AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s a dreadful time for many. Unfortunately, there’s a correlation between our extreme weather & Covid. We’ve encroached on Nature & our lifestyles must change! New jobs will be created as we adapt & mitigate both to survive & thrive.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/16/california-wildfire-spawns-firenado-tornado-warning-issued

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce: TWiV 653: Back to school with COVID-19 | This Week in Virology #Most useful for all schools considering opening. The scientists are available for consultations. Their Conclusions: If Covid is raging in the population, you can’t reopen. To reopen effectively we need those Rapid SalivaTests that are not on the market yet. If you do reopen, use 1/2 the school in staggered shifts or parallel shifts and have an effective cutoff point when infections surge!

Alfonso, Ken, Mary and Janet join TWiV to explain their modeling of school reopening strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. — Read on http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-653/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce California studied the models predicting mortality rates and sheltered in place early. The results are dramatically reduced from the models estimates. Only wide scale testing or testing of essential workers as they phase back into society can keep the infection and mortality rates low! Noting: some tests may only have 60% accuracy. There will be contagion spikes , if States hastily reopen. They also need PPE’s and social distancing, at all times.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/california-coronavirus-cases-models-statistics

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Thalia , a startup in California, making custom products, transitions to making sophisticated equipment for California hospitals. A talk with a medical professional, got him started again and re employing staff. You too can contribute to Hospital preparedness, fill a nich & survive & thrive.

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AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Out West the battle for sufficient clean quality water continues as Agriculture & 2 million less advantaged citizens compete for water. Governor Newsome has made water quantities & quality a right. People are counting on new Laws to keep clean water flowing to them. With proper management everyone should have water. Perhaps almonds don’t belong in arid deserts?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/28/california-water-wells-dry-sgma

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce California experiences drought conditions again. Do you plan to capture excess water , when flooding arrives? Can you count on reserves today to last rears. Uncertainty is an opportunity for innovation !

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/21/california-drought-february-rain-snow-pack-sierra

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Assisted Living & rehabilitation centers require a standard of care that prevents abuse of the elderly. For profit institutions remain understaffed and because of their low wages it is difficult to attract more employees . A major commitment by both houses of Congress is needed to help all citizens obtain proper care. When treating patients or working with the homeless or the incarcerated, for profit doesn’t work.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/health/assisted-living-staffing.html

America Speaks TheVoiceOfJoyce #PG&E does not seem able to maintain their Power Lines & even blackouts don’t disable live power feeds sparking many of the fires. Nationalizing this utility & developing renewables & safer housing density should be California priority! #LivesCount

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/02/southern-california-wildfires-maria-winds-ventura-county

#AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce #Potentially historic winds fueling fires, PG&E lines still carrying power, wine growers threatened, entire areas From LA to the bay affected, yet we’re still dependent on Fossil Fuels? Can’t Tech Community develope alternates?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/26/california-wildfires-latest-power-shutoff-pge-tick