Biden Falsely Blames Trump Administration For Rejecting WHO Coronavirus Test Kits (That Were Never Offered)

During Sunday night’s debate, while leveling criticism at President Donald Trump’s handling of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden said the Trump administration refused to get coronavirus testing kits from the World Health Organization.

“Look, the World Health Organization offered the testing kits that they have available and to give it to us now. We refused them. We did not want to buy them. We did not want to get them from them. We wanted to make sure we had our own,” Biden said.

A similar claim about WHO test kits has also been circulating on Facebook.

The Biden campaign referred us to a Politico article that said the WHO shipped coronavirus tests to nearly 60 countries at the end of February, but the U.S. was not among them. That is technically correct, but it suggests that

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Is your gym a giant petri dish? | Health Beat

Machines and weights should be wiped down with disinfectant spray before and after each use. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Going to the gym is supposed to improve your health, but it can also be a hotbed of cold and flu bugs, an expert warns.

“The biggest thing about the gym is there are a lot of areas where germs, viruses and fungus can be year-round,” said Bryan Combs, a nurse practitioner in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Nursing.

Handlebars on elliptical machines, treadmills, stationary bicycles and weight machines are among the dirtiest places in gyms.

“Even if the handlebars are cleaned regularly, handlebars are going to be covered in bacteria,” said Combs, who added that you should clean the machines before and after each time you use them.

“You need to use wipes or a disinfectant spray to wipe down the machines or weights before and after,”

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The original heart med: Fruits, veggies | Health Beat

Fruits, vegetables, high-fiber items and dairy products could offer increased protection against stroke. Higher consumption of red meats will increase your risk. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Want to avoid a stroke? Reach for fruits and veggies, new research suggests.

The new European study of more than 418,000 people found that what you eat can influence your risk for different types of stroke.

“The most important finding is that higher consumption of both dietary fiber and fruit and vegetables was strongly associated with lower risks of ischemic stroke,” said study lead author Tammy Tong. She’s a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, in England.

This study involved patients from nine European countries and it investigated how diet affects both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Ischemic strokes—about 85% of cases—occur due to blockages in a vessel, while hemorrhagic strokes involve bleeds from blood vessels.

People who consumed greater amounts of fruit, vegetables,

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