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    Conservative influencer Rogan O’Handley appeared on Newsmax TV on Saturday to discuss his forcible removal from CPAC in Orlando over not wearing a Covid mask. Popular conservative YouTube broadcaster Austen Fletcher was also removed, and video and photos of the incidents were shared on Twitter. “We were told by the multiple sheriff’s deputies that were summoned to us by Hyatt security that if we didn’t leave, we would be arrested,” said the conservative activist in his interview with Newsmax. “They’re very strict on mask policy, particularly on media row.” O’Handley said he generally “obliged” the policy, but had it off at that time for photos with his many “young, bright-eyed, conservative youth kids” who came up to him. He showed the camera his trespass warning given to him by the sheriff’s department. “My media credentials were replaced with that,” he said of the warning, “that’s freedom of the press for...
    TENNIS star Novak Djokovic has been criticised for not wearing a mask before the Australian Open final. His opponent Daniil Medvedev was wearing a mask as he made his way on to the court - and so was women's champ Naomi Osaka in yesterday's final. 3Djokovic, who has previously expressed his desire not to be vaccinated, did not wear a maskCredit: Getty Images - Getty   3His opponent Medvedev, 25, did wear a maskCredit: AFP or licensors 3As did women's champ Osaka, 23, in yesterday's finalCredit: Getty Images - Getty One fan tweeted: "Djokovic needs to be sanctioned for not wearing a mask, he is on the public stage and should be being an example." Another wrote: "Medvedev is wearing a mask while Djokovic isn’t it… that should tell you all you need to know. Support the person who is following the rules." As the Serbian walked out on...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The CDC has released new research showing double-masking can better protect people from COVID-19. The agency found that if done properly, wearing two masks can reduce exposure to infectious particles by 95%. RELATED: It Happens Here: Graftons Link To The Battle Over The Start Of Valentines In America The CDC said the best protection comes from a cloth mask tightly fitted over a medical-grade mask or when a surgical mask has knotted ear loops to bring the material closer to the face. RELATED: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Todays Developments “The science is clear,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “Everyone needs to be wearing a mask when they are in public, or when they are in their own home but with people who do not live in their household. This is especially true with our ongoing concern about new variants spreading in the United States.” MORE: Remains Of...
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was ripped by safety-conscious fans on Sunday night when he handed the Lombardi Trophy to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following their 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Goodell, who was on the podium after the game, was not wearing a mask despite the league’s COVID-19 protocols that made it mandatory for players and coaches to wear face coverings during games. Several teams, players, and coaches were disciplined throughout the season for not abiding by the rules, and since Goodell didn’t have a mask on, he immediately faced backlash from fans on social media. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM TOM BRADY'S PARENTS TELL THEIR SON TO WEAR HIS MASK MORE OFTEN AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC During the game, Goodell was captured with a mask on while sitting next to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara. On Monday...
    More On: Coronavirus US economy adds 49K jobs in rebound from COVID-fueled loss Harris breaks tie: Senate OKs COVID relief package without GOP support No-mask Walmart shoppers confronted with sarcasm in Atlanta, Georgia Senate forges ahead with $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package after marathon night of voting A New Jersey man dutifully wore a mask when he recently boarded a United flight to Florida – but was booted because the full-face contraption violated the airline’s policy, according to a report. On Jan. 23, Mahwah native Rob Joseph and his brother arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport wearing Narwall masks – scuba-inspired devices named after the narwhal, a medium-sized toothed whale, NorthJersey.com reported. But they were surprised when airline employees told them to replace them with cloth coverings because the masks did not follow company guidelines — or they would not be allowed to fly. “Is it goofy? Absolutely. Is...
    Trey Songz appeared to throw the first punch and was approached three times about not wearing wearing a mask just before his arrest in a new video released by the Kansas City Police. The Missouri law enforcement agency posted the footage, which seemed to be from a security camera at Arrowhead Stadium, showing Trey - real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson - and a group of friends in the stands. The video - which is from the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills - points out Trey in the same black hoodie and hat that other footage of the incident has shown. Trey Songz appeared to throw the first punch and was approached three times about not wearing wearing a mask just before his arrest in a new video released by the Kansas City Police This is a photo of the 36-year-old singer at the Jackson...
    A leading cosmetic doctor says he's seen a 20 per cent increase in 'mask lip' - chapped or infected lips caused by wearing prolonged wearing of a face covering - since the pandemic began.  Dr Tijion Esho, who runs two clinics in the UK and one in Dubai, claims he's experienced a significant rise in patients coming to his practices with a condition he describes as 'mask lip'.  The doctor, who performs aesthetic medicine and non-surgical procedures, told FEMAIL that not looking after your lips properly after wearing a mask for prolonged periods can cause severe chapping and even fungal infections.  Scroll down for video  Dr Esho, who has clinics in London, Newcastle and Dubai, claims he's seen a 20 per cent rise in cases of what's been dubbed 'mask lip' Cosmetic doctor says harsh materials, the winter chill and prolonged wearing are all a disaster for lips,...
    DoJ to probe departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism Britain’s 3rd major COVID lockdown producing no positive results, study concludes By Wearing a Mask, President Biden Is Leading by Example and Sending an Important Message As I snuggled on the couch with my kids, who are eight and 10, to watch the presidential inauguration, making sure they didn't miss this historic event, I had many tear-filled moments, as I'm sure many of you did. But when my daughter asked me why I was crying at the end of Joe Biden's speech, all I could say was, "I've been waiting for so long for our president to do the right thing." © Getty / Alex Wong / 2021 Getty Images By Wearing a Mask, President Biden Is Leading by Example and Sending an Important Message I finally feel safer and more taken care of, especially in regards...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden got heat for removing his mask at the Lincoln Memorial - hours after signing an executive order mandating masks on federal property. Biden took his mask off on Wednesday night for a televised address at the memorial and while he stood observing it, but wore it immediately before and after the TV hit. 4President Joe Biden did not wear a mask during a television hit at the Lincoln MemorialCredit: Getty Images - Getty In a video clip of Biden standing at the foot of the memorial for ex-President Abraham Lincoln, another person stood near him as music played. The new president’s conservative critics quickly slammed him for apparently being a hypocrite.  "Does Joe Biden's new executive order mandating masks on federal property not apply to Joe Biden while he's on federal property?” tweeted Charlie Kirk, founder of the right-wing organization Turning Point USA. “Because here he is...
    A SHOPPER was kicked out of Sainsbury's by cops for not wearing a face mask as supermarkets begin to clampdown on Covid flouters. The unnamed woman, who refused to show proof she was exempt from wearing a face mask while shopping at the store in Kent, was escorted out by police officers. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5The officers from Kent Police asked the woman on what grounds she was exempt from wearing a mask - but she did not answer 5Police marched the woman out of the store Heated footage has emerged of the woman challenging the officers over their request for her to show proof of exemption. It comes as supermarkets have clamped down on people not wearing face coverings by banning them from entering unless they can prove they are exempt. Due to coronavirus restrictions, covering faces in...
    Two masks may be better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19, some scientists say.  President-elect Joe Biden was ahead of the curve, wearing two masks on the campaign trail - a habit for which President Donald Trump mocked him.   But Biden was on to something. Wearing a thicker fabric mask over a surgical one may act like a double-filter and improve the fit of face coverings, University of California, San Francisco, scientists advised in recent commentary.  Double-masking may block more than 90 percent of infectious particles, the researchers found.  It comes as public health officials warn that vaccines - which are being rolled out painfully slowly in the US - won't mean we can take off our masks, because they don't necessarily prevent people from spreading the virus.  President-elect Joe Biden often wore two masks  on the  campaign trail and  was mo 'Americans will not need to...
    COVIDIOT Eberechi Eze faces the wrath of Prem chiefs and Crystal Palace for breaching coronavirus rules. The midfielder, 22, was snapped in the stands watching his old club QPR’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Fulham — despite a lockdown ban on fans. 3Eberechi Eze attended QPR's game despite a ban on fansCredit: Rex Features 3The Crystal Palace star did not wear a face mask or socially distance from others during the FA Cup clashCredit: PA:Press Association Eagles star Eze also appeared to ignore social-distancing guidelines and chatted to pals while NOT wearing a face mask. His Loftus Road appearance came just 24 hours after Prem bigwigs issued strict new Covid protocols and two days after Palace boss Roy Hodgson vowed there would be “strong consequences” for Covid breaches by his players. QPR manager Mark Warburton declared: “I’ve no idea whether he broke protocols or not. “You’d have to ask...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks. The organization called “Bavar,” or “Belief” in Farsi, formed in 2016, allowing women looking for work to make handicrafts with donated sewing machines. It gave widows and others a way to earn cash in a country whose anemic economy only worsened since, two years later, President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Sara Chartabian, the founder of Bavar, said the group tries to teach women to be self-sufficient as unemployment and inflation remain high. “We teach them fishing instead of giving them a fish,” Chartabian said. The pandemic, however, has seen the demand for handicrafts drop. Iran has 1.1 million reported cases of the virus, with 800,000 recoveries and over 51,000 deaths — with...
    Face masks do make it harder to identify people because it covers the nose and mouth, key features the human brain uses to put names to faces.  A study from Israel revealed wearing a mask reduces a person's ability to recognise people by 15 per cent.  However, people are able to still identify people they know best due to familiarity of their eyes and other parts of the face not covered by masks.  Masks have become ubiquitous around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and as people try to avoid catching and spreading Covid-19.  But they pose their own issues, researchers say, inhibiting social interactions and making it harder for people to talk to each other.    A study from Israel revealed wearing a mask reduces a person's ability to recognise people by 15 per cent. Masks have become ubiquitous around the world in the wake of...
    First lady Melania Trump broke stated mask policy at Children's National Hospital Tuesday when she removed her mask to read a holiday book to children.Trump, who has visited children at the hospital each year during her time as first lady, continued the tradition despite the coronavirus pandemic and record cases in Washington, DC.The first lady arrived in the hospital's main atrium wearing a mask. When she took her seat in front of a tree, she removed the mask. Though she practiced social distancing, the hospital's policy specifically requires all visitors to wear a mask."Everyone must wear a mask at all times while in any Children's National facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19," the hospital's policy says.That includes "wearing a mask when entering any Children's National building, as mandated by area officials. This includes all public places, such as the hallway and cafeteria," and "wearing a mask at all times...
    (CNN)First lady Melania Trump broke stated mask policy at Children's National Hospital Tuesday when she removed her mask to read a holiday book to children. Trump, who has visited children at the hospital each year during her time as first lady, continued the tradition despite the coronavirus pandemic and record cases in Washington, DC.The first lady arrived in the hospital's main atrium wearing a mask. When she took her seat in front of a tree, she removed the mask. Though she practiced social distancing, the hospital's policy specifically requires all visitors to wear a mask. "Everyone must wear a mask at all times while in any Children's National facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19," the hospital's policy says. Melania Trump just wants to go homeThat includes "wearing a mask when entering any Children's National building, as mandated by area officials. This includes all public places, such as the hallway...
    South Florida is reportedly seeing a rise in robbers who’ve exploited the coronavirus pandemic by blending in — walking into banks wearing face masks just like everybody else and raising no red flags. Five bank heists were done by the same mask-wearing robber, the Sun-Sentinel reported. And the bandits are blending in not only with face masks, but with gloves that people also wear to avoid COVID-19 infections. For robbers, however, the gloves mean they don’t leave any fingerprints either, the news outlet noted. Wearing a face covering when inside a bank used to be a fairly reliable indicator that the individual was considering robbing the bank, FBI Special Agent James Lewis, who leads the violent crime division of the Bureau’s Miami field office, told the Sun-Sentinel. The FBI identified Aaron Honaker, 41, of Miami, as the man who struck multiple banks, including the Coral Gables branches of a Citibank, Wells Fargo,...
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on the failures of the Trump administration coronavirus response as cases, deaths, and hospitalizations all continue to rise heading into what are projected to be an even worse winter. Wallace spoke with Azar about the encouraging news of vaccine distribution within weeks before asking about the alarming surges. And Wallace bluntly asked, “Secretary Azar, isn’t this the result of a massive failure by President Trump and his administration?” Azar pointed to surges in other countries and said, “It’s about behavior and cold weather… We need people to renew their commitment.” Wallace brought up how Joe Biden has publicly and repeatedly encouraged mask use while President Donald Trump early on made comments undermining that effort. “If President Trump had worn a mask then and urged everyone to wear a mask then, back in April, the way Joe Biden...
    ‘Hot Doctor’ Mikhail Varshavski has come under withering fire from his millions of followers after pictures of him ignoring his own advice by partying maskless on his birthday emerged. Varshavski — who has found Internet fame as Dr. Mike — has been in the vanguard of stressing the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19. But he appeared to break all his own rules when it came to his 31st birthday party, for which he flew from New York to Miami on November 12 to celebrate. A picture of Varshavski on a boat in Sunset Harbor surrounded by 14 other people — most of them bikini-clad women — has since done the rounds with his fans calling him out for hypocrisy. ‘I know it's your life and you can do what you want, but you have chosen to be a public figure. And because of that,...
    Lana Del Rey responded to criticism of her mesh mask more than one month after wearing it. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Lana Del Rey took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to a Michigan Daily article that questioned whether or not she deserved the criticism she received for wearing a mesh face mask to a book signing in October. Del Rey said it was a "great article," and added that her mask had a layer of transparent plastic sewn into it. She also denied rumors that she glamorizes abusive relationships and voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. And when a fan asked why it took so long for Del Rey to comment on the mesh mask, the musician said she's been busy working on two albums and "happily donating a million dollars throughout the nation." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lana Del Rey is responding...
    A HOSPITAL patient who blew up a ward by lighting a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask has got five years’ jail. Lee Williams, 44, had begged nurses to let him have a crafty fag but was warned of the dangers. 4Lee Williams blew up a hospital ward by lighting a cigarette while wearing an oxygen maskCredit: Athena Picture Agency 4The explosion caused £50,000 of damageCredit: MEDIA WALES The heavy smoker slid his mask off and sparked up regardless, causing an explosion that caused £50,000 of damage. Nurses found his bed in flames and him with a “blackened nose” and mouth burns. Thirty-eight patients had to be evacuated from Williams’ ward for lung and heart patients, plus another one. A doctor and two nurses were treated for smoke inhalation and shock. Williams, of Treherbert, South Wales, ended up in intensive care and almost died, Cardiff crown court heard — while...
    Florida police forcibly removed a group of mothers from a school meeting about face coverings on Tuesday after they refused to wear face masks inside the building. The seven women were removed for trespassing after not adhering to the mask policy, and delaying the start of the Volusia County School board meeting by an hour and a half. The board was set to discuss an extension to the policy, which was put in place August. One breast feeding mother was seen passing her child to another parent before they were escorted out individually by Deland Police who has been on standby. None were arrested. Video showed one yelling to the room of board members and attorneys, 'You are sheep and doing exactly what they say.' Seven women were kicked out of the Volusa County School Board meeting for not adhering to the face mask policy. Video showed one yelling...
    A deaf woman wearing a 'just deaf not rude' mask was mocked by a Delta flight attendant after boarding the plane earlier this month. Kelli Adrienne Duncan, 43, was flying from Tampa to Hartford, Connecticut, with a friend earlier this month when the incident occurred.  The paramedic is deaf and wore the mask as a lighthearted way of informing staff and other passengers.  But as she boarded the plane, the friend accompanying her heard a flight attendant saying behind her back: 'Are you really deaf?' Kelli Adrienne Duncan, 43, was flying from Tampa to Hartford, Connecticut, with a friend earlier this month, wearing this mask to inform people she is deaf 'I wanted to make sure that my best friend and I sat together and since it was a double aisle flight, I needed assistance from one of the attendants.  'As my friend was looking to see which aisle...
    A new study published in Nature has claimed that wearing face masks could save more than 100,000 people from dying of the novel coronavirus by the end of February in the U.S. Around 223,000 people have already died from COVID-19 across the country, and cases are beginning to increase again as the nation begins to re-open once again. Though health experts had originally been wary of touting the use of face masks at the beginning of the pandemic — with even the CDC not recommending the use of facial coverings until April 3 — scientists have since amended their previous suggestions. In fact, the latest study has claimed that wearing facial coverings reduces infection by as much as 40 percent. As a result, researchers have dubbed the use of face masks a “considerable” health benefit. The researchers used models to predict how many lives could be saved if the population...
    Why not just conduct a randomized controlled trial to test whether masks work against COVID-19? Why assume such a draconian and dehumanizing mandate works as if it's an article of faith and create such division when we can discover which side is correct? That's what a group of Danish researchers felt, which is why, over the spring, they conducted such a study. So why have the results not been published, three months later? According to one Danish newspaper, the study has been rejected by three medical journals because the results are too controversial. Berlingske, Denmark's oldest operating daily newspaper, published an article on Thursday titled, "Professor: Large Danish mask study rejected by three top journals" (translation from Google translate), which finally reveals the mystery of the disappearing Danish mask study. According to the Danish newspaper @berlingske tre scientific journals have refused to publish the results of...
    President Trump tweeted that he will publish an “unedited preview” of his "60 Minutes" sitdown to show viewers that the interview was a “vicious attempted ‘takeout’” by correspondent Lesley Stahl. “I will soon be giving a first in television history full, unedited preview of the vicious attempted ‘takeout’ interview of me by Lesley Stahl of @60Minutes,” Trump wrote. “Watch her constant interruptions & anger. Compare my full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers to their ‘Q’s.’”  “60 Minutes” did not immediately respond to a request for comment.   TRUMP CALLS OUT LESLEY STAHL FOR NOT WEARING MASK AT WHITE HOUSE FOLLOWING 'EXTREMELY HOSTILE' INTERVIEW  In a preview released by CBS, Trump and Stahl disagreed over the state of the economy prior to the coronavirus pandemic.   “We created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” the president said before Stahl chimed in, “You know that's not true.”  Trump was also shown saying China is our biggest foreign adversary.   “They're a competitor. They're a foe in...
    LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- A mother says she's furious and is demanding answers from school officials after her daughter was allegedly beaten by three officers at a Texas high school over a face mask.Shanna Proctor-Lyons spoke with KTRK-TV on Wednesday and said her daughter suffered a broken hand plus head and knee injuries during the incident."I just lost it," she said. "I couldn't understand why my 15-year-old was beaten so badly. They didn't have any reason why."Her daughter, Kaidence Lyons, said she was walking down the hallway at Clear Creek High School in League City when she claims a school employee yelled at her for not wearing her mask properly.She said the employee was taunting her, chasing her down the hall and calling her names.Kaidence was then sent to the principal's office for talking back, though she claims she did not.She said the employee was demeaning her and allegedly said,...
    Her Majesty The Queen. Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II chose not to wear a face covering at her first public engagement since the coronavirus pandemic began. While both the monarch and Prince William did not wear masks, Buckingham Palace said medical advice was sought and "all necessary precautions taken." Infectious disease specialist Dr. Sandra Kesh told Insider that while there was minimal risk involved at this particular event, the Queen should have considered wearing a mask to encourage others to do the same.  Dr. Kesh told Insider "it reaffirms that this is a shared responsibility regardless of your position or station in life."  Staff members were said to have tested negative for COVID-19 before the engagement, though Dr. Kesh said it's worth noting that "testing is not 100% [accurate]." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Queen Elizabeth II stepped out for her first engagement since...
    During an October 16 press conference, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, joined by Denver Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Bob McDonald, announced two new public-health orders intended to help mitigate spiking data related to COVID-19. The first calls for the wearing of face coverings in most outdoor locations. The second reduces the approved limit for gatherings in many, but not all, settings from ten to five. The order related to mask usage is open-ended, while the gathering limitations will last for the next thirty days. Both go into effect immediately. "We want to raise the flag and sound the alarm," Hancock said.Related Stories How Estes Park Is Handling Tourists Who Don't Love Masks DU Swim Team Members Bounced Over Unsafe Gathering Still Partying? Denver Cites Walmart and More for Violating COVID-19 Health Orders Statistics shared by McDonald underscored the worsening stats related to the novel coronavirus, including...
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Bay Area, Oakland fashion designer Taylor Jay had no choice but to temporarily close up her boutique and find another way to keep active and stay in business. Like a lot of creative people, Jay pivoted to making face masks that people need to wear to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. And given the sleek, elegant aesthetic of Jay’s designs, her face coverings have garnered attention far beyond the Bay Area — most recently, all the way to a member of the British royal family. Prince Harry was photographed in Los Angeles this week, wearing one of Jay’s “champagne and honey” face coverings while posing with runners before they join in the virtual version of the London Marathon. Jay shared the photo on her Taylor Jay Collection’s Instagram account. “The Duke of Sussex poses with runners in Los...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- When the year started, Taylor Jay would have no idea that one of her creations would be worn by the Duke of Sussex. But the coronavirus pandemic has been anything but predictable.Prince Harry recently wore one of her Champagne and Honey face coverings, posing with runners in Los Angeles before they ran a virtual version of the London Marathon.Jay is one of the many proud, Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area that was forced to adapt quickly to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. What she originally envisioned to be a women's clothing brand at the beginning of the year, Taylor Jay Collections adjusted to start making masks, and taking orders online.RELATED: Community comes together to support Oakland's Black business owners struggling with funding through COVID-19The Bay Area native had hoped to run her clothing store on the corner of Broadway and 24th, with a packed...
    Not all heroes wear capes. Hide Occasionally, heroes prefer athletic pants and sneakers. One such knight recently stepped up to defend the front desk employees at their local gym from an irate Karen and her partner. Hide The initial altercation appears to have been prompted by the gym’s mask-wearing requirement. A video of the incident was shared on TikTok and later Reddit, where it shot to the top of the site’s PublicFreakout subreddit. Karen, wearing her mask like a maxi pad, is seen berating an employee as the video begins. Her beau—we’ll call him Ken—stands by her side, face mask properly secured, as the front desk employee tries to explain the gym’s mask policy. In a reveal that will shock no one—except, apparently, Karen and Ken—the gym is requiring masks due to broad mandates requiring face coverings in public settings. More and more gyms have begun requiring masks even...
    The concept of wearing masks continues to escape the Las Vegas Raiders. A total of 10 Raiders players have received fines from the NFL for failure to follow COVID-19 mask protocol at an indoor charity event put on by tight end Darren Waller. Waller received the largest fine, at $30,000. An additional nine players were each fined $15,000: Derek Carr, Jason Witten, Derek Carrier, Zay Jones, Nevin Lawson, Erik Magnuson, Foster Moreau, Nathan Peterman and Hunter Renfrow. The Raiders broke the portion of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol that prohibits players from attending any event that “violates local and state restrictions.” The city of Henderson fined the DragonRidge Country Club (where the event was held) $2,000 for ignoring the local COVID-19 mandates. The fines come down from the league a day after Las Vegas head coach Jon Gruden failed to consistently follow sideline mask rules in a loss to the Bills. Gruden already...
    Liberal commentator Joy Behar compared President Trump's motorcade drive-by to greet supporters to the communication tactics of autocrats. The View co-host criticized the optics of Trump's decision to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while recovering from the coronavirus. She also repeated a false claim that the president called the coronavirus pandemic a hoax. Trump called Democratic criticism of his administration's response to the coronavirus a "hoax." "I'm watching that ... parade yesterday with him in the car — that was right out of a dictator's playbook, you know?" Behar said on the show Monday. "Parade the dictator around so that the world and America, the country, can see that he's still alive and he's still robust. But, you know, I thought to myself, usually, the hostages are not driving the car." "He suddenly gets it now. 'Now that I get it, this coronavirus, it's not a...
    A prolific sperm donor who fathered a further six babies during lockdown, insists he reduces the risk to himself or the woman because he makes sure to wear a mask during sex.  The 49-year-old, from Vermont, who uses the moniker 'Joe Donor',  has 150 children worldwide after starting to donate his sperm in 2008, and is on track to impregnate 10 women this year. He offers both sexual intercourse and artificial insemination - claiming about 50 per cent of his children are a result of having sex -  and says that he doesn't charge for the service, but asks they contribute towards travel expenses.  Appearing on This Morning, he explained that he's been 'keeping himself busy' during lockdown in Argentina - and baffled hosts Holly and Phil after saying that he keeps himself safe from coronavirus by 'using positions that help stay two meters apart'.  A prolific sperm donor who calls himself...
    During an October 2 press conference updating Colorado residents about the spread of COVID-19, Governor Jared Polis offered sympathetic remarks about infections suffered by President Donald Trump and other members of the White House staff. But he also made it clear that those living and working in the building had taken unnecessary risks by declining to follow important safety protocols related to the novel coronavirus. "It's important for all workplaces to put strong precautions in place," Polis said from the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley amid a tour of Weld and Larimer counties, "and I think the White House didn't have strong enough precautions around mask wearing and social distancing. We want better than that for you and for me." Trump's health was at the top of the event's agenda. After introductory remarks, Polis noted, "I want to express on behalf of Colorado our wishes for all those...
    Alex Henderson September 30, 2020 5:55PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Although the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 1 million people worldwide and over 206,000 in the United States — according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — not wearing a protective face mask continues to be a badge of honor for President Donald Trump and many other Republicans. Trump, in fact, criticized former Vice President Joe Biden during the presidential debate on Tuesday night, September 29 for wearing a mask too often. And according to Business Insider reporter Sinéad Baker, masks were few and far between among members of Trump's family during the debate. "Four of Trump's children — Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany — sat in the front row and did not wear masks," Baker reports. "First lady Melania Trump was pictured wearing one while sitting with them. But Tyler Pager, a Bloomberg News...
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Texas woman says she was fired by a Whataburger in Fort Worth for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask to work, in what is the latest in a string of penalties handed down by employers for public displays of support for the social justice movement.Similar cases are popping up across the state and all over the country. Over the summer, two Texas teachers faced disciplinary action from their schools, one for wearing a mask and the other for displaying a Black Lives Matter sign, among other signs, in her virtual classroom.Meanwhile in Ohio, a Taco Bell worker was fired for refusing to take off his Black Lives Matter mask; the same happened to a convenience store worker in New Jersey. And Whole Foods is being sued by 15 employees across six stores, who are accusing the Amazon-owned grocery store of firing one employee and...
    Virus updates: Boo! CDC shuns trick-or-treating This Popular Steakhouse Chain Is Filing for Bankruptcy Are Jon Gruden and Sean Payton going to be the next coaches slammed by NFL with mask fines? The NFL made it pretty clear on Monday that it wasn’t messing around when it came to coaches not wearing masks on the sideline in 2020. © Provided by For The Win Three head coaches — the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, the Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio and San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan — were all fined a whopping $100,000 each, and their three teams docked $250,000 for violating protocol, per USA TODAY Sports. All 32 teams were previously warned about violations resulting in discipline. And after Monday night’s New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders matchup, there could be more fines coming. The Raiders’ Jon Gruden did wear a mask, but it was mostly around his chin...
    Ivanka Trump donned a $1,250 dress by Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz to surprise volunteers at the Latinos for Trump headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday. Ahead of her roundtable discussion with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, which was scheduled for later in the day, the 38-year-old White House senior adviser met with her father's supporters who have been working to help get him reelected.   Ivanka was strategic when picking her outfit, opting to support a Latina designer while visiting the campaign group's headquarters, where she was photographed wearing a mask while speaking with volunteers.  Pitstop: Ivanka Trump, 38, surprised volunteers at the Latinos for Trump headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday  Choices: Ivanka was strategic with her outfit, opting to wear a $1,250 dress by Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz Outfit of the day: Ivanka cut a stylish figure in the white crepe frock, which featured voluminous...
    Screengrab via MichaelSheehyJr/Twitter A guest at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was seen attempting to rally onlookers for support by incorrectly quoting the movie “A Bug’s Life,” while security escorted him out of the park for refusing to wear a face mask. In a video originally posted to social media on Sept. 15 by Disney fan site WDWT, a man is seen screaming to onlookers about “A Bug’s Life,” in a last ditch effort to drum up support for not wearing his mask.  “Remember the movie that came out at Walt Disney World?,” yells the man. “It was called A Bug’s Life! Remember Hopper? If one guy stands up, one ant stands up, then they’ll all stand up and they’ll lose control.”  Maskless man ejected from Disneys Hollywood Studios today, huh? ????????‍♂️#disneyshollywoodstudios #dhs https://t.co/LSateouWSi— D-COT (@_dcot) September 15, 2020 Of course, the quote he’s actually searching for is “You let one ant...
    Screengrab via MichaelSheehyJr/Twitter A guest at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was seen attempting to rally onlookers for support by incorrectly quoting the movie “A Bug’s Life,” while security escorted him out of the park for refusing to wear a face mask. In a video originally posted to social media on Sept. 15 by WDWT, a man is seen screaming to onlookers about “A Bug’s Life,” in a last ditch effort to drum up support for not wearing his mask.  “Remember the movie that came out at Walt Disney World?,” yells the man. “It was called A Bug’s Life! Remember Hopper? If one guy stands up, one ant stands up, then they’ll all stand up and they’ll lose control.”  Maskless man ejected from Disneys Hollywood Studios today, huh? ????????‍♂️#disneyshollywoodstudios #dhs https://t.co/LSateouWSi— D-COT (@_dcot) September 15, 2020 Of course, the quote he’s actually searching for is “You let one ant stand up...
    Screengrab via MichaelSheehyJr/TwitterA guest at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was seen attempting to rally onlookers for support by incorrectly quoting the movie “A Bug’s Life,” while security escorted him out of the park for refusing to wear a face mask. In a video originally posted to social media on Sept. 15 by WDWT, an unidentified man is seen screaming to onlookers about “A Bug’s Life,” in a last ditch effort to drum up support for not wearing his mask.  “Remember the movie that came out at Walt Disney World?,” yells the man. “It was called A Bug’s Life! Remember Hopper? If one guy stands up, one ant stands up, then they’ll all stand up and they’ll lose control.”  Maskless man ejected from Disneys Hollywood Studios today, huh? ????????‍♂️#disneyshollywoodstudios #dhs https://t.co/LSateouWSi— D-COT (@_dcot) September 15, 2020 Of course, the quote he’s actually searching for is “You let one ant stand up...
    A Utah woman has sparked outrage after likening herself having to wear a face mask  to the police killing of George Floyd, because she says she, like him, 'can't breathe'. Shauna Kinville of St George was interviewed by a local TV station at the August 21 rally, and said that Floyd's dying words, uttered as he lay beneath a police officer's knee, resonated with her. 'George Floyd was saying, "I can't breathe," and then he died,' said Kinville.  'Now we're wearing a mask and saying "I can't breathe" - but we're being forced to wear them.'  Shauna Kinville of St George, Utah, likened herself to George Floyd because she 'can't breathe' George Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 when Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck I need you to watch this immediately so we can discuss. Please. pic.twitter.com/Ta0bh5BxS2— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) September 14, 2020 Floyd, 46, died...
    A view of a Verizon store advertising 5G amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images) Loading the player... Video footage has surfaced of a woman in New York City having an angry tirade in a Verizon store, which ended with her using a racial slur against one of the employees. The New York Daily News reports that she had been instructed to wear a mask in the store. which she refused to do. According to police, the incident occurred in a Verizon store in Manhattan’s Upper West Side around 5 p.m. on Saturday when employees noticed the woman wasn’t wearing her mask. She refused each time she was told to put one on. READ MORE: Reporter refuses Trump’s request to remove mask at news conference The video shows a female employee who noticed the woman using and...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — In an effort to promote the wearing of face coverings, the Orange County Health Care Agency has recruited YouTubers Chad Kroeger and JT Parr of the Chad Goes Deep channel to spread the word — and hand out free masks. Hey, #OC! Looking for a @MelissaMurals-designed #positivevibes mask like the ones Chad & JT from #ChadGoesDeep gave out in @CityofHBPIO (#ICYMI: https://t.co/hrfMAplx7a)? Visit @WahoosFishTaco in #HB & #LB or contact your #OCBoardofSupervisors: https://t.co/1BfN7nIm5q pic.twitter.com/KxuIxbd4lo — OC Health Care Agency (@ochealth) September 11, 2020 The “Spread Positive Vibes” masks were designed by Huntington Beach muralist Melissa Murphy to create face coverings that offered a more OC vibe. Back in July, Kroeger and Parr went to Huntington Beach to hand out free masks to beachgoers, but found that the lack of compliance was not due to a shortage of face coverings. RELATED: Although OC Theaters Reopen, Some...
    Spit socks and spit hoods: Heres what they are and how police use them Fall semester brings no relief to struggling college towns and the businesses that rely on students Nationals GM Mike Rizzo ejected from upper deck of stadium by Joe Wests crew in bizarre moment Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was ejected from their 10-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon. Umpire Joe West and his crew weren’t happy with him.Joe West’s crew kicks Mike Rizzo outDuring the seventh inning, while Rizzo was watching from the upper deck of the stadium, umpire Hunter Wendelstedt suddenly could be heard on the broadcast saying, “you’re out,” while pointing up toward the stands. He then asked for security to be called before cameras turned to Rizzo — who was seen standing alone and not wearing a mask in a section of the stadium.  Rizzo, West said, had...
    Tennis player Naomi Osaka has stepped onto court wearing mask in memory of Elijah McClain who was shot and killed by police in Colorado. Osaka entered the Arthur Ashe Stadium wearing the mask that read 'Elijah McClain' before her US Open win on Wednesday.  McClain, 23, died after being stopped on the street and put into a chokehold in the Denver suburb of Aurora on August 24, 2019.   Tennis player Naomi Osaka stepped onto court wearing mask in memory of Elijah McClain who was shot and killed by police in Colorado, pictured above  He was walking alone along a street after buying iced tea from a convenience store when he was stopped by three white officers. The officers - Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema - said they were responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a ski mask and waving his arms.   The 911 caller had told...
    Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: An attendee at the South Dakota event dies of Covid-19 in Minnesota It was like the Willy Wonka golden ticket: Amazon customer reveals his first experience inside the tech giants new invite-only grocery store thats nothing like Whole Foods Vikings Cousins unfazed by pandemic: If I die, I die Kirk Cousins has an interesting strategy for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. © Abbie Parr / Getty Images Sport / Getty In an appearance on Spotify's "10 Questions with Kyle Brandt" podcast in July, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback admitted that although he's fine wearing a mask and wants his teammates to feel safe, his personal level of concern is about ".000001" out of 10. "I want to respect what other people's concerns are," Cousins told Brandt. "For me personally, just talking no one else can get the virus ... I would say I'm gonna go about my...
    Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisBiden agenda hinges on Senate majority Could the COVID-19 death effect tip the elections? On The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July MORE (R-N.C.) said Friday he “fell short” of his own standard when he did not wear a face mask at the White House for President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Trump reaches for optimism as weapon against Biden Five takeaways on GOP's norm-breaking convention Trump taunts Democrats in White House speech: 'We're here and they're not' MORE’s speech accepting the GOP nomination for reelection. Tillis, who is in the midst of his own fierce reelection fight against former state Sen. Cal Cunningham (D-N.C.), used his mea culpa to accept responsibility and go on the offensive against his opponent. “I’ve stressed the importance of mask wearing throughout this pandemic...
    Wearing face masks can lull people into a false sense of security — making them more careless and less likely to follow social distancing rules, a study has found. Psychologists from the Warwick Business School found that people felt more comfortable sitting or standing closer to others while wearing a mask. Furthermore, people appear happy to keep a smaller distance from other who are also wearing face masks, the researchers reported. These effects were more pronounced among those people who believe that face masks are effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Given this, it could be difficult now to reestablish social distancing measures if they are needed in the event of a second wave of cases, the researchers warned.  The results appear to support the opinion of the Swedish Public Health Agency's chief epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, who has been critical of face masks. He said that the evidence in support of their effectiveness...
    Leading public health authorities all but beg people to wear them. Local, state and federal government officials are imploring, and in two-thirds of states, mandating, citizens to don them in public. Even the most mask-averse potential ‘role model,’ President Trump, has intermittently begun sporting one. The public, according to research polls, itself signals support for government-imposed mask mandates and most people say they are themselves wearing masks to protect others and, to some extent, themselves, from the deadly coronavirus. Yet surveys by researchers and media organizations including The Times make clear that large numbers of people continue to eschew masks in public, even in locales where they risk misdemeanor charges. As well, videos continue to pop up on the Internet showing a handful of shoppers pitching tantrums — or even worse, physically threatening or attacking employees — when told that mask-wearing is mandatory inside supermarkets, shoe stores and cigar...
    Clijsters in US Open setback after New York injury pull-out 8 Polite Habits McDonald’s Employees Secretly Dislike Ex-Navy SEAL in bin Laden raid is banned by Delta for refusing to wear mask Delta and other airlines require passengers to wear masks on board flights, an effort to calm travelers' concerns about flying during the pandemic. Delta has banned about 130 people for failing to wear face masks on board. © Provided by CNBC Robert O'Neill speaks during book signing and lecture at Richard Nixon Library on July 26, 2017, in Yorba Linda, California. A former Navy SEAL who said he killed Osama bin Laden was banned by Delta Air Lines this week for not wearing a face mask on a flight, according to a person familiar with the matter. Load Error U.S. carriers all require travelers wear masks on board flights, part of their effort to ease concerns...
    AN EX-NAVY SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has been banned from an airline after he shared an in-flight maskless selfie. Robert O'Neill, 44, tweeted a photo of himself without a mask on a Delta flight on Wednesday. 6Robert O'Neill shared this photo to Twitter on WednesdayCredit: Twitter 6He captioned the photo "I'm not a p***y"Credit: Twitter 6O'Neill shot Osama bin Laden three times in 2011Credit: Twitter 6Mr O'Neill also said he was glad he wasn't flying on a Delta plane during the mission to kill bin LadenCredit: Twitter "I'm not a p***y," he tweeted alongside the photo. A man in the background of Mr O'Neill's photo was wearing a mask, together with a United States Marine Corp hat. Mr O'Neill later deleted the tweet at the request of his wife, and claimed the tweet was a "joke". "This was not a dig at the Marine behind me. I love...
    A MAN was knocked unconscious during a furious face mask row at a London train station. Police are continuing to investigate after the victim, who asked to be named William, was punched by a fellow passenger at Clapham Junction station. 6The man, who asked to be named William, was left unconscious after being punched at Clapham JunctionCredit: PA:Press Association 6Footage shows the man throwing a punch at another passengerCredit: PA:Press Association 6The passenger later required hospital treatment for a severe laceration and stitches for a head wound following the blowCredit: PA:Press Association William later required hospital treatment for a severe laceration and stitches for a head wound following the brutal blow. Along with a friend, William had been arguing with South Western Railway staff by the ticket barrier because one worker was not wearing a mask. Footage taken by William's friend shows a man in a grey hoodie...
    A New York man accused of an arson attack on a NYPD patrol car has been held without bail after police arrived at his apartment to detain him, and were greeted with a smiley face spray painted onto the wall and the words: 'Too late'. Construction worker Sam Resto, 29, was arrested on Thursday at his work, having left the message in his Queens apartment to taunt the police earlier. Resto reportedly told police he 'had a feeling' they were coming for him.  His passport was in his backpack and he admitted to the FBI that he intended to flee, prosecutors said.  Sam Resto, 29, was caught on surveillance camera buying a red jerrycan of gasoline in Queens The patrol car went up in flames in the early hours of July 29, in the Upper West Side of NYC Resto had been arrested twice before the alleged arson...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- All children who are 2 and older, including the vast majority of kids with underlying health conditions, can safely wear masks, according to new guidance just released by the American Academy of Pediatrics."Masks are safe for children to wear and we recommend them," said Dr. Alison Tothy, spokesperson with the AAP. "They are going to keep your kids safe from infections, especially when they are around other kids."In fact, dozens of children have been safely attending classes at El Valor's early childhood program. El Valor serves 2,000 children in the Chicago area at four different sites, including the Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center in Little Village.The kids have been wearing face coverings for about eight weeks, said Nina Dueñas, El Valor's Senior Vice President of Children Services."It's our new way of living, and I think they have adjusted really well," Dueñas said.The American Academy of Pediatrics...
    With face masks now considered a must-wear wardrobe item for many people across the US, there has been a huge increase in the number of cases of 'maskne' - painful pimples caused by the protective gear.  But now, reality TV's favorite dermatologist, Dr. Pimple Popper, has shared an easy one-step hack for preventing maskne without having to seek professional help.  The Los Angeles-based skin expert, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, took to TikTok last week to share a simple tip for avoiding face mask-induced pimples, revealing that wearers who are suffering from maskne should spray the inside of their protective covering with a salicylic acid-based product to help prevent spots.  Quick trick: Dr. Pimple Popper has revealed a simple hack for preventing maskne - blemishes caused by wearing a face mask  Spray it away! The reality TV star, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, explained...
    The images went viral and many criticized the alleged excessive actions of the police Woman stars in altercation with the police for not wearing a mask. Photo: Val Glass / Twitter / Courtesy Nail dramatic images shared online show a police officer from Victoria, Australia, suffocating a woman because it was on the street without a mask. The scene was captured by several spectators who recorded with the cell phone. The young woman is seen arguing with the officer before he grabbed her by the neck. The woman, who has only been identified as a 21-year-old girl, was not wearing a mask in the images and you can hear her screaming, while the officer grabbed her by the neck, which was choking her. “It’s choking me! It’s choking me! Enough! ”, It is heard. How is this OK Victorians? pic.twitter.com/p6MiuFg0CC – val glass (@ AussieVal10)...
    CUPERTINO (CBS / AP) — New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways. In a letter to CEO Tim Cook obtained by The Associated Press, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye said riders have been seen removing their masks to unlock their phones using face-recognition technology, despite a recent update by Apple that simplifies the unlock process for people wearing masks. Previously, an iPhone user wearing a mask would have to wait a few seconds as face recognition software tried to identify them before they eventually could enter a passcode. In response to the pandemic, Apple’s iOS 13.5, released in May, automatically presents the passcode field after a user swipes up from the bottom of the lock...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The wearing of masks in some crowded areas around Paris became compulsory on Monday as part of a drive to stem a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections, but some tourists appeared perplexed about where the new rule is meant to apply. A detailed list of more than 100 mandatory mask-wearing zones includes the popular Montmartre district, with its narrow streets, and the banks of the River Seine but excludes other famous tourist destinations such as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees and the huge shopping area of Les Halles. "It's not clear at all. We're tourists so we don't know in which zones we're required to wear a mask," said Dominico Ditoma, a French tourist visiting Montmartre with his family. "We assume it's for tourist spots but there are no signs so it's quite unclear." A foreign tourist who gave her name as Angelica was also uncertain:...
    Americans have taken to social media to voice frustrations and post divisive exchanges surrounding facial coverings, worn to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging people to wear masks, the topic remains a contentious issue. Twitter has been used to highlight the stark differences between those who do wear masks and those who don’t. Civil rights activist Danielle Muscato took to Twitter Saturday to address a heated encounter she experienced while shopping at a Kroger in Louisville, Ken. MSNBC PRODUCER RIPPED FOR TWEET ON RUSSIA'S ELECTION PUSH FOR TRUMP THAT IGNORES CHINA AND IRAN'S HOPES FOR BIDEN “I was just threatened w/assault at @kroger in Louisville because I asked another customer to wear a mask, and she refused,” Muscato tweeted Friday. “I reported it to a manager, who found her and talked to her, but refused to do anything more.”...
    A key coronavirus model updated its projections on Thursday to predict nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 by early December. [ READ: Birx Warns About Virus Trends in 9 Cities ]If the data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington plays out, that would mean about 137,000 more people will die from the virus over the next roughly four months. "With this release to December we are now starting to try to look ahead, with large ranges of course, to the period where [COVID-19] will be much more challenging for the country," IHME Director Christopher Murray told reporters on a call, adding that hospitals will get a "double-hit" from cases of coronavirus and the flu.Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 345 ImagesAccording to the model, several states are starting to see higher rates of transmission, including Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma,...
    One man in London is taking his public mask wearing to his privates. Tim Shieff, a 32-year-old former “Ninja Warrior UK” contestant, startled Londoners when he took to Oxford Street wearing nothing but a face mask fashioned into a G-string that (barely) covered his privates, mocking a new law that has mandated mask-wearing in public. The Connecticut-born athlete is also a world champion freerunner and vegan YouTube sensation, according to the Daily Mail, and known for stunts like admitting to eating meat despite railing against eating animals. Shieff’s publicity stunt is reminiscent of Chelsea Handler, who recently took to Instagram while working out wearing sneakers, leggings and two face masks tied together and strategically placed to cover her chest.
    With many European kings and queens having donned face masks for in-person engagements since the easing of lockdown in their countries, members of the British royal households are yet to be seen in a face covering. Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 72, chose not to wear masks while venturing out for a three day tour of Cornwall this week, while Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 38, have also opted to for-go the covering for recent in-person engagements. The decision by the British royal family not to wear masks during public engagements comes in stark contrast to the attitude undertaken by their European counterparts. Queen Letizia, 47, and King Felipe of Spain, 52, have frequently stepped out wearing medical masks during their tour of the country over the last month, while Queen Matilde of Belgium has often colour-matched her mask to her outfit.  FEMAIL understands the Duke and Duchess of...
    Black Americans genes reflect the hardships and realities of slavery Why Youre Seeing Less of Your Favorite Foods on Grocery Store Shelves How to Fix Those Weird Tan Lines Caused by Face Masks © Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we approach virtually every aspect of our lives — how we work, how we socialize, how we learn, and how we simply walk through the world beyond our front doors. Being in public means wearing a face covering — either by mandate or because you're just a conscientious person who doesn't need a mandate to do the right thing — and we're all trying to make the most of this new accessory we're reluctantly yet dutifully sporting.  Although it seemed like this worldwide health crisis was threatening to cancel summer, many local governments are allowing for a cautious return to some of the seasonal activities we...
    A new study backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown just how effective tactics like social distancing, face masks, and eye protection are against the spread of coronavirus. The study found that keeping a distance of at least 3 feet from other people lowered the chances of coronavirus spread by 82%. Six feet distance could be even more effective. When wearing a mask, the chance of infection was 3% and without a mask is 17%. This means that wearing a mask reduces your chance of infection by more than 80%. For healthcare workers wearing an N95 mask, the N95 was shown to be 96% effective at protecting workers. “Physical distancing likely results in a large reduction of COVID-19,” said lead author Holger Schünemann, “Although the direct evidence is limited, the use of masks in the community provides protection, and possibly N95 or similar respirators worn by health-care...
    Support for statewide mask mandates crosses political affiliation, according to a new poll. The Politico/Morning Consult survey was released on Wednesday and found that 53% of registered voters “strongly” support states issuing orders that require face masks to be worn in public under penalty of fine or jail time. The number of those in support of the notion increased to 72% when those who “somewhat” support the idea were included. Only 21% of voters either strongly oppose or somewhat oppose. The majority support for statewide mandates holds true among Democratic, Republican, and independent voters. Eighty-six percent of Democrats either strongly or somewhat support enforcing mask mandates with penalties, compared to 68% of independents and 58% of Republicans. The poll, conducted from July 17-19, surveyed 1,991 registered voters. The research was conducted online, and the survey had a 2-point margin of error. Kyle Dropp, co-founder and chief...
    Apple has always been at the cutting edge with new technology — but when they debuted Face ID security, it's clear that they didn't see an immediate future in which a global pandemic would necessitate wearing face-covering masks in public. That's proven a bit tricky and annoying for iPhone users, who have been stuck resorting to entering their PIN codes — or risking their health and the health of others by pulling down their masks — in order to access their devices.  Luckily, there's a way around that, which TikTok user @kaansanity has so helpfully shared on the video app with over 51 million viewers to date.  Tough times: The prevalence of face masks worn during the pandemic have made it difficult for iPhone users to unlock their phones with Face ID (stock image) 'I'm gonna show you how to unlock your phone with your voice,' he says in the viral...
    President Donald Trump refused to wear a mask during a non-socially distanced fundraiser at his Washington D.C. hotel Monday evening just hours after he recommended, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, that Americans wear face coverings in public. Video emerged late Monday night of the president walking through Trump International Hotel, which is less than a mile from the White House, as he participated in a roundtable with supporters of a joint fundraising committee. Also in tow, not adhering to D.C. masks guidelines, were Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and the president's personal attorney and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. The video specifically showed a moment the president, and his entourage, stopped to speak with Madison Cawthorn, the 24-year-old who won the Republican primary for Meadows' seat in North Carolina's 11th district, which he vacated when he...
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – The 8 p.m. curfew for Miami Beach’s famed entertainment district is now in effect. The party is over and police will be issuing fines to those not following COVID-19 restrictions. Ocean Drive between from 5 Street to 15 Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic at all times. Parking will be prohibited in the area bounded by 5 Street on the south, 15 Street on the north, Ocean Drive on the east, and Collins Avenue on the west. All businesses within the Entertainment District, excluding some side streets, must be closed by 8 p.m. daily. All restaurants, cafeterias and food service establishments within the Entertainment District, must be closed by 8 p.m. daily. However, these businesses can keep their kitchens open for delivery services only. Take out, pick up, or curb side pick up is not allowed between 8 p.m. and 6...
    Clint Frazier was widely praised for saying he would wear a mask during games throughout the regular season in an attempt to not just protect himself, but those around him. But because this is 2020, he also drew criticism from some. “It was interesting,” Frazier said Friday of the reaction. “I got a lot of positive feedback and I got a lot of negative feedback, as well, just from wearing the mask.” Asked about the negative feedback, Frazier said “it was social media stuff. I got called a sheep by some people.” Frazier said he was unfazed by the simple-minded comments. “It’s all good,’’ Frazier said. “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but with the situation we’re in, with how fragile this virus is for some people, I’m not too worried about the negative feedback because moving forward, I think it’s the right thing to do, to protect myself...
    Lakers center Dwight Howard says he, too, was reported to the NBA’s ‘Snitch Hotline.’ The eight-time All-Star revealed on Instagram Live that he was one of several players who were reported to the anonymous tip line – which was created for players within the Orlando bubble to inform the league of anybody violating safety protocols — for not wearing a mask. “Somebody told on me,” Howard said. However, Howard hasn’t hidden the fact that he hasn’t been wearing a mask inside the Walt Disney World bubble at all. The 34-year-old has posted several videos in which he’s not wearing a mask. The NBA’s tip line has reportedly started ringing off the hook in recent days, with several players already receiving warnings. Kings forward Richaun Holmes left the bubble to pick up a food delivery and Heat star Jimmy Butler had security called on him for dribbling a basketball in...
    Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is taking heat from woke leftists online after a photo showed him wearing a face mask with the "Thin Blue Line" symbol on it. The symbol represents pro-police sentiments and is often associated with the nonprofit organization, Blue Lives Matter. What are the details? Harden was reportedly joining his teammates in the NBA "bubble" at Walt Disney World this week when the photo was taken and subsequently posted to social media accounts run by the league and his team. Mask Up
    NBA star James Harden has come under fire for wearing a face mask that some say sends a defiant 'pro-police' message.  The Houston Rockets star, 30, posed in the controversial face covering for a photo shared to the team's official Twitter account on Thursday.  Fans flooded the comments section beneath the tweet, asserting that the accessory was a 'blue patriot mask' or 'thin blue line mask', worn by those who oppose the Black Lives Matter movement.   According to The Washington Post the mask may be 'a pro-police symbol that critics have long claimed also stands for white supremacy'.  Harden's face covering also appeared to feature a print of the skull from the Punshier comic books - a symbol which has recently been co-opted by far-right groups.   Harden - who is black - has not publicly responded to the controversy.  NBA star James Harden has come under fire for wearing...
    Utah parents disregarded all social distancing protocol during a Utah County meeting that was called to discuss a state mandate that K-12 students wear masks when they return to school, ABC News reported. The parents did not wear masks and did not abide by a seating arrangement that was meant to maintain distance between attendees. The result was dozens of people sitting close together in an indoor space with no masks — the exact opposite of what even the more conservative medical experts would recommend. One attendee told KTVX-TV that she thought the mask mandate was a "political hoax" and that she was against their use. Another attendee held a sign that read "no masks." The Salt Lake Tribune reported that there were many passionate expressions of opposition to masks:As she walked up to the podium to speak, one of the moms grabbed a face mask and spit her...
    Abuse of power according to Republican Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp, who filed a complaint against her. “Governor Kemp must be able, as the executive leader of this state, to be responsible for health emergencies without Mayor Bottoms issuing void and unenforceable decrees that only serve to confuse the public,” argues the complaint. to the court. “This complaint is on behalf of the entrepreneurs and their employees who are fighting to survive in these difficult times,” said the governor on Twitter. “3.104 Georgians are dead and I and my family are among the 106,000 who tested positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile I was sued by Governor Kemp for wearing a mandatory mask,” said Keisha Lance. Bottoms, whose name has been put forward as a possible running mate for the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
    Nearly half of McDonald’s workers surveyed have been verbally or physically assaulted by customers after enforcing mask-wearing procedures, according to Business Insider. People gathered outside of the #StPete McDonalds where Yasmine James was assaulted by a customer, to to demand McDonald’s and other fast-food chains protect workers from physical violence. @TB_Times https://t.co/VBSWQkR7sZ pic.twitter.com/zadMPCeu38 — Monica Herndon (@monica_herndon) January 8, 2019 A survey, obtained by Business Insider, from the Service Employees International Union found that 44% of the 4,187 McDonald’s workers surveyed had been assaulted by a customer due to enforcement of mask protocol. (RELATED: Drug Runners Reportedly Drop Sacks Of Marijuana On Spanish Beach In Broad Daylight) “Throughout the pandemic, McDonald’s has failed to protect us from COVID-19,” Maira Villaseñor, a McDonald’s worker, told Business Insider, “Now it’s asking us to police a culture war that’s not in our job description and that we’re not paid to do.”  Villaseñor said...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told the network that, by not wearing a face covering during his visit to the city's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Trump violated her executive order. "So by not having on a mask, President Trump did violate law in the city of Atlanta," Bottoms said, "but I am somehow not surprised that he disregarded our rules and regulations in the city." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest update of its "Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings" guidance states that it "recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings" and notes that masks are "most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings." In a press release published Tuesday titled, "CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread," the CDC said that it "affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool...
    President Donald Trump was following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when he attended an event at the Atlanta airport without wearing a mask, the White House said in his defense after the citys Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms accused him of breaking the law by not wearing one.  "The president takes the health and safety of everyone traveling in support of himself and all White House operations very seriously," White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night. "When preparing for and carrying out any travel, White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office, to ensure plans incorporate current CDC guidance and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible." Bottoms told CNNs Wolf Blitzer that she found it encouraging that others on the airport tarmac were wearing masks,...
    A woman has shared a satirical video filled with excuses people might have for refusing to wear a protective face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Taking to Twitter, comedian Kylie Brakeman, from Los Angeles, posted the clip which includes a series of bizarre reasons, including: 'I can't put it on because I'm using one hand to hold the camera' and 'I can't breathe in this thing, because every time I put it on I hold my breath on purpose.'  The post has since gone viral and garnered over 113, 000 retweets and 398, 000 likes, with many branding the video 'hilarious.' 'This is the best thing I’ve ever seen still laughing and watched it at 9am,' wrote one, while a second agreed: 'Your video was hilarious.' why I won’t wear a mask pic.twitter.com/CyiKIgWuwF— kylie brakeman (@deadeyebrakeman) July 12, 2020 Kylie Brakeman (pictured), from Los Angeles, posted amusing satirical video filled with...
    Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisProtesters surround Aurora Police precinct after photos emerge of officers mocking Elijah McClain's death Officer involved in taking pictures mocking Elijah McClain resigns Colorado governor closes bars amid rise in virus cases MORE (D) is standing by a recent post he shared on Facebook over the weekend calling anyone who refuses to wear a mask to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 a "selfish bastard." In the Facebook post published on Sunday, the governor wrote, “The emerging scientific data is clear: wearing a mask doesn’t only protect others, it also significantly reduces your own risk of getting Coronavirus. So if you’re a selfish bastard and wearing a mask to protect others isn’t enough of a reason to do so, then maybe protecting yourself is?” The post also featured a link to an article published by the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), in which Dean Blumberg,...
    The scene where a 77-year-old man was stabbed by a 43-year-old man Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020, outside of a Quality Dairy on Lansing Road in Windsor Township, Michigan. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP) GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing another man who had challenged him about not wearing a mask at a convenience store, police said. The shooting occurred in Eaton County, southwest of Lansing, about 30 minutes after the stabbing at a Quality Dairy store, state police Lt. Brian Oleksyk said. Read More: Kansas City man in MAGA hat flashes gun after being asked about mask A sheriff’s deputy spotted the man’s vehicle in a residential neighborhood and shot him when he tried to attack her with a knife, Oleksyk said. Sean Ruis, 43, of Grand Ledge, who worked at the Michigan Department...
    A Michigan man was fatally shot by a police officer following a series of events that began with an argument about wearing a face mask, WILX-TV reported. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that everyone in the state wear masks in public places in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However, at about 6:45 a.m. local time (Eastern Time) Tuesday morning, two men at a convenience store got into a dispute about one of them not wearing a mask. Specifically, the two men were at Quality Dairy in Dimondale when the dispute started. An unidentified 77-year-old man reportedly took exception to another man, later identified as Sean Ruis, 43, of Grand Ledge not wearing a mask. An altercation spilled out into the parking lot, according to the Lansing State Journal, where police say Ruis pulled out a knife and stabbed the elderly man. He then fled from the...
    An Arkansas woman is going viral for her very clever guide demonstrating the proper way to wear a mask — and all the ways not to wear one.  As health officials urge people to wear face masks while out in public, many who are complying are growing more and more frustrated with those who aren't — and are equally frustrated with people who are wearing masks around their chins and below their noses. To show how useless it is to wear a mask the wrong way, Denise Mejia created a funny video in which she compares a face mask to a bra, showing just how ridiculous and ineffective it is to wear either garment improperly.   The breast way to wear it! Denise Mejia shared a video on Twitter and TikTok showing how to properly wear a face mask — while using a bra as a visual aid ...
    Health experts have stressed the importance of wearing a mask to limit the possibility of infecting others with COVID-19, but a range of new research now suggests they also protect the wearer, according to a report Monday. With many states implementing policies to make face coverings mandatory in both indoor and outdoor spaces, one doctor says that masks also reduce the risk of infection to the wearer by 65 percent. "We've learned more due to research and additional scientific evidence and now we know [that] not only wearing a mask prevents the person wearing the mask to transmit to others, but wearing the mask protects the person who's wearing it," said Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. MASSACHUSETTS SUSPECT PULLS GUN ON MASKLESS MAN OUTSIDE WALGREENS: COPS SAY "So the wearer of the mask, even the standard rectangular surgical masks ... will decrease the risk of infection by the person...
    Wearing a face mask dramatically reduces your risk of falling ill with the novel coronavirus, scientists have found. A team from the University of California Davis Children's Hospital has found that covering the nose and mouth decreased the risk of COVID-19 infection by 65 percent.  Previously, researchers believed that mask-wearing was only beneficial to prevent transmission of the virus to others. But, as more studies have found, the piece of cloth doesn't just stop a sick person from spreading the virus, but also protects healthy people from falling ill   Wearing a face mask decreases the risk of getting coronavirus by 65% and social distancing lowers the risk by 90%, researchers find. Pictured: A woman wearing a mask carrying her dog in a tote bag poses as New York City moves into Phase 3 of re-opening on July 7, New York City There are two main methods of coronavirus transmission,...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump is "clearly flirting with disaster" by holding rallies and attending events without wearing a mask, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, who was an adviser to the White House medical team under President George W. Bush, said Thursday evening. "Just because he's tested frequently -- (it) isn't a Superman cape. He can get the virus," Reiner told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "OutFront." "The more he flirts with this, the higher the likelihood that he'll get it."The President, Reiner continued, "is over 70 and he's obese. He probably has close to a 20% chance of dying if he contracts the virus."The doctor's message comes one day before Trump plans to travel to South Dakota for a fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore, where those attending are not required to wear masks or to social-distance, according to the state's governor.The President has made significant efforts to downplay -- or outright ignore -- the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver business owner says employees have been spit on, coughed at, and yelled at for enforcing mask requirements. The owner of Little Man Ice Cream says those occurrences have been rare, but is hoping his employees can encounter more respect moving forward. (credit: CBS) “I was out there recently on the weekend when we had one of our big long lines all the way up the block, and in general people have masks they just don’t put them on. So it’s like, ‘Hey can you throw your mask on for me?’” said Will Oldenbrook. He occasionally stands at the enforcement table on the sidewalk in front of the very popular jug shaped ice cream shop in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood. Oldenbrook says he’s encountered some limited hostility, but knows coworkers have faced much worse. (credit: CBS) “People were talking to our teenage team members using some profane...
    As coronavirus cases soar nationwide in many U.S. states, there is one thing every American could do that would make a difference. Wear a mask. President Donald Trump’s miserable mockery of masks has morphed them into a partisan political symbol in this country. But in most democracies that have had the greatest success in fighting COVID-19, including South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, mask-wearing is common practice. The Japan example is of special interest to Americans, because its government, like ours, badly fumbled the initial handling of the virus. Yet it has suffered less than 1,000 virus deaths in a country of 126 million people. One key thing Japan did right was near-universal masking. And the history of Japan’s masking habits holds surprising lessons for Americans — while offering hope they could be duplicated here. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was slow in responding to COVID-19. He instituted...
    Miami Beach officials said the city will start fining people $50 if they are caught in public not wearing a mask or other face covering as coronavirus cases jump by another 6,093 in a single day in Florida.  Dan Gelber, Miami Beach's mayor, announced the mandate on Monday, which explained that 'all persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, must wear a face covering if social distancing is not being achieved'.  Gelber said: 'Our rule is simple, you must be wearing a mask in our city. 'On the street, waiting outside a restaurant, in your condo lobby or at the park — wear it. It's not a political statement, it's just trying to do your part to keep loved ones and neighbors healthy.' According to the mayor, the mandate took effect on Tuesday and says that anyone who fails to comply will be issued a $50 fine. ...
    Fox News contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier told "America's Newsroom" Tuesday that it would be a good idea for President Trump to don a mask and "lead by example" as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Dr. Saphier told host Sandra Smith that while the discourse surrounding precautionary and protective measures like mask-wearing has become politicized, it is a known fact that "wearing a mask will decrease the transition of this virus." MCCONNELL MAKES APPEAL FOR WEARING MASKS: 'IT IS ABOUT PROTECTING EVERYONE WE ENCOUNTER' "Should everybody be wearing a mask? I mean, my recommendation is if you cannot maintain social distancing right now, it would be a good idea to have some sort of mask," she stated. "Should the president be wearing a mask?" asked Saphier. "Well, I’m not going to tell him he needs to but, yes, we do like to lead by example." Trump has expressed vehement opposition to wearing masks -- especially during public appearances. In a recent interview with The Wall...
    A NATIONAL mask mandate could save US economy $1TRILLION by preventing huge GDP losses triggered by another lockdown, new research revealed.  Face coverings have become highly politicized over the course of the COVID-19 crisis as officials plead with President Donald Trump to set an example and wear one. Joe Biden said if he's elected, he'll make coronavirus masks mandatoryCredit: AP:Associated Press Nancy Pelosi said 'real men wear masks'Credit: Reuters Cuomo urged President Trump to mandate face coverings to stop the spreadCredit: AP:Associated Press New research from Goldman Sachs shows that ensuring all Americans wore a mask would actually slow the coronavirus spread as well as preventing a 5 percent GDP loss brought on by another lockdown. This would save the nation $1 trillion, which would otherwise be shaved off the US GDP if people were forced to stay home again. “If a face mask mandate meaningfully lowers coronavirus infections, it...
    Bradley Cortright June 29, 2020 0 Comments As the country sees an increase in new coronavirus cases, some are suggesting there should be a mandate to wear face masks to help stop the spread of the virus.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) says President Donald Trump should set an example for Americans and wear a face mask in public.  “Let the President lead by example and let the President put a mask on it because we know it works,” Cuomo said during his press conference on Monday. Along with wearing a mask, Cuomo said Trump should sign an executive order to require Americans to wear masks, “Sign an executive order directing everyone to wear a mask. How we’re at this point as a nation, and we still haven’t done the simple, easy, minimal step of saying you must wear a mask when you’re in public?” “The President doesn’t have to pass a...
    Getty People wearing face masks visit Santa Monica Pier which re-opened on June 25 after closure for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, on June 26, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. As cases of coronavirus continue to surge in parts of the U.S. the Center for Disease Control issued new guidance Sunday of who should and who should not wear face masks as a measure to prevent spreading the virus. According to the CDC, all people should wear cloth face coverings when they’re out in public and around people who don’t live with them, especially when social distancing isn’t feasible. “This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows cloth face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the...
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