A family dog found positive in COVID-19 San Francisco
A family dog found positive in COVID-19 in a test by Duke University in North Carolina
In North Carolina, a pet dog is tested positive for COVID-19, which is the first known case of infection in canine. This case had come up from a study from a research study being conducted at Duke University. The Molecular and Epidemiological Study of Suspected Infection (MESSI) is testing how bodies respond to infections, and the goal of the study is to develop infection biomarkers that can help treatment. During the research, a participating family got their dog tested. Then thee dog was found positive.
MESSI principal investigator Dr. Chris Woods said in a statement: "To our knowledge, this is the first instance in which the virus has been detected in a dog. Little additional information is known at this time as we work to learn more about the exposure,"
Dr. Heather Mclean is a pediatrician at Duke Health. Her husband is an ER doctor. They as well as their son, all were tested positive for the COVID-19.
Their family experienced very mild symptoms the same as for Winston, their pug. Winston just lost his appetite. That was the only symptom.
There are some reports of dogs infected with COVID-19 in other parts of the world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "CDC is aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19."
The team hopes their research can help develop better testing kits and track mutations of the virus over time and in the evaluation of plasma therapy and vaccine.
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Business owners sue Gov. Newson and others
A number of business owners sued Governor Gavin Newson, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva as well as all of the Board of Supervisor members from L.A. Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties for having forced them to shut down their business for the sake of preventing virus spread thus violating their civil rights and they are worrying that they may not be recoverable from the financial damage caused to the closure of the business.
Offices need to make an effort to avoid the second wave
COVID-19 has changed the perspective of people toward safety and hygiene. It will be interesting to see how companies would make efforts to reduces the chances of catching a second wave of the virus.
Brett White, CEO of Cushman and Wakefield, one of the largest real estate firms in the world said that "The one thing I can tell you for sure is that the new normal will be anything but normal,"
The real estate firm caught everyone's eye when they helped in moving 10,000 companies and nearly a million workers back to work in their offices in China. Now the firm has decided to use a similar strategy to get workers back to offices in the USA.
White said that In order to promote social distancing, the desks would be further apart and colors would be used on the floors to indicate the spots that can be used. He said that the main focus would be to provide safe six feet for every employee not just when they are sitting at a desk but also when they get up to necessary activities like using the restroom or getting a glass of water.
He also said that companies having large buildings could restrict the number of people in an elevator and also indicated a probability of marking spots in the elevator where people can stand. He further added that although most of the changes would be temporary, some change can also be permanent.
White said "There are absolutely going to be protocols and learnings from this pandemic that are not going to go away ... what we've learned about hygiene, what we've learned about safe distancing in an office, those things are going to stick around."
As the pandemic continues the struggle of long term care resident continues
According to new survey data, the number of nursing home residents who have failed to resist the pandemic has surpassed 10,000 in the USA. This number contributes to 20% of the total fatalities due to COVID-19 across the nation.
Till now, 10,361 deaths of long-term care residents, however, it might be possible that the actual number is much more than this because these statistics came with the help of official data from the state department of health and governor’s office in 28 states. Other states are yet to report or not responding to the requests of the information.
Leaders at the center for medicare and Medicaid decided that nursing care facilities will be required to report the cases of COVID-19 directly to the health officials there, however, till now, none of the agency has released comprehensive national data on nursing home cases or fatalities during the outbreak.
The series of criticizing the federal government continues as the death count is rising continuously. The general opinion is that the Trump administration rather than giving excuses and blaming the state authorities should focus more attention on long term care facilities where some of the most vulnerable residents are getting caught in the pandemic.
Agency administrator Seema Verma in an interview, told ABC News that she has full faith in the administration, which is taking extreme action against the crisis.
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Internal revenue services offer incentives pay to their employees
the Internal Revenue services have decided to offer incentive pay to its employees if they voluntarily return to work. Due to the stay at home orders, the IRS is facing a shortage of workers as it has to perform on-site operations which includes essential functions, opening mail, processing paper returns. IRS, however, has made it clear that social distancing guidelines will be followed. It has also decided to give the worker personal protective equipment for their safety. IRS described the current scenario by explaining how difficult it is for them to send out millions of stimulus checks to Americans while also processing tax refunds in addition to other typical tasks.
A MAN SHOT BY THE POLICE INVOLVED THE CAR-JACKING
Officers in South SF killed a guy on Sun who was accused of attacking police with a weapon at the culmination of a violent spree that involved injuring 2 men, including an off-duty cop, during a carjacking effort and driving cop on a pursuit in a stolen squad vehicle.
The attacker tried to break into a vehicle at a petrol station at around five in the morning. And that individual was wounded during a fight, said an official report. A police cop in SF who observed the incident tried to interfere but was attacked too, the official told.
The crime-stopper fired the man in self defense and injured him, authorities told, but he nevertheless continued to ditch cops in South San Fran who rushed to the crime spot. As per the statement, they used a taser gun to attempt to seize him, but the technique didn't succeed & he managed to climb into a police mobile & raced away.
The offender went towards a Kaiser Permanente medical center, where the person attempted to pass through the door to the car lot. He slammed the vehicle before fleeing the seized patrol unit, authorities told.
Cops confirmed he was shot by policemen after taking out a blade & failing to comply.
The survivor of the car jacking and the off-duty cop was rushed to the medical facility & expected to make a full from their injuries, authorities told. The identity of the offender has not been issued.
The incidents are being prosecuted by police from Southern SF and attorneys from San Mateo County.
A MAN ARRESTED AS A SUSPECT IN A FIFTY-SIX YEAR OLD WOMAN MURDER
A suspect linked to a fifty-six-year-old lady found dead inside an SF burning house was charged in her murder, authorities stated.
Emergency responders who rushed to the flame at the house in the city's Mission District on Easter discovered the female's corpse, SF cop Dept told Mon in a tweet.
Authority seized Kevin Antonio, twenty-nine, on the balcony of the burning house after discovering him bruised & naked, it added.
The res ponders replied to a call of an individual with a psychiatric disorder and the fire dept was still on the site extinguishing a fire in the house when they came. Fire fighters informed investigators that the room had a corpse in it.
Now he was admitted to a medical facility for his psychiatric problem and suspect in the murder of the old lady.
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Musician return in crisis to help Nazareth restaurant, who got severely injured in restaurant years back
Bill Foley is a musician and had been playing for 41 years. Usually, he plays up to four gigs per week, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gigs have stopped. He had been playing at home and was posting videos on social media. He had posted 35 videos till now. He had even started a virtual tip jar for people who like his music and has gained about $300.
On Tuesday night, he played again at the same restaurant in public in quite some time. Just a man, his guitar, and his microphone outside Nazareth restaurant on North Hamilton Road. Feb. 11, 2016, Foley was playing at the same restaurant when a man named Mohamed Barry, carrying a knife and machete, walked in and began attacking customers. Then he turned his rage to Foley. Folley had many cuts on his head, hands, and arms. Barry also stabbed him on the side by machete, but later, Barry was caught by killed by Police after a small car chase. At the restaurant, he barely crawled and lay down to wait for the paramedics to arrive at the restaurant. He thought had he will not survive, but surely he does. He still great music and is loved by his community. This love brought him back to Nazareth, Tuesday night, as he wanted to help the restaurant and it's owner Hany Baransi, during this pandemic crisis. He played for the customers who came for the pick up of their orders.
Business owner sues insurance companies for denial on claims for the losses caused by COVID-19
A small business owner in Columbus is battling a legal fight with an insurance company that denied his claims for losses when COVID-19 restriction forced him to close. Like other non-essential businesses, Craft and Vinyl in Grandview got closed in March due to COVID-19 closures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. The owner of the brewpub and record store Troy Stacy filed an insurance claim with the hope of recovering some losses. Even his employees had to file unemployment claims. Stacy says that his insurance company, Cincinnati Insurance, denied his claim. He is one of the small business owners who are filing lawsuits on insurance companies for their claims to help them recover. "I was shocked that they would even contemplate denying the claim. Because it's there in black and white," Troy Stacy said. The lawsuit filed by him for the claim from the company states that the insurance company "refused to pay … for losses suffered due to COVID-19." Many insurances don't cover losses caused by viruses, but according to Stacy's lawsuit, "Cincinnati (insurance) did not exclude or limit coverage from losses from the spread of viruses." Across the country, many states, including Ohio, have introduced bills saying that all the insurance companies to pay for claims related to COVID-19, even if the policies exclude losses due to viruses.
Senator Ted Cruz pays tribute to little girl from Munday for her services after her death in an ATV accident
According to our report on April 19, A girl named Lexi Collins was killed in an ATV accident. On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz paid tribute to her as was doing remarkable work in suppling handmade masks to frontline workers. She was also featured on one of the news channels on April 6 when Anson General Hospital thanked her for the masks she donated for the healthcare workers fighting with Coronavirus. One of the New York Post picked up our story, and that gained the attention of Cruz. "Lexi Collins was a remarkable young girl whose dedication to helping healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic by sewing face masks was inspirational," Cruz said in a tweet. "My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time."
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Kourtney Kardashian nuevamente se ha peleado con una de sus hermanas, ¿Habrá crisis en la famosa familia?
Kourtney Kardashian protagoniza nueva PELEA con otra de sus hermanas/Foto: Hola La hermana mayor del clan Kardashian-Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian ha vuelto a causar controversia en el reality de televisión Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ya que la influencer y empresaria nuevamente protagonizó una pelea con otra de sus hermanas. Hace unas semanas, Kourt llegó hasta los golpes con su hermana Kim Kardashian, y es que desde que Kourtney anunció que deseaba retirarse del reality de televisión, la tensión en la familia ha incrementado. Algunos aseguran que Kim se enojó mucho con su hermana mayor por abandonar el proyecto de la familia que las ha lanzado a la fama. Pero en esta ocasión, la empresaria de 41 años tuvo un enfrentamiento verbal con la menor de su familia, la multimillonaria Kylie Jenner. Todo comenzó cuando las hermanas junto a su madre Kris Jenner estaban planeando la siguiente fiesta de navidad, y es que Kourtney ha creado la tradición de celebrar la navidad en su casa. Sin embargo, en esta ocasión Kylie expresó su descontento con la idea de pasar el 24 y 25 de diciembre en la casa de Kourtney Kardashian con toda la familia, ya que la joven empresaria de 22 años deseaba que su hija Stormi Webster pudiera recibir a Santa Claus en su hogar.
- "Simplemente no tiene sentido que Santa solo vaya a la casa de Kourtney (...) La mejor parte de la mañana de Navidad para mí mientras crecía era que Santa visitaba tu casa... solo quiero eso para Stormi", expresó Kylie Jenner.