The Daily Populous

Saturday November 21st, 2020 evening edition

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Such a strategy could lead to “personalized stay-at-home orders” without shutting down restaurants, bars, retail stores and schools, the authors said.

When it came to curbing spread, they found that frequency and turnaround time are much more important than test sensitivity.

In other scenarios, when the amount of testing was the same, the rapid test always reduced infectiousness better than the slower, more sensitive PCR test.

That’s because about two-thirds of infected people have no symptoms and as they await their results, they continue to spread the virus.

Antigen tests require a relatively high viral load – about 1,000 times as much virus compared to the PCR test — to detect an infection.

Even if half of Americans tested themselves weekly and self-isolated if positive, the result would be profound, he said.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first at-home rapid test. »

Nazi concentration camp guard to be deported from America to Germany

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A 94-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived undiscovered in the US for decades is to be deported to Germany, where he could face prosecution, after his appeal against a deportation order was rejected this week.

Friedrich Karl Berger succeeded in covering up his role as a concentration camp guard for more than 70 years and still receives a pension for his wartime service in the German navy.

He served in the German navy and was assigned as a guard to the Neuengamme subcamp at Meppen, in northwestern Germany. »

This 2-Acre Vertical Farm Out-Produces 720 Acre ‘Flat Farms’

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It’s also indoors, can be placed anywhere on the planet, is heavily integrated with robots and AI, and produces better fruits and vegetables while using 95% less water and 99% less land.

Storey is the co-founder and chief science officer in a time when farming is going high-tech.

“Vertical farming exists because we want to grow the world’s capacity for fresh fruits and vegetables, and we know it’s necessary.”. »

Trump's defeat by Joe Biden has triggered a huge wave of relief among the United States' European allies

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Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump caused widespread relief in European capitals.

There was a huge collective sigh of relief in Berlin when it became clear that Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump in the presidential election earlier this month.

"But it's very difficult for people to say that openly during the Trump administration just because of the toxicity of Trump. »

Michigan sheriff's court deputy fired after posting photo of Kamala Harris watermelon carving

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(CNN) A part-time court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office was terminated after she was found to have posted a photo on social media showing Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence pumpkin carvings and a Kamala Harris carving in a watermelon.

Dr. Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch NAACP president, told CNN affiliate WXYZ that the post was racist.

"It grows out of (the) past and a recognition that often is linked to buffoonery and to less than," he said. »