Day: June 29, 2020

High Risk for Coronavirus | Protect Yourself

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unfolding around the globe, people who are at higher risk for severe disease need to take special care.

COVID-19 appears to cause mild to moderate symptoms in most people who are infected. And some people seem to have no apparent effects from the virus.

But the older you are, the greater your risk for hospitalization, admission to an intensive care unit, being placed on a ventilator, and death, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

For instance, people in their 50s are at higher risk than those in their 40s, and those in their 60s and 70s are at greater risk than those in their 50s, the CDC says. People 85 and older are at the greatest risk. (In the U.S., about 8 in 10 deaths from COVID-19 are

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Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Online

Practicing social distancing is the best thing you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like protests, grocery stores, and pharmacies. With this recommendation, everyone wants to know where to buy face masks. We rounded up some options below—from face masks for kids to breathable face masks and more—and we’ll update this list as companies go in and out of stock.

Cloth face masks don’t guarantee you won’t contract the virus or pass it on, but they’re a public health measure we should all seriously consider, whether you’re protesting or in a city that’s slowly reopening. If you’re unsure of where to buy face masks for yourself or your family, shop the brands below—but be aware that overwhelming demand could result in

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Swimming Center Opens Monday With Reservation Program

GLENVIEW, IL — With the state officially in Phase 4 of its Restore Illinois plan, public pools are opening with COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. The Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center opens at 10:45 a.m. Monday with three-hour times blocks available to the public.

Each time block will be limited to 100 visitors at a time, according to the Glenview Park District. These reservations will take the place of previously scheduled Water Walking reservations. Water Walking will continue to be available in early morning time blocks. Lap swim time blocks will continue to be offered all day.

“As we work to open public swim as quickly as we can safely do so, please understand this is our first week back, and our time blocks and policies will change and evolve through this process,” a press release from the Glenview Park district reads. “For this week, we recommend you bring your own

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A timeline of every COVID-19 case in Canada throughout May 1-15

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians are increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Authorities in Canada are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic in mid-March.

This is a timeline of cases from May 1-15. For the latest news on cases around the nation, you can find them here. For a breakdown of cases from throughout April, you can read here.

May 15

Alberta reports four more deaths, 50 cases among asymptomatic patients in Calgary

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported four more deaths, all in Calgary continuing care facilities, increasing the province’s death toll to 125. 

Fifty-eight new cases were also recorded in the last 24 hours, in which the province completed 4,505 tests for the respiratory virus. It brings Alberta’s total case count to 6,515. That includes 5,317 people who have

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Levine Children’s Hospital benefit concert moving online with daily musical tributes

Seven years ago, after watching a friend’s child fight for his life, Charlotte musician Justin Fedor (Ancient Cities, New Familiars) spearheaded a tribute concert to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Since then, he’s held benefit tribute concerts for Levine twice a year at NoDa’s Neighborhood Theatre.

The semi-annual show was planned for later this month at Neighborhood, but with live-music clubs currently shuttered due to COVID-19, Fedor had to come up with an alternate plan: Following the trend, he’s taken the Tribute to Benefit online.

“We kept watching the calendar and we had to throw in the towel,” Fedor says.

The events typically feature Charlotte musicians playing the music of a certain artist, era, event, or group. In switching to a virtual event, he was able to expand the number and scope of artists.

“We decided, ‘Let’s make it even bigger and better than we could ever afford to do when

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Domino’s expands delivery options, home buying moves online

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.

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— Domino’s Pizza is now offering carside delivery service, allowing customers to stay in their cars while one of the pizza company’s workers delivers their order to them.

The chain said Monday that customers can choose the new contactless carryout option when placing a prepaid order online. It is available in U.S. stores.

When a customer places a carside delivery order online, they’ll be prompted to add their vehicle color, make and model, which will be used to identify them when they arrive at the store. Customers can also choose where they’d like their order placed — the passenger side, back seat, trunk or the option to decide when they arrive.

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With bankruptcies surging, 2020 may become one of the busiest years for Chapter 11 filings since the Great Recession

Twelve midsize to large corporations – all with more than $10 million in debt – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the third week of June, another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and continued trouble in America’s oil industry.

The filings represent the highest weekly total of the year, and experts believe this is just the beginning of a bankruptcy tsunami that will wash over the country’s largest companies this summer and then drench both smaller businesses and individuals if government stimulus money dries up.

“I very much expect to see the numbers continue to rise” said Ed Flynn, a consultant for the American Bankruptcy Institute, a nonpartisan research organization. “Every day there are more rumors of this or that company, and the rumors are almost never wrong.”

The types of companies affected are unsurprising. Since the start of the pandemic, they have included businesses that consumers have studiously

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Jacksonville, the host of GOP convention, mandating masks; Broadway closed until 2021;

The city scheduled to host the GOP convention is mandating masks and Broadway stages will remain dark through 2020 amid a national boom in coronavirus cases. However, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert remains “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine could be widely available by year’s end.

Also, a drug company’s steep price for remdesivir, a drug that has proved to shorten recovery times for severe COVID-19 patients by about 31%, is drawing criticism.

Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday joined the growing ranks of cities requiring face coverings to help curb spread of the virus. It’s not clear how long the order will remain in place. The Republican convention is scheduled for Aug. 24-27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville and President Donald Trump has famously refused to wear a mask in public.

Nashville, Tennessee, is requiring masks as of Monday. San Francisco Mayor London Breed halted its plans for 

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An Online Hub, Social Distancing, and Maybe Even a Date Shift

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival may still be months from unfolding in Park City, Utah, but newly-installed festival director Tabitha Jackson has revealed that the festival is planning for a range of scenarios when it comes to imagining what the event will look like during the global health crisis. In a wide-ranging new memo, the former director of Sundance Institute’s documentary film program (who was announced as John Cooper’s successor just five months ago), addressed the current climate and Sundance’s reaction to it.

Although the memo provides few specific details about the next edition, Jackson outlined plans for national screenings, online access to the lineup, and even hinted at a potential date change.

While other festivals have opted to go entirely virtual or postpone their physical editions altogether, heavy hitters like TIFF are carving out the possibility of mounting an event that offers both physical and virtual components. For now, … Read More

Trainer Joe Wicks Shares 3 Secrets That Helped Him Succeed in Fitness

From Men’s Health

Joe Wicks, the cover star of Men’s Health UK’s July/August issue, has a lot to teach you. The 33-year-old has seen himself go from a struggling park boot-camp trainer to an in-demand social media personality, YouTube #PEWithJoe phenom, magazine cover model, and so much more.

There’s no denying that hi s relentless personality, charm and online business acumen helped pave the way for success. But what of the lessons that he’s learned along the way?

Below, we’ve cherry-picked a few quotes from our cover interview that help shine a light on Wicks’ continual successes. Hopefully, they can inspire you to make a positive change, however small. Let’s get to it.

Staying Motivated

“When I started doing fitness, I always had this voice in my head telling me to keep going… It was like that when I first started doing boot camps in the park, and it was

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