Day: July 11, 2020

Society of Homeopaths under review amid claims standards chief promoted anti-vaccine propaganda

Social media accounts linked to Sue Pilkington have been posting anti-vaxx material over Facebook
Social media accounts linked to Sue Pilkington have been posting anti-vaxx material over Facebook

The Society of Homeopaths’s official accreditation is under threat, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal, after their head of standards was accused of promoting anti-vaccine propaganda online.

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which regulates health professionals, has launched an emergency review of the body’s status after an investigation by this newspaper.

Social media accounts linked to the homeopathy practice operated by Sue Pilkington, a former NHS GP practice manager, have been posting anti-vaxx material over Facebook and Twitter.

Last month, she was unveiled as the SoH’s new safeguarding lead.

In a now-deleted interview on the SoH website, she revealed that her role was to “liaise” with the PSA on government accreditation steps.

The PSA, which regulates several statutory bodies including the General Medical Council, renewed SoH’s accreditation in February but with strict conditions.

One stipulates that registrants

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Patient, 30, Dies After Attending ‘COVID Party’ in Texas, Told Nurse ‘I Think I Made a Mistake’

A 30-year-old patient in San Antonio, Texas, has died from the coronavirus after attending a “COVID party” and initially thinking that the rapidly-spreading illness “a hoax.”

A “COVID party” is a gathering “held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected,” Dr. Jane Appleby, the Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare, said in a recorded statement, according to NEWS4.

“Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’ ” Appleby said.

Appleby said she was sharing the patient’s story in an attempt to make sure people know that the coronavirus can affect anyone.

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On board Tui’s first post-lockdown flight

Passengers alighting TUI's first flight after lockdown
Passengers alighting TUI’s first flight after lockdown

The appeal of package holidays is ease and convenience. But in a post-lockdown world, when even basic travel manoeuvres can feel painfully complex, it’s hard to imagine how they’ll work. Until a week ago, the idea of a beach break in the Med felt about as likely as a trip to the moon.

What a difference a few days can make.

Tui, the UK’s biggest provider of fly and flop breaks, is determined to save our summer by relaunching holidays this weekend. Flights to Ibiza and Palma will operate from Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham from today (July 11), with more routes and regional departures promised in weeks to come. Greece will be open from July 15, and Turkey is set to follow in August.

Ahead of the Brits’ return to the Med, I joined a special charter to Ibiza, to find out what’s

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How University of California campuses are opening this fall

University of California campuses will offer mostly online instruction this fall, but each school has the power to set its own rules and at least two of them are already revising early plans to account for new coronavirus outbreaks.

Some schools plan to offer 30% of instruction in person, while others intend to limit on-site coursework to laboratory and studio classes. Some are prioritizing incoming freshmen for campus housing while others plan to reserve rooms for students with special circumstances, including financial need.

As the pandemic’s trajectory continues to change, university administrators warn campuses may revert to reduced operations even after the fall semester begins.

At least two schools — UC Berkeley and UC Merced — are already reevaluating their plans in light of recent COVID-19 developments. At Cal, that’s because frat parties triggered an outbreak that more than doubled the total number of infections tied to Berkeley’s campus, officials

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When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force

An 84-year-old World War II veteran named Daniel Daley broke his neck outside a Florida bar after being slammed to the ground by an Orlando police officer young enough to be his grandson. It happened in 2010, after Daley left his car in the wrong parking lot. He came out as a tow truck arrived. An argument ensued. The next thing the octogenarian remembered was being in the hospital.

“A body hip check … slammed him on his head and broke his neck,” Sean Douglas Hill, a bartender at The Caboose, who knew Daley well, said in a deposition. “And it cracked like a watermelon . . . You just heard a pop. I had never heard anything so horrific.”

The Orlando police chief defended the officer, 26-year-old Travis Lamont. She told a local newspaper, “After a review of the defensive tactic form by the training staff and Officer Lamont’s

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University professors fear returning to campus as coronavirus cases surge

Laura Crary, an art history professor at a liberal arts college in South Carolina, is anxious to return to the classroom, so much so that she was prescribed anti-anxiety medications for the first time in her life.

“I am 62.5 years old, which means I’m four years from full retirement age, or I’d probably retire right now because I’m very nervous,” she said.

While the final fall 2020 plans at her college are still pending, professors at her university were told that conducting solely online classes was not an option. Crary asked that NBC News not name the college.

As coronavirus cases start to surge in more than 30 states across the U.S., some professors are pushing back when it comes to returning to campus for in-person teaching. More than 50% of colleges and universities have announced they will be hosting professors or students back on campus in the next

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Candace Cameron Bure’s Trainer Will Inspire You to Move Your Body ASAP

“You get a little spoiled when you have a trainer.”

Understatement of 2020 when it comes to working out, right? That’s what Kira Stokes, the celebrity trainer who works with celebrity clients such as Candace Cameron Bure, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Graham told us when it comes to working out at home since the Coronavirus pandemic hit. 

Fortunately, many celebrity trainers have pivoted to online workouts, including Stokes, who has her own fitness app that offers a free 7-day trial. 

Stokes has been honing her unique method for decades, focusing on the mind and body connection and emphasizing transitions between movements.

“I’m very proud of being 45. It’s a testament to the method to be able to remain healthy and strong,” Stokes told E!. “I really started training clients when I was a sophomore at Boston College. Knowing at that time too that it was my calling, that

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COVID-19 in Canada: Ontario Premier Doug Ford has clear message for visiting Americans: ‘Not right now’

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

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 107,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,700 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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July 10

2:00 p.m.: ‘Not right now’ Ontario’s premier says to American visitors

At a press conference in Woodbridge, Ont.

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More Residents Refusing To Participate In Contact Tracing

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — While Hillsborough County’s positive test rates for coronavirus continue to soar, health officials say their ability to trace the coronavirus has declined, placing the county at a major disadvantage in combating the spread of the virus.

That was the word from Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, speaking to members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group Thursday.

Joined by Dr. Marissa Levine of the University of South Florida College of Public Health, Holt told EPG members that contract tracing provides crucial information in identifying community patterns and hot spots, and the county just isn’t getting the cooperation it needs from residents.

According to an updated model by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Florida has the potential to be the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, with Tampa Bay specifically called out.

“We are

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Coronavirus Survivor, 32, Leaves Hospital After 93 Days and Telling Doctor ‘Make Sure I Wake Up’

After nearly 100 days in the hospital battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a young California father has been reunited with his family.

Michael Orantes, 32, was released from a hospital in Inglewood, California, on Thursday, 93 days after he arrived sick with COVID-19, KTLA 5 reported.

Orantes tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus after he arrived back home from a trip to Spain in March and was admitted to the Centinela Hospital Medical Center, where he stayed in the Intensive Care Unit for two months, according to the outlet.

Despite the fact that Orantes was otherwise healthy and had no underlying health conditions, his doctor told KTLA 5 that his condition worsened and he needed to be put on a ventilator. During his time in the hospital, he lost 35 percent of his body weight, the outlet reported.

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