Archive for August 28th, 2020

August 28th, 2020 - 7:15 pm § in America, Politics, Racism

Two Marches On Washington

August 28, 2020: Police Brutality August 28, 1963: Civil Rights[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 6:50 pm § in America, Health

1st confirmed Covid-19 reinfection in U.S. reported

There appear to be two strains of Covid-19, and patients can get sick again. A reinfection case was first reported in Hong Kong, followed by two cases in Europe. Now there’s one here, too. The patient, after being sick for several days in April, became ill again, more severely the second time,[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 5:33 pm § in Misc.

Wrong black man violently arrested after fighting off San Antonio police

A black man accosted by police in a San Antonio apartment complex on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, resisted arrest and was violently thrown into a squad car.¬†At least one of the arresting officers is black. Police responding to a “strangulation family violence” call from the complex told Mathi[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 3:40 pm § in Misc.

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, creator of this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, has passed away from COVID-19. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-famous in the f[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

A Tribute to Dr. Steve Schwartz, “Renaissance Man and Friend”

By Gary Kinslow I am lucky and proud to count this titan, this uber-renaissance man as a friend. He and Barb had recently moved up from a Tollycraft 34 foot trawler to a 43 foot cockpit motor yacht and they were looking forward to a future of cruising where ever the bow pointed. He prosyletized [&he[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

Comment Posting Policy

To better serve its readers, this blog has adopted a “Letters to the Editor” format similar to that used by newspapers and magazines, effective January 29, 2021. To refer to commenting rules in place before that date, click here. The acting editor will publish at his discretion comments [...]

August 28th, 2020 - 3:37 pm § in Misc.

Contributors Wanted

With Steve’s passing, I’m editing his blog, except for some items he post-dated, which post by themselves. There are 112 more of these coming, mostly this year and next year. If you would like to be a contributor, use the “Comments” box to this posting as an “article dr[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 3:37 pm § in Misc.

Old Commenting Policy

Comments on this blog don’t post until someone clicks on an “Approved” button. Until Steve’s death, he moderated comments; now, that task falls on me. When comments go into the moderation queue, I get an email notification, but I don’t always check that email account ev[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 1:15 pm § in Health

8 workers dead, 350 infected from Covid-19 at chicken processing plant

Eight workers have died and 350 others are infected from a Covid-19 outbreak at a 3,750-worker California poultry plant that public health officials have closed “until the plant is able to reopen safely,” after the company failed to fully implement safety recommendations made in June, NB[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 11:54 am § in Law and Courts

All 3 Kenosha victims attempted to disarm the gunman

This article contains news with commentary That should be left to police. Beginning with Charlottesville, we’ve seen protesters chase their attackers, sometimes beating them up. But it’s crazy to charge a gunman, and 2 people are dead and another injured because they did. Ideally, police[...]