Day: May 6, 2020

Pompeo says 'enormous evidence' for unproven theory that coronavirus came from lab

Pompeo says ‘enormous evidence’ for unproven theory that coronavirus came from lab

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there are “enormous” signs that the novel coronavirus outbreak originated a biomedical laboratory in Wuhan, China — the city where cases first exploded.

“I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan,” Pompeo said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.

“Do you think they intentionally released that virus, or it was an accident in the lab?” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz pressed.

“I can’t answer your question about that,” he said, “because the Chinese Communist Party has refused to cooperate with world health experts.”

The White House last week ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to look into whether China concealed information early on about the novel coronavirus, two administration officials told ABC News last week.

MORE: White House orders intel agencies to investigate China, World Health Organization

Pompeo on Sunday agreed the virus was not manmade.


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NYC To Produce Coronavirus Testing Kits, De Blasio Says

NYC To Produce Coronavirus Testing Kits, De Blasio Says

NEW YORK, NY — New York City will partner with local manufacturers to produce tens of thousands of coronavirus tests per week to enhance the city’s testing capacity as it looks toward an eventual relaxation of social distancing measures, mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday.

The initiative, which will result in the manufacturing of 50,000 coronavirus cases per week, will allow New York City to expand its testing capacity independent of the federal and state governments, de Blasio said.

“There’s no challenge too big for New Yorkers – and I’m proud to see our medical and manufacturing community join forces to make our city a self-sufficient source of the tests we’ll need to get through this crisis,” de Blasio said in a statement. “Rebuilding a fairer and better New York City starts with conducting a rigorous testing program in every borough, and they’ll help us ensure a safe and responsible

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U.S. Case Rise Slows; Gilead Sets Remdesivir Use: Virus Update

U.S. Case Rise Slows; Gilead Sets Remdesivir Use: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) —

U.S. cases increased 2.3% in the past 24 hours, below the one-week daily average. Gilead Sciences Inc. plans to get its drug remdesivir to patients within days after getting U.S. backing for emergency use.

New York added the fewest new deaths in more than a month as hospitalizations declined. Russia reported more than 10,000 new cases, the highest number of the outbreak.

The daily toll fell in the U.K. and Italy as leaders navigate reopening business without sparking new infections. Spain recorded the fewest deaths in more than six weeks.

Key Developments

Virus Tracker: global cases near 3.5 million; deaths top 246,000The big get bigger in pandemic-rearranged economyAn uneven curve flattens, with Manhattan ahead of the BronxRoche antibody test gets FDA emergency-use approvalU.S. reignites debate over Wuhan lab as disease originJanuary? Autumn? Doctors debate arrival time for a vaccine

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Prince Harry Launches First Big Project Since Royal Exit

Prince Harry Launches First Big Project Since Royal Exit

Prince Harry is continuing to support causes near and dear to his heart.

On Monday, the Duke of Sussex launched a new initiative called HeadFIT for Life. The online platform offers an array of tools to “help defense people stay mentally fit and on top of their game…at work and at home.”

“Today, when we talk about fitness, we don’t just mean how fast you can run or how much weight you can carry,” Harry said in a video shared to the organization’s website. “This is about mental fitness, strength and resilience—not just while wearing the uniform but for the rest of your life. If you want to be truly fit, strong and healthy, you need to train your mind and body as one. Some people run, others swim, cycle or lift weights in order to be physically fit, but what do you do to stay mentally fit? Think about

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Remdesivir will be available to treat coronavirus patients this week, company says

Remdesivir will be available to treat coronavirus patients this week, company says

A new drug will be available to treat coronavirus patients likely early this week, a company says.

Daniel O’Day, chairman and chief executive officer at Gilead Sciences, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that the company intends to get its drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown promise as a COVID-19 treatment, to coronavirus patients who need it early this week.

This comes after the company released results of its ongoing drug trials last week.

The recent trials examined whether a 5-day course of remdesivir would work as well as the 10-day treatment course used in other ongoing studies of the drug, Gilead said in a press release.

The trials showed “that patients who received a shorter, 5-day course of remdesivir experienced similar clinical improvement as patients who received a 10-day treatment course,” said Aruna Subramanian, one of the lead investigators of the study.

The National Institute of

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Try This Total-Body No-Gear Workout to Build Strength at Home

Try This Total-Body No-Gear Workout to Build Strength at Home

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

Men’s Health Advisory Board member and PPSC Lead Master Instructor David Otey led the latest session, a total-body, strength-focused workout.

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How Man City’s best Champions League shot could be axed by coronavirus

Manchester City have never won the UEFA Champions League, and manager Pep Guardiola hasn’t lifted a European cup since leaving FC Barcelona in 2012.

What could be their best — and last — chance to do so together is up in the air. 

UEFA intends to finish its Champions League and Europa League campaigns, but the uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic looms large over the world’s most prestigious club competition, to say nothing of the resumption of the Premier League and domestic campaigns around the globe.

Twelve teams remain in the Champions League, but City’s forthcoming multi-year ban from European competition due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) violations means the English giants will face a unique pressure if the competition resumes.

That, however, is far from certain. 

“We’ll have to see what Champions League and European football sort of has going forward,” NBC Sports analyst Robbie Earle told

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What apartments will $2,200 rent you in Long Beach, this month?

What apartments will $2,200 rent you in Long Beach, this month?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in Long Beach?

According to Walk Score, this Long Beach neighborhood has excellent walkability, is convenient for biking and has good transit options. Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Long Beach is currently hovering around $1,575.

So, what might you expect to find with a budget of $2,200/month? Read on for a roundup of the latest rental listings, via Zumper and Apartment Guide. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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225 Long Beach Blvd.

Listed at $2,118/month, this 631-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is located at 225 Long Beach Blvd.

The unit comes with central heating and air conditioning. Building amenities include a swimming pool, garage parking,  and a

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6 Best Calf Stretches - How to Stretch Your Calves

6 Best Calf Stretches – How to Stretch Your Calves

When it comes to stretching, it’s easy to focus on the larger muscles of the legs: the hamstrings, hips, quads—even the glutes.

But the calves? They don’t get enough attention.

Calves can be a bit sneaky when it comes to announcing that they’re overworked. “They frequently have a tone issue that doesn’t present in much discomfort so people forget about them,” says Julie Read, a massage therapist and the author of Muscles to the Masses. “Oftentimes, though, when palpated, clients are surprised that they are tender.”

Grumpy calves can also lead to pain in other parts of the body. For example, poor calf mobility may lead to knee and ankle pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and even back issues. That’s because the calf is made up of two muscles that attach at the knee and the bottom of your heel. The gastrocnemius is a big player in knee

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Death rates twice as high in more deprived areas, as Ireland unveils lockdown exit strategy

Death rates twice as high in more deprived areas, as Ireland unveils lockdown exit strategy

The global coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 3.3 million people worldwide and an estimated 240,000 deaths have been recorded.

In the UK, 177,454 people have been confirmed to have caught the disease, while the country’s death toll has reached 27,510.

Here is your morning briefing of everything you may have missed overnight.

Coronavirus death rates twice as high in more deprived areas

The death rate from the coronavirus in deprived areas of England is more than double that found in richer locations – with the poorest parts of London by far the worst affected, according to new figures.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the mortality rate for the most deprived areas in March and early April was 55.1 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 25.3 deaths per 100,000 in the least deprived areas.

The local authorities with the highest Covid-19 death rates were all

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