UK PM Johnson Says Soaring COVID-19 Cases in Line With Forecasts | World News

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the current soaring number of COVID-19 cases was about where government forecasts had predicted so the next weeks would be crucial to see if local lockdowns could get on top of the virus.

“The incidence that we’re seeing in the cases really sort of corresponds to pretty much where we thought we were,” Johnson said after Britain reported a jump in daily COVID-19 cases to a record 22,961 on Sunday.

A technical glitch had meant that over 15,000 test results had not been transferred into computer systems on time, including for contact tracers.

“To be frank, I think that the slightly lower numbers that we’d seen didn’t really reflect where we thought that the disease was likely to go so I think these numbers are realistic,” Johnson said.

“The crucial thing is that in the next few days,

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White House reportedly pushed CDC hard to fall in line on sending kids to school, sought alternate safety data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began working in early summer on guidance for sending children back to school, and the White House then “spent weeks trying to press public health professionals to fall in line with President Trump’s election-year agenda of pushing to reopen schools and the economy as quickly as possible,” The New York Times reported Monday night, citing documents and interviews with current and former government officials.

This “strikingly political intervention in one of the most sensitive public health debates of the pandemic” included searching for “alternate data” that suggested children were at little or no risk from the coronavirus, the Times reports, and trying to swap in guidance from a little-known Health and Human Services Department agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

SAMHSA was focused on the emotional and mental health toll remote school could have on children, but CDC scientists

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The Next Front Line of the Coronavirus Pandemic is Food Insecurity

Photo credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

From Esquire

It’s been nearly a year since the virus that changed everything arrived in America, and we’re starting to grasp the impact the coronavirus will have on our bodies and our communities. Before the pandemic, more than 37 million people lived in households that couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to proper amounts of nutritious food. (Keep in mind that households with children, too, are more likely to struggle with food insecurity.) Even if the number was the lowest we’ve seen since the Great Recession, it’s still a horrifying amount that experts believe will grow by as many as 17 million this year due to increasing unemployment rates.

Photo credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

With food insecurity quickly becoming the next frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, food banks and pantries in the United States are now under increased pressure, working to feed as many people (many of

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Kelsey-Seybold Announces Major Expansion of Occupational Medicine Service Line, Hiring of New Medical Director

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In keeping with its commitment to serve employers in the Houston-Galveston region, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today announced a major expansion of its Occupational Medicine service line and the hiring of new Occupational Medicine Medical Director, Blythe Mansfield, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., F.A.C.O.E.M.

Kelsey-Seybold’s expanded program offerings include onsite and near-site primary care clinics for employers; consulting services including environmental assessments and employee health and safety; and comprehensive Occupational Medicine services including industry-specific examinations and the ability to integrate primary care and prevention. Occupational Medicine clients will also have direct access to primary and specialty care, integrated lab services and virtual health, and pharmacy services.

As part of the expansion of the Occupational Medicine service line, Dr. Mansfield was named the new Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr. Mansfield joins Kelsey-Seybold’s Occupational Medicine service line after years of managing her own private Occupational Medicine consulting firm, specializing

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