Pictures Show There Are Still Good People Left In America

These pictures were on Facebook, and other places. They are examples showing that there are still good people in America.

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This is how America is GREAT.

Above – rescues of child and his pet during flood

Above – helping elderly man down hill with his walker so he won’t fall

Above – Helping elderly man down escalator

Above – security guard treating man to lunch

 

Above – Holding umbrella for guard

#TheRealAmerica is still here.
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Pictures from other places showing Americans and others that help needy people in all kinds of circumstances.

Above – helping keep baby occupied

Above – reunited 15 years after her rescue from hurricane Katrina

Above – kindness for all races on transportation system. Children like each other.

Above – Uber driver took man to hospital and kept him company because nobody else around

All of the above pictures show examples of how there are still good people helping people in need. This is what makes America great!

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My reaction to these pictures was one of a joyful heart.

Seeing pictures like these show that people being kind to each other is not dead like many people think it is. These pictures just go to show that there are still good people left in the world. Any time when there is doubt about the goodness or kindness of other people, just look back at pictures like these and you will see that there is still goodness in America.

This was on Facebook. This is important information both for people with parents or other family members, or other loved ones, already in nursing homes, and those who may have parents or other family members, or other loved ones, in a nursing home in the not too distant future.

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AARP Urges Lawmakers to Better Protect Nursing Homes from Coronavirus

Facilities need better testing, protective gear, virtual visitation and more transparency and accountability

Female doctor doing medical exam of a woman

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Two-thirds of coronavirus-related deaths in metropolitan Phoenix have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, AARP’s Arizona director on Thursday told members of a House of Representatives subcommittee examining how COVID-19 has affected such facilities in similar ways all across the country.

“AARP has heard from thousands of people all across the country whose loved ones – their mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and dear friends – lost their lives in nursing homes,” Dana Marie Kennedy told the House Ways and Means Committee’s health subcommittee. “We are deeply alarmed by the rising death toll and the continued lack of urgent action. Much more is needed now to protect residents, staff, their loved ones and the surrounding communities from this disease.”

Kennedy was one of seven witnesses to testify during a virtual subcommittee hearing on how the coronavirus has had an impact on nursing homes. Nationwide, more than 50,000 nursing home residents have succumbed to COVID-19, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kennedy shared AARP’s five-point plan for helping to stem the continued loss of life and improve conditions in the nation’s long-term care facilities. The points are:

  • Ensuring access to adequate personal protective equipment and testing
  • Ensuring adequate staff and the ability of long-term care ombudsmen to have access to the facility
  • Requiring transparency of COVID-19 data, including cases at a facility, transfer and discharge rights, and how nursing homes are using the federal relief funds they have received
  • Requiring facilities to provide residents and their families with virtual visits
  • Rejecting proposals to grant broad legal immunity to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

All of the witnesses at the hearing, which included a Texas woman who lost her brother to the virus, a licensed practical nurse as well as a researcher and advocates, said they continue to hear firsthand reports that long-term care facilities still lack the PPE they need and that testing for the virus is still lacking.

“Today we are still understaffed, overworked and don’t have enough PPE,” said Melinda Haschak, a licensed practical nurse at a Connecticut nursing home. Haschak, a single mother, said she frequently has had to unknowingly care for residents who tested positive for the coronavirus and when she contracted the illness she had to isolate herself from her two teenage daughters and ailing sister.

Haschak said she was grateful for donations of food to her and her coworkers as well as the occasional pizza party. But, she said, “I do not need a pizza party, we need PPE.”

David Grabowski, a professor at the Harvard Medical School, said testing in nursing homes is still not adequate. “Until we get rapid and accurate testing for all staff and residents, we won’t be able to contain COVID,” Grabowski said. “This can’t be just a one-off. We need a surveillance program that regularly tests staff and residents in order to identify new cases as they emerge.”

Delia Satterwhite, whose brother died in an Austin, Texas, nursing home from the coronavirus, said after the facility called her on March 13 to say she could no longer visit, she was not able to have any contact with him except the occasional visit through a window. “The worst part is that he died alone,” Satterwhite said emotionally. Her brother died on April 16. “I should have been with him,” she said.

Kennedy also urged Congress to require virtual visitation. “In America, when the technology to facilitate virtual visits is not only abundant, but increasingly affordable, it is nothing short of a scandal that these visits are still not available on a regular basis to many Americans in these facilities,” she said.

What Is The The Future For The Star Spangled Banner?

This was on Facebook.

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Calls for the Star Spangled Banner to be scrapped as the U.S. National Anthem
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Calls for the Star Spangled Banner to be scrapped as the U.S. National Anthem
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It is hard for me to believe that America is stooping so low as to scrap the Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem. We are a country that was founded FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM NOT FROM RELIGION. We are not a communist country, SO WHY IS EVERY MENTION OF RELIGION, GOD, JESUS OR HEAVEN BEING ERASED FROM OUR LIVES?????? Are the forces that be turning us little by little to communism?
Is this for real?

The Use Of Fake Exempt Card – Not To Wear A Mask

This was on Facebook. These cards are fraudulent.

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People Are Using Fake ‘Exemption Cards’ to Get Out of Wearing Face Masks

At this point you’ve probably been made aware of the countless reasons people are giving to get out of wearing a face mask. Now, “Face Mask Exempt Cards” are making their way around the internet, citing the Americans With Disabilities Act as the reason people shouldn’t be “forced” to wear a mask. Many of these cards and flyers include a logo for the Freedom to Breathe Agency (FTBA), which is not a real government agency.

In fact, the real FTBA (which stands for Florida Transportation Builders’ Association) had to release a statement clarifying they weren’t associated with the FTBA that’s distributing the fake cards.

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