The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 morning edition

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After initially praising both China and the WHO at the pandemic's outset, President Donald Trump sharply reversed course.

In July, the administration sent a letter signaling its intent to withdraw from the WHO.

"The behavior of countries when it comes to vaccines in this pandemic will have political repercussions beyond public health.".

Further Reading:. U.S. says it won't join WHO-linked effort to develop, distribute coronavirus vaccine (WaPo).

EU offers 400 million euros to WHO-led COVID-19 vaccine initiative (Reuters).

Global report: WHO warns against dangers of 'vaccine nationalism' (The Guardian). »

Calling 911 with a false claim because of race can now put you in prison for years in N.J.

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Calling 911 to harass somebody because of their race in New Jersey can now put you in prison for years.

Calling police “as an intimidation tactic against people of color is an unacceptable, abhorrent form of discrimination,” Murphy said in a statement.

She originally claimed he was threatening her, but she later apologized for her “false assumptions” and was charged with filing a false police report. »

Nick Saban leads Alabama athletes on march to protest social injustice

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Alabama football team marches on campus to influence social change Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the Crimson Tide players on a march through campus, demanding social justice.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban led dozens of his football players and other athletes on a march to protest social injustice and recent incidents of police brutality against Black men and women.

Other players held signs with messages like "Black Lives Matter" and "Stand for something or fall for anything." »

Visualizing droplet dispersal for face shields and masks with exhalation valves

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However, there is an increasing trend of people substituting regular cloth or surgical masks with clear plastic face shields and with masks equipped with exhalation valves.

8–12 Wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic: Altruism and solidarity ,” Lancet (published online 2020).

There has been limited research on how effective face shields and masks with exhalation valves are as a means of source control. »