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‘It’s not a political statement’

first_imgU.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters about efforts to confront the coronavirus diisease (COVID-19) pandemic after meeting with members of his “Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board” in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 9, 2020.- Advertisement – “I want to be very clear: The goal of mask wearing is not to make your life less comfortable, or to take something away from you,” Biden said Monday. “It is to give something back to all of us, a normal life.”Biden also said he will ramp up the availability of rapid diagnostic testing across the country. The Trump administration has substantially increased testing since the beginning of the outbreak, but some public health specialists say the administration should have invested more in testing. Proponents of more widespread testing say that it helps identify infectious people, who can then quarantine and cut off chains of transmission before they balloon into outbreaks.In addition to testing, Biden said he is “building a corps of contact tracers who will track and curb this disease.”Contact tracing is the process whereby trained personnel contact people who have tested positive for the virus and identify others who might have been exposed and infected. It’s long been used to contain infectious diseases like tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, but it’s never been implemented on the scale demanded by the pandemic.World Health Organization officials have repeatedly called on countries to scale up their contact-tracing infrastructure along with the ability to test broadly for the coronavirus.Infectious disease specialists from Johns Hopkins University and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials proposed a plan in early April to ramp up a national test and trace effort. It would require a workforce of 100,000 people, the proposal said, and cost $3.6 billion. This is breaking news. Check back here for updates. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to wear a mask to help the country bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, to save lives and to enable communities to reopen schools and businesses.“It doesn’t matter who you voted for, where you stood before election day. It doesn’t matter your party or your point of view,” he said. “We can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months.”- Advertisement – Biden’s comments come as the coronavirus is surging across the country. Epidemiologists and medical experts are warning that the worst days of the pandemic are still ahead. The country reported more than 105,900 new cases on Sunday, bringing the seven-day average up over 108,700, an increase of more than 33% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.“Please, I implore you, wear a mask,” Biden said. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together.” Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Biden’s remarks stand in stark contrast to that of President Donald Trump, who resisted wearing a mask in public for months at the start of the pandemic.Top health officials, including Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have said masks are one of the best ways currently available to control the spread of the virus. But the wearing of masks has become a political flashpoint across much of the U.S., with debate raging over local and state mandates to wear a mask in public.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

UFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s doppleganger at an event

first_img 9 months ago UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s protege is all set for his second bout Raj Sarkar LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight 9 months ago UFC: BMF Title Replica is now available on its official online store Also Read- UFC: BMF Title Replica Is Now Available On Its Official Online StoreUFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s DoppelgangerIn a recent public event, Nate Diaz and his coach Ricard Perez were interacting with the audiences when a man stepped in with a UFC replica belt, dressed like Conor McGregor. It was a really funny scene for all the people present over there and Nate Diaz took a photo with the imposter with a smile on his face. However, after a certain point, Nate Diaz told him to leave point black in his inimitable style. First Published: 12th November, 2019 22:47 IST Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are two of the biggest superstars of UFC and their intense rivalry has not only been interesting for the fans, but profitable for the company too. The duo clashed against each other at UFC 196 for the first time and to everyone’s shock, Diaz handed McGregor his first UFC loss via submission through a rare naked choke in the second round. The second encounter between them took an even bigger turn at UFC 229 and McGregor won the second encounter via decision after a hard-fought battle of five rounds. The trilogy fight has been rumoured to take place between them but it has not happened yet. Well, UFC fans had fling bling when Nate Diaz met a Conor McGregor in a recent event and it was absolutely hilarious. Written By WATCH US LIVE Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Considers Mohamed Salah As Perfect Role ModelUFC: Will they fight in real life?Conor McGregor has stated that he is eyeing his UFC return for the January 18 card in Las Vegas and said that he will be fighting the winner of BMF belt in his UFC return. However, according to UFC President Dana White, McGregor has yet not signed the papers and he is far away from getting anything confirmed. Well, ‘The Notorious’ has shown his urge to fight Nate Diaz for the third time through his social media handles and with both the men losing their last fights, UFC might book the Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight in the near future. Also Read- UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightAlso Read- UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s Protege Is All Set For His Second Bout WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 12th November, 2019 22:47 IST UFC: Nate Diaz Meets Conor McGregor’s Doppleganger At An Event Watch Nate Diaz meeting Conor McGregor’s impersonator in an event with coach Ricard Prez. See how Nate Diaz reacted and know more about his rivalry with Conor. COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Alexander Volkov called out by Francis Ngannou after Hardy win 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov considers Mohamed Salah as perfect role modellast_img read more