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    Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden took a victory lap after a 3rd quarter GDP report that was better than expected, pointedly reminding “doomsayers” that he has been saying all along the economy is strong. On Thursday morning, brand-new economic numbers showed a better-than-expected increase in Gross Domestic Product and a significant slowing in a key inflation indicator, the PCE price index: “Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2022 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP decreased 0.6 percent.” “The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 4.6 percent in the third quarter, compared with an increase of 8.5 percent in the second quarter (table 4). The PCE price index increased 4.2 percent, compared with an increase of 7.3 percent. Excluding food and energy prices, the PCE price index increased 4.5 percent, compared with an increase of 4.7 percent.” In a statement emailed to Mediaite, President Biden rebuked “doomsayers” who insist the U.S. is...
    A PLUS-SIZE woman has found the best bodysuit for big-busted women like herself, and she doesn't even have to wear a bra. The large-chested woman said she has found the most flattering bodysuit from fashion brand Klassy Network that supports her chest and accentuates her waist. 4Model Emma Arletta is plus-size with big boobs and says she found the most flattering bodysuit for her figureCredit: Instagram/@emma.arletta 4Arletta shares the Klassy Network bodysuit that has a built-in bra with viewersCredit: Instagram/@emma.arletta Plus-size model Emma Arletta shares the style secret by clothing brand Klassy Network in a body-positive TikTok video. Perfectly captioned, "this is for the big titty committee girlies !!!!!" the try-on sheds a light on the areas many plus-size and busty women grapple with on their bodies and also how the product combats them. Much of Arletta's social content consists of plus-size clothing hauls, product reviews, and body-inclusive messages. Her confident presence online resonates with many people, including her recent haul of a popular Victoria's Secret lingerie item. READ MORE SHOPPING HAULSSHEIN SHOCKER I did a massive Shein...
    Health workers sit at a check-in table at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images People living with HIV who have monkeypox are hospitalized more than twice as often as other patients diagnosed with the rapidly spreading virus, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a report published Thursday, the CDC found that 38% of nearly 2,000 people diagnosed with monkeypox between May and July were living with HIV. Among 1,300 monkeypox patients with more detailed clinical data, 8% of HIV-positive individuals were hospitalized compared with 3% of people without HIV infection. The CDC found that HIV-positive individuals in particular with low T-cell counts, which indicates a weaker immune system, and in whom the virus is not suppressed are hospitalized more frequently with monkeypox. But data on the reason for hospitalization is incomplete so it's unknown whether HIV-positive people hospitalized with monkeypox are suffering from more severe...
    (CNN)Can thinking that you can get up the hill actually get you up the hill? It just might, according to a new study.People did better on a task relying on their working memory when they underwent cognitive training and learned it would help with their performance, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."This study was the first to demonstrate that participants' expectations of how their cognitive performance 'should' change as a result of cognitive training can influence the actual outcomes that they show," said Jocelyn Parong, the study's lead author and a postdoctoral research associate department of psychology's Learning and Transfer Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, via email. "That is, those who had the expectation that their cognition should improve did indeed improve more after 20 sessions of training than those who had the expectation that they would not improve, regardless of whether they completed a true working memory training intervention or a control training intervention."Read MoreThe study divided 193 people into two groups. One group was told cognitive training...
    Dolphins reserve center Michael Deiter walks into the locker room nowadays and experiences a different feeling than past years. “I think with this group this year everyone’s probably been more positive than in past years,” he said. “Guys have a little more upbeatness to them, if that’s a word. More positivity. And guys are excited and not so worried about stuff.” For one thing, after years of roster churning guys aren’t worried about who’s staying and who’s going. “You kind of know who’s here to stay,” linebacker Jerome Baker said. So, yes, there’s a bit of a different feeling in the 2022 Miami Dolphins locker room. The Dolphins, who have just four playoff appearances in the past 22 seasons, think they have their best roster in a long time. “I do,” general manager Chris Grier said, later adding, “We feel like we got a good deep group.” That’s why this is “The Year” for the Dolphins. They’ve worked hard to get to this point, sometimes fracturing a rule or two (the pursuit of Tom Brady), sometimes sticking a toe into...
    Later in June, Fauci discussed his experience with the illness, including a "Paxlovid rebound." He said that he took Paxlovid for five days and then subsequently tested negative for three days straight before testing positive on the fourth day. Fauci said that he began feeling even "worse than in the first go-around," and started another course of Paxlovid — at the time of the interview, he said he was on day four of his second round of Paxlovid, and that while he was not symptom free, he felt "reasonably good." U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, after previously testing positive for the illness earlier this year. Austin said in a statement, "my doctor told me that my fully vaccinated status, including two booster shots, is why my symptoms are less severe than would otherwise be the case." "Vaccinations continue to both slow the spread of COVID-19 and to make its health effects less severe. Vaccination remains a medical requirement for our workforce, and I continue to encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated and...
    President Joe Biden will be tested for covid again on Wednesday on day six of his battle and as he is showing signs of wanting out of his isolation.  Biden has no public events on his schedule for the day. He will get his daily intelligence briefing virtually and will likely be holding more zoom meetings and phone calls, which has been his routine since he tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday of last week. And he will be covid tested. The White House said they will announce the results. 'We’re going to continue to be transparent and share the President’s physician’s note — detailed — detailed note of his examination of him and how the President is going to do. We’ll have that for all of you tomorrow,' White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at Tuesday's press briefing. 'When he gets tested, we will be transparent about that and share that with you.'  If he tests negative he will get to end his isolation, returning to work in the West Wing. The White House has said Biden...
    Joe Biden 'feels well enough to resume his physical exercise regimen,' his doctor said on Tuesday, as the president enters Day Five of his covid 19. Biden's symptoms have 'almost completely resolved,' Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a statement. But the president will continue to isolate. He had been suffering from a running nose, cough and body aches.  The president also has completed the five days of his PAXLOVID treatment. The White House said the president will stay in isolation until he tests negative.  'Once he has a negative test after day five, he can end his isolation,' Covid coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said in Monday's press briefing. 'CDC guidance suggests that you wear a mask when he's around others. The President's gonna follow CDC guidance.' Joe Biden 'feels well enough to resume his physical exercise regimen,' his doctor said; the White House released the above photo of Biden working from the Truman Balcony alongside his dog Commander Biden is an avid bike rider and also likes to lift weights - above he rides his bike in Rehoboth Beach in July...
    Getty Jerry Jacobs celebrates the Lions game in Cleveland in 2021. The Detroit Lions got some tough news to start training camp with the revelation that several injured players would have to start on the PUP list, but that hasn’t stopped one from keeping the faith. Always positive, Detroit cornerback Jerry Jacobs chose to look at his inclusion on the PUP list and slow start to camp as another way to push forward and ensure he is keeping the right mindset ahead of a new season. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! After the news that Jacobs was to start sidelined this year, the cornerback hopped on Twitter and once again showed why he has one of the best mindsets on the team. As he said, he has faith and will continue moving forward to recover. I fall, I rise I get hurt I bounce back im not perfect, im human I have confidence ????????I have faith ???????? I will continue putting one...
    None of the 17 people who had close contact with Joe Biden around the time of his COVID diagnosis have tested positive for the disease, White House Coronavirus Coordinator Ashish Jha said. 'As of late yesterday, again, 17 is the number that we are tracking in the White House medical unit – none of them have tested positive as of late yesterday,' Jha told ABC's This Week program on Sunday morning. 'Obviously all those people have been contacted,' he added. 'They are following CDC protocol. And we'll continue to follow them.' Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden are among those considered close contacts along with some senior staff and members of Congress. Democratic Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren along with Democratic Representatives Jake Auchincloss and Bill Keating traveled with Biden on Air Force One Wednesday for the trip to Somerset, Massachusetts. Protocol for a 'close contact' in the White House means that a person must be within six-feet of the person who tested positive for longer than 15 minutes. This is the sam guidance issued by...
    New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt has said “it’s ridiculous” that professional athletes like himself are still testing for the coronavirus. The pitcher lamented about the current testing regiment when speaking to reporters on Thursday after he missed playing last after he tested positive for the coronavirus. “It’s ridiculous we’re still doing it,” Bassitt told reporters. ???? Chris Bassitt goes on a rant about COVID protocols after spending time on COVID IL list https://t.co/CCkkn1fm2d pic.twitter.com/PyXnITL3O5 — New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) July 7, 2022 When asked about a solution to the ongoing problem, Bassitt said the time has come to “stop testing.” “Stop acting like COVID is far worse than a lot of other things,” he said. “I mean, not trying to get too much into it, but I was never sick. Never had a symptom. So, sitting out for two weeks or possibly a week for zero symptoms. I don’t know.” Major League Baseball (MLB) ended its robust testing regiment in March of this year and reserved it only for athletes who experience symptoms. Bassitt said that he decided...
    The lines on the at-home test made it official: You’re positive for the coronavirus. Now what? Week over week, tens of thousands of Californians are asking themselves that same question, as the pandemic’s latest wave continues to demonstrate its stubborn sticking power. Here are some important steps you can take: California Will everyone in California eventually get coronavirus? What we know Getting vaccinated and boosted and wearing a mask in crowded indoor settings are still the best protections, health experts say. See if you’re eligible for anti-COVID drugs There are two antiviral oral medications available for eligible patients, and they can get them at no cost. But you need to start taking the pills within five days of the start of symptoms. With all anti-COVID drugs, it’s best to take the drugs as soon as symptoms begin. Paxlovid is available for people age 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds. Molnupiravir can be given to those 18 and over, but it is not advised for patients who are pregnant and...
    WITH Prince Andrew testing positive for Covid and pulling out of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations - eyes have rolled over to The Queen health. The Duke of York was seen Her Majesty in the last few days, prompting questions as to whether the monarch is experiencing any symptoms of the virus. 1The Queen spent time with Prince Charles a few days before he tested positive this monthCredit: AFP Does the Queen have Covid? No, The Queen does not have Covid. Her Majesty has since tested negative and not met with her son since his diagnosis. Andrew had been expected to join his mum at her Service of Thanksgiving on Friday at St Paul's Cathedral but has now pulled out. The Queen is expected to carry out her regular services, with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations scheduled to go ahead as planned. Prince Andrew's battle with Covid comes months after The Queen tested positive for coronavirus in February after suffering minor cold-like symptoms after contracting the virus. News later came out that she had been in direct contact with Prince Charles two days before...
    The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip. The team said pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the club’s acting manager for a three-game series this weekend in Minnesota. Willis pitched for the Twins from 1991-95. Cleveland was off on Thursday. Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said in a statement that the team will continue to test personnel and conduct contact tracing. Antonetti said Willis “will be supported by other individuals throughout the organization until the members of our coaching staff are able to rejoin the team.” To this point, no players have tested positive with the virus. Francona learned he was positive on Wednesday about two hours before the scheduled first pitch. Soon after, Major League Baseball scrapped the Guardians’ series finale against the White Sox — the first postponement in the majors by coronavirus-related issues in 2022 — so more testing could be done. The 63-year-old Francona,...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken tested positive for COVID-19 after attending Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, parties and a Sunday brunch.  The State Department said that Blinken tested positive on a PCR test after testing negative for several days, including on an antigen test Wednesday morning.   'The Secretary has not seen President Biden in person for several days, and the President is not considered a close contact according to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,' a statement from the State Department said.   Blinken only has 'mild symptoms,' State said, and he's fully vaccinated and boosted.  Blinken was spotted through WHCD weekend attending several events including the dinner itself, the Paramount-CBS after-party at the French ambassador's house and a Sunday brunch hosted by Politico.  He met with Armenia's foreign minister Monday, Mexico's foreign minister Tuesday and Sweden's foreign minister earlier Wednesday, before his positive test result came back.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center) arrives Saturday evening at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, alongside his wife Evan Ryan (left). He tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon  Secretary of...
    Harris contracted Covid after a week-long trip to California (pictured in San Francisco on April 21)  Vice President Kamala Harris is now taking antiviral Covid-19 medication, her office announced on Tuesday night, despite earlier claiming she has 'no symptoms.'  Her press secretary Kirsten Allen said in a statement that Harris - who is fully-vaccinated and double boosted - received positive rapid and PCR test results after returning from a week in California.  Roughly seven hours after the initial update, however, Allen followed up to say Harris had begun a regiment of Pfizer's Paxlovid.  It's a pill designed to keep high-risk Covid patients out of the hospital, reducing their risk of serious illness by as much as 90 percent. Developing a more severe case of Covid is more likely in people 50 and over. Harris is 57.  'Today, after consultation with her physicians, the Vice President was prescribed and has taken Paxlovid,' the press secretary stated close to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The vice president's press secretary said she was 'not been a recent contact' to President Joe Biden or First Lady...
    Less than half of Texas Latino voters have a positive view of the Democrats in their state, according to a recently released poll from Emerson College. This could be a bad sign for Democrats, who depend highly on their vote in midterm elections. The poll found that only 49 percent of Latino voters in Texas surveyed said that they have a very or somewhat positive view of the Democrat Party. While only 25 percent said the same thing about the Republican Party, this could still be a bad sign for the Democrats. The poll was conducted as a part of Emerson College’s new nationwide initiative on Latinos to gather information about their attitudes and beliefs. The number of Hispanic eligible voters continues to rise in the United States. Republican Monica De La Cruz, running in the next general election for the 15th House congressional district, talks in her office in Alamo, Texas, Thursday, July 8, 2021. In Republicans’ bid to retake control of Congress, this traditionally Democratic stretch of south Texas has quietly become a top battleground. After making unexpected gains last November, the...
    In a Pew Research Center poll of U.S. adults seeking their views on six world leaders, President Volodymyr Zelensky came out narrowly ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Okay, that “narrowly” was a joke. In the Pew Survey, when asked how much confidence respondents have in six prominent world leaders, Zelensky scored the highest: combining those who said they had “some” or “a lot” of confidence in the six leaders, Zelensky crushed the field. By 72-26 percent U.S. adults have a positive view of Zelensky. (That 72 percent breaks down to 33 percent who had “a lot of confidence” in Zelensky and 39 percent who said they had “some confidence” in Zelensky. Tough crowd.) By contrast, two percent of U.S. respondents expressed “a lot of confidence” in Putin, four percent had “some,” for a total six percent who had a positive view of Putin. On the downside, 15 percent said they had “not too much” confidence and 77 percent who had “none at all” in Putin, making him by far the most dimly viewed in the survey. It’s also the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– In recognition of Women’s History Month the Denver Police Museum is honoring one of their retired police sergeants for her decades of service. On Thursday, dozens of friends, family and former colleagues packed into a room at the District 3 headquarters where Margaret Chavez once worked. (credit: CBS) “I always feel better if I’m the bridesmaid you know what I’m saying,” Chavez laughed. The retired police sergeant isn’t fond of the attention, but ask anyone who knows her and they’ll say she is certainly deserving of the recognition. “I can tell you most certainly she made a positive impact on me,” and truly do believe that she made a positive difference to the citizens in the communities she served as part of women’s history month,” one current female officer told the crowd. As the honoree, she received a flag flown over the state Capitol and city council. Chavez also accepted a proclamation from Denver City Council as a female pioneer in the police force. (credit: CBS) “It’s humbling… it really is,” she said. Chavez who worked for years...
    SCIENTISTS are working on plans to green light a second Covid booster jab for all over-50s this Autumn, Sajid Javid said today. The Health Secretary said another vaccine rollout is being considered as he urged Brits to catch the virus to act like they have flu. 3Covid booster jabs could be rolled out to all over-50s this AutumnCredit: Getty 3Sajid Javid said rising cases were to be expected And he said that people who test positive should still self-isolate for at least four or five days before returning to work. He said ministers are not worried about rising cases, which was "always going to be the case" as the country ended all restrictions. Mr Javid also brushed aside warnings of growing hospitalisations and insisted the Government is worried the NHS will come under pressure. The health secretary revealed that almost 60% of the 11,500 Covid patients aren't in hospital because of the virus, but for other causes. He insisted any decision on whether to roll out a fourth jab to over-50s will be taken by the Joint Committee on Vaccination...
    JILL Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are "concerned and have anxiety" for her pregnancy after both testing positive for Covid. The Counting On alum announced she was expecting her third child last month after an earlier devastating miscarriage. 7Jill Duggar & her husband Derick Dillard both tested positive for CovidCredit: Instagram 7The couple is filled with 'concern & anxiety'Credit: Instagram 7Jill announced she was expecting her third child last monthCredit: Monique Serra / @moniqueserraphotography Jill, 30, and her husband Derick tested positive Covid, confirming the news to TMZ and sharing it to her Instagram page. The couple stated to the outlet "they are both concerned about Jill battling the virus while she's expecting." The couple is "unsure" about the long-term effects for pregnant women, and Jill's heartbreaking 2021 miscarriage "only heightens their anxiety." The outlet added they are both "fully vaccinated" and taking baby Aspirin while monitoring their baby's heart rate. Jill also noted she's "thankful" she didn't catch the virus in her first trimester and that her other two boys are currently "healthy." Jill also confirmed the sad news...
    Jill Duggar announced that she and her husband, Derick Dillard, had tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday on Instagram. The 30-year-old reality television personality and her spouse, 32, were seen spending time in bed with each other in the first of her shots, and she also added a photo of two coronavirus tests. The media figure also wrote a short message in her post's caption to let her followers know about how she and her husband were doing. Down for the count: Jill Duggar announced that she and her husband, Derick Dillard, had tested positive for COVID-19 with a post that she shared to her Instagram account this past Thursday Duggar began her statement by confirming that she and Dillard had contracted the coronavirus.   She wrote: 'Give me all the hot liquids and cough drops please!! Derick & I tested + for covid for the first time and it's not fun!' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jill Duggar announces she's PREGNANT, expecting her third... Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard break their silence on the... Share...
    While staying optimistic can be tricky during these uncertain times, it could actually help you to live longer, according to a new study. Researchers from Boston University have found that optimistic people live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, and say it's because they have fewer stressful events to deal with. 'Stress is known to have a negative impact on our health,' explained Dr Lewina Lee, who led the study. 'By looking at whether optimistic people handle day-to-day stressors differently, our findings add to knowledge about how optimism may promote good health as people age.' Researchers from Boston University have found that optimistic people live longer than pessimists, and say it's because they have fewer stressful events to deal with (stock image) Optimism could make you LAZY Thinking too positively can prevent you from reaching your goals, by making you become lazy or complacent, one expert has said.  'There is no doubt that a simplistic view of positive thinking…can be dangerous,' Tim LeBon, a psychologist at City University London, told MailOnline.  'There is plenty of evidence that fantasising about a positive future...
    (CNN)A 71% majority of Americans who watched President Joe Biden's State of the Union address had a positive reaction to the speech, according to a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with a more modest 41% reacting very positively. That's a less enthusiastic reception than Biden received for his joint address to Congress last April, when 78% had a positive reaction and 51% reacted very positively. Good marks are typical for presidential addresses to Congress, as such speeches tend to attract generally friendly audiences. That's true this year as well: The pool of people who watched Biden speak was about 11 percentage points more Democratic than the general public. Surveys were conducted by text message with 544 US adults who said they watched the State of the Union on Tuesday, and are representative of the views of speech-watchers only. Respondents were recruited to participate before the speech, and were selected by a survey of members of the SSRS Opinion Panel, a nationally representative panel recruited using probability-based sampling techniques. Results for the full sample of speech-watchers have a margin of sampling...
    A BODY positive TikToker has ensured her house is full of things to promote her lifestyle, including "fat art", a butt planter and a non diet coffee station. Charis took to the social media site to share a look inside her colourful and eclectic home, as she revealed the "things in my body positive house that just make sense". 6Charis took to TikTok to reveal the things in her body positive house that just make senseCredit: TikTok/@floralfrosting 6She has a coffee station full of coffee syrups and a box of hot chocolateCredit: TikTok/@floralfrosting First up was "fat art", with several pictures of curvier people adorning the walls. Next was clothes that fit, with Charis' wardrobe full of bright and exciting prints in sizes that she doesn't struggle to get on. The house tour continued with a look at her non diet coffee station, on which Charis had numerous coffee syrups and a box of hot chocolate. Her bookshelves were also stocked with hundreds of tomes, including body positive books and tonnes of cookbooks. Charis, who...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A youth program in Camden is making an impact on hundreds of middle and high school students. Nearly all of the kids who participate go on to college. And some return to help guide future generations. READ MORE: Ukrainian Community In Delaware Valley Concerned Over Potential War With Russia: 'My Heart Is Broken'“It’s transformative in so many ways,” Jim Cummings, of Urban Promise, said. For over a decade, Cummings has transformed his love of the water to student projects in the Urban Promise program. Students helped build boats, kayaks, and more.  The ninth graders are making the best of experiential learning. “You’re gonna have adventures on the boat, for sure,” Cummings said as groups of students built a boat. All the hands-on work can be challenging, but it builds character. The work spans generations. Former students that have faced triumphs in life to this day continue to take advantage of the student-mentor relationship.  Former student Chris Williams knows first-hand. “Chris just graduated from law school,” Cummings said. “This is when he was in high school.”...
    CORONAVIRUS infections have fallen by 27 per cent in the last month, new data has revealed. A further 54,218 people have tested positive for the bug today, down on 75,041 new infections on January 16. 1The number of people testing positive with Covid in the last week has fallen, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) statesCredit: PA It's also down nine per cent of last week's daily infections, when 68,214 people tested positive for the bug. Sadly a further 199 people have died after 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. While this in down from last week's rate of 276 it's up from this time last month, when on January 16, 91 people lost their lives. It comes as data from the Office for National Statistics shows that one in 20 people now have the bug in the UK. In England, the percentage of people testing positive with Covid has decreased in the last week, with around 2,449,100 people having caught the virus. Across most regions there has been a fall in infection rates, aside from the...
    Scandal-hit Olympic ice skater Kamila Valieva may have failed a doping test because of her grandfather’s heart condition and the medication he takes, it has been claimed. The evidence was presented to the arbitration panel which heard her plea on Sunday evening and cleared the 15 year-old gold medalist to carry on in the Winter Olympics. It is claimed that the banned drug entered the teenager's because she shared a glass of water with her grandfather who has uses medication for a heart condition. In the daily International Olympic Committee briefing, member Denis Oswald confirmed Valieva’s argument for lifting her suspension was ‘contamination which happened with a product her grandfather was taking’. The publication Pravda reported the 15-year-old’s mother Alsu Valieva and her lawyer Anna Kozmenko made the suggestion during the skater’s Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing on Sunday. Valieva shared this photo on Facebook Tuesday, after she was allowed to continue skating  The gold medalist, pictured February 7, claims trimetazidine found in her system may have been ingested accidentally by sharing a glass of water with her grandpa ...
    Well, they did it again. Fouled another Olympic Games. Soiled another festival of sport. And, in many ways, it could not happen to a nicer chap. Thomas Bach, the IOC president, and Russia deserve each other. He deserves to have another Games, and with it his legacy, tainted. They deserve to have their every achievement marked with the asterisk of suspicion. When Kamila Valieva skates today and on Thursday, a giant cloud of mistrust, a question mark carved in ice, will accompany each graceful move. Is she a cheat or, more pertinently, has she been corrupted at 15 by the Russian system? This is now the biggest talking point of this Games. Valieva may be one of the great talents of this, or any other generation, but she cannot escape the taint of the Russian regime. Kamila Valieva is able to continue at the Winter Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the Russian should not be provisionally banned for a failed drugs test That Bach has bent over backwards to return Russia to the Olympics, after all...
    Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s fate will be decided on Monday. Valieva will find out if she can skate in the Winter Olympics women’s competition the next day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Saturday that the expedited hearing on her doping case will be held Sunday night in Beijing. The ruling will follow on Monday afternoon. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) Valieva, 15, is the favorite to win the gold medal was emotional following a practice session on Saturday. She tested positive for a banned heart medication called trimetazidine in Russia back in December. The star figure skater won a gold medal in the team event one week ago prior to the test result being known. Valieva is scheduled to compete as an individual on Tuesday. Earlier Saturday, the highest court in sports confirmed it has received appeals from both the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency challenging...
    CORONAVIRUS infections have fallen by almost 30 per cent in the last week, new data has revealed. It comes as the crucial R rate also slightly dropped this week, and now sits between 0.8 and 1. 1Infection rates are still high in the UK but vaccines are helping to protect people against serious illnessCredit: Alamy Last week the R rate sat between 0.8 and 1.1, but it's important to note that there is always a lag in data with these figures. A further 58,899 infections have been reported today, down from yesterday's total of 66,638 and down by 29.9 per cent from last Friday's total infection rate of 84,053. Sadly, a further 193 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test result. Around one in 19 people in England currently have coronavirus, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. Experts said that infection rates have remained high across all nations of the UK, with positive tests increasing in the South East. Both the South West and the East of England also saw an uptick in cases...
    THE Queen came into contact with Prince Charles before he tested positive for Covid, the Palace says. The Prince of Wales is self-isolating after revealing he has contracted the virus for a second time just hours after mingling with Rishi Sunak at a glitzy bash. 1Prince Charles, who has tested positive for Covid, saw his mother 'recently', sources saidCredit: Getty Royal aides say he isn't experiencing any strong symptoms. Charles saw his 95-year-old mother, 95, "recently", it was confirmed today. Officials said: The Queen and Prince of Wales did meet recently. "Her Majesty not displaying any symptoms. "The situation will continue to be monitored." Her Majesty has led by example throughout the pandemic, sitting alone at her husband's funeral in April 2021 and cancelling a family Christmas party in December because it was "the right thing to do". Despite a period of ill-health towards the end of last year, she has appeared to be on sprightly form during her recent engagements. On Monday, she beamed brightly as she travelled to Windsor from Sandringham after announcing Camilla will be Queen Consort...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A mother’s early interactions with their child can have a big impact on their future health. According to a pediatrics study, when children ages 4 and younger receive warmth and “positive parenting” from their mothers, it improves their ability to self-regulate their behavior. READ MORE: Cuban Migrants Rescued From Sinking Vessel Off Keys RepatriatedThe findings suggest positive parenting, even at infancy, can have long-term effects. For example, children who have positive interactions with their mothers are less likely to become obese later in life. Another study by researchers for the Canadian Medical Association Journal found infants exposed to opioids during the first trimester have a slightly increased risk for congenital abnormalities. READ MORE: Florida Democrats Vow Registration Effort As Elections LoomMothers who use prescription painkillers, even in the first few weeks of pregnancy, could put the baby at risk for a variety of health issues. The study says doctors should factor in these risks when prescribing opioids. And a Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine study found women who develop diabetes while pregnant are at greater risk for heart...
    Five undocumented migrants, facing deportation have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Washington, D.C., court, alleging they were denied COVID-19 booster shots at the detention centers where they are being held.  The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of the District of Columbia on Monday, requests that the at-risk plaintiffs be given booster shots to protect them from contracting the coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also named as a defendant. ICE informed DailyMail.com on Friday that it 'does not comment on pending litigation or cases connected to ongoing litigation.' The plaintiffs were identified as Aamir Shaikh, 49; Marvin Hernández Villalobo, 29; Liliana Cardenas Solis; 34; and James Mayen Mayen; 41. The name of a fifth person, who is 24, is redacted from the court document. Mayen Mayen and the unnamed plaintiff have both tested positive in the last week.  Each of the plaintiffs suffers from medical conditions that consist of diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. The lawsuit argues that the possibility of being infected with the virus could expose...
    The COVID-19 numbers in New York continue to show marked improvement as the state distances itself from the post-holiday seasons surge of new infections. After peaking on Friday, Jan. 7, COVID-19 cases in New York have dropped 90 percent, according to the latest update from the Department of Health, which is reporting improved virus-related data across the board. In the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 patients being treated for the virus in state hospitals is down by more than 550, and each of New York’s 10 regions has seen its average seven-day positive infection rate drop since the peak earlier in the month. According to the Department of Health’s latest update, there were more than 173,000 COVID-19 test administered to New Yorkers, resulting in 8,781 positive cases for a 5.06 percent daily positive infection rate. Statewide, the seven-day average positive infection rate is also down to 6.92 percent, while 7,117 COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized with the virus. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the CDC is reporting 65,427 virus-related deaths in New York. Each region’s seven-day average...
    (CNN)Comoros' progress to the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages has been the feel-good storyline of the tournament so far.The tiny island nation, Africa's fourth smallest country and ranked 132nd in FIFA's world rankings, stunned heavyweight Ghana 3-2 in the final group stage game to book its place in the round of 16.Comoros' reward for that historic win is a date with AFCON host Cameroon -- another of the continent's giants -- and if that didn't sound difficult enough already, it will have to do so without a recognized goalkeeper.With first choice goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina already out injured, Comoros' two back up keepers -- Ali Ahamada and Moyadh Ousseni -- have since been forced to isolate after returning positive Covid-19 tests.There had been hope that Ahamada would in be able to play after then returning a negative test on Saturday, but the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) protocols stipulate that players must wait at least five days after a positive test before taking another.Read MoreComoros pulls off historic upset to knock out Ghana on AFCON debut"In line with the...
    (CNN)No foreign athletes who have arrived in Beijing for the Winter Olympic Games have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to Beijing 2022's media team."If any athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will be reported and managed according to relevant requirements," the media team told CNN on Saturday.The media team did not say whether any other Olympic personnel outside of athletes had tested positive. CNN has followed up requesting this information but has not yet heard back.As of Friday, more than 2,000 participants have arrived in Beijing, including athletes, officials, members of the IOC and media, according to the official app for the Beijing Winter Games.To limit the spread of infection, Beijing is sealing the entire Games inside what authorities have called a "closed loop system" -- a bubble completely cut off from the rest of the city. Thousands of Chinese volunteers and staff have already spent days, if not weeks, inside the closed loop.Read MoreVisit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videosThe trial run of the closed-loop system started on January 4, according to Beijing 2022. The...
    BRITS have been experiencing all kinds of symptoms with Omicron. The general rule of thumb at the moment is if you're feeling ill, think Covid. 2Earache is a new symptom of Omicron that is cropping up in more and more patientsCredit: Getty - Contributor But with so many potential symptoms flying around it's hard to know when to get a test. A new symptom has popped up on the list of the top 20 most reported by Brits. People have been logging how they feel before and after testing positive on the ZOE Covid Symptom Study app. Still in the most commonly felt symptoms are a runny nose, headache, fatigue, altered smell and skipped meals. But earache has been added on, as a regular symptom for people who test positive for the variant. Evidence is growing ear pain is a sign of Omicron - which is producing milder illness in people, especially the vaccinated. Most read in Health NewsKILLER THREAT What is the Nipah virus? Symptoms and signs of the deadly infectionBE ALERT Full list of 20 Omicron symptoms has...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Health officials say positive COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County have increased nearly 10 times in one month.According to the county Department of Public Health, 31,576 COVID cases were reported on Monday. Back in mid-December, the daily number was close to 3,300.According to state figures, there were 4,564 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Monday, up slightly from 4,507 on Sunday. The number of those patients in intensive care was 621, a slight reduction from 622 a day earlier.One month ago, there were just 772 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals. The rapid rise has been attributed to the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant of the virus.READ ALSO | Omicron surge hasn't peaked nationwide, and 'the next few weeks will be tough:' US surgeon generalEMBED More News Videos An average of more than 750,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported every day over the past week, according to Johns Hopkins University data. If there's any positive sign that the current surge might soon slow down, it is in the average daily rate of people testing...
    Paid COVID-19 leave is on the way for D.C. workers. D.C. employees who have to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 won’t need to use their personal sick time, City Administrator Kevin Donahue said Friday. He said Mayor Muriel Bowser has approved the move. More D.C. News “We’re actually working on the final details of that right now,” Donahue said during a call with the D.C. Council. “Just running some things by the (chief financial officer’s) office to see if there’s any financial implications.” He added that he expects some form of communication to go out to District agencies, as well as employees and their unions, later Friday afternoon. The paid COVID leave is specifically for a D.C. worker who tests positive themselves, Donahue said. The city administrator also offered some positive news on D.C.’s case count: He said data that the health department displays has leveled out, if not come down a bit. D.C. Health’s Patrick Ashley said the District has “likely” hit its peak of the omicron variant. “We’re very hopeful for that. We’ve seen some...
    Cruise ships have seen a 30-fold increase in COVID cases over the past two weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has announced, with nearly 100 vessels carrying passengers in US waters currently under investigation. Speaking at the senate health hearing Tuesday, the CDC head said that the increase can be attributed to the highly contagious - and more mild - Omicron variant.   'Just over the last two weeks with Omicron, we've seen a 30 fold increase in cases on ships,' Walensky, 52, said During the 4-hour meeting, where the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions addressed the surging cases. Cruise ships have seen a 30-fold increase in COVID cases over the past two weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has announced, with nearly 100 vessels carrying passengers in US waters currently under investigation According to Walensky, who addressed the spread along with the White House's Dr. Anthony Fauci, ships operating in US waters reported approximately 5,000 cases to the CDC from December 15 through December 29 - a 3000 percent increase The marked increase in cases comes after the agency warned...
    A Delta Air Lines employee works on the departures level at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Mario Tama | Getty Images Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said about 8,000 of its 75,000 employees tested positive for Covid-19 over the last four weeks, absences that marred the company's financial results during a busy holiday travel season. Delta reported a loss for the quarter and forecast another for the first three months of the year because of the fast-spreading omicron variant, but predicted travel would begin to rebound again in late February. A series of winter storms and airline crews sidelined by omicron infections contributed to more than 20,000 U.S. flight cancellations industry-wide between Christmas Eve and the first week of January. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Monday said 3,000 of its close to 70,000 U.S. employees were positive for Covid. Flight cancellations have eased significantly in the past few days. Delta's operation has since stabilized said on Thursday, with 1% of flights canceled over the past week because of omicron. The employees...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are preparing to go back to school on Tuesday, but thousands are staying home. The district is requiring all students and staff to get tested for COVID-19 before the first day of classes.District staff went back to their campuses on Monday, with the start of classes for students pushed back to Tuesday. However, thousands of tests have come back with positive results.According to an update issued by LAUSD, as of 4 p.m. on Monday, 424,230 students and employees have taken a baseline COVID test. Of that group, 65,630 of those tests have come back positive. As we prepare to welcome our students and employees back to school tomorrow, we know there is apprehension and we’ve added extra layers of protection for the return to school. pic.twitter.com/RLr0iAvxvX— Los Angeles Unified (@LASchools) January 11, 2022The district said the positivity rate among students is currently 16.6% and the positivity rate among employees stands at 14.9%.Adjusting to changeSchools across California are trying to navigate how to return to school as safely...
    Two more lawmakers announced Monday that they contracted coronavirus after four others – including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – announced their diagnoses over the weekend. 'I tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday,' New York Republican Representative John Katko tweeted on Monday. 'I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and am thankfully experiencing only mild symptoms. I will be voting by proxy in Washington this week and working from home as I recover. My constituent service team remains available and ready to serve.' Republican Representative Ben Cline from Virginia tweeted on Monday: 'I took a COVID test on Saturday and the result was positive.' 'I have been vaccinated, and after consulting with my physician, I am taking all necessary precautions to isolate here at home in Virginia. Thanks to everyone for their support and assistance.' Since the start of December, 28 members of the House and Senate contracted coronavirus as the highly-contagious Omicron variant sweeps the nation and leads to an unprecedented spike in case rates.  On Saturday, Representatives Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Tennessee; Sean Casten, a Democrat from Illinois; and Young...
    A doctor said COVID-19 nasal swab tests may not be good enough anymore. Robby Sikka, an anesthesiologist and CNBC senior health consultant, made the comment after CNBC host Shepard Smith announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 only after swabbing the back of his throat. "When I first started feeling what I thought were COVID symptoms, I got tested by a doctor, and the doctor said, 'You’re negative,'" Smith said. “The next day, I tested myself, and I took the swab and put it in the back of my throat, and it tested positive once I got home.” Shepard Smith says he has Covid right now, but when a doctor first tested him it was negative. The next day he tested himself by swabbing his throat and was positive. Our question for Dr. @robbysikka: should the government recommend testing for omicron using a throat swab? pic.twitter.com/VLMy6Jh7G2— The News with Shepard Smith (@thenewsoncnbc) January 6, 2022 Smith asked Sikka if testing in the back of the throat makes a difference. Sikka said studies are...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A substitute teacher shortage is creating a big problem in some suburbs. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves reported Wednesday, it was a truly all-hands-on-deck approach at Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in the north suburbs, which has about 2,600 students. READ MORE: Classes Canceled For Chicago Public Schools Again On Thursday; Mayor Lightfoot Says Union's Remote Learning Move Is 'Unlawful, Unilateral Strike'Leaders have asked qualified parents to apply as teachers online, and are tapping other staff members to step in. “A librarian might be a first-grade teacher, or our music teacher might be in fourth grade,” said Deerfield Schools Supt. Mike Simeck. Our goal from the beginning has been to get kids to school and keep them there, and the communication today was an all-call.” The all-call comes as Deerfield District 109 says since Monday, 66 staff and students tested positive for COVID-19, or reported positive cases. On Wednesday, the district did not have enough substitutes to fill 25 positions. A similar situation was seen in District 47 in Crystal Lake. They have had 74 positive cases...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hospitalizations in the Big Apple are rising sharply. The number of COVID-19 positive hospitalizations has topped 10,000 for the first time in nearly two years, but the numbers may not reflect the severity of the pandemic, CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported. READ MORE: Doctor: COVID-19 Cases Among Children Happening More Frequently: 'Things Have Definitely Changed'FIND TESTING SITES: Click here for New York City’s testing site locator, including mobile sites and at-home appointments AVOID THE LINES: Click here for NYC Health+Hospitals testing wait times There is no question hospitalizations are up, but health experts say the number of people with severe COVID illness isn’t nearly as high as the numbers would imply. On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adams outlined his plan to make sure city hospitals don’t break under the strain. “To provide health care to the greatest city in the world, we must have the greatest health care system in the world at the same time,” Adams said. Adams announced a three-point plan to ensure city hospitals have the resources they need to fight surging COVID cases, including: $27...
    According to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, refusing to get vaccinated didn’t play a role in testing positive for Covid last week. Cousins was cleared from the reserve/Covid-19 list on Wednesday and is expected to start for the Vikings in their last game of the season this weekend. Meeting with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Cousins was asked about handling the criticism he received after being unvaccinated and testing positive for Covid-19. “In my instance, it wouldn’t have mattered,” Cousins boldly stated. “Just because I had mild symptoms, they don’t want you playing the game with Covid. I would have tested positive regardless. In my case, it didn’t make a big difference.” NFL Covid protocols prevented Cousins from playing in the Viking’s Sunday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers last weekend. Without their star quarterback, Minnesota lost the game and was simultaneously eliminated from playoff contention. It is absolutely possible that Cousins may have tested positive for Covid-19 even if he chose to get vaccinated this season. But getting vaccinated also would have undoubtedly increased Cousins’ odds of being eligible to...
    THE Centers for Disease Control has revealed the days when people infected with Covid-19 are at their most contagious. It has also highlighted that a person can spread the virus for days before they themselves show symptoms or test positive. 1You can spread Covid before testing positiveCredit: Getty The CDC recently updated guidelines on isolation and quarantine to reflect the current science on the Omicron variant for when and how long an infected individual is most contagious. Growing evidence suggests that Covid-19 transmission occurs most often one to two days before the onset of symptoms, and during the two to three days afterward. "It is taking less time from when someone is exposed to Covid to potentially develop infection," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Thursday, NBC Chicago reports. "It is taking less time to develop symptoms, it is taking less time that someone may be infectious and it is, for many people, taking less time to recover... Because many more people are vaccinated." Vaccine effectiveness & OmicronExpert studies have shown that the...