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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

Kansas department wants firefighters exposed to COVID-19, but not positive, to continue to work

The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department says firefighters who have been exposed to COVID-19 but who have not tested positive should continue to work. The fire department says that since the virus hit, 67 members have tested positive. There are more than 400 members of the firefighters union. "I think it's creating a potentially dangerous situation for both the firefighters and the public," said union president J.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMBC-TV ABC 9 Kansas City
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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

Owners of businesses tied to Los Angeles explosion that injured firefighters strike plea deals

The owners of two smoking and vaping supply stores in downtown Los Angeles where a large explosion left several firefighters seriously injured struck plea deals with prosecutors Thursday that call for their businesses to pay more than $100,000 to the city. As part of the agreement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, the retail businesses, Smoke Tokes and Green Buddha, must pay the Los Angeles Fire Department roughly $127,000 to compensate the agency for the investigation into the May 16 blast, which rocked downtown L.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Times - Metered Site
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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

'New era in vaccine design': How the COVID vaccine works & why it's different than others

The coronavirus vaccine works entirely different than any other human vaccine ever used. Scientists say to not think of this vaccine like a flu shot, because it uses new technology some are calling a game changer. “It's a new era in vaccine design,” says postdoctoral researcher Stephen Goldstein. A flu vaccine is a diluted version of the virus that might provide a defense if the actual virus is introduced into the human body.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUTV-TV CBS 2 News Salt Lake City
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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

Utah: Hill Air Force Base expands emergency response capability with new state-of-the-art vehicles

PHOTOS: The 775th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight recently added two new vehicles to their fleet Oct. 29, which will greatly expand emergency and incident response capability. The first of two is a 2020 Oshkosh P-23 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle. The truck, which has a call sign of “Crash 8,” is a completely modernized, top-tier aircraft fire response vehicle that uses the latest in technology for efficiency and crew safety.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Robins Air Force Base
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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

These Washington counties at COVID-19 ‘tipping point’ ahead of Thanksgiving, data show

Daily COVID-19 cases in over one-third of Washington’s counties have reached a “tipping point” before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Harvard University data. Researchers are mapping coronavirus risk by state and county by the seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 people. As of Thursday, at least 15 of Washington’s 39 counties are in the “red” zone, with 25 or more cases per 100,000 people.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Olympian
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