The Republican covid strategy continues
West Virginia's covid numbers continue to increase
From the New York Times on December 31:
While Republican state officials continue to fight efforts to control the virus
As earlier COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuits get their day before the U.S. Supreme Court in two weeks, West Virginia Attorney General . . .
Senator Capito echoes the Republican Party's opposition to covid vaccine mandates. The shorter Republican version: we’re catering to the base and if the virus worsens, we'll then blame the President for not controlling the virus. (It's a win either way!)
That may be a cynical take on Republican talking points, but Capito and the Party appears to have embraced it.
From the AP report in yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said a telephone town hall she recently held with constituents made clear they are concerned about keeping their job . . .
Vaccines, Fauci, DeSantis, marijuana: what’s happening with WV’s attorney general?
Ignoring the numbers (and science), WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continues to fight against vaccine mandates
From earlier this month:
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined another multi-state lawsuit opposing a Biden administration vaccine mandate. This one concerns health care workers employed by providers . . .
A look at the Twitter account of West Virginia’s Trump Party
The WV GOP regularly tweets about President Biden’s handling of the economy. In particular, they especially like to criticize his job creation numbers:
CNN On Jobs Report: “Way Less, Way Less Than Anybody Expected…Worst Of The Year”https://t.co/48NcCR8Ahh— WVGOP (@WVGOP) October 10, 2021
And here is . . .
Despite the date, the largest article in yesterday’s/today’s Wheeling News-Register was not about 9/11
No, it was a totally uncritical look at those who don’t believe in masks
Here’s how local reporter Eric Ayres began his front-page article on the anti-maskers in Marshall County:
Scores of parents gathered in Moundsville on Friday night in the wake of the Marshall County Board of Education’s decision to require mask-wearing in school starting Monday — and none of them seemed to be happy about the new . . .
In other news: Earlier today, casket in Springfield, Illinois began uncontrollably spinning
Here is the announcement:
Isn't Representative Jordan concerned about . . .
National, West Virginia, and the issues of racism and masking
The United States
The bigger picture:
The United States reported more than 1,000,000 new coronavirus cases in the last seven days for the first time since February 2, according to data from @CNN and Johns Hopkins University.— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 21, 2021
The most recent WV . . .