Pandemic Articles, Video and Photos O’ Day 99

Saturday night was the ill-advised campaign rally revival by POTUS#45. Turns out there was quite a bit of “social distancing” in effect b/c of the many, many empty seats:

This dude is NOT going to catch COVID at the rally:

https://howmanydaystill.com/its/presidential-election-2021

And while we’re talking about the upcoming presidential election, here’s two graphs to consider.

This one I included in Friday’s Photo O’ Day:

And this one from the highly regarded stats-focused Five Thirty Eight:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?cid=rrpromo

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Saturday’s second Photo O’ Day comes from an article entitled: “How a West Baltimore Nursing Home Has Zero COVID Infections”

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-md-rodricks-0619-20200618-re2obahhbzbddojazrkf65gdoq-story.html?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

The details about how this nursing home – completely opposite from myriad other U.S. ones which are hotbeds of COVID infection and death – has achieved this remarkable feat are interesting and worth reading about.

This “commentary” piece begins:

Here’s a key question for the Rev. Derrick DeWitt, director of the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in West Baltimore, a 100-year-old nursing facility that has had no coronavirus infections: What was the moment you realized the threat was real and that you had to take action to protect your residents and staff?

“Right after President Trump said we had 15 cases and it would soon be down to zero.”

I dare not put words in a Baptist minister’s mouth, but it sounds like he listened to what the President of the United States had to say, then decided just the opposite would be true.

“It does sound like that,” Reverend DeWitt agreed.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Trump_administration_communication_during_the_COVID-19_pandemic

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1940 – Jesse Thornton, a black man in Luverne, Alabama, is lynched for referring to a white police officer by using his name, without using “Mr.”

June 21st

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