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 . . .
The coronavirus rescue plan
Here’s the latest polling from Morning Consult:
NEW Morning Consult/Politico Poll— Jesse . . .
77% support for the American Rescue Plan (only 18% oppose)
59% of Republicans support the American Rescue Plan (only 33% oppose)#UNITY
REMINDER: 100% of Republicans in Congress voted no.https://t.co/YuonRZncOH
Masks, mistakes, Republicans and Trump
Our Republican governor and legislators
Hey, remember 6 years ago when WV Republicans promised all that job growth once they passed right-to-work and got rid of the prevailing wage? How well did that work?
Governor Justice said yesterday that doing away with prevailing wages and passing so called "right to work" have not helped . . .