Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

August 13th, 2020 - 3:28 pm § in Politics


“The first rule of politics has long been to never, ever compare anything to Nazi Germany.” So, instead, Florida’s GOP governor compares reopening schools to killing Osama bin Laden here. Photo: A student drew a suspension, later lifted, for posting this photo on social media (story here).[...]

August 12th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Health

Son physically carries anti-masker dad out of grocery store

Read story here.[...]

August 12th, 2020 - 6:04 pm § in Politics

Florida sheriff’s office mask ban

Political grandstanding and law enforcement don’t mix. But it happens when top cops are elected, as most sheriffs are, and isn’t new. Latest example: Sheriff Billy Woods of Marion County, in north-central Florida, has decreed that masks won’t be worn in his office. Not by sheriff&#[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Donald Trump

Query: How many times has Trump been wrong about Covid-19?

Answer: Every time. “First Trump said the pandemic would not take hold of the United States, but it did.” “Then he said it would simply disappear and it didn’t.” “Then the President said it was safe to open state economies before the pathogen was fully under cont[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 1:24 pm § in Donald Trump

The world’s worst boss

Work for Trump and you’re screwed. A case in point: Dr. Deborah Birx, who’s technically the federal response coordinator (an easy job, because there’s no federal response to coordinate), but has often been Trump’s point person on Covid-19 non-response in front of TV cameras, [...]

August 10th, 2020 - 12:50 pm § in Misc.

Think kids can’t get Covid-19?

Guess Again. Nearly 100,000 kids got Covid in 2 weeks, and school isn’t even open yet. “Almost 100,000 children in the U.S. were sickened with the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July,” NBC News reports, citing a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’[...]

August 9th, 2020 - 9:30 pm § in America

Navajos are flattening the curve by cooperating with health experts

They have everything stacked against them: Poverty, crowded living conditions, no running water, limited medical facilities. But the Navajos, who have a higher Covid-19 death rate than any state, are flattening the curve with a stringent curfew and other drastic measures. “It’s because of the Na[...]

August 3rd, 2020 - 4:51 pm § in America, Science

WHO warns of “long road back”

“The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long,” and “exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing,[...]

July 30th, 2020 - 2:54 pm § in Politics

Relief bill stalls in Congress; who will get blamed?

$600 extra weekly benefits, evictions on the brink The extra $600 a week of unemployment benefits and eviction moratorium that have kept millions of households afloat and in their homes while shut out of their livelihoods by Covid-19 are ending on July 31, and Congress has failed to extend them. Eve[...]

July 30th, 2020 - 11:01 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Herman Cain at Trump’s June 20 Tulsa rally

No masks or social distancing. Now he’s dead from Covid-19. Read story here.  [...]