Trump has been VIGOROUSLY promoting Hydroxycholoroquine REPEATEDLY in his official presidential TV broadcasts. Recently it was reported that Trump owns part of a company that makes the snake oil medicine he has been VIGOROUSLY promoting. He was using his power as President of the U.S. to make presidential briefings on nationwide TV networks about the Coronavirus pandemic that is devastating our nation. But — instead of providing truthful information — he turned these nationwide broadcasts into “INFO-MERCIALS” in which Trump (a notorious liar and pitch-man for his many fraudulent business scams) promoted what could be called a “snake oil: medicine made […]
Four months after the November 2016 election, it was clear what Trump and Congress’s Republicans would do. Here is what I had written in March 2017 to expose the “Make America Great” baloney: The new administration and Congress want to weaken or abolish many laws and regulations that have been protecting the environment. This would cause more pollution. A polluted nation is not “great.” A polluted nation is dirty, and it makes people sick. If we want our nation to be “great,” we must demand that governments at all levels – federal, state and local – take strong actions to […]
Cartoon: Coronavirus and November’s election: http://ragingpencils.com/2020/4-3-20-coronavirus-2020.html Cartoon about Trump’s latest miracle cure: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/27/1940495/-Cartoon-The-press-briefing?detail=emaildkre#comment_77159553 Cartoon: A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at fighting a pandemic: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/16/1937471/-Cartoon-A-Calvinesque-and-Hobbesian-look-at-fighting-a-pandemic?detail=emaildkcc Enjoy this wonderful song parody on Trump and the Coronavirus: https://youtu.be/TkU1ob_lHCw This 3-minute video is another great song parody by Randy Rainbow: https://youtu.be/DPDPzbLFeP4
You already know that Trump and his entire Executive Branch have utterly refused to deal effectively with the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason is NOT ONLY because they are stupid and incompetent. Another crucially important reason for their failure is that Trump and Republicans believe the government should NOT solve problems and should NOT help people. They have been SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYING GOVERNMENT bit by bit. We see it especially now. I wrote a SHORT ARTICLE explaining this: Our society is suffering in many, many ways. The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected. They are rooted in […]
The U.S. wastes our tax dollars on militarism and nuclear weapons, when we should be funding better health. You cannot defeat Coronavirus with nuclear weapons or any kind of military violence. This article by David Swanson urges us to think differently – and to push our government to act more wisely and effectively: A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus By David Swanson https://davidswanson.org/a-department-of-actual-defense-in-a-time-of-coronavirus/
Trump keeps appointing incompetent persons to positions of power. As you know, he appointed VP Mike Pence to head federal efforts to deal with Coronavirus. Pence has ABSOLUTELY NO credentials for dealing with scientific issues. But — as always — Trump valued absolute loyalty to him rather than competence in making this appointment. Pence got off to a bad start. In early March 2020 medical experts were urging Pence to use valid science to shape federal policy on Coronavirus. In early March more than 800 physicians and public health experts have signed an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence […]
They update information often about COVID-19 in Washington State: https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus?emci=d9bf2142-9468-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&emdi=8ec38217-c168-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&ceid=9765612
This is updated frequently: https://ncov2019.live/data Washington State was the first state to have cases, but we took quick, smart actions and “flattened the curve.” Therefore, although we started out as #1 in numbers, now we are 18th, according to the state-by-state data at the website linked above.