No. 5 Georgia grinds out 14-3 victory against Kentucky
When the most important plays in Georgia’s win over Kentucky on Saturday afternoon were a couple of referee re-spots, you know you just witnessed an old-school football game. But you’ll hear no complaints from the No. 5-ranked Bulldogs, who needed little more than that to record a 14-3 victory over the host Wildcats.The win, Georgia’s 11th in a row over Kentucky, should set up another top-10 matchup against Florida next Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gators (2-1) play host to Missouri on Saturday night, but will do so still short of players because of a recent COVID-19 outbreak on the team...
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Amid coronavirus uptick, San Francisco pauses further reopeningsSAN FRANCISCO — Continuing to take a conservative and cautious approach to the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco city officials on Friday announced they will temporarily halt further reopenings because of an uptick in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.At a virtual news conference, officials said the daily number of new infections has grown during the last two weeks from 3.14 per 100,000 to 4.17. Hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 grew from 21 to 37.“We are proceeding with caution,” Mayor London Breed said. “Som...
Tribune News Service
Illinois shatters single-day COVID-19 record set a day earlier with nearly 7,000 new cases
CHICAGO — Illinois on Friday reported nearly 7,000 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, eclipsing a single-day record set just 24 hours earlier and pushing the total number of known cases since the pandemic began past 400,000.“This is an extraordinarily dangerous time,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during his daily COVID-19 briefing. “And as a result, we must do everything in our power to keep down the infection rate.”The 6,943 new known COVID-19 cases brings the seven-day average of new daily cases to 5,481. The previous one-day high, set Thursday, was 6,363. There have now been 402,401 known...
How long can you safely be around someone with coronavirus? It's complicated
How long does it take to get the coronavirus if you’re around someone who’s infected? Unfortunately, there’s no magic number of minutes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised how it defines a close contact, the people contact tracers track down and advise to quarantine and get tested. Previously, a close contact was anyone who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of a person confirmed to have COVID-19. Now, those 15 minutes don’t need to be consecutive. Instead, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a minimum of 15 minutes within ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Florida surpasses 800,000 cases of COVID-19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida reported 5,592 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest total in 2 1/2 months, continuing an upward trend of COVID-19 infections across the state.With the latest numbers, Florida now has a pandemic total of 800,216 people who have tested positive for the disease. Almost 17,000 of them have died.This is the fourth consecutive day with at least 4,000 infections, more proof that a resurgence is underway.Friday’s data shows it’s the most new COVID-19 cases in one day since the state tallied 6,352 cases on Aug. 15. The state reported 7,569 cases on Sept. 1, but m...
Here's why shark researchers are concerned about a potential COVID-19 vaccine
MIAMI — Science’s steady march to find a vaccine capable of ending the coronavirus pandemic may come at the expense of another species: sharks.Miami shark researchers say they’re concerned about a key ingredient used to make vaccines more effective, squalene — an oily substance found in plants and even human skin — but is particularly concentrated in shark livers.The practice of using shark-derived squalene as a booster to stimulate a stronger immune response to a vaccine is not unique to the coronavirus vaccine. The compound has been shown to be safe and effective in millions of doses of vacc...
Your next vehicle might cost more. Here's why
LIVONIA, Mich. — When automakers resumed production of vehicles following the initial shutdown amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, they revved up generous incentives for buyers akin to those seen during previous downturns in anticipation of a major slowdown.But just a few months later, average transaction prices are reaching record figures. That comes despite third-quarter unemployment averaging 8.8% and consumer sentiment falling to levels not seen since 2011 just after the Great Recession. Dealers say it’s a challenge staying stocked as the plants seek to catch up on production following th...
The Detroit News
Miami mom accused of drowning autistic son in canal faces death penalty after indictment
MIAMI — Patricia Ripley, the Florida mother accused of murdering her 9-year-old autistic son by pushing him into a canal, now faces the death penalty.A Miami-Dade grand jury — meeting again after months in hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — this week indicted Ripley for first-degree murder. Prosecutors, during a court hearing on Thursday morning, announced the indictment and that it will execution as a possible punishment.Ripley is accused of the May 21 killing of Alejandro Ripley, who suffered from severe autism and could not speak. She is charged with a host of other felonies and r...
NBC's 'Superstore' throws essential worker characters into coronavirus pandemic in Season 6 return
Few shows are better equipped to reflect the current pandemic than one about essential workers in a big box store.So those behind “Superstore” felt compelled to rework Season 6 of the sitcom, which was to premiere Thursday on NBC.“We all decided that it would be crazy irresponsible of us, a show that is tackling hot-button topics and the public and political and zeitgeist-y interest, if we just pretended that this massive, global, life-defining pandemic didn’t exist,” said Ben Feldman, who plays sales associate Jonah.Star America Ferrera was supposed to leave the show at the end of Season 5, b...
New York Daily News
'We're never going to lock down again,' Trump says in Tampa, as Biden vows in Broward to 'shut down the virus'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered dueling styles and differing priorities in simultaneous Florida rallies Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic worsened just five days before Election Day.The outcome of the deadlocked fight for Florida could determine who holds the keys to the White House.The candidates mocked each other in events that gave dramatically different optics to the ever-shrinking pool of voters left to cast their ballots in Florida.Biden blasted Trump’s handling of the virus at a drive-in event at Broward College’s north campu...