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Is it safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic?

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic

I’ve had my teeth cleaned and a filling with no problems.
I have already been to the dentist and had my teeth cleaned. They did take my temperature and I wore a mask from my entry into the building all the way into the room and ask them when I can take my mask off. I followed all the procedures as they instructed me.

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Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school...

Texas 2,628 Covid deaths 11,431 Influenza deaths California 6,374 Covid deaths 17,838 Influenza deaths (2009 H1NI was declare a global pandemic when only 12,000 died) Virginia 1,853 Covid deaths 3,226 Influenza deaths Georgia 2,878 Covid deaths 4,266 Influenza deaths
Dear AP, tone matters. By putting your second sentence before your third, even if unintentionally, you create the impression he wants something everyone else does. Most want safety first.

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Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

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Worsening U.S. outbreak prompts tough actions as new coronavirus cases hit record

With 60,000-plus cases, U.S. sets record for single-day COVID-19 surge

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China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

BEIJING (AP) — China defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. body, adding to a litany of disputes between the world's largest economies...

Does anybody really care what China thinks Thanks to the socialist dems they pretty much own us.
You get a bad beer at a pub you don’t go back to it so the pub calls you a bad name, doh

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Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school...

maggieNYT Hey, Trumpers! Now he’s looking to sacrifice YOUR CHILDREN to boost his re-election hopes! Are you lemmings still going to blindly follow him down the mountain and into the fjord? Use your heads!
maggieNYT Trump tries to tough talk his way through everything. How about doing the hard work of formulating safe plans? Trump is an imbecile.

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over ICE foreign-student rule, deeming it cruel and reckless

Harvard and MIT sue the U.S. government to block an attempt by ICE to bar foreign students from attending schools that teach only online this fall.

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Pence says coronavirus positive cases flattening in Arizona, Texas, Florida

Pence says coronavirus positive cases flattening in Arizona, Texas, Florida

Local paper says differently:
WTF country is he living in?

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Atlanta mayor defies governor, require masks in city

Atlanta’s mayor has signed an executive order mandating masks in Georgia’s largest city

That is not “defying” - she is taking the responsibility for thr muncipality over which she presides as the elected CEO.

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Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'

Vice President Pence encouraged by flattening COVID-19 numbers, hopeful to safely reopen schools.

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Georgia Cities in Open Revolt Against Governor Over Masks

Georgia cities in open revolt against governor over masks

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Gilead Testing Inhaled Form Of Remdesivir That Could Be Used To Treat Covid-19 Outside Hospital

The inhaled form of remdesivir, one of the only medications that’s shown any promise in treating Covid-19, could be given to patients outside of the hospital.

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Atlanta mayor says she is signing an order to mandate masks in the city

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she will be signing an order to mandate masks in her city to try to slow down the number of coronavirus infections

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Should We Experimentally Infect People With Covid-19 To Speed Up Vaccine Development?

Should we experimentally infect people with Covid-19 to speed up vaccine development? ForbesFrontlines

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Vice President Pence, Detached from Reality, Says Florida, Texas, and Arizona Covid-19 Outbreaks Are Improving

Vice President Mike Pence tried to suggest that the worst of covid-19 is behind the United States

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Virus tricks the body into attacking brain; common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

Virus tricks the body into attacking brain; common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

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CDC Will Relax School Reopening Guidelines, Mike Pence Says

President Donald Trump is waging a pressure campaign against state and local governments.

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'I Couldn't Believe My Eyes': International Students Blindsided By ICE Rule Change

As Harvard and MIT challenge new visa requirement barring all-online courses, students face difficult choices.

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CDC to release new safety guidelines for reopening schools

States may be provided incentives to reopen schools, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

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New Jersey, Atlanta To Mandate Masks In Public Places

New Jersey and Atlanta moved to issue stricter mask requirements, as mayor and governors across the country work to quell a surge in infections

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U.S. will act to deny China access to Americans' data, says Pompeo

U.S. will act to deny China access to Americans' data, says Pompeo

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Atlanta plans to require face masks, joining Athens and Savannah

Atlanta plans to require face masks, joining Athens and Savannah

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NFL, players still at odds over COVID-19 testing, preseason schedule, money

Training camps are still scheduled to kick off July 28 although the NFL and NFLPA have yet to finalize all of the protocol related to testing

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New York City unveils school reopening plan mixing in-class, remote instruction

New York City unveils school reopening plan mixing in-class, remote instruction

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Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'

The CDC is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Trump called them ‘tough and expensive,’ Vice President Pence said

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China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

China is defending the World Health Organization and lashing out at the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. body

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New Jersey to make face masks mandatory outdoors as U.S. outbreak widens

New Jersey to make face masks mandatory outdoors as U.S. outbreak widens

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Atlanta plans to require face masks, joining Athens and Savanna

Atlanta plans to require face masks, joining Athens and Savanna

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What states require face masks in public? Kansas, Ohio, Texas join growing list of states where it's mandatory

As COVID-19 cases rise in at least 40 states, many governors institute or renew orders requiring people to wear face masks in public.

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US admirals in South China Sea: Everyone wears a mask

Two US Navy admirals in charge of a rare South China Sea exercise say the service's 'extraordinary' Covid-19 measures have left their aircraft carrier strike groups in a high state of readiness in one of the most tense maritime environments in the world

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U.S. tech giants face hard choices under Hong Kong's new security law

U.S. tech giants face hard choices under Hong Kong's new security law

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Modi’s China Challenge: India’s Strongman Brawls With Beijing, Carefully

A deadly clash with China in the Himalayas has posed a tricky domestic challenge for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has cultivated an image as a nationalist leader and struggled to transform India’s economy.

7/8/2020 10:00:00 AM

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New Jersey and Delaware hold nearly all-mail primaries

New Jersey and Delaware hold nearly all-mail primaries

7/8/2020 7:11:00 AM

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'At war time speed', China leads COVID-19 vaccine race

'At war time speed', China leads COVID-19 vaccine race

7/8/2020 7:00:00 AM

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Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey For Right To Reopen

Movie chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Philip Murphy's phased reopening schedule unless it allows them to reopen.

7/8/2020 6:26:00 AM

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Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on results

As demand for Covid-19 tests spikes, some states, labs and health departments warn that the turnaround times on tests have slowed

7/8/2020 5:45:00 AM

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Matchup Set For New Jersey Rep. Van Drew, Who Switched Parties To GOP

Congressman Jeff Van Drew switched parties in opposition to the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. He now faces a challenge from Amy Kennedy, the AP's projected winner of the Democratic primary.

7/8/2020 5:20:00 AM

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China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says

China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says

7/8/2020 4:30:00 AM

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Could Dumping Pence Be a Last-Minute Game Changer for Trump?

Trump might decide that blaming the coronavirus mess on Pence and dropping him is the only option

7/8/2020 2:47:00 AM

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Major League Baseball Covid-19 testing hits snag because FedEx didn't operate over holiday weekend

Major League Baseball Covid-19 testing hits snag because FedEx didn't run over holiday weekend

7/8/2020 1:49:00 AM

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'Silent spreaders' may be responsible for half of Covid-19 cases, study finds

People with no obvious symptoms of Covid-19 ⁠— called 'silent spreaders' ⁠— may be responsible for half of the Covid-19 cases in the US, a new study has found

7/8/2020 1:39:00 AM

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Meatpacking facilities still present challenge to containing COVID-19, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control says that meat packing plants still present challenges in preventing COVID-19 infections.

7/8/2020 1:02:00 AM

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'It's time to do it': Trump vows to put 'a lot of pressure' on governors to reopen schools this fall

Trump's push to open schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether children should return to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic.

7/8/2020 1:01:00 AM

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US Health Department is launching testing sites in Covid-19 hotspots around the US

In response to surges in coronavirus cases, the US Department of Health and Human Services announces the launch of new testing sites in three hotspots

7/7/2020 11:20:00 PM

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FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

7/7/2020 10:40:00 PM

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Younger people are driving new cases of COVID-19, putting the elderly at risk

A USA TODAY analysis shows that recent spikes are driven by younger Americans.

7/7/2020 9:33:00 PM

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Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

7/7/2020 8:38:00 PM

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EPA approves 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces

EPA approves first disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces.

7/7/2020 8:21:00 PM

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HHS Launches ‘Surge’ COVID-19 Testing in Hotspot Jurisdictions in Florida, Louisiana and Texas

BREAKING: HHS has announced free 'surge' COVID19 testing in three hotspot jurisdictions: ▪️ Jacksonville, FL ▪️ Baton Rouge, LA ▪️ Edinburg, TX More information, including testing locations and criteria:

7/7/2020 8:20:00 PM

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VIRUS DIARY: Goodbye to NYC, and to its unforgettable sounds

NEW YORK (AP) — The last few weeks I spent in New York City, the soundtrack of my days went like this: police helicopters circling, firecrackers startling, uniform chants for justice rising into...

7/7/2020 7:31:00 PM

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Arati Kreibich Is Taking On 'Trump's Favorite Democrat' In New Jersey

New Jersey's primary is today, July 7, and Dr. Arati Kreibich is taking on 'Trump's favorite Democrat' Josh Gottheimer.

7/7/2020 7:05:00 PM

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New York and New Jersey expand list of states that trigger quarantine orders for travelers

New York and New Jersey expand list of states that trigger quarantine orders for travelers

7/7/2020 6:47:00 PM

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

7/7/2020 6:32:00 PM

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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus

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7/7/2020 6:31:00 PM

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Virus is 'spreading rapidly' through Houston, says doctor

Dr. Marc Boom, CEO of Houston Methodist in Houston, discusses the dramatic rise in patients since Memorial Day and why he is urging the public to wear masks when outside.

7/7/2020 5:46:00 PM

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Australia closes inter-state border between Victoria and NSW after rise in Melbourne's Covid-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

7/7/2020 5:45:00 PM

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Operation Warp Speed commits $1.6 billion to Covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax

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7/7/2020 4:10:00 PM

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Nurses Who Battled Virus in New York Confront Friends Back Home Who Say It’s a Hoax

After aiding coronavirus patients in New York City, nurses face relatives and friends who refuse to wear masks or don’t believe the virus is real.

7/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

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Exclusive: Moderna spars with U.S. scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

Exclusive: Moderna spars with U.S. scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

7/7/2020 2:55:00 PM

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Doctor advocates mask enforcement to control virus

.VinGuptaMD says the government should mandate and enforce masks to control the spread of coronavirus.

7/7/2020 2:48:00 PM

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U.S. EPA approves use of Lysol Disinfectant Spray against COVID-19

UK-based Reckitt Benckiser said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of its Lysol Disinfectant Spray against COVID-19

7/7/2020 2:35:00 PM

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Fauci warns that COVID-19 vaccine protection may be ‘finite’

Fauci warns that COVID-19 vaccine protection may be ‘finite’

7/7/2020 12:26:00 PM

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When Covid symptoms last 'for weeks and months'

Coronavirus: 'Long-haulers' face lengthy recovery

7/7/2020 8:17:00 AM

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Televangelists, Dallas megachurch that hosted Pence approved for millions in pandemic aid

Televangelists, Dallas megachurch that hosted Pence approved for millions in pandemic aid

7/7/2020 7:29:00 AM

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COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles closed despite surge in cases

NBC News Correspondent Gadi Schwartz brings the latest from Los Angeles where the state’s biggest COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium is closed despite a surge in cases.

7/7/2020 6:02:00 AM

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