Thursday, October 8, 2020

'Like a grenade has gone off’: Infectious disease expert recounts his own struggle with ‘long COVID'

13-year-old spreads COVID-19 to 11 family members on vacation, after negative test

 Fourteen members of the family stayed together in a house for three weeks, per the CDC. One member, a teenager, had COVID-19 and infected 11 others.

A CDC report published Monday shows how one teenager who tested negative for COVID-19 infected 11 of her family members, leading to an outbreak involving four states.TODAY Illustration / Getty Images

A COVID-19 outbreak across four states that has infected at least 11 people was started by a 13-year-old girl who spread the coronavirus during a family vacation, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The data contributes to the "increasing evidence that children and adolescents can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes (COVID-19)," the CDC said in the report. It also serves as a warning for families considering traveling and staying under the same roof this the holiday season.

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'The fight continues': Family of Alvin Cole, third person fatally shot by Tosa Officer Joseph Mensah, still calls for firing, charges

From JSOnline:

Ashley LuthernEddie Morales
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Wauwatosa police officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old outside Mayfair mall, but his job is at risk after an independent investigator recommended he be fired.

Officer Joseph Mensah acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Alvin Cole in the Mayfair mall parking lot, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Wednesday.

The decision marked the third time Chisholm has cleared Mensah in an on-duty fatal shooting, while Wauwatosa readied for possible protests and unrest Wednesday night and set a 7 p.m. curfew through Monday. Soon after the announcement, more than 100 protesters marched onto the I-94 freeway during rush hour.

In the last five years, Mensah has killed three people — Cole in February, Jay Anderson Jr. in 2016 and Antonio Gonzales in 2015. Mensah also did not face any internal discipline in those earlier two shootings.

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City of Racine settles for $270,000 years after police killed three dogs

From The Journal

Kurt Hanson points to the part of his front yard where his dog was shot on Nov. 1, 2014. The City of Racine has now settled to pay $270,000 for the police killings of two dogs: Hanson's Angel in 2014 and a dog belonging to Melissa Hernandez in April 2015.

RACINE — It was the morning of April 28, 2015. As Melissa Hernandez remembers that morning, she woke up, checked on her three sleeping elementary-aged children, went near her front door where one of her two dogs was sleeping on his dog bed. She gave the dog a kiss on the head and went into the bathroom to get ready for work.

The next thing she heard was a gunshot.

Hernandez said she and her other dog went to the front door to see what was happening. According to the complaint, Racine SWAT Detective Joe Villalobos had shot her first dog and then immediately shot the second dog.

Both dogs died.

That was more than five years ago. Last month, a $270,000 settlement was approved by the Racine City Council in response to two separate incidents where Racine Police killed dogs, including Hernandez’s case.

The settlement was discussed in closed session last month and approved without public discussion.

The Journal Times submitted a records request for a copy of the settlement regarding Hernandez’s case and the case of Kurt Hanson, and any complaints filed on their behalf. A response to that request was received Wednesday.

The complaint was sent to the city by attorneys Jeff Scott Olson and Andrea J. Farrell on behalf of Hernandez and Hanson, but was never filed in court due to the settlement. Farrell told The Journal Times in an email that both cases were included because, “they had claims that arose from the same practice/policy of the Racine PD.”

There is no personal connection between Hanson and Hernandez laid out in the claim, but they both know what it’s like to have a beloved family pet killed by law enforcement.

The complaint alleges that the Police Department changed its policies under the leadership of Police Chief Art Howell, leading to the deaths of those beloved canines.

Howell, in a statement to The Journal Times, vehemently denied that any policy changes leading to increased force against animals were put in place since he became chief. He added, regarding the lawsuit, that “any communication that asserts that Racine Police Department practices or policies initiated under my administration were unconstitutional, is not only false, but libelous in nature.”

Kenosha Riot Documentary

From Racine County Corruption:

Kenosha Riot Documentary

See how Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley and Deputy District Attorney Thomas Binger engaged in prosecutorial misconduct, wrongly rushed to charge Kyle Rittenhouse without providing equal protection of the law, and ignored criminal misconduct by aggressors involved in the riots 

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Got to love our worthless D.A.'s


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