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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 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 22nd, 2021 - 12:45 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Eric T. to keynote anti-vax confab

“Eric Trump is booked as keynote speaker next month at a conference organized by two major purveyors of vaccine disinformation that will feature leading personalities in the anti-vaccine and QAnon conspiracy theory movements,” Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (read[...]

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[...]