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Toxic hand sanitizers have blinded and killed adults and children, FDA warns
Adults and children in the United States have been blinded, hospitalized, and, in some cases, even died after drinking hand sanitizers contaminated with the extremely toxic alcohol methanol, the Food and Drug Administration reports.
In an updated safety warning, the agency identified five more brands of hand sanitizer that contain methanol, a simple alcohol often linked to incorrectly distilled liquor that is poisonous if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
A ‘ladies man’ thought he was straight all his life. After he had a stroke, he fell in love with his male nurse
Adam, who appeared on First Dates in 2014, went down a storm with viewers at the time – and now the clip of his date has resurfaced, reminding viewers everywhere of his incredible coming out story.
Up until the age of 21, Adam thought he was straight – but a health scare changed everything.
After he had a blood clot in his brain, Adam had a stroke that left him paralysed down one side when he was just 21-years-old.
He was unable to speak or move freely, so ended up staying in hospital for two months where he was nursed back to health by a gay nurse.
Young Americans Are Partying Hard and Spreading Covid-19 Quickly
Covid-19 is increasingly a disease of the young, with the message to stay home for the sake of older loved ones wearing off as the pandemic wears on.
The dropping age of the infected is becoming one of the most pressing problems for local officials, who continued Wednesday to set curfews and close places where the young gather. U.S. health experts say that they are more likely to be active and asymptomatic, providing a vast redoubt for the coronavirus that has killed almost 130,000 Americans.
In Arizona, half of all positive cases are people from the ages of 20 to 44, according to state data. The median age in Florida is 37, down from 65 in March. In Texas’s Hays County, people in their 20s make up 50% of the victims.
Some Restaurants Are Closing Again After Customers Throw Fits Over Wearing Masks
PSA uses mask-wearing 'Friday the 13th' slasher villain to get New Yorkers to ... wear masks
He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus
Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks
Family of Man Who Died of Coronavirus Hit With $1 Million Hospital Bill
They were arrested for breaking lockdown rules. Then they died in police custody
Mexican president slammed after comments on women staying at home
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday suggested the tradition of women staying at home to take care of older family members was key to battling the coronavirus pandemic, sparking criticism his comments were sexist.
“People want to change women’s role and that is one of the just causes of feminism, but the tradition in Mexico is that daughters are the ones who care the most for parents. We men are more detached,” Lopez Obrador said.
Whereas seniors in nursing homes in Europe had suffered with the pandemic, Mexico’s elders were helped by the custom of being cared for at home, he said, adding that the “Mexican family is the most important social security institution” in the country.
People of color won't be required to wear masks in an Oregon county
People of color are exempt from an Oregon county's mask mandate over concerns about racial profiling.
Lincoln County, Oregon, requires most residents to wear face coverings in public settings, indoors or outdoors. The overwhelmingly White county will not require non-White residents to wear them if they fear harassment, the county said this month.
It's one of the first counties in the US to exempt people of color from wearing masks to prevent racial profiling.
Angry residents erupt at meeting over new mask rule
Oregon county rescinds racial profiling mask exception
My friends are acting like this pandemic is over — how do I deal?
Los Angeles County Now Has Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.
'In Survival Mode': The Pandemic Is Devastating the Black LGBTQ Community
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Aiden James Nevils started getting followed. Nevils, who lives in Pittsburgh, is required by Pennsylvania’s statewide regulations to wear a face covering while entering essential businesses, such as drug stores, pharmacies, and laundromats. But when he goes to the grocery store in his blue-and-white-patterned mask, he has noticed lingering stares from other shoppers or security guards who trail closely behind as he’s picking up food for the week.
As a Black man, Nevils says he is viewed as “inherently dangerous,” a reality that's reinforced by centuries of racial biases that send the message that people of his skin color are “wrong, bad, or a menace to society.” Being a transgender man and having his face partially obscured by a mask only reinforces that stigma, he said. It’s essentially four strikes in a game where Black people barely get one chance to swing and miss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of American life, but perhaps no community has been affected as profoundly as Black LGBTQ people. People who live at this intersection of identity are not only more likely to face higher levels of scrutiny during a crisis in which racial minorities, especially Asian-Americans, are reporting a dramatic increase in hate crimes. They are vulnerable to the novel coronavirus in every conceivable way: from dramatic job loss to unique risks of infection that have yet to be adequately recognized by governmental authorities.
The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live
The Pandemic Is Exposing the Limits of Science
New coronavirus cases across the world jump by the most ever in a single day, WHO says
The number of newly reported coronavirus cases worldwide hit a daily record this week with more than 100,000 new cases over the last 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization.
Almost two-thirds of the cases were reported in just four countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference Wednesday at the agency’s Geneva headquarters. “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic.”
The majority of new confirmed cases are coming from the Americas, followed by Europe, according to WHO’s daily report. The U.S. reported 45,251 new cases on Tuesday, according to the agency. Russia had the second-most reported cases Tuesday at 9,263, according to WHO.
CDC tracks cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas to church, raising alarm on religious gatherings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked a cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas back to a church pastor and his wife, indicating that faith-based organizations and events could be sources of Covid-19 transmission, according to a new study published Tuesday.
“This outbreak highlights the potential for widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, both at group gatherings during church events and within the broader community,” the researchers wrote. “Faith-based organizations that are operating or planning to resume in-person operations, including regular services, funerals, or other events, should be aware of the potential for high rates of transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”
Possible coronavirus-linked inflammatory illness in kids identified in Virginia for first time: officials
Texas church cancels masses following death of a possibly Covid-19 positive priest
NYPD shuts down a Yeshiva school in session in Brooklyn
New syndrome in kids could change fate of schools reopening in fall, Cuomo says
The growing number of New York children diagnosed with a serious inflammatory syndrome possibly connected to COVID-19 may impact whether schools reopen in the fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
Health officials are investigating more than 120 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome in New York, according to the governor.
“This is a syndrome that we are only just discovering,” Cuomo said. “I think the numbers are going to be much, much higher.”
The illness, which causes the inflammation of blood vessels, has been identified in children across 16 states and at least five countries, according to Cuomo. At least three children have died in New York, health officials have said.
Symptoms of PMIS include a persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting. Parents should call their pediatrician immediately if their children exhibit symptoms.
Doctors raise hopes of blood test for children with coronavirus-linked syndrome
One in three gay men feel unsafe at home during coronavirus
Almost a third of gay and bisexual men report feeling vulnerable at home during the new coronavirus pandemic, with Brazilians particularly concerned, a global survey found on Tuesday, highlighting its wider mental health impacts.
According to research conducted by the U.S.-based gay social network Hornet for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30% of almost 3,500 respondents, which included transgender men, said they felt physically or emotionally unsafe in their own homes.
"Think of how it feels to be 21 years old and living with a family that is unsupportive and constantly haranguing you about marrying a woman," said Alex Garner, senior health innovation strategist at Hornet.
LGBTQ Americans are getting COVID-19, anti-gay bias is making it worse for them
Coronavirus: Auckland bar owner rages at Jacinda Ardern over alert level 2 rules, makes bizarre 'gay dungeon' claim
15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19
Fifteen children, many of whom had the coronavirus, have recently been hospitalized in New York City with a mysterious syndrome that doctors do not yet fully understand but that has also been reported in several European countries, health officials announced on Monday night.
Many of the children, ages 2 to 15, have shown symptoms associated with toxic shock or Kawasaki disease, a rare illness in children that involves inflammation of the blood vessels, including coronary arteries, the city’s health department said.
Home Secretary Priti Patel admits 7% increase in knife crime is 'appalling' and says London Mayor Sadiq Khan 'should be doing more'
Priti Patel yesterday conceded the latest rise in knife crime was 'appalling' - as she vowed a tough new approach.
In a frank admission, the Home Secretary said that an overall fall in recorded crime could not mask the misery caused by a sharp rise in knife offences, which are at a record high.
Official figures released last month showed that knife crimes in England and Wales rose by 7 per cent last year to 45,627.
The figure represents a 49 per cent rise on 2011, when comparable records began.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Miss Patel said the figures were 'terrible' but vowed a tough new approach which would mean thugs caught with a knife 'going down'.
South Carolina Mom Arrested After Allegedly Filming Her 5-Year-Old 'Riding' On Moving Car's Hood
Man knocking on neighbor’s door killed when shotgun discharged, police say
Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Assaulting Resident, Threatening Her With Syringe
Two men arrested in connection with the brutal murder of two transgender women whose bodies were found in a burned out car
Brandon man threatened victim with release of sex videos, deputies say
Va. Man Accused of Throwing 2 Dogs Off High-Rise Balcony to Their Deaths
Florida mother, 32, charged after she 'exposed herself and used multiple sex toys while on a video call with her inmate boyfriend - while her young child walked in the background'
PREDATOR Female sex offender who delivered young girl to child rapist who planned attack in bathroom is jailed for 100 years
Man who dismembered teen dies from ruptured aortic aneurysm
Turkish president Erdogan backs Muslim cleric who claims ‘evil’ homosexuals spread disease: ‘He’s absolutely right’
Ali Erbas, who is the head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), used a sermon at the start of Ramadan on Friday to call on people to “work together” against homosexuality.
He said: “Islam curses homosexuality. Homosexuality brings with it illnesses and decay to lineage. Let’s work together to protect people from such evil.”
The inflammatory remarks were condemned by LGBT+ and human rights groups, but this has only prompted a bigger row in the country – with anti-LGBT+ figures rushing out to defend the state official.
Doctor stripped of license during pandemic over sexist & anti-LGBTQ social media posts
Jeff Goldblum suggested that Islam is homophobic & sexist. Is he right?
The gay nephew of a notorious Brazilian homophobe came out as a drag queen. His evangelical pastor mum reacted in the most unexpected way
Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico, Third This Month
Lesbian refugee in Kenya brutally beaten and raped by ‘gang of eight ruthless men’
Newly Engaged Couple Vanishes Shortly After Moving In Together, Leaving A Cell Phone Behind
Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalized Less Often From Coronavirus?
The Chinese smoke. Well over half the nation's men are smokers, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one third of the planet's cigarettes are smoked in China. But earlier this year, Konstantinos Farsalinos noticed something odd: Very few of those hospitalized for the coronavirus in the country appeared to be smokers.
Farsalinos, a cardiologist and tobacco harm-reduction specialist in Greece, has since been wondering if nicotine, the chemical substance found in tobacco, could be preventing people from getting COVID-19, or stopping the symptoms from becoming worse.
While no conclusions can yet be drawn, Farsalinos' prevailing hypothesis is essentially that nicotine has certain anti-inflammatory effects. The most severe COVID-19 symptoms seem to come from an overreaction of the body's immune system known as a "cytokine storm." During that storm, the immune system targets an infection, say in the lungs, and they can become inflamed, leading to difficulty breathing. Nicotine, Farsalinos reasons, might be able to at least lessen that intensity.
Men try to steal Indiana woman’s stimulus money by holding her against her will: police
Four men allegedly broke into a woman’s home early Sunday in northwest Indiana and held her against her will in an attempt to steal her stimulus check money, prosecutors say.
The alleged break-in happened about 1:30 a.m. while she was sleeping in her Lake Station home, according to a court document from the Lake County state’s attorney’s office.
The armed men, who she knew, used a stolen key to enter and woke her up, the court document states.
They took her phone and demanded money, which they knew she just got from a stimulus check, according to Lake County police Chief James Richardson.
One of the men, Christopher Henderson, allegedly pointed a gun at her face and released its clip to show her it was loaded, the document states.
He allegedly told her, “these are for you,” referring to the bullets, according to the document.
Chicago Sun Times
Man jailed for using his urine as a poison to attack prison officer
Driver charged with murder after woman he allegedly struck dies of coronavirus