Commentary: Joe Biden and the kinder, gentler war on drugs
How can Joe Biden, who championed the foundational federal laws of the war on drugs over the last 40 years, be so compassionate toward his son’s struggle with addiction?When President Donald Trump tried to hit Biden during their first debate by mocking his son Hunter for drug use, the former vice president had a clear answer: “My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him.”Based on content hacked by an unknown entity and provided by Rudy Giuliani to the New York Post — which cho...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Officials find Trump Tower dangler after he jumped out of ambulance transporting him, Chicago police say
CHICAGO — The man who dangled from Trump Tower for more than 13 hours from Sunday into Monday then jumped out of a private ambulance taking him to another hospital was later found after a missing person’s report was made, according to Chicago police.The man, 31, was being taken from Northwestern Memorial Hospital about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday just west of State Street on Washington Street in the Loop when he escaped, police said. He somehow jumped out of the ambulance.A missing person’s alert for the man was sent out about 10 p.m. Chicago police found the man by 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to a law ...
COVID-19 patients swamp rural hospitals
The nation’s pandemic hot spots have shifted to rural communities, overwhelming small hospitals that are running out of beds or lack the intensive care units for more than one or two seriously ill patients.And in much of the Midwest and Great Plains, hospital workers are catching the virus at home and in their communities, seriously reducing already slim benches of doctors, nurses and other professionals needed to keep rural hospitals running.Nationwide, positive coronavirus cases started rising in mid-September as children and college students returned to school, more businesses reopened and ...
Iris Ohyama sets up Thai unit for sales and sourcing in S.E. Asia
BANGKOK, NNA - Iris Ohyama Inc. has launched a unit in Thailand to increase product sales and material sourcing in Southeast Asian nations, the Japanese home appliance company said Tuesday.Iris Ohyama Thailand Co., set up in Bangkok in January, will be in full operation on Nov. 1 after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Iris Ohyama's second Southeast Asian unit following one in Vietnam.The Thai company, currently with a capital of 10 million baht ($320,000) and five employees, is intended to raise sales of home electric appliances and other products and beef up the sourcing of such it...
NNA Business News
Pfizer says coronavirus vaccine won't be ready until Thanksgiving — at the earliest
Pfizer Inc., one of the many pharmaceutical companies racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, said it hopes to have a treatment authorized for emergency use by the end of the year.CEO Albert Bourla in an open letter published Friday revealed that while scientists are working quickly to develop a vaccine, that it would not be ready by Election Day — a claim that has been repeatedly made by President Donald Trump. He added that the earliest the company would seek authorization from the Food and Drug Administration would be the third week of November.Pfizer expects to have preliminary numbers by...
New York Daily News
Baby to stay on life support after Texas Supreme Court denies Fort Worth hospital's petition
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court has denied the petition of a Fort Worth hospital on baby Tinslee Lewis, meaning she will be allowed to stay on life support, according to the state ruling.The case is scheduled to go to trial, according to WFAA-TV, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s media partner.Cook Children’s Medical Center had urged the Texas Supreme Court to make a swift decision in the life of Tinslee, a Fort Worth baby who has been on life support at the hospital.Tinslee’s medical treatment has been a subject of multiple trials. The 1-year-old was born in February 2019 with a rare...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Seattle-area man is the third person in the US confirmed to have been infected twice with coronavirus
SEATTLE — The Seattle-area nursing home resident first tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early March. He spent more than 40 days in the hospital with fever, pneumonia and difficulty breathing before testing negative multiple times and being discharged.Then, nearly five months later, he got sick again with COVID-19.Now, genetic testing by a team of Seattle physicians and scientists has revealed that sexagenarian’s second bout of the illness caused by the coronavirus in July wasn’t a relapse but a new infection with a slightly different variant of the virus.The patient is only the thi...
The Seattle Times
Japan, U.S. support Singapore's future work centre that prepares Asean workforce for new opportunities
By Celine ChenHaving mooted the idea last year for a regional centre to help Southeast Asia prepare its people for the changing nature of work, Singapore finally launched it last month (Sep. 29) as the region emerged cautiously from the throes of the coronavirus pandemic.When Asean member-states gave their stamp of approval for the centre last year, their economies were still flourishing and attracting investments.But the world turned upside down when the COVID-19 contagion struck, forcing unprecedented country and travel shutdowns which resulted in the worst recession in decades for many coun...
NNA Business News
National Guard called in to help contain COVID-19 outbreak at Minn. nursing home
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota National Guard has been called in to provide emergency staffing support at a southern Minnesota nursing home that is struggling to contain a large and deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus.Sacred Heart Care Center, a 59-bed nursing home in downtown Austin, Minn., requested help from the National Guard late last week to help contain a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened nearly a third of its staff and about 60% of its residents. The nursing home late last month reported two dozen positive cases of the respiratory virus among its residents and staff as well as two ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Getting used to seeing your doctor virtually? Telehealth coverage might not last
CHICAGO — Before COVID-19 hit, Jenny Thomas had always visited her doctor in person.But now that the Chicago resident is home more, she’s been seeing her doctor over video instead, often in her pajamas.“It was so easy, and she was right there,” Thomas, 46, said of her doctor at Rush University System for Health. “I’ll definitely go that route again in the future.”Like Thomas, many people are using telehealth for the first time as they try to stay physically distant to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. State, federal and health insurance rule changes — made in response to COVID-19 — have m...