After COVID Diagnosis, Nearly 1 In 5 Are Diagnosed With Mental Disorder – NPR

  1. After COVID Diagnosis, Nearly 1 In 5 Are Diagnosed With Mental Disorder  NPR
  2. Many COVID-19 patients later develop mental illness, study finds | New York Post  New York Post
  3. 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders within 90 days, study finds  CBS News
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Tropical Storm Eta still causing issues locally as it prepares to crash into Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Eta still causing issues locally as it prepares to crash into Gulf CoastFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Eta is still making its presence felt in South Florida, even as it threatens the Gulf Coast with a likely Thursday landfall. South Florida was under a variety of warnings and watches Wednesday, including a severe weather advisory for Broward and Palm Beach counties. Much of Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and Hendry counties spent hours under tornado …



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Watch Sen. Cruz shred McCabe: Biden is doing exactly what you pursued Gen. Flynn for

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Sen. Ted Cruz got in a heated exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

“Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security advisor to President Obama, said that foreign leaders are already having conversations with Joe Biden ‘talking about the agenda they are going to pursue Jan. 20.’ Mr. McCabe, based on that testimony, do you believe Joe Biden is violating the Logan Act?” the Texas Republican asked.

“I’m not aware of Ben Rhodes’ statements–” McCabe responded before being cut off.

“Take it on faith he said what I read. Assuming that quote is accurate — it’s a verbatim quote — is that a violation of the Logan Act under any plausible theory?” Cruz continued.

“I am not prepared to take your statement on faith. And I’m also not prepared to conduct legal analysis,” McCabe replied.

Eventually Cruz told McCabe that “the reason you won’t say [Biden’s conversations did not violate the Logan Act] is because that was your flimsy political basis to go after a decorated war hero because you disagreed politically with President Trump.

The “decorated war hero” in question? Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Flynn was indicted in 2019 as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

He pleaded guilty to speaking with a top Russian diplomat during the Trump transition period, which is technically a violation of the Logan Act.

The act makes it a federal crime for unauthorized citizens to make negotiations with foreign governments about United States government matters.

The law itself is almost never used, but has been law since 1799.

“The Logan Act might be unconstitutional under the First Amendment as a restriction on speech. No case has considered this argument, but some commentators have referred to the Act’s potential unconstitutionality,” The Federalist Society has written of the act.

On Wednesday, Axios reported that presumptive president-elect Joe Biden had been in contact with the United Arab Emirates regarding the nation’s peace agreement with Israel.

“The UAE has been preparing for a potential Biden victory for several months, and it made sure to get a blessing from Biden and other senior Democrats for its normalization deal with Israel,” Axios reported.

Cruz was accusing McCabe of prosecuting Flynn for political purposes, as aides and leaders speaking with foreign officials during a transition process appears to be standard.

The senator’s questioning will hopefully shed more light on the bizarre circumstances surrounding Flynn’s prosecution.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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EV maker Rivian to start taking pre-orders for electric pickup, SUV

November 11, 2020

(Reuters) – Electric vehicle startup Rivian said on Wednesday it would begin taking pre-orders for its electric pickup truck and SUV, with deliveries for both EVs scheduled for next year.

The launch editions of the electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV were priced at $75,000 and $77,500, with a 300 mile driving range on both vehicles. (https://bit.ly/36w1F8G)

Rivian, which is backed by Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> and Ford Motor <F.N>, said U.S. deliveries for R1T would start in June 2021, while the R1S deliveries would begin in August.

Pre-order holders will get early access on Nov. 16 to configure their vehicle color, battery range as well as wheels and tires.

Rivian is building EV delivery vans for Amazon, which has ordered 100,000 vans from the startup, while Ford invested $500 million in April with plans to use the Rivian EV platform to build a new vehicle in North America.

(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

Argentina's president, ministers in preventative isolation after coronavirus contact

Argentina's president, ministers in preventative isolation after coronavirus contactThe president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and several of his ministers began preventative isolation after coming in close contact with an official infected with coronavirus, the government said in a statement late on Wednesday. Fernández tested negative for COVID-19 but will nonetheless remain in isolation, the statement said. The president and his ministers had met with Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency, Gustavo Béliz, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today, the statement said.



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JPMorgan Finds No Benefits From COVID Lockdowns

JPMorgan Finds No Benefits From COVID Lockdowns

Tyler Durden

Wed, 11/11/2020 – 18:40

While the latest vaccine progress news out of Pfizer was welcome by the market (and its CEO who sold over 60% of his PFE stock on the day of the announcement) in a week where global infection resurgence continued with cases jumping 8% W/W last week (537k vs. 309k in Aug-Oct) and EU/ UK re-imposed lockdowns, considering that approximately 60% of population will need to be covered by a vaccine, near term pressure on infection curve/ hospital capacity, growing mortality tally, and stricter public
health policies to pull back secondary infection rate (or R0) below 1 will likely persist for the foreseeable future.

However, in a surprising report out of JPMorgan, the bank finds no meaningful curve development differences between countries with and without strong curve intervention. This makes the bank question if existing public health intervention (i.e., lockdown/ stricter social distancing) should remain in place next year, and leads JPM to conclude that “public health policy should consider approaches biased towards economic/pubic mental health over the urge to close the curve in 2021.

To reach its “startling” conclusion, JPMorgan compared countries without lockdown, keeping the economy open under certain levels of social-distancing (Brazil, US, Sweden, Japan, Korea) to countries with strong curve intervention (UK, Germany, Italy, France, China, India) to see any meaningful differential in the curve development.

Here is what the largest US bank found in its comparison between countries with and without strict social distancing measures and lockdowns:

  • Infection scale/speed: Confirmed cases scale: Infection scale is smaller for countries with strict control measures but no meaningful gap with countries without stricter controls (confirmed out of total population: 0.9% vs. 1.2%). Infection speed: Countries with strict control measures have a shorter period to arrive at first peak (78 days vs. 106 days), implying stricter social distancing measures or lockdowns could lead to faster peak infection. Tests performed: countries with stricter measures have performed a greater scale of tests, at 37% of the total population vs. 32% for those with certain levels of social distancing but no full lockdowns. Also in Brazil and India with relatively relaxed social distancing measures on COVID-19, daily new infections have been trending down and this perhaps is due to the natural life cycle of infectious disease thus COVID-19 could have a similar life span.

  • Mortality comparison: In an unexpected twist, the mortality rate (= death/ confirmed) was higher for countries with stricter control measures, at 2.6% vs. 2.0% for those without. Death per million people: lower for countries with stricter control measures (240 deaths per 1mn people vs. 273 deaths per mn) compared to those without strict control measures.

  • Antibody: Antibody level: the average antibody levels are similar for both groups of countries. Average 3.6% of participants were found to have antibodies in countries with strict control measures, vs. 3.0% in countries without. However the gap in between is not meaningfully large. Time to arrive at 80% recovery rate (= recovered/ confirmed): Days to arrive at 80% recovery rate is shorter for countries with stricter control measures than countries without (119 days vs. 129 days).

Paradoxically, the data show that there exists some degree of i) shorter period to peak infection, ii) smaller scale of death per million and iii) slightly larger scale of antibody level found in countries with stricter social distancing measures and lockdowns. However JPMorgan does not see a large meaningful difference between two groups.

This outcome suggest that COVID-19 follows a similar diffusion and development process of other infectious diseases with certain life cycles. Therefore, JPMorgan would argue that public health policy should consider a bit more biased approach on economic/pubic mental health over the aim to close the infection curve in 2021 as lockdowns could be costly to the economy.

JPMorgan’s conclusion: “Keeping public activities open and tracing susceptible people leveraging technology looks to have better risk reward to us.”

Of course, if this had been known in early March when the establishment rushed to close the economy resulting in the biggest economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression, the consequences – for both the US economy and the outcome of the election where Trump’s handling of the covid crisis became the front and center issue – would have been profound.



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