Tag Archives: pandemic

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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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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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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How Insurers are Covering COVID-19

from Healthcare Dive. Updated April 3, 2020 • By Samantha Liss Insurers are weighing how best to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as cases swell in the U.S. Here is a tracker to follow the latest policy … Continue reading

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Where Were You Lee Zeldin?

In the March 19 issue of the Western Edition of The Southampton Press, the A section is devoted to articles about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on Suffolk County and Southampton Town. There are quotes and statements from Governor … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Suffolk County

Patch.com just published the latest local figures for Suffolk County as of yesterday and they were obtained from the official  county site here: conf. cases deaths population 2017 cases per 1000 people * Islip: 395 333700 1.183697932 Huntington: 358 203276 … Continue reading

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Dire Report from Epicenter Bergamo

Click and watch this disturbing video from a Bergamo hospital A new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM; arguably the top medical journal in the world) makes the point that hospitals are major sites of corona-virus … Continue reading

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