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Resources and information for the Yelm area, April 21st:
* Thurston Commission pauses jail expansion,
* Patients with heart attacks, strokes, appendicitis too afraid to go to hospital,
* Will Americans wear masks to prevent coronavirus spread?

Stay-at-home protestors at WA. state capitol Sunday,
defying social distancing guidelines.
Stay tuned for an infection uptick in 3 weeks.
Credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian.

  • Editor’s note: Current pertinent stories of local interest:

Thurston County commissioners voted 2-1 to pause a plan to expand the county jail due to the economic uncertainty related to COVID-19. Read more

Patients with heart attacks, strokes and even appendicitis vanish from hospitals,” [too afraid to go to the ER and making their situations far worst, leaving hospital bed availability rising], by Lenny Bernstein, Frances Stead Sellers, The Washington Post. Read more

From Rep. Dernny Heck: COVID-19 relief: Accessing your unemployment benefits. Read more

Will Americans wear masks to prevent coronavirus spread? Politics, history, race and crime factor into tough decision,” by Marc Fisher, Clarence Williams, Lori Rozsa, The Washington Post. Read more

Have the nursery staff pick your plants for you,” by Marianne Binetti contributing writer, The Olympian. Read more

Death rates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States as of April 20, 2020, by state (per 100,000 people)” by Statista, and is instructive, ranking Washington 12th. Click here

Will this follow here in the U. S.? “Wuhan’s 11 Million People Are Free to Dine Out. Yet They Aren’t,” by Bloomberg News. Read more

This is How Air Travel Would Look After Pandemic. Travel restrictions, social distancing or even quarantine are the new facts of life amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing will be the same as before even air travel. We will need to adapt ourselves to new normals,” by AirlinerWatch. Read more

US carriers signal slow recovery with United Airlines planning to cut June flying by 90%,” by The Points Guy.

Pentagon Study: Flu Shot Raises Risk of Coronavirus by 36% (and Other Supporting Studies),” by Children’s Health Defense. Read more

Is it safe to order takeout during coronavirus? Yes, but wash your hands, by Kristine Sherred, Tacoma’s News-Tribune. Read more

All-day happy hour? Americans drinking while working at home in pandemic, survey says,” by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer. Read more

Your quarantine baking is about to get even more delicious,” as DoubleTree by Hilton’s chocolate chip recipe is here. By Tanner Saunders, Travel + Leisure. Read more and see the video.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches Initiative to Aid Small Businesses – Intuitive includes $5k supplemental grants for small employers,” by South Sound Business. Read more

Posted by Steve on April 21, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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