This 23 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
A coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin is directly linked to the 2020 election. John Iadarola and Michael Shure break it down on The Damage Report.
“Voting rights advocates demanded state and federal lawmakers expand voting-by-mail immediately on Wednesday as Wisconsin health officials announced that nearly 20 new cases of the coronavirus were linked to the in-person voting that took place in the state on April 7.
Two weeks after Sen. Bernie Sanders warned that moving ahead with in-person voting for the state elections could “prove deadly” and dozens of civil rights groups and public health experts urged the election be postponed, 19 people who voted in person or worked at polling locations have since tested positive for the virus.
Critics of the decision to go ahead with the vote were unsurprised by the new cases, and said they offered more proof that other state, local, and federal elections this year must be completed with widespread vote-by-mail systems in place.
“Expand vote by mail,” tweeted Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.”
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PRESIDENT SUGGESTS INJECTING DISINFECTANT President Donald Trump suggested injecting people with disinfectant — an idea quickly condemned by experts as potentially fatal. He also wondered about exposing those sick with coronavirus to strong light — an idea with no scientific validity. “Suppose that we hit the body with tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” Trump said. “Then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? … It would be interesting to check that.” [HuffPost]
More evidence hints that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help treat COVID-19. A malaria drug showed no benefit over standard care in two preliminary studies examining how well hydroxychloroquine works against the coronavirus. By Tina Hesman Saey, April 21, 2020.
LAWYERS FOR OUSTED VACCINE OFFICIAL PLAN WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT Lawyers for Dr. Rick Bright announced that their client will file a whistleblower complaint based on the top vaccine official’s allegations he was ousted from his post for pushing back against Trump’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment. The complaint will detail Bright’s allegation that he was ousted as director of the agency responsible for developing the drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic in retaliation for raising science-based concerns about White House pressure on treatment and vaccines. [HuffPost]
TRUMP ‘APPROVED’ OF GEORGIA’S REOPEN PLAN BEFORE BASHING IT Trump and Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly told Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that they approved of his aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen, just a day before Trump pulled an about-face and publicly bashed the plan. The green light from Pence and Trump came in separate private conversations with the Republican governor before Kemp announced his plan to ease coronavirus restrictions. Trump’s sudden shift came only after top health advisers reviewed the plan more closely. [HuffPost]
YOUR SURVIVAL MAY DEPEND ON HOW MUCH YOUR GOVERNOR FEARS TRUMP Whether you live or die because of this pandemic could very well depend on how afraid your governor is of Trump. Across the country, how readily the coronavirus is spreading in your state roughly correlates with how early your governor issued a stay-at-home order – which in turn tracks how willing your governor was to buck Trump’s attempts to downplay the outbreak. And that correlation is showing a strong partisan break, with Democratic governors typically taking action days or weeks before their Republican counterparts. [HuffPost]
NEW HHS SPOKESPERSON DELETED RACIST TWEETS Michael Caputo, the former 2016 campaign adviser to President Donald Trump who was recently appointed the top spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Department, has deleted a number of racist and offensive tweets he published as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the U.S. Caputo deleted all of the tweets on his personal account prior to April 12 and, on Thursday, he directed his followers to the official Twitter account of the HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, the job he now has. [HuffPost]
TRUMP SPENT YEARS UNDERMINING CHARITIES NOW CRUCIAL TO CORONAVIRUS FIGHT Millions of the world’s most vulnerable people are facing the coronavirus pandemic with worse health care than they had just a few years ago because of the choices of one man: Trump. Trump’s changes to U.S. foreign aid ― a tiny portion of the American government’s budget but traditionally the largest source of funding for many international charities ― forced some clinics to close and reduced supplies for others. [HuffPost]
PAT ROBERTSON SUGGESTS ABORTION, GAY MARRIAGE AMONG REASONS FOR CORONAVIRUS Televangelist Pat Robertson claimed abortion and same-sex marriage are partly to blame for the coronavirus. The 90-year-old Christian Broadcasting Network founder suggested that God won’t end the coronavirus pandemic until people “turn from their wicked ways.” “You confess your sins and forsake them. Then he heals the land. It’s not before,” he said on an episode of his show, “The 700 Club.” [HuffPost]
MAXINE WATERS REVEALS HER SISTER IS DYING OF COVID-19 Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) revealed on the House floor that her sister is dying of the coronavirus. The lawmaker, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, discussed her sister’s condition while speaking in support of the latest coronavirus relief bill, which passed in the Senate earlier this week and passed in the House Thursday. “I’m going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, right now, infected by the coronavirus,” Waters said. [HuffPost]
Coronavirus patients admitted to Queens nursing home — with body bags.