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Catching COVID-19 During the Insurrection

Catching COVID-19 During the InsurrectionIt still hurts to swallow or drink. Water tastes off. She can’t sleep. She buried herself under blankets all weekend, but she couldn’t stay warm. Then came the pounding headache, the blocked sinuses. So far, she’s spent more than a week in self-isolation, toggling between British TV dramas and news reports about the rioters who wanted to assassinate her colleagues in Congress. Her husband’s symptoms are the same, but he is older than her and in a high-risk group. It’s been five days since they tested positive, nine days since the insurrection. Pramila Jayapal, the 55-year-old representative from Washington, told me that her anger is “next-level.”Jayapal received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on January 4, and she tested negative for the coronavirus on January 5, the night before she entered the Capitol. She believes that she contracted it last Wednesday when she huddled inside…


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Biden’s White House Doesn’t Need to Be a COVID-19 Hot Spot

Biden’s White House Doesn’t Need to Be a COVID-19 Hot SpotBefore the Bidens move into the White House on Wednesday, butlers and housekeepers will perform their usual rituals: They’ll dust the gilded portraits of George and Martha Washington flanking the East Room fireplace; they’ll discard the bedsheets and towels used by the outgoing first family; and they’ll stock the residence pantry with the incoming president’s favorite dessert. This year, the White House will also get an unprecedented—and expensive—deep clean. An outside firm will likely use a powerful disinfectant to kill any lingering coronavirus on the doorknobs, elevator buttons, and other high-touch surfaces throughout the 55,000-square-foot complex. It might even follow the lead of airports and hospitals by deploying a robot to wipe out the virus using UV-light technology.But disinfecting the White House, which has already been the epicenter of three different COVID-19 outbreaks, won’t protect the building’s residents from future…


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Widespread use of coronavirus face masks can help control virus transmission: study

Widespread use of coronavirus face masks can help control virus transmission: studyIn the ongoing debate about coronavirus face mask effectiveness, a new study published this week suggests that widespread use of face masks can help to prevent large outbreaks of COVID-19.  ….. Read More.FOX News – Health News | Health & WellnessTue, January 19, 20211 day ago


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Coronavirus update: Study finds vaccine works against new virus variant, remembering the 400,000 Ame...

Coronavirus update: Study finds vaccine works against new virus variant, remembering the 400,000 Ame…The U.S. is gearing up for a national vaccination campaign By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs January 20, 2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 24,273,831 (24,087,284) Total U.S. deaths: 402,400 (399,264) Total global cases: 96,396,565 (95,703,104) Total global deaths: 2,063,594 (2,044,445) Study finds vaccine is effective against mutated virus The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech is just as effective at neutralizing the newly discovered virus strain as the original. Thats the finding of a study completed by the companies and reported by STAT News The study has not been peer-reviewed, but its findings conform to early predictions that there is nothing in the variant that would give it a defense against the vaccine. The new variant — called B.1.1.7. — is already quickly…


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Will Donald Trump Finally Be The President We Hoped For?

Will Donald Trump Finally Be The President We Hoped For?GARYTALK.COM (GaryWords) – As if things weren’t bad enough following 3 and a half years of Donald J. Trump occupying the White House in Washington, D.C., the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in some countries swiftly became a “pandemic” after the virus rapidly spread throughout the world and came to the shores of the United States. After […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherThu, April 2, 202010 months ago


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What Comes After Parler

What Comes After ParlerOn the last day of Parler, the vibe was electric.It was the weekend after supporters of President Donald Trump had stormed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the election. With just more than a 24-hour warning, the “free speech social network” and aspiring Twitter alternative was being cut off by its cloud-hosting provider, Amazon Web Services. There were all-caps claims that “antifa” was actively taking over New York City, dressed in riot gear. There was rampant speculation about whether Trump had invoked the Insurrection Act, for reasons unclear. There was discussion of how Parler’s removal from the internet might be an event proving the validity of the QAnon conspiracy theory, the beginning of a mythical “10 days of darkness,” to precede the violent denouement of a global satanic plot. The company’s CEO, John Matze, posted frenzied promises: “I believe Amazon, Google, Apple worked…


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