Texas Widow Makes Heartfelt Plea for Neighbors to Continue Wearing Masks in Wake of Governor’s Announcement

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Woman puts on mask during COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Here in Texas, everyone seems to be talking about face masks. That’s because on March 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increased capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. This change was announced even though just under seven percent of the state’s population had been fully vaccinated by that point, as KHOU 11 News reported.

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This Is Not the Time to Give Up

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We may be weary, but we cannot quit. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Till now, we have hesitated to say much about the pandemic because we know it is a hot-button issue that has polarized communities the world over. Still, as I write this, more than 2 million people have died from the Coronavirus, with the vast majority of those being here in the United States. With more than 97 million confirmed cases worldwide, the numbers are still climbing and they are staggering. This is no longer a virus that only affects people in other countries, nor is it an exaggeration, a hoax, or fake news. It is just the facts.

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How to Disinfect Fruits and Vegetables

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These days, washing your fresh produce is more important than ever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In the days of coronavirus, people seem to be disinfecting everything before they bring it inside their home, including their groceries. Perhaps you’ve wondered how or if you need to disinfect your fresh fruits and vegetables too. Here’s what you should know. Read more of this post

Protect Your Lungs from COPD and COVID-19

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Never take breathing for granted. It’s a gift that should be protected. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Do you ever feel short of breath, or find yourself wheezing or tired when you attempt to exercise? Perhaps you have a chronic cough you just can’t seem to shake. Have you ever noticed that your fingernails or lips turn blue? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your legs, ankles and feet swell? Although these problems are common with asthmatics, they can also be indications that you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition which puts you at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Read more of this post