The evidence is clear -- wearing masks can clearly reduced the spread of the coronavirus
There are many studies out there that support this conclusion. Here are the two most recent ones. From today’s The Hill:
Masks can reduce coronavirus spread by 40 percent: researchers
Additionally, from a British . . .
Despite only a few mentions in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer, President Trump has been making news
Here is some of what you may have missed
Trump on good/dead Democrats
After midnight, Trump retweeted a video from Cowboys for Trump in which the speaker,Couy Griffin, says that "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."
Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico! https://t.co/aCRJeskUA8— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
(Note -- . . .
Just because it gets less attention doesn't mean that the problem has gone away
Recent media stories about yesterday’s “epidemic” that is still with us
Thanks to the coronavirus, it gets less local, regional, and national coverage, but opioid addiction is still a major problem for Appalachia. National media, for the most part, have switched their focus to the virus but there is still some good reporting being . . .
The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .
Watch Senator Capito put “aggressive pressure” on EPA chief and former Murray Energy lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler
(Unfortunately, because Wheeler is shot from the waist-up, we do not see him shaking in his boots.)
Easy for you to say, Mike
Saturday’s Mike Myer column continued the local Ogden papers’ push to end the coronavirus closures. “Shutdowns Cost Lives, Too” describes what Myer considers the gloomy state of affairs that will result from the “nanny-state’s” shutting of the economy: businesses permanently closed, high unemployment, . . .
Opening the economy while waging war on workers: Is there a better way?
Note -- Silvrback has alerted me that the RSS notification did not go out on yesterday's post on Michigan's governor and her critics (including the Wheeling News-Register). See the next post down.
The big picture from the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent
It enrages Trump propagandists that large majorities refuse to . . .