"I thought, Oh my god, I better throw these away immediately as soon as I get home and wash my hands," Gonzalez said. "I watch everything I bring into the house. I'm very worried still, because the coronavirus could be up in the air, not even where all the hands were touching. It's crazy. I'm concerned for everyone in my family, my mom, my brother, everybody in the community and especially my co-workers that are putting themselves at risk at the (airport) terminals." … [Read more...] about ‘I’m very, very worried’: Laid-off workers struggle with no social safety net
A spokesperson for CVS said the company regularly monitors "customer traffic and prescription volume in each store throughout the day. We make scheduling adjustments for our team members accordingly, and those adjustments result in customized staffing schedules for each store. In all cases, appropriate work hours are allocated to ensure we have the right staff in place and at the right times." … [Read more...] about Stores are hiring like crazy. But they have part-time workers who want more hours
Which brings us back to DeSantis -- and Trump. The President endorsed the then-House member in a contested GOP primary for governor in 2018 and campaigned for him vigorously in the general election. DeSantis ran ads painting himself as a mini-Trump. The connection between the two men -- in most voters' minds -- is very, very close. … [Read more...] about Can Donald Trump wait out the coronavirus?
Trump scoffed at Cuomo’s request for 30,000 ventilators for New York, a virus hotbed. In neighboring Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont told CNN on Tuesday that the state couldn’t get personal protective equipment from the national stockpile and was able to get only 50 ventilators from the federal supply. He said he was told that he’d have to secure the rest on his own. … [Read more...] about Trump administration tries to narrow stockpile’s role for states
"To Have the Job vs. To Want the Job" – After some initial stumbles and downright boneheaded statements about the coronavirus threat, President Trump has done a lot to right the ship, and perhaps, instill more public confidence in his handling of the situation. His Oval Office address and many of his daily White House briefings have been far more sober and focused, that his often bombastic and inflammatory tweets. Many times, he has come across as far more "presidential" and diplomatic, than the often-confrontational nature of his first three years. And he has become far more deferential to the experts, such as Dr. Tony Fauci. How Trump continues to manage this crisis could well determine whether voters give him a second term. … [Read more...] about “Does Anyone Care About Politics Right Now?”