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Fauci: ‘Maybe We Should Be Mandating’ Masks Amid Record High Coronavirus Cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday said it might be time to mandate mask-wearing to curb the spread of coronavirus as the nation broke its previous record for the highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases. “If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it,” Fauci told CNN in an interview on Friday. The remarks come as  data compiled by Johns Hopkins University on Friday revealed a record-breaking high of 83,000 new coronavirus cases for a single day. Fauci who is both the di...
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#Dubai Plans $136 Million in Support for Virus-Hit Businesses - Bloomberg

Dubai Plans $136 Million in Support for Virus-Hit Businesses - BloombergDubai plans to offer 500 million dirhams ($136 million) of aid for businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis, Crown Prince Hamdan Bin Mohammed said on Twitter on Saturday.The package, which will consist of rent breaks and the elimination of government fees and fines for some businesses, will bring total government support to 6.8 billion dirhams, according to the prince.The emirate is known as the business hub of the Middle Ea...
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How a 21-year-old CEO landed $3.5 million for software that he originally built to help his mom's struggling dog grooming business keep repeat customers

Profitboss CEO Adam, left, with restaurant partner Jordan Klempner , right, at The Original Pizza Cookery. Profitboss Profitboss is a startup that offers a free online ordering system and customized advertisements to restaurants. The company recently wrapped up a $3.5 million seed round led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Kimbal Musk, Figma CEO Dylan Field, AngelList cofounder Naval Ravikant, The Chainsmokers, Tinder cofounder Sean Rad, and others. CEO Adam Guild, 21, first built the co...
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threaten lawsuit over billboards criticizing COVID-19 response, group says

One billboard shows Trump smiling and gesturing to coronavirus death numbers in the U.S. Another features Kushner next to body bags and...
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U.S. reports more than 83,000 coronavirus cases, record daily total, as experts warn of difficult winter

The U.S. reported more than 83,700 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, passing the last record seen in mid-July, according to data compiled by...

Coronavirus live news: anti-lockdown protesters march in central London; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 3.03pm BST Colombia is set to surpass 1 million infections on Saturday, becoming the eighth country globally to do so. As scientists around the world race to find a coronavirus inoculation, Colombia says it is ready to distribute any vaccine which proves ef...
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‘Urban Warfare’ as Europe’s Second Wave Spins Out of Control

ROME—A few hours after the regional governor of the Italian region of Campania where Naples is located announced he would be locking down the entire province to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Neapolitans took to the streets Friday night to defy the order. The situation quickly turned into what one police official likened to urban warfare with protesters lighting dumpsters and ducking teargas being lobbed by police. All the while, the mostly maskless, yelling crowd undoubtedly spread coronaviru...
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Joe Biden has promised to tackle systemic racism head on. He can start by appointing diverse judges and cabinet members.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden puts his protective face mask back on and adjusts it as he departs after speaking about President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and answering questions from reporters during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Should Biden win, he must appoint the most diverse cabinet and judiciary in history, says five Black lawmakers in ...
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5 ways to support your employees' mental and physical well-being while working from home

The pandemic has exacerbated many employees' physical and mental health problems. Oliver Rossi/Getty Images Working from home has brought on a slew of work-related health concerns for many employees, including back and joint pain, tooth fractures, and sleep deprivation. Companies can better support their employees with regular check-ins, reminders to take time off, and resources to care for their mental and physical health. Management should revise policies to incorporate ergonomics, o...
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threatened to sue an anti-Trump super PAC for putting up billboards showing them smiling next to the US COVID-19 death toll

The new billboard featuring Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in Times Square, New York on October 22, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images The Lincoln Project, a super PAC founded by Republicans against President Donald Trump, on Friday unveiled two billboards in Times Square attacking Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner over the US COVID-19 death toll. One billboard shows Ivanka Trump smiling and gesturing next to the New York and US coronavirus death tolls. The other shows Jared Kushner smiling next t...
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We're Already Hyping 6G When 5G Hasn't Even Finished Disappointing Us Yet (techdirt)

It was the technology that was supposed to change the world. According to carriers, not only was fifth-generation wireless (5G) supposed to bring about the "fourth industrial revolution," it was supposed to revolutionize everything from smart cities to cancer treatment. According to conspiracy theorists and internet imbeciles, 5G is responsible for everything from COVID-19 to your migraines. Unfortunately for both sets of folks, data continues to indicate that 5G is nowhere near that interesti...
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At 75, I've volunteered for a Covid vaccine trial. It could set people free

Some of my friends think I’m mad but we need to know people my age can go out safely againThere’s a 50% chance that this week I was injected with a vaccine designed to protect me from Covid-19. If not, I got the saltwater placebo instead. I won’t know until the study ends in 13 months, which is a shame. It would be nice to walk the streets without looking balefully around me at young people not wearing masks and thinking: I’m 75, this virus kills people my age.It killed my chum Mike Pentelow, wh...
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Australia: COVID-19 a relevant factor when awarding compensation for unfair dismissal - People + Culture Strategies

COVID-19 was considered a relevant factor when awarding compensation to an applicant who had been unfairly dismissed.
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My 'feral' interview with Covid-19 denier Jami-Lee Ross didn't go as he planned | Tova O'Brien

Good journalists know balanced reporting is not as simple as providing both sides of the story. You have to squash falsehoodsLike the families of 1.14 million people worldwide, our family has lost people we love to Covid-19. They are people who would not have died were it not for this deadly, hyper-contagious virus. We are in a global pandemic that is at least 15 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.When people argue otherwise it puts more lives at risk; more families will mourn. Covid-19 co...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, New Zealand politics, Jami Lee Ross, Coronavirus, COVID, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien

The US just reported its highest number of Covid-19 infections in one day since the pandemic's start

The US reported more than 80,000 new coronavirus infections Friday -- the highest daily case number since the pandemic began.
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NIH director says Covid-19 vaccine authorization 'might not happen' this year

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Hawaii unveils coronavirus vaccine plans, test backlog sends tourists to quarantine, Honolulu marathon canceled, Lanai COVID-19 outbreak balloons, students infected, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia How Hawaii Is Planning For A Future COVID-19 Vaccine. It could cost Hawaii a minimum of $25 million to get people vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 — once a vaccine is approved by the federal government — state officials said Thursday. Civil Beat.Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii. Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia to...
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The Mind on Furlough

I am still furloughed and still on the public dole. It has been just over six months, and if it goes on for only another six that will hit the under for most people's bets. I have been tremendously productive in ways which probably don't count for much. The first thing that happened was that my apartment got very clean; now it is extremely messy, even by my standards. I stopped practicing on July 1 and have not yet resumed. Instead, I have torn through books and records, scrabble word lists and ...
Tags: Books, Technology, Jazz, Philosophy, Scrabble, Lubuntu, Stefan Kac, Lockdown, Furlough, COVID, Intellect And Intellectuals

'Lifespan of a fruit fly': Anderson Cooper calls out Trump's Covid-19 comment

CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses how President Trump's coronavirus response has failed as the country is looking towards hundreds of thousands of more deaths in the coming months if nothing changes.
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Nov. 10 is national COVID economic relief registration day

While Congress is still, sort of, working on a second round of COVID-19 stimulus payments, the Internal Revenue Service is trying to get the first batch out to people who've yet to collect money for which they're eligible. For the most part, these are individuals who usually don't have to file a tax return. Since the IRS is using this tax filing information to distribute the economic impact payments (EIPs), these non-filers are out of luck. But they can get their data to the IRS by using the ag...
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Why Intel's Stock Just Dropped 10% After Reporting Earnings (slashdot)

Intel shares are off around 10% in after-hours trading after the chip company reported its Q3 data. TechCrunch explains why: Investors had expected Intel to report an adjusted $1.11 in per-share profit, off around 22% from the year-ago period. They also expected it to report revenues of $18.26 billion in Q3, down a more modest 5% compared to the year-ago Q3. Notably, Intel beat revenue expectations with top line of $18.3 billion, and met earnings-per-share estimates of $1.11, on an adjusted basi...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
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A Christian School Sued Over Michigan’s Mask Mandate. Officials Just Shut It Down.

The Libertas Christian School, a “Bible-based” institution that local officials say is grappling with an “ongoing” coronavirus “outbreak,” has had enough of Michigan’s COVID-19 guidelines.In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week against top state officials—including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan attorney general, and the director of the Department of Health and Human services—the school alleges the state government has made “repeated, unreasonable demands” since it re-opened last mont...
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Illinois COVID 19 Update: IL reports 3,874 new coronavirus cases, 31 deaths

Illinois public health officials announced 3,874 new cases of COVID-19, along with 31 additional deaths Friday.
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Specification Rate Declines for Biggest Manufacturers of Porcelain Tile

There’s news in the world of porcelain tile specifications that’s of interest to both large and small firms: during the past 12-16 months, the five largest manufacturers have endured steady erosion. As the graph below illustrates, this is no small change. The share of specification as Basis of Design of the top five (Daltile, Crossville, Emser Tile, American Olean Tile, and Florida Tile) declined from 80% in June of 2019 to 41% in June of 2020. This trend has been identified by Design A...
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26 clothing stores you'll see less of in the future

Gap just announced it would begin exiting malls and shutter 350 stores by 2024. Reuters Many clothing retailers have announced store closures in the past year, and the coronavirus pandemic has led to even more. Gap Inc. just announced it would begin exiting malls and shutter 350 stores by 2024. American Eagle Outfitters recently announced it will be permanently closing up to 50 stores this year and could close up to 500 stores in the next two years. Legacy department stores Century 21, Lor...
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Census takers fall short of target goal in US count

By Mike Schneider | Associated Press From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court ruling. Community activists, statisticians and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in...
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Fewer than 4% of adults in Wuhan, China, tested positive for antibodies against COVID-19, putting the possibility of countries...

Fewer than 4% of adults in Wuhan, China, tested positive for antibodies against COVID-19, putting the possibility of countries...
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Grace Community Church and The Master’s University Have Outbreaks of COVID-19 (UPDATED with Church Response)

(UPDATE) Jenna Ellis, attorney for Grace Community Church just released this statement in response to the LA Times article about the COVID outbreak at the church: Three very mild positive tests among more than 7000 people is hardly news. 0.0004% is not an ‘outbreak.’ The LA Times and others’ grossly misleading and fear-mongering headlines aim to mischaracterize Grace Community Church as irresponsible and a superspreader. It has never been the Church’s position that it is only safe to hold servi...
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Casino Insider: COVID-19 has changed how casinos do business — Here’s where we’re at

When was the last time you went to a casino? If it was pre-COVID, you probably remember the crowds, the packed seats at slot machines and table games and a line for the buffet — all hallmarks of the casino experience. Since the start of the pandemic seven months ago, the casinos have transformed and we’ve been there to witness the evolution. We stood in lines wearing face coverings waiting for a temperature check; walked reconfigured gaming floors; saw new restaurants replace buffets and watched...
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