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Wearable device Fitbit to shift production out of China from January

Fitbit Inc will manufacture all its trackers and smart watches outside China from January, the wearable device maker said on Wednesday, the latest U.S. company looking to insulate itself from tariffs.
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Why Keke Palmer 'expected' her 'Good Morning America' show to get canceled
Actress Keke Palmer opened up to Andy Cohen about her "Good Morning America" show, "Strahan, Sara and Keke," getting canceled earlier this year.
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Caitlyn Jenner calls Kanye West a ‘good friend’ amid bipolar episode
"I hope for the best for him," Jenner said Monday on "Good Morning Britain."
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Chipotle is using avocado pits as dye for its new sustainable clothing line
Chipotle wants its customers to eat — and wear — its avocados.
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Another doctored video of Nancy Pelosi goes viral on Facebook
Despite being labeled as partly false, the video remains up on Facebook.
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Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing H-1B Outsourcing
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday which curbs the H-1B outsourcing of jobs at government agencies, including the government-controlled Tennessee Valley Authority.
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Wildfire in Colusa County chars more than 500 acres
The Sites fire began Sunday afternoon in Colusa County, northwest of Sacramento. Firefighters made significant progress in containing the blaze overnight.
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Navy Investigating Video Of K-9 Attack Demonstration Using Kaepernick Jersey
Viral videos show dogs attacking a man in a Colin Kaepernick jersey at an event allegedly hosted by a Florida museum dedicated to Navy SEALS.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Fridge Wars’ On The CW, Where Two Chefs Create Great Meals From Stuff In A Family’s Fridge
Two chefs get 45 minutes to make a great dish out of what's in a family's refrigerator in this Canadian import.
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CNN's April Ryan 'cannot wait' to see 'armed forces' pull Trump out of the White House
CNN political analyst April Ryan declared she “cannot wait” to see President Trump forcefully removed from the White House by police and armed forces if he loses his bid for reelection.  
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Rita Ora posts topless photos while sunbathing
"who else gets bored when sunbathing? "
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Airbnb owner finds at least 30 people camping at house with sword, giant ax
There’s nothing worse than dozens of unexpected guests.
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Lithuanian man presumed dead turns up alive 5 years later hiding in UK woods
Ricardas Puisys was 35 when he was last seen in September 2015, just weeks after police learned he could be in danger.
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I Only Date Men Twice My Age, and I Think I Know Why
Is this unhealthy?
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Investigation underway into dog demonstration involving Colin Kaepernick jersey at SEAL Museum
The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command is investigating an incident at the National Navy SEAL Museum in which the target of a military dog demonstration is wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey, according to the agency's Twitter account.        
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Ian Paice on Deep Purple's latest album
The Deep Purple drummer talks about 'Whoosh!' the band's 21st studio album and third with producer Bob Ezrin. Rick Damigella reports.
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The wheels are coming off Trump’s spin machine
Even a skilled team of spinners couldn't make us ignore the horrific reality we're living through. And this team is not skilled.
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Washington State’s Nick Rolovich caught on tape punishing player for unity plans
There is a new posterboy for the many injustices in college athletics. Meet 41-year-old Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich. Rolovich essentially cut wide receiver Kassidy Woods from the team Sunday after Woods told him he was opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns and joining the player-led Pac-12 Conference’s unity...
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WCC introduces 'Russell Rule' to drive diversity hiring in athletics
The West Coast Conference has a new initiative named after NBA legend Bill Russell that promotes diversity in coaching and athletic administration jobs.
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Of Course Sarah Cooper Has Her Own Spin on President Trump’s TikTok Thoughts
As the President considers a ban on TikTok, Sarah Cooper responds
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Tornado rips through Tennessee elementary school in new video of deadly severe weather outbreak
An elementary school in Middle Tennessee is ripped apart in a newly released video of a tornado that tore through the area earlier this year as part of a severe weather outbreak that left dozens dead.
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Unemployment benefits remain a sticking point in coronavirus relief bill
White House advisers and top Democrats are set to meet again today to continue negotiations over the next round of coronavirus relief legislation. Disagreements over extending federal unemployment benefits remain a sticking point. CBS News political reporter Grace Segers joined CBSN with the latest.
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Spend August reading the exquisite dark fairy tale The Vanishing Half with the Vox Book Club
Courtesy of Riverhead Books The Vanishing Half is an exquisite dark fairy tale about passing for white. The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. This August, the Vox Book Club will be reading one of the best new novels of 2020: Brit Bennett’s exquisite The Vanishing Half. And at the end of the month, we’ll be joined by Bennett herself to discuss the book live on Zoom. The Vanishing Half is a rich, extravagant fairy tale of a book. It concerns a set of twin sisters, Stella and Desiree, who grow up in an all-Black town where the population is devoted to ensuring that each successive generation has lighter skin than the one before it. At 16, light-skinned Stella and Desiree run away. Desiree goes on to marry the darkest-skinned man she can find. And Stella starts passing for white. There’s a lot to delve into here: the history of narratives of passing, the power of American fairy tales, the question of how we are bound by our bodies and our families. So, as we did in July, we’ll publish two book club discussion posts in August, both on Fridays. Each one will deal with different aspects of The Vanishing Half; we’ll have expert guest stars, and both posts will assume you’ve already read the whole book. (Consider this your spoiler warning!) Our virtual meeting with Bennett will happen August 27, and it will be a culmination of the whole month’s worth of conversation. I can’t wait to see you there. Here’s the full Vox Book Club schedule for August 2020 Friday, August 14: First discussion post on The Vanishing Half Friday, August 21: Second discussion post on The Vanishing Half Thursday, August 27: Virtual live event with author Brit Bennett. Sign up for the Vox Book Club newsletter and we’ll send you the RSVP link as soon as it’s up! Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Matt Damon hits the beach and more star snaps
Matt Damon hits the beach in a wetsuit, Pierce Brosnan gets in a game of golf and more ...
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Bubba Wallace offered an ownership stake in Richard Petty Racing because ‘there’s only one Bubba’
The driver has become one of the sport's outspoken, charismatic leaders.
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One-time desert retreat to the stars B-Bar-H Ranch lists for $999,000
The clubhouse of B-Bar-H, a desert ranch with a star-studded past, is on the market for $999,000 in Desert Hot Springs.
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MMA Junkie Radio #3075: Looking back at UFC on ESPN+ 31, Conor McGregor, more
Check out the latest edition of MMA Junkie Radio with "Gorgeous" George and "Goze."        Related StoriesJonathan Martinez vows to fix weigh-in issues after impressive win at UFC on ESPN+ 31Modestas Bukauskas wants two more UFC fights before the end of 2020Dana White's Contender Series 27 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET) 
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Florida fire rescue team saves ducklings trapped in storm drain as Tropical Storm Isaias neared
A Florida fire rescue team saved a group of ducklings that fell into a storm drain Sunday ahead of expected heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaias.
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Teacher: I may have signed death warrant by voting for Trump
Nancy Shively, an Oklahoma teacher, voted for Trump in 2016. Now, amid a heated debate on reopening schools and watching his response to the pandemic, she says she fears for her life.
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Teacher: I may have signed death warrant by voting for Trump
Nancy Shively, an Oklahoma teacher, voted for Trump in 2016. Now, amid a heated debate on reopening schools and watching his response to the pandemic, she says she fears for her life.
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Mayor de Blasio defends NYC school reopening plan after Cuomo diss
De Blasio denied being bothered by Cuomo's pointed scolding. "I am past the point of irritation," he said. "I just focus on the work and I'm focused on the people I serve."
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Egypt faces reckoning over sex crimes as 'Assault Police' page is shut down
Inaction by Egyptian law enforcement, coupled with a justice system that often benefited the wealthy and connected, has empowered women to take matters into their own hands.
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Trump publicly criticizes task force's Dr. Birx for the 1st time
President Donald Trump for the first time publicly criticized coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx for her weekend response to criticism from Speaker Pelosi.
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Dr. Birx says coronavirus is "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas
"To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus," she said.
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You can now explore a 2,500 year old shipwreck
Greece has opened its first underwater museum off the coast of Alonissos. Attendees can explore the remains of an Athenian merchant ship by sea or by virtual reality.
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Yankees voice John Sterling expects to return soon after blood infection scare
After a four-day stay in the hospital, John Sterling, the radio voice of the Yankees, expects to return to calling games either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. “Everything is cool,” Sterling told The Post. Sterling, 82, said he had an infection in his blood, which is why he ended up in the hospital. As...
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Keke Palmer calls ABC's cancellation of her show 'expected' amid the COVID-19 pandemic
KeKe Palmer spoke candidly about the cancellation of her daytime talk show amid the coronavirus pandemic and speculation that her participation in a Black Lives Matter protest was to blame. 
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From inside the NHL bubble, two Caps players re-launch their podcast
Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway offer a peek inside "the safest place in the world right now."
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Elon Musk: 'China Rocks,' America Is Full of 'Complacency and Entitlement'
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated in a recent interview that people in the United States are "entitled" and "complacent" while Chinese citizens are "smart" and "hard-working people."
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is part of the team buying XFL for $15 million
Can you smell what The Rock is buying? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the former WWE wrestling star who has since become one of Hollywood's most bankable action heroes, is teaming up with his ex-wife and a top sports management company to buy the XFL.
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Judge Esther Salas decries shooting that killed son, injured husband in emotional statement
In an emotional statement, federal judge says those on the bench need privacy protections. A man dressed as a FedEx worker opened fire at her home.       
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Salvadoran Wanted for Murder in Virginia Found near New Mexico Border
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Salvadoran migrant who is wanted on a homicide charge in Virginia. The agents found the man hiding in the bathroom of a passenger bus at an interior immigration checkpoint.
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Ari Fleischer: In 2020 election, if states can't prove they can handle voting by mail, don't try it now
Our nation survived close elections before, but a surge in mail-in voting will make 2020 different.
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What scientists are learning about kids and Covid-19 infection
An adult and child wear protective face masks in the Bethesda Arcade in Central Park on July 29, 2020, in New York City. | Noam Galai/Getty Images Several new studies are deepening our understanding of infection and transmission in kids, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. In mid-June, a sleepaway camp in Georgia opened for its first camp session of the summer, welcoming 363 campers and 234 staffers and trainees back for what was supposed to be a fun summer outdoors. The camp followed most of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, including keeping campers in cabin groups as much as possible. But the campers were not required to wear masks for camp activities, including singing and cheering. Six days in, a teenage staff member left camp after developing chills, and tested positive for Covid-19. Eventually, 49 percent of the campers, even children as young as age 6, were found to have been infected, while 19 percent of trainees and 56 percent of staff were infected. Notably, 26 percent of the cases reported no symptoms. A CDC report on the Georgia camp joins a rapidly growing body of desperately needed evidence of how the coronavirus impacts children and young people. In July alone, several studies of note were published, including new findings about infected children’s viral loads, lessons from large-scale contact tracing in South Korea, and associations of transmission with US school closures. The same CDC report showed that the virus spreads efficiently even in groups of young children in an overnight setting, resulting in rapid transmission in all age groups — despite efforts by the camp to reduce the spread. It also finds that asymptomatic infection was common in children, and “potentially contributed to undetected transmission.” Three new important studies came out in the past week about kids & #COVID19. All have limits (the science isn't perfect). But together, they matter, & you deserve to know about them! A thread on the takeaways for all of us, as parents / teachers / communities? — Megan Ranney MD MPH (@meganranney) July 31, 2020 These findings come as some school districts are still debating reopening, and the US battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Although the new daily case average has started to decline, most states are reporting uncontrolled transmission, with alarmingly high test positivity rates, and increasing hospitalizations. Meanwhile, data discrepancies after the Department of Health and Human Services took over reporting Covid-19 data are also making it harder to track the impact of the virus. Yet we do know substantially more about kids and Covid-19 than we did in March. And even though we’re learning at a furious pace, it’s still not enough. “While it may feel like we’ve been in the midst of this forever, we’ve only been studying this virus for six months,” says Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and the director for the Center for Digital Health at Brown University, who researches pediatric mental health. Scientists like to talk about making evidence-based decisions, but right now, there’s enough inconclusive or contradicting studies about children that people are able to cherry-pick the ones that support their pre-existing opinion. So, Ranney says, “You have to be suspicious of anyone who is dogmatic.” While many have strong opinions about priorities and how much risk is acceptable, it’s hard to make evidence-based decisions when we still don’t even definitively know how likely children are to transmit the virus. With that in mind, here’s a dive into what we do — and don’t — know about Covid-19, children, and classrooms. Why researchers think Covid-19 is generally mild in children While children can get Covid-19, the illness is generally less severe than in adults. The CDC says that children under the age of 18 account for less than 7 percent of US Covid-19 cases, and less than 0.1 percent of the deaths. Most children with Covid-19 have mild symptoms, the most common being fever and cough, according to a comprehensive National Academies of Medicine report from mid-July on setting priorities for reopening schools. This is supported by one of the largest-scale pediatric studies to date, which appeared in late June in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. It looked at data from 582 children under the age of 18 in 21 countries and found that “Covid-19 is generally a mild disease in children.” But, it acknowledged, kids can sometimes get seriously ill: More than half of the children in the study were admitted to a hospital, and four died. That hospitalization rate may be higher than average because kids were included in the study only if they were sick enough to be tested or admitted to a hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that somewhere between 0.6 and 9 percent of pediatric Covid-19 cases result in hospitalization. A preprint that has not yet been peer-reviewed of 31 household clusters in five countries found that 12 percent of children had severe cases. There’s growing evidence children with pre-existing conditions like cardiac disabilities have an increased risk of severe cases. Rarely, children with Covid-19 are also developing a severe, multi-system inflammatory syndrome that causes a high fever and a rash and can be deadly. Out of the 342 children in the US with the syndrome, 71 percent were in Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black children — more evidence of Covid-19’s disturbingly disproportionate impact on communities of color in the country. We’re also still learning about long-term consequences and prolonged symptoms of Covid-19, which appears to affect as many as 87 percent of adults, and we don’t know what that might look like in kids. Ranney says, “We just don’t know. It would be disingenuous of me to say there’s no long-term risk, just because we don’t have data. It’s also not fair to say kids are at high risk of long-term symptoms just because adults are.” Does the age of kids matter when it comes to Covid-19 risk? There does appear to be a difference between younger children and adolescents, both in terms of their likelihood of getting infected with Covid-19, and the likelihood of more severe disease. One study from late July of 16,025 people across the US showed that children over age 10 may get infected after exposure at rates on par with adults. A study in Iceland also found that 10 years old seemed to be the threshold when incidence rates changed. According to the CDC, nearly one-third of US pediatric Covid-19 cases were between the ages of 15 and 17, and the median age was 11. (Like in adults, boys are slightly more likely to get sick then girls.) This all suggests that middle school and high school may pose different risks for children than elementary schools — although there’s still a risk to teachers and other adult staff. (The Kaiser Family Foundation found that about one-quarter of US teachers are at higher risk of severe Covid-19 cases because of their age or pre-existing conditions.) It’s still unclear why younger children may be less susceptible. One possibility is they are more frequently exposed to related coronaviruses, like the common cold, and since immunity from these exposures lessens over time, kids who have recently been infected might have some protection that adults don’t. Or, another new study suggests that the gene for a receptor the virus attaches to in the upper airway is expressed less in children than adults. Generally, the immune system becomes less robust as you age, so it’s also possible children’s immune systems just mount a better response to the virus — not too much and not too little. Or, because younger children don’t generate as much force when coughing or speaking to aerosolize the virus, they may be less likely to transmit the virus to others in indoor spaces, even if they are sick. But overall, the jury is still out. If kids can transmit Covid-19, how often do they? If children are exposed to the virus, it appears they may be at a lower risk of developing Covid-19. One study published in Nature in June with data from six countries suggests kids under the age of 20 are about half as likely to get sick after exposure as adults; other studies in Israel, the Netherlands, and Switzerland consistently report children get infected less easily than adults. But children can certainly transmit the virus both to each other and to adults. The question is how often they do. Scientists have repeatedly found infected children have similar viral loads to adults, and a new study out July 21 in JAMA found that young children may have even more of the virus. It looked at different ages and found that children under age 5 had very high levels of the virus in their nose and throat, compared to adults. (Some experts speculated there may have been sampling bias in the study — testing primarily children with symptoms, when children having symptoms may not be the norm.) An important caveat, Ranney says, is this doesn’t necessarily mean the virus is infectious — the next step will be actually trying to live culture virus from swabs of children. And again, the age of the child likely matters when it comes to their ability to transmit the virus: A study in South Korea followed the contacts of 5,700 Covid-19 patients and found that children between ages 10 and 19 spread the virus at a similar rate as adults, while children under the age of 10 transmit much less. A limitation of the study is that they looked at transmission households, where masks and social distancing were less likely. And a preprint — a study that hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed — from Italy that also came out in late July found that children under age 14 are slightly less likely to be infected than adults, but actually 9 percent more likely to transmit the virus overall. Multiple studies suggest that children are rarely the first person in a household to get sick, meaning they’re more likely to get it from their parents than to give it to their parents. But household studies are often biased, because researchers are looking for who got sick first via reported symptoms — and kids are more likely to be asymptomatic. Why community transmission is so central to the question of reopening schools Reports on how likely schools are to drive wider community outbreaks outside of households are mixed. Even if children don’t transmit the virus as readily as adults, they have as much as three times the number of contacts — meaning they have three times the number of opportunities to transmit the virus. Because schools in the US have been closed, we don’t yet have data on transmission from American classrooms. A new study looked at how states with early closure of schools had reduced levels of Covid-19, compared to states that closed schools later — even after adjusting for other state policies like lock-down orders. This does not mean shutting schools caused lower levels of coronavirus cases, but the researchers found a strong correlation. This association would mean more if school closures hadn’t occurred with days of other measures, making it harder to measure school impact. This is where comparing other countries’ experiences may be helpful: For example, Sweden kept elementary schools open and closed middle and high schools. Finland closed all three. When researchers compared the two Nordic countries, they found that because of limited testing, the infection rate in younger children was probably significantly underestimated. They suggest given the available data, it did not appear that keeping elementary schools open drove Swedish community outbreaks. But there have been Swedish school outbreaks — in one school, 18 of 76 staff were infected, and multiple teachers have died — although the lack of testing and contacting tracing makes it difficult to draw conclusions. A Swedish Public Health Survey in May found a comparatively high antibody rate in children, suggesting there may have been significant transmission in schools. In other places, school transmission has been more clear cut. For example, one study in France found that new cases dropped when school holidays began. When Israel tried to reopen schools in stages in May, within two weeks, over 20 schools had to close again, and hundreds of students were infected. (That was when transmission rates in Israel were much lower than they are in most of the US today.) Eyal Leshem, the director of the Institute for Travel and Tropical Medicine at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel, says, “It has been known for many years that school closure is one of the highest impact interventions to stop a pandemic influenza outbreak.” In a recent study of 727 people, the Israeli Health Ministry found 28 percent were infected in educational institutions. Leshem adds, “In retrospect, it could be expected that when you reopen schools, children are drivers of respiratory viral outbreaks.” One study goes so far as to suggest that closing schools might be the single most important non-pharmaceutical intervention in reducing rates of Covid-19. “Based on the South Korean and Israeli school outbreaks, it’s clear schools do spread Covid-19,” Sathya says. The reason why some countries seem to have school outbreaks and others don’t is likely linked to how much of the virus is circulating in the communities around the school. And this brings us to a key point in thinking about kids’ risk of Covid-19: Their risk is largely driven by the extent of the community transmission. Realistically, we MUST control levels of community transmission of #COVID19 if we want kids & teachers in schools. We may be able to send kids back, but we need PPE & regular, random testing of kids & teachers, whether in elementary, middle, high school, or college pic.twitter.com/8W5FsALGwv— Megan Ranney MD MPH (@meganranney) July 31, 2020 For example, researchers from Stanford University, Georgia Tech, and the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory have developed an online calculator that tells you what the chances are of someone in a group having Covid-19. It says that right now a group of 20 people in Miami — like you would have in a classroom — has a 98 percent chance of at least one person having Covid-19. In the last two weeks of July, Florida saw a 34 percent increase in new cases in children, and a 23 percent increase in pediatric hospitalizations. A small percentage of a big number still means a lot of kids are getting sick. This makes families’ choices about schools even harder. “It feels like a truly impossible decision for parents to make,” says Julia Marcus, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. “There are so many competing priorities and so little certainty.” Pooja Lakshmin, a perinatal psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine, says she’s had a lot of parents ask her for a solid set of rules that can make things safe. “But this is about balancing multiple risks,” she says. As school districts and parents around the country weigh their options, Ranney says there are no universal right answers. “The tough thing is that like with vaccines, your decision impacts not just your kid, but other families. A risk you may be able to tolerate might not be ok with your community. So you have to consider not just your family, but the health of the community at large.” Lois Parshley is a freelance investigative journalist. Follow her Covid-19 reporting on Twitter @loisparshley. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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'Don’t speak for me': Yale doctor battles CNN anchor over effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine
Yale epidemiology professor Harvey Risch and CNN host John Berman bickered over hydroxychloroquine on Monday during a heated discussion about the polarizing drug, which the president has hailed as a possible treatment for COVID-19. 
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Jennifer Lopez glows in makeup-free selfie
Her "morning face" looks better than most.
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Shannen Doherty posts heartfelt Wilford Brimley tribute: 'He taught me a lot'
Shannen Doherty paid tribute to her friend and late co-star Wilford Brimley shortly after his death this week at age 85.
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De Blasio admits city skipped permit process to paint Black Lives Matter murals
City officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs, in order to mark an important moment in history, Mayor de Blasio said as his administration faces claims of First Amendment violations for refusing to green light other proposals. “We haven’t said ‘no’ to...
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Pedestrian dead after being struck by 2 vehicles in Prince George’s County
The incident took place on Indian Head Highway.
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