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Image of article 'Daily covid infection rates higher in the UK, Europe, than in the US'

Daily covid infection rates higher in the UK, Europe, than in the US

Just last month, the US had a higher rate of daily infections that the UK, Belgium or the Netherlands, with only Spain and France outpacing its average number of daily cases.

The strategy gained traction in the UK as well, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was late to implement restrictions in March but lifted them just three months later while more than 1,000 new cases were still being reported a day in the country of just under 67 million people.

Cases remain relatively low in Sweden, with just about 63 daily positive tests per every million residents, but daily infections are starting to tick up more quickly in Stockholm, the capital city, drawing criticism of the nation's controversial 'herd immunity' strategy and lax restrictions.

With infections rising by about 56,000 a day in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci blames the high case rates on the fact the US 'not shutting down as much as other countries,' he said during a Sunday night 60 Minutes interview.

Even as the US enters its dreaded third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and cases tick up, daily infection rates in much of Europe are not outpacing the American outbreak.

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While You Wait For Your iPhone 12 To Arrive, Bag A Pair Of AirPods Pro For Just $199 Today

Amazon is still bringing the deal fire despite the end of its annual Prime Day sales.

Right now, the outlet is selling a pair of AirPods Pro for just $199.

Amazon isn’t having anyone jump through hoops to make this deal happen, either.

If you’re ever in any kind of doubt as to whether AirPods Pro are worth picking up, how about this – at the time of writing there are almost 63000 reviews on Amazon with a combined rating of 4.6 stars out of a possible five.

We don’t know when Amazon intends to bring this deal to a close so we’d always suggest picking up your bargain pair of AirPods Pro now while you still can.

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How to help your kids get through a COVID-19 test

Need more help One more thing parents can do before the test is have their children watch videos of it being performed.

“I think when parents open up the space to talk about this test and the procedure with their children, they’re also opening up a space to correct any misperceptions the child may have,” she said.

After the test McMurtry says parents should talk to their child about what happened during the test, but it’s important to be specific about certain aspects of the procedure.

McMurtry said ignoring it could be due to children or even parents sometimes being nervous about the test and parents thinking that the less information they share with their child, the better.

Story continues below for the test One of the worst things a parent can do before the test is to not talk about it with their child or not give the full story.

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Looking for a pension nest egg? How a second home could boost your retirement income

Buy-to-let arrangements can often be complicated endeavours which can require a significant amount of hard work.

And it is for this reason, Mr Roberts ended by urging people to undertake a good amount of research.

He concluded: “Make sure you are going into any arrangement with your eyes open.

Get some advice and do your research.

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Garmin Vivofit Jr 3 brings more incentives to get kids moving

Garmin has launched an all-new version of its fitness tracker for kids – the Vivofit Jr 3.

The Vivofit Jr 3 is primarily aimed at getting kids active, so it still tracks steps, sleep and active time just like any Garmin fitness tracking device.

And like a sports tracking mode on a normal wearable, playtimes can be set as a timed activity – and kids will get the stats, such as steps and distance, from anything from open playtime to football practice.

Parents can see their kid's activity and sleep, and assign chores to be completed which can also be paired to rewards.

The Garmin Vivofit Jr 3 has a virtual coins reward system, and then those can be redeemed by parents for chosen treats.

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Image of article 'Dear Dan: Many of us are not doing well. Something has to give'

Dear Dan: Many of us are not doing well. Something has to give

"My message again today and every day to the Premier of Victoria is please understand the impact that the lockdown and these harsh restrictions are having on people’s mental health," Frydenberg said.

These figures have caused Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to urge Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to ease restrictions to address the unfolding mental health crisis as a priority.

Meanwhile, mental health service Beyond Blue is reporting a 77 per increase in calls to its counselling lines in Victoria.

And Commonwealth Health Department figures disclosed this week prove it, showing more than a million Australians have sought mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 30 per cent rise for children's mental health services in Victoria alone since last month – more than double that of New South Wales.

Look Dan, I understand the importance of getting the numbers down but I also think it is time you consider the mental health side-effects of lockdown and ask whether they are not as dangerous and debilitating as the consequences of the virus itself.

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Germany ramps up capacity of rapid COVID tests (NYSE:ABT

Germany's health ministry confirms that it inked deals with Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Roche Holding (OTCQX:RHHBY) and Siemens Healthineers (OTC:SEMHF, OTCPK:SMMNY) to supply rapid antigen tests to detect COVID-19.

The announcement follows a statement last week by the government that it had secured 9M antigen tests per month that can deliver a result in minutes and wants to see that number go higher.

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5 ways managers can lead with compassion to boost morale and productivity

In a study by the Bell Leadership Institute, employees asked to describe the strengths of their senior colleagues mentioned "sense of humor" twice as much as any other phrase, along with "work ethic."

Embrace the three tenets of compassionate leadership According to the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a global online training platform, there are three pillars of compassionate leadership: cognitive understanding, affective understanding, and motivational connection.

Compassionate leadership uses empathy to connect with employees on a deeper level and bring out their best work while also boosting their morale, an in-depth 2011 study from the Australian School of Business found.

Practicing the three pillars of compassionate leadership — cognitive understanding, affective understanding, and motivational connection — can help you build a more united and productive team.

That aligns with a study published in the Leadership Organization Development Journal that found employees who said their manager "makes us laugh at ourselves when we are too serious" or "uses humor to take the edge off during stressful periods" were more likely to trust their boss and feel a sense of belonging at work.

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Chief health officer says WA could open border to most states

Andy Robertson said the border arrangements of other states was the only thing potentially preventing interstate travel from a health point of view, given they had all gone more than 28 days without community transmission of COVID-19.

Dr Robertson, who faced a parliamentary committee hearing on Wednesday, later told reporters the issue was border hopping between the other states and territories.

“We’re generally satisfied with border arrangements.

“It’s been made abundantly clear that the border arrangements that are put in place in WA haven’t been based on the health advice,” he told reporters.Premier Mark McGowan said other states could only dream of the freedoms enjoyed in WA.

“But obviously, if COVID comes back that may well change,” he told parliament.Dr Robertson also indicated the state’s phase five loosening of restrictions, which are due to come into effect on October 25, may be delayed again.Travellers to WA are currently required to meet special conditions and are also required to undertake mandatory quarantine.Billionaire Clive Palmer has challenged WA’s border closure in court.

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COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs 100% Accurate, Why Aren't We Using Them

Helsinki, Finland has utilized COVID-19 sniffing dogs to detect the virus in travellers to astounding success.

Helsinki has been deploying dogs that can detect infected COVID-19 passengers in their international airport.

The dogs were rotating on a schedule with four performing the tests and could detect infection even before the person had shown symptoms or knew they were ill.

Re-training (or training new dogs) could involve less cost, time, and accommodation than United’s new pre-flight rapid test model.

There appears to be a better solution and while we trust the dogs to sniff out stacks of illegal bills or drugs hiding in suitcases, COVID-19 tests might be a step that airports or airlines aren’t willing to take.

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Canadians urged to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small, virtual during coronavirus pandemic

“Nova Scotians have made changes to their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and it’s no different for Thanksgiving,” Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, said in a statement.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has urged people to stick to their immediate households, saying it’s too risky even to expand the celebration to the current indoor gathering limit of 10 people.

With daily case counts continuing to rise in several provinces, increased restrictions came into effect in some hot spots heading into the long weekend.

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic washes over the country, Canadians from coast to coast are being asked to limit the size of their Thanksgiving gatherings or keep them entirely virtual.

Respecting COVID-19 measures on Thanksgiving Respecting COVID-19 measures on Thanksgiving weekend “When deciding who to invite, consider the impacts on family and friends who may be more vulnerable and adjust your Thanksgiving celebrations to be as safe as possible.”

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How to Rest - Baldur's Gate III Wiki Guide

Once you click this, your party will have a short rest regaining health and certain action cooldowns.

It's important to remember that you can only do one short rest without taking a long rest afterward.

Otherwise, a short rest is mostly good for regaining around half your health and special actions that require a short rest.

Instead, similar to the short rest above, look at the buttons near the minimap at the top-right corner of your screen.

Now click the campfire or bedroll at the center of the camp to have a long rest.

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Why Did No One Tell Me About the Pelvic Floor

For younger people who exercise frequently, it’s way more likely that they don’t have a “weak pelvic floor” but an “overactive pelvic floor.”

For relaxing your pelvic floor, Clampett says, the task can be very simple, like lying on your back and belly breathing for a while.

The main incorrect assumption is that Kegels are the cure-all for pelvic floor issues.

For a major culprit that’s probably stressing out the pelvic floor, Pagliano pointed to the increasing popularity of high-impact fitness (HIIT).

“The pelvic floor does so much and controls so much, but it’s taboo,” Clampett continues.

Solutions to your face-covering conundrums: ‘Maskne,’ wet masks and how to get your kid to wear one

Skin experts also recommended paying attention to the type of mask you’re wearing and making sure to keep it clean.

But getting it because of wearing a mask “feels like a crummy side effect of doing the right thing — a raw deal, to be sure,” Moshiri said in a recent UW Medicine blog post.

“Virtually all skin types will see some form of irritation from wearing a face mask if they are wearing them for extended amounts of time each day,” Dendy Engelman, a dermatologic surgeon in New York, told Braff.

Skin irritation and breakouts caused by mask-wearing have become so common during the pandemic that the term “maskne” was added to Urban Dictionary, The Washington Post’s Danielle Braff reported in June.

“You want the air to pass through the mask, because you do not have a tight seal around the face like a fitted N95 does,” Michael Knight, an assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University, told The Washington Post in August.

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I've used the Dyson V11 for more than a year and I'm still impressed by how easily it picks up cat kibble, hair, and dust

Dyson Dyson incorporated the screen into this new vacuum to help reduce "run time anxiety," which is apparently common among its current users who tend to overestimate cleaning time and battery usage, and don't like not knowing how much battery is left.

To say the Dyson V11 Torque Drive merely "cuts it" would be an understatement — it provided the easiest, most efficient cleaning experience I've had in a long time, maybe ever.

Connie Chen/Business Insider On a full, 4.5-hour charge, the V11's battery lasts around 60 minutes, though the actual run time may vary depending on which power mode and attachments are used and what type of floor you use the vacuum on.

Dyson The big deal about this high torque cleaner head is that it can detect differences in floor surface and automatically change the suction power when appropriate, saving overall run time.

The latest addition to the lineup of powerful, lightweight, and sometimes contentious vacuum cleaners is the Dyson V11 Torque Drive vacuum ($683), and it's Dyson's most advanced cord-free device yet.

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Europe's largest tech event forced online by the pandemic

The organizers of Web Summit said in a statement on Thursday that the decision followed discussions with the Portuguese government and city of Lisbon.

"Lisbon is still Web Summit's home but with growing Covid-19 outbreaks across Europe, we have to think of what's best for the people of Portugal and our attendees," said the conference's founder Paddy Cosgrave.

"The safest and most reasonable answer is to host Web Summit fully online in 2020.

We look forward to welcoming attendees back to Lisbon in 2021," he added.

Web Summit is the latest major event to be forced online, canceled or postponed, as a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe prompts several governments to tighten restrictions and implement localized lockdowns.

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Here's the Best Callus Remover—And Six Other Ways to Deal With Calluses on Your Feet

Just like an [exfoliating helps lift dead skin cells from your face (minus any friction), an exfoliating [foot can do the same.

While you recover your feet from existing calluses, it’s important to wear supportive footwear and insoles that prevent the buildup of dead cells from reforming.

Simply soak it in the peel solution as directed, rinse it all away, and in the coming days, any and all dead skin cells on your feet will peel away, revealing fresh, healthy skin cells underneath.

Get callus remover gel with lactic acid and/or urea, which will dissolve dead surface skin cells and break apart the proteins in that area.

Before you reach for the callus remover, make sure your hiking boots fit and you’re wearing some [high-quality But regardless of how they got there, you almost certainly want to know how to remove dead skin from feet, and how to do it safely.

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Kate Middleton pregnancy claims: New photos suggest fourth baby according to expert

Judi James told "It’s probably wishful thinking on the part of royal fans, who would like nothing better than a new Cambridge baby to lift the country’s spirits in this time of crisis, but after previously listing the type of body language cues that might suggests Kate is pregnant again, I do have to say there are at least four of them on display here."

What clues might indicate Kate is expecting?

The expert said: "Firstly there’s the hand to the stomach.

I know this can be a signature gesture for Kate, pregnant or not, but here she places her hand flat on her stomach in a semi-protective gesture, rather than cupping it, as is more usual for her.

"Then there’s the mirroring gestures that I mentioned from William."

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Pilita Clark: Hard business lessons Covid is about to teach

When salons closed, I discovered something I never imagined possible: a friend next door could do just as good a job in a third of the time with a £6.49 packet of Clairol hair dye.

Will my friend’s discovery – and others like it – end up leaving even deeper scars on some business sectors than the lockdowns and social distancing that are causing so much financial pain today?

It turned out life in lockdown had led him to consult YouTube, where he had discovered callisthenics – exercises you can do at home without barbells or fancy equipment.

I have very few friends who could plausibly be described as gym fanatics.

If I had to take a stab, I would guess that cinemas will survive Netflix (nothing matches the group experience); Zoom will kill much business travel (now that we know how to use it); and cafés will be fine.

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India and South Africa ask WTO to waive rules to aid Covid drug production

VIENNA (Reuters) - and want the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property rules to make it easier for developing countries to produce or import COVID-19 drugs, a letter https://docs.

In their letter dated Oct. 2 the two countries called on the global trade body to waive parts of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which governs patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property rules globally.

"As new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19 are developed, there are significant concerns (over) how these will be made available promptly, in sufficient quantities and at (an) affordable price to meet global demand," the letter posted on the Geneva-based WTO's website says.

The two countries said that developing nations are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and that intellectual property rights, including patents, could be a barrier to the provision of affordable medicine.

The letter asks that the WTO's Council for TRIPS recommends a waiver to the General Council, the WTO's top decision-making body in Geneva, "as early as possible".

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How to run in the rain

Running in the rain is hard to face, but it can be very rewarding.

READ MORE- Running in hot weather: Do you burn more calories If your goal is to lose weight, running in the rain might help you get there quicker.

The shoes you wear will get soaked and take days to dry, so pick a pair that you could go without.

Some running shoes are waterproof, so that could be a good investment if you’re going to make a habit out of running in the rain.

The newspaper will absorb the water in your shoes and make them dry quicker.

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How the ACE technique can help you tackle SAD this winter

Some common types of anxiety disorder include OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and health anxiety.

‘If people engage a little bit of exercise on a regular regular basis, it really does wonders for them in terms of their mental health.’

ACE is a super simple approach to boosting your mood and tackling issues such as SAD, anxiety, depression, or just feeling a bit meh.

Not only are we living through the coronavirus pandemic, which throws up issues of trauma, job loss, grief, agoraphobia, health anxiety, and general stress, but now the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping, our regular depression and anxiety is all set to mingle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

Seasonal affective disorder has symptoms similar to depression, but if you have SAD, you’ll notice the symptoms occur more frequently or more intensely at a particular time of year – usually worsening in autumn or winter and getting better in spring and summer.

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