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  1. Paulding County Health Department offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing DALLAS, GA: Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. The Paulding Health Department, 451 Jimmy Campbell Parkway, Dallas, is offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Anyone wanting to be tested should go to the health department, remain in their vehicle, call 770-443-7881, and say they want to be tested for COVID-19. A nurse will come to the vehicle, obtain contact information for follow-up, and collect the specimen needed for testing. Test results will be reported just as soon as available. “We encourage everyone to get tested for COVID-19 infection to determine who is currently ill and contagious,” says Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District. “This helps us identify people who might transmit the virus. We can then isolate them to prevent transmission, ensure they’re cared for, identify and interview their close contacts, and quarantine and monitor these individuals as necessary to slow the spread of the virus.” The Northwest Health District is now conducting free COVID-19 testing at health departments or other sites in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, and Walker counties. For the locations of all Georgia COVID-19 testing sites, please visit https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-19-testing-site. For contact information for these sites, go to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-testingdirect-patient-lines. ### Logan Boss Public Information Officer/Risk Communicator Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District 1309 Redmond RD NW Rome, GA 30165-9655 Logan.Boss@dph.ga.gov www.nwgapublichealth.org www.facebook.com/NorthwestHealthDistrict
  2. Sheriff Gary Gulledge would like to announce the partial opening of the new Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Jail complex. The new complex which has been under construction for the past several years is officially opening tomorrow morning to the public. Although full Jail operations will begin in the coming weeks, all other law enforcement operations will be conducted out of our new facility which is located at 180 Constitution Boulevard Dallas, GA 30132 (directly behind the Paulding County Courthouse). Sheriff Gary Gulledge stated, “We fully intended to host several public tours of the new facility, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we were unable to. We have been working on a virtual tour video that we will share with the public in the coming weeks via our social media pages.” He further added, “I am so appreciative to our community members for their support during this massive undertaking. This facility will fill the needs of Paulding County citizens for years to come.” As many of you may remember, the approval to construct the new Sheriff’s Office and Jail facility was voted on and approved by the citizens of Paulding County in the 2016 general election. The culmination of this project will be a complete enhancement of law enforcement services for the citizens of Paulding County. On Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM the lobby of the new Paulding County Sheriff’s Office will be open to the public. We want to remind everyone that social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced and we encourage everyone to wear an N95 mask if possible. We will also be limiting the amount of people in our lobby. If you can conduct your business by phone, we still encourage you to do so. Please feel free to call us at (770) 443-3010 if you have any questions. We also want to remind everyone that our old Jail facility is still housing our inmates. If you need to bond someone out of jail or add money to an inmates account, please go to 25 Industrial Way North Dallas, GA 30132 or visit our website at www.paulding.gov/sheriff for more information. If you would like to conduct a video visitation with an inmate go to www.gettingout.com . Once the new Jail opens, we will make sure the public is aware of the change of address.
  3. Happened to be checking out something entirely different on Youtube when I came across this documentary on the 1918 Flu epidemic which killed about 3 percent of those infected - sometimes within hours of contracting the disease.
  4. I think what most folks don't really grasp is that a viral epidemic is kind of like food coloring being dropped in a vat of crystal clear water. You drop it in and it starts dispersing throughout the vat but rather slowly. If the vat of water is stirred, it disperses very quickly but even if the vat is left undisturbed, eventually that food coloring will be equally dispersed throughout; given time. This is as inevitable as the sun rising or the wind blowing. There is literally nothing we can do other than keep the water as still as we can until we either find a 'cure' or a vaccine to make its dispersal meaningless. But if we stir it all up, all 100 percent of us - none of whom on day one is immune - will have any protection. If we can slow down the spread by not stirring the pot, then some of us will get sick, some that illness won't be much (we think) but for those whose health is not great - heart disease, copd, diabetes, age greater than 60, the result is that from two to twenty percent of those in this group will die. Up until now and for the next few months, we have no real defenses. There is no cure. We may be able to cut the death rate among those in the group at risk in half (over even better odds?) but that is no cure. Life and death is the rub and what makes this literally a war against an alien life form that wants to kill us as part of its procreation. And, as in war, those plotting the society's strategy will make decisions by which some people live and others die. What the Kemp and the GOP are suggesting is that we all storm the virus and while it will kill what? 1-2 percent of the population? once we make the sacrifice, we can go on presumably like we did before. Of course don't count on being able to go back to the way things were. More than that, the history of pandemics has determined the likely outcomes of choices and most of the time, the strategy of a full frontal assault on a viral killer ends up slaughtering innocent people, needlessly. Why inflict that kind of suffering? Today, the AJC also reported that 80 percent of those hospitalized in Georgia were black. This may be largely because race, poverty and access to good health care run hand in hand but for those ill and dying, why should they be the one's to sacrifice.
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  8. Since I can copy and paste this directly from my email, I thought I would share it as well as create a special place I can go to watch these myself. FYI, this is the kind of stuff that interests me IDTechEx Webinars IDTechEx Upcoming Webinars Our free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access the webinars at a time that suits you. Presentation materials are also available for webinars. 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  10. Cool video: Really ... It is a lot more stylistic than this effort from a dozen years ago or this one from six years ago: Neither of which are nearly as slick a production as your's. I really like the titles timing with the audio.
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  13. -I missed this one when it first appeared but it appears some folks are a little invested. My comment is that it is an extreme form of psychological abuse to force a child to kill any living thing; without a lot of teaching as well as forcing the kid to watch "The Yearling" four or five times.
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