Day: May 18, 2020

No New Coronavirus Deaths In King County Thursday

No New Coronavirus Deaths In King County Thursday

SEATTLE, WA — For the first time in more than two months, King County public health officials reported no new deaths linked to the coronavirus Thursday. According to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard, the last day with no deaths recorded was March 7.

The latest update, accounting for all tests processed by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, included 86 additional illnesses. Lab tests have confirmed 7,307 infections in King County since the crisis began.

Across Washington, the Department of Health added 261 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths to its count Thursday, bringing the official state tally to 17,773 illnesses and 983 deaths.

According to the state data, 6.6 percent of tests have returned positive among 267,931 Washingtonians tested since February.

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2 More Coronavirus Deaths In Pierce County; 25 New Cases Thursday

2 More Coronavirus Deaths In Pierce County; 25 New Cases Thursday

TACOMA, WA — Pierce County health officials reported 25 new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths linked to COVID-19 Thursday afternoon.

New cases reported Tuesday included residents from Bonney Lake, central Pierce County, Lakewood, South Hill, Graham, Tacoma and University Place.

Health officials said the latest patients to die from complications related to the disease were a Tacoma man in his 70s, and a central Pierce County man in his 50s. According to the health department, both men had existing health conditions.

Lab tests have confirmed 1,754 illnesses and 65 deaths linked to COVID-19 in Pierce County since early March. Approximately 1,000 patients are classified as recovered, while 749 cases remain active.

Across the state, the Department of Health added 261 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths to its count Thursday, bringing the official state tally to 17,773 illnesses and 983 deaths. According to the state data, 6.6 percent

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Greenough Blvd In Watertown Closed To Cars, Open For Walkers

Greenough Blvd In Watertown Closed To Cars, Open For Walkers

WATERTOWN, MA — With the extension of Governor Charlie Baker’s stay-at-home order, Bay Staters have flocked to parks and trails to get their exercise in and their fill of the outdoors. Under the order, residents can be outside for recreational exercise, as long as they are maintaining social distancing. In an effort to expand open space and limit the spread of the new coronavirus, some streets are being closed to give pedestrians and cyclists more room.

Greenough Boulevard, or Little Greenough, will be closed to vehicular traffic between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in Watertown. The space will be open indefinitely to pedestrians and cyclists.

While parks and walking paths are open and public spaces, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation reminds residents that surfaces in parks are only as clean as the last person who has come in contact with it, even as park staff continuously sanitize

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Drug combination

UW Medicine ramps up study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 treatment

One of the treatments that’s been talked up by President Donald Trump for COVID-19 — a combination of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic — is the subject of a nationwide study with UW Medicine playing a role.

The Phase 2b clinical trial, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, will involve 2,000 outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in the early stages of treatment.

“We know from a number of different other kinds of infections that if antiviral treatment is going to be effective, it tends to be most effective if it’s given very early on,” Ann Collier, a professor at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, said in a video about the study.

The two drugs have been the subject of other studies — including a complementary 630-patient trial in which UW Medicine

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Nick Cordero's wife hopes to bring him home from hospital by son's first birthday in June

Nick Cordero’s wife hopes to bring him home from hospital by son’s first birthday in June

Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, hopes her husband will be well enough to come home in time for their son’s first birthday next month. 

Cordero remains in a medically induced coma following several coronavirus complications, including a leg amputation and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker. 

Kloots continues to offer updates to her Instagram followers, announcing Sunday that her husband was “doing OK” after doctors lowered his ventilator setting, indicating his ability to breathe is improving. 

“So settings are down and he’s doing well and i’m just hoping for another day of rest and recovery for Nick,” she said. “I think the more days he has of this might help his brain to wake up.”

Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero, with their son, Elvis, attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on Aug. 27, 2019, in New York.

Cordero was admitted to

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Patch Honors Bartow County Graduates: Congrats, Class Of 2020

Patch Honors Dacula Graduates: Congrats, Class Of 2020

DACULA, GA — Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled through the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the coronavirus in Georgia public schools, seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a celebratory time.

We know many high school seniors are missing milestone high school events, and we hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our class of 2020 high school graduates.

If you’d like to add your graduate, fill out the form here.

DACULA HIGH SCHOOL

Erin Marie Watt, attending Kennesaw State University to pursue a degree in sports medicine.

From the family: “Congratulations Erin! We are so proud that, not only are you graduating, but graduating with honors! You have worked so hard to

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Q1 2020 Earnings Overview

Q1 2020 Earnings Overview

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.

 By Roman Chuyan, CFA

  • Operating earnings for the first quarter are expected to decline by 16%
  • This is the biggest decline in the S&P 500 earnings since 2009
  • The price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500 is back at 19.2, its average level in 2019

Earnings reporting for the first quarter of 2020 is now underway, with 24% of companies included in the S&P 500 index reporting their results. In this article, I provide an overview of how earnings are trending so far. The numbers below are a blend of actual and estimated results. Of course, actual results are often different from estimates, so I will publish the final review when the earnings season is complete – please bookmark and revisit our ETF Strategist page for that, and other articles.

Blended operating earnings for the quarter are declining by 15.8% year-over-year. This is the

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Edited Transcript of SULA11.SA earnings conference call or presentation 14-May-20 1:00pm GMT

May 15, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Sul America SA earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:00:00pm GMT

Sul América S.A. – VP of Auto, Other Property & Casualty

Sul América S.A. – CEO & Member of Board of Executive Officers

SulAmérica Investimentos DTVM S.A. – VP

Sul América S.A. – VP of Health and Odonto

Sul América S.A. – Executive VP of Control & IR Officer

* Guilherme F. Grespan

Good morning. Welcome to SulAmérica’s Conference Call to announce the results of the first quarter of 2020. Today, here with us, we have Mr. Gabriel Portella, SulAmérica’s CEO; and the company’s Vice Presidents. This conference call is being transmitted live through webcast with an audio and slide deck, and it can be accessed at the company’s Investor Relations website at the address, www.sulamérica.com.br/ir. (Operator Instructions) SulAmérica conference call is being recorded, and the … Read More

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Alternatives to 10 Products That Are in High Demand

Ever since COVID-19 transformed all of our lives, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of products are missing from the grocery store shelves or can’t be ordered online right away.

So what’s a beleaguered shopper to do? Well, keep looking, of course — or seek alternatives to what you want to buy. Here are common products that are harder to find:

— Cleaning supplies.

— Hair dye.

— Freezers.

— Meat.

— Home office supplies.

— Exercise fitness equipment.

— Yeast.

— Thermometers.

— Diapers.

— Tortillas.

Cleaning Supplies

Disinfectants, wipes and cleaning sprays, among other things, are often missing from shelves these days. The good news is that the companies that make Clorox and Lysol have indicated their products may be more abundant in the summer from having ramped up production. In the meantime, keep looking at your friendly neighborhood supermarket, and of course, you can always try online

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Edited Transcript of EVTG.DE earnings conference call or presentation 14-May-20 12:00pm GMT

May 15, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Evotec SE earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:00:00pm GMT

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the conference call of Evotec SE. At our customers’ request, this conference call will be recorded. (Operator Instructions) May I now hand you over to Werner Lanthaler, who will lead you through this conference. Please go ahead, sir.

Good afternoon. This is Werner speaking from Hamburg. Great to have you on our call. Welcome to Q1 2019, Multimodality is More Opportunity. That’s the title of this presentation. As always, you can find the supporting slides on the web, and I will guide you, together with my team, through the pages that we will show you — a name to you, from page to page.

If you go to Page #2, you see that I’m here together with my team, our … Read More