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AT RISK ON THE COVID-19 SCENE – A Face Covering is Not Protective and Does Not Replace 6 Foot Social Distancing, but a N95 PPE MASK Worn Properly Does

NEWS STRONG - New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady visit NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue to applaud and thank medical staff on Friday, April 10, 2020. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – One of the best sports photographers in New York City dies from COVID-19 disease

News Strong - New York, NY: The NY POST reports Anthony Causi, a longtime photographer for The Post whose prolific talent and larger-than-life personality made him a fixture in the New York sports world, died Sunday of the coronavirus at North Shore University Hospital. He was 48. Causi is survived by his wife, Romina, and their children, John and Mia. “Anthony Causi was our colleague, our friend and a brilliant journalist,” Stephen Lynch, editor in chief of the newspaper, said. “He was, quite simply, one of the best sports photographers in New York City, capturing all the major moments of…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – STATE POLICE TAKE MEDIA TEMPERATURES BEFORE GOVERNOR ARRIVES. IS ENTRY TO ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES NEXT ?

New Jersey Strong news – Trenton, NJ: STATE of NJ JOINT INFORMATION CENTER reports Thursday, April 9 2020 - In the George Washington Ballroom, Trenton War Memorial., before the start of Governor Phil Murphy's daily Coronavirus briefing, everyone in the room had their temperature taken by a New Jersey State Trooper. (Pool photo by Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for ) Thursday, April 9 2020 - Governor Phil Murphy, right, approaches the doorway to the George Washington Ballroom, Trenton War Memorial for his daily Coronavirus briefing. State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan is seated at left. (Pool photo by…
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Newhouse Advances – Plain Dealer Newspaper Put Out to Pasture. In Final Death Blow, Remaining Reporters Given Impossible Choice

News Strong Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Scene reports On the first workday after a brutal and debilitating round of layoffs at The Plain Dealer, Editor Tim Warsinskey delivered what will be the paper's final and cruelest blow. He told the 14 remaining newsroom staffers that they would henceforth be forbidden from covering stories in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Summit County and could no longer report on anything that might be deemed a "statewide" issue. Those vast content areas will now fall under Share More:
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – MEDICAL CENTER INNOVATION UMMC Builds $ 100 Ventilators From Hardware Store Parts

News Strong - Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Medical Center Karen Bascom reports The COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals in short supply of personal protective equipment and medical supplies. As patients develop severe respiratory symptoms, there is another concern: if hospitals will have enough ventilators to support them all. Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built about 170 ventilators of his own design to use in the event of a shortage, doubling the Medical Center’s supply. “I was watching the coronavirus spread in China during January, then by the time…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – REDUCE EXPOSURE BY WEARING A FACE MASK ! AVOID ‘PETRI DISH’ CONFINED COMPARTMENT TRAVEL SUCH AS TRAINS, BUSES, CARPOOLS, AND PLANES

REDUCE EXPOSURE BY WEARING A FACE MASK ! Pets do not need masks and should not be touched by people outside the household.
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Media sitting closer than 6 feet apart without protective masks report on Mayor

News Strong - Media sitting closer than 6 feet apart without protective masks report on Mayor Bill de Blasio holding a media availability on COVID-19 and announcement that former Police Commissioner James O’Neill will be returning to the City to serve as COVID-19 Senior Advisor. City Hall. Wednesday, April 01, 2020. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office. New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Holds Media Availability on COVID-19 April 1, 2020 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Well, everyone, very important updates to go over today. And also, as we talk about…
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Industrial Journalism Traders Gannett Newspapers Furlough Critical Infrastructure Protected Workforce as COVID-19 Spreads

News Strong - Boston, MA: Media Nation Dan Kennedy reports Gannett announces COVID-19-related furloughs and other cost reductions The already-barebones Gannett newspaper chain has announced massive COVID-19-related cost reductions through June, according to a memo to the staff from Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of news and publisher of USA Today. Employees making more than $38,000 will be furloughed for five days during each of the three months. Wadsworth says she will take a 25% pay cut, although I don't know what she's making now. Wadsworth's portfolio includes Gannett's local newspapers and websites, including the former GateHouse properties in Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Department of Homeland Security Critical Media Industry has a Special Responsibility to Maintain Normal Work Schedule

News Strong - Washington DC: DHS Critical Industry report Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, food supply, and media. View List:
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – DEADLY VIRUS CAN LIVE ON CARDBOARD PAPER PLASTIC FOR DAYS. SOME NEWSPAPERS END PRINT. AMAZON PACKAGES & CONTENTS SPRAYED AT CUSTOMER LEVEL WITH BLEACH BEFORE OPENING

NEWS STRONG - US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide…
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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

News Strong news - Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Org reports WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from being infected and infecting others. But shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline…
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