As with any animal introduced to a new environment, animals recently imported should be observed daily for signs of illness. If an animal becomes ill, the animal should be examined by a veterinarian. Currently, there is no evidence to suggest the virus that causes COVID is circulating in free-living wildlife in the United States, or that wildlife might be a source of infection for people in the United States. The first case of a wild animal testing positive for the virus in the United States was a tiger with a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City.
However, this tiger was in a captive zoo environment ,and public health officials believe the tiger became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee who was infected and spreading the virus.
Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals, including wildlife, could be affected by COVID Because wildlife can carry other diseases, even without looking sick, it is always important to enjoy wildlife from a distance.
Other coronaviruses have been found in North American bats in the past, but there is currently no evidence that the virus that causes COVID is present in any free-living wildlife in the United States, including bats. Bats are an important part of natural ecosystems, and their populations are already declining in the United States.
Bat populations could be further threatened by the disease itself or by harm inflicted on bats resulting from a misconception that bats are spreading COVID Currently, there is no evidence that you can get infected with the virus that causes COVID by eating food, including wild hunted game meat. However, hunters can get infected with other diseases when processing or eating game.
Hunters should always practice good hygiene when processing animals by following these food safety recommendations:. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading the virus that causes COVID to people is considered to be low.
COVID is primarily spread from person to person, so steps should be taken to reduce the risks for people visiting your facility. See also: Pets and Other Animals. Community mitigation activities are actions that people and communities can take to slow the spread of infectious diseases, and prepare for it if it occurs, including COVID Community mitigation is especially important before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.
For more information, see Community Mitigation Framework. Individual people, communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare organizations have a role to play in community mitigation. Each community is unique. Because some actions can be very disruptive to daily life, mitigation activities will be different depending on how much disease has spread within the community, what the community population is like, and the ability to take these actions at the local level.
When selecting mitigation activities, states and communities need to consider the spread of disease locally, characteristics of the people who live in the community for example, age groups, languages spoken, overall health status , and the kind of public health resources and healthcare systems like hospitals that are available in the community.
State and local officials may need to adjust community mitigation activities and immediately take steps to scale them up or down depending on the changing local situation.
CDC shares recommendations based on the best available science to help people make decisions that improve their health and safety. Local decisions depend on local circumstances. Water treatment plants use filters and disinfectants to remove or kill germs, like the virus that causes COVID The Environmental Protection Agency regulates water treatment plants to ensure that treated water is safe to drink.
Currently, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID can be spread to people by drinking treated water. COVID is spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. There has not been any confirmed report of the virus spreading from feces to a person. Scientists also do not know how much risk there is that the virus could be spread from the feces of an infected person to another person.
However, they think this risk is low based on data from previous outbreaks of diseases caused by related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome MERS.
There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds.
Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water with chlorine or bromine should inactivate the virus. Researchers do not know whether this virus can cause disease if a person is exposed to untreated wastewater or sewerage systems.
There is no evidence to date that this has occurred. At this time, the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID through properly designed and maintained sewerage systems is thought to be low. While data are limited, there is no information to date that anyone has become sick with COVID because of exposure to wastewater. Standard practices associated with wastewater treatment plant operations should be sufficient to protect wastewater workers from the virus that causes COVID These standard practices can include engineering and administrative controls, hygiene precautions, specific safe work practices, and personal protective equipment PPE normally required when handling untreated wastewater.
No additional COVID—specific protections are recommended for workers involved in wastewater management, including those at wastewater treatment facilities. Follow the guidance from your local public health officials. If such contact occurs while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE e.
Data to inform the definition of close contact are limited. Considerations when assessing close contact include the duration of exposure e. Special consideration should be given to those exposed in health care settings.
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Section Navigation. Frequently Asked Questions. Updated July 3, Minus Related Pages. What are you looking for? On This Page. What is a novel coronavirus? How does the virus spread? Can the virus that causes COVID be spread through food, including restaurant take out, refrigerated or frozen packaged food?
What is community spread? How can I protect myself? More information about cloth face coverings can be found on our cloth face coverings site.
Is it safe to get care for my other medical conditions during this time? It is important to continue taking care of your health and wellness.
Talk to your healthcare provider about whether your vaccinations are up-to-date. If you need emergency help, call Emergency departments have infection prevention plans to protect you from getting COVID if you need care for your medical condition. Continue to practice everyday prevention. Wash your hands often, avoid close contact, wear a cloth face covering, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often.
Is it okay for me to donate blood? Currently there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID than eyeglass wearers. People who are healthy can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as prescribed by their eye care professional. For other disinfection methods, such as multipurpose solution and ultrasonic cleaners, there is currently not enough scientific evidence to determine efficacy against the virus.
Handle your lenses over a surface that has been cleaned and disinfected. What should I do if I get sick or someone in my house gets sick? Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members if possible. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID to others. Clean the sick room and bathroom , as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if you have symptoms. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, like tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles. Should children wear face coverings? What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children MIS-C and who is at risk?
Can my child hang out with their friends? How can I help my child continue learning? Many schools are offering lessons online virtual learning.
Review assignments from the school, and help your child establish a reasonable pace for completing the work. You may need to assist your child with turning on devices, reading instructions, and typing answers. Create a schedule and routine for learning at home, but remain flexible.
The transition to being at home will be different for preschoolers, K-5, middle school students, and high school students. Talk to your child about expectations and how they are adjusting to being at home versus at school.
Look for ways to make learning fun. Will kids have access to school meals? How can I keep my children healthy? Watch your child for any signs of illness. Watch for signs of stress in your child. Help your child stay active. Help your child stay socially connected. Limit time with older adults, including relatives, and people with chronic medical conditions. Consider postponing visits or trip to see older family members and grandparents.
Connect virtually or by writing letters and sending via mail. What additional steps should families that have a child with an underlying medical condition take? Identify potential alternative caregivers, if you or other regular caregivers become sick and are unable to care for your child. If possible, these alternative caregivers would not be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID themselves.
Try to have at least one month of medication and medical supplies on hand. Some health plans allow for a day supply of prescription medications. Review any care plans for your child, such as an asthma action plan, and make sure caregivers and backup caregivers are familiar with these plans.
If you do not have care plans or an emergency notebook , try to make them. If they offer telemedicine visits, find out how those are arranged and any additional information you need. If your child receives any support care services in the home that need to be continued, make plans for what you will do if those direct care providers get sick, or if persons in your household are sick.
Discuss with the support care agencies and the providers ways to minimize risk for exposure to the virus that causes COVID If your child or other persons in your household are sick with COVID and are able to recover at home, inform your direct care providers and consider postponing or rescheduling services until the criteria for discontinuing home isolation have been met.
Tell the service provider to: Wear a cloth face covering if they will be close less than 6 feet to you or persons in your household. Their cloth face covering helps protect you if they are infected but do not have symptoms. Learn more about proper handwashing. Service providers and families should: Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, bedside tables , and equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, oxygen tanks and tubing, communication boards, and other assistive devices.
What can I do if my child has difficulties adjusting to new routines and following recommendations? Keeping children at home can lower stress created by social distancing and cloth face covering recommendations.
Reach out to others for help in running essential errands. Behavioral techniques can be used to address behavioral challenges and to develop new routines. Therefore, you must extend the emergency measures while we work on a vaccine to cure our people of this deadly economic pandemic.
In the case of homelessness we simply go further and declare it illegal. Whilst medical tracers follow chains of people infected by The Rona to map it, the MASK meticulously track and trace chains in the entire population infected by poverty.
Our mapping survey and literacy campaign quantifies the exact number of people dead, dying, or suffering a hand-to-mouth existence due to the very structure of our socio-economic system. And we have the constitution! I penned it myself with Roelf. You see, we freed ourselves from racist apartheid into a world governed by economic apartheid, a very different freedom to that imagined by the Congress Alliance in their radical charter.
The mission of the MASK is to find a vaccine for the current novel apartheid virus. Hunger, unemployment, homelessness and illiteracy quarantined and recovering in one gesture. Not to mention the accompanying benefits, for example, it cures the psychological guilt plaguing the wealthy classes. The army functions from 7am till Then we all knock off. The rest of the day is yours to use as you wish. And that a level of literary sophistication is achieved whereby every citizen regardless of race or class is able to ascertain and critique different ideological themes within any given text.
Then it will be a fair referendum. Granted, this may take a little time. All production serves the army. Everyone gets three army meals a day, a stipend and free military healthcare. Those without homes or deployed elsewhere live in barracks, which the army builds. They were out the car now and into the bowels of the building.
Take the Artists Corps for example, its largest numbers in the early years are expected to be those in the Frustrated Artists Battalion. Counselling them will require addressing all the delusions the current system causes, the allure to be a so-called creative in the first place, the false aspirations, the ego in an individualistic society, the systemic reasons causing lack of inspiration or success, even the concept of success itself.
This will be a particularly challenging therapy for the rappers. There is no democracy in the army but all debate is welcomed, provided that big issues are only raised in the form of an artwork. And will only be responded to with an artwork.
This goes hand in hand with developing an equal intellectual culture in the population as we approach referendum. Then replied to with an opera. The referendum decides whether to end private land ownership altogether. That the land be owned by all, and therefore by none. That no one may claim an individual slice of our sweet soil. To put that in terms of the 7 Colours Plate, I regretfully announce that dessert has been abolished.
We do the same, referendum happens at alert level 9. The referendum proposes writing a sequel clause to the Freedom Charter, then instituting the entire charter. The building of a free society where no form of apartheid exists, visible or invisible, according to race, religious or class status.
That is if class even exists any more at that point. A Luta Continua. At least no one will have gone hungry in the meantime. All racist, sexist, and class exploitation has economic motives at root. And with that the 7 Colours Plate and entire High Table joined the laughter, more laughter than natural because it was The Beef making a joke. Salt closed his eyes as the ridicule washed over him.
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Motivation Makes No Difference [Alternate Version] Handle This Pain for Pleasure Makes No Difference Pain for Pleasure. Chuck CD. Intro 2. No Reason 3. We're All To Blame 4. Angels With Dirty Faces 5. Some Say 6. The Bitter End 7. Open Your Eyes 8. Slipping Away 9. I'm Not The One Welcome To Hell Pieces There's No Solution Noots Moron Subject To Change.
Underclass Hero 2. Speak Of The Devil 4. March Of The Dogs 8. The Jester 9. Pull The Curtain King Of Contradiction Best Of Me Machine Gun 3. What I Believe 4. Makes No Difference Tracks of Disc 2 1. Summer 2. Second Chance For Max Headroom 4.
Another Time Around. Turning Away 2. Out For Blood 3. The New Sensation 4. A Death In The Family 5. Heads Will Roll Tracks of Disc 2 1. Eat You Alive 4. Also, in Europe you did not have and still do not have the religious freedoms guaranteed by a constitution. Remember that the Catholic Church opposed the printing of the Bible in native vernacular to maintain the control that it had for about 1, years.
The protestant reformation began shortly after the printing of the Gutenburg Bible. The Catholic Church was repressive and the populous revolted against the church. Later repressive movements spawned from this hatred of the Catholic Church, like the French revolution, the NAZI movement, and the Communist movement, repressed and even killed countless Christians regardless of what denomination they belonged to.
Indoctrination in Atheist ideology, which helped spawned Nazism and Communism, has been thoroughly inculcated into European Society with very few groups opposing this. Now finally, I will say that Europe probably never accepted Christianity, but maintained a thin veneer of Christianity covering their old pagan beliefs since Constantine became Emperor. The new state religion created by Constantine was not by faith but by force. Why would people have been gathered in synagogues?
Hi Mike, it was reported to be a Saturday, and the protestant churches in the area were celebrating All Saints Day. In , the king of Portugal expelled the Jews, following the example of the King of Spain 4 years before. Jews did not return to the country until the early 19th century. Portugal converted t the Gregorian calendar in Under the Gregorian calendar, November 1, was a Saturday.
Athiest thought has been around since the beginning of organized religion. Protestant fighting. You owe it to yourself and others to interact with this excellent text. Thanks for the visit. The reviews by Christians on Amazon are certainly positive, but I found the critical reviews more enlightening. One is the punishment for leaving religion. America was originally a rural country where people had to rely largely on themselves for resources and protection.
In order to survive in such communities when times go tough it was very important to socialize well with your neighbors who can help you in a crisis. Religion does connect people pretty well in local communities and there is hardly anything else that replace it in that manner. When I lived in Arizona I realized that my friends who moved in at roughly the same time and who were religious i. I can imagine that people who lived in rural USA in the past and indeed until now could have very hard times leaving their religion.
So I think in the US there is also a great tradition of pretending being religious. The other thing is that in Europe most of the organized religion got out of touch with normal people.
Most of it is goverened by a very old-school, conservative and obsolete institution. Now, compare this to a Christian church in Harlem. Great music played on a Hammond B-3 by a fabulous musician. Modern choir sings great songs. I think it is not far from the truth to say that mostly black American religious music revolutionized pop music all over the world.
Also, in the US, Christianity is much more connected to bussines and even show business. Take Billy Graham, for example.
Portugal is still very christian country, in Porto and Lisbon you can see a lot of religious paintings not just in the churches.
But there was always violence and suffering happening to millions of animals, people throughout the history. So for sure there is no God that is loving and merciful, we are toys for this psycho or atheism is truth. Thanks for stopping by to comment. I agree with you: people will continue to die. Death is a natural part of life.
The question is, does the god of the bible cause natural disasters and calamities? What message does that send? The Bible actually has a common theme that unites it —The Kingdom or government of God that held sway in Eden before the fall. At the same time, God can hardly be blamed for the bad things happening to people. I do think almost all organized religion has given God and religious faith a very bad but deserved reputation.
If we only believe this life is it, than there is great frustration at the shortness and the suffering and injustice of it all—but what if there is justice? What if there is an afterlife and a heaven? When you start from that point of faith, it creates hope in the face of calamity.
Without that faith—that there is hope—a cataclysm overwhelms us with despair.Discover music on Discogs, the largest online music database. Buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace.