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Black light experiment shows how quickly a virus like Covid-19 can spread at a restaurant

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/health/japan-black-light-experiment-coronavirus-trnd-wellness/index.html

CNN)A viral video from Japan aims to show how easily germs and viruses can spread in restaurants when just one person is infected.

The experiment simulates the atmosphere at a buffet restaurant or on a cruise ship. It was conducted by the public broadcasting organization NHK in conjunction with health experts.

The video shows 10 people coming into the restaurant, with one singled out as the "infected" person. Each participant goes about the buffet as they normally would, not considering a potential contamination.
At the end of the video, the participants are cast under black lights illuminating where the "infection" has spread.

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Tennessee officials: Coronavirus fear doesn't meet criteria to vote by mail

https://wreg.com/news/tennessee-officials-coronavirus-fear-doesnt-meet-criteria-to-vote-by-mail/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee election officials say the fear of contracting the coronavirus doesn’t meet the criteria to vote by mail due to illness in the state.

Elections Coordinator Mark Goins said Tuesday the determination was made in consultation with the attorney general’s office.

Officials are advising their local counterparts to prepare as though all 1.4 million registered voters who are at least 60 will vote by mail in the August primary election due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance comes in Tennessee’s COVID-19 election contingency plan, which was prepared by the state Division of Elections.

Two lawsuits seek to allow voting by mail for all Tennessee voters.

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Cat videos needed for 'Quarantine Cat Film Festival'

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/entertainment/movies/quarantine-cat-film-festival/73-a0370053-02a1-4c27-a03f-c8e80f8f6ffc

Cat-loving movie fans are asked to submit their own cat videos for possible inclusion in an all-new, feature-length feline film.

Author: Alexander Kirk
Published: 10:35 AM CDT May 12, 2020
Updated: 3:36 PM CDT May 13, 2020
COLORADO, USA — Cats will come to the rescue of independent cinema this June.

The Quarantine Cat Film Festival will come to virtual theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, June 19, to support local movie theaters which have been closed worldwide for nearly two months.

Once the festival premieres, moviegoers will purchase a ticket directly through a participating theater's website to receive the all-new, feature-length feline film on their computer, mobile device, smart TV or streaming device.

About 50 percent of each ticket will go directly to a local theater, offering much-needed revenue during the closure.

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Cat videos needed for 'Quarantine Cat Film Festival'

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/entertainment/movies/quarantine-cat-film-festival/73-a0370053-02a1-4c27-a03f-c8e80f8f6ffc

Cat-loving movie fans are asked to submit their own cat videos for possible inclusion in an all-new, feature-length feline film.

Author: Alexander Kirk
Published: 10:35 AM CDT May 12, 2020
Updated: 3:36 PM CDT May 13, 2020
COLORADO, USA — Cats will come to the rescue of independent cinema this June.

The Quarantine Cat Film Festival will come to virtual theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, June 19, to support local movie theaters which have been closed worldwide for nearly two months.

Once the festival premieres, moviegoers will purchase a ticket directly through a participating theater's website to receive the all-new, feature-length feline film on their computer, mobile device, smart TV or streaming device.

About 50 percent of each ticket will go directly to a local theater, offering much-needed revenue during the closure.

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Blast from the past: Banks hit 500th home run 50 years ago

https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200512/blast-from-the-past-banks-hit-500th-home-run-50-years-ago

Ernie Banks created so many fond memories and reached so many milestones during his 19-year stay with the Cubs.

In the latter category, the Hall of Famer rounded the bases 50 years ago today at Wrigley Field after hitting his 500th home run.

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Rockford Peaches pitcher Mary Pratt of 'League of Their Own' fame dies at 101

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/nation-world/rockford-peaches-pitcher-mary-pratt-of-league-of-their-own-fame-dies-at-101/507-34d74a81-1f77-43ad-b49a-6766ef2ff6ce

Mary Pratt pitched for the Rockford Peaches, the team profiled in the 1992 movie 'A League of Their Own."

Author: Associated Press, TEGNA
Published: 10:33 AM CDT May 10, 2020
Updated: 10:33 AM CDT May 10, 2020
Mary Pratt, who played for the Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died. She was 101.

Pratt died on Wednesday. Her nephew, Walter Pratt, told The Patriot Ledger she passed away peacefully at a nursing home.

Pratt pitched in the women's league from 1943-47. The league was profiled in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis.

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Law enforcement agencies able to access names, addresses of Tennesseans testing positive for COVID

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/05/08/law-enforecement-agencies-able-access-names-addresses-tennesseans-testing-positive-covid-/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The local health department isn’t the only place that knows if you’ve tested positive for coronavirus. Turns out Tennessee is also sharing that information with policemen and sheriff’s across the state.

Dozens of officers and deputies have tested positive for COVID-19 and in an attempt to slow the spread your COVID-19 status is being shared.

And if you think that HIPAA laws protect you from that happening one legal expert says think again.

Some first responders in Tennessee are given a heads up about the health status of people they might be coming in contact with.

I can see both sides of this. What do you think?

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Recall campaign to remove Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy can proceed: Alaska Supreme Court

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/recall-campaign-to-remove-republican-gov-mike-dunleavy-can-proceed-alaska-supreme-court/

Recall campaign to remove Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy can proceed: Alaska Supreme Court
Published 36 mins ago on May 8, 2020By Matthew Chapman



On Friday, the Supreme Court of Alaska ruled that the campaign to recall Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy can appear on the ballot, according to KTOO.

“The state Division of Elections, based on advice from Dunleavy’s attorney general Kevin Clarkson, had initially rejected the campaign’s grounds for recall, saying they were legally insufficient,” said the report. “That ruling was reversed in January by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth, and the state appealed Aarseth’s decision to the supreme court. The supreme court’s two-page order Friday did not lay out the legal basis for the justices’ decision beyond simply affirming Aarseth’s ruling, saying that a full opinion would follow.

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Posted by SheltieLover | Fri May 8, 2020, 10:49 PM (2 replies)

Internet reacts to Ivanka Trump's assistant testing positive for COVID-19: 'Really starting to make

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/internet-reacts-to-ivanka-trumps-assistant-testing-positive-for-covid-19-really-starting-to-make-the-rounds/

Internet reacts to Ivanka Trump’s assistant testing positive for COVID-19: ‘Really starting to make the rounds’
Published 1 min ago on May 8, 2020By Matthew Chapman


On Friday, first daughter Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Although the assistant hasn’t had close contact with her for weeks and both she and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner have tested negative, it marks even further spread of the virus among White House staff.

Commenters on social media had a number of opinions on the news:

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Posted by SheltieLover | Fri May 8, 2020, 10:30 PM (7 replies)

Routine vaccinations for U.S. children have plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/08/childhood-vaccinations-decline-coronavirus-pandemic/

Routine vaccination of children in the United States appeared to have declined dramatically in March and April, in the weeks after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic and the United States government declared a national emergency, a new study published Friday shows.

The authors, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions, used vaccine ordering data from pediatricians who administer vaccines through the Vaccines for Children Program, which provides government-purchased vaccines to about half of the children in the United States. The study, published by the CDC in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, compared orders for the period from Jan. 7 through April 21 this year to the same period last year.

The findings suggest childhood vaccination efforts nearly ground to a halt between March 13 — when the national emergency was declared — and April 19.

There was a 2.5 million-dose decline in orders of regular childhood vaccines — not counting influenza vaccines — and a 250,000-dose decline in vaccines containing measles protection in that period, the authors reported.

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Posted by SheltieLover | Fri May 8, 2020, 09:06 PM (0 replies)
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