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  • The Myth That Lockdowns Stop Pandemics

    08/07/2020 11:16:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/07/2020 | Stacey Rudin
    From the beginning of time, humans have used mythology to make sense of a chaotic natural world. Sir G.L. Gomme dubbed myths “the science of a pre-scientific age.” Folklore provided pre-scientific people a comforting sense of control over nature. To address dry spells, they deployed rain dances. Sunless stretches hindering crops prompted offerings to Helios. Then, our ancestors sat back and waited. The rains always came. The sun always reappeared, validating their “wisdom,” the illusion of control reinforced.
  • Experts Say COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, But How Reliable Is The Testing Data?

    08/07/2020 6:15:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/07/2020 | Gavrielle Rodriguez
    As Americans entered summer with a glimmer of hope that COVID-19 might recede, those hopes were quickly dashed after a rapid resurgence of the virus in Sun Belt states. Now approaching midsummer, the numbers continue to surge across the South and Western regions of the United States. Florida and Texas, two of the hardest-hit states besides California and New York, have broken record numbers of cases in the last several weeks. Florida recorded an all-time high of about 15,200 cases in a single day July 11.
  • Richard Nixon bears responsibility for the pandemic’s child-care crisis

    08/07/2020 8:08:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 08/06/2020 | Anna K. Danziger Halperin
    The coronavirus pandemic has drawn attention to the struggle American parents face accessing high-quality and affordable child care for children under 5. Under stay-at-home orders, the majority of child-care facilities have closed their doors — some perhaps permanently — and many centers permitted to reopen are ill-equipped to bear the additional costs of adhering to local and state guidelines. Many working parents, particularly mothers, have been forced out of work to provide care for their children in this absence. The child-care industry is not only essential to providers’ and parents’ livelihoods, but to the economy as a whole. At the...
  • Joe Biden’s Capitulation To The Crazy Left Is Alienating Democrats Like Me

    08/07/2020 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Scott J. Street
    Unlike Biden, Trump is delivering a clear and appealing message: Send kids back to school, support police officers, and get people back to work now. Last year, Joe BidenÂ’s path to the presidency seemed clear: Treat President Donald Trump as a historical anomaly whom Biden would replace, then restore American values, overcome petty politics, and get government working again. This message was designed to appeal both to Democrats, like me, and to Republican and Independent voters tired of the toxic political environment weÂ’ve suffered since 2016.That strategy initially worked well. Despite constant attacks from opponents and the press, by March...
  • As Fauci battles the pandemic and politics, his grateful neighbors celebrate him as a hero

    08/07/2020 6:59:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 08/07/2020 | Marisa Iati
    After each long day of working on the United States’ pandemic response, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert power-walks through his Northwest Washington neighborhood with his wife and their daughter’s dog. Recently, Anthony S. Fauci’s nightly jaunts through the neighborhood where he has lived since 1977 have taken him past at least a dozen signs bearing his name — tokens of appreciation for his staid service on the White House coronavirus task force. “I have been, for so long, a quiet, inconspicuous person in my neighborhood, and now there are signs up telling me that they love me,” Fauci marveled on...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...
  • Dr. Fauci already worried about next coronavirus pandemic wave

    08/06/2020 9:18:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/06/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    As he continues to help steer the nation through the coronavirus outbreak, top infectious diseases doc Anthony Fauci says he has another worry on his mind — the next pandemic to hit humanity, according to a report. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, raised the specter during Politico’s “Pulse Check” podcast Wednesday. He noted that while the current pandemic — which has so far claimed over 158,000 lives and sickened some 4.8 million in the US — continues to pose a historic threat, he’s also...
  • Manchin on HEROES Act: ‘Can’t Cure All of the Social Needs’ in a Pandemic Bill

    08/06/2020 5:53:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with the “Fox News Rundown” podcast released on Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the HEROES Act, the $3 trillion coronavirus legislation passed by House Democrats back in May, by stating that he doesn’t “support that amount that they’re putting towards different areas,” and arguing that while there are needs, “you can’t cure all of the social needs within a pandemic bill or a health crisis bill.” Manchin said, “I think, if you look at the Democrats right now, from the House side, they’ve said, we’ve passed a bill. So, we’ve done our job. And it’s a...
  • Teachers Unions Are Attempting Political Blackmail. It’s Time To Break Them Up

    08/05/2020 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    In an abject show of selfishness and political bias, teachers unions are trying to hold the country hostage over baseless COVID-19 fears. It’s not enough that public school teachers and the college professors who train them are increasingly prone to teaching leftist absurdities like “2+2=5” or presenting the mendacious 1619 Project as legitimate American history. Teachers unions are now trying to blackmail the entire country into meeting a set of leftist political demands for reopening the schools this fall, using COVID-19 as their excuse.Of course, the pandemic certainly presents challenges for re-opening schools, but other sectors of society have managed...
  • Supreme Court Supports Democrat Efforts To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

    08/04/2020 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    The Supreme Court has no excuse for allowing Nevada officials to use a public health crisis to fill poker tables while emptying pews. All four gospels record that the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus cast lots for his clothing. This was not the last time government agents were more interested in gambling than God. The latest instance is in Nevada, where the state government has granted casinos special privileges denied to churches. Casinos are allowed to operate at half-capacity, while churches are restricted to a hard cap of 50 people, no matter their capacity.When this double standard was challenged in...
  • The six strains of SARS-CoV-2

    08/03/2020 5:35:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 08/03/2020 | University of Bologna
    Currently, there are six strains of coronavirus. The original one is the L strain, that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. Its first mutation—the S strain—appeared at the beginning of 2020, while, since mid-January 2020, we have had strains V and G. To date strain G is the most widespread: it mutated into strains GR and GH at the end of February 2020. "Strain G and its related strains GR and GH are by far the most widespread, representing 74% of all gene sequences we analyzed," says Giorgi. "They present four mutations, two of which are able to change the...
  • Maybe The Experts Should Listen To The Experts

    08/04/2020 3:41:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    If you watch the news, you’d think Anthony Fauci was not only president of the United States, but also part God. Some version of “Listen to Dr. Fauci,” or “According to Dr. Fauci” is uttered every hour on cable news. When Fauci is unavailable, they simply replace his name with “experts.” One thing missing from all of this “news” and “analysis” is just how wrong these “experts” have been. Dr. Fauci came to national prominence in the 80s for his work on an AIDS vaccine. Somehow that work has imbued him with authority second only to God on everything COVID-19...
  • The Atlantic: How the Pandemic Defeated America

    08/03/2020 3:39:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/03/2020 | Ed Yong
    How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom. In the first half of 2020, SARS‑CoV‑2—the new coronavirus behind the disease COVID‑19—infected 10 million people around the world and killed about half a million. But few countries have been...
  • Facebook’s Dr. Zuckerberg Censors Hydroxychloroquine Truth And Risks Lives

    08/03/2020 7:25:22 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | August 2, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No, I don’t know where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got his medical degree and license either, yet there he sits atop the social media food chain dictating who can say and know what about the Chinese Wuhan virus pandemic and its treatments and possible cures. He now says he knows more than board-certified medical doctors about the drug hydroxychloroquine, for example, and will deny you access to what they say, calling their judgments and pronouncement based on their studies and actual experience treating patients as “harmful misinformation. Dr. Zuckerberg has spoken and he will not let us hear a second...
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to “freedom” are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing

    07/31/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 31, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    The pandemic has left everyone with lots of give and take. In educating our children, however, don't let teachers' unions take from our children to give to themselves. As the Wuhan virus pandemic persists and wild rhetoric along with it, teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. These unions have long incentivized all the wrong things in education, but demanding teachers be paid to do virtually nothing is a new low. As a New York Times headline announced this week, teachers are “Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction...
  • Nolte: Bluecheck Forces Her Teenage Children to Live Outside, Because Pandemic

    07/27/2020 12:24:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2020 | John Notle
    A member of Twitter’s Blue Checkmark Elite is bragging about forcing her kids to live outside to protect herself from the coronavirus. Although she has only 5,312 followers, and only because she holds the “correct” thoughts and ideas, Twitter verified Sarah Nadav’s account. She identifies as a “behavioral Economist, Fintech Entrepreneur, Startup adviser” and is now bragging about forcing her 13-year-old and 15 year-old to live outside in a tent to protect herself from the coronavirus
  • Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

    Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory testing resources. Key findings are summarized here... 3. A large contact tracing study demonstrated that high-risk household and hospital contacts did not develop infection if their exposure to a case patient started 6 days or more after the case patient’s illness onset (Cheng et al., 2020). 4. Although replication-competent virus was not isolated 3...
  • Update Interview with Dr Zelenko: Directly from the source, what every household in the nation should have available to it instead of fake news.

    07/23/2020 9:50:36 PM PDT · by Castaliatwo · 27 replies
    Video Interview ^ | Dr Zelenko
    Here in this video interview with Dr. Zelenko done recently is a rather full and complete story of the Zelenko protocol which every person in the nation should have available to use. The details of the symptoms and now to recognize them should be in every persons hands and mind. The time course of the disease and the various risks incurred by the delays and indecision of the process if you ever believe that you might have corona infection are invaluable..and can be life saving. it is what should be available to all of us ...rather than the meaningless suicide...
  • Home Schooling - Suggestions for a friend's 2nd grader

    07/23/2020 7:40:46 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 58 replies
    Have a friend with a 2nd grader who's thinking about home schooling. Any suggestions for programs