New York City Didn’t Focus Community Outreach in Covid-19 Hot Spots Before Surges

This summer New York City’s public-hospital system identified the areas most at risk of a resurgence of Covid-19 and enlisted community-based organizations to help educate residents and test and trace for the virus.

Now, with the new coronavirus resurgent across pockets of the city, some say this summer’s effort was insufficient and focused on the wrong neighborhoods.

Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered new restrictions on communities around the state where the virus has rebounded. The affected areas have higher positivity rates of Covid-19 than the rest of the state and include communities in nine ZIP Codes in Brooklyn and Queens that the city has been tracking for weeks as hot spots. Large Orthodox Jewish communities reside in most of the hot spots.

Of the nine ZIP Codes targeted by the city, only one was listed as a high priority this summer by the Health + Hospitals

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Post jokes Trump would be fine if he didn’t get COVID test

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Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. Trump entered the White House without wearing a protective mask. (Oct. 5)

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The claim: Trump would be fine if he hadn’t taken a COVID-19 test

After President Donald Trump announced he’d become one of the more than 7 million Americans diagnosed with COVID-19, critics are remembering how he responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Trump’s mistake was getting tested,” Bob Cesca posted on Facebook on Oct. 2. “If he hadn’t been tested, he’d be fine now.”

Facebook users responded to Cesca’s sarcasm and implied reference to Trump’s past commentary with roughly 100 comments, more than 3,000 shares and 1,100 likes and reactions.

In 2020, misinformation is abundant and sarcasm is easily misunderstood so USA TODAY took a look at

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‘I Got Healthy, Didn’t Starve Myself I Lost 5.5 Stone in a Year

Video: I went vegan for 10 weeks and this is what it did to my mind and body (The Independent)

I went vegan for 10 weeks and this is what it did to my mind and body

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My name is Jenny Chatelain (@jenniie_fit), and I’m 29 years old. I’m from Haiti and was raised in Canada, and I currently work as a respiratory therapist. I lost 78 pounds by staying in a calorie deficit and slowly increasing my weight lifting workouts over the course of a year.



a couple of people posing for the camera: With a calorie deficit and slowly increasing her weight lifting and HIIT workouts from 2 to 5 days a week, Jenny Chatelain lost almost 6 stone in one year.


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With a calorie deficit and slowly increasing her weight lifting and HIIT workouts from 2 to 5 days a week, Jenny Chatelain lost almost 6 stone in one year.

When it comes to losing weight, my biggest struggle has always been my love of food. It’s so convenient to go out

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Melania Trump didn’t visit husband to avoid exposing Secret Service and medical staff to COVID-19

Doctors and infectious disease experts were highly critical of President Trump’s decision to get driven in a hermetically sealed SUV around Walter Reed Medical Center to wave to supporters while he is contagious with COVID-19, endangering his Secret Service detail, photographed wearing the wrong type of personal protective equipment. The Secret Service has noticed.

Somebody at the White House had considered the safety of Secret Service agents. On Saturday, a White House official told NBC News’ Peter Alexander that first lady Melania Trump would not leave her isolation in the White House residence to visit her

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Trump Reportedly Didn’t Disclose COVID-19 Diagnosis Until Second Test Was Taken

Donald Trump did not disclose that he tested positive for COVID-19 until after a second test was taken to confirm the results of the first, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

Sources told the publication that Trump knew that he was infected with the disease that has killed over 200,000 Americans after taking a rapid test when he called in to Fox News on Thursday night. During his Fox News chat, Trump talked about White House aide Hope Hicks testing positive and said that he would get the results from his COVID-19 test soon. The reality television star traveled with Hicks on Air Force one earlier in the week to Tuesday’s debate and to a rally on Wednesday. According to the WSJ, Trump followed White House protocols, which stated that a more thorough second test that takes “a specimen from deeper in the nasal passage” is undergone once the first

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Trump didn’t fear catching COVID-19 despite recognizing threat level

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

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Despite recognizing the threat of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump told journalist Bob Woodward he had no fear of contracting COVID-19 himself.

“Well, you’re risking getting it, of course, the way you move around and have those briefings and deal with people. Are you worried about that?” Woodward asks on tapes of his conversations with Trump that released for his new book “Rage.”

“No, I’m not. I don’t know why I’m not. I’m not,” Trump replied. The recording can be heard on CNN’s website.

Trump is being treated at Walter Reed Military Medical Center after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Leading up to the test, Trump had campaigned vigorously before crowds that weren’t wearing masks. 

During his presidential debate

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Florida schools reopened en masse, but a surge in coronavirus didn’t follow, a USA TODAY analysis found

Many teachers and families feared a spike in COVID-19 cases when Florida made the controversial push to reopen schools in August with in-person instruction.

US hits 200,000 COVID deaths ahead of schools reopening, looming flu season

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But a USA TODAY analysis shows the state’s positive case count among kids aged 5 to 17 declined through late September after a peak in July. Among the counties seeing surges in overall cases, it’s college-age adults – not school children – driving the trend, the analysis found.



a man and a woman sitting on a bench: Larry and Lianne Martin hug their daughter Riley Martin as she begins her first day of kindergarten at Lake Park Elementary School in East Naples, Monday, August 31, 2020.


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Larry and Lianne Martin hug their daughter Riley Martin as she begins her first day of kindergarten at Lake Park Elementary School in East Naples, Monday, August 31, 2020.

The early results in Florida show the success of rigorous mask-wearing, social distancing, isolating contacts, and quick contact tracing when necessary, said health experts.

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Penis Facts You Didn’t Learn on the Street

Sure, a guy’s penis has been with him ever since he was born – but how well does the average Joe really know his favorite personal appendage? And since he learned a lot of his information “on the street,” so to speak, how much of that information is maybe not 100% true? In the interests of better penis health and an informed penis-owning population, the following penis facts are presented for reader edification.

Penis facts

– A guy can’t really break his penis. Although one often hears talk of a dude having a sexual encounter that goes devastatingly wrong, it’s technically impossible to fracture or break the penis. That’s because the penis doesn’t actually have a bone inside it – despite the nickname boner being applied to a stiff erection. When a man does have what is called a penile fracture, it refers to a tear occurring in the … Read More

10 Absolutely Interesting Facts About Creatine You Didn’t Know About Until Now!

You have probably heard about creatine. Creatine is like the ‘magic portion’ for bodybuilding, and exercises and especially endurance exercises. Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps supply energy to all cells of the body, especially the muscle cells. Creatine is not a steroid. Infact, creatine is naturally found in vertebrates in the liver, kidneys and pancreas, though not in high amounts. So, you probably know creatine is okay and it has been proven to be good for your health. It is known to improve brain performance and improve long term and short term memory for vegetarians. But do you know of the following fun facts about creatine?

1. Creatine does indeed make you look – and feel – stronger!

People will take creatine for various reasons, and that is perfectly fine. Maybe you want to look stronger, maybe you want to ‘feel’ stronger. Taking creatine actually makes you … Read More

Penis Facts You Didn’t Learn in Sex Ed Class

By the time a guy becomes an adult, he may think there are no new penis facts left to learn. After all, between that boring sex ed class (which did feature a few good pictures, it’s true) and his own experiments and bull sessions with other guys, it may seem like there’s nothing left to know. But that’s not always so, and some of the things one can still learn can have an impact on one’s ongoing good penis health. With that in mind, the following are several penis facts that are foreign to many men.

– Erections start before birth. Some guys feel like they’ve been hard since the day there were born, but the truth is that men get their first erections in the womb. Ultrasound images indicate that male fetuses exhibit erect penises during the third trimester of pregnancy. Even before birth, a guy’s best pal is … Read More