President Trump Under Fire for Comments About Military and a Key to Preventing COVID-19 Indoors Is Proper Ventilation

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President Trump has come under criticism for comments attributed to him where he called U.S. servicemembers killed in combat “suckers” and “losers.” While the president has vehemently denied saying anything, varios news organizations have independently confirmed his words. Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News, joins us for the fallout from those statements, the rush to release a vaccine, and states in desperate need for another coronavirus relief bill.

Next, one of the main keys to preventing COVID-19 indoors is proper ventilation. Health scientists have started to issue recommendations to schools and businesses that want to reopen on how often indoor air needs to be replaced, as well as fans, filters, and other equipment that also needs to be replaced. For schools, think open windows with fans, air purifiers, and upgraded HVAC systems. Cailtin McCabe, reporter for the WSJ, joins us for how good ventilation can help keep coronavirus particles at bay.

Finally, many unoccupied buildings that were abandoned during the coronavirus shutdowns and left empty for long periods of time may have a new uninvited guest: mold. The CDC has warned people who are reopening buildings to watch out for potential hazards like mold and the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. While mold and bacteria is always around us, in poorly ventilated areas and in increased concentrations, it could lead to health problems. Louise Matsakis, reporter at Wired, joins us for what to know about mold problems.

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