Covid-19 lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – study

The draconian coronavirus lockdowns across the world have led to sharp drops in carbon emissions, but this will have “negligible” impact on the climate crisis, with global heating cut by just 0.01C by 2030, a study has found. But the analysis also shows that putting the huge sums of post-Covid-19 government funding into a green recovery and shunning fossil fuels will give the world a good … Read more

UK weather: being outdoors could become dangerous during heatwaves

UK weather Health experts call for action on climate emergency as country braces for record temperatures A crowded Weymouth beach on Friday, predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far. Photograph: Geoff Moore/Rex/Shutterstock As parts of the UK get set for potentially record-breaking temperatures, a leading health expert has warned it would become highly dangerous to be outdoors during heatwaves if nothing were … Read more

Prince Harry hits out at social media for creating ‘crisis of hate’

Prince Harry has hit out at social media companies for creating a “crisis of hate” and called for “meaningful digital reform” after an unprecedented advertiser boycott of Facebook. In an opinion piece for the US business magazine Fast Company, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he and his wife, Meghan, had begun campaigning for change in social media “a little over four weeks ago”. Their personal … Read more

How to hug in lockdown: plan ahead and wash your hands

Coronavirus outbreak Lack of touch has impacted mental health during the pandemic, so experts suggest ways to embrace as safely as possible Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Suzane Valverde hugs her 85-year-old mother through a transparent plastic curtain at a nursing home in São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty To hug or not to hug? And what about washing your hands beforehand, … Read more

Why are indoor settings higher risk for Covid – and are restaurants safe?

Health policy Experts say poor airflow, reduced distancing and prolonged exposure are key factors in the spread of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Chairs on tables at a closed restaurant during a lockdown. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images In Aberdeen it was pubs, restaurants and golf courses. In Prague it was a nightclub. In California it was a church. Why … Read more

Thousands of BA staff to find out if they will lose jobs due to Covid

British Airways More than 6,000 workers accept voluntary redundancy as airline makes cuts Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British Airways is sending one of three letters to affected staff who have not taken voluntary redundancy. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters More than 6,000 British Airways staff have accepted voluntary redundancy as the airline moves to tell thousands more cabin crew and ground staff whether … Read more

Covid-19: lack of diversity threatens to undermine vaccine trials, experts warn

Coronavirus outbreak Oxford and Moderna trials draw from strikingly white cohort, for a virus that has disproportionately affected people of colour Research has shown that people from different racial backgrounds can respond differently to drugs and therapies. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP The remarkably fast progress of two leading contenders for an effective coronavirus vaccine has raised hopes the pandemic may be speedily tamed. But some experts … Read more

‘Telly just isn’t the same’: glorious return of English seaside entertainment

Devon People young and old enjoy silly fun of Uncle Tako’s flea circus and a Punch and Judy show in Devon Tony Lidington AKA Uncle Tako performing on the promenade in Teignmouth. Photograph: Jim Wileman/The Guardian Children laughed, gasped, clapped and sang along. Families and couples strolling along the sunlit promenade paused for a few minutes to watch, smiles on faces. Even the cool kids on … Read more

Evening Standard to cut one-third of staff as Covid-19 hits advertising

Evening Standard Print edition of London freesheet will remain but focus will shift to digital and mobile platforms Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Evening Standard relies on advertising for 80% of its revenues. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian The Evening Standard is to sack a third of its employees, as the London freesheet seeks a dramatic reduction in costs to survive the … Read more

Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US – photo essay

On Saturday 11 July, a plane arrived in Mexico City with the remains of nearly 250 Mexican migrant workers who had died of Covid-19 in the US. A solemn ceremony was held with the participation of the consul general for New York, Jorge Islas López, who had helped organise the repatriation flight. Puebla is one of the states in Mexico that sends most migrants to the … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The number of migrants crossing to UK shores hit a new record this week, with refugees telling of the increasingly brutal tactics used by traffickers. The Home Office has been accused of “losing control” after 235 migrants – including a heavily pregnant woman – made it across the dangerous English … Read more

Who made the cut — or got axed — for coveted Democratic convention speaking slots

Bernie Sanders and John Kasich will share a night in the spotlight, and both Clintons are slated to have prominent speaking roles at the all-virtual Democratic National Convention in less than two weeks, multiple people familiar with the plans told POLITICO. Others who’ve been tapped for coveted speaking slots during an event that’s been shrunk down to eight prime-time hours over four nights are Elizabeth Warren, … Read more

Donald Trump Has the Sole Authority to Blow Up the World. It is Madness to Let Him Keep It.

A virus raging, the economy collapsing, basic structures of society unraveling: Could things get any worse? Oh, yes, they could. By a lot. One of the few redeeming features of 2020 is that it has expanded public comprehension of the probability that really bad things really can happen. Advertisement At the top of that list is a scenario that doesn’t require any special flight of imagination … Read more

Families Stuck At Home Turn To Board Game Catan, Sending Sales Skyrocketing

Enlarge this image Klaus Teuber, creator of the popular board game Settlers of Catan, with his son Benjamin Teuber, managing director of Catan Inc. As families shelter in place, the game’s sales have skyrocketed. Celebrates the 25th anniversary since launch, the elder Teuber has released an autobiography, My Way to Catan. Patrick Liste hide caption toggle caption Patrick Liste In 1963, 11-year-old Klaus Teuber received a … Read more

A Call to Test Men With Prostate Cancer for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Men with prostate cancer should be routinely tested for COVID-19, say a team of urologists from New York City in a review paper that focuses on the two diseases. The article was published July 8 in Nature Communications Biology. “The particular vulnerability of older men to COVID-19 compels us to advocate for … Read more

Docs Battle Docs Over COVID Tx; 300K Deaths This Year; Food Insecurity Spike

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Discussions about treating COVID-19 with unproven therapies often become heated, pitting frontline doctors and colleagues against each other. (New York Times) As of 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the estimated COVID-19 toll in the United States included 4,883,657 cases and 160,104 deaths, increases of 59,482 and 1,836 from Thursday. The widely cited University of Washington model of the … Read more

ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England

Britain’s coronavirus R rate could now be as high as ONE: SAGE upgrades estimate amid fears of a second spike – but separate ONS figures show cases are ‘levelling off’ and have dropped 12% in a week The Office for National Statistics now believes there are 3,700 people in England getting infected each day It is down on the 4,200 estimate last week, when they warned … Read more

Former Florida State center Michael Ojo dies after collapsing during training at age 27

Former Florida State center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27. The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him, Belgrade media reported. “The sudden and shocking death has deeply shaken everyone in the club,” Red Star said in a statement. Michael … Read more

Coronavirus reveals racial health gap in U.S.

Coronavirus reveals racial health gap in U.S. – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live New data from the CDC shows COVID-19 disproportionately affects black people and the death toll for African Americans is significantly higher. The Associated Press race & ethnicity writer Aaron Morrison joined CBSN to discuss the stark racial gap in the U.S. View CBS News In

Targeting WeChat, Trump Takes Aim at China’s Bridge to the World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In China, WeChat does more than any app rightfully should. People use it to talk, shop, share photos, pay bills, get their news and send money. With much of the Chinese internet locked behind a wall of filters and censors, the country’s everything app is also one of the few digital bridges connecting China to the rest of the world. It is the … Read more

U.S. Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Copied to clipboard. The American economy gained 1.8 million jobs last month, even as the coronavirus surged in many parts of the country and newly reintroduced restrictions caused some businesses to close for a second time. Still, the increase reported Friday by the Labor Department was well below the 4.8 million jump in jobs in June and a sign that … Read more

Investors Cozy Up to Danish Stocks

Denmark is a place of hygge, happiness and — in the face of a global downturn — a high-performing stock market. The tiny and trade-dependent northern European nation’s stock indexes are easily beating out the S&P 500, which is up slightly for the year, and Japan’s Nikkei 225 and the Stoxx Europe 600 index, which are both in negative territory. The Danish indexes, such as the … Read more

Analysis: Trump’s dreams of a vaccine as his October Surprise aren’t rooted in reality

He predicts a vaccine breakthrough multiple times a day, assures Americans he has the military on standby to rush it out and promises 100 million, 250 million, even 500 million individual doses will be very quickly available. He hails a “tremendous” vaccine that is “very close” and will be ready “very, very early, before the end of the year, far ahead of schedule.” Experts are very … Read more

Biker rally expects 250,000 people but not requiring masks – CNN Video

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New York governor expected to announce plans for schools today

Dr. Anthony Fauci listens during a House Subcommittee hearing about the coronavirus on Friday, July 31, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AP New government public service announcements will use conversations between public health experts and actors, musicians and athletes to educate people about Covid-19. Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services, wouldn’t release the names of the celebrities who will be featured in the new PSAs.  He … Read more

Baldwin and Borger react to Trump’s speech at Whirlpool headquarters in Ohio – CNN Video

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Stimulus talks on the brink of collapse as two sides trade blame and get no closer to a deal

Both sides emerged from the meeting trading blame for the sputtering talks — and the administration officials warned that President Donald Trump would take executive action if no deal is reached by Friday. It’s unclear if the two sides will meet on Friday. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to brief Trump later Thursday night and Friday morning as … Read more

US economy added 1.8 million jobs in July but still down nearly 13 million jobs during the pandemic

It was the third-straight month of improvement after the spring lockdown that decimated the labor market, and the July job gain exceeded economists’ expectations. Even so, it was far fewer than the 4.8 million jobs added in June. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, but remains above the Great Recession high of 10% that was reached in October 2009. … Read more

Tracking America’s recovery

US economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic and recession – CNN Business From your job to your home and your groceries, you know Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of your life. This dashboard shows how things have changed, and will track the recovery in detail. Friday, Aug. 7: The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in July, a sharp slowdown from June. And it’s only … Read more

U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York More By Aurora Ellis (Reuters) – U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 160,000 on Friday, nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally, as the country debates whether schools are ready to reopen their doors in the coming weeks. The country with the most coronavirus cases, the United States recorded 160,003 deaths and … Read more

New U.S. Postal Service chief warns of ‘dire’ finances as quarterly loss narrows

USPS eagle logo is pictured on a truck in Manhattan, New York City More By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Friday said the agency faces a “dire” financial position even as it posted a slightly narrower third-quarter loss amid soaring package demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said USPS has a “broken business model” … Read more

Ontario, federal governments give $234.6M in new funding for child care

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 7, 2020 11:02 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The Ontario and federal governments are announcing new funding to help support child care in the province. Premier Doug Ford says the two governments have earmarked $234.6 million for childhood and early-years settings among licensed daycare facilities. The money … Read more

Tim Hortons on Park Street in Regina temporarily shuts after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Regina Tim Hortons has temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. In an emailed statement sent to Global News on Friday, Tim Hortons confirmed the restaurant’s location, 1490 Park St. “We were informed that a team member who works at this restaurant tested positive for COVID-19. We wish the employee a full recovery,” the statement said. Trending Stories [ Sign up … Read more

WE Charity hired a PR firm to help with student service grant in French-speaking Canada

WE Charity hired the public relations firm National to help manage part of the federal government’s Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) in Quebec and French-speaking parts of the country before the deal imploded amid controversy over connections between the charity and members of the Liberal Party. The Quebec-based firm said in a statement it was hired by WE Charity to help with “outreach to not-for-profit and … Read more

Map: Here’s where coronavirus cases have been confirmed

While earliest outbreaks of the virus were located in mainland China, the number of new cases in China have tapered off as new cases in the rest of the world continue to rise. The chair of the WHO emergency committee said on January 23 that it was “too early” to call the coronavirus an emergency, and on January 30 on the organization declared the coronavirus outbreak … Read more

State-by-state look at the number of coronavirus deaths compared to confirmed cases in the U.S.

COVID-19 has killed tens of thousands of Americans from Guam to the continental United States to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The disease, which has shuttered businesses nationwide and sent the economy into a tailspin, has claimed the lives of more than 160,000 people since the end of February. New York, New Jersey and California have seen the most deaths. The map below tracks the number of … Read more

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Map of how many cases have been confirmed across the country

U.S. health officials continue to monitor for coronavirus cases in the United States. As of August 7, close. to 5 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S., based on NBC News’ count. There have been more than 160,000 deaths. Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings. Sign Up This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service … Read more

8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

Illustration by Marco Vannini Uncertainty breeds anxiety, and we are living in uncertain times. Between rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, questions about whether or not to reopen economies and businesses, the ongoing protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and the economic fallout of the pandemic, we don’t know what will come next. And that’s taking a toll on our mental health, including at work. … Read more

Syracuse University suspends students who violated campus quarantine, NY state orders

Syracuse University in New York state has placed students who violated coronavirus quarantine orders on interim suspension, the university confirmed. Students returned to campus at the start of August but, after only a week back, the school reportedly placed a group of students under interim suspension for “knowingly violating” the terms of the state-mandated travel quarantine, Syracuse’s the Daily Orange reported. It was unclear how long the students would be suspended, … Read more

Chicago to use social media to track tourists violating quarantine; city dismisses comparison to ‘Big Brother’

On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t post that selfie. Chicago is doubling down on efforts to enforce its emergency coronavirus travel order, as officials will now be reviewing the social media posts of possible violators as the pandemic continues. Public health authorities shared the update during a news conference earlier this week, revealing that officials may check the social feeds of suspected offenders to collect evidence for … Read more

Pope Francis names six women to Vatican council in historic shift

Pope Francis appointed six women to oversee the Vatican’s finances on Thursday, making them the most senior women ever to serve there. The new female members of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy — which seats 15 members and were previously all male — include Great Britain’s former Labour Party minister Ruth Kelly and Leslie Jane Ferrar, Germany’s Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof and Dr. Marija Kolak, and Spain’s Eva Castillo Sanz and María Concepción Osákar Garaicoechea. The … Read more

Coronavirus US: death toll tops 160,000 as relief package impasse continues – live

US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgence Trump claims Biden is ‘against God’ Karen Bass: progressive congresswoman could be Biden’s vice-president Sign up to our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Donald Trump wore a face mask as he talked with workers in Ohio yesterday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters Key events Show 8.55am EDT08:55 US economy added just 1.8m jobs in July after … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Norway advises citizens to avoid all travel abroad; Japan confirms record new infections

‘The holiday is over,’ says Norwegian health minister; cases continue to mount in Japan; PPE destroyed in Beirut blast; Africa passes 1m confirmed cases ‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave Global report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’ Lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – study UK coronavirus updates – live US coronavirus updates – live LIVE Updated The … Read more

Two stories, different witnesses. So where was Dominic Cummings on 19 April?

The official version is Cummings’s own, and places him squarely in London. While the prime minister’s chief aide notoriously acknowledged a trip to Durham in late March, his denial of a second visit days after he returned was unequivocal. On a sunny afternoon in the Downing Street rose garden, he insisted the witness who said they had seen him admiring bluebells in Houghall woods was wrong, … Read more

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The growth rate and R value of coronavirus transmission in the UK has changed slightly since last week – with early indications the value may be increasing. Figures published on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) revealed the growth rate to be between minus 5% to 0, slightly up from between minus 4% to minus 1% last … Read more

Coronavirus update: Spanish town ordered into lockdown amid fears over second wave

Spanish authorities have ordered more than 32,000 people into lockdown in the central riverside town of Aranda del Duero in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. In Norway, people have been advised to avoid all travel abroad, even to countries with few COVID-19 cases, to prevent a resurgence in infections. This story will be regularly updated throughout Saturday and was last updates at 12:30am. … Read more

Revealed: UK’s rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulators

Coronavirus outbreak Exclusive: no data on accuracy of this and other test bought by government has been published ‘Wishful thinking’: dangers of UK hype during Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A test tube containing a blood sample at a coronavirus antibody testing programme. Photograph: Simon Dawson/PA One of two 90-minute rapid coronavirus tests bought by the UK government and announced on … Read more

Health Canada recall sparks concern, but experts say sanitizers made and used properly are safe

Hand sanitizers have come under scrutiny lately with more than 50 brands now recalled by Health Canada, leading some to wonder about the safety of products they’re using daily. Colin Furness, an epidemiologist with the University of Toronto who specializes in hand hygiene, says hand sanitizers are still safe and effective, when made and used properly. While quality-grade ethanol is the ingredient that makes hand sanitizers … Read more

Rural, northern boards grapple with Ontario’s back-to-school plan

Ontario’s sprawling northern and rural school boards are working to interpret the province’s back-to-school plan for smaller communities, saying they don’t yet have all the answers for questions that parents are asking. Catherine Shedden, a spokeswoman for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, said she’s fielded questions from parents about COVID-19 outbreak protocols and busing students to different schools. But with a month to go before … Read more

NPHET meets amid growing coronavirus cases in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting on Friday and is expected to advise Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly on any actions which should be taken in light of recent outbreaks of Covid-19 in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly. It follows the revelation that 226 cases of coronavirus have been identified in the three counties in the past 14 days – almost half the national … Read more

Covid-19 nonsense peddled by celebrities needs to be challenged

In times of great upheaval, toxic fictions too frequently fill the void left by uncertainty. Covid-19 has seen a staggering change in all our lives, and in the rush for answers, disinformation about the disease has spread as aggressively as its virological instigator. One curious facet of this has been the spectacle of high-profile celebrities pushing dubious nonsense. Madonna recently insisted that a vaccine existed but … Read more

Lebanese politician blames Hezbollah and the government for explosion

Lebanese president suggests cataclysmic blast may have been caused by a rocket or bomb’ after demonstrators angry at ‘corrupt elite’ they blame for the explosion clashed with police in night of violence President Michael Aoun said there was a ‘possibility of external interference through a rocket or bomb’  Protestors have taken to streets of Beirut in violent protest to blame ‘corrupt’ government for huge explosion Crowds … Read more

ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England

Britain’s coronavirus R rate could now be as high as ONE: SAGE upgrades estimate amid fears of a second spike – but separate ONS figures show cases are ‘levelling off’ and have dropped 12% in a week The Office for National Statistics now believes there are 3,700 people in England getting infected each day It is down on the 4,200 estimate last week, when they warned … Read more

Lebanese politician blames Hezbollah and the government for explosion

Lebanese president suggests cataclysmic blast may have been caused by a rocket or bomb’ after demonstrators angry at ‘corrupt elite’ they blame for the explosion clashed with police in night of violence President Michael Aoun said there was a ‘possibility of external interference through a rocket or bomb’  Protestors have taken to streets of Beirut in violent protest to blame ‘corrupt’ government for huge explosion Crowds … Read more

Girl, 3, found dead in Beirut amid warnings 80,000 children lost homes

Three-year-old girl is found dead in Beirut amid warnings 80,000 children have lost their homes as a result of the catastrophic blast Alexandra Najjar was named as was one of the 154 people to be killed in the blast Explosion left further 5,000 people wounded and more than 300,000 homeless UNICEF is now warning that almost 80,000 of those displaced are children  By Raven Saunt For … Read more

Woman without arms has mastered eating with chopsticks using her toes

Law student, 20, born without arms has mastered playing the cello, eating with chopsticks and even driving using her TOES Inga Petry, 20, from Atlanta, born without arms and doesn’t wear prosthetics Instead, Inga has learned to complete everyday tasks using only her toes  She can applying her make-up, eat with chopsticks and is even avid cello player  By Claire Toureille For Mailonline Published: 05:48 EDT, … Read more

Is COVID-19 making Black birth more complicated?

Anna Jackman was six months pregnant when COVID-19 hit. The 36-year-old Long Island resident had made plans for welcoming her first child. Plans for her sister and husband to attend the delivery, plans for a doula to be with her, plans for how she wanted the birth to go. “I had the natural concerns as a Black woman,” she told CBS News. “Am I going to … Read more

Coronavirus model projects U.S. death toll could hit 300,000 by December

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday continued his push to not only resume classes on campus but also to start youth sports again, something other states have delayed.  This comes as a staggering and sobering projection shows the coronavirus pandemic is only getting worse in the U.S. A research model used regularly by the White House suggests that the death toll in America could hit almost 300,000 … Read more