Archive for January 12th, 2022

January 12th, 2022 - 11:27 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Surprise! Cuba is a Covid-19 vaccine powerhouse

Cuba’s homegrown biotech sector has developed FIVE vaccines against Covid-19, all of which offer 90%-plus efficacy. Cuba pours resources into healthcare, and has doctors and clinics in every neighborhood. To fight Covid-19, it’s vaccinating every Cuban over age 2, and most of its people [...]

January 12th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Ted Cruz wants to legalize bribery

Ted Cruz is already an awful senator, but not one to rest on his dubious laurels, he’s trying to make things worse.┬áHe’s suing the Federal Election Commission to overturn a federal anti-corruption law. If he succeeds, that will “enable any lawmaker to make a high-dollar, high-inte[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 10:29 pm § in Politics

Republicans in 3 key states forged electoral certificates

After the 2020 election, Republicans in Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin created forgeries of official election documents, made out to show Trump won those states, and sent those counterfeit documents to the U.S. Senate and National Archives. (Read MSNBC story here.) Regarding the Michigan forgeries[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 8:03 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Another GOPer breaks a term limits pledge

Term limits are mostly a Republican thing, and they don’t honor their term limits pledges, so they’re hardly anything at all. “When Sen. Ron Johnson ran for re-election six years ago,” MSNBC says (here), “the Wisconsin Republican made a public commitment: He believed in[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 7:27 pm § in Health

Can N95 masks be used more than once?

Early in the pandemic, we were told to let health care workers have the limited supply of N95 masks, and the other types were good enough for general public use. But supplies have improved, Omicron variant is much more transmissible, and now health experts recommend N95s for everyone. But they’[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 6:23 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

France’s teachers threaten to strike over Covid protocols

It’s not just in Chicago, and U.S. teachers aren’t alone in demanding classroomCovid-19 safety. “French teachers will walk off the job en masse on Thursday over what they say is the government’s failure to adopt a coherent policy for schools to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, o[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 5:49 pm § in Biden, Politics

McConnell calls Biden’s voting rights speech a “rant”

You’d think making sure American citizens can vote wouldn’t be controversial, but this is the era of Republican opposition to democracy. “The president’s rant yesterday was incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office,” McConnell said on the Senate floor today, referrin[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 12:46 am § in Law and Courts

Washington state Nazi gets 7 years in prison for threats

“Kaleb Cole, neo-Nazi leader from Arlington found guilty in a plot to target journalists and members of the Anti-Defamation Leagues, was sentenced to seven years in prison” on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a Seattle TV station reported here. Cole, 25 (photo, left), heads the Washington chap[...]