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Gov. Parson orders external review of Missouri Veterans Homes

Gov. Parson instructed Missouri Veterans Commission Chairman Timothy Noonan to conduct a rapid, independent, external review of all seven Missouri Veterans Homes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Mike Parson has ordered an external review of all seven of the state’s veteran homes and their COVID-19 operations.

The order comes after four veterans have died in Missouri Veterans Homes.

According to a release from the governor’s office, data that was presented on Thursday in a briefing with Gov. Parson raised concerns about how well Missouri Veterans Homes are uniformly and systematically operating to prevent and, if necessary, contain COVID-19 outbreaks among their staff and residents.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the deaths in four of our Missouri Veterans Homes,” Governor Parson said. “As a veteran myself, I care a great deal about the quality of care our veterans receive at the Veterans Homes in our state and have raised an alarm bell more than once when I felt we as a state weren’t meeting the standard of care I believe they are owed.”

“We have been fighting COVID-19 for over seven months now, and we have learned a lot about how to fight the virus since March,” Governor Parson continued. “The recent sudden positive case growth among staff and residents in our Veterans Homes, and most importantly, the tragic loss of lives of veterans in our care are, in my opinion, unacceptable.”

Gov. Parson instructed Missouri Veterans Commission Chairman Timothy Noonan to conduct a rapid, independent, external review of all seven Missouri Veterans Homes.

The external review will assess their performance and identify what steps, if any, should be taken to improve their management of COVID-19.

Gov. Parson’s office said he also directed the deployment of the new Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests to Missouri Veterans Homes

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Missouri governor orders external review of state’s veteran homes regarding COVID-19 operations after 4 deaths

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has ordered an external review of all seven of the state’s veteran homes and their COVID-19 operations.



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The order comes after four veterans have died in Missouri Veterans Homes.

According to a release from the governor’s office, data that was presented on Thursday in a briefing with Gov. Parson raised concerns about how well Missouri Veterans Homes are uniformly and systematically operating to prevent and, if necessary, contain COVID-19 outbreaks among their staff and residents.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the deaths in four of our Missouri Veterans Homes,” Governor Parson said. “As a veteran myself, I care a great deal about the quality of care our veterans receive at the Veterans Homes in our state and have raised an alarm bell more than once when I felt we as a state weren’t meeting the standard of care I believe they are owed.”

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“We have been fighting COVID-19 for over seven months now, and we have learned a lot about how to fight the virus since March,” Governor Parson continued. “The recent sudden positive case growth among staff and residents in our Veterans Homes, and most importantly, the tragic loss of lives of veterans in our care are, in my opinion, unacceptable.”

Gov. Parson instructed Missouri Veterans Commission Chairman Timothy Noonan to conduct a rapid, independent, external review of all seven Missouri Veterans Homes.

The external review will assess their performance and identify what steps, if any, should be taken to improve their management of COVID-19.

Gov. Parson’s office said he also directed the deployment of the new Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests to Missouri Veterans Homes to support immediate comprehensive testing of

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Parson calls for review of Missouri Veterans Homes after deaths of residents from COVID-19 | Politics

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson is calling for a review of coronavirus prevention procedures in the state’s seven veterans homes after the deaths of residents in four of the homes and a spike in cases.

“Data presented to me yesterday in a briefing raised concerns regarding how well Missouri Veterans Homes are uniformly and systematically operating to prevent and, if necessary, contain COVID-19 outbreaks among their staff and residents,” Parson said Friday in a Facebook post.

The homes will also receive 2,400 rapid COVID-19 tests, the governor said.

The Mt. Vernon Veterans Home in southwest Missouri confirmed its first case of COVID-19 the day after Parson visited the facility on September 15. Parson tested positive on September 23, but his staff members do not believe he became infected during the visit. The home has now reported 24 infections among veterans and 12 among staff, according to the Missouri Veterans Commission.

This week, the St. James Veterans Home in Phelps County reported 25 active cases among veterans and seven among staff.

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Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

Weirdly, the fact that the Apple Watch Series 6 is the very best smartwatch by a huge margin feels anticlimactic. That’s probably because the same was true of the Series 5, the Series 4, and even the Series 3. At this point, the company would have to massively screw something up with the Apple Watch for it to be knocked out of the lead spot.

Apple didn’t screw anything up. But that’s not the same thing as significantly moving forward, either. The Series 6’s updates comprise a bunch of very minor updates that will be unnecessary to the vast majority of people who will buy it. The headline feature, blood oxygen monitoring, also fits in that category.

Starting at $399, it’s not the best deal you can find for your wrist, but it justifies its cost by offering a ton of value — just not enough value compared to previous generations that you’d notice it. It’s an iterative update, in other words.

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps.

Apple Watch Series 6: hardware updates

Other than the fact that there are new color options like red and blue, it’s virtually impossible to distinguish the Series 6 from its predecessor. The only tell is that the sensor array on the bottom is different to accommodate the blood oxygen sensor on the newer watch. It’s still a lozenge-shaped square with a big, beautiful screen and it still offers an array of finishes in two sizes, 44mm and 40mm.

The Series 6 has slightly faster charging — in my tests it was charging from zero to

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Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Scrubber Cleaning Review ~ September 2020

This Drillbrush Power Scrubbing Bathroom Cleaner Kit is an all-purpose multipack that comes with three different-shaped brushes to reach every nook and cranny of your bathroom making it one of the best tools. These brushes are of a medium stiffness, which help to provide excellent cleaning while minimizing risk of causing scratches or other types of damage to surface areas. We also liked the quick-change shafts, which make it easy to swap out to different brushes on the fly, as necessary. Featured in our best bathroom cleaner guide.

Though the quick-change shafts are indeed handy, this kit does not ship with a cordless drill, and one is necessary to truly get the most out of this product. Additionally, there is only a 90 day money back guarantee on offer, which is decent, and some products on this list come with much longer warranties. You can clean the best fixed shower head and everything else.

Why We Like It – Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Scrubber Cleaning

Comes with three different-sized brushes that allow access to difficult-to-reach areas of the bathroom, with each brush featuring medium-strength nylon bristles that will not scratch or otherwise damage common surface types.

Pros

  • Comes with 3 brush heads
  • Nylon bristles will not scratch surfaces
  • Quick-change shafts

Cons

  • Needs a cordless drill
  • Not great for deep-seated grout

Performance

When it came to this product the first question we asked was could we just use a corded drill, unfortunately we found corded drills can have too much torque and many lack the speed control that a battery drill does, which is very useful for fine tuning the RPMs for your application. When tested we found the brush works legus better than any other power scrubber cleaning kit that we’ve tested easily out doing the Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning,

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