Day: May 23, 2020

Pelosi slams Trump for taking hydroxychloroquine, calls him 'morbidly obese'

Pelosi slams Trump for taking hydroxychloroquine, calls him ‘morbidly obese’

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chastised President Donald Trump on Monday for his decision to take hydroxychloroquine, saying that health experts have warned about its effects and that it could be harmful to the president because he’s “morbidly obese.”

“As far as the president is concerned, he’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say. So, I think it’s not a good idea,” Pelosi said in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

On Tuesday, Trump was asked by reporters during a rare trip to Capitol Hill whether he had a reaction to the speaker’s remarks.

“I don’t,” he said. “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time.”

A few minutes later, he said, “Pelosi is

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293,120 people across Washington have now been tested for the virus.

2 More Deaths, 20 New Cases

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Health officials for Pierce County reported two new deaths and 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The health department has identified the two dead as a Puyallup man in his 80s and a Tacoma man in his 70s. Both reportedly had underlying health conditions that complicated treatment.

Pierce County has now seen a total of 1,821 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 70 total deaths. 21,344 Pierce residents have been tested for the virus, meaning 7.9 percent of tests come back positive. That’s slightly above the statewide average of 6.4 percent.

The two deaths in Pierce County are part of a relative jump in deaths Washington saw Tuesday. On the preceding Sunday and Monday the state reported just one death each day; on Tuesday 29 deaths were reported statewide, alongside 200 new illnesses. Across Washington a total of 1,031 people have died and 18,811 have gotten

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Coronavirus survivor reveals vivid hallucinations and nightmares from 'ICU delirium'

Coronavirus survivor reveals vivid hallucinations and nightmares from ‘ICU delirium’

"My brain was spinning at a thousand miles an hour." Survivors of ICU delirium share what it's like. (Photo Illustration: Nathalie Cruz/Yahoo Life)
“My brain was spinning at a thousand miles an hour.” Survivors of ICU delirium share what it’s like. (Photo Illustration: Nathalie Cruz/Yahoo Life)

Josh Wortman had been battling the coronavirus for over a week in the intensive care unit of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, N.Y., when his mind descended into terror.

Nurses for Wortman, who was unable to receive visits from his wife and 6-year-old son, had posted a sign on his door with information so they could help make him feel at home. “Josh does yoga, he loves Pink Floyd,” the sign read. One night, hoping to cheer him up, the nurses decided to turn on some of the band’s hits. But the well-intentioned move backfired.

“At first I thought, ‘cool music,’” Wortman tells Yahoo Life. “But then I was just in this delirium … this dystopian world.” He’d been rushed to the hospital on March 20

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293,120 people across Washington have now been tested for the virus.

6 More Deaths, 53 New Cases

KING COUNTY, WA — Health officials for Pierce County reported six new deaths and 53 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The new deaths were reported in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and Auburn.

King County has now seen a total of 7,582 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 529 total deaths. 7.9 percent of coronavirus tests in King County come back positive, slightly above the statewide average of 6.4 percent.

The six deaths in King County are part of a relative jump in deaths Washington saw Tuesday. On the preceding Sunday and Monday the state reported just one death each day; on Tuesday 29 deaths were reported statewide, alongside 200 new illnesses. Across Washington a total of 1,031 people have died and 18,811 have gotten sick with the coronavirus since the outbreak began.

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Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Of the many ways COVID-19 has changed American life, social distancing is among the toughest for many people to bear. Humans are social animals, hard-wired to crave touch and interaction. So it’s only natural that, as caution fatigue sets in and social-distancing guidelines in many places are extended into the indeterminate future, even well-intentioned people are looking for loopholes that allow them to reunite with loved ones.

But is there any safe way to see family or friends while following social-distancing guidelines?

“There’s no magic answer to that question,” says Jason Farley, a professor and nurse epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

There’s always risk

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommends that people “avoid gatherings of any size outside your household, such as [in] a friend’s house, parks, restaurants, shops, or any other place.” That’s especially important for people who are sick;

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Snacks to Lose Weight

With more time being spent at home and no daily routine to speak of, you’re probably snacking more. I know firsthand, as that’s been my life for nearly two months. After several weeks of being under a shelter in place mandate where I live in northern California, I’ve resorted to mindlessly munching on all of my favorite “C” foods: cheese and crackers, chips, chocolate and cookies.

After piling on about six pounds, I had to decide if my future was going to be feeling heavy and sluggish while living in “athleisure” — read: Lycra-infused fabrics — apparel. I decided to take back control of my eating and started with the major culprit: stress snacking.

After implementing smarter snacking strategies, I’m thankfully under my pre-quarantine weight. I feel better, my sleep is improved and my diet quality is higher, which helps bolster my immune system and keeps risk factors like Type

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Hugh Jackman and Julia Roberts set to hand over their social media accounts to health experts

Hugh Jackman and Julia Roberts set to hand over their social media accounts to health experts

Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts and Millie Bobby Brown are among the stars who will hand over their social media channels to experts.

This will give their millions of followers access to health and economic experts as well as insights into the life of frontline workers.

They will take part in the #passthemic initiative from the ONE campaign, giving experts a platform to share their perspectives – grounded in data, science and facts – and talk about why they believe a global response to the current pandemic is crucial for eradicating coronavirus.

They will be joined by a range of other celebs, including David Oyelowo, James McAvoy, Connie Britton, Penelope Cruz, Danai Gurira, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rita Wilson and Robin Wright for the initiative.

Jackman’s X-Men co-star James McAvoy will also be involved in #passthemic (Getty Images)

Roberts and Jackman have a combined total of 37.9 million followers on Instagram

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Coronavirus death toll in Florida now past 2,000 as the number of cases nears 47,000

Coronavirus death toll in Florida now past 2,000 as the number of cases nears 47,000

Florida’s Department of Health on Tuesday morning confirmed 502 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total of confirmed cases closer to 47,000. The state now has a total of 46,944 known cases.

There were also 55 new deaths announced, pushing the statewide death toll to hit and surpass 2,000. The toll is now at 2,052.

HOW MANY CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?

Less than half of the new cases and deaths were in South Florida:

Miami-Dade County reported 78 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 15,942 with 578 deaths, the highest in the state.

Broward County reported 47 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new death. The county’s confirmed total is now at 6,369 with 282 deaths.

Palm Beach County saw 41 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths. The county’s

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Tamra Judge, 52, Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs In New Instagram

Tamra Judge, 52, Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs In New Instagram

  • Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge, 52, just shared a photo of her abs on Instagram.
  • She and her trainer husband Eddie Judge are both big on fitness and even own a gym.
  • Tamra has shared her recent workouts while staying at home.

    Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge, 52, just posted a series of photos of her new loungewear clothes to Instagram, and she’s showing off her super ripped abs.

    “New delivery from @calliegirlboutique I’m obsessed with tie-dye 🌈 I think I can get use to wearing loungewear the rest of my life,” she captioned her post.

    The first picture in the slideshow has the reality TV personality wearing a pair of tie dye sweatpants with a pulled up black tank top, revealing a serious set of washboard abs.

    And her fans and followers took notice (because, I mean, how could you not!?).

    Fellow RHOC

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    Coronavirus mainly spreads through person-to-person contact and 'does not spread easily' on contaminated surfaces

    Coronavirus mainly spreads through person-to-person contact and ‘does not spread easily’ on contaminated surfaces

    The CDC has updated guidelines on coronavirus' spread, saying that it's "not likely" to spread through surfaces.
    The CDC has updated guidelines on coronavirus’ spread, saying that it’s “not likely” to spread through surfaces.

    Even before COVID-19 officially had a name, public health officials said the virus could be transmitted through infected respiratory droplets and by touching infected surfaces and then touching your nose, mouth, and possibly your eyes. So, people began snatching up face masks, wearing gloves, and ramping up hand hygiene to try to protect themselves.

    While touching infected surfaces has always been part of the messaging on how the virus spreads, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently shifted its stance online. The CDC now says that COVID-19 spreads from person to person contact, and then lists touching infected surfaces under a section titled, “The virus does not spread easily in other ways.” The CDC adds: “This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still

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