COVID-19 outbreak at Missouri nursing home leaves 20 dead, over 100 infected

An outbreak of COVID-19 in an eastern Jackson County, Mo., nursing home has reportedly left 20 dead and dozens of residents battling the disease.



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County health officials report that 157 people at the John Knox Village Care Center have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Kansas City Star reported 20 deaths from the virus occurred at the nursing home.

Seventeen of the deaths occurred this month and three people died last month, the facility’s vice president of health and community services told the newspaper.

“All these folks were somebody’s loved ones, someone’s parents, grandparents, and they really become part of our family as well,” Rodney McBride told the Star. “It’s really been heart wrenching. You just feel like you should have

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A “uniform approach” to the coronavirus pandemic is needed to replace the uneven response that has fueled a dangerous surge in hospitalizations and deaths across the nation, the top U.S. infectious disease expert said Tuesday.

“We need some fundamental public health measures that everyone should be adhering to, not a disjointed, ‘one state says one thing, the other state says another thing,’” Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a conference sponsored by The New York Times.

The Trump administration, however, has left the issue to states while encouraging them to keep businesses and schools open. Facing spiraling coronavirus numbers and with a contentious Election Day now in the rearview mirror, Republican governors have begun grudgingly lining up behind their Democratic colleagues in tightening restrictions aimed at taming the

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Woman Assaulted, Buttocks Slapped In Ballston Bathroom: Police

ARLINGTON, VA — The Special Victims Unit of the Arlington County Police is asking the public’s help in identifying a man they say tried to abduct and sexually assault a woman Tuesday morning in a Ballston-area restroom, according to a police report.

Officers were dispatched around 10:32 a.m., to a business in the 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard, for the report of an assault. They learned from the victim that she had been cleaning a bathroom inside the business around 9:47 a.m. when a man approached her and asked to use the facilities.

As the victim tried to move away from the stall, the man blocked her path, began pushing her inside, and slapped her buttocks. The victim resisted and called for help, which caused the suspect to back off and flee the area on foot.

Around 10:13 a.m., the victim was at a nearby closet when she heard noise

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Opinion | Seven governors: Americans need to stay home this Thanksgiving

For eight months, the covid-19 pandemic has devastated American families everywhere. To fight this virus, governors across the country have listened to medical experts and worked around the clock to protect our families, the brave men and women on the front lines, and our small-business owners. No matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against covid-19 will be more effective when we work together.

That is why we, a group of bipartisan governors, are joining forces today to urge families across our region, and Americans everywhere, to do their part to protect themselves and their loved ones from the spread of covid-19. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team.

Right now, cases and hospitalizations are skyrocketing in the Midwest and across the country. As the weather gets colder and more people head inside, it will get worse. It is more

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Here’s why most Americans won’t get it before next spring

The nation’s first Food and Drug Administration authorized home coronavirus test will cost about $50 and deliver results in 30 minutes or less.

FDA opens door to rapid at-home testing that could transform the fight against COVID-19

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But forget about the test if you want to know whether you have COVID-19 before visiting family for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit will be limited to patients at Sutter Health in Northern California and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Miami-Fort Lauderdale until next spring. And even then, you must have symptoms and a health provider’s referral to get the test.



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With the nation’s labs, doctors and urgent care centers routinely testing more than

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‘Beatrice Galilee: Radical Architecture of the Future’

Phaidon will soon publish a book titled Radical Architecture of the Future that examines today’s most groundbreaking architecture, spatial design and concepts that flip our understanding of the environment and spaces that surround us. Penned by London-born curator and critic, Beatrice Galilee, the 240-page book features a diverse selection of recently-completed projects spanning apps, films, installations, virtual reality, game design and more.

“The book is researched and written by architecture curator and critic Beatrice Galilee. Now working as the founder and executive director of The World Around, a New York-based cultural platform, Galilee held the position of Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014-2019 and is internationally recognized for her fifteen year-long career in architectural writing and exhibition-making,” said Phaidon in a statement.

Radical Architecture of the Future is split into five thematic chapters: “Visionaries”, “Insiders”, “Radicals”, “Breakthroughs” and “Masterminds.” Highlighted projects include

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COD Interior Design Students Earn Top Awards from American Society of Interior Designers’ Illinois Chapter

Glen Ellyn, Ill., Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Three College of DuPage Interior Design students earned three of four 2020 Student Design Excellence Awards presented by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Chosen from nearly 200 student submissions, Emma New won first place and Wendali Clouser won an honorary award in the commercial design category. Kate Scheck won first place in the residential design category. Pictured above is Scheck’s award-winning residential design.

A panel of independent, distinguished interior design professionals from other ASID Chapters throughout the U.S. reviewed the entries based on design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design challenges, scale and proportion, color and composition, lighting, materials and patterns.

Scheck’s educational journey at COD started in 2005. Her first place win is an extremely personal accomplishment after overcoming numerous obstacles, she said.

“I have slowly made my way through the Interior Design

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The Best Black Friday Furniture Sales & Deals For 2020

If you’re looking to update your space with some new furniture for the holiday season and beyond, there’s no reason to wait until Black Friday to get a good deal. Lots of retailers are getting a big jump on pushing sales live well before the main event, so if replacing your decade-old sectional is long overdue or you want to invest in a new ergonomic desk to work from home, now is the time.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the best Black Friday furniture sales. We’ll be updating it frequently with the latest deals and info from more retailers.

And while many retailers are offering savings sitewide, others are continually running special promotions, such as limited time offers or deals on one or more categories, like dining furniture or living room seating.

The bottom line? Don’t delay—especially if you’ve had your eye on a particular

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The FDA Announced Emergency Approval of the First COVID-19 Self-Test That Can Be Done Fully at Home

It provides results in 30 minutes.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit for emergency use.

The COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit, made by biotech company Lucira Health, is the first nasal swab test that can be fully self-administered at home, and it provides results in 30 minutes or less, according to a statement from the government agency.

Once the patient has done the nasal swab, it is then stirred into a vial and placed in a test unit. Within minutes, lights indicate whether the individual is positive, negative, or needs to repeat the test.

Related: The New Pfizer Vaccine Needs Plenty of Cold Storage, but Will There Be Enough Dry Ice?

The single-use test

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FDA Clears First Covid-19 Test Performed Fully at Home

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first Covid-19 test that people can take at home by themselves and get results without the help of a lab, a long-awaited step.

The single-use, disposable test from Lucira Health Inc. uses nasal swabs and can be self-administered by anyone with a doctor’s prescription ages 14 years or older. The test searches for the genetic material of the new coronavirus and can give results in up to 30 minutes, the company said.

Some Covid-19 tests have been previously authorized for at-home collection, but Lucira’s is the first that can be fully self-performed and provide results at home minutes later.

Public-health experts have been clamoring for fast, easy-to-use at-home Covid-19 testing, especially as the virus is spreading at increasing rates around the U.S. If made widely available and cost-effective, at-home testing could become a valuable tool in helping people to safely return

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