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.
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.
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.?
By Bill Britton At his Tulsa rally, President Trump declared that burning the American flag should result in a one-year jail term for the perpetrator. (See: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-people-who-burn-an-american-flag-should-go-to-jail-for-a-year-2020-6) The US Supreme Court, however, ruled in 1989 that burning an American flag is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. At first glance, transforming flag desecration from … Continue reading Op Ed: Flag Burning is Protected Under the First Amendment.
Let’s hope we can rethink and grow virtual learning into positive outcomes for all Indian River County students. On May 23, 2020 I spoke (as publisher of Vero Communiqué ) with a nice young man I've gotten to know who works at Publix and is a student at Sebastian River High School. He was worried … Continue reading How/If Indian River County, FL Will Schools Reopen?
Merchon Green speaking third from left. Indian River County, Florida was at its best and worst on Sunday afternoon May 29, 2020 across the street from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. More than 400 people showed up for a rally organized by Merchon Green, founder of Pioneering Change, Inc., against police brutality in the death … Continue reading Sheriff Loar and Major Flowers Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Community Unity. 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.
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.
Subject: Kaspers v. Verizon Attorney Bill Kaspers filed suit against Verizon on May 19, 2020 in federal court with the Northern District of Georgia. The grounds for the suit are (1) unlawful trespass and property devaluation, (2) unlawful taking of property and of the joy and benefits of home ownership, (3) fraud (no notice), (4) section … Continue reading 5G: A Sign of Things to Come…
On page 9 of the Sunday, May 3, 2020 the New York Times dedicated a full page entitled "Support local journalism." "News organizations need your help so they can continue to help you. During this difficult time, staying informed is more important than ever. Yet many local publications we rely on to keep us up … Continue reading New York Times Database Recognizes Vero Communiqué.