HealthNews Health officials reported more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases, topping the record set by California days prior Tamara Lush and Terry Spencer, Associated Press July 12, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida’s Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Fla., in a Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo.
HealthNews Despite its bleak history, the bacterial infection is treatable Tonya Pendleton July 8, 2020 The Yersinia pestis bacterium responsible for bubonic plague (Photo: Adobe stock) Just when you thought there was only one communicable disease to worry about, here comes more news out of China about another one. This time, it’s the bubonic plague, a name that conjures up fear as it was also called the ‘Black Death’ when it killed up to 200M people in the Middle Ages.
HealthNews The products are able to kill the virus on surfaces within two minutes of use. Ny Magee July 7, 2020 via @Lysol on Twitter Two Lysol products have been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and found to be effective against the coronavirus on surfaces. Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are the first to be tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and approved by the EPA,Fox Businessreports.
Oregon State Troopers talk near a checkpoint. (Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images) Eugene, Oregon, a city of about 172,000 people, has been running a 30-year-old program that replaced some of its police officers with medics and mental health workers. It has been deemed a success. The program, called CAHOOTS, engages first responders who are specialized in mental health crises, homelessness, substance abuse, and relief for those feeling suicidal. These workers are given a chance to answer certain 911 calls, preventing any possibility of police intervention going wrong.
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) As the state of Florida sees a rise in COVID-19 cases, an 11-year-old boy has become the youngest person to succumb to coronavirus complications, as reported by CNN. According to the Florida Department of Health, the boy, who was from Miami-Dade County and whose name has not been revealed, is the third minor to die from COVID-19 in Florida. The department also stated that the child had severe underlying health conditions.
(Credit: Jacqueline Diep) Jacqueline Diep is living proof that your early circumstances don’t have to define your adult life. The former foster child benefited from mentors growing up and now the USC alum is paying it forward. Diep founded The Big Homie Project last year to connect rising high school juniors and seniors in East Palo Alto with professionals in career fields like medicine, tech, education, sports, and entertainment. This is her way of giving back to a community that has shaped her life.
(Credit: Made In America Festival) Jay-Z‘s annual Made In America Festival in Philadelphia has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic as it’s been canceled. READ MORE: Dr. Fauci says US coronavirus cases to reach ‘disturbing’ 100,000 per day A statement was released Wednesday that the event which has become a staple in Philly on Labor Day weekend was canceled due to the ongoing health crisis. It was set to take place Sept. 5-6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Finished masks produced by the Tieks by Gavrieli shoe company, which will be donated to hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) ROME (AP) — Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections.
(Credit: Getty Images) Earlier this month, Teyana Taylor announced she was pregnant with her second child in her new video for the song “Wake Up Love. Now the singer and actress has revealed that Erykah Badu is on board to deliver her child when the time comes. Taylor made the disclosure Wednesday morning while talking to NickCannon on his Power 106 radio show. “You having this one at the crib too?” Cannon asked, referring to the now-infamous story of Taylor’s first unexpected home birth.
Malcolm Harsch The family of a Black Southern California man found hanging from a tree last month, which sparked community demands for an investigation into the incident, has discovered evidence showing that he died by suicide. Malcolm Harsch, 38, took his own life on May 31, the family said in a statement on Friday based on video footage found by local police. Najee Ali, a representative of Harsch’s family, said the police revealed “video evidence” of the incident, the Los Angeles Times reports.