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Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early

Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early

While the platform could be better than nothing, a 90 percent accuracy rate still leaves room for asymptomatic individuals to slip through the cracks. If 1,000 people use the system, 100 people may still get inaccurate results. So while this shows promise and it could indicate the kinds of solutions we’ll have in the future, it may take some time before something like this is ready for real-world use.

“We feel this platform will be integral to protecting our healthcare workers, first responders and communities as we adjust to life in the COVID-19 era,” said Ali Rezai, RNI executive chair.

The platform is currently being tested by more than 600 healthcare professionals and first responders, and RNI is working with partners like Thomas Jefferson University and Vanderbilt University to scale the test to include more than 10,000 participants. 

The study isn’t the only attempt to use the rings to predict

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Old Crow Medicine Show Are Counting the Days in Timely New Song ‘Quarantined’

Old Crow Medicine Show Are Counting the Days in Timely New Song ‘Quarantined’

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Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor goes it alone in the new song “Quarantined” — but he sure would like to have some company. A lighthearted ode to be being separated from the one you love, the track finds the man-out-of-time musician suffering through two full weeks without as much as an embrace.

“I wanna hug you and hold you tight/but I gotta wait 14 nights,” Secor sings in the ragtime number, lamenting the sad truth that “one little cough can kill us all.” He even works in a reference to the Centers for Disease Control. “If I can’t find me no lovin’,” he wails, “let me fall on my knees and forgo all decrees from the CDC.”

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Secor plays all the instruments and all the parts in the video for “Quarantined,” hamming it up in front of a

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

Mecklenburg County coronavirus cases at 2,439, but no new deaths reported for 5 days

Mecklenburg County has seen a total of 2,439 coronavirus cases, according to county health data Friday afternoon. The number is cumulative since mid-March.

Health officials say 63 people with COVID-19 have died locally, with more than half of them during outbreaks at long-term care facilities. No new deaths have been reported since Sunday.

The county added 97 new cases from the previous day, Mecklenburg County reported Friday, up from an average of 62 new cases a day reported over the past week.

About two-thirds of Mecklenburg County residents who tested positive for the virus have been released from isolation, the county said.

The state Department of Health and Human Services, which includes non-county residents who were tested in Mecklenburg, reported the county’s case total to be 2,385, up 62 cases from the previous day.

Statewide, DHHS reported 622 new cases on Friday, for a total of 17,129, and 26 more

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Meatpacking Plants Should Reopen Within 10 Days, USDA Says

(Bloomberg) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he expects U.S. meatpacking plants to fully resume operations within a week to 10 days, during a meeting with President Donald Trump and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

Trump said the U.S. has “plenty of supply” of meat. “Within a week and a half, we’ll be in great shape. Maybe sooner,” the president told reporters in the Oval Office.

Iowa is home to some of the nation’s largest meat plants. Trump last week signed an executive order that directs slaughterhouses and processing facilities to remain open, deeming them essential to the country’s meat supply. But the move set off a controversy with labor unions who say their workers face unsafe conditions in the plants.

More than half of workers at some American meat plants tested positive for coronavirus, which has slowed production even as some facilities reopen. While Smithfield Foods Inc. is restarting

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These are the photos of Kim Jong Un's first public appearance in 20 days after the world wondered if he was dead

These are the photos of Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in 20 days after the world wondered if he was dead

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the completion of a fertiliser plant, together with his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 2, 2020.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the completion of a fertiliser plant, together with his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 2, 2020.

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  • Images released by North Korean state media show the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, at his first public appearance after weeks of widespread speculation about his health.

  • Kim attended the completion ceremony of a fertilizer plant north of the capital, Pyongyang on Saturday,  according to North Korean state news agency KCNA.

  • Business Insider could not verify the authenticity of the pictures.

  • The pictures show Kim touring the plant and talking to aides, one of which was his sister, Kim Yo Jong.

  • It is the leader’s first public appearance since April 11. 

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North Korean state media released

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These are the most crucial days to watch if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

These are the most crucial days to watch if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

Researchers remain confident that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 carriers will not require medical intervention. 

However, patients appear to endure the worst the ensuing respiratory disease has to offer by day ten of infection. 

“Days eight to 12 are when we have a really good idea if someone is going to get better or get worse,” said Dr. Charles A. Powell, director of the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute in a statement. “The major thing we worry about is a worsening at eight to 12 days — an increasing shortness of breath, worsening cough.”

The broad 10-day median is consistent irrespective of case severity. Medical professionals  can better calculate windows by identifying the age and health status of infected patients. 

For older patients, immunocompromised and individuals suffering from conditions like hypertension and diabetes, COVID-19 complications are more likely to begin between days five and ten. For young and otherwise healthy

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Only a few days in, new Gamecock hire ‘instrumental’ in new recruiting opportunities

Only a few days in, new Gamecock hire ‘instrumental’ in new recruiting opportunities

New South Carolina running backs coach Des Kitchings is less than a week removed from getting the job and just a few days removed from having his contract officially approved.

But still working from Raleigh, where he’s lived for the past eight years, he’s already providing a boost to the Gamecocks.

“We interviewed Des a while back and was extremely impressed with him,” Muschamp said Tuesday in a radio interview with Teddy Heffner. “He really gives a lot of ties to the state of North Carolina. In the couple days he has been with us, he has been instrumental in some opportunities he is going to create for us. He does a really good job with the running back position.”

That first interview likely took place in early February, when the staff had a second wave of departures following signing day. Former running backs coach Thomas Brown and defensive

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A woman with the coronavirus gave birth while in a coma. She met her newborn when she woke up 11 days later.

A woman with the coronavirus gave birth while in a coma. She met her newborn when she woke up 11 days later.

A mother with the coronavirus gave birth while in a medically induced coma.
A mother with the coronavirus gave birth while in a medically induced coma.

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A New York mother with the coronavirus— who gave birth while in a coma — met her newborn for the first time on Wednesday, 11 days after he was born. 

When Yanira Soriano was 34 weeks pregnant, she had difficulty breathing and was admitted on April 2 to Southside Hospital in Suffolk County, New York. She had pneumonia and later tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. A day later, hospital staff performed an emergency C-section. Soriana was placed in a medically-induced coma for the surgery, which meant she was also relying a ventilator to breathe and wasn’t awake for the birth of her fourth child, a boy, AFP reported. 

“We really did not know if she was going to survive at all,” Benjamin Schwartz, head of

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Meet the Woman Completing 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days

Meet the Woman Completing 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days

This article was originally published Sept. 6, 2018.

To complete one Ironman Triathlon, an athlete must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a casual 26.2 miles, all with no breaks. That should give you a pretty good idea of what it means that Ashley Horner is gearing up to complete 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 days to round out the summer. It’s all part of the mother, humanitarian, and entrepreneur’s mission to raise money for a Haitian orphanage.

“I used to think that being strong was just a physical attribute,” Horner, who stars in InStyle’s new Badass Women video series, in partnership with Reebok, says in the video at top. “Strength is something that happens internally as well.” Horner started out as a professional fitness model, but after finding success in her field, she realized she wanted to use her skills to help others. So she devised

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Pentagon halts overseas travel of US troops for 60 days to mitigate spread of coronavirus

Pentagon halts overseas travel of US troops for 60 days to mitigate spread of coronavirus

The Pentagon is halting all overseas travel for U.S. troops for 60 days in an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

MORE: Americans still stranded overseas by coronavirus travel bans are frustrated, confused

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the order applies to all service members, Defense Department civilian personnel and their families. However, there will be some exceptions, including the partial drawdown of American forces already underway in Afghanistan, as outlined in a deal signed by the U.S. and the Taliban last month.

“The purpose is to make sure that we’re not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we’re not spreading it around the military,” Esper said of the move, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday.

PHOTO: U.S. special operations service members conduct combat operations in support of Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, May 2019. (U.S. Army )

In a statement, the Pentagon said

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