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    At least 1,700 medical workers in San Diego County have filed for COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemptions. Last week, President Joe Biden announced a new series of mandates including a requirement that all health care employees get vaccinated against the virus. However, the White House said that Americans will be allowed to request an exemption on 'narrow and specific' religious grounds.    A new survey conducted by the San Diego Union-Tribune found that thousands of workers in the county are asking that they be excluded from the mandate for religious reasons. No major denomination opposes vaccines, but religious exemption claims are on the rise across the U.S. as more healthcare workers say they don't want to be forced to get the shot. At least 1,700 healthcare workers in San Diego County have asked for COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemptions due to religious reasons. Pictured: Occupational Health Nurse Maureen Finnegan (left) gives Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot to Dr Heather Pierce, a pediatric hospitalist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, December 2020 It comes after President Joe Biden announced a new series of...
    San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors declared medical misinformation a public health crisis on Tuesday night. The board of supervisors voted 3-2 to approve a measure that declared medical misinformation a public health crisis, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Tuesday. The move is an effort to turn attention to factual medical information and away from inaccurate or leading facts, especially as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread throughout the country, driving cases up nationwide. “At a pivotal time in our history, with an FDA-approved vaccine available to all San Diegans free of charge and booster shots recommended later this year, health misinformation now presents a greater threat to public health than a variant of COVID-19,” Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher wrote in a letter outlining the measure. He pointed to vaccine hesitancy as a result of medical misinformation. “In response, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego recognizes the vaccine hesitancy, that stands in the way of the County moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, is being fueled by the spread of health misinformation, and continues...
    San Diego’s Democrat-controlled county board of supervisors will consider an agenda item Wednesday that would declare "health misinformation a public health crisis" and enact measures to try to "combat" posts that counter the county’s official positions on the coronavirus. A summary of the proposal claims that "health misinformation now presents a greater threat to public health than a variant of COVID-19." "In response, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego recognizes the vaccine hesitancy, that stands in the way of the County moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, is being fueled by the spread of health misinformation and commits to developing strategies to actively combat health misinformation." SAN DIEGO STUDENTS TOLD TO MASK UP OUTDOORS AT SCHOOL AND WHILE WATING AT BUS STOPS Residents say they're concerned that giving the country the right to determine what counts as "information" and "misinformation" could infringe on their rights to free speech. Jim Desmond, a member of the board’s conservative minority, warned that the move amounts to "an overreach into our rights and liberties." Video"We have seen Big Tech’s failures...
    San Diego’s largest school district, the second-largest in California, is requiring students to wear coronavirus masks outdoors as well as indoors on campus grounds – and at their bus stops as part of its fall reopening guidelines. "Masks are always required indoors," page 14 of the San Diego Unified School District's reopening handbook reads. "Masks are now required outdoors at all times while students are on campus, unless they are eating." On rainy days, when lunch is held indoors, students can unmask to eat but will be required to maintain social distancing "as much as possible."  "It’s the safest way of continuing to keep kids safe and continuing to minimize the possibility that the virus could spread on a school campus," San Diego Unified School Board President Richard Barrera told the Union-Tribune newspaper. (iStock) GOP CONGRESSMAN INTRODUCES BIL LTO GIVE LIABILITY PROTECTIONS FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Students who show up without a mask will be provided one, according to the guidebook. But if they decline to submit to the district’s mask mandate, they’ll be offered virtual classes....
    A registered nurse in San Diego blasted policies requiring healthcare workers to get the vaccine in order to keep their jobs during a County Board of Supervisors meeting this week, revealing she quit her job as a result of the mandate and adding that politicians are single-handedly creating a healthcare crisis. The registered nurse, identified as Heather, blasted the Board of Supervisors during the meeting and revealed she resigned from her job this week “because of this state mandate to be vaccinated.” “I was no problem working in the healthcare system over the last 18 months without a vaccine. But now, all of the sudden, I’m a threat to public health? Tell me where this makes sense,” she began. “All of you sitting up here with your masks on, you know that those masks don’t do anything,” she said, gesturing toward the Board of Supervisors. “As a healthcare provider, we are taught how to use PPE. We’re taught universal precautions, and we know how to implement them when we’re dealing with patients who have a viral infection,” she continued. “I...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A public safety video that told viewers a deputy had a near-death experience after being exposed to fentanyl used actual footage, the San Diego Sheriff’s department said Monday after critics questioned the deputy’s severe reaction. The video shows “an actual incident involving our deputy as he processed a white powdery substance that tested positive for Fentanyl,” a department news release said. The unedited body-worn camera footage will be released within the week. The deputy was 6 inches (15 centimeters) from the powder on July 3 while processing drugs at an arrest, according to an incident report also released by authorities. The dramatic, four-minute video drew criticism from health experts across the country after the sheriff’s department released it Thursday, questioning the deputy’s severe reaction and accusing Sheriff Bill Gore of fueling public misunderstanding. The department has not responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Gore is shocked by the backlash, he told the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is not a medical doctor but concluded that the deputy overdosed, he said, and...
    DIEGO Maradona's doctors face 25 years behind bars after cops opened a murder investigation into the football star's death. The probe launched shortly after the soccer legend was found lifeless in bed at his rented home last November. 6Seven health professionals being probed over Diego Maradona’s death could face 25 years in jailCredit: AFP The footballer, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, died of heart failure State prosecutors in Argentina had classified it as a manslaughter investigation. But today it emerged it has been reclassified following a damning report by a medical board which concluded Maradona’s care team acted “inadequately, deficiently and recklessly”. Diego’s doctor Leopoldo Luque and his psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov are among seven health professionals told they are now under formal investigation on suspicion of a type of homicide. They face an accusation they acted in a way they knew could lead to someone’s death but did nothing to avoid it. A conviction would carry a prison sentence of between eight and 25 years under Argentinian law - far more than the one...
    San Diego officials have been slammed for spending public money on 'divisive and misleading' billboards telling black mothers that racism could hurt their babies - before they're even born. The billboards argue that racial discrimination is behind higher rates of miscarriages and maternal deaths among black women. They include claims that 'Our black babies are nearly 60% more likely to be premature due to discrimination' and 'Racism hurts your baby long before they're born'. Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilmember and chairman of Reform California, a conservative political action committee, said the claims were not supported by data and could discourage women from seeking medical care. The adverts argue that racial discrimination is behind higher rates of miscarriages and maternal deaths among black women. This one reads: 'Racism hurts your baby long before they're born' 'The big lie is that somehow America is filled with racism - when in fact, America has made so much progress on that issue,' he told Fox News. 'It's truly something to celebrate.' He said the billboards send a 'dangerous and divisive message,'...
    EXCLUSIVE: Taxpayer-funded billboards in San Diego County are pushing a race-based maternity message that critics say does more harm than good and isn’t based on data."The big lie is that somehow America is filled with racism -- when in fact, America has made so much progress on that issue," said Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilmember and chairman of Reform California. "It’s truly something to celebrate." DeMaio said he believes the ad campaign, which argues that Black women face racism and discrimination during pregnancy, might actually discourage patients from seeking proper care. CAITLYN JENNER BLASTS GOV. NEWSOM IN NEW CAMPAIGN VIDEO "For a public health agency to do this is quite offensive because not only does it create division in the community, racial division, but I would presume that this will discourage African-Americans from trusting their doctors, trusting the health care system, because they’re being told that health care providers in their area are all racists," he said. "How does that encourage people to use the health care system?" (Carl DeMaio/Reform California) Images of the billboards show...
    San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was among three players the Padres added to the injured list due to health and safety protocols. Joining Tatis on the list were utility players Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo, the Padres announced Tuesday before their game at Colorado. San Diego was expected to make corresponding moves later in the day. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Tatis spent time on the injured list last month with inflammation in his left shoulder. He leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs. The 22-year-old Tatis has flourished on the road this season, hitting .385 with six homers and 10 RBIS. His 1.302 OPS on the road is the second-best mark in the majors of any player with at least 40 plate appearances, trailing only Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (1.364). CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Profar has reached base safely in eight of his last 10 games. He's hitting .234 this season with one homer. Mateo was called upon as a pinch hitter in the ninth Sunday in...
    DIEGO MARADONA’S little brother Raul has been admitted to intensive care with health complications following confirmation he has coronavirus. The 54-year-old, who like his famous older sibling played for Boca Juniors as well as Granada in Spain, is in Belgrano Adventist Hospital in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. 2Diego Maradona's brother Raul has been admitted to intensive care 2Diego Maradona and his little brother Raul Friend Martin Arevalo asked well-wishers to pray for the retired striker, who also enjoyed spells in Peru, Japan, Canada and Venezuela. Confirming Raul, better known in South America by his nickname Lalo, was in intensive care, he said: “He was diagnosed with Covid and the situation got worse. “I hope the doctors, if they have to, can give him plasma so he can get better. “To all those who believe in God, pray as much as you can for Diego’s brother.” Lalo, one of Diego’s two brothers, has posted several photos recalling the former Naples and Barcelona star’s greatest moments since his shock death last November aged 60 at a rented home north of Buenos...
    Americans are being told to wait until it is their turn to get a coronavirus vaccine while wealthy Mexicans are heading north to the United States to get vaccinated. In Mexico, only five percent of citizens have been vaccinated and the wait time is lengthy. Taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) reported on what the leftwing media outlet called “the quest for shots.” According to Carrie Kahn, an NPR journalist stationed in Mexico: David Gutiérrez Inzunza, a Baja California state public health official in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, said the state has been hit hard by the coronavirus. He was one of thousands of people registered with severe cases there in the past year. He said only those who have had the disease understand how he feels. He had to get his hand on a vaccine quickly. But most of Tijuana’s limited supply was going to front-line hospital workers. So he looked for options. And the best was to get the vaccine across the border in San Diego, Calif. He has gotten both doses at a local Vons grocery...
    SAN DIEGO (KABC) -- Dozens of teenage migrants who are being temporarily sheltered at the San Diego Convention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 37 cases have been reported.The department said those who tested positive before their arrival in the U.S. came in on a separate plane and were being isolated on a separate floor.Approximately 500 girls between 13 and 17 years old were brought to the convention center over the weekend.Meanwhile, the Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to hold thousands of immigrant teenagers, alarming child welfare experts who say the waiver compromises safety.In the rush to get children out of overcrowded and often unsuitable Border Patrol sites, President Joe Biden's team is turning to a measure used by previous administrations: tent camps, convention centers and other huge facilities operated by private contractors and funded by U.S. Health and Human Services. In March alone, the Biden administration announced it will open eight new emergency sites across...
    By Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentines will take to the streets on Wednesday to demand what they say is justice for Diego Maradona after the soccer icon's death in November sparked investigations into how he died and whether there had been any negligence in his care. "He did not die, they killed him!," the organizers of the demonstration said in materials sent out on social media. "Justice for Diego. Trial and punishment of the guilty." The march will begin at 18:00 local time (2100 GMT) at the emblematic Obelisco monument in central Buenos Aires. Maradona, a World Cup winner with Argentina who is regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, attained almost godlike status in his home country despite long battles with drug and alcohol addiction and poor health. A medical board, at the request of the justice department, met on Monday to analyze Maradona's death. The idol, who won the 1986 World Cup, had serious health problems and was recovering from brain surgery when he died in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Investigators...
    Great apes at the San Diego Zoo are now among those to receive the COVID vaccine. Several orangutans and bonobos received an experimental vaccine designed for animals. Source: ABC 10 News/YouTube Several apes at the zoo that are “that are most at risk and can be easily vaccinated” received two doses of the vaccine, according to CBS News. Eight gorillas at the zoo tested positive for the coronavirus in January. “That made us realise that our other apes were at risk,” Nadine Lamberski, the chief conservation and wildlife health officer for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We wanted to do our best to protect them from this virus because we don’t really know how it’s going to impact them.” Scientists warned in March 2020 that chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans were at risk of extinction during the pandemic. “This isn’t the norm. In my career, I haven’t had access to an experimental vaccine this early in the process and haven’t had such an overwhelming desire to want to use one,” Lamberski told National Geographic. Zoetis...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected, officials said Thursday. Four orangutans and five bonobos received COVID-19 injections in January and February. Three bonobos and a gorilla also were expected to receive the vaccine, which is experimental. It was developed by Zoetis Inc., a U.S. firm that produces medicine for animals. The vaccinations followed a January outbreak of COVID-19 at the zoo's Safari Park. Eight western lowland gorillas got the virus, probably by exposure to a zookeeper who tested positive for COVID-19, officials said, even though employees work masks at all times around the gorillas. “That made us realize that our other apes were at risk,” Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation and wildlife health officer for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We wanted to do our best to protect them from this virus because we don’t really know how it’s going to impact them.” The gorillas had symptoms ranging from runny noses to coughing and...
    More On: COVID vaccine Mom says she was denied Pfizer’s COVID vaccine because she’s pregnant Fauci: Trials of third vaccine to fight COVID variants will start this month Cuomo relaxes some COVID restrictions with one-shot J&J vaccines set to arrive One county’s COVID outbreak may open door to ‘even more lethal variants’ As people go ape trying to find COVID-19 vaccines, a group of primates was administered the jab at the San Diego Zoo — including an orangutan named Karen. In January, eight gorillas at the zoo’s Safari Park tested positive for the illness in what was believed to be the first case of the bug infecting great apes. Nadine Lamberski, a global conservation and wildlife health officer told Business Insider that “alarm bells” first went off when Winston, a 49-year-old silverback gorilla, began coughing days after a wildlife specialist tested positive. “As soon as we knew that an employee was positive, we were on high alert, so just that one or two coughs really sent the alarm bells off, and we immediately started to get the permissions necessary...
    SAN DIEGO (CNS) -- San Diego Zoo Safari Park visitors can once again see the eight gorillas who live there, now that they have fully recovered from COVID-19, officials said.Visits to the exhibit were restricted for more than a month after three of the Safari Park's gorillas tested positive in January for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. The exhibit has fully reopened, the zoo announced Saturday."We're so grateful for the outpouring concern and support we've received while the troop safely recovered,'' said Lisa Peterson, executive director of the park, 10News reported Monday. "We're thrilled to share the joy that this beloved troop brings to our community and to our guests.''Officials believe the apes contracted the virus from a zoo worker who carried it but was asymptomatic. It is believed to be the first case of transmission of the disease from a human to an ape.Zoologists at San Diego Zoo Global treated the gorillas with help from professionals with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, UC San Diego Health, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, Scripps Research Institute and...
    Nearly one year into the pandemic, California’s infection rate has risen to one of the worst in the world, with health care systems in major hubs such as San Diego and Los Angeles fast approaching capacity. At the same time — and in some of the very same areas — another public health crisis is readying itself to overwhelm the Golden State. There’s a mental health epidemic occurring within this pandemic, and early evidence shows that California is at risk of losing more lives to preventable causes — overdose and suicide deaths — if this dual crisis continues unchecked. Not long after our battle with COVID-19 began, it was predicted that because of the novel virus, the state of California could see 10,509 additional deaths of despair — and that’s under a moderate economic recovery scenario. In 2018, there were more than 18,500. Unfortunately, looking at data from San Diego, the state seems to be on track to meet that tragic statistic. In 2019, monthly deaths linked to opioids in San Diego were around 28 per 100,000 people. When the...
    A California health official is calling for clinicians to stop using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccines after a series of allergic reactions were suffered. More than 330,000 doses of the inoculation were distributed to 287 providers across the state earlier this month. However, after six needed medical attention at a mass immunization site in San Diego over the span of 24 hours,  The lot - 041L20A -  is now under investigation and state epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan, urged to that all sites swap out vaccines from that batch with replacement doses. California's top epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan issued a statement urging no clinicians use Moderna coronavirus vaccines from a specific lot that may be linked to allergic reactions. Pictured; Pan in her office in Oakland, California, June 2020 Six healthcare workers at the 'Vaccination Super Station' at Tailgate Park in San Diego (pictured) are said to have suffered 'severe' allergic reactions One worker said she couldn't feel her tongue and had neck pain within 15 minutes of being given the jab. Pictured: San Diego's 'Vaccination Super Station'...
    SAN DIEGO — San Diego County is opening what it calls a “vaccination super station” that aims to inoculate up to 5,000 health care workers daily with a coronavirus vaccine. The effort that begins Monday is one of the most ambitious yet in California to accelerate the pace of vaccinations that Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week was “not good enough.” Only about 1% of California’s 40 million residents have been vaccinated against the virus. Medical crews from the University of California, San Diego, will operate the station in a parking lot near the downtown baseball stadium. Health care workers will remain in their vehicles while they are given the shot and then will be asked to remain on-site for 15 minutes to be monitored in case of any allergic reaction. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: President-elect Joe Biden plans to speed release of virus vaccines so more people can get first shot. The U.S. vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots; US tops 4,000 daily deaths from the coronavirus. UK regulators OK use of a third vaccine...
    The University of California San Diego campus has launched a "Return to Learn" campaign that includes nearly a dozen vending machines placed around campus that offer self-administered COVID-19 test kits. Additional machines are planned and administrators hope that in addition to health care provider-administered tests, the one-stop shops help students meet the campus’ testing requirements. The 1,000 students living on campus are required to be tested at least once a week, with no more than nine days between two tests, and testing is available free to students. They can acquire the test from the vending machine with a simple swipe of a student ID card. They then perform the test and return it to an on-campus lab within 72 hours. "They’re an amazing innovation, simple, effective and impactful," UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla told Reuters. STATES CAN EXPAND COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO BROADER GROUPS TO USE SUPPLY, AZAR SAYS As part of the university’s "Return to Learn" campaign, employees who have been working remotely will continue to do so through May 31, and there "will continue to be a low-density...
    The University of California San Diego campus has launched a "Return to Learn" campaign that includes nearly a dozen vending machines placed around campus that offer self-administered COVID-19 test kits. Additional machines are planned and administrators hope that in addition to health care provider-administered tests, the one-stop shops help students meet the campus’ testing requirements. The 1,000 students living on campus are required to be tested at least once a week, with no more than nine days between two tests, and testing is available free to students. They can acquire the test from the vending machine with a simple swipe of a student ID card. They then perform the test and return it to an on-campus lab within 72 hours. "They’re an amazing innovation, simple, effective and impactful," UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla told Reuters. STATES CAN EXPAND COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO BROADER GROUPS TO USE SUPPLY, AZAR SAYS As part of the university’s "Return to Learn" campaign, employees who have been working remotely will continue to do so through May 31, and there "will continue to be a low-density...
    As California continues to ride its worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have more unsettling news: Six cases of a worrisome, potentially more infectious new coronavirus variant have been detected in California. The new strain, first detected in the United Kingdom, also has been seen in Colorado and Florida and 33 other countries. Last week, San Diego County reported it had identified the new variant, called B.1.1.7, in a 30-year-old man with no travel history. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the discovery in a live streamed event with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading national voice in the pandemic. Over the weekend, San Diego county health officials reported three additional cases. Fauci said this news was expected, since international travel is ongoing and viruses generally mutate. “RNA viruses, they make a living out of mutating,” he said. “The more you replicate the more you mutate.” However, the lack of travel history in the San Diego case is an indicator that the new form of the virus is circulating among the community, health officials there said. By today, the number of...
    A California nurse has tested positive for COVID-19 just eight days after receiving the vaccination.  ER nurse Matthew W., received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18, according to a post from Instagram.  'Got my Covid vaccine! The 15 minutes afterward sitting around with a bunch of others while health care workers asked us how we felt made me think of an opium den. I’ll report back if I start to grow a third arm,' Matthew wrote.  But on Christmas Eve, Matthew, who works at two different hospitals in San Diego, began feeling sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit.   ER nurse Matthew W (pictured), received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18, according to a post from Instagram But on Christmas Eve, Matthew, who works at two different hospitals in San Diego, began feeling sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit. He said he first got the chills before coming down with muscle aches and fatigue He told ABC 10 News, that he first got the chills before coming down with muscle aches and fatigue.  On...
    By ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County has suspended enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and live entertainment establishments after a local judge found in favor of two strip clubs that defied a state shutdown order and indicated the ruling applied more broadly. County officials said in a statement Wednesday evening that they and state officials were analyzing the scope of the ruling and discussing next steps, including seeking clarity from the court. “Until we have clarity, we have suspended enforcement activities against restaurants and live entertainment establishments,” the statement said. Citing the “record number of new infections, deaths and ICUs at capacity,” county officials in the statement urged people to not gather, to socially distance, wear face coverings and wash their hands. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Joel Wohlfeil in his ruling said the two clubs can remain open and make their own determinations about providing safe environments for dancers and patrons during the pandemic. The scope of the preliminary injunction appeared to extend far beyond the two clubs that...
    Utah university board votes to drop Dixie from name after recent grads worried it affected job prospects Leaders in Congress meet in search of spending and stimulus deals NFL says no local bubbles for playoffs The NFL issued a memo Tuesday night informing teams they will not be allowed to force players and personnel to stay in a localized bubble during the upcoming postseason. © Reuters/CARLO ALLEGRI The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City The decision keeps in place the league's current COVID-19 protocols, which were recently reinforced to much improved numbers. Testing for the period from Dec. 6-12 found 14 players tested positive, along with 31 from other team personnel. Last week, there were 18 positive tests among players and 27 among other personnel -- a drop from about 75 each of the previous two weeks. Teams may still provide hotel rooms for players if they voluntarily choose to stay in one, but players will not be required to do so other than the night before a game. If...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Fire Department has introduced a program that pairs service dogs and chaplains with firefighters to provide emotional support for work-related trauma. The program is the first of its kind in the U.S., the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday. “It’s another resource that we can offer to our folks to cope with what they see day in and day out,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Colin Stowell said. Bodie, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, Ty, a 6-year-old mini goldendoodle and Genoa, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever will join the department's ranks. The canine and chaplain teams have completed more than 120 hours of training and will be retested every three months for their first year. The department currently employs 17 chaplains. The teams help with other wellness efforts such as a peer support program and counseling services. “There’s not one size that fits all when it comes to the mental health of our firefighters,” Stowell said. He said traumatic incidents from throughout a firefighter’s career can “trigger an acute response — or over the years,...
    The investigation into Diego Maradona’s death continued Tuesday with police raids on the office and home of the psychiatrist who cared for the soccer star and is being investigated for possible medical negligence. By order of the attorney general’s office of San Isidro, officers entered an apartment used by Agustina Cosachov for consultations in Buenos Aires, while another group of police searched her private home. “The prosecutor let me know that her medical behaviors are being investigated,” psychiatrist Vadim Mischanchuk told reporters. “These are routine measures, as is the case in all the causes of a patient’s death, to reconstruct his medical history.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Cosachov was part of a medical team that treated Maradona after he underwent surgery for bleeding on the brain in early November. The 60-year-old former player died last Wednesday of heart attack at a house in a gated community of Buenos Aires where he was living during his rehabilitation. Investigators determined no violence was involved in the case, but the prosecutor initiated an investigation into possible medical negligence that...
    DIEGO Maradona's nurse admitted today that she lied about giving the football legend a check-up on the day he died. This revelation has added to the growing number of suspicions surrounding Maradona's final hours. ⚠️ Read our Diego Maradona death live blog for the latest news & updates 4Maradona was found dead by his nurse at noon on Wednesday morningCredit: AFP or licensors A nurse working with Maradona told investigators she lied about entering his bedroom the morning he died, reports the Mirror. Maradona died, aged 60, at his home near Buenos Aires, on Wednesday morning. A team of nurses had been looking after the football icon since his operation earlier this month for a brain clot. In a report to their employer, private medical firm Medidom, the nurse who had been on overnight duty said at 6.30am that Maradona was breathing normally. The nurse who took over said that she heard Maradona use the toilet at 7:30am but did not enter his room. She then claimed she tried to check Maradona's vital signs at 9:20am but he refused. However,...
    By Miguel Lo Bianco and Claudia Martini BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - In the working class Buenos Aires district of La Boca, the death of Diego Maradona has cast a long shadow stretching out from the stadium of Boca Juniors where he played in his youth and returned to in his later years. Maradona was buried on Thursday amid fanfare and high emotion after his death aged 60 from a heart attack this week, laying to rest one of the world's greatest soccer stars. "Diego died and everything changed," said Maria Eugenia Toledo, 30, who works near the stadium. "I have seen many people cry who I had never seen cry before," she said, after taking her 5-year-old son to a makeshift memorial set up at the blue-yellow soccer arena. Daniel Hernan Lopez, a 41-year-old electrician who was taking photos in front of the stadium, where fans left candles, flags, flowers and posters, said it was hard to know "how to live on without the greatest person in the world." "The important thing is what Diego did, bringing us the Cup,"...
    The love affair arose when the Argentine born invited Salma to produce music; she was looking to launch herself as a singer (Photo: Instagram) The singer-songwriter born in Argentina and nationalized Mexican Diego Verdaguer, He publicly admitted again that he had fallen into infidelity episodes, even though he was able to reconcile with his wife, reason that keeps him united in marriage with Amanda Miguel for several decades. And it is that Diego granted an interview where he recalled aspects of an episode lived several years ago, when a chance made him meet Salma Hayek, who was impressed when he saw her get out of an elevator and admitted that he “almost fainted” when he saw him, for what his approach sought in what he admitted an act derived from the “platonic love” he felt for her “. “I almost fainted … (we started making music), (it was my) excuse to be close. Let’s say that, I could say it was a loving friendship, a platonic love let’s say, an inspiration in life. That’s it....
    19-year-old charged with illegally supplying gun to Kyle Rittenhouse US sets new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations at more than 60,000 Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Diego Maradona’s psychologist Diego Díaz says the Argentine soccer hero is in a stable condition in a private health clinic where he is recovering from surgery. © Provided by Associated Press Soccer fans gather outside Clinica Olivos where former soccer star Diego Maradona will undergo surgery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. His personal doctor Leopoldo Luque, who is a neurologist, said Maradona has suffered a subdural hematoma, likely caused by an accident. The 1986 World Cup champion was admitted to a private hospital in la Plata with signs of depression on Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Maradona last week had an operation for a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain. His personal doctor, neurologist Leopoldo Luque, said the problem likely was caused by an accident, but the 60-year-old...
    Diego Maradona was recovering Wednesday after an operation for bleeding in his skull, his personal doctor said. Maradona had a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, said Dr. Leopoldo Luque, a neurologist who performed Tuesday’s operation. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC URGES PEOPLE TO USE  MASKS AFTER COVID-19  BATTLE: ‘DO NOT CHALLENGE THE VIRUS’ “He has no type of complication associated with the operation," said Luque, who described the postoperative developments as “excellent.” Luque said the problem likely was caused by an accident, but Maradona said he doesn’t remember the event. Luque was cautious about when Maradona might be able to leave intensive care at the private clinic in La Plata on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, saying that progress was “day to day.” But he said Maradona “laughed and grabbed my hand” when he removed a drain. Maradona, the star of Argentina's 1986 World Cup champions, turned 60 last week. He was hospitalized on Monday for reported dehydration, anemia and depression. Friends said he had not wanted to eat. EX-BARCELONA MANAGER RIPS LIONEL MESSI,...
    DIEGO MARADONA'S former girlfriend says the fallen legend needs urgent treatment for an alcohol addiction. Rocio Oliva, who spent six years with the Argentine idol and came close to marrying him, insisted his excess boozing is the root cause of his current health problems. 5Maradona's former girlfriend Rocio Oliva has blamed alcohol for his current health problemsCredit: Getty - Contributor On Tuesday, Maradona’s personal doctor Leopoldo Luque insisted the recovering drug addict had not suffered a relapse. Luque also ruled out coronavirus after he was admitted to a private clinic in the Argentinian city of La Plata. The official line is that the footballer-turned-manager, 60 on Friday, is suffering from dehydration partly brought about by a poor diet. Mr Luque hinted the former Napoli and Barcelona star was also experiencing depression after a journalist friend claimed he was suffering from anaemia which can cause tiredness and weakness. But Rocio, who split with Maradona at the end of 2018, told Argentine radio Super Mitre Deportivo his latest hospitalisation was related to alcohol problems that were behind a previous admission to the...
    Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital following psychological ill-health, his personal doctor has confirmed. The former soccer star celebrated his 60th birthday just days before entering the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, located just outside of Buenos Aires. According to ESPN, the Argentinian coach received health checks in La Plata and his entry to the hospital is not considered an emergency. Following Maradona’s admission to Ipensa, Dr. Leopoldo Luque confirmed the 60-year old’s ill-health is a psychological problem that has subsequently affected his physical condition. “He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing, My idea is to have him hydrated for three days, see the evolution and adjust the medication. Diego is a person who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much. He could be 10,000 times better, and bringing him here helps him. It’s very difficult being Maradona.” Dr. Luque said. Maradona is the current manager of Gimnasia, a first division side in Argentina. The 60-year-old coach was presented with a plaque and a cake to celebrate his birthday prior to...
    DIEGO MARADONA has been hospitalised just three days after turning 60. The fallen soccer legend is in a private clinic in the Argentinian city of La Plata an hour’s drive south of the capital Buenos Aires. 4Maradona recently appeared unwell at a public outingCredit: Reuters The official line is that Maradona was admitted to Ipensa Hospital suffering from dehydration and his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque insisted the recovering drug addict’s latest health scare was not linked to a relapse or coronavirus. Hinting the former Napoli and Barcelona star was suffering from depression, he added: “It would be wrong to say he’s just suffering psychologically. “His clinical situation cannot be separated from his frame of mind.  “His psychological situation affects everything, you begin to eat badly, the amount of protein your body needs goes down. “Diego goes in cycles. Sometimes he’s okay and then he has periods when he’s not doing so well.  “I didn’t like the state he was in. Getting him into hospital helps him.” A source close to the retired footballer, who now manages La Plata-based Esgrima y...
    San Diego —  San Diego County on Friday sent cease-and-desist letters to eight College Area homes where it says large Halloween weekend gatherings were planned in “blatant violation” of state public health orders. According to the letters, each house faces criminal misdemeanor citations and $1,000 fines for each violation of California Department of Public Health guidance limiting private gatherings to people from no more than three households. Meanwhile, eight San Diego County gyms have filed a federal lawsuit against local and state officials alleging that coronavirus-related restrictions on their businesses violate their constitutional rights. The county on Friday reported 471 new positive coronavirus tests and three more deaths. While hospitalizations have remained relatively flat, the county has tallied 330 or more new cases on five of the past seven days. Six of the homes that received the cease-and-desist notices from the county are described as San Diego State University fraternity or sorority houses. They include the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Sigma and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternities and the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Kappa Sigma, according to an SDSU fraternity...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — When a contact tracer called the Iraqi woman to say her 18-year-old daughter tested positive for the coronavirus and could quarantine for free in a hotel, the woman panicked — recalling the family’s terror of risking separation forever during their flight from Baghdad after a bomb killed her brother. The contact tracer, Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, had made a similar harrowing journey using smugglers to get out of Iraq after her parents were told she could be kidnapped. So Kakoz came up with a safe way for the teen to isolate herself at home in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, knowing the mother couldn’t bear to be away from her daughter. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to help immigrants, refugees and minorities protect themselves during a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color. One call at a time from Southern California to Tennessee, the contract tracers are trying to build confidence in America’s public health system. They have fluency in...
    By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — When a contact tracer called the Iraqi woman to say her 18-year-old daughter tested positive for the coronavirus and could quarantine for free in a hotel, the woman panicked — recalling the family's terror of risking separation forever during their flight from Baghdad after a bomb killed her brother. The contact tracer, Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, had made a similar harrowing journey using smugglers to get out of Iraq after her parents were told she could be kidnapped. So Kakoz came up with a safe way for the teen to isolate herself at home in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, knowing the mother couldn't bear to be away from her daughter. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to help immigrants, refugees and minorities protect themselves during a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color. One call at a time from Southern California to Tennessee, the contract tracers are trying to build confidence in America's public health...
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KABC) -- San Diego State University reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,072 since Aug. 24, the first day of instruction for the fall semester.The new totals reported by Student Health Services reflect numbers as of 6 p.m. Saturday.Of the students living on campus, 385 have tested positive and students living off campus totaled 666 positive cases, health services said. A total of eight faculty or staff members have tested positive and 13 "visitors,'' people who have had exposure with an SDSU-affiliated individual, have tested positive.The number of confirmed cases was 1,030, with 42 probable cases.The information is based on cases reported to Student Health Services by an individual or by a public health official. As more private labs are administering tests, there is a possibility that not all cases are being reported to Student Health Services.For privacy reasons, SDSU does not report names, affiliations or health conditions of students, faculty or staff who test positive for COVID-19 unless a public health agency advises that there is a health...
    A San Diego gym that stayed open in defiance of a county public health order to shut down is now linked to a coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report. “The Gym,” on Garnet Avenue in the Pacific Beach neighborhood, stayed open for indoor workouts even after the state ordered San Diego to close fitness facilities that operate inside, KSWB-TV reported. It’s unclear how many people linked to the gym tested positive, but county health officials say an outbreak is defined as three or more cases from different households linked to one location. The gym was ordered to shut July 23 for violating the health order — but they did not, Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s chief public health officer, told the station. “For some businesses it takes a lot of actions to take place in order for them to do that,” Wooten said. “We work with them to close, and they [did close] on Monday.” The fitness center will be permitted to reopen once all activities are moved outside, according to the report. The business has not been issued...
    A San Diego gym that refused to follow state orders to shut down due to the coronavirus is now linked to a community outbreak, officials said. Although authorities wouldn't specify how many people were infected with COVID-19, a community outbreak is defined as three or more positive cases from different households originating from the same location. WOMAN PEPPER-SPRAYED MAN FOR NOT WEARING FACE MASK AT SAN DIEGO DOG PARK, EATING IN RESTRICTED AREA: REPORT The Gym did not comply with the state mandate to only operate outdoor fitness facilities. “The Gym” on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach Health officials ordered the facility to close immediately last week, but it refused. “For some businesses, it takes a lot of actions to take place in order for them to do that,” Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s chief public health officer, said on Wednesday, according to Fox40. “We work with them to close, and they [did close] on Monday.” The San Diego Police Department said it has not issued the business a citation for violating the public health order. Eight other community outbreaks were...
    (CNN)A San Diego gym that was shut down after operating in defiance of a county health order to close last week is now linked to an outbreak of coronavirus.It isn't clear how many cases have been linked to "The Gym" in California, but county health officials say an outbreak is considered three or more cases from different households stemming from a specific location."The Gym" did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.San Diego County has reported a total of 28,287 Covid-19 cases and 552 deaths, while the state of California has the highest number of total cases in the country at 492,934, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.More than 200 people are advised to quarantine after possible Covid-19 exposure at gym in West VirginiaThe Pacific Beach gym remained open despite an order to close indoor operations to prevent the spread of the virus. The business was sent a letter July 23 and told to close immediately, but it didn't shut until days later on July 27, county health officials say.Read MoreAccording to San Diego Health Officer Wilma...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Smoke from the fire that ravaged a Navy warship in San Diego Bay contained elevated levels of toxins, but air-quality authorities said area residents had little to fear. The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District found that smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard contained a dozen potentially harmful substances, such as benzene chloromethane and acetonitrile, the San Diego Union-Tribune Reported. “At those levels, over that short period of time, there were no known great health risks,” said Donna Durckel, spokeswoman for the county’s air district. The fire mostly produced a common pollutant known as fine particulate matter. The district issued the Navy a notice of violation for creating a public nuisance and contaminating the air. The fire began July 12 and swept through much of the ship, which was docked for a long period of maintenance. The Navy has yet to say whether the vessel will be repaired. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: California
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