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September 16th, 2020 - 6:06 pm § in Health

Protesters or idiots?

Anti-maskers paraded through a Florida Target store dancing and singing “take it off!” One of them said, “It’s your right to do what you want, it’s my right to do what I want.” No, it’s not. You don’t get to do whatever you want, wherever you want, whe[...]

September 16th, 2020 - 7:00 am § in Health, Religion

Defiant pastor caves to health rules

This article contains news with liberal commentary. A California preacher whose church incurred $112,500 of fines because he defied restrictions on indoor gatherings finally decided “after a great deal of prayer, fasting and counsel” to move services outdoors as county health officials demanded.[...]

September 15th, 2020 - 1:23 pm § in America, Health, Humor

Germany declares war on American!

“Model case of stupidity!” A 26-year-old American woman who knew she had Covid-19 but flouted Bavarian quarantine rules and went bar-crawling in town has infected at least five dozen Germans and authorities there are not happy. “Model case of stupidity,” Bavaria’s gover[...]

September 12th, 2020 - 2:14 pm § in Health, Politics

Mask-defying Dakotas now lead in Covid-19 cases

“Coronavirus cases in the Dakotas,” where Republican governors have resisted enforcing health rules and many people disdain masks and social distancing, “are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation,” ABC News reported on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Read story here. [...]

September 11th, 2020 - 8:30 am § in Donald Trump, Health, Schools & Colleges

Schools open, teachers die

More evidence the Covid-19 crisis is mismanaged? Earlier this week, this blog picked up a story of a South Carolina teacher who died just 3 days after first displaying Covid-19 symptoms. (Read that posting here.) Then, a couple days later, Newsweek reported that “six teachers in Iowa, Mississi[...]

September 10th, 2020 - 12:45 am § in Health

Teacher tests Covid-19 positive and dies 3 days later

Demetria Bannister, 28, an elementary teacher in Windsor, South Carolina, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, August 28, and died Monday, August 31, 2020. Read story here. That story has a familiar ring; Dr. Steve Schwartz, the late founder of this blog, died just 4 days after becoming ill. The [...]

September 7th, 2020 - 5:56 pm § in Health, Misc.

Beware dangerous hand sanitizers

Hand sanitizer warnings are proliferating. The Food and Drug Administration has put over 100 of these products on its consumer warning list. Some contain methanol, which “is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects.” (Stories here and[...]

September 4th, 2020 - 3:09 pm § in Health

1 wedding, 170 cases, 7 deaths

A Covid-19 outbreak caused by a Maine wedding reception that violated state-imposed gathering restrictions “is now responsible for 3 deaths and nearly 150 infected people,” NBC News reported on Sept. 4, 2020. Two weeks later, there were 7 deaths and over 170 cases. Sixty-five people atte[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 2:12 pm § in Health

Secret weapon vs. Covid-19: Llamas?

Researchers discover their antibodies block the virus. Read story here.   Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]