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    Last March, a person with mild COVID-19 symptoms went to a two-and-a-half-hour long chorale practice in Skagit Valley, Washington. In the weeks that followed, more than fifty people — nearly everyone who attended that rehearsal — contracted the disease and two people died. Shelly Miller, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, led a recent study of that rehearsal, one of the nation’s first super-spreader events. The study states that singing indoors and unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols. In the study, she explains that although members of the chorale took precautions, like using hand sanitizer, avoiding touching each other or surfaces, and propping doors open, they didn’t wear...
    WHILE we might aspire to have clean and tidy surfaces like Mrs Hinch, most of our houses are probably covered in junk. Tables and counters become dumping grounds for clutter, which is too important to chuck out but not important enough to properly put away.  5April shared a snap of everything she'd cleared off her counters as she cleanedCredit: April Faulkner And that's not to mention the chair which lives in most bedrooms covered in clothes somewhere between dirty and clean.  In a bid to tackle the mess which was piling up in her house, one woman came up with a nifty solution. April Faulkner, from Boston, rounds up the random items she finds as she cleans and dumps it...
    CAMRYN Amy and Olivia Winslow are facing hate crime charges over an alleged incident involving a 7-year-old boy who was wearing a MAGA hat outside the Democratic Convention. The two women ripped up Trump signs and stole the child's hat before they were arrested, according to officials. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7The video shows one of the women grabbing the hat from the groundCredit: Twitter/Trump Students Here is more on the heated confrontation. Who are Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow? Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow, both 21, were arrested in Delaware for allegedly taking the MAGA hat of a 7-year-old boy, who was wearing it in support of...
    LOS ANGELES -- Traveling by airplane can be a scary proposition during this age of coronavirus.It can involve mingling with large groups of people, touching common surfaces and sitting on a plane with less than six feet of distance between passengers.Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and CEO of Mend Urgent Care in Los Angeles, offers some very specific advice for those planning to fly: Travel need: First, question whether you really need to travel. Is it a legitimate, important need? Packing: Carrying on all your bags is better than checking bags. When you get off the plane, be sure to clean your bag thoroughly, especially the wheels. What to wear: Have as much of your body...
    A hospital staff sanitizes the premisis inside the new covid hospital at Sector 39, on August 7, 2020 in Noida, India.Sunil Ghosh | Hindustan Times via Getty Images A new study that tested multiple surfaces of a New Jersey oncology unit found no traces of the coronavirus, suggesting that strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols helped limit the virus' spread at the height of the state's outbreak.  Researchers at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey collected 128 samples from surfaces deemed highest risk for the virus — including door handles, sinks, chairs and so forth — in a radiation oncology department within the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to the study published in JAMA Oncology Thursday. The samples were collected...
    TIKTOK is not just clips of teenagers dancing – you can find a host of handy cleaning hacks there too. A video of a woman cleaning her bath with grapefruit and sugar went viral recently. She halved the fruit, dusted the cut side with sugar then scrubbed . . . to reveal a sparkling tub. 6Our cleaning expert Pamela shows you how to use your fruit and vegetables to clean up around the houseCredit: Getty Images - Getty Cleaning expert and herbalist Pamela Spence says: “It might seem strange in these days of chemical power-cleaners but fruit and veg can make even better disinfectants and lovely sprays, too.” Pamela shows Yasmin Harisha how to use your fruit and vegetables – with the help of...
    Southwest Airlines is scaling back on COVID-19 cleaning measures and will no longer sanitize seat belts in between flights to speed up turnaround time in between trips. Starting August 1 Southwest stopped wiping down arm rests and seat belts as well as areas around occupied seats. However, 'high touch' areas including tray tables and lavatories will be disinfected before each takeoff, the company said Monday. Deep cleanings, which take six to seven hours a plane, will continue overnight. 'As our flight schedule evolves, we are returning to standard turnaround time,' a Southwest Airlines memo to flight attendants obtained by CNN said. The move to cut back on aircraft-cleaning measures was designed to speed up turnaround operations in between flights, which averaged about...
    A Florida businessman who has flown 33 times and spent 160 nights in hotels this year has revealed his coronavirus safety regime which includes wearing multiple layers of gloves and changing his mask every time he uses the bathroom. Mika Manninen, CEO and co-founder of dairy-free yogurt brand Hälsa Foods, said he has been following a strict routine while traveling for work in order to keep him safe from contracting the virus.   As well as following quarantine rules 'to the hilt', the essential worker explained how his regime covers each step of the traveling process from the airport to the airplane, to staying at a hotel and hiring a rental car.   'It would be insane not to be afraid,' Manninen,...
    A Florida-based CEO who has flown more than two dozen times this year says he protects himself from coronavirus while traveling by wearing multiple layers of disposable gloves and exposing the “least amount of skin as possible.” Mika Manninen, who is the co-founder of yogurt brand Hälsa Foods, told CNBC how his strict routine has kept him safe during his 33 flights this year for business. “When I enter the airport, I wear multiple layers of disposable gloves, and I peel them off as I go through it. Trams, escalators — peel a layer, check-in, use a kiosk with a touch screen — peel a layer, TSA security check — peel a layer,” he told the outlet. Mika Manninen's tips include...
    JETBLUE unveiled a new weapon this week in their efforts to fight off the coronavirus on their airplanes, a robot that’s rolls down the aisles, shinning a disinfecting ultraviolet light. On Wednesday, JetBlue rolled out the 90-day pilot program on airplanes landing at JFK airport in New York and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in South Florida aimed at killing germs and virus such as COVID-19. 4 A JetBlue crew member operating the UV light technology In a YouTube video demonstrating the weapon, the airline announced they had entered into a partnership with Honeywell to pilot a “UV Cabin System” robot. In the video the robot is seen rolling down the aisles, sweeping long metal arms over seats shinning a disinfecting UV...
    Wearing gloves may not protect people from Covid-19 because they give a false sense of security, an expert has warned. Dr Allison Bartlett, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago, said they offer 'nothing in the way of safety'. World Health Organization chiefs says that regular handwashing is the best way to stop the virus spreading. But many people anxious about the virus use gloves in a similar way as masks, which studies have shown can cut the risk of transmission. This is pointless, according to Dr Bartlett, because the virus can survive on gloves if they touch contaminated surfaces.  She added wearing gloves can give people a 'false sense of security' their hands are protected when 'that's...
    The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people live. One readily felt effect was spending more time at home. Vehicles sat idle in driveways and even some automotive insurance providers reduced rates because people were driving much less. Even with stay-at-home measures in place, people still need to leave their homes to stock up on essentials, such as food or medicine. In other cases, people may have been essential workers who drive for a living, including delivery drivers or health care personnel who were incapable of working from home. Any time a person goes out in public, he or she runs the risk of contracting viruses. Bacteria and germs may reside on various surfaces, including those inside vehicles. People want to...
    (CNN)MIT has designed a robot that is capable of disinfecting the floor of a 4,000-square foot warehouse in only half an hour, and it could one day be used to clean your local grocery store or school.The university's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) worked with Ava Robotics -- a company that focuses on creating telepresence robots -- and the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to develop a robot that uses a custom UV-C light to disinfect surfaces and neutralize aerosolized forms of the coronavirus.Best way to reduce coronavirus transmission is by wearing a face mask, study findsDevelopment on this project began in early April, and one of the researchers said that it came in direct response to the...
    LUXURY hotels in New York are failing to change sheets or wipe down surfaces in between guest stays during the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found. Three separate hotels in the Midtown area of Manhattan didn't bother changing pillowcases or wiping down surfaces. 3 A new investigation by Inside Edition found that hotels were allegedly failing to change sheets and pillowcasesCredit: Inside Edition 3 Trump International Hotel in Central Park was one of the hotels involved in the investigationCredit: Getty Images - Getty An investigation by Inside Edition, set to air on Monday night, found a number of hygiene problems lurking in three of the Big Apple's most luxurious hotels. These included Trump International hotel next to Central Park, Hyatt...
    Three Manhattan hotels -- the Trump International, Hyatt Place Times Square and Hampton Inn Times Square -- were found to have not properly cleaned rooms between guests during the coronavirus pandemic.  Sanitizing measures were not completely performed after rooms were booked, vacated and rebooked under a different guest's name at the Trump property, which overlooks Central Park, Hyatt Place and Hampton Inn. The rooms at each property were checked for clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels, that in some cases went unchanged.  Surfaces and commonly used items, including remote controls and thermostat settings, also were not wiped down in every case. The Hyatt Place Times Square, and Hampton Inn Times Square were  Manhattan hotels found to have...
    Several liberal groups condemned former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper after photographs of the Democratic Senate candidate surfaced, showing him dressed as a Native American. Hickenlooper was first blasted in a Sunday open letter from the Native American leaders who were outraged by his attendance at the One Shot Antelope Hunt in 2018, an annual event that uses many Native American stereotypes. At the event, winners sported headdresses, while those who lost were called "squaw" and forced to dress as female Native Americans as an ode to the derogatory term. Hickenlooper was photographed in both outfits mocking Native American culture. .@Hickenlooper, friend of the oil & gas industry vehemently opposed by indigenous land defenders, participates a hunt where winners...
    Some high-end Manhattan hotels aren’t thoroughly cleaning rooms between guests amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report found. Three different Midtown hotels didn’t even bother to change pillowcases or wipe down commonly used surfaces, according to an investigation by Inside Edition set to air Monday night. Producers with the TV program booked rooms at each of the hotels and used a washable spray to apply an Inside Edition logo — only visible under UV light — to the pillows, bed sheets and bath towels. They also doused commonly touched surfaces, like the TV remote, thermostat and desk with a special washable gel. The next day, using a new reservation under a different name, they checked-in to the same room to...
    North Korean officials shut down the city of Chongjin, the third-largest in the country, over a growing Chinese coronavirus outbreak there, Radio Free Asia (RFA) revealed on Wednesday. North Korea’s communist regime has insisted for months that it has not documented any Chinese coronavirus cases in the country. It shut its borders entirely in late January and recently extended the policy into 2021. Rumors flew in April that dictator Kim Jong-un may have tested positive for the coronavirus – and that it may have killed him – but Kim later made a public appearance seeming healthy and the rumors subsided. North Korea borders the country where the virus originated, China, and specifically its hard-hit Heilongjiang province. It also borders Russia...
    THE DALI MUSEUM / FACEBOOKSt. Petersburg’s Dalí Museum is gearing up for a July 1 reopening, but it’ll do so in the shadow of a petition criticizing the nonprofits use of PPP money issued by the federal government. The “Shame on you, Dali Museum” petition currently has 381 signatures on change.org, and was started by “Innocent Bystander.” The cultural institution “recently fired many local staff members after taking a large sum of PPP money earmarked to help ‘small businesses’ retain employees during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic...,” says the petition, which goes on to say the Dalí retained “highly-paid upper management.” A laid-off employee who would only speak to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay on background said that...
    Copper metal has antimicrobial properties and can kill germs through direct contact.  The metal has been used to coat high-touch surfaces like door handles, surfaces in hospitals, and even personal items such as masks.  However, copper isn't a cure-all, and it takes time and direct contact to destroy contaminants, so it might not always be the best solution for preventing viral infection, according to research.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As the US begins to tentatively return to business, despite the novel coronavirus still lurking among the population, any potential protection has become a hot commodity. Copper metal, used in products such as door handles and key rings, is being touted as one such solution, advertised as...
    KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — A nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check. Mona Wang alleges Cpl. Lacey Browning’s conduct was “abusive and repetitive in the extreme″ after the officer found Wang lying in a state of semi-consciousness on the floor of her apartment Jan. 20. Surveillance video that surfaced as part of the lawsuit shows a female officer dragging a woman face-first down a carpeted hallway and stepping on her head while waiting in a lobby. Wang, who studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, claims she suffered cuts, bruises and...
    A popular chain restaurant has closed a location in Fairfield County following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that rocked Connecticut. The Outback Steakhouse on Newtown Road in Danbury has been closed, according to a voice recording that plays from the restaurant following phone calls to the location. The recording confirms that the restaurant has been closed, while encouraging potential diners to visit the company’s website to locate other Connecticut locations to frequent. According to the City of Danbury Health and Human Services Department, the Newtown Road Outback Steakhouse failed an inspection earlier this year. The restaurant was cited for: Potentially hazardous food meat temperatures; Improper handwashing facilities; Inadequate facilities to maintain proper temperature (of meats); Bad hygienic practices;...
    Jimmy Kimmel has already apologized for wearing blackface in the past. But the late-night talk show host may be forced to issue another mea culpa now that new audio has emerged of him repeatedly using the N-word while imitating Snoop Dogg. READ MORE: Jimmy Fallon apologizes after drawing social media backlash for ‘SNL’ blackface skit Over the weekend Fox News obtained audio of a podcast interview from 2013 with radio personality Adam Carolla, in which Kimmel openly admitted to imitating the rapper’s voice in Snoop’s 1996 “Christmastime in the LBC” track. “This is when Snoop Dogg first came out, hit the scene, and I used to imitate him by only saying, ‘You know what I’m saying?”’ Kimmel said of the impersonation....
    Audio of comedian Jimmy Kimmel using the n-word during an impersonation of rapper Snoop Dogg in 1996 has surfaced. The impersonation was part of a Christmas album in which Kimmel wrote an original song using the n-word multiple times, according to a report published Monday by Fox News. The admission regarding the use of the n-word occurred during a 2013 podcast episode hosted by Adam Carolla and obtained by Fox News. Kimmel also used a “crazy black voice” to imitate George Wallace during the podcast episode. “Me and my n*gga down in LBC, we’ll smoke that motherf*cking Christmas tree,” Kimmel said in the song, Fox News reported. Other lyrics in the song include “fat n*gga in a sleigh giving...
    Steven examines the recent push to cancel Jimmy Kimmel for using the n-word. He reflects on Muhammad Ali's legacy as a civil rights icon who also had a history of supporting Republicans—joined by guest Walt Heyer, who identified as a woman for eight years and has now transitioned back to male. YouTube has censored Heyer for his critique of the radical trans agenda. Use promo code LWC to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV. Want more from Steven Crowder?To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all of Crowder uncensored and on demand.
    SAMMY GUEVARA was blasted on social media after saying he wanted to "go f***ing rape" fellow wrestler Sasha Banks. The vile audio clip, from an interview in January 2016, resurfaced and led to many calling for disciplinary action against Guevara. 1 Sammy Guevara was slammed on social media after vile comments he made about Sasha Banks resurfaced The Cuban-American, currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, made the shocking remarks as he appeared on Raw's 4th Hour podcast. He made a visit to the WWE Performance Centre just weeks earlier and came across Banks, real name Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado. Asked about her fight with Becky Lynch, Guevera responded: "Bro, Sasha Banks, oh my God. "When I was at the WWE the...
    CHICAGO — The CTA announced Friday it will end the temporary measure of allowing passengers to board buses at the rear door beginning Sunday. The transit agency in April allowed passengers to board in the rear to help separate passengers to slow the spread of coronavirus. As Chicago continues its gradual reopening and more people return to work, the CTA said it’s moving back to the standard front boarding and fare-paying routine. Buses will still have reduced capacity limits: 15 riders on a standard 40-foot bus and 22 on a 60-foot articulated bus. The agency is encouraging riders to use the extra space to social distance. It’s also asking that all riders wears mask. But it acknowledges drivers are not...
    Christians in Iran say they are risking their lives to aid their neighbors in an already hostile environment known for exporting radical Islamic terrorism, a religious freedom watchdog told Fox News. The Muslim-majority country remains the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East. Fearing a "second wave" after seeing more than 195,000 confirmed cases and 9,000 deaths, at least one Christian says believers in Iran “cannot stand by while people are suffering. It’s antithetical to our faith,” Open Doors USA reports. IRAN HAS WORLD’S ‘FASTEST-GROWING CHURCH,’ DESPITE NO BUILDINGS - AND IT'S MOSTLY LED BY WOMEN: DOCUMENTARY “Coronavirus containment measures are not the object of the church’s defiance,” said David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA. “Rather, their outreach is an...
    Scientists have created a 'digital sanitiser' which uses a device attached to smartphone's torch to kill bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus.  The UVLEN device, from the South Korean company of the same name, uses ultraviolet light to rid surfaces of bugs in 10 seconds. The portable and lightweight device, which is due to launch 'soon' and will cost $25 (£19), sticks over the torch light on the back of a smartphone.  It uses 'ultraviolet germicidal irradiation' (UVGI) – a disinfection method that uses a specific type of short-wavelength ultraviolet (far UVC) light – to kill microorganisms. A thin light diffraction filter converts light from the smartphone torch into far UVC while reflecting other rays of light in the electromagnetic spectrum.  The...
    This is what June football looks like — easy completions with no defense in sight — but starved Jets fans will take it. Video surfaced Saturday of the workouts for Jets offensive skill players organized by quarterback Sam Darnold at Bommarito Performance Systems in the Miami area. Among the many Jets in attendance were running backs Le’Veon Bell and Frank Gore, and wide receivers Denzel Mims, Braxton Berrios and Breshad Perriman. Gore, Mims and Perriman are all first-year Jets and their attendance is especially important as a way to begin forming route-running chemistry with Darnold. OTAs were stripped down to virtual classroom learning and minicamp was cancelled due to the coronavirus restrictions. Here are videos taken and shared with The...
    Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have sparked dating rumors after a video surfaced of the two definitely looking cozy at a friend’s birthday party. The 35-year-old reality star and her ex can be seen very quickly on the clip floating around on the internet at friend Jordan Clarkson’s party,  per Page Six in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Report: Khloe Kardashian Wants To Marry Tristan Thompson Following Cheating Accusations) In the video, we can see Thompson with his arm wrapped around the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star’s waist as they stand next to each other. It also looked like they could possibly be taking a selfie together. Check it out! People think Khloé & Tristan are back together because of...
    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has dismissed a tight end after a recording surfaced of the player making racist and bigoted comments some three years ago. Upon learning of the comments made by redshirt freshman Rocco Carley, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith took the matter to athletic director Scott Barnes. “We both agreed this language and attitude is entirely unacceptable, regardless of circumstance or environment. I spoke with Rocco and dismissed him from the team. I will not tolerate racism or hate speech,” Smith posted on Twitter. Carley issued an apology on social media after the recording went public on Wednesday. “I am truthfully sorry to everyone I have hurt and offended, and I understand...
    An Oregon State tight end was booted from the team Wednesday after audio of a racist rant surfaced. Beavers coach Jonathan Smith announced redshirt freshman Rocco Carley had been kicked off the team. Carley wrote an apology on Twitter and claimed the audio was from three years ago. NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AGAINST NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS RIGHTS FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES “To my family, my community and everyone I have associated with, I am sorry,” he wrote. “This video was taken about 3 years ago in a groupchat where me and my friends were saying stupid things. This does not condone anything of what I have said, but I promise you all that this video does not represent me. I was...