Posted on September 29, 2020 by iwano@_84
President Trump on Monday announced that his administration plans to distribute 150 million rapid coronavirus tests to schools, nursing homes and other facilities in the coming weeks.
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FILE – In this Sunday, June 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up while walking across the tarmac as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J. Trump is returning to Washington. A far-right Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Prize 2021 for his efforts to reach a peace agreement in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Trump should be considered for his work “for reaching a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Alex
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Posted on September 28, 2020 by iwano@_84
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WASHINGTON — The setting was familiar, and so were the assurances. Speaking from the Rose Garden on Monday afternoon, President Trump promised a “massive and groundbreaking expansion” in the nation’s ability to perform diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.
“We are now at an inflection point in testing,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, a high-ranking Department of Health and Human Services official who is in charge of testing on the White House coronavirus task force. He said that 920,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests were now being performed nationwide each day. Some 7 million Americans have tested positive.
The expansion was made possible by Abbott Laboratories, whose rapid BinaxNOW test can return results in mere minutes without requiring the intrusive nasal swab that can make a coronavirus test an acutely unpleasant experience.
The Trump administration purchased 150 million such tests for $760 million. They will go to nursing homes, schools
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Posted on September 27, 2020 by iwano@_84
The state Department of Health and Human Services has been negotiating with COVID-19 testing labs to run the state’s regular testing of nursing home staff, but announced last week that nursing homes will soon have to organize those tests themselves.
Each facility will make its own contracts with testing labs, Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette told nursing home administrators in a phone conference last week, and the state will reimburse up to $100 per test.
“It still provides the funding and the support that is needed to have a good surveillance program,” Shibinette said.
In the event of another outbreak at a nursing home, Shibinette said, the state will again organize and pay for testing. The state provided nursing home administrators with a list of labs that can process tests and contact information for each, and Shibinette expects most nursing homes to have contracts and be running their
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Posted on September 26, 2020 by iwano@_84
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday.
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Posted on May 7, 2020 by iwano@_84
I have been skeptical by the claims of saving 20% on energy or more, there are many names out there, I purchased a few brands Hytech, Nansulate and Insuladd and preformed a test in my own small shop.
I first tried with a 48″ x 48″ sheet of aluminum siding, exposed each sheet to the same 150w UV lamp for 4 hours from a distance of 48″ away. The Temperature on the siding before any of the products were added at the same exposure was 138.4 Degrees F. Here are my results,
Hytech: 135.1 F = Savings (3.3 F)
Nansulate: 135.4 F = Savings (3.0F)
Insuladd: 121.6 F = Savings (14.8F)
So my conclusion on the above test is that Only Insuladd offered any “Radiant Barrier” savings worth noting at 14.8 Degrees F less surface temperature.
My Second Test was using a standard sheet of drywall 48″ x 48″ x … Read More