Surgeon General: Whether schools reopen or stay closed is up to you

first_img Surgeon General: Whether schools reopen or stay closed is up to you WhatsApp Google+ Twitter By Network Indiana – July 21, 2020 0 371 Pinterest Twitter Facebook (Photo/Public Domain) Whether schools reopen or stay closed in favor of e-learning is entirely up to you, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.Dr. Jerome Adams was the state health commissioner of Indiana before taking his current position in the White House. Talking on Good Morning America, Adams stressed that the process of school districts deciding to stay closed or to reopen is about more than the districts making the final call.“The biggest determinant of whether or not we can go back to school has little to do with the actual schools. It’s your background transmission rate,” Adams said. “It’s why we have told people constantly that if we want to get back to school, to worship, to regular life, folks need to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.”He said it’s by doing these things that we make the process of flattening the curve function. Meanwhile, there are many that are criticizing the Trump Administration for not doing enough to get more Americans tested for coronavirus.Adams said the rub is not a matter of testing, but funding.“There was ten billion, with a B, dollars allocated for testing, and only about 36 million, with an M, has been drawn down from that fund,” he explained. “So, some of the debate is not about whether we need more testing, but it’s really about whether we’ve spent the money that already allocated.”According to the Centers for Disease Control over 48.6 million Americans have been tested, roughly 14-percent of the U.S. population. Nine-percent of those tests has come back positive. Previous articleMedical care in rural hospitals challenged during pandemicNext articleIndiana Democratic lawmakers want a special session to talk pandemic, police reform issues Network Indiana WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebooklast_img read more

Day trips spikes Geelong visitor spending

first_imgGeelong received up to four million day trippers last financial year, making more than $670 million in tourist spending. According to Federal Government figures released late last month, during the 2009/10 period 3.9 million visitors were recorded to have spent the day in the region, spending the majority of their cash on food and drink, The Geelong Advertiser reported. $221 million of tourism spending was made on food and drink purchases while up to $93 million was used on shopping. Geelong Otway tourism chief executive Roger Grant was pleased with the year’s results and said it proved the area’s popularity as a tourist destination. Mr Grant added that while the majority was made up of day tourists, the expenditure they brought with them was “far bigger than people often give credit for”.”We tend to think ‘there were a lot of tourists down here for Audi Week’ or … at the National Celtic Festival, but it’s so much more than that.””Tourism is defined not by the activity, but by the postcode of the person doing the activity,” he said.According to the figures Geelong received up to $61 million in international spending, with the majority coming from visitors from the UK, New Zealand and the US. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more