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White House is not contact tracing Rose Garden event and rejected CDC offer to track down those exposed to Trump: Reports

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As President Trump battles COVID-19, some said the White House is not doing enough to trace those who might have come in contact with him or been otherwise exposed to the virus at the White House.



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At least eight people might have been infected at a Sept. 26 Rose Garden event to celebrate the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Despite this, the president’s team decided not to trace the contacts of the staff members and guests who attended the event, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing the account of a senior White House official.

Instead, reports indicated the White House has chosen only to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which specify that contact tracing efforts should be pursued for those who had “close contact” to someone with COVID-19 within two days of their diagnosis.

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Do-It-Yourselfers Will Continue to Fuel Home Improvement Market Post-Pandemic, Reports NPD

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The popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects in the U.S. during the pandemic is a trend that will continue with more than 40% of consumers indicating having post-pandemic DIY home improvement plans. According to new insight on the home improvement market from The NPD Group’s Checkout information, approximately one in ten consumers have taken on home projects they would have hired professional services for pre-pandemic, including cleaning, landscaping, maintenance, repairs, and even remodeling.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects in the U.S. during the pandemic is a trend that will continue with more than 40% of consumers indicating having post-pandemic DIY home improvement plans. According to new insight on the home improvement market from The NPD Group’s Checkout information, approximately one in ten consumers have taken on home projects they would have hired professional services for pre-pandemic, including

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Best Bathroom Exhaust Fans 2020: Reviews & Consumer Reports

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Are things look not-too-good in your bathroom space? There’s a foul damp odor lingering on the walls. The tiles look dirty and sticky and a fog which never really goes away. These are signs you need a bathroom exhaust fan right away.

Best Bathroom Exhaust Fans 2020: Reviews & Consumer Reports
Best Bathroom Exhaust Fans 2020: Reviews & Consumer Reports

They clear your air from mildew, mold, and bacteria. Easy to mount, quiet, and smooth. A bathroom exhaust fan is no longer an inconvenience. Whether you have a small or big bathroom, it would keep the place neat and hygienic. All this at an affordable price with hassle-free maintenance.

Best Bathroom Exhaust Fan Reviews 2020:

1. Broan-NuTone 678 Ventilation Fan

Who doesn’t need a light in their bathroom? This is especially true when you need a light that’s the dimmer one. The kind you can switch on in the middle of the night without blinding your vision. The

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The Aging-in-Place Bathroom – Consumer Reports

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 M ost people want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Trouble is, their homes may not be aging as well as they are. Take the bathroom. Because of its hard and slippery surfaces, almost 235,000 people visit the emergency room each year with injuries suffered while bathing, showering, or using the facilities. Despite that, many homeowners resist even small changes that would make the room safer because they fear their beautiful bathroom will end up looking institutional. (Check out these 5 steps to a safer bathroom.)

But that’s now changing. The very things that make your bathroom safer and easier to navigate—large, walk-in showers; higher toilets; natural lighting—are also some of the latest design trends. It’s like hiding vegetables in the meal of a finicky eater. You can conceal safety upgrades with sleek design, clever innovations­—and a few euphemisms.

“Grab bars were a real deal breaker,” says

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