Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Suffolk “BOE” Commissioner Must Resign

By law, Lalota can’t run the BOE while running for office Submitted by Jacquelyn Gavron Following is testimony presented to the Legislature during its public hearing on an Independent Office of Inspector General for Suffolk County, proposed in response to … Continue reading

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When the Forgotten Remain Forgotten, no one is Secure

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting the deepening class divide in America into stark relief. Four new classes are emerging. The Remotes: These are professional, managerial, and technical workers – an estimated 35% of the workforce – who are putting in … Continue reading

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How We Got Here

  In the Southampton Press: How We Got Here The media has accurately reported how President Trump’s mismanagement of COVID-19 has exacerbated this global health crisis. But Trump’s damage to our public health goes back to the beginning of his … Continue reading

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Labradoodle dog breeder heads HHS response to the coronavirus

Submitted by Peggy Backman: Rebecca Ballhaus @rebeccaballhaus FDA chief Stephen Hahn asked HHS (Health and Human Services) in January if he could contact companies about possible shortages of PPE and other equipment. He was told no. Azar told associates such … Continue reading

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I am Pissed off!

From Perry Gershon: I am pissed off! The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said yesterday that state and local governments should declare bankruptcy if they find themselves in a financial hole due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Is he serious? How in … Continue reading

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How Fast is the Coronavirus spreading?

Rt is a key measure of how fast the virus is spreading. It’s the average number of people who become infected by an infected and infectious person. Rt = 1 means one infected person infects one other person on average. … Continue reading

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The 2020 election season moves onward and, across America, people have been asked to either put their health at risk thanks to this pandemic—or not vote. That’s completely inexcusable. In this time of crisis, we have to protect our health … Continue reading

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