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Biden mocked for lowering his mask to cough in his hand

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden was mocked on social media Friday for flouting basic hygiene rules, after a video went viral showing him pulling down his protective mask mid-speech in order to cough into his hand.

What are the details?

The video shows Biden speaking to an audience in Nevada, when he pauses to lower his mask and cough into his hand — a practice that spreads more germs than coughing into the facial covering or his elbow. Biden then used the same hand to reapply and adjust the mask to his face.

Biden, who has repeatedly pushed for a national mask mandate to stop the spread of COVID-19, was chastised by critics who accused him of hypocrisy.

“Second graders know to cough into their elbow!” one person tweeted in reaction. Someone else wrote, “Wait, either he & his disciples ‘believe in science’ or they don’t. The advice for coughs has been without equivocation: cough into a tissue (and discard), or cough into your elbow. How is this acceptable? Or is this more ‘rules for thee, but not for me’ from the ruling class?”

Another stated, “The whole point of the mask is to try and minimize the spread of virus carrying droplets into the air. By taking his mask off and coughing he is basically invalidating the mask, apart from of course spreading mucous (to) his hands and everything it touches.”

One person echoed a common refrain of Biden’s, simply commenting, “Come on, man!”

Fox News pointed out that Biden was called out for a similar move earlier this year.

The outlet reported, “This isn’t the first time Biden was criticized for his lack of sanitation. During an interview last March as the coronavirus outbreak was underway, the former VP similarly coughed into his hand but was immediately called out by CNN anchor Jake Tapper.”

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Public school teacher accused of offering to pay coronavirus-infected people to cough on President Trump has resigned

A Rhode Island public school teacher accused of offering to pay people infected with the coronavirus to cough on President Donald Trump has resigned, WJAR-TV reported.

The Woonsocket School Committee voted 5-0 to accept a settlement agreement with Amy Bednarz on Wednesday night, the station said, adding that she tendered her resignation as part of the agreement. There was no report on other details of the settlement.

What’s the background?

“Somebody with Covid-19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump,” Bednarz allegedly tweeted in March, WJAR said.

Image source: Twitter

The user identified herself as a sixth-grade English Language Learner teacher at Villanova Middle School in Woonsocket in a subsequent post, WJAR reported, adding that the account has been deleted.

A district investigation into the Twitter post was launched in late March.

What did a state education official have to say about the tweet?

“I was saddened & disappointed to see this tweet — it is unprofessional and sends the wrong message during a time when our whole education community is setting a national example,” the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Angelica Infante-Green tweeted. “This is not acceptable and certainly not representative of the overwhelming majority of RI teachers.”

How are folks reacting to the teacher’s resignation and settlement?

Commenters on WJAR’s Facebook page were almost universally pleased that the accused teacher resigned — but wanted more done to her:

  • “Good. She is a first class piece of crap!”
  • “Trump Derangement Syndrome…still can’t get over he won.”
  • “She needs professional help!
  • “Only in RI do teachers [who] encourage endangering the president’s life get paid to quit their jobs.”
  • “But the taxpayers still have to pony up $!”
  • “She’ll be picked up by some liberal college to teach.”

(H/T: EAG News)

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Teacher accused of asking COVID-19 victims to cough on President Trump for money — and the school district is investigating

The Woonsocket (Rhode Island) School Department is investigating a teacher accused of asking COVID-19 victims to cough on President Donald Trump, WJAR-TV reported.

“Somebody with Covid 19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump,” the tweet read, according to the station:

Image source: Twitter

The user identified herself as a sixth-grade English Language Learner teacher at Villanova Middle School in Woonsocket in a subsequent post, WJAR reported, adding that the account has been deleted. The teacher’s identity was not immediately released, the station said.

How is the school district responding?

School Committee Chairman Paul Bourget said he and Superintendent Paul McGee have been discussing the tweet since Sunday night and that an investigation started Monday to get “concrete evidence and a concrete determination,” WJAR reported.

Bourget characterized the matter as “serious” and said he expected a decision by the April 8 School Committee meeting, the station said. He also told WJAR that the committee will likely support McGee’s decision.

What did a state education official have to say?

“I was saddened & disappointed to see this tweet — it is unprofessional and sends the wrong message during a time when our whole education community is setting a national example,” the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Angelica Infante-Green tweeted. “This is not acceptable and certainly not representative of the overwhelming majority of RI teachers.”

(H/T: The American Mirror)

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Will A Face Mask REALLY Protect You From The Coronavirus?

Health officials have been suggesting the use of face masks to prevent the spread and transmission of the coronavirus, which is quickly spreading around the globe.  But the real question is do they really protect you from the virus?

The simple answer is yes, but efficacy is still not 100%. As masks sell out everywhere, it’s time to understand what they do to help.

If you decide to use a face mask, choose a NIOSH-approved N100 mask because it protects the wearer by fully covering the mouth. An N100 mask will help prevent inhalation of 99.7% of airborne germs, which means they aren’t a totally fail-proof method. N95 and N99 masks can also be effective. They are still your best bet IF you have a proper fit and it is not loose on the sides.  Protection from debris and materials that are larger than 0.3 microns or greater can be achieved with both N100 and P100 respirators, as well as N95 and N99 respirators.

Since the general consensus has been that the coronavirus is expelled from an infected person and remains on dust particles and water droplets in the air, these can be effective at preventing the inhalation of infected debris as long as the fit is correct. 

Also, it’s important to note that the “N” designation means that these respirators are not resistant to oil. The “P” indicates that a P100 respirator is oil proof, meaning it should also work, but may cost you a bit more. If that’s all you can find, however,  it could boost your chances of not getting sick. But again, the mask needs to fit correctly and that cannot be stressed enough. 

Don’t just use a mask and expect that to be enough either. Even if it’s properly worn, it’s only about 80% effective, according to doctors.  Take the same precautions you would with the flu. Avoid public places and crowds, stay at least six feet away from others, and cover your cough or sneeze.  Wash your hands well and sanitize the surfaces of your home frequently (bleach works well and it’s inexpensive), especially those often touched. Teach your children proper handwashing techniques and send them to school with hand sanitizer. Practice good hygiene and make sure you do the best you can to keep your immune system running on all cylinders.

If this becomes a pandemic, you’ll want to make sure you have stored extra food and water to keep from having to go to the grocery store often.

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Will A Face Mask REALLY Protect You From The Coronavirus?

Health officials have been suggesting the use of face masks to prevent the spread and transmission of the coronavirus, which is quickly spreading around the globe.  But the real question is do they really protect you from the virus?

The simple answer is yes, but efficacy is still not 100%. As masks sell out everywhere, it’s time to understand what they do to help.

If you decide to use a face mask, choose a NIOSH-approved N100 mask because it protects the wearer by fully covering the mouth. An N100 mask will help prevent inhalation of 99.7% of airborne germs, which means they aren’t a totally fail-proof method. N95 and N99 masks can also be effective. They are still your best bet IF you have a proper fit and it is not loose on the sides.  Protection from debris and materials that are larger than 0.3 microns or greater can be achieved with both N100 and P100 respirators, as well as N95 and N99 respirators.

Since the general consensus has been that the coronavirus is expelled from an infected person and remains on dust particles and water droplets in the air, these can be effective at preventing the inhalation of infected debris as long as the fit is correct. 

Also, it’s important to note that the “N” designation means that these respirators are not resistant to oil. The “P” indicates that a P100 respirator is oil proof, meaning it should also work, but may cost you a bit more. If that’s all you can find, however,  it could boost your chances of not getting sick. But again, the mask needs to fit correctly and that cannot be stressed enough. 

Don’t just use a mask and expect that to be enough either. Even if it’s properly worn, it’s only about 80% effective, according to doctors.  Take the same precautions you would with the flu. Avoid public places and crowds, stay at least six feet away from others, and cover your cough or sneeze.  Wash your hands well and sanitize the surfaces of your home frequently (bleach works well and it’s inexpensive), especially those often touched. Teach your children proper handwashing techniques and send them to school with hand sanitizer. Practice good hygiene and make sure you do the best you can to keep your immune system running on all cylinders.

If this becomes a pandemic, you’ll want to make sure you have stored extra food and water to keep from having to go to the grocery store often.

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Eat right, avoid too much stress, avoid overconsumption of alcohol and nicotine, and get an adequate amount of sleep to help your immune system stay on track. The coronavirus seems to be more deadly to those with a less effective immune system, such as the elderly.

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The best way to beat the coronavirus is to not get it and not spread it.

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