Was Donald Trump’s White House Video Filmed in Front of Green Screen?

President Donald Trump released a video message on Twitter on Thursday discussing his health and the treatment he received following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Trump's recent video led to speculation about a green screen.

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Trump’s recent video led to speculation about a green screen.

In the video, Trump stands in the White House grounds. There was immediate speculation that the president was not in fact outside but had used a green screen to produce a false background.

The Claim:

Social media users raised the question of a green screen once Trump tweeted his video yesterday. The claim soon gained traction on Twitter and some prominent people began asking the question. Apparent distortions in the video, like the shadows and the background appearing to be on

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How digital ‘front doors’ are changing healthcare

In the wake of the pandemic, healthcare has seen dramatic shifts in how patients access and receive care. Technology has become a more critical enabler than before in ensuring patients can easily access care – a fundamental challenge for the primary care market, which is arguably the most contested competitive space in healthcare today.

In the past couple of years, the notion of the digital “front door,” which refers to digital access points for primary care services, has been slowly gaining traction.  In an earlier column on digital front doors, I referred to the competition between traditional healthcare providers and non-traditional firms such as CVS and Walgreens. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual care models using telehealth and online self-service tools by specialized companies such as Teladoc and American Well. Both of them have seen their telehealth visit volumes go through the roof. Now big tech seems to

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Front Range Smoke, Pollution And Coronavirus: What To Know

Smoke from the Cameron Peak and Mullen wildfires continues to flow into the Front Range, and the fine particulates can increase people’s susceptibility to severe illness from the coronavirus, public health officials said.

The smoke can be harmful to everyone, but it’s particularly damaging for seniors, children and those with heart and lung conditions — the same people who are also at added risk from COVID-19, health officials said.

Smoke sensitivity can also mimic coronavirus symptoms, Gov. Jared Polis said during a news conference Friday.

“There are a lot of folks who might have symptoms and think it’s the fires — it’s the air, and in many cases they might be right, but you need to know, because the initial symptoms are similar — shortness of breath, cough, difficulty breathing,” Polis said.

“All of those issues that are often associated with the historically poor air quality often are those early

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The Next Front Line of the Coronavirus Pandemic is Food Insecurity

Photo credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

From Esquire

It’s been nearly a year since the virus that changed everything arrived in America, and we’re starting to grasp the impact the coronavirus will have on our bodies and our communities. Before the pandemic, more than 37 million people lived in households that couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to proper amounts of nutritious food. (Keep in mind that households with children, too, are more likely to struggle with food insecurity.) Even if the number was the lowest we’ve seen since the Great Recession, it’s still a horrifying amount that experts believe will grow by as many as 17 million this year due to increasing unemployment rates.

Photo credit: Arturo OlmosPhoto credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

With food insecurity quickly becoming the next frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, food banks and pantries in the United States are now under increased pressure, working to feed as many people (many of

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On the Front Lines with the Sioux Falls Public Health Director

“It already feels like a lifetime ago,” says Jill Franken. It’s late August and the public health director for Sioux Falls, S.D., takes a moment to reflect on how her city responded to a major coronavirus outbreak last spring. A ready reminder from that time is the director’s ever-present laptop, festooned with colorful stickers. A cluster of red and white irregular hexagons with the words “SO THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH,” take up the most space, interlocked like so many cells. Each of the 11 stickers represents a week she and her team operated out of a temporary Emergency Operations Center (EOC). “We were in the police department,” she says, pointing out a large shield-shaped sticker in the corner. “So that’s why this one’s here.”

With a population of 184,000, Sioux Falls is home to nearly a third of the people in the entire state, one of the least densely populated

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