It isn’t over yet, so keep wearing masks and social distancing. It’s worrisome that people are rushing to go to activities again. While it’s exciting that millions of people are being vaccinated, kids are back in school, and the cases and deaths from coronavirus went down and are now plateauing, this is far from over.
Winter can bring Arctic blasts, burst pipes, power outages, and icicles. When the weather turns cold, and especially when big storms occur, scammers aren’t far behind. Scammers know severe weather may shut off your electricity, heat, and water, and they might pose as your utility company.
Although half of U.S. adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, less than one-quarter of them plan to go out for dinner, down from previous years. However, a survey reported that 41 percent said they’d plan a special dinner or celebration at home.
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment will pay $12 million to settle charges that the company failed to inform the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a timely manner about problems with fire extinguishers made by the company.
Government officials are predicting covid-19 vaccines will be available by the end of the year. However, plans for distribution are still being developed. Two vaccine manufacturers have submitted applications to the FDA.
I should have been more prepared. The Australians warned us. The wildfires they experienced during their summer fire season were the worst in history. But here I am. Not only staying home due to covid-19, but now, I have to stay inside due to smoky air from wildfires.
It’s hard to know what to say on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11. The terrorist attacks changed the world. Operation Enduring Freedom was launched, and the far-reaching, expensive, devastating, decades-long “fight” against terrorism worldwide continues.
Thousands of acres of land across the West Coast, especially in Southern California, are continuing to burn and evacuations are still being ordered for many homes as the flames are being battled by firefighters. There are more than 100 large fires in California, Oregon, and Washington.
On Labor Day in my community, we usually celebrate Harbor Days. I go to the waterfront and take photos of the boats, people, and booths selling food and summer fair items. This year, due to coronavirus, we had Harbor Days Lite.
As Labor Day approaches, it’s a time to celebrate American workers and take a look at how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic. Although the U.S. is slowly regaining lost jobs, the unemployment rate is still higher than normal at 10.2 percent as of July 2020.