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  • Covid-19: Republicans are ready to return to normal but Democrats aren’t, new poll suggests

    10/15/2020 9:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/15/2020 | Charles Robertson
    October 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A recent Gallup poll analysis suggests a radical difference in the perspectives on the coronavirus between Republicans and Democrats.  The poll was conducted, in part, to gauge the difference between men’s and women’s attitudes and behaviors towards coronavirus guidelines, but also shows a growing divide between Republicans and Democrats.  The divide between conservative and liberal voters’ attitudes was noted in the early stages of the crisis, with The Atlantic journal publishing a March 20 article entitled ‘Red and Blue America Aren’t Experiencing the Same Pandemic.’Source: A June Pew Research study showed that Republicans and those who lean Republican reported...
  • States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

    10/09/2020 10:46:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WalletHub ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Adam McCann
    the U.S. is still far from a full reopening. Many states have put a temporary pause on moving to the next stage of reopening, or have even reversed course and closed certain businesses again due to surges in the disease. In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether restaurants are opened to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings. Read on for the state ranking, additional insight from a panel of...
  • Fauci says it's 'very concerning' that Florida is re-opening bars and restaurants at full capacity

    09/28/2020 8:12:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 09/28/2020 | David K. Li
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, on Monday called Florida's full reopening of bars and restaurants "very concerning," fearing it will spark more coronavirus outbreaks. The warning from Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, comes three days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that his state was going into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting all restrictions on restaurants and bars.
  • What If Our Medical Overlords Reacted to a Common Cold Like They Have to Coronavirus?

    09/28/2020 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 28, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    Imagine the panic our medical overlords, hand-wringing politicians, and a complicit media could create if they started treating the common rhinovirus like they are treating COVID-19 right now. For starters, maybe they change the name to something super-scary sounding, like COVID-20 (shudder). Then they start shouting from the hilltops about how deadly this thing is. To prove it, they start a massive ultra-sensitive testing regime whereby anyone with a scratchy throat is gaslit into getting a test, for which tens of thousands a day test positive and are subsequently quarantined for weeks. Finally, anyone who tests positive and dies, no...
  • If Masks Work, Why Don’t They WORK?

    09/14/2020 4:25:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | September 14, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    I’m not anti-mask, per se. There, I said it. If you’ve been reading my rants, er, columns on the topic these past few months, you might get another idea though, and I understand that. It certainly SEEMS like I’m anti-mask, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that was the case. That doesn’t mean that I like wearing them, of course. They’re uncomfortable and stifling and, frankly, disgusting. Even so, I WOULD wear them, when necessary, if the arguments the mask-proponents used to con almost the entire world into accepting and even mandating the practice were actually, well, true. Ah, but...
  • Warning: What's Happening in Las Vegas Will Destroy America

    09/13/2020 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 158 replies ^ | September 13, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Oh, boy, do I have a story for you. Who doesn't love Las Vegas? It's America's favorite city. It may be the world's favorite city. It's my adopted hometown for 20 years now. Until recently, I never thought anything, or anyone, could ever destroy Las Vegas. I was wrong. Everyone needs to hear about what's happening here. Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are in deep trouble. Trust me, you're next -- if you put Joe Biden and Democrats in charge of America. What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. We are the canary in the coal mine....
  • NYC to delay reopening of schools, Mayor de Blasio announces

    09/01/2020 8:06:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/01/2020 | Julia Marsh, Selim Algar and Nolan Hicks
    New York City’s public-school classrooms will not reopen until Sept. 21 to give teachers and principals more time to ready facilities amid the coronavirus — under an 11th-hour deal struck between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the system’s powerful unions. Students will start the year online Sept. 16, then move to a hybrid approach including some in-person instruction five days later, de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Tuesday. The schools had been set to reopen Sept 10. “We need more time,’’ Carranza said at a press conference that included the mayor and Michael Mulgrew, president of the city’s...
  • Yes, Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ To The Worst Of COVID-19

    08/21/2020 7:04:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/21/2020 | Deane Waldman
    With the summer drawing to a close, the big question for nearly 60 million U.S. school-age children is whether they can return to school for in-person learning, or must remain at home limited to virtual education. States and municipalities differ widely on whether and how to re-open schools based on differing assessments of the risks of COVID-19 to children if they are in direct contact with each other and with teachers. Teachers’ unions are resisting school re-opening with political demands that have nothing to do with teaching, such as defunding the police, passage of Medicare-for-All, and elimination of competing charter...
  • Covid-19: We Can Reopen Schools if We Put Aside Politics and Look at the Science

    08/19/2020 8:34:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2020 | Stevie Clark
    When the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns hit the U.S., the 2019-2020 school year fell to the wayside. Sports and entertainment events were canceled, as were school trips and end-of-the-year parties. High school seniors missed their senior proms and were forced to graduate over Zoom. The shutting down of America’s school systems, undoubtedly, had a significant impact on the mental, physical, and educational well-being of America’s children. The issue of whether or not to open the schools this fall has turned into a profoundly political and divisive issue. On the side of reopening the schools is Donald Trump and the...
  • The Perils of Children Staying Home, Staring at Screens, and Being Confined

    08/17/2020 4:23:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 17, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    So much has been said or written about whether or not school children should be returning to on-site classes during the fall. Many voices on the right say that children's propensity for contracting the virus and having any lingering ill-effects is rather small. Voices on the left, well, who can be sure what they're saying? Some have health concerns, but most seem to favor anything that will disrupt the nation and potentially cause harm to the Trump Administration.  Underexplored is the effect of children staying home, staring at screens, incurring a lack of physical activity, and becoming ensconced in confined...
  • Classroom Questions Teachers are Asking (a list for reopening schools)

    08/12/2020 4:11:01 PM PDT · by dmam2011 · 38 replies
    Clarksvillian Underground ^ | August 7, 2020 | Dave McGuire
    We are each overflowing with questions regarding the reopening of schools. I recently listened to a discussion outlining those concerns featuring David M. Aderhold, President of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, as he discussed the safety challenges related to reopening. The original, more robust article was outlined in New Jersey Spotlight. Below is a list of questions applicable to the situation of classrooms nationwide. Consider the following questions to be open-ended and/or rhetorical at this point.
  • The Left’s School Choice Conundrum

    08/12/2020 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 12, 2020 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Say what you will about the liberals’ insistence on keeping the schools closed. They at least deserve credit for being consistent in their hostility to school choice – no matter the circumstance.  For decades, liberal activists and the teachers’ unions have joined forces to fight against homeschooling, charter schools, private schools and vouchers – in other words, against school choice, in any form. The teachers’ unions were unequivocal in their messaging. School choice, they have always insisted, overall hurts students, taxpayers and the public schools. Competition, which works so well in every other industry, does not work with schools, they...
  • Why Democrats Have Started To Cave On Reopening Schools

    08/11/2020 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/11/2020 | Joy Pullmann
    Prominent Democrat politicians have started making huge concessions on reopening schools. Back in May, Democrats pounced after President Trump supported reopening. Despite the data finding precisely the opposite, it quickly became the Democrat-media complex line that opening schools this fall would be preposterously dangerous to children and teachers.In July, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to put the city’s 1.1 million school kids back in schools half the week and “online learning” the rest of the week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked a public fight with him, saying, “If anybody sat here today...
  • ‘Pupils pose little risk of spreading Covid’

    08/10/2020 7:05:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 09 2020, | Sian Griffiths,
    A study suggests there is little evidence the virus is transmitted at school, according to a scientist who backs reopening.. One of the largest studies in the world on coronavirus in schools, carried out in 100 institutions in the UK, will confirm that “there is very little evidence that the virus is transmitted” there, according to a leading scientist. Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member of the government advisory group Sage, said: “A new study that has been done in UK schools confirms there is very little evidence that the...
  • Let's Not Panic; Schools Should Reopen

    08/07/2020 5:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 7, 2020 | Laura Hollis
    As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen -- albeit under serious restrictions necessitated by social distancing -- for the 2020-2021 academic year. But the reopenings are patchy and inconsistent, and there is still much opposition. For example, here in South Bend, Indiana, where I live, we were told in July that school would start -- online only -- on Aug. 12 and gradually ease back to in-person classes by Aug. 31. Yesterday, it was announced that all K-12 schools will remain online only through Oct. 5. Whether live, in-person classes will resume after that...
  • What States Can Learn From Texas’ COVID-19 Response

    08/03/2020 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 30, 2020 | Amy Anderson
    Texas has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, prompting the White House’s coronavirus task force coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, to call the state one of “three New Yorks.” Some have even blamed the state’s early attempt to reopen as the cause of surge. While the surge needs to be taken seriously, there are reasons to be optimistic. For instance, in Texas, testing has increased, the rate of positive cases are trending down, and hospitalizations are plateauing. Texas’ death rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 is much lower than rates in most other states. In a renewed effort...
  • Plunge in Investment, Production, and Consumption Requires Smart Reopening, Not More ‘Stimulus’

    08/03/2020 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 31, 2020 | Joel Griffith
    This week’s gross domestic product report painted a stark picture; namely, a historic plunge in the production of goods, provision of services, and private investment. The nation’s economy shrank at a 32.9% annualized rate. That marks an actual decline of 9.5% from earlier this year. Meanwhile, massive government transfer payments funded by borrowing and printing of money caused disposable personal income to soar at a 42.1% annual clip despite the loss of more than 24 million jobs accompanying this economic contraction. The data bear out the everyday experience of millions of Americans. Government-mandated closures and people responding to what they...
  • CDC Director Says 'It Is in the Public Health Interest' to Reopen Schools for K-12 Students

    08/03/2020 8:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/02/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Parents across the country are facing big questions about schools reopening in the fall. Will they open at all? If they do, what will school be like for the kids? Schools have reopened in Europe and Asia without problems. Surely, the same can happen in the United States, right? In California, the decision on whether to reopen schools seems to be largely a political one. As PJM’s Rick Moran noted, “Liberal Los Angeles will be closed, conservative Orange County will open.” It’s sad, but that’s how America rolls these days. Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease...
  • Democrats Sure Love A Funeral

    08/02/2020 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 2, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Political rallies are a thing of the past, at least this year. Conventions are not happening, not in any recognizable way at least. But this reality hasn’t stopped Democrats from having a slice of both, only it comes with a side of death. More accurately, death comes with an opportunity to have a rally or a convention-esque speech. It’s pretty sick, actually. There are states that have allowed their entire population fewer funerals with fewer attendees than either George Floyd or John Lewis had. Nothing against either man. I’m sure their families miss them dearly, but there are bodies in...
  • 2020's Swedish Surprise: Pandemic Fascism Isn't The Answer

    08/01/2020 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Nicholas Waddy
    2020 has been a year of firsts: the world faced its first (modern) pandemic, killing hundreds of thousands and shuttering vast swathes of the global economy. Along the way, the political world was turned upside down: for the first time in living memory, leftists found themselves castigating, rather than idolizing, socialist Sweden. The reason? The Swedes, hard-headed contrarians that they are, had the temerity to buck the global fad for strict lockdowns and obsessive masking. They reasoned that such measures would be unsustainable, economically and socially, so instead of shutting businesses and schools, and harassing or fining anyone caught in...