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    Queensland Health said Tuesday that it “resolved” the issue of letting a 6-year-old boy, who suffers from cerebral palsy and just had brain surgery, quarantine at home in Queensland, Australia, according to an Australian news outlet. Lenny Silveira has been quarantining in a Sydney hotel room after undergoing major brain surgery in the United States, according to Australian news outlet News.com.au. His father, Fabio Silveira, was begging the government of Queensland to allow him and his son entry into the state, the outlet reported.  (RELATED: ANALYSIS: Australia Once Again Proves It Is Basically An Island Of Prisoners With COVID Restrictions) 6 year-old Australian boy with cerebral palsy denied entry into his own state & not allowed to quarantine at home. He’s missing vital post-operative rehabilitation. Stuck in hotel quarantine in Sydney where he’s tested negative to Covid 3 times.pic.twitter.com/tZ6vgno0cO — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 12, 2021 “I would say [to Queensland Health] I understand the seriousness of this situation, the Covid pandemic and the consequences of any exemption given, but we are talking about a six-year-old boy who needs extremely...
    VENEZUELA'S football team claimed they were prevented from training in Chile despite 'complying with all established Covid protocols'. The nations are due to meet in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday night (local time) in Santiago with the visitors arriving on Tuesday afternoon. 1Venezuela claim they were blocked from training in Chile on Tuesday nightCredit: AP But the Venezuelans complained local authorities had not permitted them to leave their hotel to train at the Colo-Colo Sports and Social Club that evening. A Venezuelan Football Federation statement on Tuesday night read: "The Venezuelan soccer federation informs the public that, being more than 4pm in Chilean national territory and having complied with the times and forms established by the Covid protocols, the Chilean authorities do not allow the departure of the Vinotinto delegation to the scheduled training at 5pm at the headquarters of the Colo-Colo Sports and Social Club. "The Venezuelan national team arrived at the airport, presenting all of its tests with a negative result. "Additionally, in a concentration hotel another sample of tests was carried out that also gave...
    More On: tarek el moussa Tarek El Moussa congratulates ex Christina Haack on engagement Christina Haack confirms she’s engaged again Tarek El Moussa weighs in on Christina Haack, Joshua Hall engagement rumors Tarek El Moussa breaks silence on blowout fight with Christina Haack Tarek El Moussa tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated, Page Six can confirm. “He has since been doing his part to stay safe and get well by quarantining with his fiancée, Heather Rae Young, both of whom are fully vaccinated,” a rep told Page Six on Tuesday. The publicist also shared that El Moussa, 40, and Young, 34, had been getting tested “multiple times a week” as they film their respective shows, “Flip or Flop” and “Selling Sunset.” “Tarek had many negative tests last week and one positive,” the rep added. “Heather Rae’s tests all came back negative.” Production on their HGTV and Netflix shows were immediately postponed “out of an abundance of caution,” we’re told. “The couple has taken all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe,” their rep said. “Tarek is listening to...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Vice President Kamala Harris will require those who attend their upcoming car rally to prove that they have either received a COVID-19 vaccine or have a negative COVID-19 test. "Security and health protocols will be in place," the event description reads. "Must provide proof of vaccine or negative test within 72 hours for driver and all attendees in car." The description also encourages attendees to bring a mask with them to the event. The move comes despite the fact that the attendees will stay in their cars throughout the rally. NEWSOM RECALL: LARRY ELDER SAYS HE WILL REPEAL MASK, VACCINE MANDATES IF HE WINS ELECTION California has experienced a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, largely driven by the delta variant of the virus, with the state recording 8,200 patients in hospitals and nearly 2,000 in intensive care units. The spike comes as Newsom looks to fend of a recall challenge, with the election slated to take place on Sept. 14. Harris decided to swing through California in an attempt to help the embattled governor, campaigning...
    CHICAGO (CBS)–  Performers will take the stage as thousands gather in Grant Park in just two days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said there are no plans to cancel the Lollapalooza, despite a rising number of COVID cases. Cases have been steadily rising in the past month, with more than 1,000 new cases reported every day for the past five days. READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Shot While Riding In Van In Marquette Park The four-day music festival typically draws 100,000 fans a day. At a time when COVID cases are surging in all 50 states, there’s the change in rules. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Two More Days In The 90s When Lollapalooza was first announced for this year, the city and organizers said ticketholders must either show proof they’ve been fully vaccinated or proof of a negative COVID test within 24 hours of attending the festival. Now, the testing requirement has chance to a more lenient 72-hour window. MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Steamy Heat Through Midweek Still, Lightfoot said she doesn’t have any second thoughts about moving forward with the festival.
    An ally of Alexei Navalny standing for election was prevented from registering after being forced to isolate.  Violetta Grudina faced an enforced hospitalisation in a coronavirus ward despite testing negative for the virus.  She is an ally of Kremlin critic Navalny, who was jailed on embezzlement charges in prison in February.  Grudina announced plans to run for Murmansk City Council in April, but had her office attacked and staff members detained, The Moscow Times reported.  She said on Wednesday that she was hospitalised under a court order in a Covid-19 ward, despite receiving a negative test from a clinic the same authorities who gave the order had authorised.  Violetta Grudina (left), an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny (right), faced an enforced hospitalisation in a coronavirus ward despite testing negative for the virus which prevented her from registering in the election Writing on her social media, she said: 'All this is being done so that I can't file paperwork to the Central Election Commission on time.'  Referring to the pro-Krelim party, she added: 'Think about it: A completely healthy...
    A FAMILY were left devastated after their grandmother died of Covid in hospital despite testing negative TEN times. Debra Shaw, 55, tested negative for the virus every day during her stay at Royal Stoke University Hospital after she was admitted for a hernia operation. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2Debra, 55, tested negative for Covid 10 times but died of the diseaseCredit: BPM The gran-of-three was recovering well after her surgery - before she started to struggle with her breathing and was put into a coma. She tragically passed away two weeks after her surgery on March 10 while on a Covid-free ward. Her family were invited to the hospital to say their goodbyes and say they were hugged and consoled by a doctor and nurse. But an inquest into her death has now concluded that Debra's cause of death was in fact Covid - after hearing that x-rays and CT scans of her lungs during her time in hospital showed evidence of the disease. Now the family have concerns over why the 55-year-old wasn't put on a Covid ward -...
    DOZENS of passengers on board a plane from Delhi to Hong Kong have ALL tested positive for Covid - despite recording negative results pre-flight. While China has been bringing infection rates down, India has been ravaged by soaring numbers of coronavirus patients as hospitals buckle under the number of people being admitted. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4At least 52 passengers on flight from Delhi tested positive for CovidCredit: Rex 4India is contending with surging numbers of Covid casesCredit: Reuters At least 52 people who landed in Hong Kong from Delhi on a flight run by Indian airline Vistara on April 3 have all have tested positive for Covid after being reported as negative before taking off. People are only allowed to fly into Hong Kong if they present a negative test before jetting off, a box all those on board had ticked. The positive results came to light during the mandatory three week quarantine measure enforced in Hong Kong. Authorities in Hong Kong have not revealed how many people were on the plane, but up...
    Rashida Fathima’s anxiety levels spiked as she boarded the red-eye flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong with her family. COVID-19 cases were surging in India, and the plane was packed almost to capacity. Within two weeks of landing, Mrs. Fathima, her husband and two children tested positive for the coronavirus at their quarantine hotel. More than a third of the passengers on flight UK6395—52 so far—have tested positive, the most from any plane arriving in the city. The cluster is stirring debate among health experts in Hong Kong over how they got infected, and highlights the struggle facing the aviation industry as it seeks to get people traveling again. Speaking from the hospital, Mrs. Fathima said she feared her family picked up the infections on the April 3 journey, despite wearing masks almost the entire time and avoiding using the restrooms on board. INDIA HITS NEW RECORD WITH COVID-19 INFECTIONS, US VOWS AID Some passengers—including one in the same row—coughed repeatedly during the six-hour flight, people took masks off to eat, and some parents walked their crying children up and down the...
    At least 52 people from a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for Covid-19, despite all passengers presenting a negative coronavirus test before boarding. All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from India's capital, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4.  Hong Kong as a whole has been recording fewer daily new infections than the total number detected on the flight, since it brought a fourth wave of infections under control in January. Meanwhile in India, the country's healthcare system is collapsing under a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is killing more than 2,800 people a day in the nation that is home to 1.3 billion people.    A total of 188 passengers could have been on-board the flight, but Hong Kong authorities did not disclose how many people were on the plane. At least 52 people from a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for Covid-19, despite all passengers presenting a negative coronavirus test before boarding. Pictured: An earlier graphic showing the...
    Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner railed against the canceling of Dumbo and Peter Pan on Wednesday, despite the fact that the movies are still available to stream on Disney+. Faulkner invited Radio host Jason Rantz to discuss Disney’s decision to fire Mandalorian star Gina Carano — who was let go from the Star Wars franchise after claiming that present-day Republicans face similar oppression as Jewish people during the Holocaust. Faulkner later interjected to note that Disney+ has also recently “quietly pulled” the films Dumbo, Peter Pan, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Aristocats from the platform’s children’s profile. She noted that the company labeled the move as “a bid to reconcile its history of using racist stereotypes and negative depictions in these films.” The films are still available to stream on Disney+’s standard profile, yet come with an advisory warning, which states, “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the advisory continues. “Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.” “This is...
    AN ENTIRE class of students were sent home just ONE day after returning to school after a child received a positive lateral flow test – but a gold PCR test returned negative. The students at an un-named school were sent home earlier today, meaning after just a few hours in the classroom, they were back to home-schooling. 4Dr Rachel Clarke said her son, and his whole class were sent home from school today after a classmate received a positive lateral flow resultCredit: @doctor_oxford Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor took to Twitter and said: “You really, really couldn't make this up. “After one day of school, my son and 30 other pupils are self-isolating at home for 10 days after one child had a positive school lateral flow test. “Even though the subsequent gold standard PCR test was negative. “That's 31 children denied face-to-face education for 10 whole days - even though @Number10press allegedly clarified yesterday that PCR superseded LFTs. “Sheer, bureaucratic, unscientific madness.” 4Dr Clarke took to Twitter to express her frustration at the confusion between testing and...
    At the start of 2021 marked by the indictment of one of its executives and a fine of nearly one million euros imposed by the DGCCRF but also by the upcoming launch of its BtoB marketplace offer, Cnova has presented its financial results for 2020 on February 18. This is the subsidiary of the Casino group bringing together Cdiscount and its various activities. The 2020 financial year was inevitably affected by the context of the global health pandemic which allowed e-commerce to take root even more in consumption habits. Enough to give new impetus to the Bordeaux giant of the sector which employs more than 2,200 people? Read also: Cédric Osternaud (Casino): “Develop e-commerce, including in rural areas” More than 10 million customers in 2020 On the commercial front, the company posted a business volume (1) up + 9% to 4.1 billion … Follow La Tribune Every day in your newsletter, receive economic news from your region I’m registering
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Overall, New Yorkers give Gov. Andrew Cuomo high marks for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, but are disappointed with his handling of the release of data on nursing home deaths. According to a new poll out of Siena College, 55% of voters think he could have done a better job of making all data about COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes public. RELATED: Gov. Cuomo Takes Responsibility For Information ‘Void’ On Nursing Homes, Insists There Was No Cover-Up Despite that, 61% of voters approve of how the governor has addressed the pandemic. In addition, 67% say he has communicated well. “Voters, especially Democrats, continue to give Cuomo strong marks for his overall handling of the pandemic. He gets a positive rating from 83% of Democrats and 52% of independents. However, 72% of Republicans give him a negative grade,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Similarly, he gets overwhelmingly positive grades from Democrats, positive grades from independents and strongly negative grades from Republicans for communicating with New Yorkers and providing accurate information during the pandemic.” RELATED: COVID...
    Millions of Americans traveled for President's Day weekend despite warnings from health experts to avoid taking to the skies. New data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows that 4.03 million people passed threw airport security checkpoints between Thursday and Sunday. On Friday alone, a total of 1.15 million people took flights. These are the highest figure seen in more than a month when 4.4 million were screened by the TSA between New Year's Day and January 4. It comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that travel could trigger more surges in COVID-19 infections and amid airlines' fury that the White House might start requiring negative tests for domestic travelers  New TSA data shows 4.03 million Americans passed threw airport security checkpoints between Thursday (February 11 - purple) and Sunday (February 14 - purple)for President's Day weekend This the highest figure seen in more than a month when 4.4 million people flew between New Year's Day and January 4. Pictured; People wait for a flight at an international terminal at JFK Airport in...
    Facebook Pastors Nikki and Chris Mathis (left) in a Facebook photo, and a photo Chris Mathis shared on Facebook of his wife's negative COVID-19 test. Canadian Pastor Nikki Mathis was put into quarantine by authorities after she flew into Canada from the United States. Her husband, Pastor Chris Mathis, shared the details on Facebook in a post that has now gone viral. They shared that she had a negative rapid COVID-19 test, but was told she had to go into quarantine anyway. On January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new rules requiring all air travelers to quarantine in a designated hotel for up to three days after arriving in Canada, as they await results from a newly required test given at the border. Here’s what you need to know.Her Negative Rapid Test for COVID-19 Was Accepted When Boarding, But Not at the BorderChris Mathis, who is lead pastor at The Summit Church – Edmonton, posted on Facebook late Thursday night about what had happened to his wife. According to her Facebook bio, Nikki Mathis is also a...
    CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- A Bay Area man forced to quarantine in Hawaii despite getting negative COVID test results two hours after landing is speaking out tonight.Here's what you need to know if you decide to fly to the Hawaiian Islands.RELATED: Do all 50 states have COVID-19 travel restrictions? Check this listThe lure of Hawaii remains tempting for many.The numbers of visitors plummeted as COVID-19 gripped the county, but the state says some 12,000 travelers still land on the island each day.Many no doubt come from California despite travel restrictions in place in the Golden State.One of those is Reyes Ramos, a Concord man traveling with two companions."They were pretty good about social distancing on the plane," said Reyes. "The planes have only probably about 30, 40 percent capacity, which is really good."Hawaii requires all visitors to get tested 72 hours before departure.RELATED: 'Travel shaming' becoming new social media trend amid pandemicHawaii's Lieutenant Governor Dr. Josh Green explains."They get that test successfully," he said. "Then it's negative, it's a top flight test, then they don't have to worry about quarantining."Reyes...
    Australian golfing legend Greg Norman has returned home from hospital after testing negative to coronavirus. The 65-year-old, who lives in the US, spent Christmas Day in hospital fearing he had caught the deadly virus, sharing photos of his stay to social media. But The Shark has since tested negative and was released from hospital to self-isolate in his guesthouse with his beloved pet dog. Australian golfing legend Greg Norman (pictured with his dog Apollo) has returned home from hospital after contracting coronavirus Australian golf legend Greg Norman (pictured in hospital) has been diagnosed with coronavirus 'They released me to continue quarantining at home on medication in our guest house away from the main house. I do not have my PCR Covid test results as yet,' Norman said in a heartfelt message on Instagram. 'Until I get two consecutive negative tests I will continue to isolate with my dog Apollo keeping me company.' Norman reportedly contracted the virus, accounting for his symptoms and hospitalisation, but his negative test throws that diagnosis into doubt at least until his follow-up test. ...
    An article published this week by The Daily Beast has been widely criticized for seeming to blame South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for the death of her own grandmother.  On Nov. 22, Noem announced on Facebook that "we lost my grandma today." Arlys Arnold, who was 98, was finally laid to rest Monday.  Arnold was a resident at the Estelline Nursing & Care Center, which according to a report from the South Dakota-based outlet Keloland News had been suffering a big uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths among its residents. Arnold herself had tested negative. However, despite how Arnold's death had nothing to do with the coronavirus, Daily Beast special correspondent Michael Daly heavily implied in the piece that her passing was the result of Noem's coronavirus policies. His story carried the bold headline, "Anti-Mask Guv’s Grandmother Died in Nursing Home Ravaged by COVID." USA TODAY MOCKED AFTER 'FACT CHECK' CLAIMS CALLING OUT DEMS FOR COVID HYPOCRISY IS 'MISSING CONTEXT' "And yet Kristi Noem continues to downplay the virus, refuse a mask mandate, and ignore the terrible price her state is paying," Daly's subheadline read.  Daly...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s the day before Thanksgiving and millions of people are expected to travel for the holiday. But this year is unlike any other – it’s a pandemic Thanksgiving. AAA estimates that 50 million people will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s a five-day stretch starting Wednesday and running through Sunday. That number is a significant drop from last year – down from 55 million people. Now, the vast majority of travelers will drive. AAA says 95% of people will go by car. People are still flying as well, air travel too has been hit hard by the pandemic. AAA is expecting the biggest annual air travel decrease on record. They expect 2.4 million travel by air. That number is nearly half of what it was last year. Coronavirus numbers are still surging and experts fear Thanksgiving gatherings will set off another surge that we could be dealing with around Christmas time. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley is concerned, and he issued a warning this week. He says getting a negative result from a COVID-19 test isn’t a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s the day before Thanksgiving and millions of people are expected to travel for the holiday. But this year is unlike any other – it’s a pandemic Thanksgiving. AAA estimates that 50 million people will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s a five-day stretch starting Wednesday and running through Sunday. That number is a significant drop from last year – down from 55 million people. Now, the vast majority of travelers will drive. AAA says 95% of travel will go by car. People are still flying as well, air travel – too – has been hit hard by the pandemic. AAA is expecting the biggest annual air travel decrease on record. They expect 2.4 million travel by air. That number is nearly half of what it was last year. This comes as health experts beg Americans not to travel to see family this Thanksgiving. Coronavirus numbers are still surging and experts fear Thanksgiving gatherings will set off another surge that we could be dealing with around Christmas time. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley is concerned, and he...
    COVID-19 spread to several travelers on a long-haul flight to New Zealand — likely from an infected passenger who had tested negative prior to departure, a new study says. The outbreak on the 18-hour flight from Dubai in September also occurred despite passengers wearing masks and gloves during, according to a report Friday from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The infected traveler had tested negative using a PCR test within 48 hours of the flight departing and was experiencing no symptoms. But later it was determined that four other passengers had likely become infected by the traveler while on the flight. “By combining information on disease progression, travel dynamics and genomic analysis, we conclude that at least four in-flight transmission events of SARS-CoV-2 likely took place,” the report said. The passengers had been within four rows of one other — and tested positive during the country’s two-week mandatory quarantine upon landing, according to the report. Getty Images Using genetic sequencing, researchers determined they had the same strain of the virus, which was traced to Switzerland, the country of origin...
    COVID-19 spread to several travelers on a long-haul flight to New Zealand — likely from an infected passenger who had tested negative prior to departure, a new study says. The outbreak on the 18-hour flight from Dubai in September also occurred despite passengers wearing masks and gloves during, according to a report Friday from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The infected traveler had tested negative using a PCR test within 48 hours of the flight departing and was experiencing no symptoms. But later it was determined that four other passengers had likely become infected by the traveler while on the flight. “By combining information on disease progression, travel dynamics and genomic analysis, we conclude that at least four in-flight transmission events of SARS-CoV-2 likely took place,” the report said. The passengers had been within four rows of one other — and tested positive during the country’s two-week mandatory quarantine upon landing, according to the report. Getty Images Using genetic sequencing, researchers determined they had the same strain of the virus, which was traced to Switzerland, the country of origin...
    A passenger on an 18-hour flight to New Zealand infected at least four travellers with coronavirus despite testing negative for the virus before boarding, it has emerged. The case study, released by health chiefs in New Zealand, details how the passenger had tested negative for Covid-19 through a PCR test 48 hours before boarding the flight from Dubai in September. The traveller, from Switzerland, was contagious but pre-symptomatic while onboard the Boeing 777, the Washington Post reported. There were a total of seven cases linked to the flight, with at least four connected by DNA analysis to the passenger in question.  It was added that of the seven infected people, five had tested negative 48 hours before the flight. They were all seated within four rows of each other.  A passenger on an 18-hour flight to New Zealand infected at least four travellers with coronavirus despite testing negative for the virus before boarding, it has emerged. Pictured: Stock image The report said: 'By combining information on disease progression, travel dynamics and genomic analysis, we conclude that at least four in-flight...
    In an Australian family of five, two parents became infected with the coronavirus and passed it on to their three children, but none of them ever tested positive.  While the adults developed classical symptoms such as a cough, fever and headache, two of the children only had very mild symptoms and the youngest was completely asymptomatic despite sleeping in the same bed as the parents. However, all five had the same immune response, with antibodies specific for SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, found in blood and saliva samples of everyone.  But despite this, none of the children ever tested positive for Covid-19 in PCR throat and nose swabs, seen as the gold-standard for detecting infection.   Researchers say the case study from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne indicates children can mount a strong response against the virus once it gets inside their body which prevents it from replicating, limiting its potency.  Children make up a tiny percentage of coronavirus cases and deaths and researchers are currently trying to find out why youngsters are less susceptible to Covid-19 than adults.   Scroll...
    Trump supporters plan rallies in Washington DC, experts warn extremists may attend Pence suggests Trump admin will be in place for 4 more years despite Biden victory DeChambeau tests negative for coronavirus despite feeling weird AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Pre-tournament Masters favourite Bryson DeChambeau said he has had a coronavirus test as a precaution after feeling "weird" during the season's final major. © Reuters/MIKE SEGAR The Masters DeChambeau barely made the halfway cut with nothing to spare on Friday morning, a distant nine strokes from the lead at Augusta National. "I was feeling something a little weird two nights ago and I came out yesterday and was fine for the most part," the powerful American said after adding a two-over-par 74 to his opening 70. "As I kept going through the round, I started getting a little dizzy. I don't know what was going on, a little something weird. "So I got checked for COVID last night, and I was fine, nothing. But I had to do the right thing and make sure there was nothing more...
    The first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since the start of the pandemic in March has reported a coronavirus case onboard just five days into its voyage.  A passenger aboard SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday as the ship was anchored off the coast of St Vincent's and the Grenadines, according to travel writer Gene Sloan.  Sloan, who is among the 53 passengers onboard the Norwegian cruise ship that set sail from Barbados on Saturday, has been documenting the seven-day trip on The Points Guy travel blog.   According to Sloan, all passengers have been forced to quarantine in their cabins after the ship's captain Torbjorn Lund announced the positive test result around noon. A passenger aboard SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, five days into its first voyage since March  All 53 passengers are now quarantined as the vessel makes its way back to its point of departure in Barbados Lund said the infected passenger had tested positive on a 'preliminary' basis, but had reported feeling ill...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced that he will be placing himself in quarantine after becoming exposed to the coronavirus, despite a negative test result Friday. “Following a negative COVID-19 PRC test result for both the Governor and the First Lady, the Governor is currently quarantining due to direct exposure in the last 48 hours to an individual who recently tested positive,” read a statement from the Georgia Governor’s office. The latest statement did not specify whether the First Lady was quarantining at this time as she did not have any direct contact to the diagnosed person, though a statement by the Governor’s office earlier on Friday said she was. BIDEN MAKES PLEA TO ‘UNITE AND HEAL’ THE COUNTRY DURING STOP IN GEORGIA “The Governor is not currently experiencing any symptoms and will be quarantining, per Department of Public Health guidance,” the statement continued, adding that Kemp spoke with Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner for the state’s Public Health Department, and was following her directions. Kemp’s announcement comes the same day he signed an executive order extending the state’s emergency health measures...
    Jake Johnson October 26, 2020 9:57AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Despite being considered a close contact with a top aide who tested positive for Covid-19 and began quarantining on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence is still planning to maintain his travel and campaign schedule with the November election just over a week away—a decision medical experts denounced as potentially dangerous for Pence, those accompanying him, and the public. The White House announced Saturday that Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short and at least three additional members of the vice president's staff have tested positive for Covid-19, another outbreak within the Trump administration that comes weeks after the president, one of his top aides, and his press secretary contracted the virus. Two unnamed officials briefed on the matter told the New York Times that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows attempted to keep news of the latest outbreak from going public. : Pence spokesperson Devin O'Malley said that both the vice president and...
    Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja told “America’s News Headquarters” on Sunday that he would advise Vice President Mike Pence to cancel any travel and self-quarantine after four staffers and an outside adviser tested positive for the coronavirus. Pence, who with second lady Karen Pence tested negative Sunday, is still at “significant” risk of exposure. Nine days from Election Day, he plans to maintain his planning campaign travel to Kinston, N.C., Sunday, his office said. “The vice president is at very high risk for developing coronavirus,” Adalja said. “Him getting daily tests is only going to take the risk down a little bit. There probably is a need for him to self-quarantine for 14 days based on the amount of people around him that are positive.” 5 CLOSE TO PENCE TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, VP TO MAINTAIN CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE, OFFICE SAYS Adalja said he’d like to know the nature of the interactions Pence has had with his aides prior to confirmed infection, and if masking was involved. Pence waves to supporters Saturday Oct. 24, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) Adalja said...
    Queen guitarist Brian May is convinced that he had a heart attack in May as a result of coronavirus complications. The rocker has tested negative for the illness although he believes he contracted it in January, making testing now obsolete. May, 73, suffered a heart attack earlier this year and he said he was “near death.” His wife, Anita, has since been his caretaker as he attempts to fully recover. QUEEN GUITARIST BRIAN MAY SAYS HE’S ‘INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL’ TO BE ALIVE AFTER HEART ATTACK Brian May believes he contracted coronavirus prior to his heart attack earlier this year. (Neil Mockford/GC Images) “It was the worst thing, the complications that came on afterward from the drugs that you have to take actually nearly killed me – much more than the heart attack,” May told the Express of his recovery. The rocker then explained that he thought coronavirus was to blame for his health scare because he was "the fittest person on that last Queen tour we did” and "didn't tick any of the boxes to get a heart attack." May...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Trump chastises Whitmer for calling him 'complicit' in extremism associated with kidnapping scheme Trump says he hopes to hold rally Saturday despite recent COVID-19 diagnosis MORE will hold a campaign rally on Monday in Florida, his first time hitting the campaign trail since testing positive for COVID-19. The announcement comes despite the fact that the White House has yet to say whether Trump is still infectious or when he last tested negative for the highly contagious virus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans. The president will gather in Sanford, Fla., with supporters on Monday evening, the campaign announced. Officials have declined to specify whether they would move forward with events regardless of if Trump has tested negative. He is also slated to speak to hundreds of people on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday. Trump on Thursday night had floated the possibility of traveling to Florida as early as Saturday.   Tags Donald Trump Florida Coronavirus COVID-19
    President Donald Trump has said that he plans to hold a rally in Florida this weekend, after his doctor said he will be able to return to 'public engagements' on Saturday 'I think I'm going to try doing a rally on Saturday night, if we have enough time to put it together. But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night,' Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in a phone interview on Thursday. Trump added that he was considering a second rally in Pennsylvania for Sunday night.  He said that he had not tested negative for coronavirus since his positive result last week, adding that there was 'no reason to test all the time' and saying 'probably the test will be tomorrow.' 'They found very little infection or virus,' Trump said, but it was unclear what kind of test or what date he was referring to.  Saturday would mark nine days since Trump publicly announced testing positive for COVID-19. Most scientists think that viral shedding continues for about 10 days after symptoms start in...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Biden's plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Trump lashes out at FDA over vaccine guidelines MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiState Department revokes visa of Giuliani-linked Ukrainian ally: report Man who conspired with 9/11 hijackers sues Trump and US officials alleging 'cover up' Christie tests positive for COVID-19 after helping Trump with debate preparation MORE says he is taking hydroxychloroquine despite testing negative twice for the coronavirus. Giuliani, speaking on Bloomberg TV, was asked about his Monday interview on Fox News when he coughed several times on air as he criticized Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and Biden's plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Chance the Rapper, Demi Lovato to play digital concert to encourage voting MORE for encouraging the use of face masks. The Trump confidant, who said he was tested for the virus two hours before his Fox News appearance, tweeted Tuesday that the test came...
    A growing number of Democrats are calling on Joe Biden's presidential campaign to restart running negative ads against President Trump, even as the commander in chief remains hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus last week. With the election less than one month away and early voting begun in some states, Democratic strategists have argued that Biden should resume his critiques of the president – a strategy that they argued has contributed to his lead in national polls. (An aggregate of polls by RealClearPolitics shows Biden ahead of Trump by more than 8 percentage points.) "Our party needs to be careful not to handcuff ourselves by creating a situation where any negative comment about Trump while he is ill is considered out of bounds and will generate a cycle of negative press coverage," wrote Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama, in a post titled “Now is the Time for Politics.” "We cannot stop making the argument that Donald Trump and the Republicans are too weak and incompetent to protect Americans – let alone themselves." PRESIDENT TRUMP RELEASES UPDATE, SAYS HE'S FEELING 'MUCH BETTER' AFTER HOSPITALIZATION Biden's campaign said...
    BOSTON (CBS) – After a weekend of uncertainty, the Patriots and Chiefs are on track to play Monday night. But for New England players and coaches, the road trip doesn’t come without risk of a potential coronavirus outbreak. The teams were scheduled to play Sunday afternoon. But that changed when Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and one member of the Chiefs practice squad tested positive for coronavirus. After all players from both teams returned negative tests on Sunday and Monday, the Patriots departed on two planes for the game. One plane contained players who had close contact with Newton. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall said it was not necessarily a surprise that no additional positive tests were reported, despite how involved in the organization Newton is at the quarterback position. “When someone is exposed to the virus it can take several days, maybe 5-7 days or more, for a test to come back positive,” Marshall said. “If you were exposed to the virus let’s say on Friday, you could have a negative test on Saturday, on Sunday, on Monday or Tuesday, and...
    (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for Covid-19 again, an administration official said Saturday morning, after traveling to multiple states for indoor and outdoor events, participating in numerous White House events and meetings and having been in frequent close contact with President Donald Trump this week. Trump's coronavirus diagnosis on Thursday night and subsequent hospitalization only heightens the duty Pence signed up for when he took his oath of office in 2017. As second in line to the presidency, the solemn obligation -- no matter the circumstances -- means that one must always be prepared to step into the role of commander-in-chief at a moment's notice. But despite the clear need to keep the vice president completely safe and minimize any risk of contracting the virus, Pence is expected to travel on Monday ahead of the vice presidential debate. It's unclear how long the President will remain hospitalized, and whether he would still be at Walter Reed when Pence travels. His doctor would not put a date on his expected return to the White House.And there are still questions about...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife have both tested negative for the coronavirus, but some public health specialists, including a UC Berkeley infectious disease expert, say it could be days before they can be assured they not infected. “Biden is not out of the woods yet,” said Dr. John Swartzberg of UC Berkeley on Friday. “If he was infected on Tuesday [during the debate] you wouldn’t expect him to be positive today… I am more interested in how he tests tomorrow and Sunday and Monday,” Swartzberg said. “That is when we are really want to look at the test.” About 50% of people infected with the coronavirus never develop symptoms or COVID-19 but still are contagious, he said. Trump and his wife definitely have COVID-19 because they are both suffering symptoms, he added. “He has COVID-19, and she has COVID-19 as well,” Swartzberg said. After learning that his aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus, Trump traveled to a fundraising event in New Jersey on Thursday where he reportedly mingled with many people. “He...
    (CNN)White House chief of staff Mark Meadows addressed reporters outside the White House Friday, hours after President Donald Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis, blatantly disregarding guidelines on mask usage despite his close contact with the President this week. Meadows defended not wearing a mask, saying it was because he received a negative test and was socially distanced from reporters, but in the same breath, acknowledged that Covid-19 is "contagious... regardless of whatever protocol we have." His response is part of a continued pattern of White House staff showing little interest in changing their practices to meet the needs of the moment, actively eschewing mask usage, despite widely-accepted guidance from public health experts and the administration's own coronavirus task force. "Yeah. So I've obviously been tested, we're hopefully more than six feet away. And if there's any concern there, from a guidance standpoint, we have protocols in place," Meadows said when pressed by CNN's Jim Acosta on why he was not wearing a mask. The coronavirus incubation period is up to 14 days, with most people who get sick developing Covid-19 around...
    Republicans on Capitol Hill vowed to press forward with the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett despite her coming into contact with President Donald Trump on Saturday.  Since then, the president and first lady have tested positive for COVID-19 and the top Senate Democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer, has demanded that the White House 'immediately conduct a contact tracing regime' that includes Barrett and anyone she may have come in contact with.  Axios reported that Barrett tested negative for the coronavirus Friday morning, as GOP aides told the publication that Barrett's confirmation process will continue as scheduled.  Republican senators, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (right), have vowed to press on with Judge Amy Coney Barrett's (left) nomination for the Supreme Court, despite Barrett being in close contact with President Donald Trump on Saturday  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted Friday morning that he had spoken on the phone with President Donald Trump who had asked about Amy Coney Barrett's nomination. 'Full steam ahead,' McConnell reported to Trump  After Axios' initial report, both Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman...
    One week after Joe Biden said Donald Trump’s reelection would threaten democracy, the president got his prime-time chance to strike back. Defying a pandemic and political norms with 1,500 mostly unmasked people shoulder to shoulder on the South Lawn, Trump declared that Biden “is not the savior of America’s soul...he will be the destroyer of American greatness.” In a strongly delivered speech, Trump said the election will decide “whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny...whether we will give free reign to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals...whether we will defend the American way of life, or whether we allow a radical movement to completely destroy it.” WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL JA’RON SMITH MAKES PERSONAL TRUMP PITCH AT RNC: ‘I HAVE SEEN HIS TRUE CONSCIENCE’ So the major takeaway of these virtual conventions--the Republicans drawing lower ratings than the Democrats, but both significantly below four years ago--is that each candidate saying the country will go to hell under his opponent. Political demonization is as old as the republic, but the level of vitriol has not been this high in...
    CHRISSY Teigen has revealed she was pregnant during her recent breast implant removal surgery despite a negative test result.  The mom-of-two and husband John Legend shared the adorable news in John’s new Wild music video, which saw her cradling her baby bump at the end of the song’s visuals. 12Chrissy revealed she was pregnant during her recent surgeryCredit: Instagram Taking to Twitter after they shared the news they’re going to have a third child, Chrissy, 34, set the record straight on the timing of their happy announcement.  Many fans had noted that Teigen had recently undergone breast implant removal surgery and asked if she had been pregnant at the time.  “Oh, it's quite a story. Lol,” Teigen wrote in response to a fan who said they were “confused” about the timeline. “I did the routine pregnancy test you do before surgery. It said negative. It was not negative,” she explained. 12The mom of two is expecting her third child 12Chrissy revealed she took a test and it was negativeCredit: Twitter 12She joked they 'prayed to the boob surgery gods'Credit: Twitter...
    Hillsborough State AG arrests Tampa teenager for masterminding Twitter hack Earnings: Housing is on fire, but apparel and restaurants are struggling Stocks mostly negative despite Big Tech’s blowout earnings MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stocks traded mostly lower Friday, weighed down by a mixed batch of earnings results, disappointing economic data and a lack of progress on Capitol Hill toward another coronavius aid package. Load Error Inspired by blowout earnings from tech heavyweights Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, stocks rallied at the open, but slipped into mostly negative territory during the session. What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell about 208 points, or 0.8%, to trade near 26,105, while the S&P 500 (SPX) was off 16 points, or 0.5%, at 3,230. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (COMP) slipped briefly into negative territory in the early afternoon, but was up 17 points or 0.2%, to trade near 10,605, at last reading. The Dow on Thursday fell 225.92 points, or 0.9%, to end at 26,313.65, while the S&P 500 lost 12.22 points, or 0.4%, to...
    Buffalo Bills G Jon Feliciano could miss entire 2020 NFL season These Bikini Trimmers Will Leave Your Skin Unbelievably Soft Stocks turn negative despite Big Tech’s blowout earnings MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stocks traded lower Friday, weighed down by a mixed batch of earnings results, disappointing economic data and a lack of progress on Capitol Hill toward another coronavius aid package. Load Error Inspired by blowout earnings from tech heavyweights Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, stocks rallied at the open, but slipped into mostly negative territory by mid-morning. What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell about 257 points, or 1%, to trade near 26,056, while the S&P 500 (SPX) was off 19 points, or 0.6%, at 3,227. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (COMP) slipped into negative territory in the early afternoon, down 5 points to 10,583. The Dow on Thursday fell 225.92 points, or 0.9%, to end at 26,313.65, while the S&P 500 lost 12.22 points, or 0.4%, to close at 3,246.22. The Nasdaq Composite rose 44.87 points, or 0.4%, to finish...
    Fox News has parted ways with an early-morning host who reportedly angered her colleagues by coming to work while “visibly sick” during the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports that former “Fox & Friends First” host Heather Childers has been let go by the network after she was benched for coming to work while sick back in March. Per CNN, Childers “dismayed fellow staffers when she came to work while visibly sick” and she has not been on the air since. Although she was seen coughing while on air back in March, the former Fox host says that she twice tested negative for COVID-19 and never posed a threat to her colleagues. Shortly after her suspension, Childers even made pleas to President Donald Trump to help her get her job back. “I’d love to go back to work @realDonaldTrump, but the antibody tests only show positive if you have had the virus,” she wrote in one tweet. “I’ve had TWO negative COVID19 tests results & no symptoms. Can I go back to work?’”
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he has never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. “I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after he was able to join the team. “I don’t know. I really don’t know.” Gallo said he planned to have a more extensive antibody test to be sure after a finger-prick test didn’t indicate that he had COVID-19 at any point. The 26-year-old All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp and isolated from teammates for two weeks after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing. He had two negative tests on his own outside of the MLB testing program, but wasn’t cleared to join the team until consecutive negative tests under the protocol. “It was a strange process to go through. There wasn’t much anybody could have done because the test came up positive,” Gallo said. “It was weird, it was hard to get...
    MSNBC and NBC News spent months documenting a contributor's coronavirus diagnosis, but it turns out that he never had the virus. Dr. Joseph Fair, a virologist and epidemiologist, first claimed he contracted the virus on social media back in May. He had multiple TV appearances to discuss his recovery, but earlier this week, he admitted that his illness remains undiagnosed, given a negative antibody test. "My undiagnosed/suspected COVID illness from nearly 2 months ago remains an undiagnosed mystery as a recent antibody test was negative. I had myriad COVID symptoms, was hospitalized in a COVID ward & treated for COVID-related co-morbidities, despite testing negative by nasal swab," Dr. Fair tweeted on Tuesday. “I had myriad COVID symptoms, was hospitalized in a COVID ward & treated for COVID-related co-morbidities, despite testing negative by nasal swab.” The Fourth Watch newsletter by Steve Krakauer documented how over the past couple of months, Fair went on TV to discuss his supposed recovery from COVID-19. Fair, 42 at that time, claimed during a May 14 appearance on Today that he likely got the virus from...
    MATT WALLACE reacted furiously to suggestions he should have pulled out of the Travelers Championship after playing partner Denny McCarthy tested positive for coronavirus. The third member of the group, Bud Cauley, also withdrew saying he felt slightly unwell - although like Wallace, who was re-tested along with caddie Dave McNeilly, he did not have the virus. After making the decision to play while his two playing partners withdrew for COVID-19 precautions, @MattSJWallace took to social media to defend his decision and explain the details. pic.twitter.com/wXeEsoV4S8— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) June 27, 2020 That meant four-time European Tour winner Wallace had to play the second round on his own, and he missed the cut after a second round 72 left him on two over par. The Londoner's mood was not helped when he was asked why he did not join Cauley in stepping down. Wallace, 30, replied: “I don't think I should be in any way a negative here. I don't think I should be put in that spotlight at all. “I've done everything else that any other player has done and...
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