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A new report by the CDC suggests wearing 2 face masks can help reduce coronavirus exposure.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC are now recommending wearing 2 masks to block 95% of virus particles.

The CDC guidance followed the release of an agency study that shows double masking boosts protection from aerosolized particles.

"The bottom line is this: Masks work and they work best when they have a good fit and are worn correctly," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House briefing on Wednesday.

Dr. Fauci recently said "there's no data that indicates that [double masking] is going to make a difference."

This isn't the first time Fauci has flip-flopped on coronavirus recommendations.

In March 2020, Dr. Fauci said a mask was less effective than good hand washing.

This week, the CDC issued guidelines to properly wear face masks for a snug fit.

The following guidelines ensure a snug fit against the face because gaps in the mask can let in air and virus particles.

  • Wear a cloth mask over a medical mask
  • Pick a medical mask with a flexible metal strip along the top of the mask
  • Bend the metal strip over your nose to fit close to your face
  • Use a mask filter or brace over your mask to prevent air from leaking around the edges
  • Check for air gaps in mask by cupping your hands around the edges of mask
  • Make sure no air is flowing from the outer edges of mask or from the mask edge near your eyes
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    Make sure you can breathe while wearing 2 masks.

    The CDC says wearing 2 masks is safe for those of you who don't have breathing problems or respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

    If you feel lightheaded or dizzy from breathing in your own carbon dioxide while wearing 2 masks, consider that you might be having a panic attack, which can trigger sudden feelings of suffocation, according to health.com.

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    Squirrels who regularly feast on culinary delights tossed out by upscale restaurants in New York City are starving now that restaurants have shut down.

    Aggressive squirrels have been terrorizing and attacking New Yorkers for three weeks now. Residents say the squirrels are drawing blood.

    Residents of a Queens neighborhood are ducking and running to avoid flying squirrels who jump on them and sink their teeth into them.

    "We're wrestling in the snow and there's blood everywhere and my fingers getting chewed and it won't let go," Micheline Frederick tells WCBS-TV. "Eventually, it just stopped and there I was a big bloody mess."

    Fredrick produced a photo that showed the bloody aftermath of the squirrel assault. "This was an MMA cage match and I lost!" she said.

    Two other neighbors shared their own horrific tales of unprovoked squirrel attacks.

    "These squirrels are aggressively going after people," Vinati Singh said.

    The city's health department advised Queens residents to call a licensed trapper to deal with the pests. Small squirrels rarely test positive for rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
     

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    The Centers for Disease Control says the new mutant strain of Covid-19 in the UK is not deadlier or more severe than the current strains of Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus going around.

    The UK reported a new, deadlier strain of SARS-CoV-2 that resulted in increased hospitalizations and deaths.

    The news prompted other countries to shut their borders to anyone arriving from the UK. Anxiety about the new strain spread across the pond to the U.S., where some states have been locked down since March.

    The CDC issued a statement on Tuesday, calling for calm and stating there is "no evidence" the mutant strain causes more severe respiratory illness or increased risk of death.

    The new UK strain, which is known as "B.1.1.7." has not been isolated in a lab in the U.S., though former FDA director Scott Gottlieb said the new strain has almost certainly spread around the globe.

    The CDC urged all states to give priority to minorities when distributing the mRNA vaccine. As a result, 25 states are now prioritizing Black, Hispanic, and Native American residents over white people for vaccine distribution.

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    The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance to every state to prioritize ethnic minorities -- specifically Black males -- as a "vulnerable community" when it comes to vaccine distribution.

    As a result, half of the country's states are now prioritizing Black, Hispanic, and Native American residents over white people for vaccine distribution.

    25 states, including Georgia, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have all committed to allow Blacks and Hispanics to jump the line for vaccinations.

    Additionally, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Indiana have declared "fairness" or "equity" as determining factors in prioritizing minority and "historically marginalized populations" over whites for vaccinations, even if not specifically designating minorities by name.

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    The CDC guidance is predicated on recommendations from Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who have no medical degrees. Both have been involved in funding vaccine development and have been lobbying since June for ethnic minorities to be second in line behind healthcare workers for the mRNA vaccinations.

    Melinda Gates specifically urged prioritizing Black men for the mRNA vaccinations.

    "We are seeing black men die at a disproportionate rate," Gates said in an interview with Time magazine. "We know the way out of COVID-19 will be a vaccine, and it needs to go out equitably."

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    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidance after thousands of people reported adverse side effects after getting the new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.

    As of Dec. 18, 3,150 people reported what the agency terms "Health Impact Events" after getting vaccinated. The CDC defines "Health Impact Events" as "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work," or "required care from a doctor or health care professional."

    The adverse effects were reported through V-safe, a smartphone app, according to theepochtimes.com.

    Dr. Thomas Clark, a CDC epidemiologist, reported the data to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Saturday (click link to see the reported data).

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    The CDC recommends not taking the vaccine if a person has "ever had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a Covid-19 vaccine."

    The active ingredient in the Covid-19 vaccine is 30 mcg of modified messenger ribonucleic acid (modRNA) which contains encoding of spike protein (glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2).

    The encoding tells human cells to produce a spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 that acts as an antigen (kind of like a virus) to stimulate an immune response and create antibodies.

    The amount of mRNA contained in the first injection is less than a grain of table salt. A second injection is required within 21 days of the first shot.

    Other ingredients include lipids, salts, sugar (6 mg sucrose) and polyethylene glycol as a purifier.

    The CDC recommends that people with a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications can still get the mRNA vaccine.

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    Americans who step up to take the Coronavirus mRNA vaccinations will receive Covid-19 vaccination cards.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) released images of the vaccination cards and vaccination kits on Wednesday, reports KRON4 news

    The cards, issued by the CDC, will be included in vaccination kits sent out by President Donald Trump's Operation Warp Speed.

    Operation Warp Speed is coordinating with military planners and experts at the CDC to deliver vaccines to 300 million Americans.

    "Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due," said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition.

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    "For most COVID-19 vaccine products, two doses of vaccine, separated by 21 or 28 days, will be needed," according to the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook. "Because different COVID-19 vaccine products will not be interchangeable, a vaccine recipient’s second dose must be from the same manufacturer as their first dose."

    Additionally, "vaccination clinics will report to their state immunization registries which vaccine was given so that third parties can verify one's vaccination status regardless of what their card says (or if they've lost it)."

    "Patients" will be asked to "volunteer" their phone numbers so jurisdictions can contact them via "robocalls" or text messages to remind them of their second dose due date.

    According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Covid-19 vaccine will not prevent infection, it will only lessen symptoms. People who are vaccinated can still spread the virus.

    "The primary endpoint is to prevent clinical disease, to prevent symptomatic disease, not necessarily to prevent infection. The primary thing you want to do is, if people get infected, prevent them from getting sick. And if you prevent them from getting sick you will ultimately prevent them from getting seriously ill, so that's what we want to do."

    Common symptoms of Covid-19 are similar to the seasonal flu: a fever, cough, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, and muscle aches.

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    Airports nationwide saw a spike in travel ahead of Thanksgiving, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control not to travel this holiday season.

    Security screenings at U.S. airports surpassed 2 million over the weekend, as travelers chose to ignore the CDC's warnings to avoid traveling over the holiday.

    On Saturday, just under 1 million people flew -- the highest number of travelers since March, but less than half of last year's number, MSN reports.

    At Logan Airport, vending machines dispensed disposable masks, latex gloves and infrared thermometers.

    "We did a COVID test. We turned out negative. We're bringing hand sanitizers with the wipes. We are disinfecting everything," said Estefania Krause, according to MSN News.

    Other travelers say the airlines are taking precautions, so they are living their lives.

    "All the airlines seem to be doing the good precautions, so we're trying to play it safe. Just live our lives, as well," said traveler Jon Love.
     

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    The Centers for Disease Control says hospitals counted over 130,000 deaths from heart attacks, influenza and bacterial pneumonia as Covid-19 deaths.

    Over 84% of all Covid-19 deaths are in Democratic states, according to the CDC.

    Hospital systems are accused of counting patients who died from serious pre-existing conditions as Covid-19 deaths in order to receive more money from the government for Covid-related deaths.

    The CDC updated their death counts to reveal that Covid-19 is rarely the actual cause of Covid-19 deaths.

    According to the CDC, 87,000 patients died from bacterial pneumonia and influenza. Another 17,000 died from chronic respiratory diseases, and another 26,000 died from adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by bacteria.

    Additionally, 44,000 patients died from hypertension not related to Covid. Yet those patients were also counted among Covid deaths.

    According to One America News (OAN), hospitals counted 51,000 patients who died from heart attacks as Covid-19 related deaths.

    Meanwhile, the number of patients who usually die from heart attacks in hospitals dropped considerably this year when compared to the same time period last year.

    Also decreasing dramatically are deaths caused by influenza. Those deaths are being counted as Covid-19 deaths.
     

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    An update by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests wearing masks or face coverings increases your risk of contracting Covid-19.

    According to an update on the CDC website, in the 14 days before illness onset, 85% of case-patients and 88% of control-participants reported often or always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

    In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control-participants reported ALWAYS using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

    Only 12% of control-participants reported never wearing a mask before Covid-19 illness onset.

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    All disposable masks are "single use" only and should be discarded after 2 hours because the moisture from your breath renders masks ineffective.

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    The latest statistics confirm what U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said about face masks in February.

    Dr. Adams previously said the public should not wear masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease because masks offered little protection against a virus.

    "Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!" Adams tweeted on Feb. 29.

    The WHO, the CDC and NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci also strongly discouraged wearing masks as not useful for the public.

    Dr. Adams changed his tune months later. He encouraged Americans to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — insisting the face coverings don't infringe on Americans' "freedom".

    Adams was not wearing a mask in August when he and another man were cited for trespassing in a park in Hawaii that was closed.

    Adams, 46, was with his personal assistant, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, a 37-year-old dietician with the U.S. Health Dept. The two men were "taking pictures" inside the rural park.

    People who are most at risk for contracting Covid-19 include those with preexisting conditions such as cardiac problems, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), immunodeficiency (HIV), psychiatric condition, diabetes, or obesity.

    There are other risks associated with prolonged use of face masks by the public.

    One doctor said he expects to see a huge spike in throat and lung cancers from breathing in the "resins" and other chemicals that coat face masks.

    Consult an attorney if you are sickened by Covid-19 after wearing a mask or if you are diagnosed with throat or lung cancer.

    You will need a diagnosis of a mask-related disorder in order to collect damages in a lawsuit.

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    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said it erroneously published guidance that indicated COVID-19 was "airborne."

    The CDC in Atlanta claimed it originally published the guidance "in error", following "a pressure campaign" from the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Health organizations absurdly claimed the virus can linger in the air for hours and travel 26 feet.

    The new CDC update confirms the virus doesn't linger in a viral cloud that infects people who walk through it.

    On Monday, the CDC updated its website to reflect that the "virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person" in close contact with each other.

    The CDC's stunning reversal helps explain why a so-called "deadly" virus doesn't sicken a majority of people who are infected.