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Laura PourMeADrink

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Boldface Liar in Chief re banning flights from China


On March 11
Speaking to the nation last night, U.S. President Donald Trump said a ban on Europeans entering the United States is necessary because Europe hadn’t banned flights from China early as the U.S. had done.

“The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hot spots as a result a large number of new clusters were seeded by travellers from Europe,” he said.


But virtually every part of this statement is untrue.

Italy imposed a ban on flights from China on 31 January, immediately after a Chinese couple in Rome tested positive for the virus. The U.S. began to restrict flights from China four days later. But while Italy enacted a full ban, the U.S. policy was only a restriction, with wide exemptions.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:28 AM (7 replies)

Yesterday - HBO

I really liked it. Worldwide blackout and a British guy suddenly knows all these Beatles songs but the new world has never heard of them. Couple plot flaws but overall great music and quite sweet.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:05 PM (5 replies)

Well guess I got my question answered. Knew Providence

In Waco had a coronavirus patient but it wasn't showing in #s. Today they announced 5 in McLennan county. And SIXTEEN pending results

All foreign travel should have stopped the minute we knew there was trouble in China.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:53 PM (0 replies)

Testing Cluster F#$k in Texas

Texas appears to be lagging behind other populous states in testing for COVID-19, but trying to determine how many tests have been given is as confusing as figuring out how to get one.

Gov. Greg Abbott is promising that the state will dramatically ramp up coronavirus testing, but as of Monday night, there were still no concrete figures about how many have been tested so far — and there was no shortage of complaints from Texans who can’t get one.

So far, public and federal labs have tested only 439 people for the virus, according to figures released late Monday by the Texas Department of State Health Services. That does not include “hundreds” more tests conducted by private labs, officials said. That presumably leaves the number somewhere north of 700 people, but The Texas Tribune could not pin down officials on a precise count.

Meanwhile, sick patients like Patrick Parker, a University of Texas research assistant, are still being turned away. Parker said he tried in vain Sunday to get a test at a drive-in center run by Baylor Scott & White Hospital in North Austin. He lost $40 — and a little bit of faith in response efforts for the new coronavirus — in the process. Other Texans exhibiting symptoms told similar stories in interviews with the Tribune, but not all wanted to be identified.

Parker said Monday he’s been sick for 12 days with what appear to be COVID-19 symptoms — fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and “respiratory distress and pain.” He said he was “embarrassed to say” that he was moving around in public for the first week of his illness, and then he self-quarantined after realizing the disease was spreading in Austin.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:06 AM (5 replies)

Breaking on CNBC. Mulvaney self quarantining

in SC. His niece, who shared his DC apt is ill and failed reg flu tests. She is being tested for CV and awaiting results.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Mar 17, 2020, 09:30 AM (9 replies)

Appreciate all the health care workers who are tired and weary

who spend their lives helping the ill and the least among us.

Thank you!
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Mar 16, 2020, 10:22 PM (4 replies)

Trump, on debate

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:30 PM (4 replies)

Oscar Health (testing coordinator) a Kushner company


Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 09:19 AM (6 replies)

Wow..Newt in Italy saying America get your act together

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Mar 14, 2020, 07:47 PM (24 replies)

Bombshell or Knives Out?

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Mar 14, 2020, 07:32 PM (22 replies)
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