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Overcoming Propaganda in Politics

Presari Guide to Voting 2020


Here is the new Presari Guide to Voting 2020.  This can be freely used.  Share freely. 


This page is designed to help people research the issues of importance in the coming election.  There are 14 topics each with a list of more detailed issues. 


You click on an issue. A Presari search page opens up. The keyword is pre-loaded. No typing needed. Just click or touch an icon and the results open for you. You can search:


•             Common search engines

•             Social Media

•             News Search Engines

•             Political Media Search Engines organized into groups based on validated current classifications by the Media Fact Check and Media Bias.

o             Left (Liberal)

o             Lean left

o             Center

o             Lean Right

o             Right (Conservative)


 The results are always fresh. You can then always use the tools to sort and filter the information.


I’ve yet to really polish this, but I’d welcome any ideas and recommendations on how to make it better.


Paul Krupin, BA MS JD

509-531-8390 cell 509-582-5174 landline

Creator of Presari



Top Political Issues 


Climate Change     Coronavirus Trump Response     Corruption     Cronyism     Economy     Environment     Federal Budget     Federal Deficit     Global Warming     Government Spending     Gun Control     Health Care     Immigration     Jobs & Employment     National Security 


Social Issues 

Abortion     Confederate Flag     Death Penalty     First Amendment     Gay Marriage     Gender Identity     Gender Workplace Diversity     Government Mandates     Homelessness     Hunger     LGBT Adoption     Marriage Equality     Planned Parenthood Funding     Poverty     Racial Conflicts     Racial Diversity     Rape     Religious Freedom     Safe Spaces     Separation of Church & State     Women in Combat     Women’s Choice     Women’s Rights 


Immigration Issues 

Border Security     Border Wall     DACA     Dreamers Act     Deporting Criminal Immigrants     Immigrant Detention Camps     Illegal Immigration Detainment     Immigrant Children     Immigrant Laborers     Immigration     Immigration Assimilation     Immigration Ban     Immigration Healthcare     Migrant Camps     Muslim Immigrants     Sanctuary Cities 


Domestic Policy Issues 

Affirmative Action     Armed Teachers     Assault Weapons     Domestic Surveillance     Drug Policy     Gerrymandering     Gun Control     Gun Liability     Muslim Surveillance     Net Neutrality     No-Fly Gun Control List     Social Media Regulation     Social Security     Term Limits     Whistleblower Protection 


Healthcare Issues 

Abortion     Affordable Care Act     Coronavirus Update     Drug Price Regulation     Drug Prices     Marijuana     Medicaid     Medicare     Mental Health     Pre-Existing Conditions     Single-Payer Healthcare     VA Privatization 


Economic Issues 

Bitcoin     Capital Gains Tax     China Tariffs     Corporate Taxes     Domestic Jobs     Economic Stimulus     Equal Pay     Estate Taxes     Farm Subsidies     Federal Deficits     Federal Reserve     Funding For The Arts     Government Pensions     Government Spending     Labor Unions     Mal-distribution Of Wealth     Minimum Wage     NAFTA     Offshore Banking     Online Sales Tax     Overtime Pay     Paid Sick Leave     Pension Reform     Property Taxes     Tariffs     Tax Reform     Taxes     Trans-Pacific Partnership     Welfare Benefits     Welfare Drug Testing Electoral Issues 


Electoral Issues

Campaign Finance     Campaign Finance Reform     Candidate Transparency     Criminal Politicians     Cronyism     Electoral College     Federal Judge Appointments     Foreign Lobbying     Gerrymandering     Lobbyists     Mail in Voting     Nepotism     Supreme Court Appointments     Voter Fraud     Voter Rights     Voter Suppression Minimum Voting Age     Manipulation and Incompetence In Government     Russian Interference in US Elections 


Environmental Health & Safety Issues 

Alternative Energy     Climate Change     Consumer Protections     Dakota Access Pipeline     Disaster Preparedness     Emergency Response     Environmental Protection     Fracking     Global Warming     Health and Technology     Oil Drilling     Paris Agreement     Plastic Product Ban     Renewable Energy     Research Environment     Sea Level Rise     Sustainable Environment 


Foreign Countries 

Africa     Australia     Brazil     Canada     China     Cuba     Egypt     European Union     Great Britain     Indonesia     Iran     Ireland     Israel     Jordan     Korea     Mexico     Russia     Syria     Ukraine     Venezuela     Yemen 


Foreign Policy Issues 

Brexit     Drone Strikes     F-35 Funding     Foreign Aid     Foreign Elections     Military Spending     NAFTA     NATO     NSA Surveillance     Terrorism     Torture     United Nations     USMCA 


Criminal Issues 

Black Lives Matter     Criminal Voting Rights     Defunding the Police     Drug Trafficking Penalties     Police Use of Force     Policy Body Cameras     Prison Overcrowding     Solitary Confinement for Juveniles 


Science Issues 

Genetically Modified Foods     Mandatory Vaccinations     Oil & Gas     Nuclear Energy     Pipelines     Space Exploration     Technology Innovation 


Education Issues 

Charter Schools     Common Core     Education Funding     Public Education     Religion in Schools     Student Loans     Teacher Pay 


National Security Issues 

Domestic Spying     Domestic Terrorism     Foreign Assassination     Military Budget Approval     National Security     Pre-Emptive War     Protests     Putin Bounty on US Soldiers 


Transportation Issues 

Airports     Bridges     Energy Grid     Infrastructure Development     Infrastructure Maintenance     Mass Transit     Public Transportation     Roads     Schools 


Technology Issues 

Big Data in Politics     Defending Democracy Politics     Ethics for Artificial Intelligence     Free Speech on Social Media     Income Inequality     Internet Inequality     Jobs in Technology     Journalism and Politics     Nanotechnology     National Sovereignty     Privacy and Artificial Intelligence     Social Media Regulation     Sustainability     Technology Cold War  



Job Search Networking During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Job Search Networking During the Coronavirus Pandemic


The pandemic is forcing people to re-evaluate their jobs and employment situations everywhere.

The two most important actions to take are to:


  1. focus on learning how to make more and better use of search engines and technology; and
  2. place more time and effort into using the most effective online job search tactics and sources of information.


Some search engines are better than others for job search networking


Presari is a search tool that operates like a TV remote control for search engines. It lets you select where you get your information from. You don’t need to type – just click on the topic. It can be used to help search better for work for job opportunities in a variety of ways.


Like any search engine, you get the best results when you carefully select purpose-driven keywords and then use the tools to improve and curate the results you get, so you can then take appropriate action. 


Here are two Presari search results that focus on the tactics of job search networking during the coronavirus:


Job search networking during the coronavirus

Job search during the coronavirus pandemic



Study the results!  Learn what the experts and journalists are saying. Knowledge improves your understanding and creates opportunity. 

The search results allow you to see a lot of excellent articles and features on the situation nationally, in various regions and locations and also contains access to the latest guidance. 

Look at the results from a variety of perspectives and sources. Presari lets you select the results from the regular search engines, news media, social media and from specialized search engines as well.

You can not only get the best ranked information, but then you can use the tools at any search engine to get the most current information by date or by the type of information.

You won't get access to this information in physical books. You need to research online.

And realize this:  when you search the results are always current and updated.

Presari helps people make better use of a variety of technologies. You can even use this on your smart phone and do the research as long as long as you have Internet access.


Use the Job Search Engines

Presari also has a specialized job search dashboard – it lets you enter the title of a position and then you can search over thirty job search and freelancing search engines all in one place. The list of sites is always updated and can be seen here:

 Job Search Engines


Here’s an example on the job title for social media jobs  The results can be tailored again using the tools at each search engine to zero in on locations and companies that offer remote work from anywhere.


The online search process steps


Create a list of the titles which describe the work you seek. 

Then enter the name of one of them and start searching. If you are willing to mnove, search the national results.

If you need to stay local or in a specific location, use the tools to zero in on that location. 

Then apply to the ones that make sense to you. 

Then repeat the process with the next job title on your list.


Use the Maps Search Engines


Another local search technque is to use the map search engines. This allows you to enter the topic on type of business and see the locations of the businesses that offer that product or service. 

Then you do the Two-Step:

First, you use the maps results to visit the office and collect cards

You then go home and prepare personalized packages

Then, you go back and do your best to hand-deliver your personal pitch packages instead of mailing them. 

Here is a link to a job strategy post that is dedicated to how to make maximum use of this technique.


Knowledge is power and critical business intelligence is what helps people make the best informed decisions.

Feel free to ask me questions anytime.


Paul Krupin, BA MS JD

509-531-8390 cell 509-582-5174 landline

Creator of Presari



Managing a Home Hot Zone - How to Self-Quarantine with Coronavirus in Your House

Dealing with the Flu and Coronavirus

I used the best guidance I could find from the CDC and WHO to create this white paper / post. 

A National Emergency has been declared. Coronavirus cases are rising. The likelihood that you may soon be exposed is increasing. You’ll need to know what to do if you do get exposed and have to self-quarantine.

Assume someone in your home now has the flu or coronavirus. The germs can go from one family member to another.  What are you going to do to reduce the risks to everyone else?

There are numerous ways you can reduce the risks and try to keep the flu from spreading. This expanding list is derived from CDC and WHO guidance and from good ideas from other sources. The primary references are provided at the end.

A lot of this is plain and common sense. It compiles the best common sense, personal hygiene, and practical actions I have found so far (it's up to 33 of them) to deal with having someone with coronavirus in a self-quarantine at one's home.I'm adding more I learn more. 

Media and Organizations: 

Here is the link to the MS Word Version of this paper:

You can share this freely with or without attribution. You can use it in whole or part or modify it as needed to meet your needs.  Share freely. Help the people you can help the most. 

The white paper version is also available as a free seven page pdf file download. Here's the link:



Managing a Home Hot Zone – How to Self-Quarantine at Home

Paul J. Krupin

March 18, 2020 - 0900 PT


A National Emergency has been declared. Coronavirus cases are rising. The likelihood that you may soon be exposed is increasing. You’ll need to know what to do if you do get exposed and have to self-quarantine.


Assume someone in your home now has the flu or coronavirus. The germs can go from one family member to another.  What are you going to do to reduce the risks to everyone else?


There are numerous ways you can reduce the risks and try to keep the flu from spreading. This expanding list is derived from CDC and WHO guidance and from good ideas from other sources. The primary references are provided at the end.


A lot of this is plain and common sense. Some of it is critical personal hygiene best practices as applied to home health care and self-quarantine situations.


People are being asked to self-quarantine due to coronavirus or exposure to someone who has tested positive need to isolate themselves for a recommended 14-day period. 


Block and Tackle - Identify and Isolate the Threat


This is the key core concept.


To protect yourself at home requires you to identify every primary - direct pathway and take action to segregate and eliminate the risks, block and tackle style, as in football.


First - The objective is to identify the source of the risk and then block the pathway to prevent the transport of germs from the source to you or anyone else.


The first source is an infected person. The person needs to be isolated and treated and kept away from other people.


Second – The second objective is to clean and disinfect every surface they have potentially contaminated.


You then need to identify every possible secondary touch point, places where germs may have been left for you to find, pick up, carry with you and then ingest.


Once again block and tackle is the way to break the pathway and isolate and deal with the threat.


Flu and coronavirus can be sprayed in the air, travel in the air and drop on liquid and solid surfaces, where they can survive for up to eight hours. This is why it is easy to pick up the virus germs and get sick without realizing it. Germs from an infected and contagious person can be left on any surface that they touch. This includes food and water, as well as every physical item in a room.


The most common touch points are doorknobs, light switches, cell phones, desk and table tops, tv remote controls, water faucets, toilets, sinks, and items near their heads in the bedroom they sleep in. But it also includes chairs, couches, glass, mirrors, pencils, paper, the floor, the carpets, books, even plant leaves, and yes, animals.


What do you do if you need to self-quarantine and manage a real quarantine situation – a Hot Zone -- at home?


Get a flu shot if you haven’t had one.  It will not prevent you from getting coronavirus but it may help you from getting the flu.  It will also build up your antigens and antibodies and which can reduce the severity of your illness if you do get sick.


Self-monitor the healthy people. Check the temperatures of healthy people twice a day. Be on the lookout for symptoms and changes in people who come into contact with a sick person. Remain alert for fever, coughing, fatigue, weakness, lethargy, and any difficulty breathing.  If someone starts exhibiting symptoms, then they should self-isolate, limit contact with others, call their doctor or health-care providers, or the local health department. 


Plan what you need. Make a list of all the basic necessities you have on hand and what you will need for two to as many as four weeks. Build a shopping list. Shop online, pay with a credit card, and have it delivered. If you cannot do that, call a friend or family member who can and send someone the list by email or text, have them shop for you, prepay or repay as needed, and get it delivered it to your door or porch.


Make arrangements and learn more about how to work from home. Think out what you need to do and go digital everything. Call your boss, employees, co-workers, set up computers, your dogwalkers, whatever you need. Identify them and contact them to make appropriate arrangements.


Use social media wisely.  There areseveral Flatten the Curve Facebook pages that operate at the local or state level. They have turned into places where people post good ideas and share helpful guidance and information with each other. Join one and get engaged.


Be wary of mis-information on the Internet. Place higher trust in the most authoritative sources of information. Study the Myth Busters page for the World Health Organization.


Create a list of emergency contacts. Create a list of the key people you will need to have on call. This includes your spouse, family, best friends, doctor, insurance company, the hospital, school officials, day care providers, county health department, and police. Place these numbers in your cell phone. Duplicate the list and share it with a close friend, family member, or companion who will help you if the need arises.  


Create a Family Emergency Plan Handbook – Get a notebook or use your computer to create a list of the things that need to be done. Create a checklist and turn it into an action plan. Identify the chores that need to be done, the actions that need to be completed, and how frequently the actions needed to be completed. Identify people to take responsibility by name. Place the plan on the kitchen table or share it with them so that every member of the family knows what to do.


Get appropriate help if conditions worsen. Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). But do not go without calling first. Call your doctor. Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Place a facemask and disposable gloves on both you and on the sick person if responders or anyone else comes to help you. Do the same if you go to an urgent care or other health care facility to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.


Alert the local health department.  Ask your healthcare provider to call the local, county, or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.


Stay home. Formal quarantines, if ordered by law, may result in legal enforcement actions if violated. That means no shopping, no dog walking, no health clubs, and no restaurants. You can order foods from restaurants and grocery stores and pay by credit card, but they will likely require a no contact delivery -- the food will have to be paid for in advance and left at the door.


Isolate the sick person. Healthy people need to avoid the sick person and do their best to keep them from infecting anyone. They are usually required to stay home and away from others for at least 24 hours after their fever returns to normal. People who have been exposed to coronavirus are being asked to self-quarantine for up to 14 days. People who are sick should not go anywhere they can spread the illness. This means they must stay in one place in the house and avoid going into rooms that other people will use.


Active monitoring by health caregivers. Caregivers or family members should monitor and record symptoms and patient temperatures in writing. If you are not able to visit in person, then use calls, or videos, or text messages several times a day to ensure you monitor effectively.


Cover your mouth. Flu and coronavirus spread by the release of virus-laden droplets from the mouth and nose of an infected person. These droplets can be inhaled directly by another person.  Use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough, sneeze, blow your nose, or spit up phlegm. Make sure you throw the used tissues away. Immediately wash your hands and face. If you don’t have tissues, sacrifice and use an old sock as a germ catcher. Place it in a plastic bag so that the germs on the sock don’t contaminate anything the sock is placed on. Throw them away when done.


Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Do not place your fingers in your mouth. Do place your fingers in your nose. Do not touch the area around your lips. Do not place your fingers in your mouth. Do not moisten your fingers with your tongue and then touch something else. These are incredibly hard habits to break. Learning to keep your hands away from your face and mouth can be very difficult. Whatever gets on your fingers and goes into your mouth can infect you. Whatever you touch is now on your fingers and hands and can contaminate whatever you touch and infect other people.


Wash your hands and face frequently. Use warm water and soap. Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Rinse and dry with a dedicated hand towel or use paper towels. Color code them so it’s easy to keep towels separate from other people. Dispose of the paper towels immediately after use. Wash every time you use the bathroom. Wash before eating and after eating. Wash after coming home from another location where other people were encountered.


Use alcohol-based sanitizers.  After washing, use some sanitizer, making sure it is at least 60 percent alcohol. Set up a sanitizer station in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and by the doors and entryways. Sanitize after every contact with a potentially contaminated surface.


Limit contract and avoid being in close proximity with family members who are sick. Keep the sick person at home. Give them a dedicated bedroom and bathroom. Limit close contact and touching between the sick person, pets, and other members of the family. Isolate the sick person and avoid letting them sleep in the same room as anyone else.


Ban visitors, outsiders, workers, or guests. Do not let healthy friends, relatives, employees, contractors or visitors, come inside your house if someone is sick. Do not come closer than 8 feet to a sick person.  Do not let delivery people, repair people, housekeepers or dog walkers in the house.


Use face masks and gloves. Have the sick person wear a face mask and disposable gloves when other people come into their room or come close. Have caregivers wear a face mask and use latex gloves when entering the room of the sick person or come close to them with food and medications. Masks and gloves need to be treated as contaminated after use and disposed of properly.  Wash your hands after touching contaminated masks and gloves.


Avoid touching and sharing personal and household items. Give the sick person their own washcloths, towels, dishes, clothes, handkerchiefs, toys, utensils, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, medicines, water bottles, toothpaste, soaps, cups, glasses, bedding, blankets, sheets, pillows, pillowcases, - anything they contact or use. 


Segregate food and personal items.  Get a box and place food for the sick person with their name on it so no one else touches it. Keep others people’s food away from anything the sick person is using. Do not let them use the refrigerator if possible. Clean and disinfect as soon as they do touch anything.


Avoid sharing common items.  Move other people’s personal items out of the same rooms being used by the sick person. Keep everything separate to avoid contaminating clean products, clothes, and food items. Switch to paper plates and utensils for the sick person. Throw all leftovers away.


Limit contacts with pets and animals.  The research is showing that viruses are carried on wet surfaces and this this includes the fur and bodily fluids of pets. Restrict contact with pets and animals. Avoid letting dogs and cats snuggle, kiss, or lick you. Wash your pet’s feet frequently. If you or others come in contact with your pets, they should wash their hands immediately.


Create home disinfectant solutions in quantity. CDC Guidance  states that for disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted. Prepare a bleach solution by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.


Clean, disinfect and dispose of anything contaminated. Treat everything the sick person touches and uses as contaminated. Pay special attention to anything that has blood, spit, phlegm, stool, or any other bodily fluids on them.  Keep their garbage separate and away from others. Place their garbage inside a second plastic bag and tie it closed when done. Wear disposable gloves when handling contaminated items, keeping them away from your body. Wash your hands immediately after removing and disposing of the gloves.


Avoid being in common areas. Do not have the sick person in close proximity to healthy family members and friends. This means they should not be lying down on the couch wrapped up in a blanket watching TV in the family room with everyone else nearby. Do not eat meals or even snacks in the same room at the same time or in close proximity to the sick person. The risk of infecting others is dramatically higher when a sick person is close to people when they are eating food.


Clean and disinfect everything. Germ-laden droplets can be sprayed, fall on, and adhere to any surface. Go through your house room by room. Identify and then clean every frequently-touched surface. Give special attention to the kitchen on every surface and every item which is used where food is prepared or eaten. Common hot spots for germs include: the sink handles, refrigerator and stove handles and knobs, kitchen sponges, countertops, cutting boards., desktops, light switches, door handles, toilets, bathtubs and showers, and so on. Microwave your sponge on high for one minute or just grab a new one. Use the high temperature sanitize settings on your dishwasher. Wash dishes and silverware thoroughly with soap and dry carefully.


Check with your local health department.  Find out how to deal with contaminated items and property. Check to get the latest guidance if you are considering taking contaminated clothes, bedding or laundry items to a communal laundry or sending them to a commercial laundromat.


Wash the sick person’s personal items carefully. If someone in the house is sick take special care when washing their things. While you don’t need to wash their clothes separately. But do separate their clothing in the room they are staying and do not scoop up their clothes in an armful and holding them close to your body, your clothes, and your mouth and nose. Wear gloves and avoid touching their clothes as you do the laundry. Use laundry soap and dry on a hot setting. Always wash your hands after handling dirty laundry.


Warn visitors. Do not let healthy people into a sick home. Tell them not to come in. Do not let a sick person come in contact with healthy people. Limit contacts with the sick person to the maximum degree possible.


Clean. Touch. Clean again.  Carry disinfecting disposable wipes and spray bottles with you. Clean something before you touch it. Then touch it. When done, clean it again so you reduce the risks for the next person. Protect yourself. Protect others. Leave everything cleaner than when you go there.


Discontinuing home isolation.  Stay at home until you have been instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed coronavirus should remain in home isolation until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

CDC references:


Paul Krupin is a retired environmental scientist and attorney. He trained as an EMT, nuclear emergency team member, wilderness first aid responder, and was a county civil defense director in Idaho. He writes for the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick Washington.  He can be reached at



How to Help with Coronavirus Locally

Helping Your Neighbors Locally with the Coronavirus


This article was published this Monday March 16, 202 in the Tri-City Herald. They lifted the paywall to make it freely available.


McClatchy has also freed me to offer it for use anywhere. I am offering it to you for free use as you see fit. My goal is to be a resource and an asset to you so we can help save lives.


To all - share freely as needed: 


Here is the link to the MS Word Version of this paper:


Here is the link to the PDF file version:


Individuals, media, and organizations: 


You can use this in whole or part, with or without attribution. You can copy and print or post what you need, or read these on the air.


You can adapt this to your community by searching on the keywords “food banks in ” and adding that list to the article.


It has no commercial interest and is basic health science, personal hygiene, and common sense. I hope to help as many people as we can. These are just a collection of the best ideas I could find.


Share Freely. Contact me anytime if you have any questions or requests.


Paul Krupin or call 509-531-8390



How to Help Locally with Coronavirus Preparations

Paul Krupin, Special to the


Coronavirus concerns are on everyone’s mind. One of the most important questions that looms large is how we can help each other. How can we each make a difference?


Many people have a robust front-line support system who we can rely on for help and who we can provide assistance to. This includes our families, friends, neighbors, the clubs, and religious groups we participate in, and the local community organizations.


However, there are other people who do not have a support network and who will need help during the coming times. Identifying those who need help and getting them the right help will be particularly important. 


Here are some ideas on what you can do to help.


Organize Local Support Groups


Start local. Get a notebook and start taking notes. Create a local neighborhood support circle or network and write down the names of people, their addresses, how many people live in the residence, phone numbers, email, social media.  If they don’t want to provide the information, fine., but keep tabs on them.

Speed up preparations while people are healthy.


Call on seniors, people who live alone, families with elderly or small children, or people with learning or physical disabilities. Exchange contact information and ask them how they are doing and what they need.


Pay attention and stay aware of people’s situation.  Ask people if they want to help and how they prefer to communicate.


Form small teams and share skills, capabilities and resources that are in short supply with other teams.


Adopt a Neighbor


Look for vulnerable people. Check on people regularly. Stay aware of their situation. Ask them if anything has changed.  Ask them what they need.


Check on people in their homes. Help them with everyday tasks that are beyond their capabilities. Let others know what you learn. Think about the people close to home, on your block, in your neighborhood.


Make contact now especially with people who are in a high-risk category, may be in need, and do not have a healthy caregiver. Know how many people are there and what their situation is. Offer to assist with normal day to day tasks that become difficult if someone gets sick. Like moving garbage pails to the curb and grabbing the mail.


It need not be complex care. It will be helpful to pair people up and create a buddy system. Consider cooking extra food and bringing pre-cooked meals for families in which everyone or the main caregivers are sick. Practice doorway and porch delivery.




Local community organizations, businesses, and care organizations are heightening their capabilities to serve the public safely. There are organizations that provide support to the elderly and those with disabilities, to the homeless, to young people, as well as those with anxiety and mental illnesses, who have disabilities, learning difficulties or a number of other issues.  There are businesses and facilities that offer support for sickness, recovery and rehabilitation.


Reach out and link with these organizations.  Go visit and ask the food banks, retirement homes, children’s, women’s and veterans living centers and find out what they are doing and what they need. 


Many organizations are looking for volunteers, especially students and young people, to help provide additional capabilities over the next four to six months.


If the staff gets sick, many businesses and care companies in particular will be actively seeking people to take the place of care workers.  


If you are healthy, send them an email, contact then through their websites or social media pages, or call them and offer them help. Let them know what sort of skills you have or capabilities you can provide.


Donate to the food banks, homes, shelters


There are several food banks in the area. They will accept canned goods and unopened packaged goods not yet expired.  They will also welcome financial donations and put them to good work.


If you have extra supplies at home consider building a care package. Things in short supply include:

hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, soaps, rags, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, sponges, mops, plastic or latex gloves, buckets, soaps, laundry detergent, disinfectant aspirin, Tylenol, immune system supplements,


If you have extra new bottles of cold medicines these will also be provided to those in need.


Look in the phone book or on organization websites to see the best way to donate or contact them to get involved.


Some of the organizations are instituting procedures for remote drop off of donations and drive through pickup of care packages. Pay attention to new procedures to reduce the risk of face to face exposure.


Get Involved in Local Organizations and Networks


If you are a member and participate in an existing organization or social network, get involved.


Many organizations have donate/volunteer or care package request buttons to their website and social media pages.


Do what you can and work with your organization’s leaders and team coordinators.  Identify your skills and make yourself available.


Home Delivery/Store Pickups


Most of the major local grocery stores and chains in offer online shopping with both in-store pick up and home delivery options.  InstaCart ( and Rosies App ( have websites that can be searched by location to identify the participating stores in the local area.


If you know of a home-bound, less than capable, self-quarantined person or family, volunteer to go and pick up their purchases and deliver it to them. Use your phone to make porch and doorway deliveries to reduce the risk of face to face exposure.


Deep Clean and Disinfection Everywhere


Businesses should study their workplaces in detail and shut down all common free food sharing locations. At least temporarily, shut down your popcorn machines, coffee service, donuts, cookies, candy, - anything that people can touch and contaminate.


As an extra precaution, clean anything that people can touch frequently.  Disinfect often-touched surfaces such as counters, chairs, phones, door handles, keypads, tv remote controls, kitchen and stovetops, desks, restroom surfaces, etc.


Place a spray bottle and disposable paper wipes with disinfectant in your car. If you are out and about, wear gloves and wash commonly touched surfaces (doorbells, door handles, railings) before and after you touch them. 


Get in this habit: Clean. Touch. Clean Again. Everything. Everywhere. Every time. Everyone. 


If you touch it, leave it cleaner than before you touched it.  If we all do this, we can make a difference.


Bag anything that is used for disinfection in a plastic bag and dispose of it carefully so no one else can come in contact with it. 


Get Outside


Event and school cancellations and travel restrictions are going to drive people inside. One of the best ways to destress and increase social distancing is to get outside. 


So bundle up and head to the park.  Take a walk. Go for a hike.  


Help the people you can help the most.


About the Author


Paul Krupin is a retired environmental specialist and attorney with 27 years of experience with numerous federal government agencies and another 20 years in industry. He was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), nuclear emergency management team member, wilderness first aid responder, and was a county civil defense director in Idaho. He writes a weekly outdoor/ lifestyle/ environment column for the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick Washington (owned by McClatchy).  He can be reached at


Presari Digital Health Guide on Coronavirus

Everything You Need to Know to Deal with the Crisis

I used Presari to create this tool to help speed up research and provide current information on a spectrum of Coronavirus topics. 

Just select what you are interested in and click or touch the keyword. The results will then open for you. 

Once you choose a source, use their tools to refine your results. The results are changing constantly with new data and information. 

I will update this post with new keywords as new topics come up. This post can be downloadad as a pdf file here. Share freely. 


Status – Updates

Coronavirus   Update   Statistics   By Country  By State   

CDC Guidance   WHO Guidance   Flatten the Curve

Impacts   Impact on Business  Impact on the Economy  

Event Cancellations   School Closures   Shelter in Place  

Covid-19 Herd Immunity Research  Coronavirus Antibodies Effectiveness Research

Origin and Evolution

Origin & Evolution    Epidemiology    Transmission   Infection Rate  Death Rate  

Control and Prevention

Control and Prevention   Safety

Effectiveness of Masks

Drinking Water    Pets and Animals   Pet Hygiene Practices

Workplace Measures   Social Distancing   Respiratory Hygiene Practices 

community mitigation measures    china best practices lessons learned  

Federal Government Response Update 

social distancing     social distancing mistakes

Testing, Signs and Symptoms

Testing    Signs and Symptoms   Screening Website  

Should Your Get Tested  Triage   Symptoms Day-by-Day 

When to See a Doctor    Questions to Ask the Doctor

What to Do if You've Been Exposed to a Covid-19 Person

Loss of Sense of Smell Taste

Antibody Tests 

Diagnosis and Treatment

What to do if you get the flu   What to Do if You are Covid-19 Positive

Infection Control  Deep Cleaning Your Home  Managing a Home Hot Zone 

Self-Isolation   Quarantine   Self-Quarantine  Home Quarantine Protocols

Treatment   Patient Guidance and Information 

Treatment at Home   Caregiver Guidance  


Preparedness    Hospitals and Preparedness

Household Readiness   Homemade sanitizer

Food Supplies   Food Staples    Household Supplies

Retirement Homes   School Administration  

Teacher Nurse Guidance  Child Care Facility Guidance


Growing edible food indoors


Travel Advice    Travel Information    Travel Restrictions

Cruise Ships    Air Travel

Myths, Rumors, Misinformation, Scams and Frauds

Myths    Rumors and Misinformation 

Trump Inaccuracies   Trump Fact Check Coronavirus

Propaganda   Scams   Frauds

Reporting Scams  

Impacts on Business and Economics



Reopening Up the Country