How Militaries Respond to Covid19

We can’t help but ask, how do the militaries, in all parts of the world, respond to the COVID19 outbreak. Is it doing us help?

The U.S. military’s coronavirus response includes protection help for service members and families, along with resources and many announced cancellations. Like the response from civilian officials nationwide, the military’s plans change day-by-day.

The US military is increasingly being mobilized to support ongoing response efforts to the coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across the US.

Indeed, not only that the US army, but the whole world is at war with an invisible enemy.

What Is the Novel Coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can spread between people. Symptoms can include a fever, dry cough, body aches and difficulty breathing.

Officials have asked those who have traveled to a high-risk area or who have come in contact with someone known to be infected with the virus to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation or quarantine should include staying home from school or work, avoiding contact with others and watching for signs of infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researching a coronavirus vaccine

US Army researchers at Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick in Maryland and the Center for Infectious Disease Research at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have been involved in conducting research on a possible coronavirus vaccine.

“They are making great progress there,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday. Army medical research officials say it could take 12 to 18 months, if not longer, to develop a vaccine.

Be in the National Guard

A guard for the country is all we need. People need to stay at home, streets must be guarded and airports are thoroughly screened for residents and citizens that are only from the US. Armies have been disinfecting public spaces, handing out food, and providing transportation and logistics support.

Preparing field and expeditionary hospitals

The US military has a number of rapidly deployable medical units at its disposal, including the Air Force expeditionary medical system, Army combat support hospitals and field hospitals, and Navy expeditionary medical facilities.

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Why Press Freedom Matters

People take pride in press freedom. But truth be told, our freedom to the press is under attack. Attacked in a way that the truth in the press is somehow associated with “Fake news” and threats to journalist and leakers with lawsuits.

But, why?

When we only write to tell people the truth.

When we only give headlines, to tell the truth.

When we only give a news update, to tell the truth.

Indeed, there are a lot of outlets for people to express their freedom to spread and broadcast news. We have internet, websites and social media channels. Aside from the newspapers which seemed to become more bias these days because of a few organizations disbandment on them. It becomes more filtered and scripted than compared to free online news.

But today, let’s not argue about that. Let us find out why freedom of the press is important. Why does it really matter?

Protection of Rights

For us to be able to protect our rights, we also must know and understand our rights.

The First Amendment Protects the Media

The government cannot punish you for your views, thoughts, or words, even if they’re unpopular save for very narrow limits. But we the people can say what we think—and the press can perform its essential role: To agitate, investigate, and scrutinize our leaders and institutions. That freedom is the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship.

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New Travel Laws That Could Affect You

Every year, travellers face a changing set of regulations that could prevent them from travelling while abroad. While some of them revolve around varying visa changes and regulations, the next set of rule changes will hit much closer to home. And even more now that every year new travel laws have been implementing all over the world, and more likely in the U.S.

But this should not be a reason for you to discourage the joy of travelling places, because how can we even neglect travelling? It’s indeed a wonderful experience to wander around the world with the foot rather than just wonder on actually doing it.

REAL and Valid Government IDs

Passed in 2005 and adopted by the Department of Homeland Security, the REAL ID Act put new guidelines into effect as to the requirements of federally-accepted identification documents, such as driver’s licenses. While most states are now in compliance with REAL ID guidelines, four states and one American possession currently issue driver’s licenses outside of those guidelines.

Also, the passport card acts as similar to a passport book while travelling through the Americas by land or sea, and is acceptable under REAL ID. However, this plan may only work if travellers are current with their taxes.

Additional visa pages will no longer be allowed

Finally, frequent international travellers who added additional pages to their passports in the past will want to pay attention to. Ordering add-on pages to a passport is no longer available.

Although travel regulations are always subject to change, there are many ways to prepare before the next trip. By understanding how the laws are changing, travellers can make sure their travels continue to move smoothly and efficiently at every turn

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Tips in Planning Your Advocacy Campaign

We all need to remember that a teacher carefully plans out her lessons before teaching. A professional chef plans out five-course meals before even cooking. A traveller maps out places and her itinerary before flying. Same goes to you, a campaign advocate also plans out advocacy before telling people who she is and what she believes in.

It’s always a one-step before you run.

Indeed, people who wanted to succeed in the advocacy they are campaigning must be wise at creating and planning it too. You need to be strategic enough and to know which one is favourable and which one is not.  

Although, it’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all thing the idea of actually doing your best to look at the fine and grey lines gives you a chance. Let’s talk about a few tips we got here!

Set a Goal

Or rather define your goal. If you don’t know what your goal is then how are you able to give them exactly what you wanted them to see? Planning advocacy means you have to be setting a goal in a more specific way that is also measurable by time and actions, realistic and is time-bound. 

Define Your Message

Know your purpose. Why are you doing this? why are you having these goals? your message will be the root of your campaign. it is what unifies you and your organization and it will also be the core reason for you to attract people who will trust and believe you.

Build a Team

Build a passionate group of people who believes in the same goal and advocacy that you have. You need to make sure that you have people who will be there for you day and night. They will as well represent you and your advocacy.

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