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Botany's Journal
Botany's Journal
July 30, 2020

How many doses of hydroxcholorquine are Trump and ...

.... Kush-turd holding? I might be wrong for the first time in my life but I think Trump and Kushner bought a whole shit load of it in late 2019 & early 2020 and with a defeat looming they are trying to unload it. The word has gone out in the right wing world, push that HCQ shit.

The new meme is that people don't want "it" out because it works and that is good for Trump and so the liberals are stopping HCQ.

July 25, 2020

Columbus, OH (Clintonville): "The Beast" is here. This is a note from a nice little local eatery.

They opened back up about a month and 1/2 ago with very limited hours and all the safety they could do too. I would go there and eat outside about every other week. My son is in town and I was gonna take him there this AM. But this was on their home web page
this morning.

(Fauci was right no more restaurants.)

Friends of BLunch

We are temporally closing out of an abundance of caution.

We had more than one employee test positive for the virus.

We are delaying re-opening until we have everybody's test results.

We are scheduled to re-open Friday, July, 31st for carry out only and we hope to resume dining room service
on Saturday, August 1st.

When we do re-open, we will do so following the guidance of ODH and the CDC.

Take care and thank you for your support.

July 24, 2020

Help please on C-19 #s

It took something like 95 days to reach the 1st million cases
and 45 days to reach 2 million and ? # of days to reach 3
million and now it was something like 14 days to hit 4 million

If you have the exact #s can you post them?

July 24, 2020

Now that we know that Barr/Trump are using mercenaries* in their federal goon squads is it ...

... much of stretch to think that some of the violence, destruction of property, and clashes with
law enforcement are being caused by paid agent provocateurs?

* https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213796641

The Lead Federal Agency Responding to Protesters in Portland Employs Thousands of Private Contractors.

July 21, 2020

Trump throws wrench into coronavirus bill negotiations with Senate Republicans

Source: NBC

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is throwing a big wrench into negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans over the next coronavirus relief bill by demanding a payroll tax cut be included and funding for testing be reduced or cut completely.

Leaving meetings on Capitol Hill Monday night, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the payroll tax cut is in the yet-to-be released bill despite Republican senators saying they don’t think it’s good policy.

“Not a fan of that, I’ve made that pretty clear,” Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, said of the payroll tax cut proposal. “I don’t think it’s something that changes anyone’s behavior and has trust fund implications. I just think there are better ways to do it.”


Republican senators also denounced any attempt by the White House to cut funding for coronavirus testing.

“My view is, we should do whatever we need to do to make sure we have adequate tests,” Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, chairman of the Health Committee, said. “All roads to open school, opening, going back to work, child care, lead through testing.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-throws-wrench-coronavirus-bill-negotiations-senate-republicans-n1234433

We have fallen into some kind of hell hole. No testing means the disease will spread and if you don't
have a job then you don't have paycheck and so a payroll tax cut is meaningless.
July 20, 2020

85 babies under 1 year old in Nueces County (TX) have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-March

Eighty-five infants who are under the age of 1 have tested positive for the coronavirus in Nueces County since testing began there in March, county officials confirmed this weekend.

The county, which includes Corpus Christi, has become emblematic of the recent surge of coronavirus cases in the state. When the pandemic first started ravaging the state, Nueces County stayed relatively healthy while the Amarillo region suffered.


One child under 1 has died in Nueces County after contracting the virus, but county officials say the child was "brought to the hospital with unrelated symptoms and tested for COVID-19 while at the hospital." The child later died at home, and an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.

"Nueces County has been aggressive in testing the family members of those infected, especially those who work or live in high-risk situations: senior care centers, jails, group homes and halfway houses, and meatpacking plants," Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said in a statement on Saturday. "By contact tracing and testing the immediate family members for those with known exposure who work in high-risk critical infrastructure jobs, this may account for our higher degree of testing and positive test results among infants."


So by all means send the kids back to school because Trump said that most all kids who get "it"
don't get sick and or get over in one day.


July 19, 2020

All roads lead to Putin including C-19.

We would not be going through this pandemic nightmare if Hillary Clinton had not
had the Presidency been stolen from her by Russia/Putin/Trump/GOP.

She would not have fired the global pandemic task force.

She would not have fired the epidemiologist from the CDC that was in Wuhan China in Sept. 2018.

She would not have pulled us out of multinational task force called Predict that was looking
for disease outbreaks in China in Sept. 2019.

She would not have been looking for ways to make money off of a coming pandemic by
investing in hrydoxychloroquine and their own C-19 test kit that Kushner and Trump
did in November and December (best guess).

July 18, 2020

Frank Burns, "It is nice to be nice to the nice."

About 3 to 5 years ago I was talking with one of my neighbor's daughter and she said that she was looking @ some Georgia O'Keefe stuff ... she would have been 11 or 12 then .... so I lent her a book with a bunch of O'Keefe pictures in it and well today I noticed that she had done a multi colored chalk pastel drawing of a flower and put it in the book when she returned it. It is awesome. So I went and got a frame and gave it back to her and her family.

She turns 16 or 17 this December. I hope she keeps up her artwork. She is taking on line college and Sr. level high school work now and she loves to walk my young lab too.

Btw I am also giving her the Georgia O'Keefe book too.

Sorry to ramble.

July 15, 2020

Trump orders hospitals to bypass CDC in reporting Covid data, so his people see the numbers first

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain.

The new instructions are contained in a little-noticed document posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. From now on, H.H.S., and not the C.D.C., will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, how many beds and ventilators are available, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.


Public health experts have long expressed concern that the administration is politicizing science and undermining the disease control centers; four former C.D.C. directors, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, said as much in an opinion piece published Tuesday in The Washington Post. The data collection shift reinforced those fears.

“Centralizing control of all data under the umbrella of an inherently political apparatus is dangerous and breeds distrust,” said Nicole Lurie, who served as assistant secretary for preparedness and response under former President Barack Obama. “It appears to cut off the ability of agencies like C.D.C. to do its basic job.”


July 13, 2020

3 school teachers in Winkelman (AZ) get COVID-19, one later dies

Go ahead Betsy Devos push that opening schools back up meme.

"She bought face shields, she practiced social distancing. She did everything she could to avoid this virus .... "

By: Associated Press Posted at 6:34 PM, Jul 12, 2020 and last updated 6:34 PM, Jul 12, 2020

PHOENIX — Three school teachers in the small eastern Arizona community of Winkelman tested positive for the coronavirus last month and one of them died, according to a Phoenix television station.


“She notified me that they wanted to intubate her and put her on a ventilator,” Jesse Byrd said of his wife. “That was the last time I was allowed to speak with her.”

Byrd said he wasn’t allowed to be at his wife’s side when she died June 26 after being hospitalized for almost two weeks.


“She bought face shields, she practiced social distancing. She did everything she could to avoid this virus, Luke Byrd said of his mother, who was a teacher for nearly 40 years and came out of retirement to help more students.


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