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National Guard deploys to fight spread of virus

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JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri National Guard has been mobilized where needed to assist communities in this state that are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to be perfectly clear: This is not about putting Missouri under martial law. This is a planning stage operation to provide more assistance to Missourians and increase our capacity to deploy resources quickly. The Guard will play a major role in supporting state and local communities, ” Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton said

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

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NEW YORK – In 1918, Philadelphia threw a parade that killed thousands of people.

Ignoring warnings of influenza among soldiers preparing for World War I, the march to support the war effort drew 200,000 people, who crammed together to watch the procession. Three days later, sick and dying patients infected by the Spanish flu filled every bed in Philadelphia’s 31 hospitals.

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Blunt urges Trump’s DHH director to give aid to rural health providers

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt – who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of 121 members of Congress in sending a letter to the Trump administration calling for immediate assistance to rural hospitals and clinics.
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Look after physical, mental health in this crisis

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Daily life has changed to an amazing degree in the last few weeks. As individuals and communities work to contain the spread of COVID-19, one major adjustment for most of us personally is that we now spend much more time at home. This form of physical distancing, or sheltering in place, limits contact between people, which can help curb the infection’s spread.