When Your Tween Is Bored

Even if you don’t want to practice “intentional boredom,” here are several boredom-busting, mood-boosting tactics from the experts. Lend Perspective Without a Lecture When tweens complain, instead of telling them what to do, share your experience and let them decide, Dr. Eastwood suggests. So say, “when I feel bored, what worked for me was to do a few minutes of …

The Latest: Chicago to require some travelers to quarantine

CHICAGO — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with the order that takes effect Monday, travelers must stay at a single home or other dwelling for 14 days except to seek …

The Latest: South Carolina sounds alarm on virus infections

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s top infectious disease expert said the state’s spike in COVID-19 cases is overwhelming the ability of health workers to track infected people. Contact tracing is a critical part of slowing the virus and quickly isolating people who may be infected, so the inability to investigate cases could mean the virus keeps spreading quickly, state Epidemiologist …

Mask Fights: America Is Fighting Over Coronavirus Safety

On any given day, somewhere in the United States, someone is going to wake up, leave the house and get in a huge argument with a stranger about wearing masks. Grocery store managers are training staff on how to handle screaming customers. Fistfights are breaking out at convenience stores. Some restaurants even say they’d rather close than face the wrath …

Doctors urge GOP to halt Texas convention as virus surges

Texas’ largest medical organization is urging the Texas GOP to reconsider plans hold its July convention in Houston as coronavirus caseloads continue surging By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press June 30, 2020, 10:29 PM 3 min read AUSTIN, Texas — As the Texas GOP presses ahead with plans for a July convention amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the state’s …

Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

HONG KONG — A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a team of scientists says in a new study. H1N1 is highly transmissible and spread around the world in 2009, killing about 285,000 people and morphing into seasonal flu. …

‘They Want to Kill Me’: Many Covid Patients Have Terrifying Delirium

One moment, scientists in Japan were testing chemicals on her; the next she was telling them, “‘I am an American and I have a right to eat a cheeseburger and drink Coca-Cola,’” she recalled, adding: “I don’t even like cheeseburgers.” Along with this agitated hyperactive delirium, she experienced internalized hypoactive delirium. In a recovery room after leaving the I.C.U., she’d …

Paris mayor reelected, green wave in France local elections

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has declared victory in her reelection bid as municipal elections postponed by the coronavirus crisis have seen a strong breakthrough from the greens across the country By SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press June 28, 2020, 10:22 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared …