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Covidiot Charged For Spitting, Coughing In Best Buy

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Florida man who didn’t want to wear a mask in a Best Buy on Saturday was booked on a disorderly conduct charge after he coughed, spit and sneezed throughout the store, deputies said. Employees at a Vero Beach location of the chain told the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office that they asked Alton George Ashby …

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UK Health Official: Masks May Be Needed Thru 2021

The Express reports: Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance admitted that it may still be a long time before the world gets back to normal despite the distribution of coronavirus vaccines. While speaking on Sky News he said that in the UK there could be a significant step back to normality as early as spring. However, he noted that even …

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FL Fire Commissioner Arrested In Mask Dispute [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: East Like Fire Rescue Commissioner James Dalrymple was arrested in downtown Key West and charged with obstruction of justice after an incident that unfolded after he refused to wear a mask as required by city ordinance. According to a Key West Police report, officer Leonardo Hernandez saw a group walking south on Duval Street around …

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Biden To Ask For 100 Days Of Mask Wearing [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate he’s pushed before to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Biden said he would make the request of Americans on …

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SC Covidiot Charged For Pointing Gun In Grocery Store

Myrtle Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports: Surfside Beach police identified the man who is accused of pointing a gun at another customer during a mask dispute inside a Piggly Wiggly. Brian Good, 36, of Maiden, was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, third-degree assault and battery and unlawful carry of a pistol Witnesses told officers that man …

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GOP Iowa Gov Finally Issues Face Mask Mandate

The Des Moines Register reports: After months of rebuffing calls for a broad mask mandate to fight COVID-19, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday evening that all people ages 2 and older must wear a face covering when in an indoor space that is open to the public. Her order applies when people who are not members of the same household …

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GOP West Virginia Gov Imposes Indoors Mask Rule, Tells Businesses To Call Police On Defiant Customers

Charleston’s WVNews reports: Gov. Jim Justice issued several executive orders tightening up on COVID-19 rules. “Beginning at midnight tonight, I will issue a mandatory requirement to wear a face covering indoors in all public buildings at all times. This is not just when social distancing cannot be maintained, this is mandatory wearing your face covering in all buildings, at all …

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Covidiot Arrested At FL School Board Meeting [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Twenty-five parents had turned out to Tuesday’s Pinellas County School Board meeting, some with their children, to argue against a masking policy to combat the coronavirus. Things were fine until they tried to leave. Several parents said school district police stopped them, saying they had to wear masks in order to walk through the building. …

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NYC Airports And PATH Train To Impose $50 Mask Fines

The New York Daily News reports: Mask up at the airport, in the bus terminals and on the PATH — or expect a $50 fine, the Port Authority said Thursday. The agency will begin Monday to impose the fines on those who refuse to wear masks at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, on the PATH trains that link Manhattan to …

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Putin Reinstates National Mask Mandate Amid Surge

The Moscow Times reports: Russia has reinstated a nationwide mask mandate starting Wednesday amid a record-setting second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has announced. Russians will be required to wear masks in all crowded places, including public transport, taxis, parking lots and elevators, Rospotrebnadzor said Tuesday. The new nationwide rules come amid widespread reports of hospital …

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Meadows Again Mocks Biden For Wearing Face Mask

The Washington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed plans for an outdoor ceremony at the White House on Monday night to swear in Barrett, brushing off questions about whether that would be responsible given the outbreak of coronavirus cases after the Sept. 26 Rose Garden event announcing her nomination. Meadows also sought to clarify comments in …

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Former FDA Head Calls For National Mask Mandate

Scott Gottlieb writes for the Wall Street Journal: As a practical matter, it’s easier to wear a mask in the winter than the summer. A mandate can be expressly limited to the next two months. The inconvenience would allow the country to preserve health-care capacity and keep more schools and businesses open. Studies show widespread use of masks can reduce …

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Covidiot Disrupts Florida School Board Meeting: “You Cannot Force Me To Breathe Carbon Dioxide, Lady”

NBC News reports: A community debate over a large Florida school district’s requirement that students wear masks erupted at a board meeting Tuesday evening with police removing a man not wearing a face covering as he spoke against the mandate. “You cannot force me to breathe carbon dioxide, lady,” the man said, according to a video by NBC affiliate WFLA …

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Christie Pens WSJ Op-Ed: “I Should Have Worn A Mask”

The Washington Post reports: Former New Jersey governor and longtime Trump ally Chris Christie published a striking op-ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal in which he laments “the polarization of something as practical as a mask” and admits that his own failure to wear one at a White House event last month could have been fatal. “I am lucky to …

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Mask Refusers Arrested At Boise City Meeting: “Our Face Is The Glory Of God, We Are Made In His Image”

Boise’s ABC News affiliate reports: Tuesday night’s Central District Board meeting was interrupted unexpectedly after two people were arrested during the middle of it. Police later identified the two people arrested as Eva Selleck and Robert Jones. The incident was live-streamed by Miste Karlfeldt, the executive director for Health Freedom Idaho. She started off the video by giving a self-proclaimed …

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WH Quietly Urged TN Gov To Impose Mask Mandate

The Associated Press reports: The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that “a statewide mask mandate must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19, strong instructions that the White House and governor did not discuss publicly before the report emerged in a records request. The Oct. 11 state report for Tennessee, where Republican Gov. Bill Lee …

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Trump Task Force Dr. Scott Atlas: “Masks Work? NO”

CNN reports: White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas sought to undermine the importance of face masks on Saturday as coronavirus cases spike across the US. Atlas wrote in a tweet, “Masks work? NO” followed by a series of misrepresentations about the science behind the effectiveness of masks in combating the pandemic. The tweet links to an article …

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Covidiot Arrested In Murder Threat Against KS Mayor

The Wichita Eagle reports: A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple over frustrations with the city’s mask ordinance, the mayor and police said Friday afternoon. Meredith Dowty, 59, was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at 6:05 p.m., Friday, booking reports show. Police confirmed he is the suspect and said …

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Christie Urges Trump To Promote Wearing Face Masks: “I Let My Guard Down” And It Really Cost Me [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, newly recovered from the coronavirus, urged President Donald Trump on Friday to encourage the wearing of face masks among Americans. In his first TV interview since contracting Covid-19 earlier this month, Christie — a close ally of the White House who served as the president’s debate coach last month — said it …

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Racist Mask Refuser Jailed For Assaulting Hotel Staff

Fort Myers’ NBC News affiliate reports: A Florida man was arrested and charged with assault and battery after shoving hotel staff and calling them vulgar names. Justin Mills, 24, of Auburndale, is facing one count of battery and two counts of assault after walking into a Courtyard Marriot in Naples around 6 a.m. Wednesday without a mask, according to the …

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