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Health experts warn large protests heighten risk of coronavirus spread

Health experts warn large protests heighten risk of coronavirus spread

Public health officials warn new cases of COVID-19 probably will emerge after mass gatherings fueled by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and racial unrest in cities across America. 

Health experts fear carriers of coronavirus, which causes the disease, with no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at protests where social distancing is simply not taking place. The merits of the protesters’ cause “doesn’t prevent them from getting the virus,” said Bradley Pollock, chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

At least one protester in Tampa, Florida, is known to have COVID-19. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, who expressed dismay last week about Floyd’s death, tweeted Monday that five of his officers were exposed to the protester, whom he did not identify. 

Protesting – especially without a mask – can put people at higher risk for infection, said Dr. Michael Mina, an assistant

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How People in Large Cities Will Actually Go Back to Work

How People in Large Cities Will Actually Go Back to Work

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As Americans begin to climb out of COVID-19 lockdown, physical workspaces may not appear all that different, at least on the outside. But from factories to office buildings to retail stores to bars and restaurants, experts say employers need to impose aggressive guidelines—and install new hardware—that could radically reshape life for everyone involved.

For starters, workplaces may need hand-hygiene stations at every entrance, elevator, conference room, and lounge. Employees will likely be encouraged to work from home if they can for the indefinite future. All dining areas in restaurants and cafeterias will face pressure—or be required—to increase the distance between tables and decrease the number of people per top. Companies will move aggressively to test as many employees as possible, employers will implement staggered shift schedules where possible, and workers without access to sick leave and health care will have new ammunition to demand them. 

It almost goes without

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Trump campaign vows 'never fear' rallies will return; experts warn large events should return 'later part of 2021'

Trump campaign vows ‘never fear’ rallies will return; experts warn large events should return ‘later part of 2021’

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it’s still planning to hold rallies leading up to November’s election, despite public health experts warning large gatherings should be put on hold until as late as next year.

Since freezing campaign rallies in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign has repeatedly pledged that the centerpiece events of the president’s reelection effort will return.

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“This coronavirus will pass and the president is looking forward to getting back out on the campaign trail and holding rallies,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News.

During a digital campaign event earlier this week, which have replaced campaign events for the time being, Murtaugh told supporters to “never fear” and that the president was “certain” rallies would return.

“We will get back to those rallies. Never fear, the president is certain that

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Buffoon-playing half of the TV comedy duo Little and Large

Buffoon-playing half of the TV comedy duo Little and Large

Eddie Large, who has died of coronavirus aged 78, was one half of Little and Large, who established themselves in the shadow of the great Morecambe and Wise, taking over the mantle of British television’s most popular comedy double act after Eric Morecambe’s death in 1984.

Large played the buffoon, putting great energy into a performance in which he would dart around the stage doing impressions of Rod Stewart crooning, “If you want my body and you think I’m sexy,” and Kate Bush swooping and soaring to the words of “Wuthering Heights”.

Deputy Dawg, Top Cat, the Flowerpot Men and Benny from the TV soap Crossroads were among other characters whom the 15-stone comedian mimicked while acting as a foil to the nine-stone, bespectacled straight man he called “Supersonic” Syd.

Large was born Edward Hugh McGinnis in the poverty-stricken Gorbals area of Glasgow in 1941, the son of Teddy, a

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NC sees large rise in coronavirus cases as Wake changes testing, Mecklenburg stays home

NC sees large rise in coronavirus cases as Wake changes testing, Mecklenburg stays home

North Carolina reported a big jump in coronavirus cases Tuesday, as Durham County gets ready to announce a “stay-at-home” order that starts Wednesday and Wake County introduced a new testing protocol that prioritizes seniors and those with serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, Mecklenburg County, the most populous county in the state, also announced a “stay at home” order on Tuesday, which will go into effect Thursday morning.

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said some travel and “essential” movements will be allowed under the proclamation, which includes Charlotte and other municipalities in the county. Stores that sell groceries and medicine, and certain other businesses and nonprofit organizations will be permitted to stay open.

Durham County on Tuesday announced three new cases and evidence of community spread. The stay-at-home order comes as other counties and towns around the state have issued the same types of orders. The county will hold a news conference Wednesday

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Coronavirus risk looms large for America’s elderly and sick prison population

Coronavirus risk looms large for America’s elderly and sick prison population

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) this week sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons calling on the agencies to immediately release incarcerated individuals, who are either elderly or have chronic health conditions, to reduce the risk posed by Covid-19. The request came as jails around the country grapple with how to respond to the growing threat of widespread infection among a vulnerable prison population.

Both public health officials and families of incarcerated people are worried about Covid-19 spreading within the close quarters of correctional facilities. Despite 37 correctional systems suspending all visitation (except for legal visits), Covid-19 continues to breach prison walls, from Rikers Island to state prisons. Some county jails are releasing non-violent offenders early. Others are halting prisoner transfers, creating a potentially dangerous “bottleneck” in jails.

But experts agree with the ACLU that one of the most effective moves prison

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