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  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 7/10/2020: 827 with 71,315 new cases

    07/10/2020 5:26:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 61 replies
    Worldometer ^ | July 10, 2020
    Now we are at over +70,000 new cases but the number of deaths are still below 1,000. At this rate in a week or two, we will see +100,000 new cases. No way schools will reopen despite a low death rate.
  • Mandatory Masks-how to protest?

    07/10/2020 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 121 replies
    Vanity | July 10, 2020 | Steven Tyler
    A nearby City has declared people must wear a mask to enter a store. How are you protesting? I am considering printing "MAGA" or "Trump 2020" on some dust masks!
  • Deodorants vs. Antiperspirants: Benefits & Risks

    07/10/2020 3:01:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    The aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants ó their active ingredients ó keep sweat from getting to the surface of the skin by blocking the sweat glands. Thereís a concern that if the skin absorbs these aluminum compounds, they can affect the estrogen receptors of breast cells. However, according to the American Cancer Society, thereís no clear link between cancer and the aluminum in antiperspirants because: Breast cancer tissue doesnít appear to have more aluminum than normal tissue. Only a tiny amount of aluminum is absorbed (0.0012 percent) based on research on antiperspirants containing aluminum chlorohydrate... Antiperspirants and deodorants work in different...
  • New cathode coating extends lithium-ion battery life, boosts safety

    07/10/2020 1:04:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | by Jo Napolitano, Argonne National Laboratory
    PEDOT is coated on both primary and secondary particles of NMC cathode used in EVs. This coating protects the cathode against reactivity with electrolyte and extends the life of the battery. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory ================================================================================== The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has developed a new particle-level cathode coating for lithium-ion batteries meant to increase their life and safety. The idea, three years in the making, was developed at Argonne in collaboration with HKUST. It was funded by the DOE's Office of Renewable Energy and Energy...
  • The Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Just Corroborated General Relativity Once Again

    07/10/2020 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | 10 JULY 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    Last year, scientists detected the most energetic gamma ray burst we've ever seen. A distant galaxy spat out a colossal flare in the range of a trillion electron volts (TeV), providing invaluable new insight into the physics of these incredibly energetic events. That was pretty amazing on its own - but now astrophysicists have used the burst to perform a new, precise test of the theory of general relativity. And - quelle surprise! - this test found that the speed of light is constant in a vacuum. Relativity, once again, has passed with flying colours. The test hinges on a...
  • It's Just A Mask (Vanity)

    07/10/2020 10:32:47 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 49 replies
    Itís just a mask. Itís just six feet. Itís just two weeks. Itís just non-essential businesses. Itís just non-essential workers. Itís just a bar. Itís just a restaurant. Itís just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals. Itís just until the cases go down. Itís just to flatten the curve. Itís just a few inmates. Itís just to keep others from being scared. Itís just for a few more weeks. Itís just church. You could still pray. Itís just prayer. Itís just until we get a vaccine. Itís just a bracelet. Itís just an app. Itís just for tracing. Itís just...
  • How many Freepers have been tested /treated for Covid19?

    07/10/2020 9:09:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 104 replies
    vanity | 7/10/2020 | self
    I would have to believe that the majority of veteran Freepers are over 50. Most prolific posters. How would we know if and when we lose our favorites, and or their family members?
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 112 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    07/10/2020 9:04:48 AM PDT · by impimp · 49 replies ^ | 10 July 2020 | Impimp
    Itís just the flu, bro. In our school district they just announced they are providing a choice of online or on campus instruction for the coming school year. This should prevent all of the Fearmoms from saying that they are being forced to send their kids to school where they will die due to Corona. In theory, this should mean that the Fearmoms wonít get involved with what they perceive to be the terribly awful and unsafe idea of kids mixing together normally in a school setting. They will likely, however, be tempted to be concern trolls and attempt to...
  • Cuba: Early Administration of Hydroxychloroquine potent against COVID-19

    07/10/2020 7:55:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    AA ^ | 07/10/2020 | Vakkas Dogantekin
    Health authorities in Cuba are using low doses of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to effectively treat COVID-19 patients in the early stages of the disease. "We do use hydroxychloroquine in the framework of the protocol for management of coronavirus patients," Dr. Augustin Lage Davila, advisor to the president of BioCubaFarma and former director of the Centre for Molecular Immunology in Havana, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday. Boasting one of the highest ratios in the world in terms of doctor density, at 8.2 per 1,000 people according to the World Bank, Cuba has stood out as one of the most capable...
  • Big Ten canceling non-conference games a sobering moment for college football

    07/10/2020 3:03:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    College footballís house of cards of a 2020 season collapsed on Thursday. In this case, it was by design ó a voluntary and preemptive reshuffling and retreat. The Big Ten announced it was packing up and building its own place ó canceling all non-conference games and playing a league only slate of nine, or maybe 10 contests. Itís an attempt to maximize control in the hope that it might make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. No one knows if it will work, but smaller, swifter and more cautious seems to make sense.
  • Opinion: People die as Donald Trump lets the pandemic rage [Kotze Warnung]

    07/09/2020 10:23:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.09.2020 | Ines Pohl
    US President Donald Trumpís world is small. And simple. He only acknowledges the facts that suit him. He gets rid of people whose opinions do not match his. He refuses to consider points contrary to his politics. Trumpís agenda is simple: give more to the people who already have plenty ó and keep Christians on his side so that they vote for him again. [Ö] Though many countries put stringent measures in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Trump refused to take the pandemic seriously. It was as if he thought that he was still hosting a...
  • Wearing a mask cuts own risk of novel coronavirus by 65 percent, experts say

    07/09/2020 9:50:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2020 | David Aaro
    "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 Childrenís Hospital. "So the wearer of the mask, even the standard rectangular surgical masks...will decrease the risk of infection by the person wearing the mask by about 65 percent."
  • NM to ban indoor dining again (Too many covid19 cases, Dem gov making NM even poorer)

    07/09/2020 4:31:04 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 9, 2020 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE ó Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that New Mexico will tighten its public health restrictions and reimpose a ban on indoor dining to help combat an explosion of new coronavirus cases in much of the state. Starting Monday, dining inside a restaurant will be prohibited, though outdoor and patio seating will be allowed at 50% capacity. Restaurants and breweries may also continue curbside pickup services. New Mexico is also set to eliminate an exception to the stateís mask mandate that previously allowed people to exercise without wearing one. Furthermore, the governor said, no contact sports will be...
  • W.H.O. Covid Is Not Contagious If Asymptomatic, (you have no symptoms)

    07/09/2020 1:32:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    †W.H.O. admits from the data they have it is rare that Asymptomatic rarely transmit Covid 19.†In other words, all the hype (masks, social distancing, work from home, shut down the businesses)† is for nothing.††
  • We Canít End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.

    07/09/2020 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    NTEB ^ | Geoffrey Grider
    Today we bring you the future, not from a conspiracy theory site, but from the highest echelons of world government and financial power, the World Economic Forum. Their About Us page says ďThe Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.Ē Truer words have never been spoken, and today the fine folks at the WEF are doing us a huge favor. They reveal their plan, called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, for world dominance and control. One of the most revealing and disturbing things about the Fourth Industrial...
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 111 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    07/09/2020 4:29:43 AM PDT · by impimp · 21 replies ^ | 9 July 2020 | Impimp
    Itís just the flu, bro. School is the next battleground over the Wuhan Flu. A message to the Fearmoms out there - School should go back to normal in the Fall. There is no need to have kids wearing masks and having plastic barriers between desks and six feet of separation between kids. It is ineffective, stupid and impossible to enforce. If you are nervous that your precious prince or princess will get the Corona then put them in online charter public school. It is free. You can relax about Corona. And it doesnít spoil school for the rest of...
  • Coronavirus: Why everyone was wrong

    07/08/2020 7:39:10 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 30 replies
    Back to Reason ^ | July 1, 2020 | Beda M. Stadler
    Why everyone was wrong The coronavirus is slowly retreating. What actually happened in the past few weeks? The experts have missed basic connections. The immune response against the virus is much stronger than we thought. By Beda M Stadler This is not an accusation, but a ruthless taking stock [of the current situation]. I could slap myself, because I looked at Sars-CoV2- way too long with panic. I am also somewhat annoyed with many of my immunology colleagues who so far have left the discussion about Covid-19 to virologist and epidemiologist. I feel it is time to criticise some of...
  • Qatar Airways is requiring passengers to wear face shields. This is what health experts had to say.

    07/08/2020 6:10:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2020 | By Natalie B. Compton
    As mask rules have caused some controversy on U.S. airlines in recent months, Qatar Airways is taking an even stronger stance by requiring economy passengers and cabin crew to wear both face masks and face shields on board. In its recent announcement, the airline says it will provide passengers with a complimentary kit of disposable protective gear that includes a shield, surgical mask, gloves and hand sanitizer gel.
  • Venezuelan refugee hits back after Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling America's 'system of oppression'

    07/08/2020 5:16:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/08/20 | Joshua Nelson
    A Venezuelan refugee pushed back strongly on Ilhan Omarís anti-capitalism statements, claiming on ďFox & Friends" that Democrats have a hidden agenda behind their police reform protests. ďI think that the big problem that her statement shows is that she revealed her whole intention from the beginning was not about the criminal justice system," said Daniel Di Martino, who grew up in Venezuela and left the country as socialism took hold. "The Democrats have not wanted to pass things like the Justice Act that the GOP proposed in the Senate by Tim Scott,Ē said Daniel Di Martino, who grew up...