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“No statistical difference between the group wearing masks and the group that did not wear them.” – Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital conducted the study in April and May of this year, recruiting over 6,024 volunteers – 6:31 AM 11/19/2020


Large study shows mask-wearing ‘not statistically significant’ – Technology & Health

A study published on Wednesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine designed to test the efficacy of face mask wearing in protecting the wearer from contracting coronavirus has shown that there is no statistical difference between the group wearing masks and the group that did not wear them.

Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital conducted the study in April and May of this year, recruiting over 6,024 volunteers with no prior coronavirus diagnosis, who were randomly assigned to either a test group or a control group. 4,862 people completed the trial, all people who spent at least three hours per day outside their homes, and who were monitored throughout.

The study was conducted at a time when mask-wearing among the Danish population was rare and the government did not mandate it. Stores, public transport, and schools remained fully operational throughout the trial, although social distancing measures were recommended (but not imposed).

Members of the test group were issued with a supply of 50 surgical masks and recommended to change them every 8 hours; around 95% of the group reported full or close to full compliance with the recommendations, which allowed for an effective comparison with the control group.

After one month, during which trial participants were tested every week with PCR tests for development of coronavirus antibodies (i.e. the trial authors did not rely on self-reporting of Covid-19 symptoms), 1.8% of the mask-wearing group were found to have developed infection, as compared to 2.1% of the non-mask-wearing group.

The trial’s authors concluded that the effect of mask-wearing was “not statistically significant.”

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    A study published on Wednesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine designed to test the efficacy of face mask wearing … has shown that there is no statistical difference between the group wearing masks and the group that did not wear them.

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    Large study shows mask-wearing ‘not statistically significant’ – Technology & Health

    Almost 5,000 people participated in randomized study. 1.8% of mask-wearers contracted COVID vs. 2.1% of control group.

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    German riot police fire water cannons at unmasked protesters as thousands gather for demonstration against lockdown measures https://trib.al/zE1Vfmv 

    German police fire water cannons at crowd in huge Berlin protest

    Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Berlin on Wednesday ahead of a government vote. Police dispersed the crowd with water cannon after they refused to wear masks.

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    Opinion | The coronavirus’s origins are still a mystery. We need a full investigation. – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-coronaviruss-origins-are-still-a-mystery-we-need-a-full-investigation/2020/11/13/cbf4390e-2450-11eb-8672-c281c7a2c96e_story.html  The possibility of laboratory involvement in the origins of the pandemic should be examined with scientific rigor and thoroughness

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    Builder who died after falling from ladder was killed by Covid-19

    Doctors diagnosed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a post-mortem on the man in Croatia. They said this had been triggered by the virus, and was the cause of death.

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    Opinion | The coronavirus’s origins are still a mystery. We need a full investigation.

    A full investigation will help combat future pandemics.

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    NYC’s COVID-19 Test and Trace program can’t pinpoint 80 percent of cases

    The Big Apple’s heavily touted coronavirus tracing program is having trouble tracking down sources of at least 80 percent of the COVID-19 infections in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio

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    FDA authorizes first rapid Covid-19 self-testing kit for at-home diagnosis

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-test for Covid-19 that can provide rapid results at home.

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    Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Wants $20,000 a Day to Get Laughed Out of Court on Trump’s Behalf

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    As Russia struggles to handle the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow has begun converting sites such as a massive ice skating rink into makeshift hospitals for treating Covid-19 patientshttps://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/18/moscow-medics-battle-coronavirus-on-converted-ice-rink-a72078 

    Moscow Medics Battle Coronavirus On Converted Ice Rink

    Gallery | The capital’s main speed-skating venue is now being used to treat hundreds of coronavirus patients.

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    Opinion | Cartoon by Daryl Cagle https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/17/cartoon-by-daryl-cagle/?tid=ss_tw 

    Opinion | Cartoon by Daryl Cagle

    An editorial cartoon by Daryl Cagle of Caglecartoons.com

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    The Moscow Times

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    An injured humpback whale first spotted off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula 5 years ago re-appeared more than 6,000 kilometers west in Southern California Tuesdayhttps://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/18/injured-humpback-whale-migrates-from-russia-to-southern-california-a72081 

    Injured Humpback Whale Migrates From Russia to Southern California

    The whale, nicknamed Lomot (Russian for “chunk” or “hunk”), didn’t let its damaged tail stop it from crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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    Pet kitty chases away four-tonne elephant that wandered into its garden looking for food in Thailand https://trib.al/2ReK2Dh 

    Pet kitty chases away elephant that wandered into garden in Thailand

    A pet cat has been pictured chasing away a huge four-tonne elephant that had wondered onto the moggy’s territory in Thailand in search of food on Tuesday night.

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    ‘John Bolton on Trump leaving office: ‘I do not expect him to go graciously’ | ABC News – Audio’ on https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3/john-bolton-on-trump-leaving-office-i-do-not-expect-him-to-go-graciously-abc-news-audio 

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    Is testicle pain potentially a sign of Covid? Turkish man who had no other symptoms is diagnosed with virus https://trib.al/mIUipji 

    How a man’s testicle pain turned out to be a sign of Covid-19

    The anonymous man, from Turkey, had swelling and pain in his testes. Tests showed he had the coronavirus, therefore the doctors suspected the testicular pain was his first symptom.

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    John Bolton on Trump leaving office: ‘I do not expect him to go gracious… https://youtu.be/_rBtLA2ouz4  via @YouTube

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    Iran’s Rouhani calls U.S. “a terrorist” after rocket attack on Baghdad embassy kills child https://www.newsweek.com/iran-rouhani-calls-us-terrorist-rocket-attack-us-baghdad-embassy-kills-child-1548279?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1605691753 

    Iran’s Rouhani calls U.S. “a terrorist” after rocket attack on Baghdad embassy kills child

    Tehran is waiting to see what President-elect Joe Biden does, while Iranian-backed militias in Iraq are continuing attacks against American interests.

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    John Bolton on Trump leaving office: ‘I do not expect him to go gracious… https://youtu.be/yjyco3cIBBI  via @YouTube

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    of the Day (Luke 19,11-28)
    “I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”http://ow.ly/Hq1P50CkuDP 

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    President Trump in legal, financial jeopardy after leaving office https://youtu.be/7CFhhZhqy_U  via @YouTube

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    Republicans start turning the page on Trump era http://hill.cm/HEWdbAT 

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    A coronavirus surge in South Korea and Japan has pushed the number of new infections in those countries to heights not seen since August. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/coronavirus-surge-in-japan-pushes-tokyo-to-new-pandemic-high-and-reaches-us-base-1.652525 

    Coronavirus surge in Japan pushes Tokyo to new pandemic high and reaches US base

    A coronavirus surge in South Korea and Japan has pushed the number of new infections in those countries to heights not seen since August.

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    Two armed burglars assault a woman and a baby and hold two other people hostage in Queens https://trib.al/CVO08WW 

    Two armed men ‘take two women hostage inside a Queens home’

    NYPD arrested two armed men just after 2am this morning after several people held against their will were freed in tense hostage negotiations on 125th Street in Queens, New York.

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    Biden on Thanksgiving: “There should be no group more than 10 people” http://hill.cm/tgZ2mB7 

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    The Palestinian Authority’s resumption of civilian and security coordination with Israel is yet another message to the Palestinians that their leadership has no clear strategy | Analysis https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-by-renewing-israel-cooperation-palestinian-authority-leadership-admits-failure-1.9315600 

    By renewing cooperation with Israel, Palestinian Authority leadership admits failure

    ***

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    Girl, seven, is ‘gang-raped by killers who cut out her liver and lungs in a black magic ritual’ in India https://trib.al/rp0TahD 

    Girl is ‘gang-raped and killed for black magic ritual’ in India

    The girl went missing from her Kanpur home on the night of Diwali and the remains of her body were found in a jungle, with her clothes under a nearby tree (stock photo).

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    Can Donald Trump pardon himself before leaving office?

    No president has tried to use the pardon power in this way—and legal scholars are divided over whether it would be possible.

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    America’s highest-paid Governor Andrew Cuomo will receive a $25K raise in January https://trib.al/wZO6hGA 

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    Coronavirus Israel live: Netanyahu says has agreed with Moderna on greater vaccine supply

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    Opinion | How Can We Trust This G.O.P. in Power Again?

    With Biden’s election, American democracy narrowly escaped disaster.

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    .@tomfriedman asks: Are we supposed to forget this G.O.P.’s behavior as soon as Trump leaves, and let its leaders say, “He’s gone now, so you can trust us to do the right things again”? https://nyti.ms/2UyrbVv 

    Opinion | How Can We Trust This G.O.P. in Power Again?

    With Biden’s election, American democracy narrowly escaped disaster.

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    Nagorno-Karabakh truce: Residents face an uncertain future https://youtu.be/JqwaQMgSryc  via @YouTube

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    Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Pandemic https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/15/health/Covid-doctors-nurses-quitting.html?smid=tw-share 

    Dr. Kelly McGregory had to close down her private pediatric practice outside Minneapolis because of the pandemic. “It was devastating,” she said. “That was my baby.”

    Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Pandemic

    Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.

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    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says Afghanistan could become terrorist haven if troops withdraw https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/jens-stoltenberg-afghanistan-trump/ 

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says Afghanistan could become terrorist ha

    Michael_Novakhov shared this story . Mike Nova 2 · NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says Afghanistan could become terrorist haven if troops withdraw _________________________________________ “Afghanis

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    Sen Schumer speaks to press https://youtu.be/O2UOO1tPgbE  via @YouTube

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    National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Delivers Remarks https://youtu.be/ZgWeoo4Ocmk  via @YouTube

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    Facebook and Twitter CEOs testify before Senate about handling of election https://youtu.be/0sGbHndZ4Os  via @YouTube

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    The Voice of America

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    Afghan Officials Downplay US Troop Reduction Reports https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/afghan-officials-downplay-us-troop-reduction-reports 

    Afghan Officials Downplay US Troop Reduction Reports

    Top government officials in Afghanistan are downplaying reports the United States may be planning to withdraw U.S. troops, saying local forces are independently conducting almost all security…

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    US Reports ‘Substantial Progress’ in Countering Chinese Security Threat https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-reports-substantial-progress-countering-chinese-security-threat 

    US Reports ‘Substantial Progress’ in Countering Chinese Security Threat

    The Justice Department is touting the success of its “China Initiative,” saying it has achieved “substantial progress” in disrupting and deterring Chinese efforts to subvert U.S. economic and…

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    US Cutting Troop Numbers in Afghanistan, Iraq by January https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-cutting-troop-numbers-afghanistan-iraq-january 

    US Cutting Troop Numbers in Afghanistan, Iraq by January

    The Pentagon is making plans to bring home more American troops in the coming weeks, leaving 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and 2,500 troops in Iraq by mid-January, a U.S. official has confirmed to…

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    John Bolton

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    As Russia, China, and other adversaries try to undermine confidence in American institutions, Donald Trump has been their unwitting ally. His refusal to concede defeat buttress the case our enemies make against us. More from me in @NYDailyNews: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-how-trump-is-weakening-america-20201116-uslrz2cny5e3jouykpitezorua-story.html 

    How Trump is weakening America: His refusal to concede defeat strengthens Russia and China

    As Russia, China and other adversaries try to undermine our citizenry’s confidence in American institutions, Donald Trump has been their hopefully unwitting ally. Oblivious to anything not directly…

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    Russia says coronavirus mutations appearing in Siberia as deaths hit record daily high https://reut.rs/2IzAHFv 

    Russia says coronavirus mutations appearing in Siberia as deaths hit record daily high

    Mutations in the coronavirus are appearing in Siberia, the head of Russia’s consumer health watchdog said on Tuesday, as the country reported a record daily high of 442 deaths from COVID-19.

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    Ушёл из жизни Роман Виктюк https://aif.ru/culture/person/ushyol_iz_zhizni_roman_viktyuk 

    Ушёл из жизни Роман Виктюк

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    Military.com

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    After 3 Failures, Pentagon Now Says It Won’t Be Able to Produce a ‘Clean’ Audit Until 2027 https://bit.ly/3f8XGmt 

    After 3 Failures, Pentagon Now Says It Won't Be Able to Produce a 'Clean' Audit Until 2027

    After 3 Failures, Pentagon Now Says It Won’t Be Able to Produce a ‘Clean’ Audit Until 2027

    The Defense Department was unable to complete a “clean” audit of its assets for the third year in a row.

    military.com

  68. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    “China is not an enemy,” says NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg https://www.gzeromedia.com/gzero-world-clips/china-is-not-an-enemy-says-natos-jens-stoltenberg 

    “China is not an enemy,” says NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg

    “China is not an enemy,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Ian Bremmer in an interview on GZERO World. But the question of whether or not that makes China a friend to NATO allies is not…

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  69. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    NYT: Trump Asked About Striking Iran Before Biden Takes Power | The 11th… https://youtu.be/t9uLyheTrNA  via @YouTube

  70. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    PBS NewsHour live episode, Nov. 16, 2020 https://youtu.be/k-jNoPsqFbU  via @YouTube

  71. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    Trump explored military strike on Iran, reports say https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/17/president-donald-trump-explored-military-strike-iran-reports-say/6322218002/  via @usatoday

    Trump explored military strike on Iran, reports say

    Trump explored a military strike against Iran over an inspection report showing Tehran had stepped up the means to make nuclear weapons, reports say.

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  72. Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    Jeff Seldin

    @jseldin

    BREAKING: Latest report from @DoD_IG concludes “It is unclear at this point whether the is upholding its commitments”

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    Military.com

    @Militarydotcom

    VA Disability Claims Backlog Spiked to 300,000 During Pandemic https://bit.ly/2INfLLd 

    VA Disability Claims Backlog Spiked to 300,000 During Pandemic

    VA Disability Claims Backlog Spiked to 300,000 During Pandemic

    The VA did not restart in-person exams until late August, and then only on a limited basis.

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  74. Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    The Moscow Times

    @MoscowTimes

    Russia will begin to temporarily freeze-dry its coronavirus vaccine due to the difficulty of transporting the liquid vaccine doses at the exact temperatures necessary to retain efficacyhttps://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/17/russia-to-freeze-dry-coronavirus-vaccine-to-avoid-distribution-challenges-reuters-a72065 

    Russia to Freeze-Dry Coronavirus Vaccine to Avoid Distribution Challenges – Reuters

    Trials reportedly showed the “same” immune response to freeze-dried vaccines as to liquid forms.

    themoscowtimes.com

  75. Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    Defense One

    @DefenseOne

    The Pentagon expects to fail its third attempt at a clean financial audit, but officials say the progress made could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. https://buff.ly/38MgaIo 

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  76. Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    Law & Crime

    @lawcrimenews

    Synagogues Ask SCOTUS to Stop Gov. Cuomo from Unlawfully Targeting Jewish Community with COVID-19 Restrictions http://bit.ly/2UzGAVr 

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  77. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    https://www.clintonherald.com/region/twitter-300-000-tweets-flagged-over-election-disinformation/article_e95e242b-3e80-523a-9883-53f31cb9f9b4.html  | Twitter: 300,000 tweets flagged over election disinformation

    Twitter: 300,000 tweets flagged over election disinformation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Twitter says the social media site flagged some 300,000 tweets as part of efforts to combat disinformation in the period around the 2020 election

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  78. Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    Daily Mail US

    @DailyMail

    Panic buying 2.0: Shoppers hoarding toilet paper, disinfectant and food clear shelves across the country https://trib.al/xvQ7jNF 

    Panic buying 2.0: Shoppers hoard essentials amid stricter lockdowns

    Images show stores in Washington, California, Virginia, Indiana and Georgia have all been affected. It is the second time this year that shoppers appear to be panic buying.

    dailymail.co.uk

  79. Michael Novakhov@mikenov

    VOA Newscasts https://www.voanews.com/episode/voa-newscasts-4472451 

    VOA Newscasts

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