N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #las-vegas-raiders, #masks, #national-football-league, #tennessee, #tennessee-titans

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As Governor Resists Mask Mandate, Iowans Sour on the G.O.P.

Gov. Kim Reynolds has adopted President Trump’s defiant attitude toward public health guidance on the coronavirus. But while she isn’t on the ballot, her leadership may be dragging down Republicans who are.

#ernst-joni, #greenfield-theresa-1963, #iowa, #kim-reynolds, #masks, #monmouth-university, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #senate

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How an Aversion to Masks Stems From ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A narrow idea of invincibility and invulnerability “traps most men in images of ourselves that have failed most of us,” argues the author Anand Giridharadas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #men-and-boys, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Can’t We See All of the Government’s Coronavirus Data?

Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #masks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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For Italy’s Masked Rap Diva, an Era of Face Coverings Poses a Dilemma

Myss Keta, the mysterious Queen of the Milan Night and an authority on life behind the surgical veil, was on the brink of celebrity. Now, everyone looks like her.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #milan-italy, #myss-keta-rapper, #visintin-valerio-massimo

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How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?

Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #noem-kristi, #quarantines, #rand-ayn, #trump-donald-j

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Mask Mandate? In a Montana Town, It ‘Puts Us at Odds With Customers’

In Hamilton, business owners are walking a tightrope between keeping people safe from the coronavirus and not driving them away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hamilton-mont, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #montana, #restaurants, #small-business

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Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor Brandon Whipple said.

#brandon-whipple, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #local-government, #masks, #meredith-dowty, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #wichita-kan

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As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #united-states, #world-health-organization

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There’s a Word for Why We Wear Masks, and Liberals Should Say It

“Freedom” means the freedom not to get infected by people who refuse to follow safety guidelines.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Don’t Shame Your Neighbors

It’s a favorite American pastime. But it’s not helping.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Christie Says He Was ‘Wrong’ Not to Wear Masks at White House

Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was hospitalized as he battled the coronavirus, urged people to follow C.D.C. guidelines in public.

#christie-christopher-j, #masks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Store Workers to Get New Training: How to Handle Fights Over Masks

The biggest U.S. retail trade group will offer the Covid-19 Customer Conflict Prevention credential to help de-escalate disputes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crisis-prevention-institute, #customer-relations, #masks, #national-retail-federation, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity

When political leaders suggest basic precautions appear unmanly, men are less likely to follow health and safety advice, experts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masculinity, #masks, #men-and-boys, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

The order would have mandated that both passengers and employees wear face coverings on planes, trains, buses and subways and in airports, stations and depots.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #masks, #redfield-robert-r, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Under Pence, Politics Regularly Seeped Into the Coronavirus Task Force

In taking a leading role in managing the White House’s response to the pandemic, the vice president and his team had an agenda that extended beyond public health.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #mayo-clinic, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redfield-robert-r, #short-marc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Are the Rules for the VP Debate Tonight?

This year’s vice-presidential contest has featured more controversy than usual over the seating arrangements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #harris-kamala-d, #masks, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Notre Dame’s President Faces an Angry Campus After Getting the Coronavirus

Students and faculty are furious that the Rev. John I. Jenkins failed to wear a mask at a White House ceremony and then later tested positive for the virus.

#barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jenkins-john-i-1953, #masks, #south-bend-ind, #university-of-notre-dame, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Trump Isn’t Actually That Good at Politics

His victory in 2016, the product of luck as much as skill, went to his head.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #debates-political, #masks, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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For Trump, a Pattern of Denial, From the Virus to Russia to Climate Change

The president’s preoccupation with demonstrating strength or rearranging facts to reinforce his worldview has led him, time and again, to downplay, ignore or mock serious issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #global-warming, #masks, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020, #wildfires

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Trump’s Not Superman. He’s Superspreader.

Have his supporters seen the light?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #lrn-corp, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seidman-dov, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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80-Year-Old Is Killed After Asking Bar Patron to Wear Mask

The man was shoved to the ground and hit his head after confronting another patron at a bar in upstate New York, the police said. The case is one of the first of its kind in the state.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewinski-donald, #masks, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sapienza-rocco-d-2020

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Trump May Have Covid, but Many of His Supporters Still Scoff at Masks

They echo misinformation that the president has spread for much of the year, as he has sought to minimize the threat of the virus.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Whistle-Blowing Scientist Quits Government With Final Broadside

Dr. Rick Bright, who said he was demoted at the health department for blowing the whistle on a politicized coronavirus response, remains concerned about White House interference.

#biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #bright-rick-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #masks, #national-institutes-of-health, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Illness Isn’t Weakness, Mr. President

A leader obsessed with acting tough makes a manly spectacle of his departure from the hospital.

#masks, #men-and-boys, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result

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For Postal Workers, the Challenges Go Way Beyond Ballots

Ensuring that the nation can vote by mail is just one of many issues facing the Postal Service, most of which will remain after the election is over.

#absentee-voting, #amazon-com-inc, #american-postal-workers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dejoy-louis, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #organized-labor, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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White House Ignores Local Mandates, Giving Virus a New Hold in D.C.

The outbreak at the White House and on Capitol Hill underscored how difficult it is for a city with almost no control over the federal government it houses to sustain progress.

#bowser-muriel-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #house-of-representatives, #maryland, #masks, #senate, #tests-medical, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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The White House Bet on Abbott’s Rapid Tests. It Didn’t Work Out.

Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.

#abbott-laboratories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #tests-medical, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Are Face Shields More Effective Than Face Masks?

They may look high-tech, but so far there’s no evidence these devices are more effective than face masks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #innovation, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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What It’s Like Living in 9 Parts of N.Y.C. Facing a New Lockdown

Residents in parts of Brooklyn and Queens were concerned over the threat of the virus and the effect a shutdown would have on schools and businesses.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jews-and-judaism, #masks, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘Don’t Be Afraid of Covid,’ Trump Says, Undermining Public Health Messages

Experts were outraged by the president’s comments about a disease that has killed nearly 210,000 people in the United States.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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As Coronavirus Invades West Wing, White House Reporters Face Heightened Risks

At least three correspondents have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with the press secretary and two of her deputies.

#karl-jonathan, #masks, #mcenany-kayleigh, #news-and-news-media, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #white-house-correspondents-assn

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Why Fox News Is Still in a Coronavirus Bubble

Humans will do figure eights to make facts suit their fictions. Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity help the faithful do that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #masks, #news-and-news-media, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result

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There Is Too Much Happening

How can we possibly make sense of it all?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #trump-tax-returns, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A President in the Hospital and a Nation in the Dark

This whole administration is a superspreader event.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #trump-donald-j

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As Trump Seeks to Project Strength, Doctors Disclose Alarming Episodes

The president made a surprise outing from his hospital bed in an effort to show his improvement, but the murky and shifting narrative of his illness was rewritten again with grim new details.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dexamethasone-drug, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #remdesivir-drug, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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At the White House, an Eerie Quiet and Frustration With the Chief of Staff

With President Trump hospitalized, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, delivered no guidance to aides about how they were expected to behave in a moment of crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #quarantines, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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After Biden’s Exposure to Trump, His Team Is Cagey on Health Questions

With transparency on health newly significant in the presidential race, Joe Biden’s safety protocols have remained largely under wraps. But on Sunday evening, his campaign said he had again tested negative for the coronavirus.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j

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N.Y.P.D. Warns Officers: Wear Your Masks

As coronavirus cases rise in some neighborhoods, police officials warn officers that they could be disciplined if they fail to comply.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #monahan-terence-a, #police-department-nyc, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ May Not Work in a Time of Pandemic

Eighty years after Londoners rallied in the face of the deadly German Blitz, many are flouting the rules aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

#churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #masks, #shutdowns-institutional, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Against the Coronavirus, Imperfect Measures Do the Most Good

Speed and scale may matter more than absolute effectiveness when it comes to tests, masks, treatments and vaccines.

#clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #dexamethasone-drug, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #remdesivir-drug, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Trick-or-Treat Safely on Halloween

You can still safely celebrate the ghoulish season, but trick-or-treating and other celebrations may have to be modified to protect against coronavirus infection.

#candy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #costumes, #ghosts, #halloween, #haunted-houses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #masks, #pumpkins

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How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19

With fears of a “twindemic” in the United States this fall, here’s a guide to understanding what’s making you feel terrible.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #doctors, #fever, #influenza, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump’s Covid-19 Symptoms Are Said to Be ‘Very Concerning’

The president’s medical team refused to provide critical details and left open the impression that he was known to be sick a day earlier than previously reported, forcing them to backtrack later.

#barrett-amy-coney, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-walter-national-military-medical-center, #remdesivir-drug, #republican-party, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j

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The President’s Illness Is Yet Another Dividing Line in the Trump Era

In a different moment, a stricken leader might have rallied people behind him. But President Trump’s health crisis is filtered through the partisan lenses that divide Americans on seemingly every issue.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #masks, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j

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Americans Should Learn From Trump’s Infection

Forget the snark. Just wear a mask.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Pence Tests Negative for Virus and Will Debate With Harris Next Week

With President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, Vice President Mike Pence will take on a more prominent campaign role and represent him at events.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Travail: A Virus That Thrives Indoors

The coronavirus can linger in the air in tiny particles. The president has disdained precautions in a variety of indoor settings.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cleveland-clinic, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debates-political, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Lincoln Has Another Lesson for Trump

The essence of the American idea is unity under the law, through and despite difference.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #lincoln-abraham, #masks, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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