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USC’s fraternity row endures COVID-19 outbreak, infecting 40

A coronavirus outbreak has ripped across the University of Southern California’s fraternity row, school officials said Thursday. At least 40 people living on a street where several of the school’s frats are based have tested positive for COVID-19, chief student health officer Sarah Van Orman told The Los Angeles Times. “A significant number of the …

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Edwin Ríos Wins Game For Dodgers In A Bizarre Major League First

Edwin Ríos was the first batter for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th inning against the Houston Astros Wednesday ― yet he managed to hit a 2-run home run to put LA ahead, 4-2. edWIN. pic.twitter.com/skCU6NCIIk — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2020 Mathematically impossible, right? Well, not this year. In a rules …

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GDP Down 9.5%; US Economy at Its Worst: Live Market Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Economic output fell at its fastest pace on record last spring as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses across the United States to close their doors and kept millions of Americans shut in their homes for weeks. Gross domestic product — the broadest measure of goods and services produced — …

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Operational Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control in Outpatient Facilities: non-U.S. Healthcare Settings

1. Background This document outlines strategies for implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for non-U.S. outpatient care settings in response to community spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Clinics and facilities that provide outpatient services play an important role in a healthcare system’s response to COVID-19 and are critical to provide continued essential health …

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Trump suggests delaying November election, something he doesn’t have the power to do

The move comes as polls show Trump trailing Biden in battleground states. July 30, 2020, 2:15 PM 7 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article In a remarkable move by a sitting president, President Donald Trump for the first time Thursday morning suggested delaying the presidential election over his persistent false attacks that …

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NASA launches Mars Perseverance rover on mission to the red planet

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA’s nuclear-powered Perseverance Mars rover roared to life and lifted off from Cape Canaveral early Thursday, the first step in a decade-long program to search for signs of past microbial life and to collect rock and soil samples for eventual return to Earth. It will take the $2.4 billion …

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As COVID-19 hammers Texas, Hispanic residents are dying at the highest rate

The moment made Martinez feel like she wasn’t alone, she said, and it helped her realize just how rapidly the virus was spreading through her community. “Pretty much everyone who I know has had coronavirus or has a family member who’s been sick or is in the hospital,” said Martinez, who by early this week …

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Ted Cruz Hits GOP Panic Button: ‘Texas Is In Play’ For Democrats In November

Sen. Ted Cuz (R-Texas) is warning Republicans that his state could go blue during November’s presidential election. Even though Texas hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1976, former Vice President Joe Biden currently has a 0.7 percentage point edge over President Donald Trump, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight polling average. “Texas is in play,” …

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As US passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths, experts at Johns Hopkins call for reset in national response

The first death in the US was reported on February 29. The country reached 50,000 deaths 54 days later on April 23, and 34 days later, on May 27, crossed 100,000 deaths. It has taken 63 days to add another 50,000 to reach the 150,000 mark. “I think the fact that we as a country …

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