- Health The Telegraph
Air conditioning units that recirculate the same air in a room should be used with open windows, experts have urged, amid mounting concern around the role of airborne transmission to spread Covid-19. Experts told the Telegraph that air conditioning units that only used recirculated air could exacerbate the spread of virus particles if someone was infected with Covid-19. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, a fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said there were two types of air conditioning units - ones that take air in from outside and expel it out again, or those that recirculate the same air. This second type, known as a “split” unit, draws air in, passes it over cooling coils and sends it back into the room. Guidance from the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers, which Dr Fitzgerald helped draw up, warns that split air conditioning units that do not have a “dedicated source of outside air supply into a room… could be responsible for recirculating and spreading airborne viral particles into the path of socially distanced users”. Dr Fitzgerald said that it may go against conventional wisdom and be more expensive, but opening a window while operating the unit was the best way to mitigate risk. “The recommended strategy now, if you have one of these split units, is to throw the window open and sacrifice your desire for a cold or cooler environment. If there is a modicum of wind it will move the air around," he said. He added: “If you can’t open a window, you probably shouldn’t be using the space if it is occupied by more than one person.”
- Celebrity The Independent
Cardi B has been condemned for using a racist slur to describe her sister’s eyes, while arguing that she “didn’t use it as an insult”.The New York rapper sparked controversy after posting a composite photograph of her two-year-old daughter Kulture that imagined what she would look like as an adult, using images of Cardi herself and her husband, rapper Offset.
- Politics Associated Press
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters. The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because Congress wouldn’t fund Trump's demands for a border wall. Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon joined the group’s board and Trump ally Kris Kobach became its general counsel.
- U.S. USA TODAY
Mary Daniel got a job as a dishwasher at a memory-care center so she could be inside the locked-down facility to see her husband, a patient there.
- Sports Yahoo Sports
Jose Aldo was on his knees and not fighting back at the end of his UFC 251 match. The ref waited quite a while before stepping in.
- Business Business Insider
Caribbean countries are selling citizenship for as low as $100,000 - here's how the ultra-wealthy are cashing in to avoid pandemic travel restrictions
Travel restrictions on Americans and US passport backlogs have helped fuel demand for secondary passports and citizenship this year.
- Health Complex
New York City customers have recorded accounts of rodents crawling on their shoes and on their tables in an attempt to get a piece of their food.