A devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, with its epicenter was in the village of Léogâne in the Ouest department, about 25 kilometers west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The calamity impacted an estimated three million individuals. Hundreds of thousands of people died, while countless others were uprooted and had nowhere to go. Many countries pledged funds and dispatched rescue and medical crews, engineers, and support people in response to humanitarian appeals. Hope for Haiti Now, the most-watched telethon in history, aired on January 22nd, raising US$58 million by the next day.
Is this, however, what Haiti needs? Will a country be saved by a few million dollars if it has a history of national debt, unfair trade policies from other countries, and foreign involvement in domestic affairs?
A name rang out among the sobbing, screams, and cries for aid from terrified Haitians. Among the rumblings and falling debris, a prayer for Jesus salvation echoed.
Jean Gerard Rhau, a bishop with the Church of God International will transform every readers worldview. In the book, When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Haiti, he recalls his life-changing experiences on a mission trip to Haiti. Rhau gives a comprehensive description of what transpired on that terrible day.
The book will make you rethink the value of your time. It will educate you to appreciate life, and to live in the moment, because no one can predict what will happen in the following few minutes. We will learn to respect life and people more while they are still alive, not knowing how much longer they have to live. Rhaus book will reveal the fragility and brevity of human life, allowing readers to undergo a paradigm shift and live for what truly counts. In this narrative, Rhau also talks about the visions he had from God. A vision that will have a significant impact on Haitis geopolitical situation in the near future.
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When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Haiti: My Personal Experiences
Author: Jean Gerard Rhau
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Published Date: May 2021
Book Genre: Memoir
About the Author:
Jean Gerard Rhau lives in Cranston, Rhode Island. He is a bishop with the Church of God International. He is married, father of four, and have three grandchildren. He has been a business professional for over twenty-five years, mostly in telecommunications and computer technology. He holds an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Technology from New England Institute of Technology. He also has an associate degree in electronics and science from New England Tech. He studied Pastoral Ministry from the affiliated school of theology (Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland Tennessee, remote learning program including hands-on experience). He also studied software programming from the National Radio Institute in Washington, DC. He worked his first job as an assistant engineer on the S/S Veracruz, passenger ship for two years, visited more than sixty countries, and later twenty more. He has been there and done that, and he is looking forward to more great things in life. His motto is: Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.
Professor Morawska led a group of almost 40 researchers from 14 countries in a call published in Science today for a shift in standards in ventilation requirements equal in scale to the transformation in the 1800s when cities started organising clean water supplies and centralised sewage systems.
The international group of air quality researchers called on the World Health Organisation to extend the indoor air quality guidelines to include airborne pathogens and to recognise the need to control hazards of airborne transmission of respiratory infections.
Professor Morawska, director of QUTs International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, said there needed to be a shift in the perception that we could not afford the cost of control, given the globally monthly harm from COVID-19 had been conservatively estimated as $1 trillion and the cost of influenza in the US alone exceeded $11.2 billion annually.
Video: Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska – Combating airborne viruses indoors
We need to establish the foundations to ensure that the air in our buildings is clean with a significantly reduced pathogen count, contributing to the building occupants health, just as we expect for the water coming out of our taps, Professor Morawska said.
Mandated building ventilation standards need to include higher airflow, filtration and disinfection rates, and monitors that allowed the public to observe the quality of air around them.
We should have virus-free air indoors.
Professor Morawska said response efforts to combat airborne viruses were too weak because airborne infections were harder to trace than food or waterborne outbreaks.
Weve provided strong evidence that airborne transmission spreads infections, so there should be international ventilation standards that control pathogens, she said.
Most minimum ventilation standards outside of specialised health care and research facilities only control for odour, CO2 levels, temperature and humidity.
Ventilation systems with higher airflow rates and which distribute clean, disinfected air so that it reaches the breathing zone of occupants must be demand controlled and thus be flexible.
Video: Call for paradigm shift to fight airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors
Professor Morawska said ventilation systems should also be demand-controlled to adjust for different room occupancies, and differing activities and breathing rates, such as exercising in a gym versus sitting in a movie theatre.
For decades, the focus of architects and building engineers was on thermal comfort, odour control, perceived air quality, initial investment cost, energy use, and other performance issues, while infection control was neglected, Professor Morawska said.
Buildings consume over one third of energy globally, much of it expended on heating/cooling outdoor air as it is brought indoors.
While building designs should optimize indoor environment quality in terms of health and comfort, they should do that in an energy-efficient way in the context of local climate and outdoor air pollution.
Wide use of monitors displaying the state of indoor air quality must be mandated too, because the general public currently have no way of knowing the condition of indoor spaces they occupy and share with others.
Visible displays will keep building operators accountable for air quality. The public should be aware and demand safe environments.
None of this means that every indoor space should become a biosafety facility, but a building should be designed and operated according to its purpose and activities conducted there, so that airborne infection risk stays below an acceptable level.
While detailed economic analysis was yet to be done, Professor Morawska said estimates suggested necessary investments in building systems may be less than one per cent of the construction cost of a typical building.
The cost of infections come from different pocketsbuilding and operating costs, health care costsbut ultimately, society pays for all the costs so a cross-system reallocation of budgets must also be facilitated to mandate new ventilation standards, Professor Morawska said.
The benefits are beyond infectious disease transmission. Improved indoor air quality may reduce workplace absenteeism, sick building syndrome and allergic reactions.
The reduction in productivity losses alone may cover the cost of any ventilation changes.
Last year, research by Professor Morawska and a group of 239 international experts published an open letter on the need to rethink popular advice on how COVID-19 is spread: It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19.
About the Author
Keith E. Jackson, MFT, a Christian Author Award winner 2015, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona. After graduating he played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. After his career ended in the NFL, he was employed with the San Diego County Probation and Sheriffs department for 28 years. After retiring from the Sheriffs Department he received his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Bible College and Seminary. He is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. He is also the founder of One Last Chance outreach, which provides biblically-based counseling in Portland, Oregon.