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  • Police seek ID on woman accused of shoving, striking teen who lowered mask in Lancaster County store

    08/10/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by lightman · 46 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 August A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    Police in Lancaster County are looking for a woman they say assaulted a 14-year-old girl for lowering her mask to talk on a cellphone in a store last month. Manheim Township Police say the incident occurred July 15 at the Dollar Tree on the 800 block of Plaza Boulevard. A group of teenagers was inside the store when one of the teens lowered her mask to use a cell phone, police say. This prompted the pictured woman to become angry, yell at the 14-year-old and order her to wear a mask, according to police. The teens left the store, but...
  • Fauci says we need to do one thing to avoid a coronavirus catastrophe this winter

    08/09/2020 4:17:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    BGR ^ | August 9th, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Chris Smith @chris_writes
    Speaking with Brown University’s Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the incoming dean at the School of Public Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country needs to do one thing to avoid a catastrophe in the fall or winter. Addressing Arizona’s ability to flatten the curve of the massive outbreak that started in July, Fauci said that the same five or six “fundamental principles” of prevention apply everywhere. These are “universal wearing of a mask, physical distancing, avoid crowds, outdoor is better than indoors, wash your hands,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said. “Stay away from...
  • Baker slows Mass. reopening process, tightening restrictions on gatherings and restaurants

    08/07/2020 4:06:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 7, 2020 | Travis Andersen and Martin Finucane
    Governor Charlie Baker on Friday announced a series of steps intended to keep the coronavirus from resurging in the state, including a reduction in the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people, and the creation of a new task force to enforce public health directives in harder-hit communities. “Now we are seeing the virus escalate in certain communities around the Commonwealth and we have to put together a plan, working together, to stop it,” Baker said during his regular State House briefing. “This fight against COVID-19 is far from over.”
  • Rape suspect freed from jail amid COVID-19 allegedly kills accuser

    08/07/2020 2:37:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 7 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Virginia rape suspect was released from jail over coronavirus concerns — and then shot dead his accuser, authorities say. Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, of Greenbelt, Md., had been indicted on charges of rape, strangulation and abduction after Karla Dominguez, a native of Venezuela, told cops in Alexandria, Va., that he sexually assaulted her in October, the Washington Post said. Bouaichi turned himself in 11 days later, and a judge ordered him held without bond. Then, despite objections by an Alexandria prosecutor, lawyers for the man, who was charged with six felonies, successfully argued on April 9 that he be...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

    08/07/2020 12:49:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 112 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/07/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn and Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the chances of scientists creating a highly effective vaccine — one that provides 98% or more guaranteed protection — for the virus are slim. Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, but 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable, too, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A with the Brown University School of Public Health. “The chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach.” “You’ve...
  • Montgomery County doubles down on directive to close private schools, defying Hogan’s order

    08/05/2020 8:54:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2020 | By Rebecca Tan, Laura Vozzella and Fenit Nirappil
    Montgomery County’s top health official issued an order late Wednesday directing private schools to suspend in-person teaching until Oct. 1, a directive that officials say bypasses Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s request that private schools have sole authority over when and how to reopen. The order from county health officer Travis Gayles cites specific sections of state code that he said empower local health officers to take actions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The move comes after Gayles last week ordered private schools in the county to begin classes online in the fall, a decision that sparked backlash from...
  • New York Times report: Coronavirus lockdowns may cause over 1 million deaths due to tuberculosis, other diseases​

    08/05/2020 5:14:40 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 4, 2020 | Leon Wolf
    A Monday report from the New York Times is finally saying what we have been saying at TheBlaze since the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic: The lockdown measures we have instituted to save lives are inevitably going to end up costing a lot of lives. Perhaps many more than they saved.....The report notes, "About 80 percent of tuberculosis, H.I.V. and malaria programs worldwide have reported disruptions in services, and one in four people living with H.I.V. have reported problems with gaining access to medications, according to U.N. AIDS. Interruptions or delays in treatment may lead to drug resistance, already...
  • JAIL FAUCI: New Report Compares Turkey COVID Treatment with HCQ vs. USA Without HCQ and the Results Are Crystal Clear

    08/05/2020 5:26:22 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 5, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    A new report was released by Sky News on Turkey’s COVID-19 Coronavirus early hydroxychloroquine treatment strategy and the results are clear. The early treatment program in Turkey relies on hydroxychloroquine as the first step in the therapeutic process...“As soon as a patient has symptoms, they are treated with hydroxychloroquine tablets and/or favipiravir at home. Follow-up calls quickly spot if the symptoms worsen, and then they will be admitted to hospital.”
  • BREAKING: Twitter Bans President Trump From Tweeting Until He Removes Post Containing ‘Coronavirus Misinformation’

    08/05/2020 5:52:35 PM PDT · by Revel · 60 replies
    GP ^ | 8/5/20 | Cristina Laila
    Twitter on Wednesday banned President Trump from tweeting until he deletes a tweet about the Coronavirus that the tech company says violates its “rules against misinformation.” This is happening in an election year during a pandemic. Where is the DOJ? Where are the Republican lawmakers? The Washington Post reported that Twitter banned President Trump over his tweet of a video clip of a Fox News interview in which he said children are “almost immune” from Covid-19. Twitter hid the post and said he will not be able to tweet from his account until he deletes it, although he can appeal.
  • Kanye West files to run as independent presidential candidate in Wisconsin

    08/05/2020 5:41:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    Kanye West could appear on Wisconsin ballots this fall as a presidential candidate after the rapper's campaign filed enough signatures with the Elections Commission Tuesday, the state's filing deadline. His ballot status is currently pending as state staff prepare to review his and other independent presidential contenders' paperwork in the coming days. Those candidates needed to file at least 2,000 valid signatures with the Wisconsin Elections Commission, as well as a declaration of candidacy, by 5 p.m. in order to appear on statewide ballots come fall.
  • NC will stay in Phase 2 for at least 5 more weeks, Cooper says

    08/05/2020 2:17:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | August 5, 2020 | Joe Bruno
    CHARLOTTE — North Carolina will stay in Phase 2 for at least another five weeks. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state will not be moving into Phase 3 on Friday when his extension was set to expire, but instead will remain in Phase 2 until Sept. 11. Bars, nightclubs and gyms have been closed since March 30, when Cooper first issued an executive order in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Many were hoping to reopen alongside restaurants and retail stores when North Carolina moved into Phase 2: Safer at Home on May 22, but bars...
  • California’s COVID-19 test result data may be flawed, top state health official says

    08/05/2020 9:23:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/04/2020
    California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said that “the seven-day positivity rate is absolutely affected” by the issue. It’s unclear to what extent and for how long cases have been undercounted, and how this situation differs from the more routine delays when test reporting lags over weekends. Los Angeles public health officials last week warned that it was expecting a backlog in cases “due to previous reporting delays in the state electronic lab system.” The following day, the county reported highs of 4,825 new coronavirus cases and 91 deaths. Other counties, including Sacramento, Placer and Orange —...
  • The Atlantic: How the Pandemic Defeated America

    08/03/2020 3:39:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/03/2020 | Ed Yong
    How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom. In the first half of 2020, SARS‑CoV‑2—the new coronavirus behind the disease COVID‑19—infected 10 million people around the world and killed about half a million. But few countries have been...
  • The land with no face masks: Holland's top scientists say there's no solid evidence coverings work and warn they could even damage the fight against Covid-19

    08/02/2020 7:58:23 AM PDT · by Triple · 78 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/1/2020 | Ian Birrell
    ...Amsterdam, something felt strange in this world swept by fear and pandemic. There was laughter coming from barges sliding along the famous canals, clusters of cyclists clogged the streets, shoppers dipped into chic boutiques, the barber shops seemed busy and cafes served couples chatting over coffee. I heard many voices of tourists in bars and restaurants, while even the seedier sides of this celebrated Dutch city had people strolling through them. It took me a moment to realise what was so weird. Then it struck me. It felt like I had stepped back in time, returning to the pre-pandemic normality...
  • Andrea Bocelli Urges Resistance to Disproportionate Coronavirus Response

    07/27/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Vendome · 29 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 27, 2020 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    The first fights Bocelli had were at home, he said, when he began to express “certain doubts about the severity of this so-called ‘pandemic.’” “The first to attack me were my children who said to me, ‘Dad, stick to Tosca and Madame Butterfly and leave aside viruses that you know nothing about,’” Bocelli recalled. “But as time went by, I realized that I know a ton of people, but thank God I didn’t know a single person who had even wound up in intensive care, and I wondered about our drastic response,” he said. “Distancing myself from any political party,...
  • UCSF scientists: coronavirus immunity only temporary?

    07/17/2020 1:35:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 86 replies
    SF Chronicle via Benecia Independent ^ | July 17th, 2020 | by Peter Fimrite
    Disturbing new revelations that permanent immunity to the coronavirus may not be possible have jeopardized vaccine development and reinforced a decision by scientists at UCSF and affiliated laboratories to focus exclusively on treatments. Several recent studies conducted around the world indicate that the human body does not retain the antibodies that build up during infections, meaning there may be no lasting immunity to COVID-19 after people recover. Strong antibodies are also crucial in the development of vaccines. So molecular biologists fear the only way left to control the disease may be to treat the symptoms after people are infected to...
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Majority Of State’s Schools To Close Campuses, Offer Virtual Instruction Only, Amid Coronavirus Spikes

    07/17/2020 2:12:35 PM PDT · by rintintin · 51 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 17 2020 | Tom Tapp
    At his Friday news conference, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered counties on the state’s coronavirus watch list to shut down school campuses this fall, at least to begin the school year. The 32 counties on the list — which include Los Angeles and most of Southern California — must switch to virtual instruction only. The state’s two largest districts, Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified, had already announced plans to begin the new academic year with online-only courses. The mandate applies to private as well as public schools, according to Newsom.
  • Holcomb announces Indiana to stay at Stage 4.5, won’t rule out mask mandate

    07/15/2020 3:00:51 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies ^ | July 15, 2020 | FOX 59
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that Indiana will remain at Stage 4.5 of its Back On Track reopening plan “for at least the next two weeks.” Wednesday’s press conference took on a more somber tone as state officials stressed the continued danger of the coronavirus. “COVID-19 is not going away any time soon,” Holcomb said. Holcomb also announced he will revise his Executive Order with enhanced regulations on gatherings in the state with more than 250 people.
  • Parents Struggle With School Decisions as Options Fall Short

    07/15/2020 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    The EPOCH Times ^ | July 15, 2020 | BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
    Rachel Greszler and her husband have managed a chaotic household with six children since mid-March when they ended up with everyone at home full-time, while still trying to juggle their jobs. “My concern is … inevitably our children aren’t going to be on the same schedule. And so it’s going to be trying to manage five different schedules, and who’s going to school on which day, and when do you have to be online?” Greszler said. “My personal opinion is that, if you look at the science behind this, children are less affected by COVID-19 than even the seasonal flu,...
  • Rose Parade Canceled: California Institution Called Off Due To Coronavirus Worries

    07/15/2020 3:40:25 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 55 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 15, 2020 | Thomas Kilka
    The 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade, an institution in Pasadena, California, since 1891, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time in 76 years the parade, held each year on New Year’s Day, has been canceled. This year would have marked the 132nd edition. “With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Gov. [Gavin] Newsom’s Phase IV reopening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade,” the organizers of...