Trying to decide if an activity safe to do? Health professionals create ‘Covid Can I Do It’ website to provide answers

One of the co-founders lives here in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One of the biggest questions people seem to have during the pandemic is asking whether or not they can do a certain activity safely.

Well now there’s a website you can go to for all those answers thanks to a website put together by about 30 health professionals across the United States. 

It’s called “COVID Can I Do It?” and all you have to do is type in any activity you have planned from getting a tattoo, to kayaking or even going to a grocery store like Wegmans or Tops. 

The list goes on and is only growing. 

“In the last two weeks, we’ve gotten more than 1,000 suggestions from the 13,000 users that have walked through our site,” said co-founder Jarjieh Fang, who’s based in New York City. “It’s a constant effort of collating activities from our user

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‘We did not create the pandemic’ | Knox County Board of Health addresses concerns about policy powers

On Monday, the Knox County Commission met to discuss a proposal that would limit the Board of Health’s regulation powers.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Wednesday the Board of Health met after the Knox County Commission discussed a proposal that would limit the board’s powers to create regulations. After five hours of deliberations and public comments, the commission decided to hold off voting on the proposal until their next meeting on Sept. 28.

The proposed measure also said that Knox County citizens would not be arrested, cited or criminally prosecuted for not complying with an order from the Knox County Board of Health.

Kyle William Ward and Justin Biggs are co-sponsors of the proposal, according to officials. A separate online petition started Knox County citizens also expresses support for the Board of Health.

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House seeks to create Medical Reserve Corps – health professionals who can be called to serve during health crises

  • Who can join the Medical Reserve Corps
  • Voluntary membership only
  • Should senior citizen physicians be included?
  • Need to dialogue with doctors to know their sentiments
  • ‘It will be an honor to serve,’ say 3 young health professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught many lessons, one of them the need to strengthen the country’s health system to respond to a national or global health emergency.

One of the solutions proposed in the House of Representatives is the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a pool of health professionals who the government may call to serve in times of pandemic or public health emergency.


Eleven measures have been filed in the 299-man Lower Chamber that sought the creation of the MRC to ensure that the healthcare system is “resilient” and “never overwhelmed” during emergencies.

“We would not have to worry about the health system crashing due

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Commit to STEM and create pathways for students’ futures ::

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Mary Ann Wolf’s “Final Word” from the Sept. 19, 2020 broadcast of Education Matters -“STEM Engagement.” Wolf is president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.

Because of the age of my own children — in college and high school — I have the opportunity to hear firsthand (or at least hear) about what students are planning to do after their formal education. It has amazed me recently to appreciate how many students have a sense of what they want to do in their careers — whether to be a computer programmer, a journalist, a dentist or an engineer.



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When I dig deeper, however, I

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Punching Power – How to Use Knuckle Push-Ups to Create Fists of Steel

This article will give you a quick tip for turning your wimpy fists into slabs of concrete with a simple push-up technique. Knuckle push-ups are a great way to not only train your upper body, but your fists will thank you for it as well.

Here are a few things that you need to know about knuckle push-ups:

1. You want your wrists to be straight, in line with your forearm. You should be performing a push-up on the first two knuckles of your hand. The thumbs and the other two knuckles should remain off the ground.

2. You want to perform these push-ups on a hard surface, preferably a wood or tile floor. Some maverick martial artists perform these push-ups in gravel parking lots. You must have a hard surface to get the benefits.

3. Knuckle push-ups should be used in conjunction with makiwara training. To … Read More