Michigan Adds Nearly 800 New Coronavirus Cases Tuesday

MICHIGAN — More than 88,000 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Michigan, according to the most recent data provided by the state’s health officials.

The state added 796 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing Michigan’s total coronavirus cases load to 88,756. Michigan health officials also reported that seven more people have died due to the respiratory illness, bringing the state’s coronavirus death toll to 6,264.

The state reported 557 new cases on Monday, adding eight more deaths.

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Tuesday’s numbers update comes as schools around Michigan continue to make decisions on how they will return in the fall.

Monday night, Dearborn schools voted to return all virtually, until at least until the first week of October.

The board will reevaluate conditions in September

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Global health agency urges vaccine safety trials

MIAMI — The Pan American Health Organization has expressed reservations over reports that institutions in the region were negotiating to manufacture and distribute a new COVID-19 vaccine announced by Russia that has yet to go through standard, extensive safety and efficacy trials.

The organization’s deputy director, Jarbas Barbosa, said in an online news conference Tuesday from Washington that any vaccine should be carefully evaluated to ensure the product is safe and effective.

In Brazil, Parana state’s government said it is negotiating with the Russian Embassy to participate in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will be holding a technical meeting Wednesday with Russia’s ambassador.

Nicaragua earlier announced plans to produce a Russian vaccine and on Monday, Vice President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega, again said the country was in contact with Russian institutions to produce and even export a COVID-19 vaccine.

Barbosa said the vaccine has not

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2020 Big 10 and Pac-12 College Football Seasons Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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Rising cases and deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten football season — the latest conference to pull the plug on the collegiate fall sports season.

The Big Ten conference voted on Tuesday to cancel all fall sports, including football, multiple outlets reported. The conference later confirmed the news in a press release.

“In making its decision, which was based on multiple factors, the Big Ten Conference relied on the medical advice and counsel of the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee,” the press release said.

Morton Schapiro, chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors and Northwestern University president, said in a statement that “Our primary responsibility is to make the best possible decisions in the interest of our students, faculty and staff.”

The other sports

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Karavel Shoes Donates 3D Face Masks to Schools, Famous Footwear and Coach Make Big Donations + More

Aug. 11, 2020: Fashion-comfort retailer Karavel Shoes in Austin, Texas, is doing its part in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The family-owned business is in the process of printing 1,200 3D face shields to be donated to staff working in 15 schools located in low-income neighborhoods in Austin. The store also hired three high school students to work on the project. In addition, said Karavel owner Rick Ravel, the store will be selling additional masks to consumers with all proceeds from their sale donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Aug. 11, 2020: Famous Footwear has announced a new multiyear partnership with Ticket to Dream, which provides opportunities for foster children across the country. As part of the move, the brand is donating more than 12,000 new pairs of shoes this month to foster kids ahead of the back-to-school season and plans to provide supplies throughout the fall.

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The Politics of Being Cardi B

Photo credit: Steven Klein
Photo credit: Steven Klein

From ELLE

Photo credit: Steven Klein
Photo credit: Steven Klein

It feels like a lifetime ago, given the breakneck pace of the news and the steady erosion of our political system, but it has only been a year since rap lightning rod Cardi B sat down with Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders in a Detroit nail salon in the summer of 2019. The polymathic force—former stripper/onetime reality star/raptress/ wife/mother/hellion—converted the salon into a backdrop for an earnest conversation around the most urgent issues facing Americans today: job creation, police brutality, a livable minimum wage, and workers’ rights. The scene was full of obvious asymmetry—Cardi’s glamour-puss persona played irreverently off Sanders’s mensch—but in many ways, it was just two New Yorkers talking about the issues of the day, with all the camaraderie of the politicking found at any Dominican bodega that dots Cardi’s native South Bronx neighborhood.

This wasn’t the

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I’m a COVID ‘Long-Hauler.’ Here’s What it’s Like When Symptoms Last for Months.

Photo credit: Margot Gage Witvliet
Photo credit: Margot Gage Witvliet

From Men’s Health

Imagine being young and healthy, a nonsmoker with no preexisting health conditions, and then waking up one morning feeling like you were being suffocated by an unseen force. Back in March, this was my reality.

I had just returned from Europe, and roughly 10 days later started having flu-like symptoms. I became weak overnight and had trouble breathing. It felt like jogging in the Rocky Mountains without being in condition, only I wasn’t moving. I went to the hospital, where I was tested for COVID-19.

I was one of the first people in Texas given a non-FDA-approved test. My results came back negative. As a social epidemiologist who deals with big data, I was certain it was a false negative.

More than four months later, the symptoms have not gone away. My heart still races even though I am resting. I cannot

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Education Commissioner Says School Board Violated State Order

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Despite reprovals from the Florida Department of Education, the Hillsborough County School District is moving forward with its plans to offer online learning only for four weeks following the start of school on Aug. 24.

Following the school district’s 5-2 vote Thursday, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a letter to Hillsborough schools Superintendent Addison Davis and school board chairwoman Melissa Snively informing them that the school board’s decision “directly contradicts the district’s reopening plan.”

After Corcoran issued an executive order July 6 mandating that all Florida school districts reopen brick-and-mortar schools in August to receive state funding, each school district was required to submit a reopening plan to the state by July 31.

The Hillsborough County School District’s plan gave parents a choice of sending their children back to class or having them learn online through either an online class provided by the student’s school

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Stuntman Engulfs Himself in Flames to Pop the Question to Girlfriend: ‘The Perfect Proposal’

Stuntman Proposes to Girlfriend While on Fire

This is a moment to remember

Riky Ash asked his sweetheart to marry him as he was covered in flames spreading up his back and legs.

Nurse Katrina Dobson, 48, was left speechless by the stunt, but eventually regained her composure and said yes.

Dobson knew her beau would be set alight, but thought she was just taking part in a photo shoot, and had no idea he would propose.

She was told it was for a piece about a National Health Service nurse finding love, and even turned up in her scrubs.

“He sold it to me as a story on something that would make people smile,” said Dobson, who works in the accident and emergency department. “When he was set on fire, I saw he had his hand in his pocket. I thought, ‘What are you doing, get your hand out

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Florida teacher writes mock obituary in protest of schools reopening

As Florida schools get ready to reopen for in-person instruction five days a week, one teacher is staging a protest in a way that’s captured a lot of attention and resonated with other educators.

Whitney Reddick, 33, a teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, wrote a mock obituary for herself, which she posted on Facebook. The post has since received support as teachers grapple with the idea of returning to school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“School Board Meeting Tomorrow 8/4/2020: I will be there with my obituary, ready to read,” Reddick posted on Facebook.

“With profound sadness, I announce the passing of Whitney Leigh Reddick,” began the obituary Reddick crafted. “A loving and devoted teacher, mother, daughter, wife, aunt, and friend to all whose lives she touched, on August 7th, 2020. She left us while alone

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What will going to university in 2020 look like?

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Photo credit: Ekaterina Morozova – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

At risk of stating the obvious, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted all corners of our lives. From the way we date to the way we work, the way we socialise to the way we travel. And as September fast approaches, it’s going to impact the way that first year freshers attend university, too.

With Results Day looming and university offers on the horizon, many students are about to embark on their first year away from home, staying in halls and going to seminars. But what with all that’s going on in the world – and many workplaces encouraging remote working for the rest of the year – what will university actually look like come the new term?

Freshers’ week

To avoid a large influx of people, many of the universities are staggering their arrivals. Bath are asking new students to book

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