Normally, News Views does not feature a Live Blog on Fridays but, since we have lots going on in the ‘news world,’ welcome to the Friday Edition. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed. This particular Friday Edition will also feature many updates on COVID-19 because winter has arrived and it looks like we may be in for a bumpy ride.
President Biden/Biden Administration:
Like a different Joe, Joe Manchin remains a ‘stumbling block’ to pretty much everything that is rational and logical:
Rand Paul’s false claim that masks don’t work
When you talk about the peer-reviewed studies of masks, there was one done in Denmark, showed that it didn’t work. When you look at all of Sweden — 1.8 million children have not been wearing masks for the last two years, they’ve had zero covid deaths. And you say, ‘Well, have the teachers been infected?’ Well, it turns out the teachers are infected at the same rate as the rest of the public. So, they’ve had no masks for a year, year and a half. And it has worked. And that’s a whole country.”
Typical MAGAt cited only one study that he managed to twist and distort to achieve the conclusion he wanted. “In reality, multiple peer-reviewed studies show that wearing face coverings mitigates the spread of the coronavirus.”
The Washington Post gave Poodlehead Four Pinocchios because he lied.
Lessons learned: Do not listen to ‘fullish’ MAGAts; they will get you killed.
Should’ve Gotten the Vaccine:
As Vaccine Mandates Move Forward, 1 in 4 Republicans Say They Will Never Get Shot
In a survey by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) looking at attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccines that was published on Thursday, it was found that 26 percent of Republicans said they would “definitely not” get the vaccine. The found also found that four in 10 Republicans remain unvaccinated. As well as Republicans, uninsured adults and white evangelicals were less likely to want to get the vaccine than other groups.
Democrats were found to be much more likely to get the vaccine. Only 2 percent of them said they definitely wouldn’t get it, while 91 percent have already received at least one dose.
Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of Some Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:
How to Trigger Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAts: Anthony Fauci to Appear on Fox for First Time in Weeks Amid Conservative Outrage
Omicron vs. Delta: Comparing COVID’s most worrisome variants
Which is more dangerous? Here’s what research suggests, so far
***Great article but very sciency with ‘bigly concepts.’
Delta Still Dominant COVID Variant in U.S. Amid Omicron’s Emergence, CDC Director Says
The American Taliban/White ISIS/MAGAts/Gunz!:
The Former Guy:
Christmas gift ‘Grinch’ wanted for stealing packages in Trumbull County:
“This individual decided to pick up some Christmas gifts. Unfortunately, this is not his house and these are not his Christmas gifts.”
Governor lashes out after news report reveals his office buried a study showing mask mandates work
Absolutely Disgusted!’ Local Sheriff Rips Minneapolis Police Over Protester ‘Hunting’ Scandal
“I have defended that agency for the very last time,” says top lawman from a neighboring county
Eric Clapton shows his true colors. Again
For 56 years, Eric Clapton never brought politics into his music.
But when covid struck, the guitarist took a forceful — and controversial — stand. https://t.co/DnOLDc5HOA
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 4, 2021
I don't think Eric Clapton actually understands the Blues. The point of vaccines is to protect public health and most especially vulnerable populations. The entire backstory of the Blues is about a vulnerable population. He doesn't seem to get it.
— Alternative NOAA (@altNOAA) December 5, 2021