Bronx Zoo Tiger Tests Positive for CCP Virus: Officials – NATION AND STATE

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for the CCP virus, which believed to be the first infection of a zoo animal anywhere in the world and the first case of human-to-animal transmission in the United States. The 4-year-old tiger and six other tigers and lions have developed symptoms.

Coronavirus: Who needs masks or other protective gear? – BBC News

The UK is not advising most people to wear either medical or homemade
masks. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government is following
medical and scientific advice on their use.

England’s deputy chief
medical officer Prof Jonathan Van Tam says he does not believe that healthy people wearing them in the UK would reduce the spread of the disease. “What matters now is social distancing,” he says.

The difference between [[[them]]] & us | ukgovernmentwatch

…The rest of us find innovative & fun things to do & share with others; check on neighbours to see they are OK; organise family weekends with board games (no not bored); Skype our friends & create a telephone network to keep others from feeling isolated; get into the garden or down the Allotment; catch up on DIY; start cooking bread; go running/cycling/walking the dog; take the children out on meaningful trips with bike/scooter/pram etc.

Here’s the difference between an ‘essential’ business and a ‘nonessential’ business as more than 30 states have imposed restrictions | Business Insider

Technically, it’s up to cities and states to decide, but there are some businesses that all locales have deemed essential. The Department
of Homeland Security has also issued a guidance on workers who are essential to infrastructure.

These include:

  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Big-box stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Convenience stores and discount stores
  • Garbage collection
  • Healthcare operations
  • Daycare centres
  • Hardware stores
  • Gas stations and auto-repair shops
  • Banks
  • Post offices and shipping businesses
  • Veterinary clinics and pet stores
  • Farmers’ markets and food banks
  • Businesses that provide necessities to shelters and economically disadvantaged people
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning
  • Agriculture and food processing
  • Warehousing, storage, and distribution
  • Transportation, including airlines, taxis, rideshare programs, and vehicle rentals
  • Businesses that allow essential businesses to operate

As cities and states continue to shut down their nonessential businesses, what is considered essential will likely vary based on the
needs of each location. But businesses that people rely on in everyday life will largely remain open.

Nonessential businesses are generally recreational in nature. They don’t provide groceries, health or financial support, or utilities.
Restaurants fall in this category, but most locations have allowed restaurants to continue to operate as long as they close dining rooms
and switch to exclusively take-out and delivery.

These are the businesses largely agreed to be nonessential:

  • Theatres
  • Gyms and recreation centres
  • Salons and spas
  • Museums
  • Casinos and racetracks
  • Shopping malls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Sporting and concert venues

These are businesses for which the category varies by region:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Liquor stores
  • Industrial manufacturing not related to essential function
  • Construction
  • Labour unions
  • Marijuana dispensaries
  • Gun stores
  • Home office supply stores

Coronavirus UK Lockdown: B&Q and Hardware Shops Deemed Essential

Boris Johnson told the nation ‘you must
stay at home’ in a public address on Monday evening, in which he
outlined new UK lockdown measures amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, which includes the closure of non-essential shops. But what shops are deemed as essential?

While supermarkets and pharmacies are at the top of the list and will remain
open for food and medication respectively, there are other businesses
that households depend on regularly. Post Offices will remain open, as
will banks, newsagents, laundrettes and even home and hardware stores.
See the full list below:

The following businesses will remain OPEN

  • Supermarkets and other food shops
  • Health shops
  • Pharmacies,
    including non-dispensing pharmacies, and medical services (such as
    dental surgeries, opticians and audiology clinics)
  • Newsagents, corner shops and off-licenses
  • Petrol stations
  • Veterinary surgeries and pet shops
  • Bicycle shops
  • Home and hardware shops
  • Banks and building societies
  • Pet shops
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Market stalls which offer essential retail, such as grocery and food
  • Petrol stations
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Car garages and repair shops
  • Car rental services

    The following businesses are CLOSED

    week, the government ordered certain businesses, including pubs,
    cinemas, theatres and restaurants to close. This order has now been
    extended to more businesses deemed ‘non-essential’.

    • Hair, beauty and nail salons, including piercing and tattoo parlours
    • Massage parlours and spas
    • Outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets
    • Auction houses
    • Car showrooms
    • Pubs, bars and nightclubs
    • Restaurants and cafes (food delivery and takeaway allowed)
    • Libraries, community centres, and youth centres
    • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
    • Bingo halls, casinos and betting shops
    • Arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, soft play centres and similar
    • Communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts, pitches, and outdoor gyms
    • Fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools or other indoor leisure centres
    • Places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families
    • Hotels,
      hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding
      houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key

    AFP recruits busted over late-night party in breach of coronavirus social-distancing rules – ABC News

    Australian Federal Police (AFP) recruits are under investigation for throwing a party at their residential college in Canberra in apparent breach of the strict
    coronavirus regulations their senior colleagues are now enforcing.

    A Frantic Bill Gates Spending Billions In All-Out Blitzkrieg To Be First To Create Coronavirus Vaccine And Digital ID, Funding 7 Factories At Once — Now The End Begins | ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together

    Comment by tonytran2015: Readers should know about the insistence in the 1990’s by B. Gates that developping countries still can NOT freely use old (more than 15 years old) MSDOS operating systems on donated obsolete computers. That action shows who is the real philantropist, Mark Shuttleworth or Bill Gates?

    If you had a dream of controlling the global population through abortion and vaccinations, as Bill Gates has oft repeated is his dream, how much money do you think it would take to fulfill that dream? Think about it, how much cold, hard cash would it take to force every, single person on planet earth to receive a vaccination and a digital ID to go with it? 10 billion, 30 billion, one hundred billion? The final figure doesn’t matter because Bill Gates is about to see his lifelong dream come true. Right now. 7 factories at the same time? Man, but that number 7 is everywhere right now.

    Did Bill Gates Just Reveal The Real Reason Behind The Lock-Downs? | ZeroHedge News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

    Comment by tonytran2015: Readers should know about the insistence in the 1990’s by B. Gates that developping countries still can NOT freely use old (more than 15 years old) MSDOS operating systems on donated obsolete computers. That action shows who is the real philantropist, Mark Shuttleworth or Bill Gates?

    Gates said at 30:29 in
    the interview that he and a large team are moving fast to test
    anti-virals, vaccines and other therapeutics and to bring them to market
    as quickly as possible.

    Anderson asked whether the blood serum from people who have recovered from a COVID infection can be used to treat others.

    “I heard you mention that one possibility might be treatments from the serum, the blood serum of people who had had the disease and then recovered. So I guess they’re carrying antibodies,” said Anderson.

    “Talk a bit about that and how that could work and what it would take to accelerate that.”

    [Note that Anderson did not ask Gates about, instead, just letting most of the population – aside from people most vulnerable to serious illness from the infection, who should be quarantined — be exposed to COVID-19 and as a result very likely recover and develop life-long immunity. As at least one expert has observed, “as much as ninety-nine percent of active cases [of COVID-19] in the general population are ‘mild’ and do not require specific medical treatment” to recover.]

    “This has always been discussed as, ‘How could you pull that off?’” replied Gates.

    “So people who are recovered, it appears, have very effective antibodies in their blood. So you could go, transfuse them and only take out white cells, the immune cells.”

    However, Gates continued, he and his colleagues have dismissed that possibility because it’s “fairly complicated – compared to a drug we can make in high volume, you know, the cost of taking it out and putting it back in probably doesn’t scale as well.”

    Then a few seconds later, at 33:45, Gates drops another bomb:

    We don’t want to have a lot of recovered people

    To be clear, we’re trying – through the shut-down in the United States – to not get to one percent of the population infected. We’re well below that today, but with exponentiation, you could get past that three million [people or approximately one percent of the U.S. population being infected with COVID-19 and the vast majority recovering]. I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain.”

    It appears that rather than let the population be exposed to the virus and most develop antibodies that give them natural, long-lasting immunity to COVID-19, Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast, hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling billions of antivirals and vaccines.

    And then, when the virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, again selling billions of test kits and medical interventions.

    Chinese? Chinese? Chinese? Which One? – Phi Quyền Chính – Anarchism: The Tao Of Anarchy

    “I want to tell the international community that Taiwan will actively bolster our cooperation with all countries to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” she said on Wednesday, adding if the pandemic were not brought under control it would never end and Taiwan would remain in danger.

    “At this stage, we will donate 10 million face masks, or around one day’s production, to support medical workers in countries where the Covid-19 outbreak is particularly severe. Later on, we will provide even more support to the international community based on our domestic production capacity,” she said.

    Tsai also offered to share the island’s electronic quarantine system that uses big data analytics.

    Because of its geographical closeness to mainland China and the frequent exchanges of people, Taiwan had been expected to be one of the places worst hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.

    But its fast response in tackling the virus, transparency in telling the public of the situation, efficiency in tracing the contact history of confirmed infections and advice for the public to use face masks in public places have been credited by health experts in keeping the disease under control.