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This photo choked me up, a little..



Originally posting the image to Instagram, a woman known on Twitter as @allie211, an emergency room nurse in Morristown, shared a photograph of a man outside her hospital holding a sign that says, "Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife's life. I love you all." Writer Harlan Coben shared the image and it took off from there.

Well then.
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:01 PM (6 replies)

"Dereliction of Duty": Speaker Pelosi Tweets a video condemning Trump's Negligence and Deceit

"This is a dereliction of duty."

We need to prosecute this evil man.


https://twitter.com/TeamPelosi/status/1247891764750348289
Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:00 AM (19 replies)

Barack Obama, my President, Tweets out earlier today...

Sharing Senator Warren's outline for how our federal government should be meeting this moment.

Thanks, Obama!

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1247233987304660993
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:48 PM (9 replies)

Trump not happy with HHS Inspector Christi Grimm

Threatening words today during the presser when a journalist mentions her critical remarks.

"When was she appointed? No, tell me know, when was she appointed?" Trump to journalist.

Background:

HHS Watchdog Finds Federal Gov’t Partially Responsible For Medical Supply Crisis

By Cristina Cabrera

April 6, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Christi Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general at the Health and Human Services Department, released a report on Monday that found the “significant challenges” hospitals are grappling with in treating COVID-19 were partially due to the federal government’s flailing response to the outbreak.

In a survey held from March 23 to 27, hospital workers informed Grimm’s office that they had not been sufficiently informed of the process of obtaining crucial medical supplies from the federal government’s national stockpile.

One medical staffer told the inspector general that the means to receiving those supplies posed “a major challenge” and that the equipment that the hospital did get were inadequate.

“Some hospitals noted that at the time of our interview they had not received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, or that the supplies that they had received were not sufficient in quantity or quality,” Grimm wrote.


https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/hhs-inspector-general-report-federal-government-partially-responsible-medical-supply-shortage
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:01 PM (1 replies)

The New Yorker: "Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders"

A good read:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/reality-has-endorsed-bernie-sanders



Credit to Hill TV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/HillTVLive/

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:58 PM (0 replies)

Trump attacks Schumer for impeachment in letter about coronavirus crisis

Source: Axios

President Trump accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of being "missing in action" during the coronavirus crisis, writing in a scathing letter on Thursday that Schumer's focus on the "ridiculous impeachment hoax" resulted in New York being ill-prepared for the pandemic.

Why it matters: It's a blistering response to Schumer urging Trump to assign a senior military officer to enforce the Defense Production Act to produce more medical supplies.

The big picture: The president formally authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to ramp up domestic ventilator production on Thursday, and said he had appointed White House trade adviser Peter Navarro to enforce the act last week.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-schumer-impeachment-4455884d-14c1-4a7d-9886-de158667bc57.html



Read the actual letter, it's piss-poor behavior for any public servant, much less an elected servant.

Here's a direct link to read the letter, in case you don't see the link in the Axios article:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6824332-Trump-letter-to-Schumer.html

excerpt:

“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy’,” Trump wrote.

Wow. Just wow.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:13 PM (17 replies)

Peter Navarro @ Trump Presser just now, "we're doing these things in 'Trump Time'"

Peter Navarro speaking.

Fuck you assholes.

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1245840611418267649?s=20

Fuck you and fuck your group and your PR crew of liars.

Fuck. All of you. Adding details as they come in.

https://twitter.com/kenolin1/status/1245840710726606848?s=20
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:31 PM (7 replies)

Embedded link includes Trump's worst attacks on journalists.

The headline seems not to match the video, but the video is well worth watching and sharing.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/barack-obama-donald-trump-coronavirus-climate_n_5e843653c5b6871702a6e17d
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Apr 2, 2020, 02:51 PM (1 replies)

Trump announces enhanced counternarcotics operation at coronavirus briefing (and related story)

What a fucking distraction. Fuck.

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Trump announces enhanced counternarcotics operation at coronavirus briefing

Trump administration officials announced Wednesday that the U.S. military would send naval ships and aircraft to the Caribbean as part of an enhanced counternarcotics operation.

President Trump and other top officials discussed the operation at the top of a White House coronavirus briefing Wednesday evening. Trump said it was important not to let drug cartels “exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives.”

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the Pentagon would deploy additional ships, aircraft and security forces to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility as part of the operation.

“At a time when the nation and the Department of Defense are focused on protecting the American people from the spread from the coronavirus, we also remain vigilant to the many other threats the country faces,” Esper told reporters.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490704-trump-announces-enhanced-counternarcotics-operation-at-coronavirus

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In an earlier story, the same General Milley who spoke today warned that the virus matter will last for months, into the summer::

Milley warns of ‘social breakdowns’ in other countries facing coronavirus; US crisis could last months

Government forecasts predict the coronavirus will continue to spread throughout the United States for roughly three months based on its impacts on other nations, said Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He and Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged the U.S. military community to prepare to take health protection measures, which could include social distancing, possibly into the summer months.

“You’re looking at probably late May, June, maybe something as late as July,” Milley said during a virtual town hall broadcast with Esper from the Pentagon. “But we will get through it. It’s not a question of when. We will get through it, and we’ll pull together as a country and a military and we … will do whatever is required to defend the people of the United States.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/milley-warns-of-social-breakdowns-in-other-countries-facing-coronavirus-us-crisis-could-last-months-1.623559

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Wed Apr 1, 2020, 11:16 PM (6 replies)

List of my favorite Coronavirus links: State graphs, charts, maps, updated daily

Peak numbers come at different times for different states. Here in California we can expect peak demand for beds to come at the end of April but for NY and NJ it's just two weeks out.

Other states, in that sense, are our future. Stay safe, everyone!

My go to links are these:

https://covidactnow.org/ Projections for each state, individual graphs

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections Also, graphs for each state

https://ncov2019.live/data/usa

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/03/tracking-coronavirus-u-s-real-time-visualizations/

This last one is interesting, yet frightening, it maps variants of the constantly mutating virus:

https://nextstrain.org/ncov

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Wed Apr 1, 2020, 11:01 PM (8 replies)
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