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CORONAVIRUS  [see below Coronavirus for other topics] 2021/02/13   DLA Piper on COVID-19       2021/02/12 Article Principia-Scientific-2020/05/25    2020/05/16 Military-COVID-19- bans     2020/04/04-05      04/07-08; 04/13 most recent links added to top of list See also Notes Personal 2020/04/04 2021 2021/02/13 DLA Piper Insights/Publications 2020/04/10   Compliance Alert-COVID-19 Alert.  By:Deborah R. Meshulam Edwin Giovannie Mercado https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2020/04/covid19-a-breeding-ground-for-corruption- monitoring-key-risks/ As the corporate world navigates the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it also faces increased risks of bribery and corruption. While the immediate focus of many businesses may understandably be on employee health and safety, companies are encouraged not to ignore the increased corruption risks associated with the business disruption and influx of money caused by COVID-19. A 2015 report shows that prior global health emergencies triggered wide-ranging corruption. The current crisis will likely be no different, as recently reported, since uncertainty and desperation frequently empower bad actors to act corruptly. In this environment, companies and their compliance departments are urged to remain vigilant. https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2020/04/covid19-a-breeding-ground-for-corruption- monitoring-key-risks/ 2021/02/12 Principia-Scientific dot com 2020/05/25   Why Masks Don’t Work Against COVID-19 Written by Denis G. Rancourt, PhD https://principia-scientific.com/principia-scientific-international-psi/ Excerpt longer than normal found in Notes-News 2021/02/12: Masks and respirators do not work. Article from Principia-Scientific-2020-05-25 government regulations demanding  mask usage for COVID-19 might not be backed by actual science: in the USA, people are required to wear masks - Police Factor is not encouraging you to break the law or to take health risks for yourself or others , but do read alternative science- based articles on the subject and keep your mind open 2020/12/14 Science behind masks https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent 2020/06/11 This is a belated insert to show NM border issue during COVID-19 LC Sun 2020/04/17  U.S. to temporarily close border crossing in New Mexico amid coronavirus https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2020/04/17/amid-coronavirus-u-s-temporarily-closing- new-mexico-border-crossing/5155545002/ 2020/05/16 2020/05/06 Coronavirus survivors banned from joining the military.  By Meghann Myers https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/05/06/coronavirus-survivors-banned-from-joining-the-military/ 2020/04/25 Coronavirus Versus Jihad Terrorism and Sharia Oppression Jihad Watch 2020/04/25   Coronavirus vs. Islamic Jihad Terrorism and Sharia Oppression.  By Rami Dabbass https //www  jihadwatch  org/2020/04/coronavirus-vs-islamic-jihad-terrorism-and-sharia- oppression?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_2020_04_25_jihad_watch_daily_di gest&utm_term=2020-04-25 Excerpt:  Everyone’s worried about COVID-19, but what about the threat of Sharia law? Coronavirus has killed tens of thousands around the world in just a few short months, and experts fear many more could die before it is over. But we have long disregarded a far more deadly threat to mankind that over the past 1,420 years has killed no fewer than 270 million people, and continues to take lives today. That threat is Islamic jihad, and it targets both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. There are close to one and a half billion Muslims in the world today, and most of them to one degree or another believe in Sharia law and the precept of jihad, whether or not they ever act upon those beliefs; they do little or nothing to stop those who do. COVID-19 primarily claims the lives of the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. Jihad kills those of all ages and backgrounds. But the global phenomenon of Islamic jihad is even more dangerous because it not only kills, it also brainwashes people, transforming them into instruments of hate and incitement. The novel coronavirus affects the respiratory system, and in the vast majority of cases, the infected recover. Those who are unlucky enough to face an outbreak of jihad either die or are infected for life. Those who are most often facing this threat are Christians and Jews, who are classified by Sharia law as second- class citizens at best, and inhuman at worst. Jews are especially hated, and in the Koran are described in the most horrific ways, often surpassing the racism of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. For instance, Jews are very often referred to, even by Muslims today, as the descendants of monkeys and pigs (cf. Koran 2:62-65, 5:59-60, 7:166), thereby easily justifying their murder as a subhuman species. It is interesting that the source of the coronavirus is China, a repressive communist dictatorship whose actions have resulted in the deaths of 60,000 people around the world this year alone. Islam was born in the Arabian Peninsula, a region that throughout its history has been similarly rife with oppression and dictatorship. The phenomenon of Islamic jihad has brought enslavement, the subjugation of women, a deadly intolerance for nonbelievers, hatred, and death in general. The bottom line is that Sharia law and jihad are far more dangerous to mankind than the coronavirus we are now facing. https //www  jihadwatch  org/2020/04/coronavirus-vs-islamic-jihad-terrorism-and-sharia- oppression?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_2020_04_25_jihad_watch_daily_di gest&utm_term=2020-04-25 Coronavirus Counts USA Facts dot org OUR NATION, IN NUMBERS  Government data to drive fact-based discussion https://usafacts.org/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=branded&msclkid=547b1 a4c427d171ad73a44c49ff46caa PBS Coronovirus counts by state https://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/coronavirus/us/ How Viruses Invade Cells NCBI (2016) How Viruses Invade Cells. By Fredric S. Cohen https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4788752/ Biophys J. 2016 Mar 8; 110(5): 1028–1032. Published online 2016 Mar 8. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.02.006 Every so often news about a viral outbreak goes viral and catches widespread public attention in the media. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), West Nile virus, avian influenza (bird flu), Ebola, Middle East respiratory virus, and Zika virus have each become, in a flurry of headlines and broadcasts and interviews, the focus of the media’s spotlight. And then, like other crises, they fade from view leaving the public with a new health concern to worry about but little knowledge of the actual factors involved in the problem. Behind the scenes, however, scientists are continually at work trying to understand and defend against these insidious infectious agents. Prison Systems Prisoners and Staff - Coronavirus-19 Justice dot gov https://www.justice.gov/opa/video/attorney-general-barr-and-doj-officials-announce-significant-law- enforcement-actions Video: see about Time Point 50:00 on the video and a little before that for the Prison part; the first part is about Narco-terrorist part Native Americans and Coronavirus Here are some reasons Native American  groups might be especially tense over Covid-19 and around the public Washington Post 2020/04/04    Native American Coronavirus Darryl Fears and Gregory Scruggs At the Navajo Nation that crosses three western states, 321 people were infected as of Saturday, an increase of 51 cases in a single day with 13 fatalities, the most in Indian Country. Police started issuing citations to anyone who violates a stay-at-home order https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/04/04/native-american-coronavirus/ Expanded Unemployment Fool dot com 2020/04/06   Expanded unemployment whos in whos out. By  Kailey Hagen https://www.fool.com/personal-finance/2020/04/06/covid-19-expanded-unemployment-whos-in-and- whos-ou.aspx COVID-19 Expanded Unemployment: Who's In and Who's Out? The government stimulus bill dramatically expands unemployment. But does it apply to you? https://www.fool.com/personal-finance/2020/04/06/covid-19-expanded-unemployment-whos-in-and- whos-ou.aspx Conspiracy Theories Wikipedia https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Misinformation_related_to_the_2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic Excerpt:  After the initial outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation emerged regarding the origin, scale, prevention, treatment, and other aspects of the disease.[1][2][3][4] Disinformation and misinformation can be spread through social media,[3][5] text messages,[6][7] as well as the state media of countries such as China, Iran and Turkmenistan,[3][8][9] and they may be propagated by celebrities, politicians, or other prominent public figures.[10][11] Medical misinformation about ways to prevent, treat, and self-diagnose coronavirus disease has circulated on social media.[12] Some false claims may be commercial scams offering at-home tests, supposed preventives, and "miracle" cures.[13][14] The World Health Organization has declared an "infodemic" of incorrect information about the virus, which poses risks to global health.[3]Some misinformation and disinformation claimed the virus was a bio-weapon with a patented vaccine, a population control scheme, or the result of a spy operation.[5][4][15] Some of these misinformation and conspiracy theories may have state involvement.[8][16][17] Some world leaders have also downplayed the threat of the virus and disseminated misinformation.[18][1 https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Misinformation_related_to_the_2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic Scams New york Times Coronavirus Scams 2020/04/05 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/politics/coronavirus-scams-fraud-price-gouging.html Beware of Phishing Scams over COVD-19 2020/04/03 http://news.sunybroome.edu/buzz/covid-19-phishing-update/ The worldwide spread of the Coronavirus is being used by bad guys to scare people into clicking on links, open malicious attachments, or give out confidential information. Be careful with anything related to the Coronavirus — emails, attachments, any social media, texts on your phone, anything. White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/ The newest Coronavirus-themed phishing attack may be the most ruthless yet. The cybercriminals are sending emails that appear to be from a hospital and warn that you have been exposed to the virus through contact with a colleague, friend, or family member. Attached to the email is a “pre-filled” form to download and take with you to the hospital. Don’t be fooled. The attachment is actually a sophisticated piece of malware. This threat relies on panic and fear to bypass rational thinking. Don’t give in! Look out for topics like: EMERGENCY EMAIL Military Source Exposes Shocking TRUTH About Coronavirus Check updated Coronavirus map in your city Coronavirus Infection warning from local school district CDC or World Health Organization emails or social media Coronavirus messaging Keeping your children safe from Coronavirus You might even get a scam phone call to raise funds for “victims”. There will be a number of scams related to this, so please remember to Think Before You Click! Hover your cursor over any links to reveal the URL. Do not click on any links from any untrusted sources. If you are unsure if a message is safe, forward it to ITSecurity@sunybroome.edu Myths About Coronavirus Myth Busters Who dot int https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters McSally The Hill 2020/04/02 McSally calls on WHO director to step down https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/490882-mcsally-calls-on-who-director-to-step-down On McSally: McSally was appointed to her seat in 2019 and is running to complete the remainder of the late Sen. John McCain's (R) term. McSally lost her 2018 election to Sen. Krysten Sinema (D). She's facing a tough challenge in November from Democrat Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and gun rights activist. Navy - Relieved Captain - Coronavirus outbreak on aircraft carrier NBC 2020/04/02 Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about coronavirus outbreak on aircraft carrier By Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/navy-expected-relieve-captain-who-raised-alarm-about- covid-19-n1175351 Alternative View  and More Hopeful Views You Are Being Lied To [About Coronavirus] note: he’s also trying to sell something at end of discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S80lWRqAXQo In Homeland Security In Homeland Security US Coronavirus outlook is this the end of the beginning 2020/03/25 https://inhomelandsecurity.com/u-s-coronavirus-outlook-is-this-the-end-of-the- beginning/?_ga=2.110268428.809134420.1585186616-1372034729.1585186616 Below might be all duplicates and will be removed if so 2020/02/27b Coronavirus Updated 2020/04/04 The updates placed here are not necessarily most up to date information; the update notation simply indicates the day the website was found and placed here for informative purposes.  I have decided to put a subsection of these Coronavirus links up at the top of this section so they are easy to access. Myth Busters Who dot int https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters updated 2020/03/25 Homeland Security US Coronavirus outlook is this the end of the beginning 2020/03/25 https://inhomelandsecurity.com/u-s-coronavirus-outlook-is-this-the-end-of-the- beginning/?_ga=2.110268428.809134420.1585186616-1372034729.1585186616 The Pharma Letter Covid-19 how dangerous.  By Simon Wentworth https://www.thepharmaletter.com/article/covid-19-how-dangerous-is-the-coronavius-outbreak China is particularly important as a producer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and other inputs to the drug making process, such as intermediate materials…. In early December 2019, the first cases of a new coronavirus emerged, a virus that has since come to grip the world’s media and worry regulators in every country. With echoes of the 2002 SARS epidemic, the pathogen - shortly dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) - originated in China and was thought to have derived from a mutation occurring at a since-closed animal market in the city of Wuhan.  China has over 77,000 confirmed cases and at least 2,500 deaths." This has led to widespread transmission and concerns over a possible global pandemic. Since it emerged, there have been over 1,700 confirmed cases outside of China, in 28 countries, leading to at least 17 deaths. Containing the outbreak According to the WHO, around 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild, with either cold or flu-like symptoms. The rest, which may be associated with an existing vulnerability linked to age or a pre-existing condition, are more severe and could require hospitalization. The possibility of pneumonia or kidney failure exists, and in this case the virus can be fatal. Heightened concern among the general public has driven a variety of responses by countries to try to contain the outbreak. https://www.thepharmaletter.com/article/covid-19-how-dangerous-is-the-coronavius-outbreak updated 2020/03/21 USA Facts dot org PBS Coronovirus counts by state https://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/coronavirus/us/ updated 2020/03/17 Coronavirus: you are being lied to He was a medical student whose final writing project was on ebola; he talks about the panic on ebola and swine flue; indicates coronavirus is SARS; 2003 SARS outbreak 8000 people contracted but made world news; WHO has called it coronavirus; statistically speaking low numbers in USA do not support the panic and excessive cautions;  politics and media ie Elizabeth Warren - wants to divert 20 billion toward coronavirus; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S80lWRqAXQo updated 2020/03/15 NCBI How Viruses Invade Cells. By Fredric S. Cohen https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4788752/ Biophys J. 2016 Mar 8; 110(5): 1028–1032. Published online 2016 Mar 8. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.02.006 Every so often news about a viral outbreak goes viral and catches widespread public attention in the media. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), West Nile virus, avian influenza (bird flu), Ebola, Middle East respiratory virus, and Zika virus have each become, in a flurry of headlines and broadcasts and interviews, the focus of the media’s spotlight. And then, like other crises, they fade from view leaving the public with a new health concern to worry about but little knowledge of the actual factors involved in the problem. Behind the scenes, however, scientists are continually at work trying to understand and defend against these insidious infectious agents. updated coronavirus material 2020/03/12   The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11. MSN 2020/03/12 Trump restricting travel in US possibility. Dartunorro Clark https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-restricting-travel-in-us-a-possibility-if-coronavirus-pandemic-gets- too-hot/ar-BB116CeZ?ocid=spartandhp Washington Post 2020/03/12 Europe blindsided by Trump’s travel restrictions, with many seeing political motive By James McAuley and Michael Birnbaum https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/europe-blindsided-by-trumps-travel-restrictions-with-many- seeing-political-motive/2020/03/12/42a279d0-6412-11ea-8a8e-5c5336b32760_story.html earlier coronavirus material 2020/02/27 Live Science/Home News (2020/02/27) Coronavirus epidemic how, to prepare. By Nicoletta Lanese https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-epidemic-how-to-prepare.html see also: 2020/02--https://www.livescience.com/how-long-coronavirus-last-surfaces.html see also: 2020/02/03--https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/the-flu-has-already-killed-10000-across-us-as- world-frets-over-coronavirus.html Other topics as links in this article - go to article itself to access  —See live updates on the new coronavirus —How coronavirus compares with flu —How does the new coronavirus compare with flu? —Why are children 'missing' from coronavirus outbreak? Excerpt: With novel coronavirus outbreaks popping up throughout the world, U.S. health officials on Tuesday (Feb. 25) advised the American public to prepare for an epidemic in which the virus rapidly spreads to many people within a short window of time. "Now's the time for businesses, hospitals, community schools and everyday people to begin preparing," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a news conference held Feb. 25. With no vaccine or treatment available to combat these infections, Americans must be prepared to take other precautions to protect themselves and their communities from the virus, she said. "If we're not able to hold the line in the next week or two, you're going to start seeing a lot more cases," said Dr. George Rutherford, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. But what can you do, personally, to prepare for an impending viral outbreak? Live Science talked to several experts about how to prepare for coronavirus in the US. Here are some tips: Practice good hygiene and health habits Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% to 95% alcohol). Cover your coughs and sneezes with an elbow sleeve or tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as you can pick up the virus that way. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects like doorknobs and countertops. Evidence suggests that disinfectants with 62% to 71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) can "efficiently" inactivate coronaviruses within a minute, though it's not yet known how the new coronavirus reacts to these products, Live Science previously reported. Get the flu shot if you haven't already! Although the seasonal flu vaccine cannot protect you from COVID-19 directly, you may be more likely to develop severe pneumonia if you contract both diseases simultaneously, The New York Times reported. By avoiding the flu, you may also avoid making a trip to the doctor in the middle of a COVID-19 epidemic, when health care workers may be overwhelmed with other patients. Be prepared to stay home Talk with your employer about what the company's work-from-home and sick leave policy might be in the event of an outbreak. Schools may be closed in your area during an outbreak. Ask your child's school, local school board or health department about how much advance notice there might be preceding a closure. Plan for how you will handle child care if schools and day care centers are closed. Large group gatherings may be canceled, including concerts, church services and public events. Keep up with local announcements to find out about those cancellations. If you or someone in your household regularly takes prescription drugs, it may be wise to ask your health care and insurance providers about procuring an emergency supply. Make a plan for how to care for those at greater risk of serious illness and hospitalization, such as those over 65 years old and those with preexisting health conditions. Also have a backup plan for who will care for your dependents if you get sick, personally. Make sure you have reasonable amounts of groceries and other basic household necessities, such as laundry detergent. However, it's a balance: "On the one hand, your chance of exposure will be minimal if you stay home, but if the cost of that is runs on grocery stores and having nothing available, that's a problem," Rutherford said. Check in with your neighbors and loved ones Talk with your neighbors to check in on their health status and see how you can help each other if one of you is home sick or caring for others. Share the newest information from local health authorities, and make sure others are up to date. What to do if you or a household member has symptoms of COVID-19 If you are experiencing high fever, weakness, lethargy, or shortness of breath or have underlying conditions, you should seek medical attention at the nearest hospital, according to Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. "The older you are, the shorter the fuse you should have for seeking care," Rutherford added. Infants should also be taken to a health care center if they have a fever or are breathing rapidly. Health care centers may establish triage tents or separate entrances for those with suspected COVID-19 infections, Adalja said. It may be wise to call ahead to learn if this is the case, and what you should do when you get to the hospital. If you live with an infected person, you may be asked to voluntarily quarantine yourself at home to prevent the possible spread of the infection to others, according to the Seattle Public Health Insider. If you have to leave your home (to seek medical care, for example), wearing a medical face mask can help reduce your chance of infecting others. If you don't have a mask, make sure to cover your coughs and sneezes with an elbow sleeve or tissue. What to do if you are healthy, but have to go outside in an affected area Wearing a standard medical mask can't protect you from COVID-19, as they are not designed to lock out viral particles, Live Science previously reported. However, if you suspect you may have been exposed to the virus, you might consider wearing a mask as a courtesy to others.  In crowded spaces, creating distance between yourself and others can help reduce your risk of person-to-person infection, according to the Seattle Public Health Insider. Officials recommend standing at least 3 feet away from nearby persons, but if an epidemic proves more severe, the recommended distance may be increased.  You can read more about these nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on the CDC website. Some of these countermeasures may resemble those used during a pandemic bout of influenza. https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-epidemic-how-to-prepare.html
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