Day: October 14, 2020

Fauci warns of 300,000 to 400,000 coronavirus deaths

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned this week that the nation could see a surge of coronavirus cases and deaths in the coming months.

“The models tell us if we don’t do what we need to in the fall and winter, we could have 300,000-400,000 COVID-19 deaths,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a virtual event Tuesday, according to a tweet by The American University in Washington.

“We’re facing a resurgence of the wave we began with,” he said.

Fauci made the remarks during a wide-ranging conversation with Sylvia Burwell, president of the university, during a Zoom livestream event for students and their families during virtual Family Week, the university said in a statement.

“The big topic that we’re all discussing right now is that we’re now at the point where we’re going to be entering into the fall

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Virtual nat’l athletic fitness championship gives athletes a chance to flex muscles during the lockdown

a woman posing for a picture: Among girls, national level gymnast Shraddha Talekar from Raigad clinched the top position. (HT PHOTO)

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Among girls, national level gymnast Shraddha Talekar from Raigad clinched the top position. (HT PHOTO)

The lockdown necessitated due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing norms and other restrictions have forced athletes to stay away from sports facilities. In order to infuse energy into the dull routine of players, the directorate of sports and youth services of Maharashtra organised a virtual national level athletics fitness championship.

It turned out to be a very good initiative as 2,500 persons from across the country participated in the championship. Since it was an open championship along with athletes, schoolchildren, and people from other professions also participated in it.

“Government of India has started the Fit India Movement after which between August 15 and October 2, the Fit India Freedom run was launched. Both of these activities were based on the willingness of the people. On the same lines,

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Nebraska Medicine says normal operations should resume ‘in days’ after cyberattack | Local News

The statement did not include any further information about the attack’s nature, extent or origins .

Officials noted in the statement that attacks on health care organizations are “rapidly increasing, and we are constantly assessing our security measures to help prevent cyber security incidents.”

With the advent of electronic health records, health systems collect and store a significant amount of information about patients.

Other hospital systems have had to deal with computer security problems. In February 2019, a device brought into a CHI Health location by a third-party vendor introduced a virus, also known as malware, into the health system’s network.

In 2018, Anthem Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, agreed to pay the federal government what was then a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in what was labeled at the time as the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, the Associated Press reported.


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Dentist recorded extracting tooth while on hoverboard gets 12 years behind bars

An Alaska dentist who was recorded extracting a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Alaska dentist Seth Lookhart, pictured, is on trial after allegedly riding a hoverboard while extracting a sedated patient’s tooth.

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Alaska dentist Seth Lookhart, pictured, is on trial after allegedly riding a hoverboard while extracting a sedated patient’s tooth.

Seth Lookhart was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges, including Medicaid fraud, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, the Anchorage Daily News reported. What’s more, the ex-dentist will not be allowed to practice medicine during his 10-year probation period after his eventual release.

“In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people,” Judge Michael Wolverton said.

The 2016 hoverboard cellphone video — which shows Lookhart doing dental work on a sedated patient before zipping down the hall in

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NGO transplants tree from govt. hospital in Tiruppur

Amid the construction works at Tiruppur Government Medical College Hospital, members of an NGO stepped in to transplant a decades old peepal tree from its premises on Thursday.

Estimated to be around 75 years old, the tree was initially planned to be felled for the construction purposes, said J. Gnanavelan, co-founder of the NGO Green ‘n’ Clean. Upon hearing this, he and founder A. Senthilkumar met with the hospital’s Dean Valli Sathyamoorthy in September requesting to not cut the tree and allow the organisation to help with the transplantation, he said.

After receiving the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the hospital, the team from the NGO proceeded to commence the transplantation process. Mr. Gnanavelan said that its branches were cut off and the trunk with the roots was lifted using an earthmover, which was transported to a private land in the Tiruppur Corporation limits on Thursday night for transplantation. “We have

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