Americans on Grand Princess cruise to be tested for virus at four sites
Sunday, 8 March 2020 U.S. passengers on the cruise ship Grand Princess, which had been barred from docking in California because of suspected cases of the new coronavirus on board, will be rushed for testing to at least four quarantine centers, some closer to home, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said on Sunday.
If Americans cut down on visits to non-essential businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak it could help control the spread. According to a new study published by JAMA Network Open, transmission of the disease could be reduced by 45%. UPI reports that decreasing non-essential activities by 75% would cut transmission by 60%. Researchers say that even these major lifestyle changes may not be enough to completely contain the outbreak.
US president Donald Trump said he's done more for "black Americans than anybody with the possible of exception of Abraham Lincoln" when asked to respond to his Democratic rival Joe Biden's comments that he is the first "racist" president.
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The American Cancer Society says more than 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2020. Now, new research reveals that a particular bacteria found in the mouth may also help colon cancer spread to other organs in the body. According to UPI, the bacteria, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, is one that causes tooth decay. It also travels through the bloodstream to other organs in the body, leading to infections and allowing cancer cells to migrate or metastasize.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, some Americans are seriously considering ditching the city for the countryside. But how would living a rural lifestyle affect your finances? According to Business Insider, they'll definitely change. While housing is nearly always significantly cheaper, other expenses will go up. For example, maintaining and servicing a well and septic field can add up, as can maintaining a gravel driveway and access road.
Mounting evidence shows masks are effective at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Business Insider says research shows the majority of Americans are in favor of mask policies. As coronavirus cases rise across the country, more and more retailers are starting to mandate masks despite the potential for dangerous backlash. In most cases, small children and those unable to wear masks for health reasons are exempt.
Nearly half of those who attended an overnight camp held in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19. 344 campers and staff members have been tested and received their results. Of the 344 available results, 260 -- or 44% -- tested positive for the virus, according to UPI. 69% of the positive tests involved children aged 11 to 17. 20% were reported in children aged 6 to 10. The camp was held in compliance following issued ordered by republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp.
In Georgia, almost 2,800 people are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to CNN, it's the highest number in the state's ongoing battle against the virus so far. 37 people have died. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) has responded to the crisis by banning cities and counties from mandating that people have to wear a mask when in public. Gov. Kemp, a Republican, tweeted that his executive order was part of the strategy to help Georgia 'flatten the curve.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Friday urged everyone in his state to wear a mask for four weeks to halt the spread of the coronavirus but stood firm on banning state and local authorities from mandating the wearing of masks.
[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person.