All of this "mask safety" talk reminds me of this George Carlin bit on airport security after 9/11:
"Airport security is a stupid idea, it's a waste of money, and it's only there for one reason, to make white people feel safe. That's all. The illusion, the feeling and illusion of safety cause the authorities know they can't make an airplane completely safe..."
Mandatory Employee Vaccinations + Adverse Reactions = Workers' Comp Claims?
"If you require your employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment (i.e., for work-related reasons), then any adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is work-related. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7"
COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Documents from "Kaleb in Atlanta"
Solari Report Form for Employees Whose Employers Are Requiring Covid-19 Injections
The government should NOT BE DOING THIS to begin with.
Via Rosemary Brown:
It has been concerning to learn of a data breach impacting more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians who were contact traced for COVID-19. The Legislature is calling for an immediate, independent investigation into how this happened and why it was not addressed sooner by the executive branch.
__________________________________ RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK I desire to participate in the ___________________, provided by the __________________________________, a (YOUR STATE HERE) (TYPE OF ORGANIZATION HERE) organization (“___________________") conducted on at , (YOUR STATE HERE). (“(Activity)”). As lawful consideration for being permitted by the to participate in the (Activity), I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this Release of Liability and Waiver and Assumption of Risk ("Agreement").
(via Rosemary Brown)
House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has announced plans to have the House Government Oversight Committee investigate the Wolf administration’s handling of nursing homes and other senior and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, roughly half of all COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania are attributable to nursing homes. Questions remain about data reporting related to nursing homes and especially about a March 18 order from the Department of Health requiring nursing home readmissions from hospitals of COVID-19-positive patients, among other things. This order was even stronger than the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding this issue.
Bill Gates, George Soros, and several members of the Rockefeller family were deemed responsible for the advent and spread of the Chinese virus, which has killed tens of thousands of small businesses and forever changed the world for the worst.
It is time for everyone to come out of this negative trance, this collective hysteria, because famine, poverty, massive unemployment will kill, mow down many more people than SARS-CoV-2!
It's not the first time llamas have been called to action against viruses.
When you think about how scientists are researching potential coronavirus treatments, llamas—yes, those large, furry animals who are likely to spit when agitated—probably don't come to mind at all. But one group of researchers believe the camelids may have at least some answers to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
via Laurence Hillman:
Please find an essay with some thoughts on COVID here:
There is also a Podcast here
In a bold and ambitious collaboration, Apple and Google are developing a smartphone platform that tries to track the spread of the novel coronavirus at scale and at the same time preserve the privacy of iOS and Android users who opt in to it.
The cross-platform system will use the proximity capabilities built into Bluetooth Low Energy transmissions to track the physical contacts of participating phone users. If a user later tests positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, she can choose to enter the result into a health department-approved app. The app will then contact all other participating phone users who have recently come within six or so feet of her.