Coronavirus Is Serious Threat To The Homeless

HmlsHugo1If you’re planning a journey to a large city, first consider the personal dangers. One immediate concern is the spreading coronavirus disease. Exposed in many large cities are thousands of homeless people, living in cars, tents and on the sidewalks. Every day, newly-arrived poor bring with them new infections, ongoing illnesses and other contagious conditions.

For your own health concerns, don’t give them money nor otherwise physically touch them. Most effectively, if you want to help, make contributions to the Red Cross, Salvation Army or other legitimate organizations that offer daily aid to city street people.

Cleanest hands: Alcohol Vs. Good Old-Fashioned Soap

Kid washing hands with mother

Alcohol-based cleaner several times daily is effective during this coronavirus insanity. Of course, grabbing some from the limited supplies now at your local drugstore may involve fighting other shoppers in a death struggle surrounded by rolls of toilet paper.

Altho some medical experts may disagree, plain old bar and liquid soap can be just as effective, or better because you only need a fairly small amount of soapy water rubbed thoroughly over both hands. Using an alcohol gel may not reach all the skin on your hands effectively enough. However, if soap isn’t immediately available, it helps to use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

California Coronavirus Closings Typical Of Many States

The government shuttered all 5,000 bars and restaurants, affecting nearly $3 billion in business in the state. Some eateries and stores stay open, but only for small groups and to provide take-out business.

Seniors and others with chronic illnesses and weakened health conditions are urged to stay home. They will be provided with meals, medication and other needs by delivery. Younger relatives and friends should limit visits to seniors, including those in hospitals and senior residences. Wherever you are in the U.S., try to confine your contact with grandpa to smartphone and/ or internet.

Springtime Flock Silhouettes Against Los Angeles Sky

BirdsLg.jpgWatching them fly by, I quickly pointed my camera up at the interesting scene. Framed by city power lines, a flock of ravens seeks peaceful feeding grounds above the big city. Think of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock movie, “The Birds.”

Does it also remind you of the more comic scenes and narration from the 1968 Mel Brooks movie, “The Producers? “He’s up on the roof with his boids. He keeps boids. Dirty… disgusting… filthy… lice-ridden boids!”

Elderly Are Most Vulnerable To Coronavirus Infection

WheelchrAccording to latest reports on the coronavirus situation, people over 60 are the most likely to be infected with the spreading disease. For those of us in our later years, it’s critical that we take all the necessary precautions to avoid being hit by it. If you are a seasoned citizen, follow some simple, but potentially vital, rules.

Until the emergency ends, stay away from close-packed crowds. This includes your local supermarkets and restaurants during busy hours, airport lounges, commuter buses, city subways, theaters, crowded sports events and other locations where you’re very close to people.

Wash your hands with strong soap or stronger cleanser before and after meals. Also wash thoroughly after using the bathroom and after touching door handles, railings, tools and other dirty surfaces.

If you haven’t washed your hands for an hour or more, don’t touch your face nor bare skin of others. This is especially critical for vulnerable elderly and children.

Clever Coronavirus Cyber Crooks Use E-Mail To Rob You

SrCartnPitchManLgIn this time of confusion and health fears, be aware that your vulnerable computer may be hacked by criminals. They’re using confusion about the illness to hack into email, social media, and financial accounts.

Thieving hackers post emails promising to provide information about the coronavirus as a legitimate resource. If you respond, they request passwords and other confidential items. Some establish malware that could take over your computer. For protection, do not respond to unrequested online messages that ask for personal financial information.

You’ll Know Your Elderly Mind Is Slipping…..

Alz2Ll;g_edited-1Altho the warning is right there in front of him, the guy my wandering camera caught on the bench seems a bit too young to start worrying about senility. According to medical experts, typical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease hit between age 70 and 75. They include confusion, loss of memory, slurred speech and uncontrolled bodily functions.

Anyone wonder about advanced age affecting the minds of current Presidential candidates? Bernie Sanders is the oldest at 79. The other elderly runners have included Liz Warren 70, Michael Bloomberg 77, Donald Trump 75 and Joe Biden 76.

So far, still running are Bernie, Joe and the Donald. When Ronald Reagan left the White House in 1989 he was 77 and already senile. What about today’s age- and brain-challenged candidates?