Day: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

‘A wild ride’: Expanding coronavirus testing takes center stage with reopening

I think the way this has been handled is most unfortunate. The administration has sought to put the responsibility on states, rather than the federal government, to handle the response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The most important question we all ask is, have I gotten this disease already, or will I get it? Advertisement The NIH is soliciting submissions from scientists from around the country, […]

May 8, 2020

Two arrested in Georgia as anger builds over shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Advertisement According to 911 calls first reported by the Brunswick News, the confrontation began on the afternoon of Feb. Under Georgia Law this is perfectly legal.”At a video news conference Wednesday, Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, said she believed her son “was just out for his daily jog,” and she called for the immediate arrest of the McMichaels. Thank you to everyone who has supported […]

May 8, 2020

A coronavirus debate on the apple orchard: Should migrant workers be allowed to sleep in bunk beds?

Michael Wood, who heads Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, said the extreme contagion of the coronavirus left officials no choice but to ban the use of top bunks. Most are scheduled to arrive late this month and work through the summer. Bunk beds are common on farms in California, where several COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred among workers. Only the lower bed of each bunk could […]

May 8, 2020

Our coronavirus blind spot: People like me who need dialysis

Several weeks ago I fell in my home, breaking my clavicle, several ribs and my hip, and began an intense regimen to regain my health. My exposure is only to my healthcare providers and I do not interact with any other patients. Our current system is characterized by slow decision making, limited willingness to try new and innovative therapies, and stubborn adherence to the status […]

May 8, 2020

How coronavirus — a ‘rich man’s disease’ — infected the poor

“Those returning from abroad are obviously not poor,” Bhatti said. During the cholera epidemic of the early 19th century, harsh quarantines of lower-class neighborhoods sparked riots in the Russian city of St. But it has always spread most ferociously among slum-dwellers and factory workers.Since the first infections were reported in Wuhan, China, late last year, COVID-19 has been different. Advertisement One student who had a […]

May 8, 2020

Hold the Champagne: Pandemic, recession fears hammer traditional European products

In coronavirus-devastated Italy, the pandemic imperils iconic offerings like buffalo mozzarella. So workers took to the fields sooner than usual to begin tending the vines and pruning while wearing masks and maintaining social-distancing rules.Stocks of Champagne need regular attention, because it’s a product that is carefully built over several years. In Germany, Oktoberfest, the giant Bavarian beer bash, was canceled for the first time since […]

May 8, 2020

Syrian President Bashar Assad faces rare dissent from a top financial ally, cousin Rami Makhlouf

President,” telling him he’s tired of the staff around his cousin “putting me always in the circle of accusations … that I’m the bad guy.” https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2819609551407554&id=193899910712271&_rdr He objected to millions of dollars in taxes and licensing fees but said he would pay. Advertisement In a 15-minute video, Makhlouf appeared sitting before a stack of logs in what seemed to be a basement and peppered his […]

May 8, 2020

What COVID-19 patients young and old can teach us about the coronavirus

As scientists dig deeper, they hope to learn more about the role of age as a COVID-19 risk factor and why the disease is so dangerous to the elderly. The most recent figures from the CDC’s COVID-NET surveillance network indicate that 56.9 out of every 100,000 Californians 65 and up had been hospitalized for COVID-19, compared with 10.9 out of every 100,000 Californians ages 18 […]

May 8, 2020

‘Every parent’s nightmare.’ New York probing child’s COVID-19 death as states reopen

Sens. (Getty Images) By Seema MehtaStaff Writer  May 8, 20201:57 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! “It was ridiculous to see someone sentenced to seven days in jail for cutting hair. Advertisement “If the country continues to ignore the collateral damage — specifically our nation’s mental health — we will not come out […]