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He pointed out that not a single COVID-19 patient of his that has been on the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin regimen for five days or more has had to be intubated.
“The chance of that occurring by chance, according to my sons Leon and Hunter who did some stats for me, are .000-something,” he said, adding that “it’s ridiculously low.”
You can be sure that this is just the beginning. Today libraries are already acting and improvising. Later, they’ll be figuring out what the experience means to their future operations and their role in American communities.
“I was pretty sure this whole family-style thing with strangers wasn’t going to work,” Strong said. “I thought if this comes here, I’m not a big enough restaurant group to close and wait it out. I’m the sole owner-operator. The obvious immediate thing was to do takeout and delivery.”
“Farmers all post signs,” said Rivera-Krouse, “with our staff assisting. A social distancing reminder, entrance and exit signs, signs about handwashing and covering your cough. There’s a sign asking people only to touch what they intend to buy.”
John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world, including an interview with Steve Carell to mark the 15thanniversary of THE OFFICE, as well as John’s newest hero Coco.
They’re the road warriors that are keeping America’s shelves stocked. An army of big rig truck drivers are putting themselves in the way of danger to make sure stores stay supplied. While truck driving is often thought of as an already isolated occupation, these drivers say there are more safety precautions that need to be taken than most people realize. From donning gloves to changing clothes when they get off the road, these heroes are doing everything to make sure we can get groceries.
As nurses and hospitals all over the country plead for much-needed medical supplies, Detroit automakers and their employees are heeding the call. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden shares the story of one of them: Pat Tucker, a Detroit grandmother. “I’d rather save lives than sit at home,” she says.
Europe’s Schengen Area – which allows restriction-free travel throughout vast swathes of the Continent – has seen borders between nations reappear, in some cases for the first time in 25 years.
Despite shuttering, Cahn realized he could help his customer base of doctors and nurses, who still needed to eat, and take donations to help pay some of his employees. He took a week off to plan, and repainted the walls with microbicidal paint, deep cleaned the space, and sanitized all of his equipment as a precaution.
The scientists say there is now the knowledge to create an ocean renaissance for wildlife by 2050 and with it bolster the services that the world’s people rely on, from food to coastal protection to climate stability. The measures needed, including protecting large swathes of ocean, sustainable fishing and pollution controls, would cost billions of dollars a year, the scientists say, but would bring benefits 10 times as high.
“This is an important purchase to protect the Everglades and the drinking water of millions,” said Diana Umpierre, Everglades organizer for the Sierra Club. Around this time last year, we stood at that same location with local leaders with the unified message of ‘Not here, not now, not ever, no oil rigs in our Everglades’ and after 72 organizations sent a letter to the governor demanding state action to stop oil drilling at this site. So, this is welcomed news and we look forward to reviewing the terms of the purchase agreement announced today.”
The commitment is an about-face for an electric utility that poured $37.9 million into a campaign to defeat a ballot initiative that would have required it to generate 50 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030 — a milestone similar to what the company laid out Wednesday.
Standing Rock Chairman Mike Faith called it a “significant legal win” and said it’s humbling that the protests continue to “inspire national conversations” about the environment.
The herd has previously appeared in the town during bad weather events, but now it seems to be drawn by the unusual quiet. The BBC quoted a town councillor, who said, “They are curious, goats are, and I think they are wondering what’s going on like everybody else.”
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