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Pence defends ‘outdoor’ Rose Garden event linked to coronavirus spread

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Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday defended a Rose Garden event last month after which more than 30 people, including the president, tested positive for coronavirus.

The Sept. 26 event where President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court was outdoors, one tactic routinely touted by scientists to mitigate the virus, Pence said.

“That Rose Garden event, there’s been a great deal of speculation about it,” Pence said at the vice presidential debate. “My wife and I were honored to be there. Many people there were tested for coronavirus, and it was an outdoor event which all of our scientists regularly and routinely advise.”

Few people at the event were wearing masks and there was little distance between people. Some guests interacted at gatherings both inside and outside the White House before and after the event.

“President Trump and I trust the American people to

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Having A Garden Linked To Better Health And Well-Being

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In these trying times, having access to a garden is a top-tier blessing. A study has found that having a garden and spending time in it increases our sense of well-being.

Having A Garden Linked To Better Health And Well-Being

A garden does more than just soothes the eyes, and if you have access to one of your own, consider yourself fortunate.

A new study at the University of Exeter and the Royal Horticultural Society has found that spending time in the garden is associated with sound health and higher psychological well-being. In fact, the health benefits one derives from spending time in it are similar to those seen among people living in the wealthiest parts of the country when compared with those in the poorer neighborhoods.

“A growing body of evidence points to the health and wellbeing benefits of access to green or coastal spaces”, explained Dr Sian de Bell, of the University of Exeter Medical School, and

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