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Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas. The city was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. USS Fort Worth  is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city. It has more than doubled its population since 2000, and is considered to be one of...

Beth Van Duyne

Elizabeth Ann Van Duyne is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district. She served as Mayor of Irving from 2011 through 2017. She is also a former official in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration.

Deficit spending

The mainstream economics position is that deficit spending is desirable and necessary as part of countercyclical fiscal policy. The usual argument against deficit spending, dating back to Adam Smith, is that households should not run deficits. Larger deficits, sufficient to recycle savings out of a growing gross domestic product, are not an economic sin but an economic necessity.

Multiple-vehicle collision

A multiple vehicle collision (or multi) is a road traffic collision involving many vehicles. The most disastrous pile-ups have involved more than a hundred vehicles. Pile-ups generally occur in low-visibility conditions as drivers on freeways are sometimes caught out by driving too close to the vehicle in front.

Vaccination

Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state. In stimulating the body’s adaptive immunity, they help prevent sickness. When a sufficiently large percentage of a population has been vaccinated, herd immunity results. Herd immunity protects those who may be immunocompromised.

Mask

Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes, as well as in the performing arts and for entertainment. Although the religious use of masks has waned, masks are used sometimes in drama therapy or psychotherapy. The earliest known anthropomorphic artwork is circa 30,000–40,000-years-old.

N95 respirator

The use of the respirator decreases the chances of getting a virus that spreads through-out the air into your body. Respirators require a medical evaluation before use because they can make breathing more difficult. Some conditions that could prevent respirator use include heart conditions, lung disease, and psychological conditions such as claustrophobia.

Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma is a former Indian Air Force pilot. He flew aboard Soyuz T-11 on 3 April 1984 with the Soviet Interkosmos programme. He is the only Indian citizen to travel in space. Sharma was conferred the honour of the Hero of the Soviet Union upon his return from space.

Estelle Getty

Estelle Gettleman, known as Estelle Getty, was an American actress. She was best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls. She also appeared in Empty Nest, Nurses, Blossom, Touched by an Angel and Mad About You.

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown was born in Houston, Texas and has three older sisters. He is of Jamaican and Cuban descent. Brown grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 1999. He came out as gay at age 16.