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

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#COVID19 Updates

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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

2020 birthdays

2020 birthdays

Lyft: 8
Snapchat: 9
Instagram: 10
Uber: 11
Twitter: 14
Reddit: 15
YouTube: 15
Facebook: 16
Tesla: 17
Google: 22
Mozilla: 22
Netflix: 23
Amazon: 26
Qualcomm: 35
Apple: 44
Microsoft: 45
AMD: 51
Intel: 52
Sony: 74
HP: 81
Samsung: 82
Disney: 97
IBM: 109
Nintendo: 131

Get the Ring Camera out of your house now!

24/7 surveillance ring camera

Your Police want to GIVE you the Ring Camera so they can practice total surveillance over everybody, just like China!

If you don’t take the camera from them you’ll get put on the list of people who aren’t cooperating with the police! Your Social Credit Score is going to go down Just Like Happened In China!

Get Ready America! get used to 24/7 surveillance and giving up your privacy rights.

Your Police Department is being used to shill for Amazon and get you to allow them to defeat your privacy. Ring has essentially enlisted police departments as salespeople for its video doorbells.

police surveillance with ring camera give away

Neighbors Data Let Us Map Amazon’s Home Surveillance Network
https://gizmodo.com/ring-s-hidden-data-let-us-map-amazons-sprawling-home-su-1840312279

Ring also launched Neighbors, which is essentially a neighborhood watch app that allows residents to post doorbell footage and interact with each other.

  1. Ring, the doorbell-camera firm, has partnered with 400 police forces
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/28/doorbell-camera-firm-ring-has-partnered-with-police-forces-extending-surveillance-reach/
    Aug 28, 2019 … “If the police demanded every citizen put a camera at their door and give … has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance concerns …… The company said it began phasing out the giveaway program for new …
  2. Amazon’s helping police build a surveillance network with Ring …
    https://www.cnet.com/features/amazons-helping-police-build-a-surveillance-network-with-ring-doorbells/
    Jun 5, 2019 … Your Ring camera could be a part of a police surveillance network …. While police need to ask for permission to get footage, a giveaway …
  3. Cops Are Offering Ring Doorbell Cameras in Exchange for Info –
    https://www.wired.com/story/cops-offering-ring-doorbell-cameras-for-information/
    Aug 2, 2019 … Some departments have given out free or discounted Ring devices to the …. by lobbying for Community Control Over Police Surveillance laws.
  4. Report Says Ring, Police Signed Secret Agreement to Give Away …
    https://www.securitysales.com/news/ring-police-secret-agreement-video-doorbells/
    Jul 30, 2019 … While an increased number of surveillance cameras and a larger data pool for police to dig through —as well as the ability for residents to …

NOT GETTING HACKED IS RING’S IT JOB!!!
NOT THE CITIZENS JOB.

RING CAMERA HACKED AGAIN AND AGAIN

‘We Don’t Feel Safe:’ Waterbury Family’s Ring Cameras Hacked …
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/we-dont-feel-safe-waterbury-familys-ring-cameras-hacked/2194752/

Staten Island man hacked into Ring camera to spy on teenager
https://nypost.com/2019/12/13/staten-island-creep-hacks-into-ring-security-camera-to-spy-on-teenager/

Hacker Accesses Ring Camera In Little Girl’s Bedroom to Tell Her …
https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/hacker-accesses-ring-camera-in-little-girls-bedroom-to-tell-her-hes-santa/

Ring security cameras keep getting hacked:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90442618/ring-security-cameras-keep-getting-hacked-heres-how-to-protect-yourself

 

This Is How Elon Musk Can Fix The Damage His Starlink Satellites Are Causing To Astronomy

This Is How Elon Musk Can Fix The Damage His Starlink Satellites Are Causing To Astronomy (Forbes)

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.
On November 18, 2019, approximately 19 Starlink satellites passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, disrupting astronomical observations and hindering the science being undertaken in a real, measurable way.

EXCERPT:
In any field of business or industry, the prevailing rule has always been that if there isn’t a law against it, you are free to do it. If there are no rules protecting a resource, you are free to use or take as much of it as you want to further your own ends. Until regulatory measures are put into place, disruptors and innovators are free to regulate themselves, often to the extraordinary detriment of those who depended on those now-scarce resources.

In astronomy, the greatest resource of all is a dark, clear night sky: humanity’s window to the Universe. Traditionally, its enemies have been turbulent air, cloud cover, and artificial light pollution. But very recently, a new type of pollutant has begun to pose an existential threat to astronomy itself: mega-constellations of satellites. If Elon Musk’s Starlink project continues as it has begun, it will likely end ground-based astronomy as we know it.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 60 Starlink satellites on November 11, 2019 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Starlink constellation will eventually consist of thousands of satellites designed to provide world wide high-speed internet service, but the cost to the science of astronomy is already substantial, and is poised to rise significantly over the coming years.

Launching satellites to provide services to those of us living on the ground is an essential part of modern-day living. GPS and telecommunications satellites enable our cellular signals and support our mobile internet today. With the coming upgrade to 5G services, a new set of infrastructure will be required, and that necessarily means an upgraded set of satellites equipped to provide that service must be launched.

One of the first companies to attempt to serve this market is SpaceX, under the guidance of Elon Musk, which plans to initially deploy 12,000 satellites in a mega-constellation known as Starlink. Ultimately, the constellation hopes to extend to a total of 42,000 satellites. As of November 20, 2019, only 122 of these satellites have been deployed, and they’ve already had a detrimental impact on astronomy on a global scale.

If we hope to mitigate this, either regulators or SpaceX executives themselves will need to mandate a change…
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/11/20/this-is-how-elon-musk-can-fix-the-damage-his-starlink-satellites-are-causing-to-astronomy/