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The Lighter Side of Wearing Masks (Disney Animation)
Social Distancing (click on image on right and smile)

Latest on COVID-19 in  November — Updated
     11/20/2020:
     Another Shortage of Surgical Gloves as Cases Surge Again — New
     CDC Urges You to Say Home this Thanksgiving, but if you do travel....
— New
    
What does emergency approval of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? — New
     Masks Still Needed After You Get the Vaccine
— New
     Delirium May Be a Sign of COVID-19 in the Elderly
— New
     Patients Dying of COVID-19 Refusing to Believe It
— New
     ER Doctor Got Virus and Urges People to Wear Masks
— New
     This Week's Statistics
           
Florida Department of Health's dashboard — Updated
           
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard — Updated

     11/13/2020:
     COVID-19 Risk Assessment Travel Planning Tool — New
     Study: Almost 2,000 Marines & Asymptomatic Spread — New
     Holiday Celebrations & Small Gatherings — New
     COVID-19 Patients Developed Psychiatric Disorders — New
     Woman Shed the Virus for 70 Days w/out Symptoms — New
     9% of Hospitalized Patients Readmitted w/in 2 Months — New
     This Week's Statistics
           
Florida Department of Health's dashboard — Updated
           
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard — Updated

     11/6/2020:
     U.S. Shattered Records for New Cases This Week
     Worst Hit Regions Still Resist Wearing Masks
     The Psychology Behind Not Wearing Masks
     Healthcare Workers the First to Get the Vaccine
     Delaware's Mask & Stay-at-home Orders Suppressed Transmission
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard


Latest on COVID-19 in October
     10/30/2020:
     Graphic Explainer of Virus Spread in a Classroom, Bar & Room
     Household Spread is Common and Quick
     Dr. Birx Hits the Road
     New Infections and Misunderstood Deaths Data
     What a Coronavirus Vaccine Can & Cannot Do
     A Dose of Reality in the Vaccine Race
    
DeSantis & DOH Criticised Again
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     10/23/2020:
    
More Than 80,000 Cases Reported Today Alone
    
14-year Old Wins 3M Award for a Possible COVID-19 Cure
    
CDC Revises What Constitutes "Close Contact"
    
The False Promise of Herd Immunity
    
COVID-19 Antibodies May Last for Months
     Cases Dropped by 75% in Arizona
     Thanksgiving Advice in the Time of Covid
     This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     10/16/2020:
     U.S. Tops 600,000 Cases on Thursday

    
Chris Christie Said He Should Have Worn a Mask
    
Small, Indoor Groups Driving Spike in COVID-19 Cases
     Johnson & Johnson and Pfiser Have Paused Vaccine Trials

     Inhaling COVID-19 a Major Way of Getting the Virus
  
     Florida Obscuring the Extent of its COVID-19 Cases
     The Villages Charter Schools Have Stopped Reporting Cases

 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

      10/9/2020:
     Florida Reported 2,908 New Cases & 18 New Deaths This Week

     Want to reduce your COVID-19 risk? Get your Zzzzs.
     Rose Garden Ceremony a Super Spreader Event
     Study of Super-Spreader Events

     COVID-19 lasts 9 Hours on Skin
     Reinfections are Sometimes Worse
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     10/2/2020:
     President & First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

     We're Nowhere Near End of the Pandemic

     More Than 100 New Cases in Sumter County
     Moderna's Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until Spring
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard
 

Latest on COVID-19 in September
      9/25/2020:
     New Weapon Against COVID-19: Dogs
    
Genetic Science Helped Expose Secret Iowa Outbreak
     The CDC's Reputation has Crumbled Even More

     COVID-19 Deaths Reach Over 200,000 on Tuesday
    
Pentagon Squanders Covid Relief Money

      9/4/2020:
     Severe Cases Due to
Overzealous Immune System
     No Evidence to Support Plasma Treatment for COVID-19
     Diarrhea & Vomiting Key Signs of COVID-19 in Children

     First Documented Case of Reinfection in U.S.
     Florida Cutting Ties with Quest Diagnostics Over Data Dump
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard


Latest COVID-19 in August
      8/28/2020
:
    
CDC Shocks Everyone with Change Its Testing Guidelines
     Testing is Down in Florida

     6 Feet May Not Be Enough Protection in Some Places
     Public Restrooms and Tissues Spreading the Virus
     Physicians Can Now Certify
COVID-19 Deaths
 
    This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     8/21/2020:
     New York Doctors Pay It Forward
     Children Play Larger Role in Community Spread Than Thought
     More Than 7K Children Diagnosed
    
98 Symptoms Long Haulers Say They've Had
     Long Infection, Mental & Neurological Effects
     Quick COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization
     Dr. Fauci Interview — How to Wash Deliveries, and More
    
Central Florida Cases Decline, Not Sumter & Marion Counties
    
Florida, Texas & California Are Three New Yorks
     CDC Back In Charge of Collecting COVID-19 Data

     This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     8/14/2020:
     FDA Found Another Dangerous Toxin in Hand Sanitizers
     Only 13 States Do Contact Tracing and Share What They've Found
     Employees Sent Home after COVID-19 Exposure at FL School

     FL Children — A 137% Increase of Cases Over Past 4 Weeks
     Hundreds Infected at Georgia Summer Camp
     More FL Children Dying as Schools Struggle to Reopen
    
CDC’s Guidance to Schools Glosses Over Ventilation Systems
    
Do Not Wear Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents
     Neck Gators are Not COVID-19 Masks
    
How To Care for Your Mask So It Continues to be Effective
     Two Chinese Cities Find COVID-19 on Imported Frozen Foods

     800+ People World-wide are Dead Because of COVID-19 Misinformation
     This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard

     8/7/2020:
     FDA Hand Sanitizer List Widens to Over 100 Products
     People Are Drinking Hand Sanitizer. Don't do it!
     What are the chances of getting infected at school?
     If kids can transmit COVID-19, how often do they?
     COVID-19's Lingering Problems
     The Virus Can Cause Kidney Failure
    
Can common cold coronaviruses teach the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2?
     How the Pandemic Defeated America
    
This Week's Statistics
         
Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard


Latest on COVID-19 in July
      7/31/2020
:
     More Hand Sanitizers to Avoid Added to FDA's List

     Child COVID-19 Cases & Hospitalizations Jump 23%

     The Toll that Covid-19 Takes on the Heart

     6 Distinct Types of COVID-19
          Virus Almost Killed Healthy Woman with No Normal Symptoms
     New COVID-19 Data System Not Faster or More Complete
     President Pushing
Hydroxychloroquine Again & Not Wearing a Mask (His authority — Dr. Stella Immanuel)
         
Woman in The Villages taking Hydroxychloroquine
     Another Reason to Wear a Mask

          37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus

     This Week's Statistics

      7/24/2020:
     Wearing a Mask is now Patriotic

    
Businesses
Requiring Face Masks Is Growing
     Get COVID-19 more than once — relapse or something else?
    
FDA Updates List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid
     Letter Advising a Shut-down & Restart for Some States

    
Governors Still Not Getting Supplies
    
How a Struggling Nursing Home Keeps COVID-19 at Bay

    
This Week's Statistics

     7/17/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
     Masks Required to Shop at Walmart & Sam's Club
     U.S. Sets a New Record for Cases & Deaths
    
Can you catch COVID-19 more than once?
    
Vaccine May Not Be Enough to Stop the Pandemic
    
18 States in the Coronavirus "Red Zone"
    
Coronavirus Outbreak Timeline
    
Expert Debunks Myths About Face Masks
    
Latest on COVID-19 in July
    
How Vulnerable Are Children?
     In Duval County, 26.3% of Children Tested Positive
     Safety for Teachers
     COVID-19 Infections at Summer Camps
    
      7/10/2020
:
    
This Week's Statistics
     COVID-19 Miniscule Particles in the Air
     Latest on COVID-19 in July
     Check Labels on Hand Sanitizers

      7/3/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
     European Union (EU) Bans Americans
     U.S. Airlines Require COVID-19 Questionaires
     States Quarantine Travelers from High-incident States
     Infections Rising in the Young People of Florida
    
Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc from Head to Toe
     Dealing with Masks in the Summer Heat
     Public Believes CDC Information Accurate



Latest on COVID-19 in June
      6/26/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
          Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard
     Texas & Florida Order Bars to Close Again
     New Spike in Cases Due to Rush to Open
    
Latest on COVID-19 in June    
    
European Union (EU) Considering Banning American Travelers
     Quarantine Ordered on Travelers from FL, AZ & TX
     Expanded List of Those at Increased Risk of Severe Illness
     Three New Symptoms Added
     NPR Segment About Understanding "Asymptomatic"

     6/19/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics:
          Florida Department of Health's dashboard
         
Florida's COVID-19 Action dashboard
    
A Different Approach to Treatment — Passive Immunity
    
1st Evidence That a Drug Can Improve COVID-19 Survival
     Latest on COVID-19 in June
    
Florida May Be the Next COVID-19 Epicenter
     Blood Type May Influence Severity of the Virus
     Virus in Italy as Early as
December
     Cape Canaveral Monitoring Raw Sewage for Community Spread

     California Mandates Masks Following Spike in Cases
     Tips If Going to the Beach
     Microsoft Developed COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
     Other Nations Launched Contact-Tracing Smart Phone Apps

     6/12/2020:
     This Week's Statistics
     Hydroxychloroquine Did Not Prevent the Virus
     Latest on COVID-19 in June
     Latest on COVID-19 in June
     Latest on COVID-19 in June
     No Evidence Pets Spread the Virus to Their Humans

    

Latest on COVID-19 in May
      5/29/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
     Governor DeSantis Rebuts Reason for Rebekah Jones Firing
     WHO Compares U.S. to Other Countries
     Asymptomatic Cases Greater Than Thought
     COVID-19
Aerosol (airborne) Transmission
     COVID-19 Treatment Targets Immune Response in Overdrive
    
District Weekly Bulletin Announces Openings

      5/22/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
     Tips for Doing Memorial Day Safely, Social Distancing & When Others Don't
     COVID-19 Causing Inflammatory Condition in Children
     Sunlight Disinfects
     Rebekah Jones (Creator of FL DOH Dashboard) Fired
     6 Essentials for Effective Masks
     Data from Two Tests Erroneously Combined
     CDC Tweeks Wording of How COVID-19 Spreads
     Avoid Large Gatherings    

     5/15/2020:
    
This Week's Statistics
     Virologist Dr. Joseph Fair Gets COVID-19 While Doing Everything Right
     CDC's Advice for Reopening Shelved by Trump Administration
     How COVID-19 Effects Children
     Video Showing How the Virus Spreads
     51 Choir Members Come Down with COVID-19 After Practice
     Trump Pressuring CDC to Change How it Calculates Death Tolls
     Eased Restrictions Resulted in Resurgence of Cases
     PPE, Now Test Supply Shortages

     5/6/2020
    
This Week's Statistics
     COVID-19 Untruths, Myths, Misinformation & Rumors
     COVID-19 Treatment & a Llama Called Winter
     Children Getting Mysterious Inflammatory Syndrome
     COVID-19 Anxiety or Depression
     Potential Effectiveness of Remdesivir in Early Stages of the Virus
     Using Antibody Tests to Determine Readiness to Reopen
     Step-by-Step Guidance for Reopening Shelved
     Americans Urged to Leave Quarantine and "Be Warriors"
     Trump Suggests that Virus from WuHan Lab, Not Bats
     List of COVID-19 Symptoms Expanding
     Everyone Doesn't Present with the Same Symptoms
     In the Oval Office, Nurse Asked if Supplies Were Sufficient?
     Justice Department Open a Criminal Investigation of Suppliers No Delivering

    

Latest on COVID-19 in April

      4/29/2020:

Latest on COVID-19 in March

      3/29/2020:

   
How to Host a Get-together as Safely as Possible
How to Do Memorial Day (summer fun) Safely put out by WebMD (5/22/2020)
    
Social Distancing video put out by WebMD

     What to Do When Others Aren't Social Distancing

Hurricane Season & COVID-19 — Only a few weeks until season's end.
    
Differences in How to Prepare During the COVID-19 Pandemic
     What You Need to Know If You Have to Go to a Shelter (Hint: it involves packing hand sanitizer and masks.)

Travel:
     11 Ways the Pandemic Will Change Travel
    
Coronavirus: How to Stay Safe on a Flight
     Flying in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Program in The Villages (updated 6/26/2020)
    
COVID-19 Testing continues in The Villages
(5/14/2020)

COVID-19 Symptom Checker
     10 coronavirus symptoms that we may not be aware of
          COVID Toes may be another Symptom
     Have a mild case of COVID-19?

27 Coronavirus Myths Explored (updated 5/7/2020)
     13 Coronavirus Myths Busted by Science (3/10/2020)
Thinking critically about Coronavirus news & information — How to sort out what's true and what's not?

About the COVID-19 Pandemic
     Who is at risk?
     What are its symptoms?
     How is it spread?
     How to prevent catching or spreading the virus?
     What is still unknown?
     Additional Information
Concern Increasing
CDC Slow in Getting Test Kits Out
World Health Organization (WHO) — COVID-19 Advice, including when traveling.

Face Masks & Making Your Own
Home-made Sanitizers & Disinfectant
     How Long Do Coronaviruses Live on Surfaces? (Click on chart on the right.)


Scams:

    
Medicare Fraud Using COVID-19
     More FTC Warnings About Scam Coronavirus Treatments
    
COVID-19 Contact Tracing ScamFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    
Florida Consumer eNewsletter for July
     An Arrest in a Multimillion Dollar COVID-19 Scheme

     Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people
     Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus
     Warnings sent to sellers of Coronavirus treatment scams
    
Coronavirus scams, Part 2


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