NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2020

Updated: Apr 17



Buon Tempo Presidents Message


Nothing is ever easy

Last year Easter came late in April and collided with our car show, which we had to cancel. This year it’s come early and our anniversary dinner ran right into it. In order not to interfere with church activities during Holly Week, April 6th to the 12th, we will be moving our anniversary dinner to later in the month.

Each year the common cold visits the world. We all know the signs & symptoms. No one is tested for the virus causing the cold. You called the doctor (if you got a secondary infection, bacterial, such as bronchitis) otherwise you let it run it’s coarse. If you looked at the World Health Org, site for the facts on “the cold” you see the billions who contract the cold, the hundreds of thousands who are hospitalized with 2nd infections, and the tens of thousands who die from them. The numbers show what we already know, lots of children are affected; it’s a pain in the neck for rest of us, and it is harmful to elderly, those with heart and lung conditions, and those with other underlying immune problems, such as—HIV, Aids, have auto-immune diseases or have immune systems compromised by cancer and it’s treatments.

Should you happen to have children, grandchildren, or know of high schoolers, that fit our scholarship criteria and would like to pursue a college career in the arts or crafts, dental hygiene, music, firefighting, welding, theater, etc., AS well as, academia or sports, please spread the word. Applications can be downloaded from the Buon Tempo web site. Google; Buon Tempo Club, or go directly to, https://www.buontempoclub.org/college-scholarship-program

However, TIME IS SHORT. Applications need to be in by the first of April. For more information on the scholarship program contact Paul Grazzini he’ll be happy to help. **Paul can be reached via email: pgrazz@sbcglobal.net or phone +1(510) 882-9372.


Thank you,

Bernie Remoaldo, President


Note: Buon Tempo Dinners are canceled until further notice per our current virus situation.


The Common Cold -Coronavirus

Last year Easter came late in April and collided with our car show, which we had to cancel. This year it’s come early and our anniversary dinner ran right into it. In order not to interfere with church activities during Holy Week, April 6th to the 12th, we will be moving our anniversary dinner to later in the month. cold” you see the billions who contract the cold, the hundreds of thousands who are hospitalized with 2nd infections, and the tens of thousands who die from them. The numbers show what we already know, lots of children are affected; it’s a pain in the neck for rest of us; and it is harmful to elderly, those with heart and lung conditions, and those with other underlying immune problems, such as—HIV, Aids, have auto-immune diseases or have immune systems compromised by cancer and it’s treatments.


What is different about COVID-19? First is the virus is believed to be out of a natural population, not normally seen as a vector, bats. It was first seen in the human population in China, in Wuhan, where they cook and eat bat soup. The importance of this is, the coronavirus in the wild bat population had time to mutate into COVID-19. And apparently it mutated to the point where it behaves differently in the human population than, ’the common cold’. It is more virulently (in the population listed above). It seems to have a long incubation time, two or more weeks, during which it can be spread, fairly easy by airborne partials, direct contact, and secondary contact, with infected surfaces. The virus can settle in the lungs and cause viral pneumonia. For those of us younger than 50, symptoms, when present, seem to be cold like, with the addition of fever between 100-103, possibly higher and headache. For more complete information and daily updates visit the CDC at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/


Quick Links


Ciao

(510) 483-6929

4000 E Castro Valley Blvd,
Castro Valley, California

©2019 by Buon Tempo Italian American Club.