Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

first_imgEastern Europe is confronting a surge in cases. Romania announced that it would close schools and implement an overnight curfew. Poland admitted the first patient to its new field hospital at a stadium in Warsaw. Hungary declared a “state of danger” this week, and Ukraine announced a national mask mandate in public buildings and on public transportation. Scientists in Britain have started a clinical trial of aspirin to see whether the anti-inflammatory agent can improve the care of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 by reducing the formation of life-threatening blood clots. What you’re doingAfter 8 years married, a year ago, my husband and I decided to divorce. We started taking turns living in our house. One of us would stay with our daughter; the other one would go to a small rented flat. When France went into lockdown in March, we decided to confine all together in the house. Then, during 3 months, we realized that we still enjoyed each other’s company as well as our family life and that we could work as a team like we had never done before. It became obvious that we still loved each other so we got back together. The lockdown gave us perspective and time to slow down and rethink our relationship. — MariaRosa Quintero Bernabeu, Grenoble, FranceLet us know how you’re dealing with the pandemic. Send us a response here, and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter.Sign up here to get the briefing by email.Email your thoughts to briefing@nytimes.com. The University of Notre Dame’s faculty rejected a proposed vote of no confidence in its president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, voting instead to “express its disappointment” with him for appearing at a White House reception in the midst of a pandemic without a face mask. – Advertisement – When the rally ended, the crowds streamed home like some huge exhalation, spreading cases to more than 20 states. Infections connected to the rally popped up as far away as New Hampshire, and case numbers climbed in the Dakotas, Wyoming and Nebraska, where thousands of residents had returned from Sturgis.The rally has become “a rumbling symbol of America’s bitter divisions over the coronavirus,” wrote our colleagues Mark Walker and Jack Healy. Family members who stayed away are angry at relatives who attended and brought the virus home. Sturgis council members who approved the rally have been bombarded with death threats. And health experts and politicians are still fighting over how many cases Sturgis may have caused across the country.Even now, health officials said a lack of contact tracing and the sheer scale of the event have made it impossible to know how many people were infected directly or indirectly because of Sturgis.Kids produce weaker antibodiesA study published Thursday found that children infected with the coronavirus produce fewer and weaker antibodies than adults.Although that finding sounds scary, it actually may help answer longstanding questions about why children have a different experience with the virus than adults.“We know that kids are much less likely to get sick from the coronavirus,” said Apoorva Mandavilli, who covered the study. “This study says they produce a less robust immune response to the virus, which, paradoxically, may be a good thing.” Fewer antibodies may indicate that children were sick for a shorter period of time, and may also explain why children seem to transmit the virus less efficiently. A weak immune response also may shed light on why children are mostly spared severe symptoms.Importantly, having weaker and fewer antibodies does not seem to mean that children would be more at risk of reinfection.Resurgences Paris banned delivery and takeaway food and alcohol between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. as officials try to curb what they say is a large number of people on the streets at night, despite a lockdown, France 24 reports. It’s hard to imagine a more alarming moment since early April, when 2,000 people were dying a day, and there are few signs that things will improve in the near future. The country has recorded well above 1,000 deaths every day since Election Day, and infection rates in hot spots are accelerating. Governors across the country continue to plead daily with Americans to take the virus seriously.“Colorado, I love you. This is an intervention,” said Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado. The state recorded more than 3,800 cases yesterday, around 900 more than its previous record, and hospitalizations have risen to their highest level since the beginning of the pandemic. “Cancel your social plans the next few weeks — avoid interacting with others. Wear a mask. Keep your distance,” Mr. Polis begged.- Advertisement –center_img Here’s a roundup of restrictions in all 50 states.What else we’re following In England, the first hours of Lockdown 2.0, as local newspapers called it, looked very little like a lockdown at all. America waits, but the virus does notWhile Americans are transfixed with the razor’s edge presidential election results, the country’s coronavirus situation has become catastrophically bad — and continues to worsen.Less than 24 hours after the U.S. broke its daily national case record, it added 121,500 more cases — more than Japan, Egypt or Hungary have recorded during the entire pandemic. Twenty-eight states have added more cases in the last week than in any other period.- Advertisement – Italy locked down six regions in the country’s deeply infected north and highly vulnerable, and poorer, south. The measures are the most drastic since a nationwide lockdown in March. Wuhan, where the outbreak began, has emerged as a star in China. Propaganda agencies have churned out television tributes to the city, and a new opera idolizes its doctors. The Las Vegas Raiders were fined for repeatedly violating the N.F.L.’s virus protocols. Hospitals in hard-hit areas around the country are quickly reaching their limit. At Trinity Health in Minot, N.D., the entire floor dedicated to coronavirus patients had no more available beds. Dr. Jeffrey Sather, the chief of staff, called other large hospitals around the state to see if he could transfer some patients, but every facility was also full. Dr. Sather was also worried about his staff members.“They are witnessing people suffocate to death on a regular basis,” he said. “And it’s a heavy psychological toll.”A motorcycle rally’s aftermathInfectious-disease experts had warned about the risk of holding the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Still, South Dakota’s Republican governor, a vocal opponent of lockdowns, gave her blessing, and local leaders set aside their misgivings as thousands of people from every state in the nation rolled down Sturgis’s Main Street. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri orders Roman Abramovich to sack him ‘immediately’ if Chelsea future hinges on Europa League final against Arsenal

first_imgSarri has not spoken to Abramovich about his Chelsea future (Getty Images)Sarri also revealed that he only briefly spoke with Abramovich after Chelsea friendly against New England Revolution in Boston last week and claims his future was not discussed.‘The owner was there only to ask the condition of Loftus-Cheek, of course,’ said the Italian.‘I spoke with him only for one minute, no more, but only about Loftus.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 May 2019 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24Shares Sarri says he is happy to stay in the Premier League (EPA)Sarri also revealed that he is due to hold talks with Chelsea’s hierarchy about his future after the Europa League final.‘As you know I like very much the Premier League,’ said Sarri.‘At the moment it’s the most important championship in the world. It’s very exciting to be here.But now I only think about the final.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAs I said before, I’m very happy to stay in the Premier League, Chelsea is one of the most important clubs in the Premier League I think.I’m happy but we have to discuss the situation.‘It’s normal at every season you have to discuss with the club.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Maurizio Sarri orders Roman Abramovich to sack him ‘immediately’ if Chelsea future hinges on Europa League final against Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Maurizio Sarri has issued a challenge to Roman Abramovich before Chelsea’s Europa League final (PA Wire)Maurizio Sarri has urged Roman Abramovich to sack him ‘immediately’ if his job depends on whether Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Europa League final.Reports this week have claimed that Sarri will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, while the Italian has reportedly held talks with Juventus, who are seeking a replacement for Massimiliano Allegri.But Sarri is keen to staying at Stamford Bridge, although he is dismayed by the idea of his future being decided by the result in Baku on May 29.Asked if the Europa League final will determine whether he is sacked by Chelsea, Sarri fired back: ‘If the situation is like this I want to go immediately.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Ten months of work then I have to lay everything [on the line] in 90 mins, it’s not right, either you are happy about my work or you are not happy.’ Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Top 5 moments from Syracuse’s 2017-18 school year

first_img Comments Published on August 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 There were dozens of exciting moments in SU Athletics last year, and if you’re new to SU, this is what you should catch up on.Here are five notable moments from Syracuse sports in the 2017-18 academic year.Todd Michalek | Staff PhotographerOct. 13, 2017 – Syracuse defeated then-No. 2 Clemson 27-24 inside the Carrier Dome for SU football’s biggest upset since 1984. The Orange entered the game as 24-point underdogs to the defending national champions, but against a Clemson team with an injured starting quarterback, SU held the Tigers to just more than 200 yards passing. In front of SU’s largest crowd of the season (42,475 fans) the Orange offense totaled 440 yards and three touchdowns. In the game’s final quarter, a failed Clemson fake punt ended its last possession with more than 6 minutes remaining.  On SU’s final drive, Eric Dungey sealed the upset with a third down conversion on the ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerNov. 18, 2017 – As a sophomore, Justyn Knight finished fourth at the national cross country championship. As a junior, he placed second. In his final attempt last November, he won. Knight also won a second national title during the indoor track season, and he graduated as one of the most decorated athletes in SU history.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerJan. 4, 2017 – Tiana Mangakahia set an ACC single-season record and an SU single-game assist record in her debut season for women’s basketball at Syracuse. In early January, against Georgia Tech at home, she lit up the court with 44 points, one point below the program record, in an 88-77 win. She shot 20-for-21 from the free-throw line. The sophomore point guard from Australia, who transferred from Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College last season, led the nation in assists with 304, and racked up 14 double-doubles.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerMar. 18, 2018 – After the Orange snuck into the NCAA Tournament field, SU went on a three-game run which culminated with a 55-53 win over No. 3 seed Michigan State in the round of 32. It was the third time in five days that SU held its NCAA Tournament opponent to less than 60 points. Syracuse lost to Duke in the Sweet 16, but the win over MSU put a positive stamp on an up-and-down season for Jim Boeheim’s squad.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerApril 1, 2018 – Syracuse women’s tennis upset then-No. 3 Georgia Tech, 4-3. SU picked up the doubles point with a dominant 6-2 win by Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez over the No. 1 doubles pair in the nation. Then, with Syracuse at three points and needing one to clinch the match, Knutson crushed an ace down the middle of the court and past No. 22 singles player Paige Hourigan. It was the biggest win, by ranking, in program history.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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