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Face Masks Confuse Facial Recognition Software

Face Masks Confuse Facial Recognition Software

August 9, 2020

Medical experts constantly stress the importance of taking precautions against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, but law enforcement is anxious because face masks can effectively block facial recognition systems, according to a May 22, 2020, Homeland...

Vaccine Trials Stymied Because Too Many People Already Have Antibodies

Vaccine Trials Stymied Because Too Many People Already Have Antibodies

August 9, 2020

Nearly a quarter of the people in Delhi, India, who volunteered for the COVID-19 virus test vaccine already had antibodies, which automatically eliminated them from vaccine studies. This presents a dilemma for vaccine developers because, if a person...

Brits Retract Coronavirus Tests Over Safety Concerns

Brits Retract Coronavirus Tests Over Safety Concerns

August 8, 2020

Thousands of British citizens in possession of at-home COVID-19 tests manufactured by Randox Laboratories have been told to stop using the testing kits because they may not be safe. There have been other problems with Randox, including an incident...

U.S. Bitterly Divided Over Balancing Public Health and Private Liberty

U.S. Bitterly Divided Over Balancing Public Health and Private Liberty

August 8, 2020

The U.S. is losing the war with the pandemic because health departments have seen their budgets slashed to the bare bones, have cut 56,000 jobs and are short on operational essentials and because — let’s face it — Americans...

Is the Mask Controversy a Masquerade of Incompetence and Errors?

Is the Mask Controversy a Masquerade of Incompetence and Errors?

August 7, 2020

To mandate or not to mandate? Do masks work or not? As the controversy about whether states and local governments should be mandating masks — and whether they even work or not — rages on, a mathematical statistician offers his take on...

Ohio Governor Tests Positive Once, Negative Twice for COVID-19 — In the Same Day

Ohio Governor Tests Positive Once, Negative Twice for COVID-19 — In the Same Day

August 7, 2020

In a classic illustration of how COVID-19 testing works — or doesn’t work — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus just hours before he was to meet with President Trump, Thursday, August 6, 2020, and then tested...

Genetic Testing Is ‘Backdoor Surveillance’ by Governments and Companies

Genetic Testing Is ‘Backdoor Surveillance’ by Governments and Companies

August 7, 2020

Don’t say you weren’t warned. Six years ago a group called GeneWatch UK warned that proposed government DNA databases that would store your genomic information from birth were nothing but a means to track you and anyone related to you,...

UK Scientists: It’s Time to Count COVID-19 Deaths in a Way That Accurately Reflects the Truth

UK Scientists: It’s Time to Count COVID-19 Deaths in a Way That Accurately Reflects the Truth

August 7, 2020

Scientists in the U.K. say COVID-19 deaths are as much 63% lower than implied, and it’s time to count the deaths in a way that accurately reflects not only the real number of people who have died from COVID-19, but the age groups that are most...

Drug Maker Accused of Sending Death Threats to Doctor Promoting Hydroxychloroquine

Drug Maker Accused of Sending Death Threats to Doctor Promoting Hydroxychloroquine

August 6, 2020

Gilead, the pharmaceutical company working to get a drug called remdesivir approved to treat COVID-19, allegedly sent death threats to a French doctor who claimed he cured COVID-19 with a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. Dr....

New York City Mayor Orders Quarantine Checkpoints

New York City Mayor Orders Quarantine Checkpoints

August 6, 2020

Nobody’s going to get into New York City without going through a sheriff-patrolled checkpoint, if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way. The mayor ordered the checkpoints Wednesday morning, August 5, 2020, explaining that they are “meant to...

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