32 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Fatality Documented in Pasadena

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News 32 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Fatality Documented in Pasadena City sets up online vaccine inquiry forms for education, child care, food and agriculture workers By BRIAN DAY and CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:19 pmcenter_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena city officials have set up online inquiry forms for education, child care, food and agriculture workers to be notified when COVID-19 vaccines are available now that those groups are eligible for vaccination under state guidelines.Meanwhile, the city recorded 32 new infections and one new death on Wednesday, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. No details regarding the most recent fatality were available.Over the course of the pandemic, Pasadena has seen a total of 10,949 cases of the virus and 317 deaths, according to city data.Huntington Hospital reported treating 38 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with nine of those people requiring treatment in intensive care units. The facility saw an average of four new COVID-19 admissions over the prior week.With education, child care, food and agriculture workers now eligible for vaccination under state guidelines, city officials have created online inquiry pages for members of those groups to fill out so they can be notified when vaccine doses are available. Emergency service providers are also included in the state’s new group of eligible workers, but the vast majority of them in Pasadena have already been inoculated.The forms can be found online at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-vaccine.Officials urged residents to also consult with their primary care physicians about vaccine availability.As COVID-19 numbers continued to improve in Los Angeles County, and with more restrictions likely to be lifted in coming weeks, the county’s public health director warned today that while an end to the pandemic is in sight, it’s not over yet.“Our biggest worry is, of course, that people will relax too much, decide not to wear their face mask, decide not to keep their distance, decide to go back to having big parties,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer said during a virtual briefing. “We’re just not there yet. None of that would be safe at this point, and all of it can cause spread.”Her warning came amid continuing downward trends in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but with daily deaths regularly topping 100 and more variants of the virus appearing that could more quickly spread through a community still struggling to get fully vaccinated.Ferrer said the county has now confirmed the first case of a COVID variant discovered in Brazil, and the number of cases of a variant that originated in the United Kingdom has shot up to 27, up from 18 known cases last week. And a California variant is becoming increasingly dominant, with county officials detecting the mutation in 31 of 55 specimens that were specifically tested for it.“We still have a lot of community transmission,” Ferrer said. “We still have variants that are dominating that are thought to be more infectious, that’s the California variant, and an increased probability that we have more of the U.K. variant circulating as well. So our work is not done.”She said news that vaccine supplies are expected to vastly increase in the coming months — beginning next week with the anticipated arrival of the first doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine — means an end is in sight. But people can’t abandon all infection-control measures before reaching the finish line.“That means that we don’t have that much further to go, and it would just be horrible if in the few months that are left we go through another surge,” Ferrer said. “Our county frankly can’t afford that in multiple ways. We don’t want to do the see-sawing on opening and closing again.”Los Angeles County is on track to exit the restrictive purple tier of the state’s four-level economic-reopening roadmap by late March. If it advances to the less-restrictive red tier, more businesses could be cleared to open, including indoor dining, movie theaters and fitness centers, all at limited capacity.Figures released by the state Tuesday put the county’s adjusted average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections at 7.2 per 100,000 residents. If that number falls to 7 per 100,000 residents and stays at that level for two weeks, the county will be able to move out of the restrictive purple tier of the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” and into the red tier. The county already meets the other two required metrics — with an average testing-positivity rate of just 3.5% and a “health equity quartile” of 5.1% — to advance to the red tier.Ferrer noted that in addition to allowing more businesses to open, moving to the red tier would also allow in-person instruction to resume for students in grades 7-12. The county already meets the requirements for in-person classes for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.She got emotional as she read comments from recent discussions with school children about the difficulties the pandemic has caused on their families and their ability to continue learning.“This pandemic has been extraordinarily difficult for so many, and it’s been powerful for us all to hear the voices of young people who have had the courage to tell us in their own words how they’re feeling,” Ferrer said, her voice breaking. “This is why we really do need to recommit ourselves to use every single tool we have to reduce transmission, to vaccinate everybodywho’s eligible and get to a place where all of our children can get back to school with the safety that’s required in their school community.“Our children have been through something that none of us experienced as children, and we owe them all our support and our effort so that they can be as safe as possible as we move toward a more healthy future.”Ferrer announced another 116 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. The new deaths lifted the countywide death toll from throughout the pandemic to 21,669.Another 1,759 cases were also announced, lifting the overall total to 1,195,913.The California Department of Public Health announced 3,352 new infections and 278 deaths, raising the statewide totals to 3,484,963 COVID-19 cases and 52,775 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior two weeks held steady at 2.6%, according to CDPH data.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s deaths.Related:81.7% of Pasadena Seniors Vaccinated Against COVID-19last_img read more

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Academic warns of Facebook mental damage

first_imgAn Oxford academic has told the House of Lords that electronic entertainment and social networking sites like Facebook could harm users mentally.Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Lincoln College, said social networking websites could “infantilize” the human brain and cause users to lose their sense of identity.She told the Lords that communications via websites such as Facebook “are devoid of cohesive narrative and long-term significance. As a consequence, the mid-21st century mind might almost be infantilized, characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathize and a shaky sense of identity.”“It is hard to see how living this way on a daily basis will not result in brains, or rather minds, different from those of previous generations,” she added.Greenfield argued that social sites, along with computer games, might contribute to a rise in cases of Attention Deficit Disorder.“If the young brain is exposed from the outset to a world of fast action and reaction, of instant new screen images flashing up with the press of a key, such rapid interchange might accustom the brain to operate over such timescales. Perhaps when in the real world such responses are not immediately forthcoming, we will see such behaviours and call them attention-deficit disorder.”“It might be helpful to investigate whether the near total submersion of our culture in screen technologies over the last decade might in some way be linked to the threefold increase over this period in prescriptions for methylphenidate, the drug prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”Greenfield went further to suggest that a reliance on interacting and communicating with others via a computer could lead to a loss of empathy and responsibility.However, students who use social networking websites frequently expressed skepticism over Greenfield’s remarks. One second-year English student said, “I think she’s going a bit over the top. All of us use Facebook – it’s just a convenient way of staying in touch. It promotes communication, rather than hinders it.”“People who live in a bizarre Facebook world are probably the sort of people who would never socialise normally anyway. Physicists, and so on,” he added.Professor Greenfield is currently in South Africa, and was unable to comment on whether she felt Oxford students were at risk by their use of social networking sites.last_img read more

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Show HN: Appsites – Beautiful websites for mobile

first_imgEveryone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point!center_img I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing.last_img read more

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Dwyane Wade defends son’s look amid ‘stupidity’ in comments on family photo

first_imgView this post on Instagram Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade recently shared on Instagram a family photo featuring their son, Zion, and daughter, Kaavia.Unfortunately, the comment section displayed people bullying Zion about his appearance in the photo. Most of the comments featured criticisms about Zion’s nails and crop top. Grateful ❤❤❤ Happy Thanksgiving good people. To all the friends and family that have my back and all the friends and family I’ve never met who show love and support when everyone is looking and when no one is looking…All praise, gratitude and thankfulnessA post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Nov 28, 2019 at 3:02pm PSTUnion posted the photo on Thanksgiving, and in the days that followed, people continued to comment. This led to Wade posting a statement a few days later regarding the “hate” he and his family had received as a result of the photo.center_img I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so i get it. But here’s the thing—I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile! ✌🏾— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 30, 2019This isn’t the first time Zion has been the subject of drama on social media for the Wade family. Dwyane Wade posted a photo with Zion and Kaavia in October with the caption, “my girls.” Wade eventually took the post down after several derogatory comments.Union responded to the criticism by quote-tweeting the photo with the caption, “Looks like love to me. I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve.”Union supported Zion in April by attending the Miami Pride Festival with him. Dwyane was unable to attend because of his schedule but posted to Instagram, “Zion had his (own) cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile kid!”last_img read more

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