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  • Fake news? Google any three digit number & 'new cases'

    06/25/2020 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Google ^ | 6/25/20 | Myself
    Give it a try. Works every time.
  • Phillies Close Spring Training Facilities After COVID-19 Outbreak Among Players, Staff

    06/19/2020 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NESN ^ | 6/19/20 | Mike Cole
    Just as it seemed baseball might - and a big emphasis on the “might” - be nearing some sort of a deal to start the 2020 season, the sport got a reminder of the difficulties it faces in trying to start a season during a pandemic. The Philadelphia Phillies on Friday closed their spring training complex after five players and three staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in Clearwater, Fla. NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury was the first to report the news. Those numbers could increase soon, as the club also noted 20 players (both major and minor leaguers) and...
  • Column: Why are so many people not wearing masks? Here's how they explain it

    06/17/2020 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 113 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 6/17/20 | Steve Lopez
    **SNIP** Last week, Orange County’s public health director resigned after her call for mandatory face masks prompted a death threat, a security detail and a poster of her with a Hitler mustache and swastikas. On Tuesday in Santa Ana, face mask supporters were pushed and mocked by foes who chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, these masks have got to go.” **SNIP** In Glendora, some of the people without face coverings were with relatives, and others were carrying masks in their pockets. But it wasn’t hard to find people who told me they didn’t buy into the argument that masks necessarily...
  • Human trials expected to start next month for Covid-19 treatment derived from cows' blood

    06/17/2020 5:16:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/17/20 | Elizabeth Cohen
    A South Dakota company expects to start human trials next month for a Covid-19 antibody treatment derived from the plasma of cows. But these aren't just any cows. Scientists genetically engineered the animals to give them an immune system that's part human. That way, the animals produce disease-fighting human antibodies to Covid-19, which are then turned into a drug to attack the virus. "These animals are producing neutralizing antibodies that kill [the novel coronavirus] in the laboratory," Eddie Sullivan, CEO of SAB Biotherapeutics said in a statement to CNN. "We are eager to advance to the clinic as we move forward...
  • Some scientists fear ‘superspreaders’ may prompt new COVID-19 outbreaks as states reopen

    06/01/2020 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/01/20 | Christopher Carbone
    As states across America being to reopen, some scientists are voicing fears about so-called "superspreaders" who may be responsible for larger numbers of coronavirus cases through airborne transmission. Although many businesses are reopening with stringent social distancing guidelines, those practices vary significantly from state to state and even from city to city within various states. Kimberly Prather, an atmospheric chemist at University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, wrote in a recent perspective paper in Science that a review of existing literature provides evidence that the new coronavirus can linger in the air, perhaps even for hours, before...
  • Doug Hertz - trying not to cry over 60 million ounces of spilt beer

    05/18/2020 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Saporta Report ^ | 5/18/20 | Maria Saporta
    The first half of April should have been a nirvana of sports and entertainment in Georgia. The Final Four was to be played at the Mercedes Benz Stadium from April 4 to 6. The Masters Tournament was scheduled to take place in Augusta from April 9 to April 12. And the Atlanta Braves were supposed to host their opening homestand of the 2020 season - six consecutive home games at Truist Park starting April 3. Instead, that world ended abruptly with the cancelations and postponements of all those events – and life as we knew it - due to the...
  • FACT: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo has done an absolutely abysmal job handling COVID-19

    05/13/2020 6:55:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/20 | Joseph Curl
    The mainstream media, as Barack Obama once said, is all wee-weed up for Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Democratic governor. “Andrew Cuomo may be the single most popular politician in America right now,” CNN wrote earlier this month. “Andrew Cuomo Is the Control Freak We Need Right Now,” The New York Times wrote. “Cuomo Could Be The Leader The Democratic Party And Nation Desperately Need,” The Washington Post wrote. But let’s take a look at Mr. Cuomo’s actions as governor to see if all the breathless praise is warranted. **SNIP** In fact, New York has more deaths than the next five...
  • Cuomo announces parts of New York state could reopen Friday: 'It's an exciting new phase'

    05/11/2020 4:29:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/11/20 | Jessie Hellmann
    Some areas of New York state will be allowed to reopen Friday, beginning the “next big step in this historic journey,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Monday. Three upstate regions will be allowed to reopen in a phased manner after meeting metrics laid out by the state government, Cuomo said. But areas of the state that have been hardest hit by COVID-19, including New York City and Long Island, have not yet met those requirements as of Monday. “In my point of view, we’re on the other side of the mountain,” Cuomo said during a news conference. “We have abated...
  • Pence self-isolating after aide tests positive for COVID-19: report

    05/10/2020 3:51:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/20 | John Bowden
    Vice President Mike Pence is in self-isolation after his spokesperson announced a positive coronavirus diagnosis on Friday, Bloomberg News reported Sunday. The Hill has reached out to his office to confirm.
  • New York mom with coronavirus saved by medical-student son’s quick thinking

    05/09/2020 4:27:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 108 replies
    ny post ^ | 5/9/2020 | klein
    A Brooklyn woman desperately ill with the coronavirus is breathing easy this Mother’s Day thanks to a novel treatment her medical-student son helped provide. Josephine Bruzzese, who is 48 and otherwise healthy, woke up on March 22 with a fever, body aches, dry cough and trouble breathing. She lost the ability to smell or taste. Her family rushed her to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in Sunset Park. “She was so short of breath she couldn’t speak” said her 23-year-old son, James. The hospital diagnosed the mom of four with pneumonia, but with no coronavirus tests available, it sent her home as...
  • Pelosi suggests large venue for DNC amid pandemic

    05/09/2020 3:25:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 5/09/20 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has suggested to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez that the party hold its nominating convention in a large stadium that would allow for social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 17-20. But the health emergency the country is facing has caused uncertainty over how conventions can safely take place. Pelosi said finding a space that would allow individuals to remain six feet apart and potentially shortening the length of the event could be an option. "When I was a girl, I...
  • Nail salon was source of first coronavirus community spread case in California

    05/07/2020 9:25:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2020 | 8:23pm | Tamar Lapin
    The first recorded instance of coronavirus community spread in California was tracked to a nail salon, Gov. Gavin Newson said Thursday. The governor made the revelation as he explained why Golden State manicurists aren’t slated to reopen Friday, when other businesses, including clothiers, sporting-goods stores and florists will resume limited operations. “This whole thing started in the state of California — the first community spread — in a nail salon,” Newsom said during his daily briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”
  • How one of the world’s largest casinos is planning to reopen in the wake of COVID-19 (Connecticut)

    05/07/2020 1:14:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 5/06/20 | John Kapetaneas, Juju Chang
    As Rodney Butler walks through the dark halls of the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut, he laments that the 4,500 slot machines throughout the establishment that he considers home are turned off. It’s “unbelievable,” Butler said. “They should be clinging and clanging right now.” Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, is one of the largest casinos in the world. It’s owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, for which Butler is the chairman. He says that up until the coronavirus, COVID-19, came to the United States, the casino had never shut its doors. **SNIP** Across the country, from Las...
  • New York reports over 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities

    05/06/2020 1:07:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 5/05/20
    New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it's protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes since March 1, according to a tally released by Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration late Monday that, for the first time, includes people believed to have been killed by the coronavirus before their diagnoses could be confirmed by a lab test. Exactly how many nursing home residents have died remains uncertain despite the state's latest...
  • World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19 but U.S. steers clear

    05/04/2020 5:25:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 5/04/20 | Robin Emmott, Francesco Guarascio
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World leaders and organisations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort. Organisers included the European Union and non-EU countries Britain, Norway and Saudi Arabia. Leaders from Japan, Canada, South Africa and dozens of other countries joined the virtual event, while China, where the virus is believed to have originated, was only represented by its ambassador to the European Union. Governments aim to continue raising funds for several weeks or months, building on efforts by the World...
  • Italy begins to emerge from world's longest nationwide lockdown

    05/04/2020 2:21:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 5/04/20
    Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe's hardest-hit country eases back the world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Four million people -- an estimated 72 percent of them men -- will return to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tries to get back to work. Restaurants that have managed to survive Italy's most disastrous crisis in generations will reopen for takeaway service. But bars and even ice cream parlours will remain shut. The use of public transport will be discouraged and...
  • Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb To Begin Lifting Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Monday; Hopes To Fully Reopen State By July 4th

    05/01/2020 4:12:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    See BS local ^ | 5/01/20
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Saying Indiana is “ready to move ahead in a measured way,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said the state will begin easing the restrictions of its stay-at-home order for most of the state starting Monday. Calling the COVID-19 outbreak a “very challenging time for Hoosiers,” Holcomb said the state will take a five-step approach to reopening by Independence Day. “We are doing this together, and together we will overcome this disease, and come out a stronger Indiana,” Holcomb said. **SNIP** The first stage was the stay-at-home order that has been in place the last few weeks, to help make...
  • Man apologizes for throwing Chicago house party caught on video that went viral, says he was honoring 2 slain friends and didn’t realize health risks of packed crowd

    04/30/2020 2:30:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune via MSN ^ | 4/29/20 | Alice Yin
    Janeal Wright says he hasn’t been the same since his two friends were gunned down in 2018. The double shooting on the West Side claimed the lives of Darius Brown and Johnathan Jeter, both 23. The absence of their laughter and generosity was “heartbreaking,” he recalled Wednesday. He became afraid of staying in the Austin neighborhood, wondering if he would be next. “It was monumental, that event,” Wright, 26, said Wednesday. “That was the first dramatic event I ever really took to heart. … I didn’t really heal from it.” Consumed by the gun violence on the West Side, Wright...
  • Maine Gov. Mills unveils phases for reopening of state activity (they're toast by June)

    04/29/2020 5:13:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/20 | Kim Jarrett
    Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced her plan to reopen the state’s economy, a plan that allows some personal services to open as soon as Friday and restaurants to reopen in June with some provisions. The four-stage plan also includes a “Stay Safer at Home” executive order that is extended until May 31 and requires residents to wear face coverings in public in stage one. The month-by-month plan can change if the number of COVID-19 cases increases again. “We don’t know what will happen in the next days, weeks, months,” Mills said. “We may well have to start and stop and...
  • Michigan's Frontline Caronavirus Workers Could Get Free College Tuition Under Governor's New Plan

    04/29/2020 4:12:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/29/20 | Eddy Rodriguez
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday a plan to provide free college tuition for people working on the frontlines during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer's "Futures for Frontliners" plan will provide those working on the frontlines - including hospital staff, grocery workers, and child care providers - with the opportunity to get either a college or a technical degree on the state's dime, if they do not already have one. "The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying 'thank you' to those who have risked their lives on the frontlines of this crisis. This program will ensure tuition-free...