Fitness studios moved outside to stay open during coronavirus. Now winter is coming.

In the shadow of the Vessel, the sky-scraping copper honeycomb structure in New York City’s Hudson Yards, is a huge tent full of bikes that go nowhere. In the parking lot of the Beverly Center, the famed Los Angeles shopping center, there’s a blocked-off section peppered with treadmills and benches. And this summer, the Southampton Arts Center’s west lawn was transformed into a dance-workout space.

These outdoor gyms are the new normal of group fitness.

Because companies like SoulCycle, Barry’s, and the up-and-coming dance-inspired workout Forward Space haven’t been allowed to reopen in major cities like New York and Los Angeles, those companies (and many others, from CrossFit boxes to local Planets Fitness) brought the workouts outside.

“I feel very safe working out outside,” Anna Lev, a devotee of Forward Space told me. She says her trainers “have created a really safe environment for everyone.”

Before the pandemic, Lev was

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Star stripper forced to sell beloved pet parrot after coronavirus wrecks industry

A successful stripper who started the year dropping his trousers in front of crowds of screaming fans has now been forced to sell his parrot.

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged many live events industries, including stripping.

Just a few months ago performer Romeo, real name Jason Romero, was flying high, Manchester Evening News reports.

He was earning plaudits and frenzied screams by the bucket performing with the Dreamboys.

Fast forward to October and Romeo is struggling to make ends meet and is grieving the death of his grandmother.

“To be honest, it’s been really s**t,” he said.

“I have been going through a lot of trauma.”

His career as a stripper has taken a big step back

Romeo is one of many people in the UK who went from being gainfully employed to essentially jobless in a matter of

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Pelosi: White House made ‘unacceptable changes’ to testing language during negotiations on coronavirus stimulus

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces ‘encouraging news on testing’ for stimulus package McConnell details 0 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote Graham: Congress should go ‘big and smart’ on COVID-19 package MORE (D-Calif.) accused White House officials of making “unacceptable changes” to language concerning funding for COVID-19 testing efforts in the framework of an emerging coronavirus relief deal.

In a letter to House Democrats released by the Speaker’s office Sunday afternoon, Pelosi accused the White House of refusing to commit funding for a national coronavirus testing and contact tracing program as well as trying to create a “slush fund” from which the administration could offer grants to various entities at its own discretion.

“These changes make the funding a slush fund for the Administration which ‘may’ grant or withhold rather than a prescribed, funded plan to crush the virus. It is important to note the impact

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Think Coronavirus Is a Hoax? 6 Things that Make It Clear It’s Not

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False claim: Coronavirus is a hoax

“I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.” Those were some of the last words uttered by a 30-year-old Texas man who attended a “coronavirus party” thinking Covid-19 was a hoax.

The virus proved it was quite real in the worst way possible—he died after contracting it. The public learned about his tragic death when one of his doctors made a plea, begging people to take the virus seriously. Sadly, this is not the only example of someone dying from Covid-19 after being convinced it was a hoax.

In early 2020, when the world learned about the effects of SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or the virus that causes Covid-19) during the initial outbreak in China, people took to the Internet to

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Antimicrobial resistance could get worse during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently coinciding with the flu season and several states and areas of the world are experiencing upticks in new cases. While hospitals have some experience with COVID to go on, some experts are concerned that how doctors are administering antibiotics during the COVID-19 crisis could potentially make the fight against antimicrobial resistance harder. Data from early in the pandemic suggests that the majority of COVID patients are given antibiotics when potentially less than a tenth of them needed it. That could spell disaster if the trend continues.

What is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microbes are no longer affected by antibiotics. Doctors can run out of options if a patient comes in with a bacterial infection that is resistant to all available antibiotics.

Part of the issue with AMR is that we are running out of antibiotics that can work against bacteria and other

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Treatment and Vaccine Trials are Halted, US Cases Rise, and More Coronavirus News

Treatment and vaccine trials are halted, the US forges ahead with its decentralized response, and new revelations about American society and institutions underscore the deadly toll of the virus. Here’s what you should know:

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Once-promising treatments and vaccines hit roadblocks

Two weeks ago, President Trump was given a dose of an experimental antibody cocktail that he later claimed “cured” him of Covid-19. Two companies that manufacture versions of the drug—Regeneron and Eli Lilly—each applied for an emergency authorization from the FDA soon after. Prior therapies authorized by the FDA were all for use by people already in the hospital, but this one is administered right after diagnosis. For this reason and others, it shows promise, but data on the drug is still limited. Then, on Tuesday, Eli Lilly halted its Phase III drug trials halted due

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Coronavirus pushes classroom online leaving teachers to find new ways to connect with students

With the coronavirus mounting a resurgence in areas across the U.S., schools not already using a hybrid schedule to teach students may look to begin virtual learning in their districts. But by moving lessons online, teachers will lose the in-person connection they have with some students, which could make it difficult to pick up on cues regarding mental health.

“Teachers are translators of emotion,” Dr. Isaiah Pickens, a clinical psychologist who works with teachers and educators to identify and address racial inequality issues and mental health problems in students, told Fox News. “They are able to see students as an individual and in the context of the classroom.”


Losing the physical classroom, however, doesn’t mean teachers have to lose the connection with their students. Pickens said teachers will still have plenty of information coming their way from

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How coronavirus misinformation undercuts health guidance in the US

Covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes this disease is constantly making headlines. Yet while doctors have become permanent fixtures on the news, the public hasn’t always come along on the messy, and at times unpredictable, journey that is science.

The very same information that was supposed to unite and guide Americans through the pandemic has further divided us. As we ask ourselves how we got here, it’s imperative to understand that the information itself is only a small part of the equation.

Health information, like all other types of information these days, is landing on a divided country.

Many Americans long ago decided who to believe, not by anyone’s credentials but by how closely the views of an “expert” align with their own. Science and its recommendations have become inconvenient truths to be disregarded by some, and even attacked, when they don’t fit preconceived narratives.

We also live in a

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Key coronavirus model predicts nearly 80 percent rise in deaths by February

A key model foresees approximately 171,000 more coronavirus related deaths by February 2021, a number that would represent a spike of 78 percent.

The model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine suggests there will be roughly 389,087 deaths by Feb. 1.

If all Americans use face masks, the model’s best-case scenario projects 314,000 deaths by that date. The model, however, foresees more than 477,000 deaths if mask mandates are eased.

“We expect deaths to stop declining and begin increasing in the next one to two weeks,” researchers said, according to CNN. “The winter surge appears to have begun somewhat later than the surge in Europe. Daily deaths will reach over 2,000 a day in January even with many states reimposing mandates before the end of the year.”

As of Thursday morning, the United States is now averaging approximately 52,345 new

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Overnight Health Care: Georgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansion | McConnell shoots down $1.8 trillion coronavirus deal

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care.

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci has ‘high degree of confidence’ Trump no longer shedding coronavirus Small gatherings causing new COVID-19 infections, CDC director warns Trump to participate in NBC town hall on Thursday, competing with Biden event MORE and other public health experts decried the White House’s embrace of a herd immunity strategy. The Trump administration approved Georgia’s request to get rid of its federal health exchange, and Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Mnuchin says COVID-19 relief before election ‘would be difficult’ | Gender employment gap widens with start of virtual school year | Warren rips Disney over layoffs, executive pay Overnight Health Care: Barrett signals ObamaCare could survive mandate being struck down | CDC warns small gatherings fueling COVID spread | Judge blocks Wisconsin capacity limits Amy Coney Barrett hearing reveals Senate’s misplaced priorities MORE shot down the latest prospect for

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