Chicken nugget recall 2020: Nearly 60,000 pounds of nuggets recalled

Nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken breast nuggets are being recalled because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material,” the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sunday.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, of Waco, Texas, is recalling 4-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets” that were produced May 6 and distributed to stores in four states, according to a news release.

The frozen ready-to-eat nuggets have a “Best-By date” of May 6, 2021 and lot code of 0127 and establishment number “P-20728” printed on the retail package. The items were shipped to stores in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas.

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US coronavirus: ‘Apocalyptic’ surges feared in some cities – CNN

(CNN)The three most populous states set records for new coronavirus cases daily and there are fears of “apocalyptic” surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues.

Coronavirus has killed at least 121,979 people and infected nearly 2.4 million nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins.
Florida and Texas announced Wednesday that they’d recorded more than 5,000 new Covid-19 cases the prior day, a new daily record. California reported more than 7,000 cases, obliterating a record hit a day earlier.
In Texas, if the current case trajectory continues, Houston could be the hardest-hit city in the US with numbers rivaling those in Brazil. Infection numbers are also rising in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

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Fauci says parts of U.S. are seeing a ‘disturbing surge’ of coronavirus

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that parts of the U.S. are beginning to see a “disturbing surge” in coronavirus infections.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that parts of the U.S. are beginning to see a “disturbing surge” in coronavirus infections.
  • The White House health advisor said he expects will be ready by early next year.
  • Fauci and other key Trump administration health officials are testifying before a House committee on the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The hearing comes as Covid-19 cases are growing in at least 26 states, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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New class of precision medicine strips cancer of its DNA defenses

The new study, designed to test the drug’s safety, found that half of patients given the new drug either alone or with platinum chemotherapy saw their cancer stop growing, and two patients saw their tumors shrink or disappear completely.

Damage to the DNA in cells is the root cause of cancer—but it is also a fundamental weakness in tumors, and  can be killed by further damaging their DNA or attacking their ability to  it.

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Cancer drug could work where other treatments fail

A drug that could stop cancer cells repairing themselves has shown early signs of working.

More than half of the 40 patients given berzosertib had the growth of their tumours halted.

Berzosertib was even more effective when given alongside chemotherapy, the trial run by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden NHS Trust suggested.

The trial was designed to test the safety of the drug.

The drug is the first to be trialled of a new family of treatments, which block a protein involved in DNA repair.

Blocking this protein prevents cancers from mending damage to their cells.

It’s part of a branch of treatment known as “precision medicine”, which targets specific genes or genetic changes.

The study involved patients with very advanced tumours, for whom no other treatment had worked.

This was what is known as a “phase one” trial, which is only designed to test the safety of a treatment.

But the ICR said the researchers did find some early indications that berzosertib could stop tumours growing.

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Source: All MLB spring camps to temporarily close after positive coronavirus tests

All Major League Baseball training camps will temporarily close, a source confirmed to ESPN, after multiple teams reported positive coronavirus tests Friday.

The spring training facilities in Florida and Arizona will undergo a deep cleaning, and players will need to test negative before they can return, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by USA Today Sports.

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Fact check: Feds’ syringes may have RFID chips but vaccines optional

A claim stating that the U.S. government has ordered syringes with RFID tracking devices ahead of vaccinations for coronavirus has gained attention online.

Natural News, a vehicle of “activist-turned-scientist” Mike Adams, according to its website, is a main source of the claim.

Breaking Israel News referenced Natural News in its report on the topic.

“Those who think the government is planning on forcing every American to inject themselves with a coronavirus vaccine may have just received an indication confirming their fears,” David Sidman of Breaking Israel News wrote in reference to a May 12 news release from the Defense Department.

The news release outlines a $138 million contract between the Department of Health and Human Services, DOD and ApiJect Systems America, a manufacturer of pre-filled syringes. The partnership will launch “Project Jumpstart” and “RAPID USA,” two efforts that will expand the production of U.S.-based injection devices, according to the DOD.

Source: Fact check: Feds’ syringes may have RFID chips but vaccines optional

Beijing cancels over 1,200 flights due to new coronavirus outbreak

China scrapped more than 1,200 flights in and out of capital Beijing on Wednesday as it grappled with an “extremely grave” fresh outbreak of the coronavirus linked to a food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

Officials closed 11 markets and all schools — most of which had already reopened — and banned residents of “medium- or high risk” areas of the city from leaving, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The official threat level from the contagion was also raised, from a level 3 to a 2 — just 10 days after it had been lowered.

“This has truly rung an alarm bell for us,” Cai Qi, the Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, told a standing committee meeting of the “extremely grave” concerns at the fresh outbreak.

China Eastern Airlines employees redirect passengers at a checkpoint in Beijing Capital Airport today.
China Eastern Airlines employees redirect passengers at a checkpoint in Beijing Capital Airport today.Ng Han Guan/AP

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Walmart looks to remove all cashiers from stores | FOX 5 New York

Walmart says it is an attempt to see if checkout times are faster while limiting human interaction in the age of the coronavirus.

Workers will still be available to help customers who have trouble doing the checkout themselves.

Depending on the success of the test run, Walmart could expand the program to more stores.

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