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Real Life –

This coronavirus is the wake-up call for a complacent civilization.

Posted: 29 Mar 2020 12:02 AM PDT – By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th March 2020


We have been living in a bubble: a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to […]


Some More Wide-Ranging US Numbers …March 28th, 2020….

**************************************** a) approximately 20M – 28M tests will be required to identify all those who are and will become seriously infected in the US b) possible range of total US infections from 40M – 70M in the 2020 Spring cycle c) overall percentage who will have only […]

How the Pandemic Will End

The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.

Joan Wong via The Atlantic – by Ed Yong – MARCH 25, 2020 HEALTH Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the […]

Let’s stop being stupid !

CDC is recommending hospital staff use bandanas when masks run out. Hospitals are asking the public to sew masks. As a doctor, this is disconcerting!

“Please don’t tell me that in the richest country in the world in the 21st century, I’m supposed to work in a fictionalized Soviet-era disaster zone and fashion my own […]

Diagnostics Report

Prescription for Disaster

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th March 2020


In the UK, the US and Australia, governments built on dirty money cannot be trusted to protect us from the coronavirus.

The worst possible people are in charge at the worst possible time. In the UK, the US and Australia, the […]

Trend lines look scary

This is the daily reported rate of COVID-19 infections nationwide

Calls going out for karma…

A scientifically literate parent’s perspective on the corona virus

Your life and the lives of others depend on you.

Jason Warner


This is a long post addressing two underlying issues with the current response to the pandemic that leave me concerned. It’s the longest post I’ve ever written.

For those of you not taking action, or believing the pandemic to be “over […]

Daily Update on Corona Virus: Mar 13th, 2020

The Latest on the Coronavirus


Last night, Mar 11th, 2020, President Donald Trump addressed the nation. It didn’t go well. As he spoke, financial futures began crashing, perhaps reflecting a lack of confidence in the executive branch’s response plan.

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Article in the New Yorker: Mar 12th, 2020

A President Unequal to the Moment

March 12, 2020

Donald Trump’s default setting during the coronavirus outbreak has been to deny, delay, deflect, and diminish.Photograph by Doug Mills / Getty

Crises clarify. The bigger the crisis, the more the clarity, which is […]

Perhaps the biggest problem domestically with an effective response to COVID-19 is trump himself

The biggest challenge to America’s coronavirus response? Trump.

How Trump is hurting his administration’s coronavirus response, explained by an expert.

By Alex Mar 5, 2020, 4:00pm EST President Donald Trump leads a meeting with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and pharmaceutical executives at the White House on March 2, […]

Official CDC Carekit – Mar 2020

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The X Factor

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – Mar 12th, 2020


We are heading toward an “X” factor regarding COVID-19…where the number of cases is increasing logarithmically and the prevalence of cold-weather virus infections decreasing logarithmically due to the warming weather.

We can see the effect in the cancellation of large group meetings recently announced […]

…can’t handle the truth…

trump can’t handle the truth…

by Paul Krugman – March 9, 2020

Over the weekend Donald Trump once again declared that the coronavirus is perfectly under control, that any impressions to the contrary are due to the “Fake News Media” out to get him. Question: Does anyone have a count of how […]

Federal judge orders review AG Barr’s handling of the Mueller Report

The judge said the attorney general lacked credibility on the matter and said he would review the report to decide whether to make its redacted portions public.

via NY Times – March 5, 2020, 9:31 p.m. ET

does the evidence suggests that too much religion is bad for a country?

William Barr’s America Vs. Reality In 2020 News Article Politics Religion

Mar 3, 2020 by Max Boot – Washington Post

It has become conventional wisdom on the right that religion is under assault from secular liberals — and that the waning of faith is bad for America.

George Packer’s Article in the Atlantic: Apr 2020

Photo rendering by Patrick White Story by George Packer

When donald trump came into office, there was a sense that he would be outmatched by the vast government he had just inherited.

The new president was impetuous, bottomlessly ignorant, almost chemically inattentive, while the bureaucrats were seasoned, shrewd, protective of themselves and their […]