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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Bellingham dentist offering coronavirus test before treatment

Until he could test his patients for COVID-19, a Bellingham periodontist said he had to use a hammer and chisel to remove teeth if they broke during an extraction.

That’s what David Baker said he did for three weeks during emergency dental procedures at the Implant and Periodontal Clinic.

“It’s quite unpleasant,” said Baker, whose surgical practice focuses on dental implants, extractions and gum disease.

That’s because using a drill, which sends small droplets into the air from patients, was putting Baker and the clinic’s dental staff at risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

But he’s been able to resume using a drill since being able to offer COVID-19 testing to his patients, starting last Wednesday, April 8. Testing is allowing him to provide safety for his staff as well as patients — and he’s expecting testing to remain part of the future if dentists are going

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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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