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Columbia University research shows, thousands of lives could have been saved if lockdown started a week earlier in U.S.
According to new data published by the researchers at Columbia University, if the U.S. would have implemented lockdown around a week earlier, thousands of lives could have been saved.
More than 91,000 people had died due to Coronavirus in the U.S. till May 20. Still, according to the research data from researchers, around 36,000 lives could have been saved by implementing social distancing laws and locking down just a week before it was placed. And another report in the New York Times said that if these measures had been taken two weeks earlier, the number of saved lives could have been 54,000.
New York being the hardest-hit city, went on lockdown from March 22, and the first U.S. confirmed cases came on January 20. New York took months to implement an action plan which worsened the conditions according to the report.
Researchers also acknowledged that the estimates were based on idealized hypothetical assumptions. The effect would have been different as some countries such as South Korea and Italy started aggressive plans at the end of February.
As an answer to this report, the White House blamed China for lack of transparency and WHO for the deaths caused in the U.S. and the entire world.
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Tips to ensure Fitness is not compromised during the pandemic
The lockdown has kept gyms and fitness studios on a pause, and more New Yorkers are on the street for cardio.
Dr Anthony Fauci, a Coronavirus task force member, is a runner. Also, Gov. Cuomo had taken up this hobby with his daughters between his gubernatorial duties. But Annick Lamar, New York Runners coach, puts forward the fact safety is essential.
Therefore, if one is up for a run or a virtual marathon, there are some tips from NYRR:
a) Maintain Distance
Lamar says that one should follow CDC regulations and stay 6 feet away from others and one should be aware of their state rules. Also, she suggests that heading out for a run while roadways are empty, is a safer option, i.e. early morning or later in the afternoon or otherwise saving the run for a drizzly day.
She also suggests to be creative with the routes to avoid the crowd, and on seeing too many people on the same street, one can immediately take a different course.
b) Always wear a mask
Wearing a mask while heading out for a run is very important, and also, one must make sure there is enough space for others around. Trying a neck gaiter is a good alternative, although mask alone also works.
c) Running not a compulsion
Lamar also puts a counter-intuitive point that in the current situation, one does not require to run if one does not feel safe to be out there.
d) Start Slow
New runners should first try two or three 20-minute runs and avoid speeding up too quickly. She also suggests taking “walk-runs” to get one’s body becomes used to running. The walk-runs would include alternate running for two to five minutes and walking for about 30 seconds or a minute.
e) Gradually Pace Yourself
Generally for new runners, Lamar asks to keep a pace where one can hold a conversation with someone and to ensure this, one may need to talk out loud despite no company to make sure the breathing is in check.
f) Ensure wearing proper Running shoes
Good running shoes can go a long way in letting one feel comfortable and gives an enjoyable first jog. Virtual fittings and consultations for new runners are also available if required.
g) Keep at It
There is no particular thing that makes anyone a runner. It is all about making it a part of life. Lamar says that runners are whoever does it. Running may take a long time to make one feel used to it, but gradually, it will become a good habit.
Boy Scouts Councils facing pressure due to high number of sex abuse lawsuits and their costs
On Tuesday, nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed against Boy Scout local councils in New York. This is causing more pressure on the councils nationwide as they have to pay a significant share of a settlement in Scout's bankruptcy proceedings.
As the courts in some parts of New York had started handling some civil cases again, the lawsuits were recent.
Mike Pfau, the lawyer handling the filing of these cases, his firm is expected to file more lawsuits in some other [parts of New York as well as New Jersey and California after the courts are fully reopened.
Two other firms, Oregon-based Crew Janci LLP and Chicago-based Hurley McKenna & Mertz, also planned to file more cases as there may be hundreds of similar lawsuits.
According to an injunction issued by the bankruptcy judge, Laurie Selber Silverstein had blocked lawyers from proceeding lawsuit against local council through June 8.
According to recent changes in state laws, people are allowed to sue over long ago sexual abuse. This new state law increased lawsuits against Boy Scouts of America, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February in hopes of surviving a barrage in lawsuits.
Adult Film actor Ron Jeremy fights to save the tree planted by his father
Ron Jeremy, an adult film star, is fighting to save a tree from being cut that was planted by his father when he was born.
He Twitted on Saturday, saying that utility Con Edison is trying to cut a tree that was planted in Queens in 1953. Along with this, Jeremy also uploaded a photo of himself hugging the tree outside his home on Bell Boulevard in Bayside.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ron is living in the Hollywood Hotel. He told us that his neighbor told him that the tree trunk was wrapped in yellow tape, ready to be cut last week.
"I looked after that tree all my life. They tried to chop the tree down years ago, but I wouldn't let them," Jeremy said. "I even belted myself to the tree."
Con Edison replied to Ron's tweet by saying that the tree is on city property, and the Parks Department can remove it if required. It is entirely upon the city to whether or not to cut the tree and prevent any kind of damage the tree can cause to powerlines.
"Let my little tree live," Jeremy said. "He ain't ready to go yet."
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Harlem Home Invasion: Suspect shot by police, a victim killed and another victim seriously injured
A home invasion led to a police-involved firing where two people died, and one was seriously injured. The authorities received a call about a shooting nearly at 6:15 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, a man knocked on the door of fifth-floor flat on St. Nicholas Terrace and immediately killed the woman who opened the door. Just as he went inside, a fight broke out between the culprit and a man in the house. Eventually, the man inside was stabbed.
In the meantime, an NYPD sergeant arrived at the crime scene, and they tried to get the man put down his weapons. Since he refused to surrender, the police had to shoot him. As per the NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo, the suspect got numerous opportunities to back off, but the suspect tried to stab the male inside the house. Thus, the sergeant released his service weapon and shot the suspect in the torso.
Both the culprit and the woman who answered the door were declared dead at the scene, whereas the other victim with serious injuries was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital for a medical emergency. Fortunately, another woman in the apartment was not hurt. The names of all the three are not yet discharged. None of the cops suffered an injury at the scene; a 12-inch kitchen knife and a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the crime scene.
HOSPITAL ADMISSION AND ICU IS DOWN BUT NUMBER OF DEATH WAS 112 IN NYC
Governor Andrew Cuomo said both hospital admissions and patients with Intensive care unit curves are flattening in the state but fatalities rose to 112.
Low lower socioeconomic status populations in New York City have had a high number of positive test results for antibodies.
According to the Governor the proportion is greater than the regional average. "So this is where the disease starts to grow," Cuomo,” says. He said that experiments at NYCHA facilities will be widening.
Governor says that they are opening the state in phases and indicated for the opening of complete state until July.
COALITION OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LOOKING TO REOPEN BY MAY 26
Manhattan shop owners fight to resume their businesses and say their livelihoods are at risk.
One Upper East Side retail shop has ignored orders to remain shut.
Although there were no buyers on Wed at the Peter Elliot store on Lexington Avenue, the shop is willing to sell some tees — regardless of what state officials say.
And they are making sure the buyers have enough of supply — as long as the consumers are willing.
Yeah, it breaks all regional lockdown laws, but with the closure, but sellers are frustrated now.
"We are not a sheep country, but we were treated like sheep," said Elliot Ravens, store owner.
Ravens formed a coalition with prominent downtown merchants to insist that department stores be permitted to operate under the same sort of requirements as food stores and pharmacies for profit.
He said the NYPD had inspected his shop a total of 5 times since he opened again on April 27 and never had a summons released.
"Our companies are the bedrock of this community, and on this we rely on financially to bring food on our tables and are equally important to our staff, vendors, and local communities," Restart NYC said in a statement.
The coalition of more than 280 small businesses is looking to reopen by May twenty-six.
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Colorado visitor who broke quarantine elects to return home
As indicated by MPD, Ashley Ruth Degraaf, who was in search by Maui Police for not following the quarantine, has been in touch with the Maui Police Department and has consented to meet with officials. Degraaf demonstrated she saw the online life post concerning her abusing the 14-day travel isolate. Degraaf gave his statement and is helping out specialists. Degraaf has intentionally chosen to get back to Colorado.
The case is being sent to the Prosecutor's Officer for the survey. A guest from Colorado needed by police for defying isolate guidelines stays on Maui and still can't seem to hand herself over.
The lady giving ABC News a selective meeting shared her side of the story.
It's the side one does not regularly hear, and she's guaranteeing miscommunication.
Ashley Degraaf says she's been travelling on Maui with her sister.
She showed up from Colorado last Friday, and the two ladies have been remaining with a companion.
On Monday police gave a notification saying Degraaf had dropped her lodging reservations and they haven't had the option to get in touch with her since.
In the meeting, Degraaf conceded she didn't give specialists the location she's remaining at because her companion is awkward, revealing where he lives.
Degraaf proceeded to state her telephone quit working which prompted miscommunication that she's been dodging calls from police.
Those under the compulsory 14-day isolation must check in every day on an application or call.
Degraaf's sister says they've been enduring an onslaught from people in general with contrary messages towards them and she feels police should direct their concentration toward others.
Kansas’ COVID-19 updates
Coronavirus cases have been identified in 84 out of 105 counties of Kansas. As per the reports from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 8539 instances exist in the state. And the death count statewide is 178. The probable cases are not yet described in the statistics of the health department. There have been a total of 62,664 negative tests. The data reveals that the patients range from infant to 100 years, where the median age is, and the average age is 43. Also, 258 ICU admissions have occurred, and 116 patients required ventilation.
Sedgwick County Health Department reported 539cases and local death count is 20. Three hundred sixty-seven recoveries occurred. With additional security measures, Sedgwick County Courthouse and Juvenile Courthouse will open and people will be permitted inside after screening and will be given masks.
Elective Gifts International, a charitable situated in Wichita, has made $19,200 in gifts to 16 food washrooms and sanctuary organizations over the United States.
A news discharge also revealed that Mulvane’s Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center would reopen on Saturday.
The drainage system of New Orleans severely damaged
The official executive of the Sewerage and Water Board called the departure of a critical force-producing turbine “annihilating” to the city’s seepage framework during the board’s meeting.
As we enter the hurricane season, the drainage system of the city is severely affected as the crew has been unsuccessful in restoring the Turbine 5 from the time it was disabled in an explosion.
Ghassan Korban said that the agency could not afford the replacement currently as it is about $20 million. The plan of an additional $10 million using “Fair Share” tourism tax revenues also remains unsuccessful due to the pandemic.
Former Mayor went on spending $31 million to fix the 96-year old turbine instead of purchasing a new one for $16 million during the S&WB-passed opportunity during “Down the Drain” investigation.
Recently, 2.5 inches rainfall and lightning took out the power supply to three central drainage pumps in the Broadmoor neighbourhood and led to the loss of 20 megawatts of self-powered power. In the interim, the board endorsed another $4.8 million support work contract with JEI Solutions, an organization claimed by the sibling of the S&WB account executive.
S&WB extraordinary advice Yolanda Grinstead said Gee Cee recorded a brief controlling request in common court to attempt to hinder the agreement with JEI. Yet, it hadn’t been appropriately served or executed by an adjudicator, so nothing was keeping the board from supporting the agreement.
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