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September 23rd, 2021 - 3:43 pm § in Health

Covid-19 topics and links for September 2021

*   *   * Putting People At Risk WORKING FOR AN AIRLINE IS RISKY AND EXHAUSTING Read story here VIRUS HAS KILLED 1 OF EVERY 500 AMERICANS Read story here UNVACCINATED PEOPLE PUT OTHERS AT RISK Read story here *   *   * No Room in the Hospital HOSPITAL BED SHORTAGES ARE COSTING LIVES THAT C[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 2:44 pm § in Health

“Mama, I don’t want to die”

She’s dead. Two weeks ago, she was a healthy 20-year-old daycare teacher. Now, she’s another Covid-19 statistic in Idaho. “Idaho continues to set record highs with 686 hospitalized COVID-19 patients as of September 18, 180 of them in intensive care unit beds and 112 on ventilators,[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 1:26 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Politics

The stupid stuff Trumpers believe

Better skip the salad dressing at your next outing in a no-masks-allowed restaurant. The government is sneaking vaccine into it. At least, that’s what rightwing conspiracy-mongers like Mike Flynn are saying now. Allow me to let you in on a closely-guarded liberal secret. If we’re going t[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 1:46 am § in Health

Do masks work?

From the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been told that masks were the best protection against Covid-19, and the best way to stop it from spreading, until vaccines became available. Yet there are plenty of people who claim masks are useless. Who’s right? The medical community has been s[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 4:14 pm § in Biden, Health

This time Biden is wrong

The White House opposes a provision that Republicans added to a defense bill which would require honorable discharges for troops who refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccination. (See story here.) A dishonorable discharge elevates vaccine refusal to the status of a crime. It does more than disqualify a pe[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 3:56 pm § in Health

PHOTOGRAPHY: Advertising

It’s not a real funeral home, but a stunt by an advertising agency. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 3:33 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Reinstate this doctor

No good deed shall go unpunished. So it was with Dr. Hasan Gokal (photo, left), supervisor of a Houston vaccination site, who rounded up 10 people and gave them shots instead of throwing away vaccine from opened and partly used vials. He even got permission first from a superior at the public health[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 1:42 pm § in America, Health, Politics

Who’s responsible for the Covid-19 mess we’re in?

Covid-19 has savaged America. Our country’s death rate is 40 times that of Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan. Here: Over 2,000 per million of population. There: Under 50 per million. Why? They have common sense; we have Republicans. “Many lives would have been sa[...]

September 21st, 2021 - 12:41 pm § in Health, Politics

Kicked out for wearing masks

The owner of Hang Time Sports Grill & Bar in Dallas, who only wants to be known as “Tom,” doesn’t like masks. To him it’s political; he thinks masks are “ridiculous.” So part of his restaurant’s dress code is that no masks are allowed, and he says itR[...]

September 20th, 2021 - 4:52 pm § in Health, Politics

Darwin award #09202021

Kristen Lowery, 40, of Escalon, California, was dead-set against masks and vaccinations. Her motto: “Unmasked, unmuzzled, unvaccinated.” She leaves behind four children and a family is begging for GoFundMe donations to bury her. Read story here. Her story is far from unique. There should[...]