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White House: children should go back to school even if studies show they spread coronavirus

White House: children should go back to school even if studies show they spread coronavirusChildren still should go back to school even if it turns out that they are transmitting the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed more than 140,000 U.S. lives, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Friday. President Donald Trump is pushing to re-open U.S. schools, which abruptly shuttered this past spring when the coronavirus first began spreading across the country – despite teachers’ and families’ concerns that children could contract or transmit the disease should they return to classrooms. “Even if there is transmission and later studies come out, let’s say, we believe that students should be going back to school because the effect on a child we know – scientifically, they are not affected in the same way as an adult,” McEnany said in answer to a press briefing question about comments made by Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, about how the disease behaves in small children.



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NHS on alert over new coronavirus-related syndrome putting children in intensive care

NHS on alert over new coronavirus-related syndrome putting children in intensive careChildren are falling ill with a mystery ‘inflammatory syndrome’ thought to be linked to coronavirus, senior doctors have warned. NHS leaders have issued a nationwide alert after a sudden spike in children admitted to intensive care with rashes, kidney failure, and stomach problems. The young patients have been struck down by symptoms similar to toxic shock and Kawasaki syndrome, a rare condition that weakens the blood vessels and usually affects children under five. Some have been admitted to intensive care after their hearts became dangerously inflamed, while others have been put on ventilators, it is understood. On Monday night, Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England, said he had asked experts to examine "as a matter of urgency" whether a coronavirus-related syndrome among children may be emerging in the UK. "We have become aware in the last few days of reports of severe illness in children which might be a Kawasaki-like disease," he said. "Both Chris (Whitty) and I are aware of that, and we have asked our experts; I have asked the National Clinical Director for Children and Young People to look into this as a matter of urgency." He said that Public Health England (PHE) was also looking into the reports, adding: "We're not sure at the moment – it is really too early to say whether there is a link."



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Julian Assange fathered two children while in hiding at Ecuador embassy

Julian Assange fathered two children while in hiding at Ecuador embassyJulian Assange became a father to two sons while spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy, it has emerged. The WikiLeaks founder, who has been held in Belmarsh Prison since being dragged out of the embassy last year, was reportedly able to keep the births of Gabriel and Max secret from officials and diplomats. He had to watch his fiancee Stella Morris, 37, give birth over video link while he was seeking refuge at the embassy. The revelations emerged in court documents in the US, where he faces 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. The couple first met in 2011 and got engaged in 2017. The two boys, Gabriel and Max, are now three and one respectively. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Ms Morris revealed Assange watched both children being born in London hospitals via live video link, and he was able to meet Gabriel after he was smuggled into the embassy. A friend carried him into the embassy, appearing to pass off the child as their own, she said. She said: “I love Julian deeply and I am looking forward to marrying him. “Over the past five years I have discovered that love makes the most intolerable circumstances seem bearable but this is different – I am now terrified I will not see him alive again. “Julian has been fiercely protective of me and has done his best to shield me from the nightmares of his life. “I have lived quietly and privately, raising Gabriel and Max on my own and longing for the day we could be together as a family.”



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Assange's partner reveals they had 2 children and urges bail

Assange's partner reveals they had 2 children and urges bailJulian Assange’s partner revealed Sunday that she had two children with him while he lived inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and she issued a plea for the WikiLeaks founder to be released from prison over fears for his health during the coronavirus pandemic. Assange has been imprisoned at London’s Belmarsh prison since police dragged out of the embassy a year ago. In a video uploaded onto YouTube, Stella Moris said she met Assange in 2011 when she helped out his legal team and that they got together four years later.



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Coronavirus: New York lawyer, his wife, children and neighbour all test positive as city braces for community spread

Coronavirus: New York lawyer, his wife, children and neighbour all test positive as city braces for community spreadA Manhattan lawyer who was hospitalised suffering from coronavirus is in “severe condition” according to New York City health officials, as tests confirm his family have also tested positive.On Wednesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the man’s wife, son, daughter, and a neighbour in Westchester County have contracted the virus — none are thought to be in a serious condition. This takes the total number of cases in New York to six.



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