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8th state surpasses 100K cases

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 535,000 people worldwide.

Over 11.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 130,007 deaths.

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As cases in Florida surge, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday said he’s signing an emergency order to close short-term rentals, gyms, party venues … Read More

Telehealth called a ‘silver lining’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick

Telehealth use surged from 8% of Americans in December to 29% in May as primary care and mental health physicians and specialists turned to remote care out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a UnitedHealth Group report.

Telehealth evangelists long have touted using high-speed internet connections and a range of devices to link providers and patients for remote care. But regulatory hurdles and medicine’s conservative culture limited virtual checkups to largely minor conditions such as sinus infections or unique circumstances such as connecting neurologists to rural hospitals that lack specialized care.

The pandemic lockdowns closed doctors’ offices and delayed nonemergency care for millions of Americans. Some clinics scrambled to acquire technology platforms to deliver remote care. Others employed rarely used video programs to reach patients in their homes.

Remote visits among Medicare patients surged through the end of March, prompting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director Seema

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Remote Learning to Gain From Spike in Coronavirus Cases: 4 Picks

Businesses and schools have finally started reopening in the United States but not everyone is inclined toward physically attending them given the surge in new coronavirus cases. After registering a record 50,000+ coronavirus cases on Thursday, the United States recorded another around 40,000 new cases on Sunday.

This definitely is reason enough for people to once again stay indoors. Although most Americans expect all schools to reopen in the fall, there are chances that teachers and students may not be there. This made schools shift to online education to help students complete their semester this year and with growing fears it is likely that most will prefer learning from remote locations.

Coronavirus Fears Growing

Although states have started reopening, fears too have come back haunting after a surge in fresh coronavirus cases. The United States recorded 39,379 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and many states are contemplating putting a brake

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I want to lose weight but am confused about how to eat. Should I track macros or are calories king for fat loss?

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Logging your food can be a good way to educate yourself about how much you're eating.
Logging your food can be a good way to educate yourself about how much you’re eating.

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  • If you want to lose weight, it comes down to being in an energy deficit, consuming fewer calories than you’re expending.

  • Macros — or macronutrients — are your protein, carbs, and fat, and the most important one for fat loss is protein.

  • Calories always count, but you don’t have to count your calories.

  • Tracking should be a temporary educational tool, and even then, it isn’t for everyone.

  • Read more Working It Out here.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Dear Rachel,

I feel like I’ve got my fitness down and I also don’t eat an unhealthy diet, but I know I’m a bit overweight so would like to re-educate myself around how much I should be eating, and what foods in which quantities, to lose some

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Your Guide to the Best Deals

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Don’t you just love the summer holidays? We mean, the shopping holidays, of course. The Fourth of July brought us fireworks-worthy blowout sales, and now the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on its way!

Here’s everything you need to know to score deeper discounts than ever:

When is the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The sale runs in two phases:

• All Nordstrom cardmembers can shop Early Access starting August 13. And depending on your Nordy Club status, you could be able to shop even earlier.
• The public sale begins online August 19 at 9:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. PT.
• The sale lasts through August 30.
• Enjoy FREE SHIPPING and FREE

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Truck Showing Trump ‘Death Clock’ For Coronavirus Circles White House On July 4th

A billboard truck showing the “Trump Death Clock” did laps around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, bearing a stark reminder of the number of deaths that might’ve been prevented had President Donald Trump taken earlier action to mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

As Trump pushed ahead with July 4th celebrations that brought crowds to the National Mall and White House South Lawn ― despite concerns that doing so would further the spread of coronavirus ― the truck circled through the capital. On the side of the truck was a running estimate of over 77,000 deaths that could have been avoided had social distancing measures been implemented on March 9, a week earlier than the White House acted.

The names of COVID-19 victims were also read over a loudspeaker, according to a press release from Death Clock co-sponsor Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group.

The Death Clock uses models from two leading

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Need someone to make you sweat? Meet your new virtual trainer

The gym. The studio. Places we once populated as part of our routine, our ritual. Now, in the face of the new normal, many gyms are in phase 3 reopening. And that is a timeline none of us can predict. If you’re wondering how to make the most of your workout when gyms are still closed or you’re just not ready to go back to one yet, consider turning to these online trainers. You can sweat with them in the privacy of your very own home. And your commute from the gym to the office is the easiest one yet.

YOGIS UNITE

Dawn Feinberg, the owner and yogi guru at Ahana in the Design District, isn’t your typical yogi. She’s been known to mix asanas with Biggie and play her harmonium after blasting Tupac. While she’s eager for the return of her outdoor classes in the Design District, she is

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Last chance to get these seven digital offers at huge discounts

TLDR: Check out these seven digital offers to improve your productivity, your work quality and even you, all at up to $3.500 off.

We could make some bad puns about independence and such, but you’d see right through that cheap writing ploy. The reality is this is a pre-July 4th collection of great digital offers, all with discounts of between $125 to $3,500. If those cold, hard numbers on some stellar productivity and protection products don’t do all the persuading that needs to be done, it’s doubtful some ridiculously stretched July 4th reference will save the day.

Instead, we’ll just make the savings even more gaudy. So if you spend $50 or more, enter the code JULYFOURTH15 during checkout and you’ll get an additional 15 percent off. Or if your total reaches $75 or more, the code JULYFOURTH20 will slash 20 percent off your purchase price. That’s a true declaration

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Election campaigning without the handshakes

The coronavirus has ended the handshake
The coronavirus has ended the handshake

For some politicians, campaigning season is one of the few times they have to get up close and personal with the public, as they try to persuade people to vote them into office.

But the global pandemic has turned everything on its head, national elections included.

Political rallies held online, socially distanced door-knocking sessions, and fist bumps instead of handshakes would have been unthinkable a few months ago, yet this is what politicians in Singapore are having to contend with as the country gears up for its general election on 10 July.

The election next Friday takes place as Singapore records more than 44,000 cases of the coronavirus, most of which stem from outbreaks in dormitories housing migrant manual labourers.

A partial lockdown was eased earlier this month, but social distancing rules are still in place – people are called to stay at least

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Colleges race to create ‘a new sense of normalcy.’ Will new rules, COVID-19 testing be enough?

SAN DIEGO – When students arrive at the University of California-San Diego in August, they will find coronavirus testing stations strategically planted throughout campus.

To determine whether they’ve been infected, they’ll take a swab, dab it with nasal slime and leave the sample in a collection box. Bar codes with the packets will be linked to their personal medical records and cellphone numbers.

Within a day, students can expect results via text message. For those who test positive, a huge response system includes medical care, isolation and contact tracing.

Robert Schooley, chief of the infectious diseases division at UC San Diego Health, said the reopening plan, dubbed Return to Learn, has multiple scenarios for campus life, and surveillance results will dictate which one administrators deploy. Researchers will even pull manhole covers to check campus sewage for coronavirus levels.

“We want to be able to adjust what we do to what

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