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SheltieLover's Journal
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July 12, 2020

Local hospitals reach critical level of utilization with 93% of ICU beds filled


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Shelby County has reached a critical level of utilization in local hospitals intensive care units.

“It’s progressively getting worse,” said Dr. Jeff Waren, Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force.

On Saturday, the Shelby County Health Department reported an increase in 317 COVID-19 cases -- the fourth day in a row with a 300 or more case number increase.

More at link.

Ya, sure, reopen schools Aug 10th.

July 12, 2020

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say


Public health experts say there are too many uncertainties and variables for back-to-school to be back-to-normal.

Author: Associated Press
Published: 10:01 AM CDT July 12, 2020
Updated: 11:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020
As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.

They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing.

Much more at link.
July 12, 2020

How 68,000 COVID-19 survivors created a world-class patient resource group in just four months


Discussions of trauma and mystery symptoms await in "Survivor Corps," where volunteers fact-check medical claims

Berrent was one of the first people in her hometown of Port Washington, New York, to get COVID-19. Back then, in early March 2020, only immunocompromised and seniors were believed to be high-risk; hence, as a 46-year-old yoga practitioner and runner, Berrent was "shocked" when she woke up with a 103-degree fever and respiratory infection — symptoms that strongly suggested she had coronavirus, which was later confirmed by a test.

"You don't even think that you're going to be the first person on your block to catch the plague, but you know, life comes at you fast," Berrent mused.

More at link.
July 11, 2020

COVID-19 front line workers have no workers' comp guarantees


Debate over workers' comp in the states is part of a much larger national discussion about liability for virus exposure.

Lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes, essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they'll qualify for workers' compensation to cover lost wages and medical care.

Fewer than one-third of the states have enacted policies that shift the burden of proof for coverage of job-related COVID-19 so workers like first responders and nurses don't have to show they got sick by reporting for a risky assignment.

Much more at link.

This is so wrong!!! 🤬🤬🤬
July 11, 2020

VERIFY: Links in contact tracer text messages don't take you to legitimate site


VERIFY: Links in contact tracer text messages don't take you to legitimate site
The FTC warns clicking on a link could download malware on your device.

Author: Erin Spaht
Published: 2:33 PM CDT July 10, 2020
Updated: 9:56 PM CDT July 10, 2020

Are text messages about being in contact with someone who's tested positive real and what happens if you click the link for more information?


No, they are not real and clicking links may result in malware being downloaded on your device.


Federal Trade Commission

More at link, including pix of text messages.
July 9, 2020

"Symbols matter": Tennessee commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from state capito


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The State Capitol Commission voted 9-2 Thursday to remove the bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol building.

More at link.
July 3, 2020

Anyone using Ring cameras?

I have a neighbor (disgusting deplorable redneck) who has vandalized my AC unit.

I also have a Ring camera, but I have concerns regarding recent news about privacy.

Are Ring cameras safe for outdoor use?


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