Wednesday, April 8, 2020

China is cleaning up

China Uses Medical Equipment As Leverage To Get Other Countries To Use Huawei 5G

While China is working with other countries to assist with shortages of personal protection equipment and other medical supplies, it appears that assistance may come with a catch: Use Huawei to implement 5G.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), told of a conference call Saturday with French president Emanuel Macron had asked for 1 billion masks from Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese president’s response was “We’ll give them to you if you implement 5G with Huawei.” The congressman emphatically declared, “That’s who China is, and it’s time the world wake up and recognize it.”
In a tweet linking to the interview, Rep. Green wrote, “We must increase our strategic stockpiles and fix our reliance on China - the country that started this virus - for our Nation’s supply of medications and medical supplies.”
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The congressman claimed that the issue of personal protection equipment and other public health supply chains is unmistakably an issue of national security, saying,“Very clearly, the whole issue of PPE, our medical supply chain is a national security issue. You look at right now, we maintain a manufacturing base for, let’s say tank barrels. Even though we’re not making a single tank barrel, there’s a plant ready, in case of national emergency, in case of war, to build tank barrels. We’ve got to start thinking about PPE, ventilators, you know, public health stuff, in that same vein.”

This is a fact: Where is the Chicago Board of Health?

As a first responder, I see the lack of health care in Chicago’s black community every day
It has taken a pandemic to call attention to health care disparities that force individuals and families to rely on emergency services. This is no way to deliver health care.

By Letters to the Editor Apr 7, 2020, 1:26pm CDT

The black community is forced to rely too much on emergency services instead of regular health care. Health disparities have been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. AP Photo | Charles Rex Arbogast

It’s unfortunate that it takes a pandemic to highlight the devastating health status of the black community in Chicago.

As a first responder, I have witnessed for decades the lack of access, lack of health education/prevention and lack of services for those who are most disenfranchised in the black community.

One only has to ride on an ambulance in the poorest neighborhoods of the South and West sides to see this play out. It is a common occurrence for individuals and families in these neighborhoods to call 911 in their most critical (often too late) moment. Another common example: 911 calls made simply because individuals are now sick as a result of running out of medication for a chronic illness.

All too often, there is a lack of access to primary care, and people are not provided with support and education to manage their health issues. The health system has failed these communities, so they commonly rely on a rescue from emergency services. This is no way to deliver comprehensive care. It’s very costly and inefficient. It is a disservice, and everyone pays the cost.

If you want to look further, emergency services are now answering thousands of calls per year for heroin overdoses. Narcan, the antidote for these overdoses, is handed out multiple times daily in these very same black communities. Where is Chicago’s health department to address these problems?
Relying heavily on emergency medical services is like putting a band-aid on an amputation.


Rules for thee but not for me: Mayor Lightfoot defends getting haircut under social distancing order

I’m way overdue for a color appointment at the salon. And I won’t be getting one until sometime in May as our mayor has continued our lockdown through the end of April. I’ll survive though. After all, our combined sacrifices are for the good of the public health. Remember, #WereAllInThisTogether.
Also, I’m not “out in the public eye” so I guess it really doesn’t matter if I’m inconvenienced.
Chiraq Mayor Lori Lightfoot: My haircuts will go on
WGN reports that the good mayor of Chiraq, Lori Lightfoot, defended herself while she disobeyed the “social distancing” orders by getting a haircut. From their report: 
“Photos surfaced over the weekend showing the mayor after she got a haircut amid the state’s stay-at-home orders. A woman posted photos on Facebook Sunday saying she “had the pleasure of giving Mayor [Lori] Lightfoot a hair trim.” 
In the photos, the mayor is standing next to the woman and they are not standing six feet apart — plus, neither one was wearing a mask.
“Thank you for all the hard work & dedication put forth to help our city,” the post said. 
Beauty and hair salons are among the many businesses closed to the public amid the statewide orders. 
The mayor was asked about the trim during a press conference Monday. “I’m in the public everyday and candidly, my hair was not looking the way it did,” she said. “I thought I would do it myself but I thought it would be a disaster. So I got a haircut,” she said.
When asked if she was sending mixed messages to Chicagoans, she said she practices what she preaches, but said because she is a public figure, she got the haircut.
“I’m the public face of this city,” she said. “I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye. I’m a person who takes their personal hygiene very seriously.”
Apparently her stylist wore gloves and a mask so that makes it A-OK for HER. But not for her peons.

21 shot, 7 killed Tuesday, Mayor Lightfoot vows to do something

21 shot, 7 killed Tuesday in most violent day of 2020 in Chicago. 

CHICAGO - Seven people were killed and 14 more were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago, making it the most violent day of 2020 so far as temperatures reached summer-like levels for the first time this year.

A man was killed Tuesday evening in a shooting that left a 5-year-old girl and two other people wounded in Gresham.

About 7:35 p.m., a group of people were sitting on the front porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, Chicago police said.

Paul Boyd, a 37-year-old Hazel Crest man, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Christ

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tucker: Experts can't predict when coronavirus pandemic will end

Mayor promises no bullshit

Lightfoot vows straight talk on city budget if tax increase needed due to financial hit from coronavirus and overly optimistic revenue projections

It was the first time since the local economy was ground to a halt by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order that Lightfoot has acknowledged the possibility of a mid-year correction to her precariously balanced budget.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed Tuesday to be “straightforward and very transparent” with Chicagoans if and when she concludes tax increases are needed to cover declining revenues and rising costs tied to the coronavirus.

The mayor cracked the door open to the mid-year corrections — which most aldermen and municipal

Trey Gowdy demands China be held accountable for coronavirus

Tucker: How long will the lockdowns last?

Coronavirus effect

3 killed, 10 shot Monday in Chicago

they have nobody to blame but themselves
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed in South Deering on the South Side.

Officers responded about 1:15 p.m. to 10000 block of South Torrence Avenue and found the man shot in his head and arm, according to Chicago police.

He was taken to Trinity Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

Police initially listed the address of the shooting in the 10000 block of South Hoxie Avenue.

A man was killed and his brother was wounded in a drive-by in Lawndale on the West Side,

Cruz slams mainstream media: They are rooting for disaster

Next year? How about now? People need help now.

Push being made to reduce property tax bills in Cook County
By Mike Flannery

Push being made to reduce property tax bills in Cook County

The coronavirus crisis is one more blow to the already troubled real estate market in the Chicago area.

CHICAGO - The coronavirus crisis is one more blow to the already troubled real estate market in the Chicago area.

In response, Cook County’s assessor is making moves that could reduce next year's tax bills on some

Monday, April 6, 2020

Moody Blues - Go Now

Ship Accident in Busan (South Korea) on Apr. 6 2020

Another Kennedy loss...owe it to that sense of recklessness and devil be dammed attitude that many of them have

Kennedy family pays tribute to Maeve and Gideon after tragic disappearance and death

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon are being fondly remembered after they've both been presumed dead.DAVID MCKEAN, FACEBOOK

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon have been presumed dead after disappearing while canoeing on Chesapeake Bay last week.

The extended Kennedy family is paying tribute to Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 41, and her

How To Make a Mask With Rod Blagojevich

Pritzker for president?

looks like he may be running, why else would he be mf ing Trump so intensely

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