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Stats Hold a Surprise: Lockdowns May Have Had Little Effect on COVID-19 Spread

"To judge from the evidence, the answer is clear: Mandated lockdowns had little effect on the spread of the coronavirus." October 4, 2020 National Review – We can now compare outcomes in different states, to test the question no one wants to ask: Did the lockdowns make a difference? If lockdowns really altered the course of this pandemic, then coronavirus case counts should have clearly dropped whenever and wherever lockdowns took place. The effect should have been...

80-Year-Old Killed In Bar Over Masks

Oct 6, 2020 |  CNN – A man has been charged in the death of a man after a confrontation at a bar in upstate New York. Donald Lewinski, 65, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Rocco Sapienza, 80. Sapienza allegedly confronted Lewinski at a bar near Buffalo on September 26 about how he spoke to the bar staff and for not wearing a mask as Lewinski brought out buckets of beer...

Walmart Fruit Salad: Convenient, Toxic, Potentially Deadly

Is it really too much work to make your own fruit salad? Country Fresh watermelon chunks recalled over Listeria; ironically labeled "Walmart – Freshness Guaranteed" By News Desk on October 2, 2020 Food Safety News – Country Fresh is recalling watermelon chunks from select stores because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects product codes of watermelon items shipped directly to Walmart and RaceTrac’s stores in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas. Listeria monocytogenes was detected...

Amy Coney Barrett: Quick Confirmation Under Threat As 3 Sens. Infected

Oct 3, 2020 The Guardian – Senate Republicans are facing a shrinking window of time before the November 3 election to confirm Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, following the news that at least three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus and more are quarantining after likely exposure. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader and Republican from Kentucky, on Saturday morning said he would seek consent from Democrats to cancel any action...

Senate Candidate Won’t Quit Race Despite Sexting Scandal

Cal Cunningham admits to sending sexual texts to strategist RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cal Cunningham, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate for North Carolina, admitted to sending sexual text messages to a California strategist who is not his wife, but he said he will not drop out of the race. Cunningham apologized late Friday in a statement reported by multiple news outlets. The text messages, sent to public relations strategist Arlene Guzman Todd, were first revealed...

Covid Has Killed 7,000 Animals On Utah Ranches

“Obviously, it’s very concerning to have a species that is this susceptible with this high of a death rate.” – Dr. Dean Taylor,  Utah state veterinarian  October 2, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak. The COVID-19 infections likely were...

Kellyanne Conway Has Virus, George Points Finger At Trump

"I can relate." – George Conway on Secret Service agents' reported fears of  catching coronavirus from Trump (CNN) Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday night that she has tested positive for coronavirus, the latest major political figure to say they have Covid-19 after attending a Rose Garden event last Saturday where President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court pick. "Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I'm feeling...

11 Secret Service Tested Positive In August

Oct. 2, 2020 The New York Times — The Secret Service sustained a coronavirus outbreak at its training facility in Maryland in August, weeks before President Trump was infected, evidence of growing infections at the agency responsible for protecting the president. At least 11 employees at the center in rural Maryland tested positive for the virus even though the agency had closed it for several months this year to enforce procedures to mitigate transmission, according to officials...

Pence Could Take Over Presidency, 2020 Nomination

"It would be an astonishing development if Biden were to end up being infected by his opponent." – The Hill Trump Bombshell Upends Everything | ALSO: Pence, wife test negative for COVID-19 Oct 2, 2020 The Hill – President Trump’s positive test for COVID-19 rocketed around the world, spooking stock markets and delivering a megawatt jolt of uncertainty to the election campaign. Some of the repercussions from the latest news are plain. Others are unknowable. One reality is the starkest....

Navy Scrambles Airborne Command Post After Trump Announcement

“It's a message to the small group of adversaries with .” – Tim Hogan, intelligence expert Oct 2, 2020 Fox News – A pair of Boeing E-6B Mercury planes were detected flying along both coasts of the U.S. mainland early Friday by aviation enthusiasts -- just around the time President Trump announced he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with coronavirus. The Pentagon and U.S. Strategic Command did not immediately respond to calls and an...

Trump-Haters Gloat; “Pelosi Could Be President!”

"He failed to protect the country. He couldn't even protect himself." –  George Conway Oct 2, 2020 Fox News – While many on social media sent well wishes to President Trump and first lady Melania Trump early Friday after the president confirmed they had both tested positive for the coronavirus, others took the time to criticize or make negative comments. "Tonight will reveal where we all think the line is comedically," director Judd Apatow, who is...

Party Time! FL Gov. Lifts All Restrictions, Nixes Fines

Sep 25, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor's order unleashed fresh debate in the politically divided state, where pandemic responses have become intertwined with the upcoming presidential election. DeSantis, a major ally...

Florida Family ‘Outs’ Hospital That Falsely Labeled Dad’s Death As Covid-Related

"You’re not going to believe this ... they listed daddy’s death as COVID-19" Man’s death wrongly recorded as COVID death, UF Health responds Sep. 23, 2020  GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A family in North Central Florida is demanding answers after their father’s passing was falsely labeled as a COVID-19 death. This comes after he died just a few weeks ago at UF Health Shands. Bill Horne owned a photography studio in Gainesville for over 50 years, his daughter Pam said....

Florida Healthcare Ranks Near The Bottom, And We Found Out Why

"The state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51 percent of the national average." A new Commonwealth Fund analysis ranks Florida’s health system among the worst in the nation, finding, among other things, that the state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51 percent of the national average. The report shows that 15 percent of white Floridians were uninsured, according to 2018 census data, compared to 21 percent of Black...
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