violent acts They continue to be shot in the Big Apple, and with incidents that concern the community, such as the one that occurred a few days ago in Astoria, where four men were shot in broad daylight, outside a complex of NYCHA buildings, residents of the sector, such as Fernando Garay, They’re afraid that the NYPD is deliberately decreasing its police actions, and that is one of the causes for crimes to be on the rise. “I don’t think things are coincidence. I think that the agents are either demoralized...
    (CNN)Jared Kushner suggested Sunday in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that the recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates "should increase the probability" of an F-35 jet sale to the UAE.He said this had become a political issue in Israel over the last week or so, and acknowledged that the UAE has been trying to get the F-35 for a long time."The group that wants them not to get it the most is obviously Iran because they're right across the Strait of Hormuz from there," he told CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" show. "And the reality is that this new peace agreement should increase the probability of them getting it, but it's something we're reviewing.""Obviously we'll look...
    A frontline doctor in the United Kingdom said fears over a second wave of the coronavirus in Europe are unfounded as the virus is "getting less angry.” "The talk of a second wave happening now in Europe is hype,” Dr. Ron Daniels, an intensive care consultant at Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham, said. "We are seeing, as we see here, and we look at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford and [Professor] Carl Heneghan’s work, that all of the perceived increase in cases are explained by increased testing.” "I don’t want to sound like Donald Trump — but if you test more people, you will find more cases,” he added. Daniels said that officials in Spain and France...
    Natural selection among humans is adding to the 'epidemic' of nearsightedness, with each successive generation in the UK gaining more than 100,000 extra cases. It is estimated that around half of the world's population — some 4.9 billion people — will suffer from the distant visual impairment by the middle of the century. Much of the problem is environmental — with increased screen time and not enough spent outdoors using our long-distance vision often blamed. However, US experts have found that many of the genetic variants that increase the risk of nearsightedness, or myopia, are also associated with reproductive benefits. Thus, those with these genes are likely to have more children, and from a younger age, increasing the relative prevalence...
    CORONAVIRUS infections have jumped significantly in 12 areas in England in the last week, data from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. Cases are rising fastest in areas such as Northampton and Manchester, while Birmingham is also at risk of local lockdown. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6 6Birmingham is at risk of going into local lockdown as cases continue to riseCredit: Reuters Data from PHE shows cases in terms of per 100,000 of the population and calculates cases up to August 16. Birmingham is sixth on the list and has seen an increase in cases from 22.4 to 30.0. Ministers in Birmingham are set to meet today to discuss the possibility of...
    Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will be offering new information on the current situation of the pandemic during a press conference this Wednesday at 2 pm This week the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a series of new restriction and mitigation efforts for counties in southern Illinois as it experiences a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Region 4 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington counties. During the last three days in Region 4 there have been rates of positivity higher than 8%, which caused the new restrictions to be automatically activated. Those new restrictions include the closing of bars, restaurants and casinos in the region at 11 pm, suspension of party bus...
    TEXAS – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) confirmed that prices of various procedures will increase from October 2. Among the increase are citizenship applications which will increase their price from $ 640 to $ 1,160. Faced with this situation, the organization in the Metroplex called the Immigrant Project announced on Tuesday its “Fulfill Your American Dream” campaign, which seeks to motivate those eligible to become American citizens as soon as possible. The initiative also occurs with the urgency that very soon the rates will increase considerably in price. For more information, people can call 1888-793-2182 extension 201. You can also send an email to: perla.ramirez@proyectoinmigrante.org or also alfonso.franco@proyectoinmigrante.org. Below we share the dates of the...
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    (Bloomberg) – Elon Musk’s financial rebound shows no signs of slowing down. The entrepreneur is now the world’s fourth-richest person, after Tesla Inc. shares rose 11% on Monday, closing at an all-time high and increasing Musk’s net worth by $ 7.8 billion. The increase put Tesla co-founder ahead of French luxury mogul Bernard Arnault, the richest non-American on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s $ 84.8 billion fortune puts him less than $ 15 billion behind Mark Zuckerberg, number three in the ranking of the 500 richest people in the world. Monday’s Tesla rally is just the latest win for the billionaire who just two years ago was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for dishonest tweets and had...
    A growing body of evidence shows that deforestation can greatly increase the prevalence of zoonotic viruses in which viruses are passed from animals to humans. Six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic. In an uninterrupted environment, viruses carried by animals are limited by their ecosystems. However, deforestation and other environmental disturbances displace the animals carrying these viruses as their sources of food are lost and habitats destroyed. As humans encroach on these areas, human-wildlife contact can increase, resulting in a high incidence of zoonotic viruses as pathogens jump from animals to humans. More than a third of the Earth’s land is used for agricultural purposes, and humans’ desire for beef, soy, palm oil, and wood products...
    Microplastic pollution has been found in human organs — with scientists fearing the tiny particles could increase the risk of infertility and cancer — a study has reported.  Experts from the Arizona State University are the first to show that the tiny plastic particles — which form when larger plastics break down — can enter our tissues.  Microplastics are typically less than 0.2 inches (5 mm) across, but so-called nanoplastic particles can be as small as a fiftieth of the width of a human hair.  Previous studies had established that the particles can be ingested by humans and animals — such as via drinking water — and pass through the gastrointestinal tract. The latest findings, however, are the first to...
    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is reflected in the sneeze guard set up between himself and members of the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Oversight of the Treasury Department and Fed Reserve Pandemic response on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.Bill O'Leary-Pool | Getty Images Government spending from the Treasury Department and Congress along with stimulative bond purchases from the Federal Reserve are at unprecedented levels.   Deficit spending for the U.S. is over $3 trillion so far this year.  While the costs are clear, the benefits are less so. Financial relief for millions of Americans furloughed or unemployed has been a humanitarian godsend​.   Some argue that it was too much, and it may have been for some,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in Queens on Saturday, launching an effort to increase Census participation and voter registration in her district. Ocasio-Cortez and her team were at the Woodside Houses to kick off the campaign. She represents parts of Queens and the Bronx. RELATED STORY: New Yorkers Urged To Fill Out Census, Register To Vote With Deadlines Less Than 100 Days Away She says New York City has only about a 50% return rate on Census forms and that could have big consequences. “When we do not know that families exist, which is what happens when we get an undercount of the Census, we can’t fund schools, we can’t fund infrastructure, we don’t know where to...
    (CNN)The President of the United States had a busy day on Thursday.He began by admitting on TV that he wants to block emergency funding for the US Postal Service and state election authorities because he fears voting by mail would threaten his reelection.David AxelrodThen, he all but demanded his attorney general produce politically motivated indictments before the presidential election to support his baseless conspiracy theory about the origins of the Russia probe.(The first minor indictment against a former FBI agent was announced 24 hours later.)And at day's end, the Birther-in-Chief stood at a White House lectern and slimily revived one of his famous canards, questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, the proud daughter of immigrants and born in Oakland, California, meets...
    The price of Bitcoin defends its first technical support, the short-term trend remains upward but beware of the increase in volatility on the stock market. Key technical factors of the article: The price of BTC and top-tier altcoins is holding up well and resisting the 24-hour decline in equities and the volatility of precious metals. Technically, the price of Bitcoin is successfully defending its first support at $ 11,300 for the moment. This week has seen new elements on the financial markets, in particular the rebound in long-term interest rates, the increase in volatility on precious metals and for 24 hours, profit taking on the equity market in Europe and in the States. -United. Gold and Silver fell sharply...
    Spending time on social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok does not increase the risk of mental health issues among teenagers, a study claims. Isolation, cyberbullying and a supposed obsession with how we're portrayed online has led to claims that social media is fuelling a rise in depression and other psychological disorders among adolescents. But in a study of 74,000 teens aged between 13 and 16, US researchers found no association between depression symptoms and social media use. In some teenage boys, social media use was even shown to protect against symptoms of depression, likely by keeping them in contact with friends or by supplying them with amusing content.  Scroll down for video  Contrary to popular wisdom, the...
    A REGION in Spain has banned smoking in the streets due to the risk it causes in transmitting coronavirus. Galicia, in the northeast of Spain, has introduced the ban on any public walkways where social distancing cannot be followed, after 827 new cases. 2Smoking in a region in Spain has been banned in public is social distancing rules cannot be followedCredit: Reuters According to local media, the ban has been introduced because tobacco smoke poses a "risk of infection" of coronavirus, as well as forcing people to remove their masks while smoking. The ban, in place from today, includes "terraces where people are in close proximity". Alberto Fernández Villar, the head of pneumology at Vigo hospital in Galicia, said: "We...
    TAKING painkillers such as ibuprofen does not increase the risk of dying from Covid, a UK study has revealed. A warning issued by a French health minister at the start of the pandemic sparked global fears about the drugs. 1Painkillers such as ibuprofen do not increase the risk of dying from Covid, a study has foundCredit: Getty - Contributor But researchers led by the University of Aberdeen now say the concerns were ill-founded. They assessed the outcome of 1,222 patients admitted to eight British hospitals at the height of the pandemic. Of those, 54 were routinely prescribed non-steroidal inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac. The death rate for those who took the pills were similar to patients who...
    A woman with 'no fitness experience' has explained why she swears by weightlifting for transforming your body in a short space of time.  Lauren Meisner, 29, left Canada in 2016 for the sunnier climes of Sydney to live with her Australian boyfriend, Sean. The pair have since got engaged and are making a life for themselves Down Under. The founder of Centennial Beauty created a YouTube video about her experience doing resistance and circuit training for eight years before turning to 'intimidating' free weights work in the gym.  'All of those before and after photos you see that say cardio versus lifting are actually true,' she said. Lauren Meisner (pictured) left Ontario in central Canada in 2016 for the sunnier climes...
    (CNN)Philadelphia ranks second in the nation in the number of homicides so far this year, just behind Chicago, according to statistics presented by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.As of July 26, homicides in the city had jumped 32% to 247, compared to the same period a year earlier, Outlaw told city council members at a hearing on gun violence on Tuesday.While crime overall dipped in many cities in the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, violent crime and homicides are rising sharply around the country. Philadelphia's 32% increase in homicide was smaller than in 10 other cities -- Minneapolis' surged 85% and Fort Wayne, Indiana, saw a 58% increase, according to the data Outlaw presented. Crime is surging in US...
    ON THIS DAY IN 1927, the Eagle reported, “With the purpose of the Mount Rushmore monument in the Black Hills, a work formally initiated yesterday by President Calvin Coolidge in a fitting and dignified address, there can be only harmony. The monument will commemorate Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Washington never crossed the Mississippi either physically or definitely; Jefferson never beheld it, but he extended our territory over a great area beyond it; Lincoln helped make the country one from end to end, but lived his life east of the great river. Roosevelt alone of the four closely knew and loved the country beyond it. Yet it is an appropriate thing that the West should have within its expanse a...
    (CNN) — As the nation focuses on safety issues around going back to school during the pandemic, a new report found a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States. There has been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States over the last four weeks, according to a new analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association that will be updated weekly. Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday that coronavirus cases in children should be taken seriously. “It’s not fair to say that this virus is completely benign...
    The lost wage assistance program could be difficult to implement as it excludes workers with the lowest wages The FBI reported that unemployment insurance fraud increased during the pandemic. Photo: ERIC BARADAT / . / . Under the executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Saturday to provide $ 400 in unemployment benefits per week, it will be insufficient to face the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, a group of economists and unemployment experts warn. Among the four executive orders signed by President Trump before the failure of the negotiations in Congress to extend financial aid, the new order will allow to extend weekly unemployment benefits but now at a reduced rate of...
    (CNN)As the nation focuses on safety issues around going back to school during the pandemic, a new report found a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States.There has been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States over the last four weeks, according to a new analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association that will be updated weekly.The 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died drowned in a bathtub after a seizure, coroner saysDr. Sean O'Leary, vice-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday that coronavirus cases in children should be taken...
    President Donald Trump thinks he is delivering the average American a winning hand right now—despite a cratering economy, mass unemployment, and no clear plan to fight the cause of all this calamity, the coronavirus. At a Monday afternoon press conference at the White House, Trump went so far as to say that “carpenters and policemen and farmers”—millions of ordinary Americans—are “the ones that benefit by having a good stock market, probably more than anybody else.” Probably more than anyone else? That’s absurd on its face (only 55 percent of Americans report owning stocks, a number that correlates with higher household income, among other things.) But it’s even more disconnected from reality when you collect the receipts: This pandemic period...
    Florida appears to be past its peak of the Chinese coronavirus, which ravaged the southern portion of the state over the summer, reporting its lowest single-day case increase since June. New positive cases of the virus are continuing to fall in the Sunshine State, which reported 4,155 cases on Monday — the lowest single-day increase since June. Additionally, Florida experienced a general downward trend in the overall positivity rate during the weekend, with the percent positivity — for new cases, specifically —  dropping to 8.46 percent on Saturday and 8.6 percent on Sunday. The low rates exclude those who have already tested positive for the virus once. “Those lower rates brought down last week’s seven-day rates to 13% and 9.5% for all tests...
    Data from Brazil has shown that the Amazon region in the country has a large increase in the number of fires compared to the same time last year. Satellite images from the National Space Agency show a 28% increase in fires. The number is currently 6,803. Experts are already worried about this year, after huge wildfires that made headlines around the world in August and September 2019. Greenpeace Brasil reported that 1,000 fires were registered on July 30, the highest single-day number in July since 2005. “It’s a terrible sign,” Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute, was quoted by Reuters news agency. “We can expect that August will already be a difficult month and September will...
    Circulation is so important for our health and it affects many aspects of how we feel. Yet somehow, we often forget about it in the midst of our busy lives, restless minds, and other health concerns. Why is circulation important? Because we depend on our blood to keep us healthy and keep our bodies functioning. When our blood is acidic or stagnant, we get sick, don’t feel well, and many processes in the body slow-down. Some signs your circulation is poor can include: cold hands and feet (often accommodated by blue or purple hues due to poor blood circulation), slow digestion (due to how blood is diverted away from the stomach for various reasons), low energy (because our metabolism depends...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line. During the third hour, Roberts joined Leahy and Carmichael to update them on the petitions needed for the Nashville Payer Protection Act after last night’s primary. He added that they will need about 20,000 more signatures to bring them over the threshold in lieu of Metro government’s possibility of disposing any incorrectly signed petitions. Leahy: Crom, we are efforting to contact Jim Roberts. But while we are waiting to connect with Jim the...
    Protesters in Tampa, Florida on May 31, 2020.Kimberly DeFalco After months of calls from Black Lives Matter protestors to defund the Tampa Police Department, Mayor Jane Castor’s mayoral recommendation for the City of Tampa’s 2021 fiscal year budget propose a shocking $13 million increase for TPD, totaling nearly $176 million. The police budget figure was not voiced in Thursday morning’s City Council meeting, during which the mayor shared her presentation for the FY2021 city budget of nearly $1.3 billion. City of Tampa An unignorable detail of the mayor’s presentation was her ardent support for the Tampa Police Department, which she oversaw herself as Tampa’s chief of police from 2009-2015. The mayor’s pro-police spiel started out with her referring to TPD...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A shocking number out of Tarrant County Wednesday, with 1,673 new novel coronavirus cases. The number, however, now reflects probable cases, something state health officials have asked agencies to begin reporting. Dallas County starting reporting the numbers last week, although their daily case count separates confirmed and probable cases. “It is maybe a more accurate reflection of transmission and what’s really going on in the community,” explained Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services. This all comes as the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) works to get agencies reporting uniformly across the board. “This is not trying to do anything to distort the numbers,” said Dr. Huang. So why track probable...
    M. VeraBarcelona Updated: 08/04/2020 14:19 Save Catalonia has registered a notable increase in the number of deaths from coronavirus. According to the latest figures provided today by the Department of Health of the Generalitat, until this Tuesday, 12,781 deaths from Covid-19 had been registered, 30 more than those counted until Sunday. As can be seen in the data record of the Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation (Here), this figure of 30 deaths from coronavirus is the highest since May. Thus, the last time that three dozen deaths from Covid-19 were counted in the same day was the past May 20th, when 31 people died. Since then, the death toll had been gradually falling to less than...
    Women experiencing an awkward itch may have their male partners to blame. Bacterial vaginosis, a highly common infection affecting nearly one in three (29%) women, can cause intense itching, abnormal discharge, burning urination and a foul smell. Despite its prevalence, the source of the infection has remained a mystery — until a recent study released by epidemiologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They found that the microbiome of the penis may play a significant role since, like the gut, the male reproductive organ hosts a bacterial colony all its own. The yearlong survey, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, looked at 168 heterosexual couples in Kenya. Initially, scientists tested each participant for their genital bacteria, while...
    ABCTalavera de la Reina Updated: 08/04/2020 12: 24h Save Related news The mayor of Talavera de la Reina, Tita García Élez, has announced that a water pump is to be replaced in the northwest area of ​​Gamonal to guarantee the pressure and flow in the homes of this district that are seen affected for several years for this problem, informs the City Council in a statement. Although the lack of pressure and flow is evident throughout the year, it is especially noticeable in the summer season due to the increase in population and the consequent increase in the supply, irrigation and use of water for swimming pools. Specifically, from 19:00 and 20:00 it becomes more noticeable. “This...
    ABCBarcelona Updated: 04/08/2020 12: 31h Save The Health Department and the City Councils of Sabadell, Terrassa and Ripollet will install screening tents in these cities to carry out PCR tests, given the increase in coronavirus infections in these towns in Vallès. Government and municipalities work together to screen in these three locations in the Vallès Occidental, where the positive cases of coronavirus have increased in recent days, and although it has not yet been determined where those tents will be installed, the possibility of placing them is considered. next to primary care centers. As detailed by the Health Department in a statement, in the last 14 days the cumulative incidence due to an increase in coronavirus cases has increased...
    New York City's wealthiest neighborhood is grappling with a spike in armed robberies, new data reveals.    Manhattan's Upper East Side has seen 27 robberies over the past four weeks - a 286 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD.  Alarmingly, a significant number of those have involved locals being held up at gunpoint.  For the entirety of 2019, the Upper East Side only reported four armed robberies. This year, 14 have already been reported.  The figures are causing alarm in the ritzy neighborhood, where residents boast an average annual income of $322,400.  The Upper East Side is also known for its high concentration of billionaires - and some of the crimes have taken...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider A new study found that 10 types of bacteria found on men's penises were predictors in whether their female partners developed bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection that affects 1 in 3 women. Experts are unsure what exactly causes bacterial vaginosis. The researchers said that their study suggests men's sexual health and women's are inextricably linked, and that heterosexual couples should work together to promote each other's sexual wellbeing. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Women may have a higher risk of vaginal bacterial infection after penetrative sex with men, depending on the type of microbiota on their partner's penis, a study has found. Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal bacterial...
    Fox Nation host and Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones continued his reporting Monday from New York City, where residents are blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio for an ongoing increase in violence. "We talked with residents about the crime, the shootings, and the drugs that are on the street -- they blamed the mayor," Jones said on "Hannity" before showing footage from his trademark man-on-the-street interviews. "People are shooting up on the streets, drugs. Businesses are boarded up. A lot of people have compared that to the ‘80s. Is it fair?" Jones asked one man. NYC SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR, TOPPING 777, HAVE SURPASSED 2019 NUMBERS, POLICE SAY "It's true, it's very true," came the answer. "It's [like] before the [former mayor Rudy] Giuliani era. It's starting to degrade...
    As coronavirus cases continue to rise across much of the US, top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci warned that states need to heed the warning signs when the percentage of people testing positive each day starts to tick upward.  And when it does, they may need to reconsider their reopening schedules, warned Dr Fauci in an interview with JAMA editor-in-chief Dr Howard Bauchner.  'There's a real potential pattern,' Dr Fauci said.  'It's become clear now that...if you look back at the states that in the Southern region have surged up and accounted for the 60,000-70,000 cases a day [we've been seeing]...prior to the surging, you could detect an early increase for any given state.'  He noted that those increases...
    San Juan, Aug 3 (EFE) .- The management of the Coliseum of Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, the habitual scene of the performances of foreign and national music stars, announced on Monday that the events scheduled for the month of August are postponed due to the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 on the island. They are also working on the availability of new dates with show producers to establish the calendar for the coming months. The presentations by Cristian Castro, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Molusco and Manny Manuel were postponed before this determination. There are currently 6,835 confirmed positive cases on the Caribbean island and 11,576 probable, as well as 119 confirmed and 111 probable deaths. “Since the...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 3, 2020: 56,560 confirmed cases; 1,616 deaths Fauci says Minnesota among states with “insidious” increase in positive test rate Article continues after advertisement 56,560 confirmed cases; 1,616 deaths  Two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for...
    Nine people including a nine-year-old boy were killed in Chicago this weekend and 25 wounded, as the bloody summer in U.S. cities continues.  Chicago police announced on Monday that a person has been arrested in connection with the boy's murder.  A Wall Street Journal analysis of crime statistics among the nation's 50 largest cities found that reported homicides were up 24 per cent so far this year, to 3,612, with Chicago - the worst-hit - accounting for more than one of every eight homicides. The month of July saw a 139 per cent jump in murders in Chicago, compared to the same month last year. From January 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and...
    BLACK business owners have seen a 75 percent increase since the beginning of June. The poll of more than 400 black business owners found that as a result of the recent Black Lives Matter protests across the nation and across the world, prompted by the death of George Floyd. 363 percent of the black business owners studied wanted to be their own bossCredit: Getty Images - Getty While the increase in business has been welcome, particularly in light of the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, the study also reinforced the inequities that black entrepreneurs continue to face. And, COVID-19 didn’t make matters any better for black business owners. Seventy-six percent reveal COVID-19 has been detrimental to black business owners,...
    WOMEN on the Pill could be at a higher risk of dying if they catch coronavirus, experts have warned. It's already well known that some types of birth control can increase the risk of blood clots. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Women on the contraceptive pill could be at an increased risk of deadly blood clots if they catch coronavirus, experts warnCredit: Getty - Contributor But researchers say that being infected with Covid-19 causes the threat of blood clotting to be even higher. Doctors have been learning more about the virus as the pandemic unfolds, but studies show that it can cause clots, also known as thrombosis, and could be contributing to the number...
    California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.  The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July.  As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state's health department also reported an additional 219 deaths, which set a new record for the number of deaths reported in a single day.  That record was last broken on Wednesday when California recorded 176 deaths. The state has a total of 9,224 deaths.  California (testing site in Los Angeles) has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases Meanwhile, deaths from the coronavirus in the US...
    Madrid, Aug 2 (EFECOM) .- Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone and MásMóvil entered this second quarter of 2020 in Spain with 5,691 million euros, 4.7% less than in the same period last year, despite the increase in use phone and internet during confinement. The one that saw its income drop the most in Spain from April to June compared to the same period last year was Vodafone, which billed 8.2% less and stayed at 994 million euros; followed by Orange, with 6.8% less and registered 1,216 million, and Telefónica, which fell 5.2% and invoiced 3,028 million euros. Unlike the other three, the fourth operator, MásMóvil, again registered an increase in revenues of 10% and stood at 453 million euros. If MásMóvil is...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has predicted that the coronavirus death toll in the US could spike to 182,000 by late August. This means that, over the course of one month, roughly 30,000 Americans will die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to the internal document first obtained by Yahoo News. In the report, the researchers also forecast a spike in fatalities between 5,000 and 11,000 during the week of August 15 to August 22. The projection contradicts President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the virus will soon 'disappear' and that the US has a 'fatality rate lower than most.'  It also comes on the heels of more than 1,500 coronavirus-related deaths reported in...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail The World Health Organization recognizes that the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is mainly due to social changes. This problem is mainly associated with a bad diet and little physical activity, but it is not only related to the child’s behavior, but also to social and economic development and policies in agriculture, transport, urban planning, the environment, education and food processing, distribution and marketing. The problem is social and, therefore, requires a population-based, multisectoral, multidisciplinary approach, adapted to cultural circumstances. Unlike most adults, children and adolescents cannot choose the environment in which they live or the food they eatThus, they have a limited ability to understand the long-term consequences of their behavior. So, need special...
    Mutua Madrid Open – Coronavirus They have sent a letter to their director Feliciano Lpez Feliciano Lpez and Manolo Santana. Mutua Madrid Open He Mutua Madrid Open is in serious danger of not contesting, once the Madrid’s community has sent a letter to its director, Feliciano Lopez, in which he “discourages” the event, scheduled for September, to take place due to the “current situation of increase of cases” in the capital of Spain and “unknown forecast of evolution regarding the pandemic in the city of Madrid”, as reflected in the letter, published by El Confidencial. “It is inadvisable to hold the tournament on September 2020, due to the aforementioned health risk that it would pose to both the public...
    Rep. Jim Jordan grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday about the spread of COVID-19, particularly among protesters, and the unequal treatment of protests, churches, and businesses throughout the pandemic. Jordan (R-OH) asked Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases if he thought the government should crack down on protests similar to how the government has banned churches from congregating or businesses from operating. After admitting that crowds of people increase the chance of spreading the disease, Fauci demurred on whether the government should ban protests. “I’m not in a position to determine what the government can do in a forceful way,” Fauci said. “Well, you make all kinds of recommendations. You make comments on dating,...
    Sao Paulo, Jul 31 (EFECOM) .- The state oil company Petrobras, the largest company in Brazil, considered this Friday that the “worst” of the crisis caused by COVID-19 “is over” and anticipates an increase in internal demand for fuels and derivatives in the second half of the year. “The recovery in the demand for derivatives in the domestic market has been constant” and “we believe that the worst phase is over, so we must continue with a demand from stable to increasing” in the coming months, he said at a press conference the company’s director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, in which she commented on the semi-annual results released the day before. That increase, said the executive, will...
    New York, Jul 30 (EFE) .- Texas intermediate oil (WTI) closed this Thursday with a drop of 3.3%, down to $ 39.92 a barrel, motivated by the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. States and the collapse of US GDP by 32.9% in the second quarter. At the end of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), WTI futures contracts for September delivery detracted 1.35 cents from the previous session on Wednesday. The price of the US reference barrel fell more than 5% during the day, something that some analysts also blame on political uncertainty after US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the election date. contrary to the provisions of the Constitution. The number of COVID-19...
    By Lisa Lambert and Maria Caspani | Reuters WASHINGTON – Coronavirus infections appear to be picking up in the U.S. Midwest, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said on Thursday, as Ohio reported a record day of cases and Wisconsin’s governor mandated the use of masks. The coronavirus outbreak is “moving up” into Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska from the south “because of vacations and other reasons of travel,” Deborah Birx told Fox News. Ohio’s health department said the state had its highest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic started in January, which Governor Mike DeWine told a news conference was “certainly not good news.” A few states away in Wisconsin, Tony Evers...