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We don't need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

We don’t need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

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  • Contrary to expectations, some surveys suggest that gym closures and lockdowns have prompted previously inactive people to move more. 

  • The absence of gyms has broadened our idea of what “exercise” means and, in some ways, made it more accessible to people who previously recoiled at the word. 

  • Even people who love the gym have gotten creative with their workouts, which can be good for their bodies and empowering for their minds.. 

  • The reasons many people are discovering or rediscovering physical activity — to relieve stress, boost mood, and just get outside — are those research shows are likely to lead to a lifetime of fitness. 

  • So as gyms reopen, it’s worth questioning: Aside from their risks for spreading and contracting the coronavirus, do we even need them? 

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Don't waste coronavirus tests on those already showing symptoms. There's a smarter way.

Don’t waste coronavirus tests on those already showing symptoms. There’s a smarter way.

Universal testing in the United States may be on the way, but it is not around the corner. Acknowledging that regrettable reality means that, in the meantime, we have to decide how to allocate wisely our scarce testing resources. Unfortunately, with limitations on testing we seem to be testing the wrong people for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Most authoritative sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommend testing people with symptoms. Though that sounds reasonable, it leads to squandering our testing resources on people who we already know are probably infected. Moreover, with high false negative rates from some of the tests, even a negative test in someone with classic symptoms should be assumed to be infected.

Until we can achieve universal testing, in order to control the spread of this virus, a better approach must be taken than the one in use today. Starting now,

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10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that don't require shipping

10 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that don't require shipping
10 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

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Maybe you once again waited until the last second to shop for Mother’s Day. Or maybe, because of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you won’t be able to see your mama in person on Sunday. No matter your reasoning, sometimes handing your mom a perfectly wrapped, perfectly-planned-in-advance present just isn’t in the cards.

But fear not procrastinators—there are plenty of great gifts for Mom that don’t require shipping (i.e. you can even order them Sunday morning if you really like to live life on the edge). Below are 10 of our favorite picks, from the best subscription boxes to a stunning custom photo book and more.

1. Firstleaf, the wine delivery service everyone loves

Wine makes everything better.
Wine makes everything better.

Kids whine, moms wine.

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To Escape Lockdown, Don't Be Creepy With Health Data

To Escape Lockdown, Don’t Be Creepy With Health Data

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The most important trait of any Covid-19 contact-tracing app is that people actually use it. Without widespread adoption, we may all be locked down for a lot longer.

Just how widespread? In the U.K., at least 80% of smartphone users, covering 56% of the total population, will need to use the app to be effective in tracing contacts with those infected to control the novel coronavirus’s spread, according to an April report led by Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine. Winning popular trust has to be the priority. 

Unfortunately, Britain’s National Health Service seems to have gotten off on the wrong foot with the solution it started trialing on the Isle of Wight, off England’s southern coast, on Tuesday. The app has caused concern about the centralized collection of information. Even though it’s anonymized, and less specific than the location data that many happily share with Google

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How much do retirement homes cost?

What Does BNP Paribas Know That the Markets Don’t?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Investors are particularly wary of European banks. Since February, shares in the region’s lenders have lost more than 40% of their value to hit lows not seen even in the depths of the global financial crisis. The concern is that a fragmented industry still grappling with meager profitability will be crippled by the pandemic-inflicted economic slump, notwithstanding all the government assistance.

How banks are preparing for the inevitable buildup of bad loans isn’t helping confidence, either. Some took their bitter medicine in the first quarter, making large provisions that ate into profit. Others, perhaps encouraged by regulators, took a more benign view of the impact of the worst economic contraction in living memory.

The result? While banks’ loan books differ from each other — with varying exposures to different geographies and industries, and to secured and unsecured borrowers — it will take time to convince investors that

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The Government thinks us over-70s are 'vulnerable'

Don’t discriminate against us over seventies

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“So we’re begging you – stay indoors,” declaimed my 14-year-old son, for an online exercise set by his school. “Especially if you’re over seventy.” And he looked pointedly at me.

At 75, I’m in the ‘vulnerable’ group the Government is considering urging to stay home once restrictions begin to lift in the coming weeks. But I’ve been more active than ever this year, reporting for the BBC from Beirut, Auschwitz and Qatar, and starting up a YouTube channel when this interminable lock-down began. My days start with a hundred star jumps, and I play football and cricket in the garden with my son. Soon, perhaps, his school will reopen, and I’ll have to find some other form of afternoon exercise. My wife and I will continue to self-isolate, because it’s the right and sensible thing to do,

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Blood pressure medicines don't raise COVID-19 risk: research

Blood pressure medicines don’t raise COVID-19 risk: research

Commonly used blood pressure medicines do not heighten susceptibility to COVID-19 infection, or increase the risk of becoming seriously ill with the disease, three major studies said Friday, positive news for the millions of people who take them.

The research primarily concerned angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), which are also given to diabetes patients to help protect their kidneys.

ACE inhibitors include the likes of ramipril, lisinopril and other drugs ending in -pril; while ARBs include valsartan and losartan, and generally end in -sartan.

There had been concern arising from animal studies that these medicines might increase the body’s levels of a protein called ACE2, which the coronavirus latches on to when it invades human cells, thus increasing people’s vulnerability to the disease.

Confusing matters further, there were also contradictory animal studies that showed having more ACE2 proteins might lessen an inflammatory reaction in lungs to COVID-19, a

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Kids likely don’t play ‘significant role’ in passing coronavirus to adults, report says

Kids likely don’t play ‘significant role’ in passing coronavirus to adults, report says

Early data on the demographics of COVID-19 cases have indicated children are less likely to be affected by the virus. Until recently, most experts assumed they were asymptomatic carriers.

Not quite, a new report has found.

“The role of children in transmission is unclear, but it seems likely they do not play a significant role,” a new report based on a compilation of pediatric studies concluded.

Don’t Forget The Bubbles — a blog for medical professionals specializing in pediatrics — partnered with the UK Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health to track and review studies on COVID-19 in children, according to its website. Using research from 78 of those studies, it released a 45-page report on April 22 that extracts early findings on the epidemiology, transmission and symptoms of the coronavirus in children.

The report concedes, however, that much of the evidence “is of low quality” due to the

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15 Actually Useful Products To Subscribe To (That You Probably Don’t)

15 Actually Useful Products To Subscribe To (That You Probably Don’t)

While a beauty or fitness subscription box is a fun treat to look forward to every month, recurring orders for your daily essentials can work wonders to make your life a little easier — especially if you’ve found yourself spending more time at home as part of social distancing and are making fewer grocery store trips to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

It’s no secret that these times are trying in every possible way: Emotionally, physically, perhaps even financially, too. With that said, as we all adjust to a new normal, it’s easy to forget to remember to order a new box of contacts or not realize that your mascara is starting to smell a little off, and should probably be replaced for hygienic reasons. With that in mind, check out the following 15 products that deserve a subscribe button bump.

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FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Cordero will star opposite Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller in “Waitress” on Broadway. The musical will play the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with previews beginning March 25. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

‘We don’t know if he will be able to walk again’

Nick Cordero continues to fight for his life.

The Broadway star’s wife, Amanda Kloots, updated fans about his coronavirus battle, revealing that he had surgery Thursday to improve his blood flow. While the procedure was successful, it’s unclear if he’ll be able to walk again — and he remains unconscious, after being placed in a medically-induced coma, and on a ventilator in intensive care.

Nick Cordero, a stage and television actor battling COVID-19, had surgery Thursday to improve his blood flow. He remains on a ventilator and it’s unknown if he’ll walk again, according to his wife. (Photo: Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

“Quick update on Nick: He is off the ECMO machine,” Kloots began in her video message, referring to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, an advanced form of temporary life support to aid respiratory and/or cardiac function. “Hallelujah.”

The fitness trainer continued, “The surgery went well. The doctor said for Nick’s

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