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Buchanan: Masks A Safety Measure, Not a Political One

The politicization of wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 is disheartening and gets in the way of battling the virus, Knox County Health Department Director Martha Buchanan said Monday. In a midday press briefing , Dr. Buchanan held up a face mask and said, "It is disheartening that these little things have become an unfortunate politicized symbol. They are really just a simple safety measure to help protect our community, in the same vein as seat belts, life jackets and speed limits...

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The coronavirus pandemic has posed a special challenge for scientists: Figuring out how to make sense of a flood of scientific papers from labs and scientists unfamiliar to them.

More than 6,000 coronavirus-related preprints from researchers around the world have been posted since the pandemic began, without the usual peer review as a quality check. Some are poor quality, while others, including papers from China from early in the course of the epidemic, contain vital information.

The beauty of science is the facts are supposed to speak for themselves.

It's become known as the Old Town melee. Protestors gathered last month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, around the bronze statue of Juan de Oñate, the controversial Spanish conquistador, in the city's historic quarter.

Videos of the event show men with guns — in military garb and tactical gear — stationed around the statue, tussling with protestors. Soon, the protestors bring out a chain and pick-axe to topple the figure, as police watch from afar.

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This is the first in an ongoing series of stories following the struggle of one restaurant trying, like many, to reinvent itself in order to survive the global pandemic.

Food and drink establishments have been among the most challenging businesses to operate through the pandemic. Around the nation, many have already shut down for good, while others that reopened are now closing again because of increases in COVID-19 cases in some places.

India has now surpassed Russia to become the third-worst country affected by the coronavirus, in terms of total infections. Only the United States and Brazil have more.

On Tuesday, India's death toll from COVID-19 crossed 20,000 and its total caseload now exceeds 700,000. Both tallies are now rising at their fastest pace since the pandemic began.

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