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QUT – Science and Engineering – New virus-filtering mask material to be fast-tracked to market

A new company, CelluAir, will bring the world-first, virus-filtering mask material made from agriculture waste to market. The material was developed by QUT process engineer Dr Thomas Rainey and his research team. The material, which can filter nanoparticles smaller than the coronavirus, will be fast-tracked into production after proof of concept testing found it could filter nanoparticles smaller than 100 nanometres, the size of a virus, while retaining high breathability which reduces wearer fatigue.

Source: QUT – Science and Engineering – New virus-filtering mask material to be fast-tracked to market

Republicans called her videos ‘appalling’ and ‘disgusting.’ But they’re doing little to stop her. – POLITICO

Greene had posted hours of Facebook videos in which made a trove of racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic comments — including an assertion that Black people “are held slaves to the Democratic Party,” and that George Soros, a Jewish Democratic megadonor, is a Nazi.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in June — through his spokesman, Drew Florio — that he found those comments “appalling,” and he had “no tolerance for them.” But Florio said last week that McCarthy is remaining neutral and letting the primary process play out

Despite the slew of racist Facebook videos uncovered by POLITICO, Greene still has some high-profile support in Washington: She is backed by the House Freedom Fund, the political arm of the Freedom Caucus; Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a top Trump ally; and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and his wife, Debbie. When the Georgia seat’s incumbent, Rep. Tom Graves, announced his retirement, the Freedom Caucus encouraged Greene to abandon her run in the competitive 6th District, where former GOP Rep. Karen Handel was making a comeback bid, and run for the open seat, which was more conservative, according to sources familiar with the matter.

 

 

Source: Republicans called her videos ‘appalling’ and ‘disgusting.’ But they’re doing little to stop her. – POLITICO

Hutchinson issues executive order, says COVID-19 valid reason to request absentee ballot | ArkLaTexHomepage – Arkansas

“This order affirms Secretary of State John Thurston’s position that the fear of exposure to COVID-19 or of exposing others at the polls is reason enough for a voter to cast an absentee ballot,” Governor Hutchinson said.

The order allows all 75 of Arkansas’s county clerks to prepare the ballots for counting a week before Election Day without opening the envelopes.

 

Source: Hutchinson issues executive order, says COVID-19 valid reason to request absentee ballot | ArkLaTexHomepage

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Select Valencia Oranges, Lemons, and Various Products Containing Fresh Lemon Because of Possible Health Risk

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling its four-pound bag of Valencia Oranges, two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, and a variety of in-store produced seafood and restaurant foods items that contain fresh lemon because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling its four-pound bag of Valencia Oranges, two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, and a variety of in-store produced seafood and restaurant foods items that contain fresh lemon because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an orga

97,000 children reportedly test positive for COVID-19 as schools gear up for instruction – CBS News

Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds. Just over 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus from July 16 to July 30, according to the association.

Out of almost 5 million reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S., CBS News’ Michael George reports that the group found that more than 338,000 were children.

Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Tina Hartert hopes increased testing of children will help determine what role they play in transmission, as school districts around the country return to some form of school. She is leading a government-funded study that saw DIY testing kits sent to some 2,000 families.

“The kits are shipped to the families, they are taught how to collect these samples, and then the samples are sent back by the families to a central repository,” she said.

 

Source: 97,000 children reportedly test positive for COVID-19 as schools gear up for instruction – CBS News

Labour MP Dawn Butler stopped by police in London | UK news | The Guardian – DWB stop

It emerged last month that young black men were stopped and searched by police more than 20,000 times in London during the lockdown, the equivalent of more than a quarter of all black 15- to 24-year-olds in the capital. Across England as a whole there were four stop and searches for every 1,000 white people and 38 for every 1,000 black people in 2018-19.

Source: Labour MP Dawn Butler stopped by police in London | UK news | The Guardian

Black Employees Say Veterans Affairs Has a Serious Racism Problem, and the Stories Are Pretty Damning

A survey of employees at Veterans Affairs has revealed that nearly 80 percent of them believe that racism is a serious and widespread problem within the government agency. lxidjohwmyqgnyw335qm.jpg

A survey of employees at Veterans Affairs has revealed that nearly 80 percent of them believe that racism is a serious and widespread problem within the government agency.

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