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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC NOW RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACE MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 as ASYMPTOMATICS CAN SPREAD DISEASE

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports Watch video – How to make your own face mask. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – The coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus, putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. There has never been a better time to quit.

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Burlington, VT: The Vermont Dept of Health reports The coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus, putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. There has never been a better time to quit. Share More:
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US Cancer Deaths Over 1662 Per Day

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE - In 2019, an estimated 606,880 people will die of cancer in the United States. Lung and bronchus cancer is responsible for the most deaths with 142,670 people expected to die from this disease. That is nearly three times the 51,020 deaths due to colorectal cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer death. Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and 911 Public Safety

3/15/2020 Map of US Reported Cases. Green Cross Strong news - Atlanta, GA: CDC reports This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. Summary of Key Changes for the EMS Guidance: Updated PPE recommendations for the care…
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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston Strong – Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and…
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United States-Canada Statement on Joint Action Plan on Opioids

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports On January 31, 2020, officials of the governments of the United States and Canada convened in Washington, at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to move forward with a bilateral initiative to find solutions to the opioid crisis affecting both nations. When President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…
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Drug Overdose Deaths Declined for the First Time in 29 years

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports Today, White House officials issued the following statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released official 2018 mortality statistics that showed drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in 29 years. “This sign of progress is an example of what can happen when an Administration prioritizes an issue, makes the necessary…
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