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Governor Abbott issued an executive STATE-WIDE ORDER effective April 24, 2020 that cautiously re-opened most businesses.


On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Dep't of Homeland Security issued an updated Publication entitled ‘Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce’ identifying "businesses that are essential to secure the critical infrastructure of the United States". In that publication, under OTHER COMMUNITY- OR GOVERNMENT-BASED OPERATIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS the third entry embraces "Workers supporting the operations of the judicial system." which clearly includes Process Servers. I suggest you download and print the entire publication, highlight that entry, and then tab the relevant page in case you are stopped by law enforcement while serving papers. (click here to download a copy of the synopsis from our website)

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Click: Center for Disease Control homepage, today
Click: April 24nd, there were 21,994 cases reported in Texas, with 561 deaths (on April 2nd, 22 days ago, there were 5,253 cases (increase of 400%) and 86 deaths (an increase of 600%).
Click: Comparing Flu vs COVID-19 (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
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COVID-19 is a virus*.
  • Viruses are transmitted by CONTACT.
  • This is NOT the Plague that just drifts along in the air you breathe.
  • You can NOT get it going outside on any normal day. Can’t happen.
  • You MUST be in DIRECT contact with someone, or very CLOSE to someone who is infected.
  • AIR CONDITIONING in an ENCLOSED ROOM can spread the virus FARTHER, which is why it’s important to WEAR A MASK
    (see box at the bottom for video and description)

This virus has been tracked long distances on aerosolized particles of moisture, and since FOG is aerosolized moisture, you might want to stay inside and watch TV if it’s a foggy day. Keep windows closed just to be safe. Don’t panic over it…just play it safe.

RAIN does NOT carry the virus. Rain CLEANS the air. Water washes virus away.

WARNING

Tests on the passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship who tested positive for the COVID19 virus showed 50% of them were asymptomatic. Tests of almost the entire crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt found that 60% of those infected were asymptomatic.

That means HALF the people around you might be carrying it and SHOW NO SIGNS. Are you going shopping? Look around you. EVERY OTHER PERSON could be a carrier of COVID19. You won’t know it!


DON’T take unnecessary risks!!

It’s GOOD to stay inside and keep away from others to KEEP from getting sick. Don’t go anywhere if you don’t HAVE to.

But unless you ARE sick, you do NOT need to QUARANTINE and avoid contact with other people. Isolating yourself is bad for your mental health.

You NEED social contacts, especially times like this when stress levels increase.

================== Be CAUTIOUS…..NOT PARANOID====================

  • COVID-19 IS NOT “JUST LIKE THE COMMON COLD”. IT CAN BE FAR WORSE FOR UP TO 25% OF THE PEOPLE WHO GET IT.
    …80% of those infected bv COVID19 get only a mild illness (much like the common cold)
  • ANNUALLY, “THE FLU” KILLS FROM 12,000 - 60,000 PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES.
    …but since there’s a vaccine for the flu it makes it far less scary.
  • COVID-19 CAN BE FAR MORE DEADLY THAN THE FLU BECAUSE THERE IS NOT YET A VACCINE AND WE HAVE NO IMMUNITY.
    …but there WILL be; it could just take from one to 3 years to develop.
  • COVID-19 IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND MORE EASILY TRANSMITTED BECAUSE IT’S NEW (NOVEL) AND NONE OF US HAS ANY IMMUNITY.
    ...but we WILL build up immunity just like we build up immunities to every other disease that confronts us, and this one will be no different
  • PEOPLE OVER 60 WHO CONTRACT COVID19 ARE AT GREATER RISK OF DYING FROM IT THAN HEALTHY PEOPLE OF A YOUNGER AGE.
    …but being over 60 does NOT mean you’re at great risk of getting it.
  • IN CHINA, 78% OF THE PEOPLE WHO CONTRACTED COVID-19 WERE BETWEEN 35 AND 69, A MUCH YOUNGER GROUP THAN EXPECTED.
    …it can affect any age and being younger does not mean you’re invincible. But it CAN mean you’re more likely to make a bad choice and not heed the cautions of and listening to science.
  • PEOPLE OF ANY AGE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, LUNG PROBLEMS, HEART PROBLEMS, DIABETES, OR WHO HAVE SERIOUS PRE-EXISTING HEALTH ISSUES ARE AT GREATER RISK OF COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID-19 IF THEY CONTRACT IT
    …being careful will keep you from getting exposed to it and will reduce your chances of catching it.
  • A LEVEL OF IMMUNITY WILL DEVELOP AND A VACCINE WILL BE FOUND.

================== GETTING NEWS ABOUT COVID19====================

DO NOT LISTEN TO POLITICIANS.

DO NOT RELY ON ONLY ONE SOURCE IN THE MEDIA (RADIO OR TV).

DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO GIVES AN OPINION WITHOUT CITING FACTS FROM A REPUTABLE SOURCE TO BACK IT UP. CITING A POLITICIAN OR THE MEDIA IS NOT CITING A REPUTABLE SOURCE.

Both politicians and the media tend to take things out of context.
  • Think of politicians as cheerleaders for themselves. Honesty is not a requirement. In fact, they will often make things up. Politicians have an agenda and want to sway public opinion so THEY look good. Politicians have NEVER been a good source of reliable or factual information, even though they SHOULD be. Politicians are the worst when it comes to altering facts to fit their purposes. This is nothing new. It’s been going on for 10,000 years.
  • The media often quotes or selects information that matches their political leanings, or edits it so it fits into their time limitations. Choose a variety of media sources (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NPR, Huffpost, BuzzFeed, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA, etc). Check to see if THEIR sources are different from one another, or if they simply rephrase the same source. This, too, has been going on since language took a written form 4,000 years ago.

Are you hearing the WHOLE story? Or only that portion they want you to know? Special caution should be exercised when listening to radio talk-shows which tend to be primarily opinions without facts. Check what you hear against reliable scientific sources.

Use YOUR mind as the filter.
Don’t let THEIR censorship cloud YOUR ability to THINK.

  • The virus doesn’t read tweets.
  • The virus isn’t swayed by public opinion.
  • The virus doesn’t care if some politician tells you “the world is safe, you can stop social distancing, you can come on out now and get back to work”.
  • The virus doesn’t care about the economy or the stock market.
  • The virus has no agenda.
  • COVID19 will Kill you unless you are immune.

You want Honest, Accurate and Reliable Information about COVID19, so go to a source of reliable information:
Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
National Institutes of Health
Track COVID19

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YOUR LIFE Depends on HONEST and ACCURATE Information

Is the information you're hearing OPINION? or is it FACT?

Professor Neil Ferguson, British epidemiologist with the School of Public Health at the Imperial College of London (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/neil.ferguson)

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* one study by a team (1) from Kyoto University, Oxford University and Georgia State University analyzed data from the outbreak aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship; and (2) a second study soon to be published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases

(1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/03/18/what-percentage-have-covid-19-coronavirus-but-do-not-know-it/#819745a7e90c
(2) https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30139-9/fulltext

*What’s a virus? What’s a Bacteria?
How are they similar and how are they different?
YouTube, by Dr. Sarah Finch, professor of Biology
(in simple terms)

A Virus is a microscopic organism composed of either DNA or RNA encased in a shell of protein. It is neither ‘living or non-living’, and cannot replicate on its own. It needs a host cell that it invades by burrowing inside, then uses that cells machinery to duplicate itself a bunch of times before killing the cell. It then escapes from that cell and invades other cells. As this is going on, the host (you or I) get sick. We might or might not get a fever, but we almost always feel like crap, muscles ache, we’re tired, and just want to go to sleep. The process eventually stops after about a week as the virus ‘dies’ (stops duplicating).

Bacteria are ‘living” organisms and can live on their own if given a food source (like sugar or protein). They are about 200 times larger than viruses. Bacteria have DNA, just like you and me. They duplicate on their own and make new bacteria. A single bacterium splits and makes 2, those 2 split and make 4, those 4 split and make 8, those 8 split and make 16…..you get the idea? Bacteria can be killed with antibiotics (which is like a bullet or poison). They die. So if you get a bacterial infection, it can be treated with antibiotics if you catch it soon enough. If you don’t go to the doctor to get a bacterial infection treated, that infection can get into your blood to infect your entire body (called sepsis) and it can kill you. As this is going on, the host (you or I) gets sick, almost always gets a fever and feels like crap for a week to 10 days. Muscles ache, we’re tired, and we just want to go to sleep. A bacterial infection is usually more life-threatening than a viral infection because as long as the host is alive, it’s a food source and the bacteria can continue to duplicate.