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  COVID-19 CLEARING HOUSE INFORMATION (08-08-2023)

Covid-19 was an indiscriminate killer around the world. In Michigan, we experienced
more than 36,983 confirmed Covid deaths, more than 2,579,861 confirmed Covid cases, and more than 3,974,379 Michigander are still unvaccinated against Covid-19 (as of 01-05-2023). However, through
collective sacrifice (‘the soil from which personal freedom grows’ (think of the sacrifices made to win WWII (1939-1945)),
solidarity (“... we must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly we shall all hang separately” (Franklin 1906:269)), and
scientific advancements, the Covid threat has passed.
Therefore, I will not be forcing my students to wear the N95 masks in the classroom or giving N95 masks away for free.
If you think it's necessary to wear a N95 mask during class (e.g., you or someone you love is
immunocompromised,
unable to get any of the Covid-19 vaccinations due to "acute illness" (e.g., cancer, myocarditis, pericarditis, GBS, etc.), and/or
you are part of their regular social group (think, direct herd immunity participant)), please feel free to do so.
Mask shaming will not be tolerated, since it is counter to the beliefs of all major religions.

The following links are here to educated the curious, enlighten the poorly informed, and, possibly, help those who are un-vaccinated to become vaccinated against Covid-19.
 
Debunking anti-vaxxers by AsapSCIENCE
What the COVID vaccine does to your body by AsapSCIENCE
 
 
US General Data on the Virus
MI General Data on the Virus
 
 
The UK's NHS Info on Covid-19
Covid "Dashboard" for MI
 
 
Covid "Dashboard" by WP
Covid "Dashboard" by BridgeMI
 
 
US Coronavirus vaccine tracker
MI COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
 
 
The WHO's Info on Covid-19
The Virus: What Went Wrong? by PBS & Frontline
 
 
The ECDC's Info on Covid-19
Coronavirus Pandemic by PBS & Frontline
 
 
COVID-19 by Kurzgesagt
Coronavirus, Explained
 
 
What happens if there is a pandemic? by AsapSCIENCE
Ineffective masks: Bandanas and Fleese by Duke's School of Medicine
 
 
What actually happens if you get coronavirus? by AsapSCIENCE
Hillsdale College's "Don’t Panic!" COVID Tract
 
 
Coronavirus tracked by Washington Post
Tracking Coronavirus Cases at U.S. Colleges and Universities
 
 
The Multiplicative Power of Masks
The Astounding Physics of N95 Masks
 
 
Vaccine side effects are actually a good thing
Why you can't compare Covid-19 vaccines
 
 
U.S. Covid-19 deaths for 2021 surpass toll from 2020
What's going on with all these Coronavirus variants? An illustrated guide
 
 
Infections and hospitalizations among persons by vaccination status
Visual explainer: Why some Coronavirus variants are more contagious than others
 
 
Being with unvaccinated people increases COVID-19 risk for those who are vaccinated
Impact of population mixing between vaccinated and unvaccinated subpopulations
 
 
Mask myths, double-masking and the truth behind effectiveness
How many COVID-19 vaccines has Michigan administered?
 
 
Leading Causes of Death in Michigan
MI Covid Response Data and Modeling Update (07-05-22)
 
 
Johns Hopkins - COVID Natural Immunity: What you need to know
Mayo Clinic - Debunking COVID-19 myths

 
Before the pandemic (2017), 25,187 people died of Heart Disease, the Leading Causes of Death in Michigan..
 
Pres. Arnn made available, by email, Dr. Halperin's Facing Covid to the students, staff, and faculty of Hillsdale College.