Category Archives: Current Events

Open Thread | What Is Wrong With This Country

Andy Slavitt brings it to us again:   It is very likely that one of the biggest hot spots spreading COVID throughout the US could be Las Vegas. — Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 2, 2020 What do you … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Knew What They Were Doing This Spring

When this was happening in the Spring, so many of us said that this is what was happening. So, there is no surprise for it to be validated. But, only increases my loathing of them. From Vanity Fair: How Jared … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Horrors at the Post Office

The attacks on the United States Postal Service are deliberate. Coordinated and deliberate.😠😠   Thread: If you're a US citizen who sends or receives anything by mail, you should be very concerned. Especially if you're a small businessperson or creator … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What Are the Health Ramifications for the SURVIVORS of COVID-19?

So many think that COVID-19 is like the flu. IT👏IS👏NOT👏LIKE👏THE👏FLU👏 Read this Twitter feed:     So, we've all been focused on the now, the short-term effects of #SARSCoV2 and the acute health impact of #COVID19, but what are we … Continue reading

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Open Thread | COVID-19 Kills the Young Too😢😢

Do not live under the delusion that COVID-19 only kills the old. Not true. Read this Twitter thread. Have your heart broken at the lives cut short. They had decades of life left. They should still be here.😢😢😢 COVID-19 doesn’t … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Open The Schools? Are👏You👏Kidding👏Me👏

I would love for the kids to back to school. I want Peanut back in schoo!. But, we need to be mindful of why schools closed in the first place. Those other countries cited as examples of why we should … Continue reading

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Open Thread | More About the Lingering After-Effects of COVID-19

People need to learn about what happens AFTER you are deemed ‘over’ COVID-19.     New @JAMA_current publication looking at recovered #COVID19 patients in Italy. The outcomes are concerning: a thread. /1 — Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) July 10, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | COVID-19 and Black People in One of the Wealthiest Counties in America

Why has Prince George’s County been hit so hard? Can it really be about race? All about race? The economics would tell you otherwise, after all, this is one of the most successful counties in the country for African-American professionals. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Kanye Running for President?😒😒

So, Kanye is running for President. UH HUH Lips so pursed.😒😒😒 In case you don’t see it, this is a stunt to help Dolt45. In 2020, there is no Jill Stein. So, Kanye’s trying to be the Jill Stein. This … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Sweden Is A Cautionary COVID-19 Tale

When this all began, the right-wing caught the ‘Sweden fever’. Sweden was such a model for the world. Why shut down everything…that’s not what Sweden is doing. I wish someone would go back and do an analysis of how many … Continue reading

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