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Andy Puzder: Trump coronavirus executive orders aid struggling families, after Dems block action in Congress

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President Trump showed once again Saturday that he places America and the American people first when he signed executive orders to provide much-needed coronavirus economic relief to struggling families. The president wisely rejected efforts by Democrats to play politics and use coronavirus legislation as a cover to enact their unrelated radical demands.

Trump clearly understands that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has hurt millions of Americans since it arrived here from China. The pandemic has derailed the booming economy the president created with his policies of tax cuts and eliminating unnecessary and harmful government regulations, just as it has derailed economies in virtually every country in the world.

Trump approaches the disease as a problem to be solved — both on the medical front with Operation Warp Speed to rapidly discover and produce a COVID-19 vaccine and treatments, and on the economic front with the executive orders he signed Saturday and earlier actions.

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 Unfortunately, Democrats have made it increasingly obvious that they view the virus as an opportunity to demonize Trump and Republicans and to demand enactment of legislation pushing radical priorities that have nothing to do with helping Americans to deal with the pandemic.

The Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, has specifically admitted that he sees “an incredible opportunity to not just dig out of this crisis, but to fundamentally transform the country.”

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., also said sees the pandemic as “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

And therein lies the problem.

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Republicans have been trying to negotiate a coronavirus relief bill with the Democrats who control the House of Representatives. But Democratic demands are so outrageous as to be intolerable, because they would cause long-term harm to our country.

This explains why President Trump had to act, as he did by signing four executive orders Saturday. The president wants to extend a lifeline to American families. The Democrats want to transform our nation to fit a leftist ideological vision they could never advance in normal times with a Republican in the White House and with a Republican Senate majority.

So with Democrats trying to hold the U.S. economy and the American people hostage to their increasingly radical political demands, President Trump’s put an end to their efforts. His executive orders will liberate American workers from the endless partisan gridlock in Congress.

In addition to extending enhanced unemployment benefits for Americans who have lost their jobs to the global pandemic, the president’s executive orders postpone federal student loan repayments to the end of the year, create a “payroll tax holiday” through the end of the year for workers earning less than $100,000 per year, and extend much-needed measures to protect families from eviction.

“I am taking action to provide an additional $400 a week in expanded [unemployment] benefits,” the president said Saturday, stressing that the American people are not at fault for the hardship inflicted by the virus. The federal government will pay $300 of those weekly benefits, and the president called on states to pick up the remaining $100 per week.

“Through these four actions, my administration will provide immediate and vital relief to Americans struggling in this difficult time,” Trump said. “We will also ensure that our economic comeback continues full speed ahead.”

Democrats should never have held economic relief legislation hostage or attempted to use it as a Trojan horse to advance their radical ideological objectives

Following the president’s signing of the executive orders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement: “Struggling Americans need action now. Since Democrats have sabotaged backroom talks with absurd demands that would not help working people, I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them the most. Before the jobless benefits expired, Senate Republicans tried several times to extend them while talks continued. But [Senate Democratic] Leader [Chuck] Schumer declared that nobody could get help unless all of Democrats’ demands were met.”

McConnell added: “Democrats have continued to block all of it while holding out for non-COVID-related liberal demands like a huge tax cut for rich people in blue states and a massive slush fund for state and local governments that is many times the size of the actual coronavirus shortfall they are projected to face.”

Helping our country recover from the devastating coronavirus pandemic should be a bipartisan goal. Pandemics don’t discriminate based on politics, and Americans of all backgrounds and creeds fell victim to the economic lockdowns imposed as a result of the virus.

For that very reason, Democrats should never have held economic relief legislation hostage or attempted to use it as a Trojan horse to advance their radical ideological objectives. Yet regrettably, that is exactly what the Democrats tried to do by stuffing their proposed economic stimulus legislation with programs that have nothing to do with helping Americans recover from the impact of the pandemic.

The Democrats’ proposed legislation — called the HEROES Act — includes provisions to tilt the upcoming election in their favor with a ban on voter ID, the elimination of signature verification in federal elections and funding for national mail-in voting (for which the system is unprepared).

The Democrats would also release dangerous prisoners and illegal immigrants from detention, send stimulus help to illegal immigrants and provide a federal bailout for fiscally irresponsible Democratic-led cities and states. These provisions are unrelated to the financial difficulties American families are facing or to our country’s ongoing economic recovery.

Despite the best efforts of the White House and Republican lawmakers to reach across the aisle to secure an agreement for the American people, the Democrats’ congressional leadership was unwilling to compromise on what they view as a “tremendous opportunity” to advance their radical proposals. They put their ideology first, our country and our people last.

President Trump, however, is determined to continue leading our country toward prosperity — with or without the help of the Democratic Party.

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During his Saturday press conference, the president announced that his team is already examining possible future initiatives to expedite America’s economic recovery through “substantial” tax relief for workers and families.

“We are further looking at additional tax cuts, including income tax relief and capital gains tax cuts,” Trump said, noting that the tax cuts will primarily target middle- and lower-income households.

President Trump has once again demonstrated that he the leader that America needs to make it out of these uncertain times. His decisive action is exactly what is required to cut through the Democrats’ Gordian knot of congressional intransigence.

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Going forward, the Democrats would be well-advised to focus directly on relieving the hardships American families are facing, rather than transforming America to fit their increasingly leftist ideological vision.

This is something all Americans should keep in mind as we head to the polls or the mailbox to vote in the November election.

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Man walks out on cancer-stricken wife in hospital after learning she cannot have biological children

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A man walked out on his wife in the hospital immediately after she was diagnosed with cancer and told she wouldn’t be able to have biological children.

The 33-year-old husband made the shocking admission on Reddit’s “Am I the A–hole” forum this week under the username fassaaai. He said he was on a business trip when his wife took herself to the hospital after enduring “searing pelvic pain.”

The Redditor said he cut his business trip short to join his wife in the hospital and once he got there the doctor said the ultrasound and CT scan showed she had ovarian cancer.

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“My wife starts sobbing but at first I stay still because I don’t even know what to make of it,” the man wrote.

Then the doctor explained she would need a total hysterectomy.

“That news jolted me from my chair,” the man wrote. “Because the doctor was effectively telling me that she wouldn’t be able to have kids after this, and after years of work, I thought we’d finally have a family.”

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The man wrote that he became angry not just because of the cancer, but also because, “I had begged her to have kids since we were 26, but she refused for her career.”

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A man said he left his wife at the hospital after she was diagnosed with cancer because she wasn’t going to be able to have kids and he really wanted biological children. (iStock) (iStock)

“And now instead of becoming a real family, I didn’t even know if she would remain the woman I married, whether the last picture of us together would be [the] last time I’d remember her looking beautiful, young, and carefree,” he continued. “Because the wife I [saw] in front of me was already a different person.”

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At that moment, the Redditor said his wife told him they would “fight this” and adopt children instead.

“But I shook my head and turned to walk out the door,” he confessed. “I still had my suitcase in the car so I drove to a hotel because I didn’t know if my wife was going to end up being discharged or what. At the hotel I was at least able to get out of reactive mode, but I was still so disappointed that our dream of a family was over.”

At the hotel, he said his mother-in-law called and told him to “just stay there.” It was unclear from the post whether the man has seen his wife since her diagnosis or if they’re even still together.

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In his Reddit post, the man defended himself, saying that even though he acted impulsively, the diagnosis “just sliced my life and my wife’s life wide open.”

“I wasn’t going to expel the cancer if I stayed that night but I did at least make myself aware of my situation,” he said. “And I feel I have a right to be angry that my hope of biological kids, the only kind I ever wanted, is rapidly fading away.”

Other Reddit users reacted to the post, saying that fassaaai had the wrong reaction.

“This is not about you or your feelings,” one person wrote. “No one preempts cancer. No woman should be forced to have children earlier than she’s ready to just to fit into someone else’s grand master plan. The fact that you don’t see her as the person you married when she is more than just an incubator and a baby making machine is deeply troubling.”

Someone else commented: “Sure, you’re allowed to mourn the loss of what could have been, but you don’t get to abandon your wife during the worst moment of her life and cry victim.”

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Tampa Veterans Affairs nurses protest coronavirus safety hazards

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Union members protesting the Veterans Affairs decision to eliminate hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic gathered outside James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa this week.

The Florida demonstration was one of more than 200 National Nurses United protests across the country demanding better protection for veterans and nursing staff at VA facilities amid a reported shortage of personal protective equipment.

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“These recent COVID surges and uncontrolled infections and deaths, the failure of employers to protect our nurses and other workers, the outrageously high rates of unemployment and hunger, the totalitarian crackdown on protesters — every crisis we are seeing now can be traced back to our failure to value human lives over profit,” National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo said in a statement.

National Nurses United is urging the Senate to pass the multitrillion-dollar HEROES Act, approved by House Democrats but stalled by the Senate, which would utilize the Defense Production Act to generate more protective equipment, bring economic relief and order the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to institute an emergency temporary standard on infectious diseases.

Following months of nationwide calls to put a stop to racial inequality, the union aslo insisted on an end to racism and union-busting at VA facilities.

A spokesperson for the organization, which has more than 155,000 members, said nurses at the James A. Haley hospital want transparency from management.

They’re demanding that registered nurses “have access to safe protective equipment and that RNs who are exposed to COVID-19 get immediate testing. … RNs are also insisting that management staff the hospital appropriately so that the veterans receive optimal care.”

The spread of COVID-19 in the Sunshine State, meanwhile, appears to be slowing. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Florida has seen a slight decrease in newly confirmed cases over the past fortnight.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now more than 518,000 confirmed cases, almost 8,000 deaths, and an above-average positive testing rate of 13.29%.

A case rate that high, however  — just below California’s numbers — is still worrying, especially for health workers on the front lines.

According to FOX 13, some nurses have even reported that they were told to keep working after they were exposed to COVID-19 and showed no symptoms.

A hospital spokesperson, however, said the health and well-being of the facility’s staff and veterans is “always [its] top concern” and said the protests don’t reflect the site’s safety practices, which have proven effective.

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“Many of the demands are already part of the facility’s operational response to this pandemic and have been for months,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Not only does the hospital provide employees with all required safety gear in accordance with CDC guidelines, it has an adequate supply to meet current demand, the spokesperson said.

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Georgia confirms healthy 7-year-old is state’s youngest coronavirus-related death

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Georgia health officials have confirmed that a 7-year-old boy with no underlying conditions has become the youngest person in the state to die from COVID-19.

The African-American boy was infected with the disease after attending a Savannah church where he was in contact with two senior members who were also stricken with the virus and died, the local NBC affiliate reported.

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“This child’s death is absolutely tragic, and we are praying for their loved ones in this difficult time,” Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement obtained by WSAV-TV.

Authorities have not revealed his identity.

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Students arrive at Dallas Elementary School in Dallas, Ga., for the first day of the 2020-21 school year amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The boy reportedly suffered a seizure while showering and was rushed to a Chatham County hospital, where he later died, according to WSAV.

An April report in The New York Times found that a small number of COVID-19 patients exhibit neurological problems such as strokes and seizures.

Kemp’s office said it’s still gathering information on the child’s death.

“Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heart-breaking,” the health director of the local Georgia district Dr. Lawton Davis wrote in a statement on Thursday.

“We know that older individuals and those with underlying conditions are at higher risk of complications, but this is a disease everyone should take seriously,” he said.

According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center, the Peach State now has more than 209,000 cases and over 4,117 deaths with an 11.92% positivity rate.

The boy’s death isn’t the first among children in the U.S.

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At least seven minors have died from COVID-19 in Florida including a 9-year-old girl who had no underlying medical conditions.

This week, a Georgia second-grader tested positive after attending the first day of school in the Cherokee County School District, forcing the child’s teacher and classmates to be sent home to quarantine for two weeks.

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Tampa Veterans Affairs nurses protest coronavirus safety hazards

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Union members protesting the Veterans Affairs decision to eliminate hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic gathered outside James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa this week.

The Florida demonstration was one of more than 200 National Nurses United protests across the country demanding better protection for veterans and nursing staff at VA facilities amid a reported shortage of personal protective equipment.

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“These recent COVID surges and uncontrolled infections and deaths, the failure of employers to protect our nurses and other workers, the outrageously high rates of unemployment and hunger, the totalitarian crackdown on protesters — every crisis we are seeing now can be traced back to our failure to value human lives over profit,” National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo said in a statement.

National Nurses United is urging the Senate to pass the multitrillion-dollar HEROES Act, approved by House Democrats but stalled by the Senate, which would utilize the Defense Production Act to generate more protective equipment, bring economic relief and order the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to institute an emergency temporary standard on infectious diseases.

Following months of nationwide calls to put a stop to racial inequality, the union aslo insisted on an end to racism and union-busting at VA facilities.

A spokesperson for the organization, which has more than 155,000 members, said nurses at the James A. Haley hospital want transparency from management.

They’re demanding that registered nurses “have access to safe protective equipment and that RNs who are exposed to COVID-19 get immediate testing. … RNs are also insisting that management staff the hospital appropriately so that the veterans receive optimal care.”

The spread of COVID-19 in the Sunshine State, meanwhile, appears to be slowing. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Florida has seen a slight decrease in newly confirmed cases over the past fortnight.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now more than 518,000 confirmed cases, almost 8,000 deaths, and an above-average positive testing rate of 13.29%.

A case rate that high, however  — just below California’s numbers — is still worrying, especially for health workers on the front lines.

According to FOX 13, some nurses have even reported that they were told to keep working after they were exposed to COVID-19 and showed no symptoms.

A hospital spokesperson, however, said the health and well-being of the facility’s staff and veterans is “always [its] top concern” and said the protests don’t reflect the site’s safety practices, which have proven effective.

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“Many of the demands are already part of the facility’s operational response to this pandemic and have been for months,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Not only does the hospital provide employees with all required safety gear in accordance with CDC guidelines, it has an adequate supply to meet current demand, the spokesperson said.

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Andy Puzder: Trump policies driving continued economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic

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At his news conference Friday night, President Trump rightfully hailed the July jobs report released earlier in the day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that the strong economic recovery from coronavirus shutdowns is continuing.

And to keep the recovery going, the president announced that, if his administration can’t reach an agreement with congressional Democrats, he will sign executive orders deferring the payroll tax and continuing enhanced unemployment benefits (at an unspecified amount) until the end of the year, deferring payments on student loans, and extending a national moratorium on evictions.

Thanks in large part to the president’s determination to put Americans back to work, hiring in July was stronger than the 1.5 million jobs economists expected, with the economy adding more than 1.8 million jobs. That means more than 9 million Americans have returned to work since the coronavirus lockdowns bottomed things out in April.

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The unemployment rate dropped significantly again as well last month, falling to 10.2 percent — almost a full percentage point lower than June. Double-digit unemployment will soon be a thing of the past and the Trump economy will resume the strong performance it registered before the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. and nations around the world from China.                                

In total, the U.S. economy has regained about 9.3 million jobs over the past three months — the fastest rate of job creation in American history. That enormous record-breaking accomplishment far surpasses the much-touted economic recovery coming out of the Great Recession under the administration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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The Great Recession ended in June of 2009. The following month, there were about 130.5 million jobs in the U.S. It took until September of 2014 — five years and two months — for the Obama-Biden economy to add 9 million jobs (there were 139.5 million jobs in September of 2014).

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You read that correctly. It took 62 months for the Obama-Biden economic recovery to produce roughly the same number of jobs the Trump economic recovery added in just three months.

To accomplish this remarkable feat, President Trump presided over the three highest job-creation months since the government began reporting the data (May at 2.7 million jobs, June at 4.8 million, and July at 1.8 million).

If the Obama-Biden administration had achieved of job creation at this level for three months, the left-wing media would be praising Obama and Biden as economic miracle workers. But the anti-Trump media now greet the good economic news about our recovery with only unjustified skepticism.

In reality, the picture is clear. Things are getting better — and far faster than any of the experts predicted — even though COVID-19 is still with us. July witnessed California, Texas and Florida pulling back on their attempts to reopen their economies, and New York continuing its shutdown.

The fact that we still had the third-highest job creation month on record shows that the pro-growth policies of the Trump administration are facilitating economic recovery on an absolutely unprecedented scale and against absolutely unprecedented headwinds.

Faithful viewers of CNN, however, might well have been taken by surprise when they saw this encouraging news.

Just two weeks ago, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow went on CNN to discuss the recovery, only to encounter deep incredulity from anchor Jake Tapper.

To watch Tapper grill Kudlow, you’d think the cable news anchor was a doctor, an economist, and an epidemiologist all at once. According to Tapper, the country “reopened too quickly, wiping away the progress made prolonging harm to the economy.”

Nothing Kudlow said about the myriad of reliable economic indicators that all strongly suggested a robust, self-sustaining economic recovery could convince Tapper that his partisan narrative was wrong.

Instead, Tapper wanted to talk about what is now an obviously inaccurate U.S. Census Bureau survey that supposedly showed America had lost 7 million jobs in the first four weeks of July.

Tapper even put an ugly red line-graph on the screen showing American employment going “kerplop.” As they say, hope springs eternal. Kudlow was clearly confused as to what the heck Tapper was talking about, considering that the month of July wasn’t even over yet.

On Friday morning, Yahoo News’ Myles Udland was still aggressively promoting the “reopening broke the economy” narrative shortly before the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July jobs data.

Udland cited various data sources to back up his claim that “the labor market at best cooled off in July. And perhaps did worse than that.”

I guess the third-best job creation month on record, which substantially beat economists’ expectations, is a cooling off when it follows the two best months on record. But who could have known what was coming?

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Well, despite what you hear about high “initial claims” numbers for people going on unemployment insurance in July, the total number of people receiving state unemployment benefits actually declined by more than 1 million between the week ending July 4 and the week ending July 25 — an impressive 7 percent drop.

This good news happened because more people went off state unemployment insurance than were added to the rolls for the month. It was a number publicly available before the government released the July jobs numbers on Friday.

Now that the July jobs report is out, we can see that the anti-Trump media pessimism was totally unwarranted and was likely based on politically motivated wishful thinking rather than an honest assessment of the facts.

In truth, the jobs report is strong — really strong. The recovery continues. The narrative that the “reopening tanked the economy” is fake.

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The issue is not simply that people like Tapper were wrong; it’s that their pessimism was obviously rooted in partisan bias, not economic reality. As Kudlow and others have tried to tell them, the real economic indicators have remained consistently encouraging.

President Trump’s detractors clearly thought the coronavirus pandemic handed them a golden opportunity to attack his economic leadership after three years of historic growth and job creation. But the ongoing Trump recovery is foiling those plans, making life harder for liberal journalists and Democratic candidates on the ballot in November — but easier for everyone else.

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Amid coronavirus, is it safe to send children back to school? Experts, parents weigh in

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As the school year looms near, how the novel coronavirus affects children remains a top concern for parents, school officials, and students.

Are children transmitters of COVID-19? Are they susceptible to getting as sick as adults do from the novel coronavirus?

“How easily children can transmit the virus we still don’t know,” Dr. Roberto Posada, a pediatric infectious disease physician in New York City, told Fox News.

“For other viruses like flu, kids are transmitters, so there is a potential,” said Posada, an associate professor in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Medical Education in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics of Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.

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Ginny Brooks recently lost her husband, Kevin, a former U.S. Marine, to the virus. She told Fox News that when she recently asked her 15-year-old granddaughter if she wanted to go back to school this fall, the teen had a candid response: “No, I do not want to die.”

Parents say they are concerned about students getting sick from COVID-19 and possibly developing Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare condition health experts say is linked to the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its website states MIS-C causes multiple organs–including the heart, kidneys, lungs, eyes, skin, and brain, among others–to become inflamed after a child has been infected with COVID-19 or has come into contact with a person who had the virus.

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“It occurs several weeks after the child was exposed to someone who had a coronavirus infection. Typically, the child didn’t have symptoms of COVID-19 but does show antibodies when tested,” Posada said, reiterating that–albeit rare–the condition is “very scary.” He noted, however, that most children who develop MIS-C recover.

The pediatric infectious disease physician said parents should be aware of the signs of MIS-C.

“It usually will present with high fever lasting several days, plus one or more the following: rash, red eyes, cracked or swollen lips, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea,” Posada explained.

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But parents who spoke to Fox News said that even if their child doesn’t get sick, they worry they will bring the virus home.

Though there are recent studies investigating children’s susceptibility to the virus and their ability to carry it, there is not a clear answer at this time, Posada said. Until a proven vaccine is found, the infectious disease doctor says precautions need to be followed.

“A major concern with kids going to school is that even if they don’t get sick [themselves] if they do get the virus, they can still pass it to parents and grandparents [who] may be at high risk”.

To lessen exposure risk, Posada advised parents to:

  • Practice with kids wearing masks so they get comfortable wearing them
  • Reinforce the importance of keeping the mask on at school 
  • Make children immediately wash their hands when returning from school or play
  • Continually educate children on proper handwashing hygiene with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Meanwhile, school districts across the nation are scurrying to implement safety guidelines for children to return to school. School districts such as Nassau County School District in Florida posted new safety procedures online that include so-called “cohorting,” where the same small group of students will consistently be together. Other rules included wearing masks, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting policies for school buses, classrooms, and cafeterias. Several school districts on Long Island, N.Y., are currently voting on whether children should go to school in shifts – a hybrid type of education – where students attend some days at home and some days at the school to avoid crowded classrooms.

“A tough decision – I feel for parents,” Posada said. “There is a potential risk.”

On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced schools across the state are “authorized to open” for the 2020 school year amid the pandemic. 

“Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open,” Cuomo tweeted Friday. “If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly. School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.”

School districts across the state have been submitting plans for reopening to the Cuomo administration for weeks. Those plans will be approved by the New York Board of Health, which has the power to reject the plans, he warned.

There are 749 districts in New York State, some 127 of which have not yet submitted plans for reopening, and 50 are not yet complete, Cuomo said.

Despite the governor’s go-ahead, some parents remain conflicted on their stance about returning to the classroom.

“I’m less worried about COVID in schools than I am my kids being affected by this mentally, emotionally, and academically for years,” Tara Minson, who has school-aged children, told Fox News.

“I see more parents panicked about kids back in school but yet they are having play dates with other kids?” Minson added.

Meanwhile, other parents said they hope school officials keep to the virtual learning model until a vaccine is found.

“It won’t be fun if they can’t truly be together. The distancing is tough on the little ones and it’s too hard to deal with the requirements consistently,” one parent told Fox News.

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“I can’t give a recommendation that is applicable for the entire country about children going back to school,” said Posada, adding that it “really depends on how the epidemic is playing out at the location in the area and what the local health department determines is appropriate at that region.”

As the nation grapples with back-to-school policies, the infectious disease doctor said parents should make sure they are aware of their child’s school’s plans and, if concerned, to speak to their family physician about the policies as well as the school district.

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New Jersey woman ditches unhealthy lifestyle, drops 150 pounds after doc’s diagnosis: ‘Enough was enough’

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A young woman in New Jersey says she feels more confident and energetic after ditching an unhealthy lifestyle and dropping 150 pounds.

Around five years ago, Daniella Hoshia, a 26-year-old accountant from Hoboken, decided to make a New Year’s resolution — and stick to it — for the sake of her well-being.

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“I was obese my whole life from when I was a kid,” Hoshia said, per South West News Service (SWNS.) “In college, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time.”

Around that time, a doctor told Hoshia that her cholesterol levels could soon be problematic. What’s more, she was pre-diabetic.

“I went to the doctor and was told it’s not about my appearance anymore, but my health,” she said.

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“I was obese my whole life from when I was a kid,” Danielle Hoshia said. “In college, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time.” (SWNS)

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Another turning point? Hoshia says that at her heaviest — around 295 pounds — she was having trouble finding an ordinary chair that could accommodate her.

Finally feeling that “enough was enough,” Hoshia decided to take action. She downloaded a couple of different fitness apps to get herself started, including one which helped keep track of her caloric intake.

“I pretty much ate the same things I was already eating, just much less,” said Hoshia, who explained that she would often visit the dining hall at her college and eat three breakfasts in one sitting.

“Now, I limit myself to two high-calorie meals and do intermittent fasting. I like to eat a lot, so I have breakfast and dinner and fast from around 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

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“I was super insecure prior to losing weight and really just kept to myself,” Hoshia claimed.

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Little by little, Hoshia also began to incorporate exercise and strength training. Months later, she felt strong enough to complete a 5-kilometer run — followed by an 8K, a 10K and finally a half-marathon.

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Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever, (SWNS)

Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever — and she claims she’s no longer the “super insecure” person she used to be. But she was also always kind to herself along the journey, which undoubtedly helped her achieve her goals.

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“In the beginning, I physically couldn’t do anything. I started out slow,” she said. “I knew I’d have to be easy on myself.”

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Hawaii to reinstate 14-day travel quarantine for traveling between islands

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Hawaii is reinstating its 14-day interisland travel quarantine amid a new surge in coronavirus cases, effective August 11.

“This is the last thing that we wanted to do,” Gov. David Ige said during a news conference Thursday. “We have endured several months- all of us here, all across this state- of restrictions and had been successful in managing the virus and keeping the counts low. But as we reopened our community, people let their guard down.”

State Health Director Bruce Anderson said that the state saw “at least” 200 new coronavirus infections Thursday.

“We are approaching a health care crisis and bold measures are needed now,” Anderson said, adding that at least 117 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in Hawaii and 53% of ICU beds are filled.

He noted there is a delay in the exact number of reported cases due to a problem with the department’s electronic record system.

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In addition, Oahu mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that all city and county parks and beaches will be closed beginning Friday as part of a new order to crack down on large gatherings.

The order will also close campgrounds, botanical gardens, private and public pools and tennis courts. As a result of the order, team sports will also be suspended through September 5.

Meanwhile, private and public golf courses will remain open but will roll back to phase one and fitness centers will remain open but group classes will not be allowed. As for restaurants, kitchen staff will be required to wear a mask.

Ige added the state is “monitoring the situation” in regard to reopening schools.

The Honolulu Police Department has also set up a COVID-enforcement team and hotline, which will be staffed with 160 police officers and will start service on Sunday, August 9, at 10 a.m. to respond to complaints.

There also will be an additional 160 officers island-wide conducting “strategic enforcement.”

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As of Thursday afternoon, Hawaii’s health department reported 2,815 total coronavirus cases in the state, with 223 people hospitalized and 29 deaths.

According to the latest update from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 4.8 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, with more than 1.5 million Americans who have recovered and more than 159,000 Americans who have died.

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Florida teen carves U.S. flags to raise money for homeless vets

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A Florida teenager is carving intricate American flags to help raise money in support of homeless veterans, children with special needs and medical professionals across the country.

Lakewood Ranch’s 15-year-old Lorenzo Liberti makes the flags — which he sells and donates — in his garage, using 13 planks of pinewood and working day and night.

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The teen has only been producing the “Heroic Flags” for the past eight months, but has already completed 50 and raised thousands of dollars for special needs kids, homeless veterans and the Turning Points nonprofit in Bradenton, Fla., according to WFTS-TV, the local ABC affiliate.

On his website, Liberti explained that he was inspired after meeting a struggling veteran while his church group was working at a nearby soup kitchen.

“The encounter made an impression on me,” he wrote. “‘How could America abandon the [servicemen and servicewomen] who fought for our freedom?’, I thought to myself. I wanted to do something about it but wasn’t sure how a [14-year-old] boy could make an impact.”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the nation, he has broadened his mission to include honoring medical workers on the front lines of the fight against the disease.

On Thursday, Florida’s Department of Health reported another 7,650 coronavirus cases, as well as 120 additional deaths. The Sunshine State’s death toll now stands at over 7,700 people.

Using a GoFundMe page, Liberti is raising money to try and place one of his flags in a hospital in every state. He already has a 7-foot flag hanging in the Sarasota Memorial Hospital network where his mother works.

Thus far, the artist has netted almost $8,600 of his $50,000 fundraising goal.

Liberti told WFTS that the effort is “bigger” than him and worries that the day he stops working “is a day that a hero could be forgotten.”

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“As long as you’re living, you’re here for a purpose,” he said.

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