Social Safety Initiative Offers 8 Lifesaving Public Health Practices in their new Online Course | State News

SEATTLE, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Social Safety Initiative’s online course teaches 8 simple steps you can do right now to avoid COVID-19. Register today.


“‘Get me out of the house!’ is something we hear over and over again. And you can…if you do it safely,” says Dr. Lorelei Walker. She leads the Social Safety Initiative, an independent nonprofit, which formed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle WA, and Central Florida.

“We teach the skills to navigate society safely. These tools turn public spaces into safe places.” Dr. Walker says. “Let’s make public health practices common.”

To get the word out, they developed a 3-hour online course grounded in 3 focus areas: what to know, what to do, and how to do it. Learners gain risk assessment skills to drastically reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 while out and about.

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New Landmark Study at UM School of Medicine Finds Aspirin Use Reduces Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients | News

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death compared to those who were not taking aspirin, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Aspirin takers were less likely to be placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) or hooked up to a mechanical ventilator, and they were more likely to survive the infection compared to hospitalized patients who were not taking aspirin, The study, published today in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia, provides “cautious optimism,” the researchers say, for an inexpensive, accessible medication with a well-known safety profile that could help prevent severe complications.

“This is a critical finding that needs to be confirmed through a randomized clinical trial,” said study leader Jonathan Chow, MD,

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The Latest: Mexico Health Officials Acknowledge Higher Toll | World News

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26.

Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to COVID-19. Mexico’s official, test-confirmed death toll is only about 89,000, but officials previously acknowledged many people didn’t get tested or their tests were mishandled.

Authorities had previously presented an estimated death toll of 103,882, after taking into account mishandled tests. But the Health Department said Sunday they had analyzed databases to come up with the latest figure. The analysis picked up symptoms related to COVID-19 mentioned on death certificates even if they weren’t listed as the cause of death.


— Fear and axiety spike in virus hotspots across the United States

— Europe’s restaurants and

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Trump to visit Blair County on Monday; tickets available online | News

President Donald Trump will make a return visit to the region to deliver remarks at the Blair County Airport in Martinsburg on Monday — with just over a week remaining until the 2020 election.

Trump has been crisscrossing Pennsylvania as the state is viewed as a likely difference-maker.

Trump visited Johnstown Oct. 13, just a week after being released from the hospital for COVID-19 treatment, to rally support in an event that drew thousands of supporters.

His southern Blair County stop is titled a “Make America Great Again Victory Rally.” Trump is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 1:30.

Unlike Cambria County, which flipped its voter registration edge to Republican over the past year, Blair County has been a Republican stronghold for generations, making the Monday stop a chance for the president to motivate his base.

“The energy is building!” the Blair County Republican Party wrote

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Southampton – Everton: An intriguing clash takes place at St Mary’s on Sunday (watch live, 10 am ET online via as unbeaten and top of the table Everton travel to in-form Saints.


Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side fought back to draw 3-3 at Chelsea last week to follow up wins against Burnley and West Brom, while Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton have won four of their first five games and have surprised just about everyone with their solid, ruthless displays.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this battle between Southampton and Everton down on England’s south coast.


Southampton will not have Theo Walcott available as he is on loan from Everton and ineligible to play against his parent club.

James Rodriguez passes his fitness test and starts for Everton, who is without

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2 months in, Dubuque Community Schools leaders assess hybrid learning, COVID-19 precautions | Tri-state News

It has been just more than two months since the start of a truly unique school year.

On Aug. 24, Dubuque Community Schools students returned to campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting a school year marked by masks, social distancing requirements and a hybrid learning schedule mixing in-person and remote-learning days.

So far, district leaders say those efforts are paying off.

“I think that the combination of the masks and the social distancing and all the things from a safety, health perspective are working pretty well, especially compared to where we’re at as a county and a state and, unfortunately, nationally with the uptick in COVID cases,” Superintendent Stan Rheingans said.

Educators and public health leaders say the district’s mitigation strategies have helped prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the schools. While there have been some challenges with students adjusting to hybrid or online learning, they are largely

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A ‘building distrust’ in public health agencies is ‘the elephant in the room,’ Fauci says | US & World News

(CNN) — There is a “building distrust” in public health agencies as the coronavirus pandemic resurges in large parts of the United States, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease official, in a recent interview.

Public transparency in public health information is “absolutely essential,” Fauci said in an interview with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, which was posted online Wednesday by the Project On Government Oversight.

“It’s absolutely essential because if you’re going to make scientific-based public health recommendations, everything has got to be transparent,” Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told the group of government watchdogs.

“Otherwise once you lose the confidence of people, they don’t believe what you’re saying or they believe you’re holding things back or they believe there’s a political motivation to things,” Fauci said. The interview was conducted last week and made public after inquiries

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Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival opens virtual season | News

The shift from in-person to online events during the 2020 pandemic is taking the annual Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival from East Carolina University’s Fletcher Hall to concert-goers’ own homes.

In residence at the ECU School of Music, the festival has presented more than 330 public concerts and 550 master classes, including two performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a six-concert tour of Israel, over the past 20 years.

The change to a virtual format will allow the audience to interact directly with musicians performing in week-long residencies this fall, including a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

“We’ve worked hard to come up with a season that we think will be unbelievably exciting and full of great music,” said Ara Gregorian, Four Seasons artistic director and ECU professor of music. “It’s really designed to bring people into what we do as musicians and to have ways of

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Manchester United – Chelsea: An absolutely huge early season clash takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30pm ET online via NBC) as two teams hoping to at least be in the top four of the Premier League clash.

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Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard have had struggles early in the season, as their defensive units have collapsed multiple times.


After two good displays in the UEFA Champions League in midweek (United won at PSG and Chelsea had a shutout draw at home v. Sevilla) and plenty of injured players returning, there is a lot of optimism in both camps heading into this weekend.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of a massive early-season clash as Manchester United want to prove they are

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Vegan Breakfast Ideas | U.S. News

4. Savory vegan protein pancakes

Though we usually think of pancakes as being sweet, there’s no rule that says they have to be. In India, a savory pancake called besan chilla is a common high-protein and high-fiber breakfast option that includes no animal products and can make a great addition to your vegan breakfast rotation.

“If you like a savory breakfast, this is a hearty meal and full of fiber from the veggies and an immunity and digestive boost from the spices, especially the nigella seeds,” Rajan says.

Nigella seeds are a small, black seed from a plant indigenous to parts of the Mediterranean that have been widely cultivated across North Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia. Nigella seeds impart an oregano-like, herbaceous flavor that’s slightly bitter and reminiscent of toasted onion.

But you don’t have to use them if you don’t have them, Rajan says. “If you don’t

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