California sobrepasa el medio millón de infectados por coronavirus

Según las autoridades, el virus ahora circula hasta en la zona más remota del estado y los funcionarios están preocupados por aumentos de casos en comunidades agrícolas, donde hay gran presencia de latinos. Por Verónica Villafañe LOS ANGELES, - El coronavirus sigue avanzando en California, los casos de personas contagiadas ahora suman  y, además, se han registrado  muertes, alcanzando hasta las zonas más remotas del estado, en donde hay grandes comunidades agrícolas. El condado de Modoc, por ejemplo, en la frontera con Oregón, que se había mantenido libre casos de COVID-19, acaba de registrar sus primeros contagios, luego que una pareja regresara de…
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US Forecasters: Atlantic Hurricane Season to Get Stronger

By VOA News The already record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is going to get worse, and forecasters could run out of names for storms, government meteorologists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its forecast Thursday and is now predicting up to 25 named storms with as many as 11 becoming hurricanes and possibly six building into major hurricanes with winds of 178 kilometers per hour or stronger. An average number of Atlantic storms is 12. "First and foremost, oceanic and atmospheric conditions are now even more hospitable for hurricane formation and intensification,” lead hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell said. “These…
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Trump Orders Government to Buy ‘Essential’ Drugs From US Firms

By VOA News With coronavirus cases in the United States rising and states struggling to combat the outbreak, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday mandating that the government buy what he called “essential drugs” from manufacturers instead of foreign companies. “The United States must protect our citizens, critical infrastructure, military forces and economy against outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats,” the president's order said. “It is critical that we reduce our dependence on foreign manufacturers for essential medicines, medical countermeasures and critical inputs … to minimize potential shortages, and to mobilize our nation's…
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US Approaches 4.9 Million Coronavirus Cases

By VOA News The number of COVID-19 cases around the world continues its steady climb with more than million infections, according to Johns Hopkins ; The continues to have more cases than any place else with nearly million, followed by Brazil with million and India with two to Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States over the past 24 hours as of Thursday night – the highest one-day number since early May. Vaccine prospectsThe top infectious disease expert says the world will never be able to eradicate the coronavirus, but he is hopeful hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine could…
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Saugus Police Investigating After Three Officers Stabbed

SAUGUS — Chief Michael Ricciardelli reports that three Saugus Police Officers were stabbed this morning when investigating a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Police responded to a residence on Tuttle Street on Thursday at approximately 7:20 to investigate a report of a stolen U-Haul rental vehicle that had not been returned. STEVEN SOSSONG, AGE 43, OF SAUGUS, has been charged with: Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Four CountsAssault and Battery on a Police Officer, Four Counts SOSSONG declined to exit the residence upon police arrival. Police made entry into the home following an initial investigation, and an altercation ensued…
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FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Low-Concentrate Hand Sanitizers

Sanitizers with less than 60% ethanol are ineffective by Peter Urban, AARP The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning consumers to avoid hand sanitizers that do not contain at least 60 percent ethanol, saying these “subpotent” products are not effective in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus associated with COVID-19 disease. The warning comes as the FDA recommends that three Mexican manufacturers recall hand sanitizers after testing revealed some of their products do not contain the recommended level of ethyl alcohol or other disinfecting chemicals: Healthy Foods & Nutrition Lab de Mexico, manufacturer of Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical SolutionQuimica Magna de Mexico,…
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OHHS, OHA Provide Financial Assistance to State’s Adult Day Health Centers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding will support agencies resuming programming in Phase 3 that benefits older adults with daytime care needs PROVIDENCE, RI – As part of Governor Raimondo’s efforts to strengthen Rhode Island’s long-term care system, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (OHHS) and the Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) today announced a joint effort to provide financial support to Rhode Island’s adult day health centers that are resuming operations as part of Phase 3.  Funding will come in the form of a 30-day retainer payment to those facilities serving Medicaid or OHA At-Home Cost-Share clients. “We continue to explore opportunities to support our partners…
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Isaías retoma fuerza de huracán; avanza hacia las Carolinas

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes ha advertido a los residentes de la costa que pueden haber marejadas de hasta 1,5 metros y hasta 20 centímetros de lluvia en algunos lugares. Los residentes de las zonas costeras aseguraron sus muebles de patio, los operadores de ferrys desalojaron las embarcaciones frente a la costa de Carolina del Norte, y funcionarios distribuyeron costales de arena y ofrecieron espacios para autos en garajes elevados el lunes conforme Isaías avanzaba hacia el norte, donde se prevé que golpee los estados de Carolina del Sur y del Norte como huracán de categoría ; El Centro Nacional…
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El Gobierno de EE.UU. restringe la contratación de trabajadores extranjeros

La firma del decreto 'Contrata Estadounidenses' se suma a otras medidas adoptadas por Washington desde el comienzo de la pandemia para garantizar que sus ciudadanos no tienen que competir con aspirantes de otros países. VOA News Por Rafael Salido WASHIGNTON - La Casa Blanca anunció este lunes que el presidente Donald Trump ha firmado un decreto que obligará a las agencias federales a priorizar la contratación de empleados locales frente a la de extranjeros. "El presidente Donald Trump se está asegurando de que los estadounidenses no se vean desplazados por trabajadores extranjeros mediante el uso de dólares federales", señaló el Gobierno…
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Providence Schools Releases “Reopening Strong”

On Friday, July 31, the Providence Public School District published “Reopening Strong,” a 75-page reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. The draft plan, which will continue to be refined as the district approaches the first day of school on August 31, includes details on learning scenarios, health and safety protocols, social-emotional supports and key logistics for families and staff. “Our plan prioritizes in-person learning and is designed to be flexible, so that we may move between scenarios according to the latest science and data,” said PPSD Superintendent Harrison Peters. “Above all else, we put the safety and wellness of…
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