• A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump opted against wearing a face mask at a press conference in May, while flanked advisers Drs. Deborah Bird and Anthony Fauci, who wore face masks.
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    A Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases of the disease, while counties that opted out saw an increase by 100%.
    While experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19, their usage has been the subject of months-long political debate.
    According to the CDC, the findings...
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  • South Dakota healthcare CEO says he had COVID-19 but won't be wearing a mask at work: report

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kelby Krabbenhoft, chief executive officer of Sanford Health, announces a $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford that will establish a program to integrate genetics into primary care and internal medicine, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Sioux Falls, SD.
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    The CEO of a South Dakota-based healthcare system, Sanford Health, has said that he recovered from COVID-19 and is back at work, but won't wear a mask.
    His comments appeared in an email to staffers obtained by CNN and Sanford Health distanced itself from the CEO's comments.
    South Dakota is currently enduring...
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  • China's Shanghai reports two local coronavirus cases

    China's Shanghai reports two local coronavirus cases

    12 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China's financial hub of Shanghai said on Friday it had confirmed two coronavirus cases in a married couple in the city's Pudong district, its first locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in 11 days. A 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were reported as suspected cases on Friday afternoon and their nucleic acid tests returned positive results, the Shanghai government said in a statement. A team of experts is tracking people who may have been exposed and taking appropriate preventative measures, it added. The last local coronavirus infection in Shanghai was reported on Nov. 9 in a man...
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  • Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

    Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

    12 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 20, down from 17 the previous day, with seven cases of local transmission and nine cases originating overseas, the country's health authority said on Saturday. China's National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin that five of the local transmissions took place in Tianjin and two in Shanghai. Tianjin, which neighbors the capital Beijing, will launch a three-day universal screening program covering nearly 3 million of its residents on Saturday. Local officials said on Friday that one community in Tianjin had been placed in...
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