More to come

The news is out: [The superintendent of a veterans facility in Massachusetts was placed on leave Monday, the same day it was reported that 11 residents had died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19.
A state official said that test results are pending for five others who died at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The status of the 11th person who died was unknown.
Eleven other residents have tested positive as well as five staff members, and an additional 25 veteran residents are awaiting test results. NBC affiliate WWLP of Springfield reported the deaths at the Soldiers’ Home earlier Monday.
The governor said a review by public health experts is underway.
Superintendent Bennett Walsh was placed on paid administrative leave, and Val Liptak, the CEO of Western Massachusetts Hospital, will take over administration of the Soldiers’ Home, state Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Dan Tsai said in a statement.
The department also put in place an ” an onsite clinical command team” of medical, epidemiological and other experts to respond to the outbreak.]

It was only yesterday that I posted there was more to come.


The news is out: [Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, said Tuesday on NPR’s Morning Edition that President Donald Trump was incorrect in saying coronavirus testing problems had been resolved.
“Yeah, that’s just not true. I mean I know that they’ve taken some steps to create new tests, but they’re not actually produced and distributed out to the states.” Hogan said, when host Rachel Martin asked him about Trump’s assertions. “No state has enough testing.”
In a coronavirus task force briefing Monday, Trump said America’s coronavirus testing was better “than any country in the world.”
“We have done more tests, by far, than any country in the world, by far. Our testing is also better than any country in the world,” Trump said on Monday.
The president also said over a million Americans had been tested for the coronavirus, though on a per capita basis, the country lags behind other developed countries.]

All governors should know by now they are dealing with a feeble-minded maggot in the White House.

Too late

The news is out: [Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James T. Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died Monday.
Einstein College of Medicine in New York City attributed his death to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 73.
A pioneer in his field, Goodrich developed a special method to separate twins conjoined at the skull — employing a multi-stage approach to complete the delicate work.
“Every neurosurgeon in America, maybe around the world, knew who Jim Goodrich is,” said Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim, a neurosurgeon and chair of the Rockland County Board of Health.]

Unfortunately, great people will keep dying because of the arrogance of others. A great doctor lost his life as we watch a slew of imbeciles ignore the health safety precautions because the douchebags were born in a real shithole country with no PPE.

Homegrown terrorists

The news is out: [Health officials in Texas are investigating a cluster of coronavirus cases involving a large group of young adults who have just returned from a poorly timed spring break trip to Mexico.
The group — about 70 people in their 20s — decided to take a chartered flight from Austin to Cabo San Lucas about a week and a half ago despite repeated warnings against unnecessary international travel, including a global do-not-travel advisory issued by the U.S. government on March 19.
At least 28 of them have now been tested positive for COVID-19 and dozens of others are awaiting results, the Austin Public Health Department said Tuesday.
Many of those travelers are students at University of Texas at Austin.]

Hopefully natural selection will work.

Another rapist

The news is out: [BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has denied any release on bond for a former Alabama police lieutenant convicted of raping a teen relative after his sentencing hearing was delayed by the coronavirus outbreak.
On Monday, Circuit Judge Stephen Wallace denied the motion requesting that Birmingham Police Lt. Pete Williston be released on bond while awaiting his hearing, news outlets reported.
Williston’s attorney Scott Harwell said Williston is in solitary confinement and although the former officer has told his family he is in “good mental spirits” he would “improve if he could return home.”
Jefferson County Deputy District Attorney Jessica Hebson opposed the proposed release, saying Williston posed a threat to the public and members of his household. Hebson also said that since Williston could be facing 20 or more years in prison, he could be a flight risk if released.]

That’s what they do.

Sign of common sense

The news is out: [Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on news outlets to stop the un-edited airing of President Trump’s coronavirus briefings, alleging he’s using the televised White House briefings as a “live campaign rally.”
The petition, created on March 27, points to broadcast and cable networks CNN, ABC, CBS NBC, NPR, and Fox News, calling on them to monitor the briefings and then report out “appropriately edited, valuable, accurate parts, which will come from medical experts.”
President Trump is blatantly using CNN and other news organizations’ extensive live coverage to freely campaign for a second term,” said Julie Rochman, who authored the petition. “It is wrong and dangerous to provide so much unfettered airtime to someone who is shamelessly spreading damaging misinformation that is already costing fellow Americans their lives.”]

The networks cannot see the obvious yet. For example: Trump and Pence actually told the nation and the world that the governor of Floriduh, Ron DeSantis, is a capable leader who did a great job. The entire world knows that DeSantis is the asshole who refused to close the beaches and told people to party.

Brainless leader

The news is out: [The White House coronavirus task force on Tuesday pleaded with Americans to abide by the administration’s extended social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus as a somber President Trump told Americans to brace for “a very painful two weeks” and warned of thousands of more virus-related deaths.
“The surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,” the president said in the White House briefing room in a lengthy press conference that lasted more than two hours.]

The press briefings were fun in the beginning when people were fortunate to see how moronic Trump could get. We have figured that Trump is a bottomless pit when it comes to lies and stupidity. Now, the press briefings have turned into a bad joke.
At a time of national crisis, Trump needs to shut the hell up and stop spreading his sick nonsense. The American people may deserve a jackass like Trump but humanity should not be soiled with the rambling of a blooming imbecile.
Never, in the history of the world, has such a cretin so willing to display his stupidity. So the US is showing its generosity by sharing the nitwit with the world.