Open Thread | This Administration’s Incompetence 😠😠

We can’t look at the pandemic now ravaging this country, without looking at the incompetence of this Administration.


ProPublica is taking a look at the CDC.




This is INSANE 😠

And , of course, trying to blame the Black man. But, 44’s people kept receipts.

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33 Responses to Open Thread | This Administration’s Incompetence 😠😠

  1. Please consider Postal workers for hazard pay. They’re essentials and their lives are on the line as well. They deliver during rain, sleet, snow and during #coronavirus. @SpeakerPelosi

  2. Proverbs 26:27: If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Black Communities Are on the ‘Frontline’ of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s Why

    Every new day of the coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a dizzying amount of change. Teachers explain class projects to their students over Zoom meetings, while friends and family use FaceTime to inquire about their loved ones, alternating between laughter and concern while holding pixelated drinks in their hands. Asian Americans have reported hate crimes and assaults in droves, a mounting xenophobia driven in part by the president’s branding of the disease as the “Chinese virus.” A record 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week as restaurants, bars, salons, laundromats, clothing shops, and bookstores across the country shuttered their doors; as a recession looms, more are guaranteed to follow. As of Monday night, nearly 160,000 cases had been confirmed in the United States and more than 2,000 people have died.

    Public officials and health experts across the country warned that we may be in this for the long haul, and the effects of this public health crisis will be deeply felt by everyone in the country. The most recent estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have the virus infecting between 160 million and 214 million—approximately 48 to 65 percent of the U.S. population.

    “I expect that everybody will know somebody who’s died of COVID-19 within the next year,” Dr. Mark Mitchell, associate professor for climate change, energy and environmental health equity at George Mason University, recently told The Root.

    This news would be devastating enough. But even as the mode of infection may be indiscriminate, the inequality deeply embedded in the American landscape guarantees the coronavirus will hit some communities much harder than others. The pandemic then, like everything else, is deeply political. There’s a history that brought us here. As Andre Perry recently wrote for the Brookings Institution, decades of segregationist housing policy meant black people and other communities of color endured a kind of “social distancing” long before this moment—systematically pushed into the most polluted, least desirable neighborhoods in a practice known as redlining. With housing segregation and social discrimination came poverty, disinvestment, and lower health outcomes—all of which now put black communities at particular risk for COVID-19.

    Few decision-makers have specifically pointed to redlined communities and communities of color as “vulnerable populations,” even though data shows they are much more likely to have chronic conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes—all of which place them at higher risk for COVID-19. They’re also less likely to be able to access medical care when they do get sick, less likely to be insured, take time off, or receive paid sick leave. And “shelter-in-place” orders crucial for mitigating the spread of the virus can be dangerous for people who have lead in their homes, live in polluted areas, or don’t have adequate heating or cooling during extreme weather. As Perry succinctly points out, it is undoubtedly true that the virus doesn’t discriminate—but our country’s policies do . And if our government has any interest in preserving these communities, and preventing a staggering and unnecessary loss of life, the time to start prioritizing them is now.

  4. rikyrah says:

    They all need to be recording him😠😠

  5. Ben Cisco says:

    Well stated.

  6. Kathleen O'Neill says:

    Excellent summary. Thank you rikyrah!

    • Kathleen O'Neill says:

      DeWine has done a magnificent job. Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, is brilliant. Voters who did not vote early in the primary (so glad I did) will submit votes by mail by April 28th.

  7. Please disinfect your mailboxes to help protect the mail carriers. #coronavirus

    • majiir says:

      I’ve been doing just that, SG2. Thanks for sharing the information with others. When I check the mail, I wipe down the mailbox and the mail with a bleach and Dawn solution, and I do the same for back and front storm doors, doors, and locks.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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