FITNESS FILES: Yoga classes go back online with latest round of restrictions


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As far as Schmidt knows, there has not been a single case of transmission from her studio, so the latest rounds of restrictions did come as somewhat of a surprise.

All team sports, fitness classes and training sessions have been prohibited. Prior to the latest restrictions, yoga studios were adhering to stringent health guidelines.

“We were not touching each other, the instructors weren’t going around and doing any hands-on, and they were wearing a mask the whole time,” Schmidt said. “They’re safe and people are social distanced. I can understand some points because of the sizing, we’re not outdoors, but I was surprised, because I think most members of the health community are taking it seriously, they don’t want to be shutdown.

“The members and the instructors running it are trying to be extra cautious, because the instructors want to keep their jobs and the members don’t

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Moderna files for U.S. vaccine authorization, will seek EU nod


(Reuters) – Moderna Inc said on Monday it has applied for U.S. emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said an advisory committee would meet to discuss the request on Dec. 17, making Moderna’s candidate the second highly effective vaccine likely to receive U.S. regulatory backing and a potential roll out this year.

A shot developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE that was 95% effective in its pivotal trial is set to be reviewed by a panel of outside experts a week earlier. The FDA will decide on the emergency use authorizations (EUA)after the advisers make their recommendations.

Moderna, which also plans to seek European approval, reported that its vaccine’s efficacy was consistent across age, race, ethnicity and gender demographics as well

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Leaked Coronavirus Files From China Reveal ‘Mistakes’ And Mishandling Of COVID-19: Report


KEY POINTS

  • Chinese health authorities downplayed the severity of the novel coronavirus during the early weeks
  • Chinese officials initially reported fewer cases that those listed in internal documents
  • China had been battling an influenza outbreak during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic

Leaked coronavirus files from China reveal the country mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic by misleading the public in the pandemic’s early days. 

An unnamed source provided over 117 pages of internal documents from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It showed that local health authorities downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak. 

On Feb. 10, Chinese authorities reported 2,478 new coronavirus cases. However, the internal documents showed the country listed a total of 5,918 cases the same day. The figure was never revealed to the public, CNN reported.

The death toll listed in the document also revealed discrepancies. On March 7, Hubei officials reported 2,986

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Trident Acquisitions Files Proxy Supplement Detailing Terms for Extension of Business …


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NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) (“Trident”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has filed a proxy supplement to its annual meeting proxy statement (the “Supplement”). The Supplement explains certain changes to the terms under which Trident can extend its available time to complete a business combination. If stockholders approve the amendment to Trident’s certificate of incorporation at the November 30, 2020 stockholder’s meeting (the “Annual Meeting”), which allows Trident the ability to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination by an additional three months and with an ability to further extend for an additional three months if approved by Trident’s board of directors, Trident will be required to deposit additional funds into the

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Trident Acquisitions Files Proxy Supplement Detailing Terms for Extension of Business Combination Deadline Nasdaq:TDAC


(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) (‘Trident’), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has filed a proxy supplement to its annual meeting proxy statement (the ‘Supplement’). The Supplement explains certain changes to the terms under which Trident can extend its available time to complete a business combination. If stockholders approve the amendment to Trident’s certificate of incorporation at the November 30, 2020 stockholder’s meeting (the ‘Annual Meeting’), which allows Trident the ability to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination by an additional three months and with an ability to further extend for an additional three months if approved by Trident’s board of directors, Trident will be required to deposit additional funds into the trust account under the following terms:

  • With respect to the first month of the extension,
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Trident Acquisitions Files Proxy Supplement Detailing Terms for Extension of Business Combination Deadline


NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) (“Trident”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has filed a proxy supplement to its annual meeting proxy statement (the “Supplement”). The Supplement explains certain changes to the terms under which Trident can extend its available time to complete a business combination. If stockholders approve the amendment to Trident’s certificate of incorporation at the November 30, 2020 stockholder’s meeting (the “Annual Meeting”), which allows Trident the ability to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination by an additional three months and with an ability to further extend for an additional three months if approved by Trident’s board of directors, Trident will be required to deposit additional funds into the trust account under the following terms:

  • With respect to the first month of the
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Family of dead Publix worker files lawsuit alleging grocery chain stopped him from wearing a mask


When Florida-based grocery chain Publix began requiring employees to wear masks in late April, it was too late for deli worker Gerardo Gutierrez.



a small house in a tree: A Publix in Hutchinson Island, Fla., ahead of a hurricane.


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A Publix in Hutchinson Island, Fla., ahead of a hurricane.

By then, the 70-year-old father of four was already infected with the coronavirus and would die alone in a hospital eight days later. His family and friends said their goodbyes over Zoom.

In March, as the virus was spreading rapidly across the country, Gutierrez asked his employer whether he could wear a face covering at his South Beach store, but he was denied, alleges a lawsuit his daughter filed Monday in a Miami court on his behalf.

At least 131 grocery workers have died of covid-19, the disease the virus causes, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents 900,000 grocery employees. The actual death toll

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Life Time Fitness Files For Data Evidence On COVID Spread, Arging They’re Not Super-Spreaders


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the largest gyms in the country, based right here in Minnesota, argues gyms are not super spreaders.

On Friday, Life Time CEO Braham Akradi filed a request for access to government data to see the exact amount of virus spread happening in health clubs in Minnesota.

“The clubs are amongst the lowest places that they’re spreading this virus,” said Akradi.

Life Time said in a statement, “We have had approximately 3.15 million visits to its Minnesota clubs since they reopened on June 10. Since that time 352 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported by members and/or team members. This equates to .0001% of the total amount of cases in the state.”

Life Time Fitness in Edina was the one part of Samantha Maroney’s daily routine that she didn’t cut out during this pandemic. Unlike many other activities she enjoys, she felt this was

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