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    A TEENAGER who put his tiredness down to partying abroad too much was soon dealt a devastating blow. Tom Hunt was 18 years old when he and his friends went on a trip around Europe after their A-levels, in 2018. 3Tom Hunt was in Budapest with friends when he first started feeling unwellCredit: MEN Media 3A week later, back in the UK, Tom was given a diagnosis that would change everythingCredit: MEN Media He told the Manchester Evening News: "From the July that year I had been feeling tired when I was going to work but then I'd just finished my A-levels and it was nothing you wouldn't put down as normal. "I went away with my mates and we were interrailing around Europe.  “In Budapest, I started feeling quite ill but powered on thinking I needed to stop drinking and sleep a bit more but in Prague I was just ridiculously ill. "I normally sleep about seven or eight hours and I was sleeping 18 hours. I knew something wasn’t right. "I was struggling to eat anything because...
    Tesla billionaire Elon Musk told a podcast that he had to prove to the US federal government he was not a drug addict after he publicly smoked marijuana on the Joe Rogan Show. The world's richest man came under a government microscope because of 'one puff' in September 2018, telling the Nelk Boys and John Shahidi it was 'pretty nutty'. But he pointed the finger at his rivals in the space industry for inciting the government to investigate him. 'I did get a lot of backlash, because it's still federally illegal,' the tech titan said. 'Space X has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like ''why aren't you doing anything, look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan's podcast.''  'They drug tested me for everything.'  The world's richest man came under a government microscope because of 'one puff' in 2018, which is still federally illegal, telling the Nelk Boys and John Shahidi it was 'pretty nutty' Musk had sent Tesla stock briefly tumbling after he was filmed taking a marijuana and tobacco joint from Joe Rogan and having a tentative...
    KIM Jong-un puffs on a cigarette as he held a meeting after firing long-range guns into the sea near South Korea. The dictator, 38, was seen smoking at a table after North Korea test-fired the suspected artillery pieces into the sea today, according to South Korea's military. 3Kim Jong Un puffs on a cigarette at a meeting after firing long-range guns into the seaCredit: VIA REUTERS 3It comes days after the dictator called for greater defence capabilityCredit: AFP It comes days after Kim Jong Un called for greater defence capability to cope with outside threats. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected several flight trajectories believed to be North Korean artillery on Sunday morning. They added South Korea maintains a firm military readiness in close coordination with the United States amid boosted surveillance on North Korea. Officials expressed concern at a national security council meeting that North Korea is upgrading weapons systems that pose a direct threat to South Korea. READ MORE ON NORTH KOREAGOING BALLISTIC North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles as fears of fresh...
    Wednesday’s Chicago White Sox game against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests in the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. More to come. ()
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is vowing to ratchet up even more pressure on Vladimir Putin as the Russian leader stages a nationalistic pageant set to highlight the civilization-destroying potential of his nuclear arms in a new round of saber-rattling.Russia's Victory Day celebration on Monday follows a stunning sequence of revelations about the deadly results of US intelligence sharing with Ukraine and after Biden called for a staggering $33 billion haul of arms and aid for Kyiv in another extraordinary step that widened US involvement in the war.America's posture in providing a third country with that level of assistance to wound the US' nuclear superpower rival would have been unthinkable before the invasion, especially given Biden's desire to avoid a direct clash with Moscow.The US role -- at the vanguard of a broad Western front against Putin, which is resulting in heavy losses for the Russian army -- is again raising questions about how far the Kremlin strongman can be pushed before he reacts. Putin has put himself at the center of Russias Victory Day. But he has little to celebrateThe...
    White House communications director Kate Bedingfield tested positive for covid on Friday, she announced, adding that she was not considered a close contact to President Joe Biden.  Bedingfield, who is vaccinated and boosted, said she last saw the president on Wednesday but wore a mask when meeting with him.  'This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I last saw the President Wednesday in a socially-distanced meeting while wearing an N-95 mask, and he is not considered a close contact as defined by the CDC,' she wrote on Twitter. She said she has minor symptoms and will work from home.  'Thanks to being fully vaccinated and boosted, I am only experiencing mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,' she noted. White House communications director Kate Bedingfield tested positive for covid but said she is not considered a close contact to President Joe Biden Bedingfield is the latest official close to the president...
    Forensic tests carried out on civilian corpses dumped in mass graves in the Kyiv region show women were raped before being brutally killed. Dozens of autopsies have been carried out on mutilated corpses from Bucha, Irpin and Borodianka, with many showing signs of torture and multiple bullet holes in the back. Some have been so badly disfigured or even decapitated that investigators have been unable to identify them. Forensic police officers exhume bodies from a mass grave discovered in Bucha earlier this month Dead bodies wait to be identified outside a morgue in Bucha today, where Russia is accused of committing war crimes Vladyslav Pirovskyi, a Ukrainian forensic doctor who carried out the autopsies, told The Guardian: 'We already have a few cases which suggest that these women had been raped before being shot to death. 'We can't give more details as my colleagues are still collecting the data and we still have hundreds of bodies to examine.' His team has been analysing 15 bodies a day, with most killed by automatic gunfire. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    WHEN student Lalene Malik started to experience stomach pains, she just thought she was constipated. The 23-year-old had been prescribed the contraceptive pill five months earlier so didn't think that the cause of her pain would be pregnancy. 4Lalene Malik didn't know she was pregnant can gave birth in March 2022. She is pictured above, right, with accident and emergency registrar Ewa GrocholksiCredit: PA 4Little Mohammed Ibrahim dropped into the toilet bowel and was nearly flushed awayCredit: PA 4Lalene says if correct tests were done by her GP then she would have known she was pregnantCredit: PA Lalene, from Greenford, West London, had taken two pregnancy tests in February which were both negative. She visited her GP a number of times after experiencing symptoms including weight gain and a shortness of breath. Lalene had blood tests but the results were lost and medics told her to come back to the surgery three to six months later. But the next time Lalene saw medics, was after she was rushed to hospital on March 26. Read more on pregnancyBUG BEAR New warning...
    People struck by an unusual type of heart attack may benefit from a new treatment protocol that could spare them a second, potentially fatal attack. It aims to find the hidden causes of type two heart attacks – where patients experience chest pain and shortness of breath but tests show the heart arteries are normal – so that preventative treatment can be given. Heart attacks usually occur when there's a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle – a type one heart attack. Patients who suffer one undergo surgery to restore the circulation and take drugs to prevent the problem recurring. However, in one in ten cases, no blockage can be seen by standard tests, and this is classed as a type two heart attack.  People struck by an unusual type of heart attack may benefit from a new treatment protocol that could spare them a second, potentially fatal attack (stock photo) It is thought that underlying diseases that compromise the blood supply to the heart are the cause. However, standard heart-attack tests often don't spot these. Heart-attack victims...
    A single woman from South Florida has divided TikTokers with the 'tests' she gives men to see if they're worth dating. Gabby (@respectfullygabby) has some clear criteria for prospective romantic interests, and she will automatically rule out a man as a match if he doesn't meet the bar she sets. So to make sure she isn't wasting her time, she says she uses some tactics to 'test' men to ensure they will be able to provide for her and protect her in a relationship. Her video found its audience, with thousands of women sharing their approval of her testing techniques — but it's also sparked some backlash from people who have criticized her for playing games. A single woman from South Florida has divided TikTokers with the 'tests' she gives men to see if they're worth dating To make sure she isn't wasting her time, Gabby says she uses some tactics to 'test' men to ensure they will be able to provide for her and protect her in a relationship @respectfullygabby First date tests #dating ♬ Sex and the City (Main...
    People that are not insured may soon have to pay for their next COVID-19 test in the U.S.Quest Diagnostics told ABC News that patients who are not on Medicare, Medicaid or don't have a private health plan will now be charged $125 for one of its PCR tests.Federal agencies say they can no longer cover the costs for the uninsured unless Congress agrees to more COVID-19 funding.The White House said in the coming weeks, Americans will feel the impact of funding cuts to the U.S. coronavirus response if efforts to get more money are stalled.RELATED | Looming funding cuts to federal COVID programs threaten SoCal clinics in at-risk communitiesEMBED More News Videos The White House said in the coming weeks, Americans will feel the impact of funding cuts to the U.S. COVID response if efforts to get more money are stalled. Walgreens says it hasn't decided whether it will charge for COVID-19 testing. CVS says it's "fully confident" a solution will be found between Congress and the Biden administration.This comes as cases for the new omicron subvariant, known as BA.2,...
    Gayle King hosted CBS Mornings from the back of a van outside of the studio after she tested positive for COVID-19 alongside co-anchor Vlad Duthiers - but said she still hopes to go on vacation tomorrow following 'multiple negative tests.' Gayle, 67, said she fell to the floor when she tested positive for the virus on Thursday, and had to 'literally be picked up' off the ground by CBS executive producer Shawna Thomas. The talk show host explained that they take many tests throughout the week for the show, and when one PCR test came back positive, she was completely stunned - since she is 'so freaking careful.'  But she wasn't going to to let the positive COVID test stop her from doing her job. Rather then going home to isolate - she decided to shoot her segment alone from the back of a van. The TV personality said she was determined to be on the show because her interview with the parents of Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old who was beaten to death in 2017,  was airing - something she said...
    PRINCE Harry has vowed continue the work of his late mother Princess Diana’s work on HIV. Speaking to his friend Gareth Thomas, the ex-Wales rugby captain, the Duke of Sussex said there was "unfinished work" on disease, as he also urged Brits to get HIV tests. 3Prince Harry has urged people to get HIV tests The late princess changed the global perception of HIV and Aids, raising awareness of the condition and supporting hospices. In the late 1980s, when many still believed the disease could be contracted through casual contact, she sat by the sick bed of a man with Aids and held his hand. Asked what made him so passionate about advocating over HIV, Harry said: "Once you get to meet people and you see the suffering around the world, I certainly can't turn my back on that. "Then add in the fact that my mum's work was unfinished, I feel obligated to try and continue that as much as possible. Harry also urged people follow his example and get an HIV test. Most read in LifestyleHAIR TO THE...
    WE’VE all gotten used to waiting over a lateral flow test in anticipation of a singular red line. But what does it mean when you get a pink or very faint line, and does it signal you are carrying Covid? 2Examples of the types of results you can get on a lateral flow test kitCredit: Pacemaker 2What lateral flow test results mean The kits have been crucial in the fight against Covid, allowing people to navigate their lives safely. If you get a positive result, it sadly means your social plans are off - you are carrying the virus and can pass it to someone else. The home-kits are not as accurate as PCR tests, which have to be sent off to a lab. However, the Government credits them for finding Covid carriers who are not showing symptoms, and giving results on the spot. Here we explain how the tests work, and what all results mean… What do the results mean? Negative result: one line next to C shows the test is negative. Void: no lines, or one line next...
    LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- The explosion in the Bronx on Tuesday rocked the neighborhood, and devastated long time residents who now have lost the homes they purchased 35 years ago.While the cause of the explosion is still under investigation, several people from the area said they smelt gas just before the incident.Thursday demolition and cleanup continued at the row houses on Fox Street.There is of course is more than property damage. The explosion was fatal, killing 79-year old Martha Dagbatsa. Her 68-year old sister was injured.Eighty-two year old Yolanda Jimenez lived next door to the house that exploded.She is the woman at the center of the dramatic police bodycam video showing officers racing to free her.EMBED More News Videos Police release body cam footage of NYPD officers rescuing people from a home after a suspected gas explosion in the Bronx. Jimenez was trapped under a sofa and other debris. Armando Garcia is her nephew."It was a laceration or something on her head," said Garcia. "Something that hit her, but not dangerous. I think that she's okay. She's okay."Jose Rojas leapt...
    President Joe Biden admitted his administration fell short on supplying the U.S. with coronavirus tests, but during his Wednesday press conference said he believed the pandemic was getting better.  'Should we have done more testing earlier, yes,' the president said at the top of the press conference, marking the end of his first year in office. 'But we're doing more now. We've gone from zero at-home tests a year ago to 375 million tests on the market in just this month.'  The Omicron surge of COVID-19 hit the United States in the run-up to the December holidays, leading to a widespread coronavirus testing shortage.  President Joe Biden admitted his administration fell short on supplying the U.S. with coronavirus tests, but during his Wednesday press conference said he believed the pandemic was getting better This week, the administration started allowing Americans to sign up for four free COVID tests via the U.S. Postal Service's website.  The tests are due in homes at the end of the month.  'Some people may call what's happening right now the new...
    (CNN)The new government website where people can order free Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen tests is up and running. With just names and addresses, families can go to COVIDtests.gov and request up to four free tests to be delivered to their homes.The website comes online as the Biden administration faces growing pressure to fix the coronavirus testing shortage amid the Omicron surge. The White House says it already has tens of millions of tests ready to go. It is spending $4 billion to deliver the first 500 million tests to homes across the US.Have you tried to order free Covid-19 tests from the federal government? Tell us about it.The program passes the testing pressure to the US Postal Service, which says it's prepared to deliver."We have been working closely with the Administration and are well prepared to accept and deliver test kits on the first day the program launches," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a statement.But right now, the Postal Service is facing problems, with communities in several states dealing with mail delays because of Omicron.Read MoreAs of Tuesday, more...
    The European Space Agency has whittled down more than 23,000 aspiring astronaut applications to a shortlist of 1,391 who could potentially fly to space and the moon.  ESA is on the lookout for a new cohort of six space travellers who will spend time on the International Space Station and may one day land on the lunar surface. The agency hasn't said where in Europe the shortlisted candidates are from, but during the last round 1,900 of the 23,000 who applied were from the UK. The UK Space Agency confirmed there are British candidates among the shortlist, but couldn't say who they were, or how many had made it through to the next stage, where those remaining will undergo further testing. Of the successful next round candidates, 39 per cent were female and 61 per cent male, according to ESA, with 29 'parastronauts' out of 287 being shortlisted.  The call for applicants was made in March 2021, and ESA says it has taken longer than expected to whittle it down due to 'a high volume and caliber of applications'.   The...
    CAIRO — The song starts out like standard fare for Egyptian pop music: a secret infatuation between two young neighbors who, unable to marry, sneak flirtatious glances at each other and commit their hearts in a bittersweet dance of longing and waiting. But then the lyrics take a radical turn. “If you leave me,” blasts the singer, Hassan Shakosh, “I’ll be lost and gone, drinking alcohol and smoking hash.” The song, “The Neighbors’ Daughter,” has become a giant hit, garnering more than a half-billion views of its video on YouTube alone and catapulting Shakosh to stardom. But the explicit reference to drugs and booze, culturally prohibited substances in Egypt, has made the song, released in 2019, a lightning rod in a culture war over what is an acceptable face and subject matter for popular music and who gets to decide. The battle, which pits Egypt’s cultural establishment against a renegade musical genre embraced by millions of young Egyptians, has heated up recently after the organization that licenses musicians barred at least 19 young artists from singing and performing in Egypt....
    Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday the administration would start sending out the first of 500 million home coronavirus test kits 'soon' – but offered no specifics as the administration tries to gets the program going.  'Shortly - they're going to go out shortly,' Harris said when asked on NBC's 'Today' show when the tests would finally start getting shipped to Americans.  'They've been ordered. They've been ordered,' she said. Interviewer Craig Melvin pushed her for more information. 'I have to look at the current information. I think it's going to be by next week. But soon. Absolutely soon. And it is a matter of urgency for us,' she said.  'Should we have done that sooner?' Melvin asked her.  'We are doing it,' was Harris' response.  'They're going to go out shortly,' said Vice President Kamala Harris when asked when the first of 500 million home covid tests would start getting shipped 'But should we have done it sooner,' he pressed again. 'We are doing it,' Harris responded.  A White House official said Thursday that President Biden would announce at...
    NewsNation host and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams went off on the country’s pandemic response Monday, and noted that a home shopping channel is using a plastic surgeon who appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County to hawk Covid-19 tests amid a nationwide shortage. While at-home tests such as BinaxNow’s Covid-19 test kits were available at drug stores and big box stores just a month or so ago for roughly $12 per test, they are now very difficult to come by. On Dan Abrams Live Monday, Abrams noted that one network is attempting to cash in on the testing shortage. “We are so excited about our Flowflex at home antigen test!” ShopHQ host Melissa Miner boasted of tests in a clip which aired in several major markets this past weekend. “These types of tests are sold out. I know they are, in your area. It’s all over the news. Nobody can find them.” Miner then enlisted a plastic surgeon named Dr. Terry Dubrow to help pitch the urgency in buying tests from ShopHQ with an energy that would make Joy Mangano blush....
    The Biden administration has been on the receiving end of bipartisan wrath over its apparent mishandling of COVID-19 testing, as both tests and the patience of Americans have been in short supply nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made a habit of amending its COVID-19 guidelines, most recently cutting the length of its recommended quarantine time for infected patients from 10 days to five. Those who are infected are now instructed to isolate for just five days, followed by five days of wearing a mask around other people.  FORMER ADVISERS PRESS BIDEN TO CHANGE COVID-19 STRATEGY: LIVE WITH IT, NOT SHUT IT DOWN The CDC also admitted its initial estimates about the prevalence of the omicron variant were way off, and seemed to release some misleading guidance on the efficacy of rapid antigen tests. Before that, the agency issued a series of confusing guidance on the wearing of masks. Nurse Ray Akindele processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach, California, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) A...
    A man said he earns thousands of dollars a month by putting women through social media loyalty tests at the request of their suspicious partners, who want to know if they're cheating or not. Xavier Long, 20, from Yerkwood, Alabama, revealed he made over $2,000 in one week alone — simply by flirting with taken women on social media to see how they will react. Xavier explained that men who think their partner may not be truthful to them, reach out to him and ask him for help. He then tries to get with the women in an attempt to see their true colors and figure out if they're going to be faithful or unfaithful to their boyfriends. It all started when one of Xavier's Instagram followers randomly asked him to help test his girlfriend's loyalty. A man said he earns thousands of dollars a month by putting women through social media loyalty tests at the request of their suspicious partners, who want to know if they're cheating Xavier Long, 20, from Yerkwood, Alabama, revealed he made over $2,000 in...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Tuesday will make brief remarks addressing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the US and the steps his administration is taking to address it, according to the White House. "The President will meet with his Covid-19 Response Team to receive an update on the Omicron variant and to discuss his administration's response," an official told CNN on Monday night. "In the briefing, the President will hear about the latest resources and personnel being sent to states and local communities to help with staffing needs and hospital capacity Covid-19 treatments. He will also hear from the doctors about the latest data on the Omicron variant, including that while cases continue to increase, fully vaccinated and boosted Americans that get infected are not likely to have severe symptoms," the official said. "In brief remarks, the President will address the American people on these updates, as well as the importance of continuing to use the tools we know protect the American people -- vaccines, boosters and masking."Biden's remarks come as his administration has yet...
    If you’re looking to get tested for COVID-19 in the D.C. area on New Year’s Day, you’re not out of luck; there are still places open and ready for business. Though most testing centers are closed for the holiday, you can get tested at the following places: D.C. The “Test Yourself D.C.” drop-boxes will be open for residents to drop off samples for rapid tests from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. but will be closed for PCR tests. Engines 4, 8, 31, and 33 will be open for drop-off testing from noon to 4 p.m. The Engines’s addresses are as follows: Engine 4 is located at 2531 Sherman Ave NW Engine 8 is located at 1520 C St SE Engine 31 is located at 4930 Connecticut Ave NW Engine 33 is located at 101 Atlantic St SEcovi Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the opening of two additional COVID-19 testing sites that are offering tests from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Only walk-ups will be accepted. The sites will offer PCR lab tests. Results for...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With the fast-spreading omicron variant again filing hospitals, some COVID-19 testing sites in Southern California find themselves on the verge of running out of tests.ABC7 on Thursday evening visited a testing location at Los Angeles International Airport, where officials estimated that they could run out of tests on Saturday. The site's distributor might not be able to replenish its supplies until Jan. 12.
    Debra Messing tested positive for COVID-19 the day before New Year's Eve. The actress, 53, announced her illness via a post on Instagram which showed her lying in bed and wearing a charcoal beauty mask. Her hair was hidden underneath a pale pink bonnet. She looked comfortable in her dark blue robe. Caught the virus: Debra Messing tested positive for COVID-19 the day before New Year's Eve She started the caption for her photo, 'I’m COVID POSITIVE. Yup. Happy New Year! Actually, it is the perfect end to 2021. The juicy cherry on the proverbial cake. 'So for the next 10 days - while in quarantine- I will beautify…..Or maybe I’ll sleep…I actually have a lot of work to do, but for the inevitable breaks, what should I watch?Tell me in the comments! #COVID #quarantine #streamingTV #faceandhairmasks.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Debra Messing mourns death of former partner Will Chase's... Javier Bardem responds to criticism about being Spanish and... Sharon Stone, 63, gives a younger mystery man a flirty hug... Sharon Stone...
    THE EFL have scrapped Covid tests on the day of a game to stop late call-offs. This move is coming into force immediately after several matches were left in the balance by a wait for checks that have led to postponements. 1EFL players will no longer be tested for Covid on a matchday unless they are showing symptomsCredit: Getty There has been anger among the 72 clubs and the EFL that this has led to fans going to matches and being left frustrated by results that lead to games being shelved. Blackburn fans had to jump back on the supporters' coaches on Boxing Day - after already arriving at Hull's stadium before the official cancellation at 12.56pm, two hours before kick-off. So under the new protocols, no player will be tested on a matchday unless he is showing symptoms.  It is a decision backed by the medical experts too who do not think there is any risk involved by avoiding the ‘on the day’ tests. On Boxing Day, just nine of the 32 scheduled matches in the EFL went ahead, including just...
    Appearing Tuesday on CNN’s New Day, Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha said President Joe Biden “dropped the ball” on coronavirus testing. Dr. @ashishkjha applauded the CDCs shortened isolation recommendation but says there is a distinction for the vaccinated and unvaccinated. "When [vaccinated people] have a breakthrough infection, they shed for much shorter period of time. So this is really reasonable for" them pic.twitter.com/73PCH0tNTp — New Day (@NewDay) December 28, 2021 A partial transcript is as follows: KAITLAN COLLINS:  You saw President Biden yesterday acknowledging, pretty bluntly, that they need to do better when it comes to testing because we are seeing this nationwide shortage of those rapid at-home tests. It’s very difficult to just walk into a store and get one. And what we’re hearing from officials like Dr. Fauci is that they believe they’re gonna have this solved by mid-January, in a few weeks. But, how critical is the window that we’re missing right now for testing? DR. ASHISH JHA: Oh, I think it’s incredibly critical, and I cannot believe this is where we are almost...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “The Music Man” has canceled all performances through the end of the year due to COVID-19. It’s one of many forced to close either temporarily or for good. This is supposed to be one of Broadway‘s busiest seasons, but of the 30 shows currently in production at least seven were closed on Tuesday, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported. READ MORE: 2 More Broadway Shows Go Dark Because Of COVID SurgeIn addition to “The Music Man” announcing its performances are canceled through Jan. 1, “The Lion King” also canceled Tuesday’s performance and Wednesday’s matinee, with the show planning to resume Wednesday evening. The production of “Ain’t Too Proud” resumes Tuesday night after cancelations, but the show also announced it is closing permanently after Jan. 16. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here All the sudden cancelations these last couple of weeks...
    A physician speaking with CNN’s "New Day" knocked the Biden administration on Tuesday, arguing that the White House "dropped the ball" on COVID-19 testing. During an interview with CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlin Collins, Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish K. Jha was asked whether the administration was missing a "critical window" for COVID testing heading into the New Year.   "You saw President Biden yesterday acknowledging, pretty bluntly, that they need to do better when it comes to testing because we are seeing this nationwide shortage of those rapid at-home tests. It’s very difficult to just walk into a store and get one. And what we’re hearing from officials like Dr. Fauci is that they believe they’re gonna have this solved by mid-January, in a few weeks. But, how critical is the window that we’re missing right now for testing?" asked Collins. CNN REPORTER KNOCKS BIDEN OVER INTERVIEW ON COVID TEST SHORTAGES: HE 'SEEMS CONFUSED' "Oh I think it’s incredibly critical, and I cannot believe this is where we are almost two years into the...
    President Joe Biden left Monday for his beach vacation in Delaware after admitting in a video call with U.S. governors that there was no federal solution to the coronavirus pandemic. “Thank you very much. Look, there is no federal solution,” Biden said as he began speaking to the governors. “This gets solved at a state level.” The president appeared with his coronavirus team on the artificial White House video conferencing set. He indicated that only governors could end the pandemic by leading the charge. “It ultimately gets down to where the rubber meets the road,” Biden said, referring to state government. “My message to the governors is simple. If you need something, say something.” He said the omicron variant of the virus is a “source of concern” but urged Americans not to panic. The president acknowledged the long lines for people trying to get coronavirus tests before the Christmas holiday. “Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do,” he said. He claimed that if he had known there would...
    President Joe Biden on Monday admitted that his administration has not done enough to ease the COVID testing demand, vowing to do better. In a meeting with 25 of the nation's governors, Biden acknowledged the long lines around the country as people sought to get a COVID test ahead of the holidays, saying 'clearly' his administration has more work to do. 'That's not enough. Clearly not enough,' Biden said, adding: 'We have to do more. We have to do better. And we will.' Biden told the governors - a mix of Republicans and Democrats - that there was 'no federal solution' to the Omicron variant causing cases to spike around the country, saying the solution was solidly on 'state level.'  But his message to governors was: 'If you need something say something. We are going to have your back.' The president joined his COVID-19 Response Team's meeting with the governors, the first time he has done so.   President Joe Biden admitted that his administration has not done enough to ease the COVID testing demand, vowing to do better Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The line at a Sacramento COVID testing site wrapped around the building as many waited to get a last-minute test before gathering with loved ones for Christmas. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church hosts walk-in COVID-19 testing every Friday, on Christmas Eve, even with shortened hours, the wait was between 30 minutes to upwards of an hour. The sentiment from those in line: “worth it.” READ MORE: DUI Suspected After Car Drives Into San Joaquin River, Killing 2 Teens“I’ve been in line 30-45 minutes, but it’s worth it,” said Sasha Jimenez, who waited in line to get a COVID test before gathering with her family on Christmas Day. Jimenez came early, before 11 a.m., to ensure she would get her results quickly. She’s eager to celebrate the holiday but said she won’t put her family at risk. “My mom, my grandpa, my mother-in-law, a lot of them are a little bit older, I want to make sure that I’m working and around people a lot more that I’m safe before I go see them,” said Jimenez. A few...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’ll be a quiet Christmas for those forced to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Friday, people are rearranging plans and trying to make the best of it, but it’s going to be a lonely holiday for some. READ MORE: 'Holiday Express' Volunteers Show Christmas Spirit By Feeding Needy Families In NewarkSean Riddles had a big Christmas family reunion lined up in Brooklyn. But one-by-one, relatives tested positive. “My grandma, she wanted to come, but she caught COVID. So did my aunt,” said Riddles, who’s grateful their symptoms are mild. “I just can’t see them right now.” “It definitely dwindled down our Christmas plans,” said Sophie Wilfong. “This year, you know, we have to make it really small,” said Nikki Healy. Wilfong, Healy and their dog Spicy were forced into a low-key Christmas. Usually, it’s the opposite. “It probably would’ve been around 25 people, normally,” Healy said. “And then everyone kind of got it… my brother, my uncle and my cousin.” READ MORE: 'Every Day, I'm Grateful'; Young Woman Donates Liver...
    CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera called out President Joe Biden on Thursday, openly questioning if he had dropped the ball regarding shortages of Covid-19 tests. The Omicron variant does appear to result in less severe symptoms than Delta, but is highly contagious, and many Americans have been unsuccessfully seeking at-home rapid tests as they plan to gather for Christmas. Cabrera introduced the segment by saying that the “missing piece of the puzzle” was “widespread, accessible and cheap, or even free, testing,” and played a segment of the president’s recent interview with ABC News’ David Muir. After covering several other pandemic-related topics, Cabrera brought in CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond to discuss Biden’s interview with Muir. Biden acknowledged that “some aspects” of the response to this new variant “could have been better,” Diamond said, with the president noting the purchase of 5 million at-home rapid tests, but those won’t come online until next month. So “he wishes he had taken action sooner” but at the same time insisted that “nobody saw it coming.” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expanded...
    The White House's new plan to make coronavirus tests more widely available to mitigate a new virus wave may have come too little too late, former head of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb warned on Wednesday.  'Look, we should have been doing this all along,' the ex-FDA commissioner said on CNBC. 'We should've been trying to get more at-home tests available and giving them away to consumers and in drug stores, you know, allowing consumers to come into a drug store, buy maybe four tests for $5, some small price and limiting the number of sales they can get, but making sure they got into the hands of consumers. That's what other countries are doing.' President Joe Biden outlined an aggressive strategy to take on the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the Omicron variant on Tuesday, which includes sending 500 million at-home rapid tests directly to Americans' doorstep in January. Biden also announced the creation of new testing sites in addition to the existing 20,000 and will invoke the Defense Production Act to help manufacture more tests.  ...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden stepped before the podium Tuesday in an impossible political bind -- attempting to assure vaccinated Americans that they don't need to cancel their holiday plans as he confronts a fast-growing Covid surge that is likely to further disrupt American life as many more workers call out sick.He outlined the next phase of the White House Covid response -- which includes a belated effort to maximize at-home testing -- at yet another anxiety-producing moment when Americans are being bombarded with confusing messages about what they should or should not do in the face of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The Covid contradiction that Joe Biden just cant changeEarlier this week, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that increased social mingling over the holidays "will lead to increased cases, overwhelmed health systems and more deaths" and added the grim message that "an event canceled is better than a life canceled." London has called off its New Year's Eve celebration in Trafalgar Square and Paris has scratched its New Year's Eve fireworks to keep its citizens away from...
    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci Tuesday on the Biden administration being "behind the curve" as it tries to address the lack of rapid coronavirus tests available to Americans. Mitchell called the testing shortages "profound" as the United States grapples with the highly transmissible omicron variant of coronavirus. Images of long lines for coronavirus tests are causing flashbacks for Americans to the effective start of the pandemic in March 2020. "The testing shortages are profound, I don't need to tell you, even for people who fortunately can pay for it and go commercially. They’re just not available," Mitchell said. "The drugstores don’t have them. The commercial locations don’t have appointments ready because it's a holiday week, and we all should have anticipated this. I know the president is making a big announcement today, but isn’t the administration behind the curve on being prepared to ship about 500 million free home tests when we need them now?" FILE - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is once again on the defensive as the pandemic cuts its wildly unpredictable course, upending American lives with the holidays around the corner and the tools that could make for safer gathering -- widespread, easily available testing -- in short supply nearly two years into the crisis.The Omicron variant, which may more easily evade vaccines, accounted for 73% of coronavirus cases in the US last week, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates posted Monday.It hit close to home on Monday evening, when the White House revealed that a mid-level staff member who is "a close contact" of the President tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning after spending about 30 minutes "in proximity to the President on Air Force One" on Friday. Biden received a negative test on Monday and was continuing with his daily schedule, with plans to take another test on Wednesday. In a statement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted that the aide was fully vaccinated and boosted and had tested negative before the flight. Learn to live alongside...
    LOS ALTOS, Calif. (KGO) -- Travel and holiday plans continue for many throughout the Bay Area, despite concerns over the omicron variant.Dr. Jorge Salinas, hospital epidemiologist at Stanford, is encouraging people not to gather, but says he recognizes that many will not be canceling plans.He says that given the rise in COVID cases in many parts of the country, knowing whether you are positive or not before you meet with people is critical, even if you're vaccinated.RELATED: SFO travelers react to new international COVID testing rules now in effect"The recommendation, in terms of getting tests to try to meet with others safely, is to do an antigen test, right before the meeting," Dr. Salinas said, "The bad news is that those tests have become a very hot commodity."It's something one local mom who didn't wish to be named, says she can confirm.She and her son had been looking for at-home tests for close to 24 hours, finally finding some at a San Jose Walgreens.RELATED: COVID's surge, omicron's threat, boosters' protection: What to know about next chapter in pandemic"We started calling...
    Cleveland Browns are seeing more and more positive COVID-19 tests ahead of Sunday, with Myles Garrett criticizing the lack of testing at NFL facilities.  On Dec. 14, the news broke that 75 NFL players across the league were out with the coronavirus within the two previous days. NFL now has had 75 player positives for COVID the past two days, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2021 That’s nearly four percent of active players, but the rampant spread is alarming as the Omicron variant spreads throughout the United States. Some franchises are afflicted more than others, the Cleveland Browns being one of those teams in Week 15. On the same day Schefter broke the news about the widespread COVID outbreak, eight players were on the Browns’ COVID list, including Jarvis Landry and Wyatt Teller. All eight players are vaccinated. The news gets worse as the days progress toward the Browns’ Dec. 18 match against the Las Vegas Raiders. According to Josina Anderson, more positive results have returned for the Browns. I’m told more new COVID-19 positives returned for...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have returned MORE positive Covid cases from their players on the same day they returned to training. The Red Devils' clash with Brentford - which was due to take place on Tuesday - was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in Ralf Rangnick's squad. 3Man Utd's Covid crisis continues after more players tested positive on WednesdayCredit: Getty 3Rangnick now faces an anxious wait to see whether his side will face Brighton at the weekendCredit: EPA 3Man Utd recorded positive tests after their win over Norwich on SaturdayCredit: Getty Man Utd's Carrington training ground was closed on Monday as the players were ordered to spend 24 hours away. Those who returned negative lateral flow and PCR tests were then allowed to return for training at 10am on Wednesday. But, according to The Mail, at least two more players have subsequently been sent home after testing positive. Although the first team were not at the training ground on Tuesday, over 130 staff were still on the Carrington site including the women's squad, U18s and U23s. The situation now means United's...
    Kansas City Chiefs receiver Josh Gordon is out because of COVID-19. According to Nate Taylor, the talented receiver has been placed on the league’s COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Chiefs have placed Josh Gordon on the COVID-19 list. Gordon did tested positive. — Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) December 13, 2021 Because Gordon is fully vaccinated, he will be allowed to return once he has two negative tests in a 24 hours apart. Josh Gordon is fully vaccinated, per a source. He can return to the Chiefs after he has 2 negative tests 24 hours apart. https://t.co/Mq7oIANA9p — Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) December 13, 2021 This is a tough break for Josh Gordon, and I think I speak for football fans everywhere when I say we’re all hoping he’s back to 100% sooner than later. Hopefully, he’s not even experiencing any symptoms at all. Players placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list today included Giants WR Kadarius Toney and Chiefs WR Josh Gordon. — Field Yates (@FieldYates)...
    Emma Raducanu has tested positive for Covid and has been forced to withdraw from the Mubadala Classic exhibition event in Abu Dhabi later this week. This also threatens to scupper plans for her to be presented with the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award, should she win the public vote next Sunday night. The US Open champion, who is vaccinated, had already travelled to the Middle East ahead of her scheduled first appearance there on Thursday. Emma Raducanu has tested positive for Covid despite being vaccinated  However, she is now subject to a ten-day isolation period, which will take in next Sunday. That would sink any plans to make a satellite presentation to the athlete who is heavily odds on to win SPOTY from the shortlist of six announced today. 'I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for COVID-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity,' said the 19 year-old from Kent, who reportedly has only mild symptoms. ' I'm isolating as...
    Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) said he was experiencing 'mild symptoms' of COVID-19 after announcing he tested positive for the virus after managing a debate on the House floor for several hours on Wednesday afternoon. 'Out of an abundance of caution, I took a COVID-19 test, and it came back positive today,' he said.  'I am glad I decided to get fully vaccinated, and I am experiencing mild symptoms. 'My offices in Kentucky's Second District and D.C. will stay open to assist constituents.'  Guthrie is the most senior Republican on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee and had been managing a debate on bills related to the treatment of diseases. House records show that Guthrie cast floor votes by proxy on Wednesday night, according to The Hill.  Rep Brett Guthrie announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday evening shortly after appearing on the floor of the House Guthrie received his first dose of the vaccine in December 2020. 'I took it for the purpose of illustrating that I find it extremely safe, extremely effective, and I...
    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- After Dr. Mary Rodgers heard from key researchers about a new COVID variant over Thanksgiving, scientists at North Chicago's Abbott Labs immediately jumped into action."After the dessert, I was talking to our partner in South Africa and I asked, how big of a problem do you think this is going to be?" she recalled. "And he told me he was really concerned about it. I take his word very seriously."READ MORE: 1st case of omicron variant detected in ChicagoSo on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Dr. Rodgers and her team went to work studying what would come to be named the omicron variant's sequence.Omicron has 30,000 nucleotides, a sequence of 30,000 letters on a computer. The dots on Rodgers' screen mean omicron is the same as the original strain, but each line of letters shows where it changed."It's the select few positions that are changing that are wreaking havoc, potentially, and we need to keep our eye on," she explained.RELATED: Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicronAbbott Labs, headquartered in North Chicago, is the leading...
    The White House is facing questions over its plans to increase testing for COVID-19, which include reimbursing the costs for tests but not mailing them to every resident as some foreign countries are doing. "Our objective is to make tests accessible, to make sure that people who want to get tested can get tested through any means they choose, and to make sure they're free for everyone in America," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. SOUTH AFRICAN HOSPITAL DATA SUGGEST OMICRON NOT MORE LETHAL Reporters repeatedly asked why the Biden administration wasn't going further by mailing tests to all citizens, echoing policies in places like Singapore and the United Kingdom. "Why wouldn't it be a good idea to just send them to all American homes?" one reporter asked. "It seems like that would make tests more readily available, to have them just sitting in your kitchen somewhere." Psaki pointed to the several testing sites available now, such as schools, pharmacies, and doctor's offices, saying the administration wants to meet people where they...
    The University of California has slammed the door shut on using any standardized test for admissions decisions, announcing Thursday that faculty could find no alternative exam that would avoid the biased results that led leaders to scrap the SAT last year. UC Provost Michael Brown declared the end of testing for admissions decisions at a Board of Regents meeting, putting a conclusive end to more than three years of research and debate in the nation’s premier public university system on whether standardized testing does more harm than good when assessing applicants for admission. “UC will continue to practice test-free admissions now and into the future,” Brown said to the regents, during a discussion about a possible alternative to the SAT and ACT tests. Testing supporters argue that standardized assessments provide a uniform measure to predict the college performance of students from varied schools and backgrounds. But UC ultimately embraced opposing arguments that high school grades are a better tool without the biases based on race, income and parent education levels found in tests. Given UC’s size and influence, the prolonged...
    Retailers were given good news on Tuesday by a Bank of America analyst who predicted that a millennial baby boom could be on the way - leading to a boost in sales for stores. Millennials - those aged 25 to 40 - now make up the largest generation in the United States, having overtaken Baby Boomers. About 72.1 million people are classified as millennials, also known as Gen Y, according to Pew research.  Robert Ohmes, the BofA analyst, reported on Tuesday that birth rates are up, more pregnancy tests are being sold, and more couples say they are trying to have a baby. Sales of pregnancy tests have grown by an average of 13 percent year-on-year since June 2020, according to data from Nielsen and research by Bank of America.  Sales of pregnancy tests have risen 13 per cent, year on year, since June 2020 according to a new report out on Tuesday Ohmes predicted that a Millennial baby boom would bring good news for retailers RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Household debt hits a...