America is at a Tipping Point…

The Nation’s Health Care Crisis: “This Country cannot continue to tolerate the severe disparities we have – based on neighborhood, education or skin color – in life expectancy, medical debt, access to mental-health or dental care, the ability to fill prescriptions, having a regular doctor, or simply having enough to eat.” Our inequalities are “visible … Continue reading America is at a Tipping Point…

White House Says 24 States are in Coronavirus ‘Red Zone.’

white house building icon in Washington DC Some of the task force’s recommendations weaken even as its reports show the pandemic is worsening. Published by Liz Essley White of the Center for Public Integrity on October 8, 2020. Twenty-four states are in the “red zone” for new coronavirus cases, according to documents the White House Coronavirus Task … Continue reading White House Says 24 States are in Coronavirus ‘Red Zone.’

Mosquito District Flies Over the Salt Marshes But Operates Under the Radar. Indian River County, FL.

People who have lived in Indian River County for many years understand the importance of mosquito control, particularly after Hurricane David in 1979. Director Doug Carlson seems to operate his District “under the radar.” Residents never attend public meetings, there appear to be no political issues, except for a few years ago when a few … Continue reading Mosquito District Flies Over the Salt Marshes But Operates Under the Radar. Indian River County, FL.

Cornell University Has Gotten Its Covid-19 Protocols Right.

Cornell University Moving to COVID Alert Level Green Sept. 16, 2020 "Dear Cornell community,  As the fall semester progresses, it is heartening to see the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff to act safely and responsibly as we go about classes, research and other activities. Your choices are making a crucial difference as we … Continue reading Cornell University Has Gotten Its Covid-19 Protocols Right.

2020 5G Backlash in Five US Communities.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA. KPIX CBSSF Bay Area 9/2/2020: Residents of the Palo Alto Bay Area have been fighting relentlessly to slow the rollout of wireless antennas in their neighborhoods. The city finally released a new wireless ordinance that bans 5G cell towers within 600 feet of schools, but only 20 feet from residential areas, including homes … Continue reading 2020 5G Backlash in Five US Communities.

Why Some People Don’t Wear Masks.

There is growing scientific evidence for masks to fight Covid-19. There is growing scientific evidence that wearing a mask (and social distancing) is one the most important measures we can take to fight coronavirus. Yet large numbers of people don’t see the need to wear one, leading to recent surges of the virus in most U.S. states.  … Continue reading Why Some People Don’t Wear Masks.

700-plus Medical and Scientific Professionals Urge the FCC to Hold Off Approving Spectrum for 5G.

Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commissions. FCC to approve Spectrum Plan the Pentagon says will harm GPS. Senior Pentagon leaders warn that such a move will lead to “unacceptable” harm to the GPS system by creating new interference that could disrupt satellites critical to national security. For Release: Thursday, August 6, 2020 Contact: Zoe Berg (516) 883-0887 … Continue reading 700-plus Medical and Scientific Professionals Urge the FCC to Hold Off Approving Spectrum for 5G.

Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

On June 25, 2020 a record number of 5,511 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State of Florida. In Indian River County (IRC), 35 new cases were reported and four hospitalizations. There are only 11 ICU beds available in IRC. To date, 109K cases have been reported in Florida with 3,281 deaths. … Continue reading Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

COVID-19 Mental Health Reports from Two Mental Health Leaders in Indian River County, FL.

We have reports from two mental health leaders in Indian River County, FL on what they feel are the consequences of COVID-19 on mental health. Dr. Nicholas Coppola is the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. … Continue reading COVID-19 Mental Health Reports from Two Mental Health Leaders in Indian River County, FL.

Health Hazards of COVID-19 on Short-Term Rentals Not Being Addressed by Sheriff’s Office. Indian River County, FL.

County Administrator Jason Brown Nick Samuel wrote in a May 23, 2020 article in VeroNews.com that "A detailed safety measure to reopen vacation and short term rentals in the county [Indian River] has been approved, allowing the plan to go into effect immediately, officials [Administrator Jason Brown] said." According to the plan, "The maximum occupancy for … Continue reading Health Hazards of COVID-19 on Short-Term Rentals Not Being Addressed by Sheriff’s Office. Indian River County, FL.