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Al Kaline, MLB Hall of Famer, dies at 85

  • Kaline was born December 19, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, and signed with the Tigers straight out of high school in 1953, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • He made his debut on June 25, 1953.
  • He retired in 1974 and became a special assistant to the Tigers' general manager.
  • Kaline was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility.
  • The city of Detroit retired his jersey, No. 6, which was the first number retired by the organization, according to the Hall of Fame's website.
  • Numerous baseball players, politicians and other athletes took to social media Monday to pay their respects to Kaline.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Kaline was a legend on and off the ball field.
  • Detroit-based singer Bob Seger said Kaline was a "genuine hero" of his.

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The mystery of why the coronavirus kills some young people

  • She knew her husband was sick, but how was it possible that a young, healthy 30-year-old with no pre-existing conditions declined so swiftly?
  • It is true that Covid-19 seems to most seriously affect older people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.
  • I recently heard the story of 39-year-old Conrad Buchanan, a healthy, vivacious Florida DJ, who also died after having coronavirus despite having no underlying conditions, according to his wife.
  • It is also possible that a critical ingredient produced by the body, known as surfactant, which better allows the lungs to expand and contract, becomes depleted in some patients infected with the coronavirus.
  • While it is true that a significant percentage of young people may be at increased risk because Americans have such a high baseline rate of pre-existing diseases such as diabetes, it is the perfectly healthy young people, like Ben and Conrad, we need to better understand.

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