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Webmaster Comments 20.04.20

April 20, 2020

The onslaught of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the following articles are of interest to Retiree News readers.

What are “mild” symptoms of Covid-19? Early analysis indicates that about 80 percent of coronavirus cases are nonsevere, but what does that mean? According to the WHO, mild symptoms include the sniffles, coughing, sore throat, and a low-grade fever — pretty much a cold. If you’re showing mild respiratory symptoms, even if you think it might be coronavirus, the CDC

recommends you isolate at home and contact your health care provider. Telemedical services are now provided through most health insurance plans and staying put for your appointment reduces the risk of transmission to others.

If you start experiencing more severe symptoms like sustained difficulty breathing, gastrointestinal distress, confusion, or are coughing up blood or large amounts of mucus, inform your doctor to evaluate whether or not you need additional treatment.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Protects Military. Active-duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve have stepped up to shoulder the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. They should not be burdened with additional financial worries, and help is available, tailored to their needs. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The act works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of society. Continue reading

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page  The ‘Trusted Traveler Program’ at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was suspended effective, April 18, 2020. That means 100% military/DoD ID checks will be in effect at installation gates for ALL occupants in the vehicle ages 14 and older. Passes for visitors without an authorized military/DoD ID can be obtained at the Pass & ID office from 0800-1600, Monday-Friday. Mahalo!

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