ND research warns Indiana K-12 schools to enforce masks, safety precautions

first_imgA recent study conducted by researchers at Notre Dame modeled coronavirus transmissions in classrooms and cautioned Indiana K-12 schools to enforce mask wearing and limited capacity, or face grim consequences.Alex Perkins, an expert of infectious disease epidemiology and population biology and member of the Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health, said the objective of the research was to study how health interventions within K-12 schools could impact the larger Indiana COVID-19 situation.The study concluded that schools with little to no compliance towards safety precautions, such as mask wearing, could increase coronavirus infections to 2.49 million cases in Indiana, with more than 9,000 deaths by the end of the year.“Without interventions like face masks and reduced capacity in classrooms, the threat of infection in the state alone is very concerning,” Perkins said.To conduche team gathered data such as reported cases, deaths, hospitalizations and tests in Indiana, and then simulated the transmission of the virus.The study projected outcomes from the last two weeks of August through the end of the year. The study also accounted for variables such as asymptomatic infection and the various of infection between children and adults.“There are some scenarios we did not examine in this study,” Perkins said, such as differences between groups attending classes in-person or remotely, the different methods of modularization employed by various schools and school districts and testing strategies.Models for K-12 students, teachers and families were each studied separately. Transmission rates were tested in multiple different scenarios such as schools at 50, 75 and 100% capacity and 50, 75, and 100% mask wearing compliance.In the study, schools opening at full capacity without face masks led to 2.49 million infections and 9,117 deaths.In a scenario of fully remote instruction, shelter-in-place practices and face mask compliance within communities at mid-August levels, the researchers estimated 19,527 cases of infection and 360 deaths through the remainder of the year.In the scenario of 50% capacity adhering to face mask wearing, similar results to full remote instruction were achieved.Schools operating at “high levels” of capacity with low face mask compliance also concluded in a higher risk of death for teachers and family members.“What these results show clearly, however, is how face mask compliance and reducing capacity in schools could significantly impact the burden of COVID-19 on Indiana residents as their children return to school,” Perkins said.Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 research, Eck Institute for Global Health, indiana, Notre Damelast_img read more

Messi gets forgiven even when he cheats – Thierry Henry

first_imgArsenal legend Thierry Henry has spoken about his controversial handball incident for France for the first time and taken a dig at Barca star Lionel Messi.Thierry says Messi is forgiven when he cheats.In a 2010 World Cup qualifying match for France, the Frenchman’s controversial handball sent his nation through to the competition, with many feeling as though he ruined his reputation.In a do-or-die encounter with Republic of Ireland, Thierry Henry controlled the ball with his hand, before William Gallas helped the ball into the back of the net.When asked about the incident, Henry mentioned that when Lionel Messi cheats, he is hailed by the fans.“It is the competitor reflex, which you occasionally have,” he told Canal+. “When Messi scored against Espanyol [in 2007], he dives and everyone sees it. I remembered all the words ‘extraordinary, brilliant Messi, he resembles Maradona.’“And me? It seemed like I had killed someone.”The former Barcelona player, who was Messi’s teammate in Spain, retired last year and now works as a pundit in England with Sky Sports.In his professional career, the Arsenal legend scored 344 goals and 130 assists.–last_img read more

Mourinho says current Chelsea side have potential to be better than his title winners

first_imgJose Mourinho says his current Chelsea side have the potential to surpass the team he built and led to back-to-back Premier League titles during his first reign.The Blues face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime and Mourinho’s table-toppers could go 15 points clear of the Reds after just 11 games.“The other team won titles, won everything – not just with me but after me with the same basic team. They were European champions,” Mourinho said.“This team is a good team that plays well and has conditions and evolutions to keep going and get better than the previous team. But the reality is this team has done nothing yet.”Mourinho’s first spell in charge saw him guide the club to domestic titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06, as well as the League Cup in 2005 and 2007 and FA Cup in 2007.The Blues will face Liverpool having had 24 hours less to prepare than their hosts.Chelsea are hoping to repeat last season’s win at AnfieldChelsea played out a 1-1 Champions League draw in Slovenia against Maribor on Wednesday, while Liverpool opted to rest several key players for their 1-0 away defeat against Real Madrid on Tuesday.“We will be mentally right, even if physically the players could have a problem. But mentally is more important (than physically). We have to be ready for it,” said Mourinho, who also insisted he will be looking for a win and not playing for a draw.“Our intention is to win. When we have the ball, we want to try to score and when they have the ball we have to try to stop them.“It is the ABC of football.  I will do this to my last day.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Huskies dispatch Warriors on homecoming night

first_imgQuarterback Zac Claus had 256 yards passing in just the first half and the Fortuna Huskies took down the undefeated Del Norte Warriors 62-32 Friday in Fortuna on Homecoming night.“We came out ready to play,” Huskies head coach Mike Benbow said. “Unfortunately we had a early special teams mistake but our guys were prepared.”Fortuna (4-2) ended its bad habit of starting games slow and scored on a 63-yard passing play from Claus to running back Joey Pontes in the games first 46 seconds.Fortuna …last_img read more

Vegan mayo maker accused of buying product to inflate sales

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A Bloomberg News investigation of Hampton Creek, a vegan company co-founded and co-owned by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) farm animal activist Josh Balk, uncovered a controversial program to buy back its vegan mayonnaise from retail shelves.Bloomberg alleges this was done to inflate retail sales figures of the eggless mayonnaise, called Just Mayo, as the company sought investor financing. At least eight months before Hampton Creek sought funding, executives quietly launched an initiative to purchase mass quantities of Just Mayo from stores, according to five former workers and more than 250 receipts, expense reports, cash advances and e-mails reviewed by Bloomberg. Employees were encouraged to make multiple transactions through store self-checkout lanes to avoid looking suspicious. Former employees said they were told to do whatever they wanted with the product after finishing the job. According to Bloomberg, most employees said they threw the product in the trash. Employees also were instructed to conceal their identities, pretending they were customers, and to call store managers of Whole Foods, Safeway and Kroger locations to stoke demand.Hampton Creek officials said the main purpose of the purchases by company contractors was to check the quality of the mayo. But, said Kurt Jetta of consumer data company Tabs Analytics, “there’s no legitimate explanation for a manufacturer buying significant quantities of their own product from the shelf.” Earlier this year, Hampton Creek sought additional funds to launch as many as 560 new plant-based products. In late October 2014 the parent company of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Unilever, filed a lawsuit against Hampton Creek for false advertising, arguing that Just Mayo couldn’t be marketed as mayonnaise because it doesn’t meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition of the product — 65% vegetable oil and at least one egg yolk-containing ingredient. Unilever dropped the suit in December 2014, and the FDA in August 2015 warned Hampton Creek that Just Mayo’s labeling was misleading because the product did not meet the standards for “mayonnaise.”last_img read more

Resource Discovery: Just In Time Parenting

first_imgThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTDo you know about Just in Time Parenting (JITP)? Today’s Resource Discovery features the JITP website. This online resource houses age-paced newsletters that can be a great addition to your professional tool box.  The JITP team offers in their note to professionals working with families that:“The overall tone of the newsletter is to encourage competent parenting and prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitively responsive parenting, and by providing parents with alternative social cognitions to ones that commonly lead to abuse or neglect.”The JITP print and e-newsletters cover topics on physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skill development of children from prenatal to age 5. The newsletters are also available in a Spanish language version. The JITP newsletters can be helpful for professionals who are working with parents of young children, because they provide education about what to expect developmentally at each age point and promote healthy parenting skills.last_img read more

There are things comedians want to say but dont

first_imgWith a show curated and designed by him, Singh is all set to call a spade a spade. The show Shut The Mic Up will feature Amit Tandon along with opening acts by Danny George and Madhav Mehta.Speaking to Millennium Post, Singh explained that the whole idea behind the show is to drop the guard and get candid. There will also be an interview session where Singh will be throwing questions at Tandon about his life and the funny career decision.This is to bring out the human face of the comedian says Singh. ‘People often misunderstand comedians, am going to try break that down,’ adds the funnyman.WHEN: 7 November, 8 pm onwardsWHERE: Akshara Theatre, BKS Marglast_img read more