Welcome to Quarantine Class!

Google Classroom has been set up for all sections that Mr. Boch teaches. An invitation to join your respective class has been sent to your school email. Below are the class codes in case that did not work.
EPS 1st period – utl55vb
EPS 2nd period – s2v5ptl
Dynamic Earth (all sections) – 6cchwk3

Note!
– You are required to complete all assigned work by the Friday of the first week we return. But it can be turned in through Google classroom whenever you finish. I’d get it done and not have a pile of work when you return if I were you.

– I will post assignments for each week by Monday afternoon and check both the classroom and my school email at least twice daily during the weekdays.

EPS– Please make sure to send me your Google Slide presentation of you quarter projects so I can complete grades for this quarter.

Best of luck! Remember: social distance and wash your hands!

Coronavirus News

First the good news…

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

Now the bad…

A ‘highly pathogenic strain’ of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in China’s Hunan province

Bird Flu is not as contagious as coronavirus, but much more lethal.

BTW, you may have noticed I post links to Yahoo news a lot. It’s still one of my first stops when browsing the news. Mostly because it links to so many reputable news sources. (Although, a few not so reputable ones as well. Just not as many as other sites.)

Infectious Diseases on the Rise

Takeaway quote…
“There were nearly 1,300 cases of measles in the U.S. through November, That’s the largest number in 27 years. There were no deaths but about 120 people ended up in the hospital.

This from a disease that vaccines had essentially purged from the country for a decade.

“How can we have gone from eliminating the disease to reviving a disease? It’s mind-shattering that we would go in that direction,” said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who heads a congressional subcommittee that oversees public health spending.

‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in US

FBI Warning

I’ve been ranting about this for years, but few consumers seem to care. Now the FBI feels obliged to warn you.

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

NOTE – I am posting the Yahoo link to the article rather than the original, because, believe it or not, Yahoo has less annoying ads.

Oh, and as long as we’re on the subject Big Brother watching you…
China launches mandatory face scans for mobile users

Enjoy the Brave New World