Kate Gibson wrote: .... Andrea Freidberg, who oversees jewelry and wearables as a department manager at a Hobby Lobby in Garland, Texas. "They said we would be closed for two weeks and then evaluate," Freidberg told CBS MoneyWatch.Â
But the policy review came more quickly, with Freidberg saying she got a call Saturday from her store manager telling her they were reopening on Monday. Hobby Lobby had come up with a loophole ...[ ] .... "It's plain and obvious to me me that they have no business being open," said Freidberg, who has worked for the company three years. Michael's, a direct competitor in the art-and-crafts retail field, had closed its stores in the Dallas area, she noted. A check of the Michael's store in Garland found it remained temporarily closed on Wednesday.
While the 50-year-old Freidberg is back at her $16-an-hour job, she said she's concerned about exposing those with whom she lives. "My 81-year-old father lives with my husband and I. I could have the virus and not even know it. I'm just appalled they are going to keep us open with all this going on."
excerpt from,'Hobby Lobby reopens as "essential business" in areas with stay-at-home orders,'
I referenced this article once before but I never quoted from it.
Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy wrote: .... A week after that, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion article by two former top health policy officials within the Trump administration under the headline Act Now to Prevent an American Epidemic. [ https://tinyurl.com/wcdhw8c ]Luciana Borio and Scott Gottlieb laid out a menu of what had to be done instantly to avert a massive health disaster.
Top of their to-do list: work with private industry to develop an âeasy-to-use, rapid diagnostic testâ â in other words, just what South Korea was doing.
It was not until 29 February, more than a month after the Journal article and almost six weeks after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the country that the Trump administration [ https://tinyurl.com/ydbhvc7g a potpourri of articles on the Trump's administration's response to this pandemic] put that advice into practice. Laboratories and hospitals would finally be allowed to conduct their own Covid-19 tests to speed up the process....
Mike, I'm certainly not letting China off the hook and even our great friend Putin send us some aid, which I didn't bother to mention.
Quiet Christian, how did Bush jr. handle disease problem in Africa? The question isn't how past administrations handle such things and if they did bad job of it, but if this administration should have known to have done better
David Brooks wrote: .... And it's simple. Overreact. There has not been a moment where somebody has overreacted. Everything that seems like an overreaction is the right reaction. There was a University of Pennsylvania study that said, even if we cut the infection rate by 95 percent from â by social distancing, we're still going to need 960,000 people going into an intensive care ward. That's a lot of ventilators. That's a lot of masks. That's a lot of equipment. And so erring on the side of too much is probably still too little. And so that should â everybody's instinct should be that way....
excerpt from,"Brooks and Marcus on U.S. governmentâs pandemic preparation failures"
One could say, this church leader in Florida overreacted in satisfying his Greed? Ignorance? Vanity?
I think all large churches in Lincoln have went to online services. They care about peopleâđ
What a misnomer , I haven't seen such a bad title for an article by major publication in a long timeâ
https://tinyurl.com/wkxyep2 (Homeschooling [Online schooling â ] during the coronavirus will set back a generation of children)
I couldn't find the term "homeschooling" in the Washington Post article itself.
Quiet Christian in his comment before this one, has some excellent points. But unfortunately, having an online school at home for poor people is much more difficult than for the well-heeled, and that was pointed out in the Washington Post article.
Fred Milgrim M.D. wrote: China warned Italy. Italy warned us. We didnât listen. Now the onus is on the rest of America to listen to New York....There was a time for testing in New York, and we missed it. China warned Italy. Italy warned us. We didnât listen. Now the onus is on the rest of America to listen to New York. For many people around the country, the virus is still an invisible threat. But inside New Yorkâs ERs, it is frighteningly visible.... .... If you have mild symptoms, assume that you have the coronavirus. Stay home, wash your hands, call your doctor. Donât come to the emergency department just because of a fever or cough. Receiving a test wonât change our recommendation that you remain in self-isolation. We donât want you to expose yourself to those who definitely do have the virus. Social distancing, while still crucial, came too late in New York to prevent a crisis. Maybe, just maybe, extreme measures can prevent this from happening in other cities around the country....
excerpt from,"A New York Doctorâs Warningâđˇ
There are some people I never would rent a house to because I don't like the looks of themđ this so-called pastor is one of themâ
Brad Schrade and Jonathan Edwards wrote: .... Health officials havenât said how the pandemic reached Albany [Georgia] quickly, and the mayor says that is a question for a later day. But the earliest cases trace back to two funerals handled by Payneâs funeral home, demonstrating the danger of large gatherings where the virus can quickly and silently gain a foothold. Steiner, the Phoebe Putney CEO, estimated that the first 20 patients to reach the hospital were somehow connected to those services â one on Feb. 29, the other a week later. Among the infected are two of Payneâs employees who had to be hospitalized. âItâs taken its toll, not knowing where it is, what it is,â Payne said. âWeâre doing the best we can.â When mourners came together for the first of the funerals, the coronavirus still seemed like a crisis happening far away....
excerpt from,"City under siege: Coronavirus exacts heavy toll in Albany"
PBS NewsHour wrote: .... â˘Judy Woodruff: Is there someone Americans can look to for guidance, for an example and for leadership at a time like this?
â˘David Brooks: Yes, well, Tony Fauci, Francis Collins, the head of NIH. A lot of the state and local â the governors have been pretty fantastic.
â˘Mark Shields: Yes. Tony â Andrew Cuomo.
â˘David Brooks: Yes, Andrew Cuomo. And so I do think there are some leaders out there. And look to each other. I mean, as everyone has said, it's quite remarkable how the country has responded, responded with all the social distancing and all the very drastic measures that have been taken....
excerpt from,"Shields and Brooks on leadership in a time of crisis"â
I picked the more tame section of of the Shields and Brooks conversation David Brooks was particularly blunt for his usual self. So, you have been warned!
Wow, Mike, it reminds you of somebody else also doesn't itâď¸
Yes, Adriel, Shields and Brooks did point out that this crisis has been left to others.
John of UK, the laity of both groups should decide as individuals it's a church they're going to upholds Christianity by standing by the Bible, for the Methodists it isn't biblical to have women preachers,
https://tinyurl.com/j9vs9jw (Women Preachers)
Or support homosexuality,
https://tinyurl.com/yfxwx46 (Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality (PDF) -- Rated "M!")
As far as the Southern Baptists are concerned one of their main leader said that on the last Presidential election
https://tinyurl.com/jkzyxsn (Why this election makes me hate the word âevangelicalâ). He and many others may not be able to vote in the upcoming one, since they may be physically ill đ
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâto bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
5. Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6. and said to him, âIf you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, âHe will command his angels concerning you,â and, âOn their hands they will bear you up, so that you donât dash your foot against a stone.ââ 7. Jesus said to him, âAgain, it is written, âYou shall not test the Lord, your God.ââ
No God does not reward people who refuse to use common sense. đ
https://tinyurl.com/tx63fx9 (Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice)
Fox 5 News wrote: .... Friday, Sheriff Chronister said, deputies had tried to speak to Howard-Browne on at least two separate occasions about the "dangerous environment" the church was creating. He said HCSO command staff went to the east Tampa church, but they were advised by church leaders and legal staff that Howard-Browne was refusing to see them and also refusing to cancel the Sunday church services.
âI think itâs unfortunate that the pastor here is hiding behind the First Amendment," State Attorney Warren offered. "One, itâs absolutely clear that emergency orders like this are constitutional and valid. Second of all, leaders from our faith-based community across this country have embraced the importance of social distancing.â...
excerpt from,"Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite 'safer-at-home' orders"
A $500 fine is just pocket change for this religious leader.âŁď¸
Olugbenga Ajilore and Zoe Willingham wrote: .... In addition to a lack of services, rural Americans are also more likely to lack adequate, affordable health insurance. Data from the Federal Reserve Boardâs Survey of Household Economics and Decision-Making for 2018 illuminates the health care struggles rural people face. Individuals living outside Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are more likely to go without health care because they could not afford it than their metropolitan counterparts. Moreover, individuals in non-MSAs are more likely to have debt from unexpected major medical expenses. Americans living outside MSAs are also more likely to be covered by Medicaid or other programs for those with low incomes or disability programs. This data highlights the particular struggle for those in live in rural areas, and it shows that if COVID-19 hits a rural community, they are not going to be able to take the necessary steps to stem the outbreak....
excerpt from,"Rural Americans Are Vulnerable to the Coronavirus"
People say California is land of fruit and nuts, I think Florida has it equaledđ
Lee Brown wrote: .... An Evangelical pastor mocked the âpansiesâ who are scared of the coronavirus â as he insisted his packed church will only shut its doors âwhen the Rapture is taking place.â âIf you cannot be saved in church, you in serious trouble,â Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne told Floridaâs River Tampa Bay Church....
excerpt from,"Evangelical pastor mocks âpansies,â wonât close church for coronavirus "
As long as he's taking in money- - he is being "blessed."
This South Korean church already had a bad reputation, it got a worse one by helping to spread the virusâ
ABC.net.au wrote: The leader of a religious sect in South Korea is facing charges of gross negligence over some of the country's coronavirus deaths.
â˘The church forbids wearing glasses and face masks during services
â˘The church is accused of hiding information about patients
â˘Authorities are investigating how many members went to Wuhan in Chian, the epicentre of the outbreak
Seoul's city government asked prosecutors to charge Lee Man-hee, the founder of the Shincheonji church, and 11 others. The church is accused of hiding the names of some members as officials tried to track patients before the virus spread.
excerpt from,"South Korea to charge Shincheonji church leader over coronavirus spread, church accused of hiding information"
It's corrupt form of Christianity, is no doubt even less popular in South Korea - about the only good thing that came out of this.
Let's hope the Pew stay empty, and people watch church services on the internet
I can see why the mayor of New York is having a problem.
The Israeli government is having a problem is having a problem with the ultra-orthodox. The problem is ignorance about diseases just for one reason.
https://tinyurl.com/rwo6voe (Why didnât the ultra-Orthodox take coronavirus seriously? - analysis)
Omri Namias wrote: .... âMy message is straightforward,â Perlstein continues. âIf you would have got [the Coronavirus] and you would know how painful it is, you would have rather stayed home six weeks then going out and getting it, even on the light case. People have no idea. People cannot relate to how painful it is and how you could just lay in bed like you're almost dead for days and days, and there's nothing to do.â... ....
excerpt from, "Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are fighting COVID-19 â and antisemitism"
No they didn't, Timothy, he was one of the first to pull out of the democratic race!