August 09, 2020

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Cómo mudar a tu elefante en una pandemia
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Regístrate para recibir nuestro boletín con lo mejor de The New York Times.La frontera entre Argentina y Brasil había estado cerrada debido a la pandemia de coronavirus por casi dos meses. A principios de mayo, un convoy inusual llegó hasta el puesto de control en Puerto Iguazú. Eran 15 personas, todas casi sin dormir, y seis vehículos, entre ellos una grúa y un gran camión.Detrás del camión había una caja transportadora especial.Dentro de la caja, una elefanta.La elefanta se llamaba Mara. Tenía unos 50 años y había pasado las últimas dos décadas y media de su vida encerrada en el recinto polvoriento de un zoológico en el barrio de Palermo, en el centro de Buenos Aires. El zoológico alguna vez fue la joya de la corona de los grandiosos parques victorianos de la ciudad, un símbolo de su prestigio. No existía tal cosa, dijo el vicepresidente de Argentina en 1888, como una gran ciudad sin zoológico.
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This Simple Yet Effective Exercise That Targets Your Arms, Legs & Core
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If you want a move that works your whole body, plank pose is a great place to start. And if you're looking to kick it up a notch to challenge yourself even more, consider forearm plank.Forearm plank can be a part of yoga flows, bodyweight workouts, or even a stand-alone exercise whenever you want to get your heart pumping and core shaking.Learn how to do it—plus why it's so beneficial—from certified yoga instructor and mbg staffer Amanda Quadrini. How to do forearm plank, Phalakasana variation: Some tips to remember. If this variation is a bit too challenging for right now, you can also drop your knees to the floor.To work your legs a little extra, try squeezing a block between your thighs, to activate them.Remember to keep the hands and forearms actively pressing into the ground, core engaged, and heels back to keep everything in alignment. Otherwise, this pose can be bothersome to the lower back and shoulders.
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Trump Threatens To Use Executive Order for ‘Critical Relief’
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Though it’s unclear whether he has the authority to do so, President Trump said on Friday that if Congress did not reach an agreement, he would act unilaterally to extend a coronavirus economic aid package.
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Sidestepping Congress, Trump Signs Executive Measures for Pandemic Relief
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President Trump took executive action on Saturday to circumvent Congress and try to extend an array of federal pandemic relief, resorting to a legally dubious set of edicts whose impact was unclear, as negotiations over an economic recovery package appeared on the brink of collapse.It was not clear what authority Mr. Trump had to act on his own on the measures or what immediate effect, if any, they would have, given that Congress controls federal spending. But his decision to sign the measures — billed as a federal eviction ban, a payroll tax suspension, and relief for student borrowers and $400 a week for the unemployed — reflected the failure of two weeks of talks between White House officials and top congressional Democrats to strike a deal on a broad relief plan as crucial benefits have expired with no resolution in sight.
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U.S. Cases Stabilize; Arizona Slows Further: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. added 59,202 new cases, a 1.2% rise equal to the average of the past seven days, while deaths increased over 1,000 again. Florida’s rate of infections increased as testing geared up again after the storm. Cases and fatalities continued to slow in Arizona. In India, which now has one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the world, emerging rural hotspots with fragile health-care infrastructure and difficult living conditions are posing a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Chinese biotech company CanSino Biologics Inc. said it may test its coronavirus vaccine on pregnant women to study its ability to protect groups most vulnerable to Covid-19.Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.
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Trump Sidesteps Congress on Coronavirus Relief Actions
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President Trump signed four actions on coronavirus relief Saturday after Congress negotiations stalled. It’s unclear what authority he has to do so, and the orders are likely to be challenged in the courts.
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Debra Messing Says She Was 'Way Too Skinny' on Will & Grace: 'I Couldn't Be Healthy and Size 2'
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Debra Messing is opening up about how she was "way too skinny" while starring on Will & Grace.The 51-year-old actress appeared on Jameela Jamil'sI Weigh podcast during which she revealed that she went from a size 8 to a size 2 during her time on the NBC sitcom."When I started Will & Grace, I was a size 8," she told Jamil. "And what happened was, every time I would go in for a fitting, I couldn't fit into clothes. You know, 80 percent of it I couldn't fit into, and I would leave just hating my body and hating myself."Revealing that the show's costumer designer told her not to worry about her weight, Messing said she still felt self-conscious whenever a larger size needed to be ordered for her over the course of her time on the show."I thought, 'My life would be so much easier, and it would be easier on everybody trying to do their job, if I just lost weight,' " she continued. "So I started doing yoga every single day and I did one of those meal delivery services. I started to get smaller and then I was a 6, and they were like, 'You're losing weight, you look amazing!' "
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Why Michelle Obama opening up about depression is a big deal for Black women
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Michelle Obama recently revealed that because of the pandemic and racial injustice in the US, she has been experiencing low-grade depression.For the former first lady -- perhaps the most well-known Black woman in the world -- to be so candid about her mental health is hugely significant, two psychiatrists told CNN."It allows other Black women and women of color to understand that we all can essentially not feel great," said Dr. Michelle Durham, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. "It normalizes that mental illness can happen to anyone at anytime, and that we can all struggle."Americans are experiencing more mental health consequences related to Covid-19 than people in other countries, a new report found. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one in three adults in the US report symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders, according to a June survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. And numerous studies have shown that the pandemic has hit people of color, particularly Black people, the hardest.
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This Is the One Thing Dr. Fauci Is "Not Confident" About With COVID
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Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the most widely trusted voices of the coronavirus pandemic. That's why yesterday, when he gave a 45-minute interview with Ashish Jha, MD, the incoming dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, people were looking for more than sage health advice: they were looking for signs of optimism and hope. While Fauci shared invaluable insights about the state of the pandemic and possible paths forward,one thing he could not give was unbridled confidence—especially when it came to the question of whether we would have an effective vaccine in the near future.Nearly halfway through the interview, Jha initiated the exchange with a question he said he is often asked, himself: "How confident are you that we are going to have a vaccine, let's say by the end of this year or by early next year?"
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Astrology Alert: Thursday's Tense Transit Could Unearth A Few Secrets
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The truth will be stranger than fiction this week, and it might take a moment to digest what two major astrological transits are about to unearth. Something's simmering below the surface—and this Thursday, August 13, it could erupt like a dormant volcano. When in-your-face Mars in Aries squares off with possessive Pluto in Capricorn, a cesspool of secrets could spew to the surface. Though you may feel like running for cover, good luck turning away from this hot (lava) mess.If something feels off, follow your intuition and investigate. Pluto wants you to be as stealth as a panther, which means tempering the very "Mars in Aries" urge to blow up in rage. Clumsily handled cases could give the secret keepers a chance to destroy key evidence. On a personal level, moods may be stormy leading up to Thursday. Should your inner Darth Vader drop by for a visit, do whatever it takes to stay in a Jedi mindset, even if you ARE mad enough to blow up a galaxy.
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In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census
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PERRIS, Calif. — For one day at least, as a 10-car parade of vehicles with honking horns, pompoms and signs reading “Get Counted” crawled through this predominantly Latino agricultural town about 70 miles east of Los Angeles on Friday, it was hard to forget that the 2020 census was going on and that it mattered.Daniel Cordero, 63, a Mexican immigrant who shares a home with 15 people, including his wife, children and grandchildren, was just the kind of person that the event, billed as “Get Out the Count,” was intended to reach.But as he stepped out of his kitchenware store on D Street in downtown Perris on Friday to observe the parade, he wasn’t quite sold. “We’re working so hard, we don’t have time to be filling out questionnaires,” he said.
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Nurse loses leg after she ignored pain to care for COVID patients
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For weeks, frontline nurse Sette Buenaventura ignored the pain in her leg in order to focus on caring for coronavirus patients. But, doctors eventually discovered a tumor, and now, her leg has been amputated. Buenaventura, a 26-year-old nurse at Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester, told BBC News that she ignored a cramp in her right calf for two months while working on the virus frontlines. The pain made it difficult to walk, but Buenaventura assumed it was just a side effect of the long hours spent on her feet at the hospital. "We were there every hour to help anyone who needed us, I got a real taste for that level of commitment," she told the BBC. "That is what working in hospitals is like — you forget about your own pains because you're busy helping other people, which I love to do. But, everything comes at a cost."
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Brazil reaches
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Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday as cases exceeded 3 million, according to the latest numbers by the country's Health Ministry. The fatalities milestone comes less than five months after Brazil recorded its first Covid-19-related death.The ministry said 100,477 people have lost their lives and 3,012,412 have been infected. In the last 24 hours, 905 people have died from Covid-19. The day was marked by manifestations of solidarity with the victims' families and critics of the federal government. Many Twitter users marked their messages with the hashtag #100thousanddeaths. In Rio de Janeiro, the NGO Rio of Peace placed a hundred crosses in the sand and showed a poster asking: "Why are we the second in number of deaths?"After the US, Brazil is now the second country in the world to reach the bleak milestone, attributed by critics to the country's haphazard response to the outbreak, personified in President Jair Bolsonaro's leadership.
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Despite Pandemic, Thousands Attend Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
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Bikers gathered in the western South Dakota community for the annual 10-day motorcycle rally, despite objections from residents who feared it could be a superspreader event.
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U.S. Cases Stabilizing; California Deaths Increase: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. added 59,202 new cases, a 1.2% rise that matches the average of the past seven days, and deaths increased by more than 1,000 for a fourth day. Florida’s rate of infections rose as testing geared up again after a storm. California’s daily death toll increased, while Arizona’s declined.Germany’s transmission rate rose to the highest level in 10 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge as emerging rural hotspots in India contribute to one of the world’s fastest-growing outbreaks.Chinese biotech company CanSino Biologics Inc. said it may test its coronavirus vaccine on pregnant women to study its ability to protect groups most vulnerable to Covid-19.Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.
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U.S. Cases Steady; Florida Rate Rises After Storm: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. added 59,202 new cases, a 1.2% rise equal to the average of the past seven days, while deaths increased over 1,000 again. Florida’s rate of infections increased as testing geared up again after the storm.The pandemic showed some signs of easing in Iran, one of earliest major epicenters in Asia. In India, which now has one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the world, emerging rural hotspots with fragile health-care infrastructure and difficult living conditions are posing a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Chinese biotech company CanSino Biologics Inc. said it may test its coronavirus vaccine on pregnant women to study its ability to protect groups most vulnerable to Covid-19.Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.
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Watch This Whale and Her Calf Put on a Stunning Show for Nearby Surfers in Australia
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A group of surfers were surprised to discover a large whale swimming with her sweet calf just feet away at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. A breathtaking video taken of the curious creatures shows the baby calf near to its mother before they swim a little closer to say hello. Witnesses originally thought they were humpback whales, but wildlife experts later said they believe these are actually southern right whales. These whales have an inquisitive nature, which may have contributed to the exciting encounter. The pair came as close as 32 feet from the surfers, according to Metro UK. The video above shows the small calf becoming a little too curious at one point, swimming close to the group. That’s when instincts kicked in for the mother, who then swam under and used her tail to brush a few surf boards before going on their way.
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A man in his 20s died of the plague in New Mexico's first reported death from the infection in years
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A New Mexico man in his 20s died of the septicemic plague in the state's first death from the condition since 2015, the state's Department of Health announced Friday.The department said the man was based in the state's Rio Arriba County and died after he was hospitalized."An environmental investigation will take place at the person's home to look for ongoing risk to immediate family members, neighbors and others in the surrounding community," the department said in a release about the death.The man's death marks the first plague-related death in New Mexico since 2015, according to the department. Last year, the state recorded only one human plague case in a 72-year-old man.The plague is caused by the yersinia pestis bacteria and usually originates with animals like rodents. Fleas are a common link for humans to pick up the infection, the department said. 
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C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery
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The nation’s foremost public health agency is learning that it is not immune to the complex effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told employees that some office space it leases in the Atlanta area would be closed again after property managers of the buildings discovered Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in water sources at the sites. No employees were sickened. The announcement was reported on Friday by CNN.That the C.D.C. is contending with this problem highlights the seriousness of Legionella in the aftermath of coronavirus lockdowns, and how complicated it can be to prevent it.The C.D.C. itself warns that Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory illness, can be fatal in 1 in 10 cases. Since various jurisdictions in the United States have put in effect lockdowns to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, some experts have been warning of the risk of Legionnaires’ outbreaks when people return to buildings left unoccupied for months. The bacteria that causes the illness, Legionella pneumophila, can form in warm, stagnant water that is not properly disinfected. When sinks are turned on or toilets flushed, the bacteria can then be sent through the air and inhaled.
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Murder charge against woman over stillborn baby is condemned by state AG
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California's attorney general has thrown his support behind overturning a murder charge against a woman who delivered a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in his system.Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief Friday backing a bid by Chelsea Becker to end the prosecution of her over a stillbirth in September 2019. Becker, 26, has been jailed since November."Our laws in California do not convict women who suffer the loss of their pregnancy, and in our filing today we are making clear that this law has been misused to the detriment of women, children, and families," Becerra said in a statement, contending that the local district attorney "misapplied and misinterpreted" a state law against the intentional killing of a fetus."We will work to end the prosecution and imprisonment of Ms. Becker so we can focus on applying this law to those who put the lives of pregnant women in danger," the attorney general said.
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U.S. Cases Steady; India Infections Pass 2 Million: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. added 59,202 new cases, a 1.2% rise equal to the average of the past seven days, while deaths increased over 1,000 again. Florida’s rate of infections increased as testing geared up again after the storm.The pandemic showed some signs of easing in Iran, one of earliest major epicenters in Asia. In India, which now has one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the world, emerging rural hotspots with fragile health-care infrastructure and difficult living conditions are posing a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Chinese biotech company CanSino Biologics Inc. said it may test its coronavirus vaccine on pregnant women to study its ability to protect groups most vulnerable to Covid-19.Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.
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Pac-12 Players Say Commissioner Was Dismissive of Their Virus Concerns
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When a group of Pac-12 Conference players who are threatening to opt out of the football season met with Commissioner Larry Scott on Thursday night, they had two primary objectives: pushing for more-frequent coronavirus testing and protecting the eligibility and status of players who choose not to play for health reasons.On both fronts, the players said, they made little progress.They said Scott told them the conference was powerless to mandate uniform testing standards. They also described the commissioner as often condescending, unprepared and unwilling to meet with them again — telling them that subsequent discussions would be with the conference’s medical advisory board.The players said Scott criticized their statement on The Players’ Tribune as a “misguided P.R. stunt.”
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Kristen Wiig said that undergoing IVF for 3 years was the 'most difficult time' of her life 'emotionally, spiritually, and medically'
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In an interview for InStyle's September issue, Kristen Wiig shared the difficulties she experienced undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments before she decided to have children through a surrogate.Wiig, 46, and her fiancé, actor and writer Avi Rothman, have been together for five years.Three of those years were spent undergoing the physical and emotional process of IVF."Emotionally, spiritually, and medically, it was probably the most difficult time in my life. I wasn't myself," Wiig told InStyle's Editor-in-Chief, Laura Brown.The "Bridesmaids" actress said that months were spent by the phone waiting for test results, only to receive bad news time and again.Wiig also shared some of the more intimate details of the IVF process."I gave myself shots in airplane bathrooms and at restaurants — and those shots are no joke," she told InStyle. 
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Fans says Kelly Osbourne is 'unrecognizable' after 85-pound weight loss — see the pics!
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Kelly Osbourne's new look is causing plenty of fans to comment that she looks almost "unrecognizable."The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne posted a series of Instagram photos over the past week and fans couldn't help but notice Osbourne's new look.The 35-year-old TV personality responded to a friend who commented on one photo that she had lost 85 pounds since they had last seen each other.In a pic posted last Monday, Osbourne looked like a "pin up goddess," according to a comment from one fan. Osbourne stunned in a zip-up Gucci onesie. She wore her lilac-colored hair in a braided bun and matched it all with a flawless face of make-up to complete the look.“Today I’m feeling #Gucci," she wrote.Osbourne's 2.1 million fans have flooded the comments on her photos with compliments about her new look and style, but some admitted they weren't entirely sure it was her at first.
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Thailand Bets on Private Medical Marijuana to Lift Economy
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(Bloomberg) -- Thailand’s ailing economy, particularly its tourism and agriculture sectors, is poised to get a boost from new rules that ease the private cultivation and sale of medical marijuana.The Cabinet amended the Narcotics Act on Aug. 4, pending Parliament’s approval, to allow private medical operators -- a category including some traditional medicine practitioners and farmers -- to grow and trade the crop including for both export and import. The move expands a cornerstone policy of Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who bet that the controlled legalization of marijuana would boost the wellness, travel and agriculture sectors.Anutin CharnvirakulPhotographer: Nicolas Axelrod/BloombergThe latest plan will lift limits imposed when the country in 2018 became the first in Southeast Asia to legalize medicinal use of the herb. It also follows the opening in January of a medical-marijuana clinic in the Health Ministry facilities that offer free medicine to its patients. This does not include the 147 authorized clinics in the country that are currently able to prescribe it.
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