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    1. Anthony Fauci Suggests Goggles for Added Coronavirus Protection

      Anthony Fauci Suggests Goggles for Added Coronavirus Protection

      Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that people wear goggles or face shields as an added measure of protection against contracting the coronavirus, according to a report.

      “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” Fauci, 79, the top US infectious disease expert, told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on Wednesday. When asked if eye protection will become a formal recommendation at some point, he said, “It might, if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.”

      Fauci, a member of the White House pandemic task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explained the rationale for the measure.

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    2. Republican Senators Propose Juneteenth Becoming Federal Holiday, Replacing Columbus Day

      Republican Senators Propose Juneteenth Becoming Federal Holiday, Replacing Columbus Day

      A pair of Republican senators have proposed replacing Columbus Day on the federal government’s list of official holidays with Juneteenth.

      Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) made the proposal Wednesday as an amendment to a bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) that would recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

      Johnson objected to adding another day of holiday pay to the federal calendar, and viewed eliminating Columbus Day as a fair compromise.

      “In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt,” Johnson said in a statement Wednesday.

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    3. Fauci Doubts 'Real Normality' Until Next Year

      Fauci Doubts 'Real Normality' Until Next Year

      Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US will likely not return to life resembling “real normality” during the coronavirus pandemic until next year, according to a report.

      “I would hope to get to some degree of real normality within a year or so. But I don’t think it’s this winter or fall,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Telegraph on Sunday.

      Fauci said that he anticipates a few cycles of the virus “coming back and forth” before the country is able to return to normal.

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    4. 23andMe Study Reveals Blood Type May Affect Coronavirus Susceptibility

      23andMe Study Reveals Blood Type May Affect Coronavirus Susceptibility

      Early results of a new study conducted by genetic testing giant 23andMe suggest a person’s blood type affects how susceptible they are to the coronavirus — and that those with Type O appear to be the least at risk.

      Preliminary data from the study — which is still underway and includes 750,000 participants, including 10,000 who told the company they had COVID-19 — indicates that people with Type O blood are between 9 and 18 percent less likely than those with other blood types to have tested positive for the disease.

      There appeared to be little difference among other blood types, according to the research, which only examined susceptibility and not severity of the illness.

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    5. NYC Awards $1.2 Billion HIV/AIDS Contract Amid COVID-19 Budget Gap

      NYC Awards $1.2 Billion HIV/AIDS Contract Amid COVID-19 Budget Gap

      The city Health Department has awarded a $1.2 billion contract focusing mainly on services to prevent HIV/AIDS — even as the Big Apple grapples with a massive budget crisis over the coronavirus.

      The huge nine-year contract to the not-for-profit firm Public Health Solutions was announced May 27 — the same day Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that the city faces a $9 billion budget hole because of the economic fallout from COVID-19.

      Calling the AIDS contract “very strange,” Queens Councilman Robert Holden, a member of the council’s Health Committee, told The Post, “We’re going through this pandemic.

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    6. World's First Human Trial of Coronavirus Antibody Treatment Has Begun

      World's First Human Trial of Coronavirus Antibody Treatment Has Begun

      An Indiana-based pharmaceutical company announced Monday it has started the world’s first human trial of an antibody therapy designed to treat the coronavirus.

      Eli Lilly and Co. said its potential treatment, known as LY-CoV555, is modeled after the antibodies found in the plasma of people who have recovered from the virus.

      The experimental treatment doesn’t contain plasma, but uses clones of the antibodies for the therapy, which is taken intravenously, the Wall Street Journal reported.

      The treatment is designed to target the spike-shaped protein structures of the virus and block it from locking on to human cells, thus neutralizing the bug.

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    7. DOE Will Pay More Than $1.1M to Settle Queens Principal Discrimination Suit

      DOE Will Pay More Than $1.1M to Settle Queens Principal Discrimination Suit

      The city Department of Education has agreed to pay more than $1.1 million to four educators after it allowed a Queens principal to torment three black teachers — including saying one “looked like a gorilla in a sweater.”

      The payout will go to the three teachers at the Pan American International High School and an assistant principal who was retaliated against after speaking out against the abuse, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

      The settlement will end civil suits brought by the educators and a federal civil rights complaint filed by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

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    8. NYC Employment Won’t Reach Pre-Coronavirus Levels Until 2024

      NYC Employment Won’t Reach Pre-Coronavirus Levels Until 2024

      It will take New York City at least four years to recover from the coronavirus’s economic devastation with employment expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, according to a blunt new analysis by the city’s Independent Budget Office.

      The IBO projects that the Big Apple will continue to shed jobs through 2021 — though the rate of losses is expected to slow dramatically — and that it will take until 2022 for a rebound to get underway.

      “Strong gains in employment and income in the city are not expected until calendar year 2022,” the report says. “Although the job losses are concentrated in retail trade, leisure and hospitality, and eating and drinking establishments, virtually every industry in the city ...

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    9. Brooklyn Lockup Preventing Inmates from Speaking to Attorneys

      Brooklyn Lockup Preventing Inmates from Speaking to Attorneys

      Staff at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center aren’t allowing quarantined inmates to contact their attorneys — just days after a judge put prosecutors on notice about the issue, defense lawyers claim.

      Attorneys for the Federal Defenders of New York said in a Tuesday letter to Brooklyn federal Judge Margo Brodie that the organization was blocked from speaking with three of its clients because they were being held in medical isolation for having coronavirus symptoms.

      Brodie had warned prosecutors appearing on behalf of the US Bureau of Prisons at an April 24 telephone hearing that “inmates are entitled to their legal calls and must be allowed to place their calls, even though they’re in medical isolation,” according to a transcript ...

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    10. NYC Students Are Suing Colleges for Refunds After Coronavirus Campus Shutdowns

      NYC Students Are Suing Colleges for Refunds After Coronavirus Campus Shutdowns

      A flurry of federal lawsuits were filed this week demanding tuition refunds from Big Apple colleges after campuses shut down and classes moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

      An anonymous student hit Columbia University with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday, alleging damages in excess of $5 million for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

      “Defendant has refused and continued to refuse to offer any refund whatsoever with respect to the tuition that had already been paid,” wrote the student’s attorney, Edward Toptani.

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    11. Alaskan Airline RavnAir Lays Off All Employees and Files for Bankruptcy

      Alaskan Airline RavnAir Lays Off All Employees and Files for Bankruptcy

      RavnAir Group, the largest regional carrier in Alaska, filed for bankruptcy Sunday and grounded all of its 72 planes as it waits on a decision from US Treasury for government assistance.

      The Trump administration is weighing applications from numerous airlines as it considers how to disburse $25 billion in passenger airline grants, $4 billion for cargo carriers and $3 billion for airport contractors. Congress approved the bailout funds to help air carriers cover payroll costs.

      RavnAir, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, said Sunday it was suspending all operations and laying off all employees.

      “We took these actions to ensure our airline has a future, and to give us time to ‘hit pause’” while it seeks Treasury ...

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    12. Thousands of NY COVID Patients Are Being Treated with Anti-Malarial Drug

      Thousands of NY COVID Patients Are Being Treated with Anti-Malarial Drug

      As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say.

      President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no widespread scientific evidence to date showing it helps battle COVID-19.

      But Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month said healthcare providers in the state would be using the drug in combination with the antibiotic Zithromax, or azithromycin, for some last-ditch cases, based on potentially promising research.

      “Time is of the essence,’’ said Albany University Public Health Dean David Holtgrave, who is on the state’s research team, in a statement.

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    13. Dean & DeLuca Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

      Dean & DeLuca Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

      Dean & DeLuca, a pioneer fine-foods retailer in New York City for decades, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

      The coronavirus pandemic pushed the 43-year-old grocer over the edge, according to court documents, but it hopes to sell its brand name — known for such luxury items as $165 tins of Siberian caviar — for $50 million.

      The company’s only source of income for the past six months has been royalty fees from a handful of franchised stores that paid the company $1.5 million in 2019, according to the filing.

      “It is unclear whether the debtors will continue to receive license payments in the near future due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the filing states.

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    14. Zantac Heartburn Drug Recalled Over Contamination Risk

      Zantac Heartburn Drug Recalled Over Contamination Risk

      US health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.

      The move from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand name Zantac. The drugs are widely used to treat stomach acid and ulcers.

      Patients should stop taking any of the medications they currently have and throw them away, the FDA said.

      The agency last year said patients could continue taking the medications and did not face health risks from low levels of a “probable” cancer-causing contaminant found in multiple brands.

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    15. FDA Urged to Allow Women Abortion Drugs Via Mail During Coronavirus

      FDA Urged to Allow Women Abortion Drugs Via Mail During Coronavirus

      he FDA is being urged to let women receive abortion-inducing drugs through the mail amid the coronavirus rather than have to leave their homes to get them.

      “While any woman who wants to go into a doctor’s office or into a clinic today and get an abortion should continue to be able to do so, control over one’s reproductive freedom should not be limited to those able to leave their homes as we battle the coronavirus,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement Monday — echoing a letter sent by her and 20 other top law-enforcement officials to the FDA urging an easing-up of restrictions.

      No woman should be “forced to risk her life while exercising ...

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    16. The Top Infectious Disease Expert Anticipates Another US Coronavirus Outbreak in the Fall

      The Top Infectious Disease Expert Anticipates Another US Coronavirus Outbreak in the Fall

      The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Monday that he anticipates the US will endure another coronavirus outbreak in the fall — but by then he said, the country will be better equipped to fight the illness.

      Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, shared the outlook at a Rose Garden press briefing.

      “In fact, I would anticipate that that would actually happen because of the degree of transmissibility,” Fauci responded when a reporter asked about the potential reemergence of the virus in a few seasons.

      Fauci was quick to note, though, that should the coronavirus strike again “things are going to be very, very different.

      “Our ability to go out and be able to ...

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    17. Coronavirus Causing a Rise in Drug and Alcohol Relapses

      Coronavirus Causing a Rise in Drug and Alcohol Relapses

      As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery.

      “Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses,” Dayry Hulkow, M.S., a primary therapist at Arete Recovery, a Delphi Behavioral Health Groupfacility, told Fox News.

      Hulkow did not indicate how many relapses she had seen among clients, but according to the American Addiction Center, over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in 2017. About 74 percent of those individuals reported an alcohol use disorder, while 38 percent ...

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    18. Florida Coronavirus Patient Warns Against Anti-Malaria Drug Treatment for COVID-19

      Florida Coronavirus Patient Warns Against Anti-Malaria Drug Treatment for COVID-19

      The Florida man who claims his severe coronavirus case was cured overnight by an anti-malaria drug touted by President Trump says he’s feeling good a week later — but has warned others not to try the “dangerous” drug at home.

      Rio Giardinieri, 52, said he returned to his Miami Shores home Tuesday night and is recovering well after being prescribed hydroxychloroquine, according to Yahoo News.

      “Man, I’m alive and kickin’,” Giardinieri told the outlet. “Feeling good.”

      But he warned people not to take the “game-changing” drug without a doctor’s consent.

      “The one thing that scares me to death is people taking these stories and going out and self-diagnosing and self-medicating,” said Giardinieri. “They can’t do that. They ...

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    19. ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic Files $94M Lawsuit Against the Feds

      ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic Files $94M Lawsuit Against the Feds

      The “Tiger King” wants to be freed from his cage.

      Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage — the star of a hit new Netflix series — has filed a jailhouse lawsuit against the feds and is asking President Trump to pardon his conviction for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot on a rival and violating the Endangered Species Act.

      The former roadside zookeeper and “big cat” enthusiast — who is serving a 22-year prison sentence — is demanding a combined $94 million from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, his former business partner Jeff Lowe and several former colleagues said.

      “This lawsuit has been filed in the name of Justice, The Trump Administration must be made aware of the Overreach, perjury, abuse of power and the failure to uphold ...

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    20. Some NYC and NJ Immigration Courts Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus

      Some NYC and NJ Immigration Courts Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus

      Immigration courts in New York City and New Jersey have closed for the day after people on-site tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Justice announced.

      The Varick Street immigration court — one of three Manhattan courts that remained open as of last week — closed for at least Tuesday, according to the Facebook page for the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

      “Following notice of a person with a confirmed case of coronavirus in EOIR space, the New York – Varick Immigration Court is closed tomorrow,” the post from late Monday said.

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    21. Japanese Officials Say Flu Drug ‘Effective’ in Treating Coronavirus

      Japanese Officials Say Flu Drug ‘Effective’ in Treating Coronavirus

      A Japanese flu drug has proven to be effective in treating the coronavirus in early trials, according to reports Wednesday.

      Medical authorities in China said they tested the antiviral drug favipiravir on 340 patients and found it reduces recovery time and improves lung condition of patients, according to the Guardian.

      Infected patients who were given the drug in Wuhan and Shenzhen tested negative for the virus after a median of four days, compared with a median of 11 days for those who were not treated with the drug, the outlet reported, citing public broadcaster NHK.

      “It has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment,” Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s Science and Technology Ministry.

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    22. Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Executives Face Lawsuit Over $16M in Bankruptcy Bonuses

      Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Executives Face Lawsuit Over $16M in Bankruptcy Bonuses

      Toys ‘R’ Us CEO executives lined their pockets with company funds on the eve of the troubled retailer’s 2017 bankruptcy — to the tune of $16 million, an explosive new lawsuit claims.

      Days before the company behind Geoffrey the Giraffe filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2017, chief executive David Brandon and other Toys ‘R’ Us execs scored bonuses that boosted their total pay by 75 percent, the lawsuit said.

      Brandon pocketed $2.8 million, the suit claims. By contrast, the toy seller’s vendors barely received 20 cents on the dollar in the company’s bankruptcy.

      The New York State lawsuit was filed Thursday by a group of creditors dubbed the TRU Creditor Litigation Trust. They are seeking $1 ...

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    23. World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Pandemic

      World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Pandemic

      Coronavirus was declared a pandemic Wednesday by the World Health Organization as cases spread to at least 114 countries.

      “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction,” WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters, adding that it “therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.”

      The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, has now reached on Wednesday more than 118,000 people, causing at least 4,291 deaths.

      “In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of COVID-19 cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries ...

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