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CNN PoliticsNov 26, 2020
READ: Supreme Court dissent on dispute from religious groups over Covid-19 restrictions in New York
In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court sided with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions put in place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo limiting the number of people attending religious services.

In a 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with religious groups in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions in New York (CNN Politics)

Huffington Post PoliticsNov 26, 2020
Sotomayor Calls Supreme Court's N.Y. Pandemic Ruling A ‘Deadly Game'
In a fiery dissent, the justice said the court's decision to block COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings "will only exacerbate the nation's suffering."

CNN PoliticsNov 26, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says SCOTUS ruling on coronavirus restrictions is essentially a statement that "it's a different court."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling siding with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions he put in place was in essence the court "making a statement that it's a different court."

Merkel urges patience as German virus restrictions extended... (Drudge Report)
Supreme Court Blocks New York COVID Restrictions on Religious Gatherings (The Daily Beast)

Department of Homeland Security NewsJun 12, 2020
S&T Launches Tool to Predict Decay of Airborne Coronavirus

S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) added a new calculator to their online tools today to estimate the natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in the air under various environmental conditions. Using the results of ongoing research being conducted at S&T's National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) in Maryland, the tool is designed to assist response efforts and minimize person-to-person transmission by analyzing environmental factors that may impact the ability of the virus to spread.

"This groundbreaking research into how COVID-19 spreads and the new interactive model from DHS S&T will have far-reaching impact," said William N. Bryan, DHS Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science & Technology. "The easily accessible tool allows officials, the medical community, and individuals to make more informed decisions to protect their own health and well-being."

Preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 is critical to reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the absence of an effective treatment. Transmission is believed to happen through airborne respiratory particles from breathing, talking, and coughing, and potentially through contact with contaminated surfaces. S&T research that uses simulated saliva finds survival of the virus depends greatly on its environmental conditions, with the virus most stable indoors and least stable in the presence of sunlight. Two studies by S&T researchers have been featured in the Oxford Academic Journal of Infectious Diseases, with the most rec

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