Coronavirus Today: An education divided
Our special-edition newsletter breaks down the latest coronavirus news, including a digital divide for L.A. students and an annual celebration of Mexican independence.
with a schedule intended to maximize the odds of getting to — and finishing — a World Series. The pandemic-shortened season will end with 16 teams in the playoffs. First-round games will be played at the home stadium of the higher-seeded team. The American League’s division series and championship series games will be played in Dodger Stadium and San Diego’s Petco Park. Both the Dodgers and the Padres are heading for the playoffs, but since they’re in the National League, their division series and championship series games would happen in Texas. The World Series will be played in the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington. Though spectators still aren’t allowed in Dodger Stadium, Dodger fans would likely be welcome in Texas, albeit in limited numbers.
Black women are up to four times more likely than white women to to die during childbirth or due to complications afterward. That disparity was nudging more Black women away from hospital settings and toward home births instead. Then COVID-19 came on the scene, and
midwives who cater to Black clientssay they are busier than ever. Home births reduce exposure to the coronavirus and connect Black women to a venerable, if long-forgotten, tradition. “Every midwife I’m talking to has seen their practice double or sometimes triple in the wake of COVID,” said Jamarah Amani, a Florida midwife and co-founder of the National Black Midwives Alliance.
On a lighter note, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo enlisted the help of actorPaul Ruddto encourage young people to wear masks. In a goofy video PSA, the apparently ageless but actually 51-year-old Marvel star assumes all sorts of “young person” stereotypes — beatboxing, performing a TikTok dance and slinging internet slang — to encourage viewers to mask up. The
has been viewed more than half a million times since it was posted yesterday.Your questions answeredToday’s question comes from a reader who wants to know:Is it sufficient for me to wear a face shield and not a mask? My friend said she read that I have to wear a mask with the shield.
AdvertisementYour friend is right; face shields can offer added protection when worn in addition to a mask, but health officials don’t recommend them as a substitute for masks because there hasn’t been enough research on whether they keep an infected person from spreading viral droplets to others.
Early in the pandemic,our own reporters talked to two UCLA expertsabout face shields. They said that while face shields can help prevent you from, say, rubbing your eyes and are particularly helpful for essential workers who might be exposed to lots of people passing by, masks should also be used to prevent the inhalation of droplets.
The available research so far indicates that the best face shields are hooded or wrap around the sides and bottom of the face, according to the CDC. They leave less space for droplets from sneezing, coughing and talking to escape. Read more: Los Angeles Times »
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored in historic ceremony at US Capitol
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Coronavirus Today: Who can and can't go to schoolOur special-edition newsletter breaks down the latest coronavirus news, including inequities in which schools can reopen and how coronavirus testing and tracking will work once they do. Payoff the teachers union. Cash is preferred. But Venmo accepted. Ummm.... open up the schools 🤷🏽♂️
Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 millionIndia is approaching 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second-highest total in the world after the U.S. Infections have maintained an upward surge amid an ease in coronavirus restrictions nationwide. watch this if you think you are not happy about your real life what is the recovery rate in India? This will happen when an extremist government like Modi
5 things to know todayAmong 5 Things to Know: • Hurricane Sally creeps toward northern Gulf Coast. • Israel and two Gulf Arab nations to sign historic diplomatic deals at White House. • West Coast fires result in most unhealthy air on Earth, by some standards. You shouldn't breathe smoke? Holy crap I didn't know that Trump is a peacemaker! sign 'signs ' everywhere theres signs, personally love JoeBiden & his climate change plan book. Definitely more than trumps denial climate change is even real.
5 things to know todayAmong 5 Things to Know: • Fight over climate ahead of president's visit to California. • Yoshihide Suga elected as head of Japan's ruling party. • Gulf Coast prepares for possible hurricane. Is he going to visit Yo-Semite National Park while in Cali? Oh yea, remember climate change? The left must be getting bored of COVID. Why would there be a fight over climate when arsonists started the fires?
What to watch today: Wall Street set for a recovery after a rough weekHeading into Monday trading, the Nasdaq was off just under 10% from its closing record on Sept. 2. Eat the rich. Come on man! Start getting worse till November Tune in the dick sucker is on now. Let's see what he has to say about Trump!
USA TODAY @USATODAYPresidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks on west coast wildfires Wow. He’s got a plan? All fires will go out if he’s elected? How is this guy in the basement? GOPChairwoman