At least 100 million Americans can move around again. Public health experts warn this increased activity is likely to cause a surge of new infections. Cases are continuing to rise in many of the states where governors have been most aggressive in opening public spaces and businesses that rely on close personal contact, like salons and gyms. None have met the federal government’s core recommendation of a two-week decline in reported cases.
U.S. Turned Down Offer To Manufacture Millions Of N95 Masks As Coronavirus Spread. After the first COVID-19 case was detected in January, a company offered to make millions of N95 masks. A federal agency said no. Michael Bowen, the owner of medical supply company Prestige Ameritech, told the Department of Health and Human Services that he could begin producing 1.7 million N95 masks a week, only to be denied, The Washington Post first reported. Laura Wolf, director of the agency’s Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection, responded that the government wasn’t “anywhere near answering those questions for you yet” in response to Bowen’s offer.
“We are the last major domestic mask company,” Bowen emailed the next day. “My phones are ringing now, so I don’t ‘need’ government business. I’m just letting you know that I can help you preserve our infrastructure if things ever get really bad. I’m a patriot first, businessman second.”
11/07/2019 When the EPA and the FDA fail to work together
For decades a chemical used to sterilize medical devices and surgery tools has been the only option to ensure safe devices for billions of critical health care procedures.
But the chemical, ethylene oxide, has been shown to cause cancer, and growing panic among people living near plants that sterilize medical devices has led to a major crackdown and the shutdown of the factories in several states.
Who told the vendors not to send equipment and supplies?
Trump ‘Criminal negligence’:
Trump officials ignored offer of 7 million N95 masks per month in early days of pandemic.
“We’re really a second line of attack. The first line of attack is supposed to be the hospitals and the local government and the states, the states themselves,” Trump said. “You have to understand, this has to be managed by local government and by the governors, it can’t be managed by the federal government,” Trump later said.
(Again,federal law requires the federal government to manage the so-called “strategic national stockpile” of medical supplies. Trump vaguely referenced the stockpile without naming it by saying there was a “broken chain” of “monster warehouses” and that he was “filling it up very strongly.)
SUE TRUMP FOR CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE The federal law requires the federal government to manage the so-called “strategic national stockpile” of medical supplies.
From homemade bath bombs to toothbrush-and-rubber-band robots, the Do It Yourself Science collection from Carnegie STEM Girls has over three dozen at-home experiments for aspiring scientists. The experiments show that “you can demonstrate cool scientific principles and test out your ideas with everyday objects found all around you.”
Each experiment is accompanied by a materials list and set of instructions, and most also feature additional content.
For example, the “Edible DNA” experiment links to information on related careers in biology and neurobiology, while the “Scribble Bots” experiment includes a couple of electricity-themed fun facts.
Make a video that shows us what you learned – or explain what you did then upload it. Evidence your skills Proof of work – show you know what you know, display your skills!!!!!!
link to your video from your school information page located here on the K12playground.com site hashtag #Covid-19
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 COVIDemail@example.com
#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
Donald’s mom Mary Tells Donald to PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE !!!!!
–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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
— 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