COVID-19 drinking spawns new ‘mommy juice’ memes. The truth isn’t nearly as cute.

It’s 3:00 p.m. and I just ended my third Zoom work meeting of the day. Throughout the hourlong virtual assemblage, my 1-year-old screamed at my 6-year-old, while my 6-year-old continuously demanded he be allowed to play another hour of Animal Crossing. The dishes from breakfast and lunch are still in the sink, I have another meeting in 45 minutes, and two deadlines I might as well wave at as they pass me by. It’s 3:00 p.m. and I want a …

‘Terrible role-modeling’: How California lawmakers flouted pandemic safety practices

In California, cradle of renowned tech startups and Silicon Valley, elementary school students have had to figure out how to work remotely, but lawmakers have not. As the end-of-session frenzy gripped the state Legislature in late August, pandemic no-nos spiked: Lawmakers gathered indoors in large numbers and huddled closely, let their masks slip below their noses, smooshed together for photos and shouted “Aye!” and “No!” when voting in the Senate, potentially spraying virus-laden particles at their colleagues. “It’s terrible role-modeling,” …

Saying Goodbye to Australia

With an upcoming departure from Sydney, one Australian reporter reflects on the experience of home and the country’s culture of simple pleasures. Relaxing near Bondi Beach.Credit…Andrew Quilty for The New York Times Sept. 11, 2020, 5:37 a.m. ET The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Isabella Kwai, a reporter with the Australia bureau. It was the slow pace that struck me most when …

Big drop reported in vaping by U.S. teenagers

Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national survey, just under 20 percent of high school students and 5 percent of middle school students said they were recent users of electronic cigarettes and other …

Summer wedding linked to 70 coronavirus cases

A summer wedding in southwest Minnesota is the source of at least 70 coronavirus cases, state infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said Wednesday. The number has grown from 58 on Friday to 70 at last count, she said by email. The wedding, reception and “dance” took place Aug. 22 at KB’s Bar and Grill in the small town of Ghent, the regional health authority, Southwest Health and Human Services, said in a statement. Ehresmann described the festivities as “indoors” and …

Pennsylvania voting access suit could have national repercussions

The Donald Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have intervened in a closely watched election lawsuit over voting access in Pennsylvania that could reverberate nationally ahead of voting in November, especially for voters of color. Hearings kicked off Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania NAACP against the commonwealth over what it argued were inadequate provisions for voting during the coronavirus outbreak. The complaint argues that during Pennsylvania’s June primaries, numerous polling locations were closed or consolidated due …

Oxford vaccine trial on hold because of safety issue

Clinical trials for Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine have been put on hold, drug maker AstraZeneca said Tuesday. “Our standard review process was triggered and we voluntarily paused vaccination to allow review of safety data by an independent committee,” the company said in a statement. “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials.” Let our news meet …

Chaos in Sierra town of Big Creek as massive fire destroys many homes

The raging Creek fire, which trapped hundreds of campers and ravaged large parts of the Sierra, is taking a devastating toll on the town of Big Creek, Calif. Photos from residents and others showed numerous homes destroyed in the Sierra town as the fire burned more than 78,000 acres. Early reports were that at least two dozen dwellings in the town have been lost, but no official assessment had been made Monday amid the burgeoning emergency. Exploding propane tanks have …

For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.” Angela Aston, a nurse practitioner in San Marcos, Texas, was sick for months with Covid-19. Her colleagues gradually came to not believe her: “‘You’re fine,’ they would say, and I would have to tell them, ‘No, I can’t breathe.’” Credit…Sergio Flores for The New York Times Sept. 7, 2020Updated 11:27 a.m. ET Forty hours after treating her first coronavirus patient, on March 30, Angela Aston came home to her …

Djokovic ‘extremely sorry’ for hurting line judge

Novak Djokovic checked on the line judge after hitting her with a ball when he was 6-5 down in the first set Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 Sept Coverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app. Novak Djokovic has apologised for hitting a line judge with a ball at the US Open, saying he is “extremely sorry for creating her such stress”. The …

Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses

Published2 hours ago Australia says it will secure almost 85 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine if two promising trials prove successful. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had struck two deals that would allow free doses to be rolled out in 2021 if they were approved for use. Mr Morrison estimated the cost to be A$1.7bn (£0.9bn; $1.24bn). Australia’s 25 million people could begin receiving doses from January but there were “no guarantees”, he said. “However the agreement …

NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird On Challenge Cup, Upcoming Fall Series: ‘We Generated A Lot Of Excitement For Our League And Our Players’

September 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm (CBS Local/CBS Chicago)- 2020 has been an eventful year for the National Women’s Soccer League and first year commissioner Lisa Baird. The league was the first professional sports league in America to return amid the COVID-19 pandemic when it held its Challenge Cup in Utah that drew in record audiences. Now, the league returns to CBS, CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access for its fall series. With the fall series starting up on …

Rochester officials announce police reforms after death of Daniel Prude

The city of Rochester, New York, is moving crisis intervention out of the police department amid outrage and protests over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man with mental health issues who died after officers placed a spit hood over his head and restrained him. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the crisis invention department, and its budget, would be moving to the city’s department of youth and recreation services during a press conference Sunday. The change comes amid …

More than 20 NYU students suspended for breaking coronavirus rules, school says

More than 20 New York University students have been suspended for breaking the school’s new coronavirus policies as colleges around the country grapple with how to keep young adults from spreading COVID-19. NYU said in a Twitter post Saturday that more than 20 students had been suspended. The school did not provide details on the student suspensions, but tweeted the update after less than a week of in-person instruction. “Please don’t be the next. Avoid parties and bars,” the school …

COVID-19 deaths reach 6,000 in L.A. County

The coronavirus crisis has now caused 6,000 deaths in Los Angeles County, a new milestone as public health officials reiterated warnings Saturday to prevent a “great risk of community spread of COVID-19″ by avoiding crowds and celebrating Labor Day weekend with members of one’s own household. Public health officials confirmed 24 new deaths, most of them among people age 65 or older who had underlying health conditions. New cases numbered 1,196, bringing the county’s cumulative number to 247,542. There are …

Covid-19 Live Updates: Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Partying but Keeps Their Tuition

The U.N. warns of looming famines connected to the pandemic. Over 100 cases are connected to an indoor wedding in Maine, including three non-participants who later died. Right Now Officials in West Virginia announced more than 250 new daily cases, raising the state’s seven-day total to its highest level ever. Image Northeastern University said that all students in a special program for first-year students had been forewarned of the obligation to practice social distancing and wear masks when among others.Credit…Hilary …

Coronavirus: Arrests at Australia anti-lockdown protests

Published duration4 hours ago media captionThere were scuffles between protesters and police at the event Australian police have made dozens of arrests amid anti-lockdown protests attended by hundreds nationwide. In Melbourne, the centre of Australia’s outbreak, about 300 people marched in defiance of tough measures that have been in place for a month. Other protests took place in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. On Friday PM Scott Morrison said seven of the country’s eight states and territories had agreed to …

Democrats rope in college students to hammer Trump on coronavirus response

As college students return to campus, Democrats are giving them the mic. September 4, 2020, 9:16 PM • 7 min read Democrats have found a new strategy to target holes in the Trump administration’s approach to coronavirus: give college students the mic. “I want to go to a game again; I want to be able to hang out with my friends again. And I want to attend classes and go to the library like normal again. But none of that …

Orange County COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 even as new cases start to stabilize statewide

Even as cases statewide start to stabilize, reported COVID-19 deaths in Orange County topped 1,000 this week as fatalities continue to rise throughout the state in response to the summer surge of coronavirus infections. On average, people who succumb to the disease die 28 days after being infected, said Dr. John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley infectious disease expert. As new infections continue to decline, deaths also will fall off in the weeks ahead. Orange County’s total pandemic death toll reached …

Marion Moses, Cesar Chavez confidant and expert on farmworkers’ health, dies

When Marion Moses first met Cesar Chavez in Delano in California’s Central Valley, he asked her: “What do you know about pesticides?” She answered: “Practically nothing.” In time, Moses went on to become the foremost expert on the health of the nation’s 2.5 million agricultural workers beginning in the 1980s. She became an authority on pesticide poisoning of farm laborers, advocated for their healthcare and better working conditions and was leader of the nation’s first medical study on migrant farmworkers …