Opinion | Congress’s Covid Income Redistribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this weekend that House Democrats plan to pass a new $2.4 trillion relief bill “that puts money in people’s pockets.” So it’s worth highlighting how the $2.2 trillion Cares Act that passed in March has disproportionately helped blue states that imposed stricter coronavirus lockdowns and have been slower to recover economically. The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday published its second-quarter state … Read more

Ontario in grip of second Covid-19 wave that will be ‘worse than first’, officials say

Ontario has set a new record for daily coronavirus cases, as the province officially entered its second wave of Covid-19, and officials warned that it will be “worse than the first”. Ontario logged 700 new Covid-19 infections on Monday – well above the previous highest daily total of 640 on 24 April – as the premier, Doug Ford, warned residents to expect a “more complex” and … Read more

Scientists work on nasal spray that could stop Covid virus replicating

A nasal spray is under development that could nip a coronavirus infection in the bud, with promising results already seen in ferrets, researchers have revealed. With coronavirus infections surging around the world, the race is on to develop a vaccine. But researchers are also looking for other ways to tackle Covid-19. Now scientists have released the results of initial work on a drug-like molecule they say … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The NHS is facing a “triple whammy” of issues from the coronavirus pandemic, a report has warned. The health service is dealing with local outbreaks of Covid-19 and a second surge of cases alongside trying to manage a “huge backlog” of people needing care, according to the NHS Confederation. It … Read more

Trump’s tax troubles couldn’t have come at a worse time

The explosive news that President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes for a decade — and only $750 the year he ran for office and his first year in the White House — hands Joe Biden a powerful cudgel just in time for the first presidential debate on Tuesday. Trump was expected to spend part of the debate laying into Biden’s son, Hunter, accusing him … Read more

U.S. weighs closing embassy in Iraq as threats raise spectre of Benghazi

Demonstrators play football on Ahrar Bridge where there have been recent clashes between demonstrators and Iraq security forces while a building burns behind them on Nov. 24, 2019, in Baghdad, Iraq. | Erin Trieb/Getty Images President Donald Trump is weighing closing the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as intelligence agencies in recent weeks have picked up specific threats against American forces in Iraq, including against the embassy … Read more

Thousands of aviation layoffs loom amid a dysfunctional Congress

Tens of thousands of airline workers will lose their jobs in a matter of days if Congress is unable to break through its gridlock, even though a majority of lawmakers support heading off the looming layoffs for an industry that’s been decimated by the coronavirus. Airline unions have been pleading with Congress for months to extend the Payroll Support Program, a $32 billion program of airline … Read more

Pelosi and Mnuchin make one final attempt at Covid talks before elections

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. | AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are making one final attempt at striking an agreement on a massive coronavirus relief deal on Monday night, even as House Democrats race ahead with their own partisan stimulus package lacking GOP … Read more

Biden braces for Trump to come after his family in first debate

Preparations take place for the first Presidential debate on Tuesday in Cleveland. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Tuesday night’s debate might be the last chance for Donald Trump and Joe Biden to command the collective attention of swing-state voters who will decide the election: By the second debate in mid-October, many of them will have already cast their ballots through early voting. It’s why both campaigns have … Read more

Op-Ed: RAS Imbalance Is COVID’s Razor

Occam’s Razor posits that “the simplest explanation is usually correct.” With COVID-19 the simplest explanation is that the coronavirus strikes one cellular target but does so in essentially every organ and tissue within the human body, such that a single mechanism underpins all coronavirus effects. To accomplish this, the target must be a cellular pathway that impacts nearly every bodily system. COVID-19 defied public expectations of … Read more

New £4k fines for people ‘recklessly’ breaking Covid self-isolation

So now you can get a £4,000 fine for ‘recklessly’ leaving self-isolation and £1,000 for making a fake Covid claim under new coronavirus rules quietly introduced overnight without prior warning to the public Twelve pages of new coronavirus fines and rules released overnight Fines of up to £10,000 for serial self-isolation breakers in clampdown Loud music, singing and dancing also  banned in pubs, eateries, bars and … Read more

Megan Gale talks brother’s death while announcing business closure

‘Life is precious’: Heartbroken Megan Gale ‘reassesses’ her priorities after her brother Jason’s death as she announces she’s closing down her children’s skincare business By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 18:49 EDT, 28 September 2020 | Updated: 21:02 EDT, 28 September 2020 Megan Gale has revealed she’s ‘reassessing’ her life and priorities after her brother Jason’s tragic death in July.     In an emotional video … Read more

AFL star Harley Bennell rushed to hospital by ambulance

AFL star’s mum tells trolls to lay off her son as his life spirals out of control and he is rushed to hospital after breaching the COVID bubble and ‘going on a bender’ – while his pregnant wife is stuck on the other side of the country Harley Bennell, 27, breached the AFL’s COVID-19 return to play safety protocols  The Melbourne Demons player retired on Monday … Read more

How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your COVID-19 questions, answered

The CDC warns that any “travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.” Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at the Atmosphere Research Group, says flying is a safe option for travelers, “but it is not a risk-free option.” According to Harteveldt, airports have taken steps to protect travelers like cleaning with greater frequency, installing plexiglass shields at check-in counters and hand sanitizing stations throughout … Read more

Coronavirus has killed more than 1 million people worldwide

Since outbreaks began at the end of 2019, the coronavirus has ripped through country after country, sickening more than 33 million people worldwide and killing over 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The staggering death count reported Monday comes nine months after the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China. The United States currently leads the world as the country with the … Read more

Trump vs. Biden race to dictate fate of U.S. immigration for years to come

The 2020 presidential election will pit two drastically different visions on immigration against each other, with the victor retaining or assuming broad executive authorities that have dominated policy-making on the issue for decades in the absence of congressional action. President Trump’s reelection would allow his administration to continue cracking down on unauthorized immigrants, limiting legal immigration and curtailing humanitarian protections for foreigners. During a second term, … Read more

1 Million People Have Died of COVID-19. It’s a Reminder That We Still Have So Much Work to Do

With an ever-climbing tally of COVID-19 infections, deaths, and calculations about how quickly the virus is spreading, the numbers can start to lose meaning. But one million is a resonant milestone. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the world has now lost one million lives to the new coronavirus. It’s easy to draw analogies—one million people dying of COVID-19 would be the equivalent of … Read more

One million dead: How Covid-19 tore us apart

Indigenous communities face a ‘genocide’ Credit: Family handout This is Isarire Lukukui Karajá.He died August 15, 2020, age 60. It took four Covid-19 tests and a false pneumonia diagnosis before Isarire Lukukui Karajá was admitted to hospital in Brazil. Finally, on August 13, he tested positive. The next day, his elder sister died of the virus. As his condition deteriorated, aggravated by other health problems, his … Read more

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs. 21 a day earlier

Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak line up with luggages at the Beijing Daxing International Airport, ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing More SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China had 12 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 28, down from 21 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Tuesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all … Read more

Trump and Biden get evites as Al Smith Dinner goes virtual

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to be in virtual attendance Thursday as New York City’s annual Al Smith Dinner moves mostly online because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. Trump has accepted an invitation to return to the dinner for the first time in four years. Organizers said they anticipate his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will attend as well. But Biden’s campaign … Read more

U.S. commerce chief sets October 5 target date to end census operations

FILE PHOTO: Census signage is seen at an event in Queens, New York City, U.S., February 22, 2020. More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has set Oct. 5 as a target date to end data collection operations for the 2020 U.S. census, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Monday, weeks before the scheduled completion date of Oct. 31. President Donald Trump’s administration, which … Read more

Australia pledges $566 million in push for digital business compliance

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said it will spend A$800 million ($566 million) on measures to help businesses take their administration and regulatory compliance online, citing higher demand due to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government said it would spend A$420 million coordinating Australia’s more than 30 company registers and put them online, “allowing businesses to quickly view, update and maintain their business registry … Read more

Officials discuss improvements to mass transit options for the West Island

The West Island has long been a place where the automobile is the primary mode of transportation for people to get around. The sprawling landscape, low-density housing and malls with ample parking have made it much easier for people to move around by driving compared to taking buses and trains. Officials are trying to slowly change that through new high-density housing developments near public transit stations … Read more

Canada reports 1,739 new coronavirus cases as global deaths near 1 million

Canada added 1,739 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, as health officials scramble to contain the outbreak. Provincial health authorities also confirmed another 10 people had died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the country’s total death toll to 9,278. The new cases come as officials urge Canadians to comply with public health measures in order to stave off the second wave of the virus. Read … Read more

Pandemic sets off future wave of worsening mental health issues: Worry, fear of COVID-19 amplifies risk of substance abuse

Long after a COVID-19 vaccination is developed and years after the coronavirus death toll is tallied, the impact on mental health will linger, continuing to inflict damage if not addressed, according to new research. Michael Zvolensky, University of Houston Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory/Substance Use Treatment Clinic, has published two papers … Read more

Coronavirus has now killed 1 million people around the world

More than 1 million people have died from Covid-19 since the coronavirus was first identified late last year in China, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. With over 200,000 deaths, U.S. continues to lead the global death toll, followed by Brazil at 142,000 and India at 95,500, the tally on Monday showed. “One million is a terrible number, and I think we need to … Read more

Biden aggressively prepares for debate while Trump cautions against excess preparation

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are preparing for Tuesday’s debate in starkly different ways, with the latter engaging in mock stand-offs while the former says he’s leveraging as practice the contentious environment he already faces as president. According to multiple reports, President Trump has refrained from traditional debate prep and eschewed practice sessions. Trump indicated on Sunday that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie … Read more

Coronavirus death toll hits 1M worldwide

The race for a coronavirus vaccine Dr. Nicole Saphier, author of ‘Make America Healthy Again;’ Dr. Dyan Hes, pediatrician; and Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, pediatrician, join ‘Fox and Friends.’ There have been over 1 million coronavirus-associated deaths worldwide since the illness was first reported in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University data. In January, as the virus began to spread outside of the … Read more

Lots of unfamiliar territory in 2020 baseball playoffs

Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber. Fernando Tatis Jr., say hello to Jack Flaherty. Welcome to the first round of the 2020 playoffs, a class with an unusual amount of homework — and precious little room for error. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM After the pandemic-shortened regular season … Read more

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California’s wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation orders for more than 50,000 people. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state. In Sonoma County, residents of the Oakmont Gardens senior living facility in Santa Rosa boarded brightly lit city buses … Read more

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

NEW DELHI — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. For the coronavirus, though, he was just one more in a million. After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his mother wept inconsolably. With her son gone, Premlata Chaudhary said, how could … Read more

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

NEW DELHI — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. “It’s not just a number. It’s human beings. It’s people we love,” said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of medical … Read more

Coronavirus live news: one million deaths worldwide; White House Covid taskforce rift deepens

Global death toll stands at 1,000,555; Slovakia to declare virus state of emergency; New York test positivity rate climbs. Follow the latest updates Global coronavirus death toll passes one million Tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world CDC director takes aim at Trump adviser: ‘Everything he says is false’ Global coronavirus deaths pass 1m with no sign rate is slowing See … Read more

Coronavirus live updates Australia: Daniel Andrews holds Covid press conference as Victoria records 10 new cases and seven deaths

Number of Covid-19 cases linked to a bulk carrier off Western Australian coast climbs to 17, and head of government’s Covid commission still being paid director’s fees by gas company Strike Energy. Follow live Follow our global live blog Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots list Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus … Read more

Global coronavirus deaths pass 1m with no sign rate is slowing

Coronavirus outbreak Johns Hopkins University data points to rises in countries that seemed to have slowed spread Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A graveyard for victims of Covid-19 at the Pondok Ranggon cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images The number of people who have died from Covid-19 has exceeded 1 million, according to a tally of cases maintained by Johns … Read more

Coronavirus has claimed a million lives. This is their story in 10 charts

The biggest pandemic in 100 years has notched up another milestone: a million deaths around the world. The death toll hit 100,000 in mid April as the virus took hold in Europe, and 500,000 in late June. Most of the dead have been older people. A review published in Nature in late August concluded that mortality climbs after 50 and climbs steeply after 60. After age … Read more

COVID-19 death toll hits 1 million amid fears of renewed outbreaks

The man with the hoe and shovel in the heavy white hazmat suit sweats in the tropical sun. His eyes sting beneath his face shield. But Imang Maulana endures in his daily engagement with the red clay of Pondok Ranggon Cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, lowering white coffins sealed in plastic into graves reserved for victims of the coronavirus. “It feels like it’s never going to end,” … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Adults without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a free college course, the government has announced. The offer will be available from April for people in England and applies to courses offering “skills valued by employers,” according to Downing Street. Boris Johnson will use a speech on Tuesday … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A test that can diagnose Covid-19 in minutes will dramatically expand the capacity to detect cases in low and middle-income countries, the World Health Organisation has said. The test could transform tracking of the disease where shortages of healthcare workers and laboratories have been making an impact. The WHO issued … Read more

AFL star Harley Bennell rushed to hospital by ambulance

AFL star’s mum tells trolls to lay off her son as his life spirals out of control and he is rushed to hospital after breaching the COVID bubble and ‘going on a bender’ – while his pregnant wife is stuck on the other side of the country Harley Bennell, 27, breached the AFL’s COVID-19 return to play safety protocols  The Melbourne Demons player retired on Monday … Read more

Megan Gale talks brother’s death while announcing business closure

‘Life is precious’: Heartbroken Megan Gale touches on her brother Jason’s death as she announces she’s closing her children’s skincare business By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 18:49 EDT, 28 September 2020 | Updated: 19:42 EDT, 28 September 2020 Megan Gale has announced she is closing down her children’s skincare business, The Mindful Life. The 45-year-old model shared an emotional video to Instagram on … Read more

Dr Anthony Fauci warns US isn’t in a ‘good place’ with COVID-19 cases

‘We’re not in a good place’: Dr Anthony Fauci warns the US needs to double down to stop COVID-19 infections rising ahead of the fall – and says Florida’s decision to reopen bars and restaurants is ‘very concerning’ Dr Anthony Fauci warned Americans not to become complacent about COVID-19 as the colder weather kicked in  He said the US wasn’t in a ‘good place’ with the current … Read more

Three scientists give their best advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19

Over the past several months, there has been controversy over the way SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, travels from an infected person to others. While official guidance has often been unclear, some aerosol scientists and public health experts have maintained that the spread of the virus in aerosols traveling through the air at distances both less than and greater than 6 feet has been playing … Read more

Trump vs. Biden race to dictate fate of U.S. immigration for years to come

The 2020 presidential election will pit two drastically different visions on immigration against each other, with the victor retaining or assuming broad executive authorities that have dominated policy-making on the issue for decades in the absence of congressional action. President Trump’s reelection would allow his administration to continue cracking down on unauthorized immigrants, limiting legal immigration and curtailing humanitarian protections for foreigners. During a second term, … Read more

New York City warns of “alarming” COVID hotspots as school leaders lose faith in the mayor

New York — Coronavirus infection rates have increased at “an alarming rate” in several New York neighborhoods, particularly among the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, city health authorities warned Sunday. The officials threatened to sanction certain schools if they fail to comply with anti-virus regulations, just as city school leaders express no confidence in the mayor for his handling of reopening classrooms and call for control of … Read more

CDC recommends virtual Thanksgiving to lessen risk of COVID-19 spreading

Thanksgiving is less than two months away and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out guidance on how to stay safe this holiday during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is recommending families who usually travel to see each other hold virtual Thanksgivings instead. Since travel increases the chance of coronavirus transmission, staying at home is … Read more

Trump gives update on coronavirus testing after bombshell report on taxes

Washington — President Trump announced the federal government is sending 150 million rapid care tests to governors to distribute as they deem fit. Governors are encouraged to use them to screen at schools and in high-risk settings, the president said in a Rose Garden event.  But the president had already announced that would be happening in August, before accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention.  The … Read more

How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your COVID-19 questions, answered

The CDC warns that any “travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.” Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at the Atmosphere Research Group, says flying is a safe option for travelers, “but it is not a risk-free option.” According to Harteveldt, airports have taken steps to protect travelers like cleaning with greater frequency, installing plexiglass shields at check-in counters and hand sanitizing stations throughout … Read more

Coronavirus cases rising in 29 states as global death toll nears 1 million

Coronavirus cases rising in 29 states as global death toll nears 1 million – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live The confirmed global death toll from the coronavirus is closing in on 1 million people, and in the U.S. there are 29 states reporting an increase in new infections compared to two weeks ago. Nikki Battiste takes a look. View CBS News In

Trump announces plan to deploy 150 million Covid rapid tests previously touted

The White House originally billed the deal to obtain tests, which are made by Abbott Laboratories, as a potential game-changer to battle the coronavirus pandemic. But without detailed federal guidance on how to distribute the tests, states and cities remained divided, and some of them stifled, on how to best to use those types of rapid tests and others for the testing technique known as “screening” … Read more

Only 10 states are seeing downward trends in new Covid-19 cases, and NYC now has a surge

That’s what places like New York City are discovering after months of steady progress in fighting the pandemic. And this is a very bad time to be going backward, as Americans face a trio of major challenges this fall: more indoor gatherings, a potential coronavirus-and-flu “twin-demic,” and trying to get or keep students back in school safely. Nationwide, 21 states reported more new cases this past … Read more

Two family members died of Covid-19. Hear his message to those who won’t wear masks – CNN Video

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Mother of teacher who died of Covid-19 dies from it weeks later

Shirley Bannister, 57, passed away from complications from Covid-19 on Sunday, according to her brother, Dennis Bell. Bannister is the mother of Demetria Bannister, a 28-year-old elementary school teacher who died earlier this month, just a few days after testing positive for Covid-19. Bannister “got really sick about two, three days after her daughter died” on September 7, Bell told CNN in a phone interview. Bell … Read more

Analysis: Some countries are eying Sweden’s ‘light-touch’ Covid response. It’s a gamble that could backfire

Such comments have emboldened governments flirting with the idea of adopting Sweden’s “light-touch” approach, in the hope they can soften the blow to their economies. There was reason for optimism when Kim Sneppen, from the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, made his comments. Sweden’s infection and death rates had been low for weeks, despite a second wave rolling over Europe. It seemed to mark a turnaround … Read more

Opinion | Congress’s Covid Income Redistribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this weekend that House Democrats plan to pass a new $2.4 trillion relief bill “that puts money in people’s pockets.” So it’s worth highlighting how the $2.2 trillion Cares Act that passed in March has disproportionately helped blue states that imposed stricter coronavirus lockdowns and have been slower to recover economically. The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday published its second-quarter state … Read more

Opinion | Congress’s Covid Income Redistribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this weekend that House Democrats plan to pass a new $2.4 trillion relief bill “that puts money in people’s pockets.” So it’s worth highlighting how the $2.2 trillion Cares Act that passed in March has disproportionately helped blue states that imposed stricter coronavirus lockdowns and have been slower to recover economically. The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday published its second-quarter state … Read more