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Cleveland Goes Full Week Without Single Day of More Than 20 New Covid Cases

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click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall Facebook Live Video Frank Jackson (5/4/2020). Thursday evening, the City of Cleveland released its daily Covid infection numbers, reporting 19 new confirmed cases. Assuming the numbers have been  tabulated accurately, the city has now gone a full week without a single day of 20......
BBC - Business

UK borrowing soars in August as Covid costs mount

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54289160 The UK government borrowed £35.9bn in August as tackling the economic fallout of pandemic took its toll on the public finances, official figures show. The figure – the difference between spending and tax income – was £30.5bn more than it borrowed in August last year. The increase meant that......
BBC - Politics

Tory MPs in bid to increase scrutiny over Covid rules

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Police patrol Soho in London, after ministers told pubs and restaurants to close earlier from Thursday More than 40 Conservative MPs are backing an attempt to increase parliamentary scrutiny over further coronavirus restrictions in England. Senior Tory Sir Graham Brady has tabled an amendment that......
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Covid: Morrisons limits sales of disinfectant and toilet rolls

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-54283153 image copyrightCharles Heslett/BBC image captionLimits are being applied to certain products to prevent panic buying at Morrisons supermarkets Shoppers at Morrisons face restrictions on the number of items they can purchase to prevent panic buying. The supermarket chain has put a limit of three items per customer on some......
KHN

These Secret Safety Panels Will Pick the COVID Vaccine Winners

KHN
Most Americans have never heard of Dr. Richard Whitley, an expert in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Yet as the coronavirus pandemic drags on and the public eagerly awaits a vaccine, he may well be among the most powerful people in the country. Whitley leads a small,......
NPR

Breonna Taylor Protests, COVID Vaccine & CDC Data, HHS Hospital Data Crackdown : Up First

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NPR Protest continue in cities around the country after a grand jury ruled that the actions of two police officers who shot at Breonna Taylor were justified. A third officer is charged with endangering her neighbors. Two officers were shot during protests in Louisville, KY. Also, President Trump says the......
BBC - Politics

Need for new Covid measures ‘failure of government’

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The leader of the opposition has appeared in a national televised address in which he responded to Boris Johnson’s announcement of further Covid-19 restrictions. Sir Keir Starmer said the need for the new measures was not down to an “act of God” but a “failure of government”. Read more: New......
Cleveland Scene

Blood Donations Show That the United States is Still Nowhere Near COVID Herd Immunity

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click to enlarge To better understand how widely the coronavirus has spread in the United States, some researchers are turning to an unusual source of data: blood donations. In an effort to encourage more donations, many blood collection centers have been offering to test donated blood for antibodies to the......
NPR

SCOTUS Vacancy, COVID Economic Impact, Climate Diplomacy : Up First

NPR
NPR Calculations have changed for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as GOP Senators rally to fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also, an NPR and Harvard University poll shows nearly half of Americans say they are facing “serious financial problems” as the global pandemic drags......
KHN

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills

KHN
Robert Lewis, The Guardian and Christina Jewett Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ― and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate. At issue is the degree to which the......
BBC Entertainment

The pop star doctor who answered the Covid call

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Image copyright Jess Gleeson. Image caption Gordi makes music which mixes organic and electronic elements Singer-songwriter Gordi thinks it’s “incredibly selfish” not to wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic. As a practising doctor in hospitals around the state of Victoria – the current “epicentre of Covid in Australia”......
TMZ.com

NFL Hits Jon Gruden, Sean Payton With $100K Fines Over COVID Masks

TMZ
Breaking News 2:33 PM PT — Well, you can’t say you didn’t see this one coming … The NFL has now handed down even more punishment for coaches flouting COVID mask policies … with the league hitting Raiders’ Jon Gruden and Saints’ Sean Payton with $100k fines for their lack......
BBC - Politics

PM calls for resolve to fight Covid over winter

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson said collective health depends on “individual behaviour” Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the public to “summon the discipline and the resolve” to follow the new coronavirus rules announced on Tuesday. In a television broadcast to the country he......
BBC - Politics

Boris Johnson’s Covid restrictions address in full

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The UK prime minister has delivered a TV address to explain the decision to impose tighter restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. Earlier in the day, Boris Johnson set out a raft of new coronavirus restrictions for England which could last for up to six months. Among the new......
TMZ.com

Tommy DeVito, Original Four Seasons Member, Dead at 92 from COVID

TMZ
Tommy DeVito — one of the original members of the iconic Doo-Wop group, The Four Seasons — has died from coronavirus. ‘Casino’ actor Alfredo Nittoli confirmed the news Tuesday in a Facebook post, saying Tommy had died Monday night at a Vegas area hospital, where he’d recently been admitted after......
BBC USA

China must be held accountable for Covid – Trump

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US president’s speech came in the form of a pre-recorded message US President Donald Trump has used his UN General Assembly speech to attack China, saying it must be held accountable over the Covid-19 pandemic. He accused China of allowing the coronavirus to “leave......

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