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Reminder: last night Delta allowed 3 repug politcians with known COVID exposure on a plane.

Reminder: Delta allowed 3 Repug Congresscritters on a flight last night, although they have known exposure to COVID in recent days.

I don't want this to get lost in the slew if crazy news.
Enablers (eg: Delta) of entitled potential spreaders (the 3 repug politicians) need to be identified. This helps all of us make safer choices.

"Politicians Exposed To Coronavirus Fly Delta, Violate Rules
OCTOBER 3, 2020 BY BEN 12
It would appear that several politicians don’t think that airline rules apply to them, and this goes beyond wearing masks.

In this post:
Politicians violate 14-day exposure rule
And then you have senators still not wearing masks…"

"During check-in, Delta requires passengers to confirm that they haven’t been knowingly exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days:

To protect the safety of all our customers, we cannot allow anyone to fly who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks. To travel with us, you must agree that you are not aware that you and, to your knowledge, those in your itinerary have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

The three were traveling last night from Washington National Airport to Minneapolis St. Paul on DL1043..."


Original Star Tribune article:

That helicopter landed incredibly close to the White House.

Trying to cut down on his walk distance?
Keep him from being videod walking?

I don't watch Marine 1 walks often, but this looks really close to the building for landing.

What is happening at the debate site, Case Western Reserve University?

All those potentially positive people without masks. How many may have been nearby coming and going? And support people in the debate hall. The location needs to ge cleaned.
Honestly, though, there is some karma in that they allowed attendees to not wear masks. They should have been warned -- "no masks, no attendance" ahead of time and/ or had a portable pexiglass separation with loud air cleaning system ready to put in place around the maskless. If the staff who asked them to put on masks get sick, I hope they sue. And if not, perhaps sue the Trump campaign, debate commission, and even CWU for reckless endangerment and emotional distress.

Trump needs an electric collar

That shocks him every time he interrupts..

What is the sun blockage from the smoke from fires going to do to agriculture in the West?

I know nothing about crop growth cycles in the states most affected by the wildfire smoke. Will blocking the sun for days stunt growth?
Which crops will be damaged by the poor air quality?
The pictures look like those post huge volcano eruptions, and nuclear winter apocalyptic books.

Time to prevent COVID spread FROM Sturgis

The only lower 48 state west of the Mississippi that has a sensible quarantine policy is New Mexico. Most have no quarantines at all.
It's time for sensible, health conscious states to put these in place. (Listen up: CA, WA, CO, etc!) This includes for all attendees at Sturgis crossing into another state. These are big states that are almost impossible to cross without a gas stop at a minimum.

Map of state policies here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/map-coronavirus-travel-restrictions-inside-united-states-n1236157

Childcare solutions

My husband just pointed out that all the high school students can provide childcare for younger ones when schools are closed.

Going from there - - high schoolers could can earn money OR get community service hours.

I suggested my stepson help by setting up a website that will help parents of young kids find teens nearby to babysit.  

Even younger middle schoolers can provide childcare when parents are working from home. They keep the kids occupied so the parents can get work done.

Setting this up would have to take into account when a school is doing live online instruction.

Using social Media for protesting

Since this is not the time to go to the streets, I posted the Masked Trump New Yorker Cover as my Facebook Profile photo. I hope it cstches on.
I don't know how to upload an image, so here is a link.


Missed educational opportunity on SNL last night

At the end of the cold open skit, when Warren meets her supporter (Kate McKinnon) they hug tightly. They also put their arms around each other for the trademark "Live from New York, it's...".
This skit will be viewed hundreds of thousands of people. It could have been an education opportunity on how to greet and have fun without hugging. If done well, it could have had an extremely powerful message about new standards in the midst of an epidemic, and not have appeared to be mocking the need for social distancing in any way.
That is how to create new social norms quickly in a way that sticks.
Imagine if it had even a fraction of the impact of Tina Fey's "I can see Russia from..." skit.
A missed opportunity.

The cat rescuer of Wuhan - a video

Posted by The Guardian. Amazing, and at times sad story of a man taking care of cats whose owners could not get back to them in Wuhan due to the quarantine. Great video of empty Wuhan.
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