Overtaxed Idaho health facilities on brink of rationing care
Primary Health will turn three more facilities into COVID-19 clinics by Dec. 30 and has plans to change over more if needed. “I'm not at the hospitals,” said Dr. David Peterman, a pediatrician and CEO of Primary Health Medical Group. Health care workers would have to choose who gets treatment and who doesn’t. Nickolas Orr was one of two soldiers meeting patients in their cars outside the Primary Health clinic. Meanwhile, inside the Primary Health clinic, Thomas, the physician assistant, put on sterilized protective equipment as workers sanitized an exam room before the next patient.
Bach: Athletes taking vaccine not just 'individual' decision
Bach says a “reasonable number” of fans should be able to attend the venues — vaccine or no vaccine. On Tuesday Bach was visiting the Athletes' Village alongside Tokyo Bay, and the new $1.4 National Stadium in central Tokyo. In a more private setting, Bach has spoken directly about Olympic athletes' responsibility to consider the vaccine. In an on-line session last month with the IOC's Athletes' Commission, Bach was asked — among other things — if athletes would be “forced” to be vaccinated. He acknowledged some athletes would see taking the vaccine as a "sacrifice.”“But again we are not there yet,” Bach said of any decision.
The Latest: Thailand withdraws from Thomas and Uber Cups
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Thai badminton federation says it has withdrawn from the Thomas and Uber Cups after high-profile players pulled out because of concerns regarding COVID-19. The federation says the absences of former world champion Ratchanok Intanon, No. 3-ranked mixed doubles pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai and others meant the country couldnt field a team in the Oct. 3-11 world teams event in Denmark. Thailand badminton federation president Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul says player safety and health has always been our priority concern. We respect the players decision.The Badminton World Federation said last month the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals would go ahead in Aarhus, Denmark, despite an overhaul of the tournament calendar following the shuttering of international competition during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dont forget sunscreen next time you go outside!
Dr. Thomas also said that everyone should be wearing sunscreen regardless of skin tone. Most people wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer but people of color should be wearing it to reduce wrinkles, skin texture changes, and discoloration. For children, Dr. Thomas suggests that if they are under 6 months then you should not apply sunscreen, just cover them up. When your child is 6 months they can start wearing sunscreen on the exposed areas only. The highest a childs sunscreen SPF should be is SPF 30.
A force trained to safeguard peaceful protests turns on them
Democratic lawmakers want answers about the clubbing, punching and other force deployed by some Park Police in routing protesters from the front of the White House on Monday. Bernhardt in the letter took responsibility for asking for the National Guard deployment at federal monuments in the Washington protests. White House officials and others in the administration had pinned the decision on Barr. The White House and the Park Police have emphatically denied that tear gas was used to clear the demonstrators Monday. Theres millions of people who come to the White House every year, Thomas said of the protest space.
Lawsuit alleges jailed Detroit man's requests for medical treatment were ignored multiple times
DETROIT - A lawsuit was filed in federal court Friday alleging a man's requests for medical treatment were ignored repeatedly while he was jailed at the Detroit Detention Center. Detroit resident Robert Tucker is suing the City of Detroit; Wayne County; Devonte Brooks, a Detroit police officer; Andrew Zynda, a Detroit police officer; C.D. Corizon Michigan is contracted to provide medical treatment to prisoners held at the Detroit Detention Center. While at the Detroit Detention Center Tucker was interviewed by Thomas. While imprisoned at the Detroit Detention Center, Tucker says no one would listen to him about his arm being broken and ignored his requests for medical attention.
How This Breast Cancer Survivor Made History on the English Channel
An American has become the toast of many coasts: Sarah Thomas raised a glass of champagne after becoming the first person to swim the English Channel four times nonstop Tuesday. The 37-year-old from Colorado, a breast cancer survivor, dove into the water off Dover, England, Sunday and went to France then back to England four times without stopping. Thomas, who is a breast cancer survivor, dedicated her swim to other survivors. She told BBC that used the swimming as her means of coping with the treatment.It is pretty incredible, she told Inside Edition. My throat is very, very sore.RELATED STORIESHusband Shaves Head of Wife Battling Breast Cancer in Emotional Photo Shoot8-Year-Old Celebrates Beating Cancer By Donating Birthday Presents Back to the Hospital'Lucky Guy' Wins $4.6 Million Lottery Jackpot After Surviving Cancer Twice
Cancer survivor first person to swim English Channel 4 times non-stop
Sarah Thomas, a breast cancer survivor, has broken a world-record by swimming the English Channel four times non-stop, in just over 54 hours. (CNN) - An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. "Huge congratulations to Sarah Thomas on swimming the English Channel 4x continuously." He added: "Sarah Thomas has overcome 5 major hurdles to become the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop: 1. During the swim, Thomas relied on a diet of protein recovery drinks filled with electrolytes and caffeine, she told the BBC.
Prince Harry praises gay rugby star forced to reveal HIV status
(CNN) - Britain's Prince Harry has thrown his support behind Gareth Thomas, after the Welsh rugby star was forced to go public with his HIV-positive status. Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, was told he had HIV, a virus that attacks the body's immune system, during a routine sexual health check-up. "Even though I've been forced to tell you this, I choose to fight, to educate and break the stigma around this subject." Harry is well-placed to help Thomas challenge misconceptions about living with HIV. The Duke of Cambridge, who is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, told followers on his Kensington Palace Instagram account: "Courageous as ever -- legend on the pitch and legend off it.
Hong Kong protest song becames unofficial 'anthem'
HONG KONG - In glitzy malls across Hong Kong, people are spontaneously breaking into a song. But over the past week, demonstrators have adopted a new, unifying approach: singing the newly-created protest anthem, "Glory to Hong Kong." On LIHKG, an online Reddit-like platform popular with Hong Kong's protesters, some have even called the song Hong Kong's "national anthem." In an article Thursday, pro-Beijing Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao described the anthem as "the song of Hong Kong independence" which was being used to brainwash people. But while the song is patriotic, it isn't about encouraging a separatist movement, said Ma Ngok, an associate professor of Hong Kong politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Detroit police search for missing 40-year-old woman in poor mental condition
DETROIT - Detroit police are searching for a missing 40-year-old woman who is in poor mental condition, officials said. LaQuitta Thomas was last seen around 7 p.m. Monday walking north on Cadieux Road and Harper Avenue on the city's east side, police said. She hasn't returned to her home in the 6000 block of Cadieux Road, according to authorities. She was last seen wearing a white scarf around her head and neck, a blue jersey, light blue jean overalls and blue and white gym shoes. Thomas is in good physical condition, but poor mental condition, authorities said.
Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop
The battery-powered vaping devices can be used to inhale a flavored nicotine solution or a solution infused with marijuana oil. Illinois officials on Friday reported what they consider the first death in the nation linked to vaping after the person contracted a serious lung disease. None has involved medical marijuana products sold in compliance with state law. Officials cautioned, however, that there have been respiratory illnesses diagnosed where the vaping product did not contain marijuana. The American Vaping Association said in a statement that vaping products are "far less harmful than smoking" and have helped people break their addiction to traditional cigarettes.
Detroit mother charged after 18-day-old infant found dead in bathtub
DETROIT - A 22-year-old Detroit woman is charged in connection with the death of her 18-day-old infant daughter. The baby, Lauren Williams, was found in a bathtub about 6 a.m. Monday at a home on Schoenherr Street near Seven Mile Road. (WDIV)Police said the mother told police she woke up and found her baby in the bathtub, unresponsive in the water. An infant was found dead Aug. 26, 2019 in a bathtub at an apartment in the 19600 block of Schoehnerr Road in Detroit. "I just got a chance to meet the baby," Williams said.
Lead in Newark's water has mom worried 5-year-old 'being poisoned'
Though human skin does not absorb lead from water, Thomas fears Bryce could accidentally ingest the water that flows into the family's home while playing. A truck from the city's emergency management office delivered pallets of bottled water on sweltering Wednesday afternoon. referring to an incident one day earlier when city officials did not distribute bottled water that had an expired best-by date. Tappins was with Lorraine Macklin, 68, who hauled away two packages of bottled water in a mini shopping cart. "We declared a public health emergency after significant denial and dismissal, but once we knew there were problems, everybody got bottled water.
Husband of Woman Who Vanished During Mojave Desert Hike: 'I Just Want Her Back'
The husband of a 69-year-old woman who vanished during a desert hike is pleading for her safe return. Barbara Thomas, a grandmother from Bullhead City, Arizona, was wearing a bikini top and had no supplies or cellphone when her husband says they became separated in 90-degree heat in the Mojave Desert on July 12. In an interview with Inside Edition, Robert Thomas said he believes someone took Barbara when he lost sight of her during their hike. Barbara Thomas is 5 feet, 9 inches and 130 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. RELATED STORIESHow to Survive Getting Lost in the WoodsWoman Survives 6 Days in Arizona Desert After Car Crash Leaves Vehicle Trapped in TreeMan Survives in Desert For Days on Beer, Crackers and His Own Urine