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How Masks Matter

OK. Seriously, what is the latest on masks? Bottom line: if most people wear an effective mask we can significantly curb viral transmission It is increasingly clear that there are differences in mask quality and protection. Here is one example … Continue reading

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What are Trump’s chances?

What are the chances of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death in a COVID-19 patient like Donald Trump? There is a ton of data relating to age of the patient, sex of the patient, obesity, pre-existing conditions, etc. There are important … Continue reading

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Pence staffer calls out Trump, endorses Biden

Former Pence aide, Olivia Troye, says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s ‘flat out disregard for human life’ during pandemic.Watch this short video!

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Trump lied. Americans died.

If you are a Trump sycophant, like Lee ZELDIN, you are complicit. https://secure.anedot.com/the-lincoln-project/c262bcf05f6eb4578127d

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Pandemic: How did Trump’s America Screw up?

The United States has just 4% of the world’s population but over 25% of its confirmed COVID‑19 cases and deaths. With arguably the most advanced healthcare research and top hospitals and doctors, it seems difficult to fathom. What the hell … Continue reading

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Trump’s Science Denialism

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead”. —THOMAS PAINE In just over three years the Trump administration has decisively diminished the influence of science in its priorities and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – US is only industrialized country without a national policy

  By: Norbert Goldfield MD – founder of ‘Ask Nurses and Doctors’ (AND)   August 14. ‘Ask Nurses and Doctors’ (AND) notes Negative Covid Tests, Ongoing Anxiety, No Jobs, What Is to be Done? All my symptomatic patients for the … Continue reading

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Irresponsible!

Just in case Lee Zeldin and company forget how irresponsible they are, see our prior post about Zeldin in Tulsa, at the Trump rally, and Zeldin on Airforce One without a mask. And now we are seeing the direct consequence: … Continue reading

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Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

WaPo reports that  “Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Joe Biden in 2020 race”. President Trump announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that Bill Stepien would become his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale,… Recent national and swing-state polls … Continue reading

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They Live in this Country. God Help Us.

Submitted by Rita Wasserman.   Here is the problem:

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The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin Promoting Massive COVID Super-spreader Event

The reelection campaign for U.S. President Donald Trump required attendees reserving tickets for a June 20, 2020, rally in Tulsa to agree they will not sue the campaign or event organizers should they be exposed to COVID-19 at the event. … Continue reading

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Protest in Commack drawing criticism

Some insightful letters to Newsday: The behavior of a few unruly demonstrators at the recent Commack protest was shameful [“Trump cheers LI protesters,” News, May 17]. If these few were, say, 4% of the demonstrators, the other 96% could have … Continue reading

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Is the healthcare “free market” working for you?

Journalist Jon Walker published a new piece for The American Prospect titled, “A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic,” which detailed the absurdity of the U.S. system. Walker paints a picture of a healthcare system … Continue reading

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Rampant Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Homeless Shelter

I have previously written about “the forgotten” and why Coronavirus infection in these populations affects us all.  I am talking about people in prisons, people in nursing homes and people in homeless shelters.  Outbreaks of COVID-19 in these populations do … Continue reading

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Is the East End ‘Open for Business’ as Usual?

Gurney’s Inn, long an iconic resort on Long Island’s eastern tip at Montauk (June 5, 2013) Credit: Doug Kuntz Some East End resorts are planning to open soon. Contrary to some assertions that misinterpret Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders, resorts are … Continue reading

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Visiting New York City

I have not been in the city since late February 2020. Much has changed.  It is now a ghost town.  Nobody rides the subway and there are no cabs.  On the bright side, there are plenty of parking spaces and … 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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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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