All About Masks: What Are The Differences Between N95, KN95, and Surgical Masks?

Ever since the emergence of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the respiratory disease COVID-19, global healthcare leaders have capitulated back and forth regarding the use of face masks to prevent infection. Some countries – especially those who had prior experience with respiratory epidemics such as SARS and MERS – immediately encouraged the use of face…

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A Fundamental Element of Victim Rights: Ensuring a Voice

The National Organization for Victim Assistance is involved in a variety of professional and public outreach endeavors. These include ongoing webinars on topics of interest and importance to professionals involved in providing victim assistance, professionals employed in different elements of the criminal justice system, victims and their advocates, and members of the general public. One…

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Grim Discovery When Recent Homebuyer Discovers Long-Term Rodent Infestation in Residence

Few things are more exciting – thrilling – in life than buying and moving into a new home. On the other hand, few things in life are more disappointing – tragic, really – than discovering a serious or even dangerous flaw at the property after closing the deal and moving in. The story of Matthew…

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What a Business Needs Must Do to Protect Patrons, Workers, and Itself Against COVID-19 Contamination and Infection

Keeping ahead and having the best information about how COVID-19 spreads is vital. Just prior to May 2020, some reports began to circulate that a possibility exists that COVID-19 may have the capability to remain airborne both in a space lacking circulation and in a location with air handling systems. The bottom line for businesses…

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What You Need to Know About DIY Face Masks During COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, many countries are working tirelessly to connect frontline healthcare workers with life-saving N-95 respirator masks and other personal protective equipment to aid in the prevention of COVID-19 infection. Due to the highly infectious nature of the coronavirus virus, many world governments have encouraged everyone to…

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Protecting the Legal Rights of Residential Landlords During the COVID-19 Pandemic

California residential landlords are faced with very real challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 1, 2020, the first traditional rent-paying date during the pandemic, 30 percent of residential tenants across the United States failed to pay rent, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That number is expected to increase, and perhaps significantly so,…

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The Netherworld of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Persistent, Long-Term Novel Coronavirus Infections Appearing in Some Patients

Novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is known by a few other names, including novel coronavirus. For the purposes of this discussion of the fact that some people who contract a COVID-19 infection and either are not fully recovering from it or are becoming re-infected in short speed, the alternate designation of COVID-19 as a novel coronavirus is…

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