Open Thread | More From The COVID FRONT

I can feel this parent’s anguish. I watch the pure evil decisions being made by the Governors of Florida and Texas, and I feel nothing but pure rage..😠😠😠

The heinousness of the lying unvaccinated and how dismissive they are of the rest of us.😠

This thread😠😠

Christina Bergin, MD (@CRBerginMD) tweeted at 1:51 AM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
We have sacrificed so much for you over the past 18 months.

And it took only 3 days for you to destroy one of the last things I was hanging on to – the ability to keep my kids safe.

Kids & parents have the #Right2SafeAZSchools. Public health shouldn’t be political.




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34 Responses to Open Thread | More From The COVID FRONT

  1. rikyrah says:

    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 10:52 PM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    BREAKING: Miami Superintendent responds to Ron DeSantis’ threat to withhold his pay if he requires masks in schools:

    “At no point shall I allow my decision be influenced by a threat to my paycheck; a small price to pay considering the gravity of this issue.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH (@ashishkjha) tweeted at 10:32 PM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    Today, the 5 most vaccinated states (14M people) had

    580 people in hospital, 12 deaths

    In the 5 least vaccinated states (16M people)?

    6,600 hospitalized, 104 deaths

    Per capita , least vaccinated states have

    10X hospitalizations and 7X deaths

    So yeah, vaccines are working

  3. rikyrah says:


    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) tweeted at 0:54 AM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    Cosplay Socialists take a massive L last week and instead of doing the slightest bit of self reflection, they just call up their media contacts and voila here come the fawning interviews and think pieces from the two pseudo-progressive cable networks.

  4. eliihass says:


    These seriously warped, self-styled “protect ‘black’ women” ‘squaddies’ are quite the lab rats study in unadulterated, depraved, malignant self-unawareness..

    Smearing and attacking the historic black FLOTUS directly descended of slaves.. who for 14+years has been nonstop mercilessly dehumanized, vilified, and NEVER defended or coddled..

    Smeared, vilified, as lies about her daughter’s personal life is now publicly gossip-trashed, by the very same psychotic “protect ‘black’ women” ‘squaddies’ …who ‘un-ironically’, claim to be against smears, gossip, lies, and all about fighting media vilification…and previously, endlessly openly fantasized about a ‘friendship’ between the historic black FLOTUS and their Ivanka Trump-loving groupie fave..

    Quick Refresher..

    For years, Hillary Clinton actively directed and participated in sustained attacks on the Obamas.. …even though Hillary now pretends to publicly ‘embrace’ the now termed-out historic President, while she & her supporters curiously, continue to resent his unelected fully-black wife…whose hard-won political capital, by the way, Hillary and co. had absolutely no qualms brazenly co-opting & exploiting for Hillary’s benefit, when Hillary was trying to get into the WH..

    It was all nice-y-nice-y for a brief moment there.. until they no longer needed the historic black FLOTUS and her political capital.. because helping prop-up their ho-hum ‘faves’, that’s all the historic Black FLOTUS and her hard-won political capital is good for …as far as all these folks are concerned ..and until they need her once again.. if they don’t succeed in permanently damaging her ..and curbing her influence/reach.. which is precisely what they’d rather ..But try as they may, they won’t succeed …but it’s not stopping them from overtly and covertly and desperately trying..

    And so, for now, it’s back to resenting the historic black FLOTUS, while seemingly ‘embracing’ her now termed-out politician hubby.. Yea! for women.. and all that claptrap..

    In much the same way the antagonistically hollow, toxic ‘squaddies’ ..defenders of the mixed-race Ivanka Trump head-groupie, amusingly, many still mostly following the mixed-race former President, are now aggressively hostile, and publicly smearing and vilifying the historic Black FLOTUS at every turn.. ‘canceling’ and unfollowing her, for the high crime of very wisely opting to not inflame an already out-of-control situation, and rightly, advocating for family, healing and forgiveness..

    The toxic amplification of this aggressively raucous, brazen revisionism and gaslighting campaign, that now attempts to recast Hillary Clinton whose campaign originated and promoted the Birther conspiracies..complete with ‘scary’ photos of African garb as proof of ‘mooslim’ ties..

    Recasting Hillary Clinton as some selfless benevolent defender of ‘black’ women …specifically, defender of the now also laughably recast, now suddenly ‘black’ damsel in distress, and previously unabashed top Ivanka Trump groupie.. while assailing the endlessly dehumanized historic Black FLOTUS for not martyring herself and her daughters, on the altar of some former Ivanka Trump groupie.. and worse, not submitting herself to the ridiculous whims of a group of clearly deluded maniacal a-holes, with far too much time on their hands, united in their lunacy, in some perverse make-believe, fluffed-up, seriously altered realms of invention.. laughably pushed under the now expanded and massively bastardized “protect ‘black’ women” umbrella.. while publicly attacking, and maliciously poking their finger in the eye of the historic Black FLOTUS..

    It would all be insanely hilarious, if it weren’t all so insulting to the intelligence, utterly disturbing, and beyond ridiculously Orwellian..

    Seriously C-R-A-Z-Y sh*t, for real..

    May this overextended full-moon…with all its undeservedly elevated 2-bit actors and players, please, end soon..

    But very importantly, here’s hoping that the unassuming greatness that is my phenomenal historic FLOTUS, who’s had everything thrown at her by foes and supposed ‘allies’ alike …and survived, sans ‘squad’ or ‘hive’…in the face of years of sustained virulent dehumanization that would’ve brought most to their knees.. here’s hoping that just as she has from the very start, that she continues to as she’s always done so masterfully, move right through the crap.. and very wisely, on her own terms..❤️❤️

  5. eliihass says:

    Well, whatever the case may be, I’m enjoying the serious dragging they’re getting for that ill-advised bday bash. Their silence is definitely noticed and The Squad always remembers those who fail to speak up.

    Our daughter just reminded me when I was complaining abt the Obamas not publicly supporting Meghan that their daughter is seriously dating a Brit whose family mingles with …………….. will leave for you to fill it ????

    @RitaAParker Replying to @BusiswaGibson:
    This is a first in 4 years but I actually disagree. I think it’s due to Mr. Obama himself. Don’t you remember the story of President Obama and the Half Brother? It will open old issues that he just shut down.

    @DBrown99944 Replying to @BusiswaGibson:
    Literally thought about this today. Can’t help but side-eye that couple esp when u see someone like Hillary publicly supports Meg without even being asked to comment while the Obamas stay quiet.

    @kv_randolph Replying to @BusiswaGibson:
    I think too that MO is very much into portraying her family as the perfect family and everyone else should also be all about family. But M & H both come from toxic families. Gone off the Obama’s. Agree with your daughter.

    @A_A_Lou Replying to @BusiswaGibson
    They have supported her, though. Michelle came to the UK and they had a private talk at the height of all the media shi te and I can just picture Michelle giving her excellent advice (she went through wringer as First Lady)

    @Mtcmtc13175044 Replying to @BusiswaGibson:
    People need to remember even if you support Meghan, acknowledgement doesn’t have to be public. The Obama’s too deserves their privacy. Everything is not for public consumption.

    Thank you. I strongly believe this. Politics didn’t end for Obama after his presidency, he still has a voice and duty to uphold relations between both countries. I wish squadies will leave them out of it.

    True. I have no doubt they are in touch because Harry is close to Michelle and Pres. Obama.

  6. eliihass says:

    I love that @HillaryClinton, who is my favorite woman ever, keeps coming out for Meghan Markle. Has she been asked to? No. But she’s done it anyway.
    Support other women. When you see another woman facing things that you have faced, speak out in her defense. Have her back.

    Agree. I hope Michelle Obama will learn that.

    She too busy being jealous she’s not the most talked about Black woman role model.

  7. rikyrah says:

    ABC News (@ABC) tweeted at 6:32 PM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    “We’re having to go back into the same crisis mode again.”

    The chief of hospital medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital says the surge in COVID-19 cases “was predictable and this was preventable.”

  8. rikyrah says:

    It’s about time 😡

    Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    Pentagon to require members of US military to get COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15, according to memo obtained by AP.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Dr. Melvin G. Brown (@GRevmgbrown4) tweeted at 6:42 PM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    Open SmartNews and read “CDC: More than 99.99% of fully vaccinated people have not had a severe breakthrough case of Covid-19” here:
    To read it on the web, tap here:

  10. rikyrah says:

    Sam from Delacroix, LA (@Kennymack1971) tweeted at 6:46 AM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    I’m going to treat President Obama’s party like the media treated Trump’s super spreader MAGA rallies.

    Spare me the drama. Enjoy your Monday.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) tweeted at 6:59 AM on Mon, Aug 09, 2021:
    “Medical staff did not sign up for a self-inflicted, voluntary pandemic of the unvaccinated. Vaccines are now readily available at no cost. There’s absolutely no reason for the medical community to be going through this again. ”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Ryan (@NurseRyanRN) tweeted at 3:05 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    COVID denial didn’t pop up out of thin air. There are actual people to hold accountable for this. Carlson, Hannity & others have blood on their hands. Immeasurable loss of life.

    The patients know it too, but most find out minutes before intubation and never wake to regret it.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Ryan (@NurseRyanRN) tweeted at 2:58 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    For reference, an oxygen saturation below 85% causes lack of oxygen perfusion to vital organs and over any extended period of time is incompatible with life. An SpO2 of 9% isn’t something any of us had ever seen in a patient that wasn’t minutes away from death

  14. rikyrah says:

    Ryan (@NurseRyanRN) tweeted at 2:58 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    We see this a lot. Unvaccinated folks having signs/symptoms of covid for 1-2 weeks before coming to the ED, then by the time they get to us they need an emergent intubation. Denial is killing so many of these patients – getting to the hospital sooner means decreased mortality.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Ryan (@NurseRyanRN) tweeted at 2:58 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    “But she had a stroke. This has nothing to do with COVID. Why are you making this about COVID”

    Refusing to accept that their decision to live at home with her COVID symptoms for 10 days without treatment dropped her SpO2 so low that her brain isn’t receiving the necessary O2.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Ryan (@NurseRyanRN) tweeted at 2:58 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    We almost had to remove the spouse of a patient from the hospital last night because he refused to believe that his wife, who had signs/symptoms of COVID for 10 days and was found with an oxygen saturation of *9%* after having a probable stroke, had COVID. Violently in denial.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) tweeted at 11:02 AM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    “The Food and Drug Administration must work “aggressively” toward authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine for children under age 12, the head of the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in a letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the FDA.”

  18. rikyrah says:

    CBS News (@CBSNews) tweeted at 4:20 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    NEW: Health officials say children now make up 20% of all new COVID-19 cases across the U.S.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Eric Topol (@EricTopol) tweeted at 9:09 AM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    Highest cases/capita in the world, state or country, with population ≥ 1 million
    1. Louisiana 99/100,000
    2. Botswana 98/100,000
    3. Florida 90/100,000

  20. rikyrah says:

    Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) tweeted at 0:17 PM on Sat, Aug 07, 2021:
    Dr. Catherine O’Neal from LSU breaks down the Delta variant — and why everyone should get vaccinated.

    Take a measly three minutes and check it out. Then pass it on if you feel it…

  21. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) tweeted at 11:15 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    Last quote from Dr. Kline, from my phone conversation with him tonight: “You have a lot of adults who’ve made a personal decision not to get vaccinated and that’s putting kids at risk.”

  22. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) tweeted at 10:21 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    I asked Dr. Kline: should schools reopen across Louisiana. This is his response: “I do believe that in-person learning is desirable, but I’m not convinced that it can be accomplished safely with the amount of community transmission that is occurring currently…”

  23. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) tweeted at 9:54 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    •Dr. Kline said that the test positivity rate, detected in within the hospital/clinic system, has gone from 1% to 7% to 20% in just the last month.
    •In the E.R., 1000 kids were seen in the last 7 days; 132 were Covid +
    “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dr. Kline

  24. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) tweeted at 9:48 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    •5 of the 18 are 12 & older. They are eligible for vaccination. None of them are vaccinated.
    •There is rampant community spread that is heavily impacting children in ways that COVID19 didn’t before, based on the test positivity they’re seeing in clinic, according to Dr. Kline.

  25. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) tweeted at 9:46 PM on Sun, Aug 08, 2021:
    I just had a very sobering phone call with Dr. Mark Kline, infectious disease expert, & physician in chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. He told me:
    •18 kids are hospitalized with COVID
    •9 are under the age of 2
    •6 r n ICU
    •3 are on ventilators, including a 1 month old

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning. Everyone😊😊😊

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