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Sunday, August 30, 2020

COVID-19 Compassion: Cannabis Companies Are Helping Out

COVID-19 Compassion: Cannabis Companies Are Helping Out


This time is very troublesome now in light of the fact that coronaviruses still spread around the world. Be that as it may, even with all the pitiful news, there are a few motivations to search out joy. Cannabis organizations stayed open regardless of nearly everything being shut both Canada and in this manner us. 


COVID-19 Compassion: Cannabis Companies Are Helping Out
COVID-19 Compassion: Cannabis Companies Are Helping Out

Esteemed 'fundamental' in both Canada and accordingly, cannabis organizations have stayed open in the midst of almost everything else is shut. Accepting an equal acknowledgment as drug stores, this grouping is rousing for those that have upheld for clinical pot for a long time. 

Not exclusively are fundamental pot benefits at the present proceeding, yet business is truly blasting for North American cannabis organizations. Online business and conveyance choices permit clients to keep buying with extra security estimates put in situ. 

In Ontario, ongoing reports show that because of expanded interest, lower costs are another brilliant side for benefactors during this point. Some retail locations have encountered client increments of up to 100% contrasted and earlier weeks. 


Assisting 


Like markets, and together of a couple of organizations open and blasting, dispensaries and weed organizations are prepared to help in an extraordinary manner. Satisfying need implies these canna-organizations need more staff—giving work to laborers laid-off from different businesses. 

These organizations are employing extra retail laborers, conveyance drivers, and extra staff to deal with expanded shipments. Truth be told, a few organizations are urging recently jobless laborers to utilize currently to help organizations to fulfill the flood in need. 


Sharing Infrastructure 


As a 'fundamental' business, cannabis organizations are utilizing their open ways to help call in an unexpected way, as well. Across us and Canada, organizations are utilizing cannabis handling practices to gracefully another fundamental result of late occasions—hand sanitizer. 

With the assembling hardware accessible, numerous organizations are creating (and giving) hand sterilizing gels. Canadian maker Organigram as of late declared by means of Twitter that they'll be giving 500 liters of ethanol from their creation plant all together that it is frequently changed over helpful sanitizer. this may help bolster the nearby medicinal services organize in New Brunswick. assess #CannabisCommunity and let the corporate know whether there are different assets they will impart to the zone individuals. 

Organigram joins different cannabis organizations like Aloha Green Holdings—who is delivering hand cleaning gel that is free for any card-conveying clinical weed patients. In California, CannaCraft has really assigned a piece of their creative space to gracefully jugs of hand sanitizer. They previously had the hardware prepared and in-house researchers thought of a formula that is practically similar to what they use to shape sedated topicals. 

The Commonwealth Dispensary Association comprises of very 36 Massachusetts pot organizations—which are all presently creating hand sanitizer which will be given to medicinal services offices inside the state. 


This puts the cannabis business during another and interesting position. 


As a rule, the wellbeing and cannabis businesses are in conflict and now we're during a period where cannabis makers, producers, and retailers are prepared to give truly necessary help to nearby medical clinics and human services offices. this may be the beginning of a dazzling and blooming relationship. 


Once more, we would prefer not to lessen the seriousness, and obliteration COVID-19 is causing. In any case, we sure are happy to be identified with an industry that is not exclusively been perceived as a significant help for a great many endures, however, is furthermore doing what it can to help out during this troublesome time.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Lessons From The Pandemic:

Lessons From The Pandemic: Will Educational Delivery Adapt?: 5 Considerations;


As awful, and horrific, this pandemic is, with the enormous number of people, infected, and dead, as a result, wouldn't it be worse, if public officials, in positions of creating policies, and making crucial decisions, failed to learn some lessons, so this won't recur, to this degree? 


Lessons From The Pandemic:
Lessons From The Pandemic:

With nearly all students, having to transform their learning experiences, from, in - person, to virtual, while some areas, schools, and systems, did an amazing job, others seemed somewhat overwhelmed, and had far less - stellar results! 

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Why So Many Can't Listen To Him Anymore?

How Many More Must Be Infected, Or Die? 5 Concerning Behaviors;



Therefore, wouldn't it make sense, if we rethink, and consider, how we teach, on all levels, so we are better prepared, for any future contingency, and might, seamlessly, proceed forward, into the future? With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 considerations, in order to focus on this essential need/ focus.


1. Economic/ cost considerations: 

While, during a crisis, it's often necessary to stop considering economic/ cost considerations, it is, both, unrealistic, as well as poor policy, to do so, for a recurrent period of time! How to achieve, the best, bang - for - the - buck, without sacrificing quality education? Where, is there, waste, etc? While few will probably do so, the best approach is to begin budgeting, with a zero-based, approach, and methodology! 

This means, don't merely accept, the same - old, same - old ways, but fully consider the bigger - picture, with an open - mind! What might be the options and alternatives, and what are the relative strengths, and weaknesses, of each of these?


2. Online strengths and weaknesses: 

This crisis has forced us, to use, virtual teaching, because, in - person, it was impossible and unsafe! Rather than harp, on what, didn't work, wouldn't it be better, to identify, the strengths, as well as potential weaknesses? Since, certain classes require far more interpersonal contact, than others, might a hybrid approach, be a wise one? For example, large lectures, as are the normal, in preliminary/ prerequisite ones, might be perfectly designed, for online presentations.

 This way, a larger number of people might participate, the course material could be available, at a variety of times, and, it would enhance the potential, for adequate, Social Distancing, as a preventive measure! On the other hand, certain courses, do not fit, as neatly, into being virtual, and by eliminating the large lectures, smaller class - sizes, for these, might be more easily achieved!


3. Creating a hybrid: 

The classrooms of the future might be best achieved, by using and creating a hybrid approach! The challenge is, for public officials, and educators, to open their minds, to alternatives and options, and envision, how this might present a somewhat, ideal solution!


4. Improving remote teaching: 

While some school systems, and specific teachers, took, to this, and achieved quality education, others seemed, either, somewhat, unprepared, or, overwhelmed! Wouldn't it make sense, therefore, to train educators, how to be better, remote teachers, and simultaneously, improve the technology, to achieve the best results?

5. Trades:

One thing, we should have learned from this, is certain trades, and trade workers, were essential, to our every - day lives! Wouldn't we be wise, to introduce these necessary trades, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc, and develop and cherish, these workers? Perhaps, we should realize, our current system is less - than - ideal, and believing, everyone must go to college, maybe wasteful, and less than efficient/ effective!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

How Many More Must Be Infected, Or Die? 5 Concerning Behaviors;

How Many More Must Be Infected, Or Die? 5 Concerning Behaviors;


As this article is being written, the death - toll, from this horrific pandemic, in the United States, will surpass an official count of 100,000, although, many believe, it actually, considerably higher.



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 The people, believing, the numbers are understated, base their belief, on the difference, between the total number of deaths, during this specific period, and, comparing it, to the totals, during the same period, in previous years. 


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After the Pandemic - Reflecting on This?

Why So Many Can't Listen To Him Anymore?

Who Got The Relief Funds?: 6 Concerns;

Our Values Have Changed;


Don't Be Anxious, Afraid or Sad - Life Will Be Beautiful Again;



Using this technique, these totals may be understated, by 30%, or more! With over 1.3 million, infected, in this country, and over 4 million, worldwide, this crisis, has had a horrific toll, on human life, and health.

 Other than, hopefully, learning important lessons, to avoid future crises, of this magnitude, and devastation, dwelling on the past, should alert, and concern, American citizens, because of the apparent lack of preparation and planning, dangerous rhetoric, partisan politics, delaying/ procrastinating (when proceeding, sooner, might have saved many), and demanding opening (for apparent, political/ personal agenda, and self - interest) too soon, has undesirable ramifications.

 With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 events/ behaviors, which may have made, this, even worse.


1. Ignoring early warnings:

 Despite his denials, there are numerous documents, emails, etc, which indicate, President Trump, clearly, knew about international events, at least, as early as January 2020, and, either, ignored or didn't pay sufficient attention, to what was presented. No one knows, for - sure, but, since Trump, often, states, he knows more than the experts, it seems, he didn't begin his response, soon enough!


2. Calling it a hoax or political plot:

 How often, did we witness, the present occupant of the White House, proclaim, it was a hoax, perpetrated by his political enemies? Despite his future attempts, at revisionist history, this, probably, delayed our response!


3. Withholding/ distorting/ misstating information:

 When the organizing committee, in New Orleans, and Louisiana, asked the White House, if it was safe, to hold Mardi Gras, they were reported, assured, it was! The huge crowds, and normal behavior, during this event, created significant health risk, and, the immediate results, indicated, that, to be the case! We have also been informed, several states, either, under-reported, or don't fully report, their data, which makes any smart approach, extremely challenging!


4. Early response (or lack of):

 Researchers at Columbia University state, approximately 50, 000 lives, nationally, might have been saved, if the Closings, began, just, two weeks earlier! Other studies state, even if only, done, a week sooner, there would have been, probably, more than 30, 000 fewer deaths. In addition, what might that mean, in terms of the number, infected, unnecessarily?


5. Demanding to reopen immediately:

 Quality public health policy states, science matters, and data counts! We have seen, perhaps, the two most effective preventive measures, are Social Distancing, and wearing a mask, both of which, this President, often, seemed to minimize, in his statements, and actions (to this date, what example does it set, by his refusal to wear a mask?).

 How many new cases, will we see, as a ramification, of certain, weak Governors, bending - to Trump's wishes, rather than standing - up, and placing public health and safety, before politics?

A health crisis, such as we are witnessing, is unlike, any, we've seen, for over a century. Perhaps, if we learned from the past, this one might have had fewer victims! Wake up, America, and demand, public leaders, who, lead - by - example, put people before politics, and prioritize health and safety. 

We've seen what happens, when we are less prepared, and a President's policies, minimize certain expenditures! Always, beware of ramifications, and be prepared!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

After the Pandemic - Reflecting on This?

After the Pandemic - Reflecting on This?

After the pandemic, we will eventually get back to work, school, and elsewhere. But will there be a new normal? A new start? Differences that emerge following the enforced shutdown of usual business?



After the Pandemic - Reflecting on This?
After the pandemic,

For many of us, the lockdown means more stress cooped up at home, more worry about income, more frustration. Yet, perhaps there is also an opportunity arising from this pause in customary living.

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Why So Many Can't Listen To Him Anymore?

Coronavirus Spread Through Information Suppression,

Who Got The Relief Funds?: 6 Concerns,

Our Values Have Changed,


Don't Be Anxious, Afraid or Sad - Life Will Be Beautiful Again,


After all, we have had more time on our hands. More chance to think about things. To consider what really matters: what is actually of lasting importance.


So, I'm wondering whether this thinking is revealing anything to us. Any issues previously swept under the carpet?


How to do self-reflection now for after the pandemic:

This is now the chance to engage in some self-reflection, but how do we do this? The trouble is we can lose sight of the bigger picture of our life if we are caught up in the minutia of daily concerns.

How then do we step out of what usually pre-occupies us and hopefully gain a deeper perspective? Here are some tips on how to do this.


1. Make time for quietness alone.

Create a few minutes space away from others perhaps in the garden or take a walk and then deliberately engage in self-reflection.



2. Have a starting point


Start the period of thought with whatever is uppermost in your mind. We have to begin somewhere and this is a good a place as anywhere else. For instance, it could be a concern, a problem, a question, or just a vague feeling that beckons you.


3. Mull it over
Let the mind wander as it pleases from the starting point. Don't be frightened to allow it to take you places you haven't visited lately. Admittedly, it can feel uncomfortable if we have been exposed to harsh criticism for wandering off the straight and narrow. Just be mindful of the central issue where you set off.


4. Challenge excuses
Notices the excuses you come up with for not bothering. Challenge the idea that you have no opportunity for self-reflection. We can always make time for something if we drop something less important.

Likewise, question the notion it is a waste of time: just a pleasant escape. But is this true? I have found my mind can go exploring and make discoveries. That is to say, when contemplating my life, I find out why I want certain things and what I expect from them.


5. Consciously reflect on your goals in life
Ponder about what is really important to you. What you really value. Question your own motives and values. In other words, it might involve asking yourself 'who am I?', 'where do I come from?' and 'where am I going?'


6. Consider looking 'above self'
Spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg contrasts 'looking above self' with 'looking below self'.

'Looking above self' is considering what is good for one's family, friends, and community. Letting that inform what we try to do. Asking ourselves what matters most to us or where we want to take a stand. Probably, one's values will start to emerge as one chew over things in a calm rational way.

Looking 'below self' is the opposite. It is akin to closing the mind to a higher view. This egoism produces a defensive attitude. It prefers dishonest self-justification for doing things 'my way' rather than following any alternative path. This attitude comes from desiring only one's own welfare as an end in itself. Most importantly, this severely limits a higher meaning and purpose one can personally discover for one's life.


7. Remember any deeper sense of calling
We can sometimes forget a once experienced feeling of being called towards a new horizon. A glimpse of a higher plan for our lives - perhaps one we can kick-start after the pandemic. Have I been sidetracked or thrown off course by my inward personal struggles? Perhaps I have disillusionment, depression, regret, impatience, a sense of futility. This could be due to a lack of gratitude, insensitivity, or disloyalty shown to me.

According to Swedenborg much of this can be expected. Our spiritual progress is subject to a repeated cycle. Awakening, searching, finding hope and faith, struggling, and then re-awakening to meaning and purpose.

Summary about after the pandemic
To sum up, by using this current pause in the hectic pace of life we might discover new horizons, gain insights, or clarify goals. We can only each do what we can do. But hopefully will have a chance to put some of what we have learned into action after the pandemic.

As a clinical psychologist, Stephen Russell-Lacy has specialized in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, working for many years with adults suffering distress and disturbance.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Spread Through Information Suppression

The Coronavirus And Its Spread Through Information Suppression;


Like everyone else, I've been bombarded with news and information concerning the "Coronavirus". Can't help feel the pressure from this viral outbreak when you walk into a supermarket and there's no toilet paper. Every type of paper fit to wipe yourself is gone from a panic that is created only by people who live their lives in a panic.


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 There are absolutely no shortages of anything except the shortages that are being created by the panicked people who are hoarding for no good reason. This hoarding causes people who are not panicked to hoard also.

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Our Values Have Changed,

6 Things We Must Demand From Public Leaders,


Of course, the "Coronavirus" came to the United States via naturalized immigrants who went to Wuhan China to visit their families. Most likely these naturalized U.S. Citizens brought to the United States the virus along with their family members from Wuhan China on visa's as the Chinese government canceled all domestic flights in China but let international flights out of Wuhan China proceed. 

News reports did state many U.S. Citizens of Chinese heritage were sickened with the Coronavirus in and out of the United States.

Chinatowns:

There are many Chinatowns in the United States and what I'm noticing is all the heavy outbreaks of this virus are in large cities with a Chinatown and heavily populated areas near large bodies of water. Tourism is big-time through Chinatowns in the U.S. so it's not a surprise the virus is in every town and city across the United States.

I already know positively that most if not all flu viruses come from China and this has already been established. It's been reported that U.S. drug representatives go to China each year before the flu season and get a sample of the flu virus and create a flu vaccine before the flu virus migrates to the United States. Some years the flu vaccines created are great and some years the vaccine created is inadequate.

Because of the suppression of the spread by the Chinese government and the U.S. democrat party thousands of people worldwide are now deceased. The Chinese want to save face for their deadly blunder and the U.S. Democrat party wants China to be apart of their globalization efforts no matter what.

 It's understood now even by the most relaxed democrats that the democrat party is leaning towards a communist type of government and their media is pushing the false understanding that full government control can create solutions the democrat party never was able to achieve under Barack Obama's 8 years in the presidency with a democrat stranglehold of congress.

Wuhan China:

The laboratory in Wuhan China where it's said the Coronavirus came from is located next to a large river. The Coronavirus seems to do well in moist climates next to large bodies of water. Really large outbreaks are in coastal regions of the United States and near waterways. 

Las Vegas I expected to have a large outbreak as New York because of the massive tourism and the Chinatown there but there are only 3000 cases with 139 deaths countywide (Clark County) due to the dry climate in my own opinion where moisture evaporates soon after leaving a person's mouth.

The desert southwest is very dry naturally even when it rains and except for some cases (under 500 infections and under 200 deaths) in the big counties of Clark (Las Vegas, NV.), Maricopa (Phoenix, AZ.) and Pima (Tucson, AZ.) which have massive tourism and immigrants the desert southwest maybe the best place to be during this Coronavirus outbreak, just stay out of the 3 cities listed above.


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Another characteristic of a dry climate is that evaporation is often greater than precipitation. This results in a climate that lacks ground moisture due to the low average rainfall and rapid evaporation of the precipitation that does fall.


What I'm saying are the droplets that are ejected while talking and sneezing dry up really fast in the desert southwest whereas droplets that are ejected in coastal cities stay moist for 2 or more hours. The north-central United States and Alaska have the fewest Coronavirus outbreaks but that appears to be due to the lack of huge population centers, Chinese immigrants, and tourism.

As for shutting down the United States, I guess it had to be done since very few face masks were available for public use. I surely hope the United States government will pull as much critical and noncritical manufacturing as they can out of China and back to the United States. 

The governors and the federal government could have saved United States Citizens a lot of pain and hardship if they had given away free face masks to everyone in the country. Shutting down the economy had to be done to save lives since past elected leaders gave United States manufacturing away.

Opening the United States economy back up and containing the spread of the Coronavirus should be done through "Face Masks". Many people I see already have and wear face masks but many do not. A law requiring everyone to wear face masks, "? " as a health concern measure wouldn't be bad if free or affordable face masks were available for the working poor and homeless. Unintentionally making someone else sick isn't a crime but should be kept to a minimum. 

The police will have a rough time identifying criminals but the virus will die out. The Chinese government hoarded over two billion faces asks and I'm betting everyone in Wuhan China was given one. Two Trillion dollars were spent in the United States to shore up businesses and families and I expect it would have been less expensive with no harm to the economy if the United States government had enough face masks to give to people in Coronavirus break out areas.

People who are young and naturally have an intake of the daily percentage value of the vitamin "Zinc" which is 15mg most likely will repel and not contract the Coronavirus. Zinc is a natural deterrent of the Coronavirus and older people most likely do not absorb enough of this mineral or do not take a supplement.

 I heard our president "Donald Trump" say he has to import more Zinc in a short statement as he was walking out of one of his daily Coronavirus briefings. I myself already am vitamin heavy because of medical conditions that plague me. "Zinc" has been a regular with me for years now along with other vitamins. A person can still contract the Coronavirus taking Zinc but Zinc is a big-time deterrent the Coronavirus cannot survive with.

The economy should be kept closed in areas and I mean areas of high outbreaks that should be given face masks for everyone to wear. Areas of light outbreaks should be given face masks also but keep the area economies open. Areas with no outbreaks should be let to operate freely. 

The economy has to be restarted and as long as face masks are keeping the Coronavirus from being ejected from a person's mouth there's no harm no foul. It's said that many Coronavirus carriers do not exhibit symptoms so a face mask over everyone's airways stopping droplet ejections seems to be the likely cure until the Coronavirus dies out naturally due to not being able to spread.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Who Got The Relief Funds?: 6 Concerns;

Relief Funds;

While, it may be possible, our elected officials, created their relief bills, for this recent pandemic, because of true, humane interests, feeling, and priorities, based on previous actions, and behaviors, and the number of issues/ problems/ challenges, we've already witnessed/ observed, this should be concerning, to every citizen, who wants the system to work, for those, neediest, in a timely manner! 

Who Got The Relief Funds?: 6 Concerns;
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Many people, especially, Independent Contractors, smaller businesses, independent restaurants/ establishments, etc, have wondered, Who got the relief funds? since most of them, have not.

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Our Values Have Changed,


6 Things We Must Demand From Public Leaders,


With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 6 concerns, which every American, must demand answers to.

1. Very few small business people got funds:

How can the Small Business Administration, run - out of funds, so quickly? Why does it seem, every Federal allocation, seems to favor certain regions of the country, over others? For example, thus far, the $1200, promised to every American, has started being dispensed, in traditional Republic regions, while others have seen nothing, yet? Is this, merely, a glitch in the system, or another example of corruption, and pork - belly, politics, at its worst?

2. Bigger restaurant chains received big SBA loans, while many neighborhood eateries have seen nothing:

 When larger restaurant chains, such as Ruth's Chris' Restaurants, and Shake Shack, received multiple millions, and so many local eateries, have not yet received anything, doesn't it make you suspicious? When party - politics, seems to be prioritized over the greater good, it isn't right!

3. Major airlines received funds: 

While it is important to ensure a healthy airline industry, for the good of the United States economy, shouldn't there be more protections, to ensure, they don't use these funds, as they appeared, did, with other bailouts? Shouldn't restricting stock buybacks, encouraging employment, etc, be necessities?

4. Larger corporations received funds: 
There seems to be a direct relationship between, corporate political contributions, and support for certain officials and getting better guarantees, terms, etc. Shouldn't the neediest Americans, and smaller, at-risk companies and individuals, be a greater priority, than the wealthiest, receiving subsidies/ advantageous loans, etc, over loans/ funds, for company planes, etc?

5. Independent contractors didn't!:
 A very small percentage of Independent Contractors, professionals (especially dental and law offices, etc), have seen any of the SBA funding, so far! After a disturbing, confusing, challenging, involved, multi-step process, instead of funds, they received a message, informing them, funds have been all used - up!

6. The $1200 payments: 
While some have received some of the monies, which were supposed to be paid, to the neediest, there have been multiple reports, of mistakes, errors, monies going to wrong accounts, etc, they should be acceptable. In addition, the rollout has appeared to first, send these funds, to certain states, based on partisan political considerations. Also, since many of the neediest, don't file, have checking accounts, and physical checks, will arrive weeks later, how fair, is this?

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Our Values Have Changed;

Our Values Have Changed;

As I write this from California, we are in the fifth week of social distancing orders and business shutdowns for this, the fifth-largest economy in the world.


Our Values Have Changed;
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The news is filled with news of the pandemic of the virus and its devastating effects. Millions of people have had their lives turned upside down, and after weeks of isolation, are finding new ways to look at how they live, how they work, and what is truly important.

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Blaming China, And WHO,

Covid-19: Introduction Symptoms and Prevention,

The Media,

Lockdown,


The Research Of COVID-19, 


It wasn't long ago that racing around and getting as much "stuff' as possible was thought to be the way we "should" be living our lives. Being "busy" was considered to be honorable and right. If you didn't say you were busy, people might think you were a bad or shiftless person, back in those days... which were only a month and a half ago. Now, from only a week weeks out, that world looks very far away indeed.

Remember?

 You went on a cruise, you flew to some other part of the world because it was cool. Not paying attention to what was happening in the world and our mutual connection was allowed, even if it was frowned on. Now, that point of view has become obsolete. It is more than obvious that we are all connected. And being forced to slow down has led to some powerful changes in how we perceive our roles in the world.

We all knew that the planet was changing, that it was warming up, that somewhere someone else would pay the price for the choices, and acted like we didn't know.


Now those are not options we can even consider:

We go through days of living in isolation, if we are able to do so, visiting stores only when needed, looking at those who are working in public places as newly recognized heroes.

What took so long for us to understand how our lives and our economies actually work? A lot of writing on this question is coming out, and people are talking of a sea change in business, in our values, in our way of life altogether.

People talk of how

People talk of how the skies are clear in places that have been devastated by human activity, of how heroes are popping up from everywhere, of how important it is to change our ways and use this opportunity to do what's right, instead of what gives short-term enjoyment. We discuss how small changes add up, how we didn't really need all that stuff anyway.

Our grandchildren are watching. Even if you haven't been born, remember the future is in our hands. This is our chance. Let's make the most of it.

Don't Be Anxious, Afraid or Sad - Life Will Be Beautiful Again;

Coronavirus pandemic:


In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are anxious and afraid. Street interviews with people on TV news revealed that they were freely admitting that they were scared to be out there, both men and women, old and young.



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 Life Will Be Beautiful Again


Being scared doesn't mean you don't have courage. The people who get up and go to the shops for supplies are showing courage despite their fear. And of course doctors, nurses and health workers are showing another level of courage and caring.


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Covid-19: Introduction Symptoms and Prevention,
Lockdown,
Blaming China, And WHO,
The Research Of COVID-19,


But despite the fear and sadness, we should not lose sight of the future beyond this pandemic. There is life again afterward. There will be fun and happiness, running and jumping and picnics and walks. Yes, it's coming!

LIFE:

Life is usually waves of joy, sadness, joy again. Tragedy hits unexpectedly, we weep and are heavy-hearted, but it lifts and we see the sun again, and life regains it's color and our hearts their lightness.

Spanish flu pandemic:

My Grandmother was pregnant when 1918 to 1920 Spanish flu pandemic hit her community, and she gave birth to my Dad in 1919 at a chaotic time when the hospitals and staff were overwhelmed with the sick. My Dad was premature and was put in a shoebox because the nurses thought he was dead, a flu baby. 

But he wasn't and was noticed by a nurse, and he lived to get married, to have me, as a son, and three daughters. He had a happy married life, and our house was always filled with laughter and fun times. We had grandparents and lots of uncles and aunties that used to visit and good times were had. My childhood was one of the best, and I always look back on it with fond memories.

Do you see how tragedy, chaos, anxiety, and fear melt away and are forgotten? And the sadness and hardship of this time will also disappear like the morning mist, and in that glorious new day will you think of the mist that was? I think not! And this is the thing: the bad times will pass. The good times will return. Not only that but because of the hard times that people have endured, the world will be a gentler, better place.

Don't Despair!

So don't despair! Don't give up. It's dark, yes. But the dawn is coming. It's sad, yes. But joy is bubbling up underneath. As we focus on all the terrible things happening, we miss the butterfly going past. We don't see the fresh, new green leaves budding, prophesying of new life, and new growth happening under our noses. Look around you, like a panner looking in his pan full of gravel for that glint of gold, and you'll find the good and the beautiful all around you.

 Listen to the birds singing outside. In your apartment blocks, listen to the murmuring sounds of people moving about, talking, clattering dishes - all signs of life! A life that will soon burst out into the wide world again, showering us with noise and activity, fun and excitement! And quiet cups of tea with a book in the shade of a tree. Don't be sad, be patient.

If you have been thinking of taking your life. Please don't leave us. We are all the people you are going to help in the future, whom you are going to be kind to. You are precious and needed. We need you. You can make a difference in this world just by one act of kindness to a hurting person like you are hurting now. You are not alone in this. Stay with us and spread the virus of kindness, which is very infectious. Let that be your mission, and let nothing stop you from doing it. You'll see how your gloom will vanish!

So let's all endure this time of having courage and perseverance for a little while longer. Be ready for the brilliant dawn that is surely coming!

Covid-19: Introduction Symptoms and Prevention:

INTRODUCTION:

Coronavirus, aka Covid-19, is on the list of infectious diseases. However, this is a new form of the virus and it has been discovered recently. The majority of people who get this virus suffer from mild or moderately severe symptoms. The good thing is that most of the patients recover from the illness without any treatment. In this article, we are going to talk about the symptoms and preventive measures that can help you stay safe.



Covid-19: Introduction-Symptoms-and-Prevention:
COVID-19


According to research studies that have been done so far, older individuals and those who already have underlying medical conditions, such as cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes are more likely to suffer from severe symptoms of the diseases.

As far as prevention is concerned, the best way is to be informed, which means you need to take proper precautions to avoid catching the virus. For this, you need to understand what causes the diseases and how it spreads from one person to another.


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The first and most important preventive measure is to wash your hands often using a sanitizer, such as alcohol and avoid touching your nose, hair, lips, or other parts of your face.

Now, the million-dollar question is, how does this virus spread? According to the most recent research studies, the coronavirus tends to spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The tiny droplets of the discharge from the mouse or nose of the person enter another person's body through their nose or mouth. Therefore, it's important to follow proper respiratory etiquette.

Currently, we don't have any treatments or vaccines for coronavirus. But clinical trials are still in progress in order to evaluate potential treatments and their efficacy. You can get updated information from the WHO website.


Prevention;

Fortunately, there are some proven ways to prevent infection and slow down the pace it spreads at. Given below are some tips that can help you save yourself from the infection and slow down the spread.


  • Make it a habit to wash your hands with soapy water. It's better to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds as this is the amount of time the soapy water takes to kill the virus.
  • If someones are sneezing or coughing, make sure you stand at least one meter away from them.
  • As much as possible, try to keep from touching your face
  • If you have to sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth to keep the droplets from infecting others or things in front of you.
  • If you think that you are infected with the virus, don't get out and stay inside your room.
  • Don't smoke or take part in activities that can cause your lungs to get weaker.
  • Practice social distancing and don't travel unless you really have to.

Symptoms:

First of all, it's important to note that the coronavirus doesn't affect everyone the same way. Since Covid-19 spreads respiratory diseases, most people suffer from mild to moderate symptoms. This means most sufferers can recover from the illness without getting any special treatment. All they need to do is keep themselves away from everyone and practice the tips given above.

However, people with underlying conditions are at a higher risk of suffering from severe symptoms. Some of them may even die from the virus. Similarly, people over the age of 60 are also at a higher risk of severe symptoms. Therefore, these people should be more careful than others.

Common Symptoms:

Given below are some common symptoms of the virus. They are mild symptoms and can go away between 7 and 14 days.


  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
  • Fever

Other Symptoms:


  • Sore throat
  • Pains and aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Few people may suffer from a runny nose and diarrhea

If you have mild symptoms or you are observing self-isolation, you may get in touch with your health care provider for advice on how you can get tested for the virus. This is important if you want to save yourself and your family from the infection. Your life and the life of your family are in your hands.
If you have a cough, fever or you find it difficult to breathe, you may want to contact your nearby doctor right away without wasting time.

So, this was basic information about the Covid-19 and the steps you can take to save yourself from the infection.

Blaming China, And WHO

Blaming China, And WHO, Despite The Timeline: 6 Specifics;


If there's one lesson, I've learned, in my, over 4 decades, in all areas of leadership (including identifying, qualifying, training, developing, consulting to, and implementing professionally designed leadership training programs), it's when someone consistently resorts to blaming and complaining, rather than how to best serve and represent his constituents, he's usually, not fit, to lead!



Blaming China, And WHO
Donald Trump



 Throughout his storied career, and clearly, in these last three years, Donald Trump has never taken any personal responsibility, while resorting to passing the buck! Therefore, while it should be concerning/ disturbing, it shouldn't surprise anyone, this pattern has continued, throughout this pandemic health crisis. 


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With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, review, explain/ examine, and discuss, 6 specifics, where President Trump has blamed China, and the World Health Organization (WHO), despite the apparent timeline, which seems to contradict his version.



1. WHO:

WHO notified us in January: WHO received notice from China of this pandemic, and reported it, to world leaders, in early January. They offered the United States details, but, Trump, either, minimized, or didn't pay significant attention, to the threat and reality. Pay attention, because regardless of the President's version, he and his administration were informed, and he chose to call it a hoax, etc!


2.US:

The US refused test kits, stating they didn't trust the so-called, Chinese kits: In Trump's version, he refused the offered testing kits, because he didn't trust the Chinese. However, in reality, these were created by the Germans!


3. WHO minimized the danger:

In Trump's, alternative version, WHO minimized the danger! While there is little doubt, errors were probably made, there's a big difference, between hindsight, and who should be held responsible!



4. The US CDC representatives, reported concerns, in late January: 


Since the US CDC representatives reported their concerns in late January, Trump's version, blaming everyone except himself, seems to be less than the complete story! According to this President, it's always someone else's fault!



5. Complimenting China's efforts in China: 


In January, the President complimented the Chinese government on their efforts, etc. Although, he eventually, restricted travel from China, it was not until, nearly 40, 000 people had entered the country. In addition, in his version of events, he recreated/ reinvented history, by stating, we were the first nation to take such measures, although, in reality, we were approximately, the 40th one, to do so!


6. Totally unprepared, calling it a hoax, etc : 


Articulating a message, stating it was a hoax, and minimizing the danger, significantly delayed our country's response, as well as inspiring people to take smart measures, such as Social Distancing, etc. Instead of using the information received about the virus' chemical formulation, and working on solutions, and putting together, sufficient supplies (such as respirators, masks, protective garments, etc), he continued denying the facts!

 In addition, As recently as January, he continued having protective gear, etc, sent to China, rather than preparing for the eventual pandemic. Although his government knew of the danger (or should have), they informed New Orleans, and Louisiana, it was safe to conduct Mardi Gras celebrations/ activities, which ended up, endangering thousands!


Wake up, America, because this is only the tip - of - the - iceberg! WHO we vote for matters, especially, in terms of being ready for prime - time, and prepared, as the United States President, and his administration, should, and must be!


Richard has owned businesses, been a COO, CEO, Director of Development, consultant, professionally run events, consulted to thousands, conducted personal development seminars, and worked on political campaigns, for 4 decades. Rich has written three books and thousands of articles.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Lockdown

Lockdown is an emergency:


Lockdown is an emergency protocol that sometimes prevents people or information from leaving a neighborhood. The protocol can usually only be initiated by someone during a position of authority.



Lockdown
 An emergency.


 Lockdowns also can be wont to protect people inside a facility or, for instance, a computer system, from a threat or other external event. Of buildings, a drill usually means doors leading outside are locked such nobody may enter or exit. A full lockdown usually means people must stay where they're and should not enter or exit a building or rooms within said building. If people are during a hallway, they ought to go
to the closest safe, enclosed room.


Types :

Procedures for using both emergency and preventive lockdowns must be planned.


Preventive :

A preventive lockdown' may be a preemptive action plan implemented to deal with an unusual scenario or a weakness within the system to preempt any danger to make sure the security and security of individuals, organizations, and systems. the main target for preventive actions are to avoid dangers and risks arising from the nonconformances to the traditional circumstances, but also commonly includes improvements in inefficiency.




Preventive lockdowns are preemptive to mitigate risk. Most organizations plan for the emergency but fail to plan for other situations that may quickly degrade to dangerous levels. 

These protocols must be supported by the sort of the threat and will be kept simple and short for quick learning and implementation, and versatile enough to handle several scenarios. this enables administrators more options to settle on from which are easier to use in various scenarios. for instance, in case of a loud scene by a parent or an unarmed petty thief being chased by the police through the varsity playground, this
the flexible procedure allows school administrators the pliability to implement a more limited lockdown while teaching in the school continues, thus eliminating the necessity for a complete emergency, disruption, and delays within the resumption of
teaching, etc. 

The results of not having procedures to implement such are that things might quickly escalate where there might be a loss of human lives. 

Its mean that limit movements or activities during a community while allowing most organizations to function normally, or limit movements or activities such only organizations supplying basic needs and services can function normally.



Typical scenarios:

Schools:
Lockdown procedures vary by the varsity district. Generally, a lockdown means interior and exterior doors are locked, and all students and staff must remain in their location from the time the lockdown is announced. Windows are covered, and students stand at the rear of the classroom or faraway from windows.


Since the Columbine Shooting in 1999, lockdown procedures in schools are constantly changing. Some schools direct teachers to continue with standard procedures while remaining quiet, while some recommend a lively approach against
threats.

Prisons:
In its commonest usage in corrections units, the term lockdown is often defined as a course of action to regulate the movement of inmates. Confining all prisoners, except workers, to their cells until the top of the day is an example of a "This period" during a corrections schedule. However, a "full lockdown" is employed when all prisoners are locked in their cells to prevent prison riots or unrest from spreading or during an emergency.

Hospitals:
In US guidelines, occasions for preventing entry into a hospital may include a power outage, earthquake, flooding, fire, bomb threat, the hostage crisis, and active shooter. Occasions for preventing both entry and exit from a hospital may include
external contamination, civil disturbance, and abduction of an infant or child.
On April 10, 2008, two Canadian secondary schools were locked down thanks to suspected firearm threats.

 George S. Henry:
Academy was locked down in Toronto, Ontario at approximately 2:00 p.m. The Emergency Task Force was contacted and the lockdown lasted for quite two hours. New Westminster lyceum was locked down in New Westminster, British Columbia at approximately 1:40 p.m. 

The Emergency Response Team was called and therefore the school was under lockdown
until 4:30 p.m. thanks to the dimensions of the varsity, some students weren't ready to leave until 7:00 p.m.

On 19 April 2013:
On 19 April 2013, the whole city of Boston was locked down and everyone public transportation stopped during the manhunt for terrorist Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing, while the town of Watertown was
under heavy-armed police and SWAT surveillance, also as systematic house-to-house searches.

In the 2015 Brussels:
In the 2015 Brussels lockdown, the town was locked down for days while security services sought suspects involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks. Later in 2015, a terror threat caused the 2015 l. a. Unified administrative district closure.

In August 2019:
In August 2019, the Indian government imposed a lockdown on Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of the special status of the state. Indian government aimed to curb terrorism by imposing restrictions within the region.

During the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic:
During the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, numerous governments skilled the disease with lockdowns of international borders and public spaces, including but not limited to China, Colombia, France, Italy, India, Malaysia, UK, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, US, etc.

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