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Florida State University tells staff they can’t care for kids while working remotely
Florida State University has informed its employees that as of Aug. 7 they will no longer be allowed to care for their children while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
Texas and Florida close bars after explosion of COVID-19 cases
The governors of Florida and Texas closed down the bars Friday to slow down the spread of the coronavirus that has been rampaging at record levels through their states.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the bar shutdown as the state health department reported 8,942 new COVID-19 cases, shattering the previous record of 5,508 set just two days ago.
But DeSantis, who has been resisting calls to slow down the reopening of his state, left it to Halsey Beshears, the Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation, to convey his message in a tweet.
Singles and Couples Are More Divided Than Ever
In the proudest moment of my quarantine, I built my own bike. Am I confident enough in the structural integrity of this bike to actually ride it? No—I duct-tape most of my furniture to the wall so it doesn’t collapse. If I were quarantining with a boyfriend, would I have insisted that he step in to help around hour seven? Absolutely.
Isolating with a partner creates genuine challenges, despite the gushing you might encounter online. “Quarantining has amplified any issues we’ve had in our marriage,” says Jen Tokaji, a 44-year-old office manager in Los Angeles. “It has really made the division of household chores and child care even more divided.”
Complaints like Tokaji’s are clearly valid, but that doesn’t mean the singles aren’t bothered by them. “When [couples] complain about relatively benign things and use hyperbole (‘We might kill each other by the end of this!’), it's kind of condescending to single people who don't even have the option to potentially murder their spouse/partner,” says Brooke Knisley, a 29-year-old writer in Boston.
Concern over Pattinson and The Batman is rapidly growing
Is Robert Pattinson going... batty?
Fans are taking to social media to voice their concern following the publication of an in-depth piece in GQ entitled, "Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch from Isolation." In it, the actor describes his existence kicking around the London apartment in which he's hunkered down while production on The Batman is paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.
That concern is twofold: for the movie, and for the actor himself. As far as the film goes, it appears that Pattinson isn't exactly following the kind of workout and exercise regimen that one might expect from the star of a highly anticipated superhero movie. He revealed that his trainer left him with a Bosu ball and a weight that have basically been gathering dust in the corner since his quarantine began. "I think if you're working out all the time, you're part of the problem," Pattinson said. "You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the '70s. Even James Dean — he wasn't exactly ripped."
Child Sexual Abuse Reports Are On The Rise Amid Lockdown Orders
There has been a rise in the number of minors contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline to report abuse. That's according to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which runs the hotline.
By the end of March, with much of the country under lockdown, there was a 22% increase in monthly calls from people younger than 18, and half of all incoming contacts were from minors. That's a first in RAINN's history, Camille Cooper, the organization's vice president of public policy, tells NPR.
Of those young people who contacted the hotline in March, 67% identified their perpetrator as a family member and 79% said they were currently living with that perpetrator. In 1 out of 5 cases where the minor was living with their abuser, RAINN assisted the minor in immediately contacting police.
Fla. Woman Who Lost Dad to Gun Violence in 2003 Is Fatally Shot, and Police Say She Knew Killer
Report: SFPD make grisly discovery in Outer Sunset home
Teen Allegedly Shoots Her Stepmother, Who Was 9 Months Pregnant, In The Head After Assaulting 11-Year-Old Stepbrother
Revealed: Prisoner who shocked Boris Johnson on a tour of jails when x-ray revealed he had hidden a Kinder egg stuffed with drugs inside him
Caretaker steals engagement ring from elderly woman dying of coronavirus
Younger blacks and Latinos are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates in California
Black and Latino Californians ages 18 to 64 are dying more frequently of COVID-19 than their white and Asian counterparts relative to their share of the population, a Times analysis of state health department data shows.
Newly released figures on the grim toll of the novel coronavirus show once again profound disparities in people’s odds of survival that fall along racial and ethnic lines. In this case, the data also belie the conventional wisdom that old age is the primary risk factor for death.
When accounting for each group’s percentage of the population, blacks and Latinos under the age of 65 had a higher share of fatalities than even older blacks and Latinos. The trend is particularly noticeable among those age 18 to 49, The Times analysis found.
Parents Hospitalized With COVID, Son Dies Alone on Sofa
A Detroit Medical Worker Died After Her Own Hospital Denied Her a Coronavirus Test 4 Times
Coronavirus: Thousands flock to beaches in California despite stay-at-home orders
Omar Sharif Jr: COVID-19 Has Super-Charged LGBTQ Marginalization
For generations, LGBTQ people around the globe have suffered the repressive isolation that comes from living in the closet. Locked away we were afraid to live our full and authentic lives, we held captive our innermost emotions and desires, and we feared the repercussions of coming out.
Today, one-third of the world’s population is under some form of lockdown; the consequences of coming out are just too severe. A certain degree of loneliness, desperation, and anxiety has become many of our realities. You just wish you could embrace the one you love after being denied for six weeks, try waiting 10-plus years. Quarantine is a closet that we now all share.
Today we are all in the same boat. And still today, LGBTQ people are disproportionally affected. If COVID-19 was the Titanic, LGBTQ people would be on the lower decks. The LGBTQ community has a higher percentage of underlying medical conditions among its population. LGBTQ people are more likely to live in poverty and lack access to adequate healthcare, medical leave and other basic necessities. The LGBTQ population uses tobacco 50 percent more than the general population, which could makes one’s prognosis considerably worse. To add insult to injury, LGBTQ people continue to face discrimination in many healthcare settings across the country.
People Are Getting Busted for Affairs in Coronavirus Lockdown
Over the last few weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic left millions stranded indoors, Chicago divorce attorney Mitch Gordon has started getting calls from people who’ve just learned some unwelcome information: their spouses are having affairs.
“The people who are juggling affairs are getting caught right now,” Gordon said. “I’ve had multiple calls from people who are like, ‘Alright, before this I wondered, but figured no. And now it’s clear it’s happening.’”
Gay Jewish governor accused of Nazism – yes, really – for trying to save lives during coronavirus crisis
The Democrat, elected in 2018 as the first Jewish governor in Colorado and the first openly gay governor in the US, is currently facing strong opposition for retaining the coronavirus lockdown in his state, a decision which many Republicans are seriously comparing to Nazi fascism.
At a press conference on April 15 a reporter asked him: “We’re seeing a lot of rebellion out here against your orders, which have been called tyrannical against local health department orders, being equated to Nazism.
“How do you react to that? What do you say to those people who are clearly getting frustrated with this stay-at-home order?”
Sweden grapples with high death toll after controversially refusing to lock down
Sweden’s controversial decision to refuse coronavirus lockdown measures is taking its toll — with the number of deaths up to 17 times higher than its Nordic neighbors, according to reports.
Fatalities in the Scandinavian nation topped 1,300 on Thursday — far worse than Denmark, Norway and Finland, which all implemented containment measures, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.
By comparison, Denmark has reported 321 COVID-19 deaths, Norway has reported 150 deaths and Finland has reported just 75, the data shows.
These Pictures Show Huge Crowds Protesting Against Coronavirus Lockdowns At State Capitols
Thousands of Michiganders took to the streets to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order
Three Colorado men arrested for violating state’s stay-at-home order
After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus
The religious right has a new coronavirus concern: people are touching their no-no parts
The religious right has been fighting to keep churches open during a pandemic, putting parishioners at risk of catching the novel coronavirus, some even insisting they’re “covered in the blood of Jesus” and therefore protected.
Now they’ve upped the ante, saying the true “silent but deadly disease” is being ignored: people are watching pornography and masturbating while they’re cooped up at home.
A religious leader blamed coronavirus on the gays. Now an LGBTQ org is suing him.
Kelly Ripa cries on-air over difficulties of isolating with family
Kelly Ripa is struggling in isolation with her family.
During Wednesday’s episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” the 49-year-old co-host started crying as she talked about how two of her children aren’t speaking to her amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Child Sex Abuse Reports Spike As Country Shelters In Place, Advocates Say
For most Americans, sheltering in place is a sensible act of self-protection amid the coronavirus pandemic. But home can be a dangerous place for some ? like children in abusive situations.
Children face a heightened risk for sexual abuse during this time, child advocates told HuffPost. Scott Berkowitz, president of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, said RAINN has seen an uptick in minors reporting sexual violence in March, the month most shelter-in-place orders were implemented across the country.
“Last month, for the first time ever, a majority of RAINN’s sexual abuse hotline users were minors,” he told HuffPost.
Just over half of the people who called RAINN’s hotline last month who identified their age were under 18. Of those, 67% identified their perpetrator as a family member and, within that group, 79% said they were living with that perpetrator. RAINN’s victim service programs help on average about 25,000 people every month.
Berkowitz said the reason for the increased calls from minors could be that children can’t access the safety net of other adults they usually see outside the home.
Staying At Home Has Led To An Increase In Child Abuse Cases — Here’s How To Help
The rise of domestic abuse during COVID-19 in LGBTQ relationships and how you can get help
The data I have been able to collate tells me this: that 1 in every 4 lesbians and up to half of gay men have been a victim of domestic abuse at one time in their adult lives and that this figure is nearly at 80% if you are a transgender. The Office for National Statistics collated “experimental” data that informed the reader as of 2017: 1.1 million people over 16 identified themselves as LGB (there is currently no data for those identifying as transgender) out of a UK population aged 16 or over of 52.8 million, just 2% of the population.
However, what do the figures tell us about right now for LGBTQ victims? Sadly nothing. If you were heterosexual I would be able to tell you that every domestic abuse charity in England and Wales has seen a rise in calls to their helplines and in daily visits to their websites (Refuge has recorded a 25% rise in calls and over 100% rise in daily visits to their website). I could even tell you with (disturbing) confidence that this rise has been recognised across the world, but the LGBTQ victim’s voice remains shrouded.
Elderly San Francisco Woman Assaulted and Robbed In Home Invasion
Sheriff: 2nd arrest in connection with kidnapping, killing
A trans woman was out drinking with her friends. Minutes later, she was shot to death by a gang of thugs
Transgender people in Panama alarmed by gender-based coronavirus quarantine rules
New York Man Kills 12-Year-Old Daughter, Wife, Himself In Suspected Double Murder-Suicide
1,500 more county lines drugs gangs in just a year: New figures reveal shocking rise in number of young people being groomed into trade as cocaine consumption in the UK rockets 290 per cent since 2011
Police: Florida man fatally shoots wife, 2 sons and self
Tori Spelling slammed for charging $95 fee for virtual meet-and-greet
Blend is a powdery substance or paintball liquid that you apply to your skin so the blotches disappear and you shimmer even tones. 07-Apr-2020
I say, you do what you need to and survive, fuck politically correct because for as long as you didn't hurt anyone, we'll forgive it... later. Be safe.
Remember the Yentl model. She was a woman pretending to be a man so she can prove to the world she was an equal and a survivor. Do what looks best on you. Bring gender back! We need to blend, just for a little bit. 07-Apr-2020
Los Angeles has notoriously polluted air. But right now it has some of the cleanest of any major city
The mental image many people have of the Los Angeles skyline is one obscured by smog, with thick air pollution hanging over its downtown buildings.
But with the city -- and the entire state of California -- under stay-at-home orders to stem the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, something dramatic has happened to the air in LA.
On Tuesday, LA saw some of the cleanest air of any major city in the world, according to IQAir, a Swiss air quality technology company which also monitors pollution levels in cities around the globe.
EPA data shows that in March of this year, the Los Angeles area experienced the longest stretch of "good" air quality since at least 1995.