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National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

On 16 Jan 2021, the plan for Joe Biden’s first 100 days was announced. The headline from NPR read “Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More.” The part about “orders mandating masks” caught my attention. That story was tweeted on 17 Jan at 11:00 AM CT. Here's what President-elect… Continue reading National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

This video from VICE News examines how big-ag corporate factory farms create conditions that could incubate and spread the next big pandemic virus. (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020) At 5m 19s in the video, VICE News describes the NPPC as the National Pig Producers Council. It is actually the National Pork Producers Council. VICE News… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes (Podcast #38)

In Episode #38, I discuss the University of Iowa COVID Response including the need for student isolation and quarantine facilities as well as UIOWA online classes. The topics, themes, and suggested solutions in this episode are most likely applicable to other higher education institutions. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen… Continue reading University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes (Podcast #38)

COVID Symptom Tracker

The COVID Symptom Tracker is an app to help scientists and medical professionals study and limit the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). The data gathering is part of a non-profit initiative supported by a consortium of healthcare researchers and providers. How It Works Here’s how the COVID Symptom Tracker app works: GIVE. In one minute… Continue reading COVID Symptom Tracker

A Massive National Labor Strike: Peace and Equality Through Chaos and Anarchy?

The Rebel Alliance vs The Empire I’m a fan of Star Wars, but I’m not cult follower. I don’t dress up as characters or have Star Wars action figures. What I like about Star Wars is that the storyline is simple and familiar: There is a government (the Empire) which has become a totalitarian dictatorship… Continue reading A Massive National Labor Strike: Peace and Equality Through Chaos and Anarchy?

COVID-19 and Face Masks – What We Currently Know (11 Apr 2020)

These resources offer the latest information on the use of face masks to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including some recent tutorials on how to make masks at home. Deutsche Welle (9 Apr 2020) Everything you need to know about face masks. How useful are face masks during the coronavirus crisis? Experts can’t… Continue reading COVID-19 and Face Masks – What We Currently Know (11 Apr 2020)

COVID-19 Mayo Clinic Special Supplement

The following is a special supplement to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. This is one of the most complete guides available containing the essential information that most people will need to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Click the image below to view the full PDF document. [Source Link | PDF Download] NOTE: This document… Continue reading COVID-19 Mayo Clinic Special Supplement

Chris Cuomo – Recent interviews about his struggle with COVID-19

Most people who are becoming infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not very vocal about it. A few celebrities have made brief press statements through their agents, but nobody seems to be sharing details about their struggle with the virus. This is partly due to people being generally unwilling to share health information, but also… Continue reading Chris Cuomo – Recent interviews about his struggle with COVID-19

Mediacom On-site Service and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health Precautions – Contactless Installation and Repair Procedures

The following communication was received from Mediacom this afternoon (3 Apr 2020) at 2:15 PM CT and it outlines their safety procedures for delivering home and business services. It’s a good example for other service providers to follow. New Contactless Installation and Repair Procedures Dear [Customer Name], In response to social distancing directives issued by… Continue reading Mediacom On-site Service and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health Precautions – Contactless Installation and Repair Procedures

EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier

As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, home schooling is now mainstream, and Google is here to help with Learn at Home on YouTube. “As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with learning creators to… Continue reading EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier

COVID-19 is Pushing Lebanon to the Breaking Point (25 Mar 2020)

For the lebanese, Coronavirus is only piling on top of an already dire situation. On Monday, the Lebanese government announced it would stop paying all around $30 billion worth of foreign loans, defaulting for the second time on part of its 90 billion dollar debt this year. If that sounds like big picture economics, imagine… Continue reading COVID-19 is Pushing Lebanon to the Breaking Point (25 Mar 2020)