Friday, April 24, 2020

NEW: The HHS division reeling from vaccine chief ouster got another surprise Thursday: a team leader arrested for bringing a gun to work.

@realDonaldTrump's supporters' unwavering trust in him will lead to more chaos, confusion, and illness. In a crisis, we need leadership to steer the country toward clarity, unity, and healing—not sow more discord, hate, and division.#COVID #CountryOverParty

Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China — and the loan is due soon. "The debt includes $211 million from the state-owned Bank of China — its first loan of this kind in the U.S."

“It is hard to imagine how we could have a successful election without a functional USPS.” Important piece from @rickhasen about why fighting for our democracy means fighting to #SaveTheUSPS.

More than 50,000 Americans have died of coronavirus. The necessary isolation covid-19 imposes has robbed the bereaved of proper goodbyes. This is how they lived — and what was lost when they died

Healthcare workers say hospitals still aren’t providing them with adequate equipment to protect against the novel coronavirus, nearly six weeks after the pandemic was declared a national emergency. So they’ve started suing.

Stephen Miller told WH supporters in a private call this week that Trump’s new executive order curbing immigration will usher in broader long-term changes he has advocated for years, even though the 60-day measures were publicly characterized as a “pause”

This. Is. The. Story. Fuck the Lysol distractions. Pay attention to the story. This is what he’s trying to cover up. Focus!

Don’t be fooled: the plan to privatize the @USPS is nothing less than a plan to enrich a small number of private sector entities at the public’s expense. Don’t fall for the spin. Post Offices are fundamentally American.

Who gets told to “go bankrupt”: -“Blue” states -The firefighters, police, schools and healthcare workers that we fund Who doesn’t get told to “go bankrupt”: -Large corporations -Oil companies -Chain restaurants -Airlines

The Navy did the right thing by recommending Captain Brett Crozier be reinstated to command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Secretary @EsperDoD should now do the right thing by accepting the recommendation.

This defense might work if no one on the planet knew what sarcasm was.

Nope, this makes it somehow worse.

Well this explains some things. Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China — and the loan is due soon

Trump is faithful only to his $. He can never faithfully execute the duties of the presidency.

Top news stories: FDA warning against overuse of hydroxychloroquine, which can cause heart abnormalities. Makers of bleach warning people not to inject it. This is the result of electing a snake oil salesman as president.

If one doesn't recognize the corruption, one needs to open one's eyes wider. Likely, they are talking about you getting taxed more, you dying for the sake of the economy and you going bankrupt because you get sick

Claiming an average of 44 lives each day, coronavirus has now become the leading cause of death in Los Angeles County, Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

BBC News - Coronavirus: Twin sisters Katy and Emma Davis 'die with Covid-19'

The most outrageous thing about what Trump said yesterday is what Dr Birx didn't say about it. She had a duty to warn Americans that what they just heard was insane.

Hillary Clinton: "Please don't poison yourself because Donald Trump thinks it could be a good idea"

Damn experts: "The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on Friday against using hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that President Trump has touted, to treat coronavirus outside of a hospital or drug trial."

How many people did the five-time Bankrupt hotel manager harm today because he told them to take poison? At what point can we stop having him on TV to cause harm? Are networks liable for not proving adequate warnings?

I think we need to issue a ‘big correction’ for the 2016 election. You know, the one in which Putin helped Trump win by cheating, and the GOP gladly went along.

More than 100 years ago, the Ottoman Turks murdered 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children. Each year, we commemorate their memory on April 24. And this year will be the first since the Congress officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. We will never again be silenced.

Oh dammmmn

Kentuckians deserve a Senator who gives a damn about them. My statement on @senatemajldr’s remarks urging state and local governments to go bankrupt:

Trump is an effeminate jackass. Anyone thinking he's a "manly" man has some serious daddy issues.

So if one person follows his advice and then dies, is Trump held responsible? Or, still above the law?

It's not just Trump that is emitting the happy talk, it's @VP too

This is a masterpiece.

Once again, @realDonaldTrump. Stop. Playing. Doctor. On. Television. People are going to get hurt

Pence says U.S. coronavirus outbreak could be over by May 25

...but it won't be duh.

Weird how a guy who couldn't make money selling steaks, booze, and gambling to Americans also isn't very sharp on infectious disease medical research.

Scotland’s clinical director has reminded the public that disinfectant is “for surfaces, not for bodies” after Donald Trump faced international condemnation for comments which suggested it could be injected into those suffering from coronavirus.

Amazon Scooped Up Data From Its Own Sellers to Launch Competing Products

On the network that touted the drug's "Lazarus effect" on the sick, Geraldo Rivera calls it "horrifying" that "hydroxychloroquine has been absolutely politicized."

Hi Twitter friends could you please retweet this and ask others to retweet as well — we want the word to get out that there are some hosts and (of course the WH) who may been endangering lives from the beginning. Please show this!

The president is said to be hate-watching MSNBC and bingeing on junk food in his pandemic isolation at the White House

I been in the house for 41 straight days just so this motherfucker can stand there and tell people to drink bleach

"Somewhere in Trump’s America tonight, someone is thinking about an off-label use of a household disinfectant," writes @therickwilson. "Trump, like many cult leaders, understands the power his words will have over the minds and actions of his followers."

If the president’s musing about how his constituents might ingest or inject household cleaning chemicals doesn’t prompt tv news executives to re-evaluate the propriety of instantly amplifying his every word live, nothing will.

Emerging evidence shows warm, humid weather could aid coronavirus containment this summer

Church donations have plunged because of the coronavirus. Some churches won’t survive.

"Under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route," a Lysol spokesman says.

A 100-year-old WWII veteran dies of covid-19 a century after the flu pandemic killed his twin brothe

all I'm saying is that President Email Lady wouldn't be telling us to drink bleach

U.S. food banks run short on staples as hunger soars

Analysis: Misunderstanding the math, Trump embraced a coronavirus death toll we’ll soon surpass

The president's financial dealings with the state-owned Bank of China are complicating his attacks on Joe Biden

Photos: Coronavirus Lockdown Protests

Rep. Anna Eshoo plans to call in Dr. Rick Bright to testify before the House's Health subcommittee as she reviews the circumstances of his removal. "I think the American people deserve to hear Dr. Bright's story."

Times of crisis often bring out our best. There are so many stories of good happening around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a minute to read a few:

Donald Trump reportedly owes the state-owned Bank of China tens of millions of dollars, and his payment is said to be due in 2022

One country, one system: The week that China shredded its promise on Hong Kong

Worth repeating. The Presidents top puppets propped up to parrot his dangerous deadly messaging.

The commandant of the Marine Corps has banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag, saying it has the “power to inflame feelings of division." "I cannot have that division inside our Corps," he added.

The chances that @realDonaldTrump has an idea to cure #Covid_19 that works better than those of the best & brightest doctors & scientists: 0%. The chances that Trump causes one of his supporters to harm himself/herself: higher than 0%. Do not inject yourself with disinfectant.

Indiana state health department sends in "strike team" after 146 workers test positive at one meat processing plant in Logansport, IN. Tyson will temporarily close the plant.

How does an isolated and vulnerable UK government say "No" to an American president who requests bailout money for his troubled enterprises?

Georgia reports 772 additional COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths at noon on Thursday as businesses prepare to reopen.

I know this is a dark time for so many people, just know that we will get through this. We will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before

Dr. Rick Bright's lawyers said in a statement that they would be filing whistleblower complaints with the HHS IG and the Office of Special Counsel, and accused the Trump administration of making making "demonstrably false statements" about their client.

Doctors report an uptick in a surprising coronavirus complication in ICU patients: dangerous blood clots

Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser says that “under no circumstance” should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body, through injection, ingestion or any other route

Biden’s strength with older voters could threaten Trump’s electoral path in 2020

How to medical

We are all Dr Birx

still thinking about how an anti-lockdown protester kidnapped two journalists at knifepoint, forced them to delete footage, was *still holding the videographer hostage when police arrived* and it wasnt a national story

Sean Hannity: “They’re scaring the living hell out of people, and I see it as, like, ‘Oh, let’s bludgeon Trump again with this new hoax.”

"I'm sure in the end the mob in the media, well they will be advancing their new conspiracy theory and their newest hoax.” ~Sean Hannity, March 9th 50,000 Americans have died of the Coronavirus since.

Disinfectant Donald

President Trump is lashing out @PhilipRucker and calling him fake news after Rucker asks questions about Trump urging Bill Bryan of DHS to look into "light and heat to cure" the coronavirus. Rucker said people aren't tuning into WH briefings to hear "rumors" but "guidance."

I know this is a dark time for so many people, just know that we will get through this. We will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before.

Dr. Rick Bright's lawyers said in a statement that they would be filing whistleblower complaints with the HHS IG and the Office of Special Counsel, and accused the Trump administration of making making "demonstrably false statements" about their client.

I can't believe I have to say this, but don't drink industrial alcohol or bleach. Hundreds in Iran died of this after reading in viral, false social media posts that it cured coronavirus.

A day in the life of Donald Trump: Starts watching TV at 5am, rolls into the Oval Office at 12p, doesn’t prepare for his daily Covid-19 press conferences, watches his performance on TV afterwards, eats dinner, and then watches more TV before going to bed.

50,000 dead in the pandemic and Trump has not even ordered flags lowered in their honor. My new column:

very smart people are saying the cure for coronavirus is having access to trump's tax returns and the unredacted Mueller Report. they say it very strongly and powerfully.

Let’s do this. “Eshoo said she also wants to call HHS Sec Alex Azar and Bob Kadlec, the asst sec for preparedness & response, to testify before her panel.” h

Trump again accuses Doctors and Nurses of stealing masks and selling them on the black market.

President Trump appears to be openly mulling coronavirus treatments that could cause people to poison themselves, and has a record of deflecting from the reality of the virus to peddle optimism that may not be matched by facts

“Confined to the WH, Trump is isolated from the supporters, visitors, travel & golf that once entertained him...He is tested weekly, as is VP Pence, for Covid-19...”

U.S. President Donald Trump thinks report was incorrect on illness of North Korea's Kim Jong

The U.S. government has doled out roughly $881 billion in aid over the last month. Here's where it went

they're reopening states to kick people off of unemployment, that's the story

Ppl have been asking about town-by-town data for weeks in Maine, one of the few states in NE that isn't reporting that data. When I went ahead and FOAA'd in, I didn't get a denial, but a six-month response period

Despite occasional critiques, I have the greatest respect for Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci. They’re in an impossible position, desperately trying to save millions of American lives while managing this grim exercise as madness reigns around them. Quitting would be easy. This? So tough.

When Dr. Salk (who developed the polio vaccine in the 1950s) was asked who owns the vaccine’s patent, he said, “Well, the people, I would say.” Universal no-cost or low-cost access to the vaccine was central to its success. It must also be with a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturer of Lysol, to @NBCNews: "As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)."

A permission slip from work to get a haircut, why are you even reopening?

McCrae Dowless, the political operative at the center of the Republican North Carolina CD-9 election fraud scandal, has been indicted on federal charges for collecting disability while being paid for working on campaigns in 2018.

“Herd immunity really doesn’t make sense as a strategy.” Virologist Dr Jeremy Rossman says governments shouldn’t rely on herd immunity and instead look to countries like South Korea for best practices in the fight against coronavirus.

Trump's new health spokesman tweets about Soros and Rothschild family ‘control’

President Trump said researchers should try to apply their findings on sunlight's effect on the coronavirus by inserting UV light into patients' bodies

Doctors report an uptick in a surprising coronavirus complication in ICU patients: dangerous blood clots.

Maker of Lysol and Dettol says people should not administer disinfectant into the human body

She was surprised at the anger directed at her. She isn’t a politician. Her job is to take care of people.

No deaths recorded over a 24-hour period from #COVID19 in South Korea for the first time since the outbreak started in February. Validation of the country's strict strategy of Trace, Test and Treat and winning the trust of the public

It took one month to the day. — Wesley Clark

That's all you got? Trump said we should disinfect our insides and that's all you've got?

We knew he was insane before he said this. The disappointment is that the experts present didn’t have the courage to forcefully repudiate it. They didn’t jump up & warn America that what we just heard was homicidally insane.

UV light? Injecting disinfectant? Here’s an idea, Mr. President: more tests. Now. And protective equipment for actual medical professionals.

McConnell jumped at the chance to give corporations a $500 billion slush fund, but now he wants Kentucky to go bankrupt. Well, shows who he really works for doesn’t it.

Still no answer to this question: Who paid off Brett Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?

Dr. Fauci told @TIME: "We need to significantly ramp up not only the number of tests, but the capacity to perform them. ... I am not overly confident right now at all that we have what it takes to do that." Pres Trump just now at WH: "I don't agree with him if he said that."

“A committee is set to question whether Amazon misled Congress following an article...detailing the company’s use of third-party seller data to develop its products.”

He’s all but daring people to invoke the 25th Amendment

"I'm the president and you're fake news" -- Trump to @PhilipRucker after he asks him if it's responsible to make all sorts of wacky and unproven suggestions about possible coronavirus treatments

"I hear the report was an incorrect report ... I think it was a fake report done by CNN ... don't talk to me" -- Trump denies reports that Kim Jong Un is in grave health and slams @kaitlancollins in the proce

White House promotes new lab results suggesting heat + sunlight slow coronavirus. But warm Georgia + Florida are already seeing significant outbreaks. Also warm + humid Singapore. Even if virus wanes in summer, dreaded 2nd wave likely in fall.

You want to hear a dumb idea? — Andrew Cuomo

Donald Trump, idiot alchemist, says sun and bleach will save us, writes

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to distribute two reusable face masks to every household was already unpopular. Now it's been hit by a recall

A 4-month-old daughter of a New York City firefighter dies of the coronavirus. Jay-Natalie La Santa died on April 20, nearly a month after she was rushed to the hospital with a fever. R.I.P. Jay-Natalie La Santa

The culture war happening throughout the United States over the coronavirus is also playing out on the House floor

The first COVID-19 diagnostic test with an at-home self-collection option was authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

President Trump suggested that disinfectants could be explored as a possible treatment for COVID-19 infections — an extremely dangerous proposition that could kill people, medical experts stress.

Pres. Trump and Vice Pres. Mike Pence repeatedly told Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp they approved of his aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen, just a day before Trump pulled an about-face and publicly bashed the plan, two admin officials tell @AP.

Meat plant's coronavirus cases spreading rapidly to surrounding community

Use of drug boosted by Trump, Fox News not borne out by science

Doctor whose prescience saved countless lives reflects on first stay-at-home order

Prison conditions key to controlling coronavirus spread in U.S.

Trump awareness of U.S. COVID-19 death toll difficult to discern