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  • Infectious disease doctor says COVID testing is vital this fall as symptoms are less severe or obvious

    10/16/2023 8:57:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 10/15/2023 | MARIELLE MOHS
    HEALTH Infectious disease doctor says COVID testing is vital this fall as symptoms are less severe or obvious minnesota BY MARIELLE MOHS OCTOBER 15, 2023 / 5:46 PM / CBS MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS -- Flu season is well underway and now it's partnered up with the latest worldwide virus, COVID, as our "new normal." However, the impact of the virus for many is less severe. "I don't think there's going to be a public health recommendation for masking. It's just too potentially controversial," said Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Heath Infectious Disease Physician. Rhame says mandatory masking isn't coming back, even...
  • Backlash brewing over San Francisco Mayor’s new drug testing requirement for welfare recipients

    09/29/2023 2:43:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/23 | Jeffrey Clark
    Experts on San Francisco, drugs and crime responded to San Francisco Mayor London Breed's Tuesday proposal to require residents who wish to receive welfare services to comply with mandatory drug testing and treatment programs. Breed's announcement comes amid growing pressure to hold back the city’s homeless and fentanyl crises and as challengers to Breed as mayor continue to throw their name in for office in 2024. "She's in trouble," former San Francisco councilman and business owner Tony Hall told FOX News Digital. "She's found her administration is under increasing fire from the voters in San Francisco. She has to do...
  • Florida approves ‘Classic Learning Test’ for college admissions

    09/13/2023 6:35:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2023 | Tiah Shepard
    Florida’s public university system on Friday voted to approve the Classic Learning Test (CLT), a college entrance exam, making it the first state to accept an alternative to the SAT. Backed by Christian schools and conservative political groups, the CLT was first introduced in December 2015 and is currently accepted by over 250 American colleges and universities, according to its website. The $59 online test consists of a three-section, two-hour exam that assesses verbal reasoning, grammar and writing as well as quantitative reasoning. Students will also have the ability to view their scores the same day they complete the test....
  • First lady tests negative for COVID-19 days after testing positive

    09/07/2023 1:33:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/2023 | Alex Gangitano
    First lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, her office announced, four days after she tested positive for the virus. The first lady tested positive Monday night and has been staying at the Bidens’ home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., since then. President Biden has been testing every day after her results and has been negative Tuesday, Wednesday and once more Thursday, just before he leaves for the Group of 20 summit in India.
  • Abbott Labs lays off another 199 workers at Westbrook COVID-test plant [Maine]

    05/24/2023 1:34:39 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 14 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | May 23, 2023 | Kay Neufeld
    Abbott Labs lays off another 199 workers at Westbrook COVID-test plant By Kay Neufeld May 23, 2023 Abbott Laboratories, one of the country’s largest producers of COVID-19 test kits, on Tuesday said it has laid off 199 workers at its Westbrook manufacturing facility because of dwindling demand for the tests. The job cut follows one in February, and brings the number of Maine-based Abbott employees who have lost their positions over the past two years to more than 800. In February, the Chicago-based pharmaceutical company did not provide an exact count of laid-off workers, though a notice sent to the...
  • Before he was Mr. “I would’ve fired Fauci”, Rob DeSantis was a poster boy for the CDC, who had a bizzare infatuation with Chinese made Covid tests

    03/22/2023 11:15:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:36 PM · Mar 22, 2023 | Ron DeSantis
    Before he was Mr. “I would’ve fired Fauci”, Rob DeSantis was a poster boy for the CDC, who had a bizzare infatuation with Chinese made Covid tests— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) March 22, 2023
  • Editorial: Make lead testing mandatory (barf)

    12/13/2022 10:48:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 12, 2022 | The Editorial Board
    A law signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Nov. 3 encourages doctors to test pregnant women, and children up to 2 years old, who they believe have been exposed to lead. Act 150 is a smart move, but it doesn’t go far enough. Lead is everywhere — especially in industrial regions with older housing, which means Pittsburgh and vast swaths of Pennsylvania. Sen. Lisa Baker, R.-Luzerne, wanted Act 150 to make testing mandatory, but it was watered down in the amendment process. Now she’s reintroducing a bill to switch “encourage” back to “require,” making lead testing mandatory for all young...
  • Chinese COVID-19 testing firms report big profits as virus fight intensifies

    11/03/2022 6:58:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 Nov 2022
    Several of China's largest medical testing companies have posted big increases in profit for the first three quarters of the year, as the country's strict zero-COVID policy boosts spending in a minority of sectors while depressing the broader economy. Over the past two weeks, at least six such companies have reported a soaring jump in earnings. Shanghai Labway reported a 241 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit between January and September to 604 million yuan (US$82.70 million) while Guangdong Hybribio recorded a 130 per cent increase over that same period to 1.49 billion yuan, according to stock exchange statements.
  • Time For Another Jab: CDC Director Walensky Tests Positive for COVID Again -- Second Time After Testing Positive on October 22

    10/31/2022 8:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/31/2022 | Bob Hoge
    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tested positive for COVID for the second time in recent weeks despite a course of the antiviral Paxlovid. The “fully vaccinated” 53-year-old first contracted the virus on October 21, eventually tested negative, but then came down with symptoms again and is now home in Massachusetts isolating.CDC director Rochelle Walensky, who got five covid shots and still got covid, has now tested positive for covid again. The sixth shot will definitely keep all this from happening, guys.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 31, 2022Like President Joe Biden, Chief...
  • America’s stockpile of nuclear weapons may not work

    10/12/2022 2:56:18 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 161 replies ^ | Robert Monroe
    Our thousands of nuclear weapons were designed, tested and built in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s to win the Cold War. None of these weapons has been tested since 1992, over a quarter century ago. Nor has a single new weapon been designed, tested or built during this same period. The tens of thousands of active nuclear weapons scientists in our three nuclear weapons labs have never designed, tested and built a nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons are the most complex systems ever created by man. The detonation of a nuclear weapon is so complex that there are many activities and...
  • Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country: Source

    09/20/2022 5:37:31 PM PDT · by xp38 · 41 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Sept 20 2022 | Reuters
    Canada’s federal government will likely drop its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for people entering Canada at the end of the month, a government source said on Tuesday. The source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was “likely” to drop the vaccination requirement on Sept 30. The Globe and Mail newspaper reported the news earlier on Tuesday. Canada will also drop random coronavirus testing on the same day, and make it optional to use its ArriveCAN app, where travelers have been required to upload their proof of vaccination, the source said. Canadian airports faced...
  • DoD not in compliance with stopping COVID testing of unvaccinated

    08/25/2022 8:45:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    Last week we looked at the story of how the Biden administration quietly put an end to mandatory COVID testing for federal workers based on their vaccination status. The change was intended to bring the government into compliance with new, relaxed guidelines issued by the CDC. The changes were supposed to be in place by Monday, with compliance reports being sent to the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (an awkward name at best). But apparently not everyone got the memo or, if they did, they didn’t bother reading it. As of now, there is one massive portion of the government...
  • New Jersey governor ends vaccine-or-test mandate for school workers, state employees

    08/15/2022 6:08:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2022 | Anders Hagstrom
    Gov. Phil Murphy signed the COVID-19 testing executive order Monday ... Phil Murphy has removed regular COVID-19 testing requirements for a swath of public employees, including unvaccinated school employees, child care workers and state contractors. Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting the state's mandate that all school districts and state contractors ensure their employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive regular testing. The order comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) loosened its guidance on reducing spread of the virus. Murphy's order takes effect immediately for schools and child care workers, but the effect...
  • CDC drops vacation and testing for cruise ships

    07/18/2022 4:46:19 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 33 replies
    La Lido Loca ^ | 7/18/22 | Tony Barnett
    CDC has abandoned ship on cruise restrictions!
  • Biden officials to expand monkeypox testing amid fears of undercounting

    06/23/2022 2:01:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/22 | Peter Sullivan
    The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is expanding monkeypox testing to commercial laboratories amid fears that the country is undercounting monkeypox cases because of insufficient testing. The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it began shipping moneypox tests this week to five private testing companies: Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and Sonic Healthcare. The testing through these companies will begin in early July, HHS said. “These commercial laboratories will dramatically expand testing capacity nationwide and make testing more convenient and accessible for patients and health care providers,” the department said. Some public health experts...
  • A Negative COVID Test Has Never Been So Meaningless

    06/12/2022 9:52:51 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JUNE 10, 2022 | Katherine J. Wu
    In early May, 27-year-old Hayley Furmaniuk felt tired and a bit congested, but after rapid-testing negative for the coronavirus two days in a row, she dined indoors with friends. The next morning, her symptoms worsened. Knowing her parents were driving in for Mother’s Day, she tested again—and saw a very bright positive. Which meant three not-so-great things: She needed to cancel with her parents; she had likely exposed her friends; a test had apparently taken three days to register what her vaccinated body had already figured out. Tests are not and never have been perfect, but since around the rise...
  • US to drop COVID-19 testing for incoming international air travellers US to drop COVID-19 testing for incoming international air travellers

    06/10/2022 9:41:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 10 Jun 2022
    The Biden administration will drop pre-departure COVID-19 international air testing requirements effective Sunday (Jun 12) at 12.01am after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry. The Biden administration will announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travellers coming to the United States after it determined based on the science and data that this requirement is no longer necessary. The CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days, the official said.
  • NFL Suspends COVID Testing Regardless of Vaccination Status

    06/02/2022 7:22:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2022 | Dylan Gwinn
    The National Football League (NFL) announced on Thursday that it would no longer test players for the virus regardless of their vaccination status. The decision, handed down by the NFL’s Management Council, was reported by NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero:
  • Inexpensive Methods of Testing Bullet Penetration by Old N Bold

    05/30/2022 5:59:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 21, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(– Before electronic chronographs became common, or ballistic gelatin was thought of, a standard for bullet penetration was the number of 7/8″ soft pine boards, spaced an inch or so apart, which the bullets would penetrate. In Pistols & Revolvers, Volume One of the N.R.A. Book of Small Arms, published in 1946, penetration of pistol and revolver cartridges are given in the number of 7/8″ pine boards the specific round would penetrate. Soft pine is not an easy standard to replicate. Trees grown in different areas have different densities, as do different species. The age of the wood can...
  • Obama scolds unvaxxed: Hey, we 'clinically tested' shots on billions of people

    04/24/2022 3:08:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 79 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/21/2022 | Art Moore
    In a direct appeal to the Silicon Valley tech giants to censor "misinformation" on social media, former President Obama on Thursday unwittingly affirmed the contention of critics of the COVID-19 vaccines that the fact that clinical trials have not been completed makes the people who have received the shots part of an experiment."Despite the fact that we have now essentially clinically tested the vaccine on billions of people worldwide, around one in five Americans is still willing to put themselves at risk, and put their families at risk, rather than get vaccinated," he said in a speech at Stanford University."People...