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A Christian Summer Camp Shut Down After 82 Kids And Staff Got The Coronavirus – BuzzFeed News

The Kanakuk camp in Lampe, Missouri, had promised kids ages 13–18 fun activities and Bible studies, but campers were sent home last week due to a coronavirus outbreak.

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A summer camp run by a Christian group in Missouri has shut down after more than 80 children and staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said.
Organizers of the Kanakuk K-2 camp in Lampe in the state’s southwest near the Arkansas border made the decision to shut down last week due to a number of suspected cases, according to the Stone County Health Department.
On July 2, health officials said at least 41 campers and staff had tested positive. By Monday, that number had doubled to 82.
Health officials said the children were returning to their homes in 10 different states, as well as multiple Missouri counties.
“The decision to close has resulted in all campers, counselors and staff to return to their homes,” they said on Facebook. “SCHD will be working closely with Kanakuk Kamps to identify exposed individuals and quarantine those individuals, as necessary.”
Per the camp’s website, the shuttered camp had welcomed teens ages 1318 for up to four weeks of “over-the-top fun and activities, deep friendships, biblical discipleship, and focused sports training.”
According to NBC News, which earlier reported the cluster, parents were notified of the camp closure via email last week. “As your Kamper returns home,” Kanakuk health services director Rebecca Duncan reportedly wrote to parents, “we recommend that you consider a 14-day self-quarantine for your child and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.”
Staff at Kanakuk, which operates at least seven different camps, did not respond to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News. The camp has also made no mention of the outbreak on their social media channels, instead continuing to share images of happy campers enjoying outdoor activities.
The news comes as President Donald Trump is calling on schools to reopen in the fall semester for in-person classes, while state officials consider how to continue limit contact.
Across the US, summer camps have been taking differing actions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with some opting to close for the year, and others, like Kanakuk, hoping to remain open.
On their website, Kanakuk had sought to comfort parents looking to send their children off for some summer fun after months of being cooped up due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of more than 30 measures being taken to prevent an outbreak, staff were said to have installed “medical-grade air filtration systems” and hand sanitizers in each cabin, while requiring the campers to sleep head-to-foot.
Parents also had to complete a form asserting that their child had self-quarantined for 14 days prior to heading off for camp.

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Fauci says if people won’t wear masks, maybe it should be mandated – Axios

“We’re not uniformly doing [measures that work] and that’s one of the reasons we’re seeing surges.”

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if “people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it.”
Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.
What he’s saying: The infectious disease expert said in September that a national mask mandate “probably would not work,” citing difficulties with enforcement.
He again noted to CNN on Friday that “there’s going to be a difficulty enforcing…

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CDC: 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Mass. – Boston 25 News

The CDC says 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats is affecting Massachusetts.
Everyone who became ill has gone to the hospital, and one person in Florida has died.
According to the CDC, all 10 individuals reported eating Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto–both pre-packaged and sliced at the deli counter.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available….

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New study makes it clear: Mask wearing can save lots of lives – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Inexpensive measure could save well over 100,000 lives — and perhaps more than half a million — through the end of February, a newly published study says.

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If Americans would stop complaining about face masks and wear them when they leave their homes, they could save well over 100,000 lives — and perhaps more than half a million — through the end of February, according to a study published Friday in Nature Medicine.
The researchers considered five scenarios for how the pandemic could play out with different levels of mask-wearing and rules about staying home and social distancing. All the scenarios assumed that no vaccine was available, nor any medicines…

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