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  • Federal Court Dismisses Case Against Governor Who Prohibited Mask Mandates In Schools

    02/28/2024 4:30:52 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 27, 2024 | John Oyewale
    A federal court dismissed a case Tuesday against Republican Iowa Gov. Kimberly Reynolds’ prohibition of mask mandate in school districts across the state, official documents showed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found “persuasive” the argument that “the general risks associated with COVID-19, even though COVID-19 remains an ever-present concern in society, are not enough to show ‘imminent and substantial’ harm,” court papers showed in part. The court also decided that “because Plaintiffs have only alleged the potential risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 at school, the risk of harm is too speculative to satisfy...
  • Not wearing a mask during COVID-19 health emergency isn’t a free speech right, appeals court says

    02/07/2024 9:03:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 02/06/2024 | MIKE CATALINI
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A federal appeals court shot down claims Monday that New Jersey residents' refusal to wear face masks at school board meetings during the COVID-19 outbreak constituted protected speech under the First Amendment. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in two related cases stemming from lawsuits against officials in Freehold and Cranford, New Jersey. The suits revolved around claims that the plaintiffs were retaliated against by school boards because they refused to wear masks during public meetings. In one of the suits, the court sent the case back to a lower court for consideration. In...
  • Jade mask discovered in pyramid tomb of Maya King

    01/27/2024 9:11:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | January 26, 2024 | By: Mark Milligan
    Image Credit : National Geographic (Social) - RUBÉN SALGADO ESCUDERO Archaeologists have discovered an intact jade mask in the tomb of a Maya King at Chochkitam, a little-known Maya polity in northeastern Peten, Guatemala. Contemporary inscriptions indicate that Chochkitam was a royal city with a lineage traced back to Preclassic times. The site was first reported in 1909, with ongoing studies recording three main monumental groups connected by a long central causeway. In a recent announcement on National Geographic, excavations at Chochkitam have led to the discovery of an interlocking jade mask in the burial of a Maya King. Jade...
  • FDNY orders all first-responders to mask up amid spike in contagious diseases

    01/14/2024 1:11:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/13/2024 | Susan Edelman
    The FDNY has ordered all firetruck and ambulance personnel to mask up while rendering patient care due to outbreaks of infectious diseases, The Post has learned. The department-wide directive, issued Friday, comes amid an increase in COVID-19, flu and respiratory virus cases, officials said. Effective immediately, all those who provide pre-hospital emergency treatment in NYC must wear a surgical mask, preferably an N95.
  • With COVID, flu and RSV surging, when and where should you wear a mask?

    01/10/2024 11:49:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    nbcsandiego ^ | 01/09/2024 | Sarah Jacoby
    The new year is kicking off with a spike in respiratory illnesses across the U.S., including COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus. Considering all the circulating illnesses right now, it might be time for masking to make a comeback, experts say. "We're certainly in the winter peak of respiratory viruses," Dr. Albert Ko, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the Yale School of Public Health, tells A post-holiday COVID spike alongside upticks of the usual winter illnesses, like flu and RSV, make this surge "very much expected," he adds. Amid this rise in the spread of illnesses, mask mandates...
  • Spain considers nationwide hospital mask rule, as flu, COVID hit Europe

    01/08/2024 11:51:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/08/2023 | Reuters
    MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Spain's government proposed a nationwide mandate for people to wear masks in hospitals and health clinics on Monday, and Italy said respiratory illness infection rates had hit a record, as flu and COVID spread across Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recommended that people on the continent stay home if they feel sick, and consider wearing masks in crowds or healthcare settings, with flu spreading as it typically does this time of year but hitting some countries harder than others. It said Europeans should follow national guidelines on vaccinating vulnerable groups. Flu...
  • The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope “We might as well go down fighting.”

    11/16/2019 11:57:31 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 12, 2019 | Zeynep Tufekci
    HONG KONG—For months now, I’ve been told that Hong Kong’s protests would end soon. They’ll end when school starts, I heard during the summer. School did start, but the protests wore on, only now I saw high-school students in crisp school uniforms joining the protesters’ ranks. Next, the mask ban of early October was supposed to slow protesters down, but the very first day after that ban, I watched streams of protesters in masks and helmets make their way to their usual haunts on Hong Kong Island. The government shut down many of the subway lines that day, a practice...
  • St. Louis backs off mask mandate for city workers

    01/05/2024 2:03:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    stltoday ^ | 01/05/2024 | Austin Huguelet
    ST. LOUIS — City Hall ended a renewed mask mandate for city workers Friday afternoon, just hours after putting it into place. City spokesman Nick Dunne said in a press release that the health department now just "strongly recommends" employees mask up indoors, citing a recent rise in reports of respiratory illnesses in the region. The turnabout followed confusion about the numbers the health department cited to support the mandate, predictable outrage from conservative talk radio, and a lukewarm reception from employees at City Hall, some of whom noted that visitors weren’t required to mask up as well.
  • Mask mandates back at NYC-run hospitals as COVID and flu cases rise

    01/04/2024 11:48:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/04/2024 | David Propper
    Mask mandates are back in Big Apple hospitals and other health facilities as cases of COVID and the flu have jumped in recent weeks, the city’s health department confirmed Wednesday. The requirement applies to all 11 hospitals across the five boroughs under the umbrella of New York City’s Health and Hospitals and went into effect just after Christmas. “As we’ve seen an increase in COVID, flu, and RSV, our priority is to protect our patients, staff, and the community,” a NYCH+H spokesperson told The Post Wednesday. “This applies to clinical settings such as our hospitals, community health centers, and nursing...
  • Pandemic Forever: L.A. County Reinstates Health Care Facility Mask Mandate

    12/31/2023 7:35:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/2023 | Joel B Pollack
    Los Angeles County has reinstated a mask mandate for all patients and staff at health care facilities heading into 2024, as a winter surge in coronavirus cases has reached key benchmarks. Local ABC affiliate KABC-7 reported Saturday: “Over the past week in Los Angeles County, there have been notable, yet not unexpected, increases in COVID-19 reported cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement. “While recent increases are significant, they remain considerably below last winter’s peak and common-sense protections are strongly recommended to help curb transmission and severe illness as the new...
  • COVID Mask Mandates Return to Hospitals in Five States

    12/29/2023 12:55:21 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/29/2023 | Aliss Higham
    Hospitals across the U.S. are reinstating COVID-19 mask mandates as the JN.1 variant becomes the dominant strain spreading throughout the country. Hospitals in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Washington D.C. have all brought back divisive rules meaning masks are mandatory for selected people in medical settings. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control has recorded a 10.4 percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations across America in the week leading up to December 16. There has been an increase of 3.4 percent in deaths related to coronavirus in the same period. Newsweek has contacted the CDC for comment via email. Mask...
  • Fact Check: Tom Hanks Once Said He Had 'No Respect' for People Who Wouldn't Wear Masks During the Pandemic?

    11/27/2023 1:11:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies ^ | 11/26/2023 | Jordan Liles
    Claim: Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks once said during a July 2020 interview, "If you can't wear a mask and wash your hands and social distance, I don't understand. I've got no respect for you man." Rating: In September 2023, users on X shared an old video and claimed that it showed Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks saying he had "no respect" for people who wouldn't wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most popular post from Sept. 19 earned millions of impressions. The video upload in the post was attributed to a January 2023 post made by the account @healthbyjames, which...
  • With COVID surging, should I wear a mask?

    11/20/2023 9:26:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 83 replies
    theconservation ^ | 11/19/2023 | Luis Alvarez
    COVID is on the rise again, with a peak likely over the holiday season. Given this, health authorities in a number of Australian states have recommended people start wearing masks again. In Western Australia, masks have been made mandatory in high-risk areas of public hospitals, while they’ve similarly been reintroduced in health-care settings in other parts of the country. Hospitals and aged care facilities are definitely the first places where masks need to be reinstated during an epidemic. But authorities are differing in their recommendations currently. Calls to mask up, particularly in the wider community, have not been unanimous. So...
  • Some South Australian hospitals reintroduce face mask mandates to combat new COVID wave

    11/13/2023 8:31:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    9news ^ | 11/13/2023 | Freya Noble
    Some hospitals in South Australia have reintroduced face mask mandates to combat a new COVID-19 wave. The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, which includes the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals, have reintroduced mask wearing for all staff and visitors. It comes as the state endures another wave of the virus, with reported cases tripling since early October. "Last Friday it was 50 per cent higher than the previous week," South Australia's Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said today. The new mask rules apply in all clinical settings including emergency departments and wards, but not in public areas like hospital cafes...
  • Internet Goes Wild Over Biden’s New Chin Balls – Many Think He’s Wearing A Mask!

    10/19/2023 4:50:54 PM PDT · by cabojoe · 128 replies
    NewsWars ^ | 10/19/2023 | Kelen McBreen /Infowars
    The internet went crazy Wednesday night after footage of Joe Biden struggling to speak showed the puppet president sporting what many are calling, “chin balls.” The bizarre protrusions on Biden’s chin prompted others to suggest he was actually a person wearing a Joe Biden mask!
  • COVID-driven isolation is 'lonely existence' for family, as man says he's been 'abused' for mask wearing

    10/16/2023 12:27:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2023 | Maureen Mackey
    A family whose members are still "shielding" due to COVID more than three years after the pandemic started said they feel "forgotten" as the rest of the world moves on. Rob Boxall and his family, who live in the U.K., said that visitors have to isolate for two weeks before the family can see them, as SWNS, the British news service, reported. Boxall's wife, Mandy, has had seven COVID jabs — but still reportedly has no protection from the coronavirus.
  • 5 New Jersey hospitals reinstate COVID-19 mask mandate

    09/28/2023 9:23:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    abc7ny ^ | 09/28/2023 | WABC
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Five New Jersey hospitals are reinforcing mask mandates due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Ocean University Medical Center in Brick, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford, Carrier Clinic in Montgomery and Old Bridge Medical Center will be going back to their pandemic protocols in regards to mask-wearing. These five hospitals are run by Hackensack Meridian Health. New Jersey has seen a spike in COVID-related hospitalizations and 558 people were hospitalized this week.
  • New COVID poll: Democrats have a ‘particularly negative’ outlook, are most likely to keep wearing mask

    09/27/2023 7:42:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/27/2023 | Melissa Rudy
    People are becoming more concerned about COVID-19 amid the recent uptick in cases and new variants, according to Gallup’s latest quarterly poll. Gallup polled more than 5,000 U.S. adults between Aug. 29 and Sept. 5. Thirty percent of respondents said they believe the pandemic is getting worse — up from 5% in late May/early June and 8% in February, according to a news release on Gallup’s website.
  • Mask Mandate Update: Full List of States With Some Restrictions in Place

    09/21/2023 12:30:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/21/2023 | Khaleda Rahman
    New mask mandates have been imposed in health care facilities and other places in at least three states in recent days. COVID-19 hospitalizations have been rising since late summer, as new variants circulate. According to the latest data from the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 20,538 hospital admissions in the week ending September 9, up 7.7 percent from the previous week. In an effort to help avert another "tripledemic" like last year when hospitals were overwhelmed with flu, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and coronavirus cases, the U.S. this month approved updated COVID-19 vaccines. The...
  • Several Bay Area health departments issue new mask mandates, amid rising COVID cases

    09/20/2023 12:42:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    ktvu ^ | 09/19/2023 | Sharon Song
    MARTINEZ, Calif. - Health officials in several Bay Area counties have issued new mask mandates as COVID-19 cases continued to rise and in preparation for the upcoming respiratory virus season. This week, Contra Costa, Sonoma, and San Mateo counties all issued mask orders for health care personnel in hospitals and other patient care facilities. All three orders were set to go into effect on Nov. 1 and last through April 30. On Tuesday, director of Contra Costa Health Services, Anna Roth, told the county Board of Supervisors that since July, hospitalizations numbers due to COVID-19 have increased from 8.1 per...