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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne – The New York Times

The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

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Senators ask HHS, CDC about ‘highly alarming’ excess Covid-19 deaths – CNN

Three senators have asked HHS and CDC about an excess of deaths above the 200,000-plus Covid-19 deaths amind the coronavirus pandemic

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(CNN)Three Democratic US senators have asked the US Health and Human Services Secretary and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director to explain what they’re doing to investigate a “highly alarming” excess of deaths in the United States, above and beyond the more than 200,000 fatalities directly attributed to Covid-19.
“Newly released CDC data reveal that ‘an estimated 299,028 excess deaths occurred from late January through October 3, 2020, with 198,081 (66%) excess deaths attributed…

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Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus – SciTechDaily

Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious. In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely…

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Schematic shows how a chemical modulation layer “sanitizes” the face mask wearer’s respiratory droplets. Credit: Northwestern University
Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious.
In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers.
With this in mind, the researchers developed a new concept for a mask that aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central…

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Maine sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 80 coronavirus cases on Thursday and no new deaths.

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AUGUSTA, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 80 coronavirus cases on Thursday and no new deaths.
The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 146. There have been no new deaths reported in 12 days.
The 80 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 6,467. It is a new record for a single-day increase in cases. The old record was set back in May.
The cases seen recently are being driven by community or household…

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