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Monthly Archives: April 2020
Things you need to know: Comcast announces min. service plan of $14.95 per mo. for those that cannot pay their bill.
If your service has been interrupted for non payment, if you still don’t pay your bill by 5/3/19, you will be transferred to their “Assistance Program” and you will be allowed to pay only $14.95 per month until “further announcement”. Speeds will be minimal at 25/3 Mbps, but for many this will be a life saver.
Once the program is ended, you will be responsible for all past due balances.
They promise reconnection in about an hour, and I assume that’s once you fork over the min. $14.95 for the month.
I don’t know why they aren’t offering payment plans, but what ever. I hope this really helps many people out there.
And for all those small businesses out there that got their stimulus loans bounced for big business, I hope they return all those millions so the true mom and pop businesses out there can get some relief. I…
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Comcast is providing free wifi service through its wifi locations
If you live near a Comast wifi node or location, Comacast has announced you can access its wifi for free. This offer is for the public as well as existing customers.
But don’t forget to use an encryption app or program to receive and transmit this signal. Otherwise it can be intercepted by others who can gain access to information transmitted as well as your computer. Comcast does have an app for phones you can use to access the signal, as well as a PC app for your laptop or desktop computer. Be sure to log in using the app or program so your data is protected.
They also announced a basic reduced price program for the indigent. However, you must be a new customer or a customer without internet access for at least 90 days prior to application. The procedure for signing up is automated. I don’t know what…
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From KD: Joliet nursing home petri dish for CV 19
I think we all knew this was coming. Nursing homes are ghettos for the elderly and death traps.
The scandal of the ‘sheltered care’ nursing homes is finally getting some media attention. The problem in Illinois (and in many other states) is the marriage between the political establishment and the leaders of the industry. It is suggested that the regulation of the NURSING HOMES is not only lax, but corrupt. The Philip Esformes case, while having a situs in Florida, gave an intimate view of the industry, including the massive payoffs to public officials that fueled the operation of facilities. The lack of media attention is also extremely interesting – including the benign manner that the 23 deaths are reported. It is an open secret that paramedics have complained of nursing home deaths too often yield corpses that are in RIGOR when they arrive – and the deaths are…
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from BD: Nursing homes continue to be deficient in infection control and care
Yes, this was written by my son, he is a professional journalist, but I did not ask him to write this or anything else. He has an employer who directs his activities. But GOOD FOR HIM. Well written.
Nursing homes cited for deficient infection control, prevention programs
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — If you saw a food service worker return to work without washing their hands after using the bathroom, you would probably think twice about returning to that restaurant.
At a nursing home, you might feel the same way if you noticed healthcare workers not washing their hands or using proper protective equipment before providing care.
According to state inspection reports submitted in 2019 to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), maintaining proper hand hygiene practices and use of protective personnel equipment (PPE) was reported as an issue…
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From ND: Something Important you should know in Chicago–Virus testing for seniors (over 65)
COVID-19 Testing Available
The State of Illinois is proud to announce another Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is open to help screen Illinoisans for COVID-19. These Community Based Testing Sites will be open seven days a week to test individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. Here’s some important information that you need to know about these facilities. Who can be tested: -Healthcare workers *with* symptoms -Seniors (65+) *with* symptoms -Patients with underlying conditions *and* experiencing symptoms -First Responders *with* symptoms -All other individuals *with* symptoms Where are the Community Based Testing Sites: Harwood Heights Opens: 7:00am Address: 6959 W. Forest Preserve Road, Chicago IL
People are also advised to wear a mask so you don’t sneeze or cough on others. The mask should be handcrafted and if you have any commercially made masks those should be donated to hospitals, clinics, police, fire. …
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The CDC announces that the US public should wear a face mask and $1200 rebates
The WH is considering an Executive Order that everyone must wear handcrafted face masks. Commercial face masks should be donated to your local hospital or clinic in need.
I am making handcrafted face masks for $15 on Etsy as a fundraiser. HOWEVER if you are poor or cannot afford one, contact me anyway and I’ll make yours for free and ship it to you.
Here is the link:
In addition, the Present Administration is considering now limiting any US govt benefits to those who have filed tax returns, even if you had no income. Let me know if you have questions about this. This is to affect social security payments, social security disability, food stamps and medicare/medicaid. So be sure to file your tax return even if you have zero income.
It appears the $1200 payments will be distributed in order of 1) those who filed tax returns in…
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