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Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March – CBS News

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Canada reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday for the first time in six months. The last time the country reported no new deaths from the virus on March 15, at the start of lockdowns in North America due to the pandemic, Reuters reports. As of Friday evening, over 6 million people had been tested for COVID-19 in Canada, 2.1% of which came back positive. Some 702 new cases were reported on Friday, but no new deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported.  According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec reported one new death on September […]

Seven states doing surprisingly little to curb spread of coronavirus

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Rachel Maddow reports that according to the National Governors Association, seven states have not issued any state-wide mandates about the size of gatherings, restaurants and bars, or closing schools to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.March 19, 2020 This content was originally published here.

Congressional investigation finds over $1 billion in coronavirus aid fraud

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Over $1 billion in emergency coronavirus aid relief went to companies that “double dipped” and received multiple Paycheck Protection Program loans in violation of the program’s rules, according to a preliminary analysis released Tuesday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Congressional investigators identified multiple areas of potential waste and fraud in the program, often referred to as PPP, which was part of the $2 trillion CARES Act. The program offered qualifying small businesses up to $10 million in emergency and forgivable loans to shore up their payrolls and meet basic expenses due to business impacts from the […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Now Linked to More Than 250,000 Coronavirus Cases

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The inevitable fallout from last month’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event that packed nearly 500,000 people into a small town in South Dakota, is becoming clear, and the emerging picture is grim.  According to a new study, which tracked anonymized cellphone data from the rally, over 250,000 coronavirus cases have now been tied to the 10-day event, one of the largest to be held since the start of the pandemic. It drew motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country, many of whom were seen without face coverings inside crowded bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments.  The explosion in cases, the […]

Opinion | Coronavirus Is Killing Silently. Here’s How to Treat It Before It’s Too Late. – The New York Times

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To my amazement, most patients I saw said they had been sick for a week or so with fever, cough, upset stomach and fatigue, but they only became short of breath the day they came to the hospital. Their pneumonia had clearly been going on for days, but by the time they felt they had to go to the hospital, they were often already in critical condition. In emergency departments we insert breathing tubes in critically ill patients for a variety of reasons. In my 30 years of practice, however, most patients requiring emergency intubation are in shock, have altered […]

Stop kissing, wear a mask while having sex to prevent coronavirus, Tam says – National | Globalnews.ca

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Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada’s chief medical officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option in a pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing. “Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting […]

Why Coronavirus Should be The Least of Your Worries

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[COVID-19] One Important Recommendation You May Not be Hearing Especially if you don’t have it yet Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash My daughter’s preschool is now closed until the end of the month. My wife works as a nurse in a hospital that has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country. People camp out at stores hours before they open, then run the shelves empty by mid-day. Everyday, we’re flooded with more information in our feeds about this pandemic. And it’s all pretty scary the more you think about it. I was contemplating if I should voice my perspective on this or not. But it’s […]

Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Newsom

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, after growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take that precaution. Newsom’s order came a week after Orange County rescinded a requirement for residents to wear masks and as other counties across California were debating whether to join local jurisdictions that had mandated face coverings. “Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered — putting at risk the real progress […]

EU May Ban Travel from US as it Reopens Borders, Citing Coronavirus Failures – The New York Times

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BRUSSELS — European Union countries rushing to revive their economies and reopen their borders after months of coronavirus restrictions are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the scourge, according to draft lists of acceptable travelers seen by The New York Times. That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President Trump’s handling of the virus in the United States, which has more than 2.3 million cases and upward of 120,000 deaths, more […]

Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus

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World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after last week celebrating his 34th birthday with a big bash mask-free. Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late on Monday that Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distance, had tested positive after he posted a video on social media around midday saying he was waiting to hear back on his results. “Just to be safe I quarantined myself and just taking it easy,” Bolt said in the message that he appeared to have taped […]