Day: September 2, 2020

Reports, Trump tweet about ‘mini strokes’ spark speculation about president’s health: What we know

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that he had not been hospitalized for ‘mini strokes,’ accusing the ‘FAKE NEWS’ of pushing the claim.

The response was instantaneous, with opponents challenging the president’s ability to lead the country and his supporters saying people are pushing conspiracy theories about Trump. 

Cognitive function has been an attack point throughout the general election. The Trump campaign has taken every opportunity to undermine Democratic nominee Joe Biden based on the former vice president’s occasional verbal gaffes, accusing him of mental decline.

Questions of Trump’s health have once again arisen this week, prompted by a new book from New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt that reports Vice President Mike Pence was put on standby after the president’s unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last year. 

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Lacey-Area Gyms Transition Into New Normal Upon Reopening

LACEY, NJ — When The MAX Challenge of Lacey closed last March, their members lost more than the physical space on 800 Lacey Rd. They maintained classes through Zoom and eventually outdoors, but the situation gave owners Tracey and Mike Keogh new obstacles in maintaining everything the group fitness-focused gym offered.

“By closing the gym, a lot of people, even a lot of our members, went into this really tough place,” Tracey Keogh told Patch.

They felt more than ready once Governor Phil Murphy allowed them to reopen their facility Tuesday, and so did their members. Many New Jersey fitness centers will feature a “new normal” as gym goers return, including temperature checks, face masks and social distancing.

Each gym coped differently as they closed for nearly six months, but they all lacked one thing: certainty.

“We had no answers. There was no projected date,” said Jeff Padula, who owns

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How Boulder County Enforces Public Health Orders: What To Know

BOULDER COUNTY, CO — Most Boulder County residents and businesses are following public health orders, yet some continue to defy the required precautions, public health officials said. Over the past two weeks, parties have been reported in and around the University of Colorado Boulder campus, and some businesses in the county have been found in violation of the orders.

Residents and businesses can face Class 1 misdemeanor charges if they are found willfully violating orders. If accepted by the district attorney and law enforcement, a lawsuit can be launched by Boulder County Public Health that requests a court order for the person, group or business to comply with the public health rules.

If the restraining order is violated, fines and other sanctions can be imposed.

Jeff Zayach, the agency’s executive director, said their goal is to “help individuals and businesses follow the public health orders to stop this virus, not

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Face masks, digital thermometers and more: Shop August reader favorites

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As some restaurants, salons and other businesses welcomed back their customers in August, NBC News Shopping readers continued to invest in face masks, filters and thermometers. While students geared up to return to online or in-person classes, our visitors showed an increased interest in back-to-school related items: kids face masks, Wi-Fi routers and other tech to create an at-home classroom. With increased time spent at home, NBC News Shoppers continued to purchase products to improve their homes, including vacuums, ergonomic chairs and exercise bikes, as well as grooming essentials such as trimmers and razors. After you check out the above shopping guides and recommendations,

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CDC tells officials to be ready for vaccine by November; steroids can help severely ill patients

Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine can be legitimately cut short and could allow a vaccine to become available more quickly than previously expected if results are overwhelming, Dr. Anthony Fauci says. And the CDC is telling some health officials  to be ready to start distributing a vaccine by November, according to one report. 

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he is confident the experts making the call on a vaccine would not be swayed by political pressure as Election Day approaches.

The Trump administration announced a nationwide ban on evictions until December to ease financial pressures fueled by the pandemic. The federal edict came down after some states, including California and Nevada, announced similar protections against evictions.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney apologized on Twitter after a photo of him eating in a Maryland restaurant made the rounds on social media. And Speaker of

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Radio Host Farheen Raza Says Faulty Coronavirus Testing Caused Mental Health Struggles

Farheen Raza

Farheen Raza, 37, is a Muslim American community activist, radio personality and mother of three boys from Flower Mound, Texas. She’s the host of the Musings of a Modern Muslim podcast and Real Talk with Farheen on Radio Caravan in Dallas. Known for her fearless approach to dissecting tough topics, Raza helps her viewers and listeners unpack cultural stigmas while bringing hope and healing to all. Follow her on Instagram at @theModMuslim.

I can still remember the events that led to my positive diagnosis so clearly. It was March and coronavirus had been declared a global pandemic. My husband, who’s a physician, started seeing patients here in Texas right away.

At home, we were being extra careful. No one knew at the time how bad things would get, but my husband was adamant very early on that we take things seriously. We lucked out because our kids were

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Teachers ‘painting a picture of the apocalypse,’ Ford says about back to school plan

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 5,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 129,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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Items That Sell on eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace

As cases of COVID-19 spread across the nation in the spring, Bob Moulton decided it was best to close his business, National Pawn, to walk-in sales. Although pawnshops were deemed essential in North Carolina and could remain open, Moulton didn’t want to risk the health of customers or employees at his 19 locations.

However, he also didn’t want to lay off any workers, so he had employees start listing items for sale on sites such as the Facebook Marketplace. Items that were sold were then delivered to customers via curbside pickup.

“We actually found it to be very successful,” Moulton says. “It amazed me the amount of disposable income that our customers had.”

When it comes to selling online, three names stand out: eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. While eBay made a name for itself as an online auction site, the latter two serve as local classified ads. Today, people

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Eighty-one Nobel winners back ‘pro-science’ Biden for president

<span>Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Eighty-one American winners of Nobel prizes in the fields of chemistry, medicine and physics have endorsed Joe Biden for president, based on the candidate’s support for science.

Related: Nancy Pelosi in face-covering row after salon visit

An open letter signed by the laureates asserts that the United States is at a unique historical crossroads demanding that leaders “appreciate the value of science”. The Biden campaign released the letter on Wednesday.

The letter from the Nobel laureates endorses Biden with three sentences:

At no time in our nation’s history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value of science in formulating public policy. During his long record of public service, Joe Biden has consistently demonstrated his willingness to listen to experts, his understanding of the value of international collaboration in research, and his respect for the contribution that immigrants make to the

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The body-shaming Chadwick Boseman experienced is a reminder to think twice before commenting on a celebrity’s weight loss

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  • Actor Chadwick Boseman died last week of colon cancer, a diagnosis he kept secret from the public for four years.

  • During his illness, Boseman was mocked online for his noticeable weight loss.

  • Weight or weight changes are usually shrouded in a variety of factors.

  • Without knowing the full context, a cursory comment might inadvertently praise or shame someone dealing with a serious physical or mental health condition. 

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Chadwick Boseman, the actor best-known for starring in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” died August 28, after four years of silently battling colon cancer.

During that time, Boseman was seen and pictured looking much smaller in bulk than his character in the global-hit movie.

As is often the case, one picture sparked a million comments, and a discource that took on a momentum

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