Day: October 9, 2020

Most People Infected With Coronavirus During U.K. Lockdown Had No Symptoms When Tested


A team of researchers in the U.K. are calling for more widespread coronavirus testing after finding that more than four in five Britons who tested positive during the country’s lockdown did not exhibit the symptoms most commonly associated with a Covid-19 infection, like a fever, lasting cough or a loss of taste or smell.

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According to a study by researchers from University College London that was published Thursday in the Clinical Epidemiology journal, coronavirus symptoms appear to be “a poor marker of infection,” at least on the days the subjects of the study were tested.

The study used a representative sample collected by the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics of 36,061 people across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland who were tested between April 26 and June 27—during the U.K.’s

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Gym members demand refunds after Fitness World rebrands, reopens some Steve Nash clubs

a couple of people posing for the camera: Charlotte D'Alessandro and her son Cortez D'Alessandro are among several Fitness World members demanding refunds after their contracts changed.

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Charlotte D’Alessandro and her son Cortez D’Alessandro are among several Fitness World members demanding refunds after their contracts changed.

Frustrated fitness buffs are taking their gym to the mat, arguing B.C.-based Fitness World owes them a refund after their contracts were reassigned to new locations.

“They didn’t let us choose to stay with them,” said Fitness World member Cortez D’Alessandro, 20. “They just told us what’s happening.”

In March, the company — formerly known as Steve Nash Fitness World — shuttered all 24 of its locations, and terminated its staff, citing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Insolvency proceedings followed until June when Chris Smith, the CEO of both the new and old companies, worked with a group of investors to purchase the hard-hit fitness brand. Its new name is a throwback to the Fitness World chain of gyms that the Steve Nash organization purchased

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WSU College of Medicine receives accreditation to launch first residency program in Everett | WSU Insider

SPOKANE, Wash.–Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine today announced that it has earned accreditation to launch its first residency program and is accepting applications immediately.

The WSU Internal Medicine Residency Program-Everett, based at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, is a three-year residency training program with a focus on primary care. Sixteen resident positions have been approved for the first year; 12 categorical and four preliminary positions will be welcomed in June 2021 with 12 more added each year over three years to cap at 40 total residency positions when fully supported.

“This is an extremely proud moment for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and is something we’ve been working toward since the day we started the college,” said Dr. John Tomkowiak, founding dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. “More residency programs in Washington increases the likelihood that

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Hoverboard dentist is jailed for 12 years for Medicaid fraud

An Alaska dentist who pulled out a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been jailed for 12 years for reckless endangerment and a $1.9million Medicaid fraud. 

Seth Lookhart joked about the hoverboard stunt in a video he sent to friends, and messages showed him bragging that nobody would ever uncover his crimes. 

But he was was convicted in January of a ‘lucrative’ fraud scheme in which he pressured his patients to undergo unnecessary sedations so that he could send Medicaid the bill. 

‘In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response – you darn near killed some people,’ Alaska judge Michael Wolverton told him on Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. 

Dentist Seth Lookhart was filmed removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard at Clear Creek Dental, in Anchorage, Alaska in July 2016 

In the hoverboard video, Lookhart balanced on the board while

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Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

Jacob Blake has been released from the hospital, well over a month after he was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by Kenosha, Wis., police.

a person lying on a bed: Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

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Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

Blake attorney Patrick Cafferty told CNN that the 29-year-old had been transferred to “a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Chicago” but declined to give additional details as to how long Blake is expected be at the rehab facility.

On Aug. 23, Blake was critically wounded after being shot by police as he attempted to enter his car to join his three children.

Police had initially been called to the scene over a reported domestic incident. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has helped represent the Blake family in the aftermath of the shooting, has said that Blake, who is Black, was trying to break up a fight between two women.


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