Scranton dentist accused of namedropping Trump in deal with feds involving coronavirus test kits – News

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Scranton dentist Dr. Albert Hazzouri loves dropping the name of his friend, President Donald Trump, in the course of doing business.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Hazzouri tried to get the federal government to buy coronavirus test kits from his associates. Hazzouri mentioned his Trump connection when he encountered resistance, the newspaper reported.

Two years ago, Hazzouri alluded to his Trump friendship as he sought a Florida dental license before state regulators.

Repeated efforts to reach Hazzouri on Wednesday were unsuccessful.

Citing unnamed sources involved with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s operations, The New York Times reported Hazzouri repeatedly called FEMA officials and a separate team of Trump administration volunteers working on procurement. He wanted to help facilitate the purchase of about 100,000 kits from Mexico.

Hazzouri, 64, also mentioned his friendship with Trump while trying to obtain a

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More than 100 Boston-area hospital employees test positive for coronavirus

More than 100 hospital employees in Boston have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as the city’s health system responds to the disease’s outbreak. 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Medical Center told CNN on Wednesday that dozens of their workers had tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital confirmed 45 cases among its staff, while Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed 41 cases and Boston Medical Center said 15 of its employees had contracted the virus.

The revelations came as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to surge in many places across the U.S., overwhelming health systems. State and health officials have increasingly warned of a shortage in necessary hospital equipment, noting that they are running out of intensive care unit beds and other critical supplies amid a rise in patients.

Terri Ogan, a representative at Massachusetts General Hospital, said the hospital

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Army Combat Fitness Test

The SDC is a test of strength, endurance, and anaerobic capacity, which are needed to accomplish high intensity combat tasks that last from a few seconds to several minutes.

Starting position
On the command “GET SET,” one Soldier in each lane will assume the prone position with the top of the head behind the start line. The grader is positioned to see both the start line and the 25m line. The grader can position a Soldier/battle buddy on the 25m line to ensure compliance with test event standards.

On the command “GO,” Soldiers stand and sprint 25m; touch the 25m line with foot and hand; turn and sprint back to the start line. If the Soldier fails to touch the 25m line with hand and foot, the grader watching the 25m turn line will call them back.

Soldiers will grasp each strap handle, which will be positioned and

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