College Offering Class On Coronavirus Cleaning: CBS says Texas Southmost College, in Brownsville, Texas, is offering a coronavirus cleaning course to help educate local business owners about proper disinfection techniques. The eight-hour course will cover how to protect employees during cleaning, disinfection, how to properly use personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to set up cleaning and disinfection processes. Graduates will receive a certificate and a decal they can place in their business windows.
Qatar Airways Flight Attendants Wearing Hazmat Suits On Flights: The NY Post says Qatar Airways is requiring flight attendants to wear hazmat suits on flights. The company released a statement saying, “As an airline, we maintain the highest possible hygiene standards to ensure that we can fly people home safely during this time and provide even greater reassurance that safety is our number one priority”
Porch Pirates Now Dressing Like Food Delivery Drivers: The Daily Mail claims porch pirates are now dressing as fake food delivery drivers in order to steal packages from doorsteps. The pirates are wearing uniforms used by food delivery services and pizzerias. One thief recently approached a home in Alexandria, Virginia while carrying several pizza boxes. The man rang the home’s doorbell before dropping his empty pizza boxes and making off with several Amazon.com packages. The entire theft was caught on a doorbell cam. The Fairfax County, Virginia police are investigating.
101 Year-Old Beats Coronavirus: Nj.com says 101 year-old Guillermina Arbelaez, of New Jersey, recently beat the coronavirus. She lives in a nursing home that became a hotspot for covid-19. Eighty of her friends tested positive before she was stricken and beat the virus. Arbelaez recently celebrated her birthday with balloons and caregivers singing The Beatles’ ”Here Comes the Sun”
Vitamin D Won’t Defeat the Coronavirus: The Daily Mail says reports that large amounts of vitamin D protect people from the coronavirus are false. Professor Colin Smith from the University of Brighton says, ”Low vitamin D status may be exacerbated during this Covid-19 crisis and anyone who is self-isolating with limited access to sunlight is advised to take a vitamin D supplement according to their government’s recommendations. This is particularly important for vulnerable individuals restricted to their homes, such as those in care homes. There is no strong scientific evidence to show that very high intakes of vitamin D will be beneficial in preventing or treating Covid-19.”
Quarantining Woman Scammed By Online Lover: Skook News says a woman from North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania was recently scammed by her Internet lover. The victim met her lover on a dating site before he lied about his identity and background. He persuaded her to send him a new $2,000 Apple laptop. The man then asked for $45,000. The woman refused the request and went to the police. They are investigating
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