Open Thread | More From the COVID Front

Just trying to keep up with the COVID front.

Protect yourselves, children.

This thread is powerful.

Continue reading it to the end.

Go Canada…protect yourself.

America needs to follow suit.

This IS a good question.


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30 Responses to Open Thread | More From the COVID Front

  1. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING: Ron DeSantis just tried to walk back comments dog-whistling to anti-vaxxers after getting caught in a lie. Just 4 days apart:

    — No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 8, 2021

  2. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING: Democrats just flipped a state house seat in New Hampshire from red to blue. The seat went for Trump by 7% in 2016 and then Biden by 3% in 2020. (h/t @DKElections

    )— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 8, 2021

  3. rikyrah says:

    I’ve run all out of sympathy and patience for the “fuck your feelings” crowd that is clogging up hospitals because they didn’t trust doctors’ and scientists’ advice until their own lungs refused to play along…..

    YES 👏🏾


  4. rikyrah says: (@theGrio) tweeted at 11:45 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    ***OPINION***: @MrErnestOwens says the late renowned actor Michael K. Williams gave us tough, passionate, and nuanced representations of queer men on screen in an industry that scared cis-het Black entertainers from doing such.

  5. rikyrah says:

    dan nguyen (@dancow) tweeted at 4:44 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Omar was Michael K. Williams’s breakout role, but he said his greatest reward from “The Wire” was meeting Felicia Pearson and helping her change her life by landing the role of Snoop 🥲

  6. rikyrah says:

    James Crugnale (@jamescrugnale) tweeted at 7:30 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    Michael K. Williams visiting Gloria’s with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations is an iconic Brooklyn moment. h/t @rachelholliday @timdonnelly

  7. rikyrah says:

    Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) tweeted at 9:12 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Please take a moment. Listen to Wendell Pierce @WendellPierce speak about Michael K. Williams…

  8. rikyrah says:

    Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) tweeted at 5:16 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Michael K. Williams in 2017: “There are so many people here — beautiful and beautifully flawed people — and I want all of their stories to be told.”

    A devastating loss in a devastating time.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) tweeted at 11:10 AM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Multiple reports of COVID patients in the ICU begging for the vaccines they had previously refused to take. It’s a preventative, not a cure. Asking for a vaccine when you’re already sick is like ending up in the E.R. after a car crash & asking the doctor for a seatbelt.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Media Reform UK (@mediareformUK) tweeted at 4:00 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    “The new editor of Britain’s only black national newspaper has warned the UK is going backwards in recognising institutional racism in the media and wider society.”

  11. rikyrah says:

    nathaniel osborn (@NEOsborn) tweeted at 2:43 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    My 12-year-old had appendicitis. The ER was overwhelmed with unvaccinated Covid patients and we had to wait 6+ hours. While waiting, his appendix ruptured and had to spend 5 days in hospital; just got hmo bill of $5000. So yeah, your decision to not vaccinate does affect others.

  12. rikyrah says:

    quoteism (@quoteism) tweeted at 10:02 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
    – Oprah Winfrey

  13. rikyrah says:

    Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) tweeted at 5:30 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    Why is it that the same people who refused a vaccine because it lacked full approval, are the same ones begging for REMDESIVIR & Regeneron after catching COVID? Both antibody treatments are for emergency use only without full FDA approval. 03

  14. rikyrah says:

    Frank – ‘Love, Children, Planet’ – Schaeffer (@Frank_Schaeffer) tweeted at 6:21 AM on Wed, Sep 01, 2021:
    The Covid vaccine “hesitancy” running through the White evangelical Republican movement threatens to do more than prolong this pandemic. It threatens America’s ability to fight any other diseases, of the past and the future. Evangelicals are becoming bio-terrorists.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) tweeted at 11:58 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    BREAKING: Nurses in major Birmingham, Alabama hospital go on strike over being forced to work in deadly conditions and having their COVID pay revoked. Alabama Republican Governor got rid of the mask mandate, and now all ICU beds in Alabama are full. RT IF YOU SUPPORT THE NURSES!

  16. rikyrah says:

    Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) tweeted at 9:35 AM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Florida has 6% of country’s population and 25% of country’s daily COVID-19 deaths. @RemoveRon

  17. rikyrah says:

    Kim Sue, MD, PhD (@DrKimSue) tweeted at 8:39 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Overdose death rates have been climbing for Black Americans long before + continuing into the pandemic. Access to medical care, avoiding carceral entanglement and criminalization, housing, evidence-based treatment and harm reduction are and have been urgent healthy equity issues

  18. rikyrah says:


    Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) tweeted at 4:05 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    He was GENIUS on Lovecraft Country. I’d never seen a character like his on tv before and he brought so much depth to it. An ACTOR’S actor. You were always more interested in whatever movie or show it was, if he was involved. My goodness.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Charles W McKinney, Jr. (@CharlesWMcKinn2) tweeted at 0:36 AM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    Stop telling Black folks to leave the South. It was the Black folks who stayed down here who got y’alls assess free to begin with. Find an organization. Find the fighters. Send a damn check. Help build the movement. Start taking Fannie Lou Hamer’s vision of freedom seriously.

  20. rikyrah says:

    🌈FruitKace (@FruitKace) tweeted at 0:29 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    This. 👇 It’s also a good time for me to remind people that here in Arkansas we have @JonesForAR running for Governor. We have @JamesForAR running for US Senate. I know a lot of y’all can’t care abt Arkansas .. but for those who do ..

  21. rikyrah says:

    Black With No Chaser (@BeBlackNoChaser) tweeted at 5:22 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    I learned of Michael K. Williams’ Early career as a House dancer after talking to a friend. He’s featured in Crystal Waters’ Classic “100% Pure Love”. Today’s tragic news of his passing really sucks. I wanted to share a video of him joyful and in his element. Dancing in New York.

  22. rikyrah says:

    AJ+ (@ajplus) tweeted at 3:37 PM on Mon, Sep 06, 2021:
    BREAKING: Actor Michael K. Williams has died at age 54. The Emmy-nominated star of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” was reportedly found dead in his New York City apartment.

  23. rikyrah says:

    I 💛 Us ✨ (@JuneSummer1) tweeted at 0:40 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    🚨It’s a great idea to call your friends and family in CALIFORNIA, urge them to grab the recall ballot they received in the mail, bubble in NO and drop it in a US Postal mailbox.

    These poll numbers are too close to leave to chance.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Eminently 🏳️‍🌈 (@eminently_me5) tweeted at 1:27 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    Consider this: white Americans have always suppressed reasoned thought, from the founding. It was inherent in the dichotomy between expressed philosophy and actions.
    Now they are unable to avoid hearing people point out reality
    Some in response dig deeper as a defense mechanism.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) tweeted at 2:55 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    You should mock dummies who take livestock medicine. You should absolutely not try to see things from their point of view because they’re fucking dumb.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) tweeted at 3:36 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    The assholes who don’t want to take the vaccine are the same consistently wrong assholes who didn’t want to wear seatbelts and got mad about their freedumb when restaurants started banning indoor smoking. Always wrong always stupid.

  27. rikyrah says:

    chris evans (@chris_notcapn) tweeted at 2:15 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    Michael K Williams was one of the most masculine straight black men out there.

    But he was a brilliantly talented, successful, and celebrated actor — who WASN’T homoohobic. Imagine that.

  28. rikyrah says:


    Rugged Amethyst #TexasBorn #CaliBred (@groove_sdc) tweeted at 0:50 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    As someone who grew up shamed and ashamed of my skin tone, I can’t tell you how important it was to see this beautiful Black brother on the screen being emotionally vulnerable.

    Thank you so much Michael K Williams.

    Rest in power 👑

  29. rikyrah says:

    Skeptical Brotha 💛🐝🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) tweeted at 1:50 AM on Tue, Sep 07, 2021:
    This Labor Day saw 300% more new Covid-19 cases on average than last year.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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