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Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective – CNN

Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere.

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(CNN)Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere.
That’s why a group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks which have become a critical component in stopping the spread of the virus.
The quest began when a professor at Duke’s School of Medicine wa…

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£10,000 fines warning for failing to self-isolate as Covid infections soar – The Guardian

Penalties are part of carrot-and-stick plan that includes cash help for lost earnings during isolation periods

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People who refuse to self-isolate when required to do so will face fines of up to £10,000 under an emergency carrot and stick plan to control the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.
With infections rising at rates last seen before the full lockdown in March, around four million people on low incomes and in receipt of benefits, who cannot work from home, will also be given special stay home payments of £500 to compensate for lost earnings over their two-week isolation periods.
Many re…

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Orcas are ‘ripping open’ great white sharks for their livers, hearts and testicles – New York Post

It turns out that great white sharks aren’t always the hunter — the feared killers of the ocean are prey for orcas.

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It turns out that great white sharks aren’t always the hunter the feared killers of the ocean are prey for orcas.
Autopsies have been done on six bodies of the monster predators which washed up on the coast of South Africa over the years and the results show the sharks were attacked by killer whales for their nutrient rich organs.
Marine biologist Alison Towner helped perform post-mortems on six sharks that washed up on the shores of Gansbaai, and, in an appearance on the YouTube channel Shark…

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Ginsburg v. cancer was a ‘remarkable fight’: RBG battled five bouts of cancer over two decades – USA TODAY

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had overcome four bouts with pancreatic, lung and colon cancer dating back two decades.

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Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women.
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening, had overcome four bouts with pancreatic, lung and colon cancer dating back two decades.
Ginsburg, 87, could not beat the most recent spread to her liver and died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
In January, she announced she was cancer-free, saying a period…

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