And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Linkee-poo Tuesday Late

Grant Imahara, and so it goes.

"The World Health Organization warned Monday that there could be no return to normality any time soon as too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that if public health guidelines are not followed, the crisis will get 'worse and worse and worse.'"

"Coronavirus cases are soaring across the country and some states are pausing the reopening of their economies. Still, pressure is mounting to reopen schools full-time this fall — and it's coming from state politicians, the White House, pediatricians and parents… Teachers are caught in the middle."

"While President Donald Trump obsesses about his reelection hopes in his White House bubble, state and local leaders are frantically reversing state reopenings that he demanded, which turned America into the world's biggest coronavirus hotspot." This one will not be as good as the first, and I don't expect we'll have the testing capacity or contact tracing in place to successfully reopen anytime soon.

"On Monday, McConnell reiterated his call for lawsuit protections for 'everyone related to the coronavirus' -- whether it's doctors, nurses, businesses, K-12 schools and colleges -- covering the period from December 2019 to December 2024." How about no. Does no work for you?

"Hawaii is delaying its plan to allow out-of-state visitors to the return to the vacation hot spot by a month due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the state and on the mainland U.S." Can't go anywhere, and can't even go somewhere within the US. Hellofajob, Sparky.

"The Black Lives Matter mural on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower was defaced Monday but quickly fixed, authorities said."

"The Study That Debunks Most Anti-Abortion Arguments… For five years, a team of researchers asked women about their experience after having—or not having—an abortion. What do their answers tell us?"

How go the Trade Wars? "China will put sanctions on Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) for involvement in the latest U.S. arms sale to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, China said on Tuesday, adding tension to its troubled relationship with the United States." Not exactly trade war, but still feeds into the situation.

"Federal prosecutors urged a judge to reject a home confinement request by Ghislaine Maxwell, the confidant of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying she is skilled at hiding and had wrapped a cell phone in foil to attempt to evade detection by authorities."

"The U.S. government carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades on Tuesday."

"As Puerto Rico struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017, President Donald Trump suggested selling the island, according to the then-acting secretary of Homeland Security." You might remember this was about the same time they floated the idea of buying Greenland. Maybe they were looking for a swap?

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