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The Other Face Mask Fight: Are They Our Very Best Defense Against Coronavirus? – WBUR

Evidence continues to mount that face masks are especially good defenses against coronavirus outbreaks — if enough people wear them. But a debate is heating up in the science world about whether they are the single most effective measure against infection.

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Victoria’s AFL Grand Final public holiday – 7NEWS.com.au

“If a bunch of people want to criticise me for it then fine”

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Daniel Andrews has revealed that Victoria will still enjoy a public holiday on the Friday before the AFL grand final, whether or not the match goes ahead in the state.
Melbourne is all but certain to miss out on the grand final for the first time in VFL/AFL history as it continues its struggle against COVID-19.
Queensland is widely considered the favourite to host the decider after opening its arms to AFL hubs this season, while Adelaide, Perth and Sydney are also options.
Speaking at his cor…

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Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men – The New York Times

Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.

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To figure out whether obesity, in and of itself, was associated with a higher death risk, the researchers tried to factor out conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, which are known to be associated with more severe forms of Covid-19, as well as heart, kidney and chronic lung disease.
The scientists also wanted to know whether demographic factors, like age, sex and race or ethnicity, played a role.
While Black and Latino populations have been disproportionately stricken by the virus,…

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12 residents at Amador County nursing home die due to COVID-19 within 1 week, CDPH reports – KCRA Sacramento

Twelve residents at an Amador County nursing home have died due to novel coronavirus complications within the past week, according to skilled nursing home data from the California Department of Public Health.

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JACKSON, Calif. —Twelve residents at an Amador County nursing home have died due to novel coronavirus complications within the past week, according to skilled nursing home data from the California Department of Public Health.
As of Thursday, a total of 48 residents at the Kit Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center have tested positive for COVID-19, the CDPH reported.
According to the state, a total of 19 staff members at the nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, as of Thursday. …

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