The Daily Populous

Saturday September 25th, 2021 evening edition

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Two studies released Friday support the agency's recommendation for universal indoor masking in schools.

A school was considered to have an outbreak if there were two or more news cases among students or staff within a 14-day period, beginning a week after school started.

From mid-July through the end of August, 191 school-associated outbreaks occurred, according to the CDC.

Schools with universal masking requirements in place at the start of school accounted for about 31% of the set of schools analyzed, but only about 8% of outbreaks.

"I would say that data actually absolutely show that masking decreases outbreaks in schools," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday.

"So with the purpose of keeping our kids in school, getting them in school, having them be safe, masks really are the way to go.".

Between the week before school started and the week after school started, pediatric case rates increased more than twice as much in counties with no school mask requirements as they did in counties with school mask requirements. »

Three teenage boys reveal themselves as brains behind CovidBase AU data tracking website

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The teens revealed their identities after having their first Moderna vaccines The Melbourne boys say they want to make COVID-19 data more accessible.

The faces behind the data website, CovidBase AU, are Jack, Darcy and Wesley and they chose the day they got their Moderna vaccinations to reveal their identities.

"Darcy's really skilled with coding and I'm sort of really into the news ...and have been really interested in the data. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Chief Of Staff Announces His Resignation

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s chief of staff, Patrick Parsons, has announced his resignation after less than nine months working for the Georgia Republican.

“After eight and a half months fighting the Socialist Democrats and RINOS [Republicans in Name Only] in DC, it’s time to move on.”.

I want to thank my Chief of Staff, Patrick Parsons, for helping me take the fight to the Socialist Democrats as I've transitioned into Congress. »

COVID-19 may impair men’s sexual performance

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Among the list of ailments, mounting evidence suggests that COVID-19 may sabotage men’s sexual health.

Men most at risk for severe COVID-19—older men or those with hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease—are already at high risk for sexual dysfunction.

A known coronavirus impact, damage to the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, is the most likely culprit for poor sexual performance. »

Arizona GOP Chair Calls For New Audit After Biden Confirmed Winner Again

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Although the review was the third audit of Arizona results, none of which cast any reasonable doubt on Biden's win, Arizona GOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward took to Twitter to call for another audit while insisting that Friday's results indicated "possible malfeasance.".

The county also debunked several findings of the audit that some have falsely claimed are evidence of fraud.

Trump himself released a statement maintaining that "Massive fraud was found in the Arizona Forensic Audit" and the "numbers are Election Changing!". »