Trump still contagious? Experts say it’s impossible to know

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn’t think he’s contagious anymore, but medical experts say that’s impossible to know a week after his diagnosis with COVID-19.

Most people with COVID-19 can stop isolating and be around others about 10 days after they first showed symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s provided their symptoms have improved, they have not had a fever for 24 hours and are no longer on any medication to reduce a high temperature. But there’s no way to know for certain that someone is no longer contagious so soon after falling ill, experts say.

“At this point, there’s no diagnostic test that tells you whether a person that’s infected remains infectious,” said Dr. Benjamin Pinsky, who leads Stanford University’s virology labs. “There is absolutely a chain of unknowns.”

Trump’s doctors have said he had COVID-19 symptoms last Thursday,

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COVID-19 vaccine as Trump, Biden face Election Day? Not impossible

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Approving a vaccine in the U.S. usually takes years, but COVID-19 vaccines are moving through in record time. What does that mean?

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Could an approved coronavirus vaccine be released prior to Election Day on Nov. 3? It’s extremely unlikely – but not impossible – experts say. 

President Donald Trump on Monday said, “vaccines are coming momentarily,” and he has promised on multiple occasions that one will be ready before the election, now less than a month away.

For that to happen, though, three things would be necessary:

  • First, extremely positive data from ongoing Phase 3 clinical trials would have to be released showing a candidate vaccine to be extraordinarily effective. 
  • Second, the vaccine manufacturer would have to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval.
  • And third, the FDA likely would have to ignore its own guidelines for companies seeking authorization.

On Tuesday, the

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Work Or Online Learning? Homeless Families Face An Impossible Choice : NPR

Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping on pads of bunched-up comforters.

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Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping on pads of bunched-up comforters.

Maddie McGarvey for NPR

The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms — including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children — the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been disastrous.

For Rachel, a 17-year-old sharing a hotel room in Cincinnati with her mother, the disaster has been academic. Her school gave

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Fitness Can Seem To Be An Impossible Dream

When it comes to seeing yourself in a 100% fit body do you believe that it can occur? If you don’t why do you feel that way? The reality is that there isn’t a human being alive that cannot achieve a 100% fit body unless they are hampered by real physical disabilities that actually prevent it.

For others, thinking about exercising to achieve total healthy fitness, seems like just another chore to add to the daily impossible list. Life chores get prioritized in such a way that the self is placed last in line with exercise fitness being lost in the sea of believing it is simply unachievable given time constraints. However, if the average American takes 30 minutes of their daily 4 ½ hours a day in front of the television to exercise, achieving exercise fitness health is clearly not actually constrained by all the other daily life chores … Read More