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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#Votebymail

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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Finally, Biden speaks out

  Watch the video on YouTube! The Trump agenda: Let’s make America poor again. Let’s make America sick again. Let’s make America jobless again. Let’s make America the laughing stock of the world. Let’s make America powerless again.  (Putin’s goal!) … Continue reading

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We’re all in this together, dear Earth Day

To my niece, sheltering with her cat in Queens, Continue reading

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Children as Likely to Get Coronavirus as Adults, but Don’t Get Sick.

Does Your Kid Have to Wear a Mask Outside?  The CDC is asking all adults to wear masks. But what about kids? By Tara Santora  Apr 10 2020, 8:25 AM   Why is this question so important?  If children were … Continue reading

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No Surprise

From Southampton Press: No Surprise For those of us inclined to pay close attention to the Trump administration, this aspect in particular stands out: the undoing of all varieties of federal regulation. Environmental, banking, consumer and health regulations have been … Continue reading

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Are we Failing our Seniors by not Providing COVID-19 Testing?

Laura Ahearn just released the following: STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATE CANDIDATE  DEMOCRAT LAURA AHEARN (SD-1) Nearly Half of Suffolk County COVID-19 Deaths Occurred at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities  – Transparency Will Bring Needed Resources –   “On Monday April … Continue reading

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Dr. Norbert’s Notes

April 15, 2020 My 3rd ICU Covid-19 patient is not doing well;  I can now get testing and millions of unemployed will lose their health insurance. My third Covid patient ICU patient is not doing well.  He is intubated. For … Continue reading

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Slap in the Face of New Yorkers

Long Island needs a leader right now, not a rubber stamp for the Trump administration’s irresponsible policies and erratic procedures. That’s not how a member of Congress should act. Congressional District NY-01 in Suffolk County should have a representative who … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Kills Men More than Women. Why?

In Italy, men made up nearly 60 percent of people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 70 percent of those who died of COVID-19.  In China men and women were infected in roughly equal numbers, but the … Continue reading

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Federal Formula for Stimulus Aid to Hospitals Punishes New York State 

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATE CANDIDATE DEMOCRAT LAURA AHEARN (SD-1) “The first 30 billion dollar distribution of federal coronavirus aid for hospitals is not being allocated based upon the incidence of COVID-19, but instead upon the number of Medicare recipients in 2019. … Continue reading

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Zoom Time

I am not sure why, but for the first time, each day this past week found me on multiple Zoom conference calls. Each of these was for a different group that I belong to, from my local Southampton Democratic Club … Continue reading

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Is the Curve Flattening in NY City?

There has been talk about the flattening of the curve of new reported COVID-19 cases indicating at the very least a slowing growth of the caseload in New York City.   I found the following data in an interesting “working paper” … Continue reading

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Cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients that do poorly?

Image of the cytokine IP-10   I have been reading some reports about cytokine storms in patients with COVID-19 that fare poorly and end up on ventilators in the ICU. Here is one such study which was submitted for publication … Continue reading

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Trump Approval and Consumer Confidence since COVID-19

Looks like all leaders are getting a significant approval boost from COVID-19 with a few exceptions: Obrador (Mexico), Bolsanoro (Brasil), Abe (Japan), see above.  Trump’s approval is up from -10 to -5. The approval ratings surged much more dramatically for … Continue reading

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