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    At 13, Maddie Delaney was first chair viola in the orchestra at her San Leandro middle school, keeping rhythm for the violins as her mother, Jennifer Williams, puts it — until she began to have delusions. Three weeks ago, at 38, Delaney died while sleeping in a dirt lot, her head run over by a big-rig wheel, a victim as much of a brutal hit-and-run as she was of her schizoaffective disorder and our unwillingness to help her live a life of dignity and safety. “I am angry that I couldn’t get help for her,” Williams told me, deep in mourning for a daughter she loved for her wit and humor. And I hope when you hear more about Delaney, you’ll be angry too. Recently, California and New York City have made bold moves to help people like Delaney — those with serious mental illness chronically living on the streets — because it has become painfully obvious that for a small set of homeless people with psychosis, it is cruel and dangerous to pretend they are acting...
    Getty The Vikings could be missing left tackle Christian Darrisaw for more than just Thursday's game against the Patriots. Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell did not hesitate when it came to the health of his franchise left tackle. Christian Darrisaw, who suffered his second concussion in as many weeks against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, was ruled out immediately for Week 12 with only a five-day turnaround before the team’s primetime, Thanksgiving day matchup with the New England Patriots. Darrisaw cleared concussion protocol the previous week, while rookie Akayleb Evans missed the Cowboys game despite landing in the protocol the same day as Darrisaw. However, with Darrisaw’s second concussion, he’s not expected to make nearly as timely of a return — spelling trouble for the Vikings offensive front that struggled without him in an embarrassing 40-3 loss to Dallas. KSTP’s Darren Wolfson spoke to a source close to Darrisaw and weighed in on his expectations of Darrisaw’s recovery.Vikings Left Tackle Christian Darrisaw Expected to Miss Multiple Games Read More From Heavy Get Coached Into the Best Shape...
    Getty The Vikings could be missing left tackle Christian Darrisaw for more than just Thursday's game against the Patriots. Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell did not hesitate when it came to the health of his franchise left tackle. Christian Darrisaw, who suffered his second concussion in as many weeks against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, was ruled out immediately for Week 12 with only a five-day turnaround before the team’s primetime, Thanksgiving day matchup with the New England Patriots. Darrisaw cleared concussion protocol the previous week, while rookie Akayleb Evans missed the Cowboys game despite landing in the protocol the same day as Darrisaw. However, with Darrisaw’s second concussion, he’s not expected to make nearly as timely of a return — spelling trouble for the Vikings offensive front that struggled without him in an embarrassing 40-3 loss to Dallas. KSTP’s Darren Wolfson spoke to a source close to Darrisaw and weighed in on his expectations of Darrisaw’s recovery.Vikings Left Tackle Christian Darrisaw Expected to Miss Multiple Games Read More From Heavy Get Coached Into the Best Shape...
    A Delaware woman has won two six-figure lottery tickets within just days of each other. The 70-year-old from Newark was stunned to discover she had won $100,000 on an Ultimate Cash Instant Game ticket which she bought at a Speedy Gas. A week later, she went to claim her huge jackpot from the Lottery Headquarters where she told staff it was her biggest win since she began playing the Delaware Lottery seven years ago. A Delaware woman has won two six-figure lottery tickets within just days of each other (file image) But on her way home, she felt her luck had not run out and she popped into a Tiger Mart in Dover to buy another ticket. She bought three Serious Money tickets and was flabbergasted when one had the $300,000 top prize. The woman, who wishes to stay anonymous, described it as 'absolute insanity'. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Powerball jackpot makes history as it grows to... 'I heard this big bang!' Meteor in direct hit on man's rural... Share this article...
    AS the days get colder and darker, some people may develop a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. But it’s not just a case of having the winter blues, it can have a huge impact on everyday life. 1Seasonal Affective Disorder can affect sufferers as much as other types of depressionCredit: Getty Stephen Buckley, from mental health charity Mind, says: “If you have SAD, you’ll experience depression during some seasons in particular or because of certain types of weather. “It doesn’t mean you ‘just feel a bit low in winter’. “It can affect your life just as much as other types of depression.” Symptoms can include lack of energy, finding it hard to concentrate, sleep problems, feeling sad, low, tearful or hopeless and changes in appetite. READ MORE MENTAL HEALTHSO SWEET Tyson Fury to release debut single to raise money for mental health charityTAKE HEED Here are 6 physical symptoms of anxiety you must never ignore Stephen adds: “The causes are unclear but we know a lack of daylight can have a big impact on mood, especially...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission. You’re no stranger to a good workout. Whether you’re hardcore training or breaking a light sweat at the gym, you need gear and equipment that helps you stay in shape, stay the course, and stay inspired. All the better if such benefits come to you at a discount, as these Prime Day savings provide. Whether you’re snapping up new exercise equipment, ready to commit to a full-fledged routine, or want to add something fresh to your gear, you’ll find it here. Just don’t wait — these Prime Day deals are only here for a limited time. Original Peloton Bike  You’ve heard all about it, but if you haven’t yet taken the plunge now is definitely the time to acquaint yourself with the OG Peloton bike.  This is so much more than a stationary bike — it’s a complete fitness center in one sleek package, providing you with access...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission. Any time is a good time to invest in high-quality house cleaning products. They're all to your benefit, after all, whether you're on the hunt for a better vacuum that deals more effectively with grime or a powerhouse air purifier that zaps away harmful allergens. You're in luck on both counts right now, as the Prime Early Access sale on Amazon is loaded with deeply discounted savings on some of the biggest brands in the land — think Hoover, Bissell, Shark, and more. Here's what to snap up right now. iRobot Roomba i4+ EVO Robot Vacuum  Life is just a whole lot easier when you leave the dirty work to a robot. If it's high time you got yourself one, THIS is the one you want - it's a high-powered beast of a vacuum disguised as a cute little disc that peacefully glides around your floors sucking up...
    Getty Araujo in action for Barcelona. Barcelona have a tough decision to make on center-back Ronald Araujo after losing the 23-year-old defender to a thigh injury while on international duty with Uruguay. Araujo was taken off in the first minute of Uruguay’s friendly against Iran and has already left the national team and returned to Barcelona for tests. The Catalans have now confirmed the nature of the defender’s injury. “Test were also conducted on Ronald Araujo and he has an avulsion fracture of the adductor longus tendon in his right thigh,” read a club statement. “He is going to be out of action until the injury heals.” The defender’s injury is “more serious than expected” and Barcelona are now studying whether he requires surgery to correct the problem, as reported by Relevo. Barcelona will be aware that any surgical intervention could rule Araujo out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The tournament is due to start on November 20. Uruguay have been drawn to play Portugal, Ghana and the Korea Republic in Group H. Follow the Heavy...
    The lawyer who is reported to be in a ‘serious’ relationship with Johnny Depp was pictured alongside him during his libel battle at London’s High Court more than two-years-ago.  Joelle Rich, 37, who was representing the Pirates of the Caribbean star, was repeatedly seen only inches away from him as they emerged together from the court.  Images taken at the time showed them smiling, chatting and looking relaxed in each other’s company during the actor’s ill-fated court battle in July 2020.  It is not known when their relationship started, but the pictures show they appeared to be on friendly as well as professional terms when Depp, 59, was trying to sue The Sun newspaper for describing him as a ‘wife beater’ in an article.  The lawyer who is reported to be in a ‘serious’ relationship with Johnny Depp was pictured alongside him during his libel battle at London’s High Court more than two-years-ago Joelle Rich, 37, who was representing the Pirates of the Caribbean star, was repeatedly seen only inches away from him as they emerged together from the court...
    CNN legal contributor Norm Eisen said that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil suit against former President Donald Trump, his three oldest children, and the Trump Organization is “devastating” and “may be as or more serious than some of the pending criminal cases” against Trump. James announced on Wednesday a civil suit against Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and the Trump organization over alleged fraud between 2011 and 2021. CNN anchor Ana Cabrera asked Eisen, who served as the Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee during Trump’s first impeachment, why James went the civil route when she said there are possible criminal violations over the alleged fraud. Eisen said James “has the power to do the civil suit” in which “she has very constrained criminal authority that wouldn’t reach here.” Eisen continued: And the civil suit is devastating. I mean, these are allegations and we have to emphasize it’s just allegations. This case has not yet been tried to a judge and jury. But these are allegations of a staggering fraud that’s spread over many...
    Warmongering Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his disastrous war in Ukraine is moving ahead as planned, despite his forces being routed in the east. In what are his first comments since his army collapsed and fled from the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, he said his Donbas operation is progressing 'not at a very fast pace' but would not be thrown off course by the humiliating defeat. 'Our offensive operation in the Donbas is not stopping. They're moving forward - not at a very fast pace - but they are gradually taking more and more territory,' he said after a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.  The optimistic outlook comes as his army has ceded over 3,000 square miles of Ukrainian territory that they conquered with great loss of life and equipment to a lightning Ukrainian counteroffensive in less than two weeks. On Friday, a smiling Putin warned of a 'more serious' response if his forces continued to be routed in Ukraine.  'The Kyiv authorities have announced that they have started an active counter-offensive operation. We'll see how it goes...
    I WOULDN’T begrudge anyone a private life. But the booze-soaked antics of the Finnish Prime Minister were more akin to a teenager raving it up on Mykonos after their A-level results than a serious world leader. 8The booze-soaked antics of the Finnish Prime Minister were more akin to a teenager raving it up on Mykonos after their A-level results than a serious world leaderCredit: Getty 8In the past few days we have seen videos of married Sanna Marin slow-dancing with a hunky pop star and grinding against a mini-skirted model In the past few days we have seen videos of married Sanna Marin slow-dancing with a hunky pop star and grinding against a mini-skirted model. Perhaps most shockingly of all, was the leaked picture of topless women kissing in the bathroom of the Prime Minister’s official residence. Now that’s what I call a Partygate. The fun-loving PM was on the verge of tears on Wednesday as she defended herself, insisting that she is “also human” and complaining that “this week has not been easy”. Read more on Sanna MarinTEARFUL PM...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)China's threat to Taiwan is "more serious than ever," but the island will stand firm to protect its freedom and democracy -- including by welcoming those who support it, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told CNN in an interview Monday. Wu's defiant message came as China said it continued military drills around the self-governing island, after a four-day show of force following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taipei last week."China has always been threatening Taiwan for years and it's getting more serious in the last few years," Wu said. "Whether Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan or not, the Chinese military threat against Taiwan has always been there and that is the fact that we need to deal with." Military drills drum home Chinas relentless message in the Taiwan StraitWelcoming overseas friends to the island was a key part of Taiwan's strategy to counter China's attempts to isolate it from the international community -- regardless of the potential backlash from Beijing, Wu said."(China) cannot dictate to Taiwan that we should not welcome anyone who likes to come and...
    An MRI showed no serious damage to the left foot of Ravens center Tyler Linderbaum, coach John Harbaugh said, but the first-round draft pick could miss a week or more of training camp. “It’s not going to be all of training camp unless something changes,” Harbaugh said Friday, noting that the rookie will push to come back sooner rather than later. Linderbaum left practice Thursday after he hurt his foot while blocking on a running play. He walked off on his own power. He has worked as the team’s starting center throughout training camp, just as Harbaugh said he would after he was drafted. But his absence will lead to more reps for backups Patrick Mekari and Trystan Colon and give the Ravens a chance to audition emergency candidates to step in at center on game days. “We’ve got to get some other guys ready,” Harbaugh said. No. 1 wide receiver Rashod Bateman also missed practice Friday with what Harbaugh described as a “minor thing.” Though any injury to Bateman is a concern after groin surgery cost him the start...
    Mike Trout’s return to the Los Angeles Angels lineup will be delayed after latest injury update. Do not expect Mike Trout to be returning to the Los Angeles Angels lineup when he is eligible to come off the injured list on Monday. Trout has not played for the Halos since July 12 due to a back issue. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported on Saturday evening that “Mike Trout had a cortisone shot in his back a few days ago. He will not be ready when he’s eligible on Monday. It’s TBD after that, per head athletic trainer Mike Frostad.” Trout may have been an All-Star for the 10th time in his career, but he might be breaking down. Mike Trout had a cortisone shot in his back a few days ago. He will not be ready when he’s eligible on Monday. It’s TBD after that, per head athletic trainer Mike Frostad. #Angels — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 23, 2022 All the while, the Angels are 39-55 on the year with next to no chance of making...
    As Federal prosecutors wrap up their investigation into Hunter Biden, a former Department of Justice official believes the president's son has landed a 'generous' plea deal to only admit minor charges. Lawyer Jim Trusty, former chief of the DOJ's Organized Crime Section, said reports that the investigation is coming to an end suggests that Hunter will be hit with minor tax charges and for making false statements when purchasing a handgun in 2018. He believed it was unlikely that Biden would face any charges involving the investigation into alleged money laundering and violation of lobbying laws that claimed Biden used his father for controversial business dealings overseas.  'We're not hearing the word 'conspiracy' and we are hearing and seeing an awful lot of drug addiction vignettes, so I think the 'critical phase' could be more about reaching a plea agreement designed to end the entire inquiry rather than seeing a fully investigated 'pay-to-play' scheme,' Trusty told the New York Post.  A former Department of Justice official believes Hunter Biden has landed a 'generous' plea deal to only admit to minor...
    The Chicago White Sox begin a make-or-break trip to Cleveland and Minnesota on Monday, facing the teams ahead of them in the American League Central in the final week before the All-Star break. The Sox could play themselves out of contention with a poor trip, or they could make a statement they’re still the team to beat in the second half by dominating the Guardians and Twins. But the way the season has gone, chances are they’ll be close to where they were Sunday, looking up at the Twins and repeating their mantra: “It’s still early.” Whatever your perception of the Sox, know that manager Tony La Russa believes the media hype about the importance of the eight-game trip is merited, even though he’s sticking to the mantra. “We need to play competitively and come out with competitive results,” La Russa said Sunday morning in the Sox dugout. “The one thing you have to temper the hype with is when it’s over, you’re still in July. But it’s an important road trip. It’s an important game today.” The Sox came...
    WHEN your little one is unwell, it can be hard to help ease their discomfort. Most of the time, headaches aren't serious and go away on their own. 1Most of the time, headaches are harmless, but one expert has warned the key signs you should look out forCredit: Getty But for little ones, they can be troubling and one expert has warned there are some signs you must learn to spot as to when they could be dangerous. Paediatric nurse and mum Sarah Hunstead said headaches are quite common in children. However, she highlighted that when they progress to a migraine, these attacks can be scary for both parent and child. Posting to CPR Kids Facebook page, she said you must see a doctor if you little one's headaches start to disrupt your child's school, home or social life. Read more on childhood illnessDIRE WARNING Everything changed when my daughter told me she couldn't feel her legsMUM'S HORROR I was told to go home & make memories with my boy when he was born with cancer These are the other...
    Over-confidence could be the enemy of good health, a new study has found — because adults with too much self-belief are less likely to visit doctors even when they are feeling unwell. Researchers at the University of Vienna, Austria, found that people aged 50 and over who were too confident about their health visited the doctor two times less a year on average than those who were not. They warned this could lead to serious diseases such as cancer only being diagnosed in the late stages — when the patient is harder to treat. It comes as part of a growing body of research showing the downsides of too much confidence, including poor financial decisions, wasting time on bad ideas and losing the trust of others around you.  Researchers at the University of Vienna, Austria, found those who were over-confident about their health visited the doctor two times less a year on average than those who were not confident (stock) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next New York City is America's monkeypox hotspot: Metropolis... Putting...
    Multiple baby formula manufacturers on Wednesday told President Joe Biden they knew the shutting down of the Abbott plant in February would lead to shortages and that they warned the FDA about it. Their comments are raising questions about why Biden and his administration didn't act faster to get more formula produced and onto store shelves. The closure resulted in a bare grocery store shelves, a major hike in formula prices and frantic parents worried about feeding their children. Biden defended his administration's response, saying they 'kicked everything into gear' when they knew how bad the problem was.  'I don't think anyone anticipated the impact of one facility,' the president said, referring to the closure of Abbott's Michigan plant, which is a major producer of infant formula. 'Once we learned of the extent of it, and how broad it was, we've kicked everything in the gear. And I think we're on the way to be able to completely solve the problem,' he said in response to reporters' questions. But when asked why the administration didn't act sooner, given the executives'...
    Vladimir Putin is suffering from 'several serious illnesses' including cancer - but 'will not die tomorrow', a Ukrainian intelligence chief has claimed. Kyiv military spy chief Kyrylo Budanov said he fears the Russian leader still has a 'few more years' left in him. The major-general yesterday claimed Putin was the target of an assassination attempt shortly after launching his invasion.  He said the abortive bid was by representatives of the Caucasus, but gave no further details. In an much-heralded interview with Ukrayinska Pravda, Budanov, 36, confirmed that the Ukrainians believe Putin is suffering from cancer, but did not add to an advance excerpt from the interview which revealed an apparent assassination bid on him. Vladimir Putin is suffering from 'several serious illnesses' including cancer - but 'will not die tomorrow', Kyrylo Budanov has claimed The major-general yesterday claimed Putin was the target of an assassination attempt shortly after launching his invasion (pictured yesterday) 'He has several serious illnesses, one of which is cancer,' he said. 'But it is not worth hoping that Putin will die tomorrow. 'He has at least a...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.The Twitter board of directors convened on Sunday for a dialogue about Elon Musk's takeover offer — a potential prelude to negotiations with the Tesla CEO about next steps.A person familiar with the matter confirmed a board meeting took place on Sunday and said that discussions about Musk's bid have turned serious.The source spoke after the Wall Street Journal broke the news that the "two sides are meeting," signaling that "the social-media company could be more receptive to a deal.""Twitter reassesses Musk bid, may be more open to deal" was the Journal's lead headline for much of Sunday afternoon and evening, prompting newfound speculation about Twitter's future.Read MoreThe New York Times advanced the story a few hours after the Journal by reporting that the Twitter board initially met "on Sunday morning to discuss" Musk's bid, adding that "Twitter's board planned to meet with Mr. Musk's side later on Sunday to discuss other contours around a potential deal."None of...
    (CNN)An Illinois grand jury has indicted entertainer R. Kelly on 11 new charges in his sexual assault and sexual abuse case, including four new felonies with maximum penalties of 30 years in prison, according to court documents released Thursday.His attorney said Kelly has been recharged in his existing case as it pertains to one alleged victim.The charges range from aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the document says. A person convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault can be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison, according to Illinois law.Kelly, 52, has vehemently denied any allegations of sexual misconduct. Read MoreA crisis manager for Kelly, Darrell Johnson, said, "He still maintains his innocence and denies all accusations brought against him by Jerhonda Pace in any state moving forward. He looks forward to a swift and speedy trial." Pace, who is listed as JP in court documents, posted a public message on her Facebook page. "Yes, I am aware of the 11 new counts against R. Kelly. Yes, all new counts are related to...
    Viagra could harm your vision, a study claimed today. Canadian experts found regularly taking the common erectile dysfunction pill may raise the risk of three serious eye conditions. Three other impotence medicines — Cialis, Levitra and Spedra — were also named as being potential triggers of eye problems. They found the medications may cause sudden losses of vision, flashes of light and dark spots or 'floaters' in those who take them.  Increasing blood flow to the genitals with the pills could be hindering its supply to the eyes, which the experts suggested may be to blame. Lead researcher Dr Mahyar Etminan, an ophthalmologist at the University of British Columbia, said people using the drugs who develop vision problems should 'seek medical attention'. Dr Etminan said: 'These are rare conditions, and the risk of developing one remains very low for any individual user.  'However, the sheer number of prescriptions dispensed each month in the US —about 20million — means that a significant number of people could be impacted. 'Regular users who find any changes in their vision should take it seriously...
    A Los Angeles mansion frequented by Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart was bought by a real estate developer working for BLM founder Patrisse Cullors and her partner for $3.1 million, and then purchased by BLM's foundation just six days later for $5.8 million in cash, it has emerged. The rapid price inflation 'raises serious questions,' ethics experts said. The purchase of the 6,500 square-foot, six-bedroom property in Studio City was first revealed on Monday by New York Magazine, amid growing questions about BLM's finances. The organization in February 2021 said it had taken in more than $90 million in 2020 and still had $60 million on hand, but it remains unclear how that money is being managed or even where it is. Cullors, the co-founder of the organization, resigned in May 2021 as director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), amid scrutiny of her property empire. She has written best-selling books, and has a contract with Warner Brothers to produce content. On Wednesday, Cullors, 38, angrily hit back at the questions over cash purchase of the Studio City...
    WORKING parents are especially worried about missing out on their kids' lives, according to a new study. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Amazon Glow ahead of the launch of their newest kid-focused device, the study revealed that 59% of working parents cite their jobs as making it challenging to spend a desired amount of time with their kids. 3A new study found that more than half of working parents experience FOMO with their kidsCredit: Getty 3Parents are especially worried about missing out on their kids' bedtimeCredit: Getty Out of 2,000 parents, the study found that 63% of them never want to miss a moment of their child's life, and 61% feel guilty when they're absent during those times. The fear of missing out, aka FOMO, is higher in parents whose work requires them to be on the job in the afternoon and evenings. First responders (66%), commercial truck drivers (66%) and healthcare workers (64%) all say they miss out on critical moments of their kid's life due to their jobs. Interestingly enough, bedtime especially seems to be the...
    KIM Kardashian and Pete Davidson are taking their relationship to the next level as their romance grows to become more serious. The reality star recently joined her boyfriend on a trip to New York City, where he was filming a movie, and got to meet his grandparents. 5Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at the comedian's 28th birthday partyCredit: Instagram 5Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson lay on the floor before a night outCredit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian Since production for the comedian's upcoming project is close to his grandparents' Staten Island home, he spent some time with his family and Kim after filming was finished for the day, TMZ first reported. He is reportedly filming James DeMonaco's horror-thriller, The Home. Pete has already met most of Kim's family including her mother, Kris Jenner, her sisters, and many of her friends. In fact, the comedian was first photographed with Kris and Flavor Flav at her home in SoCal back in November 2021. READ MORE ABOUT KIM KARDASHIANPUTT-ING PETE FIRST Kim lends Pete her $21K golf cart to drop pizza off...
    In a new study, Johns Hopkins economist Robert Moffitt suggests that the U.S. government underestimated the number of people in poverty by roughly 8 million in the 2019 census income-based count. Both Moffitt and co-author John Fitzgerald, of Bowdoin College, say that previous government counts ignored information such as credit card debt and health care deductibles, which “disproportionately burden the poor.” More Government News More Baltimore News The two find that 48 million people lives below the poverty line of $26,000 a year for a family of four, compared to the Census Bureau’s estimate of 40 million. “Eight million extra people are living in poverty according to our calculation,” Moffitt said in a statement. “It reminds us that a lot of people don’t have enough money to buy the basic necessities for life.” The paper, which will be presented at the Brookings Institution’s Spring 2022 conference, offers a new method for how poverty could be measured. Their measurement — the Supplemental Expenditure Poverty Measure — would use quarterly reports of spending data and combine the spending data typically...
    (CNN)A new study on the severity of the BA.2 strain of the coronavirus in children in Hong Kong found that it was more serious for children compared with other variants or compared with parainfluenza or influenza. However, in absolute numbers, the research counted a small number of deaths and other serious outcomes, and the findings may be less applicable to the US, where there has been more Covid-19 transmission and thus more population-level immunity.The findings are considered preliminary because they come from a preprint, or a study that has not been scrutinized by outside researchers or published in a medical journal. They have also not been confirmed by other studies, which makes them less certain.As BA.2 grows in the US, experts look to other countries to predict its impact here"I think it's a little hard to know what that will look like here, where probably a large fraction of our population has been exposed at some point before either to Delta or BA.1," said Dr. Beth Thielen, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.But Thielen...
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Thursday there would a serious risk to Europe if Vladimir Putin uses chemical weapons in Ukraine as President Joe Biden formed a 'Tiger Team' to deal with fears Russia could get more aggressive in its attack. Both Stoltenberg and Biden have ratchet up their warnings in recent days about Russia's potential use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. 'It will be a catastrophe for the people of Ukraine and we could see the spread of chemical agents into NATO territory,' Stoltenberg told reporters on Thursday when he arrived at NATO headquarters ahead of his meeting with Biden.  Stoltenberg said 'any use of chemical weapons would fundamentally change the nature of the conflict. It would be a blatant violation of international law, and it will have widespread and severe consequences.'   He vowed NATO would be ready to respond.  'I will not speculate beyond the fact that NATO is always ready to defend, to protect and to react to any type of attack on a NATO-allied country,' he said.  His warning comes amid a report the Biden...
    A former employee at the University of Maryland has been indicted in Prince George’s County on two counts of theft, but prosecutors say Lisa Schuetz, of Severn, made the major haul over several years. “From 2016 to 2020, Schuetz abused her official position and purchasing authority by engaging in a scheme to defraud the University of Maryland at College Park in an amount exceeding $1.1 million,” State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said. More Prince George’s County News More Education News More Crime News Schuetz is charged with one count of theft over $100,000 and one count of theft between $1,500 and $250,000. She’s due to make her first appearance in court on March 25. Schuetz worked in various roles at the engineering school with the university for nearly two decades. From 2012 to 2020, she was a director in the Mechanical Engineering department of the Engineering School, a position which gave her access and oversight of money. She left that position in 2020 and took a job at Johns Hopkins University as a grant and contracts analyst. At the...
    Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM. Meghan McCain defended herself after backlash from a tweet she posted calling Vice President Kamala Harris not a “serious person” to send overseas for meetings regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writing that she respected the office but stood by her words and wanted the White House to send a “more capable diplomat” to represent American’s interests. McCain’s tweet came in response to a report from The Hill that President Joe Biden’s administration was discussing sending Harris to Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania as the Biden administration seeks to reach out to allies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Due to security protocols regarding the president, it’s a far heavier lift to send Biden to the region in person. Harris recently returned from the Munich Security Conference, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels today meeting with NATO and EU allies. “Please for the love of God, send a serious person instead,” McCain wrote along with a retweet of the Hill article.   Please for the love of God, send a serious person instead. https://t.co/5jxCcAYfAB —...
    MSNBC contributor Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding became the latest guest to claim the omicron coronavirus variant could pose a serious threat to school children. On Wednesday, Feigl-Ding appeared on "The Mehdi Hassan Show" on Peacock to discuss the rollback of mask mandates in some Democrat-run states. Although even CNN contributor Dr. Leana Wen has suggested this may be the time to end mask mandates, Feigl-Ding pushed back.  FORMER CDC DIRECTOR PUSHES BACK ON MANDATORY SCHOOL MASK MANDATES: THE SCHOOL SETTING IS A SAFE SETTING  The Washington Post published an opinion piece condemning parent’s right.  (i) "I vehemently disagree," Feigl-Ding said. "We know many schools don’t have masks, so where there are masks, that is in certain ways the stopgap against transmission," he explained. "And we know that with omicron, it’s actually more severe in children than in adults." On Feb. 2, fellow MSNBC guest Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made a similar claim on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" when he suggested that unvaccinated children would be "likely" to get a "serious" case of omicron. "With the omicron variant, kids are either going to...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A new study of National Education Association members found burnout is the top issue currently facing teachers. More than half of those surveyed said they are more likely to leave the field sooner than planned because of the COVID pandemic. A total of 3,521 active educators were surveyed on a variety of topics from January 14-24. Of those polled, 67% said burnout is a very serious issue and 90% said it is very serious or somewhat serious. The study found that 55% of NEA members polled are more likely to leave or retire from education sooner than planned due to the pandemic. That is nearly twice the number of people who said the same during a survey in July 2020. Teacher and staff shortages due to absences and unfilled positions are a common stressor, the survey found. Also of concern are ventilation systems, which educators said are the safety measure they would like to see in their schools.
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said that President Joe Biden didn’t lift sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, he just chose not to impose the more serious sanctions on the pipeline, and that doing so did not encourage Vladimir Putin’s recent aggression. Host David Asman asked, [relevant remarks begin around 1:55] “Now, do you think that President Biden’s elimination or lifting of the sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline had anything to do with emboldening Putin to go ahead with this?” Smith responded, “I don’t. I mean, Putin’s design here is not just to build a pipeline. I think we need to be very, very clear, Putin wants to reconstitute the Soviet empire.” He later added, “First of all, we did not lift the sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Those sanctions were not put in place. The Biden administration, per the law, had the option of deciding whether or not to impose them and he decided not to impose the more serious of those...
    After the remains of Hurricane Ida dumped historic levels of rain in the Northeast last year, ABC News’ chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, stood in front of a collapsed bridge in New Jersey and gave viewers of “Good Morning America” a clear warning. “Human-induced” global warming does not cause storms like Hurricane Ida to happen in the first place, Zee said. But the higher moisture levels over oceans do make them more destructive. “Extreme events that would have already happened,” she said, “are going to become more extreme.” The job of TV weather reporter is changing along with the weather. For decades, the men and women taking their best educated guess about the weather provided a respite from grim news reports, often playing a comic foil to the anchors. But Zee and her colleagues see themselves as tracking maybe the most serious story of our time. Increasingly destructive weather had already given TV meteorologists a more visceral presence in viewers’ lives. In the past few years, though, they have often gone out of their way to remind viewers explicitly that human-created...
    Jimmy Garoppolo is banged up heading into the 49ers’ Divisional Round matchup with the Packers, but is the quarterback more injured than we realize? San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has dealt with a number of injuries over the years and, most recently, missed a game late in the regular season with a hand ailment. That is still bothering him a bit and is something fans have been monitoring throughout the playoffs. However, the injury situation with Jimmy G might be more serious than is being let on by the Niners. For starters, it appears that Garoppolo is dealing with a shoulder injury suffered in the win over the Cowboys on Sunday, though he ducked a question about it in a way on Tuesday. Reporters question to Jimmy Garoppolo: "Whats bothering you more, the shoulder or the thumb?" Garoppolo: "Yes." — David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) January 19, 2022 More concerning, though, is that the quarterback seemed noticeably non-commital about starting against the Packers in the Divisional Round while rumors swirl that his availability is very much in doubt. Reporters question...
    Fox News and many conservatives have falsely claimed that CDC Chief Dr. Rochelle Walensky has “admitted” that 75 percent of all Covid deaths occurred in people with at least 4 grave comorbidities. On Friday’s edition of Good Morning America, co-anchor Cecilia Vega asked Dr. Walensky about a new study published by the CDC, and while a key chunk of Walensy’s answer was edited out, the context was clear enough for anyone who wanted to accurately report it. Here’s how the original exchange aired: VEGA: I want to ask you about those encouraging headlines that we’re talking about this morning, this new study showing just how well vaccines are working to prevent severe illness. Given that, is it time to start rethinking how we’re living with this virus, that it’s potentially here to stay?” DR. WALENSKY: The overwhelming number of death, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So really, these are people who were unwell to begin with. And yes, really encouraging news in the context of omicron. This means not only just to get your primary...
    The loved ones of a Bank of America executive who was found beaten to death inside her home are pressing for special circumstance charges to be filed against her alleged killer as Los Angeles County's top prosecutor faces criticism and a recall effort over his progressive policies. Michelle Avan, 48, had recently been promoted to a senior vice president position when she was killed by her former boyfriend, a colleague, Anthony Turner, authorities said. She was found Aug. 5, 2021, inside her home in Los Angeles' Reseda neighborhood.  Avan's loved ones are frustrated with District Attorney George Gascon's office for not filing special circumstances charges against Turner, saying he could be possibly be freed on parole after 10 years if convicted.  LAPD OFFICERS PULL PILOT FROM PLANE SECONDS BEFORE TRAIN CRASH IN DRAMATIC VIDEO Michelle Avan, 48, was allegedly beaten to death by her former boyfriend. Her family is pressing for prosecutors to charge him with special circumstance crimes. (Courtesy of the Avan family) "He's eligible for anything that a murderer should not be eligible for," Avan's brother, Patrick...
              moreby Debra Heine   Dr. Peter McCullough, a top cardiologist and leader in the medical response to the COVID pandemic, said in a recent interview that myocarditis in young people post vaccine is far more dangerous than the COVID version of the heart disease. Cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the heart muscle—have spiked dramatically among previously healthy people in heavily vaccinated countries. Health officials have maintained that vaccine-induced myocarditis is rare, and worth the risk because COVID-induced myocarditis is much more prevalent. During a wide-ranging interview with Dr. Al Johnson of the Real News Communications Network, McCullough expressed an alternative viewpoint. He told Dr. Johnson that the type of myocarditis that occurs with a natural infection is very different from the myocarditis seen in people who have been vaccinated. In the COVID-19 cases, the heart inflammation happens mainly in those who are in the intensive care unit with severe COVID, and who have an elevation in their troponin levels, McCullough explained. Troponin is a type of protein found in skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle. Measurements of cardiac-specific troponins are used as diagnostic and prognostic indicators in...
    President Joe Biden could be grappling with a mutiny among Senate Democrats over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as he readies to speak with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.  Republican Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa indicated in a Fox News Sunday interview that a measure to override Biden's decision to allow the controversial pipeline between Russia and Germany could have support from her colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy, who appeared alongside her, said the president is still looking at ways to punish Putin over Russia's lightning-fast buildup of troops at the Ukrainian border - and sanctions on energy and the economy aren't off the table. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, completed in September after, stands to strengthen Russia's leverage against the rest of Europe. Russia is Europe's largest source of natural gas, accounting for 35 percent of the continent's use. Putin's influence in the region stands to rise amid Russia's increasingly hostile stance toward Ukraine over its growing closeness with countries in the European Union and NATO. The pipeline would allow Germany to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City saw almost no rearrests for serious offenses after the State’s Attorney’s Office stopped prosecuting low-level drug possession and prostitution, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report also found the new policy headed off new arrests for low-level drug possession and prostitution, particularly in Black communities. READ MORE: Maryland Women's Basketball Opens Season Ranked No. 4 In AP Poll; Men's Team Ranked No. 21At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ordered her staff to drop all pending charges against people arrested for certain non-violent offenses. The move was initially designed to curb the spread of coronavirus among inmates, but about a year later, her office announced the policy would remain in place. “There is no public safety value, and never really was any public safety value, in prosecuting these low-level offenses,” Mosby said at the time. “It is wholly counterproductive to continue to prioritize low-level offenses over violent crime.” A key finding from the Hopkins report, “Evaluation of Prosecutorial Drug...
    The Seattle Seahawks could be without their running back Chris Carson for the long term. The Seattle Seahawks are 2-2 heading into Thursday night’s contest with the Los Angeles Rams. They bounced back in Week 4 against the 49ers to secure a 28-21 victory after dropping two in a row to the Titans and Vikings. Part of Seattle’s inconsistency this year has been with their run game. After losing running back Rashaad Penny in Week 1 to a calf injury, the Seahawks might now have to gain ground without their starter Chris Carson as well. Carson is officially listed as questionable against the Rams and will be a game-time decision. What’s worse for Seattle is the severity of Carson’s injury. According to Michael Fabiano on Twitter, Carson’s neck issue might sideline him from more than just football. "Chris Carson has a chronic, long-term neck injury. … Hes probably not going to play [on Thursday]." @CorbinSmithNFL on Fantasy Dirt @SiriusXMFantasy — Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 7, 2021 Chris Carson’s injury for the Seattle Seahawks is serious The phrases “chronic” and “long-term”...
    HEARTBURN is something that afflicts millions every day. It is usually harmless and will go away within a day - causing an uncomfortable afternoon. 1Heartburn can indicate something more sinister is going on, or be mistaken instead of something more seriousCredit: Getty - Contributor But sometimes it can be an indication of something more serious that needs to be looked at. Recent research has linked heartburn to an increased risk of cancer and heart attacks. There are eight warning signs that mean you should contact your doctor, these are: Your heartburn won’t go away. Your heartburn symptoms become more severe or frequent. It’s hard or hurts to swallow. Your heartburn causes you to vomit. You have had unexpected weight loss. You take over-the-counter antacids for more than two weeks and still have heartburn symptoms. You have heartburn symptoms even after taking prescription medicines. You have serious hoarseness or wheezing Most read in WellbeingExclusiveSIMPLE TEST My baby died of virus caught in the womb - if I was tested she might've lived'I'M SHAKEN' The Sun’s Deborah James sheds tears for pals lost...
    YOU may have noticed a change in your period recently and wondered if it’s worth seeing a doctor for. Growing research is showing that Covid is disrupting women’s cycles, due to both stress and the vaccine. 1Some women have seen their periods change over the pandemic, mostly becoming worseCredit: Alamy A study published this week in the Journal of Women’s Health  found that half of American women surveyed saw their periods get longer and heavier between March and August of 2020. The researchers put it down to pandemic stress, considering respondents also reported higher levels of stress. But there are a number of reasons why your period may change in length, or become heavier, lighter, more painful, stop, or generally become irregular. Some of these may need medical attention. Here we look at the reasons why your period might have changed: Covid-19 Northwestern University’s study, showing that 54 per cent of women had seen their menstrual cycle change, is backed by a British study. The survey, led by Georgie Bruinvels of Orreco Ltd, a company that supports the healthcare of...
    Right-wing activist Laura Loomer is calling for prayers as she claims her COVID-19 symptoms are 'brutal' after attesting the virus was no worse than food poisoning.  The unvaccinated activist, 28, claimed she had body aches and nausea. She wrote on Gettr - a social media platform created by former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller: 'Just pray for me please. Can't even begin to explain how brutal the body aches and nausea that come with covid are. I am in so much pain. This is honestly the worst part about it.'   Self-proclaimed pro-democracy media company Meidas Touch reposted it on Twitter, where Loomer is banned permanently for making hate comments and violating the company's rules, writing: 'Yikes. Please take this virus seriously, get vaccinated and wear a mask...'  She told fans on the conservative social media platform that she has a fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, severe body aches, and feels like she 'got hit by a bus.'  She later wrote on her Telegram page - a Russian-based social media platform that has been known for distributing revenge porn,...
    “Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democratic voters believe supporters of Donald Trump are a serious threat to the nation,” reports pollster Scott Rasmussen. What’s more, 56 percent of Democrats see the unvaccinated as a “serious threat” to America. By comparison, fewer Democrats consider the Taliban (44 percent), China (44 percent), socialists (19 percent), illegal immigrants (20 percent), Russia (37 percent), and defund the police activists (24 percent) as a serious threat. Republicans, however, chose the Taliban (66 percent), defund the police lunatics (62 percent), and China (58 percent) over Trump supporters (9 percent) and the unvaccinated (29 percent). Independent voters are much closer to Republicans than Democrats. This poll helps to explain the recent behavior of His Fraudulency Joe Biden, who just armed the Taliban with tens of billions of dollars in operational war equipment and handed them hundreds of American hostages, while, at the same time, he and the media are much more focused on waging war against Trump supporters and the unvaccinated. Taliban fighters atop Humvee vehicles parade along a road to celebrate after the US pulled all its...
    Democrats believe Trump supporters are a more serious threat to America than the Taliban, China or Russia, according to a new poll by Scott Rasmussen. The poll found that 57% of Democratic registered voters believe supporters of former President Donald Trump are a “serious threat to the nation.” That compares to just 44% for the Taliban, 44% for China and 37% for Russia. Democrats See Trump Supporters and the Unvaccinated As Biggest Threat to Nation… https://t.co/CHwsMFpFcn — Scott Rasmussen (@ScottWRasmussen) September 12, 2021 Republicans, by contrast, considered the Taliban to be the biggest threat, with 66% saying they are a serious threat. The Taliban were followed by “Defund the Police activists” at 62% and 58% for China. Independents surveyed held the same top three concerns as Republicans, with the Taliban topping the list followed by China then Defund the Police activists. (RELATED: Outgoing FDA Leaders Break With Biden, Say COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Need Boosters In New Letter) Democrats’ second biggest concern was unvaccinated Americans. 56% of Democrats said they posed a serious threat to the country. President Joe Biden...
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