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Contact tracing for White House outbreak came too late, experts say

  • President Donald Trump and at least 34 White House staffers and contacts have been infected with the coronavirus following Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on September 26.
  • The White House accepted the CDC’s offer to help with contact tracing on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.
  • Epidemiologists say those efforts may have come too late: People should be tested within two weeks of getting exposed.
  • The outbreak has likely “spread beyond the White House at this point,” one expert said.
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Recent visitors to the White House received a letter from health officials on Thursday. It came with a warning: If they had worked in the White House in the past two weeks, attended the recent Supreme Court announcement ceremony, or had close contact with people who fit that description, they should get tested for the coronavirus. Ideally,

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How To Use Contact Paper for Instand Redecoration

Growing up, my mom would redecorate our house constantly. (I remember blearily running into newly-angled couches and poorly-placed coffee tables on many mornings.) Despite all the stubbed toes and skinned knees I’ve suffered at the hands of decor metamorphoses, I have to admit that there’s something to be said about making your home a constant project. And for those who love to zhuzh on the regular, learning how to use contact paper is a key skill.

Contact paper is essentially decorative paper that comes in giant rolls that you can cut down to a size that fits a wall, the floor, your laptop, desk, treadmill, cabinets—you name it. The self-adhesive on the back means the paper will stick to almost any surface (although you should definitely check out the specifics on whatever products you use) then remove with the help of the heat from a hairdryer when you get

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White House now has two CDC epidemiologists helping with contact tracing

President Trump and at least 34 White House staff members and other contacts have tested positive for the virus, according to Wednesday’s senior leadership brief on the covid-19 response prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Some of those people are suspected of having become infected at White House and Republican National Committee events.

The White House by Tuesday completed contact tracing related to the president’s infection and cases involving several other people, a senior White House official said, raising concerns among infectious-disease experts about whether a thorough investigation could be completed so quickly. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, said anyone meeting the CDC’s definition of “close contact” with someone who tested positive had been notified and given health recommendations.

It remains unclear when the White House began contact tracing. If the effort did not begin right away, or go far back

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White House, a coronavirus hot spot, is cold on contact tracing despite Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis



a man holding a sign: Wearing protective suits, masks and gloves, demonstrators call attention to the outbreak of coronavirus in the White House. Photo: AP


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Wearing protective suits, masks and gloves, demonstrators call attention to the outbreak of coronavirus in the White House. Photo: AP

The Trump administration’s resistance to contact tracing since the president tested positive for Covid-19 reflects a calculation that there’s little political upside in highlighting this close to the election the number of people at the pinnacle of US power potentially exposed to the virus by him, say health experts and political analysts.

Masks and contact tracing – used effectively in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and elsewhere – are proven tools in breaking the chain of infection in lieu of a vaccine, medical experts say. But their success can depend on many other factors.

Public health experts have traditionally focused on the profile of the virus and therapies to combat it.

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Make Your Rest room Simply A Contact Smarter

Bathroom Designs,Bathroom Idea,Home Improvement,Kitchen Design,Kitchen IdeasThese trendy bathrooms have a seriously indulgent aptitude. From claw foot tubs to glass showers, antique vanities to up to date fixtures, mosaic tile to gilded mirrors – it’s all here in Homedit’s Rest room-related articles. Add a contact of luxury to your own home, beginning along with your rest room. Tubs take up twice the amount of ground area than showers. The vivid white cupboards and asymmetrical pendant lights had us at hiya, but the attention-grabbing mix of a colorful striped runner, retro country-style furnishings, and lived-in linen curtains pack in the personality.

The hoodless stovetop on the kitchen island is a genius use of area—and that pastel, vintage-impressed serveware may be the cutest assortment ever. Place vanities on reverse walls to present everyone their very own area with out bumping elbows. This chrome tub and mirror frame add an additional layer of reflectivity in a toilet with an … Read More