Heat increases problems for homeless, h Phoenix
Heat increases problems for homeless, help them with donations
Already worse conditions as caused by Coronavirus pandemic had been worsened due to increasing heat for the homeless. An advocate named Elizabeth Venable is working for the homeless says, "It kills them if they don't have access to water."
According to her COVID-19 closures and rising temperatures are a deadly combination. "It's terrifying. Water fountains are gone. Bathrooms are gone," says Venable.
These conditions had laid some organizations to change their relief strategies. One such organization is the Andre House in Phoenix. Elizabeth Wunsch, Director of Volunteer Services and Communication at the Andre House, said: "They used to come into our dining hall during the day and fill our halls. They can't do that anymore,"
Due to social distancing, many past respite areas are unavailable. Andre House has been able to convert outside shaded areas for some relief. The non-profit provides water and ice to guests, but Wunsch says care is "very, very complicated, and the heat only makes it worse."
COVID-19 restrictions had even created purchasing water cases a challenge. "We do need donations of water. This is the time of year we typically start getting it," said Wunsch.
Meanwhile, Venable says she has to visit stores at its opening and buys as much water she can buy.
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Nick Lowery, a former NFL player is donating hundreds of free tests for the homeless
A former NFL star and Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer is trying to map the exposure of the homeless community for Coronavirus and keeping the people with health issues from suffering its deadly consequences. "Nobody cares about us, nobody's going to come to us to take care of us," said Nick Lowery. This is the statement he listens to every day from homeless people. Lowry and his foundation Champions for the Homeless have hosted many dinners, holiday celebrations, and fundraisers for more than a decade. He is again helping them in this time of crisis. Along with Dr. Nancy Gaines-Dillard and her clinic, he is donating around 250 rapid antibody tests.
"This test only takes ten minutes, it's 92 to 95 percent accurate, and most importantly, it will give us an obvious sense of the demographics of the homeless population and how much the virus has penetrated this population," said Lowery. He plans to start the testing at the Vincent De Paul's Resource Center, where 150 people will get tested, including staff. The test requires only a drop of blood and a small amount of reagent.
The test can reveal three things.
- Harmful exposure to the virus.
- Recent exposure or currently positive.
- Antibodies from past exposure.
For every person who gets tested through Dr. Nancy's integrative Medicine or peak health, one test will be donated for the homeless. They hope to test more than 1000 people by the end of May.
State ban the elective surgeries from May 1 not yet opened
The Arizona department of health Elective surgeries ban by the state on May 1 has not yet ready to open. On Wednesday, governor Doug Ducey outlining protocols for facilities to conduct elective surgeries after six weeks, he also bans to free up medical beds and supplies in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus cases.
Many hospitals and surgery centers said they are if they have sufficient supply for elective surgeries. These requirements include a high level of personal protection equipment and ensuring a heightened level of disinfection; they also need to test all the patients and surgical staff for coronavirus.
The Arizona department of health derives said they would resume their work from the prior ban of surgeries.
They are still developing guidance and send posts online when completed with exceptions. It is not yet known how long it will take to clear.
By May 1, they may resume all kinds of surgeries, said CORE institution, which has specialization in orthopedics.
Honor health said it is only the health system in the country having disinfecting robots. The robots use UV rays to destroy the germs.
ICU nurse says health should be prioritized
Arizonans rallied on Monday protesting at the Arizona state capitol demanding the state leaders to reopen offices hence economy. Josh Hernandez, an I.C.U.. nurse and few other health care workers too joined the rally to promote public health, and support the continuation of C.D.C. guidelines and stay at home orders. He said: "There was a lot of people that were still in denial about it, and I felt it was insulting for the patients that I was treating." While they are at the rally, Hernandez and his fellow workers came across a person who was having trouble breathing when they immediately picked him up and took him into the capitol building. He mentioned that some of the protestors called them "Crisis actors" and refused to believe they are workers. He said he also saw some of them carrying weapons which both intimidated
him and also made him uncomfortable as they approached closer to him. As much as he says he understands the frustration and helplessness of people for being struck financially due to pandemic situation and stay at home orders, he says it's essential to maintain health as priority beyond anything else.
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Funeral homes in valley are trying to provide closure to the family even in the such situations of crisis
Arizona had reported 249 deaths till now, and the number is still increasing due to COVID-19. Most of the deaths occurred under isolation and away from the family. But Valley funeral homes are trying to take care of the dead and provide closing for the family members in this time of crisis.
At mortuaries, there is no more crowd, long hugs, moving services, or wiping off tears of one another due to social distancing. Megan Millage, Manager of Shadow Mountains Mortuary in North Phoenix, said, "That's how you get your closure, is at the funeral. And we're not able to have them right now." Like the other businesses, the operations funeral homes also had changed entirely due to COVID-19.
"Some people will even go with cremation instead of a burial," said Genelle Gamboa, who manages Legacy Funeral Home, Rose Chapel, in Mesa. Like many more mortuaries, Legacy is also handling the COVID-19 services. Gamboa had said that they had around 20 to 25 over the company's three valley locations. Due to the high usage of PPE kits among healthcare workers and first responders, it is hard to find these for the funeral workers. Even families are dealing with similar problems as they can't find pastors to hold the funeral.
Dignity Memorial, which runs Shadow Mountain, is a nationwide company. Millage said that many valley employees are heading to different cities, which had been hit hardest.
State Senator tested positive and infected others too
On Monday, when the protestors marched at the capitol state senator Lupe Contreras and his wife were found positive of COVID-19, they we having cough and fever and also difficulty in breathing. This family member, who was his mother's father's sister and niece, were also found positive. Contreras said it spread so quickly among them it spread to all of us six in only one week. Now they are made to be in quarantine at their home, and the children age 11, 9, and 7 are helping them and doing their best. They are carrying out all day to day routine work. They feel very helpless after been affected by this COVID-19 deadly virus. Contreras has not ever experienced such a worst situation when he has lots of symptoms and fighting for his life.
POLICE OF PHOENIX ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING THE SEVENTY YEAR OLD MALE
A Notice has been released of last seen in north Phoenix for an eighty y/o old male.
Edgar Alan Lalum was seen at a residence near twenty-seventh Street & Utopia Road on Thurs. He has dark hazel color eyes with gray locks, he is 5.7' ft & 160 lbs.
Lalum is assumed to drive a gray 1987 Lincoln Town Car with an Arizona number plate reading WC8SR3.
He was last seen donning a dark navy blue athletic t-shirt with gray jeans.
Lalum has a psychiatric disorder that may render him look lost or disoriented, the relative told the police.
those with details about Lalum call the crime stopper department.
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A man shot dead his mother between a dispute on Saturday in SW Houston
A man has a charge for allegedly killing his mother on Saturday. The incident occurred inside a house in Southwest Houston. Harris County deputies got a report of a shooting at around 12:20 a.m., inside a home in the 10100 blocks of Sagedale Drive in southeast Houston, near Pearland.
On their arrival, police officers found a 37-year-old woman dead on the scene. According to Officers, a 20-year-old man, Jacob McMurrough, shot his mother during a dispute. The Court Documents read that the conflict broke out after his mother struck his grand[parent's car. The argument intensified as he claims his mother abused him physically and emotionally.
The Sheriff of Harris County Sgt. Greg Pinkins told that the man went outside to his car in the middle of the fight and brought a gun. Then he shot his mother several times. According to Deputies, the victim's 91 and 96-year-old grandparents were also in the house at the time of the shooting. The man was taken into custody, and his bond was set at $75,000.
Help Common Bond Bakery,Houston to donate 10k baguette to people in need
Common Bond Bistro & Bakery is trying to helping Houston Food Bank by Donating around 10,000 baguettes. The bakery had almost done with half of its work. The restaurant announced that it would be donating 10k baguette in April.
It took it as a challenge, and the challenge aims to help those who rely on Houston Foodbank for food and also employees of Common Bond. Common Bond in one of its Facebook post wrote: “We’re excited to get our bread team some additional hours to support their income during this trying time,”
Monetary donations fund this 10k baguette challenge.
You can also help Houstonians by donating $3 online for each baguette to be sent to the Foodbank.
One teen girl and two juveniles caught breaking in
A teen girl and two other juveniles broke into Raleigh elementary school on Thursday to ride on skateboards, A Wake County Public Schools security guard saw three people riding on skateboards, Deputies responded to the said breaking and entering call at Smith Magnet Elementary School at about 2 am, when they reached there they found three people behind the school, two male juveniles among the three fled the scene while the teen girl was detained by the Deputies and was later released to the custody of her mother, investigations are said to continue to find the other two.
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30 años después, Codesal sigue hablando de Maradona: "Como persona es de lo peor que conocí en mi vida" - RT en Español
El árbitro de la final del Mundial de Italia '90 también reconoció que pudo haber echado a Maradona antes de comenzar el partido entre Argentina y Alemania.
Diego Maradona podría haber sido expulsado antes del inicio de la final de la Copa Mundial de 1990, según comentó Edgardo Codesal en diálogo con el programa de radio 'Tirando Paredes': "Si yo hubiese aplicado el reglamento, debí haber expulsado antes del partido por el insulto que le hace a todo el estadio. Pero traté de calmarlo y de explicarle que estábamos ante una final del mundo. Es el mejor jugador del mundo y no lo quiso entender. Reglamentariamente lo pude haber echado." Recordemos que los italianos presentes en el estadio silbaron el himno argentino, dolidos por haber visto como Maradona los eliminaba en semifinales. El exárbitro, nacido en Uruguay y radicado en México, fue más allá y afirmó que, tras la expulsión de Pedro Monzón, el campeón del mundo de México '86 lo increpó: "Ya sabíamos que esto es un robo, la FIFA te mandó a que nos robaran el partido, para que no ganáramos". Codesal, al que todos recuerdan por el polémico penal que pitó en dicha final ganada por Alemania, durante la entrevista habló del Maradona futbolista: "Como jugador, todo mi respeto, toda mi admiración", y también se refirió al Maradona fuera de la cancha: "Como persona, se me hace una de las peores que he conocido en mi vida" En cuanto al penal que terminó en gol de Alemania, Codesal aseguró que hoy lo volvería a pitar: "El penal de Sensini no está en discusión. El jugador quiere jugar un balón que está a la derecha del atacante con su pierna derecha, lo cual es anatómicamente muy difícil. [...] Nunca llegó a tocar el balón".
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