In addition to airport screenings, there are travel restrictions for passengers arriving from China. Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States. Citizens and residents may enter, but based on their travel and health history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China, according to the CDC. … [Read more...] about CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus
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Earlier this month, the CDC announced a large expansion of U.S. surveillance and testing for the coronavirus using health-care facilities and laboratories that were already part of the national influenza surveillance network the CDC uses to collect data about the seasonal flu. Public health labs across the country already test a few thousand patient samples per week as part of the program, so they would be in a good position to begin screening samples to look for the coronavirus. The CDC’s plan was to start testing coronavirus samples in five cities: Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City, then start expanding the testing to more parts of the country. … [Read more...] about Why Hasn’t the U.S. Done More Coronavirus Tests?
Trump’s investment in the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill is growing every minute. Aside from lobbying GOP senators publicly and privately, he’s let his minions cooperate with Paul Ryan (you know, that other GOP leader he holds in minimum high regard) in destroying the bipartisan health-care-policy negotiations that Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray had been conducting in the Senate. … [Read more...] about So Much for the ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend Again
1. On the politics of being a woman artist: “Frieze was last week, which is like the Oscar week of the art world,” Grant said. “One of the events at CAA was a conference around women in the arts, and there’s a statistic that [curator] Helen Molesworth brought up. From 2008 to 2019, of the top 26 museums in the country, only 11% of the work collected was [from] women artists, and when you start talking about women of color the number is like 0.2[%]. And so being a woman in the art world inherently is to be not thought of as mattering, and so for me, it’s so important to talk about, ‘Well, what is the psychology behind how women are seen and projected upon but also not seen and not valued?’” … [Read more...] about Artist Alexandra Grant discusses beauty, patriarchy and what her godmother taught her
While the land that Saint Leo occupies once was home to orange groves, a different type of tree was found growing on the property as clearing began. The Saint Leo Abbey Church is known as "the church that orange juice built," as the Benedictine monks traded oranges and grapefruits to Saint Meinrad Abbey in Indiana for sandstone, which was used to construct the church, consecrated in 1948. As work began on the site for the Wellness Center, an original olive tree was discovered while clearing the overgrowth on the property. … [Read more...] about Saint Leo University Breaks Ground For Wellness Center