It's called Evacuation Day, and thanks to President Abraham-freaking-Lincoln, celebrations for this important historical holiday fell by the wayside when he declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

I particularly enjoyed the rather poignant thought she raises around 3:18 about the dates we choose to celebrate, especially on a holiday where we're supposed to be thankful:

"Americans are always so excited about the beginning of a war ... what if we celebrated how we used to be good at ending them?"

And now that we've gotten that out of the way...

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Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a filtration system that can instantly neutralize and kill 99.8% of the coronavirus after a single pass through.

"It's basically a high-performance COVID-19 killer," Dr. Garrett Peel of Medistar, who helped craft the design, said according to Fox News.

The filter looks to be an important tool in fighting a virus that can remain in the air for hours and, in turn, spread more readily than viruses like the common flu. Harvard Health says that aerosolized coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours.

People who are asymptomatic can easily spread it to multiple people when they talk, breathe, cough, or sneeze.

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