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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ offices are closed because they cannot get masks and other supplies. And Democratic members of Congress are pushing ...
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds,...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, La, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Brazil, Donald Trump, Embassy, BRASILIA, LA County, North Hollywood, Jair Bolsonaro, LA County Sheriff s Department

Overwhelmed Southern California transferring coronavirus patients to Bay Area hospitals

The calls have been relentless. This patient needed to be flown by plane to the Bay Area for care — did he have a crew? That patient was awaiting transfer by helicopter to Santa Barbara for treatment. Could they swing it? “Everyone’s tired because this has been going on for so long,” said Sergio Cardenas, a longtime flight nurse who now serves as Reach Air Medical Services’ program director in Imperial County, a swath of agricultural land wedged into the southeast corner of the state against Mex...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, Mexico, Stanford, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Green, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Department Of Homeland Security

Coronavirus, policing reforms are topics of Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall, July 7

  Protestors gathered in front of the LAUSD school district headquarters calling for the defunding of the LAUSD school police Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The protest took place as school board members considered a resolution to reduce or eliminate the school police budget. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) holds his eighth coronavirus-related telephone town hall, 7-8 p.m. July 7. Sherman will be joined by medical experts to discuss latest u...
Tags: Health, Protest, Police, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Lapd, Sherman, Brad Sherman, San Pedro, San Fernando Valley, David Crane, National Politics, Harbor City

Locals volunteer to be infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development

In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner noted that milkmaids who caught cowpox from their cattle seemed to escape a much deadlier scourge: smallpox. So the doctor collected pus from a cowpox blister on one of those milkmaids, rounded up his gardener’s 8-year-old son and rubbed the gunk into a fresh cut on the boy’s skin. The lad developed a trying but not lethal cowpox infection, and once he recovered, the doctor repeated the exercise — but this time, with the real thing. Smallpox. The boy did ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Los Angeles, Merck, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Pasadena, Brad Sherman, Ucla, San Pedro, Nyu, Yang

UCLA’s AD Martin Jarmond faces many challenges with new job

Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn’t going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond’s tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling normalcy, but I have to come in and embrace the challenges,” said Jarmond, who officially took...
Tags: Health, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ohio, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Kelly, Michigan State, Boston College, Armour

Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster

Carson allows Independence day block parties despite coronavirus surge

When Brian Collins holds his annual Independence Day block party on Saturday, just as he has done for the last two decades on Carson’s Tamcliff Avenue, the event will look very different from past years. And it’s all because of the coronavirus pandemic. The street will be barricaded as usual, but largely to stop vehicles from driving down the road rather than to create space for neighbors to mingle. There will be no potluck to ensure different households don’t share food. The city banned “bounce...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, City Council, Local News, Public Safety, Collins, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Assembly, South Bay

Coronavirus: How does California’s surge compare to Florida, Arizona and Texas?

California is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases unlike it has seen during the pandemic. But is the Golden State in the same, dire situation as Florida, Arizona and other states where the virus is spreading rapidly? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Confirmed cases: New cases slowed slightly in California on Wednesday, as county health departments reported 6,874 positive tests, shy of daily records set Monday and Tuesday but higher than any day prior to that, in addition to 81 more fatali...
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British judge denies Venezuela’s Maduro gold in London bank

By DANICA KIRKA and SCOTT SMITH LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuela...
Tags: Health, Business, London, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Bank Of England, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Central Bank

California prison officials blasted for coronavirus outbreak; transfer of inmates from Chino criticized

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak. A third of the 3,500 inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco have tested positive since officials transferred 121 inmates from the heavily impacted California Institution f...
Tags: Health, News, Prison, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Chino

Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW — A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 20% of precincts counted, 72% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. For the first time in Russia, polls w...
Tags: Health, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Ukraine, Soccer, Moscow, Associated Press, Kremlin, St Petersburg, Altai, State Council

Coronavirus death toll in California jumps, exceeds 100 for first time since early June

After weeks of declining mortality, the daily death toll from COVID-19 in California exceeded 100 on Tuesday for the sixth time of the pandemic, while new cases continued to rise at a pace not seen before this week. There were 107 fatalities from the virus reported around the state Tuesday, according to data compiled by this news organization, the state’s deadliest day since June 10 and only the second day of June with more than 100 deaths. There were also about as many new cases as Monday, whic...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, News, California, Washington, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Nevada, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom

Baseball’s minor leagues officially cancel 2020 seasons

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body, made the long-expected announcement. The Professional Baseball Agreement between the majors and the minors expires after this season, and MLB has proposed reducing the minimum affiliates from 160 to 120....
Tags: Health, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, St Petersburg Fla, National Association, Minor League, Pat O'Conner

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic

LA doctor charged with 4 counts of sexual battery

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sexually assaulting several women on separate occasions dating back to 2016. Anshul Gandhi, 34, is facing four felony counts of sexual battery and faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to Deputy District Attorney Melissa Lyons of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Division. Gandhi was ordered to appear in court Sept. 18, when a date is expect...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Sexual Assault, California, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ron Jeremy, Los Angeles County, Gandhi, Top Stories LADN, David Guillod, Crime + Public Safety

DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won’t be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20 season, while Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he was experiencing symptoms and it was unclear if he would be at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. At least six players on the Nets have test...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Disney, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Orlando, Irving

Nets’ DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he had tested positive and was experiencing symptoms. They give the Nets at least six players who have tested positive for the virus. The other four were back in March, when Kevin Durant said he was one of them. Jordan wrote that he had learned o...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Durant, Athletic, DeAndre Jordan

How the coronavirus is devastating Southern California’s Pacific Islanders

Pacific Islanders in Southern California are dying at a higher rate from the coronavirus than any other racial group in the region and statewide, an issue advocates say is getting swept under the radar because the population is small and tends to be lumped with other ethnic groups. While coronavirus case numbers overall are lower for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the death rates are disproportionately higher when the entire population is taken into account, according to the California ...
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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
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‘I refuse to bow to anybody’: Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

SACRAMENTO — Perched behind the counter of his cramped memorabilia shop in downtown Placerville, co-owner Lorenzo Smith isn’t about to tell his customers they have to put on a mask. It’s a matter of principle, he isn’t convinced it’s necessary, and he doesn’t particularly care that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to wear them. “Most people up here do not like the governor,” said Smith, whose shop is called Hangtown Originals. “The deal is, you have no right to tell me I have to wear a...
Tags: Health, News, Mississippi, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, Newcastle, Roseville, Smith, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Garner

Beyond coronavirus, what’s causing nearly 10% spike in deaths in LA County?

Deaths from all causes have spiked nearly 10 percent this year over what would normally be expected, according to a detailed analysis of provisional mortality data through mid-May by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. That equates to 2,528 more lives lost than in years past — but just two-thirds of that spike can be officially attributed to COVID-19. Confirmed coronavirus deaths in the county were about 1,800 as of mid-May. So what accounts for those hundreds of extra deaths? “O...
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Sparks players Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver to sit out WNBA season

By DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks will be without Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver for the WNBA season so they can focus on their health the team announced Friday. Ogwumike, the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in 2014 has missed two seasons to deal with injuries and with the shortened schedule felt that it would be smart to take care of her health. She missed the 2015 with a knee injury and 2017 because of an Achilles tendon injury. Both were suffered while she played o...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Washington, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Connecticut, Nba, Espn, WNBA, Sparks, IMG, IMG Academy, Connecticut Sun

Feel funky after surfing, swimming or watching neon biolumenscent waves or daytime red tide?

Crowds gather on the beach as bioluminescent waves from the red tide roll on shore at North Beach in San Clemente on Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)   Michael Keith remembers feeling strange, like his equilibrium was off, a few days after taking a dip into the glowing neon water when it showed up off Belmont Shores in Long Beach a few months back. Some people have reported being itchy after swimming in the bioluminescent waves that put on...
Tags: Health, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Local News, Orange County, Beaches, Tijuana, Southern California, Ventura, Huntington Beach, South Bay, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, North Beach

Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high of 40,000 in U.S.

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and FRANCES D’EMILIO The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 Friday — eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April — in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states. While the increase is believed to reflect, in part, greatly expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the virus is making a comeback, including rising deaths...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, News, Mexico, China, India, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Italy, Las Vegas, Nevada, West Coast, AAA

Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s high court filing Thursday came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through The administration’s legal brief...
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Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people

By MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. More than 130 million so-called economic impact payments were sent to taxpayers as part of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted in March. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm, cited the number of erroneous payments to deceased taxpayers in its report on the government programs. While the govern...
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NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

By BARRY WILNER The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will be played on Aug. 5, 2021, with the same teams. Enshrinements for 10 men scheduled for Aug. 8 now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with t...
Tags: Health, Business, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, Dallas, Associated Press, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame, Usc, Pittsburgh, George Young

U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus...
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U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back po...
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