K-12 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and resources web page for schools and school personnel.

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K-12 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and resources web page for schools and school personnel.

MOST CURRENT information on COVID-19 (primarily from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]), as well as guidance and resources for everyday disease prevention strategies. Any questions for the Department may be directed to COVID-19@ed.gov

#K12Covid-19 DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING
TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY
– SELF ISOLATE

* The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases said it would be
nice if a global-health unit that President Donald Trump scrapped
were still around.
* Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told House lawmakers, “It would
be nice if the office were still there.”
* Fauci said that the bottom line for the coronavirus outbreak in
the US is that “it’s going to get worse.”

 

IT IS HERE

IT IS IN YOUR TOWN

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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Donald’s mom Mary Tells Donald to
 PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE !!!!!

– STAY HOME
– STOP SHAKING HANDS

– DON’T SHAKE HANDS
– STOP BUMPING FISTS

CLEAN YOUR MONEY

MONEY  Spray Lysol on your paper money on both sides
-Spray your wallet
– Wash your coins
The Bank of Korea said it is putting currency notes through a high-heat process and then keeping them in a safe for 14 days, before releasing them back into circulation, according to a Reuters. That should be enough time to remove any trace of the virus, the bank said.

Routine procedures for disinfecting banknotes have been stepped up in the country. Those involve heating notes 150 degrees Celsius for a few seconds, a bank official told Reuters. Another way to kill germs is to expose the notes to ultraviolet light.

DON’T ACT LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP

PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE – STOP HUGGING PEOPLE
So far, Trump has had  at least 4 direct contacts that Trump has had to people who have come down with Coronavirus. He needs to be tested. Donald Trump ‘s staggering and deadly incompetence on #coronavirus didn’t happen accidentally. Trump did not push for early testing ‘because higher numbers would harm his re-election chances. Trump and Pence are making a show of not being tested to cover up the fact that they’re artifically depressing the #COVID19 numbers by making tests scarce.

#TyphoidTrumpy
Here’s Trump with Brazilian President Bolsanaro, who just tested positive for
#COVID19. Trump has also been exposed by Bolsanaro’s staff, someone at CPAC, and multiple GOP congressmen who are now in quarantine. Brazilian president and staff did not bring it with them. They contracted it while here. CPAC exposure came first. Trump and Pence are making a show of not being tested to cover up the fact that they’re artifically depressing the #COVID19 numbers by making tests scarce,

#coronapocalypse #SelfQuarantine

Trump is preventing states from broadening Medicaid coverage as an emergency response to the coronavirus. His anti-poor ideology takes precedence over public health. Trump administration blocks states from using Medicaid to respond to coronavirus crisis

Trump fears coronavirus  emergency declaration will cause him to lose the election – he cares about money and not people. The road to this moment was paved by the GOP’s decades-long war on government. Trump should declare an emergency, bringing in the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate and unleashing billions of dollars for struggling states. Moscow Mitch McConnell says he won’t look at House relief bill for coronavirus for another 12 days.

 WASH YOUR HANDS AND SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY

– WHEN THE SONG IS DONE YOU ARE DONE

– WASH YOUR HANDS,  UP TO YOUR WRISTS AND BETWEEN YOUR FINGERS

MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SANITIZER
USE SOME KIND OF ALOE GEL
AND RUBBING AlCOHOL
40% GEL TO 60% ALCOHOL OR IT WON’T WORK!

2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol to 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Mix together in a bowl then pour into an empty bottle.

 SELF ISOLATE

DON’T GO WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE
(PARADES – STADIUMS – THEATERS – FESTIVALS )

STAND AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE

SIT AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE

Incubation period for this virus is 5-12 days. It CAN be longer.

– YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO GO ANYWHERE TO DO ANYTHING
DO NOT get stranded on a coronavirus-infected cruise ship no matter how low they price the trip.

– GO TO THE STORE  WHEN  LESS PEOPLE ARE AROUND

IF ANNE FRANK DID IT FOR 2 YEARS– YOU CAN DO IT FOR 2 MONTHS

Think of the Story of Anne Frank. She hid for 2 years in a three-story space entered from a landing above the Opekta offices on the Prinsengracht, where some of his most trusted employees would be their helpers.

PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE !!!!!

– WEAR A MASK OR WEAR A SCARF AROUND
YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH

PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE FROM YOU

– WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE
– YOUR OWN DIRTY HANDS
– don’t TOUCH YOUR MOUTH, NOSE or eyes

IF YOU DON’T OWN A MASK USE A SCARF

How To Wrap Face With Scarf/Dupatta In Just 1Minute // 5 easy ways to wear a scarf

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Coronavirus on the high seas: Why the U.S. can’t touch cruise lines

The coronavirus reveals the power of industry and holes in regulation.

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#COVID19 Updates

Do you work at the CDC and have COVID-19 response information the government won’t share? Here’s how to contact news organizations using

DO NOT EXTRAPOLATE: WHO’s Dr Aylward warns that China has very “sophisticated health care” with not just tons of ventilators but also *ECMO* (see below). Very few countries can match China’s volume of beds+technology to save #COVID19 patients. Italy will be closer comparison.

What happens if you DO get coronavirus (many of us will), only advice for how to try to AVOID it. So as your friendly neighborhood RN, a wee thread:

Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Erm, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 350 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is.

If you don’t have a humidifier, that would also be a good thing to get. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). Also a good time to make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.

If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if it is.

You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming.

For symptom management, use the meds I mentioned.

For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol and Advil so you’re taking a dose of one or the other every 3 hours. Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots.

You should not be leaving your house except to go to the doctor, and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you don’t need an N95). You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high and unmanaged with meds.

90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. We don’t want to clog the ERs unless you’re actually in distress. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.

If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your PCP or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick. They might have plans to get you admitted and bypass the ER entirely.

One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days, no one under 18 has died, and almost no kids have required hospitalization (unless they have a lung disease like CF). Just use pediatric dosing of the same meds.

I’m always around via DM if you have questions, and if I don’t have the answer I’ll just tell you to call your doctor. 😉 But feel free to contact me any time. 😘

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

You can follow @smasheroteacups.

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Tips against :

Up your Vitamin D 2000-5000 IU per day.  Zinc lozengers because Zinc is good against viruses. It shortens the length of the infection.

Adding to the humidifier/shower: you can also boil water in a pot, put your head above it and a towel over your head. This will open airways, especially nose and it makes your throat less dry. It’s what I did when I had the flu but didn’t have a steamer.

Keep your chest & neck covered & warm at all times. Even in bed. Scarves & snoods are also useful for pulling up as impromptu masks.

Sciencey bit: Viruses replicate more readily at lower body temperatures. Cold is a risk factor.

Live-updating GIS dashboard that tracks the COVID-19. It will automatically update every couple hours as new data comes in by pulling info form the CDC, WHO, anda few other global health organizations. It is very powerful, visually interesting, and it really puts the situation in a spatial perspective. It was created by a student at Johns Hopkins.

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MEANWHILE:

— While the world is focused on #COVID19, billions of #locusts invade East Africa & #Asia. State of emergency in #Somalia. A flight to #Kenya: 24000km² cloud, the equivalent of food for 84M people was devastated. (UN)

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BITCOIN

This is why Bitcoin was created.
Federal Reserve just printed $500B
People’s Bank of China just printed $79B
European Union just printed $37B
South Korea just printed $10B
Bank of Japan just printed $2B
Britain just printed $39B
Italy just printed $8.4B

Be A Flu Fighter!

Be A Flu Fighter! Protect Yourself and Others

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/partners/flu-fighters.htm

Call the CDC 800-232-4636

Every year people around the world work to study, track, and prevent flu. This page profiles some of these flu fighters and the work they are doing to contribute to flu prevention in the U.S. and around the world!

The National Influenza Prevention and Vaccination Campaign aims to increase flu vaccination rates among all people 6 months of age and older across the United States, with a special focus on health care professionals and those populations at high risk of flu complications including pregnant women, people with chronic diseases, seniors, and young children.

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu virsues are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones through fall, winter and into spring. #GetAFluVax

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and campaign partners in promoting vaccination messages using various digital platforms and partner resources.

For more involved partnership request, email fluinbox@cdc.gov

It’s Not Too Late!

It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.

There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Flu vaccination also can help protect women during and after pregnancy and protect the baby born to a vaccinated mom for several months after birth. Flu vaccine also has been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events associated with chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women.

It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season! Find a place near you to get a flu vaccine with the

HealthMap Vaccine Finder  https://vaccinefinder.org/

Wall Street On Parade Financial Literacy

Wall street on Parade

Selective Inflation Increases Financial Gap by Jonathan A Weiss Esq.

2018 Financial Secrecy Score

Federal Reserve Spokesman Explains How It Creates Money Out of Thin Air to Pump Out to Wall Street
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/10/federal-reserve-spokesman-explains-how-it-creates-money-out-of-thin-air-to-pump-out-to-wall-street/

The Fed Fears an Explosion on Wall Street: Here’s How JPMorgan Lit the Fuse
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/10/the-fed-fears-an-explosion-on-wall-street-heres-how-jpmorgan-lit-the-fuse/

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 28, 2019 ~
JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the United States with $1.6 trillion in
deposits from more than 5,000 retail bank branches spread across the country.
When it withdraws liquidity from the U.S. financial system, that has a
reverberating impact.
According to the filings that JPMorgan Chase […]

Remembering Mark Pittman, the One Journalist Who Would Have Been All Over the Fed’s Latest Wall Street Bailouts
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/10/remembering-mark-pittman-the-one-journalist-who-would-have-been-all-over-the-feds-latest-wall-street-bailouts/

https://youtu.be/GZkLXCZRBKY
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 25, 2019 ~
Today would have been Mark Pittman’s 62nd birthday. Pittman died of a heart attack at age 52 on November 25, 2009 in the midst of a pitched court battle with the Federal Reserve to obtain data on its secret loans to Wall Street.

Quietly, U.S. and Foreign Banks Have Increased their Borrowings from U.S.
Money Market Funds
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/10/quietly-u-s-and-foreign-banks-have-increased-their-borrowings-from-u-s-money-market-funds/

Barclays (Green), UBS (Red), Deutsche Bank (Blue) and Credit Suisse (Orange)
— Stock Price Over the Past Decade
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 25, 2019 ~
Memories are apparently very short at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC seems to have forgotten that a run on money market funds holding bank commercial […]

What Are They Smoking at CNBC?
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/10/what-are-they-smoking-at-cnbc/

Headline at CNBC, Thursday, October 24, 2019
WSOP Staff: October 25, 2019 ~
Yesterday, the headline above appeared at CNBC. The headline writers there
must be living in an alternative reality.
Let us remind CNBC viewers what 2019 is actually shaping up to be: it’s the
year that the highest priced stock in the price-weighted Dow […]

Betsy Devos found in Contempt fined $100,000 for hurting kids.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in contempt of court

STILL Enforcing Loans On Defrauded College Students.

The government will pay the $100,000, and DeVos will not be personally responsible for the sum.

Ten third-party contractors were involved in collecting the loans, and the judge’s opinion notes that the Education Department didn’t do much to make sure it followed the orders, beyond sending a few emails.

It’s rare for a judge to find a Cabinet secretary in contempt of court. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a presidential candidate, has called for DeVos to resign over this issue.

the Education Department was supposed to simply refund all the money borrowed by students who attended Corinthian during the time it was making false claims.

DeVos Won’t stop  collecting loans from former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges.

$100,000 will go toward various remedies and legal expenses for students who are owed debt relief from the Education Department after Corinthian Colleges collapsed in 2014, according to the ruling.

more

Toby Merrill, the Harvard University lawyer and director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending who brought about the class action suit on behalf of 80,000 affected students against the Education Department. Harvard Law School
https://www.newsweek.com/education-secretary-betsy-devos-contempt-court-student-loan-scandal-1467672

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/773334681/devos-held-in-contempt-of-court-ed-department-fined-100-000-in-student-loan-case

The Project on Predatory Student Lending represents the students in the lawsuit.
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/judge-fines-devos-100000-contempt-court-91521

Top Betsy DeVos appointee abruptly quits, calls for canceling $925 billion in student loan debt

Trump’s top student loan official resigns — and immediately calls for ditching “fundamentally broken” loan system.

A. Wayne Johnson was appointed by DeVos in 2017 as chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, which oversees the more than $1.5 trillion in student debt accrued by millions of Americans. He later moved into a different position, leading an effort to overhaul how the agency handles borrowers and lenders.

A. Wayne Johnson appointed by Secretary Betsy DeVos abruptly announced his resignation on Thursday and called for the cancellation of more than $900 billion in student loan debt.

Johnson told the outlet that repayment trends suggest that much of the outstanding debt will never be repaid and called for an overhaul of the entire student lending system.

Johnson  hopes to be appointed to the Senate seat in Georgia  by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, but will run for the seat in the next election if he is not selected.

Johnson’s plan would forgive more debt than the plan proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., which would cancel all debt up to $50,000 for families earning under $100,000 per year. Johnson’s plan, which has no income cap, would fall short of the plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has called for the cancellation of all student debt.

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), chairman of the House Education Committee, is threatening to subpoena Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for more documents related to the department’s role in Dream Center’s actions. Scott says the agency has obstructed the committee’s investigation and refused to answer questions, as emails and letters paint a picture of a federal agency complicit in an effort to place profits before students

Trump administration let nearly $11 million in student aid go to unaccredited for-profit colleges

Mounting evidence shows the Trump administration took extraordinary steps to keep two Art Institute campuses accredited after both lost the designation and access to federal student aid. Now one former student is suing the Education Department for violating its own rules.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/facing-insolvency-dream-center-is-unloading-art-institutes/546114/

Turmoil at Dream Center Colleges Spills Open With Seattle “At-Risk” Designation