Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
Clean hands save lives
Those include the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship that docked in New York Harbor to treat non-Covid-19 patients. But on Thursday night, reports emerged only 20 patients were on the ship, despite its 1,000-bed capacity. That number grew by two on Friday, a Navy official said. … [Read more...] about CDC recommends Americans wear face masks voluntarily in public but some officials say they felt ‘pressured’ to draft new guidelines
The eminent group of experts is calling on the Security Council to refer the matter of weapons sales to those supplying fighters in Yemen to the International Criminal Court. It is also urging the Security Council to expand its list of individuals responsible for violations under its sanctions’ regime. Currently, only five people are on the list of people subject to Security Council sanctions. … [Read more...] about UN Rights Experts Urge Countries to Stop Fueling War in Yemen
Yet poor people will still get old and sick and need to go somewhere. Investors and owners will be just fine. The equity money will wander with them into the wider field of assisted living facilities (ALFs) where regulations are virtually non-existent, and Memory Care units where business is booming because of Alzheimer’s. In these facilities, COVID numbers are rarely counted, there are no staffing ratios, and workers get paid even less. Nursing homes will not go away, they will just get worse. As an essential over-flow valve for hospitals, they continue to provide post-acute care. But their residents will get sicker, the margins will get slimmer, and caregivers will suffer. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
On the day the lights went out for good, one of the few people who came to the Star to help was Barbie Austria, who runs a small homeless ministry out of a black Dodge pickup truck. While Downey's Community Hope Center worked on the larger issues that trapped families in the motels, Austria's focus was narrower. On the day the power went out, her priority was making sure no one died. … [Read more...] about A pandemic, a motel without power and a potentially terrifying glimpse of Orlando’s future