Day: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Trump briefly wears a face mask — but not in public

Executive Chairman Bill Ford scored a breakthrough of sorts Thursday when he got President Trump to briefly wear a protective face mask during a tour of a converted factory now churning out ventilators and other medical gear for the coronavirus crisis. Advertisement State officials had urged Trump to wear a face mask at the site, citing Whitmer’s executive order and Ford’s workplace protocols.“Anyone who has […]

May 22, 2020

Coronavirus cases hit 5 million globally as U.S. death toll approaches 100,000

World & Nation U.S. In New Jersey, Gov. She said he asked if she’d join him if he is able to tour flooding in Midland. “I was so early, I was earlier than anybody thought,” he said. Advertisement States and local governments have been attempting to weigh the risks of allowing businesses to reopen with the economic devastation brought about by the pandemic. Asked about […]

May 22, 2020

CDC issues reopening guidelines for schools, transit and businesses after weeks of delay

The Trump administration has given wide latitude to states to determine their reopening strategies.Some familiar suggestions appear in the latest guidelines, including frequent handwashing and social distancing across all sectors. CDC issues reopening guidelines for schools, transit and businesses after weeks of delay A message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on the Las Vegas Strip.(Lucas Kwan Peterson / Los Angeles […]

May 22, 2020

While New York City fights a pandemic, building doormen greet and troubleshoot

As of Thursday, more than 200 residential building staff members had contracted COVID-19 and 39 of them had died, according to Local 32BJ, the branch of the Service Employees International Union that represents the workers. The coronavirus has added a frightening layer of risk to what are considered among the most coveted working class positions in New York City, with a median annual salary of […]

May 22, 2020

In Tijuana, paramedics uncover a hidden death toll not captured in COVID-19 statistics

By mapping where most in-home deaths were occurring, researchers found that the rates of people dying at home were highest in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. As of this week, municipalities where few or no coronavirus cases have been confirmed are allowed to resume commerce, school and other activities. “There’s not great mortality data for Latin America, but all kinds of cities could be doing this […]

May 22, 2020

Commentary: China’s clear message to the U.S. on Hong Kong: Beijing will not back down

While China may well soon announce more economic reforms to boost lagging growth, its officials are becoming more combative: getting even more angry at what they see as unfair international criticism as they gain increasing support from the Chinese people for their recent successful handling of the coronavirus; that stands in marked contrast to U.S. Print In a devastating blow to Hong Kong’s long-promised autonomy, […]

May 22, 2020

Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000

Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000 Wanda DeSelle, 76, died of COVID-19 in April in Madera, Calif. “Especially when there are no visuals. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) By Noah Bierman, Eli Stokols May 22, 20204 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Unlike other wars, the nation’s dead now […]

May 22, 2020

‘Hong Kong is in a state of shock’: New law is China’s latest show of strength

Last month, with the coronavirus outbreak silencing protests, Hong Kong authorities arrested more than a dozen prominent critics of China. 13, 2019, after Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew a controversial extradition bill.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Beijing’s strategy seemed to be long in the making, beginning soon after street protests erupted in Hong Kong a year ago in response to an extradition bill and […]

May 22, 2020

Unpaid utility bills loom as states reopen amid coronavirus

And support appears to be growing fast. In half of states there are no statewide orders, so individual utility companies decide. Advertisement “They’ve never had this many customers out of a job,” he said. Phillips May 22, 202011:57 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Schaben/ Los Angeles Times) By Sarah D. Print WASHINGTON —  […]

May 22, 2020

What’s the link between the coronavirus and the Kawasaki-like disease MIS-C?

Rushing herd immunity could be worse Yes, there are significant health risks associated with lockdown. Also, there is a one-month lag behind peak COVID infections and the development of these cases in these children. Here’s how you can gather without putting your health — or theirs — in jeopardy. Nielsen: The treatment for this has been ICU supportive care. Nine-year-old Bobby Dean lies on a […]