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    John Hopkins Hospital virus safeguard recommendations

    The following is from an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University: * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic...
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    Stimulus package - withdraw $100k from IRA, tax favored

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coronavirus-stimulus-package-tax-relief-withdraw-100k-from-your-ira-and-repay-in-3-years-with-zero-tax-liability-2020-03-27?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo "IRA owners who are adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic (and there will be plenty of them) will be...
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    French 16 year old dies from Coronavirus

    She started with a ''slight cough'' and one week later was dead. https://www.yahoo.com/news/she-just-had-cough-teens-covid-19-death-140439742.html
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    40% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, ill prepared for Coronavirus

    " The one oft-cited statistic is that 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with $400 to pay for an unexpected bill. That data comes from the Federal Reserve’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making. There are plenty more examples (all from before the current crisis) that...
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    Loss of smell and taste another symptom of Coronavirus

    “If you suddenly lose your sense of smell and taste you may be positive, that’s the message,” says Schaffner. “So stay away from others because you could be positive even if you don’t have other symptoms.”...
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    Homemade sanitizer

    A lady on Nextdoor.com had this homemade tip for hand sanitizer, thought I would share. Anyone else have any tips? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I made my own! Before going out, I soak 4 or 5 paper towel sections in my solution (1 Tbl bleach - 1 Qt water) and put it in a ziploc bag. Sanitize...
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    Covid-19 explained -Please read

    Someone posted this below on my Nextdoor.com to explain how this virus is different from the seasonal flu. Long but worth reading. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free...
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    Italy being hit hard by covid-19

    Outside of China, Italy is the country most affected by the virus https://www.yahoo.com/gma/number-coronavirus-cases-rises-why-italy-being-hit-153133060.html
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    Hotel in China, repurposed to house Coronavirus patients, collapses

    Seventy people were trapped when it collapsed. https://www.yahoo.com/news/hotel-collapse-traps-70-eastern-china-154017056.html China is no stranger to building collapses and deadly construction accidents, which are typically blamed on the country's rapid growth leading to corner-cutting by...
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    Service dog fails all tests given to him

    German Shepherd Hilariously Fails His Service Dog Training In Viral Video https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/german-shepherd-hilariously-fails-dog-061956905.html
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    WHO advice and updates on Coronavirus website

    It pays to be informed! https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public List of emergency food to stock on https://www.verywellfit.com/why-keep-foods-for-an-emergency-2507684
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    Romantic or Creepy?

    Just read the below at a Dear Abby column. How would you handle something like this? I disagree with Abby about telling him her age, I doubt that her age has anything to do with it, obviously he admires her but does not want to contact her face-to-face. Is he shy or a stalker? Opinions? I...
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    After California 2019 fires, one house left unharmed

    An engineer spent 15 years fireproofing his California home. Here's why his house was the last one standing after a devastating blaze last year. https://www.yahoo.com/news/engineer-spent-15-years-fireproofing-174700014.html
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    Homemade bagels

    This is my second try at making bagels. First time my camera battery was dead. This time I learned some tricks, but my biggest problem is shaping them into a nice round shape. I'll learn, a couple of them are pretty. They're good and easy to make, just takes a few steps. Last time the...
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    Animation of what Earth would look like without the Oceans

    A NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth's surface that lies beneath. A planetary scientist remade the video to highlight its most fascinating features: the world's longest mountain range and the Ice Age land bridges that ancient humans crossed...
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    Scams just in time for tax season

    Scammers are now filing a tax return in your name to get refunds. When you file YOUR tax return, IRS will reject it because it's the second one filed under your SS# https://finance.yahoo.com/news/letter-irs-could-fake-watch-050118492.html
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    Suzy Orman's financial do's and don'ts

    I agree with most, except #16, I buy new cars but keep them for more than a decade, I think it's worth it. Four of my five autos were brand new, the first was used and a lemon. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/suze-orman-says-worst-money-144126938.html
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    Harry and Meghan update

    For those of you holding your breath :cautious:, here's the new update on the "Harry and Meghan Independence Mutiny" after their meeting with the Queen today. Harry and Meghan will settle in Canada and keep Frogmore House, which is owned by the Queen. It's not yet known if Harry will still...
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    Potato Gnocchi – Polish Kopytka (Kluski)

    My mother used to make them and I finally learned to make them maybe 2-3 years ago. Love them topped with marinara sauce and grated parmesan. And it's only FOUR ingredients! https://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/potato-gnocchi/
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    Paying $76,000 to be taller

    Surgeon charges $76,000 to make you up to 6 inches taller by breaking leg bone and tricking the body into thinking it still has to grow. https://www.yahoo.com/news/men-paying-76-000-limb-155514396.html
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