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  1. All links had text referring to wearing of masks and/or social distancing and are accounted for below. As for 4-5 days, only 2 of the 14 links appeared 4-5 days after the initial protests started. Both of those are tied to the FoxNews/AP entry ... with the initial FoxNews link being 4 days and the Al Araybia link being 5 days. 12 of 14 were less than 4 days. Also note that some are listed at 2 or 3 days after the initial protests began even though the article is referencing an event from the day before the article. Nonetheless, the days listed are from the date of the first protests in Minnesota, May 26 so the number of days stated below are overstated in some cases and are actually less from the event that they reference. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/minneapolis-mayor-urges-protesters-to-wear-masks-and-practice-social-distancing 3 days - “The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s office wrote in a statement addressed to individuals who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. “The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.” https://www.minnpost.com/health/2020/05/the-daily-coronavirus-update-33-more-deaths-walz-shocked-and-horrified-by-footage-of-george-floyd-arrest/ 1 day - Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials applauded people who wore masks and did their best to socially distance at a gathering in Minneapolis on Tuesday to protest the killing of George Floyd. Floyd died shortly after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while Floyd yelled that he could not breathe. More than a thousand people showed up to the protest in south Minneapolis on Tuesday. Most were wearing masks, according to news reports. Police cleared the crowd late in the evening by firing tear gas and other projectiles after some protesters smashed windows of police cars and the Third Precinct building. The police response drew criticism, including from members of the Minneapolis City Council, though Mayor Jacob Frey later defended the police because he said the cars and the precinct had guns in them. https://www.insider.com/protesters-minneapolis-george-floyd-mitigate-threat-covid-19-2020-5 3 days - Protesters told us why they decided to show up despite the pandemic and how they tried to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. Many protesters wore face masks during the unrest, but large swaths packed together in the turmoil near the police precinct closest to where Floyd died — the Third Precinct that protesters set fire to later in the night. Various organizations and individuals organized to mitigate the threat of coronavirus. A church just blocks from the epicenter of the disruption was repurposed as a triage center for injured demonstrators and distributed hand sanitizer and masks. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/29/metro/what-do-we-want-justice-hundreds-chant-south-end-park-support-george-floyd/ 3 days - The protest on Washington Street was one of the first large public gatherings since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared in Massachusetts in March. Wearing colorful masks, surgical masks, and bandanas tied around their faces, people rallied to mourn and rage, even while distancing as much as they could. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/28/protest-of-minneapolis-mans-death-blocks-memphis-street 2 days - But Mayor Jim Strickland said he wishes more people would have observed coronavirus-related social distancing at a demonstration at a police precinct. “I wish last night’s protesters would have all had on masks, been six feet apart, and gone through the proper channels to ensure everyone’s safety,” Strickland said in a statement Thursday. “By not doing so, protesters and our officers were unnecessarily put at risk. Some protesters did not wear face coverings while standing close to each other, violating guidelines put in place by an order governing the city's response to the new coronavirus outbreak. https://abc7.com/black-lives-matter-george-floyd-dtla-protest-downtown-la/6215968/ 2 days - At the start of the protest, the crowds were packed tightly together, with few people observing physical distancing. The use of masks appeared to be inconsistent. https://www.fox23.com/news/us-cities-fear/HEG6POGPRVOQI7F7HZJSP4MZBA/ 4 days - The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Some leaders appealing for calm in places where crowds smashed storefronts and destroyed police cars in recent nights have been handing out masks and warning demonstrators they were putting themselves at risk. “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Saturday evening. “There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.” Minnesota’s governor said too many protesters weren’t socially distancing or wearing masks after heeding the call earlier in the week. But many seemed undeterred. “It’s not OK that in the middle of a pandemic we have to be out here risking our lives,” Spence Ingram said Friday after marching with other protesters to the state Capitol in Atlanta. “But I have to protest for my life and fight for my life all the time.” Ingram, 25, who was wearing a mask, said she has asthma and was worried about contracting the virus. But she said as a black woman, she always felt that her life was under threat from police and she needed to protest that. https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/protesters-torch-minneapolis-police-station-in-violent-night-1.4958121 2 days - Erika Atson, 20, was among thousands of people who gathered outside government offices in downtown Minneapolis, where organizers had called for a peaceful protest. Many protesters wore masks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there were few attempts at social distancing. In New York City, protesters defied New York's coronavirus prohibition on public gatherings Thursday, clashing with police, while demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Denver and downtown Columbus. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2020/05/28/activists-and-community-organizers-demand-release-jailed-protesters/5274679002/ 2 days - The protest, which lasted for hours, came at a time when groups of more than 50 are forbidden in Memphis and Shelby County unless there's a clear social distancing plan. The group also expressed concern about Strickland’s criticism of protesters for forgoing social distancing guidelines and placing themselves and the police at risk of COVID-19. Akinmoladun, one of the organizers, said the demonstration started with observation of social distancing guidelines. What started out as a spaced-out, silent protest turned into a crowd as tensions flared between protesters and counter-protesters as well as police. https://kslnewsradio.com/1926173/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/ 3 days - Erika Atson, 20, was among thousands of people who gathered outside government offices in downtown Minneapolis, where organizers had called for a peaceful protest. Many protesters wore masks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there were few attempts at social distancing. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/31/US-cities-fear-protests-over-police-killing-of-Floyd-may-fuel-new-wave-of-coronavirus 5 days, but is an overseas republishing of an article that appeared 4 days after on FoxNews - The massive protests sweeping across US cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Some leaders appealing for calm in places where crowds smashed storefronts and destroyed police cars in recent nights have been handing out masks and warning demonstrators they were putting themselves at risk. Visit our dedicated coronavirus site here for all the latest updates. Minnesota’s governor said Saturday that too many protesters weren’t socially distancing or wearing masks after heeding the call earlier in the week. https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/violent-protests-over-floyd-death-spread-beyond-minneapolis 2 days - Erika Atson, 20, was among thousands of people who gathered outside government offices in downtown Minneapolis, where organizers had called a peaceful protest. Many protesters wore masks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there were few attempts at social distancing. https://abc13.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/6218926/ 3 days, but a republish of an article that appeared 2 days after protests started - Erika Atson, 20, was among thousands of people who gathered outside government offices in downtown Minneapolis, where organizers had called for a peaceful protest. Many protesters wore masks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there were few attempts at social distancing. https://www.dotnews.com/2020/protesters-decry-floyd-killing-racial-violence-peabody-square 3 days - All participants in the standout appear to have worn face masks and made efforts to maintain social distancing guidelines during the protest.
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/02/outrageous-christian-leaders-reject-trump-use-of-church-as-prop-during-george-floyd-protests FTA: The Right Rev Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, told the Washington Post: “I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy call, that they would be clearing [the area] with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop.” Trump’s message is at odds with the values of love and tolerance espoused by the church, Budde said, before describing the president’s visit as an opportunity to use the church, and a Bible, as a “backdrop”. “Let me be clear, the President just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus,” she told CNN. “We align ourselves with those seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others. And I just can’t believe what my eyes have seen,” she added. “I don’t want President Trump speaking for St John’s. We so dissociate ourselves from the messages of this president,” she told the Washington Post. “We hold the teachings of our sacred texts to be so, so grounding to our lives and everything we do, and it is about love of neighbor and sacrificial love and justice.” Other religious leaders echoed her comments. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Primate of the Episcopal church, accused the president of using the church and Bible for “partisan political purposes”.
  3. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/minneapolis-mayor-urges-protesters-to-wear-masks-and-practice-social-distancing https://www.minnpost.com/health/2020/05/the-daily-coronavirus-update-33-more-deaths-walz-shocked-and-horrified-by-footage-of-george-floyd-arrest/ https://www.insider.com/protesters-minneapolis-george-floyd-mitigate-threat-covid-19-2020-5 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/29/metro/what-do-we-want-justice-hundreds-chant-south-end-park-support-george-floyd/ https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/28/protest-of-minneapolis-mans-death-blocks-memphis-street https://abc7.com/black-lives-matter-george-floyd-dtla-protest-downtown-la/6215968/ https://www.fox23.com/news/us-cities-fear/HEG6POGPRVOQI7F7HZJSP4MZBA/ https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/protesters-torch-minneapolis-police-station-in-violent-night-1.4958121 https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2020/05/28/activists-and-community-organizers-demand-release-jailed-protesters/5274679002/ https://kslnewsradio.com/1926173/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/ https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/31/US-cities-fear-protests-over-police-killing-of-Floyd-may-fuel-new-wave-of-coronavirus https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/violent-protests-over-floyd-death-spread-beyond-minneapolis https://abc13.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/6218926/ https://www.dotnews.com/2020/protesters-decry-floyd-killing-racial-violence-peabody-square
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/health/protests-coronavirus.html FTA: Mass protests against police brutality that have brought thousands of people out of their homes and onto the streets in cities across America are raising the specter of new coronavirus outbreaks, prompting political leaders, physicians and public health experts to warn that the crowds could cause a surge in cases. While many political leaders affirmed the right of protesters to express themselves, they urged the demonstrators to wear face masks and maintain social distancing, both to protect themselves and to prevent further community spread of the virus.
  5. West Lafayette is poised to repeat in the West and I doubt there's anything that would hint otherwise until someone makes it different on the field or unless a sinkhole opens up under the school on the first day of classes. They are just too loaded and focused. LCC should have a good season and should be a contender again in 1A North at least through regionals, but West Lafayette just has the numbers and momentum right now. In the East, based on last year, I'd say Cass, but I wouldn't count out Western. I had heard, and @Sports Fan maybe you can clarify or give some details, that Cass may have lost a substantial level of talent to graduation this year. If so, that might give Western an inside track.
  6. He played for Battleground when he was young. The kids he played with then played for Harrison.
  7. Read an article the other day that was hinting directly at this. It said that it's usually a good idea, provided that you have strong trust in your doctor, to follow their lead both in word and deed. They also said that you have to sometimes temper the potential influence of pharma. Great example they used was, if your eye doctor is recommending laser eye surgery for you, but wears glasses, that might be a really good time to ask additional questions and to ask why what's being prescribed is what's being adhered to by the doctor. BTW, the question was raised in the article, what if you have a dishonest doctor or you don't trust your doctor. The answer was pretty straight-forward ... we should spend a lot more time checking out our doctors and making sure that there's a strong trust relationship there BEFORE it ever gets to this point.
  8. There are a few differences that make this less likely of a direct tie-in. Universities that are potentially planning to return to the campus, like Purdue, at the start of the fall are also wrestling with many different items that high schools and elementary schools won't have the ability to do. For example, one discussion that happened in a meeting that I was in on was a discussion of possibly expanding the class offering to be able to split class sizes given room constraints. They discussed that might include adding sections to night schedules and possibly even Saturdays. I suspect that most high schools/elementary schools won't have that option. Also, a big part of the concern that I've heard expressed is how do you protect more vulnerable populations from less populations when both are needed to do face-to-face classes. In a university setting, some of that is already the nature of the beast. If a faculty member teaches two courses in a week for 3 credits each, then an older faculty member has a maximum of six weekly contact hours from classroom instruction for exposure. If you are a high school teacher that teaches five courses a day for an hour per class, you have 25 hours of direct weekly exposure. Even if you cut classes in half, the high school teacher has a minimum of twice the potential exposure of a university faculty member. While universities and high schools are both in the education field, the logistics and situations have a large enough number of differences that make it less of a likelihood that if one does it others will follow.
  9. Not an exact match, but wouldn't this be somewhat akin to saying "I don't stop at stop signs because I'm trying to increase my driving skills?"
  10. It's not about keeping the virus from getting in, it's to keep folks from treating the themselves as an aerosol can in spreading it. From @Bobref's post ... A cloth mask alone is unlikely to prevent you from inhaling microscopic virus particles, according to Rodney Rohde, PhD, chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program and associate dean for research at the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. “The coronavirus will go right through cloth and bandanas… but it will provide a bit of respiratory protection, which can reduce depositing of droplets of the virus on surfaces and to people near you,” Rohde told Healthline.
  11. We just got word that our boys' travel baseball program has OK'd a start to return to practices for May 24 and games could commence in mid-June ... of course, still pending developments of a re-opening economy. One roadblock though is that the county schools are still on lockdown until June 30, so the teams can't use those facilities until then ... will have to look for other places to practice.
  12. Who are three guys that have never been in my kitchen?
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