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.
[NFA] The White House and Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president's musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Senator Mitch McConnell has a strong suggestion for his fellow Republicans. He is saying do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns, reports CNN. This is ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party. In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become concerned over Republicans losing control. WIthout Senate majority, Republicans will struggle to pass and block specific legislation.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease expert, said on Friday at a congressional hearing that he was 'cautiously optimistic' that there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus by the "end of this year and as we go into 2021." Colette Luke has more.
[NFA] A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday found broad concerns in both political parties about the integrity of the U.S. election and about half of the registered voters surveyed said they worry that an increase in voting by mail will lead to widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 contest. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Yahoo! is reporting that Mama June Shannon has tested positive for cocaine. In a PEOPLE exclusive clip from Friday's From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, the We tv reality star voluntarily takes a drug screening. When the results come back, they aren’t what she expected. June, 40, admits to taking Fioricet, a prescription pain medicine used to treat the symptoms of tension headache. She also took Xanax, a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.