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City Forces Fire Dept. To Ticket Citizens Not Wearing Masks; $100 Each

"Mayor Steve Benjamin warned that he would introduce even stricter restrictions if residents did not obey the mask mandate." South Carolina capital hands out 125 citations to mask violators in 3 days, promises more to come. Nov 24, 2020 HeadlineUSA – Officials in Columbia, South Carolina, handed out more than 125 citations in three days to residents not wearing masks. This “no tolerance” blitz was more than double the total number of citations the Columbia Fire Department has...

Healthcare CEO Who Said Masks Are “Just For Show” Forced Out

"For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it. I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture. … My team and I have a duty to express the truth and facts and reality and not feed the opposite." – Ousted Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft Minneapolis Star-Tribune, SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The head...

Yet Another ‘Highly Effective’ Vaccine

"AstraZeneca said it will immediately apply for early approval of the vaccine where possible, and it will seek an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization." Third major drug company reports COVID-19 vaccine with 90% or better effectiveness Nov 23, 2020 LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is easier to distribute...

FL Mayors Warn DeSantis Of “Dire Consequences”

Florida mayors held a virtual news conference Wednesday to push for a statewide mask mandate and more Nov 19, 2020 Florida Politics – A cohort of mayors from the southern portion of the state is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to change his hands-off approach to COVID-19 as infections continue to rise. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber led a virtual news conference Wednesday featuring four separate requests as local leaders begin bracing for a potential spike in hospitalizations....

Inmates Get $2 An Hour Working For TX Medical Examiner

Nov 16, 2020 | CNN – El Paso County, one of Texas' Covid-19 hotspots, has recruited inmates to move bodies of coronavirus victims. They are temporarily relieving overworked personnel at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office, authorities say. Nine inmates from an El Paso County Sheriff's Office detention facility have volunteered to assist the medical examiner's office, which is currently housing bodies of Covid-19 victims in its permanent and mobile morgues. They have been working...

Green Bay Packers/Notre Dame Legend Dies At 84

ESPN News Services – Paul Hornung, the "Golden Boy" who starred for Notre Dame in the 1950s and the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s, has died at age 84, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Friday. Hornung, born Dec. 23, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky, was one of only seven players to win the Heisman Trophy and be named NFL MVP by The Associated Press. The others were Lamar Jackson, Cam Newton, Barry Sanders, Marcus Allen, Earl...

Best Masks, Worst Masks – Ranked

Business Insider – Ever since the CDC began recommending cloth masks for the general public in April, researchers have been evaluating the best materials for filtering the coronavirus. An ideal mask blocks both large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes - the primary method by which people pass the virus to others - along with smaller airborne particles called aerosols, which are produced when people talk or exhale. It should be sealed around the nose and mouth,...

8 Things To Know About Joe Biden’s Health

Biden has a 21% chance of dying in office | Key facts about Joe Biden's health reported by WebMD, Oct. 28, 2020 | The soon-to-be 78-year-old will be the oldest to ever take office as president of the United States. Biden is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 178 pounds, and has a blood pressure of 128/84. According to an academic paper released by the American Federation for Aging Research. Biden has a 21% chance of dying in...

Fla. Man Shoots, Kills ‘Intruder’ – It Was His Wife

Man breaks #1 rule of gun safety – positively identify your target – shoots pregnant wife dead | Nov 5, 2020 | Stuart, FL (AP) – A Florida man who thought he heard an intruder outside his bedroom door instead fatally shot his pregnant wife, authorities said. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in Stuart, Sheriff William Snyder of Martin County told news outlets. The man told detectives he didn't realize his wife...

Melania: ‘My Personal Experience With COVID-19’

"I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food." I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received—I tested positive for COVID-19. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation’s Commander-in-Chief, received the same news. Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have...

Another Florida Man Attacked By ‘Exotic’ Pet | Python In Mustang

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a very busy day | Oct 29, 2020 | DAVIE, Fla. (WPLG) – A man says he had to undergo multiple surgeries after he was mauled by a black leopard. It happened after he paid $150 to have “a full-contact experience” with the wild animal. Detectives with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) say the savage attack happened in an enclosure at a South Florida home owned by Michael...

Trump, Fauci’s Rocky Road, Blow By Blow

Oct 28, 2020 |  USA TODAY  – When President Donald Trump said at his final presidential debate against rival Joe Biden last week that he thinks Dr. Anthony Fauci might be a Democrat, it was not the first time he had made a sweeping statement to undermine Fauci’s credibility in one breath while saying “he happens to be a good person” in the next. Here is a timeline of the pandemic, reports about their relationship, and public...

Hillary ‘Literally Sick’ Over Mere Thought Of Trump Reelection

"I don’t think he has any conscience. He’s obviously not a moral, truthful man." | Oct 26, 2020 |  Headline USA – Hillary Clinton said the idea of President Donald Trump winning reelection makes her “literally sick” to her stomach. “I can’t entertain the idea of him winning, so let’s just preface it by that,” the former Democratic presidential candidate told the New York Times’ Kara Swisher during a podcast episode released Monday: “Because it makes me literally sick...

Fauci: Masks Should Be Mandated

CNN – Dr. Fauci has said that he doesn't think a federal mandate would be the way to go. Until now. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN's Erin Burnett Friday. Mask mandates may be tricky to enforce, but it might be time to call for them, Fauci said. "There's going to be a difficulty enforcing it, but if everyone agrees that this is something that's important and they...

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