The state’s covid numbers are down but WV Republicans are doing their best to keep the virus alive, well, and mutating
From the New York Times, here’s today’s snapshot:
WV House of Delegates considers banning proof of vaccination necessary for schools, hospitals
From Friday morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
The West Virginia House committee on Health and Human Resources advanced a bill Thursday that would make it . . .
Discourage control of the virus then blame Biden for the results
The WV Republican Party continues to fight mandates
WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey:
We are working on yet another lawsuit against the Biden Administration. You would think they would have learned their lesson about mandates?
Our work continues after we file our huge party brief at SCOTUS on our Article I, EPA authority case . . .
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 . . .
Marshall County among the worst in the state
The numbers continue to worsen across the state. Locally, Marshall County is the worst:
The different color for Ohio County and Marshall County can probably be explained by the percentage vaccinated. In Ohio County, 63% of those over 12 have had at least one shot . . .
Fixing stupid (Yes, it’s hard to do) (with 7/31 update featuring the governor's reaction and a Cawthorn apology)
West Virginia, the coronavirus, and Republican representation
The state’s coronavirus numbers are rising quickly
From Sean O'Leary at the WV Center on Budget and Policy:
Active cases are up 63% (1,259 to 2,057)— Sean O'Leary (@OLearySW) July 30, 2021
And here is our local congressional representative, David McKinley, leading by example:
Nancy Pelosi has become unhinged . . .
Despite incentives, the state missed Governor Justice's June 20 target goal of 65% of its residents with at least one dose
The state of West Virginia gave away money, guns, and trucks for prizes and the governor's dog issued a special plea ("do it for Babydog"), but West Virginia still did not meet Governor Jim Justice's goal of 65% WV residents with at least one coronavirus shot by June 20th. Here are today's statistics from the WV . . .
Senator Capito on Trump and WV’s handling of the coronavirus
Fearless Senator Capito
From this morning’s “State of the Union” on CNN:
“You called President Trump’s actions during the January 6th insurrection disgraceful. And you said history will judge him harshly. Would you support the former president if he ran again in 2024?”
“We’ll see.” – Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito . . .