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CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman Apologies for Insensitive George Floyd Twitter Comment CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman Apologies for Insensitive George Floyd Twitter Comment
- June 08, 2020

The remark was made on George Floyd , a man who died after a police offer knelt on his neck for eight minutes. Brands and affiliate gyms are ending their partnerships with CrossFit over outrage at a recent tweet from the fitness organization's CEO. (more...)
Updated Guidelines for COVID-19: WHO Now Recommends Wearing Masks In Public Updated Guidelines for COVID-19: WHO Now Recommends Wearing Masks In Public
- June 08, 2020

Some countries, including Canada, had nonetheless suggested that their citizens wear non-medical masks in certain scenarios without waiting for the WHO's guidance. Many health experts have wondered why it's taken this long for the WHO to update its mask guidelines, given the accumulation of evidence that they may be helpful and have few downsides. (more...)
CrossFit CEO calls George Floyd tweets a ‘mistake’ CrossFit CEO calls George Floyd tweets a ‘mistake’
- June 08, 2020

In that tweet, the organization pointed out that "r$3 acism and discrimination are critical public health issues that demand an urgent response" and linked to a statement by IHME's director stating that the racial disparities spawned by racism present a number of public health issues "including life expectancy, child mortality, education, and economic opportunity". (more...)
'Black lives matter': Sen. Mitt Romney marches in DC 'Black lives matter': Sen. Mitt Romney marches in DC
- June 08, 2020

Mitt Romney on Monday after the Utah Republican joined a march to the White House in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The "faith-based" march was organized by local pastors, The Washington Post reports , inspired by the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965. (more...)
Medical workers lead Seattle's protests against police brutality Medical workers lead Seattle's protests against police brutality
- June 08, 2020

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will immediately issue an order banning officers' use of tear gas for 30 days, while the city develops new crowd management policies, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Friday. Officials will be using the next month to review crowd-control policies used by police. Nhi Tan, a medical student at the University of Washington, told The Seattle Times she joined the demonstration out of "overwhelming sadness". (more...)
No new cases for 15 days, just one Covid-19 patient remains No new cases for 15 days, just one Covid-19 patient remains
- June 07, 2020

There were 8,855 new infection cases overall. Earlier today NHS England said there were 123 new deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in hospitals in England, bringing the total number to 27,282. The latest coronavirus statistics also reveal that on June 6 there were 2,908 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or the community, down from 3,552 the day before. (more...)
AstraZeneca aims to produce Coronavirus vaccine by September AstraZeneca aims to produce Coronavirus vaccine by September
- June 07, 2020

Astra Zeneca has already agreed to supply 100 million doses of the potential vaccine to the UK. Adrian Hill, manager of the Jenner Institute in Oxford, said: "We're thrilled to find that this significant agreement with worldwide business partners that brings to fruition the aim of both Oxford University and AstraZeneca to help ensure quite a large scale honest and equitable Covid-19 vaccine supply in low to middle-income nations around the globe". (more...)
Douglas County reports 2 deaths Saturday Douglas County reports 2 deaths Saturday
- June 07, 2020

The state's second reopening phase excludes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, which are all reporting the most coronavirus infections in the state. None of the cases are at local nursing homes. 198 people are classified as recovered. The male patient from Pulaski County was over the age of 60 and had been hospitalized as a COVID-19 patient. (more...)
'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care.' 'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care.'
- June 07, 2020

When nationwide protests against the killing of black men by police officers and President Donald Trump demonstrated physical strength and slander against protesters, some of them became violent. Bowman claimed the fundraising bonanza this week after Engel was heard at a press conference looking for time to overcome the crowd. Engel's presence in the district, or lack thereof, has been a theme of the race and was again central to Bowman's attacks during the debate. (more...)
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County calls for statewide protest, general strike Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County calls for statewide protest, general strike
- June 07, 2020

Military personnel as well as police watched over the gathering. After the peaceful marches, some 20,000 people crossed the Brooklyn Bridge from Army Plaza to take part in different protests in Manhattan until the curfew that began at 8 p.m. (more...)
Stearns County Records 15 COVID-19 Death Stearns County Records 15 COVID-19 Death
- June 07, 2020

Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey told reporters this week there's a risk COVID-19 cases could rise in the wake of statewide protests against police brutality and racism . It's been more than three weeks since the state has had more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day. The department says 936 of the fatalities have been in long-term care facilities. (more...)
Controversial study on HCQ link to COVID-19 death risk retracted Controversial study on HCQ link to COVID-19 death risk retracted
- June 07, 2020

This study was first published on May 22 and concerns began mounting nearly immediately about this and one more study in the New England Journal of Medicine where the same company - Surgisphere - supplied data. When the independent peer-review was initiated by the journal, the co-authors themselves were unable to obtain details on the source of the data in their study from the hospitals they procured patient information from. (more...)
Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths
- June 07, 2020

Since then, cases have shown a gradual decline, despite increasingly greater testing levels for the virus. 2,932 total positive cases are health care workers. Almost 70% of the state's deaths involved residents of nursing and personal care homes. The number of coronavirus deaths in long-term care facilities has surpassed 4,000, according to the new health department figures. (more...)
Four more coronaviruses cases in Bureau County Four more coronaviruses cases in Bureau County
- June 06, 2020

The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed 125 new cases in the county. Lincoln County cases continue to skew younger than the statewide rate. This is the 10th death in the county related to COVID-19. Cases peaked in early April at almost 2,000 daily new cases. The county has a total of 363 cases. (more...)
Wear masks in public, WHO says in updated advice Wear masks in public, WHO says in updated advice
- June 06, 2020

President Donald Trump has also publicly expressed his distaste for wearing masks in front of journalists. The new guidance also updated the WHO's advice on the use of masks by the general public in areas with community transmission. The UK largely followed the same line until the transport secretary, Grant Schapps, announced on Thursday that face masks on public transport would be compulsory in the UK, with fines for those who disobeyed. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg says 'Black lives matter' after defending Trump's posts Mark Zuckerberg says 'Black lives matter' after defending Trump's posts
- June 06, 2020

Twitter, and chief executive Jack Dorsey , had only last week reversed its stance on refusing to censor Trump, updating its policies and vowing to take action against inflammatory content. "While we will continue to stand for giving everyone a voice and erring on the side of free expression in these hard decisions - even when it's speech we strongly and viscerally disagree with - I'm committed to making sure we also fight for voter engagement and racial justice", he wrote. (more...)
Researchers retract Lancet study linking hydroxychloroquine to risks Researchers retract Lancet study linking hydroxychloroquine to risks
- June 06, 2020

The retractions raised concerns from several members of the medical and scientific community about standards which allow the swift publication of Covid-19 related literature. Michael Hill, the trial's co-lead. The observational study had found that after reviewing 96,000 COVID-19 patients across six continents, those treated with hydroxychloroquine had a higher risk of heart arrhythmia and death. (more...)
125 new cases in Douglas County, new death in Pott. County 125 new cases in Douglas County, new death in Pott. County
- June 06, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data showing at least 95,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 32,000 deaths in US nursing homes as of May 31. The CMS data also measured total deaths at facilities during this time period. About 88% of USA nursing homes have submitted the data. The CMS technical official on the call also noted that just finding COVID-19 in a nursing home does not automatically mean the facility was non-compliant with infection control guidelines. (more...)
Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy
- June 06, 2020

The organization now says that, when social distancing isn't possible outside the home, all of us should be wearing a face mask in public . The WHO's technical lead expert on COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, said in a Reuters interview: "We are advising governments to encourage that the general public wear a mask". (more...)
COVID-19: Face masks must have 3 layers - World Health Organization issues new precautions COVID-19: Face masks must have 3 layers - World Health Organization issues new precautions
- June 06, 2020

The British government has made the wearing of face coverings on public transport mandatory from June 15. WHO recommends that where there is widespread transmission, limited capacity to contain Covid-19 outbreaks and physical distancing of at least a meter cannot be achieved, then governments should encourage their public to wear a fabric mask , Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, told CNN. (more...)

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