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Why malaria drug shows promise for treating Covid-19 coronavirus

A French human trial by Didier Raoult, MD PhD, Director of research groups in infectious diseases and microbiology followed a China shared study from by a well-known scientist that showed promise. Dr Raoult is the author and co-author of more than 2000 scientific publications!

Clinica trial excerpt: At day6 post-inclusion:
– 100% of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combination were virologically cured
– 57.1% in patients treated with hydroxychloroquine only, were virologically cured
– 12.5% in the control group (p<0.001)were virologically cured.

Pessimists are spreading fake news that President Trump is promoting hydroxychloroquine because he will benefit from it financially. Trump, the FDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) worked together to get over 40M generic doses DONATED to the Strategic National Stockpile, now being distributed to those who want it. More solutions are being tested, but for those doctors and patients who need something right now, thankfully, they have a choice.

Both drugs were not previously stockpiled. I suspect that getting anything donated to the national stockpile is unprecedented, but I did not research. This is when Americans should open up and say, “thanks”! Chances are drug companies will get orders in the future, but that’s a big if. For the moment, leaders across industries are doing the right thing now to save lives.

Sources: https://www.covidtrial.io/
https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/29/hhs-accepts-donations-of-medicine-to-strategic-national-stockpile-as-possible-treatments-for-covid-19-patients.html

Hire workers for nearly free in Florida 2010

Florida employers can hire low-income workers with up to 95% of pay covered by a new federal stimulus program aimed at putting jobless people back to work by subsidizing their pay and benefits through Sept. 30, 2010.
Offered to public and private companies, if a worker is paid $12 per hour, the expected average, the Florida back to work program would pay $11.40 and the business $.60.

“These funds will provide businesses throughout our state a tremendous opportunity to give someone in need a fresh start and a new direction for the future,” Gov. Charlie Crist said.

Workers must meet federal low-income guidelines and have at least one child under 18.

Florida is eligible for up to $200 million in stimulus money for the program. No state matching dollars are required.

Florida Back to Work job sites will be coordinated through Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards, which will link local businesses with eligible employees.

The online information about program details is a little weak. Broward refers employers to read American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Implementation Plan. This takes you to The Florida Office of Economic Recovery for information about Workforce Employment and Training
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Employers interested in participating need to contact Broward County’s Workforce One or Palm Beach County’s Workforce Alliance.

Job seekers can visit www.EmployFlorida.com to look for Florida Back to Work employment opportunities.

Writer Carl Hiaasen on the collapse of Florida’s economy

Carl Hiaasen, Florida resident, author and columnist for the Miami Herald has written several great articles regarding Florida politics and our economy.

Carl Hiassen Miami Herald column

I’ve often been outspoken about the pace of development lacking a blueprint and controls. Now we’re stuck with reduced green land which is increasing our heat index, has ruined our animal habitats, and we have plenty of abandoned homes. Florida has extended it reputation for scams on an unprecedented scale, and as Carl reveals, with 10,000 plus criminals involved in the mortgage industry, is it really any surprise?

What are we going to do to tighten controls so that this doesn’t happen again?

What do we have without people moving in to chug our economy? Many states are pulling for biotech dollars, including Florida. It’s time to start using what’s naturally available in our environment, including sun power, to create a new economy, an economy that can create local jobs and produce products that are desired by other states.