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Amy McGrath: What would Kentucky look like if Mitch used his power for good?

We wouldn't be going through this living hell of a global pandemic if Mitch hadn't helped Don
cover up Russia's rat fucking of our elections. And now he is fucking the people of KY about
getting some help.

https://twitter.com/AmyMcGrathKY/status/1320885931159785472

Why do I see a big blue wave coming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=KB-TO5kq5Aw&feature=emb_logo

R you kidding me? Franklin Graham's prayer march/let us worship thing yesterday

Not a mask in sight. I think it was Franklin Graham's party.

https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1320792460201725952

Barrett could be at work on the Supreme Court as early as Tuesday.

If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court today as expected, she will almost immediately confront a host of issues concerning the election and the policies of President Trump, who placed her on the court. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.


As soon as she is sworn in, meaning she could be at work on Tuesday. Under the court’s usual practices, she cannot participate in cases that have already been argued. Should the court deadlock in some of those cases, though, the court can set them down for re-argument before the full court.


https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/26/us/trump-biden-election

Enjoy your victory GOP/Judicial Crisis Network. It will be a pyrrhic one.

Fox News: Mitch McConnell's bruised hands, lips likely common skin condition, dermatologists say


Dermatologists say the 78-year-old Senate majority leader’s black-and-blue bruises and bandaged hands are likely a common condition called senile purpura.

“Your skin just naturally becomes more fragile as you age,” Dr. Doris Day, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, told The Post.

“I think it’s just a bruise — a solid good bruise,” she said.

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Fenton also agreed that the condition appears to be senile purpura — and he wondered further whether McConnell’s bruises resulted from a recent attempt to draw blood.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/mitch-mcconnells-bruised-skin-condition-dermatologists

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I might be wrong but McConnell's left hand sure looks like pulmonary edema.

I did it again. I signed up to do election protection work on election day in Columbus, OH

6:00 AM to 7:30 PM ..... long ass day. We are gonna turn OH blue. No matter how many pick up
truck parades Trump has .... BTW those truck parades are great because they show Donny is out of
money,

And I will be outside and it is really boring so please send some proud boys or some
boogaloo bois to where I will be working. We will have people ready to deal with them.

The Trump administration shut vaccine safety office last year.

Source: NY Times

For now, Operation Warp Speed, created by the Trump administration to spearhead development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, is focused on getting vaccines through clinical trials in record time and manufacturing them quickly.

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“We’re behind the eight ball,” said Daniel Salmon, who served as the director of vaccine safety in that office from 2007 to 2012, overseeing coordination during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009. ”We don’t even know who’s in charge.”

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Scientists from various federal agencies gathered every two weeks to share data and look for worrying clusters of symptoms. Every month, outside experts reviewed the evidence and released public reports. “Vaccine programs are contingent on trust,” Dr. Gellin said, “and transparency is a huge element of that.”

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The offices were merged “after a study by career staff who recommended to the Assistant Secretary for Health that this was the best way to improve the function of both offices by creating synergies and eliminating stovepipes,” said Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, in a brief statement. “I wholeheartedly concurred with this recommendation because strengthening vaccine effectiveness and confidence and ending the H.I.V. epidemic are two of my most critical priorities. Anyone who is suggesting that we closed this office has no clue what they’re talking about.”

But Dr. Nicole Lurie, who was assistant secretary for preparedness and response at H.H.S. during the 2009 pandemic, said the loss of the vaccine safety office was especially costly once the coronavirus pandemic hit. “The coordinated leadership for stuff like this would likely come from the National Vaccine Program Office,” she said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/health/covid-vaccine-safety.html

Trump administration shut vaccine safety office last year

Source: NY Times

For now, Operation Warp Speed, created by the Trump administration to spearhead development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, is focused on getting vaccines through clinical trials in record time and manufacturing them quickly.

snip

“We’re behind the eight ball,” said Daniel Salmon, who served as the director of vaccine safety in that office from 2007 to 2012, overseeing coordination during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009. ”We don’t even know who’s in charge.”

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Scientists from various federal agencies gathered every two weeks to share data and look for worrying clusters of symptoms. Every month, outside experts reviewed the evidence and released public reports. “Vaccine programs are contingent on trust,” Dr. Gellin said, “and transparency is a huge element of that.”

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The offices were merged “after a study by career staff who recommended to the Assistant Secretary for Health that this was the best way to improve the function of both offices by creating synergies and eliminating stovepipes,” said Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, in a brief statement. “I wholeheartedly concurred with this recommendation because strengthening vaccine effectiveness and confidence and ending the H.I.V. epidemic are two of my most critical priorities. Anyone who is suggesting that we closed this office has no clue what they’re talking about.”

But Dr. Nicole Lurie, who was assistant secretary for preparedness and response at H.H.S. during the 2009 pandemic, said the loss of the vaccine safety office was especially costly once the coronavirus pandemic hit. “The coordinated leadership for stuff like this would likely come from the National Vaccine Program Office,” she said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/health/covid-vaccine-safety.html



Wisconsin breaks C-19 records/ Ivanka, lets talk about ice cream sundaes, as she was in Wisconsin

"The people we're seeing in here are very sick," nurse Katie Lanoway said. "They are lonely. They are dealing with this alone and it's becoming increasingly harder for us to try to manage, and playing all these different roles: playing the nurse, playing the support person. It's very difficult.”

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On Friday, Wisconsin reported a seven-day rolling average of its positivity rate: 22.7 percent. (That’s the percentage of tests that come back positive.) The same rate in New York is currently barely above 1 percent — and even that’s considered risky.

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“It's terrifying,” said Dr. Katie Gavinski, who started working at UW Health in Madison this summer. “I'm very scared that if this doesn't stop soon, we're going to end up with a much bigger problem come winter and flu season.”

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"It's devastating to see someone struggling to breathe,” Gavinski said. “You can see the fear in their eyes. You can see how scared they are.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wisconsin-breaks-new-covid-19-records-hospitals-brace-flu-season-n1244613

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/24/us/politics/ivanka-trump.html


Ivanka Trump, meanwhile, was visiting suburban Milwaukee and here for none of this.

“I learned that the first ice cream sundae was created in this amazing state!” the president’s older daughter and senior White House adviser said from a small stage of a sunlit function room overlooking a pond.

Thanx to DUer Miles Archer for posting this story.

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WI's positivity rate is 22.7 percent and princess sparkle pony talks about ice cream sundaes? :banged:

Trump, "Different places are different."

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