After pounding big U.S. cities in the spring, COVID-19 now has engulfed rural and small-town America, seeming to seep into the country’s every nook and cranny. Many Midwest hospitals are severely lacking in beds, equipment and – most critically – clinical staff. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
[NFA] As total U.S. infections crossed the 11 million mark - just over a week after hitting 10 million - states and cities across the nation reimposed restrictions to stem the resurgent virus that is straining many healthcare systems. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Monday urged residents in his state to put politics aside and listen to "apolitical" health experts who recommend wearing masks to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, declared late on Sunday a new state of emergency to address hospital overcrowding in response to weeks of stress due to a surge of novel coronavirus cases. Emma Jehle reports.
Republican Senator Cory Gardner was defeated on Tuesday in Colorado by former Governor John Hickenlooper, giving the Democrats their first victory of an election battle in which they are attempting to win control of the U.S. Senate.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem backed up on Sunday President Donald Trump's insistence the presidential election was stolen from him. Business Insider reports Noem said on ABC's 'This Week' that "illegal activities" may have aided President-elect Joe Biden at the ballot box. When faced with host George Stephanopolous's pushback, Noem was adamant that widespread fraud existed, despite having zero concrete evidence.
As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Alabama. Whereas, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, California and Illinois. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in electoral votes. Biden has won 192 EVs against Trump's 114, till last update. Biden has won EVs-heavy California which gives 55 votes. A candidate needs 270 or more electoral votes to win presidency. According to polls, it is going to go down to the wire.
Tech giant Apple used to release new iPhones every year. And when they did, older models began to act up, leading consumers to believe they needed a new phone. That led to multiple lawsuits, and Apple has been trying to make the whole embarrassing 'Batterygate' legal saga go away for years. Now, Gizmodo reports that on Wednesday, the finish line came into view.
Canadian scientists say they’ve found a new way to treat potentially life-threatening alcohol intoxication. Gizmodo reports a new device allows people to hyperventilate safely, and thus literally breathe the alcohol out of their system. In a small pilot study using healthy volunteers, the device was found to speed up the clearance of alcohol from three times faster than the body would normally do. The patient is outfitted with a gas mask, which connects to a supply of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Denmark is taking steps necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreaks on mink farms. The aggressive action is designed to end the virus that has developed in the nations' mink farms and is being spread to humans. Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen announced that farmworkers have contracted the virus that contains a mutation. According to Gizmodo, the first discovery of this mutation was found in infected minks.
Among their many unique talents, octopuses can taste objects with a mere touch of a suction-cup-covered tentacle. According to Gizmodo, a team of researchers has finally gotten to the bottom of how these cephalopods perform this mysterious feat. They discovered a distinct population of cells located on the tips of the suckers, which they named 'chemotactile receptors.
Gizmodo reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California have stopped using Verily to test for the novel coronavirus. Google's health-centered sister company launched a $55 million pilot COVID-19 testing program earlier this year to set up mobile and stationary test sites. However, Verily’s services weren’t geared towards filling the needs of communities especially vulnerable to the pandemic.