One of the White House aides who works closest to President Donald Trump has tested positive for coronavirus, a White House official confirmed to CNN.
“There were DHS and Army Corps of Engineers officials, standing there watching their contractors with a bulldozer and front-end loaders push the scrap metal onto the Mexican side,” Gary Nabhan, a desert ecologist, told the station. “And Mexican scrap metal scavengers were coming right up to the border.”
Nabhan told KOB4 that he believed that dumping the old wall for anyone to haul away in Sonoyta, Mexico, is both a taxpayer waste and environmentally concerning.
“All of that metal and concrete should have been carried away to Phoenix or Tucson where there’s legal disposal sites or recycling centers – none of it should have been pushed into Mexico,” Nabhan said.
Facts First: The Trump ads’ image of Biden wearing an earpiece is not authentic. The image was manipulated to add the earpiece to a real photo that shows Biden without an earpiece.
France reported nearly 17,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, about 5,000 more than on the previous day, setting a new daily record.
A WCNC photojournalist who covered Ivanka Trump’s recent visit received a call from the White House saying a member of the media that day later tested positive.
Seven senior officials said in a letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE that they have reason to believe Paxton is violating the law.
— Read on www.texastribune.org/2020/10/03/texas-ken-paxton-bribery-investigation/
What’s love and what’s a sheeple? A meme from Saturday 9.
— Read on mimiwrites.blogspot.com/2020/10/saturday-9-whats-love-got-to-do-with-it.html
There were 12,872 new cases, while a further 49 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. Source: Covid: UK announces more than 10,000 daily cases for first time – BBC News
What is the goal of these FAQs?
The goal of these FAQs is to provide information to the general public in an efficient manner about how to prevent aerosol transmission of COVID-19, with the hope that this will allow more informed decision making by individuals or organizations. All of this information has been posted in Twitter and other forums, but can be difficult to find. Having multiple experts working together, and having the ability to update this information also improves its quality. These FAQs represent our best understanding at this time, and should always be similar or more stringent than information provided by CDC, WHO, and most regional & local health authorities. If your authority has a more stringent guideline than discussed here, follow that more stringent guideline.
0.2. Who has written these FAQs?
Scientists and engineers with many years of collective research experience related to indoor air quality, aerosol science, aerosol disease transmission, and engineered control systems for aerosols. Our contributors are active researchers investigating aerosol transmission of COVID-19 (see e.g. 1, 2, 3, and 4). Five of us were speakers at the recent Workshop on Airborne Transmission of COVID-19, organized by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the highest level scientific organization in the US). Three of us are members of a COVID-19 WHO expert group. Specifically, the writers of these FAQs include Professors :
- Prof. Linsey Marr (Virginia Tech, Fellow ISIAQ)
- Prof. Shelly Miller (CU Boulder, Fellow ISIAQ)
- Prof. Kimberly Prather (UC San Diego, Fellow AAAS & AGU, NAE & NAS, CAICE Director)
- Prof. Charles Haas (Drexel University, Fellow AAM & SRA)
- Prof. William Bahnfleth (Penn State, Fellow ASHRAE, ASME & ISIAQ, Chair of ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force)
- Prof. Richard Corsi (Portland State, President ISIAQ Fellows)
- Prof. Julian Tang (Univ. of Leicester & UK National Health Svce, Clinical/Academic Virologist/Physician, Fellow RCP-Virology)
- Prof. Hartmut Herrmann (Dept. Head, Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), University of Leipzig; Head Joint Working Party ‘PM’ of GDCh, KRDL and ProcessNet).
Prof. Krystal Pollitt (School of Public Health, Yale University, Chair of Health-Effects Working Group AAAR) Source: FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission – Google Docs
A group of scientists who believe that WHO and the CDC are being too slow in acknowledging the role of aerosol transmission in spreading Covid-19 have written up a Google Doc of advice for the public: FAQs on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission.