While the uncontrollable COVID-19 outbreak has convinced everyone at staying home. There’s still so much going on in the world that shows people need more severe situations before they finally understand how this unpredictable virus is a threat to so many lives. Even one person affected can cause the COVID-19 epidemic to rise 10 folds. Yet there are people who either don’t know the threat or don’t care about it that much to lay low.
Personally, I suggest you keep your hands clean, remember to wash them properly, and as frequently as possible and for God’s Sake STAY AT HOME!!
Now for the news, the world is vast and there are millions, billions of different individuals inhabiting it. Today, I bring you some shocking COVID-19 Updates that are sure to stun you out of your wits. Here we go:
A Man in Florida Charged for Falsely Using COVID-19 Relief Funds
Apparently, a man in Florida thought he was smart enough to use COVID-19 relief funds as his disposal however he wishes and flee without ever being caught. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that offers loans to companies to keep their employees’ paycheck rolling is a part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
The 29 years old Florida man, David T. Hines, fraudulently applied for about $13.5 million on behalf of expenses of the companies, including the amount paid to employees. After he received around $3.9 million, the amount which was supposed to be spent on rent or mortgage costs, employee salaries, and utilities, he purchased among many luxury items, a Lamborghini.
He was arrested on Friday and was charged by the Department of Justice for fraud and other criminal offenses. Over $3 million has been seized from his bank accounts along with Lamborghini.
Hines had lied in his application for PPP, he mentioned paying his employees and some other company expenses. The U.S. Postal Inspector Bryan Masmela’s reports show no such payments made to any employees. Masmela claims the reported employees either didn’t exist in the first place or had cooperated with him to earn a fraction of PPP COVID-19 relief fund.
Florida has reported an increased rate of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks. Even leaving New York behind and became the second state with most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country behind California. Hence, Hines applications were approved and he received $3.9 million. In just a few days he bought a Lamborghini worth $318,000 along with additional luxury items from stores and resorts.
He stayed in federal over the weekend and was released on Monday. Now he scheduled for arraignment on October 14.
18 COVID-19 Cases Found in The University of Florida College of Medicine
The University of Florida College of Medicine held a party on July 10. After the party, the chairman of anesthesiology, Timothy E. Morey, emailed telling his staff that they found 18 positive coronavirus cases in the anesthesiology department of the hospital.
The COVID-19 victims included 14 junior residents, 2 senior residents, a fellow, and an administrative employee. The virus outbreak at the University of Florida Health arose after the party at a private home.
The incident has raised many questions concerning the COVID-19 outbreaks among health care workers, even at a government-run health care system. UF Health is where faculty, staff, and students educate themselves on the COVID-19 best practices to prevent the spread. The goal is to minimize the spread of the virus on campus and in the community. This neglecting incident has left 100 total residents, and 45 junior residents of the anesthesiology department open to coronavirus disease.
All this after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that events and gatherings can spread the virus. The U.S. health officials have specifically warned that private parties can fuel the COVID-19 pandemic.
Potentially Deadly Hand Sanitizer You’ve Been Using Without Knowing
While the coronavirus epidemic has caused terror in the whole wide world, we feel safer at home regularly cleaning our hands with sanitizers. But what if even some of these sanitizers weren’t safe anymore. That’s exactly what happened in New Mexico earlier this month. According to The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at least four people died due to unhealthy hand sanitizer products.
FDA has reportedly found out about a Mexican based company that was selling products with methanol. Methanol is a dangerous alcohol that can cause poisonous reactions on the skin.
The demand for hand sanitizers skyrocketed fueled by coronavirus COVID-19 threat. Due to the shortage of mainstream products, many new companies started selling hand sanitizer products.
However, on Monday, the FDA said many companies are using unsafe alcohol in their product. They also warned people to not use the products containing methanol.
According to one of the statements made by the FDA, Manufacturers’ failure to identify potentially dangerous material in their products has placed consumers in danger of methanol poisoning.
A clear warning is sent to companies distributing products with methanol, unapproved claims, and improper manufacturing practices. More than 75 different hand sanitizers had been reported to contain methanol. FDA immediately added to their potentially dangerous hand sanitizers list.
FDA reported symptoms like coma, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, headache, seizures, blindness, damage to the nervous system, or even death after methanol exposure. So, immediately stop using all hand sanitizers on the FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizer. Toxic hand sanitizers containing methanol pose a serious threat to the public.
COVID-19 is a threat without a doubt but bigger threats are people like Hines and the people who won’t stop private gathering. The article also cleared out the potential danger of several severe diseases or even death which won’t entirely be from the COVID-19 epidemic. We need to clear our thoughts, stay alert, and put efforts into saving not only ourselves but our loved ones as well. You can only stay safe when you stay at home. And if you think it’s boring! Check out this list of 9 productive things you can do at home during COVID-19 quarantine 2020.