The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players
"My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID." That's the official word from Caroline Gohmert, Louie Gohmert's daughter, on the congressman's coronavirus diagnosis. "Wearing a mask is a non-partisan issue. The advice of medical experts shouldn't be politicized," the younger Gohmert, who is a musician going by BELLSAINT,...
President Donald Trump says his administration plans to sue Nevada after the state's lawmakers passed a bill to mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Aug. 3)
Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person. As the reports of exposure and positive results are still coming in, the number of those infected grows.
Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece
WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19 The World Health Organization has warned that despite the progress in vaccine research, the road to normality remains far off. WHO's Tedros Adhanom, via virtual news briefing WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan emphasized the importance of enforcing mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing. Mike Ryan, via virtual news briefing COVID-19 has infected over 18.14 million people and 688,080 people have died worldwide.
The British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests. These tests can detect not only coronavirus but other viruses common in autumn, winter, and spring. Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will provide on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes. This will help break chains of transmission quickly, according to reports at CNN. The department has said that the tests "will hugely increase testing capacity ahead of winter." Fast results means people will know they are positive sooner, which will contain the exposure to others.
Florida is currently the No. 1 state when it comes to new coronavirus cases per capita—but Mississippi is on track to overtake it, NPR reports. In a grim Twitter thread , Harvard researcher Ashish Jha says Mississippi is "doing VERY badly but has received little attention." Testing is down 8%...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
President Donald Trump has dismissed reports of a NY prosecutor's attempts to get his tax returns, saying it is a continuation of the "witch hunt" against him. (Aug. 3)
It's not just Dr. Deborah Birx who believes the nation has moved into a frightening "new phase" of the COVID-19 pandemic, even if that view is unpopular with President Trump . Dr. Anthony Fauci, her colleague on the White House coronavirus task force, sees things pretty much the same way. Community...
Comedian Bryan Callen says he "categorically and absolutely" denies allegations of rape or sexual misconduct from four women—but he will be taking a break from weekly podcast The Fighter and the Kid , which he co-hosts with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. After reports of alleged misconduct going back to...
Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to move into the Carolinas as a hurricane late Monday or early Tuesday with heavy rain and wind and a storm surge of up to 5 feet. (Aug. 3)
Research has shown more children are experiencing mental health difficulties during the pandemic societal lockdown. According to HuffPost, such difficulties include feeling unhappy, being clingy, and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry. Poppy O'Neill has written widely on mental wellbeing. Her new book, '101 Tips to Help Your Anxious Child,' is about to come out. She suggests parents discuss anxiety openly, and try to get their child to articulate what they're feeling--and where it shows up in their body. Also, be open to communicating differently. Have the child draw a picture, write a letter, or demonstrate their feelings with toys or emojis. Most importantly, parents should make their home a place of positivity and remind their children that they can trust themselves and cope.
The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students
Lord & Taylor to File for Bankruptcy Lord & Taylor, which started in 1826, adds that it is looking for new ownership. According to 'USA Today,' rental clothing company Le Tote Inc. acquired the chain last year. Before COVID-19, Lord & Taylor was already struggling due to the rise of online shopping. After over 100 years, its most famous location on N.Y.C.'s Fifth Avenue sold off in 2019. With the pandemic forcing the closure of non-essential stores, Lord & Taylor's path to bankruptcy accelerated. Currently, the chain has several dozen locations nationwide. Lord & Taylor is one of 40 retailers who have filed for Chapter 11 in 2020.
Schools and day-care centers are preparing strong COVID-19 infection prevention controls. With them in place, they hope to have low levels of virus transmission, reports CNN. Recently, seven schools and daycare centers underwent antibody screening, symptom surveys, and testing. The child-to-child transmission rate was found to be 0.3%. However, the child-to-staff rate was 1%, and staff-to-child transmission rate was 1.5%. Even worse, the staff-to-staff was 4.4%.
A courtroom that included her husband, Chad Daybell, heard Lori Vallow tell police officers on a recording made last November, "I look like a suspect, but I'm a good person." The officers had come to the couple's home in Rexburg, Idaho, to ask about their two missing children, the New...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.
Here are the top stories for Monday, August 3rd: NYC prosecutor explains subpoena justication in Trump tax case; Federal judge calls for more pirvacy after shooting; Tropical Storm Isaias threatens Carolinas; California wildfire continues to burn.