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January 10th, 2021 - 6:08 pm § in Health, Politics

Even when hunkering in a safe room during a riot, Republicans are jerks

“House lawmakers who were whisked to safety when a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol were filmed bickering over masks as they hunkered down in a safe room,” the Daily Mail reported on Sunday, January 20, 2021, to wit: “Video of Republican representatives re[...]

January 1st, 2021 - 1:17 am § in Health, Science

Covid-19 mutant is a “ticking time bomb”

   “Viruses mutate all the time, often with no impact, but this one … spreads more easily.” And even though it doesn’t “throw off vaccine efficacy or cause more severe disease,” that makes it “a potential catastrophe.”    That’s because, R[...]

December 30th, 2020 - 4:53 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida’s vaccinations of the elderly descend into chaos

   “Florida’s county-by-county plan to vaccinate its elderly population has created a mass scramble for a limited number of doses, leading to hourslong lines at vaccination sites and overwhelmed county hotlines and websites,” CNN reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.    One[...]

December 30th, 2020 - 4:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Health

Covid-19: What to expect in 2021

The Atlantic chronicles Covid-19’s trail of destruction in the U.S. this way: “The coronavirus pandemic ignited at the end of 2019 and blazed across 2020. … The first two surges, in the spring and summer, plateaued but never significantly subsided. The third and worst is still ongo[...]

December 30th, 2020 - 8:09 am § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Georgia audit drives another stake through Trump’s fraud fantasy

Georgia completed its audit of ballot signatures on Tuesday and “found no fraud in the presidential election, dealing yet another blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. “The secretary of state[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 7:03 pm § in Business, Economics, Health, News Media, Politics

Restaurant owner talks about Covid shutdowns (video)

In this 9½-minute video, a Michigan restaurant owner interrupts a live local TV news broadcast to air his grievances about that state’s indoor dining closure, and the reporter lets him talk. What he gets isn’t a mindless rant; instead, the man says, “I can’t do this alone[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 1:17 pm § in Business, Health, Law and Courts

How not to defend boorish behavior

One of 6 former managers at a Tyson’s Iowa pork processing plant who were fired for betting on how many of the workers would get COVID-19 tried to defend their actions as “simply something fun, kind of a morale boost” for “a group of supervisors” exhausted from trying t[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 1:12 am § in Health

What’s still unknown about Covid-19

Where it originated Why some people get sicker than others How it spreads How long immunity lasts after getting infected When the pandemic will end Read details here, and the “major unknowns” about how vaccines will “affect the pandemic” here.[...]

December 27th, 2020 - 11:41 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Health, News Media

Bet Trump wishes he could do this

   “Hong Kong (CNN) — An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years ….    “Zhang Zhan, 37, was found guilty of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ ….”[...]

December 24th, 2020 - 2:04 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump may pocket veto relief bill

This is EVIL. Trump seems determined to hurt as many people as he can on his way out of office, perhaps as retaliation for voting him out of office. Instead of signing the Covid-19 relief bill that took months to negotiate while millions of Americans languished, he declared he won’t sign it un[...]