Day: June 23, 2020

B.C.’s new virus models renew hope for Canadian travel, Atlantic Canada considers travel bubble

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,900 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

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June 23

7:00 p.m.: B.C.’s latest modelling data shows a safe increase of personal contacts in the province

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Coronavirus devastates Koreatown family, one by one

Joseph and Hannah with their father, Timothy, and grandmother Soon Sun in Washington in 2005. <span class="copyright">(Kim family)</span>
Joseph and Hannah with their father, Timothy, and grandmother Soon Sun in Washington in 2005. (Kim family)

It had been five years since the Kim family had lived together in their Koreatown apartment, but the coronavirus brought them all back home.

First, grandmother Soon Sun came home in mid-April after checking out of Olympia Convalescent Hospital, where she had lived for five years. The family worried, particularly her daughter Eun-Ju, about the spread of the virus in assisted living facilities.

Then the father, Timothy, closed up his acupuncture practice and started delivering sermons from home for his weekend job as a pastor at L.A. Nasung Church in La Crescenta. Eun-Ju, meanwhile, took care of the household while her children, 22-year-old Hannah Haein and 17-year-old Joseph, finished the school year at home, their classes now online.

But the homecoming was short-lived. After contact with sick patients through the nursing home and

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Criss Angel Gives an Update on 6-Year-Old Son’s Cancer Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

Criss Angel and his family are taking the coronavirus pandemic one day at a time.

In a recent interview with Extra, the Las Vegas-based illusionist opened up about how he and partner Shaunyl Benson are focused on practicing social distancing at home with their sons Xristos Yanni, 17 months, and Johnny Crisstopher, 6 — especially given the context of their older child’s ongoing cancer battle.

“Kids that are going through pediatric cancer obviously have the challenge of dealing with that but when you underscore that with the pandemic, it’s really a double threat,” said Angel, 52. “Families that have gone through pediatric cancer have been practicing hand washing, hand sanitizing, sanitizing areas when you go out to eat in a restaurant and social distancing.”

“Because usually your child has immune-system deficiencies, and for Johnny Crisstopher and other children going through what he’s going through, it can be dire —

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Mask shaming men won’t work. Here’s what will

A maskless Vice President Mike Pence visits the molecular testing lab at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this spring. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>
A maskless Vice President Mike Pence visits the molecular testing lab at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this spring. (Associated Press)

Darth Vader, the Minnesota Vikings and Mike Pence, who’s wearing a “Make America Great Again” face mask, walk into a bar.

That may sound like the setup to a very funny (and perhaps risqué) joke, but it also hints at how to solve a deadly serious problem: getting more people — particularly the swaggeringly toxic mask-averse males of the species — to don face coverings in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Although there’s certainly no shortage of antimask women out there (including a few in my own family tree), we’re focusing specifically on men here for two reasons. First, men are statistically more adversely affected by COVID-19 than women.

Second, a recently released study authored by researchers Valerio Capraro of London’s Middlesex University and Hélène

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Among top retailers that are offering huge savings this week is Sport Chek with yet another surprise sale — but this time, shoppers have only two days to snag these limited-time deals. From now until end of day Thursday, the athletics speciality store is having an exclusive online sale with up to 60 per cent off select items.

If you’re looking to shop ahead of camping season, or simply looking to update your training gear, it’s a great time to treat yourself. Scroll down to check out the best sale picks from brands like 

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The Future Of One-Night Stands In The Age Of Coronavirus

A 2017 survey of 500 Americans and 500 Europeans from Zava, an online doctor service, found that 66% of respondents have had a one-night stand at least once in their lives. But how comfortable will people be having more casual sexual encounters in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the new potential health risks involved?

First, it’s important to note that the virus is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person sneezes, coughs, breathes or speaks. Because sex typically involves close physical contact — like kissing and heavy breathing, for example — you’re at risk for contracting or spreading the virus. While the virus has been found in the semen of some COVID-19 patients, there’s currently no evidence that it can be transmitted this way. 

And while states have started opening up, social distancing guidelines are still in place — and likely will be until an effective

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Thousands Petition To Rename Columbus, OH ‘Flavortown’ To Honor Guy Fieri

So far, almost 50,000 people have signed the petition to rename Columbus, OH “Flavortown” in honor of Guy Fieri

The Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus, Ohio, is on its way out, and for some residents, the statue isn’t enough. They want a new name for the city, and why not pay homage to Columbus-born Guy Fieri by renaming it “Flavortown.”

Fieri has branded himself the “mayor of Flavortown,” in his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and his fans think this is the perfect moniker for Columbus. According to an online petition, over 47,000 people agree (and counting).

The petition’s creator, Tyler Woodbridge, said the purpose of the proposed name change takes care of two things. “For one, it honors Central Ohio’s proud heritage as a culinary crossroads and one of the nation’s largest test markets for the food industry,” the 31-year-old wrote. “Secondly, cheflebrity Guy Fieri was

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21 Too-Real Tweets About The Reopening Process

Over the past couple of months, many states and cities have outlined their plans for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout that process, the funny folks on Twitter have shared how they really feel about these seemingly premature moves. 

The coronavirus crisis is far from over, and public health experts have warned against fully returning to business as usual, at least at this point, particularly in areas that are experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases. If your community is reopening, it’s best to follow local expert guidance, practice social distancing and wear a mask while out in public. 

Below, we’ve rounded up 22 too-real tweets that sum up the chaos, confusion and disagreement surrounding the various stages of reopening across the United States.

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Could being good at math make smokers more likely to quit?

New US research has found that smokers who are better at math might be more likely to quit the habit than those who aren’t so good with numbers.

Carried out by researchers at The Ohio State University, the new study looked at 696 adult smokers and asked them to complete a short, standardized test measuring their math ability, also called numeracy, at the beginning of the study.

The participants were then shown eight different cigarette warning labels, four times each, which came with an image to elicit a high emotional response, such as a photo of a diseased lung, and a low emotional response, such as a cartoon gravestone. The labels also came with some numerical information that gave the participants facts about the dangers of smoking, for example, “75.4 percent of smokers will die before the age of 85, compared to 53.7 percent of non-smokers.” The participants were asked

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As Theaters Reopen, Fandango Will Offer New Health and Safety Guidelines for 100+ Chains

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As theaters around the U.S. begin to reopen, rules will vary from chain to chain and location to location — and it might get complicated keeping health and safety procedures straight. Fandango wants to make it easier. The online movie ticket purveyor on Tuesday began rolling out new features on both its app and website, including coronavirus safety information from 100 theater chains. The new resources include social-distance seating maps, a one-stop guide to safety policies, a special search filter to find reopened theaters by location, instructional videos, and much more.

“At Fandango, our mission has always been super-serving fans with their entertainment needs, and we cannot wait to help fans get back the big screen safely and at the right time,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover in an official statement. “It’s a complicated rollout, with various states, cities and counties opening their

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