As Spring Arrives, so do the Snow Storms

The National Weather Service warned that a major system was bringing blizzards and tornadoes as far west as the Rockies and as east as Mississippi valley.

Snow is expected across the central Rockies through Thursday, with high winds that will create blizzard conditions in southeastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska.

More than 10 million people will be affected by the storm directly, but the front will be felt by even those on the Atlantic coast.

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Simon’s Properties: All of its Malls start closing at 7 pm Wednesday due to COVID-19

Due to Coronavirus, all malls start to closedown in the nation at 7 pm Wednesday as of March 18,2020.

The largest owner of shopping malls group, Simon announced that it starts to close at 7 pm today local time Wednesday and it expects to end March 29 in a news release.

The Mall of America also announced today the mall closing a while and all the big department stores are temporarily closed.

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Trump Wants to Pump $1 trillion into US Economy: Pay Cash

As the stock markets reel from the after-effects of coronavirus hitting the US and European continents, Pres. Trump urged Congress to consider a plan that would pay cash to Americans in order to pay bills.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said US could pour $1 trillion into the US economy to fight the economic effects of social distancing, which has led to school closures and shutdown of businesses. As economic forecasts look grim, recession seems unavoidable.

Initially, Trump proposed a payroll tax holiday, yet lawmakers including GOP members, expressed concern, as it would only help those who continued to have jobs.

Therefore, Trump is now seeking to come up with cash to give Americans directly. Trump also wants to make sure airlines stay in business, stating he would not want people to lose jobs or not having money to live.

Even the conservative republicans are choosing to consider the importance of taking the hit on the deficit, stating that although it is not their normal prerogative, the situation is so dire, that it was not the time to be fiscally cheap.

Senate Minority Leader, democrat Chuck Schumer of New York, has unveiled a proposal to send $750 billion to various sectors to include emergency health care workers and first responders, medicine, and food delivery systems for seniors, and for public transportation assistance.

In response, stock markets responded positively, showing a rise in the Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 after such news.

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US Begins Vaccine Testing for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic begins its spread across Europe and the US (among rest of the world), the US has begun trial of novel coronavirus vaccine trial on its first participant on March 16, 2020.

Currently at Phase 1 trial, it enrolls a total of 45 healthy adults over a six-week time frame, with each participant receiving two injections about a month apart in varying doses.

Phase 1 is only meant to test the safety of the vaccines; effectiveness will be tested later.

The vaccine uses a genetic material called messenger RNA, which is meant to target the virus’ natural RNA structure, disturb it, and destroy it.

World’s eyes are on the medical community to pull through for the rest of humanity.

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A Cup of poem~~ 빈 의자가 있어요/김호천

청곡 김호천

호숫가 굽어진 길

은행나무 아래

빈 의자가 있어요.

호수 건너엔 다리가 있고

멀리 푸른 하늘이 보이는 곳.

그대 지치고 외로울 땐

남 몰래 보아 놓은 빈 의자로 와요.

다리만 건너면 되요.

같이 앉아 푸른 하늘을 바라보면

눈길만 주어도 위안이 될 거예요.

학이 날아 와 친구를 기다리나 봐요.

또 한 마리 날아와 짝을 이루네요.

지나는 구름이 학을 안고 흘러요.

부리를 비벼대며 흥겨운 춤을 추어요.

파문이 일어요.

나뭇잎 떨어져 잔 물결 이는 호숫가

아늑한 곳 외로움을 달래 줄

빈 의자가 있어요.

함께 앉아 우리 친구가 되어요.

세월에 상처 난 손

그대 잡아주기는 어려워도

거친 바다를 건너다 지친 날개를 쉬게 할

어깨는 있어요.

그러니 어서 날아와요.

다른 사람들이 앉으면

오래 기다려야 할는지도 몰라요.

호젓한 내 마음의 빈 의자로.

시집 <초원의 반란>

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Anyone who wants Coronavirus Testing can get it, promises CDC

On Thursday, Rep. Katie Porter (California -D)questioned Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of CDC, as to whether he would promise everyone concerned with being infected with the coronavirus, based on the expensive cost of obtaining such service in the present.

During a House Oversight Committee hearing, the representative requested the director for a “Yes or No” answer on whether the CDC would provide every American with a free test for coronavirus. After providing legalese for a while, the director finally said, “Yes.”

It is not yet clear when the CDC will begin implementing this policy, but as the pandemic wave continues, the CDC will be expected to provide every American who wishes for a test, to receive one.

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COVID-19 Cancels March Madness for Fans

As Coronavirus spreads throughout the country, March Madness is becoming a maddening event for many college basketball fans.

On March 11, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced that both men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments would be closed to fans out of concern over COVID-19, allowing only essential staff and family to attend the event. NCAA will refund the amount due to fans that have already purchased the tickets.

As such change is occurring, NCAA will also seek out smaller venues to accommodate significantly less amount of attendees.

COVID-19 has officially been labelled as a pandemic, and as such, governments, businesses, and event planners will likely have to make adjustments to protect the public health.

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Coronavirus Fears Lead US to Telework

As universities and government agencies employ telework policies in fear of coronavirus, Alphabet, Google’s parent company has recommended its North American employees to work from home through April 10.

Although governments and schools have implemented telework or online course policies regionally or within its city boundaries, Google is asking everyone in the entire continent to follow this system.

As COVID-19 spread throughout Washington state, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook had encouraged its employees to work from home.

Google has also cancelled its annual developer conference Google I/O, due to COVID-19 worries. Furthermore, Google will establish COVID-19 fund which will enable temporary staff and vendors globally to take paid sick leave if they have potential COVID-19 symptoms or cannot work due to quarantine.

The US executive branch plans to meet with representatives from tech companies to discuss COVID-19 response efforts, where they will meet remotely.

Unwittingly, it seems that a virus may trigger a permanent shift in business and administration in the American workforce.

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US Stocks Tumble To Worst Since 2008

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SP 500 slumped 7.6%, Nasdaq down 7.3%, and the Dow, at 7.8% lower.

SP 500 slumped 7.6%, Nasdaq down 7.3%, and the Dow, at 7.8% lower: Monday turned out to be the worst day for stocks and trade since 2008.

With corona virus fears growing within the United States amidst pandemic concerns, the stock market saw points tumble down all day on Monday, ending with the worst points since 2008.

The crude oil market continues to fall, as Saudi Arabia floods the market with crude to compete with the United States; at just $31.13 to 33.36 a barrel, the oil market has seen better days.

At this point, Bond giant such as PIMCO and asset manager like BlackRock is expecting a recession, but expects that it won’t be difficult as it was in 2008.

Nevertheless, it will be important to keep an eye out on the market for the next few weeks or months.

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Two Tornadoes and COVID-19 in Tennessee: What Next?!

As Tennessee attempts its recovery process from one of the deadliest tornadoes in 8 years, it has found a new struggle: first case of confirmed COVID-19, the new strand of coronavirus that has been the focus of news.

This news comes at a difficult time, where many people are stuck in shelters instead of their homes. Director of Nashville’s Public Health warned its residents to keep an aggressive distance from those who were coughing and sneezing to prevent the spread of sickness, even going as far to warn against shaking hands. While the death toll and missing list remains consistent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed 75% of the survey of the area and found 385 residential structures and 184 commercial structures majorly devastated or completely destroyed.

May Tennessee recover as fast as they can, from both the devastation of tornadoes and the coronavirus.

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