UM professors upset over school’s plan to have in-person classes amid rising COVID cases

As Miami-Dade County — the epicenter of the pandemic in Florida — reports thousands of COVID-19 cases each day, some faculty and staff at the University of Miami are pushing back over the school’s plan to reopen its campuses, feeling the administration has ignored their pleadings over personal safety.

The private university, based in Coral Gables, granted its nearly 17,000 students the power to decide how to learn, but failed to do the same for many of its approximately 16,000 faculty and staff, full and part time, some employees said.

Students got two choices: Take classes entirely remotely, or return to campus and take some classes in person and some online, which UM describes as a “hybrid protected model.” UM encouraged professors who qualify as vulnerable with underlying medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to request accommodations, but didn’t do same for those who

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Americans concerned about economic impact as coronavirus cases surge

WASHINGTON — Less than a quarter of adults believe the U.S. economy is “excellent” or “good” as the coronavirus pandemic and economic anxiety related to its spread loom large, new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey tracking poll show.

Overall, just 2 percent called the economy “excellent,” with 21 percent calling it “good.” The plurality, 43 percent, called the economy “fair,” while 32 percent rated it “poor.”

When asked what issue matters most to them, every subgroup across economic, age, education and racial lines said jobs and the economy — except for Democrats, liberals or those with postgraduate degrees. In those groups, health care rated first, followed by jobs and the economy.

With the unemployment rate above 11 percent, 74 percent of adults said they are concerned that the coronavirus will have a negative impact on their household finances. And 91 percent of adults said the pandemic will have a negative

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‘The disease is still around,’ officials warn as Ontario widens Stage 3 and cases in youth rise

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 110,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

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July 20

7:15 p.m.: B.C. officials concerned about an ‘upward bend’ in its COVID-19 curve

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More Than Half Of Hoboken Coronavirus Cases Are Under 40: City

HOBOKEN, NJ — In a coronavirus update on Saturday afternoon, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said the Health Department reported four cases of coronavirus among residents on Friday and one new case Thursday, bringing the total of confirmed cases among residents since the start of the pandemic to 645.

This past Tuesday, Bhalla had noted 12 new cases since Friday, bringing the city’s total that day to 634. That means there have been 11 new cases since the Tuesday update, for a total of 23 from last Friday to this Saturday.

The number of fatalities in this city of 53,000 people has remained unchanged at 29, with no residents passing away from the virus since May.

Hoboken and several other cities in New Jersey experienced a week in June in which they had only one or no cases, before facilities started reopening and people traveled more.

On Saturday, the city also

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As India’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 1M, Here’s How Top Companies Zee Entertainment & Yoodlee Films Are Keeping Business Going

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed one million today, meaning the country now has the third highest infection rate in the world behind only Brazil and the U.S.. That compounded news earlier this week that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and his family, had tested positive for the virus and were being admitted to hospital for treatment.

The headlines paint a depressing picture but the country’s film and TV executives remain optimistic that its gargantuan screen industry will evolve, adapt and overcome the challenges in front of it. Deadline has tracked the situation in the country over the past weeks through interviews with high-profile film professionals including Boney Kapoor, Vikram Malhotra, Abhishek Bachchan and Siddharth Roy Kapur, all of whom have been soldiering on despite the near-complete production shutdown and ongoing cinema closures.

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LA County has more coronavirus cases than Canada, mayor says

Los Angeles County now has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than “all of Canada,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a Monday press conference about the virus. He also emphasized that if LA County was an “independent country” it would “have the 20th most cases in the world.”

When Garcetti made the statement on Monday, the county’s public health department was reporting over 136,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the county. There were more than 2,500 new cases reported on Monday and 13 deaths, according to the county’s data at that time.

In Canada, there have been 110,234 confirmed cases of the disease, resulting in 8,843 deaths as of Tuesday, according to numbers from Johns Hopkins University. 

“We have never had as many people infected or infectious. We have never had as many recorded positive cases each day. And we’ve never had as many people in the hospital

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Hoboken Reports 12 New Coronavirus Cases

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in an update on Tuesday afternoon that the mile-square city’s Health Department reported 12 new coronavirus cases from this past Friday through Sunday (four each day), and then none this past Monday and Tuesday. Hoboken, with 53,000 residents across the river from New York City, has had a total of 634 confirmed cases since March, and 29 deaths.

Bhalla said, “The majority of new COVID-19 cases reflect the trend across the rest of the country, with most under the age of 35. As always, the Health Department continues with diligent contact tracing on every confirmed case.”

He said, “In addition to the Health Department’s contact tracing, I ask all residents who test positive to follow up with your own contact tracing and urge anyone who may have been in contact with you to self-quarantine for a full 14 days and get tested

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University professors fear returning to campus as coronavirus cases surge

Laura Crary, an art history professor at a liberal arts college in South Carolina, is anxious to return to the classroom, so much so that she was prescribed anti-anxiety medications for the first time in her life.

“I am 62.5 years old, which means I’m four years from full retirement age, or I’d probably retire right now because I’m very nervous,” she said.

While the final fall 2020 plans at her college are still pending, professors at her university were told that conducting solely online classes was not an option. Crary asked that NBC News not name the college.

As coronavirus cases start to surge in more than 30 states across the U.S., some professors are pushing back when it comes to returning to campus for in-person teaching. More than 50% of colleges and universities have announced they will be hosting professors or students back on campus in the next

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WHO says pandemic worsening; Trump RTs tweet saying CDC ‘lies’; Florida logs second largest number of cases

Florida reported another alarming number of new coronavirus cases Monday as President Donald Trump displayed his frustration with the CDC and the World Health Organization’s director warned that the global pandemic is worsening.

“We need to reach a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday, adding that “lurching from lockdown to lockdown … has a hugely detrimental impact on societies.”

Total confirmed cases across the nation surpassed 3.3 million – about 1% of all Americans have now tested positive since the outbreak began racing across the nation just a few months ago. More than 135,000 Americans have died.

Florida reported more than 12,000 new cases Monday, one day after its 15,000 new cases smashed the daily record for any state since the pandemic began. Florida’s infection total now stands at 282,435 – more than all but

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