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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bahrain
Timeline

Following.. TY!


AOS

July 9, 2016 - Application Sent to USCIS Chicago IL (AOS, EAD, AP)
July 11, 2016 - Package Delivered
July 12, 2016 - EAD & AP case was received
July 22, 2016 - I-485 Fingerprint Fee was received
July 26, 2016 - Electronic text & email received at 12:20midnight
July 26, 2016 - Check has been cashed out at 4:00am
July 29, 2016 - AOS, EAD & AP NOA1s hardcopy received
August 05, 2016 - Biometric Appointment Letter received (it was sent on 2nd Aug)
August 15, 2016 - Biometric Successfully Done within 20 minutes at Southpoint Jacksonville
September 21, 2016 - EAD and AP APPROVED via USCIS case status (Sept. 21 in the morning, EAD status was "NEW CARD BEING PRODUCED" and same day in the evening EAD and AP = APPROVED :dancing: )
September 26, 2016 - EAD and AP Approval Notice Hardcopies Received by Mailbox
October 5, 2016 - EAD case changed to CARD WAS MAILED
October 11, 2016 - Combo Card (EAD/AP) status changed to CARD WAS DELIVERED TO YOU BY THE POST OFFICE
October 11, 2016 - Combo Card received :) when I checked our mailbox at 4pm
October 12, 2016 - Went to SS Office and changed my name to married name
**No Interview for I485 :dancing::idea::dancing:
November 17, 2016 - Green Card status APPROVED and in the afternoon it changed to NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED :dancing:
November 23, 2016 - Card was mailed to me
November 25, 2016 - Card was picked up by USPS
November 26, 2016 - Green Card received in the mailbox : :dancing:

K1 Visa/ I 129F

Packet sent on: December 09, 2015
USCIS RECEIVED on: December 10, 2015 and routed to California Services
NOA1 E-receipt received on: December 14, 2015
NOA1 Hard copy received on: December 22, 2015
RFE: NONE :jest::D;)
NOA2 APPROVED:
January 22, 2016 (as per USCIS Web Tracker)

~Non-Delivery of Notice of Action- NOA2~

Date Requested to USCIS a Duplicate NOA2 hardcopy (as we did not receive the NOA2 sent on Jan. 22, 2016) : February 16, 2016

Date of E-mail Response from USCIS stating they will send duplicate NOA2: March 1, 2016

Duplicate NOA2 sent on: March 03, 2016

Duplicate NOA2 Hardcopy Received on: March 7, 2016 :idea:

NVC Case: *** I called NVC on 2nd February 2016 and there is NO CASE yet but I called again on 4th February and I got our NVC Case Number :dancing:

Date Package Received By NVC: February 03, 2016

Date Case #, IIN and BIN assigned: February 03, 2016

Date Package Left From NVC: February 05, 2016

Mail from NVC Received (hardcopy): February 10, 2016

Received a call from US Embassy confirming they received my approved K1 Petition: February 16, 2016

Packet 3 Received (E-mail): February 16, 2016

DS-160 Completed & submitted: February 17, 2016

K1 Visa Fee, PAID on: March 02, 2016 (BHD 100.700)

Medical Examination: March 06, 2016 (K1 Med Fee- BHD 66.000)

Packet 3 Submission Date: March 07, 2016 at 11:00am at US Embassy Bahrain, Biometrics scheduled & completed

American Mission Hospital sent my K1 Medical Examination Result to US Embassy: March 13, 2016 ( I have received a call from AMH to collect my copy of vaccination report & Medical Examination Result & also AMH informed me that my K1 medical forms has been delivered to US Embassy on this date)

Packet 4 (Interview): March 14, 2016 (I have received a call from US Consul Specialist & she informed me about my interview)

Interview Date: March 17, 2016 at 3:00pm (APPROVED)

Visa Issued: March 21, 2016

Visa Received (On Hand): March 21, 2016 at 1:30pm (US Consul called me to pick up my passport/visa between 1:00-1:30pm)

POE: Abu Dhabi Airport, May 14, 2016

Applied SSN: May 16, 2016

Received SSN Card in hand: May 20, 2016

Married: June 18, 2016

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Posted (edited)

CNN: Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-spread/index.html

 

Excerpt:

 

Several experts interviewed by CNN said while it's unclear exactly what percentage of the transmission in the outbreak is fueled by people who are obviously sick versus those who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, it's become clear that transmission by people who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic is responsible for more transmission than previously thought.
 
"We now know that asymptomatic transmission likely [plays] an important role in spreading this virus," said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
 
Osterholm added that it's "absolutely clear" that asymptomatic infection "surely can fuel a pandemic like this in a way that's going to make it very difficult to control."
 
In an article two weeks ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, expressed concern about the spread of the disease by people who haven't yet developed symptoms, or who are only a bit sick.
 
"There is also strong evidence that it can be transmitted by people who are just mildly ill or even presymptomatic. That means COVID-19 will be much harder to contain than the Middle East respiratory syndrome or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which were spread much less efficiently and only by symptomatic people," he wrote, using the scientific word for the disease caused by the virus.
Others agree that people without serious symptoms play a substantial role in the spread of the new coronavirus.
 
"Asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic transmission are a major factor in transmission for Covid-19," said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and longtime adviser to the CDC. "They're going to be the drivers of spread in the community."
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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
Timeline

Airports that are open for arrivals from Corona Virus hot spot countries

 

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/13/fact-sheet-dhs-notice-arrival-restrictions-china-iran-and-schengen-countries-europe?utm_source=hp_slideshow&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=dhsgov


AOS Timeline: I-526 to I-485 

Priority date: 06 March 2018

Processing Center: California (WAC)

I-526 Petition filed : 06 Mar 2018

I-526 Approved: 26 Dec 2019

I-485 Filed: 03 Jan 2020 (delivered to Lockbox in Phoenix)

I-485 Rejected: 23 Jan 2020 ( wrongfully rejected by USCIS)

I-485 Refiled: 31st Jan 2020 (delivered to Lockbox in Phoenix)

I-485 Accepted: 05 Feb 2020 

I-485 check accepted: 05 Feb 2020

I-485 NOA Received: 10 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131: 13 Feb 2020 Mailed

I-765/I-131 Received by USCIS : 18 Feb 2020  

I-765-I-131 Accepted: 20 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131 Acceptance Text Received : 21 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131 NOA Received in Mail : 28 Feb 2020

 

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https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/index.html

First participant in coronavirus vaccine trial given dose

From CNN’s Michael Nedelman

A novel coronavirus vaccine trial in the US has now given a dose to its first participant, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced Monday.

The study aims to enroll a total of 45 healthy adults over a six-week time frame. Each participant will receive two injections about a month apart in varying doses. 

The study, which is a Phase I trial, is meant to establish that the vaccine is safe and induces a desired response from participants' immune systems. Proving that the vaccine is effective in preventing COVID-19 infection, however, will require follow-up studies involving many more participants, which will take many more months, experts say.

“Finding a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infection with [the novel coronavirus] is an urgent public health priority,” NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a statement Monday. “This Phase 1 study, launched in record speed, is an important first step toward achieving that goal.”

The trial is funded by NIAID and run out of the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. The vaccine, which uses genetic material called messenger RNA, was developed by NIAID scientists in collaboration with the biotech company Moderna.

The agency credited the speed with which it stood up a Phase I trial to its prior studies on related coronaviruses SARS and MERS. Scientists had previously worked on an experimental MERS vaccine targeting a protein on the virus' surface, which gave them a "head start for developing a vaccine candidate to protect against COVID-19," the statement said.


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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, 90DayFinancier said:

Thanks, That is a great resource! And it's more than Covid-19.

Yes, a great link.

Just got off the line with work colleagues in Wuhan.

Regarding no new cases, people on the ground say that a second wave of infections is starting in China now.

Said we are not hearing in the news what is really happening in China right now.

 

Edited by Suze1

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Filed: O-2 Visa Country: Sweden
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2 hours ago, Suze1 said:

Yes, a great link.

Just got off the line with work colleagues in Wuhan.

Regarding no new cases, people on the ground say that a second wave of infections is starting in China now.

Said we are not hearing in the news what is really happening in China right now.

 

Yes when I saw the blank number under new cases for China, I said no way.

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28 minutes ago, 90DayFinancier said:

Yes when I saw the blank number under new cases for China, I said no way.

Yep.

You know it is bad when even Harvard (my alma mater) cancels its upcoming Commencement Exercises, opting instead to do them virtually!

They have some of the best doctors, epidemiologists, public health policy analysts, and professors of such, in the world.

Unprecedented.

 

https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/commencement-update

 

Harvard President Bacow

"...So it is with an especially heavy heart that I write to inform you that our 369th Commencement Exercises, which would have taken place on Thursday, May 28, must be postponed. Given the advice we are receiving from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other public health officials, and our own faculty, who are among the world’s leaders in infectious disease, epidemiology, and virology, it is difficult to imagine how we could safely hold such a large gathering this spring..."

 

Suze1

Harvard/MIT graduate, former instructor, and theoretical cognitive neuroscientist

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BECAME A US CITIZEN - MARCH 6, 2020!!!

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

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I don't know how many times factual information like yours showing the potential impact based on transmission and mortality rates to prove that this is not going to be like the flu.

 

Edited by 90DayFinancier

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   The hospitalization rate is what everyone should be focusing on. Some people are focusing on the 80% of people who will only get mild symptoms. The 20% of people who may need hospitalization is the key right now. If/when those people can't get medical treatment, the fatality rate will go up. We just have to look at what is happening in Italy to understand that. 

Edited by Steeleballz

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57 minutes ago, Steeleballz said:

 

   The hospitalization rate is what everyone should be focusing on. Some people are focusing on the 80% of people who will only get mild symptoms. The 20% of people who may need hospitalization is the key right now. If/when those people can't get medical treatment, the fatality rate will go up. We just have to look at what is happening in Italy to understand that. 

 

80% of people experience mild-moderate symptoms. Mild-moderate cases are the cases that do not require supplemental  oxygen. So a patient can have pneumonia but still will be considered a moderate case as long as he/she does not require supplemental oxygen. This mild-moderate classification is somewhat misleading. A lot of recovered people who had serious pneumonia will end up with permanent lung damage and the real long-term effects will only be possible to assess years after.

 

Here is a very informative video that I would entourage everyone to watch and share it as much as you can.

 

 

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