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Covid-19 Live Updates: White House Embraces ‘Herd Immunity’ Declaration

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The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists arguing that authorities should allow the coronavirus to spread among young healthy people while protecting the elderly and the vulnerable — an approach that would rely on arriving at “herd immunity” through infections rather than a vaccine.

Many experts say “herd immunity” — the point at which a disease stops spreading because nearly everyone in a population has contracted it — is still very far off. Leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that about 85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible to the coronavirus.

On a call convened Monday by the White House, two senior administration officials, both speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to give

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5 bathroom updates that will stand the test of time

If, after being stuck at home for months on end, you are taking stock of your surroundings and looking for ways to spruce up the appearance or improve the functionality of your home, you are not alone. According to a report from Review Home Warranties, online searches related to home remodeling are up 84% this year. And small but achievable updates in bathrooms, such as replacing tile or hardware or painting, are among the more popular projects, according to the report.

If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one of two camps,” says interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in Northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spalike, like the Four

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Five bathroom updates that will help your space stand the test of time

If, after being stuck at home for months on end, you are taking stock of your surroundings and looking for ways to spruce up the appearance or improve the functionality of your home, you are not alone. According to a report from Review Home Warranties, online searches related to home remodeling are up 84% this year.

Small but achievable updates in bathrooms, such as tile, hardware or paint, are among the more popular projects, according to the report. If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,” interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in Virginia said. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spa-like, like the Four Seasons.” Translation: For many

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Midtown-Hell’s Kitchen, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For October 10



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Covid Patient Meets His Plasma Donor | Art Week Underway | VP Debate Lights Up Building | Hospital Marks 1,000th Birth

UES Race Turns Turbulent | Upper East Side Week In Review
(Nick Garber/Patch / Liz Fine / NewYork-Presbyterian / Campaigns of Patrick Bobilin, Rebecca Seawright, Lou Puliafito)

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Miss any headlines on the Upper East Side this week? Patch’s week in review has you covered for the neighborhood’s top news…. Read more



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Closures Hit COVID-19 Hotspots | Schools Shuttered | Students Choose Remote Learning | Murders Hit High

NEW YORK CITY — Here’s a roundup of the top citywide headlines from New York City this week…. Read more



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As the U.S. still reels from the pandemic’s economic fallout, the state’s billionaires all vastly increased their wealth, Forbes found.

NEW YORK – Everyday New Yorkers might be struggling from

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2020 Election Live Updates: Despite Concerns of Health Experts, Trump Plans Rallies at White House and in Florida

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President Trump is planning to host up to 2,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday for his first in-person event since he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, three people familiar with the plans said on Friday, and his campaign announced that he would hold a rally in Florida on Monday.

The president was expected to make remarks from one of the balconies at the White House to the crowd. More than 2,000 invitations went out for the event, according to one official.

The event, which was first reported by ABC News, continues Mr. Trump’s pattern of using the White House for political events, as he did with his speech to the

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Midtown-Hell’s Kitchen, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For October 9



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For your coronavirus stress baking, head to a pumpkin patch near NYC and make a perfect from-scratch pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin picking is a fun way to enjoy fall near NYC.
Pumpkin picking is a fun way to enjoy fall near NYC. (Adam Nichols/Patch)

NEW YORK CITY – The past several months have kindled new interest in baking as Americans spend more time hunkering down at home to avoid the coronavirus. Buying a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern is one reason to visit pumpkin patches near NYC, but 2020 could also be the year to make pumpkin pies from scratch…. Read more



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The mayor called for a clearer NYPD strategy on protests in Borough Park about new coronavirus restrictions, which turned violent this week.

BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLYN — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for immediate consequences Thursday in the “unacceptable” assault of a reporter who was covering a second night of

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Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus : NPR

President Trump returns to the White House on Monday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo Thursday that “I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagements” on Saturday, based on the date he tested positive for the coronavirus and his response to treatment.

Conley did not provide any information about whether Trump has or will be tested for the virus. He said Trump’s physical example “has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness.”

Conley’s estimation of Trump’s return to the public is a bit sooner than what the doctor had suggested on Monday.

“So we’re looking to this weekend, if

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COVID home updates: Practicality and functionality win out

Luke Stier, of Stier Construction, which specializes in kitchen and bath design, has gotten several calls for updates in the past six months.

“People have been cooped up for six months, and I think they realize how their homes function well and how they don’t,” he said. “It kind of brings to light some changes that they want to make, versus being in their busy, everyday lifestyle.”

Bathroom remodel by Stier Construction (contributed photo)

Bathroom remodel by Stier Construction (contributed photo)

Kailee Klevan, a kitchen and bath designer at Beyond Kitchens, said some of the early COVID trends were more about function than form.

“We’ve had a few clients add bidets to their bathrooms, or more like a washlet toilet seat,” she said. “This happened at the start of quarantine when there was that shortage of toilet paper.”

Some clients have asked for antibacterial or easier-to-clean surfaces in their kitchens and bathrooms, Stier said.

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Five bathroom updates buyers will appreciate

If, after being stuck at home for months on end, you are taking stock of your surroundings and looking for ways to spruce up the appearance or improve the functionality of your home, you are not alone. According to a report from Review Home Warranties, online searches related to home remodeling are up 84 percent this year. And small but achievable updates in bathrooms, such as tile, hardware, or paint, are among the more popular projects, according to the report.

If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,’’ said interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spa-like, like the Four Seasons.’’

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Midtown-Hell’s Kitchen, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For October 7



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Maps show the borders of a new color-coded, tiered closure system that takes effect Thursday in Brooklyn and Queens.

Maps show the borders of a new color-coded, tiered closure system that takes effect Thursday in Brooklyn and Queens.
Maps show the borders of a new color-coded, tiered closure system that takes effect Thursday in Brooklyn and Queens. (NYC Mayor’s Office)

NEW YORK CITY — One side of a border between new coronavirus cluster zones can be the difference between students going to school, a casual evening inside a restaurant or whether a business can keep its doors open…. Read more



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Non-essential businesses and schools in new “red zones” will close for 14 days, among other restrictions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

NEW YORK CITY — Swaths of Brooklyn and Queens will revert to strict coronavirus lockdowns for at least 14 days starting Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said…. Read more



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