Coalition doesn’t want public money going to private companies to tackle COVID-19 in the city

A group of community activists Wednesday called for Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady to oversee contact tracing rather than a private company. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file The People’s Response Network held an online rally Wednesday, saying they want city’s Department of Public Health to oversee contact tracing project. A coalition of community […]

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‘They Let Us Down’: 5 Takeaways on the C.D.C.’s Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — Long considered the world’s premier public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fallen short in its response to the most urgent public health emergency in its 74-year history — a pathogen that has penetrated much of the nation, killing more than 100,000 people. The agency made early missteps in […]

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LA County reports 60 coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, June 1; total now 2,443

Health officials confirmed another 60 deaths in LA County related to the coronavirus on Tuesday, June 1, and once again urged those protesting over the death of George Floyd to maintain social distance and wear face coverings — in order to prevent spreading the highly contagious virus. The county also reported 1,202 new cases of […]

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7 states, D.C. vote amid coronavirus pandemic, social unrest

By STEVE PEOPLES Voters are being asked to navigate curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections take place from Maryland to Montana. Four states were originally scheduled to vote in April but delayed their contests because of the coronavirus outbreak. Pennsylvania offers the day’s biggest trove of delegates […]

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Dodgers and Angels step up workouts at their stadiums in anticipation of a season

Contentious negotiations between players and owners over salaries and health and safety protocols have dimmed hopes for an abbreviated baseball season, but the Dodgers and Angels are preparing as if there will be games this summer. They are among at least eight big league teams to increase baseball activities in the last week or so, […]

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Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks positive for COVID-19

Health officials say they’re seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19 By The Associated Press May 29, 2020, 11:55 PM 2 min read 2 min read OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Health officials […]

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Blaming China for Pandemic, Trump Says U.S. Will Leave the W.H.O.

After spending weeks accusing the World Health Organization of helping the Chinese government cover up the early days of the coronavirus epidemic in China, President Trump said on Friday that the United States would terminate its relationship with the agency. “The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government,” […]

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Letters: If money wins, fans lose in baseball talks again

If this year’s baseball season is canceled due to health and safety concerns, most baseball fans will be back next year to support the game that they love. However, if this season is canceled because billionaire owners and millionaire players can not meet in the middle and settle their financial differences, Major League Baseball will […]

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Cook County Health narrows CEO field to 12, plans to open another building at jail for COVID-19 response

Dr. John Jay Shannon, then CEO of the Cook County Health system, looks on as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks in 2017. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Five of the 12 have already been interviewed, M. Hill Hammock, Chair of Cook County Health’s Board of Directors, said Friday. The pool of potential candidates […]

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FDA asks drugmakers to recall several diabetes drugs over contaminants

US health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that several batches of the drug metformin tested positive for unsafe levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a possible cancer-causing chemical […]

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FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that several batches of the drug metformin tested positive for unsafe levels of a chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine. The […]

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Staying Safe Inside, but Missing ‘The Run’

Covid-19 hasn’t only forced schools, gyms, parks and health clubs to shut down, it put an end to what hoopsters on every level throughout the city cherish: their “run.” Doesn’t matter where. Tillary Street Park in Brooklyn on Saturday mornings, longtime friends 30 to 40 years old still pounding, arguing over calls, running five on […]

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How Camila Cabello Copes With Crippling OCD & Anxiety | E! News

The "Senorita" singer details her daily struggles with mental health and gets honest about living life in the spotlight. Watch! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1156754/camila-cabello-details-her-private-battle-with-ocd-in-personal-essay #CamilaCabello #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, […]

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2020 MTV VMAs may happen Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

MTV is currently working with numerous government and health agencies in hopes of mounting its annual Video Music Awards live from New York this August, Variety can report exclusively. The show is eyeing an Aug. 30 broadcast date from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for its 36th edition of the VMAs, where MTV honors the best in […]

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Justin Bieber & 18 More Celebs Who Have Bravely Spoken Out About Battling Depression

May is Mental Health Awareness month and during this difficult time we’re looking back at the celebs who have courageously spoken about their struggles with depression and how their voices have helped to de-stigmatize the mental health conversation. Depression affects millions of people every year. In 2017, over 17 million Americans were affected by depression, […]

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At-Home Coronavirus Testing Might Be Too Good to Be True

Everlywell, a Shark Tank–featured health and wellness startup based in Austin, Texas, jumped the gun on self testing for COVID-19 in mid-March, when it claimed it would be offering at-home test kits for $135 a pop. At that point, the United States had only had a little more than 7,000 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus, and […]

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California calls for virus testing at all nursing homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is calling for all residents and health care workers at skilled nursing facilities to be tested for the new coronavirus to try to slow the spread of the illness. The state’s Department of Public Health issued a letter last week saying facilities should draft testing plans for all residents in settings […]

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U.K. to Roll Out Mass Coronavirus Testing and Contact Tracing: Live Coverage

Mexico’s broken hospitals put patients and health workers at high risk. Image A billboard in Mexico City featuring a health care worker with a message urging to people to stay at home.Credit…Meghan Dhaliwal for The New York Times Years of neglect had hobbled Mexico’s health care system, leaving it dangerously short of doctors, nurses and […]

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U.K. to Roll Out Mass Coronavirus Testing: Live Coverage

Mexico’s broken hospitals put patients and health workers at high risk. Image A billboard in Mexico City featuring a health care worker with a message urging to people to stay at home.Credit…Meghan Dhaliwal for The New York Times Years of neglect had hobbled Mexico’s health care system, leaving it dangerously short of doctors, nurses and […]

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Halsey, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato & 10 More Celebs Who’ve Shared Their Battle With Bipolar Disorder

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close we’re taking a look at some of the stars who have spoken candidly about having bipolar disorder. It’s a mental illness that’s neither sexy nor fashionable, is messy and can actually be quite deadly leading, in some cases, to suicide. But an increasing number of celebs […]

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Sen. Durbin hits the ‘frontline’ of the county’s battle against COVID-19

Debra Carey, the interim CEO of Cook County Health, joins Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sen. Dick Durbin to talk about the county’s COVID-19 response. | Rachel Hinton/ Sun-Times The battle against the deadly coronavirus should include more money for testing, Durbin said, standing outside of tents that serve as walk-up and drive-thru […]

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Kathleen Sebelius on the Trump Administration’s ‘Terrifying’ Pandemic Response

As a former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, serving under president Obama, and a former governor of Kansas, serving in the George W. Bush era, Kathleen Sebelius has a unique perspective on the the challenges posed by a pandemic, the urgency of coordinating a federal response, and the rightful role of […]

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World Health Organization official kicked out of Burundi ahead of country’s election

Burundi’s top World Health Organization (WHO) official has been kicked out of the country ahead of the May 20 presidential election, after voicing concerns about crowded political rallies. WHO representative Walter Kazadi Mulombo was sent a letter by Burundi’s foreign ministry Thursday, declaring him a “persona non grata.” He was ordered, along with three other WHO […]

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Galaxy return to practice, but will MLS games be played in Orlando?

Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan worked out at Dignity Health Sports Park on Thursday for the first time since Major League Soccer’s season was suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic two months ago. Although he barely did enough to break a sweat during the hour he spent confined to a corner of the practice field, it might […]

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Whistleblower delivers damning testimony on Trump response

Rick Bright, senior advisor with the National Institutes of Health, warned there’s still not enough testing capability in the US. "The virus is still spreading everywhere," Bright told the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Bright was ousted last month as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a government agency that procures […]

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