Day: October 3, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Date Clarified, Conflicting Update Cites ‘Very Concerning’ Vitals

Drew Angerer/Getty President Donald Trump departs the White House for New Jersey on Thursday

Shortly after Donald Trump’s physician announced that the president is “doing very well,” an anonymous White House source released a health update that greatly contradicts the doctor’s report.

Following Dr. Sean Conley’s address on Saturday morning outside of Walter Reed hospital, where Trump is scheduled to remain under observation for several days, a White House official said in a pool report that Trump’s vitals are “very concerning.”

“The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery,” the statement read.

The update from the anonymous source raises questions about Trump’s health as Conley shared vastly different information about the president, reporting that he was “doing great.”

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Gareth Southgate hurt by ‘harsh’ claims he is too cautious after tepid England displays against Iceland and Denmark

These are unusual times to be a football manager and, for the man in charge of England, there was an admission that the criticism of his team’s performances against Iceland and Denmark last month wounded him more than he had expected.

Gareth Southgate, reflecting on those first games in 10 months that produced a single goal and precious little inspiration, found it hard at times to disguise his own frustration at the reaction. “I was sort of accused of being a cautious manager,” he says. “Really! On the back of being the top scorers in Europe in qualifying. And I think we scored more goals than any previous England team at the World Cup. So it was a bit harsh on one game.”

It is unlike Southgate to take much of it personally but this had clearly stung and, as he named a 30-man squad for the games at Wembley

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First evidence starting to show current measures prevent Covid-19 spreading

There is also good agreement between REACT, which includes symptomatic and asymptomatic infections and the Covid Symptom Study, both of which estimates roughly 200,000 are symptomatic.  

The number of infections from all these studies is much higher than that being picked up by NHS test & trace which means that many cases are still being missed – and shows we cannot rely on it alone to control the spread of the virus.

But there is also good news in all these studies.

They all show this is not a repeat of the first wave as infections are rising much more slowly,  doubling roughly every 11 days now vs. three days then. And crucially, they also show that the rate of increase is slowing down significantly.

REACT 1 estimates that R has fallen from 1.7 at the beginning of September to around 1.1 now (albeit with a wide range of uncertainty

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Some of Maine’s farm fairs try to salvage season online

Maintenance worker Mike Duval moves lumber inside the Dairy Barn at the Fryeburg Fair on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Fryeburg, Maine. The state’s largest agricultural fair was forced to cancel this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

FRYEBURG — Summer and fall in Maine are normally a time of pig races, demolitions derbies and piles of fried food at the state’s agriculture fairs.

This year, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted that, as all 26 fairs were forced to cancel. That includes fairs ranging from the Bangor State Fair, which typically attracts about 50,000 people, to the Houlton Fair, which takes place astride the Canadian border.

Some of the events have tried to salvage the season with virtual versions. The state would ordinarily be gearing up for the Fryeburg Fair, which dates to 1851 and employs hundreds of people in western Maine. The event is moving online

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How the pandemic and politics gave us a golden age of conspiracy theories

By AJ Willingham, CNN

(CNN) — Conspiracy theories have always been a part of the American story. But while believers used to dwell at the fringes of polite society, proponents of some outlandish and deeply harmful theories have increasingly entered the mainstream.

Now, QAnon supporters, Sandy Hook truthers, birthers, Pizzagaters, anti-vaxxers and science denialists move openly in influential circles. They occupy powerful positions, legislative chambers and government agencies. Emboldened, fellow believers emerge from stigma’s long shadow to push their conspiracies further into the light.

In our current climate, truth is so elusive that even when the President himself says he has Covid, some people still doubt it.

We have entered a golden age for conspiracy theories — a crease in a candidate’s shirt can even spark one — and there’s a reason it’s all happening right now.

How did we get here? Looking back, the path was clear all along.

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Doctors will be able to buy non-Covid-19 testing from private hospitals in new ‘pay-as-you-go’ deal

Individual NHS trusts and local GPs across the UK will be able to buy non-coronavirus check-ups, tests and operations at nearby private hospitals for the next four years, under a major new ‘pay as you go’ deal due to be unveiled within days.

The Telegraph understands the NHS is designing a £10 billion contract tender to give local trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) the flexibility to quickly make use of nearby private facilities and medics where they need help reducing local backlogs and cope with a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

The new deal comes after the NHS block-booked the majority of private hospitals during the first wave of  coronavirus to prevent the health service becoming overwhelmed.

Under an emergency agreement reached in March and due to expire in December, some 1.3 million NHS operations, chemotherapy sessions, tests and consultations took place in private hospitals, it can be disclosed.

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Here’s where you can shop at American Dream. Just not on Sunday.

If your weekend plans include checking out American Dream’s newly opened stores or its DreamWorks Water Park, there are a few things you should know.

The stores at American Dream are closed on Sunday because of Bergen County’s Blue Laws, but the attractions at American Dream are open seven days a week.

Tickets for DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe, Big SNOW, the indoor ski and snowboard park, The Rink, Out of This World Blacklight Mini-golf and Angry Birds Not So Mini Golf Club should be purchased online prior to arriving. But you can buy them on site, if they haven’t reached capacity.

Capacity for DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe is 750, well below the 25% capacity rule set by the state under COVID-19 restrictions. About 1,400 people could be admitted if the parks were to use the full 25% of their capacity.

Tickets for both parks were expected to

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Significant decline in prescription opioid abuse seen among Americans at last

Newswise — CHICAGO – Almost 20 years into the opioid epidemic, there finally is evidence of significant and continual decreases in the abuse of these risky pain medications, according to an analysis of national data being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. 

The rate of prescription opioids fell 26% between 2007 and 2018, according to the researchers’ analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of about 70,000 Americans age 12 and older asking about their use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

For the analysis, prescription opioid abuse was defined as use without the consent of a physician. While opioids can be beneficial for short-term relief, in most cases they should not be used long-term because of their significant side effects and risk for addiction. 

“Prior research has shown slight reductions in abuse rates, but our analysis shows we’re tracking statistically significant year-to-year declines

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Trump’s Doctor Says ‘We Are 72 Hours Into This Diagnosis,’ Evades Questions on President’s Fever

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump heads to Marine One outside the White House en route to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday night.

Hours after President Donald Trump was taken to the hospital on Friday, his physician has shared an update on Trump’s health since he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Addressing reporters at Walter Reed hospital, where Trump is scheduled to remain under observation for several days, Dr. Sean Conley said the president is “doing very well.”

“As reported yesterday, in consultation with this group I recommended we bring the president up to Walter Reed as a precautionary measure to provide state of the art monitoring and any care he might need,” he said during the Saturday morning press conference. “At this time the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made.” 

“The president’s been fever free for over

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Ex-presidential contender Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they’re agreeing to when a website asks, “Do You Accept All Cookies?” Most people just click “OK” and hope for the best, says former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

“The amount of data we’re giving up is unprecedented in human history,” says Yang, who lives in New York but is helping lead the campaign for a data privacy initiative on California’s Nov. 3 ballot. “Don’t you think it’s time we did something about it?”

Yang is chairing the advisory board for Proposition 24, which he and other supporters see as a model for other states as the U.S. tries to catch up with protections that already exist

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