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Neera Tanden has the coronavirus..........

I have always enjoyed her commentary. . This virus is indeed scary.

Neera Tanden
I have the coronavirus. I’ve been sick for a week, and really, really fatigued, with muscle pain. So far, thankfully, no fever and my oxygen levels are fine. But I was super careful, wore masks, carried hand sanitizer. Haven’t really socialized with friends.


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I only went out for necessities and wore masks. And did nature walks. This is obviously a very transmissible virus. People need to take a lot of care and the idea we can just reopen is very scary.

Grant Stern
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Glad you hear that you're not suffering the worst illness, but sorry to hear that you are sick. Feel better soon!
Vanita Gupta
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So sorry @neeratanden
Wishing you speedy recovery.
Michael McFaul
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Neera, so sorry to read this. Keep strong.
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Oh no!! Please get better soon!
Susan Rice
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So sorry, Neera. Stay strong. We are with you. Sending love.
Neera Tanden
Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali
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I hope you rest and recover quickly, Neera.
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So sorry to hear this, @neeratanden
. Get well soon! We need your voice out there! Praying for you.
Red heart
Folded hands
Doc Yshuaben Moshe™
We need her voice? Really? For what? She fights against workers every chance she gets.
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Neal Katyal
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Oh no. Im so sorry. Am hoping you get better quickly.
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Andy Slavitt @
House with garden
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Neera, stay healthy. We need every ounce of your strength.

Biden has 46% to 43% lead in Wisc. poll.

State polls suggest Biden has a clear national lead
CNN Digital Expansion 2018 Harry Enten

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN

The next 6 plus months will be so so so so long --


1017 GMT (1817 HKT) May 18, 2020

(CNN)Poll of the week: A new Marquette Law School poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 46% to 43% lead over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin.

The poll matches the last poll from Marquette, which also had Biden up by 3 points in Wisconsin.

What's the point: One of the big questions when we look at national polls is whether or not they're an accurate representation of what is going on at the state level. One of the easiest ways to check is to compare state poll results to the past presidential vote in a given state. I did so for all telephone polls that called cell phones since the beginning of April.

When we average out these state polls, they suggest that Biden's running about 6 points ahead of Hillary Clinton's final margin.
In other words, the state level polls suggest that Biden has a national lead of around 8 points. .....


Black activists warn Biden: Don't pick Klobuchar as VP

I think she would do fine as VP. She would have done fine as President also.

Black activists warn Biden: Don't pick Klobuchar as VP


The Minnesota senator and former prosecutor has problems with communities of colors that another top white contender, Elizabeth Warren, does not.
Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has regularly appeared as a surrogate and a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. | Eric Gay/AP Photo


05/23/2020 02:56 PM EDT

Amy Klobuchar performed abysmally among black voters in the Democratic primary. It’s haunting her now as Joe Biden decides on a running mate.

The Minnesota Democrat has the governing experience and ideological profile to mesh well with Biden, and she’s regularly appeared as a surrogate and a fundraiser for him, raking in more than $1.5 million for a single event she headlined. The pair have a warm relationship, trading phone calls when her husband was hospitalized with Covid-19 and they didn’t tangle publicly during primary.......................

....................Klobuchar's boosters counter that Donald Trump will drive out the Democratic base no matter what, and that the key Rust Belt states that Democrats have to win play to Klobuchar's strengths.

"I think she could help put the upper Midwest in play, and that's an invaluable asset," said Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who backed Bernie Sanders during the presidential primary. He also noted that "there are a lot of black people" in the Midwest, in cities like Detroit and Milwaukee, who will also be key for Democrats in winning back those states.

"I think the base is going to be excited enough because, before, Trump was an idea, now Trump is the reality," Ellison continued.

The U.S. is stuck in a patchwork pandemic, and the country's disparate experiences of the same crisi

The U.S. is stuck in a patchwork pandemic, and the country’s disparate experiences of the same crisis will make for a difficult year ahead, @edyong209 reports. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/patchwork-pandemic-states-reopening-inequalities/611866/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share The White House’s baseless attempts to claim victory will further divide the already fragmented states of America.

America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further


The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.
A U.S. map shaded in with coronavirus particles

May 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here.

There was supposed to be a peak. But the stark turning point, when the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the U.S. finally crested and began descending sharply, never happened. Instead, America spent much of April on a disquieting plateau, with every day bringing about 30,000 new cases and about 2,000 new deaths. The graphs were more mesa than Matterhorn—flat-topped, not sharp-peaked. Only this month has the slope started gently heading downward.

This pattern exists because different states have experienced the coronavirus pandemic in very different ways. In the most severely pummeled places, like New York and New Jersey, COVID-19 is waning. In Texas and North Carolina, it is still taking off. In Oregon and South Carolina, it is holding steady. These trends average into a national plateau, but each state’s pattern is distinct. Currently, Hawaii’s looks like a child’s drawing of a mountain. Minnesota’s looks like the tip of a hockey stick. Maine’s looks like a (two-humped) camel. The U.S. is dealing with a patchwork pandemic....................................

................The pandemic discourse has been dominated by medical countermeasures like antibody tests (which are currently too unreliable), drugs (which are not cure-alls), and vaccines (which are almost certainly at least a year away). But social solutions like paid sick leave, which two in three low-wage workers do not have, can be implemented immediately. Imagine if the energy that went into debating the merits of hydroxychloroquine went into ensuring hazard pay, or if the president, instead of wondering out loud if disinfectant could be injected into the body, advocated for health care for all? “We have decades of social-science research that tells us these things work,” says Courtney Boen, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s a question of political will, not scientific discovery.”

And while a vaccine will protect against only COVID-19 (if people agree to take it at all), social interventions will protect against the countless diseases that may emerge in the future, along with chronic illnesses, maternal mortality, and other causes of poor health. “This pandemic won’t be the last health crisis the U.S. faces,” Boen says. “If we want to be on better footing the next time, we want to reduce the things that put people at risk of being at risk.”

Of all the threats we know, the COVID-19 pandemic is most like a very rapid version of climate change—global in its scope, erratic in its unfolding, and unequal in its distribution. And like climate change, there is no easy fix. Our choices are to remake society or let it be remade, to smooth the patchworks old and new or let them fray even further.
Ed Yong is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers science.

A woman draped in a "Qanon" flag screaming at a reporter to take his mask off feels like peak 2020.

The dangerous nutcases are all over the place.

The Sparrow Project
A woman draped in a "Qanon" flag screaming at a reporter to take his mask off feels like peak 2020. The cough heard at the end of the video is the chef's kiss.



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I am over it. I hope they infect each other, if they end up in Hell, oh well. Let it happen. Stupid people infecting others, kiss my #Virginia grits.
Sadly, they show up in ERs demanding front of the line care - with their rude, screaming relatives in tow - and still won’t learn a thing because IF they survive , they will complain, go on the local media , try to sue the all the while promoting their GoFundMe
Pouting face


A Trump election conspiracy collapses after #Florida investigation found NO voter fraud

No fear-Trump will continue on and on about so-called voter fraud.

A Trump election conspiracy collapses



05/21/2020 07:07 PM EDT

MIAMI — A Trump election conspiracy theory has fallen apart after Florida’s law enforcement agency said it had found no widespread voter fraud in the 2018 races for Senate and governor.

President Donald Trump had complained repeatedly about election “fraud” and theft in heavily populated, Democrat-rich Broward and Palm Beach counties, which had slowly but erratically updated their vote totals after polls closed on Election Day.

With each updated tally, Republican candidates Rick Scott, who was running for U.S. Senate, and Ron DeSantis, in a bid for the governor’s mansion, saw their margins of victory narrow. Both races ultimately went to recounts.

It’s common for election margins to change as more ballots are counted, but Scott, who was governor at the time, claimed without evidence that the counts reeked of Democratic fraud, a conspiracy theory Trump amplified on Twitter. Scott called for an investigation. Trump backed him up.


But neither Trump’s unnamed “lawyers” nor the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found evidence of a “big corruption scandal.” The state took more than 17 months to wrap up its investigation Wednesday, and found none of the wrongdoing alleged by Trump and Scott.


Trump’s corruption conspiracy in Florida collapsed as he sought to discredit vote-by-mail efforts in two other battleground states, Michigan and Nevada, with incendiary and false rhetoric. As Trump tweeted falsities about vote-by-mail in those states, the Florida GOP sent a fundraising email urging donors to "Stop Voter Fraud."........


Old #Liar Trump Tweets about so-called voter fraud



Jeff Sessions snaps back after Trump tells Alabama not to trust him

Source: the guardian

Former attorney general is running for old Senate seat
President ‘damned fortunate’ he recused from Russia inquiry

Last modified on Sat 23 May 2020 09.04 EDT

After Donald Trump told supporters in Alabama “do not trust” Jeff Sessions and backed his opponent for the Republican Senate nomination, the man Trump trusted to be his first attorney general did something rare: he snapped back.

The president was “damned fortunate”, Sessions said on Friday night, that he recused himself from the Russia investigation.

Sessions, 73, said his March 2017 decision, forced because he did not disclose to Congress contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, “protected the rule of law and resulted in your exoneration”.

In fact special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed by then deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on 17 May 2017, said in his report that though he had not found evidence of criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the president, he was not exonerating Trump.

Sessions is an immigration hardliner and mentor to the hard-right Trump adviser Stephen Miller. He was the first senator to endorse Trump in 2016.................

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/23/jeff-sessions-donald-trump-alabama-senate-tommy-tuberville

Another case of a Vindictive cyber-bullying Trump






Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions button their coats as they stand for the national anthem at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in December 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

After 3 Children Die, a Race to Investigate a Baffling Virus Syndrome


Joseph Goldstein and Jesse McKinley 4 hrs ago

Blood will be collected from dozens of children in New York to determine whether they share any genetic variations that might make them susceptible to a mysterious syndrome linked to the coronavirus.

Tissue samples from at least one of the three patients to have died from it — ages 5, 7, and 18 — have been sent to a public health laboratory for intensive testing.

A team of more than 30 disease detectives — epidemiologists, clinicians, and statisticians — is poring over thousands of pages of medical records.

Even as doctors and scientists around the world race to develop treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, New York State has become the center of a parallel effort to investigate an unnerving aspect of the outbreak: an illness that is sickening a small but growing number of children.

The ailment has now been reported in at least 161 children in New York, making the state’s caseload one of the largest publicly reported anywhere. Hundreds of other children across the United States and in Europe have also been sickened with the illness, now called multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

The syndrome can be characterized by severe inflammation of the heart, blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract or other organs, believed to be caused by a reaction to the coronavirus. The inquiries into why it is occurring, and whether a treatment can be found, could have an impact on how the authorities handle the reopening of schools and other activities for children...................................

Fast work. Trump campaign is already selling "You ain't black" shirts for $30.

what a waste of thirty dollars.

Fast work. Trump campaign is already selling "You ain't black" shirts for $30.
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