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Wednesday October 7th, 2020 night edition

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Americans better get used to wearing masks and practicing social distancing for another year, Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a virtual discussion with Maryland doctors Thursday.

Fauci’s comments came during a 30-minute discussion between Fauci and GBMC HealthCare System President and CEO John Chessare marking the health system’s 55th anniversary.

“Let’s assume its 75% of the population protected either from already being infected and/or having a vaccine.

Fauci also said after a year, things could be “close to normal,” assuming there’s a cycle of people getting vaccinated and the vaccine is effective.

The public assuming they can do whatever they want once a vaccine hits the market would be “very dangerous,” Fauci stressed.

Based on current projections, vaccines could be available to vaccine high-risk populations and health care workers in late 2020, with more quantities being available into 2021.

“Bottom line: we could begin vaccinating people before the end of this calendar year,” Fauci said. »

COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. before vs. after relaxation of statewide social distancing measures

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Methods We identified all statewide social distancing measures that were implemented and/or relaxed in the U.S. between March 10-July 15, 2020, triangulating data from state government and third-party sources.

Using segmented linear regression, we estimated the extent to which relaxation of social distancing affected epidemic control, as indicated by the time-varying, state-specific effective reproduction number (R t ).

Indicators often used to motivate relaxation at the time of relaxation (e.g. test positivity rate <5%) predicted greater post-relaxation epidemic growth. »

Alberta unions call for boycott of businesses that support Jason Kenney's UCP, post names on website

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The website,, lists businesses that have donated to conservative-leaning political action funds and third-party advertisers, such as Shaping Alberta’s Future and the Alberta Advantage Fund.

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The donor lists are already public, thanks to Alberta’s public disclosure laws, and have also been used in previous boycott campaigns. »

TIL that until 1885, vodka in Russia was usually only sold in buckets of 12.3 litres (13 quarts)

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To understand how influential vodka is in Russian culture, the history of the relationship between Russia and vodka must be examined.

In Russia vodka was usually only sold in buckets (12.3 liters) until about 1885, though it is unclear why this change in volume occurred.

However, many traditionalists, especially in Russia, prefer to distill vodka minimally to leave much of its characteristic flavors. »

Church of England forgave paedophiles and allowed them to continue working with children, inquiry finds

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The Church of England forgave paedophiles after they expressed remorse and allowed them to carry on working instead of protecting children, a report has found.

Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the inquiry said: “Over many decades, the Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual abusers.

A spokesperson for the Church of England said it was committed to introducing greater independent oversight and sharing safeguarding information externally. »