The Queens Village Republican Club still planned to host an event with Stephen K. Bannon, Former adviser to President Trump, who was accused last week of fraud. [Queens Daily Eagle]
And finally: Crummy College Quarantine Food
Amanda Rosa of The Times writes:
A lemon as a side dish. Lettuce in a plastic bag. A sandwich for a student allergic to gluten. Chicken salads for vegetarians.
Welcome to the university. Enjoy your meal.
As students arrive on New York campuses for an academic year shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, administrators grapple with an array of challenges – including how to isolate students from the many states subject to the quarantine rule day trip from New York.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Updated August 24, 2020
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?
- At first, the coronavirus appeared to be primarily a respiratory illness – many patients had fever and chills, were weak and tired, and coughed heavily. Those who appeared sickest had pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome – which caused their blood oxygen levels to drop – and were given supplemental oxygen. In severe cases, they were placed on ventilators to help them breathe. Today, doctors have identified many other symptoms and syndromes. (And some people don’t have many symptoms at all.) In April, the CDC added sore throat, fever, chills, and muscle pain to the list of early signs. Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea and nausea, have also been observed. Another tell-tale sign of infection can be a sudden and profound decrease in smell and taste. In some cases, teens and young adults have developed painful red and purple lesions on their fingers and toes – dubbed “the Covid toe” – but few other serious symptoms. More severe cases can lead to inflammation and organ damage, even without difficulty in breathing. There have been cases of dangerous blood clots, strokes, and brain disorders.
Why does standing six feet from others help?
- The coronavirus is mainly spread through droplets from your mouth and nose, especially when you cough or sneeze. The CDC, one of the organizations using this measurement, bases its six-foot recommendation on the idea that most of the large droplets people expel when they cough or sneeze fall to the ground within six feet. But six feet has never been a magic number guaranteeing complete protection. Sneezing, for example, can launch droplets far beyond six feet, according to a recent study. It’s a rule of thumb: You should be safer standing six feet apart outside, especially when it’s windy. But always wear a mask, even if you think you are far enough away.
I have antibodies. Am I now immune?
- For now, that seems likely, for at least several months. There have been frightening accounts of people suffering from what appears to be a second episode of Covid-19. But experts say these patients can have a prolonged course of the infection, with the virus taking weeks to months after the initial exposure. People infected with the coronavirus usually produce immune molecules called antibodies, which are protective proteins made in response to infection. These antibodies may only last two to three months in the body, which may sound worrying, but it’s perfectly normal after an acute infection clears, said Dr. Michael Mina, an immunologist at Harvard University. It may be possible to catch the coronavirus again, but it is very unlikely that it will be possible in a short time from the initial infection or making people sicker the second time around.
I own a small business. Can I get relief?
- Stimulus bills enacted in March offer help to millions of American small businesses. Those eligible for assistance are businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 500 workers, including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and freelancers. Certain large companies in certain sectors are also eligible. The assistance offered, which is administered by the Small Business Administration, includes the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. But a lot of people haven’t seen any payments yet. Even those who have received help are confused: the rules are draconian, and some are stuck on money they don’t know how to use. Many small business owners receive less than expected or hear nothing at all.
What are my rights if I am afraid to return to work?
It turns out that feeding these students is a daunting task. New York University and Cornell University, among others, tackled it by providing free meals to international students who were allowed to move into dorms before classes started.
The prospect of free food might sound good, but what showed up in brown paper bags three times a day at NYU drew bad reviews from students, who quickly shared TikTok videos and memes from their students. unripe oranges, watermelon chicken salads and other unfortunate meals. .
Danielle Gould, a sophomore, tried to make the most of the situation, posting a video of a breakfast she received as a “inconsistent-sounding” meme on TikTok. What does this show? A cookie, fries, vinaigrette, salt and pepper.