Still, Walanasky isn’t going to “de-friend” anyone for going out to dinner. “But when people start posting about how masks are stupid and things need to be opened up, and all of this is overblown, it makes me see them as someone who cares more about themselves than other people out there,” she said. “Sure, they may survive this. But other people may not. And if they are OK with that... I’m not so sure that I’m OK with them.” … [Read more...] about What Should I Tell that Friend Who’s Acting Like the Pandemic Is Over?
Annelies Goger, Tracy Hadden Loh and Michael Gaynor of the Brookings Institution disagree with this view. In a piece for CNN Business, they argue that "a narrow focus on how these payments might disincentivize people from working is out of touch with the everyday realities of small businesses and workers alike in the pandemic economy." … [Read more...] about The debate over $600 payments could dictate the US recovery
His idiosyncrasies are the stuff of legend and comic relief among the West Wing staff and the Washington press corps. He is part Southern Gentleman, part slapstick bro, all in on the joke. He rises at 4:50 a.m. to work out and maintains a meticulous diet in which his every bite (small meals every two hours) and sip (he takes his coffee black or with nonfat milk, always with one Equal, and his Muscle Milk chilled in his mini-fridge) are studiously accounted for, resulting in a muscular figure so unusually, invertedly pyramidal that he has to have his shirts custom-made. On uncovered rooftop surfaces throughout the nation’s capital and the parts of the world traversed by Air Force One, he has been known to perfect his bronzed complexion. Once, on a presidential visit to France, a tourist happened upon a sunbathing Gidley and told him he knew his brother. Gidley, confused, said he didn’t have a brother. But another White House official, sensing that Gidley was about to be … [Read more...] about The Unburdened Believer
At El Centro Regional, the transfers have been happening daily, as bed space disappears. "In the last 2 to 3 months we've sent out something like 500 patients which is much, much higher than normal," says Dr. Andrew LaFree, Medical Director of El Centro Regional's ER. The hospital says patients have transferred to San Diego, a two hour drive, as well as to Northern California. … [Read more...] about Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town