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In Florida, over 40 hospitals max out ICU capacity amid coronavirus surge

A surge of coronavirus cases in Florida has maxed out dozens of intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals around the state, following an attempt by local officials to institute a phased reopening of the economy. Over 40 hospitals are now hitting their limit with regard to ICU capacity, according to a CNBC News report. This news comes on the same day that Florida reportedly announced its second-highest one-day COVID-19 infection rate. “We’re putting ourselves at risk and other people aren’t willing to do anything and in fact go the other way and be aggressive to promote the disease,” Dr. Andrew…

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Giants’ Nate Solder threatens ‘no football’ amid NFL negotiations

NFL players haven’t signed off on an NFL season yet. As the league and NFL Players Association negotiate the details of an unprecedented season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Giants left tackle Nate Solder, the team’s union rep, made it clear the sides aren’t close to an agreement regarding health and safety protocols. “If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020,” Solder tweeted Friday. “It’s that simple.” With training camps scheduled to begin July 28, the league and players’ union are scheduled…

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Love Island Australia’s Erin Barnett vows to get fit as Melbourne goes into lockdown

Love Island Australia star Erin Barnett has vowed to get ‘as fit as possible’ over the next six weeks, as Melbourne goes into a six-week lockdown. As the Victorian capital battles another COVID-19 outbreak, the reality TV star is taking a ‘no excuses’ approach to using her time at home to better her fitness. On Thursday, the 25-year-old shared a saucy Instagram selfie of herself in a black cleavage-bearing top, that drew attention to her ample assets. ‘I really have no excuses this time’: Love Island Australia’s Erin Barnett shared…

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Brodie Van Wagenen: ‘Business as usual’ for Mets amid sale

As the bidding continues in the sale of the Mets, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Friday it was “business as usual” as far as he was concerned in running the team. “I anticipate it remaining that way until there is or isn’t a change,’’ Van Wagenen said. The first round of bids were due Thursday, but the GM said he was still in constant communication with Jeff Wilpon, as well as his father Fred, about the day-to-day running of the team. “Truthfully, it’s not a process I’m involved in,’’…

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Ghislaine Maxwell ‘has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors’

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors’ and boasted of ‘owning’ powerful people, according to a former friend. The ex-jewel robber, who used the pseudonym William Steel, said they ‘forced’ him to watch the footage as they wanted to convince him of their ‘power’. He also claimed to have seen clips of ‘celebrities’ and ‘world figures’ having ‘threesomes, even orgies’ with minors. It follows Maxwell, 58, being arrested last Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls – one as young as…

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Electric scooters, mopeds causing more ER injuries in NYC

Angelo Mascia, DO, and Daniel G. Murphy, MD, work in the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx. They write to The Post about the latest increase in business — electric scooters:  The growing use of private and pay-per-use bicycles in New York City is a worthy and convenient transportation solution that is environmentally friendly. The prevention of injuries and deaths among bicyclists requires ongoing innovation and civil-engineering solutions. Bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles should safely coexist. Our emergency department has noticed a concerning and dangerous transportation…

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Le’Veon Bell: Jamal Adams still ‘wants to be’ with Jets

Despite his public demands to be traded, Le’Veon Bell believes teammate Jamal Adams wants to remain with the Jets. The pair had a “great talk” on Thursday. “I think he wants to be [with the Jets]. I just think he wants to get paid,” Bell said on Hot 97 radio on Friday. “I think he’s in the same situation I was three years ago. He’s a young player. He’s been at the top of the game, playing at a high level and feels like, ‘Dang, I just want to get…

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Emily Andre admits she’s loved having husband Peter around during lockdown

Emily Andre has joked that she ‘never’ wants husband Peter to return to work, as she’s enjoyed spending more time with him in lockdown. Speaking about their marriage with The Sun on Friday the doctor, 30, claimed there were times she felt like ‘a single parent’ because the singer, 47, was away so often because of his profession. She explained: ‘I don’t want him to go back to work, ever! There’s been a lot of times since we’ve been together that I feel like a single parent.  ‘I don’t want…

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Trump says he will sign order to provide road to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

President Trump said Friday that he will be signing an executive order in the next few weeks which will include a “road to citizenship” for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. “I’m going do a big executive order, I have the power to do it as president and I’m going to make DACA a part of it,” Trump said in an interview with Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart. “But we’ll put it in and then we’re probably going to be taking it out. We’re working out the legal complexities right now,”…

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