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VA and hydroxychloroquine

I am waiting for this to blow up. It passed by on the lower right side of the CNN page at 4 a.m. last night. It's not blowing up yet. Will it?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/politics/veterans-affairs-continue-hydroxychloroquine-treatment/index.html

Shit got real

Biggest cliche ever: It changes everything when you lose someone to COVID-19.

I thought I grasped it. I've been careful since before we were supposed to be. I've been glued to the news for weeks and weeks. I've created my own spreadsheets to keep track of certain numbers. I've been ON IT. Not since the Mueller investigation have I absorbed quite so much news information so quickly.

I'm old enough that contemporaries started dying a few years ago. I've gone to funerals. I haven't gotten used to it, but I know how it feels when people die.

Then a friend who lived far away and had been very careful and privileged wrote and said he was ill, doctor thought it was the virus, and advised him to stay home. No respiratory problems. Kidneys hurt.

Over the next few days, his texts got shorter and shorter.

Nine days after feeling ill, died in sleep, cardiac arrest.

It all looks a lot different now.

Added the morning after: Thank you all for your kindness.

They're not letting it go--churches sue Governor Kelly

https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/live-blog-kc-metro-covid-19-updates-for-april-16

Refresh refresh refresh Wisconsin!

I'm watching this one: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/07/us/elections/results-wisconsin-president-democrat-primary-election.html

Or there's this: https://apps.npr.org/elections20-primaries/states/WI.html

or just a google search that gives AP.

It's fun. It's going to eat my energy for the rest of the night.



Kansas Supreme Court was trending on Twitter

I am waiting for the Supremes to make their decision, betting that since they are not a group of empty-headed maggots that they will support our Blue Wave Governor Laura Kelly.
However, I am finding it truly amazing how many people didn't notice that she was elected (I'm talking people who live in Kansas!), and assume that the Supreme Court is an extension of Brownback, and who think that the arguments are about church vs. no church.
I am being as patient as I can be. But the misinformation on just this one tiny thing in the world is blowing my mind.
I didn't think I could be shocked.
I'm shocked.

Know COBOL? Work available now!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd/index.html

Finally on front page MSM--African-Americans and COVID-19

NYT today: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/us/coronavirus-race
(I think their paywall's down for C-19 stories.)

'Ms. Lightfoot, the first black woman to be elected mayor of the city, said in an interview that the statistics were ďamong the most shocking things I think Iíve seen as mayor.Ē'

CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/coronavirus-black-americans-race/index.html

Update--in Kansas City, Missouri:
https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article241824321.html

AND Dr. Fauci said it out loud today in briefing!

This is encouraging--re AOC and Sharice Davids

"The piece frames this as AOC vs. Bernie Sanders, which is unfortunate, and it begins with an anecdote from the wrong campaign in 2018. The real mistake AOC made was opposing Sharice Davidsís campaign in Kansas. She and Sanders lined up behind Brent Welder, a former Sanders staffer, against a gay Native American woman running on a shoestring. One of AOCís major political talents is that she learns from mistakes and never makes the same one again."

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a31980770/aoc-break-with-bernie-sanders-democrats-progressives/

Disproportionate COVID-19 in African Americans

I am waiting for this to blow up in the news. So far, this might be the best thing I've seen. Perhaps because it is early data, it is not hitting anything prominently that I follow. It is important!

https://www.propublica.org/article/early-data-shows-african-americans-have-contracted-and-died-of-coronavirus-at-an-alarming-rate
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